Helpful tips

Why does my water softener keep dripping?

Why does my water softener keep dripping?

The most common cause of a water softener leaking from the top is a cracked rotor valve. The rotor valve provides the water softener with water. After several years of operation, this valve can eventually degrade and crack, causing a leak.

Why won’t my water softener stop draining?

Softener Won’t Stop Running/Draining This could be due to a clogged drain line/control, injector/venturi or brine line/valve. It might also be that the valve assembly in the salt tank cannot move or that water pressure in your house is too low (measure and adjust accordingly). Any blockages have to be removed.

How long does a RainSoft system last?

Rainsoft has different customer reviews for how long their systems last. Some only a couple of years before breaking down and some lasted over 20 years.

Can you overfill a water softener with salt?

Don’t Add Too Much Salt Adding too much salt to your water quality softener can cause salt “bridging,” or a buildup and solidification of regenerant. This buildup can prevent your system from regenerating properly.

How much water should be in brine tank after regeneration?

Wet Brine Tanks: That works out to about 15-25 cm (6-10 inches) of water. The water will be in your tank even in between regeneration times or cycles. You may not see the water if your salt level is higher than your water level.

Is RainSoft a good system?

Out of 168 reviews on ConsumerAffairs, RainSoft has an average of 4.0 stars. And, out of 23 reviews on Home Depot for the EC5 system, the average is a little under 4 stars as well. Both of these would indicate that RainSoft is a pretty solid company.

What kind of salt does RainSoft use?

Rock salt is mined and crushed. It is low in cost, but contains impurities which deposit in the brine tank, and must be cleaned out eventually. Use the largest size rock salt obtainable in your area, preferably #2 rock.

Can you run water while water softener is regenerating?

Well, the short answer is yes. Most water softeners are designed to carry a reserve, so you won’t run out of soft water completely, before it starts to regenerate. Most systems will keep a certain number of gallons in capacity, which you can continue to use while the regeneration cycle is running.

Can a water heater leak from the bottom?

The final – and most common – reason that your hot water heater may be leaking from the bottom is due to damage to the tank itself. If your hot water tank is leaking, that means it’s suffering from an internal, structural problem that is allowing water to leak out and pool at the base of the tank.