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Cylanth 05-26-2008 11:58 AM

Water softener leak - how do I set it to bypass?
I just moved into this new house and ever since I turned the main water line on (it was a foreclosure), the water softener has been leaking a lot of water. The water is leaking from the base of the unit. Its not leaking from the hoses or from the salt bin. I took a picture of it:

It is a Hague Water Softener Pro, roughly 8 years old.

I even turned it off last week, and its still leaking water daily.

If this is a simple fix, please let me know. If its a major problem, I would settle for just knowing how to set it so that the water softener is bypassed. Heres the back of the unit:

I would like to know how to bypass the water. There is no bypass lever on the pipe leading into the water softener, except for the main water supply valve. Obviously, I dont want to shut off my entire water supply, just the water softener.

Here is a picture of the top of the softener:

I dont see any bypass switch, but I am not familiar with water softeners.

Any ideas on how to bypass it?

Mike Swearingen 05-26-2008 02:26 PM

I'm no water softener pro, just a long-time DIYer.
The bypass valve may not necessarily be a lever. It may slide from side to side an inch or so to bypass the softener.
See if you can't shift something from side to side to bypass it.
Good luck!

Double A 05-27-2008 05:16 PM

Contact the manufacturer for an owner's manual.

Colleen12 07-21-2010 03:03 PM

Thanks for the information
Contact the manufacturer for an owner's manual.

Thanks for the information.. I went to the Hague Water site and thought this page may be of help too:

lloydb 07-21-2010 09:24 PM

I can't see your pictures but if you shut the water off, you could just cut the lines and connect them to each other and bypass it for good.

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