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: http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg160/cylanth/leak1.jpg
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: http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg160/cylanth/leak2.jpg
I dont see any bypass switch, but I am not familiar with water softeners.
Any ideas on how to bypass it?
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.
Contact the manufacturer for an owner's manual.
Thanks for the information
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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