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Old 11-09-2016, 03:47 PM   #1
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Low Water Pressure with Softener


I have a clack softener. It appears to be a WS1. If only one faucet is running the pressure is fine but if a toilet is flushed or another faucet is on, the water pressure drop is dramatic. When I bypass the softener, my water pressure is fine. I have manually regenerated a couple of times. I'm not sure what this is supposed to do but I read that this may help. After manually regenerating, the water pressure was back to normal but this only lasted for about a day. Now it seems to have no effect.

Any guidance on this is appreciated.
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum cs.

City or well??

How old is softener?

When was the last time the resin was replaced? Resins break down over time depending how chlorinated the water is. Don't confuse resin with salt.

Some pictures of your set-up would help. Thank you.
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:04 AM   #3
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I'll try to get some photos tonight. The softener is 12 years old and it's city water. There has never been anything done but adding salt over the years.
Is replacing the resin something I can do myself?
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12 Years on city water with chlorine most likely has taken a toll on the resin.
If the unit has to go through cycles more often to keep the water soft then its capacity has been lowered.
Removing the valve from the top of the tank and pulling some of the resin out and checking to see if the resin is like little balls and hard or mush ... mush replace, hard little balls then there is another challenge.
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If the resin is bad, is this a possible cause of low water pressure?
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If the resin has gone to mush then it will lower the water pressure through the unit.
Chlorine can break down the resin bead over time.
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I can't get the valve of the top of the tank, it's on way too tight. I may have to see if I can buy a wrench online.
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Not sure if the clack wrench can be bought on line or not, clack likes to hold on to their brand.
That said, If you are really nice with a large set of channel locks one can loosen the nuts between the bypass and the valve body. then move the assembly away from the wall and have one person hold the tank and then counter clock wise the valve off the tank, but there is that collar that I am trying to remember...
let me check on that part.
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I also have low water pressure throughout the whole house. When opening a faucet, water will come out normally then pressure drops dramatically and eventually no water comes out. I have a WaterBoss water softener and I placed it in bypass mode and pressure is normal. Seems to be softener but don't know how to troubleshoot it. Manual is useless. No listing of what LED readouts are. Currently there is 07 on the display but don't know what this means. Was able to complete a manual regeneration. How do I go about changing the resin or do I have to get new softener?
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I also have low water pressure throughout the whole house. When opening a faucet, water will come out normally then pressure drops dramatically and eventually no water comes out. I have a WaterBoss water softener and I placed it in bypass mode and pressure is normal. Seems to be softener but don't know how to troubleshoot it. Manual is useless. No listing of what LED readouts are. Currently there is 07 on the display but don't know what this means. Was able to complete a manual regeneration. How do I go about changing the resin or do I have to get new softener?
Welcome to the forum pdaddy.

You should start a new thread of your own instead of piggy backing off another thread. It gets confusing, because your problem may be different than ops and the solution/advice may be different.

Plus you will get better results. Thank you.
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