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  1. How to Repair a Water Softener

    If your water softener isn't working, we'll show you how to fix it. Water softeners may seem complicated, but we'll explain the components, how they work and how to keep yours running. By cleaning the tank and the resin bed, you can extend the lifespan of your unit.

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  1. Water Softener Problems

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    Fix a problem with a water pressure drop and clogged plumbing fixtures. It may be that your water softener needs to have its resins replaced. Here's how to diagnose your problem.

  2. How to Plumb a Water Softener

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    The plumbing hookups on a water softener can be confusing, but we'll show you how the connections should be made. You don't have to be a plumber to connect a water softener . We make it easy to understand even for a beginning DIYer.

  3. Fix a Water Softener

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    You can often fix water softeners by checking the brine tank for salt problems or simply cleaning the resin bed or several other key parts. All are easy to do and you might avoid the expensive service call.

  4. Water Softener Installation: How and When to Rebuild

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    If your water softener has stopped doing its job, you may have worn or clogged parts in the control head that need repair or a complete rebuild. Here's the fix.

  5. Replace a Water Softener Resin Bed

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    Diagnose a bad resin bed problem and replace the resin bed in your water softener . Do it yourself and avoid the expensive service call.

  6. How to Rebuild a Water Softener

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    Rebuild the control valve on your water softener and restore your softened water flow. It only takes an hour once you find the correct rebuild kit.

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Water Softeners - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Water softeners eliminate dissolved minerals from the household water you bathe in, clean with, and drink.

  2. Water Softeners - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Water softeners eliminate dissolved minerals from the household water you bathe in, clean with, and drink.

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  4. Bob Vila Radio: Water Filtration - Bob's Blogs

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Remove Hard Water Stains

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    Find out how you can easily remove hard water stains in your bathroom.

Blog Posts

  1. Water Softener Salt Smarts

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    Sponsored by Cargill If your water is high in iron, buy pellets formulated for iron removal, like the type shown. Don't skimp by buying cheap rock salt. In the end, the money you save will be far offset by the cost of softener repairs or replacement...( read more )

  2. 13 Themes in 2013

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    FromDIY Diva

    Lists are fantastic things. They are the one, tiny, shining beacon of sanity in my otherwise crazy and sawdust filled life. The only problem with looong lists (or lists that...

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