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Water Softener Repair

Solve your hard water problems with these water softener repairs.

  1. Water Softener Installation: How and When to Rebuild

    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.

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  1. Water Softener Problems


    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 Rebuild a Water Softener


    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Fix a Water Softener


    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.

  5. Replace a Water Softener Resin Bed


    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 Plumb a Water Softener


    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.

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