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Rusty water after installing a water filter?

I recently installed a Whirlpool, model WHKF-DWHBB, water filter unit in my home and I still have rusty water. I live in a home with a well and have a Kenmore, Ultrasoft 180, water conditioner. I have these units plumed from the pressure tank into the conditioner and then into the filter. Should I reverse the position of the filter and the conditioner?

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    Chris Ballard May 11, 2010

    What type of piping do you have past the filter? Galvanized steel is prone to rusting inside and would'nt be filtered.

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Leave it like it is. Unless you had sand coming through your water. The softener will regenerate and rinse alot of what your filter would plug with down the drain,

Please rate this response and Good Luck, Phil

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Have you heard of the Merus ring ? It has been installed on a 26,000 sq ft office building in fresno which had a very severe rusty water problem.and in a very short period of time solved the owners problem at a reasonable cost see www.merusca,com for more info. Rick W

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