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What could be the problem causing the rotten egg smell in the water? We have changed the anode rod.shocked the sulfur. We have kinetico softener. Use iron out salt. Water heater 2 yrs old.

Some water softeners you can increase the back wash time on the unit to clear out a smell or bad taste , rotten egg smell can be sulfur. You may need a well flush but seek a well company on that for there advice as its not cheap .

May 16, 2017 | Water Water Heaters


Maintaining your tankless water heater

Have both your water heater and water softener serviced every year. If you do not have a water softener please use Aqua Pures AP 430 SS and replace the cartridge at least every 6 months.

on Jun 30, 2014 | Bosch Water Heaters

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Water pressure has dropped over time. when softener is bypassed, water pressure is fine

A inline water softener functions similar to a filter. When a filter become clogged it restricts water flow. Perhaps this is what is happening with the inline softener unit. Try changing to a new unit.

Dec 21, 2015 | Water Water Heaters

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The waster Softner does not regenerate on its own?

Hi Pam,

Did you just install this ? If not, how old is it ? This is a metered water softener, and if it is not counting gallons, it will never regenerate. To check this, press and hold the SELECT button for 3 seconds, and turn on a faucet. This will show the counting of the water. If it is not counting, there may be debris in the meter turbine, or it is plumbed in backwards.

May 27, 2015 | Kenmore 420 Series Water Softener

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Culligan water softener 01014042

IF you are unsure about working on this ,then maybe you should get Culligan to send out one of there techs . I did phone a tech line for mine they where very help full and we solved the problem over the phone . Try the help line first nothing lost on a phone call .

May 16, 2017 | Water Heaters

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My water heater is leaking and only 4 years old. Will the use of a water softener void the warranty?

The warranty should not be void by using water softener, BUT read product manual.

1) First thing: Why is water heater leaking? Where is the leak?
For example, if you have electric water heater leaking from element, then replace element.
Replace leaking TP valve.
If water is leaking down vent pipe, and combustion chamber rusted out, then vent problem must be corrected.
These are not covered by warranty.
If tank is rusted out, then read below.

2) If water heater is rusted out after 4 years, you might have stray current corrosion.
This happens when hot and cold pipes are not connected together with a ground wire, and/or if cold water pipe is not grounded to earth.
This might not be covered by warranty.

3) Read water heater instruction manual for advisories.
Tanks rust out when anode rod is depleted. Softened water depletes anode rod faster.
Instruction manual says to check anode rod each year.
Checking anode rod is like checking oil on an engine. If oil was never checked and engine burned up, the manufacturer will not honor the warranty.
If anode rod is depleted, and tank is rusted out, the warranty might not cover the rusted tank since owner was supposed to check for anode depletion.

4) Anode rods can also be covered with calcium deposits and stop working.
This night not have anything to do with water softener, but anode stops working and tanks rusts out.
In any case the owner's manual probably says to check anode rod to prevent leaking from rusted tank

Sep 07, 2011 | Water Heaters

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We have a one year old home with PEX pipe and one year old hot water heater fed by a water softener. In one of the bathroom sinks, and only there it seems, there is a sulfur smell when we first open the...

i would check the softener before the water heater, when was the last time you did a back flush of the system? water sitting at the bottom of a water softener tank can get moldy and begin to rot, which causes H2S gas which smells like sulfur , its a breakdown of decay,, this will also happen if your home is using well water,, so check that first , empty the tank and clean it our ,, then back flush the system

Jul 03, 2011 | Water Heaters

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What is this white crustie stuff coming from my water lines, and hiow do I fix it?

It is usually calcium-carbonate and lime.
Once the stuff gets into water lines, it can clog elbows and pipes and cause low water pressure.
If pressure is good, then clean out faucet aerators, and install water softener/filter
Generally a water-softener and filter can solve future problems.

If you have tankless water heater, then delime the unit:

If you have tank-type water heater, then clean out the unit

Jun 18, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Where do you put the filtration system if you want to eliminate all sediment from your hot water tank. Doe's it go before or after the softener and into the hot water tank?

There are two water lines connected to water heater.
One is marked Hot and the other Cold.
The shut off valve is on the Cold line.

To eliminate sand and dirt from entering your water heater, the 'sediment' filter should be installed on Cold line.
Sand and dirt are sometimes called sediment, but this type of sediment is not the same as calcium carbonate sediment that accumulates inside a tank that receives hard water.

When you have hard water, then water heater makes calcium carbonate 'sediment' deposits that accumulate in bottom of tank. A 'sediment' filter will not prevent this problem.

If you have hard water, to prevent calcium carbonate from forming inside tank, you need a water softener.
Water softener will prevent calcium carbonate sediment forming inside tank.
However water softener will shorten life of water heater anode rod.

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Jan 04, 2011 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

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