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I know this doesn't occur to very many men, but I KNOW there are excellent step by step instructions in the manual. You should read it, or get a manual online.

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Asotoria model aep12n - do I have to use a water softener?

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Hi David,

Your water softener doesn't have a pump in it. Your home's water pressure comes either from your municipality or from the pump in your well (or basement) which has the power to move water to the top of your building, so yes, your softener will drain overhead, even a couple of floors. There is internal friction in any drain line, so your softener manual likely advises that if your 1/2" drain line is more than 25 feet long you ought to install a 3/4" drain line to reduce back pressure over that longer run.

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Fabric softener not dispensing on Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000E

Hi sotickledpin - The softener requires two valves to open to dispense: the bleach valve and the wash valve. If one fails, it will not fill the softener compartment. If there isn't any cold water supplied to the unit, it will not rinse the softener. Possibly the washer may have a faulty water valve or an incorrect water supply to the unit. Also, if the softener dispenser cap is not installed properly, that can cause it to not rinse out as well. Because it could be a number of any one of several underlying causes, I personally recommend contacting a professional to properly diagnose and repair the unit.

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Fabric softener premature release

In my case it was simply a matter of cleaning the nozzles that spray the water into the MAIN DETERGENT compartment. Turns our that when the washer was filling up, some nozzles were partially clogged and were directing water to the side where the softener compartment was, causing the fluid level to rise and therefore releasing the softener early. The washer was NOT spraying water in the softener side, what happens is that the dispenser tray is configured in a way that when the fluid reaches a certain max level in the softener/bleach trays, it completely drains. A way to test for this problem would be to completely dry the softener tray and start the wash cycle like you normally would (including detergent), only without adding any softener to the tray and see if after filling there is any water in the softener tray, this would prove that the water is coming from the other side.

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We are trying to install a water softener system for the entire house. We have two water heaters in the attic. Where is the best place to install the water softener system? Is it o.k. to install it with...

My brother had a system installed a few years ago, and he had it installed in his garage, which worked out well. You want to have it installed somewhere where there is easy access, if possible, since you will have to add chemicals occasionally. He only has one water heater, but there is no reason you cannot install it with two heaters- all you need to do is make sure the water softener device goes between the main inlet line and the lines to the water heaters and rest of the house, of course. This is about all I can say, without knowing more about the house layout, but hope it helps, and good luck- they can really be a blessing in certain areas of the country, and will make a big difference in the quality of the water, for drinking as well as everything else.

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I have a water softner and when it is in service i lose pressure in my house. when it is not in service the water pressure is fine. what could be the problem and how can i fix this problem????

To try and answer your question I will assume firstly that 'in service' means in normal operating mode - not in re-generation.

All water softeners have a limited throughput of water. In other words the volume of water that can pass through the system and be softened in the process is limited by the size of the vessel. If water passes through at too fast a rate then there would not be sufficient time for the water to undergo the ion exchange process that softens the water. Therefore the softener constricts the flow to a level which provides satisfactory operation.

If your plumbing system is taking water directly through the softener then the pressure will be limited by the maximum throughput of the softener. The only way to solve this is to install a higher capacity softener or, as is common in the UK, to feed a cold water storage tank from the softener so that pressure is not affected.

If you mean that 'in service' is when the device is re-generating, then the problem is a different one. When the device re-generates, it switches the water flow to bypass the softener within the unit. Therefore the pressure should not be affected unless the bypass is partially constricted. This bypass valve is an integral part of the softener valve assembly, so this would have to be checked by a competent service engineer.

If you can provide additional information by posting a comment I will do my best to help further. If you do so please identify the brand and model of your softener and try to describe how it is plumbed in to your supply.

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I have recently moved into a house which has a water softener installed - doe sthi smean that I do not have to use salt or rinse aid in the dishwasher

You will need to use salt in the softener, and rinse aid in the dishwasher will help, but you won't need to use as much.

You do want to make sure the softener is working and is setup right. You can take a sample of water before the softener (maybe on an outside faucet) and have it analyzed for hardness. Then use the manual for the softener to adjust it for the level of hardness in your water.

If you have a septic system, this is crucial, because the softener will recharge itself at night and put extra water down the drain. If you recharge too often, you can overload the septic system.

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Tablet salt

No unless you can find that tests were made and confirm that it is safe .

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