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My Mac Clean Intellis IS100 water softner is restricting the water flow into the house. When I turn the Bypass on, our house water pressure is great. When I return it to the Service mode, our pressure is good for a few gallons and then drops off dramatically.

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  • gpe79 Mar 06, 2011

    Was there an answer to this issue? I have the same problem with the same unit.

    By cnegri on Sep 27, 2010

    My Mac Clean Intellis IS100 water softner is restricting the water flow into the house. When I turn the Bypass on, our house water pressure is great. When I return it to the Service mode, our pressure is good for a few gallons and then drops off dramatically.

  • RickC
    RickC Nov 20, 2013

    Was there an answer to this issue? I also have the same problem with the same unit. By rickcole on Nov. 20, 2013 My Mac Clean Intellis IS100 water softner is restricting the water flow into the house. When I turn the Bypass on, our house water pressure is great. When I return it to the normal mode, our flow drops to about half.

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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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