Water Softener Replacement
If your water softener is nearing 20 years in age, or older, it is likely that trying to repair it will be a wasted investment. Around the 20 year marker, it is best to simply replace your water softener. This will cost you anywhere from $500 to $2000 or more, depending on the brand, retailer, and size. You can purchase a new water softener at any local home improvement or appliance store, as well as, through a trusted water softener repair company. Generally, they know which brands are the best, and which units are best suited for your water softening needs.
Water Softener Control Settings
When your water softener is not performing as it should, start your investigation by checking the control settings, this includes the timer clock, the regeneration cycle schedule, and the hardness level. To do this, you will need a screwdriver and possibly a flashlight. Start by checking the timer clock. This is especially important after a long power outage because the timer clock needs to match the correct time. This will allow the resin tank cleaning and regeneration process can continue on the proper schedule.
You also need to check the hardness setting to ensure it is still set correctly. The level of hardness in well water can change with time, so it is important to have it tested periodically, and then compare the results to your hardness settings. This will give you the information you need to make any proper adjustments.