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Low Pressure Through Softener On Well Water
Last Updated: 11/05/2014
PROBLEM:
Our water comes from a well and is not chlorinated. The water pressure is good coming in but no pressure coming out. What is the problem?
POSSIBLE CAUSES:
1 ) A filter ( used in 12 inch housing ) that needs to be cleaned or replaced installed BEFORE the water softener.
OR if you don't have one of those.
2 ) A tank on well water can fill with Sand ( you would notice some in the house ).
3 ) A tank on well water installed OUTSIDE, using a light color ( like Almond ) and no "jacket" ( to protect from the sunlight ) can grow a thick layer of algae inside the tank. This layer will break off and then clog the slot of bottom distributor in the resin tank.
4 ) IF you have an Autotrol Valve, the Timer Assembly may be sliding up. The Timer Assembly is held in place by a small timer retaining pin ( old pn 5f ). The Timer Assembly is what holds the Camshaft down in place. The Camshaft ( on Autotrol Valves ) must hold open the # 2 and # 3 Valve Discs to allow water to flow through the Valve - Tank - into the house. The "output" connector ( old pn 21E ) could also be broken. It is the part of the Timer Assembly that holds the Camshaft.


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