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# 1 FAQ = High Water in Brine Tank - Problem -Softener does not remove the water from my salt tank or overflow
My softener does not remove the water from my salt tank when it regenerates. What should I check? 1. Make sure all the fittings are tight. Also check the tubing going to the salt tank for
Brine Draw Failure in Sears, GE Smart Water, North Star Systems, Whirlpool, Morton, Ecodyne, Ecopure and others
Causes of suction failure in order of importance and frequency: 1 ) Gasket under Nozzle Venturi is worn, cracked, or "dried out". 2 ) Seal Kit is failing at some critical area, and not sealing. Note:
Buttons Not Working = PWA problem = SPDT switches on control board not responding
When BUTTONS on PWA ( control board ) are not "responding", it may be possible to "clean" the board, and get them to work ( at least long enough to program or set up time ). CUSTOMER wrote to us abou
Cabinet Model Design - Pros and Cons
The only pro is they take up a little less space than separate Resin tank and separate Brine tank ( although small square brine tanks installed right next to Resin tank would not take up more space )
Clearing Memory in Sears, GE, and NorthStar Circuit Board
When you have an unusually high water usage day, your softener's electronic control will "remember" this for a long time. In the case of the controllers commonly used in Sears, GE, and N
Compare- By Pass Valve Large Version 7214383, WS15X10026 - High Flow 1" Valve Body - Standard ( 3/4" ) valve body, By Pass Valve 7278434, WS15X10053
By Pass Valve Large Version 7214383 , WS15X10026 and High Flow 1" Valve Body VS Smaller Standard ( 3/4" ) valve body and By Pass Valve 7278434 , WS15X10053 Save The By Pass used on the "standard" ( s
Ecowater proprietary models are 2000, 2002, 2200, 2500, 2502, 3000, 3002, 3200, 3500 Series and late model 2100 PF series, and we can't get most parts
Can I get a valve rebuild kit for a ecowater 3000 from you? Please let me know, and thanks! Sorry,but no. Ecowater proprietary models are 2000, 2002, 2200, 2500, 2502, 3000, 3002
Error Codes Sears, GE, NorthStar Timers
*** Error Code 01, 02, 03 or 04 can be the SWITCH , the wiring connection to the switch and back of circuit board, OR it could be a weak motor OR it could be "drag" on the motor because the Rotor Disc
Flow Plug in Nozzle Venturi housing - Number up or down? In Sears, GE Smart Water, North Star Systems
Flow Plug in Nozzle Venturi housing - Number up or down? I have a question about the 0.3 BLFC Button used on Sears, North Star, and G.E. / Whirlpool softeners. Part # 1148800 or GE part # WS22X100
GE SmartWater Switch Activation Not in Sync with Cam Gear
* PROBLEM: The softener stops just short of where it needs to for the fill and brine cycles. On the valve body the indicator is to the left of the letter slightly past mark, but it still needs a lit
North Star Condition Softeners and Water Filters
* We carry all the commonly used residential parts, and can special order Commercial North Star and various "Water Filters" parts. Residential Water softeners, Models: 3/4" Valve Body = NSC15ED, NSC25
PWA AC or DC version - and conversion guide
The PWA circuit boards used to all be AC ( using AC transformer and Motors ), but the trend to DC motors ( 7286039 7234731 7228900 7228544 7252381 7250622 ) and DC transformers ( PN 7337482 - 7351054
Salt is Not Going Down. What could cause this problem?
My Valve appears to be operating but the Salt is Not Going Down. What could cause this problem? The salt not going down could be due to many different reasons. 1 ) Valve is not regenerating du
Sears and GE Smartwater - Water Not Soft - Distributor Oring problem and solution
Sears Kenmore, North Star, Mortons, Ecodyne, Ecopure, Whirlpool, and GE Smartwater softeners use the same clamp to tank valve design since the early 1990s. And on occasion the distributor o-ring, tha
Sears Kenmore Regeneration Cycle Process and Flow Direction
To see what the various stages ( cycles ) do on this Valve Design, Reference pages 12 and 13 ---- Also, pages 25 - 27 to see the Cycles of Regeneration.
Sears Valve Body drips at INLET
Customer Writes: (CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE) I have a Sears water softener. Model 625.348590 It is leaking where the supply side water inlet goes into the top valve body. Just drip drip drip all th
Visual Guide - Installing Rotor Disc and Seal Kit Sears Type Valve
See animation from the Morton softener site - the link is below. Their softener is another variant of the Ecowater/NorthStar/Sear/GE Smartwater type system. The animations are almost identical to the
Which Valve Size - 3/4" or 1" Valve for Rotor Disc and Seal Kit?
Note there are Two Size Valves. And they are called 3/4" and 1", but BOTH have 1" piping connections on the REAR. So, the fact that you have 1" piping / fittings, has NOTHING to do with whether your
Why is new Venturi Nozzle Assembly wet and label coming off?
Yesterday I received my order. I was happy with the speedy delivery. However, when I open the package it certainly looked like this is a used part. The paper label on the venturi nozzle assembly 718