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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
# 1 Shipping and Placing Order Questions: How to, When, How Long, From Where, What Methods
You must place order ONLINE ( or by Phone if you don't have access to a computer ) and we must receive Payment before order will be processed or shipped. You can Create an Order ( or Quote ) in online
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
Autotrol Date Codes - Serial Numbers
How do I know when my Autotrol 150, 160, 155 ( 1550-TC ), 163, 168, 255, 263, or a model 268 Valve was made? Example of Newer Models The serial number is: 255189030016 This is found on a
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
Tank Diameter - How To Measure and Why It Matters
Do you just measure the outer resin tank diameter? * Yes, you measure the fiberglass tank that contains the resins ( or other media ). Do not be "fooled" by plastic decorative "jackets" sometimes pla
How and Why to use Acid Neutralizing Media Calcite and Corosex ( Magnesium Oxide )
If the water's pH is less then neutral ( 7.0 ), then correction is required to prevent the water from corroding the metal in your plumbing. Most common "symptoms" are blue stains from dissolved coppe
Low Pressure Through Softener On Chlorinated Water
Resin Replacement ( When, Why, and How ) When or Why to replace your softening resins. First let me say that is has been my experience that the resins
Microline Filters S7125 and S7128 are Different Size - Proprietary
Customer Writes: I have an aquapro TFC-4 RO system installed in my home. I need replacement filters ( S7125 and S7128 ) and am having a hard time locating them. I see filters labeled as for TFC-4
Low water flow RO filters - Tank Pressure Problem
The number one reason for low water flow from a reverse osmosis system is low air pressure in the holding tank. The Problem: Low Volume and Poor Pressure Little to No air pressure will result in
Air in water lines after Softener Regenerates
If you notice AIR in the water lines the morning after your softener has regenerated, AND the brine water level is normal ( meaning the valve has been sucking the water out and refilling properly ), t
440iHV, 460TC, 460i Timer Assembly WARRANTY Policy of Softenerparts.com
Full warranty policy for the 440iHV, 460TC, and 460i timer assemblies. 90 days free exchange warranty We ship you a replacement (and pay postage to you) Then you return the defective one in same bo
Adapt New Valve to Smaller Pipe in Tank
Question: New Valve Body has 1.05" distributor pipe opening, and my old center distributor pipe ( or "riser pipe" ) is only 13/16" O.D.. What do I do next? * 3 ways to "Adapt" valve body to 13/16"
440 Timer Rebuilding / Repair / fix Guide
An obvious problem that can occur is for the timer motor to fail. The motors turn at 1 rpm, so it is quite easy to tell if it is turning. A more common problem is for one or more of the drive gears t
Backwash Plug Number - Autotrol How can I tell what number of backwash plug I need?
Your existing BACKWASH PLUG should have a small number on it. The number matches the diameter ( in inches ) of your resin tank. The most common is 9 ( for 9" x 48" tanks ). Thus the part number woul
Brine Refill Problem - No water in salt tank - Autotrol
Does the tank float have to touch the bottom of the tank to signal the autotrol to put water into the brine tank * No. or is it metered after the brine is injected into the softener ( I'm wondering i
740 and 760 Logix Timer Programming Instructions
Best place to start is the un-programmed state: Press and hold "set" ( square ) and "down" ( arrow ) buttons together for 5 seconds. Then press and hold "set" ( square ) button for 5 seconds. You will
Autotrol Valve Flow Rate Problem - Either Resin in Tank or Valve Discs not Opening Enough
Question:   I have a Autotrol 155 which seems to have a low flow rate while in the service mode. This was noticed over a few days due to an electric shower which was unable to operate corr
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:
Culligan Valve Replacement
QUESTION: I have a Culligan Medalist outdoor water softener Serial # 48151804J23 around 3 1/2 years old plagued with problems. I want to replace the entire mechanism from the tank up. My ques