Common Water Softener Problems

Common Water Softener Problems and Solutions Problem Procedure Water remains hard Check and refill salt in brine tankSet timer to regenerate more oftenHave water checked for iron contentand install iron filter if necessary Salt compacts to form a bridge Poke salt bridge with broom handle to loosen salt pellets.If salt …

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Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting

Common Electric Water Heater Problems and Solutions No hot water Not enough hot water or water not hot enough Water too hot Fuse blows or breaker trips repeatedly Temperature-pressure relief valve leaks continuously Drain valve leaks Heater wet or dripping Insulation wet Hot water discolored Hot water smells bad Water …

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Gas Water Heater Not Working: Common Problems

Common Gas Water Heater Problems and Solutions No hot water Not enough hot water or water not hot enough Water too hot Relief valve leaks continuously Relief valve leaks and hot water has not been used Relief valve drips after heavy use of hot water Drain valve leaks Cold water …

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Main Sewer Line Clog Causes

Common Main Drain Problems and Solutions Drain sluggish or backed up Two or more drains backed up Odors or gurgling from drains Basement floor drain backed up All drains sluggish or backed up Drain sluggish or backed up Possible Cause Procedure Trap or branch drain clogged at fixures Clear trap …

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Common Bathtub and Shower Problems

Common bathtub and shower problems and solutions Water seeps from bathtub (pop-up drains) Water seeps from bathtub (trip-lever drains) Control lever won’t stay in position Water drains too slowly from bathtub (pop-up drains) Water drains too slowly from bathtub (trip-lever drains) Drain slow or blocked Faucet handle leaks (double-handle) Faucet …

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Common Bathroom Sink Problems

Common bathroom sink problems and solutions Water seeps from sink Pop-up stopper does not open or close properly Water under sink Drain slow or blocked Sink needs replacement Water seeps from sink Possible Cause Procedure Accumulation of soap or hair on stopper Clean stopper Stopper O-ring worn Replace O-ring Stopper …

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Common Kitchen Sink Problems

Common kitchen sink problems and solutions Water seeps from sink Water under sink Drain blocked or sluggish More than one sink clogged Water seeps from sink Possible Cause Procedure Sink basket displaced Twist basket into place Sink basket not sealing Clean or replace basket Water under sink Possible Cause Procedure …

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Common Faucet Problems

Common Faucet Problems Double-handle compression faucet leaks from spout Double-handle compression faucet leaks from handle Double-handle disc faucet leaks from handle Double-handle-disc-faucet-drips-from-spout Double-handle diaphragm faucet leaks from handle Double-handle diaphragm faucet drips from spout Ceramic disc faucet leaks around base or flow from spout reduced Single-lever rotating-ball faucet leaks from …

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Common Toilet Problems and Solutions

On average a family of four will flash a toilet 20 times per day, that’s more than 7,000 flashes per year. While the porcelain bowl and tank will last for many years, the working parts inside will not. They are used constantly and are also in contact with water, which …

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Troubleshooting Constantly Running Toilet

How to Diagnose and Fix a Leaky Toilet One constantly running toilet can add as much as $20 or more to your monthly water bill and can waste approximately 24 gallons of water per day which amounts to 720 gallons per month. Fixing a leaky toilet is easy and cheap, …

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