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    Default No soft water after filter change on a Kinetico

    I swapped out the pre filter and now I'm only getting water if the softener is by-passed. Do I have air in the system? What I'm I missing?

    Thanks for any help,Tony

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    There is a plastic rocker inside the valve that, if broken, will not allow water thru the unit. I have a picture of it but don't know how to post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Wolverton View Post
    There is a plastic rocker inside the valve that, if broken, will not allow water thru the unit. I have a picture of it but don't know how to post it.

    It worked fine before the filter change but now I only have water on by-pass. I could have damaged the valve somehow?

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    What kind of bypass for the kinetico?

    Did you bleed the air out of the pre filter after the filter change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Wolverton View Post
    There is a plastic rocker inside the valve that, if broken, will not allow water thru the unit. I have a picture of it but don't know how to post it.
    Skippy, you have to go advanced so you have all the posting options. There is a thing looks like a paper clip, that's for attaching photo's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Wolverton View Post
    There is a plastic rocker inside the valve that, if broken, will not allow water thru the unit. I have a picture of it but don't know how to post it.
    Is that plastic part that easy to break?

    Is it one of them that if you look at it wrong it breaks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akpsdvan View Post
    What kind of bypass for the kinetico?

    Did you bleed the air out of the pre filter after the filter change?
    No, I did not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akpsdvan View Post
    What kind of bypass for the kinetico?

    Did you bleed the air out of the pre filter after the filter change?

    That did it! Thanks a lot for the help.

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    If this was in Alaska I would be saying

    Strange things happen in the land of the midnight sun.

    Why a ball valve is not used before and after a pre-filter is still a strange thing to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Wolverton View Post
    There is a plastic rocker inside the valve that, if broken, will not allow water thru the unit. I have a picture of it but don't know how to post it.
    Yes the plastic rocker can break at anytime. When broken, it causes both pistons to close shutting off the water supply. The rocker is the ones in the upper right side of the pic (small piece). Thanks for the help.
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    Brake at ANY time?
    Och....
    Is it a fail safe idea?
    Why would some thing that could cause that much trouble still be in use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akpsdvan View Post
    Brake at ANY time?
    Och....
    Is it a fail safe idea?
    Why would some thing that could cause that much trouble still be in use?
    IIRC when it switches tank, the rocker forces the opposit piston to close preventing water flow from the tank in regen. They do break easily with age.

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    Every unit has its weak point..

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