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    Looking for some ideas/ information. I've got a Kenmore water softener that I've had for 14 years. A few months ago the water started feeling a little hard, so I had it tested. Hard water was 7 grains, softened was 4 grains. I've worked on it through the years replacing seals here and there cleaning out the venturi as needed, so I know how to work on it. It puts water in the brine well OK, and sucks it back out OK, but I only get partially softened water. After inquiring on this and other forums, it seemed that after 14 years that the resin had just wore out. I purchased the correct resin and put the correct amount in after removing the old. Seemingly no change in hardness.

    It's as if some of the hard water is bypassing the resin bed or something. Any one out there real familiar with what might be wrong with it?
    Tanks, Dan

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    Talking its 14 years old

    for one thing its a Kenmore and its a miracle
    you have never had to repiar it at least two or three
    times already.....

    and its 14 years old.....the mineral bed is probably exausted too....


    you are lucky it lasted that long without troubles.


    try another brand this time
    jsut go go get a new Fleck or Autotrol......

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    I think it's time to replace.

    Get something better next time, you will see the difference.

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    Do some on-line shopping. Clack is another brand name that gets remarks about being easy for a homeowner to service.

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    Thanks all the same, but that was not the advice I asked for. I'm not in the market for a new softener. I want to know what else to trouble shoot to repair this one!

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    Go to this site and look up the troubleshooting charts:


    http://www.kenmorewater.com/website/.../ts_index.html


    This information will help you with your situation. Kenmore also has
    tech service to help you with your situation.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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