Water softener troubleshooting is not particularly difficult as the system is fairly simple. Your water softener has three main parts: a mineral exchange tank, a brine tank and a control mechanism. Fixing issues with any of these parts involves knowing where to look.
Troubleshooting Water Softener Issues
Your water softener should give you years of trouble-free use, provided it is cleaned and maintained regularly. You'll know you've got issues when you start to see the symptoms of hard water-mineral spots on glassware, soap that won't lather and (worst of all) lank, sticky hair after washing. Here are some common problems and their solutions: