Water Softener: Resin beads in water

Broken screens in the resin filter can allow resin beads to escape into the water supply. Open the resin tank and inspect the top filter screens for damage. The top distributor houses the outlet screens for the resin filter; replace the top distributor if the screens are damaged. Resin beads wear out after 10 to 15 years and then leak resin into the water supply. If old resin leaks into the water supply, replace the resin.

These repairs may help solve your Water Softener problem:

Replace the water softener resin beads

Resin beads

As the water flows through the resin tank, resin beads act as magnets to attract and remove the hard water minerals that make the water hard. Resin beads last for about 10 years before losing effectiveness. Replace the resin beads every 10 years or when you notice that the water softener no longer softens water despite preventive maintenance and system troubleshooting.

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