Water Softener Articles and Videos

Learn how to get the best results from a water softener with these articles and how-to videos from Sears PartsDirect. If you're having problems with your water softener, check out our water softener troubleshooting help and DIY water softener repair guides.

How to Clean a Water Softener

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How to Clean a Water Softener

Keeping a water softener clean inside and out improves operation and appearance.

Water Softener Common Questions

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Water Softener Common Questions

Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about water softener repairs.

Water Softener Common Parts Glossary

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Water Softener Common Parts Glossary

Browse this list of the most common parts found on water softeners and learn what each part does.

How to Clear Water Softener Error Codes

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How to Clear Water Softener Error Codes

Follow these easy steps to clear error codes from your water softener.

Water Softener: What Is Hard Water Video

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Water Softener: What Is Hard Water Video

See what the difference is between hard water and soft water.

How a Water Softener Works

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How a Water Softener Works

Learn how a water softener works to provide your home with soft water.

Where to Install a Water Softener

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Where to Install a Water Softener

See what to consider when deciding on the location of a water softener in your home.

How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

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How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working.

How to Check Water Hardness and Water Softener Tips Video

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How to Check Water Hardness and Water Softener Tips Video

Learn how to check if your tap water is hard or soft and get tips to troubleshoot water softener problems.

Wiring Schematic Symbols Explained Video

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Wiring Schematic Symbols Explained Video

Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.

How to Read a Wiring Schematic Video

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How to Read a Wiring Schematic Video

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

Using a Wiring Schematic to Trace a Current Video

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Using a Wiring Schematic to Trace a Current Video

Find out what’s wrong with your appliance by following a circuit.

Cleaning Your Appliances after a Drinking Water Advisory

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Cleaning Your Appliances after a Drinking Water Advisory

Find out how to clean and flush household appliances once a boil water advisory is lifted.