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Water Softener Troubleshooting Pro Tip: Regeneration Fast Forward

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Do you want to troubleshoot your water softener but can’t stand there for up to 2 hours to make sure it regenerates properly? Are you thinking there must be a way to fast forward the whole process? Luckily, there is!

Today Gary The Water Guy will teach you how the pros fast forward Water Softener regeneration cycles.

The quickest way to confirm that your water softener is working correctly is to put it through a regeneration cycle and make sure it does what it should during each cycle. This being said, some of those cycles can last 60 minutes or more... and nobody's got time for that!

You can usually troubleshoot in the first few minutes of each cycle by fast forwarding through the rest of the cycle so that you can quickly troubleshoot your water softener, tannin or iron filter


Check out these two simple steps!

STEP 1: Almost all water softener brand valves are the same. Basically, you hold down the regeneration (REGEN) button for 5 or more seconds and once you hear the motor start, let go and the regeneration begins.

STEP 2: After each cycle starts to count down, just press the REGEN button and release and it will go to the next cycle. Continue this process until you get back to the home screen.

NOTE: For older technology -- non electronic valves, like the very common Fleck 5600 -- you manually turn them to the REGEN cycle and when you hear water running, just let go and the cycle continues. To advance through the cycles, manually turn the manual regeneration knob to the next cycle.


There you have it! Two simple steps to water softener regeneration. 



To learn more about Water Softener regeneration, check out this video.

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