Despite being the most efficient and practical way to soften hard water, electronic water softeners can still suffer from electrical issues. Below are some common electrical problems with electronic water softeners, and the solutions to them.
If your water softener does not turn on, you should first check the power source. Verify that the plug is firmly in the socket and power is turned on. If the outlet works, the problem could be the cord.
Many modern electronic water-softeners have error codes that can be used for diagnosing malfunctions. You can find the list of errors and their solutions in your manual. A simple reset can sometimes be enough to fix the problem.
If you notice water coming out of your water softener unit, turn it off and shut down the water. Then, check the unit for loose connectors, rusty connections and cracked housing. Replace worn-out or damaged components, and ensure that all connections are secured.
Sensors not working properly
Some models of electronic softeners include sensors that measure the mineral concentration in water. It is possible that the unit will perform less efficiently if it detects minerals incorrectly due to dirty or damaged sensors. Use a soft, clean cloth to inspect the detectors for any damage or issues. New sensors should be used if any are damaged.
Coils aren’t functioning correctly.
Coils in an electronic softener produce electromagnetic waves that are used to treat water. The condition of the wave is what determines the unit’s effectiveness in treating water. Inspect the locks closely to check for worn or broken ones. If necessary, repair or replace coils.