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Member Since 05 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 27 2015 03:36 PM

#228349 Gotta pick out a Water softener.

Posted by Dingeryote on 28 March 2012 - 01:18 AM

I was encouraged to install a Softener over in the Kitchen appliance page, to deal with the calcium in our well water.

I hate doing it, but it makes sense to save the appliances. I'll just have to run more plumbing for drinking and cooking water, and deal with the septic tank issues as they arise.

That leaves the issue of which manufacturer.

I have three options locally.

Culligan 15 miles away.
Menards and thier "Waterboss" brand 18 miles away.
Nearest sears is 40 miles away.

Then there's ordering off the web.

Any reccomendations based on cost, reliability, salt consumption, parts availability, etc.?


#226457 JennAir dishwasher JDB1090AWS poor washing

Posted by Dingeryote on 08 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

does your house plumbing have Galvanized Water Pipes and Copper Water Pipes ?
If so, there should be a "dielectric union" where they join. :whistling:

Nope. When I built the house I ran all Pex. No electrolytic wierdness possible.

The water IS hard pre-filter. Much less so post filter.
Where things get stupid is the Tankless heater flash heating the water to a point where the suspended elements precipitate out as solids.

On the cold side, there is little to no scale, like on the Fridge water system.

Thanks for the Tech manual!
It took me a while to figure out that the Seal kit was already installed by the service tech when he was here, and why the manual drawings conflicted with the Kit. LOL!!

This has been a less than traumatic tinkering, while outside my comfort zone.
Worked out good with your guys help. I didn't even have to use a hammer!

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

#226449 JennAir dishwasher JDB1090AWS poor washing

Posted by Dingeryote on 08 March 2012 - 04:58 PM


Got the pump guts and interior back together, and pulled the water inlet valve out.

Ummm...2 years worth of precipitate in the valve elbow and inlet.
Yep. That might do it. Whaddya y'all think.

I gotta get the post water heater filter hooked up as soon as it gets here.

Gonna attempt a Pic here..and try to find the stupid ittybitty screw that holds the new valve plate to the frame.
Darn thing took off on me and is hiding from the eyeballs and the magnet.

I loaded the washer up, turned the water and juice back on, and turned the thing on.
It makes rewarding noises again...no more dishpan hands!!!

Now if I can find that damn screw I can button up the kick plate and be done...friggin' thing.

Thanks again Gang!!!
Beer and Blueberrys on me if ya ever swing through this neck of the woods!

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