Locate the bypass valve.
Water softener drain line dripping.
By code water softeners must be emptied into a laundry sink floor drain sump hole or properly trapped special outlet preserving an air gap of at.
The standing water in the tank is over a foot deep and seems to stay at that level.
Water connections to the softener are made at the rear of unit and are usually visible.
Agree with oldman.
The industry standard is a polypropylene drain line that is rigid yet flexible.
To solve this issue call a water softener repair expert.
I turned the bypass on to stop water flow into the water softener and the leak is less now but still constant 2 3 days.
According to most plumbing codes a water softener drain line must not be connected directly to the household waste system.
I figured there was still water that had to drain from in the tank but it is still going.
Leak at the water softener.
Ge water softener model gxsf27e01 there is a constant drip leak from the recharge line.
There is a constant drip from the drain hose.
Ours started to malfunction a bit 10 years ago that s when we read the owner manual for the first time and learned that we should have been cleaning some little filters injectors passages etc.
This is to prevent non potable water from flowing backwards possibly mixing and contaminating potable drinking water.
You can usually find a water softener drain line running near the top of the unit or even further up.
On water softener service calls in minnesota we find a wide variety of drain line material being used.
If water is leaking flooding into the home from a softener the first step is to locate and turn off the water supply to that softener.
Detecting the leakage may be a tedious task but you ll have to inspect every part of the system to see where the water comes through.
12 water softener is leaking.
Many of the home improvement stores sell big box water softeners and installation kits to get them connected.
They should be able to solve the issue by replacing the faulty plumbing.
Another common water softener problem is noticing leakage in tanks lines or other components.
If your water softener is leaking from the drain line this will be hard to miss or misdiagnose.
A softener drain line must not be connected directly to the waste system but must be emptied into a laundry tray floor drain or properly trapped special outlet preserving an air gap of at least two times the diameter of the drain line but in no case less than 1 1 2 above the top of the receptacle used.
Turn off the water supply to the softener.