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 Restart old water softener?
Author: TKucifer (AZ)

We recently bought a house with a long-unused/abandoned water softener. The previous owner said it "would probably work fine if you just turned it back on". Is it really possible/advisable to just restart a water softener that has probably been dormant for years? Anything that should concern us? Thanks!

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 Re: Restart old water softener?
Author: m & m (MD)

If it has been bypassed during that time, you can place it back in service and test the water to see if it is working. If it was simply unplugged during that time, it is probably jammed up but putting it back in service will let you know fairly quickly.

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 Re: Restart old water softener?
Author: PA_Plumber (PA)

Toss it and get a new one installed. I advise any softener that has been not used like that for 6 months or more can have very bad things growing in it.

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