Replacing Resin in Kinetico Water softener

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Old 12-03-06, 08:14 PM
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Replacing Resin in Kinetico Water softener

I have a Kinetico water softener which is about 9 years old,
The dealer claims that the resin is gone bad and replacement cost
is about 350$

Does anyone know if it is simple enough to replace ot yourself

Which type of resin is recommended in this and how much is required
And where Can i buy this type of resin.

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Old 12-04-06, 08:16 AM
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Resin should last longer than 9 years, unless you have some really hard water with lots of iron. I dont think it is rocket science to replace the resin yourself. Im guessing you are going to be spending close to $200 for the resin plus shipping. Just a guess though. I would try one of the online softener companies such as Ohio Pure. They can also tell you what kind of resin to use.
 
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Old 12-04-06, 10:58 AM
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My home has the City water connection, I don't think it should be too bad

Is there some documentation on web on how to replace resin, I know it should be pretty simple but I have no idea about how water softners work and what goes where, except for filling the tank with Salt.
 
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The primary reason for resin failure on city water is the chlorine. Actually, 9 years is typical for resin life without chlorine removal. Kinetico's warranty on resins are shortened on softeners without dechlorination.

Replacing the resins, depending on the model, is not difficult and I can help you. The replace cost by the company is about right for that kind of service charge. There are a few different types of resin you can get, some more efficient than others and cost may reflect quality.

Andy Christensen, CWS
 
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