GE SmartWater Valve/Drain Leak


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Old 12-03-08, 10:24 AM
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Question GE SmartWater Valve/Drain Leak

My GE SmartWater Softener has developed a continuous drip from the Valve/Drain outlet. I have disassembled the high performance valve and cleaned out a couple particles but the leak is still present. Could it be a worn rotor disk or seal? The device is 5 years old.
 
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Old 12-03-08, 02:54 PM
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If it's leaking to the drain, the oring on the plunger in bad or the spring is weak. Check out this site:
MORTON SYSTEM SAVER WATER SOFTENER
It might say Morton, but it's the same style unit.
 
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Thanks biermech for the quick reply.

I had been using the similar Kenmore website. Still the troubleshooting tips are weak.

Q: Would it be worth my while to try and relubricate the O-ring or should I just try to buy a kit and replace the items you suggested?

If I were to buy parts - is there an O-ring/spring kit I can buy online or should I go to the local hardware store?
 
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I've found the oring at fault 95% of the time. As long as the spring is not broken or the plastic holder cracked, it should be good. Lightly push the plunger down. If it dosen't return, it's getting stuck, put some lube on it. Run your finger nail across the surface of the rotor to insure there are no grooves. This may cause a leak to drain. You can pick up the oring at a hardware store. Keep me posted.
 
 

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