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Have you ever changed the filter? or do you know how to clean it?
I have not changed it but it may have been done in the past during a service call. I do not know how to clean it.
This very much sounds like the filter that the water goes into after the pressure tank is probably a sediment filter. And you may have had a slight event in your well, where a little more than normal sediment has come into the filter.
Or the softner itself could be part of the problem. Do you know how to "by Pass" the softner system?
on the 2 tanks with the control vales there are 2 "knobs" that say bypass on them.
Ok. I would need to see a picture to be sure, but if it is part the the actual head of the tank, these can simply be pushed one way to by pass. This would be a simple test to see if you can get normal pressure back.
let me take a pic and put it into the chat.... 1 sec
However, my gut feeling is the sediment filter needs changed or at least emptied and cleaned.
hopefully you can see the setup and the pic of the bypass on the valve control
sorry my computer didn't give you the last few minutes.
can you see the pic and my questions now?
Yes, you can by pass these without a problem as long as you realize you wont have soft water.
Yes, this is a simple by pass knob.
However, I still feel this is going to be a sediment filter problem, but doing the by pass for a test is worth the effort.
that should be fine for a day or 2. can i just turn them or do i need to shut off the water first?
AS long as there is not water running through the system you can turn them.
There is no need to turn off the system.
understand....ok....what if there is water running through it? it is making some noise....
Either wait until it is finished, or turn off the water first.
can i shut off the ball valve upstream...wait for it to quit running and then flip the knobs?
got it....thanks Jerry!
Yes that will work.