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    I have a GE (from Home Depot) water softener leaking at the hard water inlet on the main valve body. I guess the hardwater erodes the plastic some how, or there was a bit of sideways pressure on the connection that caused it to leak. The build date for my softener is April 2007 - its a GE GXSF40H... Might be installed 10 yrs ago. I can't remember exactly when I did it.

    Anyways noticed a small puddle of water around the watersoftener yesterday, and I have replaced the o-ring, still leaks. I think the plastic main valve body has wallowed out slightly from the water pressure and the pressure from the plumbing pipes as the connection was likely a bit cockeyed/crooked for a few years.

    House had previously a Kenmore water softener. Which basically used the same internals. I was able to nurse that one along for a few yrs before it quit. (resin tank ruptured).

    I used to be able to get parts from a Sears parts place on Cherry Blossom drive near the Waterloo Regional Police HQ, but I doubt that place is no longer around given the state of Sears.

    The main valve body that I need is WS15X10010... I looked online and the prices are pretty expensive. Cheapest online from the states is $60USD, basic O-rings are $5. No idea what the price with shipping and exchange is... I've seen prices between $150 and $191 in Canada ($191 - reliableparts dot ca) none in stock.

    I found a damaged GE GXSF30V that I researched and uses the same valve body on kijiji locally asking $175. Apparently it's new in box, damaged auction sale... It has a bunch of other rubber parts and seals that would be useful to me in the future if I stay with GE watersofteners.... The electronics aren't the same, maybe I could sell those off.??

    Our water apparently is some of the hardest in Waterloo Region. Around 34gpg. Family of 4, (2 kids currently 12 + 15 yrs old).

    Not sure what the best course of action is.

    Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Peter


    Last edited by petee_c; 04-15-2018, 12:41 PM.
    Pete C.
    http://blog.pjbj.ca
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    Re: Water Softener leaking...

    Can you use silicon to build up the leak area?
    Egon
    from
    The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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      Re: Water Softener leaking...

      Not sure if that would work longterm....

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      Pete C.
      http://blog.pjbj.ca

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        Re: Water Softener leaking...

        Go for it, if you think it’ll fit.

        Worse case scenario you take the parts you need & take the rest to the scrappers.

        Id lowball them tho, no way I’d spend 175 for a 60 dollar part.


        Have you tried an industrial plumbjng supply? One that supplies to contractors, not Home Depot/home hardware.

        Nathan

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          Re: Water Softener leaking...

          I can order the part locally for $95....waiting for 2nd water softener company for quote /availability.

          Peter

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          Pete C.
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            Re: Water Softener leaking...

            If you want a system installed call Delta Heating Cooling they install systems. Also we have had awesome service from the local culligan on gage ave in Kitchener. I would not be surprised if they had those parts or something else that would work for you.
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