Where to Buy Hague WaterMax Parts
If you have a Hague WaterMax system installed in your home, then you are already probably familiar with the equipment. Many Hague dealers come and go, and sometimes it is difficult to find anyone to come and fix your equipment. If this is the case, you may consider buying the parts. However, it is most common that you can only find these parts from dealers. Even if you decide to work on the equipment yourself, you can often contact a Hague dealer by phone and have them walk you through fixing your machine.
The first thing you need to do is to find the problem with your machine. Even if you think you know what is wrong with your WaterMax, it is often best to still observe all of the parts in the head of the machine. You will want to shut off the water by turning off the bypass and relieve the water pressure to your system. Carefully take apart the parts and examine them carefully, making sure that you put it back together the exact same way you take it apart. For best results, again, I urge you to have a Hague Dealer to walk you through each step.
Order Parts Online
Typically, you can only find Hague WaterMax parts through your Hague Dealer. However, there is currently one website which has been authorized to sell parts online. You can find the parts you need by going to the JBC Online Store and clicking the tab that says Hague Water Units. At the very bottom, click on Available Parts / Assemblies. This page has all of the parts you will need for the head of your Hague WaterMax. These parts are also interchangeable with other Hague water treatment systems such as the Maximizer, WaterBoss, and the Hydroclean HC3. However, the most common system used on the market today is the WaterMax. If your system also came with a reverse osmosis, you can also buy filters at the JBC Online Store by going to the Hague RO Filters tab and clicking on your model type.
Things to Check
It is best if you review your owners manual before working on your machine, as well as contacting a dealer. If you look in your owners manual, you will see that these machines tend to fail quickly if your system has more than sixty or seventy pounds of pressure. If you have a pressure gauge at home, make sure to test it at your outside faucet. If it is over the limit, be sure to have a plumber install a pressure regulator before your water softener. Use lubricant for your o-rings when putting parts back together for best result. Make sure your system is 'sucking' salt well and that your salt tank is at least half full of salt before regenerating. Always be sure to check your computer settings when you finish working on your system. These are just a few of the primary things that you need to check before working on your system by yourself. Again, refer to your owner's manual for more details or ask any questions that you may have to a licensed professional.
Ensure Proper Installation
Once you have replaced your parts, be sure to check for any leaks by slowly turning your water back on and taking the machine out of bypass. Once you have done this, you will want to regenerate your machine. Once the machine is done regenerating, turn on a faucet in your house and allow water to run through the system for five or ten minutes. You can test to make sure that your water softener is working properly by using the test port located on the head of the machine. If you can not tell if your water is soft just by touch, you can test your equipment by using water softness test kit. Alternatively, you can also buy a bar of Ivory soup. Lather and rinse your hands in your sink once you have ran water through it for awhile. When you rinse your hands off, your skin should feel oily and slippery. If so, then you have soft water. Most times, water treatment companies will test your water for softness for free. Even if it is not a Hague dealer, you may call another water treatment company to come and test your water for you.