Softener Pressure Relief Valve Leak

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Old 10-22-18, 05:57 PM
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Softener Pressure Relief Valve Leak

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I own a Kinetico Mach 2060s which has recenlty started to leak water from the pressure relief valve located above the pre-filter housing. The leak is coming from the valve housing that attaches inside the pipe, not through the drain tube itself.

I would like to repair this leak myself but lack knowledge of water fittings.
Is this repair simply replacing/cleaning an o-ring with silicone, or should the entire valve part be replaced?

Also, how is the valve removed from the housing, is a special tool required?

Any help is appreciated
 
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Old 10-22-18, 06:59 PM
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If it is new enough have them come and fix it........
 
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unfortunately the warranty has expired
 
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Old 10-24-18, 10:33 AM
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It looks like a John Guest fitting.. they are like the shark bite fittings.
will your local dealer sell you a replacement fitting?
 
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Thanks Akpsdvan for pointing me in the right direction. I did some reading on John Guest fittings and believe this 90 angle valve part is a quick connect type fitting.

I found this Kinetico illustration of my system which shows the relief valve and what appears to be a O-ring on the stem. So at this point it looks like I don't need a new valve, but only two new replacement O-Rings, 1/4" and or 3/8".

Question: Should silicone grease be applied to new replacement EPDM O-Rings?
 
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Old 10-25-18, 10:16 AM
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Just a LITTLE......... it does not take much, just a light coating.
 
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