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Question DetailsAsked on 2/8/2017

what does it mean when the water is pulsating from faucet and sound from tank, like its having a hard time

water pulsating from faucet and water tank is having a hard time regenarating

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I presume this is happening at all faucets, not just one - if only at one, then probably the guts of the fuacet need rebuilding with a repair kit - as washers and seals go out it can cause cavitation, in the faucet - bubbles forming out of the water. Though that would not cause water heater regeneration issues.

By water tank I presume you mean water heater. Sounds like you have air in the line. Check hot and cold side separately - if only hot does it, then is air in the water heater - if both hot and cold do, then you are getting air coming into the system somewhere.

If water heater issue, then could be a failure of water to come in (though in that case you would get little or not hot water at the hot faucet). Or could be uyou have not been draining the sediment annually and it has built up in the bottom of the tank, or it is rusting out and getting thin, and you are getting boiling in the water heater at the bottom - that steam then making it into the lines and causing gurgling and bursts of air mixed with water at the faucets,


When you said regenerating, if you meant a water softener is what you meant, failure to regenerate can be due to a stuck or faulty regeneration drain valve (so sometimes you get some dumping into the drain from the system and some into the lines), or air in the system or very low water pressure can also cause this on some systems.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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