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Just done my first resin change, and lo and behold, timing or what, the tds meter just reads 0 on everything. even tap water. It worked about half hour before production as I tested our tap water and was as normal. I know, I should've had a spare, now gonna order 2 more from daqua. So I need this water monday and cant get one in time so having to chance that its ok. With new resin you'd have thought so, though I have had it sat there over a year( unopened) So is there a way to fix it, or do they just go after a while? Battery is obviously working. Cant get over the timing, nightmare.

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31 minutes ago, ks789 said:

Just done my first resin change, and lo and behold, timing or what, the tds meter just reads 0 on everything. even tap water. It worked about half hour before production as I tested our tap water and was as normal. I know, I should've had a spare, now gonna order 2 more from daqua. So I need this water monday and cant get one in time so having to chance that its ok. With new resin you'd have thought so, though I have had it sat there over a year( unopened) So is there a way to fix it, or do they just go after a while? Battery is obviously working. Cant get over the timing, nightmare.

Do your house now, sharp find out if water in the tank is ok.

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5 minutes ago, Part Timer said:

Do your house now, sharp find out if water in the tank is ok.

will do mate, they certainly need it (shocking for a windy I know)

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1 hour ago, Part Timer said:

Do your house now, sharp find out if water in the tank is ok.

perfect, thought it would be ok as was daqua resin and pre-filters have plenty life, but first and last time without the tester so was a bit of a worry. Not totally dry yet as its so humid out there, but almost all drips gone and not a sign of a spot. Ordered two.

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4 hours ago, ks789 said:

 So is there a way to fix it, or do they just go after a while? Battery is obviously working. Cant get over the timing, nightmare.

Had mine do similar, it just got stuck on 3 or 4 ppm and wouldnt turn off. took the batteries out, new ones in, wouldnt turn back on again. Called the company i bought it from, they went to do some investigating. I put the old batteries back in and hey presto its been perfect ever since?!🤪

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14 hours ago, ks789 said:

Just done my first resin change, and lo and behold, timing or what, the tds meter just reads 0 on everything. even tap water. It worked about half hour before production as I tested our tap water and was as normal. I know, I should've had a spare, now gonna order 2 more from daqua. So I need this water monday and cant get one in time so having to chance that its ok. With new resin you'd have thought so, though I have had it sat there over a year( unopened) So is there a way to fix it, or do they just go after a while? Battery is obviously working. Cant get over the timing, nightmare.

Always have a spare

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Mine plays up, as in won't switch on despite very new batteries I take one out and place it back in then it works, I have always bought mine from Gardiners but always had issues over the years. 

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13 hours ago, Jango said:

You sure it’s not the battery. When mine behaved badly, I changed the battery and it was fine. 

cant see how to get into the battery, its the basic TDS-3 hand held that all the outlets sell. cant see any screws to undo

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19 minutes ago, Jango said:

You pull the top bit off. The battery sits in there

yeh just tried that, two little batteries, changed them and still everything just comes up as 0, guess they only last a few years and pack up. chinese I reckon

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ive never used the temperature feature on it before, but that is working ive just found out, so thought it would still be able to detect tds as well. Strange.

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1 hour ago, ks789 said:

ive never used the temperature feature on it before, but that is working ive just found out, so thought it would still be able to detect tds as well. Strange.

Don't stick it up where the sun don't shine if you think you have Corona Virus symptoms though. It's not designed for that type of temperature taking 😄

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2 hours ago, Part Timer said:

Don't stick it up where the sun don't shine if you think you have Corona Virus symptoms though. It's not designed for that type of temperature taking 😄

Maybe that's why it's broke 🤔

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2 hours ago, Part Timer said:

Don't stick it up where the sun don't shine if you think you have Corona Virus symptoms though. It's not designed for that type of temperature taking 😄

you neither, it probly never be seen again 🤣

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