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|Hello, Here's a simple test to start. Hook up a hose to the drain of the heater and let it run, wide open. What pressure do you measure in the tank when this is happening? Or, does the hose just trickle? If it does, you know the flow restriction is in the cold supply to the tank. If not, It's downstream. Now, try bypassing the softener and doing the same test. Any difference? Also, does the shutoff valve to the heater open fully? It sounds like a flow restriction someplace and it needs to be found.