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Wisdom9

Member Since 13 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Jan 07 2014 03:31 PM

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In Topic: Water Softener Troubleshooting > Brine Tank Water Level High

24 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

Hi Roughshod,

 

Many thanks for the great advice.  The salt tank looks clean right now but I'll be sure to keep an eye out.

 

If it does come to shopping for a new unit are there any words of wisdom you can share?

 

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday,

 

Toy


In Topic: Water Softener Troubleshooting > Brine Tank Water Level High

23 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

Good News everyone!  I tried setting the valve to the center of the "Brine/Slow Rinse" setting which seems to occur about 1 hour into a normal cycle.  I had the timer unplugged and left it in this position for 1 hour and no change in the level of the salt tank.

 

I then bypassed the softener, depressurized by opening all the valves using my finger or small screwdriver and removed the filter, injector and cap assembly.  The filter was plugged with what looked like a ball of rusty very fine fibers ??  I cleaned everything as well as I could, greased the o-rings and reassembled.  I tested the system and it is now drawing the brine from the salt tank and after a full run of the cycle (about 2 hours) the salt tank level is back to normal :smile: .  I am not sure where this rusty stuff is coming from but I will re-check the filter & injector again in a couple of weeks to see if it has returned.

 

Thank you again for all your help, Happy Holidays and God Bless.


In Topic: Water Softener Troubleshooting > Brine Tank Water Level High

22 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

Thanks for the picture!  That rebuild kit may come in very handy if need be.

 

I did put the system into manual re-gen for about 1/2 an hour but the water level in the tank wouldn't budge.  I cracked the fittings on the line that goes into the salt tank while it was in manual re-gen and the air bubbles that I introduced did get drawn into the valve so I'm thinking maybe my injector or screen might be dirty and preventing me from getting full suction.  I'm going to sleep on it and try again in the morning.  Thanks again for all your help.


In Topic: Water Softener Troubleshooting > Brine Tank Water Level High

22 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

Hi Bob,

 

It doesn't look like it.  What I have is a grey tube that goes down into the salt tank.  This tube (if I remember correctly) attaches to a larger plastic piece that sits at the bottom of the salt tank which I suspect may contain a ball valve of some sort, possibly to prevent air from getting into this line once all the brine has been drawn out of the tank.  My tank is full with water and salt so I haven't attempted to remove this line yet.  I'm trying to figure out the best way to remove the salt water in the tank then chip out the salt to get this line out so I can have a better look at it.


In Topic: Water Softener Troubleshooting > Brine Tank Water Level High

22 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

Hi, thanks for your fast reply.  I believe I have a Model 168 Autotrol valve with 460i timer.  I just found my original paperwork and it looks like I should be checking the "injector" & "screen".  From the diagram in my manual it doesn't look to be too terrible of a job.  Am I on the right track, what do you think ?  P.S.  Sorry for the poor quality photo's, I should have checked before posting them.



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