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Waterside water softener model MC250 Dear Sir, Salt level did not go down during regeneration. I poured 2 pints of warm water to break solidified tablet salt, I found moist salt, but very little water in salt tank. I regenerated. I hear water going down the drain. Please could you tell me which pipe brings water in the salt tank, and what level of water should be visible, How is the water replenished in the salt tank? and how that level is maintained. Would you be kind enough to give me a water flow drawing to the salt tank, and from salt tank to the barrel to wash resin, and after washing resin to a drain pipe.

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The salt in use should water softener salt and nothing else
there is water added to the salt crystals up to the overflow hole
during regeneration that salty water (Brime) is drawn into the unit and upon finishing the process that reserve is refilled for the next time
there is little salt actually used during the regeneration process ( around 4 regenerations to a 25 kg bad )

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SOURCE: Tablet salt

No unless you can find that tests were made and confirm that it is safe .

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Make sure your water temperature is at least 120 degrees .Make sure your heater element is working and last of all ,Rinse Aid is the 2nd most important after water temp.

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and another site which may be of interest to you!
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