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My (mark 100 automatic) water conditioner was unpluged for a couple of weeks. Since pluging it back in, it has regenerated every night for the last 10. The salt container is half full and shut off valve is in the operating position. I recently cleaned the salt storage tank, as suggested in the manual. There have been no other changes to explain why its operation like this. Plaese help, losing sleep!

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  • foxwood620 Mar 09, 2009

    I have checked the back flush and brine times, but thats about it. The clock was still on the correct time so I did not have to reset that either.

  • foxwood620 Mar 10, 2009

    I understand what you are saying.This particular softener has a sensor in the unit for regeneration. There is no set time or volume between regenerations.

  • foxwood620 Mar 13, 2009

    Hi again. The only settings that I was able to check were as follows. Time of day, time of regeneration, salt dosage, backwash time, brine rinse time, hardness level. These are all set to the levels they were when the unit was installed. I have booked a service call for this Monday. And have unpluged the unit for now. If you have any ideas, I will try them first. Thanks.

  • foxwood620 Mar 13, 2009

    Hi, There is not a lock on the display, and I am able to change the settings. But as far as a setting for regen interval, this unit has an aqua-sensor which regenerates when needed. It may be the the sensor has gone a little screwy!

  • Jim London
    Jim London May 11, 2010

    Hi, You know, I have never asked if you see a little lock on your display. I am sorry I just assumed you would know if it was locked or not. If it is, you can only adjust the time of day without a service call. I should still display the interval though.

  • Jim London
    Jim London May 11, 2010

    Hi, The next status push after Hardness should be regen interval. It is in days on time clock models and gallons on metered models. Then you may have one or two settings after that which would be lock or unlock and enable or disable for the display. If you are not getting the regen display it is possible that there is a control board problem, but check your sensor connections to be sure. Let me know!

  • Jim London
    Jim London May 11, 2010

    Hi, Sorry been out of town for a few days, If you have a mark 100 it has those settings i am looking for. The auqa sensor is the device that tells the program head to go ahead with the regen cycle but you have to have something to set the interval. This is not optional or automatic. It is either a program setting or a mechanical timer.

  • Jim London
    Jim London May 11, 2010

    Hi, It must have been a coincidence that the time was the same. Never the less, it needs to be reprogrammed!
    There are defaults, but if you looked at the program what was the Regen Interval? If it shows a 1 it will regen everyday, if you have a time clock model. If you have a metered it works by gallons.


  • Jim London
    Jim London May 11, 2010

    Hi, After being unplugged for that period of time it has to be reprogrammed. Have you done this?

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If this is an Aquasensor model. The probe is sending a signal to regenerate. It needs to be pulled and cleaned. You would need to call culligan for this repair.
RJ

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