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Rainsoft Q2 water conditioning system. Brine tank has filled & over-flowed. I have closed water going in& out of unit. What can I do to not waste brined water & get water out of brine tank?

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SOURCE: Kinetico Water Softening Unit has brine tank drainage problem

This sounds like the resin cylinder is perforated or connections at the top are leaking. The brine tank should only have a little water in the bottom - if it is full of water (maybe even up to the overflow?) then you will need to replace the resin cylinder or fix a leaky connection to it.

Is the water in the brine tank 'rusty'?

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