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Water at the bottom of the tank covering the salt

Kenmore ultra soft 250 series

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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: kenmore series 70 tip loader washer is leaking

your just seeing the water that is leaking dureing the wash cycle unplug washer there will be 2 screws on the header panel 1 on each side take them outgently pull header panel to you then flipupunplug wiring harness thas to the cabnet there will be 2 clips 1 on each sideuse a flat screwdrive and pry back they will come out tip cabnet back to you the whole thig will come off look at the pump in the front it has a weep hole in it see if it has been leaking from there

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: washer leaks water

Hi,
The first thing to do is get the machine up off the floor onto a base that allows you to slide under machine on your back with a flash light. Make sure whatever you decide to lift machine up onto is very stable and durable. Bricks, blocks, or a utility cart maybe. You need to look under machine to see where the leak is coming from. You want to make sure it is not going to fall on you. The machine is not that heavy, just awkward to lift or move because of it's size. So, you could slide something under each corner, one at a time, or ask a friend to help lift it onto a base. Now you are ready to go. Don't worry, this is really easy.
Get a towel, flashlight, and start machine on a small load with shortest cycle set.(probably delicate). After you start machine, slide under and and try to find where water is leaking from. The pump is going to be a plastic circular shape thing with ridges on outside. Probably dead front center and attached to motor. If water is leaking anywhere from plastic circle thing, then this is your problem. BUT, also follow all the black hoses that are under machine. Sometimes leak can be a cracked hose or loose attachment. That is real cheap and easy. The hoses are attached with metal ring deals. You take a pair of channel locks or big pliers and squeeze them to open. There are 2 or 3 hoses that attach to pump that will need to be removed if this is where leak is coming from. Then, the pump is only attached with metal clips that you pull out to release pump from motor. No tools needed. Take the pump to sears or local appliance shop and I guarantee they will have replacement.

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Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore water softener tank flooded; no soft water

Well, there was no good solution. I capitulated and called in a professional Sears repair guy. He was as baffled as I about what was wrong. We just started throwing parts at it until the problem subsided. We finally decided there must have been a tiny vacuum leak somewhere, probably in some rubber part.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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SOURCE: I just cleaned out the salt chamber of my Culligan

You should put about a 5 gallon bucket of water in first. 6 inches of water is not enough to produce the brine solution needed to fully recharge your culligan. You don't need to take out the salt at this point, just add more water into the top of the salt, wait 3 hours and manual recharge your unit.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore dryer Ultra Fabric Care 90 series. No

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3/4 full of salt, but no soft water, and water in the salt container


You didn't specify the type of softener, however if it's a Kenmore, GE, ECO Water or similar (usually under $500), the vortex/venturi, probably needs cleaning. (If you have iron in your water, you need to clean this about every 6-12 months, depending on how many ppm your water has).

But it's an simple & easy procedure. First remove the cover of the softener (usually held on by 2 clips in front, 2 in back).

Once the cover is off, on the left side of the valve you will see a conical-shaped plastic part. (Usually gray, but not always). You will need to unscrew this (it's ok if water is still on, it's not under any pressure unless it's recharging) and clean the screen inside.

Most likely the screen will be caked with iron oxide (rust). I use a rust dissolver (such as Iron Out or any product designed to dissolve rust, but this is strong stuff, wear gloves or wash you hands immediately afterwards) and let the screen soak in that for 1/2 hour. If needed, you can speed the process along by using an old toothbrush and clean the screen, then soak a little longer, brush again, etc.

Once clean, replace the screen (mind the O-ring) and cover (hand tight is sufficient). Start a manual regeneration and clean the resin bed.

-If you decide to remove the rest of the parts in the vortex/venturi, be very careful not to lose anything. A few of these parts are very small. There should be a diagram of how the parts go together in your owners manual and on the machine itself. Usually these will not need cleaning, but doesn't hurt to go ahead and make certain. As to the two rubber parts with holes in them, the one with the larger hole goes on the bottom, and on both, the rounded side goes up. Watch carefully when you disassemble and remember so you can reassemble in the correct order with done.

As you have water in the brine tank (salt tank) keep an eye on this to prevent a salt bridge from forming. This is more prevalent with rock salt than pellets, but can form with any salt.

(I would strongly recommend you never use "rock salt" in any softener. It's full of dirt and you will absolutely need to clean out the brine tank at least annually or the dirt will end up being drawn into the softener. I use a good quality of salt pellets with an "red out" to maintain the resin against iron. These are usually good up to 2 ppm iron, anything over this and you should use a 1/2 box of Iron Out or similar, every 6 months).

If you suspect a salt bridge has formed, try pouring hot water onto the salt at one spot. This will dissolve the salt in that spot and form a "hole" in the salt. (Hot water dissolves salt faster than cold).
Once you break through, use a broom handle to break the salt surrounding the hole and it will collapse into the bottom of the brine tank. Suspect a salt bridge is the machine runs properly, but no soft water.

May 13, 2016 | Water Dispensing & Filtration

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My daughters water softener filled up with water and now is losing water and salt on the bottom of the thing.


Probably need to clean the vortex / venturi. If you have iron in your water, you need to clean this about every 6-12 months, depending on how many ppm your water has).

It's an simple & easy procedure. First remove the cover of the softener (usually held on by 2 clips in front, 2 in back).

Once the cover is off, on the left side of the valve you will see a conical-shaped plastic part. (Usually gray, but not always). You will need to unscrew this (it's ok if water is still on, it's not under any pressure unless it's recharging) and clean the screen inside.

Most likely the screen will be caked with iron oxide (rust). I use a rust dissolver (such as Iron Out or any product designed to dissolve rust, but this is strong stuff, wear gloves or wash you hands immediately afterwards) and let the screen soak in that for 1/2 hour. If needed, you can speed the process along by using an old toothbrush and clean the screen, then soak a little longer, brush again, etc.

Once clean, replace the screen (mind the O-ring) and cover (hand tight is sufficient). Start a manual regeneration and clean the resin bed.

-If you decide to remove the rest of the parts in the vortex/venturi, be very careful not to lose anything. A few of these parts are very small. There should be a diagram of how the parts go together in your owners manual and on the machine itself. Usually these will not need cleaning, but doesn't hurt to go ahead and make certain. As to the two rubber parts with holes in them, the one with the larger hole goes on the bottom, and on both, the rounded side goes up. Watch carefully when you disassemble and remember so you can reassemble in the correct order with done.

As you have water in the brine tank (salt tank) keep an eye on this to prevent a salt bridge from forming. This is more prevalent with rock salt than pellets, but can form with any salt.

(I would strongly recommend you never use "rock salt" in any softener. It's full of dirt and you will absolutely need to clean out the brine tank at least annually or the dirt will end up being drawn into the softener. I use a good quality of salt pellets with an "red out" to maintain the resin against iron. These are usually good up to 2 ppm iron, anything over this and you should use a 1/2 box of Iron Out or similar, every 6 months).

If you suspect a salt bridge has formed, try pouring hot water onto the salt at one spot. This will dissolve the salt in that spot and form a "hole" in the salt. (Hot water dissolves salt faster than cold).
Once you break through, use a broom handle to break the salt surrounding the hole and it will collapse into the bottom of the brine tank. Suspect a salt bridge is the machine runs properly, but no soft water.

She probably does NOT need to replace this unit. What you perceived as a leak may only be water backing up in the brine tank and leaking out of the overflow.

Mar 08, 2016 | Morton Salt Inc 15010000 - Water Softener...

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Water Softener is 1 month old. Salt water up to the 4 mark after recharge cycle. How much brine (volume, please) is supposed to be drawn out of the salt tank upon recharging?


it depends on the concentration you have set in the controls if you set it to a high percentage ( hard water) it will draw out about 40 lirs of salt water
That is to say , if you have the reservoir filled to the overflow hole before , then it will empty the reservoir and may require you to fill it so that it keeps sucking until it finishes the setting time
there will be volumes setting in the user hand book that you adjust to for the hardness of the water

Feb 01, 2016 | Kenmore Ultra High-Efficiency Water...

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How do I reset salt level


On the left hand side should be button marked salt level, after adding product,on side of brine tank are numbers in yellow telling you the level,push salt level button to the number shown on side of brine tank. Note: do not fill over brine tank, I suggest to fill to level 6 or 7..

Oct 31, 2014 | Kenmore Ultra High-Efficiency Water...

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Water sofener has used all of its salt and been running without salt for a long time


Try adding salt first. Push Recycle now button and see if it makes soft water. When the resin tank gets full, water pressure in the house will go down.You might get lucky.

Jan 24, 2014 | Hamilton Beach Water Dispensing &...

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Just replaced old softner w/new whirlpool 40,000. Hooked up correctly, regenerated w/ 6 tblsp bleach before use, tested/set hardness, Water is not soft....why?


Is the "bypass valve" in the correct position. I would suggest flushing the water heater at the boiler drain, bottom of tank to assure soft water in WH. Make sure there is salt in brine tank and manually regenerate the softener 3 days in a row. Retest water.
RJ

Sep 22, 2013 | Whirlpool Water Dispensing & Filtration

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What is Salt Bridging in a Culligan Water Softener


Salt bridging can occur in any water softener "salt tank". A salt bridge occurs when a hard crust of salt develops across the salt tank when the salt wicks up moisture. The salt does not fall down in the salt tank in between regenerations and a "bridge" occurs. It may look like the salt tank is full but there will be a hollow area at the bottom of the salt tank and not enough salt to develop the proper brine for regeneration of softener. This generally happens when the salt tank is a least 1/2 full of salt. If the system has a separate salt tank, shaking the tank will break the bridge usually. Gently poking a stick at the bridge can break it up also but can damage the salt grid if you poke the stick too far down in the salt tank. Certain salts, such as pellet salt are highly prone to this problem. Using Dura Cube, Hardi Cube or Solar salt will greatly reduce the chance of bridging. Any time a salt bridge occurs it will take 3 regenerations of the water softener (in 24 hrs), after fixing it, to regain the reserve capacity and totally soft water.
RJ

Oct 27, 2011 | Culligan Sediment Water Filter

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My water softener emptied im not sure how long it was empty for but I dont think it was too long I filled it with salt and now it doesnt work. It still regenerates but im getting hard water still any...


Do you mean the salt tank was empty? If so fill salt tank half way wait about 6 hrs for brine to develop. Manually regenerate softener 2x within 24 hrs. When the salt runs out the resin becomes saturated with hardness minerals. It takes at least 2 regeneration cycles back to back to completely restore soft water. Also the hot water will take some time to get soft. It will help to flush water heater after cold water is consistently soft.
I hope this helps,
h2oservices

Feb 26, 2011 | Culligan Compatible S7011C RS23SED5...

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Hard water, salt in in tank, what do i do


Make sure there is not a "Salt Bridge" in salt tank. Salt tank should always be at least 1/2 full of salt.
You may have just run out of soft water, run 2 manual regenerations in 24hr period. If no soft water still. The eductor assembly is plugged with iron or sediment and needs to be cleaned out. The eductor assembly is where the brine is drawn through to regenerate the resin.
RJ

Aug 12, 2010 | Culligan Sediment Water Filter Heavy Duty

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Water leaking from under the machine (Miele G638 Plus) dishwasher


The salt tank is a pathetic piece of ****. The plastic cracks and leaks into the bottom tray, which in turn sets off the safety switch.
Follow the attaching hoses and bypass the salt tank unless you really need it. This will save you around $250 for a salt tank and $300 labour for callout and repair.

Mar 23, 2009 | Miele 24 in. G638 Plus Free-standing...

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