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Water softener salt bridging


One of the most frequent problems with water softening systems is salt bridging in the salt/brine tank. There are several reasons for salt bridging to occur. This generally occurs when pellet type salts or potassium chloride is used to regenerate the water softening system. Pellet type salts contain binding agents that in turn give the salt a very starchy consistency when wet. As water evaporates in the brine tank the pellet salts partially dissolve, bind together and form a "salt bridge" in the tank. Potassium chloride (Kcl) acts in the same way. Excess water in the salt tank, with high salt levels, can also cause salt bridging. Improper softener brining and lack of proper brine refill will cause bridging to occur as well.

What is the best way to alleviate these problems?

1. When using pellet type salts or potassium chloride only keep the salt tank about 1/2 full. This prevents too much compaction of the salts and helps to prevent bridging. When using potassium chloride get the salt tank off the floor on a wooden platform to prevent wicking of moisture from concrete floors.

2. Use a high grade of salt. Most water treatment dealers use either
DuraCube or HardiCube water softener salts produced by Cargill Corp.
Cargill has a link to find dealers in your area.
https://saltapps.cargill.com/cargillsalt/product_locator_new.asp

Solar Salt is another option as the crystal structure is very hard and virtually impossible to bridge. This is also available from many Cargill salt dealers and in stores.

3. Let the salt tank run down to 80-100lbs of salt or potassium a couple times per year to help prevent buildup of dissolved salts in brine tank.

4. Yearly maintenance of the water treatment system helps also. Restrictions in the brining system (injector/eductor assembly) caused by sediment and oxidized iron buildup cause improper brining and too much water in salt tank during refill. Have this assembly cleaned yearly. Have the water tested to see if the water chemistry or usage have changed and adjustments to the system are necessary.

5. Avoid using rock salts to prevent buildup of sediment in brine tank (which causes service problems).

Practice these tips and you will have fewer water softener problems and more consistent quality softened water.

I wish you good water!
H2O Services

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on May 17, 2011 | Water Dispensing & Filtration

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Hi, my wife refilled the salt, then the machine starts but won`t fill or cycle through. We`ve removed any excess salt; still nothing. Any ideas?


The watter inlet is cloght with salt,flip the machine side ways and shake it a bit the salt cristals should move from the water inlet

Oct 19, 2013 | Electrolux 23 in. ESL6114 Built-in...

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Lime buildup left on dishes


Check the incoming water quality. Use water softeners at the inlet end. If salt compartment provided in the machine, check and refill with dish water salt.

Check rinse aid compartment also and refill if the level is low.

Sep 06, 2010 | Frigidaire 24 in. FDB635RF Built-in...

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White film on glasses. Cannot find solution,


Check water quality. clean the drain filter in the machine. Check spray arm spray jet holes. Clean if clogged.

If you suspect salt chamber try removing all the salt by flushing with water externally. Refill with fresh salt.

Jul 08, 2010 | Servis 23 in. M4306 Free-standing...

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Aftre the unit regenerates the water is not replenished in the salt tank?


At the top of the float assembly in the brine tank is a round nut that unscrews. Be careful when pulling this out. The refill flow restrictor is inside this part. There is probably some debris plugging the refill restrictor so it is not re-filling the salt tank with water. Also take the float assembly out and clean it thoroughly. The slots at the bottom where air check sits can become plugged with iron and restrict the refill. If all of this is fine check the eductor/injector assembly. From there it is the refill piston that may be at fault.
RJ

May 05, 2010 | Culligan Sediment Water Filter

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Too much salt in pool (4,100)


the leslies employe is right the only way to get rid of the high salt level is to drain the water i would say drain a 3rd and fill pool and check salt level some salt genarators can not make chlorine at high salt levels or when the water is cold

May 19, 2009 | Jandy Aqualink Rs4 One Touch Control...

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Salt indicator light comes on?


Check the instructions which are freely available from www.miele.co.uk or the relevant site for your country. Browse to the current models and you should find the PDF for your model. For non-current models, instructions are under the link "Customer Support".

In general, the instructions are as follows:
If the water in your area is very soft and constantly lower than 0.7 mmol/l (4 °d) you do not need to add dishwasher salt. The water softener must, however, still be programmed to correspond to the water hardness level in your area. (The salt indicator light will still come on, but should be ignored).

Important: Before filling the salt reservoir with dishwasher salt for the first time, you must fill it with approx. 2 litres of water to enable the salt to dissolve. Once the dishwasher has been used, there is always sufficient water in the reservoir.

Inadvertently filling the salt reservoir with powder or liquid dishwasher detergent always leads to serious damage to the water softener. Make sure you have picked up the correct packet of dishwasher salt before filling the salt reservoir!

Only use special coarse grained dishwasher salt for reactivation. Do not use other salts such as cooking salt, agricultural grade or gritting salt. These may contain insoluble additives which can impair the functioning of the water softener.

To refill:
* Remove the lower basket and unscrew the salt reservoir cap.
* Fill the reservoir with approx. 2 litres of water (first use).
* Place the funnel provided over the salt reservoir and carefully fill with salt until the reservoir is full. The salt reservoir holds approx. 2 kg of salt depending on the brand used.

As the salt reservoir is filled, displaced water will overflow.
* Clean any excess salt from around the reservoir opening and then screw the cap on again firmly.
* Run the "Pre-wash" programme immediately to remove any traces of salt water from the cabinet.

For the Miele, the salt reservoir is usually under the bottom basket, the cap is usually grey in colour. [Only the latest models have the refill cap in the door itself].

You should be able to find dishwasher salt just about anywhere, I've even found it in Malaysia, sold at good ol' Tesco!! Brands of salt include Calgonit (Finish) & Somat.

Jan 05, 2008 | Miele 24 in. Novotronic G641 Plus Built-In...

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Salt refill


hi there salt is only req,d if you live in a hard water area ie. if the element on your kettle gets all furred up, using salt in your d/w in a soft water area is a total waste of money.

hope this is of some help

Nov 13, 2007 | Hotpoint 24 in. FDW60 Free-standing...

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