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I moved my mark 812 water softener and i am not sure how the hoses go it's got a conditioner and a salt tank

Need to no how the hoses go it's got a salt and conditioner tank

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Posted on Sep 20, 2010

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SOURCE: Aqua Systems water softener isn't using salt when it regenerates. Water isn't being softened. Have manually regenerated three times -- goes through the cycle but water seems to be unchanged. Any troub

check that the small hose to the pickup in the salt tank is not blocked or loose allowing air into the unit rather than the salt water. IT runs on a venturi effect so any air leaks will not allow the water to be picked up. Download the operating manual for the unit as it has a detailed operation including fault finding and over hauling of the unit.

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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..

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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!
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on May 17, 2011 | Water Dispensing & Filtration

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Culligan water softener manual


You are likely using a rock salt and what you are seeing is a build up of dirt and fine sand because rock salt isn't clean... it's got rocks in it. Clean your tank out and rinse it thoroughly with a hose. Be sure to clean out your 3" tube (brine well) and under the salt platform if you have one. Start with a clean salt like System Saver II or Crystal Plus. Never fill your salt tank over half full. Always let your salt be used down to the water level. IF the salt at the water level is soft and pasty don't add more; tip the salt tank until the salt is raised along one side or corner to above the water level when you stand the tank up carefully. This will allow all the water in the tank to become brine (saturated solution).


IF you are using potassium instead of salt, the brown is a natural component. Don't worry about it although it never hurts to clean your brine tank yearly.

Aug 04, 2014 | 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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I don't have a problem, just a question. I recently purchased a home with a GE Smartwater softening system installed Model GXSF23Z01. What do I need to do to maintain this system. Does it require salt?...


Check the time of day, and make sure it's accuate. Reset if necessary. Add salt if it's low. It's always best to let the salt level run low (about 1-2") so it doesn't mush. Only add 80-100 lbs at a time for best results. This particular softener doesn't keep a water level in the tank, so you won't see any water in the salt area. If there is standing water in the salt area, that could mean it's not working the way it should. Here is a link to the owners manual. It's in PDF format

http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=003674144.PDF

May 14, 2011 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

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What could cause the ice maker on my Kenmore refrigerator to produce salty ice cubes


This will usually happen if you have a problem with your water softener. Water softeners use salt as part of the water softening process.
For example, the water softener's flush hose may be plugged and cause salt to get into the house water.

Apr 18, 2011 | Refrigerators

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I have a Culligan Mark 812 water softener and I need to reassemble the salt/lbs dial assembly. can you help?


We sure can, we're a Culligan dealer and if you call we can help you.
507-421-4791 is my direct line

Scott Schiesser

Sep 20, 2010 | Home

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Cullihan water softener-No water in tank-Orange water in house-Salt level measured 3 months ago, has remained the same. ( no salt used ) Repair man claims to have fixed the timer 45 days ago.


the way a water softener is set by , goes off the hardness of the water and how much water you use. Doing a manual cycle will show you if its at least working or not. If nothing happens when you do a manual cycle then you should call back the repair man and have him look at again. The float might be stuck in the brine tank, you can try emptying the salt and cleaning the salt tank out side with a hose, spray water in to the float and make sure is clean and free . Add salt with 3 gallons of water and do a manual cycle. If this still doesn't work then it could be a stuck valve inside the water softener that is stuck closed.

May 18, 2010 | Plumbing

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I have had salt in for 3 weeks culligan mark 89 is not recharging


If the unit will recharge then you might have what is called a salt bridge in the tank. The salt is stuck above the water level in the salt tank. Poor a gallon of water over the top of the salt and see if you can then break it up. The salt should go down then.

Dec 01, 2009 | Culligan Sediment Water Filter

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To much salt in the water


The final rinse setting may have moved, which will coincide with the salt/brine draw rate...the Culligan units have a funny way of doing exactly that, which, by the way, can generate a lot of revenue for them, if your on a salt route for them to deliver it to you!....I would look up a qualified and TRUSTWORTHY!!! Culligan repair tech, or a service manual to reset this final rinse.

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