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Kenmore 38300 24 000 Grain High-Efficiency Water Softener - no water entering brine tank

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SOURCE: water is not running through the brine tank

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Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Not getting soft water.

You need to remove the venturi valve and clean it. This part is usually found under a round plastic cap that unscrews remember to put softner on bypass or turn off water first

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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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'?

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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Yellow water sounds like a problem with iron. Unfortunately, a water softener is designed to remove calcium, primarily. It will remove a little iron but not much. An iron filter system is the preferred method for removing iron.

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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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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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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 full of water, not draining, or using salt


How old is the system ? Where does the system drain to ? If this is the softener you have (seems awful large for a household) it is probably the injector/nozzle assembly. I have attached a manual to help you. A restriction in the drain line could also be the problem. Fleck 2850s

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Kenmore Water Softener does not advance through cycles


You can send to the company for repair too ! If it sill under warrenty to fix it and aslo don't try the step anymore it might cause some parts damage that the service provider my charge you more.

Dec 09, 2013 | Washing Machines

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Water level after regen is over half the way up the brine tank


The eductor assembly is plugged. This will cause the unit to not draw brine but will keep re-filling salt tank causing high water in tank.
Take the cover off the control. On the left side of control there is small dome shaped apparatus. The"eductor assembly" is inside here. By-pass the softener, run it through a quick regeneration (to depressurize the system) Hold the regen button down until it starts through cycle, then push regen to cycle through each step of regen until it goes back to service. You will see this (S) on top of the valve where the main drive gear is.
When depressurized, take the lid off the eductor housing, disassemble and clean all the small holes completely. Be cautious of small nozzles and small screen in system as they can be easily lost.
Re-assemble, put water back to unit. Run through manual cycle again.
1. Refill
2. Backwash
3. Brine draw
4. Rinse
Then advance to backwash and let system go through complete regeneration.
You will have to bail most of the water out of salt tank as it will never draw it back down to proper level with that much water in tank. About 4" of water.
RJ

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Where to put the salt? and how to flush it? thank you wg844


Dump the salt in the separate brine tank. Always keep salt/brine tank at least half full. If you want to run a manual regeneration push the regen button. For delayed regeneration (2am) push once, for immediate regeneration push twice.
RJ

Aug 09, 2010 | NRS Fleck 5600 - 64,000 Grain Timer Water...

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Have an rainsoft Q10 classic apollo softner that does not draw brine. Ran a wire thru the brine injecter tube and it appeared to be clear of obstruction. Drained tri-guard glass did startcycle and redrew...


You most likely have a slight leak in the brine line. This is the most common failure on a water softener. A slight leak will allow air to enter during brine draw, breaking the vacuum. it doesn't take much of leak, in fact it can be small enough that water does not leak out during brine refill but it will not draw brine. Check the compression fittings at the brine tank and the softener valve. disassemble the connection, cut back the tubing and reconnect. Other things to look for are low water pressure, the unit requires 25 psi minimum during regeneration. Also make sure the drain line is not restricted and the maximum head on the drain is 4' over the softener.

Mar 16, 2010 | NRS Fleck 5600 - 64,000 Grain Timer Water...

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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'?

Feb 11, 2010 | NRS Fleck 5600 - 64,000 Grain Timer Water...

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I inherited a water softener system with the house - I do not have any manual or cannot see the name anywhere. It worked fine for 4 years and now it's stopped and do not know what to do? We added the...


There are a number of things that it could be. The main problem is that the softner is not sucking the brine into the tank. It still ran water into you tank till the safety shutoff stopped it. This made all the salt turn into a big lump. You will need to find out why the unit does not have suction when it is in the "brine and rinse" mode. Probably either the float in the brine tank is stuck or there is dirt in the screen at the top of the hose out of the brine tank that is stopping the brine from being sucked up the hose. First empty the tank and then you can see what the unit is doing from there.

Nov 16, 2009 | NRS Fleck 5600 - 64,000 Grain Timer Water...

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