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Cleaned parts on my water softener and noticed the brine line screen was missing.OK,just install one,or might I have a problem? Also noticed a small drip from the piston push rod.

Fleck 2510 w/ 1650 brine system

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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

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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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The 12 day wheel is used primarily so that the unit does NOT regenerate on the same day of the week, every week.
There is a 7 day wheel available for this valve so if you irrigate on specific days, and you need it to cycle on specific days, you have the ability to do it without the softener cycling at the same time as watering schedule.

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There could be an o-ring missing, which is located in the brine piston bore, this is the little piston that resembles a spark plug.

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Most likely it's NOT the motor...If you can remove the entire timer box, or "Power Head", you will see that the main dial is easy to turn..remember..." CLOCKWISE ONLY!!!!"...the problem is more likely the main piston the is locking up in the valve bore, you can find parts for this valve online...you will need a new main piston, a brine piston (the smaller one on the right) and a set of spacers and seals.

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

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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.

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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.

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