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GE SmartWater Softener GNSF35ZO1

Softens water only a little. Brine valve asm. may be damaged. Question: After adding water to the brine tank, does the valve reverse operation and begin sucking water out of the tank to rinse the resin? If so, about how far should the water line recede if the system is working properly?

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I am not familiar with your specific model of softener, but generally speaking, adding water to the brine tank is the last step of the regeneration process. This way the water can soak the salt until the next regeneration is called. Then, as you have determined, the valve does reverse direction and draws the brine solution through the resin.
There are other steps involved in regeneration, like back-washing and packing the resin, but you are mostly correct.

Hope this helps,
Kermit

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