Culligan silver not metering flow

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by Merc13, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Merc13

    Merc13 New Member

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    My 12 year old culligan silver was not softening. In the diagnostics noticed it has not regenerated for 99
    days and the soft-minder is indicating no flow with a tap wide open -no it is not in bypass. I accesed the
    turbine and if I blow on it it registers up to 12. Crazy thing is as soon as I hook it up and open bypass
    And a tap no flow is indicated. The metal shaft running through the turbine was able to slide fairly easily
    So I glue it thinking turbine may be getting pushed back and binding on housing but made no difference.
    Is it possible I have electronics issue ie. Not enough voltage to magnetic sensor and so not strong
    enough to measure through water? I also cleaned the turbine, ran water through with it openned
    Up incase there was any debris in plumbing binding impeller. Tried turning impeller around the other way
    Which made no difference- does direction matter? Only difference seems to be the tiny plastic tabs
    Sticking out of the magnet holders. Really would appreciate your expertise. Thanks, Geoff.
  2. mialynette2003

    mialynette2003 Member

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    I've seen where the magnets pull out from their housing a little and bind. But if you can blow on it and get a reading, than I would say the electronics are working.
  3. Merc13

    Merc13 New Member

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    I was thinking maybe the voltage at the sensor was not adequate to get a reading through the water? I wish I new what
    And where to measure with a mutimeter- anyone? Time for a circuit board?
  4. mialynette2003

    mialynette2003 Member

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    If it works when you blow on it, then I didn't believe the voltage is an issue. It's got to be binding when it's put together.
  5. Merc13

    Merc13 New Member

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    Thanks mialynette2003 ! Your comments forced me to take turbine apart again. Reversed turbine and it's working.
    When I glued turbine axle I left it slightly longer coming out one side in case it was binding with the water pressure i
    would be able to force it further from housing. Problem was I assembled the opposite direction.
    :D
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