Kinetico Mach Series Potassium not drawing

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  1. Brian Bennett

    Brian Bennett New Member

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    How can i check to see if my pot perm is drawing. I have a bunch of iron in my water all of the sudden and it doesn't appear to be drawing but I am not sure.
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    Place the unit into a draw cycle. Disconnect the brine line from the unit and check to insure there is a suction. If no suction, you will have to take the valve apart to find out why.
     
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  4. Brian Bennett

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    Do you have instructions on putting the unit into draw cycle and then taking apart the valve? Diagrams of some sort. I am fairly handy but I have serviced this before. Also, does the greensand media need to be changed out from time to time?
     
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    There is a phillips screw on the top of the valve. push it down while turning clockwise until it catches a tab (you may not see the tab). Tunr until you hear water flowing. The unit is now in a draw cycle. Remove the smaller tube from the valve and feel for a suction. I have a manual but you need to send me an email so I can send it to you.
     
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    My email is bbennett@friendschurch.org
     
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    Potassium is very prone to bricking solid, especially around the float assembly. Make sure there is no build up around the intake at the bottom of the float assembly.
     
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