How much water in brine tank

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, Questions and Answers' started by rman, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. rman

    rman Master mechanic

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    I have a water softener with external brine tank
    At installation four years ago it had about 8 inches of water in the bottom after a flush cycle
    Now the brine tank is half full
    Tried to move the float up or down didn’t move. Do I need to drain and empty the tank to remove/clean the float ?
     
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Most likely, you need to clean your softener injector area, or make other repair.

    During the brine draw cycle, the brine should all be sucked out in roughly 15 minutes. I suspect yours is not.

    Your manual should have a troubleshooting section with a sub-section called something like "Softener fails to draw brine. " Those are the things to check, and cleaning the injector and injector screen are on the list.
     
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  4. ditttohead

    ditttohead Water systems designer, R&D

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    Picture of the system? How old?
     
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