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Old 11-11-2013, 06:05 PM   #16
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Ok will try tearing back out and double checking all that. But I can say o rings were not torn or worn however they did not entirely fill groove they are set in is that normal?
The O rings are probably worn out.

When I replaced my seal pack, the installation instructions specified silicone based grease on the O rings. It also stressed to NOT rotate the seal pack during installation to avoid tearing the rings.

Has your softener started using salt?

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Old 11-11-2013, 06:20 PM   #17
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No it uses non as of last month.
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Your best bet is to replace both the seal pack and the brine assembly as Akpsdvan suggested.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:04 PM   #19
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Ok guess ill order one and and give it a whirl. Ill post my results. Thanks !
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:43 PM   #20
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Just to make sure before I pull trigger on buying parts. It seems pretty possible that even though all o rings are still intact and seem to be decent , even had lube still on them, that something I can't see coyld be causing it not to cycle and draw from brine tank? I'm just double checking but it seems the general con census here though.
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Just to make sure before I pull trigger on buying parts. It seems pretty possible that even though all o rings are still intact and seem to be decent , even had lube still on them, that something I can't see coyld be causing it not to cycle and draw from brine tank? I'm just double checking but it seems the general con census here though.
I would say so. Just to be sure, you've put the timer back together completely and ran it thru a regeneration and it is still not working.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:51 PM   #22
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If the timer is working correctly then it will tell the cam motor to move to the next step in the regen cycle.
Culligan has it set up like this
Back wash
Brine draw slow rinse as one step of the white cam
Brine re-fill and rapid rinse as the next step on the white cam

If there is water going to the salt tank in the brine draw then o ring is bad or there is a bad o ring on the main piston or both.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:38 AM   #23
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Ok cool. Just wanted to make sure that couldn't be anything mechanical since o rings all look ok. But yes it does move through stages just nothing happens but water flushing into drain. I'm buying kit today online will update with results. Thank you all
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:46 AM   #24
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ok so got new kit, lubed up and put in (pretty much looked as good of shape as new one but i really have no other options as to try to fix this right now) so it seems to be doing the same thing. couple questions. did i read somewhere that you should run it a couple times before it starts to work? are there three stages? how long should flush one be and is if first? i have noticed that when pushing on float rod for 1st cycle its stuck, on second one i can push it down and third is fixed solid again. hmm.. really at a loss here.
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also wondering how long should this process take? it goes for hours. is cycling it by turning wheel bad for it or any indication of if its working properly or do i let it run on own?
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oopps sorry here is part of my question already answerd...

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If the timer is working correctly then it will tell the cam motor to move to the next step in the regen cycle.
Culligan has it set up like this
Back wash
Brine draw slow rinse as one step of the white cam
Brine re-fill and rapid rinse as the next step on the white cam

If there is water going to the salt tank in the brine draw then o ring is bad or there is a bad o ring on the main piston or both.
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and i also notice that no matter what stage its in water is being flushed out of drain.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:01 PM   #28
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The only time that there should be NO water going to the drain is while the system is in Service.
Each step of the cleaning or reg there is going to be water to the drain, either fast or slow.
Backwash and rapid rinse will be fast or around 3gallons per minute while the brine draw and slow rinse will be under 1 gallon per minute.
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Thank you!!! I'll see if it's working now after cycle or 2.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:20 AM   #30
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ok still seems to not be regening correct. new observations.....on the second stage if i loosen line between tanks water is trying to rush out, but if i pull float assembly out seems no water coming out bottom or suction if i put my finger on it? how can i test the float and see if its functiong properly?

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