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Old 09-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #31
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Culligan Softener overflows the brine tank and getting brine into my house plumbing.


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and I can't get the main piston out by pulling from the front.
Hold off on doing any thing with that one for right now.

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nope, the other 4 are good.
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Hold off on doing any thing with that one for right now.
hmm, too late, lol. I've pulled the whole thing away from the water pipe to try access the back.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:54 PM   #34
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All 5 need to be good so that the draw is correct and the refill is correct, any of them out of place will mean salt water in the house , high water in brine tank...
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hmm, too late, lol. I've pulled the whole thing away from the water pipe to try access the back.
Ok, then the plug at the end can be removed and then a socket that will just fit inside the hole and fit over the 4 little legs and tap gently out the front.
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All 5 need to be good so that the draw is correct and the refill is correct, any of them out of place will mean salt water in the house , high water in brine tank...
ok, so it sounds like this is the problem again?

I'll continue with the main piston just to make sure its fine since it's all aprt.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:03 PM   #37
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Ok, then the plug at the end can be removed and then a socket that will just fit inside the hole and fit over the 4 little legs and tap gently out the front.
does the plug unscrew or pull out?
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #38
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I would say from the photos that the reason for the salty water is the o rings on the injector , the blue and tan.. and then the o ring on the piston that has one of 5 missing.
There might be some thing wrong with the main piston and its cage but that will show once you get that apart.

You might have to see about a replacement set, upper piston and cage and the lower with cage.

The plug at the back of the valve body pulls out, be gentle with it, straight out.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:19 PM   #39
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ok, this is out - the rings on this one all look fine. - loose in their places, but not damage to the rings. is there anything else to see on this part?
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:42 PM   #40
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The piston should have no marks on it, and each stage of the cage should be tight to the stage next to it.
The piston should be able to move back and forth from front to back maybe with the help of a pair of pliers but it
should move smoothly.
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ok, I don't see anything wrong with the piston. It definitely takes pliers and some force to move it, but it will go.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:25 PM   #42
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So right now the only thing that needs to be fixed ...
A. the brine piston's o rings, either a new set of o rings or finding a new piston and cage for yours and using what you have as spares if needed.
B. the injector ,, the blue part and the tan part. one might find the o rings or one might have to find a replacement set.

The main piston is an ... replace while out or wait til there is the need for it.. that is a personal choice in that if it is still good it could go back in.

Some times there is a kit , short of the injector and holder showing up on Ebay... but have not seen one for while.
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So, I'll replace the main piston and get that much put back together. Then I'll try to locate some o-rings, 2 of the bigger ones on the blue/beige parts that I first got out, and one smaller one for the other piston. If I can't find anywhere that sells them, then I'll try to get a kit from culligan. sound reasonable?

Edit: just saw your reply... . Thanks for the help! I'll see what I can find! And hopefully it won't take so long that I can't remember how everything goes back together!
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #44
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If you can find the o rings locally.. it would save you ...
I know that I have found some o rings that will come close to the fleck valves and some others at a True Value Store here in my area.
So if there is some thing like that in your area it would help in finding the replacements.

If you have to order the parts in , if you know some one on the American side to receive the parts you need and then pick them up would be faster.
Parts that I have sent to people in Canada has often taken 2-3 weeks because of the customs deal.
There was one from Canada that had an address just over the line and had me send them there.. had them in about 9 days..
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one more thing - all that clear gunk (lubricant) that was covering everything - should I be using more of this as I put parts back in?

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