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Old 09-01-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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water smells Culligan water softener

I noticed that the water is my house was smelling bad so I went to check the water softener. I discovered that the brine tank contained no salt and that there was about 6-8 inches of "dirty" water in the brine tank. I filled it with 80lbs of salt and then hit regen on the control panel. It made noise like it was doing something but the water still smells bad. I don't know anything about water softeners. Should the brine tank be full of water or does water just filter through the salt? Any Help would be appreciated.


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Old 09-01-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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Most likely the softener will need another regeneration to get fully clean. After the cleaning is finished make sure that there is about 3 hours before you start another.

The water is treated by the media that is under the control valve , the salt is what is used to recharge the media so that it can treat X number of gallons.

Water in the brine tank can look like what you are dealing with.


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