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Old 12-08-2016, 07:36 PM   #1
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Water Softener Brine draw


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I have a Culligan Mark 89 Aqua Sensor that I've converted to manual. During regeneration, the softener continues to draw water out of the brine tank when it is near empty. The softener continues to siphon but no water is drawn.

Is there a way to set the time/duration of the regen cycle to stop drawing water when the brine tank is near empty?

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Old 12-12-2016, 03:14 PM   #2
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The brine draw and slow rinse are part of the same step in the cleaning cycle.
Now with that said if you are drawing air after the brine water is removed then the brine float assembly in the salt tank should be cleaned and checked to insure that there is nothing missing , broken . There is some thing sticking and not letting the ball drop over the hole to stop the air from coming in.
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Re: Water Softener Brine draw


Thanks for the info. I didn't have a clue so your recommendation points me in the right direction. I'll check it out.

Another question, shouldn't the brine draw and slow rinse stop when the water is emptied from the brine tank? It seems to continue to attempt to draw brine.

If the ball was dropping correctly and stopping the air from being drawn would the softener stop attempting to draw brine or does the softener brine draw/slow rinse work off of a timer?

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Once the brine has been drawn out the system continues with the .25gpm or so of a rinse to insure that the brine has charged the resin and as been fully flushed out of the resin bed. If it did not then you would have salty water in the morning after a cleaning cycle.
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