drain/flush water softener?

Old 12-11-04, 07:02 AM
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Question drain/flush water softener?

I have been negligent in my keeping salt in our Culligan water softener. [Bad me.] Now I look into the softener and only see almost black water about one-third of the way up the container [nice use of technical lingo, huh…].

Would it be advisable for me to siphon that old water out of the softener before putting new salt crystals in?

Is there a good and easy way to clean it up?

I have not noticed any effect on our water in the home yet, but would imagine that to be coming if I don’t get the thing cleaned up…

Thanks for helping!
Old 12-11-04, 12:33 PM
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Hey Operaguy,
- Unless there is something wrong in the valvehead, this water should NEVER get into your supply lines. HOWEVER, it's not a good idea to have it in the brine tank as this is what cleans your softener media. Remove it somehow, clean the tank , put in a couple of bags of fresh salt and cover it with water. Now it should operate properly unless there's a fault somewhere.
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