Water remaining in water softener tank

Old 01-28-06, 12:31 PM
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Water remaining in water softener tank

I have a Sears single tank softener (just one tank hold both resin tank and salt / brine). It seems to cycle normally. After cycling I see there is about 2-3 inches of water left in the bottom. Usually this would be covered over with salt but I am very low - time for more salt.

Is it normal for that level of water to remain in the bottom of the tank after cycling?
Old 01-28-06, 12:56 PM
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The water is there to dissolve the salt. I don't see a problem with the water being there. You are correct though, you need to be adding salt or the softener won't work. Good luck.
Old 01-28-06, 03:09 PM
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The 2-3" is normal, with low salt, you are not going to get the full softness.

If there a lot of "dirt" or inpureity, go ahead and clean it out with a wet vac.

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