Kenmore Brine Tank Drain Issue

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Old 01-13-19, 06:27 AM
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Kenmore Brine Tank Drain Issue

Kenmore 300 series softener fills more than it drains. I left it on brine cycle for 6-7 hours and it ALMOST got all the water out of the tank (it was only half full)

The dang kenmore interactive tool everyone (the internet) loves is no more since sears shut down Iím assuming.

What is the issue? I read online that the Venturi rubber disc shouldnít be grooved.

Background: I first took the Venturi apart when I saw water in the tank at rest. Looked fine and reassembled. I came to discover the softener drain pipe was plugged up causing a slow drain and some softener water to back up and overflow in the brine tank. The drain is cleared. I think it came from years of the central air HVAC and the softener draining into the same pipe.

heres a photo of the Venturi disc

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Old 01-13-19, 02:10 PM
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The part looks good.
Second -- remove the salt or clean out the salt tank, the salt will additive likes to leave behind a silt that will not leave.
Third, make sure that the float assembly is all the way to the bottom of the black brine well.
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Old 01-17-19, 04:31 AM
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Iíve looked at everything except the rotor area. The inlet from the float. The outlet. The Venturi. Everything is clean. Nothing is leaking. I get suction. The unit just fills more than it sucks out. Iím going to go with a wild guess of low suction and say the Venturi gasket is deformed causing lower than normal suction.

Iím not sure.
 
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Old 01-17-19, 09:49 AM
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If the float is not all the way down or if there is build up at the bottom of the salt tank it will not pull all the water out it will come close to over filling the tank.
 
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Old 01-17-19, 02:50 PM
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Using advice on threads like these I removed a flow control. https://www.doityourself.com/forum/w...ter-again.html It seems to have ever so slightly increased flow. Enough to make the difference needed.

https://imgur.com/a/Y2jMZQg
 

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