Autotrol 255 Valve w/ 460i Control - Not regenerating enough?


Old 10-05-20, 07:36 PM
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Autotrol 255 Valve w/ 460i Control - Not regenerating enough?


Did the normal maintenance with this softener about 1 month ago. Emptied all salt in tank, cleaned everything. Made sure pick up tube was clear. Also cleaned injector (that was pretty dirty and clogged). This is a 3 year old system w/ semi-hard water (Hardness = 7).

I've noticed that our system does not use that much salt......which I figured it would for a household of 2-3 people at most times. I realize this is all based upon hardness of water and where your salt setting is on the dial for the brine control.

Bought a basic water test kit on Amazon. See pic. 1st test was previous to doing a manual regeneration cycle (bottom strip). 2nd test was after regeneration (top strip). Somehow I think this isn't regenerating enough? Not sure when it is set to regenerate. All I know is that it is supposed to regenerate around 2AM, which I thought was default for most systems.

Should I be looking for a setting to regenerate more often?

If I'm missing any info, someone let me know.


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