How to Fill & Regenerate Your Water Softener

Generally, water softeners regenerate themselves, but if you forget to put salt in your tank, you may need to manually regenerate it. To do this, you’ll need the following items:

Required Items

  • One wet rag
  • Two 40-lb bags of salt crystals for water softeners

Helpful Tips

Try not to let your salt level get really low. With a low salt level, your system could be regenerating and unable to clean itself.

Step 1: Clean the build-up on the walls of the brine tank

Take a wet rag and clean off all the build-up on the side walls of the brine tank. Next time you put salt in, your tank should be clean and ready to go.

How to manually regenerate a water softener step 1

Step 2: Put salt into the unit

Put no more than two bags into your brine tank. Make sure your tank is filled no more than halfway.

How to manually regenerate a water softener step 2

Step 3: Regenerate the softener

In order to regenerate the softener, go to the control panel. Hold the regeneration button down until it begins to regenerate on its own.

Note: Water softeners regenerate on their own, based on gallons used. Manually regenerating your water softener is going to guarantee that it cleans itself properly.

How to manually regenerate a water softener step 3

If you run into trouble after regeneration and your water still tests hard, please call Pure Plumbing today at (702) 534-1910. We would love to help you with your Las Vegas plumbing needs!

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If you run into trouble after regeneration and your water still tests hard, or you have a plumbing emergency, or other plumbing problems that needs professional service, Pure Plumbing is available 24/7 anywhere in the Las Vegas valley. Call us at (702) 534-1910 to get help immediately or to schedule an appointment. We are here to help!

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