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