NOTE:The control display must show a steady
time (not flashing).
1. Press the RECHARGE@ button and hold in for
three seconds. RECHARGEbegins to flash as
the water softening system enters the fill cycle
of recharge. Remove the brinewell cover and,
using a flashlight, observe fill water entering
the brine tank. If water does not enter the tank,
look for an obstructed nozzle, venturi, fill flow
plug or brine tubing. See Care and Cleaning of
the Water Softener System section.
2. After observing fill, press the RECHARGE@
button to move the water softening system
into brining. A slow flow of water to the drain
will begin. Verify brine draw from the brine
tank by shining a flashlight into the brinewell
and observing a noticeable drop in the liquid
level over an extended period of time.
NOTE: Be sure a salt bridge is not preventing
water from contacting salt. See Care and
cleaning of the water softening system section.
If the water softening sgstem does not draw
,, nozzle and/or venturi dirty or defective.
defective nozzle and venturi seal.
,, nozzle and venturi not seated properly
,, other inner valve defect (rotor seal, rotor and
disc, wave washer, etc.).
,, restricted drain (check drain fitting and
NOTE: If water system pressure is low, an
elevated drain hose may cause back pressure,
stopping brine draw.
3. Again, press the RECHARGE@ button to move
the water softening system into backwash.
Look for a fast flow of water from the drain
hose. A slow flow indicates a plugged top
distributor, backwash flow plug or drain hose.
4. Press the RECHARGE@ button to move the
water softening system into fast rinse. Again
look for a fast drain flow. Allow the water
softening system to rinse for a few minutes
to flush out any brine that may remain in
the resin tank from the brining cycle test.
5. To return the water softening system to
service, press the RECHARGE@ button.