How do you adjust a Kinetico water softener?
Push the water softener valve screw in firmly with a screwdriver, then turn the screw clockwise slowly–never counterclockwise–until you see the tab reach the black indicator dot in the Brine position. Depending on your model, you will see Brine/Rinse written on your water softener head.
How do you manually regenerate Kinetico?
If your salt storage tank does run out of salt, you can manually regenerate the unit after adding salt. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, push down firmly on the softener valve screw and slowly turn clockwise to start the regeneration. At this point you should hear water begin to run through the system.
Do Kinetico water softeners need maintenance?
Kinetico water softeners require very little when it comes to maintenance. With proper care, the resin beads that collect calcium and magnesium from your water supply last up to 20 years before needing to be changed. Your softening system requires a regular supply of salt for regenerative purposes.
How do I adjust the hardness in my water softener?
Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set your water hardness number. NOTE: If your water supply contains iron, compensate for it by adding to the water hardness number. For example, assume your water is 20 gpg hard and contains 2 ppm iron. Add 5 to the hardness number for each 1 ppm or iron.
How often should you change the filter in your water softener?
The filter residing at the beginning of the softening stages stops sediment, such as fine particles, from infiltrating the system. These particles can accumulate over time and harm the entire softening system. Changing the filter every three months will help retain the functionality of the system.
When should I manually regenerate my water softener?
It is generally agreed upon that regular regenerations are the best, because they keep the resin bed active. This should be every two to three days, although highly efficient softeners may generate every day or even multiple times a day.
What is a normal water hardness level?
below 75 mg/L – is generally considered soft. 76 to 150 mg/L – moderately hard. 151 to 300 mg/L – hard. more than 300 mg/ – very hard.