What I meant by the leaky hose from the control unit was the water was dripping out of the brine side of the hose after I turned the bypass valve to "bypass" and removed the hosed from the brine tank. In other words, I pulled all the parts out of the brine tank to clean them, and while the hose was just hanging there, it was dripping water. It dripped about 2 gallons over night.
I got everything put back together, added fresh salt, set the clock, backwash, and regen times, opened the bypass valve to allow water to pass through the unit, and plugged it in. As you said, the bypass valve stopped leaking after I opened it to the service position.
The next day, the clock was stuck at 2:00 AM. With closer inspection, I found teeth missing from one of the timing gears. This is not a surprise after reading through this forum.
Where can I find a digital "tc" control?
Thanks a bunch for the help.