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New to using a Rainsoft AM24CD water softener

 
 
jln2559
 
Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2005 10:31 am
I recently bought a house with the Rainsoft model AM24CD water softener. I emailed rainsoft for a users manual but haven't received anything from them yet.

The tank where I assume you put the salt in is completely full and I am afraid that it will try to go into another cycle and start to overflow. Is it supposed to get that full? if not how can I drain it?

The other problem I have is that I have no idea how to run the thing. I have no idea what the settings are supposed to be, or how to set them. I have a small family with me my wife and 2 toddlers. I don't know how much salt or what kind.

Basically I need a tutorial from anyone who knows what to do for a new user to a water softener. Thank you in advance for any help.

Josh
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2005 11:25 am
Re: New to using a Rainsoft AM24CD water softener
jln2559 wrote:
I recently bought a house with the Rainsoft model AM24CD water softener.
I emailed rainsoft for a users manual but haven't received anything from them yet.

The tank where I assume you put the salt in is completely full and I am afraid that it will try to go into another cycle and start to overflow.
Is it supposed to get that full? if not how can I drain it?

The other problem I have is that I have no idea how to run the thing. I have no idea what the settings are supposed to be, or how to set them.
I have a small family with me my wife and 2 toddlers. I don't know how much salt or what kind.

Basically I need a tutorial from anyone who knows what to do for a new user to a water softener. Thank you in advance for any help.

Josh


Hey Josh,

no - your salt tank should never be full of water.
You can use a garden hose to syphon the water out of the salt tank leaving about 8 inches in the bottom.
You can also scoop water out and into a bucket with a cup.
Warning: the water is very salty and will kill many plants and animals - be careful were you dump it.

The AM series has a 14 day (pin) mechanical timer.
Push all of the pins in then pull both Monday's and both Thursday's up (not out).
This will have the unit backwashing twice a week.

Now set the time of day, grasp the large yellow/green wheel with your fingers and rotate it until the arrow lines up with the correct time of day and release.



Keep an eye on the water level in the salt tank - if it begins to rise again you will need a service call.
If the water level and amount of salt in the tank remain unchanged for more than a week and a half you will need a service call.

I hope this helps.
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jln2559
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2005 10:44 pm
I dont understand what you mean by up not out. they only can be pulled out.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2005 04:41 am
jln2559 wrote:
I dont understand what you mean by up not out. they only can be pulled out.


Does your timer plate look something like this one? Photo Link

Push the little chrome pins all the way in and then slowly lift the ones I listed until they click.
You can do this with your fingernail.
These 4 will sit about an 1/8th of an inch above the rest.

HTH
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jln2559
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2005 10:14 am
Yep that is what it looks like, and I got them pulled out. What do I want the big nob setting to be, the one that says "brine, soak fast rinse..."right I'm not sure how to tell what it is set on, im guessing its by the notch in the cover at about 5 oclock if that is the case it is set to brine. thanks again for any help H2O_MAN.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2005 11:24 am
jln2559 wrote:
Yep that is what it looks like, and I got them pulled out. What do I want the big nob setting to be, the one that says "brine, soak fast rinse..."right I'm not sure how to tell what it is set on, im guessing its by the notch in the cover at about 5 oclock if that is the case it is set to brine. thanks again for any help H2O_MAN.

It should look like this one...

http://www.tammysclothingcloset.com/pics/rainsoft/watersoftenerinside.jpg
12 or 13 minutes of backwash, then brine, soak, brine, fast rinse and finally salt - about 6 minutes/pounds.
The wheel rotates clockwise and drags over the piggy backed micro-switches with all of the wires connected.
As the wheel turns the switch is released engaging the piston motor turning the cams - regeneration begins.

The dust piles built up on the bottom of the unit pictured indicates this timer plate needs to be rebuilt.
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