Re: New to using a Rainsoft AM24CD water softener
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.
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.