I still cannot start a manual regeneration cycle.
Do I need to start looking for a replacement? If so, does anyone have recommendations - one impression I get from forum posts is that Independent Operators can provide the same quality equipment as the "big" dealers for less cost. What about service?
I am likely not going back with Rainsoft, as service has always been expensive and hard to acquire in my area (upstate NY). There is a Culligen dealer nearby, and I may ask them to come give me their analysis and pitch. I am not going to Sears.
I am open to suggestions.
According to the Rainsoft unit I have hardness 19 and capacity 22.
Even if I get no response here, thanks for your help!
Yeah, it sounds like the board is shot.
If you can find an established local independent dealer that sells
equipment with the better FLECK control valves you should be OK.
They may be able to get you up and running with just a new control
valve, riser pipe and salt tank... this will be the most cost effective option.
I also suggest looking for a local ECOWATER dealer - they are awesome.
A 32K or larger capacity softener would be a nice upgrade on 19 grain water.