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How do I replace a Brine Valve Assembly in a Water Softener?

The brine well has a valve that controls the water level. If the brine valve assembly is damaged, the brine well won't fill. If the brine valve assembly is broken, you should replace it.

The seal on the bottom of the valve prevents water from leaking out of the valve and allows water to flow through the opening at the bottom of the valve.

The timer uses a switch to measure the position of a valve. The valve motor runs continuously if the timer can't detect the position of the valve. If the valve motor runs continuously, you should replace the rotor position switch.

The vacuum created by the venturi draws brine water from the salt tank into the resin tank. The venturi won't draw brine into the tank. If the venturi is damaged, replace it.

The water can be directed through the water softener to complete functions such asflushing the filter. A valve that isn't working leaks water or locks up. If the valve leaks or is damaged, you should replace it.

The water softener's functions are performed by rotating the valve motor to perform the functions. The valve motor will not move the valve. The valve motor should be replaced if it doesn't move when activated.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Disconnect electrical power.

    Shut off the power to the water softener.

  2. Remove the top cover.

    Release the 2 front clips on the cover when you open the lid. Lift the front of the cover to release the tabs. Pull the top cover off.

  3. Remove the valve motor.

    The valve assembly has screws that hold the valve motor to it. Plug the wires that connect the timer to the valve motor. The valve assembly has a valve motor.

  4. Install the new valve motor.

    Attach the valve motor to the assembly with the mounting screws. The valve motor wire needs to be plugged.

  5. Reinstall the top cover.

    Put the back of the top cover into the rear tabs and push the front of the top cover into the locking clips. Don't open the lid.

  6. Restore power.

    The power cord needs to be plugged in again.

  7. Disconnect electrical power.

    Shut off the power to the water softener.

  8. Bypass the water supply.

    The water valve has to be pushed into the bypass position.

  9. Remove the top cover.

    Release the 2 front clips on the cover when you open the lid. Lift the front of the cover to release the tabs. Pull the top cover off.

  10. Remove the venturi.

    Attach the venturi housing to the venturi assembly by twisting it. The housing has a screen on it. The gasket and spacer come out of the screen. The venturi should be removed from the housing.

  11. Clean the housing and screen.

    The housing, screen and gasket need to be cleaned.

  12. Install the new venturi.

    The venturi can be pushed into the housing. Lubricate the gasket with a liquid. The screen, gasket and spacer need to be pushed into the housing. The venturi cap must be reinstalled.

  13. Reinstall the top cover.

    Put the back of the top cover into the rear tabs and push the front of the top cover into the locking clips. Don't open the lid.

  14. Restore power.

    The power cord needs to be plugged in again.

  15. Disconnect electrical power.

    Shut off the power to the water softener.

  16. Remove the top cover.

    Release the 2 front clips on the cover when you open the lid. Lift the front of the cover to release the tabs. Pull the top cover off.

  17. Remove the valve motor.

    Lift the valve motor off the rotor by removing the valve motor mounting screws.

  18. Remove the rotor position switch.

    The plastic cover needs to be removed. The mounting pins have a rotor position switch on them. The wires need to be disconnected. The position switch needs to be removed.

  19. Install the new rotor position switch.

    The wires need to be connected to the switch. Remove the plastic cover and push the new rotor position switch onto the mounting pins.

  20. Reinstall the valve motor.

    Place the valve motor in place.

  21. Reinstall the top cover.

    Put the back of the top cover into the rear tabs and push the front of the top cover into the locking clips. Don't open the lid.

  22. Restore power.

    The power cord needs to be plugged in.

Time required: 30 minutes.

You would need the following tools: phillips screwdriver, work gloves.

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