Kenmore Water Softener


I have a Kenmore Water Softener, model # 625.348591. The Salt Storage Tank keeps filling up with water. I emptied it 2 days ago and it is 3/4 full again today. Can anyone give me a hint of what is going wrong? I cleaned the Venturi and it parts 2 days ago.
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Butch

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My water softener seems to have quit or at least is working half heartily. The salt tank is half full of brine. It still has some salt ,about 4" inthe tank and I've been hesitent to add more because of the brine level. Whats happening?
Stormin
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Sounds like it's not pumping out the brine. I had a couple kenmore softeners over the years, and had this problem a number of times. Most often it can be fixed by cleaning the venturi. If it's lask my last one, just take the top off (4 screws) and you will see a plastic dome-like thing over at the left. Take it off like a jar lid. Wathe carefully where all the bits are as you take them out. the venturi itself is just an impression in the plastic. Clean it with soft cloth. Also be sure the tiny hole in the little black rubber plug is clear. Reassemble.
I believe you can see an Owners Manula fot it at the Sears Web site.
Ed

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Thanks Ed,
I'll have a go at the venturi and also see if I can get a manual off the Sears site..
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Possible the inlet valve is leaking by.
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Typical failure points are the mixing valve and salt bridges. You can order a rebuild kit from Sears repair parts on their web site if you are up to the task.
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