Oh, Oh, Kenmore water softener dying?

Hi, Anyone familiar with Kenmore softener? Ours(approx 10 years old) does not work on brine cycle. It does not suck up the brine after fill cycle. The suction is barely there. All other cycles work OK. Any suggestion? TIA,
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Check the manual and see how the valve works. Good change it just needs new seals or O rings. Could also be a clogged intake on the line in the tank.
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

Hi, Thanks. I could pick up a gasket/seal kit for venturi housing and main valve aeembly. Will replace them and see what happens.
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Tony Hwang wrote:

Hi, Finished replacing them. It's back to normal working order. First repair in 12 years! Cost of parts 60.00CAD = 50.00 USD.
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Tony Hwang wrote:

Today the newer models usually won't last that long before repairs are needed; usually 12 months to 4-6 years. And their replacement parts prices are very high for what they are. The Kenmore, GE, Whirlpool, Mortonsalt.com, North Star sold through plumbing/pump suppy houses all are the same and made by the same company with one exception. The GE uses a slightly different motor.
Go to www.kenmorewater.com and check out the animations for troubleshooting. It applies to all the above brands.
Here's some interesting reading about their problems and fixes: http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t 4318
Gary Quality Water Associates
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