I have a Sears Sears Model # 625.3484500 water softener, about 12 years
I don't keep more than a about 1.5 bags of salt in it, an sometimes when I
look (between cycles) in I see there is about 8" of water around the salt.
Much more than normal. Normally I can never see the water, as the salt
covers the few inches that is normal.
This is intermittent. Happens maybe once every couple months. If I recycle
the softener the problem corrects itself and water level returns to normal.
I've checked the venturi screen and orrifice and the little screen at the
end of the brine tube, as that failed a few years back. It still looks new.
Since it doesn't always have this problem, I'm not sure how to troubleshoot
it further. Ideas?