I haven't had a chance to look at this problem yet but thought I'd see if
there are any experts that can tell me what to look for. I am constantly
amazed at the varied experience displayed here so that is why I'm asking for
Water softener consists of two units. A salt water storage tank, appears to
be around 30 gallons. This is connected to the main unit via a small hose.
The main unit is a cylinder about 8 inches in diameter and about 3.5 to 4
feet high. On top is a mechanism I have heard referred to as a "head". It
has a couple controls for setting time and setting for amount of salt
The problem: There is a small (about two inches in diameter) motor that
apparently runs the clock and I assume the mechanism of valves for
back-flushing. This motor is running very hot and humming. Being in a
hurry, I unplugged the softener and left.
I know I haven't given a very good description here but does some expert
recognize the unit, and is able to suggest a source for a motor replacement,
which I assume it the problem?
Thanks in advance. Bob-tx