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.
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:
Quality Water Associates
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