Is your water softener abnormally full of water or overflowing? If so, then here’s what you need to know about why your softener is full of water.

It May Have a Salt Clog

Your water softener contains a device that regulates the water as it flows in and out of the brine and mineral tank. It also determines when cleaning and regeneration processes should commence in your water softener.

As you can expect, one of the most common reasons your brine tank is overflowing is one or more obstructions. Your tank may have salt clogs that impede the normal flow of water into the brine tank.

It May Have an Injector Obstruction

It’s also possible that an obstruction is affecting your water softener’s injector. The injector contains a tiny hole and is responsible for creating the suction needed to draw the salt brine out of the tank during the regeneration stage. If something obstructs this hole, your brine tank can easily overflow.

There May Be a Brine Hose Disconnection

One of the biggest reasons your water softener is overflowing is a hose disconnection in the tank. Just like your toilet tank, the brine has a float that controls the brine level. If the incoming brine line isn’t securely attached, the water won’t stop flowing in.

There May Be a Malfunction in the Spacer Stack and Pistons

Your water softener contains pistons and a spacer stack. These parts wear out over time, leading to malfunctions. Professional plumbers will check these parts when troubleshooting water softener overflows.

We know how disconcerting it can be to have an overflowing water softener in your house. Our professionals recommend that you get the problem checked and fixed before it becomes worse. To have your water softener problem solved by knowledgeable and licensed plumbers, contact OnTIME Service today.

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