Kinetico brine tank float adjustment (how to do it)

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Written By John Stephen
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The simplest way to adjust the float is to push the water softener valve screw firmly with the help of a screwdriver. Then, slowly turn the screw clockwise. Ensure that you are not moving it counterclockwise. Keep doing it until the tab reaches the indicator dot presented in the brine position.

How to make Kinetico brine tank float adjustment? (Step by step process)

The Kinetico water softener uses kinetic energy to move the water rather than an electrical pump to flow the water in the tank.

The system will not have a timer or button to adjust the function. 

The system is fully automated and runs itself, offering the smooth functioning of the water flow.

Therefore, the Kinetico water softener regenerates when you use water in the house. 

Every time you use the faucet or flush the toilet, the system uses the regeneration process.

The regeneration process only works when someone is using the system. 

If you are on vacation and no one is there in the house to use the water, the system will shut down itself.

Manual regeneration is required when you add more salt to the storage tank. 

Step 01: Turn the bypass lever.

Firstly, turn the bypass lever off by turning it to the switch-off mode.

Step 02: Clear Water pressure:

In the next step, open the soft water faucet available inside the house.

Run the faucet until all the trapped water is moved out from the pipe.

Clear the water pressure and make the pipe empty.

Step 3: Adjust the tab.

Use the screwdriver to open the valve. Push the screw firmly and move in clockwise slowly to open it.

Remember never to turn the screw counterclockwise.

Instead, keep turning the screw until it reaches the black indicator dot mention inside the brine tank. 

The indicator may be in a different position depending on the model you are using.

While you are turning the screw, you will hear the five click on the tab before it reached the indicator dot.

Step 04: Turn the bypass level to the service position.

The system would not work until you turn the bypass level to the service position.

When you activate the service level, the water starts flowing to the faucets located in your house.

As soon as you turn the service level on, the water will start flowing. 

You will be able to listen to the water sound in the pipe.

If you cannot listen to the sound of the water, it indicates you have not turned the service tab to its maximum capacity.

The indicator dot should be set far enough to the brine position.

If required, repeat the process to make the water flow smoothly.

If you have trouble adjusting the float in your Kinetico brine tank, then reach the nearest repair center or contact the customer care team to get an expert to advise.

The team will help you to solve the problem by understanding the exact problem with your Kinetico brine tank.

How high should the water level be in a Kinetico brine tank?

The water level in the Kinetico brine tank depends on the various conditions.

It is determined based on the volume, water condition, and resin in the softener.

In the Kinetico water softener, you will find multiple discs at the top of the control valve. 

The disc counts the water in the gallons and is based on the preset calculation, and it initiates the regeneration process. 

Each gallon of water you pour into the system will dissolve the three lbs of salt.

If you are not sure about the water level in the Kinetico brine tank, contact the product’s customer support team to find the solution.

Where do you put the float on a Kinetico water softener?

The float is generally installed in the brain tank. However, check the manual.

Every water softener model is different; therefore, the position of the float may vary.

Ideally, the water softener float is assembled in the brain tank where the water flows from the pipe. 

The floating device prevents the water from overflowing.

When the water reaches its maximum level, the floating device shuts the water tank’s water. 

Too much water in the tank would damage the system, and when the water flows from the top of it, it starts splashing the water into the surrounded area. 

It would damage the water softener as well as the system installed around the tank.

Float is the safety device that ensures the water level and stops the overflow of the water in the tank.

How Often Should Water Softener regenerate after float adjustment?

The water softener regeneration process is the regular cleaning mechanism run by the system.

During this process, the system flushes the substance trapped in the system after the hard water cleaning.

Hard water is a mixture of calcium and magnesium ions that combined and made the system clog inside. 

The regeneration process allows the water to flow smoothly and stops the particles from occupying the space inside the tank.

However, over time the load will grow, and it will clog the system.

Over time the resin in the water softener tank becomes saturated.

They must be recharged or regenerated.

Salt is the primary ingredient used to remove the minerals and water material from the resin. 

The regeneration process refreshes the entire system and gives it a fresh start every time it conducts the regeneration process.

It ensures that the system works efficiently and hard water is cleaned before sending it to the home.

How does float work during the regeneration process?

Generally, the water softener comes with preset settings that allow the system to perform the generation process regularly.

The process allows the system to keep the resin bed active and perform without any trouble. 

Usually, the generation process is activated every two to three days some modern systems run the regeneration process every day or even multiple times of the day. 

Once the water is clean, the freshwater is added to the tank, and float will control the level of the water.

It shut down the tab automatically when the max level is reached.

The regeneration process is entirely depending upon the volume of the water.

If your system is processing a large unit of water every day, and the water condition in your region is horrible, regular regeneration is essential to keep the system clean. 

Clogging will occur if the hard water has too much waste product and minerals which may get trapped in the resin bed.

Some factors help you identify the duration of the regeneration and frequency.

1) Most importantly, the hardness of the water in your region would decide how often you should perform the regeneration process. 

2) The amount of iron in the water passing through the system could make the system clog. Too much iron makes the system overload, and salt in the water may use extensively.

3) Volume of water passing through the system every day is another indicator of the regeneration process. Generally, household water consumption will be limited, so we do not have to run the regeneration every day. 

However, if the water consumption is more than average in certain homes, you should decide to regenerate every day to keep the water clean and soft.

4) Consider the regeneration based on the resin tank capacity. 

5) The age of the system also makes it challenging to process clean water. As you start seeing the dirt in the water, it is time to run the regeneration process. 

The old system is not effective as a new one. It requires the replacement of old parts. It will reduce its capacity over time and need more maintenance work to keep it intact.

Consider all the above points when you decide to run the regeneration process on your system.

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