Because all salts contain some insoluble matter, (purified salt contains less than rock salt) your salt storage container will require occasional cleaning to keep your conditioner at peak operating efficiency.
- Clean bucket-size container
- Philips head or straight screwdriver (depending on your unit)
- Garden hose
- Household scrub brush or sponge
- Remove the salt storage tank cover and the cap from the brine valve chamber.*
- Remove brine line nut (if necessary) and lift the brine valve out of the brine valve chamber and set aside in an upright position.
- If you’d like to save any clean, dry salt remaining in the tank, remove it and place it in a clean container.
- Using the scoop, dig out and discard as much remaining salt, water and debris as possible.
- Remove the brine valve chamber by removing the screws on the side of the salt tank.
- Remove the salt plate at the bottom of the brine tank.
- Lay the salt tank on its side and direct a brisk stream of water from your garden hose to its inside to rinse out all residue.
- Using a household scrub brush and a mild soapy solution, clean the salt plate. This will complete the tank cleaning.
- Stand salt tank upright. Replace the salt plate. Place brine valve chamber in position and affix with screws.
- Insert the brine valve into the chamber, replace replace brine line and nut (if necessary) and replace valve chamber cap.*
- Fill the storage tank with 4 to 6 inches of water.
- Fill the tank with salt about halfway – overfilling salt can lead to salt bridge.
- Replace the salt storage tank cover.
*Note-not all models have a brine valve chamber cap
(reprinted from Culligan Document 01-8822-26 DCO# 991718)