Two problems: valve sticking/leaking and no soft water
I've got two problems and I'm not sure if they are related. First of all noticed several days ago the water was not soft and tasted/smelled iron. Did a manual regen but that did make a difference in water quality. Today I noticed the valve was stuck partially open in the backwash position. Looks like it tried to backwash during the night and got stuck as it was opening. Could hear the water slowly flowing. Also was slowly leaking water at the rod coming out of the valve, I assume a bad seal. Did a manual regen which finished the cycle correctly (still drips though).
Also, how much water is supposed to be in the brine well? And is it supposed to draw a significant amount of brine out? The level never seemed to change and when it was time to refill the brine tank it looked like it barely put any water in.
This is a Hague HydroClean HCII, looks pretty old but has worked well. Can you guys help me with how to proceed. Guess I need to rebuild the valve with new seals, etc. And clean out the tube from brine tank to mineral tank?