Time to replace my Kenmore resin??
My Kenmore Deluxe Demand softner has worked great and lasted nearly ten years without problem. Now, however, it is really not doing its softening job and is also leaving unpopular signs of light rust in the bathroom fixtures and laundry.
The Kemore manual is quite decent and I've checked & cleaned all the obvious things and run system diagnostics on it with no problems detected. I was surprised to find that it used only about 3-5 gallons of brine each regen (I had expected more), but I really don't have a feel for what is typical only that it IS sucking brine.
I've always used iron-out type salt pellets and have recently tried a couple regens after adding some RES-UP, but I still can't seem to solve my progressing water softening problem. Sears does sell some over-priced powder they claim should be used if softening problems arise (and I may still try it), but thought the RES-UP would be a comparable effort.
After reading thru some related posts I'm wondering whether I should be considering replacing the resin yet and also whether this Kenmore unit (Model 625.348591) has a tank & valve configuration a DIY'er should attempt or not.
Your thoughts on this matter would be greatly appreciated...thx! Stephen ;-)