I have a Kenmore softener, about 1-1/2 years old. I have had no problems with it prior to now.
Several mornings ago, I was surprised when I opened the kitchen faucet and the water was super foamy. It would foam up like crazy in a glass, like it was carbonated water. The foam in the glass would quickly die down and the water was fine.
I called the water company and they came immediately but said the water at the street was fine and not foamy at all.
I checked the water softener and noticed it had about 18 inches of brine in the tank where it usually has none or very little.
I cleaned the orifice and manually regenerated. It drew the brine down as it should. I noticed nothing unusual with the regeneration.
The next morning the "sparkling" water was back.
I can only assume air is somehow getting into the system and being absorbed by the water under pressure and then the air comes out when it is at low pressure at the faucet.
Has anyone seen such a problem before?
Is it likely to be seals in the brining circuit?
Should I dismantle the whole thing and replace all seals?
Is there another reason for the foam?
I hope someone has seen this before.