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    But he said in the original post that it was a Hague so................Nice try at covering up LOL
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    I am not familiar withe the 23-BAQ, but newer Hagues, I believe by looking at the brine float, are under pressure. Troubleshooting guide indicates it, too. But I'll have to admit that I am not sure about the 23-BAQ model so won't make a claim to it.

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    Default Still not fixed

    Replaced the brine valve and did a manual regen ~ 6 hrs ago and just watched foamy, salty "water" come pouring out of the kitchen faucet... no doubt the valve was stuck open, but apparently that wasn't causing the foamy/salty water...

    Any other ideas?


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    That would be exspected on the first regen. The salt tank had too much water because the brine valve did not shut off. Now the water should be lower so once the unit goes through another regen, the water should not be salty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mialynette2003 View Post
    That would be exspected on the first regen. The salt tank had too much water because the brine valve did not shut off. Now the water should be lower so once the unit goes through another regen, the water should not be salty.
    Yep, no "standing" water in the salt tank any longer (it must have been broken for a long time because I always recall having standing water in that tank until today).

    Should I force another regen?

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    No, just run off the water until it isn't salty or foamy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    But he said in the original post that it was a Hague so................Nice try at covering up LOL
    Yeah I know it is a Hague and not a Kinetico and I know the comment that softeners don't have a pressurized brine line unless they are in the refill position ("I believe") is incorrect because Kinetico is under pressure and now my good buddy Andy the Kinetico salesman is saying Hague has a pressurized brine line also. And you compounded the comment by saying there shouldn't be pressure on the brine line and had this Hague been newer, you would have been wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Slusser View Post
    No, just run off the water until it isn't salty or foamy.
    I did that.. I meant should I do a manual regen to ensure it doesn't happen again??

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    No, let the system run normal cycle. If you fixed the brine valve everything should be OK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco_Guy View Post
    I did that.. I meant should I do a manual regen to ensure it doesn't happen again??
    The No part of my reply was the answer to the question of should you do a manual regeneration; no, don't do that.
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    OK. Not doing another manual regen. Hopefully the problem is resolved.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Just noticed the "foamy/salty" water sample I saved from last night has a bunch of turquoise sediment in the bottom of the glass.....

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    That's the color of corroded copper tubing. What does it look like in a clear glass instead of this blue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Slusser View Post
    That's the color of corroded copper tubing. What does it look like in a clear glass instead of this blue?
    That is a clear glass, the water has the same turquoise tint.

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    It does look like copper corrosion. What is the PH of your water?
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