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    Default Bought home, need help with water softener

    Hey guys, I'm a young and just bought my first home. It was foreclosed and was vacant for at least 6 months prior to my purchase. I know absolutely nothing about water softeners.

    I have city water, but it is hard. The softener has been unplugged ever since I've seen it. I believe it is a Treck 2510?

    There's a few gallons in the tank next to it, with some undissolved salt at the bottom it looks like. I also don't know what I should do about the settings. See Pictures.

    What do I need to do to get this thing up and running properly?
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    I'm gonna assume that it was properly programmed so all you should nerd is to fill the brine tank with salt and set the timer for the correct time of day.
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    And after putting salt in the salt tank, letting it set for 3 hours and start it into a regen cycle. do so again the next day and the system should clean up and return to normal.

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    Thank you all for your replies.

    Some more info:
    House was built in 2000. 3 bedroom 2.5 bath ranch. It's just my wife and I.

    Will give this a go today and post back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akpsdvan View Post
    And after putting salt in the salt tank, letting it set for 3 hours and start it into a regen cycle. do so again the next day and the system should clean up and return to normal.
    Forgive me, but how do I set it to a regen cycle? Do I wait 3 hours to plug it in or do it when I put salt in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    I'm gonna assume that it was properly programmed so all you should nerd is to fill the brine tank with salt and set the timer for the correct time of day.
    Would "properly programmed" be for his size family or the previous owner's family?
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    Lets get him up and running first and then we can dial it in if needed......

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    Maybe you guys missed him saying;

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    I also don't know what I should do about the settings. See Pictures.

    What do I need to do to get this thing up and running properly?
    ***************

    And what do you tell him if it runs and regenerates like every other night because it's way too small for his family or not "programmed properly"? I'd answer him but I can't read the dial and I don't know how many people are in his family. You guys could have asked him how many. Well I'm thinking not Tom, he doesn't know to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Slusser View Post
    Maybe you guys missed him saying;

    ***************
    I also don't know what I should do about the settings. See Pictures.

    What do I need to do to get this thing up and running properly?
    ***************

    And what do you tell him if it runs and regenerates like every other night because it's way too small for his family or not "programmed properly"? I'd answer him but I can't read the dial and I don't know how many people are in his family. You guys could have asked him how many. Well I'm thinking not Tom, he doesn't know to ask.
    I'm thinking you are still an idiot. Let's see if it works first rather than waste time if it doesn't
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