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    sarosebud Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    May 14, 2007, 05:10 PM
    Water softener salt bridge
    We have a Kenmore water softener about 14-18 mo. Old. For at least 5 mo. I have had a recurring salt bridge. I break it up as per manual instructions, and the salt level goes down about 1/2 inch before the salt bridge recurs. There is no odor, no discoloration, just a water softener that doesn't do its job. I can't keep breaking this bridge up again and again forever, I can expect to live only about 20 more years. Can anyone help?
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    markknapp61 Posts: 16, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 11, 2009, 12:52 PM

    Let's first start on where is the softener located?
    If it is close to any heat source this could be your problem as all sears units are dry storage ( leaves a little water in the tank). The unit fills the salt tank with cold water and can create condensation if too close to lets say a water heater or clothes dryer.
    Do not shove any thing down into the salt, the easiest way to break a bridge is with warm water, about a gallon or so trickled over the salt will do.
    If your softener is located near a heat source you will have to relocate the unit and this will stop your problem.
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    Oct 11, 2009, 08:42 PM

    I have found it is better to use rock salt instead of the pillow type salt.

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