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Repair a Leaking Water Softener Reservoir.

In this instructable I will demonstrate how to repair/patch a leaking water softener reservoir.
I will try to keep this "ible" short and sweet.

Note I also took apart and cleaned and re-lubed all of the O-rings, and the venturi. If you are going to have it taken apart you should just complete the tuneup as well, so I did. That's not part of this instructable. Sorry.

Here are some good links

kenmore

softenerparts.com

 
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Step 2: Disassemble the Unit

Step 1
Using your permanent marker, if you know where the leak is, make a reference mark for later. In this case I do know where it is because salt is coming out of the crack.

Step 2
Disassemble the water softener and remove the insides so you only have the reservoir.

Step 3.
Empty the salt in a safe location "INFO NOTE" salt will kill your plants don't pour it, or any left over salt brine water, in your yard.

Step 4
Spray out inside of reservoir until it looks clean. Then dry out with a towel or let it air dry, your choice.

Step 4: Prep the Materails

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Put on your safety glasses if you haven't already done so. You do not want epoxy in your eyes.

Step 1. Mix your epoxy. Mix your epoxy on a portable surface something you can carry while you crawl in to the reservoir. I normally use a piece of cardboard and a Popsicle stick, this time I used a paper plate I also use 5 minute epoxy.

Step 2. Have a small bowl of water and some dish soap nearby. You can mix some soap in the water if you like.