Riding Mower and Tractor: Salty water

A clogged drain hose can prevent brine water from being flushed from the resin filter during regeneration, causing salty water. Clear the drain hose if it’s clogged. A defective rotary valve can also cause salty water. Use the diagnostic test in the owner’s manual to check the operation of the rotary valve. Replace the rotary valve if it’s defective.

These repairs may help solve your Riding Mower and Tractor problem:

Replace the water softener valve rotor

Rotor valve

The valve rotor directs water through the water softener to complete functions such as softening water and flushing the resin filter. A defective valve leaks water or locks up and doesn’t move. Replace the valve rotor if it leaks or it’s damaged.

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Replace the water softener rotor valve seal

Rotor valve seal

The rotor valve seal on the bottom of the rotor valve prevents water from leaking out of the valve and allows water to flow through the proper opening at the bottom of the rotor valve.

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.