The Culligan firm boasts more than 75 years in the water-treatment business. Its main products are water softener units which remove hard mineral deposits from the home’s water. Water softeners regularly perform a regeneration cycle to remove the obtained hard minerals from the unit. Culligan units are set to regenerate at a preset time of day — known as a time-clock method — or using detector technology based on actual demand. There are instances when it’s necessary for the homeowner to manually reset the regeneration cycle on the Culligan water softener.
Water Softener Regeneration Cycle
When water passes through a water softener unit, resin beads comprising soft salt remove the tough minerals — such as magnesium and calcium. Over time, the resin beads are coated with tough particles and the unit have to carry out a regeneration cycle — using a combination of salt and incoming water — to clean the beads and remove the obtained hard mineral deposits.
The Way to Manually Set Regeneration
Find the user input on the top of the Culligan water softener unit. There ought to be several buttons beneath the display screen including”PROGRAM,””REGEN” and”INFORMATION” as well as”+” and”-” setting controllers. Press and hold the”REGEN” button for 3 seconds for immediate regeneration — you may hear a beep confirming the unit is regenerating. Users may set the desirable regeneration time by pressing on the”REGEN” button and then use the”+” and”-” buttons to set the exact time and day for regeneration to happen. Most units are set to regenerate in the middle of the night to lessen the quantity of untreated water entering the home. Newer Culligan components feature a detector that measures the hardness of the water and just regenerates when needed. This technique prevents salt, water and energy.