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Manage My Life

water softener salt bridge

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
March 26th, 2011

I have a series 300 Kenmore water softener. It has a solid block of salt in the bottom. I have tried a number of things to get the salt out including trying to scrape it out and break it up.

Can I put vinegar in the well to disolve the salt or will that damage the appliance?

Thank you.

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Lyle W
I don't recommend that you use vinegar. The links that Jackie S. provided in the above response have better strategies for removing a salt bridge. I recommend that you use warm (or hot) water. Pour that warm water on top of the bridge and then try to break through it with the end of a broom handle or similar sturdy stick.
by Lyle W
March 26th, 2011
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Manage My Life
A water softener is very useful and very handy. Below I have attached some links that may be able to help you with your situation. I hope these links are helpful!
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March 25th, 2011
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