Lift the lid on top of the water softener and locate the brine well. This is a tube that sticks out above the salt line.
Mix 1 cup of resin bed cleaner and 1/2 gallon of cold water in the bucket. For maintenance cleans, mix only 1/4 cup cleaner with the same amount of water.
Pour the cleaner into the brine well. Manually regenerate the water softener using the electronic control system, or wait for it to regenerate automatically. GE brand water softeners regenerate automatically every three days at 2 a.m.
Taste or smell some cold tap water. If it has an off-odor, regenerate the water softener again.