I just replaced the resin in my water softener which went find and dandy, but while reassembling the unit to the plumbing (in-flow / out-flow), I accidentally put the water flow turbine in backwards and broke it. The Turbine is the little plastic fan piece that rotates a magnet so a sensor can monitor outflow.
My question is: Is this an essential piece to replace? if my water softener recharges every night, can I assume that this sensor is only for troubleshooting and monitoring, thus I can live without it?
For reference, this is my water softener's manual. This page shows a little picture of the turbine on the bottom right corner of that page of the manual.