Need help with Fleck 5600 Water Softener

Old 01-31-09, 05:26 AM
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Need help with Fleck 5600 Water Softener

I have a 10 year old Fleck 5600 water softener that is malfunctioning. Water is backing up into the brine tank at all hours of the day - while it is "in service". The only way I have been able to stop this from happening is to set it on bypass. Does anyone have any repair suggestions? Seems to me to be a value problem.

The company that originally installed the unit is now out of business, and finding another company to service has been a challenge.

Also, what is the life expectancy on these softeners? Is it worth repairing, or should I look to buy a new softener?

Thanks in advance for all replies.
Old 01-31-09, 05:51 AM
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It could be something as simple as "trash" in the valve.

I've been able to discharge the trash by simply turning regeneration knob through a cycle kinda fast, since it goes so slow during a regeneration.

Here's some link that may help you. Fleck 5600 Parts
Old 01-31-09, 06:05 AM
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It is a very easy repair. Either the brine valve needs replacing or the brine valve o ring. The o ring is part # 13302 and the brine valve is part # 60032. Call a local dealer and ask them the price. I would like the cost is around $20.00 for both.

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