water softner system buzzes when on


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Old 09-26-09, 02:02 PM
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water softner system buzzes when on

I have a lancaster water treatment system in my house. It says "Ironsoft Fine Mesh Resin" on the part below the timer and has a tank where houses some water and the salt you add. But it seems that when the system runs, the motor on top of the control panel buzzes constantly. I think the motor is going bad, its very loud. anyone have any insight into whether i can just replace the motor or if you have to replace the whole system? i think the top piece is called the 'power head assembly' and it is model # 7-FES-32B. thanks for any advice here!
 
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Old 09-26-09, 03:37 PM
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Not sure but it sounds as though your system is a Fleck 5600. The motors will do that. I have told countless customers to let it go until the motor wears out. Could last another 3 years. If it is a Fleck 5600, the motor is replacable and not that costly. Send a pic and I can confirm the model.
 
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how do you add a picture in here??
 
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That is a Fleck 5600. Like I said, the motor can last a long time. The noise may be annoying, but I've seen fairly new motors do the same thing. Hate for you to buy a new motor and it makes noise as well. BTW, what part of Va are you from and are you a skins fan? I grew up in Dale City.
Here is a web site for parts on that unit: Softenerparts.com Softener parts, repair your water conditioner with replacement parts for Fleck and Autotrol control valves:
 
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is it the first piece on that page? the whole assembly? any idea if you can just get the motor that goes on the back? actually just outside of roanoke.
 
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This is for a 120V motor.
Softenerparts.com Motor - Timer Fleck 120 V 60 Hz 1/30 rpm 18743-1 ( replaces 13400, B13400 & 13944 )

This is for a 24V motor.
Softenerparts.com Motor - Timer Fleck 24 V ( replaces 13494 ) 19659-1

If you have a 120V motor, it will have a regular plug. If you have a 24V motor, it will comes with a transformer that you plug into the wall.
 
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yep its the 110v according to the info on my system. i was hoping you could just get the motor. Thanks for the advice. i plugged it back in today and it still whined. your right that sound is very annoying, can be heard thru the whole house.
 
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Old 09-28-09, 05:42 AM
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yep its the 110v according to the info on my system. i was hoping you could just get the motor. Thanks for the advice. i plugged it back in today and it still whined. your right that sound is very annoying, can be heard thru the whole house.
I'm not understanding. Are you asking me to get you a motor? The motor can be purchased seperatly and I can provide it for you but it would cost more. I don't get the volume discount.
 
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sorry no, wrong use of the term "you" there. I will order it if I need to, thanks for the help
 
 

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