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When should i manually regenerate the fleck 5600 system?

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If this unit does not cycle on it's own, you can cycle it manually anytime you won't be using water for about 2 hours, or if it's a time clock, one that has a fixed day schedule, and you have extra guests using water, you can perform a manual cycle to help regain capacity.

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Aquafine Sensimatic will generate manually but not automatically

I am not familiar with this brand. If it is not regenerating automatically that usually indicates it is not metering the gallons/usage (there should be flow indicator FLASHING on the control board) or the programming was reset to factory specs causing unit to not regenerate often enough and running out of capacity. If you can post a picture of the unit it will help.

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Softener does not start up will not operate

HI Robert, If it is not starting on its own the cause is usually one of two things.
1. The timer motor is bad (not keeping TOD) Many models the timer motor serves as the drive motor also.
2. If it is a metered system it may not be counting the gallons and not prompting regeneration.

Otherwise check for salt bridges, a faulty electrical connection or plugged eductor assembly.

The first two are when you definitely know it is not regenerating on its own.
You can try a manual regeneration and see if it goes through regeneration on its own, if so it is most likely the meter assembly not reading gallons.
Most systems with meter assemblies will have an "icon" that flashes when gallons are being registered.
Let me know the model of valve and I can help you solve your problem easier.

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Hi, power was lost in the house about 4 weeks ago for 11 hours, the fleck 5600 has not done a regeneration cycle since. I check the power to it. Not using any salt. System is around 1 year old. Any...

On the Fleck 5600 the timer motor also serves as the drive motor. It is on the back side of the control in the upper left hand corner. Reset the time of day and see if it keeps proper time. If not the timer motor needs to be replaced. If the control is an sxt model the circuit board may be bad from a power surge.

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Fleck 5600 will not regenerate automatically. It will regenerate if manually started

Need more info ! Is this a meter control, or day wheel ?
Does the clock keep accurate time?
If you reach around the back of the timer control box, on the left hand side, can you feel heat from the timer motor?..It should feel a bit warm

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Have a fleck 5600 water softener timer (not economider) dont understand the setting of the days of week when there is 12 pointers on the skipper wheel?

The 12 day wheel is used primarily so that the unit does NOT regenerate on the same day of the week, every week.
There is a 7 day wheel available for this valve so if you irrigate on specific days, and you need it to cycle on specific days, you have the ability to do it without the softener cycling at the same time as watering schedule.

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Fleck 5600 won't begin regeneration cycle. What's wrong?

Check to see if it is on proper time of day, if not the timer/drive motor may be bad. If it is a metered system make sure the meter cable is plugged in to meter and in back of timer assembly. Turn the large black knob in front (if mechanical valve) if it turns very hard or does not move the main piston is frozen up and should be replaced.

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Where to put the salt? and how to flush it? thank you wg844

Dump the salt in the separate brine tank. Always keep salt/brine tank at least half full. If you want to run a manual regeneration push the regen button. For delayed regeneration (2am) push once, for immediate regeneration push twice.

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Had unit serviced 6 months ago - water is again not softening

Could be one of several things... Is it plugged in/GFI circuit tripped? Is it using salt? Have you tried a manual regeneration? What was done during the last service? Check all these things, could be one or more...

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How do i manually renerate culligan wg 844

To manually regenerate at 2am push regen button once. To regen immediately push regen button 2 times.

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Our water softener regenerated last night...this morning the faucet water tasted like you know why???

sure if it's a reverse osmosis the valve was plugged so when you added salt it slugged the system after being empty. Common problem for this system.

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