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5600 - Manual Regenerate - Cycle Times
Last Updated: 11/14/2014

To regenerate the Fleck 5600 valve used on softener,
without working timer motor.



The following steps are involved in regeneration:
Time to leave in each cycle

Regen - none, valve does nothing in that position Rinse - none really, just move control knob until you hear the water flowing out the drain, and you'll be in Backwash cycle.

Backwash - 10 minutes

Brine rinse - 50 minutes ( and no less, as this is the most critical cycle )

Rapid rinse - 10 minutes

Settle rinse - 5 minutes

Brine refill - until it refills back to normal water level in brine tank ( 6 - 16 minutes ).

The 5600 Filter Valves using black top filter piston ( PN 60102-10 ), and if BACKWASH ONLY ( not connected to any type of "feeder" tank for potassium, salt, or chlorine) you would SKIP the Brine Rinse and Brine Refill.
Also the Backwash time would be increased to 15 minutes ( also the Rapid Rinse cycle to 15 minutes ).


See more on the Differences in Main Piston Assemblies ( 60102-00, -10, -20 ).

Also this Short Video on Manually cycling the Fleck 5600,




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