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Fleck 5600 SE or SXT are NOT the same as Mechanical Versions of Fleck 5600
Last Updated: 09/23/2019

The Electronic Fleck Valves ( 5600SE, SXT, 6600, 6700, etc ) use Special Power Heads.




I have a Fleck 5600SXT. Do all of the Fleck 5600 parts fit this model too?

* NO.
The "electronic" versions have several unique / different parts used, as compared to the "mechanical" Fleck 5600.
All the info I see on your site deals with the manual gear type 5600's not this electronic version.

** It's there,
see:

or less common,

Would the repair manual be the same?

* No the manuals are different, as many of the parts are different between the electronic and mechanical versions.
see / download common version ( downflow brining ):

Or if you have the "upflow" ( rare ),
this manual,

How do I remove the power head on an SXT to install your #56PSKIT parts?

** You don't install that kit... Wrong Main Piston in the 56PSKIT.
see common "downflow" Main Piston:


Or Rarely used, UPFLOW Piston,

( NOTE: The Main Piston and Main Gear difference is how you can tell / see which you have - downflow or upflow valve ).

and then you order the Seals & Spacers ( 60125 )

and the Brine Valve Piston ( 60032 )

To create your own "rebuild kit", with one of each of the three items ( Main Piston, Seals & Spacers Kit, and Brine Valve Piston Assembly ).

SXT "downflow" with Green Top Piston is available as a KIT = https://www.softenerparts.com/Rebuild_Kit_5600SE_SXT_Downflow_p/fprbkse-sxt-downflow.htm

And removal of the Power Head is done by simply removing a few screws, like the mechanical power head removal we show in our video.

And the 3456PSKIT will not work to rebuild the 5600SE / SXT valve because the piston with that kit is different and power head moves it differently.
However, the Seals and Spacers and the Brine Valve Piston are the same (see below).

The piston can either be the Downflow with GREEN End Plug 60102-71

Or the Upflow with Oval Linkage instead of Triangle 60102-62

The Seals and Spacers Kit is the same:
Kit 60125

And the Brine Valve Piston is the same:
Assembly 60032

For other parts available for the 5600SE/SXT see:
Search List 5600SE parts


The "mechanical" Fleck 5600 uses these 3 types of Piston Assembly 60102-00, 60102-10, 60102-20
What is the Difference?

Technically ( see page 8 and 16-19 in Fleck 5600 service manual );

60102-00 ( softener ) piston Backwash = 10 minutes & Rapid Rinse = 10 minutes

60102-10 ( filter ) piston Backwash = 15 minutes & Rapid Rinse = 15 minutes.

60102-20 ( low water ) piston Backwash = 7 minutes & Rapid Rinse = 7 minutes.

*** The 5600 softeners use the 60102-00 piston ( white top, body could be green or gray Teflon coated ).
It will work in as a replacement for the black top filter piston ( PN 60102-10 ), but not "backwash" as long.
That is the only difference... the amount of time spent in the Backwash and Fast Rinse cycles.
And I've seen a lot of Carbon Filter Valves with the "softener" piston used.
In most applications ( like back washing carbon ) you really don't "need" the extra time.
It's more critical on filters that are back washing water high in iron, and using heavy media like Calcite, Birm, or MGS ( Green Sand ).


*** The 60102-20 "Low Water" piston should not be used unless you have No Iron, and No Sediment issues with the incoming water source.
Typically we see this type used on "city" water supplies, and mostly in California.
And in general, we do not recommend using this piston over the "standard" softener piston, 60102-00 for water softeners.
And there is NO KIT that includes the Low Water Piston, 60102-20, so it would be necessary to purchase separately ( also the Seals & Spacers, and Brine Valve Piston ), if you are rebuilding your valve with the Lower Water Piston


HOW TO REPLACE VIDEO = Replacing Pistons and Seals in Fleck 5600




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