Knowledge Base:  
Motor Identification - How to determine Type and Part Number
Last Updated: 01/28/2019
Motor Identification:

MANY Different MOTORS have LR14686 stamped on them.
And this number does NOT identify the GEAR used ( or RPM ).

If you have a FLECK valve ( 1/30 rpm motor ) it possibly would have a
part number on it,

120 volt would have B 13400 ( before year 2000 ) or 18743.

24 volt would have B 13494 ( before year 2000 ) or 19659.

And again -- the numbers 14686 are NOT your motors PART NUMBER.

Example and more details about motor identification.

Left side top

120 v 60 HZ 3W = = common to many different motors... but you do need
to KNOW the Voltage and Hertz ( Hz ) of your motor.

E25571 = common to many many different motors... do NOT use to "ID" your motor.

DRV-2 RH = common to many many different motors... do NOT use to "ID"
your motor.

Right side
M2123 = common to many many different motors... do NOT use to "ID" your motor.

1/30 RPM

B13400 = old Part Number ( newer, since year 2000, should have 18743
for this replacement and voltage ).

170C96 = Date Code

Bottom right side.
LR14686 = common to many many different motors... do NOT use to "ID" your motor.

Numbers circled in BLUE are important, but just one is the Part Number
( although this is NOT always on the MOTOR.. many motors do NOT have a
cross referencing Part Number stamped on them ).
Numbers circled in RED are NOT useful to identify the motor.
They are common to many Different types of motors.

What is IMPORTANT is,
1 ) GEAR size - number of teeth - length
2 ) Voltage - 12 volt, 24 volt, 120 volt , 230 volt
3 ) Hz, which North American uses 60 Hz, and in Europe and many other
parts of the world, they use 50 Hz
4 ) Last but not least is the RPM ( some motors look the same but may
be a different RPM.. common are 1 RPM, 1/15 RPM, and 1/30 RPM )
5 ) Rotation - CW ( clock wise ) or CCW ( counter clock wise ) as
viewed when looking directly at the Gear side. Some motors are marked,
but many are not.

AS this SEARCH shows, there are many different timer motors, and most of similar "Pear" shape, but different GEARS / Voltage / RPM.

Another Question:
What is the average life of this timer motor?
My first one lasted over 10 years, but I've gone through 2 motors in less than 5 years, and I might need another one.
Why would that be, and is this "normal"?


Several things can cause the valve to "bind" or "get stuck" or wear out the motor ( since it's also the Drive Motor ).

Missing PIN,

and things you need to look DEEPER into, if not one of the more common reasons,
Fleck 5600 Still Getting Stuck After Replacing the Pistons and Seals Kit

** Summary:

The Timer Motor's "life" is effective by:

1 ) Stiff Pistons and Seals ( replacing them before motor is "damaged" )

2 ) Damaged Gears ( and Housing where Main Gear spins ). MORE INFO

3 ) Voltage surges ( we sell a lot of them here in Florida due to Lightning issues ).

4 ) Excessive heat ( if valve is installed outdoors ), effecting the plastic of the housing / gears.

Link to 120 volt motor =

Please Rate the Usefulness of this Article


Related Articles
 > # 1 FAQ = High Water in Brine Tank - Problem -Softener does not remove the water from my salt tank or overflow
 > 5600 - difference between metered, 12 day softener valve and Backwash ONLY
 > 5600 - Manual Regenerate - Cycle Times
 > 5600 Piston Assembly Types - Softener - Filter - Low Water
 > Aerator Use and Cleaning Q & A
 > Air Check - Ball seated or dropping early during the BRINE/SLOW RINSE -Autotrol 155 or 255 Series
 > Air Check inside Brine Tank can becomes Stuck or Water Logged
 > Air in water lines after Softener Regenerates
 > Alternate Drain Fitting that comes with every Hankscraft Valve
 > Autotrol 155 or 255 High Water in Brine Tank - Problem No Suction or Overflowing
 > Average Salt Amount Needed and Normal Water Level In Brine Tank
 > Backwash Only Valve Replacement Options
 > Basic Installation Guide for New Water Softener
 > BLFC button question 0.25 versus 0.50 gpm with Fleck
 > Brine Cam Gear Sheared and Broken Off Plastic Housing Inside
 > Brine Failure on ONE Tank Only - 9000 / 9100 Twin Alternating Valve
 > Brine Refill problem with Fleck 5600
 > Brine Suction problem or High Water in Salt tank with Clack WS1 Valve
 > Brine Suction problem with Fleck 5600 or similar Hankscraft Valve
 > Brine Tank Assembly - Questions, Answers, Video Link
 > Brine Valve Replacement in Salt tank ( with Float Shut Off )
 > Cabinet Model Design - Pros and Cons
 > ChemTech and Pulsafeeder chlorine solution pumps
 > Choosing a Resin - What is the Difference
 > Choosing a Softener System - Which Brand is Best?
 > Clogged Injector in Iron Filter
 > Common Water Problems
 > Continually Cycling ( Regenerating ) Problem - Fleck 9000, 9100, or 9500 Valve
 > Dishwasher Glassware Etching Cause Explained
 > Distributor Failure in Bottom of Resin Tank
 > Do I need an Iron Filter?
 > ECO - Friendly Alternative to SALT Softeners
 > Fittings Measurements Different Then Expected ( 1/4 and 3/8 fittings )
 > Fleck 24 volt AC transformer - Which to Choose
 > Fleck 2500 leak to drain - Reasons why valve is still leaking after replacing the Seals & Spacers ( 60021 )
 > Fleck 2510 Valve to Tank Adapter Leak - O-rings to replace
 > Fleck 3200 timer - Brine Refill Rate Explained
 > Fleck 3200 timer problems - if "stalling" or not "advancing".
 > Fleck 3600 Valve Obsolete but can be Replaced
 > Fleck 5600 - Power Head replacement - Standard in place of "L" Bracket
 > Fleck 5600 Econominder - Replacement - Repair Options
 > Fleck 5600 parts rebuild with or without replacing the Timer Motor
 > Fleck 5600 Replacement Timer Motor - Life Expectancy
 > Fleck 5600 SE or SXT are NOT Recommended over Mechanical Fleck 5600
 > Fleck 5600 SE or SXT are NOT the same as Mechanical Versions of Fleck 5600
 > Fleck 5600 Still Getting Stuck After Replacing the Pistons and Seals Kit
 > Fleck Piston 24507 - Fleck Model 5656 / 5665 UF are NOT the same as Mechanical Versions of Fleck 5600
 > Fleck SE or SXT Error Codes
 > Fleck Valve - Greensand application - Purple Water After Regeneration
 > Fleck Valves - LEAKS out the DRAIN HOSE
 > Fleck Yoke Dimensions - Internal, External and Center To Center
 > Frequency of Regeneration - How Often Should Softener Recharge?
 > HANKSCRAFT H2O PRODUCTS and Replacement Valves
 > High Water in Brine Tank - Problems and Solutions
 > How a water softener actually works and why does it feel slimy
 > How and Why to use Acid Neutralizing Media Calcite and Corosex ( Magnesium Oxide )
 > How do you determine if you actually need a softener?
 > How do you put a softener out of service without damaging it?
 > How does Hankscraft metered valve compare with the Fleck 5600 or the Hankscraft digital unit in terms of lasting durability
 > How Long Until Water Feels Soft Again After Repair
 > How to Set Meter without the People or Hardness Labels on Fleck Econominder Valves
 > Hydrogen Sulfide levels affected by amount of water used and the ground water table
 > I have a Water Softener, but I still have odor in my water. Why is that?
 > Iron Filter, Greensand, MGS, Birm and Issues including Clogged Injector
 > Iron Staining and my Water Softener seems to be working okay, Why is that?
 > Irrigation - Iron Removal options
 > Links to Other Websites
 > Looking for someone to Service My Water Softner ( Softener ) in my area.
 > Low Pressure Through Softener On Chlorinated Water
 > Low Pressure Through Softener On Well Water
 > MediaGuard filter on Distributor Tube can cause pressure loss
 > Meter - Checking the Operation of the Fleck 3/4" Meter Cover
 > Meter - Cover Replaced, but Still not working..
 > Meter - Cover Replacement - How Long Should This Part Last?
 > Meter - Leak at Cable Connection Hole on the Fleck 3/4" Meter Cover
 > Meter Cable Length and Part Numbers for Mechanical Fleck Meter Covers / Models
 > New Timer Motor 18743 kicks the unit into 'REGEN', but that's as far as it will go.
 > No Pressure Unless the Softener is By Passed
 > No Salt Systems for Water Softening
 > Odor - Sulfur (Hydrogen Sulfide) in your water
 > Orange Sand Coming Into House
 > Photos 5600SE, 5600SXT, 6600, and 6700 - Which Kit or Pistons for these Electronic Timers
 > Potassium Chloride - Substitute for Salt ( Sodium Chloride )
 > Pressure Drop or Flow Rate reductions through a Water Softener / Filter System - Things to Consider
 > Program Wheel replacement on Fleck 5600 Valve
 > Pump Pressure Low or Cycles OFF and ON ( Well Water )
 > Recommendation of Fleck 5600 Econominder and Hankscraft Equivalent water softener replacement valves - Which Brand is Best?
 > Refilling when it should Sucking Water out of Salt Tank ( Brine Rinse cycle ) Fleck Valve
 > Relieving Pressure Fleck 5600 Valve
 > Salt is Not Going Down. What could cause this problem?
 > Salt Usage In Water Softening
 > Salty Water Taste - New Valve Installation
 > Salty Water Taste in the Morning
 > Sears and GE Smartwater - Water Not Soft - Distributor Oring problem and solution
 > Sediment filter ahead of the softener - When, Why, and Which one.
 > Sodium in the Water Softening
 > Sodium Levels in Water when Softened
 > Stains in Laundry - several possible causes
 > Stinky - Rotten Egg - Odor
 > STUCK Valve Fleck 5600 Rebuild Guide
 > Switches Breaking Fleck 9000, 9100, or 9500 Valves
 > Tools Kit 60135-2510 for Service 1500, 2500, 2510 Seals & Spacers
 > Trouble Shooting Guide for the Fleck 5600 and 5600 Econominder Valve
 > Turbulator - Why Would Someone Use This Over A Standard Bottom Distributor Basket / Riser Pipe?
 > UV for Water Purification - Does it Work?
 > Valve Replacements - Fleck 8500 / Twinflo 100E with Fleck 9100 or a single valve / tank option
 > Water Flowing to Salt Tank after replacing Brine Valve Piston Assembly Fleck part 60032
 > What Brine ( Salt ) Setting Amount to Use?
 > Which is better or cheaper... Powdered Resin Cleaners or Res-Up Liquid?
 > Why Gravel is Not Needed in Residential Size Water Softener
 > Will a Water Softener make my water safe to drink?
 > Will a Water Softener remove the iron from my water?