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Backwash Plug Number - Autotrol How can I tell what number of backwash plug I need?
Your existing BACKWASH PLUG should have a small number on it. The number matches the diameter ( in inches ) of your resin tank. The most common is 9 ( for 9" x 48" tanks ). Thus the part number woul
5600 - difference between metered, 12 day softener valve and Backwash ONLY
What is the difference between metered demand control and 12 day skipper wheel? * Metered.. Meter Demand Operation ** The Fleck 5600 version - 12 day works ( regenerates ) according to the "days" or
Backwash Plug and Injector Cap Removal Tool
The BACKWASH PLUG should have a small number on it. The number matches the diameter ( in inches ) of your resin tank. The most common is 9 ( for 9" x 48" tanks ). Thus the part number would be 25F-9
Backwash Only Valve Replacement Options
If replacing a Fleck 5600 or similar Backwash Only Valve, We recommend one of the following, Fleck 5600 in standard or "L" power head with 12 day timer, see: https://www.softenerparts.com/Valve_Fleck_
440i Sticking in Backwash or Brine Refill
PROBLEM - Customer Writes, If I manually regerate the dial and turn it to start it will start and then it seems like it gets stuck on backwash, I left it on there for over a hour and it did not adv
3 ways the Backwash cycle could be "blocked" in an Autotrol system
Customer writes: There is no sound at all during the backwash cycle. * No sound tells me that there is NO water flowing to drain. First, you want to check that the Drain hose is NOT blocked. Next: Yo
How and Why to use Acid Neutralizing Media Calcite and Corosex ( Magnesium Oxide )
If the water's pH is less then neutral ( 7.0 ), then correction is required to prevent the water from corroding the metal in your plumbing. Most common "symptoms" are blue stains from dissolved coppe
Low Pressure Through Softener On Chlorinated Water
Resin Replacement ( When, Why, and How ) When or Why to replace your softening resins. First let me say that is has been my experience that the resins
5600 - Manual Regenerate - Cycle Times
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 nothi
440 or 440i or 460TC - Cycles controlled by the Camshaft used
Question: "My Neutralizer timer did not have "slow rinse", but my new 460TC says it has this cycle. Is the 460TC the correct unit to replace my 440i timer?" * Yes, it is the correct Timer Replacement
Whole House Carbon Filter - Which is best for city water?
Hi, I'm a little confused about which unit of carbon filter to purchase, I'm on city water with noticeable chlorine smell when faucet is on, no iron staining has ever been seen, 19 grain hardness of
Can an Autotrol 255 valve be converted from softener use to filter ( carbon ) use?
Can an Autotrol 255 valve be converted from softener use to filter ( carbon )use? Sure.. Just cut off the # 1 cam lobes ( brine rinse and brine refill ) on your Camshaft, so the # 1 valve disc will N
Turbulator - Why Would Someone Use This Over A Standard Bottom Distributor Basket / Riser Pipe?
The Purpose of a Turbulator in your Resin tank: They help in HIGH IRON ( over 3 ppm ) situations to "stir up" the RESIN BEDS and "help" in the cleaning process. We sell them, but we do not "USE
Autotrol 163 or 168 replacement Valve Recommendation is Performa 263 or 268
Autotrol 163 ( backwash only ) and 168 ( water softener ) Valves were last made in the year 2000. While there is no direct replacement, the Models 263 ( replace 163 ) and 268 ( replace 168 ) Performa
Low Pressure Through Softener On Well Water
PROBLEM: Our water comes from a well and is not chlorinated. The water pressure is good coming in but no pressure coming out. What is the problem? POSSIBLE CAUSES: 1 ) A filter ( used in 12 inch hous
No Pressure Unless the Softener is By Passed
When do the resins in the softener tank need to be changed? 1. The average water softener will not need it's resins replaced in it's life time ( 20 + years ). 2. Water softening resins need
Iron Staining and my Water Softener seems to be working okay, Why is that?
There are several things that could cause you to still be getting staining. 1) It is critical that your system never run empty of salt. 2) It is important that the time of day be kept correct and
Pump Pressure Low or Cycles OFF and ON ( Well Water )
QUESTION: The well pump cycles on and off rapidly. I changed the pressure switch, same thing. Pressure tank??? Pressure tank doesn't leak any water from air stem. * Good. If no water
Which is better or cheaper... Powdered Resin Cleaners or Res-Up Liquid?
Do you sell the acid that goes in the Res-Up Feeder? If so, what is your price per gallon? ** We currently do not "ship" the Res-Up. Most Home Depot stock in the Quart size, so check with them.
Pressure Drop or Flow Rate reductions through a Water Softener / Filter System - Things to Consider
Pressure or Flow Rate Problems # 1 REASON is the RESINS in the water softener need to be changed. . and this is discussed at the end of this article ( and several other places on our website