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Autotrol Date Codes - Serial Numbers
How do I know when my Autotrol 150, 160, 155 ( 1550-TC ), 163, 168, 255, 263, or a model 268 Valve was made? Example of Newer Models The serial number is: 255189030016 This is found on a
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
How to Set Meter without the People or Hardness Labels on Fleck Econominder Valves
Andrew, Thank you for the very prompt shipping of my Fleck 5600 Econominder Controller. I've purchased two items from you and both times the shipping has been excellent. I have a
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
MediaGuard filter on Distributor Tube can cause pressure loss
Customer found this in his tank when replacing his resin: The unit has what is called "MediaGuard" installed on ( around ) the center distributor pipe. We do not use them or sell them ( of the media
Distributor Failure in Bottom of Resin Tank
A customer has had 2 distributor failures within a relatively short time. This time he thinks he may have lost the majority of his resin. Can you please shed some light on possible causes for distribu
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
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
How a water softener actually works and why does it feel slimy
How does my water softener actually work? 1. See Water Softener Basics Why does soft water feel slimy or slick in the shower? ( or what we like to call "silky" ). 1. Water that has been cond
Orange Sand Coming Into House
Orange Sand coming into House Our resin tank appears to have failed. The system filled our house plumbing with an orange sand like material. We close the bypass valve and flushed the system. What shou
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
Technetic 1000, Plus, 1100i replacement Valve Recommendation
Customer Question: Hi I have an Technetic 1100 it needs to be replaced can you tell what one would be the best to replace it with. Thanks The Valve that is closest to your Technetics is the Autotro
460TC or Logix 740 - Which Timer Replacement is Best?
Hello. I am helping my father purchase an Autotrol 255 Valve Module and I noticed that there are two option I can choose from. There is one that comes with the 460TC timer and one that comes wit
Options - Rebuilding or Replacing your Autotrol 255/440 Valve
The Autotrol 255 Valve Body and Timer Assembly ( 440 ) can be repaired / rebuilt / upgraded, in the following ways. Please review the LINKS below 255 Rebuilding, Kit, and 440 Timer Repair Gui
Pyrolox - How To Replace / Use in Filter Tank
For reduction of iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide. Requires high flow rate for back washing ( very heavy media ) Requires frequent back washing ( to remove oxidized sediments ) Will not rem
Sediment filter ahead of the softener - When, Why, and Which one.
QUESTION: I just ordered a Galaxy 5600M system from you today. I was wondering if I should install a sediment filter ahead of the softener? * If you are on a private well and pu
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
BIRM - How To Replace / Use in Filter Tank
BIRM is primarily used for reduction of iron that is oxidized.. Requires high flow rate for back washing ( heavy media ) Requires frequent back washing ( to remove oxidized sediments ) Normally
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