Has anyone tried to replace the Main Piston Assembly with the Seals
and Spacers on a Fleck 5600 water-softener due to the main piston
sticking but found that the new piston was sticking as well? If you
have had this problem please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I
have had this problem and am very interested to know if others have
also. I will continue to check my e-mail for responses for many years
so please write to me no matter how far in the future it may be.
motor twice, have checked all the gears and even lubed the piston and seals with
dow 111. cant find anything wrong but it will get stuck in the beginning of the
brine rinse cycle. ill turn it a little and it will go through the rest of the
cycle ok. have you found out what was causing yours to mess up because id like
Yep similar to another entry below, I have had the problem occur twice so
far. First time about 9 months after install and it stripped the internal
motor gears. Second time at 12 months after original install. Didn't
quite kill motor yet but it will. Second time the entire spacer seal
assembly was lubed and replaced. Fleck support suggested that the
chemical resistant seal kit be used. Have not tried that. I am looking
to go with a different valve if it chews up this timer motor.
I have been fighting my 5600 for years. I have replaced the piston and
brine valve 3 times in 8 years. Now it's sticking again. The motor does
not keep time at all (It is running). I repaired the timer motor support
pin (broke off 4 years ago. The valves move freely by hand with the power
Did you get your problem resolved? Have you tried a new valve? If so was
it another Fleck?
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