Fleck 5600

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  1. CD King

    CD King New Member

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    Why does my Fleck 5600 keep regenerating every 20 to 30 mins?
     
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

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    It can regenerate that quickly unless it is an electronic version and the programming is messed up.

    So what is it actually doing when you say regenerating?

    Is it a mechanical metered or electronic?

    If electronic, what is the programming?

    If mechanical metered, how many gallons is it set for between regenerations?
     
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  4. CD King

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    Gary,
    It is a Fleck 5600SE, approximately 2 yrs old. It ran fine until a couple of months ago. I have it set for 1800 gallons between regenerations. After regeneration it resets back to 1800, then about 10 minutes later it starts counting down at a very fast speed til it reaches zero. Then it starts is regeneration process all over
     
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  7. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

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    The manual doesn't mention the meter. I'd unplug it at the end of a regeneration and see iif the gallons count down then. If the gallons still count down, and the micro switches are opened/closed as they are suppose to be, I would say it was the timer.
     
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