Fleck 7000sxt - constant trickle from drain

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, Questions and Answers' started by jkats, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. jkats

    jkats Member

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    Hi all. Several years ago (with help of many of you) I installed several water softeners with the Fleck 7000sxt valve - for myself and several relatives. The other day, we noticed a constant trickle of water coming out of the drain of the softener I installed at my uncle's house. The trickle is constant, even when the valve is unplugged. I'm guessing it's a matter of replacing some seal or part (I did watch dittohead's rebuild tutorial), but wanted to see if anyone had any specific recommendations.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ditttohead

    ditttohead Water systems designer, R&D

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    You are correct, a simple scratch in the piston or a worn seal can cause a drip to the drain. Rebuild the valve and all will be good.
     
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  4. jkats

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    Thanks dittohead. Any recommendation on best place to purchase parts?
     
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