MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER®

Service Manual

IMPORTANT: Fill in pertinent information on page 2 for future reference.

MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER®
Job Specification Sheet
• JOB NO. • *MODELNO. • WATERTEST • CAPACITY PER UNIT • MINERAL TANK SIZE DIA. MAX. HEIGHT _ __ _ __ PER REGENERATION

• BRINE TANK SIZE & SALT SETTING PER REGENERATION:


CONTROL VALVE SPECIFICATIONS Type of Timer A) Std B) "L" C) 7 Day D) 12 Day E) Meter, Std. F) Meter, Ext. __ gpm gpm _ gal.

DayfTime of Regeneration Drain Line Flow Control Brine Refill Rate Injector Size Meter Gallon Setting,

TYPICAL CONTROL VALVE INFORMATION
Tank Size Dia. Slow Rinse Rate (gpm) @ 40 PSI Brine Draw Rate (SPM) @ 40 PSI

Injector

B.L.F.C.1

D.L.F.C.2

6"
7"

#0 Red #0 Red # 1 White # 1 White # 1 White # 2 Blue # 2 Blue # 3 Yellow # 3 Yellow

.31 gpm .31 gpm .45 gpm .45 gpm .45 gpm .84 gpm .84 gpm 1.0 gpm 1.0 gpm

.28 gpm .28 gpm .38 gpm .38 gpm .38 gpm .56 gpm .56 gpm .63 gpm .63 gpm

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.5 gpm .5 gpm .5 gpm .5 gpm .5 gpm 1.0 gpm 1.0 gpm 1.0 gpm 1.0 gpm

1.2 gpm 1.2 gpm 1.5 gpm 2.0 gpm 2.4 gpm 3.5 gpm 4.0 gpm 5.0 gpm 7.0 gpm

8" 9" 10" 12" 13" 14" 16"

Due to varying water conditions, tank sizes and water pressures, the above settings should be used only as a guideline.
1B.L.F.C. (Brine

Line Flow Control). Refill Rate for Filling Brine Tank.

20.L.F.C. (Drain Line Flow Control). Backwash and Rapid Rinse Flow Rates.

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Manually advance the control to the beginning of the brine fill position. Page 3 Printed in U. 3. Manually index the control to the backwash position and allow water to flow at the drain for 3 or 4 minutes. Fill the brine tank with salt. Manually index the control to the brine draw position and allow the control to draw water from the brine tank until it stops. 2. Moving clockwise from red pointer. Plug in the electrical cord and look in the sight hole in the back of the motor to see that it is running. POSITION. RED POINTER 1.MODEL 5600 Installation and Start-Up Procedure The water softener should be installed with the inlet. When the water flow stops. Manually index the softener control into the service position and let water flow into the resin tank.A. 8. Each tab is one day. extend or retract fingers to obtain the desired regeneration schedule. 9. Set the days that regeneration is to occur by sliding tabs on skipper wheel outward to expose trip fingers. 10. Make sure that the salt dosage is set as recommended by the manufacturer. Note: the various regeneration positions may be dialed manually by turning the knob on the front of the control until the indicator shows that the softener is in the desired position. 5. Manually index the control to the brine fill position and allow the brine tank to fill to the top of the air check. .S. Make sure that any by-pass valving is left in the normal service position. then close the tap. and allow the control to return to the service position automatically. Remove back cover plate. outlet and drain connections manufacturer's recommendations and to meet applicable plumbing codes. Replace back cover on the control. 4. If necessary. 7. 6. made in accordance with MANUAL REGENERATION 24 HOUR GEAR KNOB RED TIME SET BUTTON SKIPPER WHEEL (SHOWS EVERY OTHER DAY REGENERATION) CLOCKWIU TO REHN. open a softened water tap until all air is released from the lines. set salt in accordance with the setting instruction sheet. Finger at red pointer is tonight.

S.A. .MODEL 5600 Control Valve Drive Assembly (See opposite page for parts list) 1 ~ / 29 1A Page 4 Printed in U.

. . . 13311 Spring .12 Day 14860 Skipper Wheel Assembly .Blue/Silver on Black 13310 Rear Label .Brown on Beige 13437 Front Label .120V. . . . .w/Pin Drilled for Screw Housing . . . . .w/Pin Housing . . . . . . . . . . (3-5) 6. . . . .Main Gear 13014 Regeneration Pointer 11842.Low Water Valve Position Dial . . . . . . . ..Detent . . ..Beige Knob Label . .. . . .. . . . . 60 Hz. 8 9 11 12 . .Skipper Wheel 14381 Skipper Wheel Assembly . . .. . . ..Filter 13348 Ta~e Stripe . . .. . . . . .Filter Knob Label. . 1 4 . . . .Chemical Filter Valve Position Dial . . 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 . . ...w/Pin "L" Housing . . 1 37 1 38 . . . . . .35 . . . 14448-010 14448-011 14448-012 15494-01 15494-03 13175 18743 19659 11384 13296 13017 13018 13312 13164 13170 19205 19205-01 13011 Description Housing . Rear Label .Component Mounting 1 1 1 4 (2-3) 5.. . . . . . . 1 23 1 24 2 25 1 26 1 27 . . .w/Pin Drilled for Thumb Screw "L" Housing . . 1 . .. 3-18 60514-01 60514-02 12473 12037 15151 14176 14278 15478 16715 14175 14207 40214 Brine Cam Assy. . . . . Tan Cycle Actuator Gear 14177.24V.w/Pin Drilled for Designer Motor Motor Motor Screw Screw Mounting Plate .. . . .40 1 ANot used when a Filter Valve PageS Printed in U..MODEL 5600 Control Valve Drive Assembly Parts List Item No..1/4" Dia. Knob .Motor Mtg.. 60 Hz. .Standard Valve Position Dial . . .1 1 1 1 39 1 1 . . .Silvers Screw. .. .7 Day 13864 Skipper Wheel Ring 14457 Spring . . . . ... . . .A. . . . . . Brine Cam 22 . 6-36 Brine Cam Assy. .. . & Ground Wire . .Brown on Beige 13436 Tape Stripe .30 1 1 1 34 2 . . 7. . ... . . . . .. 1 1 1A 2 3 1 1 1 Part No.Minutes Screw-Drive Mounting Washer Screw .. . 2 1 1 1 2 Idler Gear Idler Pinion Spring -Idler Drive Gear Main Gear& Shaft 24 Hour Gear Assembly.Knob Valve Position Dial . . .Detent . . Quantity 1 .Standard 12681 Wire Connector (Not Shown) 13547 Strain Relief 13229 Back Cover 13309 Front Label . 1 1 28 1 1 29 ... .Softener 18520. Silver 24 Hour Gear Assy.. . . . . .S. . . .Blue on Silver 60514 Brine Cam Assy.Manual Regeneration 13300 Ball. Electrical Cord . . . .

S.._ .c. .A..MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® Control Valve Drive Assembly For (Clock Or Meter) (See opposite page for parts list) 48 47 BACKWASH FILTER INJECTOR OPTION 55-@) 20-0 22 ~=::!'/1--12 26 21 l1-a ~-+---9 52 29-". ~t--+--- 11 14 20--(!!I!J--30-~ 31 1 Page 6 Printed in U. Io.

. ... ..F.5 GPM B.Drain O-Ring . . .. .C.. .•.. .. . . . .. Note: Used in Backwash Filter Part No. . . . ... .... . . . Button .. . 1 . ..•.. . .. .... 1" NPT Yoke.1" Dis!.•. .. Brass.. 5 5 3 .. .. .. . .. .... 53 1 .F..C.C. 1" NPT Yoke.. .. ..Injector Cover Injector Body Injector Nozzle . .. ... 1 26 1 27 1 28 .Brine Line O-Ring . Button Retainer B. Fitting.. 1 45 . Button -.Injector O-Ring .. . 13173 . . .25 GPM B.. . . .. ...Brine Valve Retaining Ring B. . ... . .L.. Not used with meter controls .. 1 29 1 30 1 31 1 32 . Tube Insert B. ... . . 13363 13296 13398 13708 18706 18706-02 13308 13918 13857 Page 7 Printed in U. .MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® Control Valve Drive Assembly For (Clock Or Meter) Parts List Item No..... . ...F.C.. .F.... Ferrule B.. 1 34 1 35 1 36 1 37 1 38 1 1 1 . . .. . .C... .Adapter Coupling Screw .. . .1.. Fitting Nut B. Button .L...•. . 1 33 ...L. . . . . .S....C..Black End Plug Assembly Low Water . 1 10 1 11 .3/4" Dis!.Specify Size D. . 1 50 1 51A 1 1 51B 1 1 52 ..Distributor Tube .L.. . ... . .. ..Injector Mounting Adapter Coupling O-Ring . 1 46 . . .3802 13303 13163 10913U 10914 10227 13166 13172 12626 13165 13167 12550 11973 16098 11981-01 10329 10330 10332 12094 12095 12097 12977 13245 13244 Description Adapter Clip (clock or meter) Seal Silicone Seal Valve Body Assembly . .•. .Undrilled Injector Throat . ... ..L..C....13/16" O-Ring .B. .. ..Filter Piston Pin Piston Rod Assembly Piston Retainer End Plug Assembly Std..1" O-Ring . .F.•.C.. .. . 1 . ... .. . . . . . Valve Body Assembly .. 55 .F. .. . . .•. . ...... . 2-4 2 .. . ... . .. ..Plug .Specify Size Injector Screen Injector Cover Brine Valve Stem Brine Valve Seat Brine Valve Cap Brine Valve Spacer Quad Ring Spring .. Plastic... . . . . Button Retainer Screen . ... .. . ..F. . . 1 47 1 48 3 49 . . . .. .. . (not shown) Air Disperser End Plug Retainer Screw Washer Screw Yoke. . 1 1 5 1 6 7 4 8 1 1 1 9 . .F. .. 23 1 24 1 25 .. .F. .L. .. . ....L. . 1 . .... ..F. B..C.. 20 .A. .. .C. . .. 1 12 1 . . . . .•. O-Ring .C. . . . .Adapter Coupling (clock or meter) O-Ring .D.Distributor Tube .. 1 41 1 42 t 43 1 44 .L. . . 1 19 2 . Quantity 1 .F. .Gray Screw . .L. Brass. . .C. .. . 1 1 14 ..•.Brine Spacer O-Ring . 13255 13242 17772 61400-12 61400-11 13304 10244 12281 14241 13247 13781 13852 10696 13001 12953 13446 13446-10 13446-20 13315 19228 13305 13314 12638 13301 1. . . ... 3/8" D. . 2 '15 2 '16 4 '17 2-4 .L..0 GPM O-Ring . . . .L. . . . . .Top of Tank Not Assigned Spacer Piston .. .C.Plug Brine Valve ... . .Low Water Piston . ..L..White End Plug Assembly Filter .. 2 21 1 22 1 . .. . . . . . . 3/4" NPT Yoke. ...Brine Valve Washer . 39 1 40 .. ... ..L.Standard Piston .. .... . . 18 . . 1 4 . . 12767 15348 13497 13546 12112 . Plastic 3/4" NPT Drain Hose Barb B..F. . Button . ..F..

Service Position . (any by pass should be in the service position) NOTE: The water flowing from the down stream tap will be cloudy and/or contain media' fines as well as air. Finger at red pointer is tonight. Brine Tank Refill Position . A. 9.eliminated with low water piston (gray end plug). 6. The filter should be installed with the inlet.same as pictured. Manually index the filter to the service position and allow the mineral tank to fill by slowly opening the main water supply valve.7 minutes with low water piston. 3. 8. . BEFORE PLUGGING THE UNIT IN Set the days backwashing is to occur by sliding tabs on the skipper wheel outward to expose trip fingers. Manually index the filter to the backwash position. CYCLE TIMES & FLOW DIAGRAMS pages 16-19 4.15 minutes with filter piston. Allow water to flow at the drain until all media fines are washed out of the filter. air check and all other items associated with brining) 1.20 minutes. and again open the down stream tap. 2. no water flows during this time. 5.same as pictured with standard piston.same-as pictured with standard piston. Plug in the electrical cord and look in the sight hole on the back of the timer motor to ensure that it is running. When a steady clean flow appears at the tap. Allow water to run until it appears clean and free of air.eliminated.same as pictured with standard piston (white end plug) or filter piston (black end plug). filter is back in service at this time. Allow water to run until it appears clean and free of air. . Settling Rinse . If the tap is equipped with an aerator check that it is not plugged with media fines and pipe scale. . Continue to open the water supply valve until it is completely open. . resulting in a 50 minute pause. (with all following positions. Check to be sure that the water flows clear.7 minutes with low water piston. 7. outlet. Open a treated water tap down stream of the filter.A.MODEL 5600 BACKWASH FILTER Installation and Start-Up Procedure MANUAL BACKWASH KNOB 24 HOUR GEAR RED TIME SET BUTTON SKIPPER WHEEL SHOWS EVERY OTHER DAY BACKWASH RED POINTER 1. 8. .15 minutes with filter piston. Moving clockwise from red pointer. To prevent a sudden surge of water and air.eliminated. disregard the brine tank. Preliminary Rinse Position . Manually index the filter to the service position. 6. 3. and drain connections made in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations and to meet applicable plumbing codes. . The water at the drain will again be cloudy and/or contain media fines as well as air. 4 & 5. Rapid Rinse . 7. Each tab is one day. . Set time of day by depressing red button and spin the 24 hr gear until the present time of day is visible above the time of day arrow. 2. Brine & Slow Rinse Positions . If necessary allow water to flow until all media fines are gone. 10. extend or retract fingers to obtain the desired backwash schedule.S.eliminate with low water piston. PageS Printed in U.same as pictured with standard or filter piston. Backwash Position . close the tap and the main water supply valve and allow the filter media bed to settle 15 . partially open the main water supply valve so that the flow at the drain of the filter is approximately 1 gpm.

S. drawing shows 850 gallon setting. Manually index the control to the brine fill position and allow the brine tank to fill to the top of the air check.. Set water usage program wheel using anyone following procedures: Typical Residential Application To program. 10. Be sure cable is not pinched between cover and housing. Fill the brine tank with salt. Manually index the control to the back-wash position and allow water to flow at the drain for 3 or 4 minutes. Rotate the program wheel counterclockwise stops at regeneration position. Replace back cover on the control. MANUAL REGENERATION KNOB made in accordance with 24 HOUR GEAR PROGRAM WHEEL PEOPLE DIAL RED TIME SET BUTTON ~----+-ooft H.. To set time of day press red time set button and turn 24 hour gear until present time of day is at "time of day". of the The capacity (gallons) arrow denotes gallons exclusive of fixed reserve.. 8. Make sure that any by-pass valving is left in the normal service position. 9. 7. NOTE: The various regeneration positions may be dialed manually by turning the knob on the front of the control until the indicator shows that the softener is in the desired position.) Optional Programming Procedures Calculate the gallon capacity of the system. Manualy index the control to the brine rinse position and 'allow the control to draw water from the brine tank until it stops. 5. then close the tap.~~ GRAINS PER GALLON WATER HARDNESS SCALE GALLONS LABEL 1. open a softened water tap until all air is released from the lines. Manually index the softener control into the service position and let water flow into the resin tank. 2. Make sure than the salt dosage is set as recommended by the manufacturer. 6. Set program wheel by lifting the "people" dial and rotating it so that the number of people in the household is aligned with the household grains per gallon water hardness. set the hardness and it automatically monitors system needs and regenerates only when necessary. subtract the necessary reserve requirement and set the gallons available at the small white dot on program wheel gear. Remove back cover plate. Release the dial and check for firm engagement at setting. 12. 11. Page 9 Printed in U. outlet and drain connections manufacturer's recommendations and to meet applicable plumbing codes. just set the time. Plug in the electrical cord and look in the sight hole in the back of the montor to see that it is nmning. When the water flow stops..) The water softener should be installed with the inlet. (This method will provide reserve capacity based on 75 gallons per person. ..A. Manually advance the control to the beginning of the brine fill position and allow the control to return to the service position automatically. Note..MODEL 5600 ECONOMIDER® Installation and Start-up Procedure (Cont'd. remaining until it 3. 4...

.MODEL 5600 ECONOMINDER® Control Valve Drive Assembly (See opposite page for parts list) 27 i T~34 13 16 15 4 Page 10 Printed in U.S.A.

..Program Wheel 13831 Clutch . . .. . . . . . .Low Water 15478 Valve position Dial. . Electrical Cord 12681 Wire Connector 13547 Strain Relief 13229 Back Cover Not Assigned 13955 Front Label . .Knob 40214 Screw.Program Wheel 60405-15 Program Skipper Wheel Assy. . .. Quantity 1 . . . . . .Beige 14207 Knob Label . . 1 26 27 . . . . . . .. . . . . . .Silver 13310 Rear Label . . .Motor Mtg.w/Pin Drilled for Thumb Screw 15494-01 "L" Housing . 1 1 30 1 1 1 34 2 35 1 1 37 1 38 1 39 1 40 41 . Rt Angle 14176 Valve Position Dial . . 1 1 29 . . . 13494 Motor . . .120V. . . . 1 1 1 1A . . . .. Description 14448-000 Housing . . . . . . . .. Brine Cam Page 11 Printed in U. . . . ..Drive Pinion 14253. . . Spring Retainer 14276 Spring 14043 Cable Assembly. . . . . . . 2 18 1 19 .. .Filter 14175 Knob Label .24V.MODEL 5600 ECONOMINDER® Parts List Item No. . . .. .1 20 . .. . .w/Pin 15494-03 "L" Housing . . . . 1 45 . . . . . ... .. .Specify Hardness Capacity 13806 Program Wheel Retainer 13953 Cover Label .. . .Program Wheel 11842. Std 14910 Cable Assembly.w/Pin Drilled for Screw 14448-0 Housing . . ..Beige 13960 Tape Stripe . 60 Hz.. . .Softener 18520 Rear Label . . . & Ground Wire 13296 Screw . . . . .. Ext. 3-18 60514-01 Brine Cam Assembly. 1 1 28 . . . . ..Minutes 12473 Screw-Drive Mounting 12037 Washer 13830 Drive Pinion ... .. . .1/4" Dia. .S. . .. . Cycle Actuator Gear 14177 Knob . . . . .Silver 15151 Screw .1 1 42 . . . . 1 Part No.Manual Regeneration 13300 Ball. . . .. .1 21 1 22 1 23 2 24 1 25 . . . . . 11384 Screw . 60 Hz. .Beige 13958 Front Label .1 1 1 43 1 1 44 . 14457. . .. 1 7. .Component Mounting 13017 Idler Gear 13018 Idler Pinion 13312 Spring -Idler 13164 Drive Gear 13170 Main Gear & Shaft 19205 24 Hour Gear Assembly. . 6-36 60514-02 Brine Cam Assembly . . 1 8 1 9 1 11 1 12 . Tan 13802.with Roll Pin 14488-001 Housing . . .w/Pin Drilled for Designer 13175 Motor Mounting Plate 18743 Motor . . . . .Standard 14278 Valve Position Dial . 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 4 2-3 5 2-4 6.Filter 13957 Tape Stripe . . . 1 1 13 1 14 1 15 2 16 . . . Spring . . Silver 19205-01 24 Hour Gear Assy. . .A. .. .Silver 60514 Brine Cam Assembly. ..Detent 13748 Screw .

Hex Washer Head. 8-18 x 5/8 Yoke. 3/4" Nickel Plated Yoke. -119 Clip. 1" NPT Yoke. -218 Retaining Ring O-Ring O-Ring. 1 12B 1 · · · Part No. . Plastic 3/4" Yoke. . .A. Plastic O-Ring. Plastic. #6-24 x 3 Plug. . Hex Washer Head. 1" Nickel Plated Page 12 Printed in U. 1" Yoke. Quantity 1 1 2 1 3 1 4 2 5A 1 5B 1 6 4 7 2 8 2 9 2 10 2 11 2 12A. -015 Cap. Mounting Screw. Plastic 9 Item No. By-Pass Screw. Outlet (White) O-Ring. . Inlet Plug. . . By-Pass. 3/4" Yoke. . 19723 11183 19724 17512 17820 17820-01 18661 18662 18660 13305 13255 13314 18706 18706-02 13708 13708NP 13398 13398NP Description By-Pass Valve Body.S. By-Pass. . .MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® By-Pass Valve Assembly.

Meter Cover Assembly Impeller Screw .S. 1 2A 28 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Quantity 4 1 1 1 1 4 4 1 4 1 Part No.Extended Range.Adapter Clip Adapter Clip Meter Body O-Ring .A.Meter Body Flow Straightener Page 13 Printed in U.Meter Cover Assembly Meter Cover Assembly . Rt. 12473 14038 15659 13847 13509 13314 13255 13821 13305 14613 . .MODEL 5600 ECONOMINDER® Meter Assembly Item No. Description Screw .Standard Meter Cover Assembly . Angle O-Ring .

1" .MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® By-Pass Valve Assembly Item No. 3/4" By-Pass Valve Body. 1/4-14 Nickel Plate 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 1 1 1 8 1 1 1 Page 14 Printed in U. 17290 17290NP 13399 13399NP 11726 11972 11978 13604-01 15727 11986 11979 11989 Description By-Pass Valve Body.Nickel Plate Seal. By-Pass Plug. 3/4" By-Pass Valve Body. By-Pass Screw.S.A. 1" By-Pass Valve Body. Hex Head. 1 Quantity 1 1 1 1 Part No. . By-Pass Side Cover Label Screw Side Cover Lever.

S. 6-36 60514-02 Brine Cam.Filter 60102-20 Piston . Description 60102-00 Piston . 60136-5600 Service Kit. 3-18 60514-01 Brine Cam. 60405-20 Meter Program Wheel. Brass. . .A. Ext. Meter.Low Water 60125 Seal Kit 60084-XX Injector 60032 Brine Valve 60514 Brine Cam. Clock 14860 Skipper Wheel 7 Day 14381 Skipper Wheel 12 Day 60405-10 Meter Program Wheel. Std. Brass 1" NPT 60049 Bypass. . . 60087 . . Ext. .MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® Service Assembly Parts List Part No. . Meter 60135-5600 Service Kit. Minutes 60510 Coupling with Clip & Screws 60040 Bypass. . Std.Softener 60102-10 Piston . Brass 3/4" NPT 60041 Bypass. . Page 15 Printed in U. Plastic 60086 Meter. .

MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® Water Conditioner Flow Diagrams 1 SERVICE 2 PRELIMINARY 5 Minutes POSITION RINSE POSITION VALVE ASSEM8LY VALVE AS.thru the passage to the top of tank .A.flows around the lower piston groove .SEM&lY AIR CHECK RESIN TANK DISIR18UTOR AIR CHECK Hard water enters the unit at the valve inlet .up the distributor tube . Page 16 Printed in U.thru the center hole in the piston .flows around the lower piston groove . Hard water enters the unit at the valve inlet . .down thru the resin and enters the distributor as conditioned water.over the top edge of the piston and out the drain line.S.down thru the top of tank passage .downward thru the resin . The conditioned water flows up thru the center tube to the valve outlet.

flows around the lower piston groove . Page 17 Printed in U.up thru the center tube .up thru the resin . Hard water enters the unit at the valve inlet .flows around the lower piston groove and lower piston land down thru the center tube and out the distributor .thru the center hole in the piston and out the drain line.thru the top of tank passage .around the upper piston groove and out the drain line. .) 3 BACKWASH 10 Minutes POSITION 4 BRINE POSITION First Portion of 50 Minute Fixed Cycle VALVE A55EM8LY VALVE DRIVE ASSEMIILY BRINE TANK SALT AIR CHECK Hard water enters the unit at the valve inlet .thru the injector nozzle and orifice to draw brine from the brine tank.S. The brine flows down thru the resin .A.MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® Water Conditioner Flow Diagrams (Cont'd.into the distributor .

thru the center hole in the piston and out the drain line.up thru the center tube . Page 18 Printed in U.) 5 SLOW 6 RAPID RINSE POSITION RINSE POSITION Last Portion of 50 Minute Fixed Cycle 10 Minutes After all the brine has been drawn from the brine tank.around the upper piston groove and out the drain line. hard water continues to enter thru the valve inlet . Hard water enters the unit at the valve inlet .thru the top of tank passage .A.down thru the resin and into the distributor . .flows around the lower piston groove .MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® Water Conditioner Flow Diagrams (Cont'd.S.flows around the lower piston groove and lower piston land down thru the center tube and out the distributor .thru the nozzle and orifice .up thru the resin .

thru the injector throat . .thru the passage to the top of tank . Page 19 Printed in U. The conditioned water flows up thru the center tube to the valve outlet.S.down thru the resin and enters the distributor as conditioned water. Hard water enters the unit at the valve inlet .) 7 SETTLING 5 Minutes RINSE POSITION 8 BRINE TANK FILL POSITION 4 to 24 Minutes Adjustable Cycle Hard water enters the unit at the valve inlet .down thru the top of tank passage .downward thru the resin .up the distributor tube .thru the center hole in the piston over the top edge of the piston and out the drain line.flows around the lower piston groove .flows around the lower piston groove .MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® Water Conditioner Flow Diagrams (Cont'd.A. Hard water also flows around the lower piston groove .thru the brine valve and flow control to fill the brine tank.

No salt in brine tank. A. A. 6. A. plug. Timer is defective. Replace timer. Repeated flushings of the hot water tank is required. Iron In Conditioned Water. Iron buildup in line to water conditioner. E. Unit uses too much salt. Injectors or screen plugged. A. Iron buildup in water conditioner. Insufficient water flowing into brine tank. Clean control and add resin cleaner to resin bed. A. Make sure distributor tube is not cracked. B. B. Assure that well system has proper air eliminator control. 4. increase frequency of regeneration. Add salt to brine tank and maintain salt level above water level. Check salt usage and salt setting. Increase backwash time. C. Air in water system. Close by-pass valve.A. C. CAUSE Electrical service to unit has been interrupted. Softener fails to regenerate. brine draw and brine tank fill. B. A. D. Reset time of day. B. A. D. Excess water in brine tank. See problem NO. 2. Power failure. A. pull chain or switch). Hot water tank hardness. F. F. Check O-ring and tube pilot. Internal valve leak. C. Check backwash. Replace injectors and screen. Fouled resin bed. Excessive water in brine tank. E. Clean flow control. A.7. By-pass valve is open. CORRECTION Assure permanent electrical service (check fuse. 5. Remove piston & clean control. B. B. C. Check brine tank fill time and clean brine line flow control if plugged. Replace seals and spacers and/or piston. Softener delivers hard water. G. G. Loss of resin through drain line. . A. 3. Loss of water pressure. Check for dry well condition.S. Clean line to water conditioner. A. Inlet of control plugged due to foreign material broken loose from pipes by recent work done on plumbing system. A. A. Improper salt setting. C. C.MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® Trouble-Shooting PROBLEM 1. Plugged drain line flow control. 7a. B. B. A. Increase frequency of regeneration. Page 20 Printed in U. Leak at distributor tube.

S. D. Remove piston assembly and inspect bore. Timer not cycling.MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® Trouble-Shooting (Cont'd. Each tooth to tooth is approximately 30 gallons. If it does not. 10. Faulty timer mechanism A.. B. D. General Service Hints For Meter Control Problem: Softener Delivers Hard Water. D. 11. Clean or replace injectors. Timer motor stopped or jammed B. B. D. Foreign material in brine valve. replace timer. Clean or replace brine valve. Correction: Check salt dosage requirements and reset program wheel to provide additional reserve. Page 21 Printed in U. replace meter. C. Clean drain line flow control.. Plugged injector system. D... . Correction: Pull cable out of meter cover and rotate manually.program wheel must not be against regeneration stop for this check). Internal control leak. CORRECTION A. If not performing properly. Injector screen plugged. Control cycles continuous A. E. Program Wheel Is Not Rotating With Meter Output. Control valve jammed in brine or backwash position. Meter Is Not Measuring Flow. Replace seals and/or piston assembly. C.. B. C. Injector is plugged.) Change seals and spacers and/or piston assembly. (Line pressure must be at least 20 PSI at all time. B. Reserve Capacity Has Been Exceeded. Correction: Check output by observing rotation of small gear on front of timer (Note . Internal control leak. A. A. C. A. Replace screen. Softener fails to draw brine. C.. Clean injector and replace screen. Foreign material in control. E. Cause could be that . Cause could be that . C. Replace timer. remove foreign material & check control in various regeneration positions. Cause could be that . Clean brine line flow control. Drain flows continuously. A. Replace timer. Replace timer. Foreign material in brine line flow control. Salt water in service line CAUSE A. Increase line pressure. Drain line flow control is plugged. B. Program wheel must move without binding and clutch must give positive "clicks" when program wheel strikes regeneration stop. Line pressure is too low.) PROBLEM 8b. 9.A. Replace seals and/or piston assembly. D.

Excessive water usage. By-pass valve is open. Power Failure. Reduce days between backwashing so filter backwasher more often. 5. C. Plug. C. Make sure filter has correct drain flow control. backwashing (see timer instructions. remove foreign material and check control in various cycle position.020" wide slots. Replace or replace timer. D. 3. Pull Chain or Switch). Loss of filter medium through drain line. Internal control leak. B. Drain flows continuously. A.MODEL 5600SF Trouble-Shooting PROBLEM 1. E. Replace piston and seals and spacers. Replace top screen. Loss of water pressure.) Make sure that there is not a leaking valve in the toilet bowl or sinks. B. A. Replace bed. Be sure flow control is not clogged or drain line restricted. Page 22 Printed in U. Filter fails to backwash. Reduce days between. (and drive motor if necessary). Increase backwash flow rate according to specifications for your unit. Timer is Defective. CAUSE Electrical Service to unit has been interrupted. A. F. Check O-ring and tube pilot. A. Hot water tank rusty. E. C. See your dealer for recommendations. B. A. C. Be sure water pressure has not dropped. Make sure distributor tube is not cracked. Broken or missing top screen. Remove piston and clean control. C. Foreign material in control. Note: Make sure filter is sized large enough to handle water usage. B. must have . A. Inadequate backwash flow rate. Reset time of Day. Inlet of control plugged due to foreign material broken loose from pipes by recent work done on plumbing system. 4. A. 2. A. B. Control valve jammed in rinse or backwash. D.S. F. Leak at distributor tube. B. . Close by-pass valve. CORRECTION Assure Permanent Electrical Service (Check Fuse. A. Repeated flushings of the hot water tank is required. A. Filter "bleeds" iron.A. Remove piston assembly and inspect bore. B. Replace seals and/or piston assembly. Defective or stripped filter medium bed. B. C. Iron or turbidity buildup in water filter.

Water pressure should now be applied to the conditioner. 5. Start regeneration cycle manually if water is hard. Start regeneration cycle manually if water is hard. 2. 13. discard O-ring. Replace the control valve back cover. 9.A. Remove timer mounting screws. 3. Set time of day. 4. Remove the two injector body mounting screws. program wheel. Return the control to the service position. Install a new screen. Return by-pass or inlet valving to normal service position. Return the control to the service position. Put new timer on top of valve. AND SCREEN 1. Set time of day and cycle the control valve manually to assure proper function. Apply silicone lubricant to three new O-rings and install over three bosses on injector body. be sure they are seated tightly. Rotate program wheel counter-clockwise stops at regeneration position until it 16. If the conditioner installation has a "three valve" by-pass system. 14. Reconnect brine tube and drain line. 11. 6b. Remove and discard valve body 0rings 11. To replace injectors and screen. If the conditioner has an integral by-pass valve. then close the valves at the conditioner inlet and outlet. The injector and brine module can now be removed from the control valve. B. Return by-pass or inlef valving to normal service position. and any by-pass line shut off. If the conditioner installation has a "three valve" by-pass system. 5. Unplug electrical cord from outlet. Replace timer mounting screws. b. Plug electrical cord into outlet. 12. 13. Remove screw and washer at drive yoke. Be sure drive pin on main gear engages slot in drive yoke (rotate control knob if necessary). O. Disconnect brine tube and drain line connections at the injector body. 4. Relieve water pressure in the conditioner by putting the control in the backwash position momentarily. put it in the by-pass position. 6. Water pressure should now be applied to the conditioner. Make sure the control valve is returned to the service position. 15. Unplug electrical cord from outlet.S. Apply silicone lubricant to new O-ring and reinstall at bottom of brine valve hole. Make sure there is enough brine in the brine tank.MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® Service Instructions A. 7. TO REMOVE TIME BRINE VALVE. Pull cable out of meter cover. c. and salt usage. Rotate program wheel counter-clockwise until it stops at regeneration position. Apply silicone lubricant to 0. 8. rotate cable to align drive flat if necessary. 7. . close it. If the conditioner has an integral by-pass valve. Make sure there is enough brine in the brine tank. (Be sure to reinstall brass spacers with injector on model 4600 valve. close it. Tighten screws. Relieve water pressure in the conditioner by putting the control in the backwash position momentarily. Cycle the control valve manually to assure proper function. Insert screws with washers thru injector cap and injector. 2. first open the valve in the bypass line. shoulder on bushing should be flush with injector body. Check for leaks at all seal areas. Make sure the control valve is returned to the service position. Unscrew injector nozzle and throat from injector body. 8. O. The entire timer assembly will now lift off easily. 14. Plug electrical cord into outlet. INJECTORS. O. Turn off water supply to conditioner: a. 3. Screw in new injector throat and nozzle. 15. Plug cable into meter cover. b. Turn off water supply to conditioner: a. also remove & discard O-ring at bottom of brine valve hole. 10.ring on new valve assembly and press into brine valve hole.) 9. and any by-pass line shut off. Be sure grommet at cable hole is in place. If there is only a shut-off valve near the conditioner inlet. Place this assembly thru hole in timer housing and into mating holes in the valve body. To Replace Brine Valve 1. put it in the by-pass position. Page 23 Printed in U. Apply silicone lubricant to new "0" ring and install around oval extension on injector cap. If there is only a shut-off valve near the conditioner inlet. 6a. 12. 1. Check drain seal with the control in the backwash position. Pull brine valve from injector body. Replace screw and washer at drive yoke. 10. O. Remove injector cap and screen. c. then close the valves at the conditioner inlet and outlet. first open the valve in the by pass line. TO REPLACE TIMER 1. Remove the control valve back cover.

Remove end plug retainer plate. Pull cable out of meter cover. Pull upward on end of piston yoke until assembly is out of valve. meter portion of module must be assembled at valve outlet. TO REPLACE METER 1. Relieve water pressure in the conditioner by putting the control in the backwash position momentarily. Assemble meter to control valve. E. Be sure grommet at cable hole is in place. Replace timer mounting screws . If there is only a shut-off valve near the conditioner inlet. Pull upward on end of piston rod yoke until assembly is out of valve. Remove two screws and clips at control valve. 7. Relieve water pressure in the conditioner by putting the control in the backwash position momentarily. b. 13. Place timer on top of valve. 4. Plug cable into meter cover. 8. Note. 9. c. Unplug electrical cord from outlet. Inspect the inside of the valve to make sure that all spacers and seals are in place.S. 3. Return the control to the service position. Take new piston assembly as furnished and push piston into valve by means of the end plug. 18. first open the valve in the bypass line. 6. b. Cycle the control valve manually to assure proper function. Set time of day. first open the valve in the bypass line. Remove and replace seats and spacers with fingers. Remove the control valve back cover. The entire timer assembly will now lift off easily. 6. Remove screw and washer at drive yoke. Page 24 Printed in U.. Pull cable out of meter cover. Pull cable out of meter cover. Turn off water supply to conditioner: a. If the conditioner installation has a "three valve" by-pass system. 2. and that there is no foreign matter that would interfere with the valve operation. c. TO REPLACE PISTON ASSEMBLY 1. 6. 2. Be sure drive pin on main gear engages slot in drive yoke (rotate control knob if necessary). Pull resin tank away from plumbing Connections. 4. c. Start regeneration cycle manually if water is hard. If the conditioner installation has a "three valve" by-pass system. Be sure clip legs are firmly engaged with lugs. then close the valves at the conditioner inlet and outlet. 7. If there is only a shut-off valve near the conditioner inlet. put it in the by-pass position. Remove timer mounting screws. TO REPLACE SEALS AND SPACERS 1. Return the control to the service position. If the conditioner has an integral by-pass valve. and any by-pass line shut off. 3. 11. Relieve water pressure in the conditioner by putting the control in the backwash position momentarily. 17. 4. Return the control to the service position. Apply silicone lubricant to four new O-rings and assemble to four ports on new meter module. Remove timer mounting screws. 5. Attach two clips and screws at control valve. 14. put it in the by-pass position. Remove two screws and clips at by-pass valve or yoke. close it. Plug electrical cord into outlet. Rotate cable to align drive flat if necessary. Remove screw and washer at drive yoke.A. . D. Remove the control valve back cover. 2. 5. Make sure there is enough brine in the brine tank. 5. put it in the by-pass position. Unplug electrical cord from outlet. 3. Unplug electrical cord from outlet. Return by-pass or inlet valving to normal service position. Turn off water supply to conditioner: a.Replace screw and washer at drive yoke. Water pressure should now be applied to the conditioner. Pull meter module out of control valve.MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® Service Instructions (Cont'd. Turn off water supply to conditioner: a. Rotate program wheel counter-clockwise until it stops at regeneration position. first open the valve in the bypass line. If the conditioner installation has a "three valve" by-pass system. Make sure the control valve is returned to the service position. Replace end plug retainer plate. close it. 12. 8. If the conditioner has an integral by-pass valve. If there as only a shut-off valve near the conditioner inlet. b. Replace the control valve back cover. 10. Remove end plug retainer plate. The entire timer assembly will now lift off easily. 15. close it.) C. 16. Twist yoke carefully in a clockwise direction to properly align it with drive gear. If the conditioner has an integral by-pass valve. 9. then close the valves at the conditioner inlet and outlet. then close the valves at the conditioner inlet and outlet.

Plug cable into meter cover. 2. 14. Plug electrical cord into outlet.) 10. Water pressure should now be applied to the conditioner. by-pass valve. Plug electrical cord into outlet. Make sure the control valve is in the service position. first open the valve in the bypass line. the if water is hard. Pull cable out of meter cover. 15. Start regeneration cycle manually 18. Press firmly on cover and rotate if necessary to assist in assembly. Remove four screws on cover Lift cover off of meter module. 15. Rotate program wheel counter-clockwise stops at regeneration position. Rotate program wheel counter-clockwise stops at regeneration position. 8. 16. Set time of day. b. and inspect impeller replace if necessary.MODEL 5600 & 5600 ECONOMINDER® Service Instructions (Cont'd. 13. Check for leaks at all seal areas. Return the control to the service position. discard O-ring. Apply silicone lubricant to new O-ring and assemble to the smallest diameter on meter cover. . cable to align 10. Make sure the control valve is in the service position. If the conditioner has an integral put it in the by-pass position. 16. close it. 9. and any by-pass line shut off. Plug cable into meter cover. Remove damage. 6. Turn off water supply to conditioner: a. Start regeneration cycle manually until it F. If there is only a shut-off conditioner inlet. Unplug electrical cord from outlet. then close the valves at the conditioner inlet and outlet. Return by-pass or inlet valving to normal service position. Rotate drive flat if necessary. Replace four screws and tighten. Attach two clips and screws at by-pass valve or yoke. if water is hard. 12. valve near 17. for gear or spindle 4. 11. and any by-pass line shut off. Assemble cover to meter module. Page 25 Printed in U. 11. Be sure clip legs are firmly engaged with lugs. 13. Rotate cable to align drive flat if necessary. 7. until it 3. Relieve water pressure in the conditioner by putting the control in the backwash position momentarily. Push resin tank back to the plumbing connections and engage meter ports with by-pass valve or yoke. If the conditioner installation has a "three valve" by-pass system. 5. TO REPLACE METER COVER ANDIOR IMPELLER 1.A. Water pressure should now be applied to the conditioner. Be sure impeller spindle enters freely into cover. Return by-pass or inlet valving to normal service position. Set time of day. c. 12. 17. Check for leaks at all seal areas. 14.S.

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