Model 5600 & 5600 Econominder®

Service Manual

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Table of Contents
Job Specification Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 General Residential Installation Check List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Valve Installation and Start-up Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Model 5600 Installation and Start-up Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Model 5600 Backwash Filter Installation and Start-up Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Model 5600 Econominder Installation and Start-up Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Water Conditioner Flow Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Service Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Preliminary Rinse Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Backwash Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Brine Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Slow Rinse Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Rapid Rinse Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Settling Rinse Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Brine Tank Fill Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Model 5600 Control Valve Drive Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Model 5600 and 5600 Econominder Control Valve Drive Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Model 5600 Econominder Control Valve Drive Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Bypass Valve Assembly, Plastic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Bypass Valve Assembly, Brass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Model 5600 Econominder Meter Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Service Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Replace Time Brine Valve, Injectors and Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Replace Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Replace Piston Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Replace Seals and Spacers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Replace Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Replace Meter Cover and/or Impeller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Model 5600 and 5600 Econominder Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 General Service Hints for Meter Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Model 5600SF Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Service Assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Job Specification Sheet
Job Number ___________________________________ Model Number ________________________________ Water Test ____________________________________ Capacity of Unit ________________________ Max. _____________ Per Regeneration Mineral Tank Size: Diameter ___________________ Height _____________________ Brine Tank Size and Salt Setting Per Regeneration: ___________________________________

Control Valve Specifications
Type of Timer: ___ Std. ___ "L" ___ 7-day ___ 12-day ___ Meter, Std. ___ Meter, Ext. Day/Time of Regeneration _____________________________ Drain Line Flow Control _______________________________ gpm Brine Refill Rate _____________________________________ gpm Injector Size ________________________________________ Meter Gallon Setting _________________________________ gal

Tank Size (diameter)
6" 7" 8" 9" 10" 12" 13" 14" 16"

Injector
#0 red #0 red #1 white #1 white #1 white #2 blue #2 blue #3 yellow #3 yellow

Slow Rinse Rate (gpm) @ 40 psi
.31 gpm .31 gpm .45 gpm .45 gpm .45 gpm .84 gpm .84 gpm 1.0 gpm 1.0 gpm

Brine Draw Rate (gpm) @ 40 psi
.28 gpm .28 gpm .38 gpm .38 gpm .38 gpm .56 gpm .56 gpm .63 gpm .63 gpm

BLFC1
.5 gpm .5 gpm .5 gpm .5 gpm .5 gpm 1.0 gpm 1.0 gpm 1.0 gpm 1.0 gpm

BLFC2
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

NOTE: Due to varying water conditions, tank sizes and water pressures, use the above settings as guidelines only.
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BLFC (Brine Line Flow Control), refill rate for filling brine tank. (Drain Line Flow Control), backwash and rapid rinse flow rates.

2DLFC

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Replace piping that has heavy lime and/or iron build-up. Page 4 . Location of Softener and Drain Locate the softener close to a clean working drain and connect according to local plumbing codes.General Residential Installation Check List Water Pressure A minimum of 25 psi (1. Existing Plumbing Condition of existing plumbing should be free from lime and iron buildup. install a separate iron filter unit ahead of the water softener. Do not exceed 110°F (43°C) water temperature. Please make sure voltage supply is compatible with unit before installation. Bypass Valves Always provide for the installation of a bypass valve if unit is not equipped with one.2 bar) water pressure. Do not subject unit to freezing conditions.7 bar) of water pressure is required for regeneration valve to operate effectively. If piping is clogged with iron. Electrical Facilities An uninterrupted alternating current (A/C) supply is required. CAUTION • • • Do not exceed 120 psi (8.

2. 4. slowly open a cold water tap nearby and let water run until air is purged from the unit. — Turn on the main water supply. Use only Teflon tape on the drain fitting. Solder joints near the drain must be done before connecting the Drain Line Flow Control fitting (DLFC). Do not add salt to the brine tank at this time. NOTE: Be sure the tank is level and on a firm base. fill to the top of the air check in the salt tank. — Open a cold soft water tap nearby and let water run a few minutes or until the system is free of foreign material (usually solder) resulting from the installation. Perform all plumbing according to local plumbing codes. 9. Leave at least 6" (152 mm) between the DLFC and solder joints when soldering pipes that are connected on the DLFC. — Use a 3/4" (19 mm) drain line for backwash flow rates that exceed 7 gpm (25. Failure to do this could cause interior damage to DLFC. Be sure the floor under the salt storage tank is clean and level. 6. Place the bypass in the In Service position and let water flow into the mineral tank. On units with a bypass. When the valve has power it drives to the In Service position. 5. 8. Place approximately 1" (25 mm) of water above the grid plate. place in Bypass position. 3. Cut the 1" (25 mm) distributor tube (1.050 O. Plug the valve into an approved power source. Place the main control valve on tank.D. NOTE: Only use silicone lubricant.6 Lpm) or length that exceeds 20′ (6 m). Lubricate the distributor O-ring seal and tank O-ring seal. Place the softener tank where you want to install the unit. If a grid is not utilized. 10. — Use a 1/2" (13 mm) minimum pipe size for the drain. Then close tap. During cold weather it is recommended that the installer warm the valve to room temperature before operating.) flush with top of each tank. Close the water tap when water runs clean.Valve Installation and Start-up Procedures 1. 7. Page 5 . 11. 12. When water flow stops.

Replace back cover on the control. Remove back cover plate. extend or retract fingers to obtain the desired regeneration schedule. Plug in the electrical cord and look in the sight hole in the back of the motor to see that it is running. — Finger at red pointer is tonight. Fill the brine tank with salt. 4. 8.Model 5600 Installation and Start-up Procedures NOTE: Install the water softener with the inlet. Then close tap. If necessary. NOTE: Manually dial the various regeneration positions by turning the knob on the front of the control until the indicator shows that the softener is in the desired position. 5. — Each tab is one day. 9. 7. 2. — Moving clockwise from red pointer. outlet and drain connections made according to manufacturer’s recommendations and to meet applicable plumbing codes. 6. Manually index the control to the Brine Draw position and allow the control to draw water from the brine tank until it stops. Manually index the control to the Backwash position and allow water to flow at the drain for 3 or 4 minutes. Make sure that the salt dosage is set as recommended by the manufacturer. 10. When the water flow stops. Make sure that any bypass valving is left in the normal In Service position. Page 6 . 3. Set the days that regeneration is to occur by sliding tabs on skipper wheel outward to expose trip fingers. Manually index the softener control into the In Service position and let water flow into the resin tank. Manual Regeneration Knob 24-Hour Gear Red Time Set Button Skipper Wheel (shows every other day regeneration) Time of Day Arrow Red Pointer Figure 1 Model 5600 Softener Control 1. open a softened water tap until all air is released from the lines. Manually advance the control to the beginning of the Brine Fill position and allow the control to return to the In Service position automatically. Manually index the control to the Brine Fill position and allow the brine tank to fill to the top of the air check. set salt according to the setting instruction sheet.

9.Model 5600 Backwash Filter Installation and Start-up Procedures NOTE: Install the water softener with the inlet. NOTE: The water flowing from the downstream tap is cloudy and/or contains media fines as well as air. Manually index the filter to the Backwash position. 3. Check to be sure that the water flows clear. Open a treated water tap down stream of the filter. When a steady clean flow appears at the tap. Set the days backwashing is to occur by sliding tabs on the skipper wheel outward to expose trip fingers. 7. and again open the downstream tap. Page 7 . If necessary. Manually index the filter to the In Service position and allow the mineral tank to fill by slowly opening the main water supply valve. Any bypass should be in the In Service position. Each tab is one day. Continue to open the water supply valve until it is completely open. Allow the water to run until it appears clean and free of air. Moving clockwise from red pointer. partially open the main water supply valve so that the flow at the drain of the filter is approximately 1 gpm (3. Finger at red pointer is tonight. The water at the drain is cloudy again and/or contains media fines as well as air. 6. outlet and drain connections made according to manufacturer’s recommendations and to meet applicable plumbing codes.7 Lpm). 2. 4. Plug in the electrical cord and look in the sight hole on the back of the timer motor to ensure that it is running. allow water to flow until all media fines are gone. Manual Regeneration Knob 24-Hour Gear Red Time Set Button Skipper Wheel (shows every other day backwash) Time of Day Arrow Red Pointer Figure 2: Model 5600 Backwash Filter Control Before Plugging in the Unit 1. close the tap and the main water supply valve and allow the filter media bed to settle for 15–20 minutes. If the tap is equipped with an aerator check that is not plugged with media fines and pipe scale. extend or retract fingers to obtain the desired backwash schedule. Allow water to flow at the drain until all media fines are washed out of the filter. Manually index the filter to the In Service position. To prevent a sudden surge of water and air. Allow water to flow at the drain until it appears clean and free of air. 8. Set time of day by pushing red button and spin the 24-hour gear until the present time of day is visible above the time of day arrow. 5.

— 7 minutes with low water piston. no water flows during this time. 3. Slow Rinse position. — Eliminate with low water piston. Backwash position. — Same as Figure 6. — Eliminated. — Same as Figure 4. — Eliminated. — 15 minutes with filter piston. 4. Settling Rinse position. page 10. Preliminary Rinse position. page 10 with standard piston (white end plug) or filter piston (black end plug). — 7 minutes with low water piston. — Eliminated with low water piston (gray end plug). — Same as Figure 9. — 15 minutes with filter piston. filter is back in service at this time. no water flows during this time.Model 5600 Backwash Filter Installation & Start-up Procedures (Cont’d. 8. See Figure 4. page 13 with standard or filter piston. page 12 with standard piston. Brine Rinse position. page 11 with standard piston. resulting in a 50 minute pause. 6. resulting in a 50 minute pause. In Service position. 5. — Same as Figure 10. Brine Tank Refill position. Page 8 . Second Backwash position. 2.) Cycle Times and Flow Diagrams 1. 7. — Eliminated.

open a softened water tap until all air is released from the lines.” 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. When the water flow stops. 9. Make sure that any bypass valving is left in the normal In Service position. just set the time. drawing shows 850 gallon setting. Plug in the electrical cord and look in the sight hole in the back of the monitor to see that it is running. 6. outlet and drain connections made according to manufacturer’s recommendations and to meet applicable plumbing codes. 2. Page 9 . 8. set the hardness and it automatically monitors system needs and regenerates only when necessary. This method provides reserve capacity based on 75 gallons per person. Manually index the control to the Backwash position and allow water to flow at the drain for 3 or 4 minutes. 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. 3. Remove back cover plate. — Optional Programming Procedures Calculate the gallon capacity of the system. 12. Then close tap. Set water usage program wheel using any one of the following procedures: — Typical Residential Application To program. 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. Manually advance the control to the beginning of the Brine Fill position and allow the control to return to the In Service position automatically. Fill the brine tank with salt. 10. Manual Regeneration Knob 24-Hour Gear Program Wheel People Dial Red Time Set Button Grains Per Gallon Water Hardness Scale White Dot Gallons Label Figure 3: Model 5600 Econominder 1. Note.Model 5600 Econominder Installation & Start-up Procedures NOTE: Install the water softener with the inlet. The capacity (gallons) arrow denotes remaining gallons exclusive of fixed reserve. subtract the necessary reserve requirement and set the gallons available at the small white dot on program wheel gear. Be sure cable is not pinched between cover and housing. 7. Make sure than the salt dosage is set as recommended by the manufacturer. Rotate program wheel counterclockwise until it stops at Regeneration position. Release the dial and check for firm engagement at setting. Replace back cover on the control. Manually index the softener control to the In Service position and let water flow into the resin tank. Manually index the control to the Brine Fill position and allow the brine tank to fill to the top of the air check. 4. 5. Manually index the control to the Brine Rinse position and allow the control to draw water from the brine tank until it stops. 11.

Water Conditioner Flow Diagrams Service Position Figure 4: Service Position Preliminary Rinse Position Figure 5: Preliminary Rinse Position Page 10 .

) Backwash Position Figure 6: Backwash Position Brine Position Figure 7: Brine Position Page 11 .Water Conditioner Flow Diagrams (Cont’d.

) Slow Rinse Position Figure 8: Slow Rinse Position Second Backwash Position Figure 9: Second Backwash Position Page 12 .Water Conditioner Flow Diagrams (Cont’d.

) Settling Rinse Position Figure 10: Settling Rinse Position Brine Tank Fill Position Figure 11: Brine Tank Fill Position Page 13 .Water Conditioner Flow Diagrams (Cont’d.

Model 5600 Control Valve Drive Assembly 1 29 27 20 16 15 19 1A 22 5 13 12 38 14 34 37 39 1A 21 7 8 6 9 30 25 23 11 35 5 3 4 2 26 28 5 Figure 12: Model 5600 Control Valve Drive Assembly Page 14 .

with Pin Drilled for Cover “L” Housing. Component Mounting Idler Gear Idler Pinion Spring. Motor Mtg. Blue on Silver Brine Cam Assembly. Brine Cam 34 35s 37 38 39 40s s Not used when a filter valve Page 15 . Skipper Wheel Skipper Wheel Assembly. Softener Rear Label. Silver Screw. Idler Drive Gear Main Gear and Shaft 24-hour Gear Assembly. with Pin “L” Housing.Model 5600 Control Valve Drive Assembly Item Number 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30s No. Detent. Low Water Valve Position Dial. 6700 Regeneration Pointer Electrical Cord. Spring. Filter Knob Label. 120V. Beige Knob Label. Manual Regeneration Ball. Tan Cycle Actuator Gear Knob. Standard Valve Position Dial. 60 Hz Motor. Silver 24-hour Gear Assembly. 6-36 Brine Cam Assembly. Standard Wire Connector (not shown) Strain Relief Back Cover Front Label. Req’d 1 1 1 1 1 1 (2-3) (3-5) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Part Number 14448-001 15494-01 15494-03 13175 18743 19659 11384 13296 13017 13018 13312 13164 13170 19205 19205-01 13011 14177 13300 13311 14381 14860 13864 19080 13014 11842 12681 13547 13229 13309 13437 13310 18520 13348 13436 60514 60514-01 60514-02 12473 12037 15151 14176 14278 15478 16715 14175 14207 40214 Description Drive Housing. 24V. 1/4″ Dia. Knob Valve Position Dial. 3-18 Brine Cam Assembly. and Ground Wire Screw. with Pin Drilled for Designer Motor Mounting Plate Motor. 60 Hz Screw. Filter Tape Stripe. Brown on Beige Tape Stripe. Compression. Chemical Filter Valve Position Dial. Brown on Beige Front Label. Blue/Silver on Black Rear Label. Minutes Screw-drive Mounting Washer Screw. 7-day Skipper Wheel Ring Spring. 12-day Skipper Wheel Assembly.

Model 5600 and 5600 Econominder Control Valve Drive Assembly 48 47 Backwash Filter Injector Option 10 49 50 55 20 23 21 26 22 42 43 12 11 9 8 39 53 14 52 7 34 33 32 2 29 20 30 20 27 28 31 46 3 16 15 1 17 16 51 2 21 26 23 24 22 18 19 42 43 45 39 40 4 5 38 41 14 35 36 37 44 52 Figure 13: Model 5600 and 5600 Econominder Control Valve Drive Assembly Page 16 .

O-ring. Top of Tank Not Assigned Spacer Piston. Specify Size DLFC Button Retainer Screen. . 3/4″ Dist. Filter Piston Pin Piston Rod Assembly Piston Retainer End Plug Assembly Standard. Undrilled Injector Throat. Injector Mounting Adapter Coupling O-ring.25 gpm BLFC Button. 13/16″ O-ring. Brine Valve Washer. Valve Body Assembly. Adapter Coupling (Clock or Meter) O-ring. Low Water Piston. BLFC BLFC Button Retainer BLFC Fitting.0 gpm O-ring. Brine Spacer O-ring. 1″ Dist. Specify Size Injector Screen Injector Cover Brine Valve Stem Brine Valve Seat Brine Valve Cap Brine Valve Spacer Quad Ring Spring. Injector Cover Injector Body Injector Nozzle. Brass. Adapter Coupling Screw. Plastic. White End Plug Assembly Filter. 3/4″ NPT Yoke. 1″ NPT Yoke. Plug 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16* 17* 18 19 20s 21 22 23s 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39s 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51A 51B 52 53 54s * not used with meter controls s used in backwash filter Page 17 . Plastic 3/4″ NPT Drain Hose Barb BLFC. 1. 3/8″ DLFC Button. 1″ O-ring.Model 5600 and 5600 Econominder Control Valve Drive Assembly Item Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 No. Brass. Req’d 2-4 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 6 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 4 2-4 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Part Number 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 13302 13303 13163 10913U 10914 10227 13166 13172 12626 13165 13167 12550 11973 16098 11981-01 10329 10330 10332 12094 12095 12097 12977 13245 13244 13173 12767 15348 13497 13546 12112 13363 13296 13398 13708 18706 18706-02 13308 13918 13857 Description Adapter Clip (Clock or Meter) Seal Silicone Seal Valve Body Assembly. DLFC (not shown) Air Disperser End Plug Retainer Screw Washer Screw Yoke. Distributor Tube. Injector O-ring. Plug Brine Valve. Brine Line O-ring. Brine Valve Retaining Ring BLFC Fitting Nut BLFC Ferrule BLFC Tube Insert BLFC Button. Distributor Tube. Black End Plug Assembly Low Water. 1″ NPT Yoke. Drain O-ring. . Standard Piston.50 gpm BLFC Button. Gray Screw.

Model 5600 Econominder Control Valve Drive Assembly 29 1 27 19 1A 18 21 20 13 34 16 15 7 8 6 9 2 3 4 28 25 35 45 5 44 43 14 12 42 30 11 24 22 37 38 40 5 23 39 41 Figure 14: Model 5600 Econominder Control Valve Drive Assembly Page 18 .

Compression. Manual Regeneration Ball. Beige Knob Label. Beige Front Label. with Pin Drilled for Cover “L” Housing. 6700 Screw. Tan Cycle Actuator Gear Knob. Standard Valve Position Dial. Low Water Valve Position Dial. Specify Hardness Capacity Program Wheel Retainer Cover Label. Right Angle Valve Position Dial. 6-36 Brine Cam Assembly. Standard Cable Assembly. Beige Tape Stripe.Model 5600 Econominder Control Valve Drive Assembly Item Number 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 No. Knob Screw. Spring. Silver 24-hour Gear Assembly. with Pin Drilled for Designer Motor Mounting Plate Motor. Idler Drive Gear Main Gear and Shaft 24-hour Gear Assembly. Program Wheel Electrical Cord Wire Connector Strain Relief Back Cover not assigned Front Label. Filter Knob Label. Extended. 3-18 Brine Cam Assembly. Brine Cam 34 35 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 Page 19 . Silver Brine Cam Assembly. Drive Pinion Spring Retainer Spring Cable Assembly. Program Wheel Clutch. Program Wheel Program Skipper Wheel Assembly. Softener Rear Label. 60 Hz Motor. Component Mounting Idler Gear Idler Pinion Spring. Silver Rear Label. with Pin “L” Housing. 24V. Req’d 1 1 1 1 1 1 2-3 2-4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Part Number 14488-001 15494-01 15494-03 13175 18743 13494 11384 13296 13017 13018 13312 13164 13170 19205 19205-01 13802 14177 13300 19080 13748 60405-15 13806 13953 11842 12681 13547 13229 13955 13958 13310 18520 13957 13960 60514 60514-01 60514-02 12473 12037 13830 13831 14253 14276 14043 14910 14176 14278 15478 14175 14207 15151 40214 Description Drive Housing. 120V. and Ground Wire Screw. Minutes Screw-drive Mounting Washer Drive Pinion. Motor Mtg. Silver Screw. Filter Tape Stripe. 60 Hz Screw. 1/4″ Dia.

Plastic 3/4" Yoke. #8-18 x 5/8" Yoke. Plastic 9 11 10 12A 12B Figure 15: Bypass Valve Assembly. 3/4" (Nickel-plated) Yoke. Plastic 1" NPT Yoke. 1" Yoke.Bypass Valve Assembly. Mounting Screw. 119 Clip. Plastic Item Number 9 10 11 12A 12B No. Req’d 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 Part Number 13305 13255 13314 18706 18706-02 13708 13708NP 13398 13398NP Description O-ring. Hex Washer Head. 3/4" Yoke. 1" (Nickel-plated) Page 20 .

Req’d 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 1 1 1 Part Number 17290 17290NP 13399 13399NP 11726 11972 11978 13604-01 15727 11986 11979 11989 Description Bypass Valve Body. Brass Item Number 1 No. 1" Bypass Valve Body. 3/4" Bypass Valve Body. 3/4" Bypass Valve Body. Bypass Plug. Bypass Screw.Bypass Valve Assembly. Hex Head. Brass 9 8 6 5 4 3 1 2 7 6 Figure 16: Bypass Valve Assembly. 1" (Nickel-plated) Seal. 1/4-14 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Page 21 . Bypass Side Cover Label Screw Side Cover Lever.

Meter Body Flow Straightener Page 22 . Extended Range (Right Angle) O-ring. Req’d 4 1 1 1 1 4 4 1 4 1 Part Number 12473 14038 15659 13847 13509 13314 13255 13821 13305 14613 Description Screw.Model 5600 Econominder Meter Assembly 1 2A 2B 9 3 4 5 6 7 8 Figure 17: Model 5600 Econominder Meter Assembly Item Number 1 2A 2B 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 No. Meter Cover Assembly Impeller Screw. Standard Meter Cover Assembly. Adapter Clip Adapter Clip Meter Body O-ring. Meter Cover Assembly Meter Cover Assembly.

4. also remove and discard O-ring at bottom of brine valve hole. 17. Turn off water supply to conditioner: — If the conditioner installation has a “three valve” bypass system. Return bypass or inlet valving to normal In Service position. 9. discard O-ring. Start regeneration cycle manually if water is hard. — Apply silicone lubricant to O-ring on new valve assembly and press into brine valve hole. Return the control to the In Service position. — Screw in new injector throat and nozzle. — Remove injector cap and screen. Place this assembly through hole in timer housing and into mating holes in the valve body. — Apply silicone lubricant to new O-ring and install around oval extension on injector cap. be sure they are seated tightly. Insert screws with washers through injector cap and injector. 16.Service Instructions Replace Time Brine Valve. Disconnect brine tube and drain line connections at the injector body. 6. (Be sure to reinstall brass spacers with injector on model 4600 valve. Remove the two injector body mounting screws. Page 23 . Relieve water pressure in the conditioner by putting the control in the Backwash position momentarily. then close the valves at the conditioner inlet and outlet. Plug electrical cord into outlet. — If there is only a shut-off valve near the conditioner inlet. NOTE: Be sure to shut off any bypass line. Check for leaks at all seal areas. Unplug electrical cord from outlet. first open the valve in the bypass line. Replace brine valve. 3. Replace injectors and screen. put it in the Bypass position. 7. — Make sure control valve is in the In Service position. 14. Water pressure automatically builds in the conditioner. 13. Install a new screen. — Pull brine valve from injector body. Set time of day and cycle the control valve manually to assure proper function. Reconnect brine tube and drain line. 11. Make sure there is enough brine in the brine tank. Injectors and Screen 1. close it. Apply silicone lubricant to three new O-rings and install over three bosses on injector body. Unscrew injector nozzle and throat from injector body. 2. Rotate program wheel counterclockwise until it stops at Regeneration position. 8. shoulder on bushing should be flush with injector body. — Apply silicone lubricant to new O-ring and reinstall at bottom of brine valve hole. 15. 5. The injector and brine module can now be removed from the control valve. 12. — If the conditioner has an integral bypass valve. Check drain seal with the control in the Backwash position. Tighten screws. Remove and discard valve body O-rings.) 10.

Make sure there is enough brine in the brine tank. 13. Plug electrical cord into outlet. Plug cable into meter cover. Turn off water supply to conditioner: — If the conditioner installation has a “three valve” bypass system. 11. 7. 3. — If the conditioner has an integral bypass valve. Remove screw and washer at drive yoke. then close the valves at the conditioner inlet and outlet. Remove timer mounting screws. first open the valve in the bypass line. 15. Be sure grommet at cable hole is in place. 6. 2. and salt usage. Replace timer mounting 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. 5. 14. put it in the Bypass position. Page 24 . 10. Pull cable out of meter cover. Be sure to return the control valve to the In Service position. Unplug electrical cord from outlet. Set time of day.Service Instructions (Cont’d. Replace the control valve back cover. Put new timer on top of valve. 12. Be sure drive pin on main gear engages slot in drive yoke (rotate control knob if necessary). 4. — If there is only a shut-off valve near the conditioner inlet. NOTE: Be sure to shut off any bypass line. Remove the control valve back cover. Start regeneration cycle manually if water is hard. Rotate program wheel counterclockwise until it stops at Regeneration position. Return the control to the In Service position. 8. The entire timer assembly now lifts off easily. program wheel. rotate cable to align drive flat if necessary. 9. Return bypass or inlet valving to normal In Service position. close it. Water pressure automatically builds in the conditioner.) Replace Timer 1. Replace screw and washer at drive yoke.

3. Cycle the control valve manually to assure proper function. Relieve water pressure in the conditioner by putting the control in the Backwash position momentarily. first open the valve in the bypass line. Replace end plug retainer plate. 14. 17. 15. 11. 12. — If the conditioner has an integral bypass valve. put it in the Bypass position. Replace timer mounting screws. then close the valves at the conditioner inlet and outlet. 7. Unplug electrical cord from outlet. Twist yoke carefully in a clockwise direction to properly align it with drive gear. Rotate cable to align drive flat if necessary. 5. 8. and that there is no foreign matter that would interfere with the valve operation. Set time of day. Remove screw and washer at drive yoke. Plug cable into meter cover. Be sure to return the control valve to the In Service position. Return bypass or inlet valving to normal In Service position. The entire timer assembly now lifts off easily. Remove the control valve back cover. Inspect the inside of the valve to make sure that all spacers and seals are in place.Service Instructions (Cont’d. Make sure there is enough brine in the brine tank. NOTE: Be sure to shut off any bypass line. 9. 13. Pull upward on end of piston yoke until assembly is out of valve. 16.) Replace Piston Assembly 1. 10. program wheel. Turn off water supply to conditioner: — If the conditioner installation has a “three valve” bypass system. Return the control to the In Service position. Place timer on top of valve. 18. Start regeneration cycle manually if water is hard. Plug electrical cord into outlet. Be sure grommet at cable hole is in place. 2. Replace screw and washer at drive yoke. Replace the control valve back cover. Page 25 . Rotate program wheel counterclockwise until it stops at Regeneration position. Remove timer mounting screws. — If there is only a shut-off valve near the conditioner inlet. close it. Be sure drive pin on main gear engages slot in drive yoke (rotate control knob if necessary). 6. Take new piston assembly as furnished and push piston into valve by means of the end plug. Water pressure automatically builds in the conditioner. and salt usage. Pull cable out of meter cover. Remove end plug retainer plate. 4.

Remove the control valve back cover. close it. Remove and replace seats and spacers with fingers. first open the valve in the bypass line. 2. 4. Unplug electrical cord from outlet. — If there as only a shut-off valve near the conditioner inlet. Pull upward on end of piston rod yoke until assembly is out of valve. Remove timer mounting screws. put it in the Bypass position.Service Instructions (Cont’d. The entire timer assembly now lifts off easily. Page 26 . Remove screw and washer at drive yoke. Turn off water supply to conditioner: — If the conditioner installation has a “three valve” bypass system. Relieve water pressure in the conditioner by putting the control in the Backwash position momentarily. Pull cable out of meter cover. then close the valves at the conditioner inlet and outlet. 5. Return the control to the In Service position. Remove end plug retainer plate.) Replace Seals and Spacers 1. 6. — If the conditioner has an integral bypass valve. 3.

Check for leaks at all seal areas. Remove two screws and clips at control valve. 5. Be sure clip legs are firmly engaged with lugs. 16. 14. 9. Unplug electrical cord from outlet. 2. — If the conditioner has an integral bypass valve. 15. — If there is only a shut-off valve near the conditioner inlet. Plug electrical cord into outlet. Pull meter module out of control valve. Apply silicone lubricant to four new O-rings and assemble to four ports on new meter module. Pull resin tank away from plumbing connections. put it in the Bypass position.Service Instructions (Cont’d. Assemble meter to control valve. 18. Start regeneration cycle manually if water is hard. Set time of day. Remove two screws and clips at bypass valve or yoke. Note. 8. 12. Water pressure automatically builds in the conditioner. Attach two clips and screws at control valve. Plug cable into meter cover. 17. close it. 7. Relieve water pressure in the conditioner by putting the control in the Backwash position momentarily. 13.) Replace Meter 1. Rotate program wheel counterclockwise until it stops at Regeneration position. Return the control to the In Service position. 3. 10. Rotate cable to align drive flat if necessary. 6. Page 27 . 11. Turn off water supply to conditioner: — If the conditioner installation has a “three valve” bypass system. 4. Pull cable out of meter cover. NOTE: Be sure to shut off any bypass line. Be sure clip legs are firmly engaged with lugs. Attach two clips and screws at bypass valve or yoke. meter portion of module must be assembled at valve outlet. Push resin tank back to the plumbing connections and engage meter ports with bypass valve or yoke. Return bypass or inlet valving to normal In Service position. first open the valve in the bypass line. — Make sure control valve is in the In Service position. then close the valves at the conditioner inlet and outlet.

Plug cable into meter cover. Page 28 . Start regeneration cycle manually if water is hard.Service Instructions (Cont’d. 13. Apply silicone lubricant to new O-ring and assemble to the smallest diameter on meter cover. Return the control to the In Service position. Replace four screws and tighten. 3. 11. then close the valves at the conditioner inlet and outlet. 12. — If the conditioner has an integral bypass valve. Return bypass or inlet valving to normal In Service position. 16. 9. 15. Remove four screws on cover 6. Rotate program wheel counterclockwise until it stops at Regeneration position. 10. discard O-ring. Rotate cable to align drive flat if necessary. 8. close it. 7. 17. Lift cover off of meter module. put it in the Bypass position.) Replace Meter Cover and/or Impeller 1. NOTE: Be sure to shut off any bypass line. 2. — If there is only a shut-off valve near the conditioner inlet. Pull cable out of meter cover. replace if necessary. Turn off water supply to conditioner: — If the conditioner installation has a “three valve” bypass system. Be sure impeller spindle enters freely into cover. Set time of day. — Make sure control valve is in the In Service position. Assemble cover to meter module. Plug electrical cord into outlet. 5. Unplug electrical cord from outlet. Press firmly on cover and rotate if necessary to assist in assembly. 14. Remove and inspect impeller for gear or spindle damage. 4. Relieve water pressure in the conditioner by putting the control in the Backwash position momentarily. Check for leaks at all seal areas. Water pressure automatically builds in the conditioner. first open the valve in the bypass line.

Plugged drain line flow control. 5. Page 29 . Clean brine line flow control. CAUSE A. Unit uses too much salt. F. B. Assure that well system has proper air elimination control. Loss of resin through drain line. A. CORRECTION Assure permanent electrical service (check fuse. Timer not cycling. Replace timer. D. Clean flow control. Add salt to brine tank and maintain salt level above water level. Air in water system. 1. Power failure. Insufficient water flowing into brine tank. Clean injector and replace screen. Fouled resin bed. Plugged injector system. G. C. G. Iron in conditioned water. D. C. A. A. A. Replace seals and spacers and/or piston. B. D. Remove piston and clean control. brine draw and brine tank fill. C. A. B. C. increase frequency of regeneration. Iron build-up in water conditioner. pull chain or switch). Injectors or screen is plugged. A. Clean line to water conditioner. Loss of water pressure. B. Timer is defective. A. Bypass valve is open. B. A. No salt in brine tank. Inlet of control plugged due to foreign material loose from pipes by recent work done on plumbing system. C. B. 3. Improper salt setting. Internal valve leak. Softener delivers hard water. Iron build-up in line to water conditioner. A. Close bypass valve. See problem number 7. C. Clean or replace brine valve. Foreign material in brine line flow control. check for dry well condition. C. A. Repeated flushings of the hot water tank is required. 7. A. A. B. Leak at distributor tube. increase backwash time. Excess water in brine tank. A. Check brine tank fill time and clean brine line flow control if plugged. C. 2. Electrical service to unit has been interrupted. A. Hot water tank hardness. B.Model 5600 and 5600 Econominder Troubleshooting PROBLEM Softener fails to regenerate. B. B. E. Check salt usage and salt setting. Excessive water in brine tank. plug. Replace injectors and screen. Increase frequency of regeneration. Check backwash. A. 4. F. 8. Make sure distributor tube is not cracked. Salt water in service line. Reset time of day. D. E. Foreign material in brine valve. Check O-ring and tube pilot. Replace timer. 6. Clean control and add resin cleaner to resin bed.

Check salt dosage requirements and reset program wheel to provide additional reserve. Timer motor stopped or jammed. Reserve capacity has been exceeded. Replace timer. B.5 L) (if not. A. Replace screen. B. C. General Service Hints for Meter Control PROBLEM Softener delivers hard water. B. CORRECTION A. E. Control cycles continuously. Increase line pressure (minimum 20 psi (1. C. Drain flows continuously. Foreign material in control. 9. A. A. Internal control leak.3 bar) at all times). CORRECTION Clean drain line flow control. Injector is plugged. Pull cable out of meter cover and rotate manually. spacers and/or piston assembly. program wheel must move without binding and clutch must give positive "clicks" when program wheel strikes regeneration stop (if not. CAUSE Draw line flow control is plugged. Faulty timer mechanism. C. Meter is not measuring flow.Model 5600 and 5600 Econominder Troubleshooting (Cont’d. B. Control valve jammed in Brine or Backwash position. Line pressure is too low. D. D. Page 30 . C. D. 10. A. B. Change seals. replace meter). C. Injector screen plugged. Replace timer. Remove piston assembly and inspect bore. Internal control leak. Check output by observing rotation of small gear on front of timer (program wheel must not be against regeneration stop for this check) each tooth to tooth is approximately 30 gallons (113. B. Clean or replace injectors. E.) PROBLEM Softener fails to draw brine. Replace seals and/or piston assembly. CAUSE A. A. D. C. replace timer). 11. remove foreign material and check control in various regeneration positions. Program wheel is not rotating with meter output. Replace seals and/or piston assembly. A.

Excessive water usage. pull chain or switch). Internal control leak. Remove piston assembly and inspect bore. Reduce days between. C. 5. Inadequate backwash flow rate. F. B. Hot water tank rusty. C. D. Remove piston and clean control. C. B. 3. Electrical service to unit has been interrupted. Page 31 . Timer is defective. C. Make sure distributor tube is not cracked. Replace timer. Close bypass valve. CORRECTION Assure permanent electrical service (check fuse. A. Reduce days between backwashing so filter backwashes more often. Foreign material in control. check O-ring and tube pilot. A. Repeated flushings of the hot water tank is required. Broken or missing top screen. A. A. A. A. Drain flows continuously. C. see your dealer for recommendations.Model 5600SF Troubleshooting 1. B. Replace bed. make sure filter is sized large enough to handle water usage. Replace seals and/or piston assembly. Make sure filter has correct drain flow control. Inlet plugged due to foreign material broken loose from pipes by recent work done on plumbing system. backwashing (see timer instructions). Loss of water pressure. Loss of filter medium through drain line. 2. Defective or stripped filter medium bed. Iron or turbidity build-up in water filter. C. D. F. B. Leak at distributor tube. B. PROBLEM Filter fails to backwash. increase backwash flow rate according to specifications for your unit. A. A. be sure flow control is not clogged or drain line restricted.020" wide slots. Power failure. Control valve jammed in rinse or backwash. A. Replace piston. seals and spacers (and drive motor if necessary). B. Reset time of day. Filter "bleeds" iron. B. be sure water pressure has not dropped. must have 0. CAUSE A. make sure that there is not a leaking valve in the toilet bowl or sinks. E. 4. B. E. plug. Replace top screen. remove foreign material and check control in various cycle positions. Bypass valve is open.

3-18 Brine Cam. Clock Skipper Wheel. Extended Service Kit. Standard Meter. Low Water Seal Kit Injector Brine Valve Brine Cam.Service Assemblies Part Number 60102-00 60102-10 60102-20 60125 60084-XX 60032 60514 60514-01 60514-02 60510 60040 60041 60049 60086 60087 160136-5600 160135-5600 14860 14381 60405-10 60405-20 Description Piston. Brass 1" NPT Bypass. 12-day Meter Program Wheel. Meter Service Kit. Minutes Coupling. Softener Piston. Extended Page 32 . with Clip and Screws Bypass. Brass 3/4" NPT Bypass. Filter Piston. Plastic Meter. 6-36 Brine Cam. 7-day Skipper Wheel. Standard Meter Program Wheel.

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P/N 40106 Rev. J 03/09 .