View Full Version : Fleck 3600 - brine tank flooding

09-19-2009, 09:34 AM
My old 3600 system is having a problem: it is constantly dribbling water into the brine tank, over-filling it, causing water to flow out of the overflow tube and, incidentally, dissolving all the salt and flushing it down the floor drain :-(.

All the gears and such seem to be moving fine, but even though it is in "service" position the brine valve seems to be leaking. I disassembled the valve completely, cleaned, re-assembled, but when I re-apply water pressure by opening the bypass valve, the brine valve continues to let water leak into the brine tank. I also cleaned and examined the injector...no apparent problem.

Anybody have any suggestions other than replacing the brine valve?

And perhaps more to the point: anybody know where i can get a brine valve for a Fleck 3600?


Gary Slusser
09-19-2009, 11:51 AM
That valve has been discontinued and parts for it are rare to none but
www.softenerparts.com says they have some.

09-19-2009, 01:40 PM
Thanks Gary,

I had a look there earlier, only found this (below) which appears to be the right part but is out of stock, and they suggest replacing the entire control system.

http://softenerparts.zoovy.com/product/3460031/3460031__Brine_Valve_Piston_Assembly_Fleck_3600__6 0031.html

I guess at this rate I'm looking at a whole new softener...

Gary Slusser
09-19-2009, 08:43 PM
Then I suggest you get a correctly sized one with the Clack WS-1 valve. To learn all about softener sizing (http://www.qualitywaterassociates.com/softeners/sizingchart.htm).