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    Hello again,

    A month or two ago, many of you helped me decipher the programming/salt dose and get my Fleck 7000SXT set up properly. It worked well, and I was getting soft water, appropriate salt usage, etc.

    For the past few days, though, the valve has decided to regenerate every day (2 am). Water use is not different or unusual. The meter reads a fresh "charge" every morning, and still reads "plenty" left before I go to bed -- there aren't any leaks.

    Any suggestions? I'm out of town for the next week so I will unplug it until I return.

    Thanks!

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    I understand you have made no changes to the programming. I suggest you check through the programming and confirm that it is as you originally set it.

    Regeneration every day would occur if day override is set to 1.

    If the programming is incorrect I suggest you correct it and see if the problem reoccurs. If it does probably have a defective circuit board.

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    Hi Bob,

    I checked the program. Day overide is set to "A--9". Everything else in the program is just as I set it, as well. Feels to me like a malfunction.

    Is the board easy to swap on a Fleck 7000SXT? And where is the best place to get one?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWEAK View Post
    Hi Bob,

    I checked the program. Day overide is set to "A--9". Everything else in the program is just as I set it, as well. Feels to me like a malfunction.

    Is the board easy to swap on a Fleck 7000SXT? And where is the best place to get one?

    Thanks,

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    It is not difficult to swap out a board.

    As to Slusser's comment about variable brining--it is not a feature on recent versions of the Fleck 7000 and my recollection is you have an SXT version which never had the variable brining feature.

    The problem should be covered under warranty and you should get warranty service from the company you purchased from.

    Additional information:

    If you have an older version of the electronics (not the SXT) you can check to see if variable brining is set. It is a setting in the master programming. Here is a link to the guide:

    http://www.pentairwatertreatment.com...ng%2041079.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob999 View Post
    It is not difficult to swap out a board.

    As to Slusser's comment about variable brining--it is not a feature on recent versions of the Fleck 7000 and my recollection is you have an SXT version which never had the variable brining feature.

    The problem should be covered under warranty and you should get warranty service from the company you purchased from.

    Additional information:

    If you have an older version of the electronics (not the SXT) you can check to see if variable brining is set. It is a setting in the master programming. Here is a link to the guide:

    http://www.pentairwatertreatment.com...ng%2041079.pdf
    My unit is an SXT. It doesn't have the variable brining option.

    Gary, I'm pretty sure there is no leak. If I compare the early morning numbers on the display to the numbers before I go to bed, my usage is between 45-75 gallons per day. Besides, a 400 gallon per day leak would be a pretty good flood in the crawl space.... it's dry as a bone down there.

    Is it possible that the touch pad is screwed up, and it thinks that a manual regen is being user-initiated? Although it's the same button that is used to cycle through the program, and it seemed to work fine for that.

    Thanks again for the suggestions. I've contacted the seller.

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    I don't think it is a stuck button. Let us know what they say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob999 View Post
    I understand you have made no changes to the programming. I suggest you check through the programming and confirm that it is as you originally set it.

    Regeneration every day would occur if day override is set to 1.

    If the programming is incorrect I suggest you correct it and see if the problem reoccurs. If it does probably have a defective circuit board.
    There is another potential cause for this than the calendar override or a bad circuit board. And you don't need a new circuit board as far as anyone knows yet.

    Does you version of 7000 have variable brining? If so then it is probably working the way it is supposed to.

    Otherwise you probably have an unknown water leak. I have never had or heard of a metered valve regenerating too frequently due to a bad circuit board or meter.
    Last edited by Terry; 06-14-2010 at 03:58 PM.
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