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    Default Peerless 5600 Resin in Water Supply

    I could have only guessed there was a Forum for Water Softeners, How Cool

    Anyway I have a Peerless Softener that is probably 20 years old and from researching I believe it is a Flec 5600. During the past few years I had to replace the Electric motor as it died and now about a year ago I had to replace one of the plastic gears as a tab broke off of it.

    Over the last 6 months it has seemed like the water wasn't getting quite as soft but haven't checked its hardness and a month ago I had the screen on my washing machine plug up with very fine white beads, replaced the screen and again the water is coming in slow on the cold side. I have also cleaned these beads out of the airaters on the faucets.

    I am guessing a screen or valve has failed but not sure also not sure where to get parts online. I would like to just rebuild the head completely if parts and instructions are available.

    Any thought or advise would be appreciated
    Joe

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    Twenty years old, sound like time to replace the hole unit.

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    Saccity

    Thanks for the helpful reply.

    I guess maybe I should have started with is the white Beads I am finding in my Plumbing screens Resin? I am on Public water and also have other homes on this same public water system and nothing like this is showing up in any of them. My house has CPVC Water lines approx 10 years old.

    Thank you
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    It sounds to me that the distributor tube has broken and you are getting resin in the lines. Put the unit on bypass, then clean all the screens. You can get all the parts to rebuild the head and replace the resin for about $250.00. What part of Mich are you in. I have family in NW Detroit

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    Mialynette2003 Thanks for the reply

    I am in Mt Pleasant about 2 hrs from NW Detroit. The peerless dealer in our town is a well supply store and they are not to up on these units I have gotten parts there before but I have to explain everything and in this case I am in the dark so Talking to them or getting parts there would be difficult Do you know of a source for parts, do they have a rebuild kit for these or is it something you have to get all parts separately?


    Thanks again
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    Last question if the tube is broke is that a replaceable piece?

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    There is at least one site that I know of that has fleck parts, they might have a total rebuild kit.

    The tube that might be cracked can be replaced....but chances are that it is the 3/4" and not the 1" that is mostly used today,,, so a change to the valve in that area would also need to be done.

    Might there be a photo of the unit so that we know we are talking about the 5600 or did you positively id the valve at the pentair web site?

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