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    Hey Guys -

    Been nosing around here, but cannot find my specific issue discussed. If there is a link that you know, please post it and will go from there. Thanks!!

    I have an older 10/2000 manufacture date that I inherited with the house that we bought a few years ago. It has been working pretty good, but recently just stopped working. I didn't see a fuse or breaker on the control panel visable. I was curious the troubleshooting steps to figure out the malfunction. It will not manually regenerate. It has always done that with no problem. Seems to be no power to the control panel/head.

    Thanks for your time and assistance!

    Bryan

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    Photo of the unit would help, but I will go with the Fleck 5000 like valve with the non digital set up, dials and wheels on the front.
    Either the timer motor is bad or if there is a trans former it is bad or both.

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    Picture please. Rainsoft uses pretty standard equipment. We can usually figure out what it is with a picture.

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    If you have a multimeter check for voltage to the timer motor. If not check the transformer
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    Sorry for the delay, thanks for the feedback.



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    Wow, an old Intermatic timer. It is time for retirement.

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    But the odd thing is that the date is 2000.
    I think it was one of the last of that timer but on say the 5000 valve?
    A photo from the back?

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    Agreed. I used that timer for many years on the old Schurz valve and the aquamatic nests. Bruner and more. I have only seen it on a few others, the piston driven aquamatic from the 80's? Please post more pictures.

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    The last of that type of valve and control.
    It is time to look for a replacement rather hand trying to track down the parts for it as most likely you will not find them in any short order.

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    Maybe eeeeee**** but i doubt it.
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    www.craigslist.org is a more likely place to find an old used RS softener or control valve.
    Gary Slusser Retired (= out of business)
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    CAUTION, as of Nov 12 2013 all YouTube videos showing how to rebuild a Clack valve have an error in them that can cause damage.

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    See how easy it is to be helpful?
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    Is there a link to a replacement for this set up? I would rather replace it. Is it better to just buy an entire new set up? If so, what would you recommend? 4 person house, typical family setup. Thanks.

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