Fleck® Model 5600 Econominder® Service Manual
Fleck® Model 5600 Econominder® Service Manual
The water softener should be installed with the inlet, outlet and drain connections made in accordance with
manufacturer’s recommendations and to meet applicable plumbing codes.


1. Manually index the softener control into the service
position and let water flow into the resin tank. When
the water flow stops, open a softened water tap until
all air is released from the lines, then close the tap.
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.
2. Manually index the control to the backwash position
and allow water to flow at the drain for 3 or 4 minutes.
3. Remove back cover plate.
4. Make sure that the salt dosage is set as
recommended by the manufacturer. If necessary, set
salt in accordance with the setting instruction sheet.
Manually index the control to the brine fill position and
allow the brine tank to fill to the top of the air check.
5. Manually index the control to the brine draw position
and allow the control to draw water from the brine
tank until it stops.
6. Plug in the electrical cord and look in the sight hole in
the back of the motor to see that it is running. Set the
days that regeneration is to occur by sliding tabs on
skipper wheel outward to expose trip fingers. Each
tab is one day. Finger at red pointer is tonight. Moving
clockwise from red pointer, extend or retract fingers to
obtain the desired regeneration schedule.
7. Manually advance the control to the beginning of the
brine fill position; and allow the control to return to the
service position automatically.
8. Fill the brine tank with salt.
9. Replace back cover on the control.
10. Make sure that any by-pass valving is left in the
normal service position.