Whether you’re using city water or well water for your household needs, the water could contain high lime content. The Fleck 5600SXT Digital Metered Water Softener is not only Fleck’s best selling product for medium-large household water softening but also one of the most effective ways to soften hard water. It’s known for its maintenance-free design with excellent performance. Read on for a quick, detailed look at the features and specifications of this softener.
Fleck Water Softener Review: The Defining Features of the 5600SXT
The following are some of the main features of the Fleck 5600SXT:
Significantly Large Capacity
The tank is 62 inches long and 20.8 pounds heavy. The 5600SXT softener offers a fantastic 48,000-grain capacity, and a flow rate of 12 gallons per minute (GPM).
Solid-State Digital Programmable Control
This is one of the 5600SXT’s remarkable strengths, offering four modes of operation to make it more convenient to the user. These modes include:
- Immediate meter regeneration enables immediate regeneration just after completing the treatment of the set volume of water.
- Delayed meter regeneration allows for regeneration at a convenient time after completing the treatment of the set volume of water.
- Delayed time clock regeneration allows for regeneration after a set amount of time has elapsed.
- Day of the week regeneration allows for regeneration on a certain day of each week.
Compact Turbine-Electric Meter
This feature offers more flexible and accurate water flow measurements and has smaller chances for breakage due to the fewer moving parts, as compared to a mechanical flow meter.
To improve its efficiency, the softener has a regeneration cycle that helps provide a double backwash, one fast and one slow backwash.
Safety Float System
The brine tank has a safety float system to prevent overfilling. There’s also an overflow outlet linked to the backwash drain for convenience.
The 5600SXT has digital controls with an easy-to-read backlit screen that gives clear visuals even in a low-light condition. It also has touchpad buttons that are easy to use.
Remaining Water Volume Monitor
The volume monitor helps users keep track of how many gallons of water are yet to be treated in the tank before arranging for the addition of salt.
In case of a power failure, the 5600SXT has a processor and a capacity for memory that can store the operational mode settings, date, time, and the remaining amount of water for at least 48 hours.
If you’re a DIY enthusiast, this can be an easy and interesting task for you. The user manual explains all the steps to be followed during installation, and basic plumbing skills are helpful.
Experts recommend that the softener is to be installed indoors and inside a cabinet. But if installed outside, it should be protected from the UV rays in sunlight to prevent damage. It should also be operated at the minimum temperature of 34 degrees Fahrenheit and the maximum at 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
The whole system is under a 5-year warranty and the tank under a 10-year warranty.