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Old 10-14-2017, 08:42 AM
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The timer went out on the control head. The original is the old gear driven which I actually like because this is for rental house and if the power flickers, the digital ones have to be reset.
Any info on a decent replacement appreciated. Should I just replace the timer with the digital Autotrol 460TC for about $100, look for an old manual one, or replace the whole head for $300?
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This is the replacement. Just wish it had a small battery backup.
https://www.amazon.com/460TC-Replace...autotrol+460tc
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That is the one I ended up with. What seems to happen is it resets the clock to 0000. When I was running on the generator it was a problem because every time I stopped and started the generator, it started a cycle 2 hours later. I finally just unplugged it after it finished.
Since this thing runs on 12vDC I think a battery backup might be pretty easy to do.
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Have you checked Affordable water?


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Check closely some are AC , Some are 24 volts

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That is the one I ended up with. What seems to happen is it resets the clock to 0000. When I was running on the generator it was a problem because every time I stopped and started the generator, it started a cycle 2 hours later. I finally just unplugged it after it finished.
Since this thing runs on 12vDC I think a battery backup might be pretty easy to do.
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My bad, I saw the wall wart and assumed DC.
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Our Culligan softener quit working about a month ago and I found out that Culligan softeners have all proprietary parts and don't interchange with anything. Our system is old, probably 40 years and it has been out of production for almost 30 years according to Culligan. They told me that parts are simply not available and we should just buy a new $3000 system! I had a Culligan service guy come to the house and he told me the same thing that we should just buy a new system because he has no place to get parts.

He was getting ready to leave and noticed a tiny microswitch that wasn't where it was supposed to be. Come to find out there was a tiny screw that had worked it's way out and wasn't allowing the microswitch to actuate. We looked all over the place but couldn't find the screw so I started looking through my screw inventory and I couldn't believe that I actually had one. He put the screw back in and the system has been working fine ever since! Shocking because these things never happen to me, it's usually the worst possible thing that could ever happen.

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