Change to Upper Support Plate on the Fleck® 7000 valve
The upper support plate used in Fleck® 7000 valve power heads (P/N 40978) has been updated to provide additional support to the brine stem. This update is in response to customer reports that the PTFE coating on the brine stem was peeling off during use due to excessive flexing. The new plate now provides support on both sides of the brine stem.
Proud to say that Mike Mecca and I were the impetus for this design change, with the kind assistance of Steve Krause and his excellent engineering team at Pentair in Brookfield, WI.