Thanks for putting up with my ignorance, once I got back to the timer I figured out my question. There's a metal flag under the time of day wheel that pushes the black day wheel around when it reaches a new day, I feel pretty stupid.
Nothing abnormal if you ask my wife..
I talked w/ the owner, didn't even ask to the lady at the front desk, she looked up when I walked in, remembered my name, said oh no and directed me straight back to the owner's office. She asked for the timer, looked directly at the problem areas and knew exactly what the problem was. Without me saying anything she said she'd replace the index lever, the plastic gear that was chewed up, and something about a shear pin. She talked to me about the obsolete backlash pawl, said she looked around locally for someone to manufacture it, but it'd come to her around $6/ea, which is kinda steep. I'm assuming she was just asking for a small batch.
She directed me to the rainsoft website to get a manual, said the schematic was in the back of it, but she also wrote it down on a notecard and said she'd have one for me tomorrow when I came back for the timer.
I talked with her about a microcontroller solution I might be persuaded to put together with some guys here @ work, just swap out the contact switches with relays and figure out the timed events to trigger the relays, that would get rid of pretty much all the mechanical timer pieces. She was interested, also kinda cute, so I may continue on w/ the idea.
I'm a private individual, not being paid for this, but if anyone is reading along and live near/around Greensboro, NC, I would highly recommend Triad Water Conditioning in Kernersville.: Edit (Moderator): URL Removed
I'm thoroughly satisfied with my visit and can't wait to hit that stupid bypass valve and get my soft water back! Showers suck without it! H2OMan, thank you very much for your help and time, it is very much appreciated.
When I put the timer back on, should I set it to brine fill and plug it back in? How should the cams look when everything is done? I will ask Triad tomorrow if they have a valve body so I know exactly how it should look.
Thank you again!