USE & CARE GUIDE
Waterwise 4000
™
Countertop Steam Distiller/Purifier
RESET
See important safeguards on pages 2 and 3
An exclamation point within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
A lightning bolt within an equilateral triangle is intended
to alert user to risk of injury from electric shock.
Flame and steam vapor within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert user to risk of injury from boiling
water and/or escaping steam.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
A person who has not read and understood all operating and safety
instructions is not qualified to operate this appliance. When using this
appliance, always adhere to basic safety precautions including:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE.
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
1. Use INDOORS on a dry, level, well-supported, stable surface.
DO NOT operate in a moving vehicle.
2. DO NOT change position or location of Distiller while it is operating
or cooling. Water in the boiler tank is heated to boiling (212° F) and
can cause severe burns.
3. DO NOT remove cover from boiler tank while Distiller is operating.
Boiling water or steam can cause severe burns. Let cool at least 30
minutes after a cycle is finished before removing boiler cover.
4. DO NOT allow children to be near Distiller without close supervision. Boiling water will scald if spilled on skin. Warn other users of
possible dangers from boiling water and/or escaping steam.
5. DO NOT place near an edge of a surface where Distiller can be bumped
or pulled down on someone. DO NOT allow power cord or extension
cord to hang over the edge of counter or contact hot surfaces.
6. A short power supply cord is provided to reduce risks resulting from
becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. If an extension
cord must be used, its marked electrical rating must be at least as great
as the electrical rating of the Distiller. Electrical rating is found on
bottom of Distiller.
7. DO NOT touch hot surfaces. Although insulated, bottom of Distiller
gets very warm during operation. Be sure the surface it sits on is able to
withstand heat.
8. To protect against fire, electrical shock, and injury to persons, DO NOT
immerse power cord or Distiller in water or liquid.
9. DO NOT operate with a damaged cord or plug, after a malfunction,
or if the Distiller has been damaged in any manner. Return to an
authorized dealer or authorized service facility for examination, repair,
or replacement.
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10. This Distiller is recommended for use with potable water only. DO NOT
attempt to make safe drinking water from non-potable water source.
DO NOT use salt water as this will damage certain components and
will void warranty.
11. Operate in a well-ventilated area away from other heat sources. Provide
adequate air space (at least 4-6 inches from walls or cabinets) when
in use. DO NOT place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in
a heated oven. DO NOT place, store, or stack anything on top of or
against sides of Distiller while in operation.
12. DO NOT operate without water in the boiler tank. Permanent damage may occur.
13. This Distiller requires no special care other than general cleaning and
periodic filter cup replacement (page 6). If servicing becomes necessary,
contact an authorized dealer or authorized service facility. DO NOT
attempt to repair Distiller yourself. There are NO user serviceable
parts. See warranty for details (page 12).
14. Unplug from wall outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to
cool completely before cleaning.
15. Fan cord receptacle is for Distiller use ONLY.
16. Make sure collection/storage bottle is correctly placed under filter cup
for proper water collection.
DO NOT remove collection/storage bottle while Distiller is operating.
17. For best water quality and to prevent overflow of the collection bottle,
DO NOT FILL BOILER TANK ABOVE THE “FULL” LINE.
Overfilling the boiler will jeopardize water quality and may result in
damage to the Distiller that is not covered by the warranty.
18. DO NOT use appliance for other than intended use.
WARNING: NEVER REMOVE COVER WHILE FAN IS RUNNING.
WAIT AT LEAST 30 MINUTES OR UNTIL UNIT HAS COMPLETELY COOLED AFTER SHUTOFF BEFORE REMOVING COVER!
DO NOT CHANGE POSITION OR LOCATION OF DISTILLER
WHILE IT IS OPERATING OR COOLING. WAIT AT LEAST FOUR
HOURS AFTER CYCLE IS INTERRUPTED BEFORE MOVING
DISTILLER.
SEVERE BURNS CAN RESULT FROM HOT, BOILING WATER
OR STEAM.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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HOW IT WORKS
Figure A
This Distiller produces purified water by using the oldest, most effective
method of water treatment–steam distillation. When the Distiller is
operating, the water temperature rises to 212° F (100° C), killing bacteria,
cysts, and viruses that may be present. As boiling water (1) converts to
steam (2), it rises and leaves behind dead microbes, dissolved solids, salts,
heavy metals, and other substances. Low boiling light gases that may be
present are discharged through the gaseous vent (3). Steam is then cooled
in the stainless steel condenser (4), turning it into purified water. Distilled
water percolates through a final polishing coconut shell carbon filter (5)
to enhance quality by adsorption of VOCs (volatile organic compounds),
then is collected in the glass collection/storage bottle (6).
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PREPARING FOR FIRST TIME USE
Clean Collection/Storage Bottle
Remove collection/storage bottle (fig. B) from INSIDE Distiller. Carefully
remove contents and assemble per instructions included inside bottle.
• Fill bottle approximately three-fourths full with warm tap water
• Add one or two drops of dish detergent and wash bottle interior
• Rinse thoroughly
Figure B
Cover
Spout
Filter Cup
Boiler Tank
Collection/Storage Bottle
RESET
Reset Button
Indicator Light
Protective Liner
Rinse and Sterilize Carbon Filter Cup
Remove the filter cup from Distiller cover by pushing inward and pulling
down to unhook (fig. C). Before installing new filter cup, remove plastic
wrap and discard the two protective seals (one on top and one on bottom).
Pour 1 to 2 cups of DISTILLED water through the filter cup to rinse away
any small harmless carbon fines (dust). Water draining from the filter cup
could contain black dust. This is typical. This carbon dust is formed as a
result of production, packaging and shipping of the filter cup. Once water
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runs clear through the filter cup, to ensure optimum water purity, sterilize
filter cup by fully immersing in boiling water for about five minutes. Allow
filter cup to cool before handling. Rinse briefly with distilled water before
installing.
Install Filter Cup
There is a label packaged with each filter cup. Write in the date of installation as a replacement reminder. Place the sterilized filter cup into opening
of distiller spout. Hook over cover gasket and push up on the front of the
filter to snap into place (fig. C).
Clean Boiler
Wash inside of boiler with soap and water. Rinse thoroughly. The unit is
now ready for use.
Operational maintenance and replacement requirements are
essential for this product to perform as advertised.
Figure C
Cover
Filter Cup
Spout
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Figure D
Cover
Boiler Tank
Power Cord
Fan Cord
Fan Cord Receptacle
USING THE COUNTERTOP DISTILLER
1. Set Distiller on a dry, level, well-supported, stable surface.
2. Unplug fan cord from fan cord receptacle. Remove cover and set
aside (fig. D).
3. Fill stainless steel tank to “FULL” line with approximately 1 gallon
(3.8 liters) ordinary tap water. DO NOT OVERFILL (fig. E).
4. Check to be sure filter cup is locked in place (fig. C).
5. Replace cover on boiler tank and plug fan cord into receptacle.
6. Remove adapter cover from collection/storage bottle lid and align
opening under filter cup (fig. B).
7. Plug power cord into a properly rated, grounded outlet.
8. If red indicator light is not lit, press reset button to turn on
Distiller. Red indicator will light and fan motor will start.
9. After about 30 minutes, distilled water will begin to fill collection/
storage bottle. When cycle is complete (approximately four hours for
1 gallon), Distiller turns off automatically. Wait at least 30 minutes
before removing cover! NEVER remove cover while fan is running.
Severe burns can result from hot, boiling water or steam.
WARNING: DO NOT CHANGE POSITION OR LOCATION OF
DISTILLER WHILE IT IS OPERATING OR COOLING. WAIT AT
LEAST FOUR HOURS AFTER CYCLE IS INTERRUPTED BEFORE
MOVING DISTILLER. SEVERE BURNS CAN RESULT FROM HOT,
BOILING WATER OR STEAM.
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Figure E
Full Line
Cover
Cover Gasket
Boiler Tank
10. Unplug power cord from electrical outlet.
11. Discard first gallon of distilled water as it may contain some harmless
matter from manufacturing and/or packaging.
12. Rinse boiler thoroughly before refilling.
WARNING: To prevent personal injury or electric shock, DO NOT
immerse the Distiller, its boiler tank, its cords or plugs in water or other
liquid.
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Figure F
Cover
Cooling Fan
Condenser Fins
DISTILLER MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Always be sure to unplug power cord from electrical outlet
before cleaning or servicing Distiller.
Boiler Tank
Rinse the boiler tank with warm water before every distillation cycle to
remove any loose residue. As scale deposits accumulate, use an approved
cleaner, such as KLEENWISE, to remove deposits. White vinegar or
automatic coffee pot cleaner can also be used. DO NOT operate Distiller
with cleaning solution in boiler tank. Use a soft plastic or nylon scouring
pad if needed. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners, caustic acids, steel wool
pads or metal utensils. Rinse thoroughly after cleaning. Wipe outside of
Distiller with a soft cloth or sponge and mild soapy water.
Condenser Fins
Dirty condenser fins can cause poor cooling efficiency. If you notice steam
coming from the filter spout or a decrease in the amount of distilled water,
clean the condenser fins.
• Remove three screws (located under gasket) from the cover (fig. E)
• Clean accumulated dust/dirt from condenser fins with small brush
or vacuum cleaner (fig. F)
• Replace cover and secure with the three screws
Collection/Storage Bottle
See page 5 for cleaning instructions.
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Carbon Filter Cup
The filter cup should be replaced every two months or 60-80 gallons of
water processed (whichever comes first). Replace more often should the
distilled water begin to have an unwanted taste or odor. Rinse and sterilize
new filter cup per instructions on page 5. Discard first gallon of distilled
water as it may contain small, harmless carbon fines. Order replacement
filters from the outlet where you purchased your distiller.
TROUBLESHOOTING
1. Not making distilled water.
A. Power cord not plugged in.
B. No electricity at outlet.
C. Fan cord not plugged into fan cord receptacle.
D. Reset button not pressed.
E. No water in boiler tank.
2. Not making enough water each cycle.
A. Fan cord not plugged into fan cord receptacle.
B. Boiler tank not filled to “FULL” line.
C. Collection/storage bottle not placed properly under filter cup.
D. Cover gasket not sealing properly or needs to be replaced.
E. Condenser fins dirty (see page 9).
F. Ambient conditions such as room temperature and humidity.
See Important Safeguards, page 3, number 11.
3. Steam coming from filter cup.
A. Fan cord not plugged into fan cord receptacle.
B. Condenser fins dirty (see page 9).
4. Water leaks from unit.
A. Protective seals on filter cup have not not been removed.
B. Filter cup not properly prepared (see page 5).
C. Filter cup not properly aligned/fastened under spout (fig. C).
D. Collection/storage bottle not placed properly under filter cup.
E. Cover gasket not sealing properly or needs to be replaced.
IMPORTANT: There are NO user serviceable parts inside Distiller.
Removal of the base plate may void warranty. Contact qualified service
personnel for repair if the above troubleshooting tips fail.
WARNING: Always be sure to unplug power cord from electrical outlet
before cleaning or servicing Distiller.
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PRACTICAL USES
FOR CLEAN DISTILLED WATER
Drinking…
it’s healthy and delicious
Complexion Care…
daily cleansing without pore clogging impurities
Cooking…
enhances natural taste and appearance without unsavory chemicals
Aquariums…
fish thrive in a clean, clear, chlorine-free tank
Houseplants…
eliminate brown tips on foliage and salt deposits on flower pots—
enjoy blooms longer
Coffee, Tea & Cocoa…
you’ll enjoy truer, richer fl avors while using less
Fruit Juices…
experience the freshly squeezed, natural fl avor
Low Sodium Diets…
up to 99.9% sodium free
Steam Irons & Humidifiers…
no damaging scale buildup means longer product life
Ice Cubes…
crystal clear and sparkling—won’t spoil your drink
Pet Care…
pets will enjoy the same benefits people do
Baby Formulas…
pure enough for formulas, inhalation therapy and herbal tinctures
and many other uses you’ll discover…
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WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD
Please fill out and return the enclosed registration card or register online at
http://www.waterwise.com/customers/customers.asp
Registration will not affect warranty coverage, but may expedite processing of your
warranty. Registration is the only way to guarantee you will be notified by Waterwise
of any issues that arise concerning this product.
OWNER’S LIMITED WARRANTY
Waterwise warrants, to the original purchaser, this product against defects in materials
and workmanship, excluding the disposable carbon filter and gasket, for a period of
one (1) year from the date of purchase. Defects or failures due to shipping/handling,
improper use or maintenance, including abuse or neglect, normal wear, water conditions, accidents, alterations or modifications, or unauthorized repair are specifically excluded from this warranty. No dealer, distributor, agent, representative, or other person
is authorized to extend or expand this warranty.
Waterwise is not responsible or liable for personal injury, property damage, or incidental or consequential damages arising out of, or in connection with, the use or performance of the product or other damages with respect to loss of use, or costs of removal,
installation, or reinstallation.
Waterwise will, at its option, replace or repair the defective part(s) without charge,
provided they are returned, transportation prepaid by owner, to an authorized service
facility or to the address below. Enclose a letter describing the problem, copy of dated
proof of purchase, and your name, address and daytime telephone number.
This limited warranty does not guarantee uninterrupted service. Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty is the exclusive remedy of the purchaser. This
limited warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, including, but
not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular use
or purpose. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state or province to province.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact
your authorized Waterwise distributor.
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