Whirlpool WHES33 Specifications

How to install, operate
and maintain your Demand
Controlled Water Softener
Do not return water softener to store
If you have any questions or concerns when
installing, operating or maintaining your water
softener, call our toll free number:
1-866-986-3223
Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST or visit
www.ecodynewatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide
the model and serial number of your product,
found on the rating decal, typically located on
the rim below the salt lid hinges.
Systems tested and certified by NSF International
against NSF/ANSI Standard 44
for hardness reduction and efficiency,
and certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 372.
Systems tested and certified by the Water Quality
Association against CSA B483.1.
Manufactured and warranted by
Ecodyne Water Systems
1890 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Installation and Operation Manual
Model WHES20
Model WHES30
Model WHES33
7335121 (Rev. D 10/18/12)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
Specifications & Performance Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Water Softener Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Inspect Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Water Conditioning Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Programming the Water Softener (Model WHES20) § Customizing Features / Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14
Programming the Water Softener (Models WHES30 & WHES33) § Customizing Features / Options . . . . . . 15-18
Routine Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-23
Exploded View & Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-27
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Specifications & Performance Claims
These models are efficiency rated. The efficiency rating is valid only at the minimum salt dose. These softeners
have a demand initiated regeneration (D.I.R.) feature that complies with specific performance specifications intended
to minimize the amount of regenerant brine and water used in their operation.
These softeners have a rated softener efficiency of not less than 3,350 grains of total hardness exchange per pound
of salt (based on sodium chloride) and shall not deliver more salt than their listed rating or be operated at a sustained maximum service flow rate greater than their listed rating. These softeners have been proven to deliver soft
water for at least ten continuous minutes at the rated service flow rate. The rated salt efficiency is measured by laboratory tests described in NSF/ANSI Standard 44. These tests represent the maximum possible efficiency that the
system can achieve. Operational efficiency is the actual efficiency after the system has been installed. It is typically
less than the rated efficiency, due to individual application factors including water hardness, water usage, and other
contaminants that reduce a softener's capacity.
Model Code
Model WHES20
Model WHES30
Model WHES33
8,700 @ 1.7 lbs.
16,400 @ 5.4 lbs.
20,100 @ 9.1 lbs.
14,700 @ 2.9 lbs.
25,400 @ 8.0 lbs.
30,100 @ 13.1 lbs.
13,000 @ 2.6 lbs.
27,600 @ 8.3 lbs.
33,000 @ 14.1 lbs.
3.5 gal. / 1,000 grains
2.3 gal. / 1,000 grains
1.9 gal. / 1,000 grains
6.5 gpm
8.0 gpm
8.0 gpm
LE20
Rated Softening Capacity (Grains @ Salt Dose)
Rated Efficiency (Grains/Pound of Salt @ Minimum Salt Dose)
Water Used During Regeneration @ Minimum Salt Dose
Total Water Used Per Regeneration @ Maximum Salt Dose
Rated Service Flow Rate
Amount of High Capacity Ion Exchange Resin
Pressure Drop at Rated Service Flow
5,000 @ 1.7 lbs.
32.1 gallons
33.3 gallons
.88 cu. ft.
50 gpg
95 gpg
105 gpg
9.3 psig
3 ppm
Water Pressure Limits (minimum / maximum)
Water Temperature Limits (minimum / maximum)
Maximum Drain Flow Rate
35.2 gallons
4,950 @ 2.6 lbs.
.82 cu. ft.
Water Supply Max. Clear Water Iron
Intermittent Flow @ 30 PSI
5,000 @ 2.9 lbs.
LE33
.57 cu. ft.
Water Supply Max. Hardness
Minimum Water Supply Flow Rate
LE31
14.4 psig
8 ppm*
9.4 psig
9 ppm*
20 - 125 psi**
40 - 120 °F
12.0 gpm***
2.0 gpm
Salt Storage Capacity
3 gpm
15.3 gpm***
2.0 gpm
175 lbs.
15.3 gpm***
1.8 gpm
*Capacity to reduce clear water iron is substantiated by WQA test data. State of Wisconsin requires additional
treatment if water supply contains clear water iron exceeding 5 ppm.
**Canada working pressure limits: 1.4 - 7.0 kg/cm2.
***Intermittent flow rate does not represent the maximum service flow rate used for detemining the softener’s
rated capacity and efficiency. Continuous operation at flow rates greater than the service flow rate may affect
capacity and efficiency performance.
These systems conform to NSF/ANSI 44 for the specific performance claims as verified and substantiated by
test data.
Variable Salt Dose: The salt dose is selected by the electronic controls at regeneration time based on the
amount needed.
Questions? Call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223 Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST
or visit www.ecodynewatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model and serial number,
found on the rating decal, typically located on the rim below the salt lid hinges.
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Water Softener Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING”
These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
immediately follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell
you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
In the state of Massachusetts: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts plumbing code 248-CMR shall
be adhered to. A licensed plumber shall be used for this installation.
In the state of California: You must turn the Salt Efficiency Feature setting to ON. This may initiate
more frequent recharges. However, it will operate at 4,000 grains per pound of salt or higher. To turn
on the Salt Efficiency Feature, follow the instructions in the “Salt Efficiency” section of this manual.
Before You Start
= The water softener requires a minimum water flow of 3 gallons per minute at the inlet. Maximum allowable inlet
water pressure is 125 psi. If daytime pressure is over 80 psi, nighttime pressure may exceed the maximum. Use
a pressure reducing valve if necessary (Adding a pressure reducing valve may reduce the flow). If your home is
equipped with a back flow preventer, an expansion tank must be installed in accordance with local codes and
laws.
= The water softener works on 24 volt, 60 Hz electrical power only, supplied by a direct plug-in transformer (included). Be sure to use the included transformer and plug it into a nominal 120V, 60 cycle household outlet that is in
a dry location only, grounded and properly protected by an overcurrent device such as a circuit breaker or fuse. If
transformer is replaced, use only UL, CUL or CSA approved Class 2 transformer with the following specifications:
§ Input: 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 13.5 W
§ Output Voltage: 24 VAC
§ Output Current: 400 mA
= Do not use this system to treat water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection upstream or downstream of the system.
European Directive 2002/96/EC requires all electrical and electronic equipment to be disposed of according to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) requirements. This directive or similar laws are
in place nationally and can vary from region to region. Please refer to your state and local laws for proper
disposal of this equipment.
Do not return the water softener to store.
If you have any questions, or there are missing parts or damage, please call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223,
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 7 pm EST, or visit www.ecodynewatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model and serial number, found on the rating decal,
typically located on the rim below the salt lid hinges.
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Inspect Shipment
Remove and discard (or recycle) all packing materials.
To avoid loss of small parts, we suggest you keep the
small parts in the parts bag until you are ready to use
them.
The parts required to assemble and install the water
softener are included with the unit. Thoroughly check
the water softener for possible shipping damage and
parts loss. Also inspect and note any damage to the
shipping carton.
Packing List
Ground Clamp
Kit
Hose Clamps
IRON
Bypass Valve
Adaptor Elbow
Grommet
Water Hardness
Test Strip
Installation
Adaptors
FIG. 1
Water Conditioning Information
immediately when drawn from a faucet because it has
oxidized before reaching the home. It appears as
small cloudy yellow, orange, or reddish suspended
particles. After the water stands for a period of time,
the particles settle to the bottom of the container.
Generally these irons are removed from water by filtration. Chlorination is also recommended for bacterial
iron.
Iron in water can cause stains on clothing and plumbing fixtures. It can negatively affect the taste of food,
drinking water, and other beverages. Iron in water is
measured in parts per million (ppm). The total* ppm of
iron, and type or types*, is determined by chemical
analysis. Four different types of iron in water are:
=
=
=
=
Clips
Drain Hose
Ferrous (clear water) iron
Ferric (red water) iron
Bacterial and organically bound iron
Colloidal and inorganically bound iron (ferrous or
ferric)
Colloidal and inorganically bound iron is of ferric or ferrous form that will not filter or exchange out of water.
This water softener will not remove colloidal iron. In
some instances, treatment may improve colloidal iron
water. Colloidal iron water usually has a yellow
appearance when drawn. After standing for several
hours, the color persists and the iron does not settle,
but remains suspended in the water.
Ferrous (clear water) iron is soluble and dissolves in
water. This water softener will reduce moderate
amounts of this type of iron (see specifications).**
Ferrous (clear water) iron is usually detected by taking
a sample of water in a clear bottle or glass.
Immediately after taking, the sample is clear. As the
water sample stands, it gradually clouds and turns
slightly yellow or brown as air oxidizes the iron. This
usually occurs in 15 to 30 minutes.
SEDIMENT
Sediment is fine, foreign material particles suspended
in water. This water softener will not remove sediment. This material is most often clay or silt. Extreme
amounts of sediment may give the water a cloudy
appearance. A sediment filter installed upstream of the
water softener normally corrects this situation.
When using the softener to reduce Ferrous (clear
water) iron, add 5 grains to the hardness setting for
every 1 ppm of Ferrous (clear water) iron. See "Set
Water Hardness Number" section.
* Water may contain one or more of the four types of
iron and any combination of these. Total iron is the
sum of the contents.
Ferric (red water), and bacterial and organically bound
irons are insoluble. This water softener will not
remove ferric or bacterial iron. This iron is visible
** Capacity to reduce clear water iron is substantiated
by WQA test data.
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Installation Requirements
LOCATION REQUIREMENTS
PLUMBING CODES
Consider all of the following when selecting an installation location for the water softener.
All plumbing must be completed in accordance with
national, state and local plumbing codes.
= Do not locate the water softener where freezing
temperatures occur. Do not attempt to treat water
over 120ºF. Freezing temperatures or hot water
damage voids the warranty.
In the state of Massachusetts: The Commonwealth
of Massachusetts plumbing code 248-CMR shall
be adhered to. A licensed plumber shall be used
for this installation.
= To condition all water in the home, install the water
softener close to the water supply inlet, and
upstream of all other plumbing connections, except
outside water pipes. Outside faucets should remain
on hard water to avoid wasting conditioned water
and salt.
AIR GAP REQUIREMENTS
A drain is needed for regeneration water (See Figure
2). A floor drain, close to the water softener, is
preferred. A laundry tub, standpipe, etc. are other
drain options. Secure valve drain hose in place.
Leave an air gap of 1-1/2” between the end of the
hose and the drain. This gap is needed to prevent
backflow of sewer water into the water softener. Do
not put the end of the drain hose into the drain.
= A nearby drain is needed to carry away regeneration discharge (drain) water. Use a floor drain,
laundry tub, sump, standpipe, or other options
(check your local codes). See "Air Gap
Requirements" and "Valve Drain Requirements"
sections.
= The water softener works on 24 volt, 60 Hz electrical power only, supplied by a direct plug-in transformer (included). Provide nearby an electrical outlet in accordance with NEC and local codes.
Drain
Hose
1-1/2”
air gap
= Always install the water softener between the water
inlet and water heater. Any other installed water
conditioning equipment should be installed between
the water inlet and water softener (See Figure 3
below).
Drain
Hose
1-1/2”
air gap
= Avoid installing in direct sunlight. Excessive sun
heat may cause distortion or other damage to nonmetallic parts.
STANDPIPE
FLOOR DRAIN
Drain
Hose
1-1/2”
air gap
LAUNDRY TUB
FIG. 2
THE PROPER ORDER TO INSTALL WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT
Cold Water
to House
Untreated Water to
Outside Faucets
Hot Water
to House
City Water Supply
Pressure
Tank
Optional
Sediment
Filter
Water
Heater
OR
Well Water Supply
Water
Softener
Well
Pump
FIG. 3
6
Installation Requirements
VALVE DRAIN REQUIREMENTS
1/4” NPT
Thread Barbs for 3/8”
I.D. Tubing
Using the flexible drain hose (included), measure and
cut to the length needed. Flexible drain hose is not
allowed in all localities (check your plumbing codes). If
local codes do not allow use of a flexible drain hose, a
rigid valve drain run must be used. Purchase a compression fitting (1/4 NPT x 1/2 in. minimum tube) and
1/2" tubing from your local hardware store. Plumb a
rigid drain as needed (See Figure 5).
Hose Clamp
Drain Hose
FIG. 4
NOTE: Avoid drain hose runs longer than 30 feet.
Avoid elevating the hose more than 8 feet
above the floor. Make the valve drain line as
short and direct as possible.
Clip
1/4 NPT
Threads
Barbs
Compression Fitting.
1/4 NPT x 1/2” O.D.
Tube (not included)
1/2” Outside Dia.
Copper Tube
(not included)
Cut barbs from drain fitting (pull clip to remove
fitting from valve)
INLET / OUTLET PLUMBING OPTIONS
FIG. 5
SINGLE BYPASS VALVE
Always install either a single bypass valve (provided),
as shown in Figure 6, or, if desired, parts for a 3 valve
bypass system (not included) can be purchased and
assembled, as shown in Figure 7. Bypass valves
allow you to turn off water to the softener for maintenance if needed, but still have water in house pipes.
Pull out for “Service”
(Soft water)
Push in for
“Bypass”
Pipe fittings must be 3/4” minimum.
FIG. 6
Use:
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=
=
=
Copper pipe
Threaded pipe
PEX (Crosslinked Polyethylene) pipe
CPVC plastic pipe
Other pipe approved for use with potable water
3 VALVE BYPASS
IMPORTANT: Do not solder with plumbing attached to
installation adaptors and single bypass
valve. Soldering heat will damage the
adaptors and valve.
Bypass
Valve
Outlet
Valve
From Water
Softener
7
Inlet
Valve
To Water
Softener
FIG. 7
Dimensions
19”
3-3/8”
IN
18”
OUT
IN – OUT
43-5/16”
36-1/2”
35”
FIG. 8
Installation Instructions
TYPICAL INSTALLATION
To Outside
Faucets
Hard Water
r Pipe
Main Wate
Ground
Clamp
Water Softener
Valve
Ground
Clamp
Conditioned
Water
Clips
Plug-in
Transformer
1” NPT Sweat
Adaptor (not
included)
Outlet
To
Controller
1” NPT
Threaded
Adaptor
O-ring
Inlet
Overflow
Drain Elbow
Valve Drain
Elbow
Salt Storage
Tank Overflow
Hose*
Valve Drain
Hose*
*Do not connect
the water softener
valve drain tubing
to the salt storage
tank overflow
hose.
Pipe
Lubricated
O-ring
Single
Bypass Valve
Secure Valve Drain Hose
in place over Floor Drain
Floor Drain
1-1/2”
air gap
NOTE: See “Air Gap Requirements” section.
NOTE: Water Softener shown with Salt Lid and
Top Cover removed
FIG. 9
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Installation Instructions
TURN OFF WATER SUPPLY
Nozzle
Venturi
Assembly
1. Close the main water supply valve, located near the
well pump or water meter.
Top Cover
Brine Tank
Overflow
Elbow
Nut Ferrule
2. Open all faucets to drain all water from house pipes.
NOTE: Be sure not to drain water from the water
heater, as damage to the water heater elements could result.
Salt
Lid
INSTALL THE BRINE TANK OVERFLOW
ELBOW
Brine Tank
Overflow
Grommet
13/16” Hole
Brine
Tubing
Install the brine tank overflow grommet and elbow in
the 13/16” diameter hole in the back of the salt storage
tank sidewall.
Brinewell
Cover
Salt
Storage
Tank
NOTE: The brine tank overflow elbow accepts either
1/2” or 3/8” I.D. hose.
Brinewell
Float Stem
Stand
Tube
MOVE THE WATER SOFTENER INTO PLACE
Brine
Valve
FIG. 10
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
water softener.
Failure to do so can result in back or other
injury.
Clip
Channel
1. Move the water softener into the desired location.
Set it on a solid, level surface.
IMPORTANT: Do not place shims directly under the
salt storage tank to level the softener.
The weight of the tank, when full of
water and salt, may cause the tank to
fracture at the shim.
Single Bypass Valve
FIG. 11
2. Visually check and remove any debris from the
water softener valve inlet and outlet ports.
3. Make sure the turbine assembly spins freely in the
"out" port of the valve.
Clip
CORRECT ASSEMBLY
4. If not already done, put a light coating of silicone
grease on the single bypass valve o-rings.
5. Push the single bypass valve into the softener valve
as far as it will go. Snap the two large holding clips
into place, from the top down as shown in Figures
11 & 12.
Outside diameter
of water softener
valve inlet & outlet
IMPORTANT: Be sure the clips snap firmly into place
so the single bypass valve will not pull
out.
Outside diameter
of clip channel on
single bypass valve
FIG. 12
NOTE: Be sure all 3 tabs of the clip go through the matching
holes on the water softener valve inlet or outlet, and
fully into the channel on the single bypass valve.
Make sure that the tabs are fully seated.
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Installation Instructions
COMPLETE INLET AND OUTLET PLUMBING
Measure, cut, and loosely assemble pipe and fittings
from the main water pipe to the inlet and outlet ports of
the water softener valve. Be sure to keep fittings fully
together, and pipes squared and straight.
Be sure hard water supply pipe goes to the water softener valve inlet side.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Install metal ground clamp to metal house
water supply pipe before beginning installation.
Securely tighten connection in center of metal
ground clamp.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
NOTE: Inlet and outlet are marked on the water softener
valve. Trace the water flow direction to be sure
hard water is to inlet.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to fit, align and support all plumbing to prevent putting stress on the water
softener valve inlet and outlet. Stress
from misaligned or unsupported plumbing
may cause damage to the valve.
Ground
Clamp
Complete the inlet and outlet plumbing for the type of
pipe you will be using. Secure ground clamp to metal
pipes (See Fig. 13).
Ground
Clamp
INSTALL VALVE DRAIN HOSE
1. Measure, cut to needed length and connect the 3/8"
drain line (provided) to the water softener valve drain
fitting. Use a hose clamp to hold the hose in place.
NOTE: Avoid drain hose runs longer than 30 feet. Avoid
elevating the hose more than 8 feet above the
floor. Make the valve drain line as short and
direct as possible.
FIG. 13
IMPORTANT: If codes require a rigid drain line see
“Valve Drain requirements" section.
2. Route the drain hose or copper tubing to the floor
drain. Secure drain hose. This will prevent “whipping'' during regenerations. See “Air Gap
Requirements" section.
INSTALL SALT STORAGE TANK OVERFLOW
HOSE
1. Measure, cut to needed length and connect the 3/8"
drain line (provided) to the salt storage tank overflow elbow and secure in place with a hose clamp.
2 Route the hose to the floor drain, or other suitable
drain point no higher than the drain fitting on the salt
storage tank (This is a gravity drain). If the tank
overfills with water, the excess water flows to the
drain point. Cut the drain line to the desired length
and route it neatly out of the way.
IMPORTANT: For proper operation of the water softener, do not connect the water softener
valve drain tubing to the salt storage
tank overflow hose.
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Installation Instructions
TEST FOR LEAKS
ADD WATER AND SALT TO THE SALT
STORAGE TANK
To prevent air pressure in the water softener and
plumbing system, complete the following steps in
order:
1. Fully open two or more softened cold water faucets
close to the water softener, located downstream
from the water softener.
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and lift salt
bags.
Failure to do so can result in back or other
injury.
2. Place the bypass valve (single or 3 valve) into the
"bypass" position. See Figures 6 & 7 on Page 7.
3. Slowly open the main water supply valve. Run
water until there is a steady flow from the opened
faucets, with no air bubbles.
1. Using a container, add about three gallons of clean
water into the salt storage tank.
4. Place bypass valve(s) in "service" or soft water position as follows:
2. Add salt to the storage tank. Use nugget, pellet or
coarse solar salts with less than 1% impurities.
= Single bypass valve: Slowly move the valve stem
toward "service," pausing several times to allow
the water softener to fill with water.
PLUG IN THE WATER SOFTENER
= 3 valve bypass: Fully close the bypass valve and
open the outlet valve. Slowly open the inlet
valve, pausing several times to allow the water
softener to fill with water.
During installation, the water softener wiring may be
moved or jostled from place. Be sure all leadwire connectors are secure on the back of the electronic board
and be sure all wiring is away from the valve gear and
motor area, which rotates during regenerations.
5. After about three minutes, open a hot water faucet
until there is a steady flow and there are no air bubbles, then close this faucet.
1. Plug the water softener into an electrical outlet that
is not controlled by a switch.
6. Close all cold water faucets and check for leaks at
the plumbing connections that you made.
NOTE: The water heater is filled with hard water and,
as hot water is used, it will refill with conditioned water. In a few days, the hot water will
be fully conditioned. To have fully conditioned
hot water immediately, wait until the initial
recharge is over. Then, drain the water heater
(following instructions for water heater) until
water runs cold.
7. Check for leaks around clips at softener’s inlet and
outlet. If a leak occurs at a clip, depressurize the
plumbing (turn off the water supply and open
faucets) before removing clip. When removing clips
at the softener’s inlet or outlet, push the single
bypass valve body toward the softener (See Figure
14). Improper removal may damage clips. Do not
reinstall damaged clips.
SANITIZE THE WATER SOFTENER /
SANITIZE AFTER SERVICE
1. Open salt lid, remove the brinewell cover and pour
about 3 oz. (6 tablespoons) of household bleach
into the softener brinewell. Replace the brinewell
cover.
If removing
clips...
2 Make sure the bypass valve(s) is in the “service”
(open) position.
3 Start a recharge (regeneration).
See “Start a Recharge” on Page 13 or Page 16.
...depressurize the
plumbing, then push
Bypass Valve body
toward softener
4. After the recharge has completed, fully open a cold
water faucet, downstream from the softener, and
allow 50 gallons of water to pass through the system. This should take at least 20 minutes. Close
the faucet.
FIG. 14
11
Programming the Water Softener
(Model WHES20)
UP button
Display
PRESS TO SCHEDULE
PROGRAM
HOLD TO START
RECHARGE
RECHARGE button
PROGRAM button
DOWN button
FIG. 15
SET WATER HARDNESS NUMBER
When the transformer is plugged into the electrical
outlet, a model code and a test number (example:
J2.0), begin to flash in the faceplate display. Then,
“12:00 PM” and the words “PRESENT TIME" begin to
flash.
1. Press the PROGRAM button once again to display
a flashing “25” and the word “HARDNESS”.
NOTE: If “- - - -” shows in the display, press the r
UP or s DOWN button until the model code
(“LE20” for Model WHES20) shows in the display. Then, press the PROGRAM button to
set, and change to the flashing “PRESENT
TIME" display.
FIG. 17
2. Press the r UP or s DOWN buttons to set your
water’s hardness number.
NOTE: If your water supply contains iron, compensate for it by adding to the water hardness
number. For example, assume your water is
20 gpg hard and contains 2 ppm iron. Add 5
to the hardness number for each 1 ppm of
iron. In this example, you would use 30 for
your hardness number.
SET TIME OF DAY
If the words “PRESENT TIME" do not show in the display, press the PROGRAM button until they do.
1. Press the r UP or s DOWN buttons to set the
present time. Up moves the display ahead; down
sets the time back. Be sure AM or PM is correct.
20 gpg hardness
2 ppm iron x 5 = 10 +10
(times)
30 HARDNESS NUMBER
NOTE: If you use potassium chloride (KCl) salt
instead of sodium chloride (NaCl) salt in this
softener, increase the hardness setting by
25%. For example, if you will be using KCl
and your water supply’s hardness is 20 gpg,
set the softener to 25 gpg.
FIG. 16
NOTE: Press buttons and quickly release to slowly
advance the display. Hold the buttons down
for fast advance.
Questions? Call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223 Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST
or visit www.ecodynewatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model and serial number,
found on the rating decal, typically located on the rim below the salt lid hinges.
12
Programming the
Water Softener
Customizing
Features / Options
(Model WHES20)
(Model WHES20)
SET RECHARGE (REGENERATION) TIME
RECHARGE NOW
1. Press the PROGRAM button once again to display
a flashing “2:00AM” and the words “RECHARGE
TIME”. This is a good time for the recharge to start
in most households, because water is not in use.
The RECHARGE button is used to initiate an immediate recharge.
FIG. 18
FIG. 19
1. Press and hold the RECHARGE button until the
words “RECHARGE NOW" flash in the display.
RECHARGE NOW initiated
2. If you want to change the recharge start time,
press the r UP or s DOWN buttons until the
desired time shows. Be sure AM or PM is correct.
The softener enters the fill cycle of regeneration right
away. “RECHARGE NOW” will flash during the
regeneration. When completed, full water conditioning capacity is restored. While water softener is running a recharge, the time remaining until the recharge
is completed will show in the display during all cycles
except for the Fill cycle.
3. Press the PROGRAM button once again, to return
to the normal time of day display.
START A RECHARGE
NOTE: Avoid using hot water while the softener is
regenerating, because the water heater will
refill with bypass hard water.
1. Press the RECHARGE button and hold for three
seconds, until “RECHARGE” begins to flash in the
display, starting a recharge. This recharge draws
the sanitizing bleach into and through the water
softener. Any air remaining in the water softener is
purged to the drain. During this time, periodically
check for leaks.
RECHARGE TONIGHT
If you do not want to start an immediate recharge, but
would like to schedule an extra recharge at the next
preset recharge time, do the following:
NOTE: As with all other water system applications,
leaks may occur. Leaks may not be immediately apparent. Recheck for leaks 24 hours
after first recharge cycle is complete.
1. Press and release (do not hold) the RECHARGE
button.
POWER OUTAGE MEMORY
If electrical power to the water softener is lost, “memory'' built into the timer circuitry will keep all settings
for several hours. While the power is out, the display
is blank and the water softener will not regenerate.
When electrical power is restored, the following will
occur:
RECHARGE TONIGHT initiated
FIG. 20
The words “RECHARGE TONIGHT" flash in the display, and the softener will recharge at the next
recharge time. The words “RECHARGE NOW" will
flash during the regeneration. When completed, full
water conditioning capacity is restored.
Reset the present time only if the display is flashing.
The HARDNESS and RECHARGE TIME never
require resetting unless a change is desired. Even if
the clock is incorrect after a long power outage, the
softener operates as it should to keep your water soft.
However, regenerations may occur at the wrong time
of day until you reset the clock to the correct time of
day.
NOTE: If the water softener was regenerating when
power was lost, it will now finish the cycle.
13
Customizing Features / Options
(Model WHES20)
SALT EFFICIENCY
MAXIMUM DAYS BETWEEN REGENERATIONS
When this feature is ON, the water softener will operate at salt efficiencies of 4000 grains of hardness per
pound of salt or higher (May recharge more often
using smaller salt dosage and less water). The softener is shipped with this feature set OFF.
The water softener automatically controls regeneration frequency. This provides the greatest operating
efficiency and, under most conditions, this feature
should be left in this automatic mode. However, you
may modify this feature if you want to force a regeneration every set number of days. For example, if
your water supply contains clear water iron, you may
want the softener to regenerate every few days to
keep the resin bed clean. The maximum days
between recharges may be set from 1 to 15 days, as
follows:
NOTE: The softener will recharge on its own if needed, even if it is before the set number of days.
1. Press and hold the PROGRAM button until the
screen in Figure 21 is displayed. Once in this display, press the PROGRAM button two times and
the display in Figure 24 is shown.
1. Press and hold the PROGRAM button until one of
the screens in Figure 21 is displayed. Once in this
display, press the PROGRAM button once and one
of the two displays in Figure 22 is shown.
FIG. 21
2. Press the r UP or s DOWN buttons to set ON or
OFF. When set to ON, the efficiency icon will be
displayed in the upper right hand corner of the
normal run display.
FIG. 24
Efficiency Icon
2. Press the r UP or s DOWN buttons to set the
number of days.
3. Press the PROGRAM button twice to return to the
normal time of day screen.
FIG. 22
3. Press the PROGRAM button three times to return
to the normal run display (See Figure 23).
12 OR 24 HOUR CLOCK
At the default setting, all clock displays are shown in
12 hour time format (AM and PM). If 24 hour time
format is desired, follow the steps below:
1. Press and hold the PROGRAM button until the
screen in Figure 21 is displayed. Once in this display, press the PROGRAM button three times and
one of the two displays in Figure 25 is shown.
Displayed when efficiency
is set to “ON”
FIG. 23
In the state of California: You must turn the Salt
Efficiency Feature ON. This may initiate more
frequent recharges. However, it will operate at
4,000 grains per pound of salt or higher.
FIG. 25
2. Press the r UP or s DOWN buttons to set the
time format.
3. Press the PROGRAM button once again, to return
to the normal time of day screen.
14
Programming the Water Softener
(Models WHES30 & WHES33)
UP button
Display
SET SALT LEVEL
button
SET
SALT
LEVEL
PROGRAM
STATUS LIGHT
(see below)
OPERATING (Steady)
PRESS TO SCHEDULE
LOW SALT (Flashing)
RECHARGE button
HOLD TO START
RECHARGE
DOWN button
PROGRAM button
FIG. 26
STATUS LIGHT (Model WHES33 Only)
SET TIME OF DAY
When the WHES33 water softener is connected to
electrical power, the status light on the control panel
will be on or flashing, as follows:
If the words “CURRENT TIME" do not show in the
display, press the PROGRAM button until they do.
=
=
=
=
1. Press the r UP or s DOWN buttons to set the
present time. Up moves the display ahead; down
sets the time back. Be sure AM or PM is correct.
Light flashing rapidly, with “CURRENT TIME”
shown in the display and the clock flashing
slowly - The present time needs to be set, either
during initial start up or after a long power outage.
See “Set Time of Day”, at right.
Light flashing slowly, along with the salt level
indicators in the display - The salt monitor system indicates a low salt level and needs to be set.
See “Set Salt Level” on Page 17.
FIG. 27
Light flashing rapidly, with “Err” shown in the
display - The electronic self-diagnostics have
detected a problem. See “Troubleshooting” on
Page 22.
NOTE: Press buttons and quickly release to slowly
advance the display. Hold the buttons down
for fast advance.
Light on steady (not flashing) - The system has
power applied and does not require any attention.
SET WATER HARDNESS NUMBER
1. Press the PROGRAM button once again to display
a flashing “25” and the word “HARDNESS”.
PROGRAM THE SOFTENER
When the transformer is plugged into the electrical
outlet, the model code (“LE31” fro Model WHES30 or
“LE33” for Model WHES33) and a test number (example: J3.0), are briefly shown in the display. Then the
words “CURRENT TIME” appear and 12:00 PM
begins to flash.
FIG. 28
continued on next page
Questions? Call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223 Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST
or visit www.ecodynewatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model and serial number,
found on the rating decal, typically located on the rim below the salt lid hinges.
15
Customizing
Features / Options
Programming the
Water Softener
(Models WHES30 & WHES33)
(Models WHES30 & WHES33)
continued from previous page
NOTE: As with all other water system applications,
leaks may occur. Leaks may not be immediately apparent. Recheck for leaks 24 hours
after first recharge cycle is complete.
2. Press the r UP or s DOWN buttons to set your
water’s hardness number.
NOTE: If your water supply contains iron, compensate for it by adding to the water hardness
number. For example, assume your water is
20 gpg hard and contains 2 ppm iron. Add 5
to the hardness number for each 1 ppm of
iron. In this example, you would use 30 for
your hardness number.
RECHARGE
The RECHARGE button is used to initiate an immediate recharge.
1. Press and hold the RECHARGE button until the
words “RECHARGE", “SERVICE" and “FILL" flash
in the display.
20 gpg hardness
2 ppm iron x 5 = 10 +10
(times)
30 HARDNESS NUMBER
NOTE: If you use potassium chloride (KCl) salt
instead of sodium chloride (NaCl) salt in this
softener, increase the hardness setting by
25%. For example, if you will be using KCl
and your water supply’s hardness is 20 gpg,
set the softener to 25 gpg.
RECHARGE initiated
FIG. 30
The softener enters the fill cycle of regeneration right
away. “RECHARGE” will flash during the regeneration. When completed, full water conditioning capacity is restored. While water softener is running a
recharge, the time remaining until the recharge is
completed will show in the display during all cycles
except for the Fill cycle.
SET RECHARGE (REGENERATION) TIME
1. Press the PROGRAM button once again to display
a flashing “2:00AM” and the words “RECHARGE
TIME”. This is a good time for the recharge to start
in most households, because water is not in use.
NOTE: Avoid using hot water while the softener is
regenerating, because the water heater will
refill with bypass hard water.
RECHARGE SCHEDULED
If you do not want to start an immediate recharge, but
would like to schedule an extra recharge at the next
preset recharge time, do the following:
FIG. 29
2. If you want to change the recharge start time,
press the r UP or s DOWN buttons until the
desired time shows. Be sure AM or PM is correct.
1. Press and release (do not hold) the RECHARGE
button.
3. Press the PROGRAM button once again, to return
to the normal time of day display.
START A RECHARGE
1. Press the RECHARGE button and hold for three
seconds, until “RECHARGE” begins to flash in the
display, starting a recharge. This recharge draws
the sanitizing bleach into and through the water
softener. Any air remaining in the water softener is
purged to the drain. During this time, periodically
check for leaks.
RECHARGE scheduled
FIG. 31
The words “RECHARGE SCHEDULED" flash in the
display, and the softener will recharge at the next
recharge time. The word “RECHARGE" will flash during the regeneration. When completed, full water
conditioning capacity is restored.
16
Customizing Features / Options
(Models WHES30 & WHES33)
WATER FLOW INDICATOR
SET SALT LEVEL
Whenever the softener has water flowing from the
outlet port, the display will show water droplets scrolling down the right hand side of the screen (See
Figure 34). The faster the water flow, the faster the
droplets will flash.
The water softener has a salt monitor indicator light to
remind you to add salt to the storage tank.
NOTE: You must set salt level each time salt is added
to the water softener.
To set this monitor system:
1. Lift the salt lid and level the salt in the storage tank.
2. The salt level decal, on the brinewell inside the
tank, has numbers from 0 to 8. Observe the highest number the leveled salt is at, or closest to.
3. Press the SET SALT LEVEL button until black
ovals correspond to the salt level number (See
Figure 32). At level 2 or below, the “Check Salt
Level" LED indicator will flash.
Droplets indicate water
flow through softener
FIG. 34
SALT EFFICIENCY
When this feature is ON, the water softener will operate at salt efficiencies of 4000 grains of hardness per
pound of salt or higher (May recharge more often
using smaller salt dosage and less water). The softener is shipped with this feature set OFF.
FIG. 32
1. Press and hold the PROGRAM button until the
screen in Figure 35 is displayed. Once in this display, press the PROGRAM button once and one of
the two displays in Figure 36 is shown.
If you want to turn the salt monitor off, press the SET
SALT LEVEL button until “SALT LEVEL OFF” shows
in the display (See Figure 33).
FIG. 33
FIG. 35
2. Press the r UP or s DOWN buttons to set ON or
OFF. When set to ON, the efficiency icon will be
displayed in the lower left hand corner of the normal run display.
POWER OUTAGE MEMORY
If electrical power to the water softener is lost, “memory'' built into the timer circuitry will keep all settings
for several hours. While the power is out, the display
is blank and the water softener will not regenerate.
When electrical power is restored, the following will
occur:
Reset the present time only if the display is flashing.
The HARDNESS and RECHARGE TIME never
require resetting unless a change is desired. Even if
the clock is incorrect after a long power outage, the
softener operates as it should to keep your water soft.
However, regenerations may occur at the wrong time
of day until you reset the clock to the correct time of
day.
Efficiency Icon
FIG. 36
3. Press the PROGRAM button five times to return to
the normal run display.
In the state of California: You must turn the Salt
Efficiency Feature ON. This may initiate more
frequent recharges. However, it will operate at
4,000 grains per pound of salt or higher.
NOTE: If the water softener was regenerating when
power was lost, it will now finish the cycle.
17
Customizing Features / Options
(Models WHES30 & WHES33)
CLEAN / CLEAR WATER IRON REDUCTION
MAXIMUM DAYS BETWEEN REGENERATIONS
This feature is beneficial on water supplies containing
ferrous (clear water) iron. The default setting is OFF.
When this feature is set to ON, an additional backwash and fast rinse cycle will occur first, preceding
the normal regeneration sequence. This provides
extra cleaning of the resin bed before it is regenerated with the salt brine. To conserve water set this feature OFF if your water supply does not contain iron or
sediments.
1. Press and hold the PROGRAM button until the
screen in Figure 37 is displayed. Once in this display, press the PROGRAM button twice and one of
the two displays in Figure 38 is shown.
The water softener automatically controls regeneration frequency. This provides the greatest operating
efficiency and, under most conditions, this feature
should be left in this automatic mode. However, you
may modify this feature if you want to force a regeneration every set number of days. For example, if
your water supply contains clear water iron, you may
want the softener to regenerate every few days to
keep the resin bed clean. The maximum days
between recharges may be set from 1 to 15 days, as
follows:
NOTE: The softener will recharge on its own if needed, even if it is before the set number of days.
1. Press and hold the PROGRAM button until the
screen in Figure 37 is displayed. Once in this display, press the PROGRAM button four times and
the display in Figure 40 is shown.
FIG. 37
2. Press the r UP or s DOWN buttons to set ON or
OFF.
FIG. 40
2. Press the r UP or s DOWN buttons to set the
number of days.
3. Press the PROGRAM button two times to return to
the normal time of day screen.
FIG. 38
3. Press the PROGRAM button four times to return to
the normal run display.
12 OR 24 HOUR CLOCK
CLEAN FEATURE MINUTES
The Clean / Clear Water Iron Reduction feature
(described above) may be adjusted, from 1 to 15 minutes in length. To change this cycle time, use the UP
button to increase the time, or the DOWN button to
shorten the time. The default value for this feature is
2 minutes.
1. Press and hold the PROGRAM button until the
screen in Figure 37 is displayed. Once in this display, press the PROGRAM button three times and
the display in Figure 39 is shown.
At the default setting, all clock displays are shown in
12 hour time format (AM and PM). If 24 hour time
format is desired, follow the steps below:
1. Press and hold the PROGRAM button until the
screen in Figure 37 is displayed. Once in this display, press the PROGRAM button five times and
one of the two displays in Figure 41 is shown.
FIG. 41
FIG. 39
2. Press the r UP or s DOWN buttons to set the
time format.
3. Press the PROGRAM button once again, to return
to the normal time of day screen.
2. Press the r UP or s DOWN buttons to set the
number of minutes.
3. Press the PROGRAM button three times to return
to the normal run display.
18
Routine Maintenance
ADDING SALT
CLEANING THE NOZZLE & VENTURI
Lift the salt lid and check the salt storage level frequently. If the water softener uses all the salt before
you refill it, you will experience hard water. Until you
have established a refilling routine, check the salt
every two or three weeks. Always add if less than 1/4
full. Be sure the brinewell cover is on.
NOTE: If using potassium chloride (KCl), do not fill
above level 4 on the brinewell decal.
NOTE: In humid areas, it is best to keep the salt storage level lower, and to refill more often to avoid
salt “bridging”.
Recommended Salt: Nugget, pellet or coarse solar
salts with less than 1% impurities.
Salt Not Recommended: Rock salt, high in impurities,
block, granulated, table, ice melting, ice cream making
salts, etc.
A clean nozzle & venturi (See Figure 43) is a necessity
for the water softener to work properly. This small
component creates the suction to move brine from the
brine tank, into the resin tank. If it should become
plugged with sand, silt, dirt, etc., the water softener will
not work, and hard water will result.
Cap
O-ring Seal
Screen Support
Screen
Nozzle & Venturi Disc
Gasket
*Flow Plug (HVDC)
Sometimes, a hard crust or salt “bridge” forms in the
brine tank. It is usually caused by high humidity or the
wrong kind of salt. When the salt “bridges,” an empty
space forms between the water and the salt. Then,
salt will not dissolve in the water to make brine.
Without brine, the resin bed is not recharged and hard
water will result.
If the storage tank is full of salt, it is difficult to tell if
you have a salt bridge. A bridge may be underneath
loose salt. Take a broom handle, or like tool, and hold
it next to the water softener. Measure the distance
from the floor to the rim of the water softener. Then,
gently push the broom handle straight down into the
salt. If a hard object is felt before the pencil mark is
even with the top, it is most likely a salt bridge. Gently
push into the bridge in several places to break it. Do
not use any sharp or pointed objects as you may
puncture the brine tank. Do not try to break the salt
bridge by pounding on the outside of the salt tank.
You may damage the tank.
*Install with lettered
side up, concave
side down.
Ferrule
Nut
IMPORTANT: Be sure small hole in the gasket is centered directly over the small hole in the nozzle & venturi housing. Be sure the numbers are facing up
FIG. 43
To get access to the nozzle & venturi, remove the
water softener’s top cover. Put the bypass valve(s)
into the bypass position. Be sure the water softener is
in soft water (service) cycle (no water pressure at nozzle & venturi). Then, holding the nozzle & venturi
housing with one hand, unscrew the cap. Do not lose
the o-ring seal. Lift out the screen support and screen.
Then, remove the nozzle & venturi disc, gasket and
flow plug(s). Wash the parts in warm, soapy water
and rinse in fresh water. Be sure to clean both the top
and bottom of the nozzle & venturi disc. If needed,
use a small brush to remove iron or dirt. Do not
scratch, misshape, etc., surfaces of the nozzle & venturi.
Gently replace all parts in the correct order. Lubricate
the o-ring seal with silicone grease and locate in place.
Install and tighten the cap by hand, while supporting
the housing. Overtightening may break the cap or
housing. Put the bypass valve(s) into service (soft
water) position.
Recharge the softener to reduce water level in the
tank. This will also assure that the softener is completely recharged and ready to provide softened water
again. Check the water level in the tank by looking
down the brinewell. If the water level does not drop
after a recharge, the problem has not been resolved.
Call 1-866-986-3223, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 7 pm,
EST.
Push Tool into
Salt Bridge to
Break
1” - 2”
Broom
Handle
Cone Screen
Housing
BREAKING A SALT BRIDGE
Pencil
Mark
*Flow Plug
Salt
Salt
Bridge
Water
Level
FIG. 42
19
Troubleshooting
AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTICS
(Model WHES20)
3. The letter “P” and a dash (or dashes) indicate
POSITION switch operation (See Figure 45). If the
letter appears, the switch is closed. If the dash
shows, the switch is open.
This water softener has a self-diagnostic function for
the electrical system (except input power and/or water
meter). The water softener monitors electronic components and circuits for correct operation. If a malfunction occurs, an error code appears in the display.
Water
Meter
FIG. 44
Switch
FIG. 45
4. Use the RECHARGE button to manually advance
the valve into each cycle and check correct switch
operation.
While an error code appears in the display, all buttons
are inoperable except the PROGRAM button. PROGRAM remains operational so the service person can
perform the Manual Advance Diagnostics, see below,
to further isolate the problem.
NOTE: Be sure water is in contact with the salt, and
not separated by a salt bridge (See "Breaking
A Salt Bridge" section).
Procedure for removing error code from display:
5. While in this diagnostic screen, the following information is available and may be beneficial for various reasons. This information is retained by the
computer from the first time electrical power is
applied to the electronic controller.
1. Unplug transformer from electrical outlet.
2. Correct problem.
3. Plug in transformer.
4. Wait 8 minutes. The error code will return if
the problem was not corrected.
a. Press the r UP button to display the number of
days this electronic control has had electrical
power applied.
MANUAL ADVANCE DIAGNOSTICS
b. Press the s DOWN button to display the number of regenerations initiated by this electronic
control since the code number was entered.
Use the following procedures to advance the water
softener through the regeneration cycles to check
operation.
6. Press and hold the PROGRAM button until the
model code (“LE20” for Model WHES20) shows in
the display. This code identifies the softener
model. If an incorrect model code is displayed, the
softener will operate on incorrect configuration
data.
Lift off the salt lid, remove the top cover by unlocking
the tabs in the back and rocking forward, to observe
cam and switch operation during valve rotation.
1. Press and hold PROGRAM for 3 seconds until
“000” shows in the display, then release.
2. The 3 digits indicate water meter operation as follows:
000 (steady) = Soft water not in use, and no flow
through the meter.
FIG. 46
Open a nearby soft water faucet.
7. To change the code number, press the r UP or
s DOWN button until the correct code shows.
000 to 199 (continual) = Repeats for each gallon
of water passing through
the meter.
8. To return to the present time display, press the
PROGRAM button.
20
Troubleshooting
RESETTING TO FACTORY DEFAULTS
(Model WHES20)
2. After observing fill, press the RECHARGE button to
move the softener’s valve into the brine position. A
slow flow of water to the drain will begin. Verify
brine draw from the brine tank by shining a flashlight into the brinewell and observing a noticeable
drop in the liquid level. This may take 15 to 20
minutes.
To reset the electronic controller to its factory default
for all settings (time, hardness, etc.):
1. Press the PROGRAM button and hold it until the
display changes twice to show “CODE” and the
flashing model code.
NOTE: Be sure water is in contact with the salt, and
not separated by a salt bridge (See "Breaking
A Salt Bridge" section).
2. Press the r UP button (a few times, if necessary)
to display a flashing “SoS”.
If the water softener does not draw brine, check for
(most likely to least likely):
= Dirty or plugged nozzle and venturi, see
"Cleaning the Nozzle and Venturi" section.
FIG. 47
= Nozzle and venturi not seated on the gasket, or
gasket deformed.
3. Press the PROGRAM button, and the electronic
controller will restart.
= Valve seals leaking (See Troubleshooting).
4. Set the present time, hardness, etc., as described
on pages 12 & 13.
MANUAL ADVANCE REGENERATION CHECK
This check verifies proper operation of the valve
motor, brine tank fill, brine draw, regeneration flow
rates, and other controller functions. Always make
the initial checks, and the manual initiated diagnostics.
= Restriction in valve drain, causing a back-pressure (bends, kinks, elevated too high, etc.). See
"Install Valve Drain Hose" section.
= Obstruction in brine valve or brine tubing.
NOTE: If water system pressure is low, an elevated
drain hose may cause back pressure, stopping brine draw.
3. Press the RECHARGE button to move the softener’s valve into the backwash position. Look for a
fast flow of water from the drain hose. Check that
the drain can adequately handle the flow and volume.
NOTE: The electronic control display must show a
steady time (not flashing). If an error code
shows, first press the PROGRAM button to
enter the diagnostic display.
An obstructed flow indicates a plugged top distributor, backwash flow plug, or drain hose.
1. Press the RECHARGE button and hold in for 3
seconds. RECHARGE begins to flash as the softener’s valve advances from the service to fill position. Remove the brinewell cover and, using a
flashlight, observe fill water entering the tank.
4. Press the RECHARGE button to move the softener’s valve into the fast rinse position. Again look
for a fast drain flow. Allow the softener to rinse for
a few minutes to flush out any brine that may
remain in the resin tank from the brining cycle test.
If water does not enter the tank, look for an
obstructed nozzle, venturi, fill flow plug, brine tubing, or brine valve riser pipe.
5. To return the softener’s valve to the service position, press the RECHARGE button.
Need help troubleshooting? Call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223 Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST
or visit www.ecodynewatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model and serial number,
found on the rating decal, typically located on the rim below the salt lid hinges.
21
Troubleshooting
(Models WHES30 & WHES33)
AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTICS
3. Symbols in the display indicate POSITION switch
operation (See Figure 49).
This water softener has a self-diagnostic function for
the electrical system (except input power and/or water
meter). The water softener monitors electronic components and circuits for correct operation. If a malfunction occurs, an error code appears in the display.
Switch is open
(Cam not rotating)
Switch is closed
(Cam rotating)
FIG. 49
4. Use the RECHARGE button to manually advance
the valve into each cycle and check correct switch
operation.
FIG. 48
While an error code appears in the display, all buttons
are inoperable except the PROGRAM button. PROGRAM remains operational so the service person can
perform the Manual Advance Diagnostics, see below,
to further isolate the problem.
NOTE: Be sure water is in contact with the salt, and
not separated by a salt bridge (See "Breaking
A Salt Bridge" section).
5. While in this diagnostic screen, the following information is available and may be beneficial for various reasons. This information is retained by the
computer from the first time electrical power is
applied to the electronic controller.
Procedure for removing error code from display:
1. Unplug transformer from electrical outlet.
2. Correct problem.
a. Press the r UP button to display the number of
days this electronic control has had electrical
power applied.
3. Plug in transformer.
4. Wait 8 minutes. The error code will return if
the problem was not corrected.
b. Press the s DOWN button to display the number of regenerations initiated by this electronic
control since the code number was entered.
MANUAL ADVANCE DIAGNOSTICS
6. Press and hold the PROGRAM button until the
model code (“LE31” for Model WHES30 or “LE33”
for Model WHES33) shows in the display. This
code identifies the softener model. If an incorrect
model code is displayed, the softener will operate
on incorrect configuration data.
Use the following procedures to advance the water
softener through the regeneration cycles to check
operation.
Lift off the salt lid, remove the top cover by unlocking
the tabs in the back and rocking forward, to observe
cam and switch operation during valve rotation.
1. Press and hold PROGRAM for 3 seconds until
“000” shows in the display, then release.
2. The 3 digits indicate water meter operation as follows:
FIG. 50
000 (steady) = Soft water not in use, and no flow
through the meter.
7. To change the code number, press the r UP or
s DOWN button until the correct code shows.
Open a nearby soft water faucet.
000 to 199 (continual) = Repeats for each gallon
of water passing through
the meter.
8. To return to the present time display, press the
PROGRAM button.
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Troubleshooting
(Models WHES30 & WHES33)
RESETTING TO FACTORY DEFAULTS
2. After observing fill, press the RECHARGE button to
move the softener’s valve into the brine position. A
slow flow of water to the drain will begin. Verify
brine draw from the brine tank by shining a flashlight into the brinewell and observing a noticeable
drop in the liquid level. This may take 15 to 20
minutes.
To reset the electronic controller to its factory default
for all settings (time, hardness, etc.):
1. Press the PROGRAM button and hold it until the
display changes twice to show the flashing model
code.
NOTE: Be sure water is in contact with the salt, and
not separated by a salt bridge (See "Breaking
A Salt Bridge" section).
2. Press the r UP button (a few times, if necessary)
to display a flashing “SoS”.
If the water softener does not draw brine, check for
(most likely to least likely):
= Dirty or plugged nozzle and venturi, see
"Cleaning the Nozzle and Venturi" section.
FIG. 51
= Nozzle and venturi not seated on the gasket, or
gasket deformed.
3. Press the PROGRAM button, and the electronic
controller will restart.
= Valve seals leaking (See Troubleshooting).
4. Set the present time, hardness, etc., as described
on pages 15 & 16.
MANUAL ADVANCE REGENERATION CHECK
This check verifies proper operation of the valve
motor, brine tank fill, brine draw, regeneration flow
rates, and other controller functions. Always make
the initial checks, and the manual initiated diagnostics.
= Restriction in valve drain, causing a back-pressure (bends, kinks, elevated too high, etc.). See
"Install Valve Drain Hose" section.
= Obstruction in brine valve or brine tubing.
NOTE: If water system pressure is low, an elevated
drain hose may cause back pressure, stopping brine draw.
3. Press the RECHARGE button to move the softener’s valve into the backwash position. Look for a
fast flow of water from the drain hose. Check that
the drain can adequately handle the flow and volume.
NOTE: The electronic control display must show a
steady time (not flashing). If an error code
shows, first press the PROGRAM button to
enter the diagnostic display.
An obstructed flow indicates a plugged top distributor, backwash flow plug, or drain hose.
1. Press the RECHARGE button and hold in for 3
seconds. RECHARGE begins to flash as the softener’s valve advances from the service to fill position. Remove the brinewell cover and, using a
flashlight, observe fill water entering the tank.
4. Press the RECHARGE button to move the softener’s valve into the fast rinse position. Again look
for a fast drain flow. Allow the softener to rinse for
a few minutes to flush out any brine that may
remain in the resin tank from the brining cycle test.
If water does not enter the tank, look for an
obstructed nozzle, venturi, fill flow plug, brine tubing, or brine valve riser pipe.
5. To return the softener’s valve to the service position, press the RECHARGE button.
Need help troubleshooting? Call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223 Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST
or visit www.ecodynewatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model and serial number,
found on the rating decal, typically located on the rim below the salt lid hinges.
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Softener Exploded View
12
27
Valve Assembly
See Pages 26 & 27
for parts
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71
28
1
2
3
14
15
73
4
6
5
16
7
17
10
18
8
19
23
9
20
8
21
7
6
11
5
22
25
24
26
29
24
Softener Parts List
Key
No.
Part No.
–
7112963
1
á
2
3
á
á
–
7331177
6
á
8
9
10
11
12
13
7105047
15
O-Ring, 2-3/4” x 3”
Top Distributor
¢
Tank Neck Clamp Kit
(includes 2 ea. of Key Nos. 6 & 7)
16
Retainer Clip (2 req.)
18
Repl. Resin Tank, 9” x 35”,
Models WHES30 & WHES33
19
Repl. Bottom Distributor
17
Clamp Section (2 req.)
á
7114787
7328904
0502272
7310189
7310202
7113008
7327568
7275907
7285847
7335155
7267108
14
¢
O-Ring, 13/16” x 1-1/16”
7077870
7
Distributor O-Ring Kit
(includes Key Nos. 1-3)
O-Ring, 2-7/8” x 3-1/4”
4
5
Key
No.
Description
7267116
Repl. Resin Tank, 8” x 35”,
Model WHES20
Resin, 1 cu. ft.
Repl. Brine Valve Assembly,
Model WHES20
Repl. Brine Valve Assembly
Models WHES30 & WHES33
Float, Stem & Guide Assembly,
Models WHES30 & WHES33
Repl. Electronic Control Board
(PWA), Model WHES20
Top Cover & Faceplate Assembly,
Model WHES20 (order following decal)
Top Cover & Faceplate Assembly,
Models WHES30 & WHES33
(order following decal)
7335545
Faceplate Decal, Model WHES33
7262849
7262661
7262899
7297658
7335870
7296416
7262653
7155115
7219888
7109871
7214375
20
á
22
á
á
–
7331664
23
á
25
á
á
26
7264875
28
7278434
29
7139999
27
Repl. Electronic Control Board
(PWA), Models WHES30 & WHES33
Faceplate Decal, Model WHES20
7331258
24
Transformer
¢
Description
7262831
–
21
Float, Stem & Guide Assembly,
Model WHES20
Part No.
7248706
7335121
Faceplate Decal, Model WHES30
Salt Lid (order decal below)
Instruction Decal, Model WHES20
Instruction Decal, Model WHES30
Instruction Decal, Model WHES33
Vapor Barrier
Rim
Brinewell Cover, Model WHES20
Brinewell Cover,
Models WHES30 & WHES33
Brinewell, Model WHES20
Brinewell,
Models WHES30 & WHES33
Overflow Hose Adaptor Kit
(includes Key Nos. 20-22)
Grommet
Adaptor Elbow
Hose Clamp
Brinewell Mounting Hardware Kit
(includes Key Nos. 23-25)
Wing Nut, 1/4-20
Screw, 1/4-20 x 5/8”
O-Ring, 1/4” x 1/2”
Repl. Brine Tank
Ground Clamp Kit
Bypass Valve
(incl. 2 ea. of Key No. 73)
Drain Hose, 20 ft.
Owner’s Manual
¢ Not illustrated.
To order repair parts call toll free 1-866-986-3223, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 7 pm EST.
Manufactured and warranted by
Ecodyne Water Systems
1890 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Questions? Call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223 Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST
or visit www.ecodynewatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model and serial number,
found on the rating decal, typically located on the rim below the salt lid hinges.
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Valve Exploded View
50
51
95
94
52
93
54
91
53
56
55
57
92
88
58
90
87
89
86
61
62
85
59
71
67
84
68
83
72
63
82
64
81
69
66
80
73
65
77
79
60
70
78
75
Wear Strip
Seal
Cross-section
View
76
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74
Valve Parts List
Key
No.
Part No.
Description
50
7224087
Screw, #8-32 x 1” (2 req.)
52
0900857
Screw, #6-20 x 3/8” (2 req.)
51
53
54
55
7286039
7231385
0503288
7284964
–
7331185
56
á
58
á
57
59
60
á
á
65
66
á
67
7082087
69
7092642
68
70
71
7199232
7129889
7116713
72
7278442
73
7170288
76
7082053
78
7170319
7081104
86
87
88
89
Rotor & Disc
1202600
80
85
Wave Washer
7081201
7187065
84
Seal, Nozzle & Venturi
á
–
83
O-Ring, 7/16” x 5/8”
O-Ring, 3/8” x 9/16”
á
á
82
Seal Kit (includes Key Nos. 61-66)
Rotor Seal
á
74
81
Flow Plug, 2.0 gpm
O-Ring, 3-3/8” x 3-5/8”
á
7113040
79
O-Ring, 3/4” x 15/16”
á
–
77
Drain Hose Adaptor Kit
(includes Key Nos. 56-60)
O-Ring, 5/8” x 13/16”
62
64
Cam & Gear
Hose Clamp
á
Part No.
75
Bearing
Drain Hose Adaptor
á
7129716
63
Motor Plate
Clip, Drain
–
61
Motor (incl. 2 ea. of Key No. 50)
Key
No.
7095030
1148800
7187772
7204362
0521829
7146043
7167659
7170262
7199729
7309803
–
7331266
Spring
90
á
Installation Adaptor, incl. Key No. 72
(2 req.)
92
7074123
94
7325702
Plug, Drain Seal
Clip (4 req.)
91
93
O-Ring, 15/16” x 1-3/16” (4 req.)
95
á
7030713
7070412
Description
Turbine & Support Assembly
(includes 1 ea. of Key Nos. 74, 75
& 2 ea. of Key No. 73)
Turbine Support & Shaft
Turbine
Valve Body
Retainer, Nozzle & Venturi
O-Ring, 1/4” x 3/8” (2 req.)
Nut - Ferrule
Nozzle & Venturi Assembly (incl.
Key Nos. 80-88)
Housing, Nozzle & Venturi
Cone Screen
Flow Plug, .3 gpm
Nozzle & Venturi Gasket Kit
Gasket Only
Flow Plug, .1 gpm
Screen
Screen Support
O-Ring, 1-1/8” x 1-3/8”
Cap
Wire Harness, Sensor
Valve Cover Assembly
(incl. Key Nos. 90 & 91)
Valve Cover
Expansion Pin
Screw, #10 x 2” (5 req.)
Switch
Spacer, Motor Mount
Screw, #4-24 x 1-1/8”, flat head
To order repair parts call toll free 1-866-986-3223, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 7 pm EST.
Manufactured and warranted by
Ecodyne Water Systems
1890 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Questions? Call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223 Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST
or visit www.ecodynewatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model and serial number,
found on the rating decal, typically located on the rim below the salt lid hinges.
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EXTEND YOUR WARRANTY:
Use Whirlpool™ WHE-WSC Water Softener Cleanser
The factory warranty for your water softener is shown below. The one year full warranty period on parts and labor
can be extended to two years from the date of purchase if you use Whirlpool™ WHE-WSC Water Softener Cleanser
on your system. Use one bottle of Whirlpool™ WHE-WSC Water Softener Cleanser, as directed, every four months
from the date of purchase of the water softener. Retain proof of purchase of Whirlpool™ WHE-WSC Water Softener
Cleanser to validate any warranty claim during the second year. Use of any water softener additive other than
Whirlpool™ WHE-WSC will not provide extended warranty coverage.
WATER SOFTENER WARRANTY
Warrantor: Ecodyne Water Systems, 1890 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125
Warrantor guarantees, to the original owner, that:
One Year Full Warranty:
● For a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase, all parts will be free from defects in materials and workmanship
and will perform their normal functions.
● For a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase, labor to repair or replace any part deemed to be defective in
materials or workmanship, will be provided at no additional cost.
Limited Warranties:
● For a period of ten (10) years from the date of purchase, the salt storage tank and fiberglass mineral tank will not rust,
corrode, leak, burst, or in any other manner, fail to perform its proper functions.
● For a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase, the electronic control board will be free of defects in materials and workmanship and will perform its normal functions.
If, during such respective period, a part proves to be defective, Warrantor will ship a replacement part, directly to your
home, without charge. After the first year, labor necessary to maintain this product is not covered by the product warranty.
If you have questions regarding a warranted product, need assistance with installation or troubleshooting, wish to order a
part or report a warranty issue, we are just a phone call away. SIMPLY DIAL 1-866-986-3223, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 7
pm EST, for assistance.
General Provisions
The above warranties are effective provided the water softener is operated at water pressures not exceeding 125 psi, and
at water temperatures not exceeding 120°F; provided further that the water softener is not subject to abuse, misuse, alteration, neglect, freezing, accident or negligence; and provided further that the water softener is not damaged as the result of
any unusual force of nature such as, but not limited to, flood, hurricane, tornado or earthquake.
Warrantor is excused if failure to perform its warranty obligations is the result of strikes, government regulation, materials
shortages, or other circumstances beyond its control.
*THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES ON THE WATER SOFTENER BEYOND THOSE SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED ABOVE.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE EXTENT THEY MIGHT EXTEND BEYOND THE ABOVE PERIODS. THE SOLE OBLIGATION OF WARRANTOR UNDER THESE WARRANTIES IS TO REPLACE OR REPAIR THE
COMPONENT OR PART WHICH PROVES TO BE DEFECTIVE WITHIN THE SPECIFIED TIME PERIOD, AND WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. NO WARRANTOR DEALER, AGENT,
REPRESENTATIVE, OR OTHER PERSON IS AUTHORIZED TO EXTEND OR EXPAND THE WARRANTIES EXPRESSLY DESCRIBED ABOVE.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damage, so the limitations and exclusions in this warranty may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. This warranty applies to consumer-owned
installations only.
® Registered trademark/TM Trademark of Whirlpool, USA.
Manufactured under license by Ecodyne Water Systems, Woodbury, Minnesota.
© 2012 Whirlpool Corporation. All rights reserved.
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