Whirlpool WHES40 Troubleshooting guide

TM
Model WHES40
How to install, operate and
maintain your Demand
Controlled Water Softener
Do not return water softener to store
If you have questions or concerns when
installing, operating or maintaining your
softener, call our toll free number:
1-866-986-3223
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 9 pm EST
7262970 (Rev. D 9/22/04)
Product No. 8562922
Table of Contents
Water Softener Safety ..........................................................................
Before You Start ...............................................................................
Inspect Shipment ..............................................................................
Water Softener Dimensions
.....................................................................
How a Water Softener Works ....................................................................
Softening Cycle ............................................................................
Regeneration Cycle .........................................................................
Water Conditioning Information ..................................................................
Water Conditioning .........................................................................
Installation Requirements .......................................................................
Location Requirements ......................................................................
Tools and Parts Needed .....................................................................
Air Gap Requirements
......................................................................
Valve Drain Requirements ...................................................................
Plan the Installation ............................................................................
Inlet - Outlet Plumbing Options ..............................................................
Installation Instructions .........................................................................
Turn Off Water Supply .......................................................................
Install Brine Tank Overflow Elbow .............................................................
Move the Water Softener into Place ...........................................................
Assemble Inlet and Outlet Plumbing ..........................................................
Connect Inlet and Outlet Plumbing ...........................................................
Install Valve Drain Hose .....................................................................
Install Salt Storage Tank Overflow Hose .......................................................
Test for Leaks ..............................................................................
Add Water and Salt to the Salt Storage Tank ...................................................
Sanitize the Water Softener!Sanitize After Service ...............................................
Plug In the Water Softener ...................................................................
Program the Water Softener .....................................................................
Set Time of Day ............................................................................
Set Water Hardness Number .................................................................
Set Recharge (Regeneration) Time ...........................................................
Set Salt Type ...............................................................................
Start a Recharge ...........................................................................
Customize Features/Options
....................................................................
Recharge ..................................................................................
Recharge Scheduled / Tonight ...............................................................
Set Salt Level ..............................................................................
Tank Light .................................................................................
Timer "Power-Outage
Memory" . ............................................................
Water Flow Indicator ........................................................................
Salt Efficiency ..............................................................................
Clean / Clear Water Iron Removal ............................................................
Clean Feature Minutes ......................................................................
Maximum Days Between Regenerations .......................................................
12 or 24 Hour Clock ........................................................................
Routine Maintenance ...........................................................................
Refilling With Salt ...........................................................................
Breaking A Salt Bridge ......................................................................
Cleaning the Nozzle and Venturi ..............................................................
Troubleshooting Guide .........................................................................
Automatic Electronic Diagnostics .............................................................
Manual Advance Diagnostics ................................................................
Manual Advance Regeneration Check ........................................................
Wiring Schematic ..............................................................................
Warranty ......................................................................................
Softener Components
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Water Softener Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all
safety messages.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All
follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER"
Thissafety
is themessages
safety alertwillsymbol.
"WARNING." These words mean:
or
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.
For installations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:
Installation by a licensed plumber is required. Plumbing code 248-CMR
of Massachusetts must be used for installation.
of the Commonwealth
For installations 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, t_llow the instructions in the "Salt Efficiency" section of this manual.
Before You Start
See "Location
Requirements"
section before installing water softener.
Follow the installation instructions carefully. (Failure to install the water softener properly voids the
warranty.)
Befk_re you begin installation, read this entire manual. Then, obtain all the materials and tools you will
need to make the installation.
Check local plumbing and electrical
Use only lead-flee
codes.
solder and flux for all sweat-solder
connections,
as required by federal codes.
Use care when handling the water softener. Do not turn upside down, drop, or set on sharp protrusions.
Avoid installing in direct sunlight. Excessive sun heat may cause distortion or other damage to
non-metallic parts.
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 transfk_rmer and plug it into a nominal 120V, 60
cycle household outlet that is properly protected by an overcurrent device such as a circuit breaker or
fuse. If transtk_rmer is replaced, use only the authorized service, Class II, 24V 10VA transformer.
This system is not intended to be used for treating water that is microbiologically
quality without adequate disinfection befi)re or after the system.
unsafc or of unknown
Inspect Shipment
The parts required to assemble and install the water softener are included with the water softener.
Copper tubes and ground
clamp
Single valve bypass
20 ft. green drain hose
Hose adaptor
Hose clamps
Copper reducer tubes
Drain line adaptor
Clips
O-rings
Grommet
Water hardness test strip
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Thoroughly check the water softener tk)r possible shipping damage
note any damage to the shipping carton.
and parts loss. Also inspect and
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.
Do not return the water softener to store.
If you have any questions,
or there are missing parts or damage,
1-866-986-3223,
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 9 pm EST.
Before you call please have your model number, date of purchase,
conditions and number of people living in your home.
please call
water
For future reference, enter the following information.
Model No. O O
Serial No. O O
Code O
Installation date
*Water hardness
O on registration
gpg
**Iron content
decal (located under salt hole cover)
ppm
O on shipping carton
A hardness test strip is provided with your water sot'tener.
"_* Kits are available at retail hardware stores tk_rtesting water hardness and iron content. Some retail
stores will also test your water tk_ra fee.
Water Softener Dimensions
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19"
Lt c
18"
3-3/4"
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MODEL
WHES40
NOMINAL
RESIN TANK SIZE
10" DIA. X 40"
A
41-1/2"
How a Water Softener Works
Softening
Cycle
When the water softener is providing soft water, it is called "service" or the "softening cycle". During
this cycle, hard water flows from the main water pipe in the household into the water softener. Inside
the resin tank is a bed made up of thousands of tiny, plastic resin beads. As hard water passes through
the bed, each bead attracts and holds the hardness minerals. Water without the hardness minerals (soft
water) flows from the water softener to the rest of the house.
Regeneration
Cycle
Eventually the beads become coated with calcium or magnesium ions. At this point, the water softener
needs to replenish the beads with sodium ions. This process is called "regeneration".
Regeneration occurs when the resin beads are washed with a strong salt water solution. The sodium
forces the calcium and magnesium ions to be released where they are then discharged as waste during
the regeneration cycle. The beads are then ready to once again collect the hardness minerals (calcium
and magnesium) from the water. Regeneration consists of five cycles; brine fill, brining, brine rinse,
backwash and fast rinse. The total time of the regeneration cycle is approximately two hours.
Water Conditioning
Information
Water Conditioning
Water conditioning
Hardness
is the treatment of four general conditions.
These are:
Iron
Acidity
Sediments
1.
Hardness is a term to describe the presence of calcium and magnesium minerals in water. A
chemical analysis accurately measures the amount of minerals in grain weight. For example, one
gallon of water with 5 grains per gallon (gpg) hardness has dissolved minerals, that if solidified,
about equals the size of one ordinary aspirin tablet. One gallon of water, 25 gpg hard, has a mineral
content equal in size to 5 aspirin tablets. Water hardness varies greatly across the country. It
generally contains from 3 to 100 gpg.
Hardness minerals combine with soap to make a soap curd. The curd greatly reduces the cleaning
action of soap. Precipitated hardness minerals form a crust on cooking utensils, appliances, and
plumbing fixtures. Even the tastes of foods are affected. A water softener removes the hardness
minerals to eliminate these effccts, and others.
IMPORTANT:
Water softeners using sodium chloride (salt) for regeneration add sodium to the
water. Persons on sodium restricted diets should consider the added sodium as part of their overall
intake. Water softeners using potassium chloride (salt) for regeneration add sodium to the water.
Persons on potassium restricted diets should consider the added potassium as part of their overall
intake.
Factor into your diet the amount
hardness and consumption.
Sodium
Initial Water Hardness
Grains
per Gallon
of sodium or potassium
Added
to Water from Cation
shown below, based on your water
Exchange
Sodium added by Cation
Exchange Softening of Water*
Milligrams
Na+/qt.
Softening
Potassium added by Cation
Exchange Softening of Water**
Milligrams
1
7.5
12.75
5
37
62.9
6
44
74.8
7
52
88.4
8
60
102
9
68
115.6
10
75
127.5
15
112
190.4
20
150
255
30
225
382.5
40
300
510
K+/qt.
*If your water supply is 15 grains hard and you drank 3 quarts of softened water you would
consume 335 milligrams of sodium. That is equivalent to eating 2-1/2 slices of white bread.
**One large banana, about 9 inches in length, has approximately
600 milligrams of potassium.
2_
Iron in water can cause stains on clothing and plumbing fixtures. It can negatively affcct the taste
of tk)od, 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:
Ferrous (clear water),
Ferric (red water),
Bacterial and organically
Colloidal and inorganically
bound iron,
bound iron (fcrrous or fcrric).
*Water may contain one or more of the four types of iron and any combination
is the sum of the contents.
Ferrous (clear water) iron is soluble
moderate
amounts of this type of iron
detected by taking a sample of water in
is clear. As the water sample stands, it
oxidizes the iron. This usually occurs
of these. Total iron
and dissolves
in water. This water softener will remove
(see specificatkms).
Ferrous (clear water) iron is usually
a clear bottle or glass. Immediately
after taking, the sample
gradually
clouds and turns slightly yellow or brown as air
in 15 to 30 minutes.
When using the softener to remove Ferrous (clear water) iron, add 5 grains to the hardness setting
for every t ppm of Ferrous (clear water) iron. See "Set Water Hardness
Number"
section.
Ferric (red water), and bacterial and organically
bound irons are insoluble. This water softener will
not remove fcrric or bacterial
iron. This iron is visible 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 tk_r 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.
Colloidal
and inorganically
bound iron is of fcrric or fcrrous 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
suspended
in the water.
3_
hours,
the color
persists
and
the iron
does
not settle,
but remains
Acidity or acid water is caused by carbon dioxide and hydrogen
sulfide. This water softener will
not improve
an acid condition
in water. Acid water can be corrosive
to plumbing,
plumbing
fixtures, water heaters, and other water using appliances.
In can also damage and cause premature
failure of seals, diaphragms,
etc., in water handling
equipment.
A chemical
analysis is needed to measure the degree of acidity in water. This is called the pH of
water. Water testing below 6.9 pH is acidic. The lower the pH reading, the greater the acidity. A
neutralizer
filter or a chemical
teed pump are usually recommended
to treat acid water.
4_
Sediment
is fine, foreign material
particles
suspended
in water. This water softener
remove sediment.
This material is most often clay or silt. Extreme amounts of sediment
the water a cloudy appearance.
A sediment
filter installed ahead of the water softener
corrects this situation.
will not
may give
normally
Installation Requirements
Tools and Parts Needed
Assemble the required tools before starting installation. Read and %llow tile instructious provided with
any tools listed here.
•
•
Screwdriver
Pliers
If using Soldered
Copper
•
Tape Measure
Pipe
•
Tubing cutter
•
Lead-free solder and flux
•
Propane torch
*
Emery cloth, sandpaper
•
Misc. copper pipe fittings
If using Threaded
or steel wool
Pipe
•
Pipe cutter or hacksaw
•
Pipe joint compound
•
Threading
*
Misc. threaded pipe fittings
tool
If using CPVC Plastic
•
Pipe cutter
*
Solvent cement
•
Hacksaw
•
Primer
•
Adjustable
•
Misc. CPVC pipe fittings
wrench
If using Other
•
Other pipe and fittings suitable %r potable water
manufacturer and local codes and/or ordinances.
supply
as required
by piping
Location Requirements
Consider all of tile %llowing
when selecting all installation location for tile water softener.
•
Do not locate the water softener where freezing temperatures occur. Do not attempt to
treat water over 120°E Freezing, or hot water damage voids the warranty.
•
To condition all water in the home, install the water softener close to the water supply
inlet, and before all other plumbing connections, except outside water pipes. Outside
faucets should remain on hard water to avoid wasting conditioned water and salt.
•
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 trans%rmer (included). Provide an electrical outlet in accordance with NEC and
local codes.
•
Always install the water softener between the water heater and water inlet. Any other
installed water conditioning equipment should be installed between the water softener
and the water inlet (see Figure 1 below).
cold t_
'_
optional
sediment
filter
water heater_
water
Figure
1
softener I
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waterinlet
system
Air Gap Requirements
A drain is needed for regeneration
preferred. A laundry tub, standpipe,
drain
discharge water. A floor drain, close to the water softener, is
etc., are other drain options. Secure valve drain hose in place.
drain
hose
drain
j
hose
iose
t-1/z'
\\\\
airgap
1- 1/2"
airgap
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floor drain
II
1-1/z'
\
a)rgap
laundry tub
standpipe
Figure 2
Valve Drain Requirements
Use the flexible green drain hose, that is 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. Buy a compression fitting (garden hose threads
x 1/2 in. minimum tube) and 1/2" tubing from your local hardware store. Then plumb a rigid drain as
needed (see Figure 3).
NOTE:
Avoid long drain hose runs, or elevating the hose more than 8' above the floor. Make
the water softener valve drain as short and direct as possible.
valve drain elbow
t
adaptor, garden hose type thread
x compression (not provided)
clip
1/2" I.D. (minimum)
copper tube (not provided)
Figure 3
Plan the Installation
Inlet - Outlet Plumbing Options
Always install either a single bypass valve (provided) or, if desired, parts tk)r a 3 valve bypass system
(not included) can be purchased and assembled, as shown in Figure 4. Bypass valves allow you to turn
off water to the softener tk_rmaintenance if needed, but still have water in house pipes.
3 valve bypass
Single valve bypass
,, I
pull out for
service/soft water
valve
outlet
push in
_
valve
from
water softener
for bypass
_
valve
inlet
to
water softener
Figure 4
•
Pipe and fittings must be 3/4" minimum.
Use either:
•
Copper pipe
•
Threaded
pipe
•
CPVC plastic pipe
•
Other pipe approved for use with potable water
hard water
conditioned
water
to outside _faucets
clips
water softener valve
_"
_to
I
iS
1"pipe
U
direct plug-in
transformer
1"
coupling
grounding clamp
grounding
timer
Oco00e
clamp
tube
inlet
o-r,ng
valve drain
elbow
drain elbow
valve drain
hose *
overflow
* Do not connect the
water softener valve
drain tubing to the salt
storage tank overflow
hose.
hose *
single valve
bypass
To keep over floor drain, secure
valve drain hose in place.
floor drain
Figure 5 (typical installation)
lO
lubricated
o-ring
NOTE:
See "Air
NOTE:
Shown
•
Gap Rcqmrements
with salt hole cover
7,
" )
scctl(n.
and top cover
removed.
Installation Instructions
Turn Off Water Supply
1.
Close the main water supply valve, near the well pump or water meter.
2.
Open all faucets to drain all water from the house pipes.
NOTE:
Be sure not to drain water from the water heater, as damage
elements could result.
Install the Brine Tank Overflow
to the water heater
Elbow
Install the brine tank overflow grommet and elbow in the 13/16" diameter hole in the back of the salt
storage tank sidewall.
NOTE:
The brine tank overflow elbow accepts either 1/2" or 3/8" I. D. hose.
Top cover
Nozzle venturi assembly
Brine tank overflow elbow
Nut-ferrule
Salt hole cover
Brine tank overflow
grommet
Brine tubing
13/16"
hole
Brinewell cover
Brinewell
Salt storage tank
stem
Stand tube
Brine valve
Figure 6
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Move the Water Softener into Place
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
water softener.
Use two or more people to move and lift salt bags.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
1.
Move the water softener into desired location. Set it on a level surface. If needed, place the water
softener on a section of plywood, a minimum of 3/4" thick. Then, shim under the plywood to level
the water softener, see Figure 7.
IMPORTANT:
Do not place shims directly under the salt storage tank. The weight of the tank,
when full of water and salt, may cause the tank to fracture at the shim.
Plywood
Shim
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Figure 7 (if needed tk)r leveling)
2.
Visually check and remove any debris from the water softener valve inlet and outlet ports.
3.
If not already done, put a light coating of silicone grease or petroleum .idly on the single valve
bypass o-rings.
4.
Push the single valve bypass 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 Figure 8.
IMPORTANT:
Be sure the clips snap firmly into place so the single valve bypass will not pull
out.
correct assembly
clip __
outside diameter of
water softener valve
inlet and outlet
lie valve bypass
Figure 8
12
outside diameter of
clip
channel
on
single valve bypass
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 valve bypass.
Assemble
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.
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:
Connect
Be sure to fit, align and support all plumbing to prevent putting stress on the water
softener valve inlet and outlet. Undue stress from misaligned or unsupported
plumbing may cause damage to the valve.
Inlet and Outlet Plumbing
Complete the inlet and outlet plumbing for the type of pipe as shown below.
Electrical
Use metal fittings
Sl_ock H_ard
with metal pipe.
Do not use plastic fittings
house pipes.
to connect to metal
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Ground Clamp
U
U
_
_!Gou
rn
dClamp
Figure 9
Soldered
copper
1.
Thoroughly
2.
Make all solder connections.
NOTE:
clean and apply solder flux to all joints.
Do not solder with installation tubes attached to single valve bypass. Soldering heat
will damage the valve.
IMPORTANT:
When installing the copper tubes and ground clamp assembly to the single valve
bypass, the ground clamp must be secured in place. If necessary tighten the screw.
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Threaded
pipe
1.
Apply pipe joint compound
2.
Tighten all threaded joints and make all solder connections.
NOTE:
Do not solder with installation tubes attached to single valve bypass. Soldering heat
will damage the valve.
IMPORTANT:
CPVC
plastic
or Teflon ® tape to all male pipe threads.
When installing the copper tubes and ground clamp assembly to the single valve
bypass, the ground clamp must be secured in place. If necessary tighten the screw.
pipe
1.
Clean, prime and cement all joints, following the malmfacturer's
plastic pipe and fittings.
NOTE:
instructions supplied with the
Do not solder with installation tubes attached to single valve bypass. Soldering heat
will damage the valve.
IMPORTANT:
When installing the copper tubes and ground clamp assembly to the single valve
bypass, the ground clamp nmst be secured in place. If necessary tighten the screw.
Other
1.
Follow the piping system manufacturer's
water.
IMPORTANT:
instructions when using other pipe approved for potable
When installing the copper tubes and ground clamp assembly to the single valve
bypass, the ground clamp nmst be secured in place. If necessary tighten the screw.
Install Valve Drain Hose
1.
Measure, cut to needed length and connect the 3/8" green drain line (provided)
softener valve drain fitting. Use a hose clamp to hold the hose in place.
IMPORTANT:
2.
If codes require a rigid drain line see "Valve Drain requirements"
to the water
section.
Run the green drain hose or copper tubing to the floor drain. Secure green 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" green drain line (provided)
tank overflow elbow and secure in place with a hose clamp.
2.
Run the hose to the floor drain, or other suitable drain point no higher than the &ain 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 green drain line to the desired length and route neatly out of the way.
IMPORTANT:
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to the salt storage
For proper operatkm of the water softener, do not connect the water softener
valve drain tubing to the salt storage tank overflow hose.
Test for Leaks
To prevent air pressure in the water softener and plumbing system, do the %llowing
faucets
close by the water
steps in order.
1.
Fully open two or more softened cold water
downstream from the water softener.
softener,
located
2.
Place the single valve bypass valve or 3 valve bypass in "bypass"
Installation" section.
3.
Fully open the main water supply valve. Run water until there is a steady flow from the opened
faucets, with no air bubbles.
4.
Place bypass valve(s) in "service"
•
Single valve bypass: Slowly move the valve stem toward %ervice", pausing several times
to allow the water softener to fill with water.
•
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.
5.
After about three minutes, open a hot water faucet until there is a steady flow and there are no air
bubbles, then close.
6.
Close all cold water faucets and check for leaks at the plumbing connections
position. See "Plan The
or soft water position as follows:
that you made.
Add Water and Salt to the Salt Storage Tank
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
water softener.
Use two or more people to move and lift salt bags.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
l.
Using a container,
add about three gallons of clean water into the salt storage tank.
2.
Fill the salt storage tank with salt. Use nugget, pellet or coarse solar salts with less than 1%
impurities.
NOTE:
See "Routine Maintenance Section" for additional information on salt.
Sanitize the Water Softener/Sanitize
After Service
t.
Open salt hole cover and remove the brinewell cover and pour about t- 1/2 oz. (2 to 3 tablespoons)
of household bleach into the softener brinewell. Replace the brinewell cover.
2.
Make sure the bypass valve(s) is in the service (open) position.
3.
Sanitize procedure will be completed when first cycle is run and sanitizing solution is flushed from
the water softener.
Plug in Water Softener
During installation, the water softener wiring may be moved or jostled from place. Check to 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.
t.
Plug the water softener into an electrical
NOTE:
outlet that is not controlled by a switch.
The water heater is filled with hard water and, as hot water is used, it refills with
conditioned water. In a few days, the hot water will be tully conditioned. To have tully
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.
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Program the Water Softener
SET SALT LEVEL button
UP button
Display
/
TRESS TO SCHEDULE
HOLD TO START
GRAM
_ECHARGE
J
/
TANK LIGHT button
RECHARGE button
Figure
PROGRAM
\
button
DOWN
Button
10
If you have questions about installation,
programming,
call 1-866-986-3223,
Monday
operating
and routine maintenance...
- Friday, 8 am to 9 pm, EST.
When the water softener is plugged in, a model code and a test number (example: J1.0), begin to flash
•
in the faceplate display. Then, "12:00 PM" and the ",w) rds " CURRENT
TIME" begin to flash.
NOTE:
If ....
shows in the display, press the UP _
in the display. Then, press the O
flashing "CURRENT
PROGRAM
or DOWN _
until LE40 shows
button to set, and change to the
TIME" display.
Set Time of Day
If the words "CURRENT
they do.
1.
Press the _
Up or _
sets the time back.
TIME" do not show in the display, press the O
PROGRAM
button until
Down buttons to set the present time. Up sets the display ahead; down
U'£O,.
l.gO
C_nt
Time
# m.3c
I /.gO
C_nt
Time
Be sure AM or PM is correct.
NOTE:
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Press buttons and quickly release to slowly advance the display. Hold the buttons
down for fast advance. This procedure applies for all following settings.
Set Water Hardness
1.
Number
Press the O
PROGRAM button once again to display a flashing 2_ and the w( rd HARDNESS
.
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3
Hardness
2.
A_
W7
Press the _
Up or V
Down buttons to set your water hardness number.
NOTE:
Set Recharge
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.
20 gpg hardness
+10
2 ppm iron x 5 = 10
30 HARDNESS NUMBER
(times)
(Regeneration)
Time
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.
2.1-11-1,
.UL!
Time
If you want to change the recharge
desired starting time shows.
start time, press the _
Up or V
Down buttons until the
Set Salt Type
1.
Press the _
PROGRAM
button once again to display a flashing "nACL".
nR&
LL
Salt Type alk)ws you to choose between sodium chloride (NaC1), which is regular softener salt,
or potassium chloride (KC1), which is an alternative to sodium chloride. KC1 (potassium chloride)
may be used if the user of the water softener is on a sodium restricted diet and is concerned about
the amount of sodium in the water supply. See "Water Conditioning hfformation" section.
KC1 should be used in accordance to the following steps to help give you years of maintenance
free service.
Place one bag only of KC1 in your softener at a time (the salt storage tank should contain no more
than 60 pounds of KC1 at any one time);
NOTE:
A softener using KC1 should not be placed in areas with high temperature changes
or high humidity (KC1 will harden in these environments and may make the softener
inoperable);
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2.
Check the brine tank and brinewell (black tube in salt storage tank) monthly. If hardening
present, pour small amounts of warm water on hardened areas until they loosen;
3.
Be sure to set the correct salt type depending
4.
Use the _
PROGRAM
Up or _/
Down buttons
button to enter information.
Press the O
PROGRAM
is
on which salt type is used (NaC1 or KC1).
to toggle between
NaC1 or KC1 and press the O
button once again to return to normal operating display.
Start a Recharge
Press the O RECHARGE button and hold for three seconds until Recharge begins to flash in the timer
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.
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programming,
Monday
operating
and routine maintenance...
- Friday, 8 am to 9 pm, EST.
Customize Features/Options
Recharge
Recharge button is used to initiate an immediate
Press and hold the O
RECHARGE
recharge.
button until the words "RECHARGE",
"SERVICE"
and "FILL" flash in the display, and the softener enters the fill cycle of regeneration right
away. RECHARGE
will flash during the regeneration.
When over, 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.
RECHARGE Initiated
NOTE:
Avoid using hot water while the conditioner
will refill with bypass hard water.
is regenerating,
because the water heater
Recharge Scheduled
If you do not want to start an immediate recharge, but would like an extra recharge
recharge time, do the following to schedule a recharge.
•
Press and release (do not hold) the O
RECHARGE
}
button. The ",wrds
"
at the next preset
•
•
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 over, full water
conditioning capacity is restored.
Set Salt Level
The water softener has a salt monitor indicator light to remind you to refill the storage tank with salt.
NOTE:
You must set salt level each time salt is added to the water softener.
To set this monitor system, lift the salt hole cover and level the salt in the storage tank.
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. Now, press the O SET SALT
LEVEL button until black ovals correspond to the salt level number. At level 2 or below,
the indicator LED will flash "Check Salt Level".
If you want to turn the salt monitor off, press the O
"SALT LEVEL OFF" shows in display.
SET SALT LEVEL button until
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Tank Light
The softener is equipped with a tank light for viewing the salt level in the brine tank. Push the tank light
button on the electronic control once and the tank light will turn on. Pushing the tank light button again
will turn the light off. The tank light will automatically turn off after a period of fk)ur minutes if the tank
light button is not used to turn it off.
"Power-
Outage Memory"
If"electrical power to the water softener is lost, "memory" built into the timer circuitry will keep all
settings for up to six hours. While the power is out, the display is blank and the water softener will not
regenerate. When electrical power is restored, the fk)llowing will occur.
You have to 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 works 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
cycle.
when power was lost, it will now finish the
Water Flow Indicator
Whenever tile softener has water flowing from the outlet port, tile display will show water droplets
scrolling down the right hand side of the screen. The faster the water flow, the faster the droplets will
flash.
3:li"
6_
j
Y
Droplets indicate water
flow through softener
Salt Efficiency
When this fcature 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 in the OFF setting.
1.
Press and hold the O
PROGRAM
button until the following screen is displayed.
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Once in this display, press the O
is shown.
PROGRAM
OF; 1
'-'
ur!
_"-2.
Press the _
Up or _
button once and one of the fk)llowing two displays
_"__
Efficiency Icon
Down buttons to set On or Off. When set to On, the efficiency
be displayed in the lower left hand corner of the normal run display.
2O
icon will
Clean / Clear Water Iron Removal
This fcature is beneficial on water supplies containing iron and/or high amounts
silt, dirt, etc.). Default setting is "OFF". When set to "ON", an additional backwash
will occur first, preceeding the normal regeneration sequence. This provides extra
bed betk)re it is regenerated with the salt brine. To conserve water set this fcature
supply does not contain iron or sediments.
1.
Press and hold the O
PROGRAM
of sediments (sand,
and fast rinse cycle
cleaning of the resin
"OFF" if your water
button until the tk_llowing screen is displayed.
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Once in this display, press the O PROGRAM button twice and one of the following two displays
is shown. Both displays will show the word "Clean".
fin
tiff:
C/can
2.
Press the _
Up or _
C/ean
Down buttons to set On or Off.
Clean Feature Minutes
To adjust the length of the Clean/Clear Water Iron Removal feature, from t 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. If you are using this feature the length of the extra backwash cycle automatically sets to 9 minutes.
1.
Press and hold the O
PROGRAM
button until the fi_llowing screen is displayed.
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Once in this display, press the O
PROGRAM
button three times and following display is shown.
q
Mil_,
C/can
2.
Press the _
Up or _
Down buttons to set number of minutes.
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Maximum
Days Between Regenerations
The water softener automatically controls regeneration frequency. This provides the greatest operating
efficiency, and under most conditions, this fcature should be left in this mode. However, modify this
feature if you want to force a regeneration every set number of days. For example, if your water supply
contains iron and you want the softener to regenerate at least once every fcw days to keep the resin
bed clean, set the display as shown below. Setting is available from 1 to 15 days by using the UP and
DOWN buttons.
NOTE:
1.
The softener will recharge on its own if needed, even if it is before the set number of
days.
Press and hold the O
PROGRAM
button until the following screen is displayed.
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s_,,i_ U UU
Once in this display, press the O
PROGRAM
button four times and following display is shown.
This is the automatic (default) setting.
2.
Press the _
Up or _
Down buttons to set number of days.
12 or 24 Hour Clock
All time displays are shown in standard clock time (1 to 12 PM; and 1 to 12 AM) at the 12 hr default
setting. If 24 hour clock displays are desired, f()llow steps below.
1.
Press and hold the O
PROGRAM
button until the folk)wing screen is displayed.
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Once in this display, press the (_
shown.
PROGRAM
button five times and the fl)llowing display is
12br =
2qbr
Time
Time
12 Hour Clock Initiated
.
Press the _
Up or _
Down buttons to set clock.
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24 Hour Clock Initiated
programming,
Monday
operating
and routine maintenance...
- Friday, 8 am to 9 pm, EST.
Routine Maintenance
Refilling With Salt
Lift the salt hole cover and check the salt storage level frequently. If"the conditioner uses all the salt
bef\)re you refill it, you will get hard water. Until you have established a refilling routine, check the
salt every two or three weeks. Always refill if less than 1/3 full. Be sure the brinewell cover is on.
NOTE:
In humid areas, it is best to keep the salt storage level lower, and to refill more often.
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., are not recommended.
Breaking A Salt Bridge
NOTE:
If you see more thai1 a few inches of water in the bottom of the tallk, see
the Nozzle and Vcnturi" section.
(Jeanlng
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 fk)rms between the water and the salt.
Then, salt will not dissolve in the water to make brine. Without brine, the resin bed does not regenerate
and you will have hard water.
If the storage tank is full of salt, it is hard to tell if you have a salt bridge. Salt is loose on top, but the
bridge is under it. Take a broom handle, or like tool, hold it next to the water softener, measure the
distance from the floor to the rim of the water softener. Then push the broom handle straight down into
the salt. If a hard object is felt, it's most likely a salt bridge. Carefully 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.
Push Tool into Salt
Bridge to Break
Pencil
Mark
Salt
Salt Bridge
Broom
Handle
Figure
Water Level
11
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Cleaning
the Nozzle and Venturi
A clean nozzle and venturi (see Figure 12) is a must for the conditioner to work properly. This small
water softener 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 conditioner will not work, and you will get hard water.
To get to the nozzle and venturi, remove the top cover. Put the bypass valve(s) into bypass position.
Be sure the water softener is in soft water cycle (no water pressure at nozzle andventuri). Then, holding
the nozzle and venturi housing with one hand, turn off the cap. Do not lose the o-ring seal. Lift out the
screen support and screen. Then, remove the nozzle and venturi. Wash the parts in warm, soapy water
and rinse in fresh water. If needed, use a small brush to remove iron or dirt. Do not scratch, misshape,
etc., surfaces of the nozzle and venturi. Also, check and clean the gasket and flow plug(s).
Replace all parts in the correct order. Lubricate the ()-ring seal with silicone grease and locate in
position. Install and tighten the cap, by hand only. Do not overtighten and break the cap or housing.
Put the bypass valve(s) into service/soft water position.
cap@
O-ring seal -----"--_O
Screen support -..___.__@
Nozzle
*Flow plug
(DUDC or DDUC)
Screen ...._..__ _
& venturi
Screen
Gasket
*Flow
plug (HVDC)
Nozzle & venturi
housing
*Install with lettered side
up concave side down.
Figure
IMPORTANT: Be sure
small hole in the gasket is
centered directly over the
small hole in the nozzle &
venturi housing.
Ferrule Nut
12
Recharge the softener several times to reduce water level in the tank. This will also assure that the
softener is completely recharged and ready to provide softened water again. Once the water level in
the tank is about 2" to 3"
_ , y( )u may resume normal use. If the water level does not drop after a couple
of recharges, do the following:
Remove the brine valve assembly from the brinewell and push float stem down. Place opening of brine
valve just under the water and start a recharge. Move the brine valve down with each recharge, until
it rests at the bottom of the tank. Add salt, if needed, and return to normal use.
F
Brine valve assembly is
inside the brinewell, located
in the salt storage tank.
Figure
_
_)_
Float stem
(push down)
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- Friday, 8 am to 9 pm, EST.
Troubleshooting
Need help troubleshooting?
Guide
(?all 1-866-986-3223,
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 9 pm, EST.
Tools Needed For Most Repairs: 5/16 Hex Driver, Phillips Screwdriver, Needle-nose
PROBLEM
No Soft
Water
No Soft
Display
Water
Blank
No Soft
CAUSE
Timer
Water
Salt Level
1. No salt in the storage tank.
a. Refill with salt.
b. Use Recharge feature.
1. Transformer unplugged at wail outlet, or power cable
disconnected from back of electronic board, transformer
defective.
a. Check for loss of power and correct. Reset electronic
and use the Recharge feature.
2.
a. Replace fuse, reset circuit breaker, or switch circuit on use the
Recharge feature.
Fuse blown, circuit breaker popped, or circuit switched off.
(See page 20 "Power Outage Memory").
3. Electronic control board defective,
a. Replace Electronic
1. Salt in storage tank bridged,
a. Refer to "Breaking
Not Dropping
2.
No Soft
Storage
Water
1. Dirty, plugged
Water
Water, Salt
Tank Full Of
Manual bypass valve(s) in bypass position,
or damaged
Sometimes
Iron In Water
Stalled
Error Code
appears
Error
Or Clicking
Et,
Code
Assistance
E3, or E4
a. Take apart, clean and inspect nozzle and venturi, see
"Cleaning the Nozzle and Venturi" section.
a. Hose must not have any kinks, sharpbendsoranywaterflow
blockage, see "Valve Drain Requirements" section.
a. If pressure is low, increase well pump output to a minimum 20
psi. Add a pressure reducing valve in the supply pipe to the
softener, if daytime pressure is over 100 psi. Contact a licensed
plumber.
4. Brine valve float dirty or defective,
a. Clean or replace Brine Valve Float assembly. *
5. Leak between valve and resin tank assembly,
a. Replace o-rings between
softener components.
t.
Time setting wrong,
a. Check and change time setting.
2.
Incorrect water hardness
Number"
section to set correctly.
a. Refer to "Program The Water Softener"
section to set correctly.
4. Hot water being used when softener is regenerating,
a. Avoid using hot water while the softener is regenerating
water heater will fill with hard water.
5. Possible increase
a. Testtherawwaterforhardnessandironandprogramthe
water softener accordingly, see "Set Water Hardness Number"
section to set.
as the
6. Leaking faucet or toilet valve. Excessive water usage,
a. A small leak will waste hundreds of gallons of water in a few
days. Fix all leaks and always fully close faucets.
t.
Clear water iron in water supply,
a. Test the raw water for hardness and iron and program the
water softener accordingly see "Set Water Hardness Number"
section to set.
2.
Iron in soft water,
a. Clean resin bed with Resin Bed Cleaner. Follow instructions
package.
t.
iron.
Motor defective or inner valve defect causing
motor,
1. Wiring Harness or Connection
on
a. Cannot be treated by water softener.
high torque on
2. Switch,
3. Valve Defect Causing High Torque.
a. Replace rotor/seal
4. Motor Inoperative
a. Replace motor. *
E5 appears
1. Electronic Control.
a. Replace Electronic
from customer
service may be needed with the fl)llowing problems and solutions.
CAUSE
Resin
1. Crack in distributor
In Household
Resin
Inner valve defect causing
leak.
or riser tube.
kit.*
Control Board (PWA), *
SOLUTION
a. Replace seals and rotor,
a. RepIace distributor
or risertube.
Tank
Tank
Instructions
to Position Switch.
a. Replace rotor/seal kit.*
b. Replace motor & switch. See water softener components.
a. Replace wiring harness or connection to position switch. See
water softener components.
a. Replace switch. See water softener components,
t.
Procedure
a. Refer to "Set Water Hardness
in water hardness,
PROBLEM
Salt Storage
setting,
resin tank and valve. See water
3. Incorrect model code programmed,
Water Running To The
Drain (While
Unit Is In The
Soft Water Cycle)
Plumbing,
Leaking
Control Board (PWA). *
a Salt Bridge" section to break.
3. Low or high system water pressure (low pressure may disrupt
brine draw during recharge, high pressures may cause inner
valve parts failure),
3. Bacterial or organic bound
Motor
controls
a. Move stem in single valve bypass to service.
nozzle & venturL
2. Valve drain hose plugged,
Hard
Pliers
SOLUTION
Leaking
1. Crack in brine tank.
a. Replace salt storage tank.
included.
fl)r removing error code from faceplate:
1. Unplug transfk_rmer from outlet.
2. Correct defect.
3.
4.
Plug in transfk_rmer.
Wait for 6 minutes. The error code will return if the defect was not corrected.
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Automatic
Electronic Diagnostics
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.
The troubleshooting
each code.
chart shows the error codes that could appear, and the possible malfunctions
for
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.
Manual Advance Diagnostics
Use the following procedures
operation.
to advance the water softener through the regeneration
cycles to check
Lift off the Salt Hole Cover, 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.
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2.
The first 3 digits indicate water meter operation
000 (steady) =
as folk)ws:
Soft water not in use, and no flow through the meter.
Open a nearby soft water faucet.
000 to 140 (continual)
NOTE:
= Repeats display for each galkm of water passing through the meter.
If you don't get a reading in the display, with faucet open, pull the sensor from the
valve outlet port. Pass a small magnet back and forth in front of the sensor. You should
get a reading in the display. If you get a reading, unhook the in and out plumbing and
check the turbine for binding.
/
/-Zmoto
sensor
position
switch
_-_(
housing
J
turbine
iI
turbine
support & shaft
valve outlet
Symbols in the display indicate POSITION
3.
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Switch is open
(cam not rotating)
.
Use the O
switch
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I-''"_._L
RECHARGE
operation.
button to manually
switch operation.
"11;#
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U|JL'
I_
.._.__
Switch is closed
(Cam rotating)
advance the valve into each cycle and check correct
NOTE:
5.
Be sure water is in contact with the salt, and not separated
"Breaking A Salt Bridge" section.
by a salt bridge..,
see
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 face plate.
a.
Press _
Up to display the number of days this electronic control has had electrical
power
applied.
b.
Press _
Down to display the number of regenerations
since the LEcode number was entered.
Press and hold the _
6.
PROGRAM
initiated by this electronic control
button until LE40 shows in the display.
I E LII-I
L
-tL!
This code identifies the softener model. If the wrong number shows, the softener will operate on
incorrect programming.
7.
Return the present time display -- Press the _
8.
To change LE number -- Press the _
Then, press the O
Manual Advance
Regeneration
PROGRAM
PROGRAM
Up or _
button.
Down button until the correct code shows.
button to return to the present time display.
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.
NOTE:
The dectronic
control display must show a steady time (not flashing). If an error code
shows, first press the _
1.
PROGRAM
button to enter the diagnostic
display.
Press the (_) RECHARGE button and hold in tk)r 3 seconds. RECHARGE begins to flash as the
softener enters the fill cycle of regeneration. Remove the brinewell cover and, using a flashlight,
observe fill water entering the tank.
If water does not enter the tank, look tk)r an obstructed nozzle, venturi, fill flow plug, brine tubing, or
brine valve riser pipe.
2.
After observing fill, press the (_ RECHARGE button to move the softener into brining. A slow
flow of water to the drain will begin. Verify brine draw from the brine tank by shining a flashlight
into the brinewdl and observing a noticeable drop in the liquid level. This may take 15 to 20
minutes to notice.
NOTE:
Be sure water is in contact with the salt, and not separated
"Breaking A Salt Bridge" section.
by a salt bridge..,
see
If the water softener does not &aw brine, check for (most likely to least likely)
•
Dirty or plugged nozzle and venturi, see "Cleaning
the Nozzle and Vcnturi" section
•
Nozzle and venturi not seated on the gasket, or gasket deformed
•
Restriction in valve drain, causing a back-pressure
see "Install Valve Drain Hose" section.
•
Obstruction
•
Inner valve failure (obstructed
(bends, kinks, elevated too high, etc.),
in brine valve or brine tubing
outlet disc, wave washer deformed,
etc.)
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NOTE:
3.
If water system pressure
stopping brine &aw.
Again, press the O RECHARGE
of water from the drain hose.
An obstructed
is low, an elevated
drain hose may cause back pressure,
button to move the softener into backwash. Look Ik)ra fast flow
flow indicates a plugged top distributor,
backwash
flow plug, or drain hose.
4.
Press the O RECHARGE button to move the softener into fast rinse. Again look for a fast drain
flow. Allow the softener to rinse Ik)r a few minutes to flush out any brine that may remain in the
resin tank from the brining cycle test.
5.
To return the softener to service, press the O
RECHARGE
button.
Product Specifications
WHES40
12
Rated Service Flow Rate (gpm)
1.17
Amount of High Capacity Resin (cu ft)
Pressure Drop at Rated Service Flow (psig)
125
Water Supply Max. Hardness (gpg)
Water Supply Max. Clear Water Iron (ppm)
10
Water Pressure Limits (min./max. psi)
20 - 125
Min. - Max. Water Temperature (°F)
40 - 120
Min. Water Supply Flow Rate (gpm)
3
2.2
Max. Drain Flow Rate (gpm)
200 Ibs.
Salt storage capacity
Performance
11
Claims
WHES40
18,000 @ 3.5
30,900 @ 7.0
40,000 @ 11.2
Rated Softening Capacity
(Grains/Pounds of Salt)
Rated Efficiency (Grains/Pound
Minimum Salt Dose)
of Salt @
This system conIk)rms to NSF/ANSI
substantiated by test data.
5,200 @ 3.5 Ibs.
44 Ik)r the specific
perR)rmance
claims
as verified
and
The efficiency rating is only valid at the stated salt dose. This softener was efficiency rated according
to NSF/ANSI Standard 44.
Variable Salt Dose
The salt dose is selected by the electronic
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controls at regeneration
time based on the amount needed.
Wiring Schematic
Back of electronic board
Direct plug-in
12 ,
118 ,,
c .-- .--
124vac
iii1 ,j
Tank
<transformer
light
o._NO
Position
switch
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Warranty
WATER SOFTENER WARRANTY
Warrantor:
Warrantor
guarantees,
to the original
Ecx_dyne Water Systems
owner,
Inc., 1890 Woodlane
Drive,
Woodbury,
MN 55125
that:
One Year Full Warranty:
For a period of one (1) year after installation,
normal functions.
all parts will be free of defects
For a period of one (1) year after installation,
ship, will be provided at no additional cost.
labor to repair or replace any part deemed
Limited
in materials
and workmanship
to be defective
the electronic
in materials
their
or workman-
Warranties:
Limited ten (10) year warranty, from date of purchased,
the salt storage tank and fiberglass
leak, burst, or in any other manner, fail to perform their proper functions; and that
Limited three (3) year warranty, after installation,
and will perform its normal functions.
and will perform
control
mineral
board will be free of defects
tank will not rust, corrode,
in materials
and workmanship
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 trouble shooting, 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 - 9 pm EST, for assistance.
General Provisions
The above warranties are effective provided the water conditioner
is operated at water pressm'es not exceeding
125 psi, and at water
temperatures
not exceeding
120°F; provided further that the water conditioner is not subject to abuse, misuse, alteration, neglect, freezing,
accident or negligence;
and provided further that the water conditioner is not damaged as the result of any unusual fume 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 CONDITIONER
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, used under license.
(c) 2004 Whirlpool Corporation. All rights reserved.
TEFLON is a registered trademark of E. I. DuPont.
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26
42
27
28
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0
10
35
35
9
11
39
4O
41
12
3O
Softener Components
Key
No.
Part No.
Description
1
7170296
O-Ring,
2-7/8"
x 3-1/4"
2
7170254
O-Ring,
13/16"
x 1-1/16"
3
7077870
Top Distributor
4
7170270
O-Ring,
5
7105047
Rep'l
6
7176292
Clamp Section
7
7088033
Retainer
8
7247996
Rep'l
9
0502272
Resin,
No.
25
Part No.
Description
7168647
Ceramic Weight
7116488
Rep'l Brine Valve Asm.
26
7252373
Transtbrmer
x 3"
27
7264914
Rep'l PWA
Distributor
28
7267116
Top Cover & Faceplate Asm
(order decal, below)
7262857
Faceplate Decal
29
7262661
Salt Itole Cover
30
7163689
Vapor Barrier
31
7262768
Rim
32
7218696
Rep'l Light Asm. (includes O-Ring &
Nut)
33
7082150
Nut
34
7219888
Brinewell Cover
35
7137824
Brinewell
36
9003500
Grommet
37
1103200
Ilose Adaptor
38
0900431
Itose Clamp
39
7262792
Screw
40
7003847
O-Ring
41
7264883
Rep'l Brine Tank
42
7248706
Grounding Kit
43
7214383
Bypass Valve
44
7170262
O-ring, 1-1/8 x 1-3/8 (2 req.)
2-3/4"
Bottom
Key
(2 req.)
Clip (2 req.)
Resin Tank
1 cu. tL
10
7171349
Cone Screen
11
7095470
Brine
12
7113016
Tubing
13
7131365
Screen
14
7080653
Clip
15
7092252
Brine
16
1205500
Clip
17
0516924
Bottom
18
0516211
Seal
19
7170288
O-Ring,
20
7092278
Guide Cap
21
7093216
Float Rod & Stem
22
0516947
Float Seal
23
70972(t2
Float (includes
24
0513860
Float Stop
Tube
Assembly
Valve Body
Seal Retainer
15/16 x 1-3/16
Key No. 22)
31
Softener Components
flow plug
assembly
assembled
9
\
11
10
15
J
16
27
19
30
26
25
24
31
32
Softener Components
Key
No.
Part No.
Description
Key
No.
1
7224087
Screw,
#8-32 x 1" (2 req.)
27
7248722
Wire Ilamess
2
7250622
Motor
(incl.
28
0900060
O-ring
3
7231393
Motor
Plate
29
7081201
Retainer
4
0900857
Screw,
#6-20 x 3/8 (3 req.)
30
7195482
Seal (Nozzle
5
7171250
Bearing
31
7171145
Valve Body
6
7219545
Cam and Gear
32
7170319
O-ring,
1/4 x 3/8 (2 req.)
7
7169180
Clip (Drain)
33
70811(t4
Nozzle
& Vcnturi Itousing
8
0900431
Itose
34
1202600
Nut - Ferrule
9
7250347
Drain Adaptor
35
7095030
Cone Screen
10
7172793
Drain Itose Adaptor
36
1148800
Flow Plug, .3 gpm
11
7170288
O-ring,
37
7114533
Nozzle
12
7211644
How
7204362
Gasket only
13
7170327
O-ring,
5/8 x 13/16
38
7084607
How Plug, .15 gpm
14
7173024
O-ring,
1-1/8 x 1-1/2
39
7146043
Screen
15
7174313
Bearing,
40
7167659
Screen
16
7185500
Rotor & Disc
41
7170262
O-ring,
17
7173032
O-ring,
42
7199729
Cap
18
7185495
Rotor Seal
43
7175199
Wave Washer
19
7172989
Seal
44
7171161
Valve Cover
20
7171187
Plug (Drain
45
7172997
Screw, #10 x 2-5/8 (8 req.)
21
7129889
Spring
46
7145186
Switch
22
7089306
Clip (2 req.)
47
7140738
Screw, #4-24
48
7265287
1-1/4"
49
7104546
Plastic PVC Adaptor
not included
•
7253808
Nozzle & Vcnturi Asm. (incl. Key Nos.
33, and 35 through 42)
•
7185487
Seal Kit (incl.
19 and 30)
2 ea. of Key No. 1)
Clamp
15/16 x 1-3/16
Plug, 2.0 gpm
Wave Washer
4-1/2 x 4-7/8
Seal)
23
7077642
Copper
Tube,
1" (2 req.)
24
7170262
O-ring,
1-1/8 x 1-3/8 (4 req.)
25
7094898
Turbine
Support
26
7101548
Turbine
Part No.
Description
(Sensor)
(Nozzle
& Vcnturi)
& Vcnturi)
and Vcnturi
- Gasket
Kit
Support
1-1/8 x 1-3/8
x 3/4 (2 req.)
Installation
Adaptor
Kit
(2 req.)
Key Nos. 13, 14, 17, 18,
not illustrated
Manufactured and warranted by
Ecodyne Water Systems, Inc.
1890 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
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Notes
34
Notes
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