Whirlpool WHER25 Specifications

How to install, operate
and maintain your
Reverse Osmosis
Drinking Water System
Do not return unit to store
If you have any questions or concerns when
installing, operating or maintaining your reverse
osmosis system, call our toll free number:
1-866-986-3223
Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST or visit
www.whirlpoolwatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide
the model, date code and serial number of your
product, found on the rating decal, located
inside the cover.
System tested and certified by NSF International
against NSF/ANSI Standards 42 & 58.
See performance data sheet for details.
Manufactured and warranted by
Ecodyne Water Systems
1890 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Installation and Operation Manual
Model WHER25
7322259 (Rev K 4/17/13)
Product No. 8576162B
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
Specifications & Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Inspect Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Tools Needed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Plan Your Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Overview & Site Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-16
Step A - Install Supply Water Fitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Step B - Install Reverse Osmosis Drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Step C - Install Reverse Osmosis Filter Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Step D - Install Storage Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Step E - Install Reverse Osmosis Faucet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12
Step F - Connect Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14
Step G - Sanitize, Pressure Test & Purge System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16
How Your Reverse Osmosis System Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-18
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-20
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Exploded View & Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23
WARRANTY
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON REVERSE OSMOSIS DRINKING WATER SYSTEM
(Except filter cartridges and R.O. membrane)
Warrantor: Ecodyne Water Systems, 1890 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125
Warrantor guarantees, to the original owner, that the Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System, when installed and maintained in accordance with the instructions, will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1)
year from the date of purchase. If, within the first year, a part proves, after inspection, to be defective, Warrantor will, at its
sole option, either replace or repair the part without charge except normal shipping and installation charges. Labor to
maintain the equipment is not part of the warranty. Filters and membranes, which are expendable, are not covered by the
warranty.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY PARTS, SIMPLY CALL 1-866-986-3223, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 7 pm EST, for assistance. This
warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States or Canada.
General Provisions
The above warranties are effective provided the Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System is operated at water pressures
not exceeding 125 psi, and at water temperatures not exceeding 100°F; provided further that the Reverse Osmosis
Drinking Water System is not subject to abuse, misuse, alteration, neglect, freezing, accident or negligence; and provided
further that the Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System 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 REVERSE OSMOSIS DRINKING WTAER SYSTEM 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.
® / TM © 2013 Whirlpool. All rights reserved.
Manufactured under license by Ecodyne Water Systems, Woodbury, Minnesota.
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Specifications & Dimensions
Supply water pressure limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-100 psi (280-689 kPa)
Supply water temperature limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-100 °F (4.5-37.7°C)
Maximum total dissolved solids (TDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 ppm
Maximum water hardness @ 6.9 pH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 gpg
Maximum iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Chlorine in water supply (max. ppm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0
Supply water pH limits (pH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Product (quality) water, 24 hours 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.4 gal. (69.6 liters)
Percent rejection of TDS, minimum (new membrane) 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68.5
Automatic shutoff control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
Efficiency 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.2 %
Recovery 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.9 %
This system conforms to NSF/ANSI 58 for the specific performance claims as verified and substantiated by test data.
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@ Feed water supply at 50 psi, 77°F, and 750 TDS --- Quality water production, amount of waste water and percent rejection
all vary with changes in pressure, temperature and total dissolved solids.
Efficiency rating means the percentage of the influent water to the system that is available to the user as reverse osmosis treated water under operating conditions that approximate typical daily usage.
Recovery rating means the percentage of the influent water to the membrane portion of the system that is available to the user
as reverse osmosis treated water when the system is operated without a storage tank or when the storage tank is bypassed.
Non-potable Water Sources: Do not attempt to use this product to make safe drinking water from non-potable water sources. Do not
use the system on microbiologically unsafe water, or water of unknown quality without an adequate disinfection before or after the
system. This system is certified for cyst reduction and may be used on disinfected water that may contain filterable cysts.
Arsenic Reduction: This system shall only be used for arsenic reduction on chlorinated water supplies containing detectable residual
free chlorine at the system inlet. Water systems using an inline chlorinator should provide a one minute chlorine contact time before
the reverse osmosis system.
Nitrate/Nitrite Test Kit: This system is acceptable for treatment of influent concentrations of no more than 27mg/L nitrate and 3mg/L
nitrite in combination measured as N. It is certified for nitrate/nitrite reduction only for water supplies with a pressure of 280 kPa (40
psig) or greater. This system is supplied with a nitrate/nitrite test kit. Product water should be monitored periodically according to the
instructions provided with the test kit.
TDS Test Kits: TDS test kits are available by calling 1-800-949-8220 or check the water testing section of your local phone directory.
Installations In The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires installation be performed
by a licensed plumber and do not permit the use of saddle valves. Plumbing code 248-CMR of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
must be followed in these cases.
Product Water Testing: The Reverse Osmosis system contains a replaceable treatment component critical for the effective reduction
of total dissolved solids. Product water should be tested periodically to verify that the system is performing properly.
Replacement of the reverse osmosis component: This reverse osmosis system contains a replaceable component critical to the
efficiency of the system. Replacement of the reverse osmosis component should be with one of identical specifications, as defined by
the manufacturer, to assure the same efficiency and contaminant performance.
13”
13"
14”
14"
9" dia.
dia.
9”
12-1/4"
12-1/4”
4-3/4"
4-3/4”
Questions? Call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223 Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST
or visit www.whirlpoolwatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model, date code and serial number,
found on the rating decal, located inside the cover.
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FIG. 1
Inspect Shipment
Your Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System is
shipped complete in one carton. Remove all items
from your shipping carton.
Keep the small parts in the parts bag until you are
ready to install them.
Note any damage to the shipping carton. Refer to the
exploded view and parts list in the back of the manual
for the part names and numbers of missing or damaged items. If problems exist, refer to the website or
the toll free number listed throughout this manual.
If you live in the state of Massachusetts, review
plumbing code 248-CMR of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts before proceeding with the installation.
NOTE: Codes in the state of Massachusetts require
installation by a licensed plumber and do not permit the use of saddle valves.
Check all items against the packing list below. Note
any items lost or damaged in shipment.
Packing List
Parts Bag
Hanger
Brackets
Reverse Osmosis
Assembly with Red &
Yellow Tubes attached
Eye
Dropper
Tank
Connector
Product Water
Storage Tank
Reverse
Osmosis Faucet
with Black & Blue
Tubes attached
Green Supply Tube
Drain Adapter Kit
Tee, Feed
Adapter
Coin
Battery
Nitrate / Nitrite
Test Kit
FIG. 2
Do not return the unit 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.whirlpoolwatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model, date code and serial number, found on the rating
decal, located inside the cover.
Tools Needed
Review the tools needed list. See Fig. 3. Gather needed tools before proceeding with the installation. Read
and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here.
TOOLS NEEDED
Tape
Measure
Adjustable
Wrench
Philips
Screwdriver
Flathead
Screwdriver
Drill & Drill Bits,
if required
4
Adjustable
Large Jaw
Pliers
OR Pipe Wrench
FIG. 3
Plan Your Installation
Read through the entire manual before beginning
your installation. Follow all steps exactly. Reading
this manual will also help you get all the benefits
from your system.
NOTE: For best system performance, the feed water
to the system should be softened or have hardness
less than 10 grains per gallon, with no iron.
Your Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System can
be installed under a sink or in a remote location.
Typical remote sites are a laundry room or utility
room. Review the location options below and determine where you are going to install your system.
Drain Adapter
for Reverse
Osmosis
Waste Water
UNDER THE SINK LOCATION
The Reverse Osmosis Filter Assembly and
storage tank may be installed in a kitchen or
bathroom sink cabinet. See Fig. 4.
A suitable drain point is needed for drain water
from the Reverse Osmosis system.
Cold Water
Supply
Storage
Tank
REMOTE INTERIOR LOCATION
The Reverse Osmosis Filter Assembly and
storage tank may also be installed in a remote
interior location away from the Reverse
Osmosis Faucet. You will need a nearby water
source and drain point. See Fig. 5.
HOT
Shutoff Valve
COLD
Reverse
Osmosis
Assembly
Sink Drain P-Trap
Typical Under Sink Installation
All install parts included in package.
CHECK SPACE REQUIREMENTS
Check size and position of items for proper
installation into location chosen.
Outside Faucet
(Hard Water)
Soft, Cold Water
Hard W
ater Lin
e
Soft, Hot
Water
Outside Faucet
(Hard Water)
Soft water
to Reverse
Osmosis
System
Shutoff
Valve
Typical Remote Installation
Additional parts required.
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Floor
Drain
Reverse Osmosis
System
Storage
Tank
Water
Meter
Water
Softener
To Faucet
Reverse Osmosis
Drain
Hard
Water to
House
Water
Heater
FIG. 4
Air
Gap
(see
p. 9)
Main
Shutoff
Valve
FIG. 5
Overview and Site Preparation
OVERVIEW
PREPARE SITE FOR INSTALLATION
Read through the entire manual before beginning your
installation.
1. Before starting, close the hot and cold water shutoff
valves (See Figure 6).
2. Temporarily place tank and filter assembly into
planned location. Check position of items and space
required for proper installation. Ensure tubes may
be routed without kinking.
There are seven steps to installing your Drinking Water
system. They are as follows:
STEP A - Install Cold Water Supply Fitting
STEP B - Install Drain Adapter
3. Remove tank and filter from planned location and
set aside.
STEP C - Install Reverse Osmosis Assembly
STEP D - Install Storage Tank
NOTE: You must check and comply with all local
plumbing codes.
STEP E - Install Reverse Osmosis Faucet
STEP F - Connect Tubing
NOTE: Codes in the state of Massachusetts require
installation by a licensed plumber and do not permit the use of saddle valves.
STEP G - Sanitize, Pressure Test & Purge System
These steps are explained in detail over the next few
pages. Follow all steps. Reading this manual will also
help you receive and use all the benefits your Reverse
Osmosis system can give you.
If you live in the state of Massachusetts, review
plumbing code 248-CMR of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts before proceeding with the installation.
NOTE: For best system performance, the feed
water to the system should be softened or have
hardness less than 10 grains per gallon, with no
iron.
Questions? Call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223 Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST
or visit www.whirlpoolwatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model, date code and serial number,
found on the rating decal, located inside the cover.
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Step A - Install Supply Water Fitting
CHOOSE TYPE OF WATER FITTING TO INSTALL
Check and comply with local plumbing codes as you plan,
then install a cold feed (supply) water fitting. Refer to the
Specifications page for supply water requirements. The fitting must provide a leak-tight connection to the RO 1/4" tubing. A typical connection using the included water supply fitting is shown in Figure 6.. An optional connection using
standard plumbing fittings (not included) is shown in Figure
6B.
NOTE: Local code may dictate which type of water fitting is used. Consult a plumber if you are not familiar
with local codes or plumbing procedures.
NOTE: Codes in the state of Massachusetts require
installation by a licensed plumber and do not permit
the use of saddle valves.
If you live in the state of Massachusetts, review plumbing code 248-CMR of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts before proceeding with the installation.
Hot Water
Shutoff Valve
cold water
faucet stud
thread sealing
tape on threads
cold water
pipe
INSTALL COLD WATER SUPPLY FITTING
(Included with your package)
This fitting will be installed on the cold water pipe. The fitting must provide a leak-tight connection to the Reverse
Osmosis 1/4" tubing. Locate the cold water line in the sink
cabinet. It is recommended, but not required, that the cold
water line be soft water..
Cold Water
Shutoff Valve
water supply fitting
(tee, feed adaptor)
1/4” green tubing
to Reverse
Osmosis inlet
Cold Water Supply Connection
(using included water supply fitting)
FIG. 6
Complete the following steps to install the water supply fitting.
1. Close the water shut off valve that is immediately before
supply fitting and open faucets to drain water from the
sink cold water pipe.
2. Remove nut that connects the cold water faucet to cold
water plumbing.
3. Thread water supply fitting onto pipe and reconnect nut
to bottom of fitting.
Hot Water
Shutoff Valve
OPTIONAL PIPE FITTINGS
Cold Water
Shutoff Valve
1/4” compression
fitting
(compression type shown)
NOTE: Be sure to turn off the water supply and open a
faucet to drain the pipe.
insert
Complying with plumbing codes, install a fitting on the cold
water pipe to adapt 1/4" OD tubing. A typical connection is
shown in Figure 6B. If threaded fittings are used, be sure to
use pipe joint compound or thread sealing tape on outside
threads.
cold water
pipe
ferrule
1/4” green
tubing to
Reverse
Osmosis inlet
Cold Water Supply Connection
(using compression fitting - not included)
FIG. 6B
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Step B - Install RO Drain Under Sink
INTRODUCTION
Single trap
A suitable drain point is needed for the drain water
from the Reverse Osmosis Filter. You have two options
to choose from:
• Install the Drain Adapter included with your unit
See Fig 7, Fig. 8, and Fig. 9. This is used in under
the sink installations. The drain adapter kit is
installed onto your sink drain pipe above the P-trap.
See Fig. 7.
• Use another existing drain in your home
(See Fig 10 & 11) This is usually used in remote
location type installations. The drain tube from the
Reverse Osmosis Filter runs directly to an open
drain. See Fig. 10 & 11.
NOTE: An incorrectly connected drain point can
cause water to leak from the faucet’s air gap.
NOTE: Local code may dictate which type of drain
installation is used. Other than local code, either
drain install type may be used in both under the
sink or remote location installations. Consult a
plumber if you are not familiar with plumbing procedures.
Double Trap
Drain
Adapter
P–Trap
P–Trap
Under the Sink Installation
45°
Sink Tailpiece
INSTALL DRAIN ADAPTER KIT
Nut
(Under sink Installation)
Ferrule
A drain adapter kit is included in your package. Review
the drain adapter kit parts in Fig. 8. Install the drain
adapter above or ahead of the P-trap. See Fig. 7 & 9.
Be sure to comply with your local plumbing codes. The
drain adapter fits 1-1/2" sink drain pipes. Other drain
pipe fittings, purchased locally, may be needed in addition to the adapter.
1. Slowly disassemble the sink drain pipe between the
sink P-trap and the sink tailpiece. See Fig. 7 & 9.
2. Clean the sink tailpiece to assure a leak-tight fit.
3. Install drain adapter directly onto the sink tailpiece
using the ferrule and nut. Snug the nut, but do not
tighten. See Fig. 8.
4. Assemble the drain tubing connector to the drain
adapter using the ferrule and nut. Snug the nut, but
do not tighten. See Fig. 8.
NOTE: Locate so that the drain tubing from the
Reverse Osmosis faucet will run straight to the
adapter, with no dips, loops, or kinks. See Fig. 9.
5. Turn the connector to about 45° (10:00 or 2:00
position). See Fig. 8. Tighten the nut securely.
6. Assemble the P-trap to the drain adapter, and other
drain pipe fittings as required to complete the drain
run. See Fig. 7.
NOTE: If needed, you can cut the unthreaded
end of the adapter to make it fit. Do not cut too
short or the adapter will not make a leak-tight
seal with the connecting fitting.
7. Tighten all connections, but do not over tighten plastic connections.
Drain Adapter
FIG. 7
45°
2:00
10:00
Ferrule
Cut, if
needed
Nut
Drain Tubing
Connector
FIG. 8
Black Drain
Tube
Drain Adapter
HOT COLD
P–Trap
IMPORTANT: Locate drain adapter so that when the
black drain tube from the Reverse Osmosis
Faucet is installed it will run straight to the
adapter, with no dips, loops, or kinks.
FIG. 9
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Step B - Install RO Drain in Remote Location
Outside Faucet
(Hard Water)
Soft, Cold Water
Hard W
ater Lin
e
Soft, Hot
Water
Outside Faucet
(Hard Water)
Soft water
to Reverse
Osmosis
System
Shutoff
Valve
Remote Installation
Location
RED
Tubing to
Drain
1/4'' RED Tubing
Sump
1-1/2”
Air Gap
1-1/2”
Air Gap
Stand pipe
1-1/2”
Air Gap
Reverse Osmosis
System
YELLOW Tubing
to Storage Tank
Water
Meter
Water
Softener
GREEN Tubing
to Reverse
Osmosis System
Reverse Osmosis
Drain - RED
Tubing to Drain
Hard
Water to
House
Water
Heater
BLUE Tubing
to Reverse
Osmosis Faucet
Storage Tank
Main Shutoff
Valve
FIG. 10
1-1/2”
Air Gap
Laundry
Tub
Floor
Drain
INSTALL A REMOTE DRAIN POINT AND
AIR GAP (Remote Location)
FIG. 11
To install a remote drain point, complete the following steps:
1. Locate the 1/4” red tubing on the Reverse Osmosis
filter assembly. See Fig. 10.
Route the drain tubing to an existing drain in the
house. A floor drain, laundry tub, standpipe, sump, etc.
are suitable drain points. See Fig. 11. This type of
drain is the preferred over the p-trap drain adapter.
2. Determine if this length is long enough to reach the
drain point. Longer lengths of tubing (see parts list in
back of manual) may be needed.
Be sure to provide a 1-1/2” air gap between the end of
the hose and the drain point. This will prevent water
from backing up into the system.
3. If longer tubing is required, disconnect the 1/4” red
tubing and replace with an adequate length of tubing
to reach the drain point. Refer to Step F later in the
manual on how to disconnect and connect tubing.
NOTE: A flow control insert is located inside the
elbow fitting that the drain tube connects to.
Refer to Fig 28. Leave this fitting in place.
NOTE: Check your local plumbing codes.
4. Route the tubing to the drain point and secure at the
end with a bracket (not included). See Fig. 11.
Provide a 1-1/2” air gap between the end of the tube
and the drain. See Fig. 11.
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Step C - Install RO Filter Assembly
INSTALL REVERSE OSMOSIS FILTER
ASSEMBLY
Hanger
Washer (2)
The Reverse Osmosis Filter Assembly is mounted on
hanger washers.
Screw (2)
9''
See Fig 12. The hanger washers allow you to lift the
filter assembly from the washers without any hardware
removal. When planning your installation, you need to
leave room for changing filters.
Complete the following steps to install your Reverse
Osmosis Filter Assembly:
1. Remove the cover.
15-1/2'' minimum up
from floor. This allows
space to remove and
change filters
2. Locate mounting slots on back inside of the assembly. See Fig 12.
3. Hold the assembly up to the wall surface and mark
locations for the hanger washers. See Fig 12. Mount
the unit high enough to allow room to change filters
without taking the unit off of the wall.
4. Fasten the hanger washers to the wall using the
screws provided.
FIG. 12
5. Hang assembly on washers.
6. Replace cover.
Step D - Install Storage Tank
INSTALL STORAGE TANK
Tubing Connector
1. Apply thread sealing tape (2 wraps clockwise) to
the threads on the nipple at the top of the tank. See
Fig 13.
Tank
Nipple
2. Locate the tubing connector. See Fig. 13. Slowly
tighten the tubing connector onto the tank nipple 7-8
full turns, so as not to cross thread or overtighten.
Tubing Insert
Tubing Nut
3. Do not connect the tube at this time. This will occur
later in the assembly.
4. Place the storage tank next to the Reverse Osmosis
Assembly. The tank can be placed upright or on its
side.
Storage
Tank
FIG. 13
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Step E - Install RO Faucet
SELECT LOCATION OF REVERSE OSMOSIS
FAUCET MOUNTING HOLE
You will need to select the location of the Reverse
Osmosis Faucet. You have three options to choose
from:
• Use the existing sink top hole for the spray hose
or soap dispenser (Must be 1-3/8” in diameter)
• Drill a new hole in the sink
• Drill a new hole in the countertop next to the
sink
1. Determine where you are going to install your
Reverse Osmosis Faucet.
2. Check to ensure the Reverse Osmosis faucet will
mount flat against the mounting surface.
3. Visually review the routing of the tubes from the
Reverse Osmosis filter assembly to the faucet.
Check to ensure there is adequate tube routing
space between the faucet and filter assembly.
FIG. 14
4. If drilling is needed, drill a 1-3/8" diameter hole in
the mounting surface.
IMPORTANT: Drilling holes into countertops and
sinks should only be performed by an installer
who is qualified for drilling such materials.
Drilling of surfaces made of stone or solid surface materials such as granite, marble, Corian™
or other plastic resin products or sinks made of
porcelain or stainless steel may cause permanent, irreparable damage to the sink or countertop surface.
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or visit www.whirlpoolwatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model, date code and serial number,
found on the rating decal, located inside the cover.
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Step E - Install RO Faucet (cont.)
INSTALL REVERSE OSMOSIS FAUCET
1. Locate and organize your RO faucet install parts. Refer to
Fig. 15.
2. Mount faucet base to sink hole until the faucet base is flat
against the sink surface. The rubber gasket should be
between the sink surface and the faucet base.
3. Tighten the toggle bolts until the base is firmly mounted to
the sink surface. Do not overtighten.
4. Locate the faucet body. (The black and blue tubes are
already connected to the faucet.) Insert these tubes into
the sink hole until approximately one foot of tube length
and the faucet body are left above the counter surface.
Do not kink the tubes in the process. See Fig. 14.
NOTE: If you routed the red drain tubing directly to a
remote drain point (see page 9), disregard step 5 and
move on to step 6.
5. Locate the 1/4" red tubing. One end is connected to the
RO filter assembly. See Fig 23.
A. Route the loose end of the red tube through countertop
to faucet.
B. Cut the loose end of the red tube square and to length.
See Fig. 18 for tube cutting instructions.
NOTE: Tubing lengths should allow for the removal of
the assembly from the hanger washers for servicing. If
tubing lengths are shortened for neater appearance, it
may be necessary to keep the assembly on the hanger
washers for service.
C. Insert all the way onto the 1/4" faucet barb fitting on
faucet. See Figs. 16, 19 & 20.
D. Pull on the tubing to be sure it is held firmly in the fitting.
6. Mount the faucet body onto the faucet base, 1/4 turn.
FAUCET ELECTRONICS
Inside the faucet base is a battery operated 6 month timer.
An amber LED indicator is also located in the front of the
faucet base. This LED will flash continuously after 6 months
has passed. This indicates that it is time to replace the
battery, prefilter and postfilter.
Timer
Housing
Amber LED
12
Faucet
Base
Screw holding
the battery
housing in place
Rubber
Gasket
Toggle Bolts
Battery
Housing
Battery,
negative (–)
side facing
the front
Faucet
Base
INSTALL BATTERY
To install battery, complete the following steps.
1. Remove the screw on the right side of the faucet base.
2. Press the battery housing upward from the front faucet
base until it releases from the faucet base. See Fig. 15.
3. Install the battery (CR 2032 or equivalent). Place battery
into the holder with the positive (+) side facing the back of
the holder.
4. When the battery is installed the LED will flash six times
and turn off. This indicates the battery is fully charged.
After the six flashes, the timer enters the 6 month time
cycle.
NOTE: If the LED repeatedly flashes two times, the
battery needs to be replaced.
5. Re-install the battery housing and firmly tighten the mounting screw. See Fig. 15.
Faucet
Body
Screw
FIG. 15
BLACK TUBE
3/8” barb fitting
for the black tube
BLUE TUBE
3/8” quick connect
fitting for the blue tube
RED TUBE
1/4” barb fitting
for the red tube
FIG. 16
Step F - Connect Tubes
HOW TO CUT AND CONNECT THE TUBES
Foam Plug
Your Reverse Osmosis system includes push-in fittings
for quick tubing connection. Review the following
instructions before connecting the tubes in the next
step. Failure to follow these instructions may lead to
future leaks.
Push-in Fitting
Remove and Discard Foam Plugs
Cut tubes to length
1. Use a sharp cutter or knife to cut the end of tubing.
Always cut the tubing square. See Fig. 18.
2. Inspect the tube up to 1” from the end to be sure
there are no nicks, scratches or other rough spots. If
needed, cut the tubing again. See Fig. 18.
NOTE: Tubing lengths should allow for the
removal of the assembly from the hanger washers for servicing. If tubing lengths are shortened
for neater appearance, it may be necessary to
keep the assembly on the hanger washers for
service.
Tube
Push-in Fitting
Cut tubing square with end of tubing round,
smooth, with no cuts, nicks or flat spots.
Tube Corrrectly Cut
Connect tubes
NOTE: Remove foam plugs before connecting
tubes (See Fig. 17). Discard foam plugs.
Collet
1. Push tubing through collet, until it engages the oring. See Fig. 19. Continue pushing until the tube
bottoms out against the back of the fitting. See Fig.
20. Do not stop pushing when the tube engages the
o-ring. Failure to follow these instructions may lead
to future leaks. When a 1/4” tube is fully engaged,
11/16” of the tube has entered the fitting. When a
3/8” tube is fully engaged, 3/4” of the tube has
entered the fitting. Mark tube with a piece of tape or
marker. See Figs. 19 & 20.
FIG. 18
O-Ring
Tube Partially Engaged with Fitting
2. If additional tubing is required, see parts list at the
end of this manual.
FIG. 17
Collet
FIG. 19
O-Ring
To Disconnect Tubes
1. Push the collet inward with a finger tip. See Fig.22.
2. Continue holding collet inward while pulling the tubing out. See Fig. 22.
Tube Fully Engaged with Fitting
FIG. 20
Collet (depress to
remove tubing)
Collet
Tubing
O-Ring Seal
Collet and O-Ring
Fitting
FIG. 21
Disconnect Tubing
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FIG. 22
Step F - Connect Tubes (cont.)
NOTE: Tubing lengths should allow for the
removal of the assembly from the hanger
washers for servicing. If tubing lengths are
shortened for neater appearance, it may be
necessary to keep the assembly on the
hanger washers for service.
NOTE: Codes in the state of Massachusetts
require installation by a licensed plumber
and do not permit the use of saddle valves.
If you live in the state of Massachusetts,
review plumbing code 248-CMR of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts before
proceeding with the installation.
3/8” BLACK
Tubing
LU
”B
E
1/4” GREEN
Sink
P–Trap
3/8
HOT COLD
Drain
Adapter
1/4” RED
Tee, Feed
Adapter
3/8
” YE
NOTE: Tube colors
match collet colors.
LLO
W
Tubing Connector
Tube Connections
ROUTE YELLOW TUBE TO STORAGE TANK
FIG. 23
CONNECT BLUE TUBE TO REVERSE OSMOSIS
ASSEMBLY
1. Locate the yellow tube attached to the Reverse Osmosis
filter assembly.
2. Route the loose end of the yellow tube to the fitting on top
of the storage tank. See Fig. 23.
3. Cut tube square and to length. See Fig. 18.
4. Do not connect at this time. This will occur in the sanitizing
step.
1. Locate the blue tube attached to the faucet.
2. Route the loose end of the 3/8" blue tube to the blue collet
on the right side of the Reverse Osmosis filter assembly.
3. Cut tube square and to length. See Fig. 18.
4. Insert all the way into the fitting. See Figs. 19 & 20.
5. Pull on the tube to be sure it's held firmly in the fitting.
CONNECT GREEN TUBE TO COLD WATER
SUPPLY PIPE
CONNECT BLACK TUBE FROM REVERSE
OSMOSIS FAUCET TO DRAIN ADAPTER
1. Route one end of the 1/4” green tube to the fitting on the
water supply pipe. See Fig. 23.
2. Cut tube square and to length. See Fig. 18.
3. Connect to cold water supply fitting. See Fig. 6.
4. Route the other end of the green tube to green collet to the
fitting on the left side of the Reverse Osmosis filter
assembly.
5. Cut tube square and to length. See Fig. 18.
6. Insert all the way into the fitting. See Figs. 19 & 20.
7. Pull on the tube to be sure it is held firmly in the fitting.
1. Locate the 3/8" black tube attached to the faucet. Fig 23.
2. The loose end needs to be attached to the black collet on
the sink drain adapter.
3. Cut this tube as needed to route it as straight as possible,
without loops, dips, or kinks.
4. Cut the end of the tube square. See Fig. 18.
5. Insert all the way into the fitting. See Figs. 19 & 20.
6. Pull on the tube to be sure it is held firmly in the fitting.
RED TUBE TO REVERSE OSMOSIS FAUCET
The red tube connection was completed in the faucet
assembly steps.
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Step G - Sanitize, Test and Purge System
SANITIZE THE SYSTEM
Sanitizing is recommended immediately after installation of the Reverse Osmosis system. It’s also recommended after servicing inner parts. It is important that
the person installing or servicing the system have
clean hands while handling inner parts of the system.
Complete the following steps to sanitize the system.
See Fig. 24.
1. Make sure that the water supply to the Reverse
Osmosis system is off.
2. Open the Reverse Osmosis faucet. If the tank is not
already empty, allow the water to empty.
3. Locate the eyedropper included in parts bag and
common household bleach (5.25%).
4. Add 3 ml. of bleach into open end of yellow tubing.
Handle bleach according to bleach manufacturer’s
recommendations. See Fig. 24.
5. Connect yellow tubing to tank connector. See Figs.
13 and 24.
6. Sanitizing the system will be completed during the
pressure test and purging steps on the following
page.
NOTE: The bleach must be removed from the system before drinking the water. See purging instructions on the next page.
FIG. 24
Manufacturer recommends using the
Model 7301203 Sanitizing Kit
This reusable sanitizing kit (not included) is
recommended to easily and completely sanitize your Reverse Osmosis system annually.
The kit includes the following:
= Prefilter sanitization cartridge
(contains no filtration media)
= Postfilter sanitization cartridge
(contains no filtration media)
= RO sanitization cartridge
(contains no RO membrane)
= Syringe, 1 oz.
= Complete instructions
Uses standard 5.25% household bleach (not
included) to completely sanitize the Reverse
Osmosis system.
Prefilter
Sanitization
Cartridge
RO Sanitization
Cartridge
Postfilter
Sanitization
Cartridge
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and click on the “Replacement Parts” link under the “Owner Center” tab,
or call toll free 1-866-986-3223 Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST
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Step G - Sanitize, Test and Purge System (cont.)
PRESSURE TEST THE SYSTEM
NOTE: Complete the sanitizing procedures on the
preceding page before pressure testing.
Kitchen
Faucet
To pressure test the system, complete the following
steps.
Reverse
Osmosis
Faucet
1. Open the water supply valve to the Reverse
Osmosis system.
2. Purge air from the house plumbing by opening several house faucets. Close faucets when water runs
smooth, with no spurting.
3. Pressure will start to build in the RO system. In
about 2 hours check all fittings and connections.
Check for water leaks. Fix leaks if any are found. If
problems exist, refer to the troubleshooting chart or
call the toll free number below).
Storage
Tank
NOTE: When the system is first pressurized, water
may ''spurt'' from the faucet air gap hole until air is
expelled from the RO system.
HOT
COLD
Water Supply Shutoff
Valve to Reverse
Osmosis System
Please review the following operating features
before using your Reverse Osmosis system:
You will not have filtered water immediately. It may
take several hours to fill the storage tank and create
maximum flow from the Reverse Osmosis faucet.
Tee, Feed
Adapter
FIG. 25
NOTE: Codes in the state of Massachusetts require
installation by a licensed plumber and do not permit the use of saddle valves.
Water Pressure from the Reverse Osmosis faucet will
be less than your standard faucet.
If you live in the state of Massachusetts, review
plumbing code 248-CMR of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts before proceeding with the installation.
Water will run to the drain while the Reverse
Osmosis system is producing water, even if you are
not drawing water from the Reverse Osmosis faucet.
You may hear a small quantity of water going to the
drain at times when water is not being used. This is
normal. Water going to the drain will automatically
shut off when the storage tank is full.
PURGING THE SYSTEM
To purge the system, complete the following steps.
1. Open the Reverse Osmosis Faucet and let water
flow through the system for a 24 hour period. Water
flow will be a slow trickle at this time.
NOTE: Do not consume water from the RO system until purging is complete.
NOTE: As with all other water system applications,
leaks may occur. Because the system pressure
builds slowly, leaks may not be immediately apparent. Recheck for leaks 24 hours after purging the
system is complete.
2. Close the Reverse Osmosis faucet after the 24 hour
purging period is complete.
3. When the purging is finished, your Reverse
Osmosis system is ready for use.
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How Your RO Water System Works
HOW YOUR REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM
WORKS
Reverse Osmosis Faucet: The sink or countertop
faucet has a hand operated knob to dispense drinking
water. See Fig. 26. An air-gap is built into the faucet
drain water connection to comply with plumbing
codes.
Introduction: Your Reverse Osmosis (RO) Drinking
Water System uses your household water pressure to
force water through three filters. Minerals and impurities are filtered out. Delicious tasting drinking water
goes to the storage tank-ready for your use. Minerals
and impurities are sent down the drain. The following
paragraphs will explain in detail how your Reverse
Osmosis Drinking Water System works.
Faucet Electronics: Inside the faucet base is a battery operated 6 month timer. See Fig. 15.
An amber LED indicator is located in the front of the
faucet base. This LED will flash continuously after
6 months have passed. This indicates that it is time to
replace the battery, prefilter and postfilter.
Prefilter: Water from the cold supply pipe enters the
prefilter. See Fig. 26. The prefilter is a replaceable
sediment cartridge with activated carbon in its composition. The cartridge reduces taste, odor, sand, silt,
dirt, other sediments, and up to the amount of chlorine
shown in the specifications.
Shutoff Assembly: The unit has an automatic shutoff
system to conserve water. When the storage tank has
filled to capacity, and the drinking water faucet is
closed, pressure closes the shutoff to stop flow to the
drain. After enough drinking water is used, pressure in
the system drops, and the shutoff opens to allow the
tank to be refilled. See Fig. 26.
Reverse Osmosis Cartridge: Filtered water flows
from the prefilter to the Reverse Osmosis membrane
cartridge. See Fig. 26. The Reverse Osmosis cartridge
is a tightly wound special membrane. The membrane
reduces the dissolved solids and organic matter. High
quality product water (about one ounce per minute)
exits the Reverse Osmosis cartridge. The product
water flows to the storage tank, postfilter or Reverse
Osmosis faucet. Drain water, with the dissolved solids
and organic matter, is routed to the drain.
Check Valve: A check valve is located in the Reverse
Osmosis manifold above the center cartridge. The
check valve prevents a backward flow of product
water from the storage tank to drain. A backward flow
could damage the Reverse Osmosis Membrane.
See Fig. 26.
Flow Control: Water flow to the drain is restricted by
the flow control. It maintains the desired flow rate to
obtain the highest quality drinking water. The flow control is located inside the elbow fitting on the Reverse
Osmosis manifold drain port. See Fig. 26.
Storage Tank: The storage tank holds product water.
See Fig. 26. A diaphragm inside the tank holds water
pressurized to about half of supply water pressure
when the tank is full. This provides fast flow to the
Reverse Osmosis faucet. When the tank is empty of
water, the pressure at the air valve is 5 - 7 psi.
Postfilter: Water goes through the postfilter before
going to the Reverse Osmosis faucet. See Fig. 26.
The postfilter is an activated carbon type filter. Any
remaining tastes and odors are reduced from the
product water. Clean, high quality drinking water is
available at the faucet.
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found on the rating decal, located inside the cover.
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How Your RO Water System Works
PRODUCT
WATER FAUCET
BL
AC
K
Air Gap
PRODUCT WATER
Gravity
Drain
DRAIN WATER
AUTOMATIC
SHUTOFF
WATER
IN
6
Drain Flow
Control
Check
Valve
8
BLUE
GREEN
1
POSTFITLER
PREFILTER
5
RO
MEMBRANE
RED
2
7
3
PRODUCT
WATER
STORAGE
YELLOW
Reverse Osmosis Water Flow Schematic
Water Flow Description
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
4
FIG. 26
Water enters prefilter. Sand, silt and other sediments are reduced. Chlorine is also reduced. See Fig. 26.
Water leaves prefilter and proceeds to the Reverse Osmosis Cartridge.
Water enters the Reverse Osmosis membrane. Dissolved solids are reduced.
Processed water leaves the Reverse Osmosis Membrane and flows to the storage tank.
Drain water with dissolved solids leaves the Reverse Osmosis membrane and flows to the drain.
Faucet is activated.
Processed water leaves the storage tank and flows to the postfilter, where it is filtered to ensure fresh taste.
Water flows to the Reverse Osmosis faucet.
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found on the rating decal, located inside the cover.
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Maintenance
PREFILTER / POSTFILTER MAINTENANCE
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NOTE: It is recommended to replace the battery,
prefilter and postfilter cartridges at least every 6
months of product water use. Replace more often
if they begin to plug with sediment.
The prefilter and postfilter are replaceable sediment
cartridges with activated carbon in their composition.
See Fig. 27. You must periodically replace the prefilter
and postfilter cartridge. This will protect the RO membrane from being destroyed by chlorine. It will also prevent the filters from plugging with sediment.
Cover
You may notice a slower output of product water as
the prefilter and postfilter build up with sediment.
Replace the prefilter and postfilter cartridges when this
occurs. You should replace the battery whenever you
replace the cartridges.
Manifold
RO MEMBRANE CARTRIDGE MAINTENANCE
The Reverse Osmosis cartridge is a tightly wound special membrane. See Fig. 27. The membrane reduces
the dissolved solids and organic matter. The life of the
Reverse Osmosis membrane cartridge depends mostly
on the pH and hardness of the supply water (see
Specifications). Cartridge life is shorter with higher pH.
For example, if supply water pH is from 6.8 to 7.7, the
cartridge may last for well over one year. However,
cartridge life may be as short as 6 months if the pH is
as high as 8.5 to 10. Higher pH weakens the cartridge
membrane and causes pin-hole leaks. It's time to
replace the Reverse Osmosis cartridge when the production rate and/or quality of product water drops.
Product water may begin to taste different, indicating
solids and organics are passing through the Reverse
Osmosis membrane. See Reverse Osmosis cartridge
replacement.
Prefilter
Cartridge
RO
Cartridge
Postfilter
Cartridge
Turn to the left
to remove
REVERSE OSMOSIS CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT
FIG. 27
PREFILTER / POSTFILTER CARTRIDGE
REPLACEMENT
Complete the following steps to replace the cartridges.
NOTE: Do not remove manifold from mounts.
Flexing or twisting may damage the manifold.
Complete the following steps to replace the cartridges.
1. Remove (turn to the left) the prefilter cartridge from
the manifold to stop flow to the Reverse Osmosis
cartridge.
2. Remove the Reverse Osmosis cartridge.
3. Remove the postfilter cartridge.
4. Discard the cartridges in a proper manner.
5. Install new cartridges in reverse order (post filter,
Reverse Osmosis and then prefilter). Turn cartridges
to the right to reattach to the filter heads. Do not
overtighten.
6. Remove and replace the timer battery. See page 12.
7. Purge the Reverse Osmosis system. See page 16
for instructions.
NOTE: Do not remove manifold from mounts.
Flexing or twisting may damage the manifold.
1. Remove the prefilter cartridge (turn to the left) from
the filter head. Then remove the postfilter cartridge.
2. Discard the cartridges in a proper manner.
3. Install new cartridges in reverse order (postfilter first,
then prefilter). Turn cartridges to the right to reattach to the filter heads. Do not overtighten.
4. Remove and replace the timer battery. See page 12.
5. Purge the Reverse Osmosis system. See page 16
for instructions.
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Maintenance
FLOW CONTROL
The flow control is required for proper operation of the
Reverse Osmosis system. See Fig. 28. The flow control,
located inside the push-in elbow fitting on the drain port of
the system housing, keeps water flowing through the membrane at the required rate. This ensures that the system produces the best quality product water.
Periodically check the flow control to be sure the small hole
through it is clean and unrestricted.
Flow Control
Insert
Push-in
Elbow Fitting
1/4” Red
Tubing
To
Drain
If the flow control requires service, review the exploded view
in Fig. 28. Assemble and disassemble as shown. If the flow
control remains in the manifold when the push-in elbow fitting is removed, you will need to remove the drain port’s collet and o-ring, as shown in the next section, to retrieve it.
CHANGE COLLET AND O-RING
1. Remove the collet and o-ring from the fitting with a small
screwdriver. Do not scratch the internal walls of the collet
port. See Figs. 29 & 30.
2. Clean collet port, lubricate with silicone-based lubricant,
and insert the o-ring seal into the bottom of the port. See
Figs. 29 & 30.
3. Push the collet inward until it locks in place. See Figs. 29
& 30.
FIG. 28
Push o-ring seal into
bottom of port then
follow with collet.
O-Ring Seal
Collet
Change Collet and O-Ring
Fitting
FIG. 29
Collet (depress to
remove tubing)
Tubing
CHANGE BATTERY
To change battery, complete the following steps.
1. Remove the screw on the right side of the faucet base.
See Fig. 31.
2. Press the battery housing upwards from the front faucet
base until it releases from the faucet base. See Fig. 31.
3. Replace the battery (CR 2032 or equivalent). Place battery into the holder with the positive (+) side facing the
back of the holder.
4. When the battery is installed the LED will flash six times
and turn off. This indicates the battery is fully charged.
After the six flashes, the timer enters the 6 month time
cycle. If it repeatedly flashes two times, it is not a fully
charged battery.
5. Re-install the battery housing and firmly tighten the mounting screw. See Fig. 31.
20
Disconnect Tubing
FIG. 30
Battery
Housing
Battery,
negative (–)
side facing
the front
Faucet
Base
Screw
FIG. 31
Troubleshooting
Problem: Chlorine taste and/or odor in the RO product water.
Cause: The level of chlorine in your water supply
Correction: If the water supply contains more than 2.0 ppm of chlorine,
exceeds maximum limits, and has destroyed
additional filtering of the water supply to the Reverse Osmosis
the Reverse Osmosis membrane.
is needed. Contact your local water supplier. Correct this condition before doing maintenance on the Reverse Osmosis system.
Cause: The prefilter is no longer reducing chlorine
Correction: Replace the prefilter, postfilter and Reverse Osmosis membrane
from the water supply.
cartridges. See page 19.
Problem: Other taste and/or odor.
Cause: Postfilter expended.
Correction: Replace the postfilter cartridge. If taste and odor persist, replace
the prefilter cartridge and Reverse Osmosis membrane cartridge. See page 19.
Cause: Reverse Osmosis membrane cartridge
expended.
Cause: Contamination in product water storage tank. Correction: Use sanitizing procedures. Replace prefilter and postfilter cartridges. See page 15.
Cause: System contamination.
Correction: Sanitize entire system. Call 1-866-986-3223 for instructions.
Problem: System makes product water too slowly.
Cause: Water supply to the Reverse Osmosis system not within specifications.
Cause: Prefilter or Reverse Osmosis membrane
cartridges plugged with sediment.
Correction: Increase water pressure, precondition the water, etc., as needed to conform before doing maintenance on the Reverse
Osmosis system.
Correction: Replace the prefilter cartridge. If rate does not increase, replace
the postfilter cartridge and Reverse Osmosis membrane cartridge. See page 19.
Problem: System makes lower amount of product water than usual.
Cause: Storage tank air-charge less than 5-7 psi.
Correction: Open Reverse Osmosis faucet and drain tank until flow slows to
a drip. Keep faucet open and check tank pressure. If low, pressurize to 6 psi. Close faucet to refill the tank.
Problem: High total dissolved solids (TDS) in product water.
Cause: Water supply to the Reverse Osmosis system not within specifications.
Cause: Plugged drain flow control insert.
Correction: Increase water pressure, precondition the water, etc., as needed to conform before doing maintenance on the Reverse
Osmosis system.
Correction: Send treated and untreated water samples to a water analysis
lab for testing. It is important to test both the treated and
untreated water to determine system performance. If the TDS is
not within the system’s performance guidelines, replace the prefilter, post filter and RO membrane cartridges.
Correction: Replace drain flow control insert. See page 20.
Cause: Missing flow control insert in drain port.
Correction: Make sure flow control insert is in place. See page 20.
Cause: Drain side of faucet airgap (3/8” black tubing) plugged, restricted or incorrectly connected to drain point.
Correction: Inspect and eliminate restriction or plug. Check that drain line is
routed properly. Refer to installation instructions for proper drain
connection. See pages 5 & 9.
Cause: Battery dead.
Cause: Battery installed incorrectly.
Correction: Replace with new battery. See page 20.
Correction: Install battery correctly. See page 12 or 20.
Cause: Tubing not cut square.
Cause: Tubing not pushed in all the way.
Cause: Tubing nicked.
Correction: Cut tubing square. See pages 13 & 14.
Correction: Push tubing in all the way. See pages 13 & 14.
Correction: Remove tube from connection. Remove nicked portion by cutting tube to shorter length. Reinsert in connection. See pages
13 & 14. If removing the drain line, leave in place the elbow
fitting that it connects to. See page 20.
Correction: Remove tube from connection. Remove problem area by cutting
tube to shorter length. Reinsert in connection. See pages 13 &
14. If removing the drain line, leave in place the elbow fitting
that it connects to. See page 20.
Problem: Continual water flow to drain and low or no water production.
Problem: Water leaking from faucet airgap hole.
Problem: Faucet LED indicator light does not function after battery change.
Problem: Water leaks at push connect fittings.
Cause: Outer tubing surface finish not smooth.
Need help troubleshooting?
Call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223 Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST or visit www.whirlpoolwatertreatment.com
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Exploded View
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5
6
7
8
4
9
3
10
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8
21
1
11
12
1/4” red
tubing
18
14
17 16
13
19
20
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Questions? Call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223 Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST
or visit www.whirlpoolwatertreatment.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model, date code and serial number,
found on the rating decal, located inside the cover.
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Parts List
Key
No.
Part No.
–
7333129
1
á
2
á
–
7333137
3
á
4
á
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7333145
5
á
7
á
6
á
–
7333179
8
á
10
á
9
á
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7333153
11
á
12
á
Key
No.
Description
Mounting Hardware Kit
(includes 2 ea. of Key Nos. 1 & 2)
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Screw (2 req’d)
Check Valve Kit
(includes Key No. 4 & 2 of Key No. 3)
O-ring, Auto. Shutoff Cover (2 req’d)
Pre & Post Filter Cartridge Ù
7205326
Storage Tank
WHEERM
–
7333161
16
á
18
á
17
Check Assembly
Automatic Shutoff Kit (incl. Key No. 7,
4 of Key No. 6 & 6 of Key No. 5)
á
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7208489
Washer (4 req’d)
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7292682
Diaphragm Kit (includes
Key Nos. 9, 10 & 2 of Key No. 8)
Plunger
¢
Flow Control Kit
(includes Key Nos. 11 & 12)
¢
Elbow, Plug-in, 1/4 Stem x 1/4 Tube
¢
Screw (6 req’d)
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Automatic Shut-off Cover Assembly
22
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7285368
Diaphragm (2 req’d)
¢
7275410
Spacer Ring
¢
7315189
¢
Flow Control Insert
¢
Description
WHEERF
14
15
Hanger Washer (2 req’d)
Part No.
7227310
7272755
7301203
7161823
7157280
7314183
7279749
RO Membrane Cartridge Ù
Tank Connector Kit
(includes Key No. 16-18)
Nut, 3/8” Tubing
Insert, 3/8” Tubing
Connector, 1/4 NPT x 3/8 Jaco
Drain Adapter
Tee, Feed Adapter
Faucet, with base and electronics
Cover (order decal below)
Repl. Head Assembly
(includes Key Nos. 3-10)
Decal, Cover
Sanitization Kit =
Auxiliary Storage Tank =
Tubing, 1/4” x 20’ - white p =
Tubing, 3/8” x 20’ - white p =
Coin Battery
Dropper
Ù Please purchase replacement cartridges from the retailer where you bought your reverse osmosis system.
¢ Not illustrated.
= Not included.
p Tubing lengths for remote installations, direct replacement for colored lengths of tubing.
NOTE: Codes in the state of Massachusetts require installation by a licensed plumber and do not permit the
use of saddle valves.
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
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