Whirlpool WHELJ1 Specifications

Whirlpool Gold®
Central Water
Filtration System
How to install, operate
and maintain your Central
Water Filtration System
If you have any questions or concerns when
installing, operating or maintaining your
Central Water Filtration System
call our toll free number:
1-866-986-3223
Monday- Friday, 8 AM-9PM EST
or visit www.whirlpool.com
System tested and certified by NSF International
against NSF/ANSI Standard 42.
See performance data sheet for details.
Manufactured and warranted by
Ecodyne Water Systems LLC
1890 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Installation and Operation Manual
Model WHELJ1
7290541 (Rev. C 11/14/06)
Product No. W10114885
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Central Water Filtration System Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Inspect Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Central Water Filtration System Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
How a Central Water Filtration System Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Normal Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Clean Rinse Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Applications for a Central Water Filtration System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Tools Needed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Location Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Air Gap requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Valve Drain Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Plan the Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Inlet - Outlet Plumbing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Turn Off Water Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Move the Central Water Filtration System into Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Assemble Inlet & Outlet Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connect Inlet & Outlet Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Install Valve Drain Hose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Test for Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Turn On the Central Water Filtration System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Start Up Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Programming the Central Water Filtration System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Set Time of Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Customizing Features / Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Start a Clean Rinse Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Set Number of Days Between Clean Rinse Cycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Set Clean Rinse Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Set Length of Clean Rinse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Operating in Manual Clean Rinse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Power Outage Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Care of Your Central Water Filtration System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Vacations & Extended Periods of No Water Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Protect the Central Water Filtration System from Freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cleaning the Drain Flow Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Cleaning the Sediment Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Wiring Schematic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Exploded View & Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Questions?
Visit www.whirlpool.com or call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 9 pm EST
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Central Water Filtration System Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING”
These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
immediately follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell
you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts plumbing code 248-CMR shall be adhered to.
A licensed plumber shall be used for this installation.
Before You Start
See "Installation Requirements" section before installing Central Water Filtration System.
Follow the installation instructions (Failure to install the system properly voids the warranty).
Before 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 codes.
Use only lead-free solder and flux for all sweat-solder connections, as required by federal codes.
Use care when handling the Central Water Filtration System. 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 Central Water Filtration System has a maximum allowable inlet water pressure of 125 psi and a minimum of
30 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 Central Water Filtration System works on 24 volt, 60 Hz electrical power only, supplied by a direct plug-in
transformer (included). Be sure to use the included transformer and plug it into a nominal 120V, 60 cycle household outlet that is properly protected by an overcurrent device such as a circuit breaker or fuse. If transformer is
replaced, use only the authorized service, Class II, 24V 10VA transformer.
Do not use the Central Water Filtration System with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality
without adequate disinfection before or after the system.
European Directive 2002/96/EC requires all electrical and electronic equipment to be disposed of according to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) requirements. This directive or similar laws
are in place nationally and can vary from region to region. Please refer to your state and local laws for
proper disposal of this equipment.
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Inspect Shipment
The parts required to assemble and install the Central
Water Filtration System are included with the unit.
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.
Thoroughly check the Central Water Filtration System
for possible shipping damage and parts loss. Also
inspect and note any damage to the shipping carton.
Packing List
Ground Clamp Kit
Clips
10 ft. Drain Hose
Bypass Valve
Hose Clamps
Installation Adaptors
Adaptor Elbow
FIG. 1
Do not return the Central Water Filtration System 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 - 9 pm EST.
Before you call please have your model number, and date of purchase ready.
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Central Water Filtration System Dimensions
10-1/8"
IN
13-7/16"
3-3/8"
OUT
TOP VIEW
IN - OUT
33-3/4"
27-1/2"
SIDE VIEW
FRONT VIEW
FIG. 2
For future reference, enter the following information.
Model No. _____________________________
Code ________________________
Serial No. _____________________________
Installation Date _______________
Model No. and Serial No. are on the shipping carton and on the registration decal on the Central Water
Filtration System. Code is on the registration decal.
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How a Central Water Filtration System Works
NORMAL OPERATION
APPLICATIONS FOR A CENTRAL WATER
FILTRATION SYSTEM
During normal operation water enters the Central
Water Filtration System and flows through several filtration processes where tastes, odors and sediment*
are reduced.
Do not use the Central Water Filtration System with
water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown
quality without adequate disinfection before or after
the system.
The Central Water Filtration System may not be an
effective treatment method for water sources with a
hydrogen sulfide problem (rotten egg odor or taste)
If your water has hydrogen sulfide, contact a water
treatment expert or call 1-866-986-3223.
CLEAN RINSE CYCLE
A Clean Rinse cycle will automatically be initiated
based on how the controller has been programmed.
The Clean Rinse cycle lifts and expands the media
bed to rejuvenate the media and then repacks the bed
for continued use. During the Clean Rinse cycle, dirt,
sediment, iron, etc. are flushed from the Central Water
Filtration System down the drain.
The Central Water Filtration System will not remove
iron and is not intended to replace iron treatment
equipment.
Although the Central Water Filtration System has
sediment* filter capabilities, additional sediment filtration may be needed in problem water applications.
* As shown by independent third party test data.
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Installation Requirements
TOOLS NEEDED
LOCATION REQUIREMENTS
Assemble the required tools before starting installation.
Read and follow instructions provided with any tools
listed here.
Consider the following when selecting an installation
location for the Central Water Filtration System.
Do not operate the Central Water Filtration System
where freezing temperatures occur. Do not attempt
to treat water over 120ºF. Freezing temperatures or
hot water damage voids the warranty.
Screwdriver
Tape measure
Pliers
To condition all water in the home, install the
Central Water Filtration System close to the water
supply inlet, and before all other plumbing connections, except outside water pipes.
If using Soldered Copper Pipe
Tubing cutter
Lead-free solder and flux
Propane torch
Emery cloth, sandpaper or steel wool
Misc. copper pipe fittings
If using CPVC Plastic
A nearby drain is needed to carry away Clean
Rinse discharge 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. If a drain is
not available, it is still possible to operate the
Central Water Filtration System in a manual Clean
Rinse mode. See “Operating in Manual Clean
Rinse Mode.” The automatic Clean Rinse must be
disabled if the Central Water Filtration System will
not be connected to a drain (See Page 8).
Pipe cutter
Solvent cement
Hacksaw
Primer
Adjustable wrench
The Central Water Filtration System works on
24 volt, 60 Hz electrical power only, supplied by a
direct plug-in transformer (included). Provide an
electrical outlet in accordance with NEC and local
codes.
If using Other
Do not install the Central Water Filtration System
on a hot water line (See Figure 3 below).
Other pipe and fittings suitable for potable water as
required by piping system manufacturer and local
codes and/or ordinances.
Install the Central Water Filtration System between
the home’s incoming water supply and the water
softener, if one is being used (See Figure 3).
If using Threaded Pipe
Pipe cutter or hacksaw
Pipe joint compound
Threading tool
Misc. threaded pipe fittings
THE PROPER ORDER TO INSTALL WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT
Untreated Water to
Outside Faucets
Cold Water
to House
Hot Water
to House
City Water Supply
Optional
Sediment
Filter
Water
Heater
Water
Softener
Pressure
Tank
OR
Well Water Supply
Central
Water
Filtration
System
Well
Pump
FIG. 3
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Installation Requirements
AIR GAP REQUIREMENTS
VALVE DRAIN REQUIREMENTS
A drain is needed for Clean Rinse discharge water. A
floor drain, close to the Central Water Filtration
System, is preferred. A laundry tub, standpipe, etc.
are other drain options. Secure valve drain hose in
place. Leave an air gap of 1-1/2” between the end of
the hose and the drain. This gap is needed to prevent
backflow of sewer water into the Central Water
Filtration System . Do not put the end of the drain
hose into the drain.
Using the flexible drain hose (included), measure and
cut to the length needed. Flexible drain hose is not
allowed in all localities (check your plumbing codes). If
local codes do not allow use of a flexible drain hose, a
rigid valve drain run must be used. Purchase a compression fitting (1/4 NPT x 1/2 in. minimum tube) and
1/2" tubing from your local hardware store. Plumb a
rigid drain as needed (see Figure 4, below).
NOTE: Avoid drain hose runs longer that 30 feet.
Make the valve drain line as short and direct
as possible.
It is recommended that the Central Water Filtration
System be installed near a drain. However, if a drain
is not available, it is still possible to operate the
Central Water Filtration System in.a manual Clean
Rinse mode. See “Operating in Manual Clean Rinse
Mode” section. The automatic Clean Rinse function
must be disabled if the Central Water Filtration System
will not be connected to a drain.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts plumbing
code 248-CMR shall be adhered to. A licensed
plumber shall be used for this installation.
CONNECTING VALVE TO DRAIN
SUBSTITUTING RIGID DRAIN LINE
Drain
Fitting
1/4 NPT Threads
Barbs
Hose
Clamp
1/2” Outside Dia.
Copper Tube
(not included)
Clip
To drain point other
than floor drain.
Support tubing in
place as needed.
Valve
Drain
Hose
Install adaptor
elbow using hose
clamp. Aim nozzle down toward
center of drain
Tie or wire
tubing in
place
Cut barbs from
drain fitting (pull
clip to remove fitting from valve)
Comp Fitting. 1/4
NPT x 1/2” O.D.
Tube (not included)
1-1/2”
air gap
1-1/2”
air gap
1-1/2”
air gap
Drain grate with 1”
dia. hole in center
LAUNDRY TUB
FLOOR DRAIN
8
STANDPIPE
FIG. 4
Plan the Installation
INLET - OUTLET PLUMBING OPTIONS
3 VALVE BYPASS
Always install either a single bypass valve (provided)
or, if desired, parts for a 3 valve bypass system (not
included) can be purchased and assembled, as shown
in Figure 6. Bypass valves allow you to turn off water
to the Central Water Filtration System for maintenance
if needed, but still have water in house pipes.
Use either:
Copper pipe
Threaded pipe
PEX (Crosslinked Polyethylene) pipe
CPVC plastic pipe
Other pipe approved for use with potable water
Central Water Filtration
System OUTLET
Central Water Filtration
System INLET
IMPORTANT: Do not solder with plumbing attached to
installation adapters and single valve
bypass. Soldering heat will damage the
adapters and valve.
FIG. 6
CONNECTING PLUMBING TO VALVE
OUT
IN
1” NPT Sweat
Adapter (2)
(not included)
Use teflon tape,
pipe joint compound or both
CROSS OVER
In what direction does the water flow?
1” NPT
Adapter
Be sure to plan piping so water flow is to the
Central Water Filtration System valve INLET.
Plan a crossover if flow is from left to right.
Main
Wate
r
2 of each
included
Clip
Pipe
Valve
Inlet
Bypass
Valve
OUT
Treated
Water from
Valve
OUTLET
IN
Use teflon tape,
pipe joint compound or both
Untreated
Water to
Valve
INLET
1” NPT Sweat
Adapter (2)
(not included)
Clip
1” NPT
Adapter
To Central Water
Filtration System
Valve
Inlet
FIG. 5
2 of each
included
FIG. 7
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Installation
TURN OFF WATER SUPPLY
LEVEL IF NECESSARY
1. Close the main water supply valve, near the well
pump or water meter.
2. Open all faucets to drain water from the house
pipes.
NOTE: Be sure not to drain water from the water
heater, as damage to the water heater elements could result.
MOVE THE CENTRAL WATER FILTRATION
SYSTEM INTO PLACE
Excessive Weight Hazard
Plywood
Shim(s)
Use two or more people to move and install
Central Water Filtration System.
Failure to do so can result in back or other
injury.
FIG. 8
1. Move the Central Water Filtration System into installation position. Set it on a level surface. If needed,
place the unit on a section of plywood, a minimum
of 5/8” thick. Then place shims under the plywood
to level the Central Water Filtration System (see
Figure 8).
REMOVE TOP COVER AND HANG IT
FROM POST ON FRONT OF RIM
2. Remove top cover.
3. Hang cover from post on front of rim, as shown in
Figure 9. Avoid allowing cover to hang from wires.
Post
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 Central Water Filtration System valve. Be sure to
keep fittings fully together, and pipes squared and
straight. Be sure incoming water supply pipe goes to
the Central Water Filtration System valve INLET side.
Top Cover
NOTE: Inlet and outlet are marked on the valve.
Trace the water flow direction to be sure.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to fit, align and support all
plumbing to prevent putting stress on
the Central Water Filtration System
valve inlet and outlet. Undue stress
from misaligned or unsupported plumbing may cause damage to the valve.
FIG. 9
10
Installation
CONNECT INLET AND OUTLET PLUMBING
ATTACH GROUND CLAMP TO PIPES
IF THE INSTALLATION USES METAL
PIPES AND PLASTIC BYPASS VALVE
Complete the inlet and outlet plumbing for the type of
pipe as shown below.
Ground
Clamp (2)
Soldered Copper
Metal
Pipes
1. Thoroughly clean and apply solder flux to all joints.
Screw with
lock washer
& nut
2. Make all solder connections.
IMPORTANT: Do not solder with plumbing attached to
installation Adapters and single valve
bypass. Soldering heat will damage the
Adapters and valve.
Plastic
Bypass
Valve
3. Secure ground clamp to metal pipes.
Threaded Pipe
1. Apply pipe joint compound or Teflon® tape to all
male pipe threads.
FIG. 10
2. Tighten all threaded joints and make all solder connections.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Use metal fittings with metal pipe.
Do not use plastic fittings to connect to metal
house pipes.
Failure to follow these instructions can result
in death or electrical shock.
3. Secure ground clamp to metal pipes.
CPVC Plastic Pipe
1. Clean, prime and cement all joints, following the
manufacturer's instructions supplied with the plastic
pipe and fittings.
Other, including PEX (Crosslinked
Polyethylene)
1. Follow the piping system manufacturer's instructions
when using other pipe approved for potable water.
2. Secure ground clamp to metal pipes.
® Teflon is a registered trademark of E.I. Du Pont de
Nemours and Company.
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Installation
SINGLE BYPASS VALVE
INSTALL VALVE DRAIN HOSE
1. Measure, cut to needed length and connect the 3/8"
drain line (provided) to the Central Water Filtration
System valve drain fitting. Use a hose clamp to hold
the hose in place.
Pull handle
OUT for normal
operation
NOTE: If codes require a rigid drain line see “Valve
Drain requirements" section.
2. Run the drain hose or copper tubing to the floor drain.
Secure drain hose. This will prevent the drain line
from “whipping'' during Clean Rinse cycles. See “Air
Gap Requirements" section.
Push handle IN
for BYPASS
TEST FOR LEAKS
FIG. 11
1. Place the single bypass valve (or 3 valve bypass, if
installed) in normal operation (non-"bypass") position.
See "Plan The Installation" section.
2. Fully open the main water supply valve.
3. Check for leaks at all the plumbing connections you
made.
IMPORTANT: Start up procedure must be run prior to
using any filtered water. Follow the
instructions below and on Page 13.
TURN ON THE CENTRAL WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM
During installation, the Central Water Filtration System
wiring may be moved or jostled from place. Check to be
sure all leadwire connectors are secure on the back of
the electronic board (see Figure 27 on Page 21) and be
sure all wiring is away from the valve gear and motor
area, which rotates during Clean Rinse cycles.
1. Plug the Central Water Filtration System into an electrical outlet that is not controlled by a switch.
2. The display should begin flashing 12:00 PM and
“PRESENT TIME.” Set the clock according to the “Set
Time of Day” section on Page 14.
3. Run the start up procedure, as detailed on Page 13.
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Start Up Procedure
IMPORTANT:
During the start up cycle:
The filtration media in this Central Water Filtration
System contains a small number of particles generated
during manufacturing and shipping that are small
enough to exit the system with water flow. It is normal
for these particles to cause a temporary discoloration
of the water coming out of the system. To avoid discolored water at your home’s faucets the system’s
start up cycle should be initiated to rinse the particles
and any discolored water down the drain.
Throughout the start up cycle you will hear the valve
changing position and notice the flow of water to drain
starting and stopping. The start up cycle will take
approximately 20 minutes. Avoid using water during
this time. Do not set the time of day or press other
buttons during the start up cycle, as this will interrupt
it. Do not unplug the transformer during the start up
cycle. If the start up cycle is interrupted, it should be
initiated again and allowed to run to completion.
If the Central Water Filtration System is used without
first running the start up cycle, you will notice that the
water will temporarily have a gray color until the particles have exited the system.
After the start up cycle:
Once the start up procedure completes successfully, it
cannot be initiated a second time. The Central Water
Filtration System will automatically return to the normal
operation position and be ready for use. If, after running the start up cycle, the water still appears discolored, manually run Clean Rinse cycles (See Page 15)
until the water is clear.
To Initiate the start up cycle:
1. Make sure the drain hose is attached to the Central
Water Filtration System and the other end is
secured over a drain (see “Install Valve Drain
Hose”).
If the time of day was not set before the start up cycle,
set it now (See Page 14).
2. Make sure bypass valve is in the “service” (open or
filtered water) position and the home’s water supply
is turned on.
Check the new plumbing connections and joints once
more for leaks.
3. Press and hold the CLEAN button to initiate the
start up cycle. The button can be released when
you hear the valve changing position and
“RECHARGE NOW” flashes in the display.
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Programming the Central Water Filtration System
Display
UP
button
DOWN
button
PROGRAM
button
CLEAN
button
FIG. 12
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call 1-866-986-3223, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 9 pm,
EST.
When the transformer is plugged into the electrical outlet,
a model code and a test number (example: J1.3), begin
to flash in the faceplate display. Then, 12:00 PM and the
words “PRESENT TIME" begin to flash.
NOTE: If “- - - -” shows in the display, press the UP or
DOWN button until “CF 8” shows in the display. Then, press the PROGRAM button to set,
and change to the flashing “PRESENT TIME" display.
FIG. 13
SET TIME OF DAY
If the words “PRESENT TIME" do not show in the display,
press the PROGRAM button until they do.
1. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set the present time. Up moves the display ahead; down sets the
time back. Be sure AM or PM is correct.
NOTE: Press buttons and quickly release to slowly
advance the display. Hold the buttons down for
fast advance.
2. Press the PROGRAM button a few times, until the time
appears on the display, but is not flashing.
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FIG. 14
Customizing Features / Options
START A CLEAN RINSE CYCLE
To manually start a Clean Rinse cycle, press and hold the CLEAN button
for a few seconds, until “RECHARGE NOW” flashes in the display.
SET NUMBER OF DAYS BETWEEN CLEAN RINSE
CYCLES
By default the Central Water Filtration System will automatically initiate a
Clean Rinse every 14 days. This should be sufficient for most applications.
To change the number of days between Clean Rinse cycles:
1. Press the PROGRAM button until “RECHARGE” is shown in the display.
2. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set the number of days
between Clean Rinse cycles (from 1 to 99).
3. Press the PROGRAM button again when complete.
FIG. 15
FIG. 16
SET CLEAN RINSE TIME
By default the Central Water Filtration System will Clean Rinse at 1:00
a.m.
To change the Clean Rinse start time:
1. Press the PROGRAM button until “RECHARGE TIME” is shown in the
display.
2. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set the Clean Rinse time. Be
sure AM or PM is correct.
3. Press the PROGRAM button again when complete.
FIG. 17
SET LENGTH OF CLEAN RINSE
By default the Central Water Filtration System’s Clean Rinse cycle will
consist of a 2 minute backwash followed by a 1 minute fast rinse. This
should be sufficient for most applications.
Increasing the length of Clean Rinse time will increase the amount of
water flushed to drain during each Clean Rinse cycle, therefore, these
times should only be increased when necessary.
To change the length of the backwash part of the Clean Rinse cycle:
1. Press and hold the PROGRAM button for a few seconds, until the
“000--” screen appears, as shown at right.
2. Press the PROGRAM button once, so “bA TIME” appears in the display.
3. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set the length of backwash in
minutes.
4. Press the PROGRAM button again when complete.
To change the length of the fast rinse part of the Clean Rinse cycle:
1. Press and hold the PROGRAM button for a few seconds, until the
“000--” screen appears, as shown at right.
2. Press the PROGRAM button once, so “Fr TIME” appears in the display.
3. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set the length of fast rinse in
minutes.
4. Press the PROGRAM button again when complete.
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FIG. 18
Customizing Features / Options
OPERATING IN MANUAL CLEAN RINSE MODE
Clean Rinse cycles will run automatically, unless the automatic Clean
Rinse function has been disabled. If this function has been disabled,
it will be necessary to manually initiate any Clean Rinse cycles. It is
recommended that a Clean Rinse cycle should be run at least once
each month, or more frequently if necessary.
A manual Clean Rinse mode may be used when a drain (required for
automatic Clean Rinse) is not available. However, it is recommended
that automatic Clean Rinse be used if the drain requirements can be
met.
IMPORTANT: During the Clean Rinse cycle, whether manually or
automatically initiated, water will flow from the valve drain port. If a
permanent drain line has not been installed, provisions must be made
for the drain flow prior to initiating a Clean Rinse cycle.
DISABLING AUTOMATIC CLEAN RINSE
To disable the automatic Clean Rinse function:
1. Press and immediately release the CLEAN button (pressing and
holding the button a few seconds would initiate a Clean Rinse cycle).
2. “VAC” should flash in the display, as shown in Figure 19, indicating
that the Central Water Filtration System is in the manual Clean Rinse
mode (the automatic Clean Rinse function has been disabled).
FIG. 19
MANUALLY STARTING AN CLEAN RINSE CYCLE
To manually start an Clean Rinse cycle:
1. Press and hold the CLEAN button for a few seconds, until
“RECHARGE NOW” flashes in the display.
2. When the Clean Rinse cycle is complete, the Central Water
Filtration System will remain in the manual Clean Rinse mode.
RE-ENABLING AUTOMATIC CLEAN RINSE
FIG. 20
To return the Central Water Filtration System to its automatic Clean
Rinse function:
1. Press and immediately release the CLEAN button.
2. The flashing “VAC” on the display should be replaced by the normal time of day screen, as shown in Figure 21.
POWER OUTAGE MEMORY
If electrical power to the Central Water Filtration System is lost, “memory'' built into the controller circuitry will keep all settings for up to
eight hours. While the power is out, the display is blank and the
Central Water Filtration System will not Clean Rinse.
When electrical power is restored, you have to reset the time of day
only if the display is flashing. The Clean Rinse TIME never requires
resetting unless a change is desired. Even if the clock is incorrect
after a long power outage, the Central Water Filtration System works
as it should to keep your water treated. However, Clean Rinse cycles
may occur at the wrong time of day until you reset the clock to the
correct time of day.
NOTE: If the Central Water Filtration System was in a Clean Rinse
cycle when power was lost, it will now finish the cycle.
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FIG. 21
Care of Your Central Water Filtration System
VACATIONS AND EXTENDED PERIODS OF
NO WATER USE
PROTECT THE CENTRAL WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM FROM FREEZING
If your Central Water Filtration System will not be used
for an extended period of time (several months),
please follow one of these recommendations:
If the Central Water Filtration System is installed where
it could freeze (summer cabin, lake home, etc.), you
must drain all water from it to stop possible freeze
damage. To drain the unit:
If the water supply to the unit is not turned off, and
the automatic Clean Rinse function has not been
disabled, then no further actions are required.
1. Close the shut-off valve on the house main water
pipe, near the water meter or pressure tank.
2. Open a faucet in the filtered water pipes to vent
pressure in the unit.
If the Clean Rinse cycle cannot be automatically
run, due to the water supply being shut off, the
transformer being unplugged or the automatic
Clean Rinse function being disabled, then it is recommended that a minimum of 2 manually initiated
Clean Rinse cycles be performed when the system
is placed back into operation (see Start a Clean
Rinse Cycle section on Page 15).
3. Move the stem in the single bypass valve to bypass.
Close the inlet and outlet valve in a 3 valve bypass
system, and open the bypass valve. If you want
water in the house pipes again, reopen the shut-off
valve on the main water pipe.
4. Unplug the transformer at the wall outlet. Remove
the cover. Take off the drain hose if it will interfere
with moving the Central Water Filtration System into
position over the drain.
In any installation where there is a possibility of
freezing, the Central Water Filtration System should
be disconnected and the water drained (see Protect
the Central Water Filtration System from Freezing
section).
5. Remove the large holding clips at the Central Water
Filtration System inlet and outlet. Separate the unit
from the plastic installation adaptors, or from the
bypass valve.
6. Lay a piece of 2 inch thick board near the floor
drain.
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
Central Water Filtration System.
DRAIN ALL WATER FROM CENTRAL
WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM
Failure to do so can result in back or other
injury.
7. Move the Central Water Filtration System close to
the drain. Slowly and gently, tip it over until the rim
rests on the wood block with the inlet and outlet
over the drain. Do not allow the unit’s weight to rest
on the inlet and outlet fittings or they may break.
8. Tip the bottom of the Central Water Filtration
System up a few inches and hold until all water has
drained. Leave the unit laying like this until you are
ready to use it. Plug the inlet and outlet with clean
rags to keep dirt, bugs, etc. out.
Wood Block
Floor Drain
FIG. 22
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
Water has black or gray
color
Low water pressure at
house faucets
CAUSE
CORRECTION
(NEW SYSTEM) Start up procedure has
not been completed
Run start up procedure (See Page 13) or
run consecutive Clean Rinse cycles (See
Page 15) until water color returns to normal.
(NOT A NEW SYSTEM) Normal abrasion of filtration media
Manually initiate a Clean Rinse cycle
(See Page 15).
Sediment filter screen is clogged
Manually initiate a Clean Rinse cycle
(See Page 15).
Clean sediment filter screen (See Page
20). If the filter screen is frequently plugging, it may be necessary to adjust the
frequency of Clean Rinse cycles.
Filtration media is fouled
Manually initiate a Clean Rinse cycle
(See Page 15).
If the filtration media is frequently fouling,
it may be necessary to increase the frequency of Clean Rinse cycles.
Water has objectionable
taste and/or odor
System is in bypass
Move bypass valve(s) to normal operating
(non-bypass) position
Filtration media is fouled
Manually initiate a Clean Rinse cycle
(See Page 15).
If the filtration media is frequently fouling,
it may be necessary to adjust the frequency of Clean Rinse cycles.
No water flow to drain
during Clean Rinse cycle
System is in bypass
Move bypass valve(s) to normal operating
(non-bypass) position.
Drain flow control is plugged
Clean drain flow control (See Page 19).
Drain hose is plugged or kinked
Straighten drain hose.
Transformer is unplugged from wall
electrical outlet (display will be blank)
Check for loss of power and correct.
If display reads “VAC”, then Clean
Rinse function has been disabled
Press and release the CLEAN button until
display no longer reads “VAC”.
If display is blank, transformer may be
unplugged from wall electrical outlet
Check for loss of power.
Clean Rinse cycle does
not run at the programmed time of day
If time display is flashing, then a long
power loss caused the clock to lose its
time setting
Reset the clock to the correct time of day
(See Page 14).
Valve motor stalled or
clicking
Motor is defective or inner valve defect
is causing high torque on the motor
Replace rotor/seal kit (instructions included with kit).
Clean Rinse cycle does
not run automatically
Replace motor and switch (See parts list
at end of this manual).
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
Error Code E1, E3 or E4
appears
Error Code E5 appears
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Wiring harness or connections to position switch
Replace wiring harness or connection to
position switch (See parts list at end of
this manual).
Switch
Replace switch (See parts list at end of
this manual).
Valve defect causing high torque
Replace rotor/seal kit (instructions included with kit).
Motor inoperative
Replace motor (instructions included with
motor)
Electronic control
Replace electronic control board (PWA)
(instructions included with PWA).
Procedure for removing error code from display:
1. Unplug transformer from electrical outlet.
2. Correct problem.
3. Plug in transformer.
4. Wait 6 minutes. The error code will return if the problem was not corrected.
Assistance from customer service may be needed with the following:
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Water running to the
drain (while unit is not in
the Clean Rinse cycle)
Inner valve defect causing leak
Replace seals and rotor
Filter media in household
plumbing
Crack in distributor or riser tube
Replace distributor or riser tube.
REMOVING DRAIN FITTING TO CLEAN
FLOW CONTROL
CLEANING THE DRAIN FLOW CONTROL
This procedure is not required if the Central Water
Filtration System is operating normally. It should be
performed only if a problem with lack of water flow to
drain is encountered, as detailed in the troubleshooting
table on page 18.
Clip
Flow
Control
Drain
Fitting
1. Remove the clip holding the drain fitting into the
valve (See Figure 23).
2. Remove the drain fitting from the valve
3. Clear any obstruction.
Hose
Clamp
4. Reinstall the drain fitting into the valve.
Drain
Hose
5. Reinstall the clip to secure the drain fitting in the
valve.
FIG. 23
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Troubleshooting
CLEANING THE SEDIMENT FILTER
SCREEN
This procedure is not required if the Central Water
Filtration System is operating normally. It should be
performed only if a problem with low water pressure at
household faucets is encountered, as detailed in the
troubleshooting table on page 18.
FIG. 24
1. Press and hold the CLEAN button for a few seconds, until “RECHARGE NOW” begins to flash in
the display.
REMOVING VALVE ASSEMBLY
2. When water begins to flow from the valve drain
hose, place the bypass valve(s) in bypass position
(See Figure 11 on Page 12).
Clips (2)
IMPORTANT: Be sure to do Steps 1 and 2, as instructed, to relieve water pressure in the tank.
Clamp
Sections (2)
3. Unplug the transformer from the wall electrical outlet.
Bypass
Valve
Valve
4. Remove the cover and hang it from the post on
front of rim (See Figure 9 on Page 10).
5. Pull the two clips at the inlet and outlet fittings.
Slide the adaptors, or bypass valve, from the
Central Water Filtration System valve.
Retainers (2)
6. Remove the clamp retainers (2) and clamp sections
(2) that hold the valve to the tank (See Figure 25).
Lift upward to remove the valve.
7. Remove the small o-ring (See Figure 26).
FIG. 25
8. Remove the screen from the top distributor. Rinse
off the screen.
9. Use water to flush the tank top opening. Then,
replace the top distributor and o-ring. Be sure to
located o-ring seal correctly (See Figure 26).
REASSEMBLING FILTER SCREEN
Filter Screen
10. Install the valve assembly and retaining clamps.
Double check to be sure clamps and retainers are
securely fastened in place.
Small O-ring
Large O-ring
Rim
11. Referring to the installation instructions, reconnect
the Central Water Filtration System to the plumbing. Be sure the plumbing is held firmly in place in
the valve inlet and outlet.
12. Return the plumbing bypass valve(s) to normal
operating position (non-bypass).
Tank
Top
Distributor
13. Plug the transformer back into the wall electrical
outlet. The Central Water Filtration System will
complete the Clean Rinse cycle initiated in Step 1,
and will automatically return to normal operation.
Stand pipe
FIG. 26
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Wiring Schematic
BACK OF
CONTROLLER
120VAC
60Hz
24VDC
24VAC
NC
TRANSFORMER
MOTOR
NO
POSITION
SWITCH
FIG. 27
Specifications
Model WHELJ1
Rated Service Flow Rate
6.0 gpm
Pressure Drop at Rated Service Flow
10 psig
Pressure Drop at 9.6 gpm
15 psig*
Water Pressure Limits (minimum / maximum)
30 - 125 psi
Water Temperature Limits (minimum / maximum)
40 - 120 °F
Drain Flow Rate
3.4 gpm
Rated Capacity
570,000 gal.
Estimated Total Capacity (extrapolated from laboratory test data)
* From independent laboratory test data.
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1,500,000 gal.
Warranty
CENTRAL WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM WARRANTY
Warrantor: Ecodyne Water Systems Inc., 1890 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125
Warrantor guarantees, to the original owner, that:
One Year Full Warranty:
For a period of one (1) year after installation, all parts will be free from defects in materials and workmanship and will perform their normal functions.
For a period of one (1) year after installation, labor to repair or replace any part deemed to be defective in
materials or workmanship, will be provided at no additional cost.
Limited Warranties:
Limited ten (10) year warranty, from date of purchase, the fiberglass filtration media tank will not rust, corrode, leak, burst, or in any other manner, fail to perform its proper functions; and that
Limited three (3) year warranty, after installation, electronic control board will be free of defects in materials
and workmanship and will perform its normal functions.
If, during such respective period, a part proves to be defective, Warrantor will ship a replacement part, directly
to your home, without charge. After the first year, labor necessary to maintain this product is not covered by
the product warranty.
If you have questions regarding a warranted product, need assistance with installation or troubleshooting, wish
to order a part or report a warranty issue, we are just a phone call away. SIMPLY DIAL 1-866-986-3223,
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 9 pm EST, for assistance.
General Provisions
The above warranties are effective provided the Central Water Filtration System is operated at water pressures
not exceeding 125 psi, and at water temperatures not exceeding 120°F; provided further that the Central
Water Filtration System is not subject to abuse, misuse, alteration, neglect, freezing, accident or negligence;
and provided further that the Central Water Filtration 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 CENTRAL WATER FILTRATION 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.
® Registered trademark/TM Trademark of Whirlpool, USA.
Manufactured under license by Ecodyne Water Systems, Woodbury, Minnesota.
© 2006 Whirlpool Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Notes
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Central Water Filtration System Exploded View
13
19
14
22
21
23
Valve Assembly
See Pages 26 & 27
for parts
15
24
25
16
17
1
2
4
3
5
6
7
18
8
9
10
11
12
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Central Water Filtration System Parts List
Key No.
Part No.
Description
7290876
1
7170296
Assembly, Replacement Mineral Tank, w/media & associated components (Includes Key Nos. 1 through 12)
O-Ring, 2-7/8” x 3-1/4”
2
7170254
O-Ring, 13/16” x 1-1/16”
3
7077870
Top Distributor
4
7265025
Filter Screen
5
7170270
O-Ring, 2-3/4” x 3”
6
7105047
Repl. Bottom Distributor
7
7088033
Retainer Clip (2 req.)
8
7176292
Clamp Section (2 req.)
9
Mineral Tank, 8” x 25”
10
Activated Carbon, 10 lbs.
11
Filter Sand, 5 lbs.
12
Gravel, 6 lbs.
13
7290402
Faceplate Decal
14
7290119
Cover (order decal below)
15
7290779
Whirlpool Badge
16
7290729
Repl. Electronic Control Board (PWA)
17
7290101
Rim
18
7290680
Outer Shroud Tank
19
7275907
Transformer
20
7259927
Wire Harness
21
7290509
Drain Tube, 10 ft.
22
1103200
Tube Adaptor (Elbow)
23
7248729
Grounding Kit
24
7278434
Bypass Valve
25
7116713
Clip (2 req.)
Not illustrated.
Mineral Tank and media can only be purchased as part of the Replacement Mineral
Tank Assembly (See top of list).
To order repair parts call toll free 1-866-986-3223, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 9 pm EST.
Manufactured and warranted by
Ecodyne Water Systems, Inc.
1890 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Questions? Visit www.whirlpool.com or call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223
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Valve Assembly Exploded View
50
51
83
82
52
81
53
80
54
55
56
57
79
60
58
wear-strip
61
78
59
seal
62
cross-section
view
63
64
65
70
66
77
67
68
69
76
71
72
75
74
73
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Valve Parts List
Key No.
Part No.
Description
50
7224087
Screw, #8-32 x 1” (2 req.)
51
7286039
Motor (incl. 2 ea. of Key No. 50)
52
0900857
Screw, #6-20 x 3/8” (2 req.)
53
7231385
Motor Plate
54
0503288
Bearing
55
7284964
Cam & Gear
56
7142942
Clip, Drain
57
0900431
Tubing Clamp (2 provided)
58
7024160
Adapter, Drain Hose
59
7170327
O-Ring, 5/8” x 13/16”
60
7290410
Flow Plug
61
7170238
O-Ring, 7/16” x 5/8”
62
7170212
O-Ring, 3/4” x 15/16”
63
7082087
Wave Washer
64
7199232
Rotor & Disc
65
7170246
O-Ring, 3-3/8” x 3-5/8”
66
7134224
Rotor Seal
67
7170204
O-Ring, 3/8” x 9/16”
68
7092642
Plug, Drain Seal
69
7129889
Spring
70
7116713
Clip (2 req.)
71
7278442
Installation Adapter (2 req.)
72
7170288
O-Ring (2 req.)
73
7082053
Valve Body
74
7081764
Seal, Nozzle & Venturi
75
7170319
O-Ring, 1/4” x 3/8” (2 req.)
76
7100940
Plug, Aspirator Port
77
7081201
Retainer, Nozzle & Venturi
78
7085263
Valve Cover
79
7074123
Screw, #10-14 x 2 (5 req.)
80
7077472
Expansion Pin
81
7030713
Switch
82
7117816
Spacer
83
7070412
Screw, #4-24 x 1-1/8”, Flat Head
To order repair parts call toll free 1-866-986-3223, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 9 pm EST.
Manufactured and warranted by
Ecodyne Water Systems, Inc.
1890 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Questions? Visit www.whirlpool.com or call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223
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