Owner`s Manual - Platinum Ionic Laundry Purifier

Owner`s Manual - Platinum Ionic Laundry Purifier
Owner’s Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Product Contents / Unit Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
About the PLATINUM Ionic Laundry Purifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Using the PLATINUM Ionic Laundry Purifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warnings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 - 12
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Desiccant Cartridge Replacement Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
RECORDS
Please record the name and phone number of your Dealer.
Name:___________________________________________________________________
Phone #:_________________________________________________________________
Please record the serial number of your unit.
Serial #:__________________________________________________________________
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PRODUCT CONTENTS/UNIT DIAGRAM
This package contains:
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3
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PLATINUM Ionic Laundry Purifier
Quick Start Guide
Power Adapter
Mounting Bracket
Mounting Screws
Dry Wall Anchors
Hose/Fittings
In-line Valve
Desiccant Dryer
Viewing Window
Static Mixer
Viewing Window
Cold water In Fitting
Household Water Out Fitting
Uses In-line Valve
To Washing Machine Fitting
Mounting Bracket
Mounting Bracket Slots
Flow Rate Dial
Desiccant Dryer
Cartridge Door
DC Power Plug
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ABOUT THE PLATINUM LAUNDRY PURIFIER
PLATINUM is an environmentally friendly appliance designed to work with your
residential washing machine, adding enhanced oxygen and Photo Catalytic
Oxidizers to the cold water supply. Water treated by PLATINUM aids in cleaning
laundry and killing bacteria without leaving residual detergent in the fabric. Many
people find they are allergic to detergents used in washers and detergents create an
environmental problem as they are dispersed into the waste water by washers.
The operation of PLATINUM is easy and convenient. Once PLATINUM is properly
installed, you simply operate your washing machine following the manufacturer’s
instructions for cold water only washing. PLATINUM is designed to automatically turn
on as soon as the washer demands water for the wash cycle and again for any rinse
cycles. You will be able to see the production of enhanced oxidation bubbles through
the viewing window as it glows blue. When the water stops flowing, PLATINUM will
automatically turn off after one minute.
SPECIFICATIONS
Model: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *8000
Electrical INPUT: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC 100-240V/50-60Hz
Electrical OUTPUT:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DC 12V, 3A
Water Pressure Required: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-75 psi
Water Operating Temperature:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use Cold Water Only
Dimensions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.19” H x 16.50” W x 3.75” D
Weight: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5 lbs
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USING YOUR PLATINUM LAUNDRY PURIFIER
Daily Use
Using PLATINUM is very easy. You simply operate your washing machine according to the
instructions provided by the manufacturer. The only difference is that you ONLY use
the cold water setting on your washer. If hot water is used it dilutes and defeats the
effectiveness of the oxidizers that the PLATINUM has introduced into the wash water.
Top-Load Washing Machines
When using PLATINUM with a top-loading washing machine, ensure that a bold or darkcolored clothing item is not in the direct line of the pouring water. It is recommended
to place a white clothing item directly under the pour stream to absorb the initially high
concentration of oxidizers.
Non-Use or Vacation Care
Operate your washer and PLATINUM only when you are at home. If you are on vacation
or won’t be using your washer for an extended period of time, you should unplug the
power supplies to both the washer and PLATINUM and turn off the water supply. This helps
avoid accidental flooding due to a water pressure surge while you are away.
Stains
We suggest that you pre-treat stains just as you would without a PLATINUM. However, for
normally soiled laundry, you should only need a very small amount of detergent or none at all.
How to tell the PLATINUM Laundry Purifier is Working
You can easily tell if PLATINUM is operating properly by viewing the water as it flows through the
clear tube behind the window on the unit. Bubbles should be visible in the water as it flows through
and the window should emit a blue glow. If you do not see bubbles, please ensure that you have
the proper Venturi Setting (Using the Flow Rate Dial) selected for your washing machine. Highefficiency or front load washers should use the Front Load Setting, but standard-efficiency toploading washers should use the Top Load Setting. If the Top Load Setting is used on a high-efficiency
washer, there likely will be no bubbles and you will not experience the benefits of using PLATINUM.
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WARNINGS
For your safety and the safety of the product, please read through the warnings
below before beginning installation, cleaning, or maintenance.
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Disconnect power before servicing.
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Do not operate the unit with the cover removed.
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PLATINUM is designed for residential use only and is not intended for use in a commercial
or industrial setting.
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Water treated by PLATINUM is intended for laundry or cleaning purpoes ONLY. It is not
approved for drinking or ingesting.
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PLATINUM is intended for use with COLD WATER ONLY, however the hot water hose should
remain connected to the washer and supply faucet to prevent backflow leaks.
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To avoid the possibility of water damage (i.e. a hose leak) it is recommended that you
always turn off the water supply valves/faucets when the washing machine is not in use.
•
Risk of water leaks from ruptured hoses could occur with major water pressure surges.
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To maintain pressure seal, maximum inlet water pressure is 75 psi.
•
Never install the PLATINUM in areas where water may freeze. PLATINUM will always
maintain some water in the unit and freezing can cause damage to internal components.
•
PLATINUM is not recommended for use in homes with high iron content in their water. If
your water has high iron content, consult a water quality expert for available options.
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Your PLATINUM can be cleaned with a damp soft cloth. Do not clean your PLATINUM with
harsh chemicals, abrasives or cleaners.
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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
Electrical Requirements:
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PLATINUM requires 120 Volt 60 Hz power on a 15 amp fuse or circuit breaker.
Water Requirements:
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Water pressure of 40 to 75 psi is required for PLATINUM to operate correctly and safely.
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Water quality may affect the performance of PLATINUM. If you have water
quality concerns, such as high iron content, consult a water filtration expert.
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Some later model high-efficiency washing machines require water from both
the cold and hot water supplies even if a cold water cycle is selected. In this
case the To Washer and Household Use outlets can be connected to supply the
hot and cold water inlets on the washer, or a Y-valve can be used to connect
both the cold and hot water hoses from one of the PLATINUM outlet hose to the
washing machine.
PRIOR TO INSTALLATION:
1.
Remove the unit from its packaging and inspect for any shipping damage.
2.
Turn off the hot and cold water supplies/faucets to your washing machine.
3.
Remove the cold water hose from the cold water faucet.
4.
Set Flow Rate Dial for type of washer. (i.e. Top Load, Front Load) by turning the dial on
the rear of the unit to the correct setting.
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INSTALLATION
1.
The PLATINUM should be fastened to the wall, just above and behind your washing
machine. It is recommended that one of the mounting holes on the PLATINUM be
mounted to a wall stud, if possible. One set of mounting screws are included. If it is not
possible to mount the PLATINUM to a wall stud, you should use “molly” type expandable
screw anchors, available at your local hardware store. For any other type of mounting
scenarios (concrete block, etc.) please consult your local hardware store for assistance.
2.
Place your Mounting Bracket onto the wall with the tabs facing up and away from the
wall, making sure it is level, mark the locations of the screw holes. If necessary, pre-drill
your holes and use the supplied Wall Anchors. Fasten the Mounting Bracket to wall
using the supplied screws.
3.
Place your unit against the wall and gently slide the unit down into the lock position of
the mounting bracket slots.
4.
Connect the cold water hose from your washer to the “To Washing Machine” fitting on
the PLATINUM. Check that the rubber washer in the hose is in place and properly tighten
the hose, but DO NOT overtighten. Use a wrench to hold the hose bib secure while
tightening the hose connection.
5.
With the supplied hose, connect the “Cold Water In” fitting on the PLATINUM to your
Cold Water Supply Faucet. Make sure rubber washers are in place and properly
tighten, but DO NOT overtighten. Again, use a wrench to hold the hose bib secure on
the PLATINUM while tightening.
6.
Plug the power adapter into the DC adapter plug-in on the right side of your unit and
then plug the adapter into a wall outlet.
7.
Ensure all hoses are properly installed and tightened, and that the power supply has
been properly installed. SLOWLY turn the water supply back on and check for any leaks
or drips. Gently tighten fittings if leaks are apparent, but DO NOT overtighten.
CAUTION: The hot water hose should not be disconnected from the washer. You can
turn off the hot water or leave it on, but the hose must be installed to the washing
machine to prevent backflow of water out of the washing machine during use.
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FEATURES
Indicator Light
The Indicator Light, viewed through the horizontal window on the front of your
PLATINUM has two states of operation.
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Blue Light - Indicates normal operation of PLATINUM.
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Flashing Red Light - Indicates the fan or oxidizer generator is not operating properly.
Please contact your dealer for service or go to lakeindustries.com/warranty.
Desiccant Dryer
The Desiccant Dryer is designed to remove moisture from the air flowing into your unit,
which helps to ensure optimum performance and life from your PLATINUM.
The Desiccant Dryer (Located on the left side of PLATINUM and viewed through the
vertical window) turns pink as it is used. When all of the blue beads in the dryer window
have turned pink it is time to replace the dryer cartridge. Contact your dealer for a
replacement cartridge or go to warranty.lakeindustries.com. Replacement instructions
can be found on Page 14.
Household Cleaning
The same water that kills bacteria and germs in your laundry can now be used for
other household cleaning purposes. The “Household Water Out” fitting (Diagrams.
Pg. 3) on the bottom of your unit is for use with general household needs, such as
cleaning, watering plants, washing pets or even rinsing fruits and vegetables. By
using the “Household Water Out” fitting along with the In-Line Valve (included with
your PLATINUM) you can have oxidized water available for most household cleaning
purposes. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the oxidizers you cannot obtain water
from PLATINUM and store it for later use. Water used for this type of cleaning needs to
be used within 15-20 minutes.
WARNING: This Water is not meant to be ingested.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do tough stains have to be pretreated?
We recommend that you continue to treat stains in the same manner as you did
before. However, for normally soiled laundry, using PLATINUM will allow you to use less
detergent or no detergent at all.
Does PLATINUM work with all types of water?
PLATINUM will work with all typical household water qualities, but the better the quality of the
water the better results you will have. If you have hard water, we recommend a water
softener and the removal of chlorine will improve the unit’s performance.
Is a pre-filter required?
PLATINUM does not require a pre-filter, though we do recommend the use of one in all
applications. If your water does have high iron content we suggest the use of a prefilter specifically designed to remove iron.
What types of washing machines can work with PLATINUM?
PLATINUM can be used with any residential washing machines.
Will PLATINUM work with Commercial Washing Machines?
PLATINUM is designed for residential use only, not for commercial or industrial applications.
Is PLATINUM only for use with washing machines?
PLATINUM was designed to treat laundry water specifically. There are other appropriate
applications such as cleaning floors or bathing pets which the Household Use Fitting
can be used for. Water from the PLATINUM is not intended for drinking or ingesting.
What parts will need to be replaced on the PLATINUM?
PLATINUM is designed to provide many years of maintenance free service. The only
consumable is the Desiccant Dryer Cartridge. If, after some time, you notice a decline
in the effectiveness of PLATINUM, please contact your dealer for service or go to
warranty.lakeindustries.com. Any pre-filters that might be used in conjunction with
your unit will need to be replaced according to the time/use schedule their manufacturer
recommends.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
1. Unit fails to turn on.
Hose or power connection problem.
Check the power cables for secure connection and make sure the hoses to your
PLATINUM are connected to the correct fittings, and that your cold water faucet
is turned on.
2. Flashing red light.
Oxidizing Module has failed.
Contact your dealer or lakeindustries.com/warranty for replacement.
3. No ozone smell in laundry.
Check the viewing glass for bubbles as it may be producing ozone but not
injecting it into the water correctly. If bubbles are present, the Oxidizing Module
may have failed.
Contact your dealer or lakeindustries.com/warranty for replacement.
4. No bubbles are being created.
Incorrect pressure before/after Venturi or Venturi is plugged.
First check for obstruction between the PLATINUM and the washer (inlet screen
to washer). Ensure house pressure at the supply valve has minimum of 40psi. If this
fails to correct the problem then backflush your unit by switching the hoses on the
PLATINUM hose fittings and place the “Cold Water In” hose into the basin or bucket
to drain to clear the Venturi. Then return hoses to proper connections.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CONTINUED
5. Clothes are being bleached.
Incorrect Flow Rate Setting.
Ensure you have the correct setting chosen based upon your type of washer. If your
problem continues go to lakeindustries.com/warranty for a replacement.
6. Suds in the basin after first uses.
Detergent or residue is being cleaned out.
Run multiple washes without clothing until the problem is resolved. If problem
persists contact your dealer or go to lakeindustries.com/warranty.
7. Discoloration occurs in the viewing tube.
High Tannin levels in your water source.
The use of a pre-filter is required. Contact local water specialist to find proper filter to
remove Tannins.
8. Clothes have a rusty colored stain to them.
High Iron levels in your water source.
Do not dry or bleach the clothes as it will worsen the effects. Re-wash them in a
clean water source before drying. The use of our pre-filter (page 16) or an Iron specific
pre-filter is required.
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MAINTENANCE
Internal Diagram
In case there is an issue with your PLATINUM in which you contact customer service, this
diagram will be a resource in locating the part(s) of the unit as the customer service
representative guides you through troubleshooting and servicing your unit.
1.
2.
3.
Desiccant Dryer
Oxidizing Module
Control Module
4.
5.
Venturis
Static Mixer
Replacement Parts
The only part that will need standard replacement is the Desiccant Dryer Cartridge.
Below is the part number you will need when ordering a replacement from your dealer
or warranty.lakeindustries.com.
Desiccant Dryer Cartridge Part #: *8001
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DESICCANT DRYER CARTRIDGE
REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Your PLATINUM has a desiccant dryer incorporated in it to increase the unit’s efficacy
and extend its life. This dryer is filled with a couple of drying agents that remove moisture
from the air. One of the agents, made up of blue silica gel beads, is visible through the
dryer window. As this agent becomes saturated with moisture these beads will turn pink.
Once all of the beads are pink the Desiccant Dryer will need to be replaced to keep your
PLATINUM operating at maximum efficiency.
To replace the Desiccant Dryer, follow the instructions below:
1.
Remove the door/tray on the left
3.
down and slide the Desiccant Dryer
slides together and pulling the dryer
Cartridge upwards to remove it from
assembly out.
the Desiccant Dryer Door.
4.
2.
Continue holding the Locking Tab
side of the unit by squeezing the two
Install a new cartridge filled with blue
beads on the Desiccant Dryer Door.
Use a Small Flathead Screwdriver, or
other thin and stiff bladed tool, to
5.
depress the Locking Tab on the inside
Ensure that the small gasket is in
place on the outlet of the cartridge
of the Desiccant Dryer Door under
and reinstall the Desiccant Dryer Door
the Cartridge.
into the PLATINUM.
6.
To purchase additional cartridges call
your dealer or visit
warranty.lakeindustries.com
The frequency for changing the Desiccant
Dryer Cartridge will vary depending upon
several factors, including amount of use of
the machine and level of humidity.
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LIMITED WARRANTY INFORMATION
Your PLATINUM Laundry Purifier (Product) is warranted to be free from all defects in material and
workmanship in normal household use for a period of 2 Years from date of purchase. The warranty is
granted only to the original purchaser. The warranty is subject to the following provisions:
Any damages or malfunctions caused by negligence, abuse, or use not in accordance with the Product
Owner’s Manual are not covered by this warranty. Likewise, any defects or damages caused by
unauthorized service or the use of other than Genuine PLATINUM Parts are not covered.
Your PLATINUM warranty covers all parts and labor in the first year from date of purchase. Only parts are
covered for the second year from date of purchase. All shipping charges are the responsibility of the
purchaser. PLATINUM will, at its option, repair or replace a defective Product or part(s) for the Product
that is/are covered by this warranty. As a matter of warranty policy, PLATINUM will not refund the
customer’s purchase price.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE
To obtain warranty service you must return the defective product along with proof of purchase to the
PLATINUM Authorized Service Center. All shipping costs submitted under this Warranty shall be borne by
purchaser. Unless this Warranty is expressly renewed or extended by PLATINUM, any repaired or replaced
part of unit shall be warranted to the original purchaser only for the length of the unexpired portion of the
original warranty. For the location of the nearest PLATINUM Authorized Service Center or for other service
information, please visit us online at:
www.lakeindustries.com/warranty
Before any product is sent for service, the customer should contact the PLATINUM Service Center to
obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) Number. This RMA Number should be clearly written on
the box before shipping.All components/parts including the remote (if applicable), manuals, and original
packaging should be included in the return if available.
FURTHER LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS
Any warranty that may be implied in connection with your purchase or use of the Product, including any
warranty of merchantability or any warranty for Fitness For A Particular Purpose is limited to the duration
of this warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitations may not apply to you.
Your relief for the breach of this warranty is limited to the relief expressly provided above. In no event
shall PLATINUM be liable for any consequential or incidental damages you may incur in connection with
your purchase or use of the Product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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