AMP5000, AMP5100, AMP5500 - AquaMaster water softeners

MODELS AMP5000, AMP5100, AND
AMP5500
OWNER’S MANUAL AND INSTALLATION GUIDE
VERSION 1.1
10 Year Limited Warranty
To Whom Warranty Is Extended
This warranty is issued to the original owner at the original
location site and is not transferable to other sites or to
subsequent owners of the system.
TO PLACE THE EQUIPMENT UNDER WARRANTY, THE
WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD MUST BE COMPLETED
AND RETURNED BY THE ORIGINAL OWNER TO
AquaMaster® WITHIN 30 DAYS OF INSTALLATION.
Coverage
This limited warranty covers the AquaMaster® system delivered
to the original owner at the original location when the system is
purchased for personal, family, or household use. It is intended
to cover defects occurring in workmanship or materials or both.
Warrantor’s Performance and Length of Limited Warranty
AquaMaster® warrants that upon receipt from the original owner
of any mechanical or electronic part which is found to be
defective in materials or workmanship, AquaMaster® will repair
or replace the defective item for 3 years from date of original
installation. Media is not warranted.
AquaMaster® further warrants that upon receipt from the
original owner of any AquaMaster® media tank/valve body,
brine cabinet, found to be defective in material or workmanship,
AquaMaster® will repair or replace the defective item for
10 years from date of original installation.
All defective parts must be returned, along with the equipment
serial number and date of original installation, to AquaMaster®
PREPAID, and replacement parts will be returned by
AquaMaster® to the original owner FREIGHT COLLECT.
Further Exclusions and Limitations on Warranty
THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE
DESCRIBED IN THIS WARRANTY INSTRUMENT.
This warranty does not cover any service call or labor costs
incurred with respect to the removal and replacement of any
defective part or parts. AquaMaster® will not be liable for, nor
will it pay service call or labor charges incurred or expended
with respect to this warranty.
This warranty does not cover damage to a part or parts of the
system from causes such as fire, accidents, freezing, or
unreasonable use, abuse, or neglect by the owner.
This warranty does not cover damage to a part or parts of the
system resulting from improper installation. All plumbing and
electrical connections should be made in accordance with all
local codes and the installation instructions provided with the
system. The warranty does not cover damage resulting from use
with inadequate or defective plumbing; inadequate or defective
water supply or pressure; inadequate or defective house wiring;
improper voltage, electrical service, or electrical connections; or
violation of applicable building, plumbing, or electrical codes,
laws, ordinances, or regulations.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SECONDARY DAMAGES.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ON THE PRODUCT
DESCRIBED IN THIS WARRANTY WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE
AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THIS WARRANTY.
No dealer, agent, representative or other person is authorized to
extend or expand this limited warranty.
Claims Procedures
Any defects covered by this warranty should be promptly
reported to:
AquaMaster®
4343 South Hamilton Road
Groveport, Ohio 43125, USA
When writing about the defects, please provide the original
owner’s name, telephone number, and original address, serial
number and model number of the product, and date of
purchase. (This information should be listed in General
Information at the front of this manual.) AquaMaster® reserves
the right to replace defective parts with exact duplicates or their
equivalent.
Call the HelpLine, 1-800-437-8993, for Return Information
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The HelpLine fax number is
(614) 836-9876.
In the event the water supply being processed through this
product contains sand, bacterial iron, algae, sulphur, tannins,
organic matter, or other unusual substances, then, unless the
system is represented as being capable of handling these
substances in the system specifications, other special treatment
of the water supply must be used to remove these substances
before they enter this product. Otherwise, AquaMaster® shall
have no obligations under this warranty.
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Contents
OWNER INFORMATION...................................................................................................................................... 4
General Information ....................................................................................................................................... 4
Getting Maximum Efficiency From the Appliance ........................................................................................... 5
INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE INFORMATION ..................................................................................... 6
Checklist Before Installation ........................................................................................................................... 6
Precautions .................................................................................................................................................... 7
Installation Steps and Start-Up Procedures ................................................................................................... 8
Bypass Valve ............................................................................................................................................... 13
Optional Plumbing Procedures..................................................................................................................... 13
Four-Button Controller.................................................................................................................................. 14
Setting the Controller ................................................................................................................................... 17
Advanced Customer Settings ....................................................................................................................... 18
Assembly and Parts ..................................................................................................................................... 20
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................................................... 30
Water Conditioner Specifications ................................................................................................................. 32
Efficiency Statements................................................................................................................................... 33
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OWNER INFORMATION
General Information
Congratulations on choosing a superior AquaMaster® water treatment appliance! Soon you
and your family will be enjoying clean, clear water. Use this guide to attain the maximum
benefit from your appliance. As an owner, you may find the first few pages to be the most
helpful in solving your needs. If you have trouble with the operation of your appliance, see
Troubleshooting in the back of this manual or contact the HelpLine:
1-800-437-8993 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The HelpLine fax number is (614) 836-9876.
The HelpLine is available to answer questions about specific water problems, appliance
installation, and operation. When calling the HelpLine, please have this guide and the serial
number of your appliance available.
Warning: This appliance must be applied to potable water only. It is recommended that an independent dealer
install and maintain this appliance.
Note: The manufacturer reserves the right to make specification and product changes without prior notice.
This manual is for installation, operation, and maintenance of the following water conditioning appliance
models:
 AMP5000
 AMP5100
 AMP5500
For Owner’s Reference
Date of Installation:
Model Number:
Serial Number1:
Installer’s Name:
Distributor Name:
Distributor Address:
Distributor Phone Number:
Hardness:
Iron:
pH:
TDS:
Water Pressure:
Water Temp:
Returned Warranty Card Date2:
1
2
The serial number is located under the cover on the back data plate.
Completely fill out the Warranty Card and return it by mail to ensure that the appliance is registered with the factory and the warranty
becomes validated.
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Getting Maximum Efficiency From the Appliance
To achieve the maximum benefit and performance
from this appliance, familiarize yourself with this
manual and the appliance.
1. The salt level should always be at least 1/3 full.
Refill the salt when the level drops below the
water level in the brine cabinet. A clean pellet,
solar, or cube-type salt is recommended. Do
not use rock salt.
Caution: Do not mix different types of salt.
2. You may use a salt substitute (such as
potassium chloride) in place of water
conditioner salt. A water treatment specialist
should be contacted before a switch is made to
a salt substitute. If potassium chloride is used
in place of salt, the technician must select the
potassium option during the programming of
the controller. See Service Settings.
Caution: Do not use potassium chloride if there
is iron and/or manganese in the water.
3. Should your electricity be off for any reason,
check your controller for the correct time and
reset as necessary. See Customer Settings.
4. Program the appliance to regenerate at a time
when the water is not being used. If there is
more than one appliance, allow two hours
between each regeneration.
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5. If dirt, sand, or large particles are present in the
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water supply, the appropriate filter can
eliminate this problem.
The appliance shall be disinfected after
installation or service with 5.25% sodium
hypochlorite, which is the active ingredient in
household chlorine bleach. To disinfect the
appliance, add 4 fluid ounces (0.12 L) of
chlorine bleach solution to the brine well of the
brine cabinet. The brine cabinet should have
water in it. Start a manual regeneration.
Protect the appliance, including the drain line,
from freezing.
The bypass valve (located on the main control
valve) enables you to bypass the appliance if
any work is being performed on the appliance,
well pump, or plumbing. See Bypass Valve.
Use Bypass mode also for watering plants or
lawns with untreated water.
Before putting the appliance back in service
after work has been performed, turn on the
nearest cold water tap until water runs clear.
Adhere to all operational, maintenance, and
placement requirements.
Inspect and clean the brine cabinet and air
check/draw tube assembly annually or when
sediment is present in the brine cabinet.
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INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
Checklist Before Installation
Refer to this checklist before installation.
 Water Quality—If the water supply contains sand, sulfur, bacteria, iron bacteria, tannins, algae, oil, acid, or
other unusual substances, consider pre-treating the water to remove these contaminants before the water
supply enters the appliance, unless the appliance is represented as being capable of treating these
contaminants in its specifications.
The appropriate AquaMaster® Water Filter can address these water shortcomings. Contact your water
treatment specialist for assistance in obtaining appropriate pre-treatment before the water supply enters this
appliance.
 Iron—A common problem found in many water supplies is iron. It is important to know what type of and how
much iron is in the water supply.
Iron Type
Ferrous Iron*
(sometimes called clear
water or dissolved iron)
Ferric Iron
Organic Iron or Bacterial
Iron
Colloidal Iron
Description
Only type of iron that can be treated with a water softener. See Maximum Ferrous Iron in
Specifications.
Insoluble and the particles can eventually foul a resin bed. It should be filtered out before
the water reaches the softener
Attached to other organic compounds in the water. Additional treatment is needed to
remove this type of iron
Not dissolved, yet stays in suspension. A softener cannot remove this type of iron
* If the water supply contains ferrous iron, a commercially available resin bed cleaner should be used every six months. Follow the
instructions on the container. The hardness setting increases by 4 grains per gallon for every 1 mg/L (ppm) of ferrous iron
programmed into the controller.
 Water Characteristics—The conditioner requires a pH of 7 or above to function properly. An iron test to
determine iron levels is also necessary. An Acid Neutralizing Filter may be necessary if pH levels are below 7.
 Water Hardness—Double check the hardness of the water with the test strips provided to verify that your
appliance is the right one for the job. If the result of your hardness test strip
reaches the test maximum of 25 grains per gallon (427.5 ppm), mix 1 cup (0.25
liters) tap water with 1 cup (0.25 liters) distilled water. Then retest this mixture for
hardness. Multiply your reading by 2 and use this setting number.
 Model AMP5000 will condition water for up to 70 grains of hardness per
gallon (1,197 mg/L).
 Model AMP5100 will condition water for up to 90 grains of hardness per
gallon (1,539 mg/L).
 Model AMP5500 is FOR MUNICIPALLY-SUPPLIED WATER without iron. Model AMP5500 will condition
water up to 35 grains of hardness per gallon (600 mg/L).
 Water Pressure—Not less than 20 psi or greater than 120 psi (1.4–8.4 bar) constant. If water pressure
exceeds 70 psi (4.8 bar), a pressure regulator is recommended.*
 Water Supply Flow Rate—A minimum of 2 gallons (7.6 liters) for AMP5000 & AMP5100, or minimum of 3
gallons (11.4 liters) for AMP5500 per minute or equal to the backwash flow rate of the particular model is
recommended. For the purposes of plumbing sizing, only the rated service flow rate and corresponding
pressure loss may be used. Prolonged operation of a water conditioner at flow rates exceeding the tested
service flow rate may compromise performance.
 Water Temperature—Not less than 40° or greater than 120°F (6°–49°C).
*Applies to US plumbing codes. Check the plumbing codes of your country.
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Checklist Before Installation, Cont.
 Drain—Drain the appliance to an appropriate drain, such as a floor drain or washer drain that will comply with
all applicable plumbing codes. To prevent back-siphoning, provide an adequate air gap or a siphon break. See
Installation Steps and Start-Up Procedures. For installations under the kitchen sink, be sure to install the drain
line using a dish wash air gap. Call the factory for recommended installation.
 Electricity—The transformer supplied is for a standard 120 volt, 60-cycle AC outlet for locations in North
America or 220 volt, 50-cycle AC outlet for locations outside North America.
If you have any questions, contact your water treatment specialist.
Precautions
Do
Comply with all applicable building, plumbing, and electrical codes.
Install the appliance before the water heater.
Install the appliance after the pressure tank on well-water installations.
Install a pressure-reducing valve if the inlet pressure exceeds 70 psi (4.8 bar).*
Examine the inlet line from the pressure tank to appliance on well water with iron (recommended minimum
inlet pipe size 3/4-inch I.D.). On municipal water, recommended minimum inlet pipe size is 1/2-inch I.D.
6. Install a gravity drain on the cabinet.
7. Secure the drain line on the appliance and at the drain outlet. See Installation Steps and Start-Up
Procedures.
8. Allow a minimum of 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3.1 meters) of 3/4-inch pipe from the outlet of the appliance to the
inlet of the water heater.
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5.
Do Not
1. Do not install if checklist items are not satisfactory. See Checklist Before Installation.
2. Do not install if the incoming or outlet piping water temperature exceeds 120°F (49°C). See Water
Conditioner Specifications.
3. Do not allow soldering torch heat to be transferred to valve components or plastic parts when using the
optional copper adapters.
4. Do not overtighten the plastic fittings.
5. Do not plumb the appliance against a wall that would prohibit access to plumbing. See Installation Steps
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10.
and Start-Up Procedures.
Do not install the appliance backward. Follow the arrows on the inlet and outlet.
Do not plug the transformer into an outlet that is activated by an On/Off switch.
Do not connect the drain and the overflow (gravity drain) lines together.
Do not use to treat water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate
disinfection before or after the appliance.
Do not allow your appliance or drain line to freeze.
*Applies to US plumbing codes. Check the plumbing codes of your country.
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Installation Steps and Start-Up Procedures
Step 1
Prepare the Placement Area
A. Make sure the placement area is clean.
B. Turn off the electricity and water supply to the water heater. For gas water heaters, turn the
gas cock to “Pilot.”
C. Examine the inlet plumbing to ensure that the pipe is not plugged with lime, iron, or any
other substance. Clean or replace plugged plumbing.
D. Make sure the inlet/outlet and drain connections meet the applicable plumbing codes
E. Check the arrows on the bypass valve to ensure that the water flows in the proper direction.
See Bypass Valve. Caution: Do not plumb the appliance in backward.
F. Place the appliance in the desired location using Figure 1 as a guide. The diagram in
Figure 1 applies to basement, slab, crawl space, and outside installations. For under
counter (kitchen sink), consult the factory for recommended instructions.
G. For most installations, install the appliance after the pressure tank and any water filter
appliance or water meter and before the water heater unless otherwise recommended.
When installing any additional filters, such as a carbon filter for well water, place the filter
after any water conditioning appliance unless otherwise recommended. Contact the
HelpLine for further assistance in determining the proper installation sequence.
Water Heaters: If less than 10 feet (3.1 meters) of pipe connects the water treatment
appliance(s) to the water heater, install a check valve between the water treatment
appliance and the water heater as close to the water heater as possible. Ensure that the
water heater has an adequately rated temperature and pressure safety relief valve.
H. For outside installations, the appliance should be enclosed so it is protected from the
weather.
Figure 1: Appliance Placement
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Installation Steps and Start-Up Procedures, Cont.
Step 2
Turn Off Water Supply
A. Turn off the water supply.
B. Open the hot and cold water taps to depressurize the lines.
Step 3
Connect Water Lines
Note: See Optional Plumbing Procedures for information
on copper fittings and joining plastic pipe.
A. Install Qest fittings. Qest connection fittings are
provided with your appliance. Qest fittings provide a
convenient, easy-to-use three-piece assembly for
3/4-inch copper plumbing or 3/4-inch CTS CPVC
plastic tubing.
Ensure that the three components (1: collar, 2: metal
retaining ring, and 3: nylon sleeve) are correctly
installed in sequence on the pipe. (See Figure 2.)
Note: Do not use Teflon tape or plumber’s putty with
Qest fittings. They are not necessary.
B. Attach the water lines to the appliance in compliance
with all applicable building, plumbing, and electrical
codes. (See : Qest Fittings
C. Figure 3.) Do NOT over tighten the connections on
the plastic threads.
D. Check the arrows on the valve to ensure that the
water flows in the proper direction.
Caution: Do NOT plumb your appliance in
backward.
Step 4
Removing the salt port lid:
•
Using the side indent,
slightly open the salt port
lid on the cabinet cover.
•
Slide the lid towards you,
facing the front of the
appliance, and remove.
Caution: Do NOT lift the lid
higher than the top of the
unit; this may cause the
tabs to break.
Figure 2: Qest Fittings
Connect Gravity Overflow Connection
The overflow line drains away excess water should the
tank fill with too much water or the appliance malfunction.
A. Check that the overflow elbow is in the down
position.
B. Connect 1/2-inch (12.7-mm) I.D. tubing (size cannot
be reduced) between the overflow fitting and a floor
drain, laundry tub, or other suitable waste receptor.
This tubing is not supplied with the appliance. Ensure
that the overflow line ends at a drain that is at least
3 inches (76 mm) lower than the bottom of the
overflow fitting. Maintain a minimum 2-inch (50-mm)
air gap. The gravity line cannot be run overhead.
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Figure 3: Connect Water Lines
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Step 5
Connect Drain Line
The drain line carries away the backwash water as part
of the regeneration cycle.
A. Connect the drain line to the drain end cap with a
minimum 1/2-inch (12.7-mm) I.D. tubing (supplied).
The size cannot be reduced.
B. Route the drain line to a floor drain, laundry tub, or
other suitable waste receptor. Maintain a minimum
2-inch (50-mm) air gap between the drain line and
the flood level rim of the waste receptor to prevent
back-siphoning. This drain line should make the
shortest run to the suitable drain.
C. The drain line may be elevated up to 8 feet (2.4 m)
from the discharge on the appliance as long as the
water pressure in your system is 40 psi (2.8 bar) or
more.
D. If the drain line is 25 feet (7.6 m) or longer, increase
the drain line to 3/4-inch (19-mm) I.D. The end of
the drain line must be equal to or lower in height
than the control valve.
Caution: The drain line must not be kinked,
crimped, or restricted in any way.
Step 6
Figure 4: Connect Drain Line
Figure 5: Bypass Position
Flush Lines
A. Place the appliance in the Bypass position.
B. Turn on the main water supply.
C. Open the nearest cold water faucet to flush the
plumbing of any excess soldering flux, air, or any
other foreign material.
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Step 7
Check for Leaks
A. Close all faucets.
B. Check all lines and connections for leaks. If leaks are
found:
1. Turn off the main water supply.
2. Open a cold water faucet to depressurize the lines.
3. Close the faucet to eliminate any siphoning action.
4. Repair all leaks.
5. Turn on the water supply.
6. Place the bypass in the Service position to slowly
fill the media tank.
7. Open a cold water faucet to purge air out of the
media tank.
8. Close the faucet and recheck for leaks.
Step 8
Plug in the Transformer
A. Connect the transformer power cord to the back of the
controller.
B. Make sure the transformer cord is fed through the
same area as the drain and water lines.
C. Plug the transformer into an appropriate outlet.
D. Ensure that the outlet selected is not operated by an
On/Off switch.
Step 9
Figure 6: Service Position
Figure 7: Connect Transformer
Power Cord
Set Up the Controller
A. Program the appliance controller. See Setting and
Using the Controller.
Step 10
Add Water to the Brine Cabinet
A. Remove any packaging or installation materials.
B. Add 2 gallons (7.6 L) of water to the brine cabinet. After the first regeneration, the appliance
will automatically refill the correct amount of water into the brine cabinet.
C. Ensure that the bypass is in Service position.
D. Ensure that the salt dosage is set as recommended for the application.
E. Initiate a manual regeneration (see Setting and Using the Controller) and inspect for proper
operation. Allow the appliance to draw all the water out of the brine cabinet until the air
check/draw tube sets (8–10 minutes).
F. Press the Regenerate button to advance to the Brine Refill (04) position. Let the tank fill with
the proper amount of water. The controller will then step the valve to the Home position.
Note: This initial startup is the only time you will add water to the brine cabinet. Do not add
water at any other time.
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Installation Steps and Start-Up Procedures, Cont.
Step 11
Fill the Brine Cabinet With Salt
A. Fill the brine cabinet with salt. (See Figure 8.) Use
clean, white pellet or solar salt. Do not mix pellet
with solar salt.
Note: Always keep the salt level above the water
level. For convenience, completely fill the tank when
refilling with salt.
B. After you add salt, including adding it after the tank
has run out of salt, wait two hours for saturated
brine before starting any regeneration.
Caution: Use of potassium chloride when iron
and/or manganese are present in the raw water
supply is not recommended.
Step 12
Complete the Installation
Figure 8: Fill Brine Cabinet With Salt
A. Ensure that the bypass is left in the Service
position. See Bypass Valve.
B. Ensure the water supply is on.
C. Open the inlet valve and turn on the electricity to the water heater. For gas water heaters,
return the gas cock to “On.”
D. Open a cold water tap and allow the appliance to flush for 20 minutes or until approximately
72 gallons (275 L) have passed through the appliance. This procedure is required to meet
NSF compliance. Verify the flow rate on the controller, which indicates water flow.
See Figure 10.
E. Test the water at the nearest tap to verify soft water.
F. Place the cover on the cabinet.
G. Close the salt port lid.
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Bypass Valve
The bypass valve can isolate the appliance should the appliance malfunction or leak. It can also permit the use
of untreated water for watering plants, shrubs, or lawns.
The bypass is located on the main control valve. See Figure 9. To engage the bypass, turn the knob to the
Bypass position. The appliance will be bypassed and all water to the home is raw, untreated water. To prevent
untreated water from entering the home, water should not be used inside the home when the appliance is in
Bypass mode. Ensure that the appliance is returned to Service mode when the appliance is repaired or the use
of untreated water is complete by turning the knob to Service.
To blend hardness back into the water using the bypass, turn the knob slightly from the Service position toward
the Bypass position.
Figure 9: Bypass Valve
Optional Plumbing Procedures
This section provides information on plumbing with copper fittings and with plastic pipe.
Hard Plumbing the Bypass With Copper Fittings
Do not use Qest fittings for hard plumbing with copper fittings. When preparing the male threaded fittings of the
I/O adapter, use the following guidelines to avoid damage to the plastic pipe threads.
A. Wrap the threads three times with 1/2-inch wide Teflon tape. Place each consecutive wrap on top of
the previous wrap.
B. To prevent tearing of the tape, use Teflon paste on the first two male threads only. The paste lubricates
the tape and fills the small void areas that might exist between the threads. When the joint is complete,
there will be a small bead of sealant at the fitting interface, which indicates a properly joined
connection.
C. Use a union with a threaded connection to facilitate repair of potential leaks in soldered joints.
D. Prepare the copper tail assemblies in advance to enable them to cool prior to final assembly. Advance
preparation and cooling will prevent heat damage to the plastic pipe threads of the adapter.
E. Ensure that the copper tube is long enough to allow fitting clearance with the valve cover in place.
F. Turn the fitting counterclockwise until you feel the threads engage and then tighten to prevent cross
threading. Do NOT overtighten the fittings.
Caution: Do NOT allow heat from the torch to transfer to the plastic valve component, which could be
damaged.
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Optional Plumbing Procedures, Cont.
Plastic (PVC/CPVC) Pipe Joining Procedure
To ensure reliable joint integrity when using solvent cement for PVC/CPVC plumbing, follow these
recommendations:
A. Cutting—The pipe must be cut square to allow for the proper interfacing of the pipe end and the fitting
socket bottom. Use a wheel cutter, miter saw, or a ratchet shear for best results.
B. Deburring and Beveling—Use a knife, plastic pipe deburring tool, or a file to remove burrs from the
end of the pipe. Be sure to remove all burrs from the inside as well as the outside of the pipe. All pipe
ends should be beveled to permit easier insertion of the pipe into the fitting. Failure to bevel the pipe
end may cause a “wiping” effect in the fitting where the cement is forced to the end of the fitting socket.
This creates a weak joint.
C. Test Dry Fit of the Joint—Tapered fitting sockets are designed so that an interference fit should occur
when the pipe is inserted about one-third to two-thirds of the way into the socket. Occasionally, when
pipe and fitting dimensions are at the tolerance extremes, it will be possible to fully insert dry pipe to the
bottom of the fitting socket. When this happens, a sufficient quantity of cement must be applied to the
joint to fill the gap between the pipe and fitting.
D. Inspection, Cleaning, and Priming—Inspect the inside of the pipe and fitting sockets and remove dirt,
grease, or moisture with a clean dry cloth. If wiping fails to clean the surfaces, use a chemical cleaner.
Check for possible damage such as splits or cracks and replace if necessary. Use purple primer to
penetrate and soften the bonding surfaces of the PVC or CPVC pipe and fittings. Proceed without
hesitation to the cementing procedure while the primed surfaces are still wet.
E. Application of Solvent Cement—Apply the solvent cement evenly and quickly around the outside of
the pipe while the primer is still wet. Apply a light coat of cement evenly around the inside of the fitting
socket. Do not allow excess cement to “puddle” in the fitting. Apply a second coat of cement to the pipe
end.
F. Joint Assembly—Working quickly, insert the pipe into the fitting socket and give a 1/4-turn of the pipe
or fitting while pushing toward the fitting stop. This action will evenly distribute the cement. Do NOT
continue to rotate the pipe or fitting after the stop has been reached. Hold the joint tightly together for
about 15 seconds to prevent the pipe from “creeping” out of the fitting. A good joint will have sufficient
cement to make a small bead all the way around the outside of the fitting hub. The joint should not be
disturbed immediately after the cementing procedure. Allow adequate time for the joint to cure properly.
Exact drying time is hard to predict because of environmental variables. Follow the recommended joint
curing times on the primer and cement container labels.
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Four-Button Controller
This appliance features a four-button controller with an LCD display.
The controller can be used to view the appliance’s status, perform
regenerations, and change settings. The controller must be set up
correctly for the appliance to perform properly.
Note: Ensure that the bottom of the controller is firmly locked onto
the four tabs on the top of the drive end cap assembly. See Cabinet
and Cover Assemblies diagram later in this manual.
Figure 10: Four-Button Controller
Controller Part
LCD Display
Function
Shows the status of the controller
Demand Mode
The controller measures water usage and regenerates based on need, so you do not have to worry
about vacation settings or extra guests. The appliance will regenerate using only the necessary
amount of water and salt. If your power has been off, the appliance will retain programmed settings
indefinitely
Note: You should not need to change from Demand Mode
Soft Water
Remaining
Shows the gallons (or liters) of soft water remaining until the next automatic regeneration. Typically,
each person in the household uses about 75 gallons (284 L) per day. Water remaining is in gallons
in hundreds (or liters in hundreds or thousands, depending on how much capacity is remaining).
For example 88 = 8,800 gallons (33 = 3,300 or 33,000 liters)
Recharge/
Regeneration
Status
Shows regeneration cycle numbers during regeneration. The read-out will flash with the cycle
number. The flashing regeneration numbers are:
First cycle
(01) First Backwash
Second and Third cycles
(02) Brine/Slow Rinse
Fourth cycle
(03) Second Backwash
Fifth cycle
(04) Brine Refill
Sixth cycle
(HO) Service (Briefly)
When regeneration is complete, the display shows the number of gallons in hundreds of soft water
remaining. (See above) Regeneration typically is complete in about 30 minutes.
waterMizerTM
Indicates that water is flowing through the appliance; the waterMizerTM indicator turns whenever
water is being used; useful for checking for proper plumbing and leaks
powerClean™
Displays when feature is activated. See Power Clean™ Button
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Four-Button Controller, Cont.
Button
Function
Set
Used to set Customer Settings
Change
Used to change Customer Settings
Power Clean
(5000 and 5100
only)
Activates/deactivates the powerClean™ feature, which is a service/maintenance step for water
supplies that have an excessive amount of iron. “powerClean™” will display when this feature is
activated. The appliance will regenerate every other day with five pounds (2.3 kg) of salt. Leave the
powerClean™ feature on for a minimum of two weeks. The frequent regeneration will eliminate iron
buildup in the resin bed. The use of salt with an iron cleaning agent or iron out cleaner is
recommended for continuous use as a preventive measure against iron fouling of the resin bed.
Use this feature every six months as a part of your routine maintenance procedure to ensure a long
service life for your water treatment appliance
Regenerate
Used when starting your water conditioner to start an immediate regeneration, or to restore
capacity if you run out of salt
To Start an Immediate Regeneration
1. Press and hold the Regenerate button for about five seconds.
2. The appliance is in regeneration mode and will display the status of each cycle.
3. After all regeneration cycles are complete, the display will return to normal operating
mode.
To Quickly Advance Through the Regeneration Cycles
(used when starting up or diagnosing the appliance only)
4. Press and hold the Regenerate button for about five seconds until the cycle begins.
5. The cycle position will display (for example, 01).
6. If the controller does not advance to the next cycle position after 20 seconds, press and
hold the Regenerate button until the cycle number changes (about 2 seconds).
Each cycle can be advanced by pressing the Regenerate button. Always wait until the cycle
position displays before advancing to the next cycle position.
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Setting the Controller
Step 13
Determine the Controller Setting Number
H. For municipal water, call the water department to
determine the hardness and pH of your water supply.
 For well water, use the hardness test strips provided
with your appliance, or have a sample of your
untreated water tested by a water testing laboratory.
9. Test Strips—Follow the instructions on the test
strips. If the color on your test strip is
between two readings, use the higher number.
Compare the colors as soon as you remove them
from your water. This number gives the hardness
in grains per gallon and parts per million (mg/L).
10. Testing Laboratory—To ensure proper settings,
have a sample of your untreated water tested for
iron and pH. To find a facility to test your water
sample, check your Yellow Pages under Water
Analysis or Water Testing or contact the company
below to conduct a test for you.
National Testing Laboratories, Ltd.
1-800-458-3330
www.ntllabs.com or www.watercheck.com
Figure 11: Hardness Test Strips
11. If the pH is below seven and you have a 700 or
900 unit, call the HelpLine listed in General
Information.
 Use the following example to determine the controller
setting.
Your Water
Enter hardness grains per gallon (mg/L)
If your water contains 3 ppm (mg/L) iron, add 15 (257)*
The sum is your controller setting number
+
English Example
20
+
15
35
Metric Example
342
257
600 (rounded)
*Increase your water hardness setting by 5 grains per gallon for every 1 ppm (mg/L) of ferrous iron.
Step 14
Enter Your Setting Number Into the Controller
I. Press and hold the Set button for about 5 seconds until “25” displays.
 Press the Change button until the display matches your compensated number. Once you
pass “70” (models 700 and 950) or “90” (model 900), the display will reset to “03.”
 Press Set to save the hardness setting number.
 To recheck the hardness setting number, hold down the Set button for about 5 seconds.
Note: Refer to Specifications for the maximum water hardness that your appliance can
handle.
Your controller is now set.
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Advanced Customer Settings
Most customers will want to use the factory default settings, so no changes are necessary. However, you can
reset the controller settings if the factory default settings are not suitable for your needs.
Note: Be sure to check that the Time of Day is correct.
Set High Capacity or High Efficiency
Your appliance can be programmed for High Capacity (HC) or High Efficiency (HE).
 High Capacity means the appliance will regenerate less often, but use more salt.
 High Efficiency will make the appliance regenerate more often and use less salt. This is the default. The
High Efficiency setting meets or exceeds the requirement some states have for salt efficiency.
To Enter Advanced Customer Settings Mode
A. Press and hold the Set and Change buttons at the same time for 3 seconds. The display should show
only the controller type. After 3 seconds, the entire screen is lit for a half second, and then “HC”
displays.
a. Press Change to toggle the digit display between “HC” and “HE.”
b. When the desired value is displayed, press Set.
Note: HE ensures the appliance chooses salt settings that get 4,000 grains per pound (570
grams/kg) of salt for each regeneration or better. This choice meets or exceeds the requirement
some states currently have in regards to salt efficiency.
Note: All models are equipped with patented capacity guard.
Once in HC or HE, you can set the mode, hours to next regeneration, gallons or liters, time format, time of day,
and time of regeneration.
Step 15
Set Mode
Display reads “Demand Mode.”
To Change Mode
J. Press Change.
− Delay Mode allows regeneration at a specific time (for example, at 2 a.m. when less
water is typically being used).
− Demand Mode triggers a regeneration as soon as softening capacity is exhausted. This
is the default.
 When the desired mode is displayed, press Set.
Step 16
Set 96 Hours Until Regeneration
Display reads “96 Hours.”
To Change Setting
K. Press Change to turn Off. If “96 Hours” is selected, the appliance will work no more than
4 days without a regeneration. Default is for “96 Hours” to be On.
Note: If there is iron in your water, select this option. If you are using model 950, on most
municipal water supplies, turn this option Off.
 When the desired setting is displayed, press Set.
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Advanced Customer Settings, Cont.
Step 17
Set Gallons or Liters
Display reads “Gallons (or Liters) x 100.”
To Set Gallons or Liters
L. Press Change to toggle between gallons and liters. Choosing “Gallons” sets the controller to
English units, and choosing “Liters” sets it to metric units.
 When the desired units are displayed, press Set.
Step 18
Set Time Format
Display reads “12” if gallons were chosen or “24” if liters were chosen.
To Set Time Format
M. Press Change to toggle between 24 and 12. This controls the selection of a 12-hour (AM/PM)
or 24-hour clock. If 24-hour, 00=midnight.
 When the desired time format is displayed, press Set.
Step 19
Set Time of Day
Display reads “Set Time” and “12” (or “24”).
To Change Time of Day
N. Press Change until the current time is displayed. Default is 12 PM.
Note: Set time to the nearest hour.
 When the desired time is displayed, press Set.
Step 20
Set Regeneration Time
Display reads “Set Reg. Time” followed by the current regeneration time that is set (02).
To Change Regeneration Time
O. Press Change. Default is 2 AM.
 When the desired regeneration time is displayed, press Set.
Note: Whenever you experience an electrical outage, check your controller for the correct time.
Make any necessary corrections.
Programming is now complete.
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Assembly and Parts
Cabinet/Cover/Salt Lid Assemblies
Figure 12: Cabinet and Cover Assemblies
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Part #
54376
54379
54545-900
54545-700
54310
93245
23001
54909
54305
93530
95505
97509
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Description
Salt Lid
Valve Cover Assembly
Computer Control Assembly—Model 5100
Computer Control Assembly—Model 5000 and 5500
Brine Well Cover
12V Transformer/Power Cord
Cabinet—Model 5000
Cabinet—Model 5100 and 5500
Support Panel
Media tank, empty—Model 5000 only
Media tank, empty—Model 5100 only
Media tank, empty, fill plug—Model 5500 only
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1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Assembly and Parts, Cont.
Cabinet and Assemblies
Figure 14: Cabinet and Assemblies
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Part #
C0700A
54512
93838
93281
93272
93808
90828
54520
93870
93504
93835
90268-2.4
90268-3.0
93809
V185
93842
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Description
Overflow Elbow
Bypass Assembly
O-Ring
Fill Plug—Model 5500 only
O-Ring—Model 5500 only
O-Ring
O-Ring
Drive End Cap Assembly
Screw
Injector Assembly
Sleeve
Drain End Cap, Barbed—Models 5000 and 5100 only
Drain End Cap Assembly—Model 5500 only
Screw
Drain Fitting, 1/2" MNPT x Barb
Drain Line
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1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
4
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
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Assembly and Parts, Cont.
Injector Assembly
Figure 15: Injector Assembly
1
2
3
4
93223 Injector
Throat
53224 Injector
Nozzle with
Over-Mold Gasket
53235 Injector Cap
Part #
93223
53224
93806
53235
93504
Description
Injector Throat
Injector Nozzle with Over-Mold Gasket
O-Ring
Injector Cap
All of the above parts
Quantity
1
1
1
1
In conjunction with the Injector Nozzle (53224) it creates the vacuum that draws the brine solution
from the brine cabinet. The center hole should be clear of debris, round, and undamaged. The
Throat should be pressed flush into the opening in the valve. If the Throat is removed, it must be
replaced with a new one.
Together with the Throat (93223) creates the vacuum that draws the brine solution from the Brine
Cabinet. The small hole in the Injector Nozzle (53224) is the one that creates the
“injection-stream” that enters the Throat. It is important that this hole is round, undamaged, and
clear of debris. If this hole becomes “clogged,” do not use anything (such as metal objects) to
clear this opening. Damage may occur. Use a clean cloth and flush with water. If necessary, a
wooden toothpick may be used. When assembling to the Valve, the Nozzle hole should line up
with the Throat. Flush screen with water to clean. The over-mold gasket seals between the
Injector Nozzle and the Injector Cap.
Holds the injector assembly together and seals the assembly to the Main Valve Body.
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Assembly and Parts, Cont.
Bypass Assembly
Figure 16: Bypass Assembly
1
2
3
4
5
6
Part #
54512
93860
90809
54320
90522
93838
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Bypass Assembly (also includes items 2-6)
Turbine Sensor/Cap Assembly
Sensor Cap Screw, self-tapping
Plastic Turbine Axle
Turbine Assembly
O-Ring
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1
1
1
1
1
2
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Assembly and Parts, Cont.
Drive End Cap Assembly
Figure 17: Drive End Cap Assembly
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Part #
90802
90217
93891
93238
90809
93219
93217
93583
54202
90818
54521
90821
54502 KIT
90828
93808
53522
93839
54520
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Screw, self-tapping
Drive Motor
1/4" Hex Nut
Drive Gear
Screw, self-tapping, Cam Cover
Piston Slide Cam Cover
Piston Slide Cam
Drive End Cap
Piston Slide
Screw, self-tapping
Brine Valve Assembly
O-Ring
Magnet Disk Assembly
O-Ring
O-Ring
Drive Piston Assembly
Drain Gasket
Entire Assembly (all of the above parts except 1, 2, and 13)
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1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Assembly and Parts, Cont.
Drive End Cap Assembly Cont.
90217 Drive Motor
93238 Drive Gear
93219 Piston Slide
Cam Cover
93217 Piston Slide
Cam
93583 Drive End Cap
54202 Piston Slide
53522 Drive Piston
Assembly
The Motor is held in place by two, 1/2-inch self-tapping screws. The screws should be “snug.” The
brass pinion gear on the Motor should engage the plastic Drive Gear (93238). The wires should
be securely fastened to the Controller.
The Drive gear is assembled to the Slide Cam by means of a “keyed” opening, which transfers the
“torque” generated by the Motor to the rest of the drive system. If the drive system becomes
jammed, this opening can become “rounded” causing the gear to turn, but not the Piston Slide
Cam. If this occurs, clear the jam and replace the Drive Gear (93238) and Piston Slide Cam
(93217).
The cover secures the Piston Slide Cam (93217) in place and acts as a bushing for the Cam
Shaft.
This is the “heart” of the drive system. There is a threaded stainless steel shaft that runs through
the main drive axle. The Drive Gear (93238) is attached at the short end and the Magnet Disk
(54502) at the other end. The Slide Cam is assembled inside of the Piston Slide (54202). This
Cam Shaft should turn freely before the Motor is assembled.
Seals the two openings on the Main Valve Body. The larger diameter opening is sealed with an
O-Ring used as an axial or “face” seal. The O-Ring sits in a groove in the End Cap. This groove
must be free of defects such as pits or scratches and also free of debris. The smaller diameter
seal is accomplished with an O-Ring used as a radial seal. The O-Ring should be placed on the
male boss on the End Cap. When assembling the End Cap to the Valve Body, care should be
taken to make sure the small O-Ring is aligned with the opening in the Valve Body and that the
large O-Ring stays in the groove in the End Cap. If misaligned, the O-Rings can become pinched
and leak.
The Slide should move freely inside the End Cap Housing.
The Drive Piston attaches to the Piston Slide (54202) by placing the “slot” of the Piston onto the
matching flat of the Slide. To remove Piston, rotate Piston 90° counterclockwise. To replace
Piston, rotate 90° clockwise until you hear an audible “click.” See reference drawings below.
Dimple
Align Flats
Position Piston Assembly (53522) Vertical
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Rotate The Piston Assembly 90 Degrees
Clockwise Until You Hear An Audible Click
As It Snaps Into Place
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Assembly and Parts, Cont.
Brine Valve Housing Assembly
Static O-Ring
Concave side
Figure 18: Brine Valve Housing Assembly
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
53511 Brine
Piston
53510 Housing
90843 0.5 gpm
Flow Control
Part #
53511
90821
53510
90843
93805
54314
90818
54315
90828
54521
Description
Piston Assembly (includes O-Ring & Spring)
O-Ring
Housing
0.5 gpm Flow Control
O-Ring
Brine Valve Cap
Screw, self-tapping
Brine Valve Elbow
O-Ring
Entire Assembly (all of the above parts)
Quantity
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
The Piston should have an O-Ring on the shaft side of the flange and a spring pressed onto a boss on
the other side. The O-Ring should be free of defects such as cuts or debris on the shaft side.
Just inside the entrance hole for the Brine Piston (53511) is a concave seat area that must be free of
defects such as nicks, indentations, or debris. This seat area ensures a leak-free seal for the static
O-Ring on the Brine Piston. If any defects are detected by visual inspection, repair or replace as
needed.
The Flow Button has two distinct and different sides. One is “flat”; the other is “concave.” The button
should be centered in the housing opening with the four locator “ribs” with the concave side facing the
Housing End Cap (93247).
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Assembly and Parts, Cont.
Drain End Cap Assembly
Figure 19: Drain End Cap Assembly
1
2
3
4
Part #
93808
90268
H2086-2.4
H2086-3.0
90267
90268-2.4
90268-3.0
90268 Drain End Cap
H2086 Drain Line
Flow Control
90267 Retainer
Description
O-Ring
Drain End Cap
Drain Line Flow Control— Models 5000 and 5100
Drain Line Flow Control— Model 5500
Retainer
Entire Assembly (all the above parts)—Models 5000 and 5100
Entire Assembly (all the above parts)—Model 5500
Quantity
1
1
1
1
1
The Drain End Cap (90268) seals the left opening on the Main Valve Body. The opening is sealed
with an O-Ring used as axial or “face” seal. The O-Ring sits in a groove in the End Cap. This
groove must be free of defects such as pits or scratches and also free of debris. When
assembling the End Cap to the Valve Body, care should be taken to make sure that the O-Ring
stays in the groove in the End Cap. If misaligned, the O-Ring can become pinched and leak.
The Drain Line Flow Control (DLFC) maintains a constant (plus or minus 10%) backwash flow rate
at varying pressures. Care should be taken when replacing DLFCs to ensure that the correct rate
is being used for a particular model. Refer to Specifications. When assembling the flow control,
ensure that the rounded (radiused) side of the hole faces in toward the water flow.
The Retainer (90267) holds the backwash Flow Control (H2086) in place. One side is smooth and
the other has a groove for a screwdriver. When assembling the retainer to the Drain End Cap
(90268), the retainer should be screwed in until it stops. If the retainer is not fully engaged, the
Flow Control may not function properly.
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Assembly and Parts, Cont.
Safety Shutoff Assembly
1
2
3
Figure 20: Safety Shutoff Assembly
1
2
3
Part #
54226
56018
54228
54229
54700
54900
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Description
Safety Shutoff (See Figure 21)
Float
Air Check—Model 5000
Air Check—Model 5100 and 5500
Entire Assembly (all of the above parts)—Model 5000
Entire Assembly (all of the above parts)—Model 5100 and 5500
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1
1
1
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Assembly and Parts, Cont.
Safety Shutoff Valve Elbow Installation
3/8-inch Plastic Gripper
3/8-inch Retainer Sleeve
3/8-inch Nut
3/8-inch Plastic Insert
Safety Shutoff Valve
3/8-inch Poly Tube
2
Hex Nut
Wrist Pin
1/2-inch Retainer Sleeve
1/2-inch Plastic Gripper
1
1/2-inch Nut
Air Check/Draw Tube
3/8-inch = 10 mm
1/2-inch = 13 mm
Figure 21: Safety Shutoff Valve Elbow Installation
1
2
Part #
54112
54138
Description
1/2-inch (13-mm) Compression Assembly
3/8-inch (10-mm) Compression Assembly
Quantity
1
1
The nut, gripper, and retainer sleeve are a three-piece assembly that can come apart if removed from the elbow
body. Parts must be reassembled exactly as shown to function properly.
When connecting the 3/8-inch (10-mm) poly tube, first assemble the nut, gripper, and retainer sleeve on the
tubing. Then insert the plastic insert. Screw the nut on the elbow body. With a wrench, tighten the nut securely
to create a water-tight connection.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
No soft water after
regeneration
Possible Cause
No salt in brine cabinet
Sediment in brine cabinet has plugged the
brine line and air check/draw tube
Flow control is plugged
Drain line is pinched, frozen, or restricted
Clogged injector assembly
Salt bridge has formed due to high humidity
or the wrong kind of salt
No soft water
The bypass valve is in the Bypass position
Appliance is plumbed backward
Extended power outage
Water hardness has increased
Not metering water
No flow is indicated
when water is flowing
The bypass valve is in the Bypass position
Appliance is plumbed backward
Sensor not receiving signal from magnet on
turbine
Flow indicated when
water is not being used
No read-out in display
The household plumbing system has a leak
Electric cord is unplugged
No electric power at outlet
Defective transformer
Defective circuit board
High ambient room temperature. If the
temperature exceeds 120°F, the display will
blank out. This does not affect the operation
of the controller
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Solution
Add salt
Remove air check/draw tube and flush with
clean water. Clean injector assembly. Clean
any sediment from brine cabinet
Remove brine piston housing and clear debris
from the flow control
Straighten, thaw, or unclog the drain line
Remove injector cap and clean nozzle and
throat with a wooden toothpick. Replace throat
if removed
Test with a blunt object like a broom handle.
Push the handle into the salt to dislodge the
salt bridge, or use hot water around the inside
perimeter to loosen salt
Place the bypass valve in the Service position
Check that appliance is plumbed correctly
Reset the time of day
Re-test the water and re-enter a new setting
number
Flow should be indicated with water usage. If
no flow, see below
Place the bypass valve in the Service position
Check that appliance is plumbed correctly
Remove sensor from Bypass housing. Test
with magnet on either flat side of sensor. If
flow is indicated, check turbine. If no flow,
replace sensor
Repair the leak
Plug in the transformer
Check power source. Make sure outlet is not
controlled by a switch
Test with volt meter for 12 VAC at control. If
less than 10 VAC or greater than 14 VAC,
replace the transformer
With 12 VAC present at controller, replace the
controller
No action necessary
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Troubleshooting, Cont.
Problem
Appliance stays in
regeneration
Excess water in brine
cabinet
Possible Cause
Controller not attached properly
Defective magnet disk
Foreign object in valve body
Broken valve assembly. Motor running
Restricted, frozen, or pinched drain line
Plugged brine line, brine line flow control, or
air check/draw tube
Plugged injector assembly
Not regenerating in
proper sequence
Salty water
Sticking brine refill valve
Magnet disk defective
Defective controller
Plugged injector
Low water pressure
Drain line or flow control is restricted
Brine line restricted or crimped
Excessive amount of water in brine cabinet
Insufficient rinse time
Intermittent pressure drop from feed source
Brine valve drips water back to brine cabinet
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Solution
Make sure the controller is pushed all the way
onto the drive end cap
Replace magnet disk
Remove foreign object(s) from the valve body
Repair the drive end cap
Remove restriction, thaw, or straighten drain
line
Clean flow control, air check/draw tube, and
brine line. Clean any sediment from the brine
cabinet
Clean or replace injector. Replace throat if
removed
Remove valve. Check for obstruction
Replace magnet disk
Replace controller
Replace injector screen, nozzle, and throat
Maintain minimum pressure of 20 psi (1.4 bar)
Remove restriction
Remove restriction, replace if crimped
Verify correct water level relative to salt
setting. Check lines and fittings for loose
connections
Check mode setting chart for proper brine
rinse time. Adjust time, if necessary
Install check valve on the inlet water line to the
appliance (Check local plumbing codes first)
Clean brine valve housing, replace piston
assembly
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Water Conditioner Specifications
Max Compensated Hardness gpg (mg/L)
Maximum ferrous iron reduction1
Minimum pH (standard units)
Media type and amounts
AMP 5000
AMP 5100
70 (1,200)
10 ppm
7
90 (1,540)
10 ppm
7
AMP 5500
35 (600)
0
7
Redox Media–4 lb (1.8 kg)
Activated Carbon–0.25 cu. ft.
Self Cleaning Filter Media.
Self Cleaning Filter Media.
(0.007 cu. m.)
Super Fine Mesh Resin Total– Super Fine Mesh Resin Total–
Super Fine Mesh
0.7 cu. ft. (0.02 cu. m.)
1 cu. ft. (0.03 cu. m.)
Resin–0.7 cu. ft. (0.02 cu. m.)
Total: 1 cu. ft. (0.03 cu. m.)
Salt2- Capacity- Water- Time1 4,500 14.5 18:30
1 5,500 17.2 24:00
Pounds Grains
Gallons Minutes
(0.5) (292) (54.8)
(0.5) (356) (65.1)
(kg)
(grams)
(L)
Salt2,3 Capacity- Water- Time2.5 10,500 15 20:00
5.5 22,251 18.8 29:00
Pounds Grains
Gallons Minutes
(1.1) (680) (56.8)
(3.6) (1,441) (75.7)
(kg)
(grams)
(L)
Salt2- Capacity- Water- Time6.5 19,100 22.4 32:00
8
28,800 23.5 33:30
Pounds Grains
Gallons Minutes
(2.9) (1,238) (85.8)
(3.6) (1,702) (89.0)
(kg)
(grams)
(L)
Salt2- Capacity- Water- Time12 22,700 28.6 41:00
15 36,500 32 46:30
Pounds Grains
Gallons Minutes
(5.4) (1,471) (108.3)
(6.8) (2,365) (121)
(kg)
(grams)
(L)
Minimum / Maximum water and ambient
40/120 (4/49)
40/120 (4/49)
temperature–oF (oC)
Mineral tank size–in. (cm)
10.5 I.D. x 19 (26.7 I.D. x 48.3) 10.5 I.D. x 26 (26.7 I.D. x 66)
Peak flow rate @15/psi drop (1 bar)
8 gpm (30 L/min)
7.5 gpm (28 L/min)
Pressure drop at service flow rate of
15 (1.0)
15 (1.0)
8 gpm (30.3 L/min)–psi (bar)
Maximum flow rate to drain during
2.0 (7.6)
2.0 (7.6)
regeneration–backwash gpm (L/min)
Water Pressure (min–max psi) (bar)
20–120 (1.4/8.3)
20–120 (1.4/8.3)
Minimum water flow required–gpm (L/min)
2.0 (7.6)
2.0 (7.6)
Maximum chlorine (ppm)
0.0
0.0
Controller type
4 Button
4 Button
Frequency of regeneration
Demand
Demand
Salt storage–lb (kg)
120 (54.4)
170 (77.1)
Height–inches (cm)
25.5 (64.8)
30.5 (77.5)
Footprint–inches (cm)
15 x 19 (38 x 48)
15 x 19 (38 x 48)
12 VAC, 50/60 Hz,
12 VAC, 50/60 Hz,
Electrical rating
0.015kW-hr
0.015kW-hr
Plumbing connections
1-inch male (MNPT)
1-inch male (MNPT)
Shipping weight—approximate–lb (kg)
85 (38.6)
105 (47.6)
1
5,100
(0.5) (330)
18.5 18:30
(70.1)
2.5 10,500 19 20:00
(1.1) (680) (72.0)
6.5 18,100 23.9 32:00
(2.9) (1,173) (90.5)
12 21,700 30.1 41:00
(5.4) (1406) (113.9)
40/120 (4/49)
10.5 I.D. x 26 (26.7 I.D. x 66)
8 gpm (30 L/min)
15 (1.0)
3.0 (11.4)
20–120 (1.4/8.3)
3.0 (11.4)
3.0
4 Button
Demand
170 (77.1)
30.5 (77.5)
15 x 19 (38 x 48)
12 VAC, 50/60 Hz,
0.015kW-hr
1-inch male (MNPT)
105 (47.6)
The state of Wisconsin limits iron reduction claims to 5 ppm.
Use clean white pellet, cube-style, or solar salt
3 In HE mode, this is the maximum salt dosage. HE mode meets the requirement some states have regarding salt efficiency.
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2
System conforms to NSF/ANSI 44 for the specific performance claims as verified and substantiated by test data.
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Efficiency Statements
This product is efficiency rated according to NSF/ANSI 44. The stated efficiencies are valid only at the specified
salt dosage and maximum 8 gpm (30 L/min).
Model
AMP5000
AMP5100
AMP5500
Rated Efficiency
4,470 grains/lb (639 grams/kg)
5,510 grains/lb (785 grams/kg)
5,070 grains/lb (634 grams/kg)
Salt Dosage
1 lb (0.5 kg)
1 lb (0.5 kg)
1 lb (0.5 kg)
Capacity at That Dosage
4,470 grains (292 grams)
5,510 grains (357 grams)
5,070 grains (329 grams)
An Efficiency-rated water softener is a Demand-initiated regeneration softener that also complies with specific
performance specifications intended to minimize the amount of regenerant brine and water used in its
operation.
Efficiency-rated water softeners shall have a rated salt efficiency of not less than 3,350 grains of total hardness
exchange per pound of salt (based on NaCI equivalency) (477 grams of total hardness exchange per kilogram
of salt), and shall not deliver more salt than its listed rating.
Efficiency is measured by a laboratory test described in NSF/ANSI 44. The test represents the maximum
possible efficiency that the system can achieve. Operational efficiency is the actual efficiency achieved after the
system has been installed. It is typically less than the efficiency due to individual application factors including
water hardness, water usage, and other contaminates that reduce the softeners’ capacity.
Reduction capabilities for specific contaminants verified by test data.
Model
AMP5000
AMP5100
AMP5500
Name of
Substance
USEPA Max.
Contaminant Level
pH
Flow Rate
Pressure
Barium
2.0 mg/L
7.5 ± 0.5
8.0 gpm (30 L/min)
35 ± 5 psig (2.4 ± 0.3 bar)
Radium 226/228
5 pCi/L
7.5 ± 0.5
8.0 gpm (30 L/min)
35 ± 5 psig (2.4 ± 0.3 bar)
Barium
2.0 mg/L
7.5 ± 0.5
7.5 gpm (28 L/min)
35 ± 5 psig (2.4 ± 0.3 bar)
Radium 226/228
5 pCi/L
7.5 ± 0.5
7.5 gpm (28 L/min)
35 ± 5 psig (2.4 ± 0.3 bar)
Barium
2.0 mg/L
7.5 ± 0.5
8.0 gpm (30 L/min)
35 ± 5 psig (2.4 ± 0.3 bar)
Radium 226/228
5 pCi/L
7.5 ± 0.5
8.0 gpm (30 L/min)
35 ± 5 psig (2.4 ± 0.3 bar)
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Notes
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Notes
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AquaMaster®
has these third-party listings:
System Tested and Certified by
Water Quality Association against
NSF/ANSI Standard 44 for the
reduction of Barium, Radium
226/228, and Hardness Reduction.
Tested and certified by WQA
according to CSA B483.1.
System Tested and
Certified by NSF
International against
NSF/ANSI Standard 44 for
the reduction of Barium,
Radium 226/228, and
Hardness Reduction.
AquaMaster®
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Phone: 1-800-437-8993
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