Model UCU-300 Model LX-300 Water Filters USE & CARE USO Y MANTENIMIENTO Congratulations on your purchase of the Aqua ✓ Nano water filter! We know you will enjoy using it to provide economical, fresh tasting water directly from your kitchen faucet for yourself and your family. Our goal at Rena Ware is always to offer the best quality products backed by excellent Russ Zylstra Chairman of the Board Benjamin Zylstra Chief Executive Officer customer service. That is why we are sure you can count on the quality of your Aqua ✓ Nano water filter now and in the future. You can also count on Rena Ware to be there for you if you have any questions about installing or using your Aqua ✓ Nano and for any of your future service needs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your Aqua ✓ Nano water filter or about any of our other fine Rena Ware products. ¡Felicidades por su compra del Aqua ✓ Nano! Estoy seguro de que lo disfrutará para obtener agua fresca de agradable sabor a bajo costo directamente del grifo de su cocina para usted y su familia. Nuestra meta en Rena Ware es la de siempre ofrecer productos de la más alta calidad respaldados por un excelente servicio al cliente. Por eso estamos seguros de que puede contar con la calidad de su filtro de agua Aqua ✓ Nano ahora y en el futuro. También puede tener la seguridad de que Rena Ware responderá cualquier pregunta que usted pueda tener sobre la instalación o el uso de su Aqua ✓ Nano o y para todo servicio futuro que pueda necesitar.No dude en comunicarse con nosotros en caso de tener alguna pregunta sobre su filtro de agua Aqua ✓ Nano o o sobre cualquiera de los otros excelentes productos Rena Ware. Benjamin Zylstra Chief Executive Officer/Jefe Ejecutivo 2 EN ENGLISH ESPAÑOL Contents 3-42 Contenido 43-82 Introduction 4 Features 4 Safety Precautions 5 UCU-300 Integrated Faucet Product Diagrams 7 Installation 9 Operation19 LX-300 Secondary Faucet Product Diagrams 21 Installation 23 Operation31 Accessories32 Care and Maintenance 33 Troubleshooting 39 Replacement Parts 41 Warranty 42 3 INTRODUCTION Water is vital to maintaining good health. Water replenishes lost fluids and helps to regulate temperature, promote digestion and detoxify. You now own one of the most advanced home water filtration systems available to provide you and your family with fresh, great tasting, and economical filtered water from your own kitchen tap. HOW IT WORKS The Aqua ✓Nano utilizes electropositive technology as part of a multistage, high flow filtering system with limited pressure drop. • Stage 1: Pre-Filtration - The Pre-Filter removes larger suspended solids to help maximize the life of your Aqua√HD™ cartridge. • Stage 2: Electropositive Filtration - The second stage utilizes Aqua√HD™ electropositive filtration media with nanolevel filtration efficiency. • Stage 3: High Flow Carbon Core - The open structure of the carbon core effectively adsorbs chlorine, lead, tastes and odors with a minimal impact in the water flow. The Aqua ✓Nano is equipped with an electronic flow meter to advise you when to reorder and to replace the media in your Aqua√HD™ Cartridge. FEATURES The Aqua ✓ Nano UCU-300 and LX-300 models are designed to fit under the counter, great for those with limited counter space. The Aqua ✓ Nano UCU-300: • It has a pullout spray head with an armored hose for extra durability that allows you to reach all parts of the kitchen sink as well as fill large containers. • The Spray or Stream Function gives you the ability to switch from the regular water stream to a spray. It is very useful for rinsing fruits and vegetables, washing dishes, etc. The Aqua ✓Nano LX-300: • Provides a source of fresh filtered cold water, conveniently at the kitchen sink. • There is no need to replace the existing faucet. The LX-300 installed next to it is a stylish addition to any kitchen sink area. To ensure the uninterrupted supply of filtered water, both Aqua ✓ Nano models are equipped with a visual flow meter to indicate when it is time to replace the media insert in the Aqua√HD™ Cartridge. 4 EN SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ∆ WARNING: Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection. Always replace the Media Insert in the Aqua√HD™ Cartridge when the indicator light turns red. • This filter is engineered to filter municipally treated water in the home. • It is essential that you follow the operation and maintenance instructions enclosed for proper performance. Failure to follow the Use and Care instructions will void the warranty. • Do not use with water over 38˚ C (100˚F) or below 4˚C (40˚F). Capacity • The Aqua ✓Nano’s Aqua√HD™ has a maximum capacity of 11,355 liters (3,000 gallons). The Aqua√HD™ Media Insert must be replaced when the indicator light flashes red. • For optimum performance we recommend replacing the Aqua√HD™ Media Insert at least every 5 years even if the red light has not yet come on. • Actual capacity will depend on the amount of suspended solids and particles in your local water system. In certain water supplies, tastes or odors may return or the flow may decrease prior to the rated capacity. In these cases, the Aqua√HD™ Media Insert should be replaced more often. Note: The contaminants removed by the Aqua ✓Nano are not necessarily in your tap water. The Aqua ✓Nano is intended for use only with municipally treated tap water. Water of unknown origin can contain a variety of contaminants or substances that may or may not be removed by the Aqua ✓Nano. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS • • UCU-300 MODEL GO TO PAGE 6 LX-300 MODEL GO TO PAGE 20 5 UCU-300 UCU-300 Integrated Faucet INSTALLATION/OPERATION 6 EN PRODUCT DIAGRAMS BOX #1 CONTENTS FAUCET ASSEMBLY Faucet Body Rubber Gasket, Lock Washer & Brass Nut Spray Head Deck Plate Data Cable Pullout Hose Spray Head Weight & Spring Clip 2 Mounting Screws, 2 Wing Nuts & Bottom Plate Brass filter outline connector Plastic filter in-line connector UCU-300 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1 2 Mixed Water “Out” line 4 6 Faucet Supply Tubes 5 3 7 8 9 10 7 BOX #2 CONTENTS BASE ASSEMBLY 1 1. Back Flush Adapter (for use on the Pre-Filter Cartridge only 2. Inlet Assembly (with Inlet Tubing) 2 3. EM Pre-Filter Cartridge 1 (includes Reusable Housing and one EM Media insert) UCU-300 4. Aqua√HD™ Main Filter Cartridge 2 (includes Reusable Housing and one Aqua√HD™ Media insert) 7 5. Locking Plate 6. Filter Base (including Outlet Tube) 7. Data Cable Port 3 1 8. Battery Compartment (Batteries not included) 9. Reset button 10. 2 extra EM Media Inserts 11. 1 extra Aqua√HD™ Media Insert 4 2 5 6 10 8 7 9 If any of these items are missing, please contact Rena Ware Customer Service. 8 11 EN INSTALLATION WARNING: Read all the instructions completely before proceeding. Rena Ware recommends calling a professional if you are uncertain about installing this product! This product should be installed in accordance with all local and state plumbing and building codes. UCU-300 NOTE: If you have the single source faucet (cold only), your faucet has only one supply tube and your sink will have only one supply line. Whenever these directions refer to hot and cold supply tubes or supply lines, you will have only a single tube or line to work with. TOOLS RECOMMENDED: PTFE plumber’s tape or thread sealant (use only on threaded connections), plumber’s putty, slotted screwdriver, pliers, adjustable wrench, flashlight, and cloth. Your installation may require new supply lines and/or shut-off valves or other additional tools. SHUT OFF WATER SUPPLY BEFORE INSTALLING: Locate water supply inlets and shut off the water supply valves. These are usually found under the sink or near the water meter. If you are replacing an existing faucet, remove the faucet from the sink and clean the sink surface thoroughly. 9 1. INSTALLING THE INTEGRATED FAUCET UCU-300 NOTE: If your sink deck has one hole, see option A below (SINGLE POST MOUNT FAUCET INSTALLATION:). If your sink deck has three holes, skip to option B (DECK PLATE AND FAUCET INSTALLATION:) A) SINGLE POST MOUNT FAUCET INSTALLATION: YOU WILL NEED TWO PEOPLE FOR INSTALLATION (Do not use the Deck Plate, plastic bottom plate, screws, or wing nuts.) • Insert the faucet Supply Tubes (1A), Pullout Hose (1B), and the Data Cable (1C) through center hole of sink. • Position the Pullout Hose so that its end is above the ends of the Supply Tubes (see inset diagram below). This will make the installation of the washers and lock nut much easier. Note: Do not remove the thin protective plastic bag (1H). • From underneath the sink, place large rubber gasket (1D), lock washer (1E) and large brass nut (1F) over Supply Tubes (1A), Hose (1B), and Data Cable (1C). • Thread loosely onto faucet shank (1G). • Before you tighten any connections: To avoid cutting the Data Cable and disabling the indicator lights, you must front-align the faucet so that “Rena Ware” is centered and the spout and handle swing equally to the right and left. • Once the faucet is aligned, have one person hold the faucet firmly in place while the other person tightens the faucet to the sink. CAUTION: Adjusting the faucet after tightening to the sink will cut the Data Cable. • Tighten faucet firmly to sink. Thread Brass Connector (1I) onto Pullout Hose (1B) and tighten. Skip the next section and go directly to step 2 “WATER SUPPLY CONNECTIONS.” 1H 1B 1G 1D 1E 1F 1A 1B 1C 1A 10 1I EN B) DECK PLATE AND FAUCET INSTALLATION: UCU-300 • Installing Deck Plate: Place screws (2A) into Deck Plate slots. Set plastic bottom plate (2B) over the center hole on the sink, rounded edges up. Put a bead of plumbers’ putty around the inside bottom edge of Deck Plate (2C). Install the Deck Plate (2C) over the three holes in your sink deck. 2C 2A 2B 2A • Securing Deck Plate to Deck: From underneath sink, hand-tighten wing nuts (3A). Caution: do not over tighten wing nuts. Remove any excess putty from around the outside edge of the Deck Plate (3B). 3A 3B 3A 11 INSTALLING THE INTEGRATED FAUCET USING DECK PLATE You will need two people for installation. • Insert the faucet Supply Tubes (4A) and Pullout Hose (4B), and Data Cable (4C) through the optional Deck Plate. • Position the Pullout Hose so that its end is above the ends of the Supply Tubes (see inset diagram below). This will make the installation of the washers and lock nut much easier. Note: Do not remove the thin protective plastic bag (4H). UCU-300 • From underneath the sink, place large rubber gasket (4C), lock washer (4D) and large brass nut (4E) over Supply Tubes (4A), Hose (4B), and Data Cable (4F). • Thread loosely onto faucet shank (4G). • BEFORE YOU TIGHTEN ANY CONNECTIONS: To avoid cutting the Data Cable and disabling the indicator lights, you must front-align the faucet so that “Rena Ware” is centered and the spout and handle swing equally to the right and left. • Once the faucet is aligned, have one person hold the faucet firmly in place while the other person tightens the faucet to the sink. CAUTION: Adjusting the faucet after tightening to the sink will cut the Data Cable. • Tighten faucet firmly to sink. Thread the connector (4I) onto Hose (4B) and tighten. 4H 4G 4B 4D 4E 4F 4A 4B 4C 4A 4I 12 EENN 5A UCU-300 2.WATER SUPPLY CONNECTIONS: Gently separate hot and cold Supply Tubes (5A), approximately 7 cm (3 inches) apart. Connect your existing water supply lines (5C) to Faucet Inlets (5B). (Supply lines and fittings are not included.) 5B 5C 3.ATTACHING THE BASE ASSEMBLY: a. Disconnect the Inlet Assembly from the top of the Pre-Filter Cartridge by turning counter clockwise, then, remove the Pre-Filter from the Main Filter. b. Install two new, high quality, AA batteries (not included) in the Filter Base. Insert the Data Cable into the Data Cable Port on the underside of the base. Data Cable port Data Cable *IMPORTANT: When the batteries are installed, the replacement lights will fire a test sequence. If all lights do not light, you may have a broken wire on installation. Contact Rena Ware Customer Service if this occurs. 13 c. Insert the Mixed Water “Out” line (6A) into the plastic connector (6B), then insert the inlet tube (6C) into the other end of the plastic connector (6B). Insert the outlet tube (6D) into the brass connector on the Pullout Hose (6E). NOTE: DO NOT USE PTFE TAPE ON THESE NON-THREADED CONNECTIONS. UCU-300 6A 6B 6C 6E 6D 14 Note: When connecting 6A and 6C to 6B, or 6D to 6E, be sure the tubing is completely seated; a small band of gray tape indicates proper tube depth. This should require only amoderate amount of force. EN 4.INSTALLING THE FILTER CARTRIDGES: Place the Aqua√HD™ Cartridge 2 in the locking plate on the base. Once inserted into the base, rotate it clockwise slightly to lock. Install the Pre-Filter cartridge 1 in the same way, on top of the Aqua√HD™ Cartridge. UCU-300 1 2 2 5.ATTACHING THE INLET ASSEMBLY: The Inlet Assembly attaches to the top of the Pre-Filter Cartridge. It is inserted the same way the cartridges connect. Rotate the Inlet Assembly approximately 1/8 turn clockwise so that the tubing lines up with the Outlet Tube. outlet tube 15 6. UNIT START UP: Turn on hot and cold water supplies, and check for leaks above and below the sink. UCU-300 7. FLUSHING THE SYSTEM: To remove any small carbon particles and expel excess air, it will be necessary to flush the faucet. Remove plastic bag (7A) from the end of the Pullout Hose (7B). Lift the faucet handle (7C) up to the full on position. Run water for 2 minutes. Repeat in hot and cold positions. Check for leaks. 7C 7B 7A 16 EN 8. CHARGING THE SYSTEM: To improve the flow rate and to reduce the “run on” of water after the faucet is turned off the system needs to be “charged”. Charging purges trapped air from the system. a. Remove the Inlet Assembly from the top of the Pre-Filter. UCU-300 b. Remove the Pre-Filter Cartridge being careful to minimize the water that spills onto the base unit. 1 2 c. Pour water into the top hole to fill the Aqua√HD™ Cartridge. 2 d. Re-install the Pre-Filter Cartridge and again pour in water into the top hole of the Pre-Filter Cartridge until it is full and re-connect the Inlet Assembly. 1 17 9. INSTALLING THE SPRAY HEAD: Do not let Pullout Hose (8C) retract into faucet arm (8A). Connect the spray head (8B) to the Pullout Hose (8C) by turning the metal fitting (8D) clockwise, hand tighten. CAUTION: do not over tighten. UCU-300 8C 8A 8D 8B 10. ATTACHING WEIGHT TO PULLOUT HOSE: Your faucet includes a weight, to help to retract the Pullout Hose during pullout operation. Attach weight (9A) to the Pullout Hose using spring clip (9B) at the lowest point on the Pullout Hose (9C). 9C 9A 9A 18 9B 9B EN UCU-300 11. SECURING INLET LINES: To avoid binding, jamming, or interference with the movement of the Pullout Hose, do not cross the Pullout Hose (10B) with the inlet Supply Tubes (10A). 10B 10A NOTE: For best results, after sitting overnight or after several hours of non-use, run water through the filter for 1 MINUTE before using. Your Rena Ware Aqua ✓ Nano UCU-300 Water Filter is now ready for you to enjoy! OPERATION Using Your Aqua ✓ Nano UCU-300 Water Filter • Select cold or hot filtered water (if available) by adjusting the faucet handle. All water coming out of the faucet will be filtered. • Select “stream” or “spray” by pressing the black button on the spray head. • Pull out the entire spray head for extended reach. • The filter indicator will flash blue when the filter is functioning properly. • If the filter has not been used in 48 hours, flush it for 2 minutes before using. 19 LX-300 LX-300 Secondary Faucet INSTALLATION/OPERATION 20 EN PACKING/PRODUCT DIAGRAMS BOX #1 CONTENTS SECONDARY FAUCET ASSEMBLY Spout Body Braided Source Water Tube Washer Outlet Extension Tube Outlet Extension Tube Connector Outlet Tube-to-Faucet Connector (red tag) Inlet Tube-to-Faucet Outlet Connector Aerator Wrench 3-way-diverter valve 1 LX-300 1. 2. 2A. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 2 3 Source water inlet 2A Spout outlet tube Spout inlet tube (red tag) 4 5 6 7 8 21 BOX #2 CONTENTS BASE ASSEMBLY 1 1. Back Flush Adapter (for use on the Pre-Filter Cartridge only 2 2. Inlet Assembly (with Inlet Tubing) 3. EM Pre-Filter Cartridge 1 (includes Reusable Housing and one EM Media insert) 4. Aqua√HD™ Main Filter Cartridge 2 (includes Reusable Housing and one Aqua√HD™ Media insert) 7 5. Locking Plate LX-300 6. Filter Base (including Outlet Tube) 7. Data Cable Port 3 1 8. Battery Compartment (Batteries not included) 9. Reset button 10. 2 extra EM Media Inserts 11. 1 extra Aqua√HD™ Media Insert 4 2 5 6 10 8 7 9 If any of these items are missing, please contact Rena Ware Customer Service. 22 11 EN INSTALLATION WARNING: Read all the instructions completely before proceeding. If you are uncertain about installing this product, we recommend you consult a professional. This product should be installed in accordance with all local and state plumbing and building codes. LX-300 TOOLS RECOMMENDED: PTFE plumber’s tape or thread sealant, slotted screwdriver, pliers, adjustable wrench, flashlight, and cloth. Your installation may require new supply lines and/or shut-off valves or other additional tools. LOCATE HOT WATER LINE: If you don’t know which one is your HOT water line, open the hot water tap. Wait 30 seconds and feel the two water feed lines under the sink. The one that is warm is your HOT water feed line, the other is your cold water feed line. Make a note of which is HOT and which is COLD. Also make note which side each connects to the underside of the existing faucet because the COLD water line will be disconnected later in the installation. SHUT OFF WATER SUPPLY BEFORE INSTALLING: After locating the water supply inlets, shut off the water supply valves. These are usually found under the sink or near the water meter. If you are replacing an existing side faucet, remove the faucet from the sink and clean the sink surface thoroughly. 23 1. INSTALLING THE SIDE FAUCET: NOTE: If there is not already a hole to accommodate the side faucet, drill one 22 mm (.87”) in diameter through the sink deck. a. Unscrew the nut at the base of the spout. Remove the nut and both the steel and the rubber washers. b. Insert the base of the spout through the hole in the sink deck, holding it centered in the hole with the lights on the Data Collar facing the front of the sink, replace the Rubber Washer (top) and the Steel Washer and tighten the Brass Retaining Nut from underneath the sink. LX-300 2. WATER SUPPLY CONNECTIONS: NOTE: The orientation of the valve is only for reference. It may vary according to your plumbing installation. a. Disconnect the cold water supply line from the bottom of the existing faucet. And thread the collar of the 3-way-diverter valve onto the faucet’s Cold Water Inlet. Line to your exisiting faucet (Cold Water Inlet) 24 EN b. Thread your existing cold water supply line that comes from the valve on the wall into the side inlet of the 3-way-diverter valve. LX-300 Line to your wall outlet c. Thread the Braided Source Water Tube onto the bottom of the 3-way-diverter valve. Braided water source tube d. Remove the washer that is attached to the smaller end of the Braided Source Water Tube and place it in the small end of the tube, then thread the small end of the tube onto the Source Water Inlet of the LX-300 To the LX-300 Braided water source tube 25 3. ATTACHING THE BASE ASSEMBLY: Connecting the Data Cable and battery installation a. Disconnect the Inlet Assembly from the top of the Pre-Filter Cartridge by turning counter clockwise, then, remove the Pre-Filter from the Main Filter.. LX-300 b. Install two new, high quality, AA batteries (not included) in the Filter Base and insert the Data Cable into the Data Cable Port on the underside of the base. Data Cable port Data Cable *IMPORTANT: When the batteries are installed, the replacement lights will fire a test sequence. If all lights do not light, you may have a broken wire on installation. Contact Rena Ware Customer Service if this occurs. Connecting the Base Assembly to the Spout To connect the Base Assembly to the Spout Body, you will use the connectors. Outlet Extension Tube Connector (3B) 26 Outlet Tube- to-Faucet Connector (red tag) (3E) Inlet Tube-to-Faucet Outlet Connector (3G) EN c. Insert the Inlet Tube-to-Faucet Outlet Connector (3B) into the end of the Spout Outlet Tube (3A) (the shorter tube without red tape). LX-300 d.Insert the Inlet Assembly tube (3C) into the other end of the Inlet Tubeto-Faucet Outlet Connector (3B). 3A 3D e.Insert the Spout Inlet Tube (3D) into the narrower end of the Outlet Tube-to-Faucet Connector (3E) (both marked with red tags). 3B 3E 3F 3C f. Insert one end of the Outlet Extension Tube (3F) into the open end of the Outlet Tube-to-Faucet Connector (3E), make sure the tube is inserted all the way into the connector. 27 g. Connect the Outlet Extension Tube Connector (3G) to the other end of the Outlet Extension Tube (3F) and to the Outlet Tube of the Filter Base (3H). LX-300 Note: When connecting the tubing to the connectors, be sure the tubing is completely seated; a small band of gray tape indicates proper tube depth. This should require only a moderate amount of force. 3F 3G 3H NOTE: DO NOT USE PTFE TAPE ON THESE NON-THREADED CONNECTIONS. 4. INSTALLING THE FILTER CARTRIDGES: Place the Aqua√HD™ Cartridge 2 in the locking plate on the base. Once inserted into the base, rotate it clockwise slightly to lock. Install the Pre-Filter Cartridge 1 in the same way, on top of the Aqua√HD™ Cartridge. 1 2 2 28 EN ATTACHING THE INLET ASSEMBLY: The Inlet Assembly attaches to the top of the Pre-Filter Cartridge. It is inserted the same way the cartridges connect. Rotate the Inlet Assembly approximately 1/8 turn clockwise so that the tubing lines up with the Outlet Tube. LX-300 5. outlet tube 6. UNIT START UP: Turn on the water supplies, and check for leaks above and below the sink. 7. FLUSHING THE SYSTEM: To flush any residual carbon dust from the filter’s manufacturing process, and to expel air trapped in the filter, turn the new LX-300 on. Allow the water to run for 2 Minutes. 8. CHECK INSTALLATION: Turn the hot and cold taps of the existing faucet on. Both should work the same way they did before. Check for leaks. Also turn the Secondary Spout on and off, both with the main faucet on, or off. The LX-300 should work independently from the main faucet. 29 9. CHARGING THE SYSTEM: To improve the flow rate and to reduce the “run on” of water after the Secondary Faucet is turned off the system needs to be “charged”. Charging purges trapped air from the system. a. Remove the Inlet Assembly from the top of the Pre-Filter and Remove the Pre- Filter Cartridge being careful to minimize the water that spills onto the base unit. LX-300 b.Pour water into the top hole to fill the Aqua√HD™ Cartridge. c. Re-install the Pre-Filter Cartridge and again pour in water into the top hole of the Pre-Filter Cartridge until it is full and re-connect the Inlet Assembly. Your Rena Ware Aqua Nano LX-300 is now ready for you to enjoy! 30 EN OPERATION • Enjoy freshly filtered water right at your kitchen sink with your Aqua Nano LX-300. To turn on, simply move the lever down. To turn off, lift it up. • The filter indicator will flash blue when the filter is functioning properly. • If the filter has not been used in 48 hours, flush it for 2 minutes before using. • Since the LX-300 is controlled separately from the main faucet, you may use both at the same time. LX-300 Using Your Aqua ✓ Nano LX-300 Water Filter 31 ACCESSORIES NOTE: These products are optional and sold separately. Contact your Rena Ware Representative or Rena Ware Customer Service Center near you for more information or to order. All installation instructions are also available on the Product Support section of www.renaware.com. MOUNTING BRACKET You may place the entire under-the-counter assembled filter on a bracket mounted to the wall or to raise it off the floor of your sink cabinet. STAGE ZERO FILTER In areas where the amount of sediments in the water is very high, the Pre-Filter Cartridge can clog quicker than expected. The Stage Zero external filter removes the larger particles to prevent this from happening. It can be easily back-flushed and replaced to allow your Aqua ✓ Nano system to filter the very small things it was designed to remove and let you go longer between Pre-Filter backflushes and Aqua√HD™ Cartridge replacements. FOR UCU-300 MODEL ONLY RAW WATER BYPASS KIT OPTIONS To maximize the life of the Aqua ✓ Nano UCU filter cartridges, you may want to use unfiltered water for tasks such as dishwashing, household cleaning or watering plants, etc. Both Bypass Kit options bypass the Aqua ✓ Nano Filter and provide a source of unfiltered water at the kitchen sink. Side Faucet with a flexible neck installs next to your Aqua ✓ Nano Faucet and requires a secondary hole. Auxiliary Hose with Sprayer connects under the sink. The sprayer can be installed above the sink next to the Aqua ✓ Nano Faucet or kept out of sight under the sink. 32 EN CARE AND MAINTENANCE Cleaning the Exterior of the Aqua ✓ Nano To clean the exterior of your faucet, filter cartridges, and base unit, use a clean, damp cloth and mild, non-abrasive liquid soap. Do not use dishwashing soap. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Note: Do not submerge the base unit or let stand in water. Excessive moisture inside the unit will damage it and void the warranty. Use of polish, detergents, abrasives, cleaners, organic solvents, or acid may cause damage. USE OF OTHER THAN A DAMP SOFT CLOTH AND MILD LIQUID SOAP WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY. UCU-300 LX-300 Replacement Indicator Lights Your Aqua ✓ Nano features a visual flow meter integrated into the faucet of the UCU300 and the LX-300. When water is flowing through your filter, LED (light emitting diode) lights will flash to indicate the following: • F I LT E R I N G The blue light indicates that the unit is functioning normally. • R E O R D E R The yellow warning light lets you know approximately 1,893 liters (300 gallons) of life is left in the Aqua√HD™ Media Insert. Contact your Rena Ware Consultant or Rena Ware Customer Service Center to order a replacement Aqua√HD™ Media Insert. The blue light also indicates that your filter is still working. • R E P L AC E The red warning light indicates that the effective life of the Aqua√HD™ Media Insert has ended. The blue light will not illuminate. Replace the Aqua√HD™ Media Insert before continuing to use your filter. 33 MAINTAINING THE PRE-FILTER BACK-FLUSHING THE PRE-FILTER You should back-flush the Pre-Filter (up to three times) when a significant reduction in flow occurs. The disposable EM Media Insert should be replaced if back-flushing the Pre-Filter fails to restore acceptable flow. IMPORTANT: NEVER BACK-FLUSH THE Aqua√HD™ CARTRIDGE. Back-flushing the Aqua√HD™ Cartridge will damage its internal structure, causing the filter to become ineffective. Back-flushing can also contaminate the downstream media of the Aqua√HD™ so that it will no longer filter properly. Note: The back-flushing process requires two people. 1. Make sure the water is turned off. 2. Remove the back-flow adapter from the Inlet Assembly. 3. Remove the Inlet Assembly by turning it counterclockwise until it releases. 4. Remove the Pre-Filter Cartridge from the Aqua√HD™ Cartridge by turning it counterclockwise until it releases. 34 EN 5. Invert the Pre-Filter Cartridge and place the Back-Flow Adaptor on the outlet nipple of the Pre-Filter. 6. Over the sink insert the outlet nipple of the Inlet Assembly into the other end of the Back-Flush Adapter and keep pressure on it. 7. Have a second person turn on the water. When the water is turned on, there will be a small amount of back pressure forcing the Inlet Assembly out of the Back-Flush Adapter so you must hold the Inlet Assembly, Back-Flush Adapter, and Pre-Filter together to keep pressure on it and keep them from coming apart. 8. Allow the water to run for 5 minutes, shake the cartridge and tap it against the sink until the flow rate has increased 35 CLEANING OR REPLACING THE PRE-FILTER MEDIA INSERT We sugest wearing protective gloves when handling the cartridges. Clean the Media Insert regularly between replacements to extend the life of the cartridge. To clean: 1. Open the housing by turning the top counterclockwise and remove the media by grabbing the base of the housing with both hands and push the end cap of the media forward punt outlet nipple 2. Temporarily reconnect the Inlet Assembly to the filter base. Wash the reusable housing and rinse off the media insert with water and dry. When washing the media mild rubbing is acceptable. Do not scrub the exterior of the media too hard as it can be damaged permanently. DO NOT USE SOAP. 3. After cleaning, insert the Media with the punt up. punt 36 EN 4. Close the housing by turning the top clockwise until the arrows marked on the housing are almost aligned, reinstall and charge. NOTE: Back-flushing and rinsing will improve flow but will not restore the Pre-Filter Cartridge to “like new” condition. The improvement will be less each time you backflush and rinse, until it is necessary to replace the Pre-Filter Cartridge to restore the flow rate to an acceptable level. MAINTAINING THE AQUA√HD™ MAIN FILTER IMPORTANT: NEVER BACK-FLUSH THE AQUA√HD™ CARTRIDGE. Back-flushing the Aqua√HD™ cartridge will damage its internal structure, causing the filter to become ineffective. Back-flushing can also contaminate the downstream media of the Aqua√HD™ so that it will no longer filter properly. Replacing the Aqua√HD™ Media Insert NOTE: The Media Inserts in the Pre-Filter and the Aqua√HD™ are not necessarily replaced at the same time. The LED indicator lights refer only to the Media Insert in the Aqua√HD™ cartridge. Replace it when the flow meter’s red warning light flashes. For optimum performance we recommend replacing the Aqua√HD™ Media Insert at least every 5 years even if the red light has not yet come on. We sugest wearing protective gloves when handling the cartridges. 1. Disconnect the Aqua√HD™ cartridge by removing the Inlet Assembly and Pre-Filter cartridge. Turn the Aqua√HD™ cartridge counterclockwise until it releases. 37 2. Open the housing by turning the top counterclockwise and remove the media by pushing it forward and twisting until releases. Discard the used Media Insert. punt outlet nipple 3. Wash the reusable housing with mild soap and insert the new Aqua√HD™ media with the punt up and close until the arrows marked on the housing are aligned and reinstall. 4. Run water for 2 minutes to remove any carbon particles and expel trapped air and charge it. (See “CHARGING THE SYSTEM” section). Resetting the flow meter When replacing the Aqua√HDTM Media Insert the flow meter has to be reset. Using a pencil or pen point press the red button on the bottom of the base for 5 seconds and wait for the indicator lights to fire a flash sequence. 38 EN TROUBLESHOOTING Water is not coming out of the faucet. • Make sure the source water valves are turned on. • Make sure the tubing is smooth and straight, without kinks. Water leaks out between filter cartridges or at the filter Inlet Assembly or filter base. • Separate the cartridges at the point of the leak. Each of the cartridges, and the filter inlet, should have two o-rings on the raised outlet found on the bottom of the cartridge. Check to ensure that the o-rings are in place and properly seated in the grooves provided for them. Water leaks from the tubing. • Check the tubing for cuts or nicks. Water continues to flow out of the faucet after water is turned off. • Water may continue to flow from the faucet for a short time due to a build-up of pressure within the filter but will typically stop by itself. • Trapped air in the filter may force water out after the tap has been turned off. To eliminate trapped air, follow the steps listed under the section “Charging the System” (under INSTALLATION). Indicator Lights (LED) on the Faucet Collar do not work. • Make sure that the Data Cable is properly plugged in to the Data Port. • Replace the old batteries with two new high quality AA batteries. What happens if my UCU Model clogs and I do not have a replacement Media Insert? • If the UCU Model clogs, and you do not have replacements for the Pre-Filter and the Aqua√HD™ Media Inserts, order replacements right away. Until you receive new inserts and as an emergency measure only, simply connect the Inlet Assembly directly to the locking plate on the base to run unfiltered tap water through the integrated faucet. Important: Running unfiltered water through the faucet by bypassing the filter cartridges may allow contaminants from raw tap water to accumulate inside the faucet. You will need to disinfect the faucet before installing new Media Inserts to prevent these deposits from contaminating your filtered water. INSTRUCTIONS FOR DISINFECTING YOUR FAUCET AFTER YOU HAVE USED YOUR UCU MODEL WITHOUT FILTERS You will need: • Bucket or container that will hold at least 2 liters • 100 ml (1/2 cup) of bleach • 1 Liter of bottled water 39 Steps: 1. Disconnect the Inlet Assembly from the base and re-install the empty main filter housing (remove the used Aqua√HD™ media insert). 2. Pour in 100 ml ( ½ cup) of bleach into the cartridge and fill it the rest of the way with bottled water. 3. Attach the EM Pre-Filter (with insert) and reconnect the Inlet Assembly 4. Turn on the faucet and run ½ liter of water 5. Wait for 5 minutes 6. Remove the Pre-Filter 7. Invert the base with the main filter housing into a bucket and pour out the remaining water. Be careful, the water contains bleach so if it splashes it could damage clothing or rugs Do not rinse it out with unfiltered water 8. Install a new Aqua√HD™ insert into the Main Filter housing 9. Reassemble the unit 10.Turn on the faucet and run water for 5 minutes. Your system is now disinfected. 40 EN REPLACEMENT PARTS Note: Always use genuine Rena Ware replacement parts. Contact your Rena Ware Representative or the Rena Ware Customer Service Center near you to order replacement parts. 1. Pre-Filter Cartridge 3 2. EM Pre-Filter Media Insert 4 3. Aqua√HD™ Cartridge 4. Aqua√HD™ Media Insert 1 2 You may also visit Rena Ware on the worldwide web at www.renaware.com for information on our Service Centers, products, and Use & Care manuals. SPECIFICATIONS AquaNano Water Filter Maximum Operating Pressure 690 kPa (100 psi) Minimum Operating Pressure 207 kPa (30 psi) Maximum Water Temperature 38°C (100°F) Minimum Water Temperature 4°C (40°F) Filtered Water Flow Rate at 60 psi 5.7 LPM (1.5 GPM) Aqua√HD™ Cartridge Maximum Capacity 11,355 L (3,000 GAL) See bottom label for specifications details and model number for your unit. 41 WARRANTY The Aqua ✓ Nano Limited Warranty Rena Ware warrants its AquaNano water filtration systems to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. This Product is for home use on municipally treated water only. The Warranty does not cover damage resulting from use of the Product on water having high chemical interference, suspended materials or visual solids. The Warranty does not cover normal wear and tear of valving connections, o-rings, rubber and plastic parts, or filter cartridges. The Warranty does not cover defects resulting from misuse, abuse, negligence, accident, use of the Product in a manner other than as described in the instructions and on the specifications label, repairs or alteration outside a Rena Ware facility, or lack of maintenance. Use of replacement parts other than genuine Rena Ware replacement parts or removal of the specifications label will void this Warranty. The Warranty does not cover incidental or consequential damages resulting from the use of this Product. Remedy in the Event of Warranty Claim At its option, Rena Ware will repair or replace a Product, or any part thereof, which is determined to be defective. If a replacement is made, the Product for which the replacement is made becomes the property of Rena Ware. This remedy shall be the exclusive remedy available. To Obtain Warranty Service To obtain warranty service, send a detailed written description of the claimed defect to the closest Rena Ware Service Center. You may be required to return the Product, at your expense, to the nearest Rena Ware Service Center in order to obtain warranty service. For a list of our Customer Service Centers around the world visit www.renaware.com. You may also be required to provide proof of purchase. If, after inspection, Rena Ware determines that a covered defect exists, Rena Ware will bear the cost of return delivery. Other Warranty Limitations This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties. Any implied warranty shall be equal in duration to the above express Warranty. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This Warranty applies to AquaNano water filtration systems only. Separate warranties apply to other Rena Ware products. 42 Join Our Team | Únase a nuestro equipo Rena Ware International offers many other great values, like our fabulous ‘‘water-less’’ cookware. Ask your Rena Ware Independent Representative for more information on our full product line. If you love your Rena Ware Aqua ✓ Nano and other Rena Ware products, you may want to join our team. It’s easy, fun, exciting, and profitable. Contact your Independent Representative for more information on starting your own Rena Ware business! Rena Ware International ofrece muchos otros beneficios, como nuestros fabulosos utensilios de cocina para cocinar con un mínimo de agua. Pídale más información sobre nuestra línea de productos a su Representante Independiente Rena Ware. 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