klearbar mini countertop water dispenser

KLEARBAR MINI COUNTERTOP WATER DISPENSER
INSTALLATION / USER MANUAL
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Index
Overview & diagram
06
Installation
07
User Maintenance
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Safety Instructions
17
Technical specifications
18
Troubleshooting
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Overview & Diagram
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1. Touchscreen operation panel
2. Front panel indicator light:
Blue - COLD water
Red - HOT water
Purple - ENERGY SAVE mode
(Energy save mode will start after
4 hours of non-use. Touch any key
to bring system to normal operation)
3. Faucet
4. Removable drip tray
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5. Removable top panel
6. On/Off cold water compressor and
delivery pump
7. On/Off hot water tank
8. Water overflow line outlet
9. Water line inlet (insert included
1/4 stem)
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Touch screen instructions / user guide
1. Hot water activation icon
2. Tank refill activation icon
3. Cold water activation icon
4. UV light activation icon (Mini2 only)
For HOT water dispense touch and
release #5, then touch and hold #6
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For COLD water dispense touch and hold #7
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Installation & Maintenance
Your Klearbar Mini comes standard with virtually everything you need for a simple
water line connection:
• Installation/User manual
• 15 feet of food grade, 1/4 polyethylene tubing
• 45 psi pressure reducer (pre-installed inside water dispenser)
• Angle stop valve (mains connector)
• 1/4 union tee (install if using existing ice maker water line connection)
• 1/4 stem elbow (install at water line inlet)
You may also need the following items to assist your installation:
• Adjustable wrench to install angle stop valve
• Teflon plumbers tape (use when installing angle stop valve)
• Plastic tubing cutter or scissors
• 3/8 inch drill bit and drill (if needed to drill hole in cabinetry to hide water line)
ALWAYS PLUG KLEARBAR MINI ELECTRICAL CORD INTO A GFCI PROTECTED POWER OUTLET
There are multiple ways to connect your Klearbar Mini but regardless of your choice it
is recommended to follow local plumbing codes or consider hiring a licensed plumber.
But should you decide to DIY (do it yourself) we have provided a basic blueprint to get
you on your way.
Perhaps the easiest connection is to an existing water line already provided by your
refrigerator ice maker. Use a 1/4 union tee for this connection.
Connect 1/4 tubing into 1/4 stem elbow.
Connect 1/4 stem elbow into water line inlet port
Connect 1/4 tubing into 1/4 union tee inserted into
refrigerator water feed line
1/4 union tee
1/4 stem elbow
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Connect To Existing Refrigerator Ice Maker Water Line
- use the included 1/4 union tee when connectingto a 1/4
water mains connection or, use a brass compression
union tee if desired (always use a plastic compression
ferrule when connecting polyethylene tubing using a brass
union - a brass compression ferrule may cut into the plastic
tubing and cause a leak).
1. BEFORE PLUGGING IN TO ELECTRICITY turn off water line supply to refrigerator
ice maker.
2. Using a plastic tube or copper line cutter, make a square cut of the existing ice maker
water line no closer than 12 inches from where the water line originates from the floor
or wall, and insert the 1/4 union tee here. It may be good to have a large towel nearby as
a small amount of residual water may spray and drain out once the line is cut . Connect
one end of the included 1/4 polyethylene tubing to the 1/4 union tee.
3. Place the Klearbar Mini within a few feet of an available GFCI electrical socket and
connect the included 1/4 stem elbow into the water inlet port on the back of the unit
(be careful not to connect to the optional overflow port). Now connect the opposite
end 1/4 polyethylene water line into the 1/4 elbow behind the Klearbar Mini. Trim off
extra water line as needed for a professional look.
Remove moisture absorbing
desiccant bag
Desiccant bag removed
(1 piece)
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4. Install an optional 1/4 turn ball valve (not included; available at most hardware stores)
about 12 inches from the 1/4 stem elbow enabling easy water on/off access without
having to pull the refrigerator away from the wall. This is very convenient should you
ever need to remove the Klearbar Mini for cleaning or should you discover a leak.
5. BEFORE TURNING ON WATER LIFT RESERVOIR COVER THEN REMOVE
MOISTURE ABSORBING DESICCANT BAG INSIDE RESRVOIR. ALSO REMOVE
PROTECTIVE FOAM INSERTS (3) FROM THE ELECTRONIC FLOAT SWITCH
(KLEARBAR MINI2 ONLY) INSIDE THE RESERVOIR.
6. BEFORE TURNING ON WATER PLACE HOT WATER SWITCH TO OFF POSITION
and then plug the Klearbar Mini into a GFCI receptacle. Open the water connection
and allow to reservoir to fill up. When the reservoir is full prime the water pump by
dispensing 10 ounces of water from both the cold and hot water tanks. Only after
priming is it now safe to turn on the cold and hot water switches on the rear of the
equipment.
Connect To Main beneath a Sink
1. Turn off COLD water supply beneath sink.
2. Use a wrench and disconnect the copper or braided riser tube connected to the
stop valve already threaded or soldered to the copper water main.
3. Thread the Klearbar angle stop valve (mains connector) OR OPTIONAL TEE
ADAPTOR (purchased separately) by first wrapping Teflon tape (not included) around
the newly exposed thread of the stop valve plumbed to the cold water main. Handtighten then snugly tighten using a wrench.
Then apply Teflon tape to downstream thread and reconnect the riser tube.
Before tee adaptor
Tee adaptor installed
After tee adaptor installed
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4. Use the included 1/4 polyethylene tubing and connect to the Klearbar angle stop
valve (or optional tee adaptor). First slide nut then compression ring onto tubing, and
then insert tubing insert into end of plastic tube. Now attach plastic tubing to Teflon
taped thread.
5. Next drill a 3/8 hole through sink or countertop near the final resting place of
the Klearbar Mini. Be extremely careful if drilling through a porcelain/cast iron sink
or granite countertop as damage may result. Consult a professional if unsure with
this procedure. Also consider drilling hole(s) behind cabinet drawers leading to side
opening of cabinet versus top opening of countertop.
6. Place the Klearbar Mini within a few feet of an available GFCI electrical socket and
connect the included 1/4 stem elbow into the water inlet port on the back of the unit
(be careful not to connect to the optional overflow port). Now pull the 1/4 water line
through the drilled hole(s) and connect into the 1/4 stem elbow at rear of Klearbar Mini.
7. Install an optional 1/4 turn ball valve (not included; available at most hardware stores)
about 12 inches from the 1/4 stem elbow enabling easy on/off access. This is very
convenient should you ever need to remove the Klearbar Mini for cleaning or should
you discover a leak.
8. Turn on mains valve and check for leaks.
9. MAKE SURE THE HOT WATER SWITCH IS IN THE OFF POSITION BEFORE
PLUGGING IN to a GFCI receptacle. Allow to completely fill. Once full the Klearbar
Mini will automatically stop filling with water.
10. Dispense at least 10 ounces of water from both the hot and cold tanks. It is now safe
to turn on the hot and cold water tanks.
WARNING: TURNING ON THE HOT WATER TANK BEFORE COMPLETELY FULL MAY
RESULT IN TRIPPING THE HOT TANK OVERLOAD PROTECTOR SWITCH (WATER
WILL NOT HEAT). IF THIS HAPPENS TURN OFF WATER CONNECTION, UNPLUG
UNIT AND CONTACT YOUR SERVICING DEALER FOR ASSISTANCE.
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User Maintenance
It is recommended to flush and sanitize your Klearbar Mini upon installation and after
a filter change approximately every six months or as needed to assure the freshest
drinking water possible.
Use a 5-quart, pre-mixed solution of very hot tap water and OPTIONAL sanitizer
(baking soda works good). If using bleach avoid prolonged periods of use to minimize
stress on stainless water tank and optional UV component. Flush with clean tap water
thoroughly after a one hour soak.
New Installation
1. Remove all packing materials before performing procedures below
2. Make sure both hot and cold switches are in the off position
3. Pre-mix 5 quarts of very hot or near boiling tap water to any of the following
a) OPTIONAL Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) – 8 tablespoons (4 oz)
b) OPTIONAL Household bleach – 1 ounce
WARNING: IF USING BLEACH BE MINDFUL OF POTENTIAL STAINING OF CLOTHES
IF SPILLED
WARNING: IF USING OPTIONAL SANITIZER WITH KLEARBAR MINI2 ONLY,
DISCONNECT UV LAMP COMPONENT BEFORE ADDING SOLUTION TO PREVENT
POTENTIAL OF BAD AFTERTASTE. KLEARBAR MINI2 WILL NOT LEAK WHEN
REMOVING THE UV LAMP. AVOID TOUCHING UV LAMP WITH BARE FINGERS TO
PREVENT NATURAL OIL TRANSFER ONTO LAMP WHICH MAY DECREASE LAMP
LIFE. REINSERT UV LAMP WHEN FLUSHING IS COMPLETE.
4. Plug Mini into GFCI electrical outlet
5. Remove top reservoir cover and slowly pour sanitizing solution into top of empty
reservoir
6. Dispense from both hot and cold water sides to fill internal lines with solution
7. Soak for 1-3 hours, dispense ALL water from both sides to flush, fill again with clean
tap water, dispense from both sides to rinse
NOTE: ANOTHER DRAINING METHOD IS TO REMOVE SILICON PLUGS FROM
BOTTOM OF KLEARBAR MINI. REMEMBER TO REPLACE BEFORE REFILLING.
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Between Filter Changes
1. Turn off water supply to the Klearbar Mini
2. Turn off both hot and cold switches
3. Pre-mix 5 quarts of very hot or near boiling tap water to any of the following
a) OPTIONAL Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) – 8 tablespoons (4 oz)
b) OPTIONAL Household bleach – 1 ounce
WARNING: IF USING BLEACH BE MINDFUL OF POTENTIAL STAINING OF CLOTHES
IF SPILLED
WARNING: IF USING OPTIONAL SANITIZER WITH KLEARBAR MINI2 ONLY,
DISCONNECT UV LAMP COMPONENT BEFORE ADDING SOLUTION TO PREVENT
POTENTIAL OF BAD AFTERTASTE. KLEARBAR MINI2 WILL NOT LEAK WHEN
REMOVING THE UV LAMP. AVOID TOUCHING UV LAMP WITH BARE FINGERS TO
PREVENT NATURAL OIL TRANSFER ONTO LAMP WHICH MAY DECREASE LAMP
LIFE. REINSERT UV LAMP WHEN FLUSHING IS COMPLETE.
4. Fully drain both hot and cold sides of reservoir
5. Remove top reservoir cover and slowly pour sanitizing solution into top of reservoir.
Hot tank will fill first then cold/ambient reservoir
6. Dispense from both hot and cold water sides to fill internal lines with solution
7. Soak for 1-3 hours, dispense ALL water from both sides, fill again with clean tap water,
dispense from both sides
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Changing the Water Filter
1. Lift top black cover back to front to remove. Turn off water supply then turn filter in
a half turn counterclockwise and pull up. Insert new filter and turn clockwise to fully
engage back into unit.
2. Turn water supply back on and dispense at least three (3) gallons of cold water.
This procedure will drain old water and flush new filter. If you see unflushed carbon
fines these may appear as black specks in the water and are not harmful, but may
not present well so consider additional flushing after inserting the new filter. It is also
suggested to sanitize both the hot and cold tanks similar to the new install procedure
every other filter change (12 months) as needed.
Turn counterclockwise left,
then lift to remove.
Insert new filter,
then turn clockwise
right to install
Replacement filter part
# 37MC235
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Changing the UV Lamp
Your Klearbar Mini pure water dispenser may come equipped with an optional
ultraviolet (UV) light that will reduce up to 99.9% of unknown and potentially harmful
bacteria or other microbes. When operating, the UV lamp resides safely inside a
protective quartz sleeve and stainless steel chamber strategically located between
the water reservoir and faucet. The UV is not designed for use when known nonpotable water conditions are present. Discontinue use of the Klearbar Mini during
these conditions and thoroughly flush and change the filter prior to renewed use.
1. Turn off power and unplug the Klearbar Mini (you do not have to turn off water for
this procedure). Remove the top black cover. Use the UV removal tool to press the
red tab on top of the UV lamp component in an outward direction, and then twist the
UV component in a counter clockwise manner to unlock. Lift the UV lamp straight up
to remove - DO NOT REMOVE AT AN ANGLE FOR DANGER OF BREAKING. CALL
YOUR INSTALLER OR KLEARBAR IF THIS SHOULD HAPPEN.
2. Be careful not to touch the new UV lamp glass as natural oil from your fingers
may cause reduced UV lamp effectiveness. Insert the new UV lamp and line up top
tab where indicated, then twist clockwise while gently pressing down until you hear a
click indicating the lamp is properly inserted.
3. Reinstall top cover, plug unit back in and turn on. If the UV icon on the top operational
panel is flashing the lamp may not be properly inserted. Repeat procedure as needed.
4. Discard old UV lamp properly*
*UV lamps contain mercury (Hg) and
should be disposed of in accordance
with local disposal laws.
Contact www.lamprecycle.org or your
local recycler for details.
UV removal tool UV replacement
(Included with lamp Part
install kit)
# 4UVGR310MB
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Cleaning Your Klearbar Mini
Using a microfiber or soft cloth dampened
with warm water you can wipe your
Klearbar Mini’s outer panels. Do not use
harsh detergents or other cleaning aids
which can possibly damage the outer
surface. Use only a dry cloth to wipe the
touch screen. Do not use water or any
other detergent to clean the back of the
machine. Keep dry!
Your Klearbar Mini color side panels are
easily changeable with a Phillips head
screwdriver.
REPLACEMENT COLOR
PANELS (2 PER SET)
Blue, part
# MINIPBLU
Orange,
part #
MINIPORG
Silver, part
# MINIPSLV
Green,
part #
MINIPGRN
Yellow,
part #
MINIPYEL
Black, part
# MINIPBLK
Cream, part
# MINIPCRM
• Remove the top black cover
• Locate the two screws on both the front
and back top corners of each side panel
Red, part
# MINIPRED
• Loosen both screws for each panel
• Facing either panel, position your thumbs
half way down near the edge of both
sides (left thumb on the left side and
right thumb on the right side)
• Press and slide in a downward motion
which should unlatch the panel from the
inside allowing you to remove. Do this
for both sides. Install the new panels in
reverse and you’re done!
White, part
# MNIPWHT
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Safety Instructions
• Do not use extension cords or power adaptors to avoid overheating and potential
fire hazards.
• Only connect the Klearbar Mini to a GFCI grounded power source.
• Do not use if there is a defect in either the electrical cable, power source or any other
part of the Klearbar Mini. Call you vendor for assistance on any questions related to
these issues.
• Do not let children operate the Klearbar Mini unattended by an adult.
• The Klearbar Mini can dispense extremely hot water which can cause severe burns
if handled inappropriately.
• To avoid water damage and overflowing do not reposition the Klearbar Mini prior to
first shutting off the water inlet and then emptying both internal hot and cold water
tanks.
• The Klearbar Mini is intended to purifying and filtering drinking water as provided to
purify and filter NSF standards.
• In case there is an official recommendation by the public health authority to boil water
prior to drinking tap water in your area, do not use the Klearbar Mini. The Klearbar Mini
is intended for use with approved potable water only. Replace the filter, sanitize and
thoroughly flush the Klearbar Mini immediately after boil water advisory has lifted.
• Leave a minimum two inch space on all sides of the Klearbar Mini for proper venting
and operation of the cooling and heating systems.
• If you do not intend to use your Klearbar Mini for several days, for safety purposes,
unplug it and close the incoming water supply line into the machine. When the machine
is turned back on, it is recommended to flush and sanitize both tanks as described
above.
• Klearbar, Inc. will not be responsible for any internal changes to the Klearbar
Mini made by an unauthorized installer, as well as for any defect, malfunction or
damage caused by the use of non-original replacement parts.
• Servicing and repairs should solely be handled by an authorized dealer and any
warranty is limited to original parts only from an authorized dealer of Klearbar, Inc.
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Technical Specifications
Electricity
• 120v, 60Hz
UV (ultra violet) lamp - Klearbar Mini2
model only
• 115 – 700w
• Klearbar replacement bulb assembly,
part # 4UVGR310MB
• 7.5 Amps
• Lamp type: T5 (germicidal)
• 4 W, 0.17 A, 29 V
Heating System
• 53 ounce/1.6 liter capacity dispenses
• replace every 6-12 months
up to 40 cups of hot water an hour
Purification and Filtration Systems
(2.2 gallons/8.2 liters) at an average
• 300 gallon, 1 micron carbon block filter
temperature of 185 F/85 C.”
• Klearbar Smart filter part # 37MC235
• NSF 42/53 certified
Cooling System
• 73 ounce/2.2 liter capacity dispenses
• Replace a minimum of every six months
near 40 cups of cold water an hour
Water Supply
(2.0 gallons/7.6 liters) at an average
• Minimum water pressure 22 psi
temperature of 50 degree F / 10 degree C.
• Maximum water pressure 87 psi
• R134 refrigerant, 1.5873 oz.
• 33 ounce/1.0 liter ambient water
Product Dimensions
capacity above cold water baffle;
• 15L x 12.5W x 14.5H
86 ounce/3.2 liter total main tank capacity
• 30 lbs. weight
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Trouble Shooting
PROBLEM
Water is not dispensing
Water leakage
All panel lights are flashing and
Klearbar Mini beeps
Hot water mode does not
produce enough hot water or
does not dispense at all
Cold water mode does not
produce enough cold water
Water has a non-acceptable
taste New Klearbar
REASONS FOR MALFUNCTION
SOLUTIONS
No electrical outlet connection
Plug in electrical cord
No water source connection
Verify connection to water line
and valve is turned on
No power at electrical outlet
Reset GFCI or breaker
Filter is missing or clogged
Verify filter is properly seated
into filter head into filter head
or replace filter
Water line not connected
properly
Immediately turn off water
supply and reconnect
Leakage from within the Mini
Immediately turn off water
supply call for service
Overflowing drip tray
Remove and empty drip tray
Emergency reservoir float
switch has engaged indicating
possible overflow
Immediately turn off water
supply and call for service
Hot water switch is turned off
Verify the hot water switch is
turned on
Energy Save mode has activated
Touch any button to wake up
Klearbar Mini then wait several
minutes and try again
Excessive hot water demand
Wait five minutes and try again
Internal overload breaker has
tripped, possibly due to no
water in hot tank when hot tank
turned on
Immediately turn off entire
system, turn off water supply
and call for service
Cold water switch is turned off
Verify the cold water switch is
turned on
Energy Save mode has activated
Touch any button to wake up
the Klearbar Mini then wait
several minutes and try again
Excessive cold water demand
Wait several minutes and try again
Water in dispensing lines have
warmed to room temperature
Pour the first cup of water out
and dispense again
New Klearbar Mini*
Sanitize and/or flush
Filter is several months old
Replace filter, sanitize and flush
*Pour out the first cup or two of water daily as needed. Discarded water is still safe for drinking,
plants or other uses.
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Service Provider
Serial # ________________________________________________________________
Klearbar
(855) GO-KLEAR
www.klearbar.com
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