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Water Softening System; Special Salt - Bosch SHX*78W Series Operating Instructions Manual

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Water softening
system / special
salt *
T o ensure good rinsing results, the
W a t e r s o f t e n i n g s y s t e m / s p e c i a l s a l t
dishwasher requires soft water, i.e.
water which is low in lime, otherwise
limescale will be deposited on the
utensils and interior container. Tap
water above 7° dH (1.2 mmol/l)
must be softened. The water
is softened with special salt
(regeneration salt) in the water
softening system of the dishwasher.
The setting and therefore the
required amount of salt depends on
the degree of hardness of your tap
water (see following water hardness
table).
* optional feature which may or may
not be included with your
dishwasher.
Adjusting the water softener settings
Using the test strip included with
your dishwasher
(Purchased test strips may have a
different scale)
Water softening system / special salt en-us
Instructions for use of
included "Water Hardness
Test Strip"
Only use salt designed for automatic
dishwashers. Never use household
water softener salt or table salt.
Follow the instructions below for the
included test strip. (If purchasing a
different test strip, follow
manufacturers instructions).
Run the water at the kitchen sink
1.
for 5 minutes.
Dip the end of the test strip with
2.
the colored squares into the tap
water for 1 second and shake off
excess water.
After one minute, compare the
3.
test strip to the chart below and
determine the Dishwasher Water
Softener setting.
Adjust the dishwasher Water
4.
Softener setting. ~ "Adjusting
the water softening system"
on page 14
If required, add salt to the
5.
dishwasher salt chamber as
shown. ~ "Using special
dishwasher salt" on page 14
Water
Add salt to
softener
salt
setting
dispenser
No
•:‹‹
Yes
•:‹‚
Yes
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Yes
•:‹„
Yes
•:‹...
Yes
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Yes
•:‹‡
Yes
•:‹ˆ
Water hardness conversion chart
(only necessary if you purchase a
different test strip)
ppm
0
116
0
117
152
7
153
188
9
189
223
11
224
294
14
295
383
18
384
544
23
545
890
32
gpg/°dH
6
8
10
13
17
22
31
52
13

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