Light flashing rapidly, with "CURRENT TIME" shown in the display and the clock flashing slowly – The
present time needs to be set, either during initial start up or after a long power outage. See "Set Time of
Day", at right.
Light flashing rapidly, with "Err" shown in the display – The electronic self-diagnostics have detected a
problem. See "Troubleshooting" on Page 18.
Light on steady (not flashing) – The system has power applied and does not require any attention.
When the power supply is plugged into the electrical outlet, the model code ("LL40" for Model WHES40
or "LL44" for Model WHES44) and a test number (example: J3.0), are briefly shown in the display. Then
the words "CURRENT TIME" appear and 12:00 PM begins to flash.
SET TIME OF DAY
If the words "CURRENT TIME" do not show in the
display, press the PROGRAM button until they do.
Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set the present time. Up moves the display ahead; down sets the time
back. Be sure AM or PM is correct.
NOTE: Press buttons and quickly release to slowly advance the display. Hold the buttons down for fast
Programming the Water Softener
SET WATER HARDNESS NUMBER
Press the PROGRAM button once again to display a flashing "25" and the word "HARDNESS".
Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set your water's hardness number.
NOTE: If your water supply contains iron, compensate for it by adding to the water hardness number.
For example, assume your water is 20 gpg hard and contains 2 ppm iron. Add 5 to the hardness number
for each I ppm of iron. In this example, you would use 30 for your hardness number.
20 gpg hardness
2ppm iron x 5 = + I0
30 HARDNESS NUMBER
SET RECHARGE (REGENERATION) TIME
Press the PROGRAM button once again to display
a flashing "2:00AM" and the words "RECHARGE
TIME". This is a good time for the recharge to start
in most households, because water is not in use.