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Whirlpool WHES Series Installation Instructions Manual page 7

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ADD WATER AND SALT TO THE SALT
STORAGE TANK
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and lift salt
bags.
Failure to do so can result in back or other
injury.
1. Using a container, add about three gallons of clean
water into the salt storage tank.
2. Add salt to the storage tank. Use nugget, pellet or
coarse solar salts with less than 1% impurities.
PLUG IN THE POWER SUPPLY
During installation, the water softener wiring may be
moved or jostled from place. Be sure all leadwire con-
nectors are secure on the back of the electronic board
and be sure all wiring is away from the valve gear and
motor area, which rotates during regenerations.
1. Plug the power supply into an electrical outlet that is
not controlled by a switch.
NOTE: The water heater is filled with hard water and,
as hot water is used, it will refill with condi-
tioned water. In a few days, the hot water will
be fully conditioned. To have fully conditioned
hot water immediately, wait until the initial
recharge is over. Then, drain the water heater
(following instructions for water heater) until
water runs cold.
PROGRAMMING THE SOFTENER
Lift the salt lid and follow the instructions on the decal
to program the following into the electronic controller:
= Current time of day
= Hardness of your water supply
= Time of day when automatic recharges will begin
= Type of salt you will be using (only on select models)
In the state of California: You must turn the Salt
Efficiency Feature setting to ON. This may initiate
more frequent recharges. However, it will operate
at 4,000 grains per pound of salt or higher. To turn
on the Salt Efficiency Feature, follow the instruc-
tions in the "Salt Efficiency" section of the owner's
manual.
Installation Instructions
NOTE: You can find complete instructions for program-
ming the softener and customizing features of
the electronic controller in the owner's manual.
Go to www.whirlpoolwatersofteners.com
or call 1-866-986-3223.
SANITIZE THE WATER SOFTENER /
SANITIZE AFTER SERVICE
1. Open salt lid, remove the brinewell cover and pour
about 3 oz. (6 tablespoons) of household bleach
into the softener brinewell. Replace the brinewell
cover.
2 Make sure the bypass valve(s) is in the "service"
(open) position.
3 Start a recharge (regeneration) by pressing and hold-
ing for 3 seconds the RECHARGE button on the face-
plate.
4. After the recharge has completed, fully open a cold
water faucet, downstream from the softener, and
allow 50 gallons of water to pass through the sys-
tem. This should take at least 20 minutes. Close
the faucet.
ADDING SALT
Lift the salt lid and check the salt storage level fre-
quently. If the water softener uses all the salt before
you refill it, you will experience hard water. Until you
have established a refilling routine, check the salt
every two or three weeks. Always add if less than 1/4
full. Be sure the brinewell cover is on.
NOTE: If using potassium chloride (KCl), do not fill
above level 4 on the brinewell scale.
NOTE: In humid areas, it is best to keep the salt stor-
age level lower, and to refill more often to avoid
salt "bridging".
Recommended Salt: Nugget, pellet or coarse solar
salts with less than 1% impurities.
Salt Not Recommended: Rock salt, high in impurities,
block, granulated, table, ice melting, ice cream making
salts, etc.
TANK LIGHT (Only on select models)
The water softener is equipped with a tank light for
viewing the salt level in the brine tank. Push the tank
light button on the electronic control once, and the tank
light will turn on. Pushing the tank light button again
will turn the light off. The tank light will automatically
turn off after a period of four minutes if the tank light
button is not used to turn it off.
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