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Whirlpool WHES30 Manual

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Manuals+ User Manuals Simplified. Whirlpool WHES30 Grain Capacity Water Softener Home » Whirlpool » Whirlpool WHES30 Grain Capacity Water Softener Contents hide 1 Whirlpool WHES30 Grain Capacity Water Softener 2 Specifications & Performance 3 Water Softener Safety 4 Before You Start...
  • Page 2 15.1 SALT EFFICIENCY 15.2 MAXIMUM DAYS BETWEEN REGENERA​ T IONS 15.3 12 OR 24 HOUR CLOCK 16 Programming the Water Softener (Models WHES30 & WHES33) 16.1 STATUS LIGHT (Model WHES33 Only) 16.2 SET TIME OF DAY 16.3 SET WATER HARDNESS NUMBER 17 Programming the Water Softener (Models WHES30 &...
  • Page 3: Whirlpool Whes30 Grain Capacity Water Softener

    Whirlpool WHES30 Grain Capacity Water Softener Specifications & Performance These models are efficiency rated. The efficiency rating is valid only at the minimum salt dose.
  • Page 4 These softeners have a demand initiated regeneration (D.I.R.) feature that complies with specific performance specifications intended to minimize the amount of regenerate brine and water used in their operation. These softeners have a rated softener efficiency of not less than 3,350 grains of total hardness exchange per pound of salt (based on sodium chloride) and shall not deliver more salt than their listed rating or be operated at a sustained maximum service flow rate greater than their listed rating.
  • Page 5 Model WHES20 Model WHES30 Model WHES33 Model Code LE20 LE31 LE33 13,000 @ 2.6 lbs. 8,700 @ 1.7 lbs. 14,700@2.9 lbs. 27,600 @ Rated Softening Capacity (Grains @ Salt Dose) 16,400 @ 5.4 lbs. 25,400 @ 8.0 lbs. 8.3 lbs.
  • Page 6: Water Softener Safety

    Wisconsin requires additional treatment if water supply contains clear water iron exceeding 5 ppm. **Canada working pressure limits: 1.4 – 7.0 kg/cm2 ***Intermittent flow rate does not represent the maximum service flow rate used for determining the softener’s rated capacity and efficiency. Continuous operation at flow rates greater than the service flow rate may affect capacity and efficiency performance.
  • Page 7: Inspect Shipment

    can vary from region to region. Please refer to your state and local laws for proper disposal of this equipment. Do not return the water softener to store. If you have any questions, or there are missing parts or damage, please call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223, Monday – Friday, 8 am –...
  • Page 8: Sediment

    iron water usually has a yellow appearance when drawn. After standing for several hours, the color persists and the iron does not settle, but remains suspended in the water. SEDIMENT Sediment is fine, foreign material particles suspended in water. This water softener will not remove sedi​ m ent. This material is most often clay or silt.
  • Page 9: The Proper Order To Install Water Treatment Equipment

  • Page 10: Installation Requirements

    Installation Requirements VALVE DRAIN REQUIREMENTS Using the flexible drain hose (included), measure and cut to the length needed. Flexible drain hose is not allowed in all localities ( check your plumbing codes). If local codes do not allow use of a flexible drain hose, a rigid valve drain run must be used.
  • Page 11: Dimensions

    minimum. Use: Copper pipe Threaded pipe PEX (Crosslinked Polyethylene) pipe CPVC plastic pipe Other pipe approved for use with potable water IMPORTANT: Do not solder with plumbing attached to installation adaptors and single bypass valve. Soldering heat will damage the adaptors and valve. Dimensions...
  • Page 12: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions...
  • Page 13: Typical Installation

    TYPICAL INSTALLATION Installation Instructions...
  • Page 14: Turn Off Water Supply

    TURN OFF WATER SUPPLY 1. Close the main water supply valve, located near the well pump or water meter. 2. Open all faucets to drain all water from house pipes. NOTE: Be sure not to drain water from the water heater, as damage to the water heater ele​ m ents could result. INSTALL THE BRINE TANK OVERFLOW ELBOW Install the brine tank overflow grommet and elbow in the 13/16″...
  • Page 15: Complete Inlet And Outlet Plumbing

    1. Move the water softener into the desired location. Set it on a solid, level surface. IMPORTANT: Do not place shims directly under the salt storage tank to level the softener. The weight of the tank, when full of water and salt, may cause the tank to fracture at the shim. 2.
  • Page 16: Install Valve Drain Hose

    Complete the inlet and outlet plumbing for the type of pipe you will be using. Secure ground clamp to metal pipes (See Fig. 13). Electrical Shock Hazard Install metal ground clamp to metal house water supply pipe before beginning installation. Securely tighten connection in center of metal ground clamp.
  • Page 17: Add Water And Salt To The Salt Storage Tank

    5. After about three minutes, open a hot water faucet until there is a steady flow and there are no air bub​ b les, then close this faucet. 6. Close all cold water faucets and check for leaks at the plumbing connections that you made. 7.
  • Page 18: Programming The Water Softener (Model Whes20)

    2. Make sure the bypass valve(s) is in the “service” (open) position. 3. Start a recharge (regeneration). See “Start a Recharge” on Page 13 or Page 16 . 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​...
  • Page 19: Programming The Water Softener (Model Whes20)

    Press theUP or V DOWN buttons to set your water’s hardness number. NOTE: If your water supply contains iron, compen​ s ate 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 1 ppm of iron. In this example, you would use 30 for your hardness number.
  • Page 20: Customizing Features / Options (Model Whes20)

    Customizing Features / Options (Model WHES20) RECHARGE NOW The RECHARGE button is used to initiate an immedi​ a te recharge. Press and hold the RECHARGE button until the words “RECHARGE NOW” flash in the display. The softener enters the fill cycle of regeneration right away.
  • Page 21: Maximum Days Between Regenera T Ions

    2. Press the 6 UP or DOWN buttons to set ON or OFF. When set to ON, the efficiency icon will be displayed in the upper right hand corner of the normal run display. 3. Press the PROGRAM button three times to return to the normal run display (See Figure 23). MAXIMUM DAYS BETWEEN REGENERA​...
  • Page 22: 12 Or 24 Hour Clock

    2. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set the time format. 3. Press the PROGRAM button once again, to return to the normal time of day screen. Programming the Water Softener (Models WHES30 & WHES33) STATUS LIGHT (Model WHES33 Only)
  • Page 23: Set Time Of Day

    SET WATER HARDNESS NUMBER Press the PROGRAM button once again to display a flashing “25” and the word “HARDNESS”. Programming the Water Softener (Models WHES30 & WHES33) continued from previous page Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set your water’s hardness number.
  • Page 24: Set Recharge (Regeneration) Time

    During this time, periodically check for leaks. Customizing Features / Options (Models WHES30 & WHES33) NOTE: As with all other water system applications, leaks may occur. Leaks may not be immedi​ a tely apparent.
  • Page 25: Set Salt Level

    The word “RECHARGE” will flash dur​ i ng the regeneration. When completed, full water conditioning capacity is restored. Customizing Features / Options (Models WHES30 & WHES33) SET SALT LEVEL The water softener has a salt monitor indicator light to remind you to add salt to the storage tank.
  • Page 26: Water Flow Indicator

    NOTE: If the water softener was regenerating when power was lost, it will now finish the cycle. WATER FLOW INDICATOR Whenever the softener has water flowing from the outlet port, the display will show water droplets scroll​ i ng down the right hand side of the screen (See Figure 34 ).
  • Page 27: Cleaning The Nozzle & Venturi

    dissolve in the water to make brine. Without brine, the resin bed is not recharged and hard water will result. If the storage tank is full of salt, it is difficult to tell if you have a salt bridge. A bridge may be underneath loose salt. Take a broom handle, or like tool, and hold it next to the water softener.
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting (Model Whes20)

    To get access to the nozzle & venturi, remove the water softener’s top cover. Put the bypass valve(s) into the bypass position. Be sure the water softener is in soft water (service) cycle (no water pressure at noz​ z le & venturi). Then, holding the nozzle &...
  • Page 29: Manual Advance Diagnostics

    Procedure for removing error code from dis​ p lay: 1. Unplug transformer from electrical outlet. 2. Correct problem. 3. Plug in transformer. 4. Wait 8 minutes. The error code will return if the problem was not corrected. MANUAL ADVANCE DIAGNOSTICS Use the following procedures to advance the water softener through the regeneration cycles to check operation.
  • Page 30: Manual Advance Regeneration Check

    3. Press the PROGRAM button, and the electronic controller will restart. 4. Set the present time, hardness, etc., as described on pages 12 & 13. MANUAL ADVANCE REGENERATION CHECK This check verifies proper operation of the valve motor, brine tank fill, brine draw, regeneration flow rates, and other controller functions.
  • Page 31: Softener Exploded View

    Softener Exploded View Softener Parts List Key No. Part No. Description – 7112963 Distributor 0-Ring Kit (includes Key Nos. 1-3) 1′ 0-Ring, 2-7/8″ x 3-1/4″...
  • Page 32 1′ Retainer Clip (2 req.) 7114787 Repl. Resin Tank, 8″ x 35″, Model WHES20 7328904 Repl. Resin Tank, 9″ x 35″, Models WHES30 & WHES33 0502272 Resin, 1 cu. ft. 7310189 Repl. Brine Valve Assembly, Model WHES20 7310202 Repl. Brine Valve Assembly Models WHES30 & WHES33 7113008 Float, Stem &...
  • Page 33 7262831 Faceplate Decal, Model WHES20 ■ 7262849 Faceplate Decal, Model WHES30 7335545 Faceplate Decal, Model WHES33 7262661 Salt Lid (order decal below) 7262899 Instruction Decal, Model WHES20 ■ 7297658 Instruction Decal, Model WHES30 7335870 Instruction Decal, Model WHES33 7296416 Vapor Barrier...
  • Page 34 1′ 0-Ring, 1/4″ x 1/2″ 7264875 Repl. Brine Tank 7248706 Ground Clamp Kit Bypass Valve 7278434 (incl. 2 ea. of Key No. 73) 7139999 Drain Hose, 20 ft. ■ 7335121 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 35: Valve Exploded View

    Valve Exploded View Valve Parts List Key No. Part No. Description...
  • Page 36 7224087 Screw, #8-32 x 1″(2 req.) 7286039 Motor (incl. 2 ea. of Key No. 50) 0900857 Screw, #6-20 x 3/8″(2 req.) 7231385 Motor Plate 0503288 Bearing 7284964 Cam & Gear – 7331185 Drain Hose Adaptor Kit (includes Key Nos. 56-60) 1′...
  • Page 37 7092642 Plug, Drain Seal 7129889 Spring 7116713 Clip(4 req .) 7278442 Installation Adaptor, incl. Key No. 72 (2 req.) 7170288 0-Ring, 15/16″ x 1-3/16″(4 req .) – 7113040 Turbine & Support Assembly (includes 1 ea. of Key Nos. 74,75 & 2 ea. of Key No. 73) 1′...
  • Page 38: Water Softener Warranty

    Retain proof of purchase of Whirlpool™ WHE-WSC Water Softener Cleanser to validate any warranty claim during the second year. Use of any water softener additive other than Whirlpool™ WHE-WSC will not provide extended warranty coverage. WATER SOFTENER WARRANTY...
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