Normal Operation, Control Displays
During normal operation, the present time of day
and AM or PM show in the control display area.
When the demand computer determines a
recharge is needed, RECHARGE TONIGHT begins
to flash in the display along with the present
time. RECHARGE TONIGHT flashes until the next
recharge start time, then changes to RECHARGE,
which flashes until the recharge is over.
Feature: Optional Recharge Controls
Sometimes, a manually started recharge may
be desired or needed. Two examples:
You have used more water than usual (house
guests, extra washing, etc.) and you may run
out of soft water before the next recharge.
The system ran out of salt.
Use one of the following features to start a
recharge immediately, or at the next preset
recharge start time.
If electrical power to the water softening system
is interrupted, the control display is blank, and
the blue indicator light is off, but the control
keeps correct time for about 6 hours. When
power is restored, you have to reset the present
time only if the display and blue indicator light
are flashing. All other settings are maintained
and never require resetting unless a change is
Feature/Service: Automatic Electronic Diagnostics
The control computer has a self-diagnostic
function for the electrical system (except input
power and water meter). The computer monitors
the electronic components and circuits for
correct operation. If a malfunction occurs,
an error code appears in the control display.
Touch (do not hold) the RECHARGE
RECHARGE TONIGHT flashes in the control
display area. A recharge will occur at the next
preset recharge start time. If you decide to cancel
this recharge, touch the same button once more.
Press and hold the RECHARGE
RECHARGE NOW starts to flash in the control
display area. The water softening system begins
an immediate recharge and, when over in about
two hours, you will have a new supply of soft
water. Once started, you cannot cancel this
If the time is flashing after a long power outage,
the water softening system continues to work as
it should to provide you with soft water. However,
recharge may occur at the wrong time of day
until you reset the control to the correct time
The chart on Error Codes shows the error
codes that could appear and possible reasons
for each code. See Manually Initiated Electronics
Diagnostics to further isolate the defect.