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Installation
Instructions
UNPACKING AND INSPECTION
Be sure to check the entire softener for ang
shipping damage
or parts loss. Also note damage
to the shipping cartons. Contact the transportation
compang
for all damage
and loss claims. The
manufacturer
is not responsible
for damages
in transit.
Small parts needed to install the softener are
packaged
either in a bag or on a cardboard
sheet. To avoid loss of the small parts, keep them
packaged
until gou are readg to use them. Be sure
not to discard components
hidden in packaging.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS REgUIRED
FOR INSTALLATION
• Pliers
• Screwdriver
• Teflon tape
• Razor knife
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Two adjustable
wrenches
Additional
tools mag be required if modification
to home plumbing
is necessarg.
In and out fittings included with the softener
are 1" NPT male adapters.
You should maintain
the same, or larger, pipe size as the water supplg
pipe, up to the softener inlet and outlet. Then,
use the necessarg adapters to connect the
water supplg to the 1" NPT male adapters.
Use the included bgpass valve to install the
softener. The bgpass valve allows gou to turn off
water to the softener for servicing, but still have
water in the house pipes. The NPT male adapters
referred to above connect to the bgpass valve
with the included plastic clips.
Use appropriate
fitting/pipe
material (i.e., copper,
brass, galvanized or CPVC) to connect the 1" NTP
plastic adapters to the house plumbing.
If additional
drain hose is needed for valve and
salt tank drains, it can be ordered from GE Parts
at 800.626.2002,
part number WS07X10004.
If a rigid valve drain is needed to complg with
plumbing
codes, gou can bug the parts needed
to connect
u 1/2" copper tubing or plastic pipe
drain. See Step 4.
Clean nugget or pellet water softener
salt is
needed to fill the brine tank. See Step 8.
WHERE TO INSTALL THE SOFTENER
Place the softener us close as possible to a
sewer drain, or other acceptable
drain point
or standpipe.
It is recommended
to keep outside faucets
on hard water to save soft water and salt.
Do not install the softener in a place where it
could freeze. Freeze damage
is not covered
bg
the warrantg.
Do not install the softener where it would block
access to the water heater or access to the main
water shutoff.
Put the softener in a place where water damage
is least likelg to occur if a leak develops. The
manufacturer
will not repair or pug for water
damage.
A 120-volt electric outlet is needed to plug in the
included transformer.
The softener
has a 10-foot
power cable. If the outlet is remote (up to 100
feet), use 18 gauge wire to connect.
Be sure the
electric
outlet and transformer
are in an inside
location,
to protect
from wet weather.
Be sure
the outlet is unswitched
to prevent accidental
shutoff.
If installing in an outside location, gou must
take the steps necessarg to assure the softener,
installation
plumbing, wiring, etc., are as well
protected
from the elements
(sunlight, rain, wind,
heat, cold), contamination,
vandalism,
etc., as
when installed indoors. Outdoor
installation
is
not recommended,
and voids the warrantg.
Keep the softener
out of direct sunlight.
The sun's heat mag distort non-metallic
parts and mug damage the electronics.
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