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About the water softener system.
GEAppliances.
Service
When
the water
softening
s):stem is providing
sott water, it is called
"Service."
During
service,
hard
water flows fron_ the house
main
water
pipe into the water
sotiening
system.
Inside
the
water sottening
system
resin
tank is a bed made
up of thousands
of tiny; plastic
resin
beads.
As
hard
water
passes
through
the bed, each
bead
attracts
and
holds
the hard
minerals.
This is
called
ion-exchanging.
]t is much
like a magnet
attracting
and
holding
metals.
X_hter without
hard
minerals
(soft water)
flows from
the water
softening
system
and
to the house
pipes.
_Mter a period
of time,
the resin
beads
become
coated
with hard
minerals
and they have to be
cleaned.
This cleaning
is called
recharge.
Recharge
is started
at 2:00 AM (tactory
setting)
by the water
softening
system
control,
and
consists
of five stages
or cycles. These
are
FILL, BRINING, BRINE RINSE BACKWASH and
FAST RINSE,
Automatic Hard Water Bypass During Recharge
For emexgency
needs,
hard
water
is awfilable
to the home
dm'ing
the recharge
cycles.
However, you shouldavoid using HOT water
because the water heater will fill with the
hard water.
Fill
Salt dissolved
in water
is called
brine.
Brine is
needed
to clean
the hard
minerals
fl'om resin
beads.
To make
the brine,
water
flows into
the
salt storage
area
during
the fill stage.
Brining
Dm'ing
brining,
brine
travels
from
the salt
storage
area
into the resin
tank. Brine
is the
cleaning
agent
needed
to remove
hard
minerals
fl'om the resin
beads.
The hard
minerals
and
brine
are discharged
to the drain.
The
nozzle
and venturi
create
a suction
to
move the brine,
maintaining
a very slow rate
to get the best resin
cleaning
with the least salt.
Brine Rinse
After a pre-measured
amount
of brine
is used,
the brine
wdve closes.
Water
continues
to flow
in the same path
as dm'ing
brining,
except
fin.
the discontinued
brine
flow. Hard
minerals
and
brine
flush fl'om
the resin
tank to the drain.
Backwash
During
backwash,
water
travels
up through
the resin
tank at a tast flow rate, flushing
accumulated
iron,
dirt and
sediments
fl'om
the resin
bed and
to the drain.
Fast Rinse
Backwash is followed
by a last flow of water
down
through
the resin
tank. The last flow
flushes
brine
fl'om the bottom
of the tank,
and packs
the resin
bed.
_Mter thst rinse,
the water sottening
system
rettlrns
to
sott
water
selwice.
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