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Care and cleaning of the water softening system.
CEAppliancesce
Checking the Salt Storage Level and Refilfing
Brine
(salt dissolved
in water)
is needed
fi)r
each and
every recharge.
The water
for making
brine
is inetered
into the salt storage
area by
the water
soflelfing
systeln
wflve and
control.
However, you must keep the tank supplied
with salt.
When to refill with salt: If the blue indicator
light and
DAYS TO EMPTY are flashing,
there
is
less than
l 5 days supply
of salt. Refill with salt.
In hulnid
areas
it is best to refill with less salt
and more
often,
to awfid
the forming
of a
salt bridge
(see page
14). After adding
salt,
remember
to reset
the SALTLEVEL in the
control
(see page
10). Never
allow the salt
level to drop
below
zero on the yellow indicator
heft)re
wm refill it. Without
enough
salt, you
will soon
have hard
watei:
Use clean
water softening
salts only; at least
99.5%
pure.
NUGGET,
PEI,I,ET
or coarse
SOI,AR
salts are recommended.
Do not use rock,
block, granulated or ice cream making salts.
They
contain
dirt and sediments,
or mush
and
cake, and will create
nmii_telmnce
i)roblems.
A CAUTION:Waterso,teningsa,t
iron removing additives: Some salts may have
an additive
to hel I) the water softening
system
handle
iron in the water
SUl)ply.
Although
this additive
may hel I) to kee I) the
water softening
system
resin
clean,
it may
also release
corrosive
flunes
that weaken
and
shorten
the lifi_ of solne water
soflelfing
systeln
parts.
(;E recolnn/ends
using
only
Dialnond
Crystal <':Red*Out
_':brand
salt.
Cleaning Iron Out of the Water Softening System
Your water softening
system takes hardness
minerals
(calcium
and magnesium)
out oI
the water. Also, it can control
solne
(see the
Specification
Guidelines
section)
"clear water"
iron. With
clear water
iron, water
froln
a fimcet
is clear
when
filet put into a glass. After
15 to
30 inilmtes,
the water
begins
to cloud
or turn
lust
colored.
A water
soflelfing
systeln
will not
relnove
any iron that inakes
the water
cloudy
or rusty as it Colnes fl'Oln the fimcet
(called
red
water iron).
To take red water iron
out of water,
or
over
the
lllaXillltllll
of clear
water
iI'Oll,
an iron filter
or other
equil)inent
is needed.
GE reconm/ends
using
only Dialnond
Crystal ')
Red*Out
e_brand
salts with Iron FighteI _')
additive
to hel I) kee I) the resin
bed
clean
of
clear
iron.
If your water supply
has clear
water
iron,
periodic
resin
bed
cleaning
is needed.
(;E recolnlnends
using
Super
Iron
Out <°brand
resin
bed
cleaner
to thoroughly
clean
vour
resin
bed if your iron content
is high.
Clean
the bed at least every six lnonths,
or more
often
if iron al)pears
ill the soft water
between
cleanings.
IMPORTANT."
It is important
to mix the resin bed
cleaner
with water
(fi)lh)wing
the malmfi_cturer's
instructions),
pour
it into
the brinewell tube
(see page 5) and
recharge
the softener
in/inediatelv.
Do not pour the resin bed
cleaner
in with the salt, as it will not be as effective
in
cleaning
the resin,
and can cause dalnage
to
the softener
if it is left in the brine
tank for an
extended
period
due to the corrosive
gases that
are fl)rmed.
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