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Before You Start - Whirlpool WHER12 Installation And Operation Manual

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Before You Start
For installations
in the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts:
by a licensed plumber is required. Plumbing code 248-CMR
of the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts
must be used for installation.
Read all steps and guides carefully before installing and using your reverse osmosis system. Follow
all steps exactly to correctly install. Reading this manual will also help you to get all the benefits from
the reverse osmosis system.
Do not attempt to use this product to make sate drinking water from non-potable
water sources. Do
not use the system on microbioh)gically
unsafc water, or water of unknown quality without adequate
before or after the system. This system is certified for cyst reduction and may be used on
water that may contain filterable cysts.
Some or all of the contaminants
listed may not be in your water supply.
All plumbing should be done in accordance
with local codes and requirements.
This system shall only be used for arsenic reduction on chlorinated
water supplies containing detect-
able residual tree chlorine at the system inlet. Water systems using an inline chlorinator should provide
a one minute chlorine contact time betk)re the Re system. Conforms to NSF/ANSI 58 for pentavalent
arsenic reduction. See performance
data sheet and Arsenic Facts section tk_ran explanation
of reduc-
tion performance.
This system is acceptable for treatment of influent concentrations
of no more than 27 mg/L nitrate and
3 mg/L nitrite in combination
measured as N and is certifed
reduction only tk_rwater
supplies with a pressure of 280 kPa (40 psig) or greater. This system is supplied with a nitrate/nitrite
test kit. Product water should be monitored
to the instructions provided with
the test kit.
The reverse osmosis system works on water pressures of 40 psi (minimum) to 100 psi (maximum).
you have questions about your water pressure, contact a licensed plumber.
For indoor use only. Certification
claims are tk)rtemperatures
of the water supply to the reverse osmosis
system of 40°F to 100°K Install on the cold water line.
To see if your water is within the required specifications,
read the water specifications
to be sure your
water supply is within these limits. TDS test kits are available by calling 1-800-826-8553
ext. 47, or
check the water testing section of your local phone directory.
The reverse osmosis membrane may contain a preservative
tk_rstorage and shipment. Be sure to purge
betk_re using product water. See "Sanitize, Pressure Test and Purge" section.


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