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C. REPLACING
MINERAL...
TASTE & ODOR FILTER
Average
life of the activated
carbon
mineral
bed is
about
one year (see page 2-4). It's time to replace
the
bed when
the tastes
and/or
odors
begin
to return
in
the water
supply.
Do the following.
STEPS
TO REMOVE
AND
ADD
MINERAL
.
Press
the RECHARGE
button
and hold
in for
three
seconds
until
"RECHARGE
NOW"
be-
gins to flash in the display.
.
.
Stand
the tank upright
and replace
the bottom
distributor
assembly.
Temporarily,
plug
the top
end of the distributor
(use a rag, etc.) to prevent
accidental
mineral
spills into it.
Using
a large neck funnel
(Figure
7), first add 17
lbs. of gravel,
followed
by 10 lbs. of filter sand.
Next,
add the 1 cu. ft. of activated
carbon.
Use
water
sparingly
to assist
carbon
flow
through
the funnel.
.
When
water begins
to flow from the valve drain
hose, place the bypass
valve(s)
in BYPASS
posi-
tion, see Figure
9, page 4-1.
CAUTION:
BE SURE TO DO STEPS 1 AND
2 AS
INSTRUCTED,
TO RELIEVE
WATER
PRESSURE
IN THE TANK.
NOTE:
Be sure the bottom
distributor
is centered
in
the tank
while
adding
mineral.
10.
Use water
to flush
the tank
top opening.
Then,
replace
the top distributor
and three o-rings.
Be
sure to locate
o-ring
seals
correctly,
Figure
8,
page
3- 2.
.
4.
.
.
.
Unplug
the transformer
at the wall outlet.
Carefully,
pull the two clips (Key No. 12, page
6-3)
at the inlet
and
outlet
fittings.
Slide
the
adaptors,
or bypass
valve,
from the filter valve.
Referring
to Figure
8, page
3-2,
remove
the
clamp
retainers
(2) and clamp
sections
(2) that
hold
the valve
to the tank.
Lift upward
to re-
move
the valve.
Remove
the o- rings (3) and top distributor
from
the top of the tank.
Next to a floor drain,
carefully
tip the tank over,
catching
the used
carbon
in a burlap
sack or oth-
er suitable
container.
Remove
the bottom
dis-
tributor
assembly,
and
flush
the inside
of the
tank with
water.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Carefully,
install the valve
assembly
and retain-
ing
clamps.
DOUBLE
CHECK
TO BE SURE
CLAMPS
AND
RETAINERS
ARE SECURELY
FASTENED
IN PLACE.
Referring
to your
installation
manual,
recon-
nect the filter to the plumbing.
BE SURE THE
PLUMBING
IS HELD
FIRMLY
IN
PLACE,
THE THE VALVE INLET
AND
OUTLET.
Place the valve drain
hose at the drain
point
and
secure
in place.
Return
the plumbing
bypass
valve(s)
to SER-
VICE position.
Plug
the transformer
into the wall
outlet.
The
filter will complete
the backwash
cycle, started
in step
1, and will automatically
return
to ser-
vice.
CAUTION:
HANDLE
THE TANK CAREFULLY.
IT
IS VERY HEAVY
WHEN
FULL
OF WATER
AND
CARBON.
DO
NOT
ATTEMPT
TO LIFT
IT BY
YOURSELF.
DO
NOT
DROP
AND
BREAK
THE
TANK.
NOTE:
All
new
carbon
mineral
contains
some
smaller
that
normal
particles
called
"fines".
Back-
washing
the filter
removes
the fines.
If, after
the
backwash
in step
15 is over, fines are still in the fil-
tered
water,
repeat
step
1 for added
backwashing.
3-3
Problems,
Questions?
Call 1-800-426-9345
Kenmore
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