Whirlpool WHES30 Installation And Operation Manual

Whirlpool WHES30 Installation And Operation Manual

Demand controlled water softener


Model WHES30
Model WHES33
How to install, operate
and maintain your Demand
Controlled Water Softener
Do not return water softener to store
If you have any questions or concerns when
installing, operating or maintaining your water
softener, call our toll free number:
Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST or visit
When you call, please be prepared to provide
the model and serial number of your product,
found on the rating decal, typically located on
the rim below the salt lid hinges.
Systems tested and certified by NSF International
against NSF/ANSI Standard 44
for hardness reduction and efficiency,
and certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 372.
Systems tested and certified by the Water Quality
Association against CSA B483.1.
Manufactured and warranted by
Ecodyne Water Systems
1890 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
7345451 (Rev. B 3/30/15)


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Summary of Contents for Whirlpool WHES30

  • Page 1 Model WHES30 Model WHES33 How to install, operate and maintain your Demand Controlled Water Softener Do not return water softener to store If you have any questions or concerns when installing, operating or maintaining your water softener, call our toll free number:...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Specifications & Performance Claims ............3 Water Softener Safety .
  • Page 3: Specifications & Performance Claims

    Operational efficiency is the actual efficiency after the system has been installed. It is typically less than the rated efficiency, due to individual application factors including water hardness, water usage, and other contaminants that reduce a softener's capacity. Model WHES30 Model WHES33 Model Code...
  • Page 4: Water Softener Safety

    Water Softener Safety Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER”...
  • Page 5: Inspect Shipment

    Inspect Shipment The parts required to assemble and install the water Remove and discard (or recycle) all packing materials. softener are included with the unit. Thoroughly check To avoid loss of small parts, we suggest you keep the the water softener for possible shipping damage and small parts in the parts bag until you are ready to use parts loss.
  • Page 6: Installation Requirements

    Installation Requirements LOCATION REQUIREMENTS PLUMBING CODES Consider all of the following when selecting an installa- All plumbing must be completed in accordance with tion location for the water softener. national, state and local plumbing codes. = Do not locate the water softener where freezing In the state of Massachusetts: The Commonwealth temperatures occur.
  • Page 7: Installation Requirements

    Installation Requirements VALVE DRAIN REQUIREMENTS 1/4” NPT Thread Barbs for 3/8” Using the flexible drain hose (included), measure and I.D. Tubing cut to the length needed. Flexible drain hose is not Hose Clamp allowed in all localities (check your plumbing codes). If local codes do not allow use of a flexible drain hose, a Drain Hose rigid valve drain run must be used.
  • Page 8: Dimensions

    Dimensions 19” 3-3/8” 18” IN – OUT 43-5/16” 36-1/2” 35” FIG. 8 Installation Instructions TYPICAL INSTALLATION Hard Water Conditioned Water To Outside Faucets Pipe Clips 1” NPT Sweat Water Softener Adaptor (not Valve included) 1” NPT Controller Threaded Adaptor Outlet Plug-in O-ring Power...
  • Page 9 Installation Instructions TURN OFF WATER SUPPLY Nozzle Top Cover Venturi Brine Tank 1. Close the main water supply valve, located near the Assembly Overflow well pump or water meter. Elbow Nut - 2. Open all faucets to drain all water from house pipes. Ferrule NOTE: Be sure not to drain water from the water Salt...
  • Page 10 Installation Instructions COMPLETE INLET AND OUTLET PLUMBING Measure, cut, and loosely assemble pipe and fittings from the main water pipe to the inlet and outlet ports of the water softener valve. Be sure to keep fittings fully together, and pipes squared and straight. Be sure hard water supply pipe goes to the water sof- Electrical Shock Hazard tener valve inlet side.
  • Page 11 Installation Instructions TEST FOR LEAKS ADD WATER AND SALT TO THE SALT STORAGE TANK To prevent air pressure in the water softener and plumbing system, complete the following steps in order: 1. Fully open two or more softened cold water faucets Excessive Weight Hazard close to the water softener, located downstream Use two or more people to move and lift salt...
  • Page 12: Programming The Water Softener

    When the power supply is plugged into the electrical power, the status light on the control panel will oper- outlet, the model code (“LE31” for Model WHES30 or ate as follows: “LE33” for Model WHES33) and a test number (exam- ple: J3.0), are briefly shown in the display.
  • Page 13: Programming The Water Softener

    Programming the Water Softener SET WATER HARDNESS NUMBER START A RECHARGE 1. Press the PROGRAM button once again to display 1. Press the RECHARGE button and hold for three a flashing “25” and the word “HARDNESS”. seconds, until “RECHARGE” begins to flash in the display, starting a recharge.
  • Page 14: Customizing Features / Options

    Customizing Features / Options RECHARGE WATER FLOW INDICATOR Whenever the softener has water flowing from the The RECHARGE button is used to initiate an immedi- outlet port, the display will show water droplets scroll- ate recharge. ing down the right hand side of the screen (See 1.
  • Page 15 Customizing Features / Options SET SALT LEVEL 2. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set ON or OFF. When set to ON, the efficiency icon will be The water softener has a salt monitor indicator light to displayed in the lower left hand corner of the nor- remind you to add salt to the storage tank.
  • Page 16: Routine Maintenance

    Lift the brinewell cover and pour in the entire 16 oz. water faucet immediately downstream of the softener bottle of Whirlpool Water Softener Cleanser. Press ® until water tastes, smells and appears normal.
  • Page 17 Routine Maintenance ADDING SALT CLEANING THE NOZZLE & VENTURI Lift the salt lid and check the salt storage level fre- A clean nozzle & venturi (See Figure 32) is a necessity quently. If the water softener uses all the salt before for the water softener to work properly.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    6. Press and hold the PROGRAM button until the Use the following procedures to advance the water model code (“LE31” for Model WHES30 or “LE33” softener through the regeneration cycles to check for Model WHES33) shows in the display. This operation.
  • Page 19 Troubleshooting RESETTING TO FACTORY DEFAULTS 2. After observing fill, press the RECHARGE button to move the softener’s valve into the brine position. A To reset the electronic controller to its factory default slow flow of water to the drain will begin. Verify for all settings (time, hardness, etc.): brine draw from the brine tank by shining a flash- light into the brinewell and observing a noticeable...
  • Page 20: Exploded View & Parts List

    Softener Exploded View Valve Assembly See Pages 22 & 23 for parts...
  • Page 21 Softener Parts List Part No. Description Part No. Description Distributor O-Ring Kit 7262661 Salt Lid (order decal below) – 7112963 (includes Key Nos. 1-3) 7336622 Instruction Decal O-Ring, 2-7/8” x 3-1/4” 7262653 O-Ring, 13/16” x 1-1/16” 7335901 Cover, Brinewell O-Ring, 2-3/4” x 3” Brinewell Assembly 7214375 7077870...
  • Page 22 Valve Exploded View Wear Strip Seal Cross-section View...
  • Page 23 Valve Parts List Part No. Description Part No. Description Installation Adaptor, 3/4”, pack of 2, 7338111 Screw, #6-19 x 1-3/8” (2 req.) 7342673 including 2 ea. Clips & O-Rings 7281291 Motor (See Key Nos. 70 & 72) 7337474 Motor Mount 7337571 O-Ring, 15/16”...
  • Page 24: Warranty

    ® The factory warranty for your water softener is shown below. The one year full warranty period on parts and labor can be extended to two years from the date of purchase if you use Whirlpool WHE-WSC Water Softener Cleanser ®...

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