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Programming The Water Softener - Whirlpool WHES30 Installation And Operation Manual

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Programming the Water Softener

SET WATER HARDNESS NUMBER
1. Press the PROGRAM button once again to display
a flashing "25" and the word "HARDNESS".
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2. Press the
UP or
water's hardness number.
NOTE: If your water supply contains iron, compen-
sate for it by adding to the water hardness
number. For example, assume your water is
20 gpg hard and contains 2 ppm iron. Add 5
to the hardness number for each 1 ppm of
iron. In this example, you would use 30 for
your hardness number.
2 ppm iron x 5 = 10 +10
(times)
NOTE: If you use potassium chloride (KCl) salt
instead of sodium chloride (NaCl) salt in this
softener, increase the hardness setting by
25%. For example, if you will be using KCl
and your water supply's hardness is 20 gpg,
set the softener to 25 gpg.
SET RECHARGE (REGENERATION) TIME
1. Press the PROGRAM button once again to display
a flashing "2:00AM" and the words "RECHARGE
TIME". This is a good time for the recharge to start
in most households, because water is not in use.
2. If you want to change the recharge start time,
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press the
UP or
desired time shows. Be sure AM or PM is correct.
3. Press the PROGRAM button once again, to return
to the normal time of day display.
FIG. 17
DOWN buttons to set your
20 gpg hardness
30 HARDNESS NUMBER
FIG. 18
DOWN buttons until the
START A RECHARGE
1. Press the RECHARGE button and hold for three
seconds, until "RECHARGE" begins to flash in the
display, starting a recharge. This recharge draws
the sanitizing bleach into and through the water
softener. Any air remaining in the water softener is
purged to the drain. During this time, periodically
check for leaks.
NOTE: As with all other water system applications,
leaks may occur. Leaks may not be immedi-
ately apparent. Recheck for leaks 24 hours
after first recharge cycle is complete.
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