Water Softener Safety; Before You Start - Whirlpool WHES30 Installation And Operation Manual

Demand controlled water softener
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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
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" or "WARNING"
These words mean:
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell
you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
In the state of Massachusetts: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts plumbing code 248-CMR shall
be adhered to. A licensed plumber shall be used for this installation.
In the state of California: You must turn the Salt Efficiency Feature setting to ON. This may initiate
more frequent recharges. However, it will operate at 4,000 grains per pound of salt or higher. To turn
on the Salt Efficiency Feature, follow the instructions in the "Salt Efficiency" section of this manual.
= The water softener requires a minimum water flow of 3 gallons per minute at the inlet. Maximum allowable inlet
water pressure is 125 psi. If daytime pressure is over 80 psi, nighttime pressure may exceed the maximum. Use
a pressure reducing valve if necessary (Adding a pressure reducing valve may reduce the flow). If your home is
equipped with a back flow preventer, an expansion tank must be installed in accordance with local codes and
= The water softener works on 28V DC electrical power, supplied by a direct plug-in power supply (included). Be
sure to use the included power supply and plug it into a nominal 120V, 60 Hz household outlet that is in a dry
location only, grounded and properly protected by an overcurrent device such as a circuit breaker or fuse.
= Do not use this system to treat water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate dis-
infection upstream or downstream of the system.
European Directive 2002/96/EC requires all electrical and electronic equipment to be disposed of accord-
ing to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) requirements. This directive or similar laws are
in place nationally and can vary from region to region. Please refer to your state and local laws for proper
disposal of this equipment.
If you have any questions, or there are missing parts or damage, please call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223,
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 7 pm EST, or visit www.whirlpoolwatersofteners.com
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model and serial number, found on the rating decal,
typically located on the rim below the salt lid hinges.

Water Softener Safety

Before You Start

Do not return the water softener to store.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
immediately follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
follow instructions.

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