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Whirlpool WHES60 Installation And Operation Manual

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Model WHES60
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:
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 of your product,
found on the rating decal, located on
the back of the controller's top cover.
System tested and certified by NSF International
against NSF/ANSI Standard 44
for hardness reduction and efficiency,
and certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 372.
Manufactured and warranted by
Ecodyne Water Systems
1890 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
7345760 (Rev. C 3/27/15)

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  • Page 1 Model WHES60 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 contami- nants that reduce a softener's capacity. Model WHES60 Model Code LL60 17,800 @ 3.5 lbs.
  • 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 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: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions TYPICAL INSTALLATION Hard Water Conditioned Water To Outside Faucets Pipe Clips Water Softener 1” NPT Sweat Valve Adaptor (not included) 1” NPT Controller Threaded Adaptor Outlet Plug-in O-ring Power Valve Drain Supply Inlet Elbow Valve Drain Hose* Lubricated Overflow O-ring Drain Elbow...
  • Page 9 Installation Instructions GROUNDING INFORMATION (for Installations on Metal Pipe) The house main incoming water pipe is often used to ground electrical outlets in the home. Grounding pro- tects you from electrical shock. Installing the water softener with a plastic bypass valve will break this Electrical Shock Hazard ground.
  • Page 10 Installation Instructions COMPLETE INLET AND OUTLET PLUMBING CONNECT BRINE TUBING Measure, cut, and loosely assemble pipe and fittings Route the brine tubing out, through the largest hole in from the main water pipe to the inlet and outlet ports of the salt storage tank sidewall.
  • Page 11: Installation Instructions

    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

    Programming the Water Softener RECHARGE button UP button PROGRAM button Display PRESS TO SCHEDULE HOLD TO START RECHARGE DOWN button PROGRAM DATA button DATA FIG. 16 PROGRAM THE SOFTENER SET WATER HARDNESS NUMBER When the power supply is plugged into the electrical 1.
  • Page 13: Customizing Features / Options

    Programming the Customizing Water Softener Features / Options RECHARGE NOW The RECHARGE button is used to initiate an immedi- ate recharge. 1. Press and hold the RECHARGE button until the words “RECHARGE NOW" flash in the display. FIG. 19 START A RECHARGE 1.
  • Page 14 Customizing Features / Options DATA DISPLAYS SET RECHARGE (REGENERATION) TIME With repeated presses of the DATA button, you can ob- 1. Press the PROGRAM button and hold for three tain operational information about your water softener. seconds, until a flashing “2:00AM” and the words “RECHARGE TIME”...
  • Page 15 Customizing Features / Options HEAVY DUTY BACKWASH 3. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set the number of days. When set to ON, the backwash cycle of regeneration 4. Press the PROGRAM button three times to return will be 22 minutes long instead of the normal 15 to the normal time of day screen.
  • 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 36) is a necessity quently. If the water softener uses all the salt before for the water softener to work properly.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTICS Valve Minutes of Cycle Position Remaining This water softener has a self-diagnostic function for the electrical system (except input power and/or water meter). The water softener monitors electronic com- ponents and circuits for correct operation. If a mal- function occurs, an error code appears in the display.
  • 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 Tank Neck Clamp Kit 7337482 Power Supply, 28V DC – 7331177 (includes 2 ea. of Key Nos. 1 & 2) 7180437 Salt Cover (order decal below) Clamp Section (2 req.) 7345786 Instruction Decal Retainer Clip (2 req.) 7155115...
  • Page 22 Valve Exploded View wear-strip seal cross-section view...
  • Page 23 Valve Parts List Part No. Description Part No. Description 7224087 Screw, #8-32 x 1” (2 req.) 7337597 O-Ring, 1-1/16” x 1-5/16”, pack of 4 Turbine & Support Assembly, 7286039 Motor (incl. 2 ea. of Key No. 100) – 7290931 including 2 O-Rings (See Key No. 7231393 Motor Plate 123) &...
  • Page 24: Warranty

    This warranty applies to consumer-owned installations only. ® / TM © 2014 Whirlpool. All rights reserved. Manufactured under license by Ecodyne Water Systems, Woodbury, Minnesota.