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Specifications & Performance Claims - Whirlpool WHES60 Installation And Operation Manual

Demand controlled water softener


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Specifications & Performance Claims
This model is efficiency rated. The efficiency rating is valid only at the minimum salt dose and rated service flow.
The softener has a demand initiated regeneration (D.I.R.) feature that complies with specific performance specifica-
tions intended to minimize the amount of regenerant brine and water used in its operation.
This softener has a rated softener efficiency of not less than 3,350 grains of total hardness exchange per pound of
salt (based on sodium chloride) and shall not deliver more salt than its listed rating or be operated at a sustained
maximum service flow rate greater than its listed rating. This softener has been proven to deliver soft water for at
least ten continuous minutes at the rated service flow rate. The rated salt efficiency is measured by laboratory tests
described in NSF/ANSI Standard 44. These tests represent the maximum possible efficiency that the system can
achieve. 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 Code
Rated Softening Capacity (Grains @ Salt Dose)
Rated Efficiency (Grains/Pound of Salt @ Minimum Salt Dose)
Water Used During Regeneration @ Minimum Salt Dose
Total Water Used Per Regeneration @ Maximum Salt Dose
Rated Service Flow Rate
Amount of High Capacity Ion Exchange Resin
Pressure Drop at Rated Service Flow
Water Supply Max. Hardness
Water Supply Max. Clear Water Iron
Water Pressure Limits (minimum / maximum)
Water Temperature Limits (minimum / maximum)
Minimum Water Supply Flow Rate
Intermittent Flow @ 30 PSI
Maximum Drain Flow Rate
Salt Storage Capacity
Capacity to reduce clear water iron is substantiated by WQA test data. State of Wisconsin
requires additional treatment if water supply contains clear water iron exceeding 5 ppm.
**Intermittent flow rate does not represent the maximum service flow rate used for detemi-
ning the softener's rated capacity and efficiency. Continuous operation at flow rates
greater than the service flow rate may affect capacity and efficiency performance.
This system conforms to NSF/ANSI 44 for the specific performance claims as verified and
substantiated by test data.
Variable Salt Dose: The salt dose is selected by the electronic controls at regeneration
Questions? Call Toll Free 1-866-986-3223
When you call, please be prepared to provide the model and serial number,
found on the rating decal, located on the back of the controller's top cover.
time based on the amount needed.
or visit
5.0 gal. / 1,000 grains
Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 7 PM EST
Model WHES60
17,800 @ 3.5 lbs.
47,600 @ 13.2 lbs.
60,200 @ 22.7 lbs.
5,080 @ 3.5 lbs.
87.4 gallons
10 gpm
1.67 cu. ft.
8.7 psig
120 gpg
16 ppm*
20 - 125 psi
40 - 120 °F
3 gpm
21 gpm**
2.0 gpm
200 lbs.

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