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****** Page 1 ****** 3M is a trademark of 3M Company. 0 2012 3M Company. All rights reserved. IN303 0912B Please recycle. Printed in U.S.A. INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS HWS SERIES HOT WATER SOFTENERS MODELS: HWS050 HWSIOO Installer, please leave with homeowner. 3M Purification Inc. 400 Research Parkway Meriden, CT 06450, USA Toll Free: 866.990.9785 Worldwide: 203.237.5541 Fax: 203.238.8701 3Mfoodservice.com 3Mpurification.com
****** Page 2 ****** SAFETY INFORMATION Read, understand, and follow all safety information contained in these instructions prior to installation and use of the 3M HWS hot water softeners. Retain these instructions for future reference. Intended use: The HWS hot water softeners are intended for use in softening hot water in Foodservice installations. The system is intended for indoor installations near the entry point of a foodservice water line, and must be installed by qualified professional installers according to these installation instructions. EXPLANATION OF SIGNAL WORD CONSEQUENCES AWARNING ACAUTION CAUTION Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury and/or property damage. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury and/or property damage. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in property damage. A WARNING Limited Warranty 3M Purification Inc. warrants HWS050 and HWSI 00 will be free from defects in material and manufacture for the following periods from the date of purchase: • One (1) year on the entire unit • Five years on mineral tank only (does not include internal components) • Five years on control valve body only (does not include internal or external components) • Five years on salt storage container and components.* This warranty does not cover failures resulting from abuse, misuse, alteration or damage not caused by 3M Purification Inc. or failure to follow installation and use instructions. 3M PURIFICATION INC. MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING, CUTOMER OR USAGE OF TRADE. If this Product fails to satisfy this Limited Warranty during the warranty period, 3M Purification Inc. will replace the Product or refund your Product purchase price. This warranty does do cover labor. The remedy stated in this paragraph is the Customer’s sole remedy and 3M Purification’s exclusive obligation. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state, or country to country. For any warranty questions, please call 855.3M.WATER (855.369.2837) or mail your request to: Warranty Claims, 3M Purification Inc., 400 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450. Proof of purchase (original sales receipt) must accompany the warranty claim, along with a complete description of the Product, model number and alleged defect. Limitation of Liability: 3M Purification Inc. will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from this 3M Purification Inc. product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including warranty, contract, negligence or strict liability. Some states and countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. *water softeners only To reduce the risk associated with ingestion of contaminants due to use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality: • Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system. To reduce the risk associated with hazardous voltage: • If the electrical system requires use of the cold water system as an electrical safety ground, a jumper must be used to ensure a sufficient ground connection across the softener installation piping — refer installation to qualified personnel. • Do not use the softener if the wall-mounted power supply is damaged — contact qualified service personnel for repair. To reduce the risk associated with back strain: • Follow safe lifting procedures. CAUTION To reduce the risk associated with property damage due to water leakage: Read and follow Use Instructions before installation and use of this system; Installation must comply with existing state or local plumbing codes; Protect from freezing. Drain system when temperatures drop below 400F (4.40C); Do not install if water pressure exceeds 1 00 psi (689 kPa). If the system water pressure exceeds 100 psi, the installation must use a pressure limiting valve. Contact a licensed plumbing professional if you are uncertain how to check your water pressure; Do not install system where water lines could be subjected to vacuum conditions without appropriate measures for vacuum prevention; • When water supply is shut off, shut off fuel or electric power to water heater; Do not use torches or other heat sources near plastic plumbing, as damage may occur; Take care when using pliers or pipe wrenches to tighten plastic fittings, as damage may occur; On plastic fittings, use thread sealing tape only. Never use pipe sealant or pipe dope on plastic fittings, as damage may occur; Do not bend spring on float assembly or damage to the vent may result; Do not install this system in direct sunlight or outdoors without protection from precipitation. To reduce the risk associated with property damage due to plugged water lines: • Pay particular attention to correct orientation of control valve. Water flow should match arrow on control valve. The Inlet and Outlet of other water treatment equipment products will vary depending on the control valve brand used. IMPORTANT NOTES • Failure to follow instructions may result in leakage and will void warranty. WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD 3M Purification Inc., 400 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT U.S.A. Yr. Your Name Business Name Address Stræt Telephone Number E-mail Address City State & Zip Cade PLEASE PRINT THANKYOU Model # Where Purchased Business Address Street Equipment this system is used Model # (if known Mo. DATE OF PURCHASE NOTICE: Personal information collected in this card will only be used for 3M Product Registration purposes. City Manufacturer Manufacturer State & If the filter is used on more than one machine, please list below. Equipment Model
****** Page 3 ****** TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DESCRIPTION BEFORE INSTALLATION INSTALLATION REGENERATION INSTRUCTIONS (Timer Setting Instructions) SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS SPECIFICATIONS AND OPERATING DATA PARTS MAINTENANCE SECTION 7: MAINTENANCE REPLENISHMENT OF SALT SUPPLY: The salt storage capacity of the brine tank is approximately 280 lbs. (127 kg). During each regeneration a specific amount of salt is consumed, thus requiring its periodic replenishment (the frequency is dependent on the regeneration schedule). Always replenish salt before the supply is exhausted to assure a continuous supply of softened water. TYPE OF SALT TO USE: Any type of water softener salt may be used. There are advantages and disadvantages to every type of salt. Please ask the local dealer for his advice. The unit is designed to compensate for the disadvantages. BRINE TANK CLEAN-OUT: To prevent service problems the brine tank should be emptied and flushed out with a garden hose when dirt and other insolubles ac- cumulate. The clean-out frequency depends on the type salt used and regeneration frequency. The clean-out should be done when the salt level is low. Steps to follow: SECTION 1: BEFORE INSTALLATION Before starting the installation we suggest reading this manual all the way through for an overview, and then follow the installation steps in the proper sequence. IMPROPER INSTALLATION could void the warranty. Installation should be completed by a qualified plumber. INSPECTING AND HANDLING THE WATER SOFTENER: Inspect the equipment for shipping damage. If damaged, notify the transportation company and request a damage inspection. Handle the equipment with care. Damage can result if dropped or if the brine tank is set on sharp, uneven projections on the floor. When handling, do not turn the water softener unit upside down. MAKE SURE YOUR WATER HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED: An analysis of the water should be made prior to the selection of water conditioning equipment. The dealer will generally perform this service, and may send a sample to the factory for analysis and recommendations. Enter the analysis below for a permanent record. IMPORTANT NOTES Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) must be tested for at the well site. For accuracy, the sample must be drawn with the pump RUNNING, and the test be completed within ONE minute after the sample is drawn. Softeners are designed to remove hardness but can handle reasonable amounts of soluble iron if consideration is given to content when selecting model and regeneration settings. To treat sulfur (hydrogen sulfide), bacterial iron, precipitated iron or very high levels of soluble iron requires special equipment in addition to a water softener. For best results, a Chem-Free Iron Reduction Filter is recommended for use on waters containing more than 2 ppm of iron. Analysis Of Your Water 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Disconnect brine line at either end. Turn brine tank upside down and discard old salt. Remove salt grid plate. Rinse out with a garden hose. Reconnect brine line. Add enough water to brine tank to cover the air check in the brine well 1″ before adding new salt. Perform approximately once a year if rock salt is used; with other types of salt, approximately once every other year. PREVENTING IRON-FOULING OF MINERAL BED: CONTAMINANT Hardness Iron (Fe) Manganese (Mn) pH Tannins (Humic Acid) Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Other Other 1-1 YOUR WATER —gpg ppm ppm ppm ppm ppm ppm If iron is present in the water supply, the softener mineral bed will eventually become iron-fouled, resulting in reduced softening capac- ity and rust-stained fixtures. Mixing one to two ounces of IRON-X Mineral Cleaner with every 80 lbs. of salt added to brine tank will minimize these problems from occurring. IRON-X is available from the dealer. PERIODICALLY CHECK TIME OF DAY SETTING: Power outages will cause TIME OF DAY timer setting to become incorrect. To reset, refer to appropriate HOW TO SET TIME CLOCK REGENERATION CONTROL, Section 3. MALFUNCTION OF UNIT: The water softener, under normal conditions, should provide years of trouble-free service; however, since it is a mechanical device, it can malfunction. (Refer to Section 4, SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS, if necessary). CHANGE OF OPERATING CONDITIONS: Should the daily water usage, or water quality change, the regeneration program settings may have to be adjusted. Consult the dealer if any of the above occur. 7-1
****** Page 4 ****** CHECK WATER PRESSURE AND PUMPING RATE: Two water system conditions must be checked carefully to avoid unsatisfactory operation or equipment damage: ONLY THOSE PARTS CIRCLED IN DRAWING AND/OR LISTED BELOW ARE STOCK ITEMS ALL OTHERS ARE SPECIAL ORDER, NON-RETURNABLE l) 2) MINIMUM water pressure required at the softener tank inlet is 20 psi. IF PRESSURE IS OVER I OO PSI, A PRESSURE REDUC- ING VALVE MUST BE INSTALLED IN THE WATER SUPPLY LINE AHEAD OF THE WATER SOFTENER. CAUTION To reduce the risk associated with property damage due to water leakage: • Do not install if water pressure exceeds 100 psi (689 kPa). If the system water pressure exceeds 100 psi, the installation must use a pressure limiting valve. Contact a licensed plumbing professional if you are uncertain how to check your water pressure. • Do not install system where water lines could be subjected to vacuum conditions without appropriate measures for vacuum prevention. IMPORTANT NOTE If the source is a municipal or a community water supply and daytime water pressure is 85 psi or more, nighttime pressure may exceed 1 00 psi. Call the local water department or plant operator to obtain pressure readings. If the source is a private well, the gauge on the pressure tank will indicate the high and low system pressure. Record water pressure data below: WATER PRESSURE Low psi High psi If the source of water is a private well, the pumping rate of the well pump must be sufficient for satisfactory operation and BACK- WASHING of the WATER SOFTENER. (See SPECIFICATIONS AND OPERATING DATA, Section 5). LOCATE WATER CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT CORRECTLY: Select the location of the water softener with care. Various conditions which contribute to proper location are as follows: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Locate as close as possible to water supply source. Locate as close as possible to a floor or other adequate drain. Locate in correct relationship to other water conditioning equipment (Figure 1 Temperatures above 1 500 F (660 C) will damage the softener and void the factory warranty. Do NOT install the softener in a location where freezing temperatures OCCUL Freezing may cause permanent damage and will also void the factory warranty. Allow sufficient space around the unit for easy servicing. Provide a non-switched 1 1 OV, 60Hz power source for the control. (Reference transformer to verify proper power supply voltage.) 1-2 REF. B c D E F G H 25 26 28 36 50 49 60 61 62 63 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 92 PART NO. 14381X 1301 OXT 60514-02 60102-031 60125-05 60022-501 10090X 60040 22602 19659 1 1384 13170 U321 13304 10381-01 13361 13497 12638-01 13301-01 10226-1 10227 10225-1 13303-01 13166 13387 13315 12091 13173 12338 12767 10332 10330 10329 13305 13709 13255 13314 14105 PARTS LIST – 12 DAY TIMER DESCRIPTION Skipper Wheel Assy. (Incl. Ref. Items 4-10) 24-Hour Gear Assy. (Incl. Ref. Items 11-16) Brine Cam Assy. Minutes of Refill Salt (Incl. Ref. Items 30 34) Piston Kit (Incl. Ref. Items 41-45) Seal Kit, HW (Incl. Ref. Items 46 & 47) Brine Line Flow Control Assy., 0.50 GPM, (Incl. Ref. Items 75-78) Adapter Coupling Assy. (Incl. 2 ea. Ref. Items 84-86 & 4 ea. Item 83) 3/4″ Bypass Valve, 316SS, Hot/Cold Valve Cover, Specify Model Motor, 24V/60 Hz Motor Mtg. & Ground Screw Main Gear Transformer, 1 1 OV/60Hz – 24V/60Hz Distributor Tube O-Ring Tank O-Ring Stand-off Air Disperser Drain O-Ring, HW Injector O-Ring, HW Injector Throat – Specify Size Injector Screen Injector Nozzle – Specify Size Injector Cover O-Ring Injector Cover Screw, Injector Mounting Injector Mounting Screw Drain Line Flow Control Button: 4.0 GPM Drain Line Flow Control Retainer Drain Line Fitting Brine Line Screen Brine Line Tube Insert Brine Line Ferrule Brine Line Fitting Nut Adapter Coupling O-Ring Adapter Coupling Adapter Clip (Incl. 2 ea. Ref. Item 83) Adapter Coupling Screw Seal, Bypass 6-4
****** Page 5 ****** FACTS TO REMEMBER WHILE PLANNING THE INSTALLATION: WARNING To reduce the risk associated with hazardous voltage: • If the electrical system requires use of the cold water system as an electrical safety ground, a jumper must be used to ensure a sufficient ground connection across the softener installation piping refer installation to qualified personnel. CAUTION To reduce the risk associated with property damage due to water leakage: • Installation must comply with existing state or local plumbing codes. • Do not install if water pressure exceeds 100 psi (689 kPa). If the system water pressure exceeds 100 psi, the installation must use a pressure limiting valve. Contact a licensed plumbing professional if you are uncertain how to check your water pressure. • Do not install system where water lines could be subjected to vacuum conditions without appropriate measures for vacuum prevention. • Do not use torches or other heat sources near plastic plumbing, as damage may occur. • Take care when using pliers or pipe wrenches to tighten plastic fittings, as damage may occur. • On plastic fittings, use thread sealing tape only. Never use pipe sealant or pipe dope on plastic fittings, as damage may occur. To reduce the risk associated with property damage due to plugged water lines: • Pay particular attention to correct orientation of control valve. Water flow should match arrow on control valve. The Inlet and Outlet of other water treatment equipment products will vary depending on the control valve brand used. Remember that the filter INLET is attached to the pipe that supplies water (i.e. runs to the pump) and OUTLET is the line that runs toward the water heater or other water treatment equipment device. Before commencing the installation, it is advisable to study the existing piping system and to determine the size, number and type of fittings required. Typical system schematics shown in Figure 1 will be of assistance. 1-3 57 58 57 59 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 78 79 80 82 28 (REF) 35 36 51 52 53 54 55 60 56 61 62 63 72 18 19 30 37 38 41 42 43 44 45 11 31 20 29 32 33 34 39 40 23 10 28 12 24 10 CONTROL VALVE – 12 DAY TIMER 10 13 14 25 16 26 27 84 76 77 73 , 74 50 46 47 1 46 48 83 84 85 86 83 49 6-3 85 87 89 92 87 86 88 90 93
****** Page 6 ****** SECTION 2: INSTALLATION HOT WATER FILTER WATER BRINE MAKER SOFTENER SECTION 6: PARTS COMPONENT PARTS LIST RAW WELL WATER Step 1 If not factory pre-installed, attach BYPASS VALVE using ADAPTER COUPLINGS, CLIPS and SCREWS to CON TROL VALVE (Figure 2). Step 2 Verify all packing materials have been removed from the brine tank. Step 3 Shut off water at supply valve. On a private well system, turn off power to pump and drain pressure tank. Make cer- tain pressure is relieved from complete system by opening nearest faucet to drain system. SHUT OFF FUEL SUPPLY TO WATER HEATER. Step 4 Cut main supply line as required to fit plumbing to INLET and OUTLET of unit. Step 5 Attach plumbing. DO NOT apply heat to any fitting con- nected to BYPASS or CONTROL VALVE as damage may result to internal parts or connecting adapters. Make cer- tain water flow enters through inlet and discharges through outlet. BRINE WELL REF NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NOTE: 2 DESCRIPTION Control Valve, Time Clock Initiation, with Cover, less Bypass (HWS Series) Media Tank w/Base Media Distributor Assy. Brine Line Tubing Overflow Fitting Brine Tank Shell w/Cover Brine Well w/Cap Grid Plate Safety Brine Valve Float Assembly Air Check Assembly HWS050 Bl 00407-5S1-2S MTVIOI 9B-BLU H-050P 60795-10 13000X BT16 BTI 833BLU BTCSI 1-28 Optional 60027-FFA 60028SAN 60003 HWSIOO B100407-5S1-2S MTVI 1+1 op 60795-10 13000X BT16 BTI 833BLU BTCSI 1-28 Optional 60027-FFA 60028SAN 60003 Figure 1. INSTALLATION SCHEMATIC CAUTION To reduce the risk associated with property damage due to water leakage: • When water supply is shut off, shut off fuel or electric power to water heater; • Do not use torches or other heat sources near plastic plumb- ing, as damage may occur; • Take care when using pliers or pipe wrenches to tighten plas- tic fittings, as damage may occur; • On plastic fittings, use thread sealing tape only. Never use pipe sealant or pipe dope on plastic fittings, as damage may occur; To reduce the risk associated with property damage due to plugged water lines: • Pay particular attention to correct orientation of control valve. Water flow should match arrow on control valve. The Inlet and Outlet of other water treatment equipment products will vary When ordering components, always specify model number. 7 8 9 6-1 1 3 4 5 6 10 depending on the control valve brand used. OUT IN ADAPTER COUPLING 0 CLIP & SCREW 11 12 BYPASS VALVE DRAIN LINE FITTING BRINE DRAW LINE B.L.F.C., D.L.F.C. & INJECTOR ASSEMBLY BRINE TANK Figure 2. SOFTENER AND BRINE TANK ASSEMBLY, TOP VIEW 2-1
****** Page 7 ****** step 6 Attach DRAIN LINE to DRAIN LINE FITTING. To prevent back pressure from reducing flow rate below minimum required for backwash, DRAIN LINE MUST be sized according to run length and relative height. Be careful not to bend flexible drain tubing sharply enough to cause “kinking” (if kinking occurs DRAIN LINE MUST BE REPLACED). Typical examples of proper DRAIN LINE diameters are: (1) 1/2 in. ID up to 15 ft. when discharge is lower than INLET. (2) 5/8 in. ID up to 15 ft. when discharge is slightly higher than INLET. (3) 3/4 in. ID when drain is 25 ft. away and/or drain is installed overhead. step 7 Position DRAIN LINE over drain and secure firmly. To prevent backsiphoning of waste wa- ter, provide an air gap of at least 2 in. or 2 pipe diameters between end of drain hose and drain (Figure 3). DO NOT raise DRAIN LINE more than 10 ft. above floor. step 8 EQUIPMENT DRAIN LINE DRAIN SECTION 5 : SPECIFICATIONS AND OPERATING DATA AIR GAP 2″ REF. Figure 3. TYPICAL DRAIN Connect one end of the 3/8 in. poly line to BRINE VALVE located on the right side of CONTROL VALVE. Connect other end to ELBOW inside of BRINE WELL. Brass insert sleeves and plastic ferrules must be used where necessary. (Figure 2 and CONTROL VALVE PARTS Drawing, Section 6). Step 9 Install OVERFLOW LINE to brine tank OVERFLOW FITTING (Figure 2). Discharge of line must be lower than OVERFLOW FITTING. DO NOT INTERCONNECT OVERFLOW LINE WITH VALVE DRAIN LINE. step 10 Make certain BYPASS VALVE IS IN “BYPASS” position. After all plumbing connections have been completed, open main water shut-off valve or restore power to well pump. Check for leaks and correct as necessary. Step 11 Manually stage control to BACKWASH POSITION by turning I’MANUAL REGENERATION KNOB”, clockwise to “BACKWASH” position, refer to HOW TO SET TIME CLOCK REGEN- ERATION CONTROL (Section 3). Step 12 SERVICE BYPASS 1 Figure 4. BYPASS VALVE TIMER INITIATED MODELS: ITEM Nominal Media Volume, cu. ft. (cu. mtr.) Salt dosage, lbs. (kg): Factory Setting Maximum Setting Nominal Softening Capacity, grains (grams): At factory salt setting At maximum salt setting Operating Flow Rates, gpm (Ipm): (2) Service (10 minutes or less) Pressure Loss @ Operating Flow Rates, psi (kPa): Service Regeneration Flow Rates, gpm (Ipm): Backwash (3) Brine/Rinse Rapid Rinse Brine Refill Inlet/Outlet Pipe Size, in. (cm) Mineral Tank Dia. x Height, in. (cm) Overall Depth & Height w/Control Valve, in. (cm) Brine Tank, W x D x H, in. (cm) Approx. Salt Storage, lbs. (kg) Approx. Shipping Weight, lbs. (kg) HWS050 0.50 (0.02) 3.0 (1 A)) 6.0 (2.7) 13,000 (842) 16,000 (1057) 5.0 (18.4) 2.0 (14) 4.0 (15.1) 0.6 (2.3) 4.0 (15.1) 0.5 (1-9) 3/4″ FPT (l .9) 1 ox19 (40×76) 1 ox28 (25×112) 18×26 (46×66) 280 (127) 65 (30) HWSIOO 1 .o (0.03) 6.0 (2.7) 15.0 (6.8) 8.5 (32.2) 6.0 (42) 4.0 (15.1) 0.6 (2.3) 4.0 (15.1) 0.5 (1.9) 3/41 FPT (1.9) 1 (40×1 60) 1 ox49 (40×196) 18×26 (46×66) 280 (127) 1 oo (45) Partially open (approximately 1/4 of the way) the INLET valve in plumbing or BYPASS VALVE (Figure 4). This will allow the unit to fill slowly from the bottom up, eliminating air entrapment. Allow unit to fill slowly, failure to do so could result in loss of resin to the drain. Once a steady stream of water, no air, is flowing to drain, the INLET OR BYPASS VALVE can be fully opened. Manually advance control to SERVICE POSITION. Plug transformer into a non-switched 1 1 OV, 60Hz power source. (Reference transformer to verify proper power supply voltage.) step 13 Set REGENERATION FREQUENCY. Refer to REGENERATION FREQUENCY SCHEDULES (Section 3) to determine correct fre- quency, then refer to HOW TO SET TIME CLOCK REGENERATION CONTROL (Section 3) for instructions on setting frequency. IMPORTANT NOTE Regeneration settings are factory preset for the most efficient salt use and minimum water consumption used for regeneration (as little as 50 gallons). REGENERATION FREQUENCY SCHEDULES are designed for use with factory regeneration settings (listed in SPECIFICATIONS AND OPERATING DATA, Section 5). The control valve design permits adjustment of the salt dosage. This adjustment may be necessary when unusual operating condi- tions exist, such as high concentrations of iron or hardness and/or high flow rates or daily water consumption. This adjustment is easily performed by loosening the screw holding the white cam (on backside of timer) and adjusting the pointer to the desired refill time. Refill rate is controlled by a flow control to 0.5 gpm. By adjusting the amount of time the unit is allowed to refill the brine tank, the salt dosage can be adjusted. Each gallon of fresh water added to the brine tank will dissolve 3 lbs. of salt. EXAMPLE: If a salt dosage of 6 lbs. is desired, the salt refill time should be set to 4 minutes. 4 minutes x 0.5 gpm = 2 gals. 2 gals. x 3 lbs/gal = 6 lbs. 2-2 Maximum operating temperature 1500 F (660 C); Electrical requirements 110V/60Hz (220V/50Hz); Operating pressure 20-100 psi (138 – 689 kPa). All types water softener salt may be used (See MAINTENANCE). Specifications subject to change without notice. NOTES: 1) 2) 3) Actual capacity may vary substantially depending on water analysis and operating conditions. For satisfactory performance indicated flow rates and duration should not be exceeded. Flow rates specified are adequate for normal applications. For system to operate properly, pumping rate of well pump ( if applicable) MUST be sufficient to backwash unit at rate specified. 5-1
****** Page 8 ****** step 14 Set TIME OF DAY (refer to appropriate HOW TO SET TIME CLOCK REGENERATION CONTROL, Section 3). When shifting to daylight saving time (and back), you may wish to adjust TIME OF DAY accordingly. IMPORTANT NOTE TIME OF REGENERATION is pre-set for 2:00 a.m. because at this time water consumption is generally minimal (a built-in hard water bypass does, however, permit water to be drawn during regeneration). Should the application require regular use of water during the 2:00 to 3:00 a.m. regeneration period, or if other water treatment equipment is also set for 2:00 a.m. regeneration, the TIME OF REGENERATION will need changing. To change, adjust time of day on 24-HOUR GEAR ahead or behind actual time of day. For example, if 1•.00 a.m. regeneration is desired and actual time of day is 10:00 a.m., advance 24-HOUR GEAR one hour to 1 1 a.m.; or, should 3:00 a.m. regeneration be desired, set gear back one hour to 9:00 a.m. step 15 Before loading salt, using a pail or garden hose, add enough water to brine tank to cover the air check in the brine well by approx. one (1) inch. Then add initial salt fill to brine tank, and one cup full of unscented laundry bleach to brine well. step 16 RESTORE FUEL SUPPLY OR POWER TO WATER HEATER. Put softener through complete regeneration to sanitize the system before use (Refer to HOW TO SET TIME CLOCK REGENERATION CONTROL for instructions on manual regeneration). Installation is now complete, and the water softener is now ready for service! 2-3 SECTION 4: SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS Problem 1 . Hard water (unit not using salt; liquid level in brine tank NOT too high) 2. Hard water (unit using salt; liquid level in brine tank NOT too high) 3. Liquid level in brine tank TOO high 4. System regenerates at wrong time of day 5. Water continuously flows to drain 6. Water tastes salty 7. White spots on glassware and dark surfaces 8. Low water pressure (low flow rate) 9. “Rotten egg” smell (from hot water only) 10. “Rotten egg” smell (from both hot and cold water 1 1 Loss of resin through drain Cause A. Electrical service to unit interrupted B. Timer not working. C. Timer improperly set D. Safety brine valve not opening E. Salt “bridged” in brine tank A. Bypass open B. Timer improperly set C. No salt in brine tank D. Excessive water usage E. Unit installed backwards F. Unit undersized A. Brine valve not closing B. Salt setting too high C. Injector or Injector screen plugged D. Drain line frozen, plugged or restricted E. Salt “mushed” or sand from salt plugging bottom of brine tank F. Incorrect brine line flow control (BLFC) A. Power outage occurred. A. Foreign material in control valve B. Internal control leak C. Control valve jammed in brine or backwash position A. Salt setting too high B. Distributor tube too short A. Sodium residual resulting from water having very high hardness or total dissolved solids (TDS) A. Iron build-up in line to water conditioner B. Iron build-up in water conditioner C. Well pumping sand D. Pump losing capacity A. Magnesium rod in water heater A. Hydrogen sulfide (“sulfur”) in water supply B. Bacterial iron in water supply C. Algae in water supply A. Air in water system B. Incorrect Drain Line Flow Control (DLFC). C. Unit regenerating with cold water. 4-1 Solution A. Assure permanent electrical service (check fuse, plug, pull chain, or switch) B. Replace timer motor C. Increase frequency of regeneration and/or salt setting. D. Replace safety brine valve E. Breakup salt A. Close bypass (replace if necessary) B. Increase frequency of regeneration or reset timer if needed. C. Add salt; maintain above water level D Increase frequency of regeneration and/or salt setting (See HOW TO SET TIMER) E. Reinstall unit F. Replace with larger unit A. Replace brine valve B. Reset timer C. Clean injector and screen D Free drain E. Clean out brine tank (see instructions) F. Replace with correct flow control (see specifications) A. Reset timer A. Remove piston assembly and inspect bore: remove foreign material and check control in various regenera- tion positions B. Replace seals and/or piston assembly C. Replace piston, seals and spacers A. Reset program cycle B. Replace A. Installation of additional water treatment equipment such as reverse osmosis or demineralization A. Clean line to water conditioner B. Clean control and add Iron-X Mineral Cleaner to resin bed: increase frequency of regeneration C. Install sand trap D. Contact pump repair service A. Replace with aluminum rod or remove A. Install Sul-X Sulfur Reduction System B. Install Chem-Free Iron Reduction System C. Pour approximately 1/2 cup laundry bleach into brine well just before regeneration as frequently as neces- sary A. Assure that well system has proper air eliminator con- trol: check for dry well condition B. Replace with correct DLFC. C. Reinstall so unit uses hot water for regeneration.
****** Page 9 ****** HOW TO SET TIME CLOCK REGENERATION CONTROL 1) 2) SECTION 3: REGENERATION INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING REGENERATION FREQUENCY SCHEDULES: Determine ADJUSTED HARDNESS by adding three (3) times the iron content in parts per million (ppm) to the hardness in grains per gallon (gpg). The resulting number is ADJUSTED HARDNESS. EXAMPLE: Hardness is 14 gpg and iron is 2 ppm. ADJUSTED HARDNESS is 20 gpg (14 plus 3 times 2). Select REGENERATION FREQUENCY SCHEDULE corresponding to the model. Locate box intersected by DAILY WATER USE and ADJUSTED HARDNESS (if ADJUSTED HARDNESS is between two numbers in schedule, use higher number). Number in box represents FREQUENCY or NUMBER OF times per 12 DAYS timer should be set to regenerate. Refer to HOW TO SET TIME CLOCK REGENERATION CONTROL to set correct frequency. RED TIME-SET BUTTON MANUAL REGENERATION KNOB ERVICE 24 HOUR GEAR RED POINTER SKIPPER WHEEL (SHOWS EVERY DAY REGENERATION) EXAMPLE: Rounding is always down. You have Model HWS050 (13,000 grain capacity at factory salt setting), 450 gpd usage and 5 gpg adjusted hardness. Refer to appropriate REGENERATION FREQUENCY SCHEDULE and locate box intersected by 450 gpd and 5 gpg adjusted hardness. The figure “3” in box indicates a REGENERATION frequency of THREE TIMES PER 12 DAYS (if a “l l’, etc. were in box, frequencies of once, twice and four times per twelve days, respectively, would be indicated.) This can be calculated as 13,000/(5 x 450) = 5.8 days between regeneration, rounding down to every 4 days or 3 times in a 12 day cycle, as indicated. REGENERATION FREQUENCY SCHEDULES (TIMES PER 12 DAYS) TO TIME DAY • PRESS REC BUTTON ANO TURN LARGE GEAR UNTIL PRESENT APPEARS ABOVE ARROW FOR MAKUAL REGENERATION TURK KNOB CLOCKWISE TO REGEN POSITION. MODEL: HWS050 Gallons HARDNESS – GPG MODEL: HWSIOO Gallons HARDNESS – GPG 12 TIME OF DAY ARROW per Day 50 100 150 200 250 450 500 1 2 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 4 2 3 4 4 6 2 3 4 6 6 2 3 6 6 12 2 4 6 6 12 per Day 50 100 150 200 250 300 400 450 500 3-1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 6 6 2 3 3 4 4 6 6 6 2 3 4 4 6 6 12 12 2 2 3 4 6 6 12 12 12 2 3 4 4 6 6 12 12 NR HOW TO SET DAYS ON WHICH WATER SOFTENER IS TO REGENERATE: Rotate the skipper wheel until the number “1 ” is at the red pointer. Set the days that regeneration is to occur by sliding tabs on the skip- per wheel outward to expose trip fingers. Each tab is one day. Finger at red pointer is tonight. Moving clockwise from the red pointer, extend or retract fingers to obtain the desired regeneration schedule. 1) 2) 3) 4) HOW TO SET THE TIME OF DAY: Press and hold the red button in to disengage the drive gear. Turn the large gear until the actual time of day is opposite the time of day pointer. Release the red button to again engage the drive gear. Time of regeneration is preset for 2:00 a.m. HOW TO MANUALLY REGENERATE THE WATER SOFTENER AT ANYTIME. 12 12 NR NR NR NR Not Recommended Turn the manual regeneration knob clockwise. A slight, clockwise movement of the manual regeneration knob engages the program wheel and starts the regeneration program. The black center knob will make one revolution in the following approximately three hours and stop in the position shown in the drawing (SERVICE POSITION). Even though it takes three hours for this center knob to complete one revolution, the regeneration cycle of the unit might be set only one-third of this time. In any event, conditioned water may be drawn after rinse water stops flowing from the water softener drain line. 3-2
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