Water Softener Manuals
Guides to Water Softener Controls, Adjustments & Installation, Maintenance & Service or Repair
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Water Softener Operating & Maintenance Manuals & Guides
Where to find the manual for your water conditioner or water softener.
Direct links to free, download-able water softener manuals or water conditioner manuals for many water softener brands & models.
Select the correct installation or operation & repair manual for your water softener brand and model to be sure that you have exactly the right instructions for installing, maintaining, or troubleshooting your water conditioner.
The following list of water softener or water conditioner manuals is alphabetical; or use your browser's on-page search feature to find the name of your water softener in this article. [Command-F on a Mac or Ctrl-F on a PC]
AquaAmerica / AquaSoft / Aqua Systems water softener manuals
Autotrol Pentair Water Softeners & Water Conditioner Manuals, Logix™ Controllers
AUTOTROL 155-400 CONTROL MANUAL [PDF] Water Conditioning Control System, Installation, Operation, Maintenance Manual for the Series 155 Valve & 440 Control (1996) from Osmonics Autotrol, used on many water softeners sold under various brand names including Autotrol and Kisco water softeners.
AUTOTROL LOGIX™ 255-760 METER WATER SOFTENER MANUALnstallation & Startup Instructions, [PDF] I retrieved 2017/09/16, original source: https://www.qualitywaterforless.com/ v/vspfiles/ downloadables/LOGIX/255760INS.pdf QualityWaterForLess.com
956 S Bartlett Rd. #288, Bartlett, IL 60103 USA Tel: 888-426-5001 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.qualitywaterforless.com/,
Fleck / Pentair, water conditioner & Control Valve Manuals
Fleck / Pentair 5300 North Glen Park Road, Milwaukee WI 53029, Tel: 262-238-4400, Website: waterpurification.pentair.com, Website: www.fleckcontrols.com [for instructions for the control valve for this water conditioner] email: email@example.com Customer Support: Tel: 800-279-9404
GE General Electric Water Conditioners, Water Softener & Control Manuals
Contact: Pentair Residential Filtrastion, 5730 North Glen Park Road, Milwaukee WI 53209-4454 USA, Tel: 262-238-4400. This equipment branded as GE is sold under license by Pentair Residential Filtration LLC.
Above: photo of the control head for the Master 155 Series Water Conditioner. Photos & manuals of this Master Water Softener were provided courtesy of InspectApedia reader Dean Grantham (October 2017).
Master Water Conditioners, 224 Shoemaker Rd., Pottstown, PA 19464 USA, Tel: 215-323-8358, Website: http://www.masterwater.com/
Master Water Conditioner Equipment Manuals: http://www.masterwater.com/customer-care/ including the company's current product line, MBA series (MBA, MP, NS, TS, TC) and MCA series (MCA, MP CNS, CTS, CNS) water treatment equipment.
IDENTIFY WATER SOFTENER BRAND / MODEL [web article] where we list common water conditioners alphabetically by brand name provides identification photos for the Series 155 unit illustrated here and whose manual is given below.
MASTER WATER CONDITIONER MBA 10/20 COMBINATION UNIT
MANUAL [PDF] with the
255/742 Logix Control Valve
With Vortech, (2006) retrieved 2017/10/23, original source http://www.masterwater.com/wp-content/uploads/PDFs/consumers/literature/ combination-units/manuals/mba-series/ 42_MBA-10T-20T-Combination-Manual.pdf
Supreme brand water softeners & water treatment equipment
Several companies distributing water equipment use the word "supreme" such as
American Water Products, 10885 Kalama River
Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Tel: 714.963.8490 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The only "Supreme Water Softener" brand we have found is the Aquasupreme water conditioner provided by AWG or American Water Girl, in Anaheim Hills, Southern California, Tel: (877) 414-1420, Email: Kim@AmericanWaterGirl.com, a re-seller specializing in these water softener brands: Fleck, Pentair, Purolite water softeners.
Supreme Water Sales
3550 Westview Drive
Naples, Florida 34104, Tel: (866) 202-8388 Email: email@example.com
Un-Branded or Generic Water Softener Controls & Manuals
These are sold under a variety of water softener brands or names, often with the same model numbers as given below
WaterCare Corporation, 1900 Prospect Court, Appleton WI 54914 USA, Tel: 920-682-6823, Website: http://www.watercare.com/
WaterCare produces residential and commercial water softeners including these residential models: CareSoft® Water Softener, CareSoft Pro®, CareSoft Pro RC® Water Softener, CareSoft Elite®, CareSoft Elite RC®, and also twin tank water softeners. The company's commercial water softeners are described at customcarewater.com.
Question: where to find manuals for a Western Water Products water softener
(July 6, 2015) Guy said:
I don't see mention of the main dial settings on my unit which you illustrate at the top (inspectapedia.com/plumbing/Water_Conditioner_ID_023_BB_DFss.jpg) showing "inserv". There are several settings like backwash reg, brine wash and a couple of others I think.
What do each of them do, when should I use them and what is the regular setting that the unit should be on. Mine is a Western Water Product again similar to the picture but does anyone know where to get a manual online? Thanks for the help on the settings.
I can see why you're asking, Western Water Products is a bear to find and contact, and offers no online manuals and a website that barely works. But contact them directly.
Western Water Products, who makes your water softener, will be glad to give you an instruction manual for your model, most likely at no charge.
Western Water Products
6060 Enterprise Drive,
Diamond Springs, CA 95619
[their website is nearly a secret but is at http://www.recycle-water.com/ ]
Or if you bought a unit from the WY company they have a similar name:
Western Water Conditioning, Inc.,
1310 N Garner Lake Rd -
PO Box 2470,
Gillette, WY 82717-2470
Toll Free in Wyoming 800-445-3100
Whirlpool Water Softener Manuals & Guides
Whirlpool Water Softeners, Tel: 1-866-986-3223, manufactured by Ecodyne Water Systems, Inc., 1890 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury MN 55125
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Question: Culligan HE (with aquasensor), 9" model
Hi, I have a Culligan HE (with aquasensor), 9" model (1 cu ft of resin). The board on the control unit does all the calculations for salt dosage and even has default settings for backwash time, brine draw-rinse and fast-rinse times based on the hardness value I input (around 14 GPG in our city). The current (default) settings for backwash, brine draw-rinse and fast-rinse for 14 GPG is 5 min, 62 min, and 5 min, respectively.
I want to ensure that enough time is set to a) backwash to clear the resin bed of any debris without fluidizing the resin and losing media, b) rinse out any excess regenerant solution (fast-rinse) and I am concerned that 5 mins for backwash and 5 min for fast-rinse is not sufficient. Can you recommend a better setting? We are currently set to Proportional Brining and both our flow meter and aqua-sensor can trigger regen. Thanks! - Julie 9/15/12
Julie, forgive me for not understanding, but if you know the water hardness and are using that input and then selecting the manufacturer's recommended settings, I'm unclear why you'd want to make a change - are you using recommended settings but seeing a problem?
Question: Ecowater Softener and Filter system large backwash quantities
I have an Ecowater Softener and Filter system. Both units use an incredible amount of water to backwash. I am on a very undependable well and every gallon counts. Can you collect and use backwash water rather than wasting it? Is the backwash water contaminated or salinated to the point where it could damage crops or flowers? - Ed 10/10/2012
I suspect it's a bad idea and that the salt level will be a bit high for watering plants, but I will research the question and update this Q&A. Meanwhile check your water hardness against the water conditioner regen settings to be sure you ar not wasting water unnecessarily.
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 "Commercial Water Softener Installation and Operating Instructions", IBC Filtration & Water Treatment Products (Australia) for commercial, industrial and residential application www.ibcwater.com.au (07) 3219 2233
 Culligan Mark 10 Water Softener 1994-1998 Installation and Operating Instructions (covering models manufactured after 1995) (1-96) 01881948.pdf available from www.culligan.com
 "Non electric water softener,
Installation and Operating Instructions", IBC Filtration & Water Treatment Products (Australia), op.cit.
 North Dakota Standards for Water Softeners, North Dakota General Authority Law, Chapter 62-04-08, Water Softener Units http://www.legis.nd.gov/information/acdata/pdf/62-04-08.pdf. "The objective of this chapter is to provide a standard of quality, capacity,
and performance for water softener units. Water softener performance
is to be based upon referee tests procedures described in section
 Water Hardness Table used in this article series originated with but was edited and added to from http://www.bestfish.com/tips/110598.html and also from http://www.water-research.net/hardness.htm
 "Water Softener Twin Tank Installation and Operating Instructions", IBC Filtration & Water Treatment Products (Australia), op.cit.
 Water Softeners, CMHC, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/maho/wawa/wawa_005.cfm - October 2008. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation acknowledges the contribution of Health Canada to the development of this document. For further questions regarding water treatment and water quality, contact Health Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-957-2991 or 1-866-225-0709.
 Watts Industries of North Andover, Mass., provides its ZRO-4 under counter system intended to target the independent water dealer market.
 Thanks to reader M.P. for discussing the requirement to adjust the float level in water softener brine tanks - January 2011
 Kinetico Model 50 Water Conditioner, 2002, Kinetico Home Water Systems, 10845 Kinsman Road
Newbury, Ohio 44065
USA, Tel: 800-944-9283. Kinetico also produces the AquaKinetic Series and Powerline Series Water Softeners.
 Treatment Systems for Household Water Supplies, Iron and manganese Removal, Bruce Seelig, Water Quality Specialist, North Dakota Extension Service
Russell Derickson, Extension Associate in Water and Natural Resources, South Dakota Extension Service
Fred Bergsrud, Water Quality Coordinator, Minnesota Extension Service, AE-1030, County Commissions, North Dakota State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Web search 04/16/2012, original source: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/h2oqual/watsys/ae1030w.htm [copy on file as /Water/Iron_Manganese_Removal_NDSU.pdf]
 Averbeck, David, Mike Catanzaro, Jason Davis, Andrew Warnes, "Softener Discharge Versus Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Units", Water Conditioning & Purification, Feb. 2010
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Alhajjar, Bashar Jamil, 1981, The Effects of Electrolyte Concentration, Cation Adsorption Ratio, and the Septic Tank Effluent Composition on Hydraulic Properties of Natural Swelling Soil Systems, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Corey, R.B., and Tyler, E.J., 1978, Potential Effects of Water Softener Use on Septic Tank Soil Absorption On-Site Waste Water Systems, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Corey, R.B., Tyler, E.J. and Olotu, M.U., 1978. Effects of Water Softener Use
on the Permeability of Septic Tank Seepage Fields. Proceedings of the Second
National Home Sewage Treatment Symposium. ASAE, St. Joseph, MI.
DalTech Dalhousie University. 2001. The Effect of Softeners on Onsite
Wastewater Systems, Centre for Water Resources Studies, On-Site Applied
Research Program, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2001.
Deal, K, 1998. Analysis of Septic System Failure in Gallatin County Montana,
MSU Extension Service.
Etzel, J.E., 1978. Softener Brines Do Not Harm Household Sewage Systems,
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
Isaacs, W.P., and Stockton, G.R., 1981. Softened Water Energy Savings
Study Controlled Experimental Testing Program on Household Water Heaters,
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
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Renn, C.E., Effects of Salts on Waste Treatment Systems, Johns Hopkins
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Brines on Individual Aerobic Treatment Plants.
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 Kenmore Water Softener Use & Care Guide, Model 635.383000 (with a high flow valve), retrieved 2/14/2013, original source: http://c.sears.com/assets/own/896150e.pdf [ copy on file as Kenmore_Softener_No.625.383_Manual.pdf ]
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Advanced Onsite Wastewater Systems Technologies, Anish R. Jantrania, Mark A. Gross. Anish Jantrania, Ph.D., P.E., M.B.A., is a Consulting Engineer, in Mechanicsville VA, 804-550-0389 (2006). Outstanding technical reference especially on alternative septic system design alternatives. Written for designers and engineers, this book is not at all easy going for homeowners but is a text I recommend for professionals--DF.
Builder's Guide to Wells and Septic Systems, Woodson, R. Dodge: $ 24.95; MCGRAW HILL B; TP;
Quoting from Amazon's description: For the homebuilder, one mistake in estimating or installing wells and septic systems can cost thousands of dollars. This comprehensive guide filled with case studies can prevent that. Master plumber R. Dodge Woodson packs this reader-friendly guide with guidance and information, including details on new techniques and materials that can economize and expedite jobs and advice on how to avoid mistakes in both estimating and construction. Chapters cover virtually every aspect of wells and septic systems, including on-site evaluations; site limitations; bidding; soil studies, septic designs, and code-related issues; drilled and dug wells, gravel and pipe, chamber-type, and gravity septic systems; pump stations; common problems with well installation; and remedies for poor septic situations. Woodson also discusses ways to increase profits by avoiding cost overruns.
Country Plumbing: Living with a Septic System, Hartigan, Gerry: $ 9.95; ALAN C HOOD & TP;
Quoting an Amazon reviewer's comment, with which we agree--DF:This book is informative as far as it goes and might be most useful for someone with an older system. But it was written in the early 1980s. A lot has changed since then. In particular, the book doesn't cover any of the newer systems that are used more and more nowadays in some parts of the country -- sand mounds, aeration systems, lagoons, etc.
Design Manuals for Septic Systems
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