How do I set my timers?
Programming 440i Timers
1. Set days of regeneration on Skipper Wheel.
- Pull all skipper pins outward (away from control).
- Rotate skipper wheel until day arrow points to current day or number 1.
- Depress skipper pin(s) at day(s) for which regeneration is desired.
2. Set the time of day.
- Grasp timer knob and pull outward.
- Rotate in either direction until the timer arrow points to the actual time of day.
- Release timer knob.
Note: With the time of day properly set, the conditioner will regenerate at about 2:30am. If you prefer to have the unit regenerate at an earlier or later time, simply set current time-of-day accordingly (e.g. to have the unit regenerate at 4:30am- two hours later- set the clock two hours earlier than the actual time of day.)
Note: The Timer Locking Pin should always be horizontal during operation.
Programming 460i Timers
Plug the wall-mount transformer into a functioning electrical outlet that is not controlled by a switch. Plug the transformer into the transformer plug receptacle on the control.
Open the access door by pushing the raised tab on the door toward the left while pulling the tab out.
Time of Day Settings
With the jumper on the set of pins next to the word TIME, set the time of day to the closest hour by pressing the black TIME SET button. PM hours are indicated by a light next to the letters PM on the display window.
Note: The unit is factory set to regenerate at 2:30am. If you prefer to have the unit regenerate at an earlier or later time, simply set current time-of-day accordingly (e.g. to have the unit regenerate at 4:30am- two hours later- set the clock two hours earlier than the actual time of day.)
Note: The Timer Locking Pin should always be horizontal during operation.
Who do I call if I have no water?
When you have no water coming from multiple points in the house it usually indicates that the well pump is failing to provide water. Call your well/pump professional. If you are unsure if this is the case, check the pressure gauge at your well pressure/water tank. If it is reading 0-20psi, this indicates the pump is not building pressure, it should be anywhere from 40-60psi normally. Make sure you have your well pump and tank checked annually to ensure the gauges are accurate and system is functioning properly.
How do I Change My filter?
- Turn off water supply to filter. Most units can be turned off with a series of 3 lever/valves. If unit is Valve-In-Head style, rotate handle on top of housing to OFF position.
- Depress pressure release button (if present) to relieve pressure in filter housing. Some units may actually have a faucet near them you can turn on to relieve the pressure.
- Unscrew (from right to left) housing using spanner wrench. Note: When opening filter housing to change cartridge, it is common for O-ring/Gasket to lift out of housing and stick to cap.
- Remove used cartridge and discard. Rinse out housing and fill about 1/3 full with water. Add about 2 to 3 tablespoon of bleach and scrub thoroughly with brush or sponge. Rinse thoroughly.
- If the o-ring/gasket comes out of track, check for rips or slices in the o-ring and put back in track. If sliced then replace. Lubricate new o-ring before placing in track. It is recommended to replace the o-rings annually.
- Insert a new cartridge into the sump making sure that it slips down over the sump standpipe.
- Screw the sump onto the cap and hand tighten. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN. Make sure the cartridge slips over the cap standpipe.
- Turn on the water supply slowly to allow housing to fill with water. When using a Valve-In-Head, rotate handle slowly to the ON (filter) position.
- Depress the pressure release button (if present) to release trapped air from filter.
- Check for leaks before leaving installation. The water will run foamy for 10-15 minutes after the filter is changed. Run the water till it clears and it is now safe for all usage.
Note: An activated carbon cartridge (Taste/Odor) may contain a small amount of carbon fines (very fine black powder) and a new cartridge, after installation, should be flushed with sufficient water to remove the fines before using the water. Each time you use water from your filtrated water tap for drinking or cooking purposes, it is recommended that you run the tap at least 10 seconds prior to using water. This is particularly important if the water tap is not used daily.
Note: Certain types of harmless bacteria will attack cellulose material. Cartridges containing cellulose may seem to disintegrate, produce a “musty” or “moldy” odor, or form a black precipitate due to the bacteria. If you notice any of the above while using cellulose media cartridges, switch to a synthetic media cartridge or consult manufacturer.
How do I bypass my units if they are leaking?
Not all units are installed with a 3 ball valve bypass, but almost all filtration manufacturers equip their units with its own bypass. Many of these are a push valve style, lever style, or a disc rotation style bypass. Please consult the installer of the unit for instructions for the unit they installed.
How do I reset my timers after a power outage?
If you have multiple units, the timers are often staggered so the units don’t clean at the same time, if they happen to clean on the same day. Timers that are not set correctly or staggered can result in periods of foul tasting water, short periods of discoloration, and staining to fixtures.
How do I re-prime my feed pump?
To re-prime the feed pump
1. Turn on water in house and leave running until the chemical feed pump turns on.
2. While the feed pump is running turn the knob on the prime valve (top of pump with 2 tubes sticking out of it) towards the open direction about a ¼-1/2 turn.
3. Solution should now be running through the secondary tube that is exiting the side of the prime valve and directed back into the solution tank.
4. Monitor the solution running through the tube for air bubbles. Let it run until the air bubbles have ceased (should take about 15-30 seconds).
5. Once the air bubbles have stopped then turn the knob on the prime toward the closed position (the original position).
6. The pump should be re-primed and you can turn off running water. Please confirm pumping by checking the solution level over the next couple days.
Feed pumps that continually lose prime indicate there is a blockage in the injection point/line. If this is the case please call for service. Service should be scheduled at least once a year to prevent this from happening. If you have any questions please feel free to call.
How do I perform a well chlorination?
Well Shock & Recirculation Instructions
1. Remove well cap from well.
2. Pull excess wiring out of well structure.
3. Pour 1.5 gl. of household bleach into well structure and around side of well casing.
4. Put garden hose into well structure and turn on at a medium flow.
5. Run hose for 3-4 hours. (You may want to bypass water treatment during this period.)
6. After the hose has run for 3-4 hours, smell water from hose to check for odor of chlorine.
7. Once the odor is detected, turn off the hose and recap the well.
8. Now run the water in the house one fixture at a time until you smell the chlorine odor. Then shut off. After all fixtures and pipes are chlorinated then put water treatment back in service.
Once the chlorination procedure has been completed you must:
1. Let the water sit for 3-4 hours without usage, this allows the chlorine to sanitize your system.
2. After 3-4 hours of not using the water, you may now use the water for flushing toilets and taking showers only. Do not use the water for cooking, drinking, laundry or watering grass. *With taking showers the chlorine concentration will be equivalent to a pool chlorine level, people with sensitive skin and infants may want to minimize exposure.
3. Over the course of 3-5 days of toilet and shower use the chlorine level is slowly worked out of the well. The chlorine needs to stay in the well as long as possible to be effective. If chlorine is still strong after 5 days you may want to start to run more water to aid in flushing out the system.
4. A bacteria retest can be preformed 5-7 days after all chlorine is gone.