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CARE OF YOUR SOFTENER
3D. KEEP THE SOFTENER FROM FREEZING
If the softener is installed where it could freeze
(summer cabin, lake home, etc.), you must drain
all water from it to stop possible freeze damage.
To drain the softener:
. Close the shutĆoff valve on the house main
water pipe, near the water meter or pressure
. Open a faucet in the soft water pipes to vent
pressure in the softener.
. If a single bypass valve is installed, move the
stem into bypass. See FIG. 12 on page 18. In a
3Ćvalve bypass system, close the inlet and
outlet valve and open the bypass valve. If you
want water in the house pipes again, reopen
the shutĆoff valve on the main water pipe.
. Unplug the transformer at the wall outlet.
Remove the salt hole cover and the main
cover. Take off both drain hoses.
5. Carefully remove the large holding clips at the
softener inlet and outlet (see Key No. 61, on
page 30). Separate the softener from the
adaptors or bypass valve.
. Remove the brinewell cover and disconnect
the brine valve tubing at the nozzle and venturi
assembly (see page 23). Lift the brine valve out
of the brinewell. Tip the brine valve upside
down to drain out water.
FIG. 11 DRAIN WATER FROM THE
7. Looking at FIG. 11, lay a piece of 2 inch thick
board near the floor drain. Move the softener
close to the drain. SLOWLY and CAREFULLY
tip it over until the rim rests on the wood block
with the inlet and outlet over the drain. DO
NOT ALLOW THE SOFTENER'S WEIGHT TO
REST ON THE INLET AND OUTLET FITTINGS
OR THEY WILL BREAK.
. Tip the bottom of the softener up a few inches
and hold until all water has drained. Leave the
softener laying like this until you are ready to
use it. Plug the inlet and outlet with rags to
keep dirt, bugs, etc. out.