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CARE OF YOUR SOFTENER
3C. KEEP THE SOFTENER FROM FREEZING
If the softener is installed where it could freeze
(summer cabin, lake home, etc.), you must drain all
waterfromit to stoppossible freezedamage. Todrain
the softener —
1. Close the shut-off valve on the house main water
pipe, near the water meter or pressure tank.
2. Open a faucet in the soft water pipes to vent
pressure in the softener.
3. Refer to FIG. 12 on page 20. Move the stem in a
single bypass valve to bypass. Close the inletand
outletvalve in a3-valve bypass system, and open
the bypass valve. If you want water in the house
pipes again, reopen the shut-off valve on the
main water pipe.
4. Unplug the transformer at the wall outlet. Re-
move thesalthole coverand themain cover.Take
off both drain hoses.
5. Carefully remove the large holding clips at the
softener inlet and outlet (see Key No. 69, on page
32). Separate the softener from the copper tubes,
or from the bypass valve.
6. Remove the brinewell cover and disconnect the
brine valve tubing at the nozzle and venturi
assembly (see page 32). Lift the brine valve out of
the brinewell.Tip the brine valve upside down to
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 tothe drain.SLOWLY andCAREFULLY,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.
8. Tipthe bottom of the softenerup a fewinches and
hold until all water has drained. Leave the
softener laying likethis until you are ready to use
it. Plug the inlet and outlet with rags to keepdirt,
bugs, etc. out.