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6 Month System Maintenance

Items needed:

  • Stage 1 - Sediment Filter (P/N: 104017)
  • Stage 2 - Carbon Block Filter (P/N: 101009-White End Caps)

Note: The filter wrench pictured (P/N:164003) may be purchased from Watts Premier to aid with twisting off filter housings but is not required

Step 1:
Close the ball valve on the RO storage tank and open the RO Faucet.

Step 2:
Turn off the incoming cold water supply to the RO at the adapt-a-valve and unplug the power transformer from the electrical outlet.

Step 3:
For more leverage you may leave the RO module attached to wall of cabinet. If you are unable to access the module while it is mounted, remove it prior to changing filters. Starting with the closest housing (Stage 1), remove it by turning it clockwise (left), empty water, then discard filter and repeat for the 2nd housing (Stage 2). 

Step 4:
For more leverage you may leave the RO module attached to wall of cabinet. If you are unable to access the module while it is mounted, remove it prior to changing filters. Starting with the closest housing (Stage 1), remove it by turning it clockwise (left), empty water, then discard filter and repeat for the 2nd housing (Stage 2).

Step 5:
Clean the filter housings (bowls) with a mild soap solution and rinse with water. Check O-rings and lubricate with water soluble lubricant. KY Jelly® or other water based lubricants may be used. Petroleum based lubricants (such as Vaseline®) must not be used  

Caution: Before re-installing the filter bowls back on to the system , check O-rings to make sure they are still in place and lubricate with water soluble lubricant.  If the O-rings appear dry, cracked, or damaged in any way, we recommend replacing them.  They can be purchased from our website (P/N 560045

Step 6:
Insert a new sediment filter (cloth like appearance) into the 1st filter housing which is the one on the water inlet side (green tubing from the adapt-a-valve) of the RO system and re-install housing

Step 7:
Insert the new Carbon Block filter (White end caps & plastic netting) into the second filter bowl and re-install housing

shock.jpgWarning: To prevent the possibility of electrical shock, clean up any water on cabinet floor and dry all water from outside of RO unit.

Step 8: 
Plug the power transformer back into the electric outlet and turn cold water supply on to the unit at the adapt-a-valve

Step 9: 
Close the RO faucet and open the ball valve on the RO storage tank. Your system is ready for use.

 

Annual Maintenance

Items needed:

  • Stage 1 - Sediment Filter (P/N: 104017)
  • Stage 2 - Carbon Block Filter  (P/N: 101009-White end caps)
  • Stage 4 - 10” Final Polishing filter  (P/N: 560010)
  • 1/2 Cup of hydrogen peroxide or common household bleach - not included in filter kit

Note: Sanitizing of unit is recommended.

Step 1:
Perform steps 1 through 5 in the 6 Month System Maintenance.

Note: If not sanitizing the system skip to step 8.

Step 2: 
Remove the RO membrane from its housing and rest in a clean sanitary place. (Refer to “Membrane Replacement” section on page 11 for directions on removing the membrane). Replace cap onto empty membrane housing and re-connect green tubing 

Step 3:
Leaving the filters out, replace stage 2 empty filter housing (hand tight) onto unit. Measure & pour either 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide or common household bleach into the 1st filter housing (Stage 1) and hand tighten onto unit. Ball valve on RO tank should be open

Step 4: With the RO faucet in the closed position turn on the incoming water supply to the system by turning the adapt-a-valve counter clockwise. Plug in the power transformer back into the electrical outlet. Wait 1 minute for the unit to pressurize. Turn on the RO faucet and let the water run for 30 seconds. Turn off the RO faucet and let the unit rest for 2 minutes. Finally, open the RO faucet and let the water run for 5 more minutes

Step 5:
Unplug the Power Transformer. Turn off the incoming water supply to the system by turning the adapt-a-valve clockwise until it stops. Keep the RO faucet open until the storage tank is completely drained

Step 6:
Open the membrane housing and re-install the RO membrane while making sure not to kink the O-rings. (Refer to “Membrane Replacement” section on page 11 for directions on installing the membrane). Tighten the cap back on the housing and reconnect green tubing.

Step 7:
Remove filter housings Stage 1 and 2 and empty of water

Caution: Before re-installing the filter bowls back on to the system , check O-rings to make sure they are still in place and lubricate with water soluble lubricant

Step 8:
Insert the new sediment filter (cloth like appearance) into the 1st filter housing which is the one on the water inlet side (green tubing from the adapt-a-valve) of the RO system and re-install housing

Step 9:
Insert the new Carbon Block filter (White End Caps) into the 2nd housing and re-install housing 

Step 10:
Remove the final filter from the two clips. Remove the white nuts from both ends of the filter. Remove the connectors from both ends (keep and reuse). Discard the old final filter and replace with new filter reusing the connectors

Note: Flow arrow on final filter must be pointing in the direction of water flow to the RO faucet.

Tip: This is a good time to check the air pressure in your storage tank. 

Step 11:
Follow Start Up procedure on page 8. You will need to flush a half a gallon of water before using the RO water

Note: Your reverse osmosis system contains replaceable treatment components that are critical for effective contaminant reduction. Periodic inspection and following proper system maintenance is critical for continued performance

Membrane Maintenance

RO Membranes have a life expectancy between 2 and 5 years, depending on the incoming water conditions and the amount the RO system is used. This reverse osmosis membrane is critical for effective reduction of total dissolved solids (TDS). The product water should be tested periodically to verify that the system is performing satisfactorily. Normally, a membrane would be replaced during a semiannual or annual filter change. However, if at any time you notice a reduction in water production or an unpleasant taste in the reverse osmosis water, it could be time to replace the membrane. Watts Premier recommends replacing the membrane when TDS reduction falls below 75%.

A water sample may be sent to Watts Premier for a free diagnosis of your membranes performance. To send a water sample, use 2 clean containers and fill 1/2 cup of tap water in one container and 1/2 cup of RO  water in 2nd container. Clearly label each sample. Send the samples to the address listed on the cover of this manual attention “Water Samples”. Watts Premier will test the water and mail or call you with the results. You can also test the TDS with a Handheld Pocket Meter.

Step 1:
Turn off the incoming cold water supply to the RO at the adapt-avalves and unplug the power transformer

Step 2:
Open the RO Faucet and allow water to drain from the tank until it is completely empty

Removing the membrane:

Step 1:
Use a 5/8” wrench to remove the Green Tube fitting on the left side of the horizontal membrane housing (end with one elbow).

Step 2:
Remove the cap from the membrane housing by turning it counter clockwise to loosen

Note: A double sided wrench may be purchased from Premier to aid with loosening the cap / filter housings. (Part # 164003)

Step 3: 
Remove membrane housing from the holding clips. Using a pair of pliers, grip the PVC tube of the RO membrane and pull firmly on the membrane to remove from the housing and discard

Installing the membrane

Step 4:
Lubricate the O-rings on the new membrane with a water soluble lubricant such as KY Jelly ®. Insert the end with the two black O-rings first into the housing 

Step 5:
Once membrane has been inserted into the housing you must take your thumbs and give a firm push to properly seat the membrane. Replace membrane housing cap and tighten.

Step 6: 
After replacing membrane housing into clips, attach the green tube to the elbow on cap using 5/8” wrench

Step 7:
Follow the Start Up Instructions on page 8 

Check the Air Pressure in the Tank

Important: Check air pressure only when tank is empty of water!

Check air pressure in the storage tank when you notice a decrease in available water from the RO system. Air can be added with a bicycle pump using the schrader valve that is located on the lower side of the tank behind the blue plastic cap


Step 1:
Turn off the incoming water supply to the RO.

Step 2:
Open the RO Faucet and allow water to drain from the tank until it is completely empty.

Tip: When water from the RO faucet slows to a trickle, with the faucet still in the open position, you may add air to the tank to purge any left over water, this will ensure that the tank is completely empty.

Step 3:
Once all water in the tank is purged, check air pressure using an air pressure gauge, it should read between 5 - 7 PSI. (Digital air pressure gauge is recommended)

Step 4:
Follow startup procedure

 

Start up Instructions

shock.jpgWarning: To prevent the possibility of electrical shock, clean up any water on cabinet floor and dry all water from outside of RO unit

Step 1:
Turn on the incoming hot and cold water angle stop valves. Turn on the water adapt-a-valves. Check the system for leaks and tighten fittings as necessary

Note: Check daily over the next week to ensure no leaks are present

Step 2: 
Plug the (24 volt) transformer power cord connector into the RO system wire harness connector (labeled transformer.)

Step 3:
Plug the transformer into the electrical outlet under the sink.

Step 4:
Ensure ball valve on tank is open.

Step 5: 
Open the RO faucet and leave it open until water begins to drip. Then close the faucet. The tank will take approximately 4 hours to fill

Note:  If no water comes out of the RO faucet after a few minutes check the power outlet. It is possible that the power outlet you used for the RO unit is controlled by the garbage disposal switch. To test - Unplug the garbage disposal and flip the garbage disposal switch to “on” . If the RO pump turns on and water starts to drip out of the RO faucet you will need to connect the system to a different power outlet socket.

Note: Water may be cloudy or milky due to air in the system and carbon particles flushing out of the final polishing filter. This condition will resolve itself after flushing a couple of tanks of water

Step 6: 
After the Tank has filled, open the RO Faucet to flush the tank completely. You will know that the tank is empty when the flow rate from the RO faucet is down to a trickle. Repeat this step two more times. The  fourth tank can be used for drinking. This process should take approximately 24 hours to complete

Note: This flushing procedure is only necessary after the initial installation and after replacing the RO membrane