Watch our video demo, or follow the written steps below to swap out your bypass assembly.
- Silicone-based lubricant
Depressurize the Unit
1. Bypass the water softener by pushing the handle IN on the back of your unit.
2. Depressurize the unit by running a Recharge cycle. Hold the Recharge button until the motor starts to spin, and then release. You will see ‘Recharge Now’ or ‘Recharging’ flashing on the screen.
3. To speed up the cycles, press the Recharge button once each time the motor stops spinning. Repeat this until the ‘Recharge Now’ or ‘Recharging’ disappears from the screen.
4. Unplug the power cord from the outlet and set to the side.
5. On the Inlet/Outlet pipes, remove the black C-clips. Gently pull one side of the black c-clip away from the softener, and slowly roll it towards the other side of the c-clip to remove.
*If the clips are still not easy to remove, they may be bound because the system isn’t completely level. Slowly and gently rock the softener back and forth slightly while applying pressure to the c-clip as described above to free them.
6. Pull the softener away from the bypass assembly.
7.Turn your main water supply off, and drain the water lines by turning on a faucet at the highest and lowest points in the house, waiting for lines to empty.
Installing the Bypass
1. With a towel or bucket nearby to catch any residual water, unscrew your inlet/outlet plumbing connections from the bypass assembly. Set the old bypass aside.
2. Make sure to generously lubricate the O-rings on your new bypass valve with a silicone based lube.
3. Connect your new bypass valve to the plumbing by screwing your inlet/outlet plumbing onto the threads.
4. Confirm the handle is in the 'bypass' position, pushed IN towards the center.
5. Push the softener onto the bypass assembly and secure with the black C-clips. Confirm all three teeth on the C-clips are engaged and clipped in.
Testing for Leaks
1. Open two or more softened, cold water faucets in your home. Slowly open the main water supply valve. Run water at those faucets until there is a steady flow with no air bubbles.
2. Slowly take the softener off of bypass, allowing the water into the system. After a few minutes, open a few hot water taps and allow them to run smoothly.
3. Close all faucets and check the softener for any leaks at the plumbing connections.
a. If there are any signs of leaking, depressurize the unit (steps 1-3 at the top of this page) before removing any clips.
4. Plug the power cord back into the outlet.