BYPASS TYPE 2
Turn to Bypass Operation:
Locate the single large blue knob behind the control head. It can be on the left or the right of the control head depending on installation. Regardless of which side it is on it needs to be turned “clockwise” to bypass. Be sure to turn it all the way until it stops. If it is hard to get started use the shaft of a screwdriver in the slots on the face of the valve so you can use the handle as a lever. To put your softener back in service, simply turn the knob “counter clockwise” all the way until it stops. DO NOT over-loosen or over-tighten the valve to prevent damaging it. When it stops turning don’t try to force it further.
The third type of bypass systems used on our equipment is the “3 valve” bypass. It is rarely used on residential systems accept in certain special situations for example when the source water is from a well. It is used extensively on commercial installations (see example photo 3).