Whirlpool 44 000 Grains Water Softener

Article #33865010 Model #WHES44
Whirlpool 44 000 Grains Water Softener
 

Description

This 44 000-grain water softener from Whirlpool is designed to remove up to 140 grains per gallon of hardness and 12 ppm of clear water iron, which makes it the ideal softener for households with high levels of hardness and iron. It uses demand regeneration technology to regenerate only when you need it. A tank light makes it easy to monitor the salt level to know when it's time to add more. This model is ideal for households of 1 to 5 people and is NSF certified.

Technical specifications

Model :WHES44 Height :49.1 in Color :Black and grey

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why this unit not working automatically since new ( works only on manual regeneration)

Asked by: Anonymous
Mine took a very long time to do its first auto regeneration as well. I did call Whirlpool and we changed some settings over the phone. Now it's generating automatically every 3 weeks or so. I recommend calling them and reviewing your settings. These settings weren't in any manual that came with the softener.
Answered by: Kyle A
Date published: 2021-10-20

How much does the unit weigh?

Asked by: Anonymous
It’s not heavy, one person can move it.
Answered by: JPit
Date published: 2021-03-16

What benefits do you have with the high flow valve? Model WHES44 has one and model WHES33 does not.

Asked by: Bobert62
It has the high flow valve
Answered by: Bobert1962
Date published: 2022-03-26

My water is 28 grains of hardness and will this machine be adequate for my needs only 2 person household

Asked by: PJosling
Yes this softener will be able to handle 28 grains of hardness.  You will definitely be using more salt to handle the hardness but really what it boils down is grain capacity.  The rule of thumb to calculate softener capacity needs is take the hardness in your water (28 grains / gallon) and then multiply it by the # of gallons used by each person / day.  Average is 70 gallons per person.  Times this value by 2 since it is a two person household which results in 140 gallons / day of water usage.  We multiply 28 grains of hardness x 140 gallons = 3920 grains of hardness / day.  Typical water softener regeneration should occur no more than ever 4 days but no more than 14 days / regeneration cycle.  This means we can take a 44,000 grain softener divide that by 3920 grains / day = 11.22 days for your home to use up the water softeners maximum capacity.  That being said, a high efficiency softer will rarely run itself to max capacity and will likely regenerate sooner which means your softener will on average likely regenerate every week which is an ideal interval.  Go with the WHSE44 model from Lowes and it will suit your needs perfectly without regenerating too often and wasting a lot of water and salt.  
Answered by: HandymanSteve
Date published: 2021-05-22

What is clear water iron? My well water has a rust color, will this softener clean the rust

Asked by: Mjaneiro
We use to get a red ring in the toilet bowl. We bought this water softener last December and we don't have the ring anymore. Our water tests are always 0, 0.
Answered by: Me and him
Date published: 2021-05-22

Do you have a technician to install it?

Asked by: Jack lee
No, I installed it myself. 
Answered by: glenn27
Date published: 2018-10-13

How can I get a manual on this product??

Asked by: Burketon

What is the best product for cleaning the softener?

Asked by: Weskim
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Whirlpool 44 000 Grains Water Softener is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 241.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It does the job We purchased our first softener 6 years ago, and while it did the job of cleaning our water when that six years was up it developed problem after problem. I got tired of constantly calling whirlpool and them sending me $100 parts so I broke down and bought a new one last week. The new one lasts exactly one month and died in its tracks. A call to whirlpool revealed that yes it was under warranty but first I would have to figure out what part was defective and they would send that part out. They do NOT send a tech to your house to repair anything. I determined the problem was in the main board and TWO WEEKS LATER one showed up at our door. I'm just waiting for something else to fail
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to Beat There are many choices of water softeners out there ranging from this price point to units thousands of dollars more. The pricier units sales pitch for being more expensive is they last longer. Well to that I say that is just salesman talk. I had basically this same Whirlpool unit in my house for 15 years before it finally quit and I bought a new one. If I bought 5 of these units in a life time it would only equal the cost of one of those pricier units. The bottom line is this, this unit softens the water as it is supposed to. If you feel inclined to spend the bigger bucks well I guess that's what makes the world go around. Save some money and enjoy life. This unit performs more than fine.
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 44000 grain water softner from southern nj, our water is very hard, high iron, calcium and chlorine. we didnt like the taste and our shower doors were difficult to clean, along with anything else using this water. assembly was tight fitting compared to whole house water filter, however neither leaked or has leaked. I bought the iron type salt based on other reviews. despite the hard water already in our heater, we felt an immediate difference from the cold side and it will only get better. it is one of the better decisions i have made and would defininitely recommend it to anyone looking for more from their water.
Date published: 2013-01-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed in 30 days Unit was installed by professional plumber. Within 30 days, the bypass valve failed - it locked in the bypass position and could not be moved. When Whirlpool was contacted, they referred us to a plumber company located 120 miles away. We were told the bypass valve was not covered by the warranty. The minimum charge for the Whirlpool licensed company to make a service call was $125.00 just to arrive at the house, plus any parts, plus any labor. Since the bypass valve is part of the unit, I still do not understand why it was not covered by the warranty, especially considering it failed within 30 days. We have trashed this softener and will replace with a better brand/unit. Since it is now past the 30 day time period, resolution with Lowe's is also impossible.
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install, does what it is supposed to do My hardness was 36 grains per gallon before and zero after installing. The installation went smoothly. It uses far less salt than the ancient softener that was in my house when I purchased it. And with the added benefit that it actually softens my water. The setup is also easy, just put the grains per gallon hardness and it does the rest. This is also much easier than the ancient softener that came with my house. No more hard water soap scum stains on my shower. Soap lathers nicely and my bubbles are bubblier.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Investment for price Bought this to replace my rental equipment that was in the house when i moved in...it replaced two huge tanks with this one small tank with built in brine tank...everything went smooth in the install and did it with a friend in a hr or two...works great and cleared the water right away...its super quiet and super super easy to operate...basically plug and play...only issue i have is a small drip that comes out the outlet tube on the back valve where the o-ring slides in...Lowes said they will the replace the unit for me...so far very happy with product and definitely recommend...
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good! Purchased this unit as my first water softener ever from Lowes in February. Had a professional plumber (friend of mine) install the bypass valve, drain line and main feed. Filled it up with salt and let it run. I actually sped up the process by draining the water heater (per the instructions) in order to have soft water right away. The unit works perfectly. I immediately noticed a difference in showering and with my dishwasher... Unit is super quiet and does it's regenerating at night automatically so you don't hear it at all. Overall very impressed with this unit.
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems to do the job. My old softener just gave up. Since it was 12 years old, I decided to replace it then repair it. The old one was a different brand, but appears to be the same manufacturer as the Whirlpool. The biggest difference is the shape and what is displayed on the screen. The old one had a GPM (Gallons Per Minute) display. This one only shows drops when water is running through the unit. On the old one, I had to set the level at which the light would blink when I needed to add salt. This one is automatically set to level 2. Since I already had the necessary plumbing. Installation was a snap. I will be satisfied if I get another 12 years out of this one.
Date published: 2017-11-26
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