Chanson Cleaning Procedure

Chanson Cleaning Procedure

Chanson’s water ionizers have an automated cleaning cycle triggered by an internal sensor, however the company recommends customers manually clean their units at least once every 12 months.  This routine maintenance will ensure the long-term effectiveness of your Chanson water ionizer.

While the company recommends going through the cleaning procedure at least once a year, testing your water ionizer every four to six weeks will let you know if you need to go through the process more often.

This article details the cleaning process recommended by Chanson.

How do I know I need to manually clean my Chanson water ionizer?

By using PH testing drops or a pH meter once every four to six weeks to test both your tap water and the ionized water, you’ll have a good idea of  “normal performance” of your unit.   Most source water changes seasonally.  Variations can also occur based on local usage and any changes to your local water supply.  If you test your TAP/SOURCE water AND the water being produced at your preferred alkaline level, you will a good idea of what pH level your Chanson water ionizer should be producing based on the alkalinity of your source water at any given time.

If you see changes – the tap water is testing the same but your alkaline ionized water is not as alkaline as it should be – that’s usually an indicator that it’s time to clean your Chanson water ionizer.

Things You’ll Need

You’ll need to purchase a couple of inexpensive items for the procedure:

  • Citric Acid Powder
  • Distilled Water

The Cleaning Procedure

  1. Remove filter cartridge (the cartridge is the filter itself) from filter cup.
  2. Remove filter cartridge from filter Cap. (make sure you have the flat clear disc removed from inside the filter cap or from the top of filter cartridge)
  3. Remove water from inside the filter cup by dumping or using a turkey baster to suction water out.
  4. Warm 8 ounces of distilled water. Warm only not hot.
  5. Mix 2 heaping tablespoons of citric acid powder into the water and stir until dissolved. (check with chanson or your local pharmacy for pure citric acid powder) Make sure it is dissolved.
  6. Pour citric acid/water mixture into filter cup and screw filter cap on. (Do not install filter cartridge)
  7. Turn ionizer on to the “ purified” mode for 3-4 seconds only and turn water off.
    MUST BE PURIFIED SETTING ONLY!
  8. Let soak for 30-60 minutes. Repeat this procedure one more time.
  9. Run water on “ purified” setting only- for 10 minutes, Turn off, wait for 10 minutes and flush for 10 more minutes.
  10. Test water, if desired improvement is not seen then repeat procedure up to 3 times.
  11. Re-install filter with flat rubber disc on top.

** This procedure may need to be repeated 1-3 times. If you have gone for long periods without a flush and you know you have very hard water and the flush procedure is not working, you may need to send the machine in for a thorough cleaning.***

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