Model WHES48

Pro Series – 48,000 Grain Water Softener

With advanced technology and a range of features – this system brings next-generation water softening convenience and efficiency to your home. With 48,000 grain capacity and 12 ppm of clear water iron, this is an ideal softener for households with high levels of hardness and iron. It also has an built-in, self-cleaning filter screen for homes with sediment issues and private well water supplies.

Delivery, up to 10 years parts and labor warranty and more are available with Whirlpool PRO SERIES softener purchases. Available in select areas.

*For peak performance in your high-efficiency Whirlpool water softener, evaporated salt pellets or solar salt crystals with less than 1% impurities are recommended. It is not recommended to use any kind of block salt in Whirlpool water softeners. Learn more.

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1 to 6+ Persons
Iron Removal: 12 ppm
Single-tank Design
Full-coverage Warranty
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Pro Series – 48,000 Grain Water Softener Features

2 Year Full Parts and Labor Warranty*

The warranty on this unit is: – 2 year full parts and labor – 3 years on the electronics – 10 years on the tank.

*Full parts and labor warranty may be extended up to 10 years with use of Whirlpool Water Softener Cleanser (WHEC-WSC). Click here for details.

Demand Initiated Regeneration

Uses up to 25% less salt and water than previous Whirlpool® models by monitoring your water usage and only regenerating when necessary. Older timer-based models regenerate on a set cycle regardless of how much water you’ve used; which can result in unnecessary water and salt consumption.

Salt Saving, 6th Sense® Technology

Creates significant savings in salt and water usage by automatically calculating the salt required to clean its media bed and using only what is necessary. (Competitive models typically use a ‘fixed’ amount of salt to regenerate the media tank regardless of how much water has passed through the system.)

Water Management System

Allows you to view and monitor the performance of your water softener and home water usage. Settings include:
• Amount of salt remaining before it runs out
• Water flow (GPM)
• Days in use
• Total recharges

High Hardness Removal

Removes a maximum of 160 gpg of hardness.

Iron Removal

Triggers an additional backwash cycle to rid itself and your water supply of excess non-ferrous (clear water) iron.  Ferrous iron removal up to 12ppm.

Sediment Guard with Internal Filter Screen

Filters sediment and other particles to 70 microns, which is ideal for private well supplies.

Low Salt Light

Indicates the softener is working efficiently and flashes when the softener is getting low on salt, allowing you a few days to refill the salt tank.

Ultra High Flow Valve

Delivers maximum water flow even when multiple water-using devices (showers, appliances) are in use. Connects to plumbing up to 1-1/4″ in diameter. (Connections out of the softener are 1” male pipe threads)

Tank Light

Allows you to easily view the salt level inside the tank.



Product Dimensions

D   20 1/2 in.
W   15 in.
H   48 in.
Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
For complete information, visit the Owner Center.

Electrical Requirements

110/120 Volts. AC. 24 Volt
Transformer Included.

Whirlpool Product Installation Assistance

A comprehensive guide about your new Whirlpool water softener. We’ll answer all your frequently asked questions, from how to get started to cleaning and maintenance.

Installation and Operation Manual

1.25MB pdf Download

Manual de instalación y operación

1.27MB pdf Download

Guide d’installation et de fonctionnement

1.27MB pdf Download
Installation Guide
Follow along with step-by-step installation instructions.



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