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AO Smith Z8-Z9 Green Series Water Purifier User Manual

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AO Smith Z8-Z9 Green Series Water Purifier

AO Smith Z8-Z9 Green Series Water Purifier product

About AO Smith 

We started our adventure in 2008 and have been at the forefront of developments ever since, whether it be in water heaters or water purifiers, all while carrying on our rich tradition of over 145 years in India. In June 2010, we opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bengaluru’s Harohalli, and we haven’t looked back since.

Pre-instruction Literature

On Receipt
It is our policy to promote the safe delivery of all orders. This product shipment has been thoroughly checked, packed, and quality-certified before leaving our factory.

Visible Loss or damage
If any of the goods called for on the bill of lading or express receipt is damaged or the quantity is short, do not accept them until the freight or express delivery agent makes an appropriate notation on your freight bill or receipt.

Concealed Loss or Damage
When a shipment has been delivered to you in apparent good condition, but upon opening the packaging if any loss or damage has taken place while in transit, inform the carrier’s agent / A. O. Smith representative immediately.

About this manual
This manual guides good practice for operating and periodic maintenance of the  A. O. Smith Z8/Z9 RO Water Purifier.

This does not contain the full servicing procedures necessary for the continued successful operation of this product. The services of A. O. Smith Company Authorised Service Technician must be employed periodically on the same. Do not operate before reading the manual supplied with this product.

Please follow the instructions in this manual to ensure personal safety and proper operation of this product. A. O. Smith assumes no liability for installation or servicing performed by any unauthorized personnel. Always install, operate, inspect, and maintain this product by all applicable standards. Please store this user manual carefully for any future reference.

Disposal of this Product
(Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
This marking on the product, accessories, or User Manual indicates that the product and its electronic accessories (e.g. Remote, batteries, and other replaceable electronic accessories) should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these items from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.

Household users should contact their local government office, for details of where and how they can take these items for environmentally safe recycling. This product and its electronic accessories should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.

General Instructions

Safety
Your safety and the safety of your loved ones is paramount to us. There are several safety-related messages in this manual, which have been provided during various steps such as the installation, operation, and maintenance of your Z8/Z9 RO Water Purifier. These messages point out potential hazards and also educate on how to reduce any potential risks. Please always read and follow all safety messages as provided in this user manual.

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IMPORTANT
These instructions have been written as a guide for the proper installation and operation of your Water Purifier. A. O. Smith will not accept any liability where these instructions have not been followed. However, for your safety and to avoid damage caused by improper installation, it is recommended that the Water Purifier be installed by an A. O. Smith Company Authorised Service Technician. Before proceeding with the installation instructions:

  1. Inspect the Water Purifier and its parts for possible damage. Do Not install or attempt to repair any damaged parts. If you detect any damage in the Water Purifier, please contact the dealer where the Water Purifier was purchased or call A. O. Smith Customer Care Centre.
  2. Verify that the voltage being supplied corresponds to that which is mentioned in the A. O. Smith Z8/Z9 RO Water Purifier manual.

Note: This manual refers to the two models Z8 RO Water Purifier and Z9 RO Water Purifier. Based on the product purchased, the customer needs to refer to the respective illustrations.

A. O. Smith Advantages

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Introduction

O. Smith Z8/Z9 RO Water Purifier uses one of the latest technologies used in the water purification process. A. O. Smith Z8/Z9 RO Water Purifier works under the principle of RO (Reverse Osmosis) technology which is found to be one of the most effective processes. In this process water under pressure is passed through a semipermeable membrane. Purified water is collected for drinking in a storage tank and impurities in the water are flushed to the drain.

Why water purification is important?
Water purification, today is essential due to the presence of harmful contaminants present in the water supply. Rapid urbanization and speedy industrial growth have led to significant pollutants and contaminants being found in the water supply. Below is a list of some of the harmful contaminants found today in the water supply which if consumed in excess can be detrimental to human health.

  • t TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) like Nitrates, Chlorides, Sulphates etc.
  • Pesticides and VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds).
  • Heavy metals like Mercury, Arsenic, Lead, Chromium, Cadmium, etc., have imbalanced pH.
  • Microorganisms such as pathogenic bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and cysts.

A. O. Smith Z8/Z9 RO Water Purifier removes excessive TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in water by more than 95%. A. O. Smith Z8/Z9 RO Water Purifier reduces heavy metals, removes pathogens, and balances the pH value. By this, it ensures you safe and great-tasting water.

How does the A. O. Smith Z8/Z9 RO Water Purifier work?
A.O. Smith Z8/Z9 RO Water Purifier has 8 stages of purification system, wherein the water is passed through the various stages and progressively filtered to get purified water which is stored in the in-built storage tank.

  • Stage 1 – Pre-filter
    The Pre-filter is used to remove physical contaminants such as dirt, dust, soil particles, and turbidity present in the water. This improves the life of the Sediment filter.
  • Stage 2 – Sediment filter
    The Sediment filter is used to remove fine and coarse physical contaminants present in the water. This improves the life of the ART™ MAX.
  • Stage 3 – ARTTM MAX (Advance Recovery Technology™)
    The ART™ MAX (Advance Recovery Technology™) is a scale control media that conditions the water to reduce scaling potential in water.
  • Stage 4 – SCB filter®
    The SCB filter® uses carbon block which reduces harmful chemicals including pesticides, volatile organic compounds, residual chlorine, etc. It also adsorbs bad taste and odor-causing organic compounds from water.
  • Stage 5 – RO (Reverse Osmosis) membrane
    RO membrane contains a semi-permeable membrane wherein the water is passed through the semi-permeable membrane to remove TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) and heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, lead, chromium, cadmium, etc. It also removes microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and cysts.
  • Stage 6 – MIN-TECH (Mineraliser Technology)
    The MIN-TECH contains Calcium and Magnesium minerals which help to improve the taste and quality of water. It adds the required essential minerals back to water and balances the pH of water.
  • Stage 7 and Stage 8 – ZX Double Protection Dual filter®É
    This is a dual filter where water is passed through an activated carbon block which acts as a polisher and enhances the taste of water. In the final stage, water is passed through the SCMT (Silver Charged Membrane Technology) filter which ensures double water purification, making it Safe and Healthy for drinking.

Product Overview

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Note: The Pre-plate and the Ball valve come along with the product as standard accessories.

Function of indicators

Power button
This button is used to switch ON/OFF the Water Purifier.

Tank full indicator
This indicates that the Water Purifier tank is full.

Auto flush indicator
This indicates flushing is in progress. Every time the water purification process is activated the auto flushing mechanism cleans the RO membrane. It enhances the life of the RO membrane.

RO change indicator
This indicates that the RO membrane needs to be replaced.

  • RO change indicator starts blinking (buzzer 10 times) indicating that the RO membrane life is reaching its end time.
  • When RO membrane life reaches its end, the RO change indicator keeps on blinking and the unit stops functioning.

SCPA change indicator
This indicates that the pre and post-RO filters need to be replaced.

  • SCPA change indicator starts blinking (buzzer 10 times) indicating that the pre and post-RO filter life is reaching its end time.
  • When pre and post-RO filter life reaches its end, the SCPA change indicator keeps on blinking and the unit stops functioning.

Temperature indicator
This indicates the temperature of the water inside the hot water tank and displays the Error codes in case of a fault in the Water Purifier.

Note: Call A. O. Smith Customer Care Centre if you notice any Error codes (Refer to page 12 ).

Water heating button
This purifier is capable of dispensing warm water (45° C) and hot water (80° C) as per customer desire. This button is used to heat the water inside the hot water tank of the purifier.

Child lock button (for Z8 model only)
As a safety feature, to prevent hot water from being dispensed accidentally and possibly harming a child, this button is used to unlock the hot water faucet.

Normal water dispense button (for Z9 model only)
This button is used to dispense normal water from the purifier.

Hot water dispense button  (for Z9 model only)
This button is used to dispense hot water from the purifier.

Child lock (CL)  (for Z9 model only)
As a safety feature, to prevent hot water from being dispensed accidentally and possibly harming a child, the hot water button can only be operated when the child lock is disabled. To learn more about this feature refer to Operation Guide.

Water Flow

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Note: It is recommended not to switch off the Water Purifier and/or turn off the water supply to the product when it is not been used for more than 24 hours. The purifier has an in-built cleaning mechanism that cleans the RO membrane every 24 hrs. by flushing it. This feature protects the RO membrane and ensures a longer life.

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Safety Precautions

Electrical Safety
Even though these products are designed keeping the highest safety standards in mind, certain dos and don’ts need to be followed while using these products.

  • The power plug must be used with a 230 V outlet. It is recommended to connect the product to the power supply only with the plug that is provided with the purifier. Do not pull out or touch the power plug with wet hands to avoid electrical shock.

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  • The product should be installed only by  A. O. Smith Company Authorised Service Technician. Do not open the purifier for cleaning the filters or for any part replacements. This must be done only by A. O. Smith Company Authorised Service Technician.

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  • Make sure that the feed water is tested before installation. Do not install the product if the TDS and Hardness are more than prescribed in the recommended feed water conditions(Refer to page 14). AO Smith Z8-Z9 Green Series Water Purifier User Manual-9
  • Install the product away from direct sunlight. AO Smith Z8-Z9 Green Series Water Purifier User Manual-10

Troubleshooting

Your A. O. Smith Z8/Z9 RO Water Purifier may not function at its desired capability if used incorrectly. This may not necessarily mean that the product is faulty. For instances like these, please follow the steps given below to troubleshoot the problem without the help of a certified technician. If the problem persists, please call the Customer Care Centre immediately.

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Error Messages and Actions

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Note: Call Customer Care No. 1800-103-2468/1860-500-2468.

Technical Specifications

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Warranty details/recommended filter change:
As per the warranty, all the filters, including the RO membrane need to be replaced when the SCPA change and the RO change indicator blinks (Refer to page 5). This would be 1 year (approx.) assuming daily consumption of 10 Litres per day of purified water.

Operation Guide

How to use A. O. Smith Z8

  1. Turn ON the water connection through the ball valve.
  2. Switch ON the power supply and press the power button of the purifier

To dispense normal water

  1. To dispense normal water from the storage tank, push and hold the normal water faucet lever.
  2. To dispense normal water continuously, lift the normal water faucet lever for the continuous water ow. To stop the water ow, pull down the normal water faucet lever.

How to use A. O. Smith Z9

  1. Turn ON the water connection through the ball valve.
  2. Switch ON the power supply and press the power button of the purifier

To dispense normal water

  1. To dispense normal water from the storage tank, press the normal water button once, the normal water button LED glows. To stop the water ow, press the normal water button again, and the normal water button LED will be turned on.

How to drain water from the storage tank

  • To drain water completely from the purifier, use only the hot water faucet. Drain till you have drained two tanks full of water.

How to maintain your product

  • Do not splash water directly or clean with benzene, pesticides, thinner, alcohol, etc. but use a soft, dry cloth to clean the purifier.
  • Replace lters regularly according to the replacement indications. This must be done only by A. O. Smith Company
    Authorized Service Technician. Use A. O. Smith genuine accessories only for, the optimal performance of the purifier.
  1. What is an A. O. Smith Z8 / Z9 RO Water purifier?
    O. Smith Z8 / Z9 RO is an advanced 8-stage RO from A. O. Smith. It is 100% RO with no bypass of water for maximum purity. It is double purified by SCMT (Silver Charged Membrane Technology) and requires essential minerals to be added back to the water. It has options to draw normal, warm, and hot water.
  2. Does it have provision of hot water?
    Yes, you can draw hot water from the A. O. Smith Z8 / Z9 RO Water Purifier.
  3. What temperature for hot water?
    It has 2 temperature choices. With the first press, the water will heat up to 45° C and upon pressing for 3 seconds, the water will heat up to 80° C.
  4. Is warm/hot water readily available?
    It is very convenient to get warm/hot water from your A. O. Smith Z8 / Z9 RO Water Purifier. For warm water at 45° C, press the water heating button once, and within 2 minutes (approx.) you will get warm water. For hot water at 80° C, press and hold the water heating button for 3 seconds and in about 5 minutes (approx.) you can draw hot water.
  5. What is night assist?
    India’s first RO Water Purifier with night assist technology along with the light at the point of water dispensing. It is designed for the ease of taking a glass of water in the middle of the night. It also keeps your kitchen beautifully illuminated.
  6. What is child lock protection?
    India’s first RO with a child lock feature built to meet international standards of safety for you and your loved ones. It is designed to ensure protection from hot water spillage when you don’t intend to take it.
  7. Does it give cold water?
    No, it gives water at normal temperature and 2 hot water temperature choices.
  8. What is 100% RO with mineraliser?
    In ordinary RO+UV Water Purifi, some amount of water is made to bypass the RO membrane. With this, heavy metals, unwanted salts, and pesticides also pass through. In A. O. Smith Z8 / Z9 RO Water Purifier, 100% of the water is passed through the RO membrane which ensures maximum purity of water, and required minerals are added back to pure water.
  9. How many stages does A. O. Smith Z8 / Z9 RO have? And what are the stages?
    A. O. Smith Z8 / Z9 RO has 8 stages of purification which are Pre- later + Sediment filter + ART™ MAX (Advance Recovery Technology™) + SCB lter® + RO membrane + MIN-TECH (Mineraliser Technology) + ZX Double Protection Dual lter®É (Silver Activated Post Carbon block + SCMT).
  10. What is SCMT? Silver Charged Membrane Technology is a double purification of water after the RO membrane to ensure absolute purity.

Warranty Terms and Conditions

A. O. Smith India Water Products Private Limited (“A. O. Smith or Company”) warrants this Water purifier (“product”) against the defects arising from faulty design, workmanship, and material subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1.  All electrical, functional parts, and filters are warranted for one (1) year from the date of original purchase.
  2. The customer shall notify the Company promptly about any defects noticed and give the Company or its representative adequate opportunity to inspect, test, and rectify. The customer shall hand over the product, if necessary, to the Company office/ Authorised Service Provider along with an invoice in the city where it was purchased.
  3. The Company or its representative will be entitled to retain any defective parts replaced under warranty on a free-of-charge basis.
  4. The Company’s liability under the warranty will be limited only to the product and its defects which occur under conditions of normal operations, under proper usage and maintenance. It excludes defects occurring due to abuse, faulty care, maintenance, repair, or alteration to the product or its parts by unauthorized personnel.
  5. The Company’s liability under this warranty shall be limited to the first purchaser/end-user and will not apply to the subsequent sales by the original purchaser/end user. However, repaired part(s) will be warranted for the remaining period of the original warranty term.
  6.  It is mandatory to provide the original bill/invoice copy along with a duly stamped warranty card at the time of any repair work being done by an authorized representative. The date of the original purchase is determined by the date of the original bill/invoice copy. However, if an invoice/bill is not found with the customer, customer data with the Company records will be used to determine the date of the original purchase and will be treated as final. If details are not found in the Company records, the manufacturing warranty as per the product serial number will be used as the date of original purchase.
  7. While A. O. Smith will make reasonable efforts to carry out repairs/replacement of parts under warranty within a reasonable time, it is expressly made clear that A . O. Smith shall not be responsible for completing the said services within any specified period.
  8. In the event of any unforeseen circumstances, and spares are not available, A. O. Smith’s prevailing depreciation rules will be binding on the customer to accept as a commercial solution instead of repairs.
  9. If an identical model is no longer available due to a change in law, regulation, or standard, A. O. Smith will replace the product with one having a similar capacity and input. In these instances, the customer will have the option of paying the difference between what was paid for the original model and the new model with the additional features or receiving a refund of the portion of the purchase price on a pro-rata basis allocable to the unexpired portion of the warranty. The company’s decision will be final on repair, replacement, or refund as aforesaid and Clause 11 and binding on the customer.
  10. Warranty is valid within Company Service Network coverage only. In case the customer moves to a non-coverage area, the customer needs to bring the product to a nearby services network location, the Company shall not be responsible for providing
  11. Notwithstanding anything contained in this warranty terms, the Company shall not be liable in case of failure to provide services under this warranty in case of any force majeure event, i.e., due or attributable to any act of God, orders, restrictions, or regulation of Government, Central or State, war working conditions, hostilities, riots, civil commotion, strike, lockout, labor trouble, explosion, insects, rodents or any other cause or circumstance of whatsoever nature beyond the control of A. O. Smith.
  12. The customer will have no claim under this warranty in respect of any personal injury, sickness, illness, death, property damage, or consequential damages, arising either directly or indirectly due to utilization of the product.
  13. O. Smith reserves the right to make design and product changes or change the specification at any time without any obligation to prospective buyers customers or owners of products previously sold.
  14. The warranty does not cover any accessories provided by dealers or purchased by customers.
  15. The warranty does not cover;t Plastic, cosmetic parts, and exterior finish. t If a defect or fault is caused or occurs due to improper installation by the customer or not installed as per A. O. Smith guidelines specified in the product user manual. t If failure or damage due to plumbing or other arrangements like usage of a pressure pump, an extension of power supply board, non-compatible power socket, etc. connected to the product. About repairing the existing worn-out/ defective part(s) or replacing the same and ascertaining the presence of the above circumstances, the decision of A. O. Smith shall be final. In any such event, A. O. Smith will submit a prior estimate for approval or bill for the work to be carried out at the rate prevailing at that time.
    •  If the product is repaired by unauthorized personnel and usage of non-recommended parts or consumables. t If the product serial number is missing or altered. t If damage is caused by pest infestation. t If the input water emits a pungent smell. t If the input water is discolored. t If the product is used for commercial purposes. t It is recommended to keep the surroundings of the Water purifier free from dust and other foreign objects (like insects, cockroaches, ants, and other pests), as any damage occurring due to the ingress of these foreign objects will not be covered under warranty.
  1. Filters and RO membrane will be covered for any material damage, or input malfunctioning under warranty for 1 year from the date of purchase if water TDS <2000 ppm. t If iron content is >0.3 ppm, it is recommended to use an Iron filter for the life of the filters. t Warranty on filters and the membrane is valid provided the product is used only for residential and self-consumption purposes.
  2. Calls that are site related e.g. plumbing, tap leakage, electricity (within the warranty period), etc. which are not related to product functionality, will be charged to the customer as per the rate card. Refer to rate card www.aosmithindia.com
  1. All implied warranties and conditions under law, trade, custom, or otherwise are excluded and the warranty and remedies as provided herein above are instead of all other warranties and remedies to the extent permissible under law.
  1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE TO THE CONTRARY, THIS IS THE CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES INCLUDING A WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. A. O. SMITH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES. TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING AT ANY TIME SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
  1. The warranty is issued at Kanakapura, and courts at Kanakapura shall have exclusive jurisdiction over matters covered or flowing from this warranty.

Post Warranty

  • The customer may be offered a yearly Service Contract at the prevailing Company rates and terms.
  • In case the customer does not wish to enter the Service Contract, he has the option to call our Customer Care Centre and get the A. O. Smith Water Heater unit serviced on an actual basis, i.e. by paying the Labour Cost and Spares needed to attend to that Service or Complaint Call at the prevailing Company rates. Such service will be rendered by the Company in towns or places where the Company has its Authorised Service Providers.
  • In case of product repair after warranty by the Authorised Service Provider, all expenses of transporting the goods to and from the Authorised Service Provider shall be borne by the customer directly.
  • If, during such service, the Company or Authorised Service Provider must replace or repair defective components or parts, the customer shall be required to pay for the same as per the Company’s prevailing price list.

Jurisdiction

The courts of competent jurisdiction at Kanakapura, Karnataka shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all matters arising out of any disputes about the product.

Expert Company Service – Power of 1

  • Different models have different service delivery levels.
  • Service levels mentioned for particular models are applicable for metros and ‘A’ Class cities, e.g. Delhi and NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Goa, Cochin, Chennai, Chandigarh, and Ahmedabad.
  • Service level deliverables are valid up to the city municipal limit only.
  • Service levels may differ in case of public holidays and unavoidable conditions due to natural calamities, or any political and regional regulations.
  • Power of 1 valid service is applicable for calls registered at A. O. Smith Call Centre before 4 p.m. only.

FAQS About AO Smith Z8-Z9 Green Series Water Purifier

What is the technology behind the AO Smith Z8-Z9 Green Series Water Purifier?

The AO Smith Z8-Z9 Green Series Water Purifier uses advanced RO+SCMT (Silver Charged Membrane Technology) purification technology to ensure the removal of impurities, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants from water.

What is SCMT (Silver Charged Membrane Technology) and how does it work?

SCMT is a unique technology that employs silver ions to inhibit the growth of microorganisms on the membrane surface, ensuring cleaner and safer water. It enhances the overall purification process.

What is the purification capacity of the AO Smith Z8-Z9 Green Series?

The purifier is designed to handle a certain amount of water per hour or day. The purification capacity can vary, and it’s important to know this information to ensure it meets your daily water consumption needs.

Does the AO Smith Z8-Z9 Green Series have a mineralizer?

Yes, this water purifier is equipped with a mineralizer that adds essential minerals to the purified water, enhancing its taste and nutritional value.

How often should I replace the filters and membrane of the water purifier?

The replacement frequency depends on factors like water quality and usage. Generally, AO Smith recommends replacing filters and membrane at regular intervals to maintain optimal purification performance.

Can the AO Smith Z8-Z9 Green Series handle water from different sources?

Yes, this water purifier is designed to purify water from various sources, including borewell, municipal, and tanker water, providing versatility in usage.

Is the water purifier suitable for hard water areas?

The AO Smith Z8-Z9 Green Series is equipped to handle water with a certain level of hardness. It may have specific features to address the challenges posed by hard water.

Does it have a UV purification stage?

The purifier primarily uses RO technology, but it may also include UV purification as an additional stage to ensure the elimination of bacteria and viruses.

What is the storage capacity of the water purifier?

The storage capacity refers to the amount of purified water the purifier can hold. Knowing this capacity is essential to ensure a continuous supply of purified water, especially during periods of high demand.

Is there a warranty and what does it cover?

AO Smith typically offers a warranty on its water purifiers. It’s important to know the duration of the warranty and the aspects of the purifier it covers, such as the electrical components, filters, and membrane.

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