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Cove Dishwasher Water Hardness Test Strip


  • Is a water hardness test strip included with the Cove Dishwasher?
  • Cove Dishwasher water hardness test strip
  • Water test strip for Cove Dishwasher with water softener
  • Water hardness test strip, part number 826639


The Cove Dishwasher water softener model comes with a water hardness test strip, part number 826639.

  • The test strip is included in the same package as the use and care guide.
  • The installation guide includes a chart for the recommended hardness settings.
  • Refer to Cove Dishwasher Water Hardness for more information.
  • See also, Cove FAQs.

Test strip instructions and color chart are printed on the protective sleeve.

  1. Tear open protective sleeve.
  2. Remove test strip from sleeve.
  3. Pass test strip under a stream of water for one second, and remove.
  4. Shake off excess water.
  5. Wait 15 seconds.
  6. Compare to the color chart on the protective sleeve to determine water hardness.
  7. Use the number in parentheses, which is grains per gallon (gpg).
  8. Compare that number to the chart in Cove Dishwasher Water Hardness to determine the correct Water Hardness Setting option to select.

If needed, from left to right, the gpg readings for each color are 0, 3, 7, 15, and 25.

Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for further information.


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