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Setting Up the Buder Hydrogen Water Machine

Setting Up the Buder Hydrogen Water Machine

Published by Alkaline Water Plus

How to Set Up the Buder HS72 Hydrogen Water Machine

The Buder hydrogen water machine comes with a quick-start set-up guide and a manual, but this video highlights important points about setting up and using the machine. Watch it to get the most out of this awesome machine.

Important Startup Steps:

  • Start by unboxing it and unbagging it carefully. The machine is not meant for rough handling or mobile use. 
  • Set it up in the kitchen on a flat surface near an outlet. 
  • Save the box and foam pieces and other pieces, because it makes a very good travel case if you ever want to move it or ship it somewhere.

Removing/Replacing the Pitcher

  • Whenever you remove the pitcher lift it straight up and out. 
  • Do the reverse when you replace the pitcher.
  • Make sure the arrows (in front) line up too.

The bottom of the pitcher has a grate that disperses hydrogen into the pitcher from below. The actual hydrogen-water production starts on the left side of the machine, and the gas moves through the water to be picked up and transported by an electronic mechanism at the bottom of and below the pitcher. It pushes the hydrogen bubbles up into the pitcher.

Care & Handling of the Lid

The lid has moving parts, and because it's plastic, be delicate with it whenever you use it. It has a large disk that serves as a movable cap to rest on top of the pitcher's water. This is a great way to keep the hydrogen in the water during and after production. I've found it to be effective in preventing the hydrogen from evaporating for hours at a time. 

When refilling the pitcher, I often take the lid out, turn it over, and let the disk naturally fall into the lid while I sit it on the counter. I try not to touch or apply pressure to the disk. If you use the right amount of care, it will last years and years of daily use.

Special Pad

There's a special pad under the pitcher that must be in place for the machine to work. Periodically remove this pad to rinse it. You can even clean it in the dishwasher but always remember to put it back. 

The machine comes with one extra pad. If you don't lose or damage them, the pads will last for years. 

The Filter Cap and Filter

The filter cap on top just rotates to open. To remove the filter pull it up and out. 

Every 9 months to a year the filter should be changed. Otherwise, you rarely have to do anything with this unless you need to fill the bin (i.e. if the distilled water is running low). You don't have to remove the filter to add water to the bin (just pour around it). 

In the video, I show you the insides of the bin (filter chamber above the hydrogen production unit). You don't ever need to open the top lid yourself, but I'm removing it in the video to show you so you understand the need to take care not to overfill the bin and not to jostle the machine around when it is full.

Water splashing over into the outer section around the bin itself could potentially damage the machine. 

Back of the Machine

The video shows the following on the back of the machine:

  • A drain plug to use whenever you're emptying the machine's water. This would be very rare (maybe yearly). More about this is in the video and on the product page. 
  • The outlet for the electric cord. 

Setting Up the Machine

Start by pouring some distilled water into the side bin. (Only distilled water can be used in this bin; the ionizing chamber requires it.) 

Fill it to about an inch under the filter top. Don't fill it too high. 

The filter cap is form-fitted to hold the filter in place. A simple turn will then screw it back in place. 

You'll see some water come through to the bottom bin where the sponge is. Pour a little more distilled water over the sponge until it is flush with the top of the sponge. 

Operating the Buder Hydrogen Water Production

You can push the front button once for 10-minute cycles. A second push makes it 20 minutes. You can do a third push to change it to 30. You really don't need 30, but I usually select the 30-minute option just to make sure I'm getting the maximum amount of hydrogen in the water.

If you want to stop the cycle midway, you can either lift the pitcher off, in which case the remaining time is saved and can be resumed when you replace the pitcher. 

The other way is to push/hold the button, and whatever operation the machine is in the middle of will stop, clearing out and returning to the starting screen.

Periodic Cleaning Cycles

Every week or two fill the pitcher with unfiltered water and put it through a cleaning cycle. Discard the water when the cycle is complete.

Initiate the cleaning cycle by pushing/holding the front button when the machine is idle. The cleaning cycle lasts 15 minutes.


If the machine stops working check the following first. Then contact us if it still has problems.

  • Did you forget to do weekly cleaning cycles (or at least a couple each month)? If so, do one now and retry.
  • If the above doesn't work, open the filter cap and see if there is enough distilled water still in the chamber. If needed, fill it with some more distilled water and retry.
  • If the above doesn't work dust could have collected in the bottom bin. To clean it you'll need to start by emptying the machine of distilled water from the upper and then lower bins. Then put plain tap water into only the lower bin and swish it gently to remove dust. Don't swish too hard. 
  • Then refill the bins as you did when setting up the machine and retry. 

There's probably no reason for this machine to not last 10 or so years if you care for it properly and regularly.

H2 Production & Benefits

All hydrogen machines and water ionizers produce lots of hydrogen, which is researched and found to be very, very beneficial to almost everything in the body. 

The Buder Hydrogen Machine is particularly exceptional. It's more expensive than a portable one, but will most likely last longer. It also makes more hydrogen water with each batch. I can fill more than 2 bottles with each batch.

I use it in my kitchen every day. About half the ionized water I drink is hydrogen water from my Buder machine.

Cathleen Lograsso

Cathleen LoGrasso

My background is in physiology, teaching, nutrition and weight loss. I have raised 5 children who are all grown now. I have a masters degree in education and was a teacher/principal for 24 years. I created Alkaline Water Plus in 2009 to educate people about the benefits of ionized water.

The very best thing I have ever purchased is a WATER IONIZER, and I've been in perfect health ever since I started drinking ionized water 25 years ago! Understanding and knowing how to control and manage my own body's pH and antioxidant levels at the cellular level has made all the difference in the world in my life, my family's lives and in a countless number of my friends and associates over the years.

Cathie LoGrasso Owner, Alkaline Water Plus

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