OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NOS.
625.388200
625.388250
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product.
UltraSoft 200 Water Softener
with Deluxe Valve
If you have questions when
installing, operating or maintaining
your softener,
and
when setting the timer, call
this toll-free number...
• Warranty
• Start Up / Setting Timer
• How It Works
• Care Of
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• Specifications
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• Repair Parts
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FULL
RESIDENTIAL
ONE YEAR
WATER
WARRANTY
SOFTENER
ON WATER
SOFTENER
For one year from the date of purchase, when this water softener is installed and
maintained in accordance
with our instructions,
Sears will repair, free of charge,
defects in material or workmanship
in this water softener.
A
FULL TEN YEAR
WARRANTY
AGAINST
LEAKS
For ten years from the date of purchase, Sears will furnish and install a new current
model water softener tank or salt storage drum, free of charge, if either the tank
or drum develop a leak.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY
SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT THE NEAREST SEARS
SERVICE CENTER THROUGHOUT
THE UNITED STATES. This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States.
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vary from state to state.
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prompt,
quality installation
by Sears Authorized
Installers.
SEARS
INSTALLATION
POLICY
SEARS
All installation
labor arranged
by Sears shall be performed
in a neat, workmanlike
manner
in accor-
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INSTALLATION
salt hole cover
Fill in the blanks below and keep this book in a safe place so you always have
these facts.
Model No.t
pH
Water Pressure
Water Flow Rate
rating
decal
± The model number
Grains Per Gallon
Parts Per Million
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WARRANTY
installed,
should the workmanship
of any Sears arranged
installation
prove faulty within
one year,
Sears will, upon notice from you, cause such faults
to be corrected
at no additional
cost to you.
FACTS AND FIGURES TO KEEP
Date Installed
Water Hardness
Iron Content
for a
In addition to any warranty
extended
to you on the
Sears merchandise
involved,
which warranty
becomes
effective
the
date
the merchandise
in
dance with generally
accepted
trade practices.
Further, all installations
shall comply
with all local
laws, codes, regulations,
and ordinances.
Customer
shall also be protected,
during installation,
by insurance relating
to Property
Damage,
Workman's
Compensation
and Public Liability.
Water Softener
Serial Number
He will arrange
Odor
Pounds/Square
Inch
Gallons Per Minute
is on the rating decal, located on the rim, under the salt hole cover.
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Safety
Guides
B.
Check
List of Step-By-Step
C.
Program
D.
Sanitizing
E.
Fill The Storage
UP
PAGE
Faceplate
B.
Soft Water
Guides
1-2
To Install
1-5
Softener
1-6
Tank With Salt
YOUR
WATER
SOFTENER
WORKS
2-1 to 2-3
Timer Features
Service
Salt: Refilling
B.
Keeping
C.
Protect
D.
Checklist
OF YOUR
Storage
Tank
The Water Softener
The Water
Softener
(Not Getting
Dimensions
WATER
SOFTENER
3-1
/ Salt Bridge
3-2
Clean
From
3-3
Freezing
3-4
Soft Water)
ABOUT
!_i__:
2-4 to 2-6
and Regeneration
CARE
a.
NO.
1-3, 1-4
The Water
a.
YOUR
WATER
SOFTENER
/ Specifications
SERVICE
4-1,4-2
TECH.
INFORMATION
....
5-1 to 5-4
Valve Service
5-5
a.
Troubleshooting
B.
Rotary
C.
START
The Timer
HOW
a.
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1-1
a.
0
C
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SOFTENER
t
Water Flow Through
The Softener
REPAIR
a.
Water Softener
B.
Brine Valve Assembly
C.
Valve Assembly
PARTS
5-6 to 5-8
Valve-
FOR WATER
SOFTENER
6-1, 6-2
Complete
....
6-3, 6-4
6-5, 6-6
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A. SAFETY
S
C
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SOFTENER
GUIDES
• Read all steps, guides and rules carefully
before
installing and using your new water softener. Follow
all steps exactly to correctly install. Failure to follow
them could cause personal injury or property damage.
Reading this book will also help you to get all of the
benefits from your water softener.
• Your water softener will remove hardness minerals
and "clear water" iron from water, up to the limits
shown on page 4-1. It will not remove other types of
iron, acids, tastes and odors, etc. It will not purify polluted water or make it safe to drink.
• Protect the softener and piping from freezing. Damage from freezing
voids the softener warranty.
See
page 3-3.
CAUTIONS
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PLEASE
GUIDES
READ AND COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING
TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE SOFTENER
OR OTHER PROPERTY,
SIBLE FATAL SHOCK.
PERSONAL
INJURY, OR POS-
• THIS SOFTENER
WORKS ON 24 VOLTS ONLY. BE
SURETO USE ONLY THE TRANSFORMER
INCLUDED,
AND PLUG IT INTO A HOUSEHOLD
120V OUTLET. IF
TRANSFORMER
IS REPLACED,
USE ONLY THE AUTHORIZED
SERVICE,
CLASS
II, 24 VOLT, 10 VA
TRANSFORMER.
• Unplug the transformer
right away if the power
cable should become damaged or frayed. Make repairs before plugging back into the power outlet.
• Always unplug the softener from
before removing outer valve covers.
electrical
power
• This system is not intended to be used for treating
water that is microbiologically
unsafe or of unknown
quality without adequate disinfection
before or after
the system,
1-1
START UP
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B. CHECK LIST OF STEP-BY-STEP
SOFTENER
START UP
GUIDES TO INSTALL
To be sure you have done all the steps to install the
softener, read the following
list. Refer to the Installation Manual,
part no. 7231741, for step-by-step
guides.
Page numbers
Manual
unless
referred
to are in the
otherwise
noted.
Installation
_" Is the house water flow going INTO the softener
valve INLET? Trace piping to be sure. See pages
2-4 and 2-5.
INLET
Is the plumbingbypass
valve (or 3 valves) set for
SERVICE?
Bypass
valve(s)
should
always
remain in soft water service position.
Position in
"bypass"
only if needed for softener repairs. See
FIG. 14, page 4-1 of this manual.
Is the valve drain hose connected
the right way,
and without
sharp bends or kinks that could
stop or reduce water flow? See page 3-5 in the
installation
manual.
Page numbers
Manual
unless
referred
to are in the
otherwise
noted.
Installation
3-valve
Is the softener
power
cable connected
to the
transformer?
Is the transformer
plugged
into an
inside,
always live 120V-60Hz
electrical
outlet?
See pages 3- 8 and 3- 9 in the installation
manual,
and the wiring
schematic
on page 5-1 of this
manual.
Be sure to restart
3-9.
the water
heater.
See page
NOTE: Codes in the state of Massachusetts
require installation
by a licensed plumber,
For installation,
use plumbing code
248- CMR of the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts,
1-2
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plastic
Bypass Valve(s)
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C.
PROGRAM
salt level adjust
signal light adjust
START UP
THE TIMER
display
_ALT
LEVEL
SOFTENER
UP button
/
SELECT button
/
SIGNAL
LEVEL
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RECHARGE
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RECHARGE
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SALT
TONIGHT
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ON/OFF-HOLD button
(Recharge Tonight- Now)
When the transformer
is plugged
in, the model code
SR27, and a test number
(example:
k20) show in the
face plate display for 4 seconds. Then, 12:00 AM and
PRESENT
TIME begin to flash.
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DOWN button
button.
For example,
while setting
the hardness
(step 2), the beeper sounds repeatedly
when the display reaches 1 using the DOWN button, or the highest hardness
setting using the UP button.
_SET
S,-2-,'
If the words
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20 L
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PRESENT
PRESENT
TIME
TIME
PRESENT
OF DAY
TIME do not show in the dis-
play, press the SELECT button
or see the previous
notes.
Notes:
• Press
If SR - - shows in the display, press the UP [] orDOWN []
button until SR27 shows. Then, press
the SELECT button to set, and change to the flashing
PRESENT
TIME display.
time. Press UP to move the display
DOWN to move the time backward.
To check the model code, unplug
the wall outlet and plug in again,
shows, see page 5-3 to reset.
the transformer
at
if other than SR27
SOUND
"BEEPER":
A "beeper"
sounds
while
pressing buttons for timer set-up. One beep signals
a change in the face plate display. Repeated
beeps
mean the timer will not accept a change from the
button you have pressed,
telling you to use another
1-3
the UP / DOWN
(FIG. 2) until they do,
If the present
time
noon and midnight,
buttons
to set the present
ahead;
press
I
is between
be sure PM
I, |-
shows.
PRESENT
If the present
time is between
midnight
and noon, be sure AM
shows.
changes
the time 32 minutes
PM
TIME
buttons
changes
the buttons
in
each
second.
I
TIME
J J'30
PRESENT
Each press of the UP /DOWN
the time by 1 minute.
Holding
|--|
'30
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SET WATER
HARDNESS
• Press the SELECT button
(flashing) and HARDNESS.
NUMBER
A, for future
25
c _n
HARDNESS
reference.
5 = 10
(times)
SET RECHARGE
• Press
(flashing)
<REGENERATION)
20 gpg hardness
+10
30 HARDNESS
the SELECT button
to display
and RECHARGE
TIME.
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/
At the 2:00 AM recharge
time
setting,
the softener
begins
reRECHARGE
I
generation
(see pages
2-4 and
2-5) at 2:00 AM. This is a good
time in most households
because water is not being
used (see Automatic
Bypass, page 2-6). If a different recharge
time setting would be better for your
household,
do the following.
• Press
the UP / DOWN
buttons
to set the desired
recharge
starting hour. Be sure to observe the AMPM as you did when setting the present time of day.
Each press of the UP / DOWN buttons
display
one hour. Holding
the buttons
the display twice each second.
Each press of the UP / DOWN button changes
the
display by 1 between
1 and 25. Between 25 and the
highest
number,
the display
changes
5 at a
time... 25, 30, 35, etc. Holding the UP or DOWN button in changes the display twice each second.
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PROGRAMMING
THE TIMER,
NUMBER
1- 800- 426- 9345.
SEE PAGES 2-1, 2-2 AND
2-3 FOR OTHER
1-4
changes the
in changes
• Press the SELECT button
once again, to return
the present time, and RECHARGE
TONIGHT
in the
display.
Note:
HELP
2:00 AM
Note:
NUMBER
• Press the UP / DOWN buttons to set your water
hardness
number in the display. The DOWN button
moves the display to 1. The UP button moves the
display to the highest setting (see maximum
setting
for your model in the specifications).
IF YOU NEED
TIME
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If your water supply contains
iron, compensate
for
it by adding to the water hardness
number.
For example, assume your water is 20 gpg hard and contains 2
ppm iron. Add 5 to the hardness number for each 1 ppm
of iron. In this example, you would use 30for your hardhess number.
2 ppmironx
START UP
THE TIMER
E!
once to display
The grains per gallon (gpg) hardness of your water supply is on
your water analysis
report.
Be
sure to enter water test results on
page
PROGRAM
SOFTENER
FACE PLATE
1:28
CALL TOLL FREE,
TIMER
FEATURES.
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D. SANITIZE
THE WATER
SOFTENER
START UP
SOFTENER
Care is taken at the factory to keep your water softener clean and sanitary. Materials
used to make the
softener
will not infect or contaminate
your water
supply, and will not cause bacteria to form or grow.
However,
during
shipping,
storage, installing
and
operating,
bacteria
could get into the softener. For
this reason,
sanitizing
as follows
is suggested
®
when installing.
_The
first time you sanitize
your softener,
be sure
to do all steps in the installation
manual,
and on
pages 1-2, 1-3 and 1-4 of this manual
first.
brinewell cover
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Lift the salt hole
cover
salt storage
with up to 3 gallons
Remove
tank
and
the brinewell
(remove and add
about 3/4 oz.
bleach)
use a pail to fill the
cover
of water.
(FIG. 3) and
pour
brinewell
about 3/4 ounce, or 1 to 2 tablespoons,
of common 5.25%, unscented,
household
bleach (Clorox, Linco, BoPeep,
softener brinewell.
D
Press
White Sail, Eagle, etc.) in the
Replace the brinewell
cover.
the ON/OFF-HOLD
button
seconds to start a recharge.
does several things.
• It draws the bleach
to sanitize
it.
and hold for 3
This first
into and through
• It fills the salt tank
to the water
recharge
the softener
level
needed.
• It gets all the air out of the resin tank.
• It prepares
vice.
the resin bed (see page 2-4) for ser-
Notes:
This recharge takes about 2-1/2 or 2- 3 / 4 hours,
pending
on the salt type setting (page 1-4).
de-
You can sanitize
salt
the softener
with
or without
in the storage
tank.
@ Recommended
by the Water Quality
Association.
water
supplies,
disinfecting,
the
may
water
softener
need
On some
periodic
1-5
water,
about 3 gallons
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FILL THE
El
STORAGE
Brine (salt dissolved in water) is needed for each and
every regeneration.
The water for nraking brine is nretered into the salt storage tank by the softener. Howevel; you nrust keep salt in the tank, but it is not necessary
to keep it full. In humid areas, it is best to fill the storage tank one quarter
to one half full, and to refill it
nrore often. Salt bridging (see page 3-1) occurs nrore
often when conditions
are hunrid.
Fill the tank with NUGGET
or PELLET
WATER SOFTENER
TANK
WITH
START UP
SALT
WATER SOFTENING
SALT WITH IRON REMOVING
ADDITIVES -- Sonre salts have an additive to help the
softener handle iron in the water supply. These salts
nray be used if your water supply has a high iron content. It is reconmrended
to use Sears Resin Bed Cleaner 42- 34426, for periodic
bed clean.
treatnrents
to keep your resin
water softener
salt. DO NOT use rock salts, as they have dirt and sedinrents that wilt stop the softener front working.
Before filling, be sure the brinewell cover is in place on
the top of the brinewett.
Salt storage capacity is shown
on page 4-1. Be sure to set the salt monitor system
(see page 2-1).
Note: The salt nronitor system, page 2-1, is calibrated
to the density of nugget or pellet water softener salt.
The nronitor will not work as accurately
with other
types of salt including
rock and solar.
brinewell
cover
If you choose Potassiunr
Chloride (KC1) as a regenerant, following
these suggestions
will help give you
years of nraintenance
free service.
1) Place only one bag of KC1 in your softener at a tinre
(the salt storage tank should contain no nrore than 60
pounds of KC1 at any one tinre).
2) A softener using KC1 should not be placed in areas
with tenrperature
fluctuations
and high hunridity
(KC1 wilt harden
in these environnrents
and nray
nrake the softener inoperable).
3) Check the brine tank and brine well (black tube in
salt storage tank) nronthly.
If hardening
is present,
pour snralt anrounts of warnr water on hardened
areas
until they loosen.
4) If your softener does not have a KC1 salt setting you
nrust increase your hardness setting by 25% to ensure
continuous
soft water as in exanrple below.
Raw Water Hardenss
(grains
Softener setting when
using KC1
per gallon)
5 gpg
7 gpg
10 gpg
13 gpg
15gpg
19 gpg
20 gpg
25 gpg
32gpg
30 gpg
38gpg
35gpg
44gpg
40 gpg
50 gpg
You have now finished
ener will be giving you
the softener
works
the water
soft water.
to continue
salt
storage
tank
Sodium
chloride
Persons
information: Water softeners
using sodiunr
for regeneration
add sodiunr to the water.
who are on sodiunr restricted
diets should
consider the added sodiunr as part of their overall sodiunr intake. For example, if your water supply is 15
grains hard, you would have to drink 3 quarts of softened water to consunre
335 nritligranrs
of sodiunr.
That is equivalent
to eating2-1/2
slices of white bread.
x 25 % =
25gpg
brinewell
Persons who are
should consider
that wilt renrove
diunr and other
concerned about their drinking water
a Kennrore
Drinking Water Systenr
or reduce in excess of 90% of the sodrinking water contanrinants.
softener
start up. After the sanitizing
recharge,
on page i - 5, the softPlease read pages 2 - 4, 2 - 5 and 2 - 6 in section 2 to understand
how
to give you
soft water.
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HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER
A. FACEPLATE
S
C
T
EXTRA
SALT MONITOR
Sometimes,
a manually
started
regeneration
(recharge)
may be
desired,
or needed.
Two examples are:
more
water
not refill
the
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away, or you
regenerate
at
other preset
the following.
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Press the ON/OFF-HOLD
buti/
ton and hold until *RECHARGE ..........
Serv and Fill begin to flash in the display.
Upon
reaching fill the first cycle of regeneration,
the flashing Serv goes off and Fill is on steady. RECHARGE
continues
to flash. This regeneration
will last for
about 2 hours. After the 2 hours, you will have soft
water again.
*Note:
If the CLEAN feature is set to ON, a cleaning backwash (CLEAN and Bkwsh or Rinse flashes in the display, along with the minutes
of the clean
maining)
precedes
the recharge.
RECHARGE
TONIGHT
[ !°_
cycle
The salt level
I i
and
level the salt in the
decal
on the brinewell
inside
the
_'_
Now, press the SALT LEVEL ADJUST button
until black bars display up to the salt level number. For example,
the pictures
below show the
salt level at 6.
Finall3_ set the level you want the low salt indicator light to come on. Press the SIGNAL LIGHT
ADJUST button until a (_) shows opposite
this
number.
In the example
below, the light will
come on when the stored salt drops to level 2. At
level 2, the storage tank is about 1/3 full. This is
the lowest you should allow the stored salt level
to drop to (see note on page 1-6).
If you wish to turn the salt monitor off, press the
SIGNAL
LIGHT
ADJUST
button
until OFF
shows above.
Note:
For accurate
salt monitor
operation,
always
use
nugget or pellet water softener
salt. See page 1- 6.
rebars, salt
level
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brinewell
8
Press / and
release (do button.
not hold) REthe
ON
OFF-HOLD
cover
tank.
tank, has numbers
from 0 to 8 (see drawing
below). Observe the number
the leveled salt is at
or closest to.
a regeneration
right
can set the timer to
the next 2:00 AM (or
recharge
time). Do
NOW
Lift the salt hole
storage
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RECHARGE
SYSTEM
The face plate timer has a low salt monitor with an
indicator
light to remind
you to refill the storage
tank with salt. To set this monitor system:
softener
with salt before it was gone.
you refill with salt:
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than
usual (guests
visiting)
and you
may run out of soft water before
the next timer started
regeneration.
- You did
N
TIMER FEATURES
RECHARGE
- You have used
WORKS
,
R_C._G_TO_G.,
CHARGE
TONIGHT
flashes in the display, and the
softener begins regeneration
at the next preset recharge time. Press and release the ON/OFF-HOLD
button once more if you deride to cancel the regeneration, and RECHARGE
TONIGHT.
2-1
decal
salt
level
7
,
TONIGHT
6
RECHARGE
NOW
indicator light
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HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER
A. FACEPLATE
TIMER
WORKS
FEATURES
OPTIONAL
SETTINGS
- SALT EFFICIENCY,
CLEAN FEATURE, CLEAN FEATURE MINUTES,
MAXIMUM
DAYS
BETWEEN
REGENERA-
just this time from 1 to 15 minutes
in length. To
change this cycle time, use the UP button to increase
the time, or the DOWN button to shorten the time.
TIONS
If no change
and
12 / 24 HOUR
CLOCK:
1. To set any of the following options, press and hold
SELECT for 3 seconds until 000 shows in the display.
Then press once until the SALT EFFICIENCY
display shows.
Use the UP / Down buttons to change
the ON / OFF displays.
is desired,
4. Press SELECT again
CHARGE
display.
continue
below.
to show
the following
++ot I
default display
U
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+,
[]SALT EFFICIENC_
_,, When this feature is ON,
the unit will operate at salt efficiencies
of 4000 grains
of hardness
per pound
of salt or higher.
(May recharge more often using smaller salt dosage and less
water).
2. Press
SELECT
again
example: set to 4 days maximum between regenerations
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to show
the CLEAN
display.
[Maximum
days between regenerations:
The faceplate timer automatically
controls regeneration
frequency
(see page 2-5). This provides
the greatest
operating
efficiency, and under most conditions
this
feature will be left in its default mode.
However,
you can modify this feature if you want to force a
regeneration
every set number
of days. For example, if your water supply
contains
iron and you
want the softener
to regenerate
at least once every
few days to keep the resin bed clean, set the display
as typically
shown above. Setting is available
from
1 to 15 days by using the UP and DOWN buttons.
5. Press
[]CLEAN:
This feature is beneficial
on water supplies containing
iron and/or
high amounts
of sediments (sand, silt, dirt, etc.). When set to ON, a back-
[12
wash and fast rinse cycle will occur first, preceeding
the normal
regeneration
sequence
(see page 2-4).
This provides
extra cleaning
of the resin bed before
it is regenerated
with the salt brine. To conserve
water, if your water supply
does not contain
iron or
sediments,
be sure this feature is set to OFF.
RE-
SELECT
to show
or 24 hour clock:
the 12 HOUR
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All time
displays
are shown in standard
clock time (1 to 12 PM; and 1 to
12 AM) at the 12 hr default set-
TIME
SELECT
to return
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ting. If military time displays are
desired,
set to 24 hr by pressing
the UP button.
6. Press
display.
TIME
to the present
time dis-
play.
3. Press SELECT again until the CLEAN TIME display shows.
1
I')
default minutes
[::+
example: time set to 3 minutes
[CLEAN
feature minutes: If you are using this feature, the length of the extra backwash
cycle automatically
sets to 7 minutes.
However,
you can ad-
WATER
FLOW
THROUGH
If
soft water is
in use, the water
flow
continually
across bars
the display.
The scroll
bars
scroll slowly when water flow is
slow, and move faster as water
flow increases.
The flow bars do
not show when all faucets
and
water
using
appliances
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I1_ RECHARGE
TIME REMAINING
POSITION
INDICATORS
One of the valve
position
indica-
tors (Serv, Fill, Brine, Bkwsh,
Rinse)
is displayed
while
the
softener is recharging
(See *Note
on page 2-1 if the CLEAN feature is ON). RECHARGE
flashes
valve
position
and
HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER
correct
VALVE
recharge
time
indicators remaining
in the display
and, beginning
with Brine, the minutes
of recharge
remaining
before return to service appears
in place of the present
time. When the valve is moving from one cycle to
another, both position
indicators
are flashing.
I1_ PROGRAM
MEMORY
If electrical power to the softener goes off, the time
display is blank but the face plate timer keeps the
2-3
time
for about
12 hours.
WORKS
When
electrical
power comes on again, you have to reset the present
time only if the display is flashing. The HARDNESS
and RECHARGE
TIME never require resetting
unless a change is desired.Even
if the timer is incorrect
after a long power outage, the softener works as it
should to keep your water soft. However,
regenerations may occur at the wrong time of day until you
reset the timer to the correct time of day (page 1- 3).
I1_ ERROR
CODE
An error code could appear
in
the face plate display if a problem occurs in the softener
electronics. Turn to page 5-2 under
"Troubleshooting"
to resolve
the problem.
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HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER
B. SOFT WATER SERVICE
and REGENERATION
SERVICE
REGENERATION
When the softener
is giving you soft water, it is
called "Service".
During service, hard water comes
from the house main water pipe into the softener.
Inside the softener
resin tank is a bed made up of
thousands
of tiny, plastic resin beads (FIG. 5). As
hard water passes through
the bed, each bead attracts and holds
the hardness
minerals.
This is
called ion-exchanging.
It is much like a magnet
attracting
and holding
metals.
Water without
the
hardness
minerals
(soft water) flows out of the softener and into the house soft water pipes.After
a period of time, the resin beads hold all of the hardness
[]
FILL:
Salt, dissolved
Brine is needed
the resin beads.
FILL
BRINING
BRINE RINSE
[]
[]
in water,
Water Flow Through
the Softener
in Fill
soft water
OUT
BACKWASH
FAST RINSE
salt storage
tank
Note:
If the Clean feature
is set to ON, additional
backwash and fast rinse cycles occur before the fill cycle.
brine valve
\
Water Flow Through
the Softener in Service
soft water
OUT
hard water
IN
fill water
salt storage
tank (salt
not shown) _'_
brine valve
\
resin tank
resin bed
2-4
is called
brine.
to clean the hardness
minerals
from
To make the brine, water flows into
the salt storage area during
the fill stage as shown
in FIG. 6. Fill cycle length
depends
on how much
soft water making capacity you have used since the
last regeneration.
As you use more water, fill time
increases
so more
brine
is made.
The greater
amount
of brine cleans more hardness
minerals
from the resin bed.
minerals
they can, and cleaning
with salt brine is
needed.
This cleaning
is called regeneration
or recharge. Regeneration
is started at 2:00 a.m. by the
electronic
timer (see page 2-6). It takes place in 5
stages or cycles. These are:
[]
[]
[]
WORKS
hard water
IN
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B. SOFT WATER SERVICE
[]
BRINING:
During
from the salt storage
the resin tank, brine
brining,
the brine
area, into the resin tank. Inside
cleans hardness
minerals from
the resin beads
and they are discharged
drain. How much brine is needed
to clean
depends
and REGENERATION
and to the drain.
cleaning.
is moved
- -how
The bed lifts and expands
hard water
bypass OUT t
of service
water
used
between
hard water
fIN
regendrain
of resin
fast the brine
in the softener,
goes through
the bed.
resin bed lifted
The nozzle and venturi
(FIG. 7) makes suction to
take brine from the salt tank and put it into the resin
tank. They keep the brine flow down to a very slow
rate to get the best resin cleaning
with the least salt.
[]
BRINE
into the
for good
Water Flow Through
the
Softener
in Backwash
out the
the resin
on:
- - the amount
erations,
- -the amount
WORKS
RINSE:
resin
After
tank,
the
all of the brine
brine
valve
and expanded
is moved
closes.
Water
keeps flowing the same way it did during brining
except the brine flow has stopped.
Hardness
minerals and brine flush from the resin tank to the drain.
Brining and brine
of time they take,
[]
rinse together
vary in the length
relative to the fill cycle length.
hard water
RINSE:
flow of water
down
Backwash
through
is followed
hard water
again takes out the hardness
goes to the house soft water
!IN
minerals.
pipes.
Water Flow Through
the
Softener in Fast Rinse
soft water
hard water
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brine valve
drain
\
brine
BACKWASH:
During
backwash,
water
a fast
The fast
for return
After fast rinse, the softener returns to service. Hard
water goes into the resin tank where the resin bed
drain
[]
by
the resin tank.
flow packs the resin bed and gets it ready
to service (FIG. 9).
Water Flow Through
the Softener
in Brining
and Brine Rinse
bypass OUT t
FAST
flows
UP through
the resin tank (FIG. 8) at a fast rate to
flush iron minerals,
dirt and sediments
from the bed
2-5
Soft water
SECTION
HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER
2
B. SOFT WATER SERVICE
AUTOMATIC
WORKS
and REGENERATION
BYPASS
ELECTRONICS
During the brining, brine rinse and backwash
cycles
of regeneration,
HARD water goes through the soft-
Two main parts of the softener's
electronics
a WATER METER, and [] a COMPUTER.
ener valve and to the house pipes.
If a faucet is
opened, hard water is there for your needs. However, you should not use hot water, if possible, because
the water heater will refill with hard water. The soft-
[] WATER
ener, as factory programmed,
regenerates
from 2:00
AM to about 4:00 AM, a time when not much water
is used.
If you start your day prior to 4 AM, you may need
to change
the recharge
starting
time. Set the recharge time to 12:00 AM or 1:00 AM (page 1-4).
Then regeneration
will start and end that much earlier and your water heater will not refill with hard
water if a hot faucet is opened.
METER--
The water
meter
are []
is in the soft-
ener valve outlet. As water flows through
the meter,
it sends electric pulses to the computer.
The computer changes the pulses to a measure
in gallons of
water.
[] COMPUTER
-- The computer
is part of the
faceplate
timer circuit board. It is programmed
to
know the softener's
capacity (how many grains of
hardness
minerals it will take out of the water before
a regeneration
is needed).
When starting the softener, page 1- 4, you set it for the grains per gallon (gpg)
hardness
of the water.
To find a regeneration
pattern best for your needs,
the computer
uses: (1) water usage from the meter,
(2) hardness
setting,
(3) softener
capacity,
and (4)
time since the last regeneration.
The computer
always
adjusts
this pattern
to your water using
habits. It works
toward
providing
you with soft
water for the longest time and at the most efficient
salt usage.
Softening
capacity
is used
as hard water
goes
through
the softener
and hardness
minerals
are
removed.
When the computer
determines
that only
enough capacity remains to provide soft water up to
the next regeneration
starting time (2:00 AM, or as
otherwise
set) it will schedule
a regeneration.
RECHARGE
TONIGHT
displays
until
the
regeneration
begins. When the regeneration
begins,
RECHARGE
TONIGHT
goes off and *RECHARGE
or RECHARGE
TIME REMAINING
flashes during
the regeneration.
* Note:
If the CLEAN
wash (CLEAN
feature is set to ON, a cleaning
backand Bkwsh or Rinse flashes in the dis-
play, along with the minutes
of the clean
maining),
precedes
the recharge.
2-6
cycle re-
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SALT:
WHEN
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REFILLING
TO REFILL
WITH
CARE OF YOUR WATER SOFTENER
STORAGE
SALT:
Salt Monitor
System
(see
2-1) will turn the low salt
TANK,
SALT
the tank is about
BRIDGE
1/3 full. Never
let the softener
all the salt before refilling.
Without
soon have hard water. After filling,
light on to warn you when to refill
with salt. Check for a low salt
Monitor
light a few weeks after you install
the softener, and every week after
that. Always refill at about the #2
salt monitor
level. At this level,
Note:
System,
page
salt, you will
reset the Salt
2-1.
You will have a loss in softening
capacity and may
get partly hard water if less than 10 inches (salt monitor level 2) of salt is in the storage tank.
PLEASE SEE PAGE 1-6 FOR SALT FILLING DIRECTIONS.
BE SURE TO RESET THE SALT MONITOR,
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SALT BRIDGE
Sometimes,
a hard crust or salt bridge forms in the
salt storage
tank. It is usually
caused by high humidity or the wrong
kind of salt. When the salt
bridges,
an empty space forms between
the water
and salt. Then salt will not dissolve (melt) in the water to make brine. Without brine, the resin bed does
not regenerate
and you will have hard water.
If the storage tank is full of salt, it is hard to tell if you
have a salt bridge. Salt is loose on top, but the bridge
is under it. The following is the best way to check for
a salt bridge.
Salt should
tank. Hold
be loose
a broom
all the way to the bottom
handle,
or like tool, up
of the
to the
softener as shown in FIG. 10. Make a pencil mark on
the handle,
1" or 2" below the top height of the rim.
Then, carefully push it straight
down into the salt.
If a hard object is felt before the pencil mark gets to
the top of the tank, it's most likely a salt bridge.
Carefully
push into the bridge in a few places to
break it. Do not try to break
the salt bridge
by
pounding
on the outside
of the salt tank. You may
damage
the tank.
If the wrong kind of salt made the bridge, take it out.
Then fill the tank with nugget
or pellet salt only.
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B. KEEPING
NOZZLE
CARE OF YOUR WATER SOFTENER
THE WATER
& VENTURI
To get to the nozzle and venturi, remove the softener
top cover. Be sure the softener is in service cycle (no
water pressure
at nozzle and venturi).
1) Turn off the cap from the nozzle and venturi housing.
2) Lift out the screen support and screen, do not lose
the large o-ring seal.
3) Then the nozzle and venturi. Wash and rinse the
parts in warm water until clean. If needed,
use a
small brush to remove iron or dirt. Also check and
the gasket,
flow plugs
and screens.
Carefully
replace all parts in the correct order. Lubricate the o-ring seal with silicone grease or Vaseline and place in position.
Install and tighten
the
cap, by hand only. Do not overtighten
and break
the cap or housing.
IRON FROM RESIN BED
Your water
softener
takes
hardness
minerals
(cal-
cium and magnesium)
out of the water. It can also
control some "dear water" iron. See maximum
allowed
water
CLEAN
Cleaning
A clean nozzle and venturi (FIG. 11) is a must for the
softener to work right. This small unit moves brine
from the salt storage tank to the resin tank during regeneration.
If it becomes
plugged
with sand, silt,
dirt, etc., the softener will not work and you will get
hard water.
clean
SOFTENER
in the specifications
on page 4-1. With clear
iron, water from a faucet is clear when first
put into a glass. After 15 to 30 minutes, the water begins to cloud or turn rust colored. A water softener
WILL NOT remove any iron which makes the water
cloudy or rusty as it comes from the faucet (called
red water iron). To take red water iron out of water,
or over the maximum
of clear water iron, an iron fil-
3-2
Nozzle
& Venturi
Cap _
O-ring Seal _'-m_.
Screen Support
_
Screen -.................._ _
Nozzle & Venturi
Gasket
*Flow Plug
(1 -EP)
Screen
_
IMPORTANT:
Be sure _
holes in the gasket are
feted directly over the small
holes in the nozzle & venturi
housing,
*Flow Plug
(HVDC)
Nozzle & Venturi
Housing
*Install with numbered side up concave
side down. Be sure the largest flow plug is
located in the nozzle & venturi housing,
ter or other equipment
store has trained people
problems.
is needed.
Your local Sears
to help you with iron water
If your water supply
has clear water iron, even
though
less than the maximum
allowed,
regular
resin bed cleaning
is needed.
Sears has resin bed
cleaner, Item No. 42-34426 for this. Clean the bed at
least every 6 months. If iron shows up in the soft water before
6 months,
clean more
often. Printed
instructions
are on the resin bed cleaner bottle.
SECTION3
C.
If the
softener
CARE OF YOUR WATER SOFTENER
PROTECT
is installed
THE WATER
where
it could
freeze
(summer
cabin, lake home, etc.), you must drain
water from it to stop possible
freeze damage.
drain the softener:
_1
Close
the shut-off
ter pipe,
_]m
Open
_
near the water
a faucet
pressure
valve on the house
in the
meter
main
or pressure
soft water
pipes
SOFTENER
FROM
Drain
FREEZING
All Water
From
Softener
all
To
watank.
to vent
in the softener.
I
Refer to FIG. 14 on page
4-1. Move
the stem in
a single bypass valve to bypass. Close the inlet
and outlet valve in a 3-valve bypass system, and
open the bypass valve. If you want water in the
house pipes again, reopen the shut-off valve on
the main water pipe.
drain
wood block
mira
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n_._
Unplug
the transformer
at the wall outlet. Remove the salt hole cover and the main cover.
Take off both drain hoses.
Carefully
remove
the large
holding
Remove
the brinewell
cover
and disconnect
brine valve tubing at the nozzle and venturi assembly (see page 3-2). Lift the brine valve out of
the brinewell.
Tip the brine valve upside
down
to drain water.
3-3
SLOWLY
and
CAREFULLY,
tip it over until the rim rests on the wood block
with the inlet and outlet over the drain. Do not
m
the
Looking
at FIG. 12, lay a piece of 2 inch thick
board near the floor drain. Move the softener
close to the drain.
clips at the
softener inlet and outlet (see Key No. 67, on page
6-3). Separate
the softener
from the copper
tubes, or from the bypass
valve.
_1_
m_
allow the softener's
and outlet fittings
weight to rest on the inlet
or they will break.
Tip the bottom of the softener
up a few inches
and hold until all water has drained.
Leave the
softener
laying like this until
use it. Plug the inlet and outlet
dirt, bugs, etc. out.
you are ready to
with rags to keep
SECTION3
CARE OF YOUR WATER SOFTENER
D. CHECKLIST
... TO HELP YOU SAVE MONEY
If your water softener fails to work, make the following easy checks. Often, you will find what's wrong yourself and you won't have to call and wait for service. If you do not find anything
wrong, while making
the
checks, and your softener still does not work, call your Sears Service Department.
Note:
1. Also read ERROR CODE, page 2-3.
2. If an error code is not displayed,
press and hold the
the SELECT button again and hold until a flashing SR
shows, the face plate computer
is working on incorrect
To set SR27, press either the UP []
or DOWN []
flashing
12:00 AM display.
Reset the present time, hardness
PROBLEM
No soft water
SELECT button until the display changes.
Then, press
code appears.
It must show SR27. If any other number
input and would probably
be the cause of the problem.
button.
When SR27 shows, press SELECT to return a
numbel,
etc., pages 1-3 and 1-4.
CAUSE
CORRECTION
No salt (or salt bridged) in the storage tank
Refill with salt, or break the salt bridge (page
3-1). Press ON/OFF-HOLD
(RECHARGE
NOW) button and hold for 3 seconds to start a
regeneration (see page 2-1 ).
Transfomer unplugged at the wall outlet,
or power cable leads loose, fuse blown,
circuit breaker popped, or circuit switched
off.
Check for loss of power due to any of these
and correct. With the power back on, look at
the time display and read PROGRAM
MEMORY, page 2-3.
Manual bypass valve(s) in bypass position
Look at FIG.14 on page 4-1. Move the stem in
a single valve to service. In a 3-valve bypass,
open the inlet and outlet valves, and be sure to
fully close the bypass valve.
Dirty, plugged
venturi
or damaged
nozzle
& Take apart and clean or replace damaged
parts (see page 3-2).
Valve drain hose plugged
Water hard sometimes
The drain hose must not have kinks, sharp
bends, or be raised too high above the
softener (see page 16 in your installation
manual).
Press and release the SELECT button until
HARDNESS shows in the display. Read the
hardness number in the display and be sure
the same grains per gallon number is shown
on your water analysis report. See page 1-4 to
reset. Press and release the SELECT button
until the present time shows in the display.
Hardness number setting too low
Using hot
regenerating
water
when
softener
is Avoid using hot water during this time because
the water heater refills with hard water (see
Automatic Bypass, page 2-6).
Increase in the grains of hardness in your
water supply
3-4
Ask your Sears retail store for a new water
analysis. Then make a new hardness number
setting (page 1-4).
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KNOW ABOUT YOUR WATER SOFTENER
A. DIMENSIONS
/ SPECIFICATIONS
BYPASS
S
VALVES
Bypass valve(s) should always remain in soft
water service position. Position in "bypass" only
if needed for softener repairs.
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BYPASS
STEM
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FOR
SERVICE
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Salt Tank Height
B Resin Tank Diameter
(nominal)
C
Resin Tank Height
(nominal)
D Inlet-Outlet Height
E Overall Height
F 1 Length
F2 Width
Distance between inletoutlet center lines
NOS. 625.388200
40-1/4
9
102.2
22.7
Push
Inward
For
Bypass
3 - VALVE BYPASS
Bypass
FOR SERVICE
_, / Valve
close bypass valve
open inlet & outlet valves
Outlet
Valve
(_
FOR BYPASS
40
101.6
41-1/2
47-3/4
19-1/2
16-1/2
3-3/8
105.4
121.3
49.5
41.9
8.6
& 625.388250
Inlet
Valve
open bypass valve
close inlet & outlet valve___./_'_
TIMER
SR CODE
_
SR27
Note: Please see the rating decal for operating
capacity,
salt usage and service flow rate/pressure
loss
performance
spedfications.
Performance
specifications
are validated
by the Water Quality
Association
(WQA). The rating decal is located on the rim, under the salt hole cover (see page A, inside front cover).
WATER SUPPLY TO WATER SOFTENER
Minimum water system flow (gpm) .....
3
Minimum-Max.
water pressure (psi) ....
20 - 125
Minimum-Max.
water temperature (° F) -
40 - 120
Maximum water hardness
(gpg) .......
Maximum "clear water" iron (ppm)
....
100
6
SALT FOR WATER SOFTENER
Type of salt needed
nugget or pellet
Alternate type of salt
pure, evaporated,
compacted water
softener salt
200
Salt storage capacity (Ibs)
4-1
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KNOW ABOUT YOUR WATER SOFTENER
A. DIMENSIONS
/ SPECIFICATIONS
Pressure Drop (PSI) vs.
Flow Rate (GPM)
4O
35
30
ca
25
8.
O.
2
o 20
._ 15
2 gpm
10
15 ps_
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
i
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Flow Rate (GPM)
gpm = gallons per minute
psi = pounds per square inch
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Type of ion exchange material (resin) -Amount of resin (cu ft)
high capacity
0.87
dp Does not include CLEAN feature cycle times if set to
ON.
Regeneration (recharge) cycle times (minutes)
Fill
Brining / brine rinse
Backwash
Fast rinse
Total regeneration time _ ..........
Efficiency Rating (gr/Ib at 2.6 ib salt
dose)
gpg = grains per gallon
ppm = parts per million
3 - 9.48
91 - 100
7
This system conforms to ANSI/NSF 44 for the specific
performance claims as verified and substantiated by test
data.
3
108 - 118
5060
4-2
The efficiency rating is only valid at the stated salt dosage.
These softeners were efficiency rated according to ANSI/
NSF Standard 44.
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Keep this manual with your water softener. If repairs are needed, the service technician
must have
the information
on the following
8 pages. For telephone
assistance,
call toll free, 1-800-426-9345.
ALWAYS MAKE THESE
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Does the time
INITIAL CHECKS FIRST
display
show
the correct
time of
is blank,
check
power
source
bypass
valve(s)
must
be fully
in ser-
connect
to the
vice position.
i
The
inlet and
softener
His
the
outlet
inlet and
transformer
drain
pipes
outlet
grounded
wall outlet,
tened securely?
The valve
and not elevated
over 8 ft. above
the
to the
--If time is flashing,
power was off for over 24
hours. The softener
resumes
normal
operation
but regenerations
occur at the wrong time.
- -If an error code (Example:
Err3) shows in the
faceplate
display,
go to AUTOMATIC
ELECTRONIC
DIAGNOSTICS,
page 5-2.
Plumbing
bends,
emove the top cover and salt tank cover.
day?
--If display
softener.
i
sharp
floor.
hose
must
respectively.
plugged
and
must
into
the power
a
"live",
cable
fas-
be free of kinks
and
5-1
_ Is there salt in the storage tank?
Is the brine tubing connected?
Brine tubing connects to nozzle venturi and brine valve assembly.
(See page 6-3, key #83)
I
Is the brine valve float set right? (See page 5-4).
Press the SELECT button
two times to display
the hardness
setting. Be sure it is the correct setting for the household's
water supply. (Make a
hardness
test of the raw water and compare with
the hardness
setting. Also test a soft water sample to verify if a problem
exists.) Press the SELECT button twice more to return to present time
in the display.
If you do not find the problem
after making initial
checks,
do the MANUAL
INITIATED
ELECTRONIC
DIAGNOSTICS,
and the MANUAL
ADVANCE REGENERATION
CHECK.
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E RVI C E TEC H. INFO R MATIO N
A. TROUBLESHOOTING
AUTOMATIC
ELECTRONIC
DIAGNOSTICS
The chart
The faceplate
timer (PWA) computer
has a selfdiagnostic
function
for the electrical system, except
for input power
and water meter. The computer
monitors
electronic
components
and circuits
for correct
operation. If a malfunction
occurs, an
error
plate
code appears
display.
in the
[
appear,
below
and
shows
the possible
the error
defects
codes
that
could
for each code.
While an error code appears
in the displa3_ all face
plate buttons are inoperable
except the SELECT button. SELECT remains operational
so the service person can make the MANUAL
INITIATED
ELEC-
C_
I_l I- [
TRONIC
DIAGNOSTICS
(below) to further
the defect, and check the water meter.
face-
isolate
POSSIBLE DEFECT
MOST LIKELY
CODE
Err1, Err3,
Err4
Err5
LESS LIKELY
FOR REMOVING ERROR CODE FROM FACEPLATE: 1. Unplug transformer 2. Correct defect 3. Plug
4. Wait for 6 minutes. The error code will return if the defect was not corrected.
MANUAL
INITIATED
DIAGNOSTICS
and
_,
motor inoperative / wiring harness or connection to switch / position switch / valve defect causing
hiqh torque
faceplate timer (PWA)
PROCEDURE
in transformer
_To
._
ELECTRONICS
enter diagnostics,
press
hold for three seconds.
the
SELECT
Pass a small magnet
back and forth in front of the
sensor. You should get a reading
in the display. If
you get a reading, unhook
the in and out plumbing
and check the turbine
for binding.
button
You will see the following
display,
showing
valve
cycle position,
position
switch
status
(open
or
closed), and turbine
operation.
valve position indicator
U
turbine count (water
flowing)
_1.
!
POSITION
SWITCH
1'"J
SENSOR
i ---:
indicator (open)
TURBINE
OPERATION:
RBINE
SUPPORT AND
SHAFT
turbine count (no
water flowing)
If no
water
is flowing
through
the softener, the turbine indicator
displays
three zeros. When water is flowing,
the flow bar
scrolls across the display, and a 000 to 140 count repeats for each gallon of water passing
through
the
turbine. To check for positive operation
of the turbine if zeros are shown,
open a nearby
soft water
faucet and observe the turbine count and flow bar.
If you don't get a reading in the display,
open, pull the sensor from the valve
with faucet
outlet port.
5-2
VALVE
OUTLET
POSITION
SWITCH
STATUS:
vice, or any of the recharge
With the valve in ser-
cycles,
the switch
indica-
tor will show open _x._. While the valve is rotating
from 1 position
to another,
the indicator
will show
the switch closed -,-,-. A defect is probable
if indications vary from this pattern.
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E RVIC E TEC H. INFO RMATIO N
A. TROUBLESHOOTING
VALVE POSITION
the valve position,
the display:
INDICATORS:
Depending
on
the following
indicators
show in
SR27 does show
INDICATOR
VALVE POSITION
Serv .......................
Fill ........................
service
fill
Brine ......................
Bkwash ....................
Rinse ......................
brining/brine rinse
backwash
fast rinse
turn
display,
repeat
-- Press
to the present
TIMER
NOTE:
If the faceplate
is left in a diagnostic
I
display (or a flashing display when setting times I
or hardness),
present time automatically
returns
I
if a button
is not pressed
within 4 minutes.
To
to the diagnositc
programming.
step 2.
OTHER
INFO_TION:
While in this diagnostic
screen, the following
information
is available
and
may be benefidal
for various reasons. This infom_ation is retained by the computer
from the first time
PWA
Do the follow-
the SELECT
button
to re-
time display.
To change
SR number
-- Press
button
until SR27 shows. Then,
button and reset the timer...page
When the valve is rotating from one cycle to another,
both indicators
flash. For example,
if the valve is in
transition
between
fill and brining,
both Fill and
Brine flash. Upon reaching
brining
position,
Fill
goes off and Brine is on steady. The time display
shows the minutes
of the cycle remaining.
return
operate
on incorrect
ing as needed.
the UP or DOWN
press the SELECT
1-3.
sure
the
valve is in service position
when replacing
timer PWA (observe
valve cycle indicator).
REPLACEMENT:
Be
the
If, after installing
and programming
the replacement
timer PWA, the valve is not in service position,
do the following to assure correct
cycle orientation,
or timing, between
the faceplate and valve.
Use the MANUAL
ADVANCE
procedures,
page 5-4. With the RECHARGE
NOW button,
advance
through
the recharge
cycles until the
valve
stops
in service
position,
and RECHARGE
no longer flashes in the display.
NOTE: The valve motor may automatically
drive through
several
valve positions
while
searching
for service. If an error code occurs,
unplug the transformer,
then plug in again.
r
electrical p_ower is applied to the faceplate.
...Press
_
to display the number of days this face
plate has had electrical power applied.
...Press[_
to display thenumber
of regenerations
initiated by this faceplate
since the SR code number
was entered.
_
Press
the ON / OFF-HOLD
valve to each position
and position
indicators
eration, or to possibly
_1_
button
NI
position
markers
(valve in
service)
the
and observe
the switch
to verify component
opisolate a defect.
Press and hold the SELECT button
until...
...SR27 shows.
to advance
J.nO
I
for 3 seconds
CAM
I
-q-I-
I
I
This code identifies
the softener nominal
capacity
size. If the wrong number
shows, the softener will
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E RVIC E TEC H. INFO RMATIO N
A. TROUBLESHOOTING
MANUAL
ADVANCE
REGENERATION
CHECK
Note: If water system pressure
is low, an elevated
drain hose may cause back pressure,
stopping
brine
draw.
This check verifies proper
operation
of the valve
motor, brine tank fill, brine draw, regeneration
flow
rates, and other controller
functions.
Always make
the initial checks, and the manual
initiated
diagnostics.
_1_
Notes:
The faceplate
display must show a steady time (not
flashing).
If an error code shows, first press the SEto enter the diagnostic
display.
Press the ON / OFF-HOLD
button
and hold in for
3 seconds.
*RECHARGE
and Fill begin to flash
(or clean backwash
begins, if set) as the softener
enters the fill cycle of regeneration.
When FILL is
on steady, remove the brinewell
cover and, using
a flashlight,
observe fill water entering
the tank.
*Note:
Again press ON/OFF-HOLD
to move the softener into backwash.
Look for a fast flow of water
from the drain hose.
a. An obstructed
flow indicates
a plugged
top distributor, backwash
flow plug, or drain hose.
_
Press ON/OFF-HOLD
to move the softener into
fast rinse. Again look for a fast drain flow. Allow
the softener to rinse for a few minutes to flush out
any brine that may remain
the brining cycle test.
_To
return
HOLD.
the softener
in the resin
to service,
press
tank from
ON / OFF-
If the CLEAN feature is set to ON, a cleaning backwash (CLEAN and Bkwsh or Rinse flashes in the display, along with the minutes
of the clean
maining),
precedes
the recharge.
cycle
r]
, '
re-
a. If water does not enter the tank, look for an obstructed nozzle, venturi, fill flow plug, brine tubing,
or brine valve riser pipe.
CYCLE FLOW RATES (GALLONS
E
0.3 (1.1 liters)
BRINING
'}
.16 (.61 liters)
BACKWASH
BRINE RINSE
FAST RINSE
l
float
(flow to drain) 1.8 (6.8 liters)
.12 (.45 liters)
1.8 (6.8 liters)
After observing
fill, press the ON/OFF-HOLD
button to move the softener into brining.
A slow
flow of water to the drain will begin. Verify brine
draw from the brine tank by shining a flashlight
into the brinewell
and observing
a noticeable
drop in the liquid level.
Note:
a. If the softener
/. / float stop
PER MIN.)
FILL (flow to salt storage tank)
Be sure a salt bridge
salt contact.
BRINE VALVE
FLOAT SETTING
is not preventing
does not draw
water
FREEBOARD MEASUREMENT
Distance from top of resin tank, to top of resin bed.)
with
t
brine...
...nozzle
and/or
venturi
dirty or defective.
See
page 3- 2
...nozzle
and venturi not seated properly
on gasket.
See page 3-2
...restricted
drain (check drain fitting and hose).
...defective
nozzle and venturi
seal. See page 3-2
...other inner valve defect (rotor seal, rotor & disc,
wave washer, etc.).
5-4
FREEBOARD
7"-11"
resin tank
B. ROTARY VALVE SERVICE
Before working on the valve, turn off the water supply and disconnect
from electrical
power. TO RELIEVE PRESSURE:
Be sure to orient
the cam.
• 3 VALVE BYPASS: Close the inlet valve and open
a soft water faucet. Then close the outlet valve and
open
the bypass
Lubricate
the gear on the motor, and the valve cam
gear with Molykote
grease, or other high quality
gear lubricant.
switch
as shown,
with lever toward
valve.
• SEARS SPECIAL BYPASS: Slide the bypass
valve
stem to bypass
position.
Loosen three hex head
screws toward
the back side of the valve to allow
pressure
water
to bleed
out. Catch
water
with a rag.
motor plate
DISASSEMBLY
To remove a part or group of parts, refer to the valve
drawing.
A common
screwdriver
or nut driver,
Phillips screwdriver
and pliers are the only tools
needed to completely
disassemble.
SERVICING
Inspect
fects.
THE VALVE
all o-rings,
seals and gaskets
for wear
or deo- ring seals
Inspect the bottom
chips or wear.
surface
of the rotor for scratches,
rotor&discx.._
Note:
If replacement
replacement
is needed,
part.
wear- strip
be sure to use the current
ASSEMBLY
seal
Be sure all parts are in place and in the proper position. Lubricate
ALL o-rings and seals with FDA approved silicone grease. To install the rotor seal, first
place the seal into the valve groove, rounded
side
down (see cross-section).
Apply a light coating of
silicone grease to the seal's crossing ribs. Then, carefully center the wear strip on the seal, and push it
downward
onto the seal.
Install
the nozzle
and
venturi
seal and
drain
seal.
Assemble
wave washer bearing,
the wave washer,
and two o-rings onto the rotor top shaft. Then center
the rotor in the valve body, on the rotor seal.
Lower the cover onto the valve body and rotor shaft.
Then install the cover holding screws. Before tightening the screws, install the valve cam and gear.
Then, turn the rotor (clockwise
only) to service position. Tighten the screws using a criss-cross
pattern.
If a torque wrench is available,
torque to 30-40 inch
pounds.
Do not over tighten.
5-5
o -ring
rotor seal
drain seal
nozzle & venturi
see Nozzle
assembly
service,
page 3_2
seal
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S E RVI C E TEC H. INFO R MATIO N
C.
WATER
FLOW THROUGH
THE SOFTENER
VALVE
SERVICE CYCLE
from Valve Inlet
(hard water)
top distributor
To Valve Outlet
(soft water)
resin tank
¢
position
switch
resin
I
bed
bottom distributor _'_
Hard water enters the valve inlet port. Internal
valve porting
routes the
water down and out the top distributor,
into the resin tank. Hard water is
softened
as it passes
through
the resin bed, then enters
the bottom
distributor.
Soft water flows back into the valve and out the valve outlet, to
the house soft water pipes.
FILL CYCLE
position switch
venturi
valve cam
rotor & disc
fill flow
plug
from Valve Inlet
(hard water)
fill water
(soft)
top distributor
resin tank
To Valve Outlet
(soft water)
€
position
--
!
._.
i"
switch __
bed
resin
bottom distributor
4%_
resin
bed
_/_1
To begin a regeneration,
motor. The valve motor
the electronic
timer energizes
the circuit to the valve
rotates the rotor and disc and the valve cam until the
position switch lever drops, to open
FILL. As the rotor and disc rotates,
the venturi.
Fill flow continues
to
tank. Soft water is still available
to
the
the
the
the
5-6
motor drcuit and position the valve in
port opens for SOFT water fill through
brine valve, and into the salt storage
house lines.
C.
WATER
FLOW THROUGH
THE SOFTENER
VALVE
BRINING AND BRINE RINSE CYCLES
venturi
nozzle
•
from Valve Inlet
(hard water)
brine from sal_ ."
storage tank
water
to valve outlet
I|
position
switch
After fill, timer/switch
action allows the motor to turn the rotor and disc into
BRINING
position.
Water flow is directed
to the nozzle. Suction, created by the
nozzle and venturi,
draws brine from the salt storage tank and injects it into the
resin bed via the bottom distributor.
Flow continues
out the top distributor
and to
the drain. Hard water is available
at the valve outlet.
When the brine valve closes to end brine draw, water flow continues
in the same
directions
to slowly RINSE brine from the resin bed and to the drain.
BACKWASH
CYCLE
flow plug
drain
bypass
water
to valve outlet
f
Timer/switch
action again allows the motor to turn
the rotor & disc to place the valve in BACKWASH,
stopping
water flow to the nozzle. Water is routed
down and out the bottom distributor,
up through the
bed, and out the top distributor
to the drain. The fast
flow (controlled
by a flow plug in the drain fitting)
flushes dirt, sediments,
iron deposits,
remainingbrine
and hardness
to the drain.
\
switch
5-7
C.
WATER
FLOW THROUGH
THE SOFTENER
VALVE
FAST RINSE CYCLE
drain
soft water
to valve outlet
t
\
positio_
_
switch
During FAST RINSE, the rotor & disc is positioned
so water flow enters the
resin tank through
the top distributor,
and exits through
the bottom
distributor,
to the drain.
The electronic
timer again energizes
the motor to return
the valve to
service. As the valve rotates, the position
switch lever drops to open the
circuit. The valve remains
positioned
in service until the electronic
timer
initiates the next regeneration.
5-8
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MODEL NOS. 625.388200
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& 625.388250
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REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER
MODEL NOS. 625.388200
A. WATER
KEY
NO.
SOFTENER
PART
NUMBER
1
& 625.388250
COMPLETE
DESCRIPTION
Cover Lock (req'd for ship. only)
1
Rim Insert (req'd for shipping only)
2
7230020
Cover (main)
3
7229998
Salt Hole Cover
4
7095373
Transformer, 24V-1 OVA
5
7132840
Power Cord (transformer)
6
7234757
Timer Repl. (PWA)
7
7230038
Faceplate (order following decal)
-
7232064
8
7231571
Faceplate Decal
Rim
9
7232080
BrinewelI Cover
10
7082150
Wing Nut, 1/4"
11
7100819
BrinewelI
12
7137913
Decal, Salt Level d_
13
7234723
Salt Storage Tank
14
7232250
Plastic Screw, 1/4" x 5/8"
15
0900431
Tube Clamp
16
1103200
Tube Adaptor
17
9003500
Grommet
18
7116488
Brine Valve Asm. (also see pages 6-3,
19
7105047
Replacement Distributor
20
0502272
Resin
21
7144952
Resin Tank (includes Key No. 20)
22
7170270
O-Ring, 2-3/4" x 3"
23
7077870
Top Distributor
24
7170254
O-Ring, 13/16" x 1-1/16"
25
7170296
O-Ring, 2-7/8" x 3-1/4"
26
7141001
Vapor Barrier
27
7176292
Clamp Section (2 req.)
28
7088033
Clamp Retainer (2 req.)
29
7003847
O-Ring
•
7231741
Installation Manual
•
7231767
Owners Manual
• notiltustr_ed
d_Aligns with top of brinewell.
6-2
6-4)
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REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER
MODEL NOS. 625.388200
48
47
46
INLET - OUTLET
GROUNDING
CLAMPS
6-3
& 625.388250
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REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER
MODEL NOS. 625.388200
& 625.388250
B. BRINE VALVE ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
30
7168647
Ceramic Weight
31
0513860
Float Stop
32
7097202
Float (includes Key No. 33)
33
0516947
Float Seal
34
7093216
Float Rod & Stem
35
7092278
Guide Cap
36
7170288
O-Ring 15/16 x 1-3/16
37
0516211
Seat
38
0516924
Retainer, Bottom Seat
39
7116713
Clip
40
7092252
Brine Valve Body
41
7080653
Clip
42
7131365
Screen
43
7094979
Insert
44
7092294
Retaining Ring
45
7176161
O-Ring, 5/16 x 9/16
46
7095470
Brine Tube
47
7113016
Tubing Assy. (includes Key Nos. 43, 44 & 45)
48
7171349
Cone Screen
49
7207718
Ground Clamp (2)
50
7207726
Ground Wire
DESCRIPTION
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REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER
54
I
52
54
55
56
58
94
61
60
59
62
67
_63
64
65
71
66
'_
70
69
68
72
wear-strip
seal
73
80
0 j
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74
cross-section
J
view
83
76
82
77
79
81
78
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MODEL NO. 625.388200
C=
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
51
7224087
52
7234731
53
7231385
54
REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER
& 625.388250
VALVE ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
Screw, #8-32 x 1" (2 req.)
80
7081201
Retainer (Nozzle & Venturi)
Motor (incl. 2 ea. of Key No. 51)
81
7170319
O-Ring,
Motor Plate
82
7081104
Nozzle & Venturi Housing
0900857
Screw, #6-20 x 3/8 (2 req.)
83
1202600
Nut - Ferrule
55
0503288
Bearing
84
7095030
Cone Screen
56
7113927
Cam and Gear
85
1148800
Flow Plug, .3 gpm
57
7142942
Clip (Drain)
86
7187772
Nozzle & Venturi - Gasket Kit
58
0900431
Tubing Clamp
-
7190547
Gasket (only)
59
7024160
Drain Hose Adaptor
87
0521829
Flow Plug, .1 gpm
60
7170327
O-Ring,
88
7146043
Screen
61
0501228
Flow Plug
89
7167659
Screen Support
62
7170238
O-Ring,
7/16 x 5/8
90
7170262
O-Ring,
63
7170212
O-Ring,
3/4 x 15/16
91
7199729
Cap
64
7082087
Wave Washer
92
7235371
Sensor Housing
65
7199232
Rotor & Disc
93
9000803
O-Ring
66
7170246
O-Ring,
94
7074123
Screw, #10-14
67
7116713
Clip (2 req.)
95
7077472
Expansion Pin
68
2207800
Installation Adaptor (2 req.)
96
7030713
Switch
69
7170335
Washer (2 req.)
97
7117816
Spacer
70
0507615
Installation Tube (2 req.)
98
7070412
Screw, #4-24
71
0507369
Installation Nut (2 req.)
72
7134224
Rotor Seal
•
7187065
73
7170204
O-Ring,
Nozzle & Venturi Assy. (incl. Key
Nos. 82, and 84 through 91)
74
7092642
Plug (Drain Seal)
•
7129716
75
7129889
Seal Kit (incl. Key Nos. 62, 63, 66,
72, 73 and 79).
Spring
•
42-3433
76
2204101
Drain Tubing, 3/8" I.D. x 20'
Turbine Support and Shaft
77
7117858
Turbine
78
7082053
Valve Body
included with model 625.388200
79
7081764
Seal (Nozzle & Venturi)
included with model 625.388250
DESCRIPTION
5/8 x 13/16
3-3/8
x 3-5/8
3/8 x 9/16
DESCRIPTION
1/4 x 3/8 (2 req.)
1-1/8
x 1-3/8
x 2 (5 req.)
x 1-1/8
(flat head)
• notilIustr_ed
BYPASS INSTALLATION
MODEL NO. 625.3437
VALVE
103
/
/
102
//
KEY
NO.
100
PART
NUMBER
0502206
101
102
7129863
7105013
103
104
7130911
7170288
•
42-3437
101
DESCRIPTION
Retainer Ring
Bypass Body
104
100
O-Ring, 13/16 x 1 (4 req.)
Stem
O-Ring, 15/16 x 1-3/16 (2 req.)
Bypass Valve (Complete)
6-6
OWNER'S
MANUAL
UltraSoft 200 Water Softener
For the repair or replacement
MODEL NOS.
parts you
need delivered directly to your home
Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week
1 - 800 - 366 - PART
625.388200
625.388250
(1 - 800 - 366 - 7278)
For in-home
major brand repair service
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1 - 800 - 4 - REPAIR
The model number
of
your water softener
is
found on the rating decal. This decal is on the
(1 - 800 - 473 - 7247)
For the location
rim, under the salt cover.
Sears
When requesting service
or ordering parts, always
provide the following information:
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_I,
_I,
_I,
Product Type
Model Number
Part Number
Part Description
of a
Parts and Repair Center in your area
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
JIIIII
1 -800-488-1222
For information
on purchasing
a Sears
Maintenance
Agreement,
or to inquire
SEARS
about an existing Agreement
Call 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Saturday
1 - 800 - 827 - 6655
SEARS
www.KenmoreWater.com
America's Repair Specialists
I
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
7231767
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(Rev. F 05/29/01)