Craftsman DELUXE 580.327071 Owner`s manual

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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NOS.
625.348571
625.348591
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product,
Deluxe Demand Water Softeners
÷ Warranty
Start Up / Setting Timer
If you have questions when
installing, operating or maintaining your softener,
and
when setting the timer, call
this toll-free number ....
1-800-426-9345
How it Works
Care Of
,_ Specifications
¢, Repair Parts
SAVE THIS MANUAL
Use plastic bag and tie provided, to hang manuals nearby
the softener for future reference,
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman Estates,
IL 60179 USA
SEARS RESIDENTUAL WATER SOFTENER
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
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.
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.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from
state to state.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179
If you want your water softener' professionally
installed, talk to your Sears Salesman.
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
accordance
with generally accepted trade practiceso Further, all installations
shall comply with all
local laws, codes, regulations,
and ordinances.
Customer
shall also be protected, during instalta_
tion, by insurance
relating to Property
Damage,
Workman's
Compensation
and Public Liability.
INSTALLATION
for a
WARRANTY
In addition
to any warranty
extended
to you on the
Sears merchandise
involved,
which
warranty
becomes
effective
the date
the
merchandise
is
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
Fill in the blanks below and keep this book in a safe
place so you atways have these facts.
Water Softener Model No.I"
Serial Number
Date Installed
Water Hardness
Iron Content
*pH
Water Pressure
Water Ftow Rate
He will arrange
Grains Per Gallon
Parts Per Million
Taste And/Or Odor
Pounds/Square Inch
Gallons Per Minute
1"The model number is on the rating decal, located
on the rim, under the salt hole cove_
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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NO.
SECTION 1
A,
B.
C,
D,
E_
A.
B.
Co
OTHER THINGS
SERVICE
TROUBLESHOOTING
ROTARY VALVE SERVICE
WATER FLOW THROUGH
SECTUON 6
WORKS
10-'11
12-14
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17
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TO KNOW
19
DIMENSIONS/SPECIFICATIONS
SECTaON 5
4
5
6-7
8
9
CAREOFYOURSOFTENER
SALT: REFILLING STORAGE TANK, SALT BRIDGE
KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER CLEAN
KEEP THE SOFTENER FROM FREEZING
HELPFUL HINTS CHECKLIST
SECTION 4
A_
HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER
FACE PLATE TIMER FEATURES
SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION
SECTUON 3
A.
B,
C.
D,
START UP
SAFETY GUIDES
CHECK LIST OF STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL
PROGRAM THETIMER
SANITIZING THEWATER SOFTENER
FILL THE STORAGE TANK WITH SALT
SECTRON 2
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B,
SOFTENER
TECH INFORMATION
THE SOFTENER
REPAIR PARTS
VALVE
20-23
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25-27
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SECTION
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WATER SOFTENER
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1A.
SAFETY
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
erals and "clear water" iron from water, up
limits shown on page 19. It will not remove
types of iron, acids, tastes and odors, etc.
not purify polluted water or make it safe to
minto the
other
It will
drink.
g Protect the softener and piping from freezing.
Damage from freezing voids the softener warranty. See page 17.
CAUTIONS
PLEASE READ AND COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING GUIDES TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO
THE SOFTENER
OR OTHER
PROPERTY,
PERSONAL
INJURY, OR POSSIBLE
FATAL
SHOCK.
[] THIS SOFTENER
WORKS ON 24 VOLTS
ONLY. BE SURE TO USE THE TRANSFORMER
INCLUDED, AND PLUG IT INTO A 120V OUTLET.
[] Unplug the
power
cable
frayed.
Make
into the power
transformer
right away if the
sould
become
damaged
or
repairs before plugging back
outlet.
M Always unplug the softener from electrical
power before removing outer valve covers.
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START-UP
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WATER SOFTENER
START-UP
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for step-by-step
guides
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LIST OF ALL STEP-BY-STEP
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GUIDES TO INSTALL
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To be sure you have done al! the steps to install the
softener, read the following
list., Page numbers
referred to are in the Installation Manual.
_" Is the house water flow going INTO the softener valve INLET? Trace piping to be sure. See
pages 1.0 and i1.
INLET
_-" ts the plumbing bypass valve (oI 3 valves) set
for SERVICE. See FIG. 12, page t9 of this manual
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Is the valve drain hose connected the right way,
and without sharp bends or kinks that could
stop or reduce water flow? See page 16o
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Is the softener power cable connected
to the
ta'ansformer?
Is the transformer
plugged into
an inside,
120V-60Hz
electrical
outlet? See
page 20
W' Be sure
to restart
the water
heater,,
See page
brass
20.
3-valve
plastic
Note, foz installations
in the State of Massachusetts:
Plumbing
codes of Massachusetts
shall be adhered to,
Consult with your licensed plumben
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WATE.
SOFTENER
START-UP
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signal light adjust
PROGRAM
THE TIMER
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salt level adjust
display
UP button
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SELECT button
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Deluxe
Kenmore Water Une
for Customer Assistance
t -800-426-9345
Demand
Water Softener
with Dual Segment Electronic Display
LOW0
SALT
ON/OFF-HOLD button
(Recharge Tonight-Now)
When the transformer
is plugged in, the model
code SR31, and a test number (example: kl0) show
in the face plate display for 4 seconds° Then, I2:00
/_,_ and PRESENT TIME begin to flash
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.
1. SET PRESENT
TIME OF DAY:
NOTE:
If the words
PRESENT
TIME do not show in the
displa_
press the SELECT
they do, or see the previous
NOTES:
If SR- - shows in the displa_4 press the UP _-_ or
DOWN _button
unt_fl SR31 shows. Then, press
the SELECT button to set, and change to the flashing PRESENT TIME display.
To check the model
code, unplug
the transformer
at the wall outlet and plug in again° if other than
SR31 shows,
see page 18 to reset,
SOUND
"BEEPER":
A "beeper"
sounds
while
pressingbuttons
for timer sebupo One beep signals
a change
in the face plate display,
Repeated
beeps
mean the timer _*All not accept a change
from the
button you have pressed,
telling you to use another
button
note&
(FIG. 1) until
[] Press the UP / DOWN buttons to set the present
time Press UP to move the display ahead; press
DOWN to move the time backward.
If the present time is between
noon and midnight, be sure PM
shows.
H'SEF
1
PRESt_'NTTI,_IE
tf the present
midnight
and
shows,
time is between
noon, be sure AM
1I 35"1
PREStZNT
TIM_
NOTE:
Each press of the UP / DOWN buttons
time by I minute,
Holding
the buttons
the time 32 rninutes
each second.
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changes
the
in changes
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2.
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SET WATER HARDNESS
[] Press the SELECT button
(flashing)
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NUMBER:
once to display 25
and HARDNESS.
The grains per gallon
(gpg)
hardness of your water supply
is on your water analysis reporL Be sure to enter water test
results on page 2, for future
reference.
THE TIMER
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households
because water is not being used (see
Automatic
Bypass, page 14)_ 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
AM-PM as you did when setting the present time
of day,
NOTE:
NOTE:
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 con tarns
2 ppm iron. Add 5 to the hardness number for each 1
ppm of iron. In this example, you would use 30 for your
hardness number.
2 ppm iron x 5 = 10
(times)
20 gpg hardness
+10
30 HARDNESS
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).
NOTE:
Each press of the UP / DOWN button changes the
display by 1 between i and 25, Between 25 and the
highest
number;
the display
changes
5 at a
time, o25, 30, 35, etc. Holding the UP or DOWN
button in changes the display twice each second,
3_
SET
RECHARGE,
TIME:
or
REGENERATION
[] Press the SELECT button to display 2:00 AM
(flashing) and RECHARGE TIME,
setting, the softener begins reAtthe2:00AMrechargetime
[
generation
(see pages 12 and
1.3) at 2:00 AM, ending no later
than 4:00 AM. This is a good time
IF YOU NEED
Each press of the UP / DOWN buttons changes
display I hour, Holding the buttons in changes
display twice each second°
4.
SET CLEAN FEATURE (optional):
[] Press the SELECT button to display
(flashing) and CLEAN,
This feature is beneficial
on
water supplies containing
iron
and/or
high amounts
of sediments
(sand, silt, diit, etc..).
the
the
OFF
OFF-:
CLEA_
When set to ON, a backwash
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and fast rinse cycle will occur
first, preceeding
the normal regeneration
sequence
(see page
12). 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, Use the
UP / Down buttons
to change the ON / OFF
displays.
CLaN
[] Press the SELECT button once again, to return
the present time, and RECHARGE TONIGHT in the
display,
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RECHARGE
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HELP PROG1LAMMtNG
THE TIMER, CALL TOLL FREE, NUMBER 1-800-426-9345.
SEE PAGES 10 AND 11 FOR OTHER FACE PLATE TIMER FEATURES,
SECTION
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WATER SOFTENER
1D.
SANITIZING
THE WATER SOFTENER
ADD WATER
Care is taken at the factory to keep your water
softener clean and sanitary. Materials used to make
the softener wilt 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_
1. The first time you sanitize your softener; be
sure to do all steps in the installation
manual,
and on pages 5, 6 and 7 of this manual first.
2.
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Lift the salt hole cover and use a pai! or hose to
fill the salt storage tank with at least 3 gallons of
water.
Remove the brinewel! cover (FIG_ 3) and pour
about 3/4 ounce of common 5.25% household
bleach (Clo_ox, Linco, BoPeep,
White Sail,
Eagle, etc.) in the softener brinewe!l.
Press the ON/OFF-HOLD
seconds to start a recharge.
does several
things.
button
This
and hold for 3
first recharge
--
It draws the bleach into and
softener to sanitize it.
through
--
It fills the salt tank
ed,
--
It gets all the air out of the resin tank.
--
It prepares
service.
to the water
level
the resin bed (see page
the
need-
12) for
NOTES:
This recharge takes about 2 hours.
If the CLEAN feature is set to ON, a cleaning
backwash will occur first (CLEAdq and Bkwsh or
Rinse flashes in the display), before the sanitizing recha,ge_ Recharge takes about 2 hours and
15 minutes when the clean feabure is on.
You can sanitize
the softener
out salt in the storage
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with
START-UP
or with-
tank.
Recommended
by the Water Quality Association. On
some water supplies, the water softener may need periodic disinfecting,
Brinewell
Cover
(remove and add
about 3/4 oz, bleach)
hose
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Brinewelt
Water,
About 3 Galto._
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ADD SALT
for each
and every
regeneration_
The water
for making
b_ine is metered
into the salt storage
tank by the
softener.
However,
you must keep the tank filled
with salt.
Fill the tank with NUGGET
or PELLET water
softener salt_ DO NOT use rock salts, as they have
dirt and sediments
that will stop the softener' from
working.
Before filling, be sure the brinewell cover is in place
on the top of the brinewelI. Salt storage capacity is
shown on page 19_ Be sure to set the salt monitor
system (see page 10).
Cover
NOTES:
The salt monitor system (page 10) is calibrated to
the densi_ of nugget or pellet water softener salt.
The monitor will not work as accurately with other
types of salt including rock and solar,
In humid areas, it is best to fill the storage taixk
half-full, and to refill it more often, Salt bridging
(see page 15) occurs more often when conditions
are humid,
WATER SOFTENING
SALT WITH IRON REMOVING ADDITIVES
-- Some salts have an additive to
help the softener
handle
iron in the water supply.
Although
this additive
may
help
to keep
the
softener
resin clean, it may also release corrosive
fumes that will weaken
and shorten
the life of some
softener
parts_
Salt
Storage
Tank
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Sodium information: Water softeners using sodium
ch!oride for regeneration
add sodiuxn to the water,
Persons who are on sodium Iestricted diets should
consider the added sodium as part of their overall
sodium intake_
For example, if your water supply
you would have to drink 3 quarts
to consume
335 milligrams
of
equivalent
to eating 2q/2 slices
is 15 grains hard,
of softened water
sodium_ That is
of white bread°
Persons who are concerned
about their drinking
water should consider a Kenmore Drinking Water
System that will remove or ieduce in excess of 90%
of the sodium and other drir_&ing water contaminants.
You have now finished
the water softener start up. After the sanitizing
page 8, the softener will be giving you soft water.
recharge,
on
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HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER
2A.
FACE PLATE TIMER FEATURES
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SALT MONITOR
EXTRA RECHARGE
Sometimes, a manually
charge) may be desired,
are:
started regeneration (reor neede& Two examples
1.
2.
You can start a regeneration
right awa}; or you can
set the timer to regenerate
at the next 2:00 AM (or
other preset recharge time), Do the following_
3_
NOW
button
and
hold until
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ON/OFF-HOLD
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CHARGE,
and fill begin
to flash in the display,
Upon
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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.
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*NOTE:
is set to ON, a cleaning
Bkwsh or Rinse flashes
in
the display,
along
with the minutes
of the
cycle remaining)
precedes
the recharge.
RECHARGE
Lift the salt hole
storage
was gone.
If the CLEAN
feature
backwash
(CLEAN and
more
cover
and
level
the salt in the
tank,.
The salt level decal, on the brinewetI
inside
tar&, has numbers
from 0 to 8 (see drawing
the
on
page 9 and below)_ Observe
leveled
saIt is at or closest to,
the
the
number
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 leve! at 6.
FinaIly,
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 one when
the stored
salt
drops
to level Z 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. To turn the
salt monitor
off, press the button
until OFF
shows.
NOTE:
For accurate salt monitor operation,
always use
nugget or pellet water softener salt. See page 9.
clean
TONIGHT
[] Press and release (do not hold) the ON /
OFF-HOLD
button.
RECHARGE
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
SYSTEM
The face plate timer has a low salt monitor with an
indicator
light to remind you to refill the storage
tank with sail To set this monitor system:
--You have used more water than usual (guests
visiting) and you may run out of soft water before
the next timer started regeneration.
You did not refill the softener with salt before it
RECHARGE
WORKS
if you
decide
cancel the regeneration,
RECHARGE TONIGHT.
to
and
bars, salt
level
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SECTION
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.ow YOUR
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FACE PLATE TIMER FEATURES
OPTIONAL
SETTINGS
- CLEAN FEATURE
MINUTES,
MAXIMUM
DAYS BETWEEN
REGENERATIONS,
and 12 / 24 HOUR TIME
READINGS:
WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER
If soft water is in use, the water
flow bars
continually
scroll
across
the displa);
The bars
no water flow
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
are off_
Ftow_
1. To set 1, 2 or all 3 options, press and hold SELECT
for 3 seconds. Then press again until the CLEAN
TIME display shows
CLEAN
Ct.EAN r_ME
71ME
soft water is in use
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default minutes
example:
time set to 3minutes
RECHARGE
_CLEAN
feature minutes: If you die using this
feature (page 7), the Iength of the extra backwash
cycle automatically
sets to 7 minutes_ However,
you can adjust this time fiom 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 timer tf no change is desired, continue
betow.
2. Press
SELECT
again
RECHARGE
display_
to show
the
CHARGE
Rinse) is displayed
while the
softener
is recharging
(See
defauEtdisplay
and
vatve
position
VALVE
recharge
time
indicators remaining
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*NOTE on page 10 if the CLEAN
!i t _'_%
feature
is ON)_ RECHARGE
flashes 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.
following
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REMAINING
POSITION INDICATORS
One of the valve position indicators (Serv, Fill, Brine, Bkwsh,
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TIME
CHARGE
example: set to 4 days maximum
between regenerations
PROGRAM
MEMORY
_Maximum
days between
regenerations:
The
faceplate timer automatically
controls regeneration frequency
(see page 14). This provides
the
greatest operating
efficiency, and normally
the
maximum days feature is not needed. If you want to
be certain a regeneration
will occur within
a
number of days, use this feature. 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.
If electTicaI power to the softener goes off, the time
display is blank but the face plate timer keeps the
correct time for about 12 hours. When electrical
3. Press SELECT
ERROR CODE
to show the 12 HOUR
SELECT
to return
the
Even if the
outage, the
your water
occur at the
timer to the
display.
_12 or 24 hour clock: All time
displays are shown in standard
clock time (1 to 12 PM; and 1 to 12
AM) at the 12 hr default setting.
If military time displays are desired, set to 24 hr by pressing the
Up 'button.
4. Press
display.
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.
present
timer is incoIrect after a long power
softener works as it should to keep
soft. However,
regenerations
may
wrong time of day until you reset the
correct time of day.
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An error code could appear in
the face plate display if a problem occurs in the softener dec-
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tronicso tf you see an error code
instead of the present time of day, please call you
local Sears Service Department
for service.
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REGENERATION
SERVICE
When the softener is giving you soft water, it is
called "Service"° During service, hard water flows
through
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. 4)_ 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
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FILL: Salt, dissolved in water, is called brine.
Brine is needed
to clean the hardness
rninerals
from the resin beads, To make the brine, water
flows into the salt storage area during the fill stage
as shown in FIG. 5. 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,
WATER FLOW THROUGH
SOFTENER IN FILL
After a period of time, the resin beads become
coated with hardness minerals and they have to be
cleaned. This cleaning
is called regeneration
or
recharge. Regeneration
is started at 2:00 a.m. by the
electronic timer (see page t4)o It takes place in 5
stages or cycles° These are:
E]
FILL
[]
BACKWASH
[_
BRINING
BRINE RINSE
[_
FAST RINSE
soft water A
OUT "[1"
brine valve
NOTE:
If the CLEAN feature
(page 7) is set to ON,
additional
backwash
and fast rinse cycles occur
before the fill cycle.
WATER FLOW THROUGH
SOFTENER IN SERVICE
,\
THE
flitwater
so.%i
salt storage
tank (salt
not shown) --_
brine valve
\
h ;,water
!i .
resin tank
resin bed
12
THE
hard water
_" IN
SECTION 2
HOW
YOUR
WATER
SOFTENER
WORKS
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...........
2B.
_n
u,ii
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SOFT WATER SERVICE
AND REGENERATION
WATER FLOW THROUGH THE
SOFTENER IN BACKWASH
F2qBRINING: During brining, the brine is moved
from the salt storage area, into the resin tank, Inside
the resin tank, brine cleans hardness minerals from
the resin beads and they are discharged
out the
drain, How much brine is needed to clean the resin
depends
hard water 4_
bypass OUT a
f
nozzle and venturi (FIG. 6) make suction to
brine horn the salt tank and put it into the
tank_ They keep the brine flow down to a very
rate to get the best resin cleaning with the
sail
]-3qBRINE RINSE: After
the resin tank, the brine
all of the brine goes into
valve 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 rinse together
vary in the length of time
they
It hard water
_' IN
on:
--the amount of resin in the softener;
---how fast the brine goes through the be&
The
take
resin
slow
least
'"'"""
take,
relative
to the fill cycle
[]FAST
RINSE: Backwash is followed by a fast
flow of water down through the resin tank The fast
flow packs the resin bed and gets it ready for return
to service (FIG. 8),
length,
WATER FLOW THROUGH THE
SOFTENER IN BRINING AND
BRINE RINSE
hard water
After fast
Hard water
bed again
water goes
hard water
WATER FLOW THROUGH THE
SOFTENER
IN FAST RINSE
bypass OUT _
nozzle &
venluri
rinse, the softener returns
to service,
goes into the resin tank where the resin
takes out the hardness
minerals.
Soft
to the house soft water pipes.
7
drain
solt water A
OUT U
hard water
_' IN
drain
ilii!
brine vatve
\,
brine
[_BACKWASH:
During backwash,
wa_er flows
UP through the resin tank (FIG_ 7) at a fast rate to
flush iron minerals, dir_ and sediments
from the
bed and to the drain, The bed lifts and expands for
good cleanJngo
13
SECTION
2
How
YOUR WATER SOFTENER
WORKS
{
J
2B.
SOFT WATER SERVICE
'l
AUTOMATIC
....
AND REGENERATION
....................................
J:l
ELECTRONICS
BYPASS
Two main parts of the softener's
electronics
WATER METER, and [2] a COMPUTER,
During
the brining,
brine rinse and backwash
cycles of regeneration,
hard water goes through
the softener 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
haiti water° The softener regenerates
from 2:00 AM
to about 4:00 AM, (you can set anytime), a time
when not much water is used.
are [] a
[] WATER METER -- The water meter is in the
softener 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
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 7, you set it for the grains per gallon (gpg)
hardness of the water.
If you get up early in the morning and you can hear
the softener regenerating,
change the time setting.
Set the recharge time to 12:00 AM or 1:00 AM (page
7), Then regeneiation
will start and end that much
earlier and your water heater will not refill with
hard water if a hot faucet is opened°
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 the most efficient
salt usage.
Softening
capacity is used as haiti 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, TONIGHT
goes off and *RECHA_RGE or
RECHARGE
TIME REMAINING
flashes during
the 2 hour regeneration°
*NOTE:
If the CLEAN
backwash
the
display,
along
cycle remaining),
14
feature
(CLEAN
and
is set to ON, a cleaning
Bkwsh or Rinse flashes in
with
precedes
the
minutes
of the
the recharge,
clean
SECTmON 3
CARE
OFYOUR
SOFTENER
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3A.
i
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SALT...REFILLING
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STORAGE
The Salt Monitor System (see page 10) will turn on
the low salt light to warn you when to refill with
salt. Check for a low salt light a few weeks after you
install the softener, and every week after thatr
Always refill at about the #2 salt monitor level. At
this level, the tank is about 1/3 full. Never let the
Ull
A SALT
.........................
"' u ul
WHEN TO REFILL WITH SALT
I lUll,Ul,
TANK/BREAKING
iii
BRIDGE
hi'
ii n i,, ,i ,,,,ll,l,rll
softener use all the salt before refilling_
salt, you will soon have haid water.
Without
NOTE:
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 9 FOR SALT FILLING
DIRECTIONS.
BE SURE TO RESET THE SALT MONITOR,
SALT BRIDGE
PAGE 10.
SALT BRIDGE
Sometimes,
a hard crust or salt bridge forms in the
salt storage
tank. It is usually caused by high
humidity or the wIong 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.
push tool ;nto salt
bridge to break
1"
_
2 t_
L_
T7
Pencil
Mark
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 iL The following is the best way to
check for a salt bridge.
J
Broom Handle
Salt should be loose all the way to the bottom of the
tank. Hold a broom handle, or like tool, up to the
softener as shown in FIG. 9. Make a pencil mark on
the handle, 1" or 2" below the top height of the rimr
Then, carefully push it straight down into the sail
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 iL Do not try to break the salt bridge by
pounding
on the outside of the salt tank. You may
damage it.
Salt
Salt Bridge
Water Level
If the wrong kind of salt made the bridge, take it
out. Then fill the tank with nugget or pellet salt
only.
15
SECTION 3
CA.EOFYOUR
SOFTE.ER
[
I
3B.
KEEPING
THE WATER SOFTENER
CLEAN
NOTE:
COVERS
Never use cleaners having amanonia or abrasives.
They may scratch and dull the surfacer
To keep your new Kenmore water softener looking
nice, apply a coat of paste wax and repeat once a
year. When dusty, wipe it with a damp cloth to
keep it sparkling.
CLEANING
VENTURI
NOZZLE & VENTURI
A clean nozzle and venturi (FIG. 10) is a must for
tile softener to work right° This small unit moves
brine from the salt storage tank to the resin tank
during regeneratJon_
If it becomes plugged
with
sand, silt, dirt, etc,, tile softener will not work and
you wilt get hard water.
THE NOZZLE
&
coo @
O-ring Seat
_-_.._..._
_.=
v
To get to the nozzle
and vent-uri,
remove
the
softener
top cover. Be sure the softener
is in service
cycle (no water
pressure
at nozzle
and venturi),
then turn off the cap from the nozzle
and venturi
housing_
Do not lose the large o-ring seal Lift out the
screen
support
and screen,
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 clean the gasket,
flow
plugs and screen&
Screen Support
THE RESIN
_%
Screen
Nozzle & Venturi "--__
,4-,
"Flow Plug
(1 EP)
-_S
Screen
Gasket ._...
IMPORTANT:
Be sure small
ho_es in 1ha gasket are centered directly over the small
holes in the nozzte & venturi
housing
/
"_
"_.._
*FIow Ptug
(HVDC)
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
-_._...._
Nozzle & Venturi
Housing
*lnstatl with numbered stde up concave
side down, Be sure the largest !low plug is
located in the nozzle & venturi housing
BED
water iron, an iron filter or other equipment
needed. Your local Seazs store has trained people
help you with iron water problems.
Your water softener takes hardness minerals (calcium and magnesium)
out of the watei: Also, it can
contro! some "clear water" iron. See maximum
allowed in the specifications
on page 19. With clear
water 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
is
to
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_
16
SECTION 3
3C.
CARE
OFYOUR
SOFTENE.
KEEP THE SOFTENER
......
,i
i,,
,,,_,,.n;_
....
,,,i
FROM FREEZING
i,
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iii ..._._.._alJ
If the softene_ is installed
where it could freeze
(summer cabin, lake home, etc,), you must drain all
water from it to stop possible freeze damage
To
drain the softener
1.
Close
water
tank°
2.
Open a faucet in the soft water
pressure in the softener_
o
, ,ll.,i
the shut-off valve on the house main
pipe, near the water meter or pressure
pipes
Refer to FIG. 12 on page 194 Move the
single bypass valve to bypass, Close
and outlet valve in a 3-valve bypass
and open the bypass valve_ If you want
the house pipes again, reopen the
valve on the main water pipe.
to vent
I
stem in a
the inlet
system,
water in
shut-off
Drain
,
Carefully remove the large holding clips at the
softener inlet and outlet (see Key No, 61, on
page 30), Separate the softener from the adaptors or bypass valve.
o
i
DRAIN WATER FROM THE
SOFTENER
4. Unplug
the transformer
at the wal! outlet
Remove the salt hole cover and the main cover.
Xhke off both drain hoses°
5,
ii,
8_
Remove the brinewell cover and disconnect the
brine valve tubing at the nozzle and ventu_i
assembly (see page 30). Lift the brine valve out
of the brinewello Tip the brine valve upside
down to drain out water.
17
Wood Block
Looking at FIG. 11, lay a piece of 2 inch thick
board near the floor drain° Move the softener
close to the drain, SLOWLY and CAREFULLY
tip it over until the rim rests on the wood bIock
with the inlet and outlet over the drain, Do not
allow the softener's
weight to rest on the inlet
and outlet fittings 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 you are ready to
use it, Plug the inlet and outlet with rags to
keep dirt, bugs, ete, out,
SECTION
SOFTENER
CARE
OFYOUR
3D,
HELPFUL
HINTS CHECKLIST
,., TO HELP YOU SAVE MONEY
If your water softener fails to work, make the following easy checks, Often, you wilt 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.
NOTES:
1_Also read ERROR CODE, page 11.
2. If an error code is not dispIayed, press and hold the SELECT button for several seconds until a flashing SR
code appears. It must show SR31o If SR 17, 22, 39 or 60 shows, the face plate computer is working on incorrect input and would probably be the cause of the problem. To set SR31, press either the UP [_or DOWN []
button° When SR31 shows, press SELECT to return a flashing 12:00 AM display_ Reset the present time, hardness number and recharge time, pages 6 and 7.
You can find the model
28,
PROBLEM
NO SOFT WATER
WATER HARD
SOMETIMES
number
of your water softener
on the rating decal, on the brine tank rim, See page
CORRECTION
CAUSE
in the
Refill with salt, or break the saIt bridge (page 15)o Press
ON/OFF-HOLD (RECHARGE NOW) button and hold for
3 seconds to start a regeneration (see page t 0).
Transfomer unplugged at the wail
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 11_
Manual bypass valve(s) in bypass
3osition
Look at FIG. 12 on page 19. Move the stem in a single
valve to ser¢ice. In a 3-valve bypass, open the inlet and
outlet valves, and be sure to fully close the bypass valve.
No salt (or salt bridged)
storage tank
Dirty, plugged or damaged nozzle & Take apart and clean or replace damaged parts (see
ventud
page 16).
"_al_ drNn hose plugged
The drain hose must not have kinks, sharp bends, or be
raised too high above the softener (see page I6 in your
installation manual)°
Press and release the SELECT button until HARDNESS
Hardness number setting too low
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 7 to
reset. Press and release the SELECT button until the
3resent time shows in the display.
Using hot water when softener
regenerating
is Avoid using hot water during this time because the
water heater refills with hard water (see Automatic
Bypass, page 14)_
Increase in the grains of hardness in Ask your Sears retail or catalog store for a new water
analysis. Then make a new hardness number setting
your water supply
(page 7).
18
SECTION 4
OTHE.
THINGS
TOKNOW
t_
i
!
4A.
DIMENSIONS/SPECIFICATIONS
BYPASS VALVES
J
SINGLE-PLASTIC
_<'-_/il I I I
SING_-BRASS
.... / 2
OUTWAeD
!
SE_CE
>x'_
/_\
_.,,,,/
f
l
1
Inward
For
Bypass
_nward
For
tSERVICE
A \\ ey_
_VALVE
E
D
I
t
I
1
t
Bypass
Vatve
C
l
I
t
I
1
SERVICE
Close Bypass Vatve
Open Inlet & Outlet Vatves
x
Inlet
Valve
BYPASS
Open Bypass Valve
Close _nlet & Outlet Valves
%
A
B
MODEL NO. 625.348571
.#
. Salt Tank Height
....
Resin Tank Diameter (nominal)
C
D
Resin Tank Height
Inlet-Outlet
Height
E
Fi
F2
0verall
Length
Width
--
Distance between
center lines
AND 625.348591
(nominal._)
Heig_ht
INCHES
CM
40:1g.4
9
. 102._.2
22.7
40
101.6
41-1/2
46
105.4
1163
19-1/2
49°5
16-1/2
41.9
3-3/8
8.6
inlet-outlet
TIMER SR CODE SR31
NOTE: Please see the rating decal for water softener operating capacity, salt usage and service flow rate/
pressure loss performance
specifications,
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 28),
WATER
SUPPLY TO WAT_ER SOFTENER
MINIMUM WATER SYSTEM FLOW (gpm)
MINIMUM-MAXIMUM WATER PRESSURE (psi)
MAXIMUM WATER TEMPERATURE (SF)
MAXIMUM WATER HARDNESS (gpg)
MAXMUM "CLEAR WATER" IRON (pprn)
SALT FOR
WATER
OTHER SS
TYPE OF ION EXCHANGE MATERIAL (resin)
High Capacity
AMOUNT OF RESIN (cu.ft,)
1,0
REGENERATION (RECHARGE) CYCLE TIME (rain,)
FILL
27-103
BRiNING/BRINE RINSE
97-106
BACKWASH
7
FAST RINSE
3
TOTAL REGENERATION TIME m
10974 263
3
20-120
t20
110
7
SOFTENER
TYPE OF SALT NEEDED
ALTERNATE TYPE OF SALT
STORAGE CAPACITY (pounds)
Nugget/Pellet
Pure, evaporated, compacted
water softener salt
200
gpm = gallons per minute
psi = pounds per square inch
gpg = grains per gallon
ppm = parts per million
Does not include CLEAN feature cycle times if set to ON,
19
SECTIO
5
SERVICE
TECH.
INFORMATION
|
i
5A.
TROUBLESHOOTING
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
WIRING
SCHEMATIC
BACK OF TIMER
(PWA)
AClttPL_
O0
pos t IUKS#_Q
c-_,__
_]on
DO
IH
Motor, 24VAC
©
_rn
Turbine
Sensor _J
bm
o.,._ NC Position
eNO Switch
FACEPLATE
f
_zvtm _L
Deluxe Demand Water Softener
Sears Water Line
for Customer Assistance
1-800-426-9345
with Dual Segment
ALWAYS MAKE THESE INITIAL CHECKS
1.
4_
Electronic
Display
SALT
FIRST
REMOVE THE TOP COVER AND SALT TANK COVER
Does the time display show the correct time of day?
6.
Is there salt in fire storage
--If display is blank, check power source to the softenei.
--Iftime
is flashing, power was off for over 24 hours,
The softener resumes normal opeiation but zegenerations occur at the wrong time.
---If an error code (Example: EI:_3) shows in the face
plate display, go to AUTOMAWC
ELECTRONIC
DIAGNOSTICS.
7_
Is the brine
diagrams).
8,
Is the brine valve float set right? (See page 23)
.
Plumbing
position.
bypass
valve(s)
must
°
The inlet and outlet pipes must connect to the softener
inlet and outlet _espectively
,
be in Full Service
tubing
tank?
connected?
(See
water
flow
Press the SELECT button 2 times to display the
hardness setting° Be sure it is the correct setting foi 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 moie 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.
Is the transformer
plugged into a "five", grounded
wall outlet, and the power cable fastened securely?
The valve drain hose must be bee of kinks and shaIp
bends, and not elevated over 8 ft above the floor,
20
SECTION
5
SERVICE
TECH INFORMATION
I
P
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ii,
5A.
AUTOMATIC
n,i,
i
.......
ELECTRONIC
DIAGNOSTICS
While an error code appears in the display, all face
plate buttons are inoperable
except the SELECT
button. SELECT remains operational
so the service
person can make the MANUAL INITIATED ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTICS
(below) to further isolate
the defect, and check the water meter.
POSSIBLE
Err1 Err2
Err3 Err4
Err5
:ill
The chart below shows the error codes that could
appear, and the possible defects for' each code.
The face plate computer
has a self-diagnostic
function
for the electrical system (except input
power and water meter)° The computer monitors
the electronic components
and
circuits for correct operation. If
_l- t- I
a malfunction
occurs, an error
code appears in the face plate
display.
MOST
CODE
ii i, ,1' i1,,,,i
TROUBLESHOOTING
LIKELY
DEFECT
,_
motor inoperative / wiring
causing high torque
_
harness
or connection
to switch / position
LESS LIKELY
switch / valve defect
face plate
PROCEDURE FOR REMOVING ERROR CODE FROM FACE PLATE: 1.1Unplug transformer' Z Correct defect
3. Plug in transformer
4 Wait for 6 minutes. The error code will return if the defect was not corrected
MANUAL INITIATED
DIAGNOSTICS
1.
ELECTRONICS
If you don't get a reading in the display, with facue_
open, pull the sensor from the valve outlet port°
Pass a small magnet back and forth in front of the
sensoL 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.
To enter diagnostics,
press the SELECT button
and hold for 3 seconds.
You wilt see the following display, showing valve
cycle position,
position
switch status
(open or
closed), and turbine operation.
vane position indicator
turbine count (water flowing)
position switch
indicator (open)
turbine count (no
water flowing)
TURBINE
OPERATION:
If no water is flowing
tt'Lrough the softener, the turbine indicator displays
3 zeros° When water is flowing, the flow bar scrolls
across the display, and a 000 to 199 count repeats
for each gallon of water passing
through
the
turbine.
_Ib check for positive operation
of the
turbine if zeros are shown, open a nearby soft
water faucet and observe the t_arbine count and
flow bar_
POSITION
SWITCH STATUS: With the valve in
service, or any of the recharge cycles, the switch
indicator will show open -,',-. While the valve is
rotating from 1 position to anothei, the indicator
will show the switch closed --",-. A defect is
probable if indications
vary from this pattern,
21
SECTION 5
SERVICE
TECH.
I.FORMAT O.
5A.
VALVE POSITION
the valve position,
in the display:
INDICATOR
Serv ..........
Fill .............
Brine .........
Bkwsh ..........
Rinse .........
TROUBLESHOOTING
INDICATORS:
the following
days this face plate has had electrical
power
applied.
_.,Press the DOWN button to display the number
of regenerations
initiated by this face plate since
the SR code number was entered,
Depending
on
indicators
show
VALVE POSITION
service
filt
brining/brine
backwash
fast rinse
Press the ON/OFF-HOLD
button to advance
the valve to each position
and obseive
the
switch and position indicators to vei ify component operation, or to possibly isolate a defect
.
rinse
When the valve is rotating from 1 cycle to anothei,
both indicators flash. For example, if the valve is in
transition
between fill and brining, both Fill and
Brine flash° Upon react-ring brining position, Fill
goes off and Brine is on steady, The time display
shows the minutes of the cycle remaining°
=
Press
and
hold
seconds
until
the
SELECT
button
for
3
5r31
...SR31
NOTE: If the face plate is ieft in a diagnostic
Idisplay (or a flashing display when setting times
[or hardness),
present time automatically
returns
l if a button is not pressed within 4 minutes. To
Ireturn to the diagnositc display, repeat step 2.
shows.
This code identifies the softener nominal capacity
size_ If the wrong number show's, the softener will
operate on incorrect programming,
Do the following as needed°
SR31
OTHER INFORMATION:
While in this diagnostic
screen, the following information is available and may
be beneficial for various reasons. This information is
retained by the computer from the first time electrical
power is applied to the face plate.
°_Press the UP button to display the number of
return
does
show
the present
_
Press
time
the SELECT
button
to
display,
To change SR number-Press the UP or DOWN
button until SR31 shows. Then, press the SELECT
button and reset the timer,_,page
6.
FACE PLATE REPLACEMENT: BE SURE THE VALVE IS IN
SERVICE POSITION (OBSERVE VALVE CYCLE INDICATOR)
WHEN REPLACING THE FACE PLATE.
J
J.rl0
NI
If, after installing
and programming
the replacement
face
place, the valve is not in service position,
do the following
to assure correct cycle orientation,
or timing, between
the
face plate and valve.
Use the MANUAL
ADVANCE
procedures,
page 23° With
the RECHARGE
NOW button,
advance
through
the recharge cycles until the valve stops in service position,
and
RECHARGE
no longer flashes in the timer.
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.
22
position
markers
CAM
SECTION 5
SERV,CE
TECH
,NFORMAT,ON
L
I
,,,,,,, iii,
..............
i,, i
5A.
,,,, ,,,,,,,,,;,;;,
..............
MANUAL
ADVANCE
lUl
TROUBLESHOOTING
_ _ ,,,,,
REGENERATION
i ....
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 iates, and other controller functions. Always
make the initial checks, and the manual initiated
diagnostics,
m
NOTES: The face plate display must show a steady
time (not flashing). If an Error code shows, first
press the SELECT button to enter the diagnostic
display,
1.
Press the ON!OFF-HOLD
button and hold in
for 3 seconds° *RECHARGE and Fill begin to
flash as the softener enters the fill cycle of
regeneration.
When Fill is on stead}; remove
the brinewelt
cover and, using a flashlight,
observe f!I! water entering the tanL
*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 cycle remairdng), precedes the recharge.
a,
a.
An obstructed
flow indicates a plugged
tributor, backwash flow plug, or drain
4.
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 in the resin
tank from the brining cycle tesL
5. To return the softener
OFF-HOLD,
to service,
BRtNE SE'I_|NG
VALVE
FLOAT
!
0°3 (11 liters)
BRINING
"_
,16 (°6 liters)
BACKWASH
BRINE RINSE
FAST RINSE
I
(flow to drain)
t8 (68 liters)
A 1 (.4 liters)
1.8 (6.8 liters)
,
FREEBOARDMEASUREMENT
(Distance from top of resin J_ to top of
resin
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 horn the brine tank by
shining
a flashlight
into the brineweI1
and
observing a noticeable drop in the liquid level.
NOTE: Be sure a salt bridge
water with salt contact,
If the softener
,_, nozzle
.o.nozzIe
does
not draw
is not
[
Resin Tank
FREEBOARD
7"-11"
preventing
Resin Bed
brine
....
and/or
venturi
dirty or defective°
and venturi
not seated properly
on
gasket°
o,,restricted
drain (check drain fitting and
hose),
,.,defective
nozzle and venturi
seal
o.,other inner valve defect (rotor seal, rotor
disc, wave washer,
etc.),
&
23
top dishose,
press
PER MIN.)
FILL (flow to salt storage tank)
a.
Again press ON/OFF-HOLD
to move
the
softener into backwash° Look for a fast flow, of
water from the drain hose.
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
2.
n, u, u, ,,,u,,,r,
ON/
SEOTBON 5
SERV,CE
TEC,.,NFORMAT,
O,
[
,J
5B.
ROTARY VALVE SERVICE
tightening
the screws, install the valve cam and
gear_ Then, turn the rotor (clockwise
only) to
service position. Tighten the screws using a crisscross pattern.
If a torque wrench
is available,
torque to 30-40 inch poundsr
Before
working
on the valve, turn off the water
supply
and disconnect
from electrical
power. TO
RELIEVE PRESSURE:
--3 VALVE BYPASS: Close the inlet valve and
open a soft water faucet. Then close the outlet valve
and open the bypass valve.
Lubricate the gear on the motor, and the valve cam
gear with Motykote grease, or other high quality
gear lubricant.
--SEARS
SPECIAL
BYPASS: Slide the bypass
valve stem to bypass position. Loosen the 3 hex
head screws (see A in drawing) toward the back
side of the valve to allow pressure water to bleed
out Catch water with a rag.
Be sure to orient
toward the cam°
;witch
as shown,
with
lever
DISASSEMBLY
]b 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
defects.
THE
all o-rings,
valve cam
VALVE
seals
Inspect the bottom surface
scratches, chips or wear.
and
gaskets
for wear
or
of the rotor and disc for
NOTE: If replacement
is needed,
current replacement
part.
SEE NOZZLE
ASSEMBLY SERVICE,
PAGE 16
be sure to use the
_,
(_
sci'e
ASSEMBLY
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
seat, and push it downward
onto the seal.
Install the nozzle and venturi seal and drain seal
Assemble 2 o-rings and the wave washer onto the
rotor and disc. Then center the rotor and disc, 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
24
flow p,tug (backwash
and fast rinse flow
rate control}
SECTBON 5
SERVICE
TECH INFORMATION
t
]
50 . WATER FLOW THROUGH
SERVICE
THE SOFTENER
VALVE
CYCLE
from Valve Inlet
(hard water)
distributor
To Valve Outlet
(soft water)
resin tank
POSITION
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
distiibutor.
Soft water flows back into the valve and out the valve outlet, to
the house
soft water
pipes.
FILL CYCLE
position switch
ventud
valve cam
rotor & disc
fill flow
plug
from Valve Inlet
(hard water)
fill water
top distributor
(soft)
resin tank
To Valve Outlet
(soft water)
resin
bottom distributor
To begin a regeneration,
motor° The valve motor
the electroic timer energizes
rotates the rotor and disc and
position switch lever drops, to open
FILL. As the rotor and disc rotates,
the venturL Fill flow continues
to
tank. Soft water is still available
to
the circuit to the valve
the valve cam until the
the motor circuit and position the valve in
the port opens for SOFT water fill through
the brine valve, and into the salt storage
the house lines,
25
SECTION 5
SERVICE
TECH. INFORMATION
i
i
5C,
WATER FLOW THROUGH
BRINING
AND
BRINE
THE SOFTENER
RINSE
VALVE
CYCLES
bypass hard water
to valve outlet
ventud
nozzle
from Valve Inlet
(hard water)
brine from
salt storage tank
After
fill, timer/switch
action
allows
the motor
to Urn
the rotor
and
disc
into
BRINING
position,
Water flow is directed
to the nozzleo 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 dis_ibutor
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 flom the resin bed and to the drain.
BACKWASH
bypass hard water
to valve outlet
flow plug
drain
f
CYCLE
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,
remaining
brine
and hardness
to the drain.
\
26
$EGTIO
5
5C.
SERVICE
TECH
INFORMATION
WATER FLOW THROUGH
THE SOFTENER
VALVE
FAST RINSE CYCLE
soft water
to valve outlet
POSITION
!
t
\
\
During FAST RINSE, the rotor & disc is positioned
so water flow enters the
resin tap2< through
the top distributor,
and exits through
the bottom
distributor,
to the drain
]-he 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
27
SECTION 6
REPAIR
PARTS
KENMORE WATER SOFTENERS
MODEL NOS. 625.348571 AND 625.348591
KEY I PART
NO. I NUMBER
Valve Assembly
page 30)
1
2
7137612
Cover (main)
Salt Hole Cover
3
7095373
Transformer, 24'7-10VA @.&
4
7132840
Power Cord (transformer)
5
7183451
Timer Repl (PWA)
6
7178464
7178749
7178757
Face Plate (order req'd decal)
Face Plate Decal, Mod 62&348571
Face Plate Decal, Mod 625,348591
7
7137599
Rim
8
7137727
Brinewell Cover
9
7082150
10
7100819
Wing Nut, 1/4"
Brinewell
11
7144619
12
7148875
Plastic Screw, 1/4" x 5/8"
13
0900431
Tube Clamp @A
14
1103200
15
9003500
Tube Adaptor @,&
Grommet @,dk
16
7116488
Brine Valve Assy_ (also see pg, 29)
17
7105047
18
0502272
Replacement Distributor
Resin
19
7144952
Resin Tank (incL Key No, 18)
20
7170270
26
25
24
Rating Decal
Location
20
19
18
t7
15
14
16
Salt Storage Tank
21
O-Ring, 2_3/4" x 3"
7O7787O Top Distributor
22
7170254
O-Ring, 13/16" x lq/t6"
23
7170296
O-Ring, 2-7/8"
24
7141001
Vapor Barrier
25
7176292
Clamp Section (2 req.)
26
7088033
Clamp Retainer (2 req)
27
7137913
Decal, Salt Level []
7159931
Cov.. Lock (req'd. for shipment only)
Installation Manual
7198993
Owners Manual
28
13
DESCRIPTION
7137604
¢,
x 3-1/4"
_, not illustrated
@,& Included in parts bags° see page 31.=
[] Aligns with top of brinwelL
28
SECTION
6
REPAIR
PARTS
!
t
KENMORE WATER SOFTENERS
MODEL NOS. 625.348571 AND 625.348591
t BRINE
VALVE
ASSEMBLY
KEY I
PART
NO, I NUMBER
30 I
31
7168647
1 0513860
32 I 7097202
46
34 I 7093216
Float Rod & Stem
35 I 7092278
Guide Cap
36
I 7170288
30
37
! 0516211
O-Ring 15/I6 x 1-3/16
Seal
32
38
l 0516924
Retainer, Bottom Seat
39
I 7116713
Clip
33
34
35
37
Clip
42
7131365
Screen
43
7094979
Insert
44
7092294
Retaining Ring
45
7092286
46
7095470
O-Ring, 5/16 x 9/16
Brine Tube
47
7113016
48
7171349
49
7112997
Ground Clamp Kit O_,
Included in parts bags,, ,see page 31,
eA
38
45
44
l
'
39
41
40
GROUNDING
OUTLET
CLAMPS
49
/
29
_rine Valve Body
7080653
=
INLET-
Float Stop
33 I 0516947
4
_"
Float Weight, Ceramic
Float (includes key no 33)
Float Seal
4O I 7092252
43
DESCRIPTION
Tubing Assy, (inctKey
Cone Screen
Nos 43, 44 & 45)
SECTION 6
REPAIR
PA.TS
I
]
KENMORE WATER SOFTENERS
MODEL NOS° 625.348571 AND 625,348591
I
91
58
59
6O
79
77
78
76
75
/
74
73
72
3O
VALVE ASSEMBLY
SECTION
8
REPAIR
PARTS
I
]
KENMORE WATER SOFTENERS
MODEL NOS. 625.348571 AND 625,348591
PARTS LIST
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
5O
51
713 t 755
7 t 33008
52
53
54
55
56
57
0900857
7117808
0503288
7113927
7142942
0501228
58 ] 7170327
59
7024160
6O
0900431
61
7116713
62
0507369
63 1 0507615
64 _ 7170335
42-3441
i
65"-" 2207800
66
7170288
67
7134224
7170204
68
69
7092642
7O
7129889
71
7081764
72
7082053
73
7170319
74
7081201
75
7081104
76
1202600
77
7095030
78 I 1148800
[]
%
DESCRIPTION
Screw, #6-20 x 7/8 (2 req.)
Motor (Includes 2 ea. of Key No.
5O)
Screw, #6-20 x 318 (2 req)
Motor Plate
NO.
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
@
Bearing
Cam and Gear
Clip (Drain)
Flow Plug
O-Ring, 5/8 x 13/16
Drain Hose Adaptor
Tube Clamp @A
Clip (2 req..) @A
Installation Nut (2 req) _ []
Installation Tube (2 req ) A []
Washer (2 req..) .& m
Install.. Kit (InCl Key Nos 62, 63 & 64) []
Installation Adaptor (2 reqo) @[]
O-Ring, t5116 x 1-3/16 (2 req..) @E_
Rotor Seal
O-Ring, 3/8 x 9/16
Plug (Drain Seal)
Spring
Seal (Nozzle & Venturi)
Valve Body
O-Ring, 114 x 3/8 (2 req.)
Retainer (Nozzle & Ventufi)
Nozzle & Venturi Housing
Nut -- Ferrule
Cone Screen
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
Nozzle and Venturi -- Gasket Kit
7187772
7163663
7146043
7167659
7170262
7081188
0521829
7170246
7199232
7082087
7170212
7170238
7085263
7074123
7077472
7030713
7117816
7070412
7173707
2204101
7117858
9000803
7187065
@
7147112
@
7144821
Gasket (only)
Screen
Screen Support
O-Ring, 1-1/8 x 1-3/8
Cap
Flow Plug, .1 gpm
O-Ring, 3-3/8 x 3-5/8
Rotor & Disc
Wave Washer
O-Ring, 3/4 x 15/16
O-Ring, 7/16 x 5/8
Valve Cover
Screw, #10-14 x 2 (5 req)
Expansion Pin
Switch
Spacer
Screw, #4_24 x 1-1/8 (flat head)
Sensor Housing
Turbine Support and Shaft
Turbine
O-Ring
Nozzle & Venturi Assy. (Includes
Key Nos.. 75, and 77 through 84)
Parts Bag, Model No. 625.348571
(Includes parts marked with a @,
pages 28, 29 & 31) -- order manuals separately, if needed.
Parts Bag, Model No. 625°348591
(incL parts marked with a ._ pages
28, 29 & 31) -- order manuals sep _
arately, if needed.
Seat Kit (includes Key Nos. 67, 68,
71,85, 88 and 89}
Drain Tube, 3/8" I.D_x 20' Ak[.Tj
Flow Plug, .3 gpm
Parts included with Model No 625.348591 only.
Parts included with Model No. 625.348571 only
7129716
42-3433
@ notillustrated
BYPASS INSTALLATION
MODEL NO. 625.34372
KEY
NO.
oo
PART
NUMBER
0502206
VALVE
102
101
DESCRIPTION
101
7129863
Retainer Ring
Bypass Body
102
103
7105013
7130911
O-Ring, 13/16 x I (4 reqo)
Stem
104
7170288
42-3437
103
/
104
100
I
O-Ring, 16/I6 x t-3/16 (2 req)
. Bypass Valve (Complete) ,&.[Z]___
31
Deluxe Demand Water Softeners
MODEL NOS.
625.348571
625.348591
For the repair or replacement parts you need
delivered directly to your home
Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week
1 - 800 - 366 - PA RT
(1 - 800 - 366 - 7278)
For in-home
The model number of
your water softener is
found on the rating decato This decal is on the
rim, under the salt cover°
major brand repair service
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1 - 800 - 4 - REPAIR
(1 - 800 - 473 - 7247)
For the location
of a
Sears Parts and Repair Center in your area
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
When requesting service
or ordering parts, always
provide the following information:
1 - 800 - 488 - 1222
For information on purchasing a Sears
Maintenance Agreement, or to inquire
about an existing Agreement
Call 9 am - 5 pm, Monday
_,
e,
_,
Product Type
Model Number
Part Number
Part Description
SEARS
- Saturday
1 - 800 - 827 - 6655
America's
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffrnan
Repair Specialists
Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
7198993 (4/98)