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Kenmore 625.347001 User's Manual
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625.347001
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Operating Instructions
Before First Use of
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Reverse Osmosis
Drinking Water System
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Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U. S. A.
-- WARRANTY -FULL WARRANTY ON REVERSE OSMOSIS DRINKING WATER SYSTEM
(except filter cartridges and R. O. membrane)
For one year from the date of purchase, when the Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System is installed
and maintained in accordance with our instructions, Sears will repair, free of charge, defects in material
and workmanship, except filter cartridges and the R. O. membrane.
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
SEARS INSTALLATION POLICY
SEARS INSTALLATION WARRANTY
All installation labor arranged by Sears shall be performed in a neat, workmanlike manner in accordance 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.
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.
-- SAFETY GUIDES -B Read all steps, guides and rules carefully before
installing and using your reverse osmosis system.
Follow all steps exactly to correctly install. Reading
this manual will also help you to get all the benefits
from the reverse osmosis system.
your house water pressure is over the maximum,
install a pressure reducing valve in the water supply
pipe to the reverse osmosis system.
B Do not install the reverse osmosis system outside, or in extreme hot or cold temperatures. Temperature of the water supply to the reverse osmosis system must be between 40_F and 100_F. Do not install
on hot water.
B Do not attempt to use this product to make safe
drinking water from non-potable water sources. Do
not use the system on microbiologically unsafe water, or water of unknown quality.
B Check with your local public works department
for plumbing and sanitation codes. You must follow their guides as you install the system. Follow
your local codes if they differ with guides in this
manual.
B Read the other limits (pH, hardness, etc.) in the
specifications and be sure your water supply conforms. Also see “Water Supply” on page 3.
B The reverse osmosis membrane contains a preservative for storage and shipment. Be sure to purge
as instructed on page 9 before using product water.
B The reverse osmosis system works on water pressures of 40 psi (minimum) to 125 psi (maximum). If
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-- TABLE OF CONTENTS -Where To Install the RO System . . . . . . . .
Tools and Materials Needed . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cold Water Supply Saddle Valve . . . . .
Drain Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Faucet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RO Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage Tank, Tubing Connections . . . .
Installation Steps - continued
Sanitizing, Pressure Test, Purging . . . .
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How the RO System Works . . . . . . . . . . .
10
Care of RO System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11- 14
Dimensions, Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . .
15
Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16- 17
Remote Installation Locations . . . . . . . . .
18
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4
5- 9
5
6
6- 7
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-- WHAT YOUR REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM WILL DO -Your Reverse Osmosis (RO) Drinking Water System
is a water treatment unit. It uses household water
pressure to reverse a natural physical process called
osmosis. Water, under pressure, is forced through a
semi-permeable membrane where minerals and impurities are filtered out. Clean drinking water goes to
the faucet or storage, while minerals and impurities
are sent to the drain with RO waste water. The minerals and impurities are measured in water as total dissolved solids (TDS).
RO membrane. The postfilter removes any tastes
and/or odors that may remain in the water, after
passing through the RO membrane, and just before
going to the RO faucet. To prevent water waste, an
automatic shutoff valve closes when the RO faucet is
closed and the storage tank is full.
Your reverse osmosis system gives you a continuous
supply of sparkling clear, delicious water for drinking, cooking and other uses. Foods will look and
taste better too. Having high quality RO product water at your fingertips eliminates the need to buy
bottled water. The storage tank holds over 2 gallons
of RO product water for your needs.
The system includes replaceable pre and postfilter
sediment-carbon cartridges. The prefilter removes
sand, silt, dirt, rust particles, other sediments, and
chlorine from the water supply before it can enter the
-- BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO INSTALL THE RO SYSTEM -Check Your Water Supply: The cold water supply to
the RO system must be within certain quality limits.
See the specification table on page 15. If supply water
is not within limits, the RO system can not make
product water as it should and reduced RO membrane life will result.
RO and the storage tank, the system includes the
parts illustrated below, a separate length of tubing,
and this manual.
FIG. 1
RO PRODUCT
WATER FAUCET
Trained salespeople at Sears can arrange for a free
water analysis. The analysis will tell you if other water supply treatment is needed before going to the
RO system.
WATER SUPPLY SADDLE VALVE
CAUTION: Chlorine in the water will destroy the
RO membrane. Most cities add chlorine to the water supply to kill bacteria. The prefilter removes
chlorine up to the limits shown in the specifications
before it enters the RO membrane. It is important
to replace the prefilter cartridge at least every 6
months. See the RO care guide on page 14.
DRAIN
ADAPTER
TUBING
ADAPTERS
Check Parts Included: Unpack the carton and remove the RO system. In addition to the assembled
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HANGER
WASHERS &
SCREWS
-- WHERE TO INSTALL THE RO SYSTEM -The RO assembly and storage tank is designed for
installation under the sink, usually in the kitchen or
bathroom. The RO assembly mounts on a wall surface, or can lay on the cabinet floor next to the storage
tank. Hanger washers and wood screws are included
for cabinet wall mounting. The RO product water
faucet installs on the sink, or on the countertop next
to the sink (pages 6 and 7).
safety guides on page 2. You do need a nearby water
source and drain point (see page 18).
Note: Tubing lengths allow for the removal of the
assembly from the hanger washers for servicing. If
tubing lengths are shortened for neater appearance, it may be necessary to keep the assembly on
the hanger washers for service.
Drain Point: A suitable drain point is needed for reject water from the RO membrane. A floor drain,
laundry tub, standpipe, sump, etc., is preferred, as
shown in the remote locations drawing, page 18. A
sink p-trap drain adaptor is included to install where
codes permit, as an optional drain point (page 6).
Water Supply: To provide supply water to the RO
system inlet, a saddle valve is included to install
(where codes permit) on a cold water pipe, page 5. Provide other pipe fittings for tubing connection, as typically shown on page 5, where saddle valves are not
allowed.
You can also locate the RO assembly and storage tank
in any remote location from the faucet, observing
RO product
water faucet
FIG. 2
cold water
supply
drain adapter
HOT COLD
Storage
Tank
sink drain
p --- trap
RO Assembly
-- TOOLS AND MATERIALS NEEDED -"
adjustable wrench, standard pliers, and larger
adjustable jaw pliers or pipe wrench to fit sink drain
"
slotted and Phillips head screwdrivers
"
plumbers putty
" pipe joint compound (thread seal) or Teflon tape,
approved for use on potable water supplies
"
hand or battery powered drill with 1/8” bit (if
needed for the cold water supply valve, page 5)
" electric drill and bits, if hole is needed for the RO
faucet, page 6 and 7
-- 6 STEPS TO INSTALL -STEP 1: - Install Cold Water Supply Saddle Valve, or
other fittings - page 5
STEP 4: - Install RO Assembly - page 7
STEP 5: - Install Storage Tank, Make Remaining Tubing Connections - page 8
STEP 2: - Install Drain Adapter - page 6
STEP 6: - Sanitizing, Pressure Testing, Purging page 9
STEP 3: - Install Faucet - pages 6 and 7
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-- STEP 1: INSTALL COLD WATER SUPPLY SADDLE VALVE -Check and comply with local plumbing codes as you plan, then install a cold feed (supply) water fitting. The
fitting must provide a leak- tight connection to the RO 1/4” tubing (see FIG. 8, page 8). A typical connection,
using the included saddle valve is shown in FIG.3 - A below. An optional connection, using standard plumbing fittings (not included), is shown in B.
Note: Codes in the state of Massachusetts require installation by a licensed plumber, and do not permit the use
of the saddle valve. For installation, use plumbing
code 248- CMR of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
A.
FIG. 3
pre --- drill
1/8”hole
for iron pipe
nut (2) --- not req’
d
with all types of
clamp Z
A. SADDLE VALVE
Note: This valve has a cutting pin and will pierce a
hole in copper tubing or plastic pipe. If installing on
iron pipe, you have to drill a 1/8”hole for the piercing pin. Read the following danger note and be
sure to turn off water to the pipe and to drain water
from it before drilling.
WATER SUPPLY CONNECTION
(using included saddle valve)
seal
Check local
codes for
approval
clamp X
valve
clamp Z
DANGER (if drilling metal pipe): To protect yourself from serious injury or fatal shock, use a battery
powered hand drill only to make the hole. Do not
use an electric drill.
nut
See note on codes
in the state of
Massachusetts,
above left.
1. Close the house main water shutoff valve and open
faucets to drain water from the sink cold water pipe.
insert
ferrule
use to connect
tubing, step 2,
on page 8
handle
2. Observing above note and caution, drill the 1/8”
diameter hole in iron pipe.
3. Looking at figure 3A, turn the valve into clamp X
and tighten (maybe already assembled). Turn the
valve handle all the way out.
4. Place the seal on the inside of clamp X as shown.
Be sure the cutting pin does not stick out beyond the
seal.
5. Place clamp X and Z around the pipe and secure in
place with 2 screws. If you predrilled a 1/8” hole,
align the cutting pin with it. Tighten both screws
evenly, but do not overtighten. Clamp Z will either
have threaded screw holes, or 2 nuts are included.
cold water
shutoff
B. WATER SUPPLY
TYPICAL CONNECTION
(using compression fitting)
6. Carefully turn the handle inward to pierce a hole
in the copper or plastic pipe.
-- parts not included --
B. OPTIONAL PIPE FITTINGS (compression type
shown)
Note: Be sure to turn off the water supply and open
a low faucet to drain the pipe.
1/4”compression
fitting
insert
ferrule
Complying with plumbing codes, install a fitting on
the kitchen cold water pipe to adapt 1/4”OD tubing.
A typical connection is shown in figure 3B. If
threaded fittings are used, be sure to use pipe joint
compound or Teflon tape on outside threads.
cold
water
pipe
5
1/4” tubing to
RO inlet (see step
2, on page 8)
-- STEP 2: INSTALL DRAIN ADAPTER -J Note: Running the drain tubing directly to a floor
drain, sump, standpipe, laundry tub, etc., as shown
on page 18, is preferred. However, if that is not possible or practical, the included drain adapter installs
in the sink drain pipe, always above or ahead of the
p- trap (FIG. 4). Be sure to comply with your local
plumbing codes. Other drain pipe fittings, in addition to the adapter, may be needed.
J The drain adapter fits 1-1/2” sink drain pipe.
J The adapter installs directly onto the sink tailpiece
as typically shown in FIG. 4 and 5.
J Locate so drain tubing from the faucet (installed in
step 1, page 8) makes a straight run to the adapter,
without dips, loops, low spots or kinks.
FIG. 4
A
B
drain
adapter
FIG. 5
Note: Consult a plumber if you are not familiar
with plumbing procedures.
1. Use a ferrule and nut to assemble the drain tubing
connector to the drain adapter (FIG. 5). Turn the connector to about 45_from the 12:00 position, as shown
(to 10:00 or 2:00 position as needed). Tighten the nut
securely.
sink tailpiece
nut
2. Carefully disassemble the sink drain pipe and
clean the tailpiece to assure a leak-tight fit.
ferrule
3. Install the drain adapter onto the sink tailpiece,
using a ferrule and nut. Snug the nut, but do not
tighten.
Note: If needed, to make fit, you can cut to shorten
the unthreaded end of the adapter. Do not cut too
short so the adapter will make a leak-tight seal with
the connecting fitting.
drain adapter
ferrule
black
collet
45_
45_
nut
cut, if
needed
drain tubing
connector
10:00
2:00
4. Assemble the p- trap to the drain adapter, and other drain pipe fittings as required (check codes) to
complete the drain run.
5. Tighten all connections, but do not overtighten and
break plastic fittings.
-- STEP 3: INSTALL FAUCET -A. PREPARE MOUNTING HOLE
CAUTION: To avoid damaging a sink beyond repair, consult a qualified plumber or installer for
guides to drill holes in porcelain or stainless steel.
1. Select 1 of the following places for the faucet. Be
sure it will fit flat against the surface, and there is
space underneath for tubing (see FIG. 8, page 8).
'Use an existing sink top hole for a spray hose or
other faucet. A 1” to 1-1/4” diameter hole is needed.
' Drill a new hole in the countertop next to the
sink.
2. If drilling is needed, make the 1” to 1-1/4” diameter hole.
3. Place plumbers putty around the drilled hole (FIG.
6) to prevent water leakage around the base of the
faucet.
' Drill a new hole in the sink top.
6
-- STEP 3: INSTALL FAUCET (cont.)-B. ASSEMBLE FAUCET
FIG. 6
1. If not already assembled, install the rubber washer,
spacer, flat (or lock) washer and hex nut onto the
threaded faucet stud.
2. Apply Teflon tape to the end of the faucet stud.
Turn the tubing adapter with a blue collet onto the
stud and hand tighten, then wrench 1/4 turn only.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO CROSS THREAD.
insert spout
faucet & spout
remove tubing piece
3. Wet the o-ring seals on the faucet spout. Then, remove and discard the short piece of tubing from the
faucet body and insert the spout in it’s place.
tubing barb
fittings
4. CONNECT TUBING TO FAUCET AS FOLLOWS.
a. Take the separate length of 3/8” black tubing
and, putting end through the larger hole in the rubber washer, slide end onto the larger barb fitting on
the bottom of the faucet.
Note: To soften end of tubing, hold under hot water.
b. Route 1/4” red tubing from RO up through the
sink hole and slide end onto the smaller barb fitting
(heat end if needed) on the faucet.
rubber washer
ASSEMBLED IN
MOUNTING HOLE
spacer
spacer
c. Route 3/8”blue tubing from RO up through the
sink hole and push end all the way into the tubing
adapter fitting on the bottom of the faucet. Pull on
the tubing to be sure it’s held firmly in the adapter
fitting. See pages 12 and 13 for tubing connection
instructions.
steel washer
flat (or lock)
washer
hex nut
hex nut
tubing adapter
plumbers putty
5. Lower the faucet into the sink or countertop hole.
steel washer
6. On the underside of the sink or countertop, insert
the large steel washer between the mounting hole
and the spacer on the faucet stud (see assembled
view). Then, turn the hex nut up to the spacer and
tighten. Tighten the hex nut so the faucet can not
move, but do not overtighten and break the faucet.
blue collet
hole in sink or
countertop
1/4”red tubing
from RO drain
3/8”black tubing
to drain point
3/8”blue
tubing
-- STEP 4: INSTALL RO
ASSEMBLY --
FIG. 7
hanger
washer (2)
screw (2)
Hang the assembly on the included hanger washers,
or lay on the cabinet floor, as desired.
TUBING FROM
RO SYSTEM
10-1/2”
10-1/2”indicators
1. Refer to FIG. 7 for wall mounting. Hold the assembly up to the wall surface and mark locations for the
hanger washers. Indicator marks on top of the bracket are the needed 10-1/2” apart.
15-1/2”
min.
up from
floor
2. Install hanger washers at least 15-1/2”up from the
cabinet floor, allowing room to remove sumps from
filter heads. Wood screws are provided, or obtain
other fasteners as needed.
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-- STEP 5: INSTALL STORAGE TANK,
MAKE REMAINING TUBING CONNECTIONS -1. CONNECT DRAIN TUBING, FAUCET TO
DRAIN ADAPTER: Referring to FIG. 8, run the loose
section (connected to faucet barb fitting) of black
3/8”tubing from the faucet to the drain adapter, with
a black collet, installed on page 6. Cut this tubing as
needed to route in as straight of a run as possible,
without loops, dips, low spots or kinks. Cut the end
of the tubing square. Then, push all the way into the
fitting. Pull on the tubing to be sure it’s held firmly
in the adapter fitting. See pages 12 and 13 for tubing
connection instructions.
2. CONNECT TUBING TO WATER SUPPLY: Use the
tubing insert, ferrule and nut to fasten the 1/4”green
tubing to the saddle valve fitting installed on page 5.
Tighten the nut with a wrench.
3. Move the storage tank into place next to the RO assembly. You can stand the tank upright, or lay it on
side. Apply no more than 2 wraps of Teflon tape to
the threads on the nipple at the top of the tank. Hand
tighten, then wrench 1/4 turn only, the other included tubing adapter fitting with the yellow collet
onto the tank nipple. BE CAREFUL NOT TO CROSS
THREAD.
4. Run the 3/8” yellow tubing to the fitting installed
in step 3. Be sure the end of the tubing is cut square,
and insert all the way into the fitting. Again, pull on
the tubing to be sure it’s held firmly in the fitting.
TYPICAL UNDERSINK INSTALLATION
FIG. 8
RO product
water faucet
3/8”black tubing, to
larger barb on faucet
See note on
codes in the state
of Massachusetts,
page 5.
drain adapter
water supply
valve
HOT
COLD
sink p --- trap
OPEN
CLOSE
insert
ferrule
nut
yellow collet
tubing adaptor
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Note: See note on page 4
regarding tubing lengths.
-- STEP 6: SANITIZING, PRESSURE TESTING & PURGING -SANITIZING
6. If needed to clean, flush the prefilter sump with
fresh water. Then, fill with water to about 1”from the
top. Add 1.0 ounce of chlorine (ordinary 5.25%
household bleach ...Hilex, Clorox, etc.) and mix in the
water. Do not add chlorine first. Concentrated, it
will attack plastics.
Sanitizing is recommended upon installation of the
RO system, and after servicing inner parts. It is important for the service person to have clean hands
while handling inner parts of the system.
CAUTION: Be sure to remove the RO membrane
and both filter cartridges as follows, before sanitizing. Chlorine will destroy the RO membrane cartridge.
7. Carefully replace the sump on the prefilter head
and tighten securely.
1. Be sure the water supply to the RO is turned off,
and the RO faucet is open to relieve pressure.
9. Open the RO faucet, locking the lever upward,
against the spout.
2. Referring to FIG. 9, page 11, press inward while
turning the RO cap to the left (?) to remove from the
bracket/membrane housing. Remove (use pliers)
the RO cartridge from the housing. Place the cartridge in a clean plastic bag.
10. Allow water to circulate through the RO system
until you smell the bleach odor. Then close the faucet
and allow the RO to stand idle for 20 minutes.
8. Slowly open the water supply to the RO.
11. After the 20 minutes, open the RO faucet and run
water until the bleach odor is gone.
3. Be sure the o-ring seal is in the RO cap. Replace the
RO cap and push inward while turning to the right
(?) to lock.
12. Turn off the water supply to the RO.
13. Be sure your hands are clean. Then, repeat steps
1 - 5 and 7, only replace all cartridges.
4. Remove the postfilter sump, turning to the left.
Take the cartridge from the sump and place in the
plastic bag. Replace the sump and tighten securely.
Important: Refer to FIG. 9, page 11, and to page 12
when replacing cartridges. The prefilter (left side)
cartridge has light gray coloring, and the postfilter
(right side) has blue coloring.
5. Remove the prefilter sump and cartridge. Also
place this cartridge in the clean bag.
PRESSURE TESTING
4. In about 2 hours, pressure will start to build in the
RO system. Then, carefully check all fittings and connections for water leaks. Correct leaks if any are
found.
1. Do the preceding sanitizing procedures before
pressure testing.
2. Open the water supply shutoff valve to the RO.
3. Open the main water supply valve and several
house faucets to purge air from the system. Close
faucets when water runs smooth.
Note: When the system is first pressurized, water
may ‘‘spurt’’from the faucet airgap hole until air is
expelled from the RO system.
PURGING RO MEMBRANE
1. Allow the storage tank to fill for about 4 hours.
Then, open the RO faucet until the tank is empty and
flow stops.
Important purging instructions: The RO cartridge
contains a food grade preservative that you should
clean from it before using water from the system. The
preservative will give product water an unpleasant
taste and odor.
2. Close the RO faucet and allow the tank to fill again
for 4 hours. Then, open the RO faucet and empty
again.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to purge the storage tank 4 times. Then, the RO system is ready to
make product water for use.
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-- HOW YOUR REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM WORKS -product water. Taste- free, odor- free, clean, high
quality drinking water is available for use.
PREFILTER
Water from the cold supply pipe enters the RO assembly prefilter first (FIG. 8 and schematic below).
FAUCET
The sink or countertop faucet has a hand operated,
spring- loaded closed lever to prevent the waste of
drinking water. You can also keep the faucet open by
pushing upward on the lever and locking it against
the faucet spout.
The prefilter has a replaceable sediment cartridge
with activated carbon in its composition. The cartridge (10 micron) removes sand, silt, dirt, other sediments, and up to the ppm of chlorine shown in the
specifications from the feed water. Chlorine will destroy the RO membrane. Filtered, clean, chlorinefree water flows from the prefilter, to the RO membrane cartridge.
IMPORTANT: See prefilter maintenance, page 11.
To comply with plumbing codes, an air- gap is built
into the faucet drain water connection.
SHUTOFF ASSEMBLY
To conserve water, the drinking water system has an
automatic shutoff system. When the storage tank has
filled to capacity, and the drinking water faucet is
closed, pressure closes the shutoff to stop flow into
the RO. Pressure in the storage tank is about half of
the water supply pressure. After drinking water is
used, and pressure in the system drops, the shutoff
opens to allow water flow again.
REVERSE OSMOSIS (RO) CARTRIDGE
The cartridge inside of the RO housing, is a tightly
wound, special membrane. Water is forced through
the cartridge and the membrane removes the dissolved solids and organic matter. High quality product water (about 1 ounce per minute) exits the RO
housing and goes to the storage tank, or to the postfilter and RO faucet. Reject water, with the dissolved
solids and organic matter, is routed through the flow
control and to the drain.
CHECK VALVE
A check valve (FIG. 10) is located in the outlet end of
the RO housing, opposite of the cap. The check valve
prevents a backward flow of product water from the
storage tank. A backward flow could rupture the RO
membrane.
STORAGE TANK
The storage tank holds up to 2.3 gallons of product
water. A diaphragm inside the tank keeps water
pressurized to about 30 psi, when the tank is full, to
provide fast flow from the RO faucet. The tank, when
empty, is pressurized to 5 - 7 psi.
FLOW CONTROL
Water flow through the RO membrane is regulated
by the flow control. It maintains the desired flow rate
to obtain the highest quality drinking water. The
flow control is located in the end of the 1/4”red drain
tubing, at the RO housing drain port. A small coneshaped screen fits over the end of the flow control to
help prevent plugging with drain water sediments.
POSTFILTER
After leaving the storage tank, but before going to the
RO faucet, product water goes through the postfilter.
The postfilter is an activated carbon type filter. Any
remaining tastes and odors are removed from the
PRODUCT
WATER
FAUCET
RED
YELLOW
air gap
gravity
drain
drain flow
control
REVERSE OSMOSIS
SCHEMATIC
RO MEMBRANE
BLUE
check
valve
PRODUCT WATER
AUTOMATIC
SHUTOFF
PRODUCT
WATER
STORAGE
WATER
IN
GREEN
10
PREFILTER
POSTFILTER
-- CARE OF YOUR REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM -To keep your reverse osmosis system operating and
making high quality water, you must make sure supply water is always within the limits shown in the
specifications. Good supply water helps to assure
longer life from the RO membrane cartridge, prefilter
and postfilter cartridges. However, each of these will
wear out in time and need replacement.
Note: The prefilter cartridge has light gray netting
and end caps. The postfilter has blue. Do not interchange.
*Note: Use a lubricant approved for use on a potable
water supply.
mounting
washers (2)
FIG. 9
This reverse osmosis system contains a replaceable
treatment component critical for effective removal of
total dissolved solids. The water should be tested
periodically to verify the system is performing satisfactorily.
If the RO assembly is wall mounted, you may be able
to replace parts with the assembly left on the wall. If
not, simply lift the RO assembly from the mounting
washers and lay on the cabinet floor when replacing
the prefilter and post filter cartridges and RO membrane.
Note: To prevent spillage, place a container under
the RO assembly, or put the RO assembly in a container to catch the water.
(RO cartridge
o--ring seals on
this end)
RO Cartridge
prefilter
cartridge
(lt. gray)
postfilter
cartridge
(blue)
o--ring seal
CAUTION: Before disconnecting parts, be sure to
close the water supply valve to the RO.
o--ring
seal
RO cap
sump
PREFILTER AND POSTFILTER
CARTRIDGES
Turn sumps in the
direction of the arrow
to remove. Turn
opposite way to install
and tighten.
You must replace the prefilter cartridge often to protect the RO membrane from being destroyed by chlorine,
and/or from plugging with sediments in your water
supply. If the water supply contains both chlorine
and sediments, replace the prefilter cartridge at least
every 6 months of product water use. Replace more
often than 6 months if it begins to plug with sediments.
RO MEMBRANE CARTRIDGE
The life of the RO membrane cartridge depends
mostly on the pH of the supply water to the RO system (see specifications). Cartridge life is shorter with
higher pH. For example, if supply water pH is from 6.8
to 7.7, the cartridge may last for well over 1 year. However,
cartridge life may be as short as 6 months if the pH is as
high as 8.5 to 10. Higher pH weakens the cartridge
membrane and causes pin- hole leaks.
If the water has sediments only, with no chlorine, you
may notice a slower making of product water as the
prefilter collects the sediments. When this occurs, replace the prefilter cartridge. Also replace the postfilter
cartridge.
It’s time to replace the RO cartridge when the production rate and/or quality of product water drops.
Product water may begin to taste different or bad, indicating solids and organics are passing through the
RO membrane. To be sure it is the RO cartridge, replace the prefilter and postfilter cartridges first.
To replace the filter cartridges (see FIG. 9):
1. Turn off the water supply and open the RO faucet
to relieve pressure.
2. Remove (turn to the left) both sumps from the filter
heads. Be careful . . .the sumps are full of water.
3. Remove and discard the inner cartridges in a proper manner. Flush the insides of the sumps with fresh
water. Do not lose the large o- ring seals.
4. Insert new cartridges, and with lubricated* o- rings
in place, turn on and tighten the sumps.
To replace the RO cartridge (see FIG. 9):
1. Turn off the water supply and open the RO faucet
to relieve pressure.
continued
11
-- CARE OF YOUR REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM -2. Press inward while turning the RO cap to the left
(?) to remove from the bracket/membrane housing.
5. Inspect the o-ring and collet. Replace if worn, cut
or otherwise damaged. Carefully replace into the
drain port.
3. Use a pliers, or heavy wire made into a hook, to
pull the RO cartridge from the housing.
6. Be sure the flow control is in the end of the tubing,
then push all the way into the fitting.
Note: Sanitizing is recommended after servicing inner parts of the system (see page 9).
TO
DRAIN
FIG. 10
4. Install the new cartridge, end with o- ring seals inward. Work back and forth to get all the way in (end
of cartridge about 1-1/4” in from end of housing).
5. Lubricate the RO cap o- ring seal if dry. Replace the
o- ring into the cap. Press inward on the cap while
turning to the right (?)to lock. The cap will not go on
if the RO cartridge is not fully seated inward.
flow (control) insert
1/4”tubing
screen
collet
6. Check the flow control and screen (see below).
o--ring seal
7. Purge the RO membrane cartridge following instructions on page 9.
drain port
FLOW CONTROL AND SCREEN
The flow control is vital for proper operation of the
RO membrane cartridge. The control keeps water
flow through the membrane at the needed rate to obtain the best quality product water.
ball
spring
cap
Whenever servicing the RO system, check the flow
control to be sure the small hole through it is clean
and unrestricted. Also check and clean or replace the
cone- shaped screen in front of the control. The RO
membrane cannot discharge minerals and impurities to the drain if the flow control plugs with foreign
material. If this happens, it only takes a short time for
the membrane to foul and become useless.
To clean/replace flow control and screen (FIG. 10):
o-ring
check
valve
TUBING CONNECTION
(all push- in fitting locations)
1. At the drain connection, depress the collet (FIG.
11) with a finger while carefully pulling on the drain
tubing to remove.
This RO system includes push- in fittings for quick
tubing connection at most locations. If working with
the fittings, do the following.
2. Remove the flow control from the end of the drain
tubing. Be sure the center hole is clean.
Connection (FIG. 11):
3. Check the drain tubing to be sure it’s clean. Then,
insert the cleaned or new flow control into the tubing.
1. Use a sharp cutter or knife to cut the end of tubing
square.
4. With a small screwdriver, carefully remove the collet and o-ring from the drain port. Use a small needle-nose pliers or tweezers to remove the screen from
the drain port. Thoroughly clean, or replace with a
new screen. Install, pointed end down.
2. Inspect the end (about 1”) of the tubing to be sure
there are no nicks, scratches or other rough spots. If
needed, cut the tubing again.
3. Push tubing through the collet and all the way into
fitting. Full engagement is 11/16” for 1/4” tubing,
and 3/4” for 3/8” tubing.
Note: Visually check to be sure it is positioned correctly.
continued
12
-- CARE OF YOUR REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM -AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF SERVICE
TUBING CONNECTION (continued)
If tubing is used, other than supplied with the system, be sure it is of high quality, exact size and roundness with a smooth surface.
If the shutoff assembly requires service, be sure to
reassemble parts exactly as shown in FIG. 12, and to
reconnect tubing as shown on pages 10 and 16.
To Disconnect Tubing: Push the collet inward and
hold with a finger while pulling the tubing out.
FIG. 11
screw (4)
Tubing correctly cut and connected
cut tubing square
Tee Fitting,
1/4”NPT x 3/8”
Tube
FIG. 12
collet
SHUTOFF
ASSEMBLY
end of tubing round and
smooth, with no cuts,
nicks or flat spots
11/16”(1/4”tubing)
engagement
3/4”(3/8”tubing)
collet (depress to
remove tubing)
tubing
diaphragm
Replacing collet and
o-ring seal
plunger
Push o-ring seal in to
bottom of port, then
follow with collet.
fitting
o--ring seal
collet
diaphragm
Changing Collet and O- ring (FIG. 11):
1. With a small screwdriver, remove the collet and o-
ring from the fitting.
2. Be sure the port is clean, then lubricate and insert
the o-ring seal to the bottom of the port.
Elbow fitting turns
into OUT port.
3. Push the collet inward until it locks in place.
Male Connector,
1/8”NPT x 1/4”Tube
Male Elbow,1/8”
NPT x 1/4”Tubing
CAUTION
tubing
DO NOT USE VINEGAR, OR OTHER ACID
BASED CLEANERS ON THIS RO SYSTEM. THEY
WILL DEGRADE SOME RO SYSTEM PARTS. ALWAYS USE SOAP AND WATER.
collet
This reverse osmosis system contains a replaceable
treatment component critical for effective removal
of total dissolved solids. The water should be
tested periodically to verify the system is performing satisfactorily.
13
-- CARE OF YOUR REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM -REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM CARE GUIDE
MODEL NO. 625.347001
1. AT LEAST every 6 months, replace the prefilter and postfilter cartridges. Clean or replace the flow control and
screen.
2. Replace the RO membrane cartridge when the percent rejection of total dissolved solids (TDS) is less than shown
in the specifications (see B, below).
If any of the following occur before the 6 months, replace as directed.
A. Slow Making of Product Water: Replace the prefilter cartridge.
If the production rate does not improve, replace the postfilter cartridge and RO membrane cartridge.
C. Chlorine Taste and/or Odor: Replace the prefilter, postfilter and
RO membrane cartridges.
B. High Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in Product Water: You can
get a free TDS test through some Sears retail stores or service
departments. If the store or service department does not have a
TDS meter, you can send treated and untreated water samples to
a water analysis lab for testing. It is important to test both the
treated and untreated water to determine system performance. If
the TDS is not within the system’
s performance guidelines,
replace the prefilter, postfilter and RO membrane cartridges.
OTHER TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Chlorine taste and/or The ppm of chlorine in your water supply If the water supply contains more than 2.0 ppm of chlorine, addiodor in the RO product exceeds maximum limits, and has de- tional filtering of the water supply to the RO is needed. Correct
water
stroyed the RO membrane.
this condition before doing maintenance on the RO system.
The prefilter is no longer removing chlo- Replace the prefilter, postfilter and RO membrane cartridges,
rine from the water supply.
flow control, and screen.
Other taste and/or odor
Postfilter expended.
Replace the postfilter cartridge. If taste and odor persists, replace the prefilter cartridge, RO membrane cartridge, flow control, and screen.
RO membrane cartridge expended.
Contamination in product water storage. Use sanitizing procedures. Replace the postfilter cartridge.
System makes product Water supply to the RO system not within Increase water pressure, precondition the water, etc., as needed
water too slowly
specifications.
to conform before doing maintenance on the RO system.
Prefilter or RO membrane cartridges Replace the prefilter cartridge. If rate does not increase, replace
plugged with sediments.
the postfilter cartridge, RO membrane cartridge, flow control,
and screen.
System makes lower Storage tank air-charge less than 5 --- 7 Open RO faucet and drain tank until flow slows to a drip. Keep
amount of product water psi.
faucet open and check tank pressure. If low, pressurize to 6 psi.
than usual
Close faucet to refill the tank.
High total dissolved sol- Water supply to the RO system not within Increase water pressure, precondition the water, etc., as needed
ids (TDS) in product wa- specifications.
to conform before doing maintenance on the RO system.
ter
RO membrane cartridge expended.
Replace the prefilter, postfilter and RO membrane cartridges,
flow control, and screen.
Water leaking from fau- Drain side of faucet airgap (3/8”tubing) Inspect and eliminate restriction or plug. Refer to installation
cet airgap hole
plugged, restricted, or incorrectly con- instructions for proper drain connection.
nected to drain point.
Continual water flow to Check valve or automatic shutoff assem- Clean, repair or replace as needed.
drain
bly plugged, restricted or parts worn
Note: Sanitizing is recommended after servicing inner parts of the system(see page 9).
14
-- DIMENSIONS and SPECIFICATIONS --
15”
16”
STORAGE
TANK
9”dia.
16”
Metric
Supply water pressure limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
40 --- 125 psi
280 --- 860 kPa
Supply water temperature limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
40 --- 100 ° F
5 --- 40° C
Maximum total dissolved solids (TDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2000 ppm
Maximum water hardness @ 6.9 pH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10 gpg
Maximum iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfide . . . . . . . . .
0
Chlorine in water supply (max. ppm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.0
Supply water pH limits (pH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 --- 10
Product (quality) water, 24 hours ¬ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6 gal.
22.7 liters
Waste water per gallon of product water ¬ . . . . . . . . . . .
5 gal.
18.9 liters
Percent rejection of TDS, minimum (new membrane) ¬
90 --- 95
Storage tank capacity (max.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3 gal.
Automatic shutoff control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
yes
8.7 liters
¬ feed water supply at 50 psi, 77° F, and 750 TDS --- Quality water production, amount of waste
water and percent rejection all vary with changes in pressure, temperature and total dissolved solids.
15
-- REPAIR PARTS -Kenmore Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System, Model No. 625.347001
SADDLE VALVE
See note on codes in the state
of Massachusetts, page 5
32
36
1/4”Tubing
1
35
31
30
o-ring seals
3
4
33
29
28
DRAIN
ADAPTER
27
¬
2
26
-
25
5
6
34
¬
Bracket/Membrane Housing
PUSH - IN FITTINGS
¬1/4”
-3/8”
21
8
21
9
o--ring seal
20
7
22
collet
8
11
19
24
7
18
17
16
15
9
17
14
12
13
23
16
10
11
-- REPAIR PARTS -Kenmore Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System, Model No. 625.347001
Key
No.
Part
Number
1
7205350
2
Key
No.
Part
Number
Faucet
23
7205326
Storage Tank
7207920
Adaptor, 7/16”-24 x 3/8”Tubing
24
7207938
Adaptor, 1/4”NPT x 3/8”Tubing
3
7185788
Screw, #10-12 x 5/8”(8 req.)
25
7208366
Bracket/Membrane Housing
4
42-34702
RO Membrane Cartridge
26
7133634
Check Ball
5
7177175
O-ring Seal, 1-7/8”x 2-1/8”
27
7110385
Spring
6
7174965
RO Cap
28
7133464
O-ring Seal, 7/16”x 5/8”
7
7207881
Elbow, 3/8”NPT x 3/8”Tube (2 req.)
29
7202344
Check Valve Cap
8
7156535
Head (2 req.)
30
7095030
Cone Screen
9
7170246
O-ring Seal, 3-3/8”x 3-5/8”(2 req.)
31
7208413
Flow (Control) Insert
10
42-34370
Filter Cart., T & O Postfilter
32
7011272
Saddle Valve
11
7156569
Sump (2 req.)
33
7192230
Drain Adapter
12
7171674
Connector, 1/8”NPT x 1/4”Tubing
34
7209566
Push-in Fitting Kit, 1/4”À®
13
7171682
Elbow, 1/8”NPT x 1/4”Tubing
7209574
Push-in Fitting Kit, 3/8”Á ®
14
7112442
Valve Top
35
9006062
Screw (2 req.)
15
7112434
Valve Center
36
9041700
Hanger Washer (2 req.)
16
7014979
Plunger
J
42-34334
Sump Removal Wrench ®
17
7099296
Diaphragm (2 req.)
J
7161823
Tubing, 1/4”x 20’- white ©
18
7112426
Valve Bottom
J
7161784
Tubing, 1/4”x 100’- white © ®
19
7030721
Screw, #10-14 x 1-3/4”(4 req.)
J
7157280
Tubing, 3/8”x 20’- white © ®
J
7133838
Shutoff Assembly ¡
J
7161750
Tubing, 3/8”x 100’- white © ®
20
7208502
Tee, 1/4”NPT x 3/8 Tubing
J
7208112
Owners’
s Manual
21
7207899
Elbow, 3/8”NPT x 1/4”Tube (2 req.)
¡ includes key numbers 14 through 19
22
42-34373
Filter Cart., Sed. --- T & O Prefilter
© tubing lengths for remote installations, page 18 (not
included) Direct replacement for colored lengths of
tubing.
Description of Part
Description of Part
®
J not illustrated
ÀÁ see page 16 for use locations --- Note: This o-ring
and collet are for replacement in the bracket/membrane
housing only. They do not fit the other push-in fittings,
key nos. 2, 7, 12, 13, 21 and 24.
® not included
17
-- REMOTE LOCATION FOR REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM -REMOTE RO INSTALLATION
(storage tank not shown)
Possible remote locations for the RO nearby the kitchen or bathroom sink include; (1) a basement area
underneath the sink, and (2) an adjacent room or closet. Longer lengths of tubing may be needed (see parts
list on page 17).
You can run the drain tubing directly to 1 of several suitable open drain points, as shown below, bypassing
the faucet airgap and p---trap drain. This type of drain is the preferred over the p---trap drain adapter. Check
your local codes. Always be sure to provide an air gap between the end of the hose and the drain point.
RO product
water faucet
Note: Tubing colors as
supplied with RO system.
3/8”blue tubing
OPTIONAL DRAIN POINTS FOR REJECT WATER
red
red
yellow
storage
tank
SUMP
airgap
airgap
airgap
STANDPIPE
airgap
LAUNDRY
TUB
FLOOR
DRAIN
18
1/4”green tubing
COLD
WATER
SUPPLY
19
OWNER’S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
625.347001
Reverse Osmosis
Drinking Water System
For the repair or replacement parts you need
Call 7 am -- 7 pm, 7 days a week
1 -- 800 -- 366 -- PART
(1 -- 800 -- 366 -- 7278)
The model number of
your reverse osmosis
system is found on the
rating decal. This decal is
on the top of the bracket.
When requesting service
or ordering parts, always
provide the following information:
z
z
z
z
Product Type
Model Number
Part Number
Part Description
For in--home major brand repair service
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1 -- 800 -- 4 -- REPAIR
REPAIR SERVICES
(1 -- 800 -- 473 -- 7247)
For the location of a
Sears Repair Service Center in your area
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
REPAIR SERVICES
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 -- Saturday
1 -- 800 -- 827 -- 6655
America’s Repair Specialists
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
part no. 7208112 (4/99)
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