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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NOS.
UltraSoft 275
625.388270[03]
UltraSoft 280
625.388280[03]
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product.
If you have questions
when
installing,
operating
or main-
taining
your
softener,
and
when
setting
the timer,
call
this toll-free
number...
1-800-426-9345
(M - F, 7 am - 8 pm, CST)
For
repair
or replacement
parts, call this toll-free
num-
ber...
1-800-366-7278
See back cover for other
Sears service
numbers.
www.Ken moreWater.com
SAVE THIS
MANUAL
Water Softeners
with Deluxe Valve
4, Warranty
4, Start Up / Setting Timer
4, How It Works
4, Care Of
4, Specifications
4, Repair Parts
I
Systems
Tested and
Certified
by NSF International
I
against
NSF/ANSl Standard
44 for softener
performance.
Use the plastic bag and tie provided, to hang manuals
nearby the softener for future reference,
I
Roebuck and
3333
Hoffman
IL 60179 USA
I
I
Sears,
Co.,
Beverly Road,
Estates,
=
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
7276547
(Rev. C 8/24/05)

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NOS. UltraSoft 275 625.388270[03] UltraSoft 280 625.388280[03] Caution: Read and Follow All Safety Rules and Operating Instructions Before First Use of This Product. If you have questions when installing, operating or main- taining your softener, when setting...

  • Page 2

    WARRANTY SEARS RESIDENTIAL WATER SOFTENER FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON WATER SOFTENER For one year from the date of purchase, when this water softener is installed maintained in accordance with our instructions, Sears will repair, free of charge, defects in material or workmanship in this water softener.

  • Page 3

    Iii_i_iii_ii_i_iii_ii_i_iii_ii_i_iii_ii_i_iii_ii_i_iii_ii_i_iii_ii_i_ii TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE WATER SOFTENER START Safety Guides Check List of Step-By-Step Guides To Install 1-3, 1-4 Program The Timer Sanitizing The Water Softener Adding Salt To The Storage Tank YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS 2-1 to 2-3 Faceplate Timer Features 2-4 to 2-6 Soft Water...

  • Page 4

    * The capacity to reduce clear water iron is substantiated by WQA test data. Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 5

    5-1 of this manual. l__Bypass Valve(s) _-" Be sure to restart the water heater. See page 3- 9. California Efficiency Requirement Your Kenmore Water Softener has a "High Effi- ciency" feature with an "ON" or "OFF" setting. This softener...

  • Page 6

    1 minute. Holding buttons button you have pressed, telling you to use another changes the time 32 minutes each second. button. example, while setting hardness Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 7

    IF YOU NEED HELP PROGRAMMING THE TIMER, CALL TOLL FREE, NUMBER 1- 800- 426- 9345. SEE PAGES 2-1, 2-2 AND 2-3 FOR OTHER FACE PLATE TIMER FEATURES. Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 8

    (page 1-4). You can sanitize the softener with or without salt in the storage tank. Recommended by the Water Quality Association, On some water supplies, water softener need periodic disinfecting. Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 9

    25gpg 32gpg Persons who are concerned about their drinking water 30 gpg 38 gpg should consider a Kenmore Drinking Water System 35gpg 44 gpg that will remove or reduce in excess of 90% of the so- 40 gpg 50 gpg...

  • Page 10

    Press and release the RECHARGE but- PRESS HOLD FOR IMMEDIATE ton once more if you decide to cancel the regenera- tion, RECHARGE TONIGHT will not flash indicator light s_°w the display. Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 11

    1 to 15 minutes in length. change this cycle time, use the UP button to increase the time, or the DOWN button to shorten the time. If no change is desired, continue below. Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 12

    Turn to page 5-2 under "Troubleshooting" resolve top distributor the problem and/or call the Kenmore Water Line 1- 800- 426- 9345. Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 13

    Water Flow Through the Softener in Service soft water hard water salt storage fill water tank (salt not shown) brine valve resin tank resin bed Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 14

    _]1 BACKWASH: During backwash, water flows UP through the resin tank (FIG. 8) at a fast rate to flush iron minerals, dirt and sediments from the bed Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 15

    ON, a cleaning back- wash (CLEAN and Blczvsh or Rinse flashes in the dis- play, along with the minutes of the clean cycle re- maining), precedes the recharge. Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 16

    You may damage the tank. If the wrong kind of salt made the bridge, take it out. Then fill the tank with nugget or pellet salt only. Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 17

    Your local Sears store has trained people to help you with iron water problems. Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 18

    Tip the brine valve upside down use it. Plug the inlet and outlet with rags to keep to drain water. dirt, bugs, etc. out. Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 19

    16 in your installation manual). Plugged or dirty nozzle & venturi Take apart and clean or replace damaged parts (see page 3-2). Valve-rotor disc & seals Check for scratches or grooves, replace if needed. Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 20

    *Capacity to remove clear water iron is substantiated by WQA test data. State of Wisconsin requires additional treatment if water supply contains greater than 5 ppm clear water iron. Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 21

    44 for the specific performance claims as verified and substantiated by test data. The efficiency rating is only valid at the minimum stated salt dosage. These softeners were efficiency rated according to NSF/ANSI Standard Problems, Questions? Call 1-800-426-9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 22

    "live", checks, MANUAL INITIATED ELEC- TRONIC DIAGNOSTICS, and the MANUAL grounded wall outlet, and the power cable fas- VANCE REGENERATION CHECK. tened securely to the controller? Problems, Questions? Call 1-800-426-9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 23

    If you don't get a reading in the display, with faucet show the switch closed -,'-. A defect is probable open, pull the sensor from the valve outlet port. indications vary from this pattern. Problems, Questions? Call 1-800-426-9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 24

    ImPress and hold the SELECT button for 3 seconds until i dd ...SR33 shows Problems, Questions? Call 1-800-426-9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 25

    Note: Be sure a salt bridge is not preventing water with salt contact. Problems, Questions? Call 1-800-426-9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 26

    Nozzle assembly Lower the cover onto the valve body and rotor shaft. service, Then install the cover holding screws. Before tight- page 3- 2 ening the screws, install the valve cam and gear. Problems, Questions? Call 1-800-426-9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 27

    SOFT water fill through the venturi. Fill flow continues to the brine valve, into the salt storage tank. Soft water is still available to the house lines. Problems, Questions? Call 1-800-426-9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 28

    The fast flow (controlled by a flow plug in the drain fitting) flushes dirt, sediments, iron deposits, remaining brine bypass and hardness to the drain. water to valve out- sPOwtffci_n Problems, Questions? Call 1-800-426-9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 29

    As the valve rotates, the position switch lever drops to open circuit. The valve remains positioned in service until the electronic timer initiates the next regeneration. Problems, Questions? Call 1-800-426-9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 30

    SECTION6 REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388270 and 625.388280 ,JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ. ,JJJJ JJJJJJJJJJ. JJJJJJJJJ. JJJJJJJJ. Rating 'dJd_dJdJdJdJ. JJJJJJJJJ. Decal Location dJdJdJdJ. ,JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ. ,JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ. Problems, Questions? Call 1-800-426-9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 31

    SECTION6 REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388270 and 625.388280 A. WATER SOFTENER COMPLETE PART DESCRIPTION NUMBER Cover Lock (req'd for ship. only) Rim Insert (req'd for shipping only) 7230020 Cover (main) 7229998 Salt Hole Cover (order following decal)

  • Page 32

    REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER [i!i !! _;_ !! _;_ SECTION Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388270 _0_ and 625.388280 INLET - OUTLET GROUNDING CLAMPS Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 33

    REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER [i!i !! _i_ !! _i_ SECTION Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388270 _0_ and 625.388280 B. BRINE VALVE ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION NUMBER 7168647 Ceramic Weight 0513860 Float Stop 7097202 Float (includes Key No. 33) 0516947 Float Seal 7093216 Float Rod &...

  • Page 34

    REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER [i!; !! :;:_ !! :;:_ SECTION Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388270 _0_ and 625.388280 wear-strip seal ..._ crOSSveSeCtion Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 35

    DESCRIPTION NUMBER 0502206 Retainer Ring 7271262 Bypass Body 7105013 O-Ring, 13/16 x 1 (4 req.) 7130911 Stem 7170288 O-Ring, 15/16 x 1-3/16 (2 req.) • 7278434 Bypass Valve (Complete) • Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 36

    OWNER'S MANUAL Water Softeners MODEL NOS. UltraSoft 275 625.388270_0_ Your Home UltraSoft 280 For repair-in your home-of all major brand appliances, lawn and garden equipment, or heating and cooling systems, 625.388280_0_ °om°.er w.o made i,,°omo,tor.._o °o,d . : For the replacement parts, accessories owner's manuals that you need to doqt-yourseif.

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