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Kenmore 300 Series Owner's Manual

Kenmore water softeners owner's manual 300 series 625.383060, 300 series 625.393060,.

 
OWNER'S MANUAL
Water Softeners
With Deluxe Valve
MODEL NOS.
300 Series 625.383060
300 Series 625.393060
Caution:
Read and follow all safety rules and operating
instructions before first use of this product.
Questions ?
Visit www.KenmoreWater.com
or call toll free 1-800-426-9345 (M - F, 7AM - 8 PM CST)
Repair or Parts ? Call toll free 1-800-366-7278
See back cover for other Sears service numbers.
SAVE THIS MANUAL
Use the plastic bag and tie provided, to hang manuals nearby
the softener for future reference.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
Systems Tested and Certified by NSF International against
www.KenmoreWater.com
• Warranty
• Installation
• Start Up / Setting Timer
• How It Works
• Care Of
• Specifications
• Repair Parts
NSF/ANSI Standard 44 for softener performance.
Part No. 7282580 (Rev. D 10/18/06)
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    OWNER'S MANUAL Water Softeners With Deluxe Valve MODEL NOS. 300 Series 625.383060 300 Series 625.393060 Caution: Read and follow all safety rules and operating instructions before first use of this product. Questions ? Visit www.KenmoreWater.com or call toll free 1-800-426-9345 (M - F, 7AM - 8 PM CST) Repair or Parts ? Call toll free 1-800-366-7278 See back cover for other Sears service numbers.

  • Page 2

    ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON WATER SOFTENER When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this Kenmore appliance fails due to a defect in material and workmanship within one year from the date of pur- chase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Water Flow Rate ___________________________ Gallons Per Minute * The model number is on the rating decal, located on the rim, under the salt hole cover. Call the Kenmore Water Line at 1-800-426-9345 or visit KenmoreWater.com For repair or replacement parts, call toll-free 1-800-366-7278 See back cover for other Sears service numbers.

  • Page 4: Safety Guides

    Reading this book will also help you to get all of the benefits from your water softener. Y Your Kenmore Water Softener will remove hardness minerals from water. This is measured in grains per gallon (gpg). It will also remove some clear water iron*. This is measured in parts per million(ppm).

  • Page 5

    Contact the store where purchased if problems exist. PARTS DESCRIPTIONS Nozzle Salt Hole Assembly Cover (Open) Salt Storage Tank Resin Tank Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Packing List Valve Assembly Face Plate owner’s manual Cover (Main) Brinewell Cover Brinewell...

  • Page 6

    • Always put a Neutralizer BEFORE an Iron Filter, etc., as shown. * A Taste & Odor Filter may be used before or after the water softener. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Phillips Screwdriver THREADED PIPE • Hacksaw or Pipe Cutter •...

  • Page 7

    See Fig. 3. 5. Do not install in a place where the softener could freeze. Damage caused by freezing voids the war- ranty by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 outside faucet (hard water) Soft water...

  • Page 8

    Make a list of all materials you will need and buy them before you begin to install the water softener. 120V - 60Hz Electrical Outlet Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 water heater kitchen bathroom outside -soft bypass...

  • Page 9

    (see Fig. 16) to change the soften- er to a 1/2 inch minimum copper tubing drain. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 SOLDERED 1” NPT sweat...

  • Page 10

    NOTE: Add these readings to the Facts and Figure table on page 3. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 If you have a well water system, look at the pressure gauge to find the water pressure. Call your local water department if you have city water.

  • Page 11

    Snap the two large holding clips into place, as shown. See Fig. 11. CAUTION: Be sure the clips snap firmly into place so the tubes will not pull out. See Fig. 11. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Shutoff Shutoff Valve...

  • Page 12

    When all pipe, fittings and valves make a good fit together, tighten all threaded joints (use pipe dope on outside threads), or solder all sweat joints. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Bypass Valve or Installation Adaptor Sensor Port...

  • Page 13

    Wait until soldered pipe has cooled before connection. See Fig. 15. CAUTION: Be careful when putting pipe fittings together. Do not cross thread, and do not overtight- Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 MOVE SOFTENER INTO PLACE Grip under ridge to move softener.

  • Page 14: Connect Valve And Salt Tank Drains

    Item No. 42-3433 (20 ft). Overflow Drain Tubing Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 tube is also best to use for an overhead drain. Use a copper drain tube if the softener is installed outside, or in the sunlight. Heat from the sun can soften, flatten and close up some kinds of tubes.

  • Page 15: Leak Test

    This normally occurs the first time water runs through the resin bed. The dis- colored water is not harmful, and the discol- oration will not last more than a few minutes. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Leak Test Shutoff Valve Water...

  • Page 16: Electrical Requirements

    Be sure the electrical outlet you plug the transformer into is inside, to protect from weather. PLUG IN THE TRANSFORMER Plug the transformer into the electrical outlet. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 COLD WATER PIPE GROUNDING Ground Clamp (2)

  • Page 17: Install Covers And Restart Water Heater

    RESTART THE WATER HEATER Turn on the gas (or electric) supply to the water heater and light the pilot. YOUR PLUMBING INSTALLATION AND ELECTRICAL WORK ARE NOW COMPLETE. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 INSTALL COVERS Salt Hole Cover Cover (Main) FIG.

  • Page 18: Program The Timer

    AM shows. Each press of the UP or DOWN buttons changes the time by one (1) minute. Holding the buttons in changes the time 32 minutes each second. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Program The Timer Display...

  • Page 19

    Note: Each press of the UP or DOWN buttons changes the display one hour. Holding the but- tons in changes the display twice each second. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 SET SALT LEVEL To set the salt level, complete the following steps: 1.

  • Page 20: Sanitize The Water Softener

    This normally occurs the first time water runs through the resin bed. The discolored water is not harmful, and the discoloration will not last more than a few minutes. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Salt Hole Cover , unscent-...

  • Page 21

    25 gpg 32 gpg Persons who are concerned about their drinking water 38 gpg should consider a Kenmore Drinking Water System that 44 gpg will remove or reduce in excess of 90% of the sodium 50 gpg and other drinking water contaminants.

  • Page 22

    CHECK LIST OF STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL Review the following list to ensure you have completed all the installation procedures. ____1. Check the incoming water. Has incoming water been tested? ____2. Remove cardboard packaging from salt tank. ____3. Is the incoming water going to the valve inlet? ____4.

  • Page 23: Faceplate Timer Features

    DOWN button past 0, and the word “OFF” flashes in the display. NOTE: You must set salt level each time salt is added to the water softener. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 FIG. 31 FIG. 32 FIG. 33...

  • Page 24

    Faceplate Timer Features California Efficiency Requirement Your Kenmore Water Softener has a “High Efficiency” feature with an “ON” or “OFF” setting. This softener setting is shipped in the “OFF” position, which utilizes the maximum rated capacity while most often achiev- ing maximum salt efficiencies.

  • Page 25: How Your Water Softener Works

    The greater amount of brine cleans more hard- ness minerals from the resin bed. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER IN SERVICE Soft Water...

  • Page 26

    The bed lifts and expands for good cleaning. See Fig. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER IN...

  • Page 27

    (1) water usage from the meter (2) hardness setting (3) softener capacity (4) time since the last regeneration. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER IN FAST RINSE Soft Water The computer always adjusts this pattern to your water using habits.

  • Page 28: Care Of Your Water Softener

    If the wrong kind of salt made the bridge, take it out. Then fill the tank with nugget or pellet salt only. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 SALT BRIDGE Push tool into salt bridge to break 1”...

  • Page 29

    Clean the bed at least every six (6) months. If iron shows up in the soft water before six (6) months, clean more often. Printed instructions are on the resin bed cleaner bottle. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 CLEANING NOZZLE & VENTURI O-Ring Seal Screen...

  • Page 30

    Leave the softener laying like this until you are ready to use it. Plug the inlet and outlet with rags to keep dirt, bugs, etc. out. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 DRAIN ALL WATER FROM SOFTENER Floor Drain Wood Block FIG.

  • Page 31

    Salty tasting water Restricted drain line immediately after regeneration Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 CAUSE Add salt, see page 22, or break the salt bridge, see page 29. Press REGENERATION button and hold to start a regeneration, see page 23.

  • Page 32: Specifications

    * 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. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Specifications Bypass valve(s) should always remain in soft water service position.

  • Page 33

    The efficiency rating is only valid at the minimum stated salt dosage. These softeners were efficiency rated acocording to NSF / ANSI Standard 44. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Specifications MODEL 38306 high capacity 11,800 @ 2.3...

  • Page 34: Service Tech Information

    4. Is the transformer plugged into a “live”, grounded wall outlet, and the power cable fastened secure- ly to the controller? Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Back of Timer (PWA) AC INPUT POS. / TURBINE MOTOR 5.

  • Page 35

    A defect is probable if indications vary from this pattern. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 POSSIBLE DEFECT Position Switch Valve Outlet FIG.

  • Page 36

    To change the number: Press the UP or DOWN but- ton until the correct code shows. Then, press the SELECT button and reset the timer. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Position markers (Valve in service) TIMER PWA REPLACEMENT...

  • Page 37

    NOTE: If water system pressure is low, an elevated drain hose may cause back pressure, stopping brine draw. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 0.3 (1.1 liters) .15 (.57 liters) .1 (.38 liters) 2.0 (7.6 liters) 2.0 (7.6 liters)

  • Page 38

    Lubricate the gear on the motor, and the valve cam gear with Molykote grease, or other high quality gear lubricant. Be sure to orient switch as shown, with lever toward the cam. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Switch O-Ring Seals Wave Washer Rotor &...

  • Page 39

    When the brine valve closes to end brine draw, water flow continues in the same directions to slowly RINSE brine from the resin bed and to the drain. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 SERVICE CYCLE To Valve Inlet (Soft Water)

  • Page 40

    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. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 BACKWASH CYCLE Bypass Hard Water To Valve...

  • Page 41

    Notes Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 42

    Kenmore MODEL Nos. 625.383060 and 625.393060 Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Exploded View Rating Decal Location...

  • Page 43

    Resin Bed Cleaner 7287205 Parts Bag (includes parts marked with a 45 & 47). Order manuals separately if needed. 7282580 Owner’s Manual Not illustrated. Aligns with top of brinewell. Included in parts bag. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 pages 43,...

  • Page 44

    Kenmore MODEL Nos. 625.383060 and 625.393060 INLET - OUTLET GROUNDING CLAMPS Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Exploded View...

  • Page 45

    Retaining Ring 7176161 O-Ring, 15/16" x 9/16" 7221746 Brine Tube 7113016 Tubing Assembly (includes Key Nos. 14, 15 & 16) 7171349 Cone Screen 7248706 Grounding Kit Included in parts bag, see page 43. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 46

    Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Exploded View Wear-Strip Seal Cross-Section View...

  • Page 47

    7271262 Bypass Body 7105013 O-Ring, 13/16" x 1" (4 req.) 7129855 Stem 7170288 O-Ring, 15/16" x 1-3/16" (2 req.) 7278434 Bypass Valve (Complete) Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Parts List Part Number 7095030 1148800 7187772 — 7204362 0521829...

  • Page 48

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