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Kenmore INTELLISOFT 420 SERIES 625.38426 Owner's Manual

Kenmore water system user manual.
OWNER'S
MANUAL
Water Softener
With High Performance
Valve
IntelliSoft
420 Series
MODEL NO. 625.384260
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, 7 AM - 6 PM CST)
Repair or Parts ? Call toll free 1-800-469-4663
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.
• Warranty
• Installation
• Start Up / Setting
• How It Works
• Care Of
• Specifications
• Repair Parts
Timer
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ENERGY STAR ®
qualifiedadapter
for a better
environment
System tested and certified by NSF
International against NSF/ANSI Standard
44 for water softener performance, and the
reduction of.barium and radium 226/228.
®
Printed on recycled paper
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co.,
3333
Beverly
Road,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL
60179
U.S.A.
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
www.KenmoreWater.com
Part No. 7282611 (Rev. P 10/28/09)

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  • Page 1

    OWNER'S MANUAL Water Softener With High Performance IntelliSoft 420 Series MODEL NO. 625.384260 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, 7 AM - 6 PM CST) Repair or Parts ? Call toll free 1-800-469-4663 See back cover for other Sears service numbers.

  • Page 2

    When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this Kenmore Elite appliance fails due to a defect in material and workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME ®to arrange for free repair.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Grains Per Gallon Parts Per Million Pounds/Square Inch Gallons Per Minute Questions? Water Line at 1-800-426-9345 KenmoreWater.com parts, call toll-free Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 6-10 11-12 17-19 23-28 29-31 32-35 36-37 38-44 45-51 Back Cover...

  • Page 4

    Reading this book will also help you to get all of the benefits from your water softener. 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*, barium and radium 226/228"*.

  • Page 5

    ',over (Main) Brinewell Cover Brinewell Ground Clamp Kit Brine Valve Additional Installation Sears (see parts listing in back of manual) Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 SMALL PARTS Bypass Valve O-Ring Seals (2) Clips (2) /d s_atlloa; °(____ Drain Tubing...

  • Page 6

    Faucets *Taste & Iron Neutralizer Clarifying Odor Filter Filter Filter Call The Kenmore Water Adjustable Slip Joint Pliers Tape Measure or Ruler CPVC OR PVC PLASTIC • Hacksaw • Adjustable Wrench • Primer and Solvent Cement approved for use on potable water-...

  • Page 7

    8. When installing in an outside location, you must take the steps necessary to assure the softener, installa- tion plumbing, and wiring, are protected from the elements, direct sunlight, contamination, etc. Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 (hard water) to R.O. faucet Soft water...

  • Page 8

    -soft bypass valve outside -soft run to a dry well. Left Valve Outlet Side Valve Inlet Call The Kenmore Water Installation outside - hard For outside hard water, trench under- ground as needed. outside - hard water in...

  • Page 9

    For plumbing connection, buy 2 sweat adaptors and plumb directly to the inlet - outlet adaptors. Threads on the inlet - outlet adaptors are 1" NPT. CAUTION: DO ALL SOLDERING TORS TO INLET-OUTLET Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 1" NPT sweat adaptor (2)* 1" NPT...

  • Page 10

    NOTE: Add these readings to the Facts and Figure table on page 3. Questions? 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. They will tell you what the water pressure is where you live.

  • Page 11

    CAUTION: Be sure the clips snap firmly into place so the tubes will not pull out. See Fig. 11. Questions? Shutoff Valve INSTALLING INLET AND OUTLET clips into place, ADAPTORS: Valve Inlet_ Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Shutoff . Pressure Valve d/ Tank Pump Electrical Panel...

  • Page 12

    (use pipe dope on outside threads), or solder all sweat joints. Questions? Bypass Valve or Installation Adaptor Sensor Port BYPASS Turbine FIG. 10 Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 INSTALLING HOLDING CLIPS Black Clip Cross Section of Valve Inlet or Outlet...

  • Page 13

    NOTE: To be certain heat will not travel down the pipe and into the bypass valve (or installation adaptors), wrap the bottom of the pipe and the bypass valve in a wet rag. Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 INTO PLACE Plywo_ Shims...

  • Page 14

    Valve Drain Hose Tie or Wire 1-1/2" Tubing in Air Gap Place FLOOR DRAIN Call The Kenmore Water SALT TANK OVERFLOW water must run downward 1/4 NPT Threads Comp Fitting. 1/4 NPT x 1/2 in. Barbs O.D. Tube (Not furnished) '_"...

  • Page 15: Leak Test

    Close bypass valve. Open inlet & outlet valves. the first The dis- FOR BYPASS Open bypass valve. Close inlet & outlet valves. Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 HOUSE MAIN WATER SHUTOFF VALVES Water ¢--_% Pressure Tank Meter Shutoff Valve d"-...

  • Page 16

    PLUG IN THE TRANSFORMER Plug the transformer into the electrical outlet. Questions? COLD WATER PIPE GROUNDING WATER METER JUMPER Water Meter CONNECTING Transformer Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Valve Inlet Ground Clamp (2% Screw with lock / washer and nut FROM Valve Outlet FIG.

  • Page 17: Program The Timer, Program The Timer

    1 using the DOWN button, or the highest hardness setting using the UP button. Questions? Cover (Main) REGENERATION Display Model: Version: For Choosing ...1:ot- Quality Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Salt Hole Cover Button UP Button SELECT Buttons DOWN Button 1146 Present Time: GI.I...

  • Page 18

    5 at a time (25, 30, 35, etc.) Holding the UP or DOWN button in changes the display twice each second. Questions? Present Time: /_ V CHANGE Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Present Time: SELECT CHANGE SELECT FIG. 26...

  • Page 19

    Even if the timer is incor- works as it regenerations Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Recharge Time: /_ V CHANGE SELECT FIG. 28 5:39 pM...

  • Page 20: Sanitize The Water Softener

    3 seconds About 3 gallons On some on a new softener, be discolored. water is not harmful, than a few minutes. Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Brinewell Cover (Remove and add about 3/4 oz. bleach) Brinewell Water FIG.

  • Page 21

    This is avail- able at your local Sears store. Persons who are concerned about their drinking water should consider a Kenmore Drinking Water System that will remove or reduce in excess of 90% of the sodium and other drinking water contaminants.

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    8. Has salt been added to the salt tank? 9. Has the unit been sanitized? See page 20. Questions? GUIDES FOR SERVICE Close bypass valve. Open inlet & outlet Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Water Supply Valve Inlet Bypass Valve(s) Single...

  • Page 23

    French. Move the black bar to Language, and press SELECT. Move black bar over your choice and press SELECT. Screen returns to Settings Menu. Questions? or Rinse flashes of the clean To get to the Call The Kenmore Water 14l:07 RECIIARGE Time Left Cycle: Backwash...

  • Page 24

    Questions? Rinse Option defaults to this Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Language English Espafiol Frangais...

  • Page 25

    Salt Efficient or Max. Salt Efficient is selected. NOTE: The state of California requires a setting of Salt Efficient or Max. Salt Efficient. Questions? operating screen Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Salt Alert ,_ Level: /_ V CIIANGE...

  • Page 26

    SELECT once more to return to normal operating screen. If 12 Hour clock is chosen, an AM or PM will be displayed, be sure that time is correctly set for AM or Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 5:39 More...

  • Page 27

    H46 or H47 to HF45. H46 or H47 are the required codes for your softener to function properly. Factory Defaults resets all settings. You must repro- gram the timer to any customized settings if this option is used. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 SERVICE MODE Time Options Diagnosics...

  • Page 28

    For problem water applications, additional sediment filtration is recom- mended. Sears offers a full line of dedicated sediment filtration products. Questions? FEATURE Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Ultra Cleansing Screen \\\\ Top Distributor FIG. 50...

  • Page 29

    Questions? WATER THE SOFTENER Salt Storage Tank\ (Salt not shown) Brine Valve X additional the fill Salt Storage Tank Brine Valve Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 FLOW THROUGH IN SERVICE Soft Water Hard Water Resin Tank Resin Bed WATER...

  • Page 30

    The bed lifts and expands for good cleaning. Questions? Nozzle Brine Valve..._ WATER Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER BRINING...

  • Page 31

    * 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 remaining), precedes the recharge. Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 WATER FLOW THROUGH...

  • Page 32

    If the wrong kind of salt made the bridge, take it out. Then fill the tank with nugget or pellet salt only. Questions? Push tool into salt bridge to break Pencil Mark Broom Handle Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 SALT BRIDGE 1 _' - 2" __L__ Salt Salt Bridge ¢.-...

  • Page 33: Specifications, Specifications

    Nozzle & Venturi/Z" *Install with numbered side up concave side down. Be sure the largest flow plug is located in the nozzle & venturi housing. Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Cleaning Nozzle & Venturi *Flow Plug (HVDC) Housing FIG.

  • Page 34

    Plug the inlet and outlet with rags to keep dirt, bugs, etc. out. Questions? FROM DRAIN ALL WATER Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 FROM SOFTENER FIG. 58 Wood Block...

  • Page 35

    Questions? code, press either the UP or DOWN button. When correct model code CAUSE unplugged at the watt outlet, or Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 CORRECTION Add salt, see page 21, or break the salt bridge, see page 29. Press REGENERATION and hold to start a regeneration, see page 23.

  • Page 36

    = grains per gallon psi = pounds per square inch ppm = parts per million by WQA test data. State of Wisconsin requires if water supply contains greater than 5 ppm clear water iron. Call The Kenmore Water BYPASS VALVES SINGLE BYPASS...

  • Page 37: Performance Claims

    The efficiency rating is only valid at the minimum stated salt dosage. These softeners were efficiency rated according to NSF /ANSI Standard 44. Contaminant Influent Challenge Barium Radium 226/228 Questions? Call The Kenmore 9 1011 121314151617181920212223 Flow Rate (GPM) high capacity 12,500 @ 2.5 33,300 @ 9.4 42,300 @ 16.3...

  • Page 38

    If you do not find the problem after making initial checks, do the MANUAL DIAGNOSTICS, ERATION CHECK. into a "live'; grounded cable fastened secure- Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 11£ F--> 24 VAC IILTransformer tank light Position Switch o NC INITIATED ELECTRONIC and the MANUAL ADVANCE REGEN- FIG.

  • Page 39

    0 : 00 Req Pos: SERVI(E Trbn: 00_0 Gals: 0 Motor: Days: Rchgs:()_ turbine count (no water flowing) Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Error #; Service Required See Owner's Manual Diagnostics LESS LIKELY l0 : 39 : 56 AM Pos: SERVICE...

  • Page 40

    Position Switch display times or hard- returns if a button To return to the when replac- Position markers (Valve in service) drive through Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Motor Housing Turbine Turbine Support and Shaft Valve Outlet Set Model...

  • Page 41

    • restricted drain (check drain fitting and hose) • defective nozzle and venturi seal • other inner valve defect (rotor seal, rotor & disc, wave washer, etc.) NOTE: If water system pressure is low, an elevated drain hose may cause back pressure, stopping brine draw. Questions? CHECK 0.3 (1.1 liters)

  • Page 42

    Molykote grease, or other high quality gear lubricant. Be sure to orient switch as shown, with lever toward the cam. Questions? on the valve, turn off the from electrical power. Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 See Nozzle Assembly Service FIG. 68...

  • Page 43

    (soft) To Valve Outlet (Soft Water) BRINING Venturi Brine from Sait Storage Tank WaterTo Valve Outlet Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 SERVICE CYCLE From Valve Inlet (Hard Water) Top Distributor Resin Tank Position Switch FIG. 69...

  • Page 44

    The valve remains positioned in service until the electronic timer initiates the next regeneration. Questions? THE SOFTENER VALVE Bypass Hard Water To Valve Outlet Soft Water To Valve Outlet Call The Kenmore Water BACKWASH CYCLE Plug Position Switch FAST RINSE CYCLE Drain Line 1-800-426-9345 FIG.

  • Page 45

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

  • Page 46

    " - . . ing Decal Location ..._--29 Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 47

    Parts Bag (includes parts marked with a • pages 47, 49 & 51). Order manuals separately if needed. • 7282611 Owner's Manual • Not illustrated. O Aligns with top of brinewell. • Included in parts bag. Questions? Call The Kenmore Model No. 625.384260 COMPLETE Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 48

    19__ INLET - OUTLET GROUNDING CLAMPS Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 49

    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. Questions? Call The Kenmore Model No. 625.384260 Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 50

    42 ____..__._ _ 41 _ Seal Questions? " Wear-Strip Cross-Section View Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 \11 o...

  • Page 51

    7123613 • A' Not included. • Included in parts bag, see page 43. • Not illustrated. • Included with softener. Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345 Part Part Description Seal (Nozzle & Venturi) Valve Body O-Ring, 1/4"x 3/8" (2 req.) Nozzle &...

  • Page 52

    For expert troubleshooting For repair of carry-in items like vacuums, and electronics, call anytime for the location of your nearest Sears Parts & Repair Service 1-800-488-1222 www.sears.com To purchase a protection agreement 1-800-827-6655 (U.S.A.) Para pedir servicio de reparacidn a domicilio, y para ordenar 1-888-SU-HOGAR (1-888-784-6427)

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