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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NOS.
UltraSoft 425
625.388460_0_
UltraSoft 480
625.388480_0_
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product.
If you have questions
installing,
operating
taining
your
softener,
when
setting
the timer,
this toll-free
number...
1-800-426-9345
M - F, 7 am - 8 pm, CST
For
repair
or
replacement
parts, call this toll-free
ber...
1-800-366-7278
See back cover for other
Sears service
numbers.
www.KenmoreWater.com
SAVE THIS MANUAL
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when
or main-
and
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UltraSoft Water Softeners
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_i, Care Of
_i, Specifications
_i, Repair Parts
Co.,
Beverly
and
3333
Valve
I
Systems
against NSF/ANSl Standard 44 for softener performance.
Use the plastic bag and tie provided, to hang manuals
nearby the softener for future reference.
Road,
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Tested and
Certified
by NSF International
Estates,
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7276555 (Rev. C 8/24/05)
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NOS. UltraSoft 425 625.388460_0_ UltraSoft 480 625.388480_0_ 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

    For one year from the date of purchase, maintained defects in material For a period of three years from date of purchase, TANK LIGHT, ELECTRONIC TRANSFORMER, should they be defective For ten years from the date of purchase, model water softener or drum develop TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Iii:i_:iii:ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:i! Safety Guides Check List of Step-By-Step Program Sanitizing Adding Faceplate Soft Water Salt: Adding Keeping Protect Checklist Dimensions Troubleshooting Rotary Water Flow Through Water Softener Brine Valve Assembly Valve Assembly TABLE OF CONTENTS WATER SOFTENER Guides To Install The Timer The Water Softener Salt To The Storage...

  • Page 4

    Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 START UP before Follow to follow damage. minerals other types Dam- warranty. ONLY. BE INCLUDED, 60 CYCLE OR FUSE. VOLT, if the power Make plugging back power before or after Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 5

    "High Effi- setting. in the "OFF" rated maximum salt to the more frequent at 4000 grains feature follow Sec- require installation use plumbing code Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore START UP sUPPL y INLET plastic Bypass Valve(s) Water Line...

  • Page 6

    PM PRESENT time is between and noon, be sure AM - -8- - PRESENT of the UP /DOWN buttons 1 minute. Holding buttons the time rapidly. Kenmore Water Line they press U ,1-11-1p. PI_II_I TIME ILI'-IO TIME changes...

  • Page 7

    SaLTS_N_ !-, -I1-1 _ -_,- _-I.ZID CALL TOLL FREE, TIMER FEATURES. Kenmore Water Line water the AM- or potas- nACI, the FIF I I I- C;L I to com- time of...

  • Page 8

    2-4) for ser- from the soften- depending on the or without salt Association. On some need periodic Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 START UP brinewell cover (remove and add about 3/4 oz. bleach) brinewell Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 9

    3 quarts of softened would consume 335 milligrams is equivalent to eating 2-1/2 are concerned about their consider a Kenmore Drinking or reduce in excess other drinking water Kenmore Water Line sodium supply of so- slices of...

  • Page 10

    RECHARGE TONIGHT salt release level to cancel TONIGHT will Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore WORKS SYSTEM timer has a low salt monitor light to remind you to add salt to the stor- system: cover and level the salt in the tank.

  • Page 11

    7. Press SELECT i to return Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore WORKS However, can adjust I to 15 minutes in length. To change...

  • Page 12

    To turn this er, regenerations day until day. I_ ERROR An error code could if a problem see an error code instead look at Troubleshooting Kenmore Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 WORKS TIME REMAINING and VALVE INDICATORS indicators (Serv, Fill, Brine,...

  • Page 13

    [i!i !! :;:_!! :;:_!i SECTION KENMORE'S ULTRA CLEANSING (UltraSoft 480 only) The ultra cleansing feature keeps sediment from entering the home's tem. As water passes through the softener, er sediment particles are collected basket and then rinsed to the drain generation.

  • Page 14

    Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore WORKS RINSE: After all of the brine is moved tank, the brine valve closes. the same...

  • Page 15

    TIME REMAINING flashes during feature is set to ON, a cleaning in the dis- with the minutes of the clean cycle re- precedes the recharge. Kenmore Water Line of hard- a re- (gpg) needs, hab- salt goes are re- only...

  • Page 16

    Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore TANK, SALT BRIDGE 1/3 full (see note on page 1-6). Never use all the salt before refilling. After filling,...

  • Page 17

    Your local Sears Softener Cleaner, Item No. 42-34426 the bed at least every 6 months. before 6 months, Printed instructions are on the bottle. Kenmore Water Line even regular store If iron clean...

  • Page 18

    Leave laying like this until you are ready with rags to keep etc. out. Kenmore Water Line thick block Do not...

  • Page 19

    HF36. If any other number probably be the cause of the problem. press SELECT to return a flash- CORRECTION (RECHARGE to start a time display read PROGRAM high above (see page 16 in your installation Kenmore Water Line your- NOW)

  • Page 20

    = parts iron is substantiated by WQA test contains greater than 5 ppm clear water Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore BYPASS VALVES valve(s) should always remain Position in "bypass" for softener repairs. SINGLE BYPASS PULL OUT...

  • Page 21

    44 for the specific performance stated salt dose. Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore for determining the softeners than the service flow rate may affect high capacity 1,19 12,500 @ 2.5 33,300 @ 9.4...

  • Page 22

    If you do not find the problem checks, into llve,J' TRONIC cable fas- VANCE Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore MOTOR TA i tank light valve motor o._NO Position ON C Switch TONIGHT...

  • Page 23

    VALVE IN A RECHARGE Pass a small POSITION (FILL, IN THIS EXAMPLE} sensor. You should you get a reading, and check Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore below shows the error codes and the possible defects for each code. in the display,...

  • Page 24

    (valve in service) from the first tinge of days this face of regenerations to advance the switch component a defect. Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore button for 3 seconds _.-nC _ E_u._ _ I-Iff _-II_l _LT_E_ identifies the softener nominal...

  • Page 25

    BRINE VALVE FLOAT SETTING float 10 _ Kenmore Water Line with on gasket. & disc, drain draw. from top dis- into fast tank from...

  • Page 26: B. Rotary Valve Service

    3-2 is available, Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore onto gear shaft. Install motor screws to a snug fit. See page 6- 3 for de- the gear on the motor, and the valve...

  • Page 27

    FILL. As the rotor and disc rotates, the venturi. Fill flow continues tank. Soft water is still available Problems, Questions? Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION THE SOFTENER from Valve Inlet (hard water) top distributor resin tank position switch inlet port.

  • Page 28

    (controlled by a flow flushes dirt, sediments, and hardness to the drain. position switch Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore VALVE 44"_, i_,/f-'--.._@@\\ r____L_,.i /._f% -_\/t V _ _,,.C,_ p?_,. _ the rotor disc into...

  • Page 29

    1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore VALVE the bottom the circuit. Water Line...

  • Page 30

    ::i!i:ii:i : :i SECTION Kenmore MODEL ,JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ. ,JJJJ JJJJJJJJJJ. JJJJJJJJJ= JJJJJJJJ= 'dJd_dJdJdJdJ. JJJJJJJJJ= dJdJdJdJ. ,JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ= ,JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ= Problems, Questions? REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER NOs. 625.388460 & 625.388480 Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 31

    7268633 Timer RepI. (PWA) 7252373 Transformer, 24V-1 OVA • 7230004 Faceptate (order following decal) 7268099 Faceptate Decal, UltraSoft 425 7264451 Faceptate Decal, UltraSoft 480 7231709 Rim (includes Key No. 11 & 16) 7252268 O- Ring, 11/16" x 1 - 1/32"...

  • Page 32

    ::i!i:ii:i : :i SECTION Kenmore MODEL INLET - OUTLET GROUNDING CLAMPS Problems, Questions? REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER NOs. 625.388460 &625.388480 Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 33

    ::i!i:ii:i : :i SECTION Kenmore MODEL PART NUMBER 7168647 0513860 7097202 0516947 7093216 7092278 7170288 0516211 0516924 1205500 7092252 7080653 7131365 7094979 7092294 7176161 7095470 7113016 7171349 7248706 • included in parts bag on page 6-2. Problems, Questions? REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER NOs.

  • Page 34

    [{:_::i!i:ii:i ::i!i:ii:i : :i SECTION seal Problems, Questions? REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER C. VALVE ASSEMBLY cross-section t-/-15 view Call 1- 800- 426- 9345 Kenmore Water Line...

  • Page 35

    ::i!i:ii:i : :i SECTION Kenmore MODEL NOs. 625.388460 PART DESCRIPTION NUMBER 7224087 Screw, #8-32 x 1" (2 req.) 7228544 Motor (incl. 2 ea. of Key No. 1) 7231393 Motor Plate 0900857 Screw, #6-20 x 3/8 (3 req.) 7171250 Bearing...

  • Page 36

    OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NOs. 625.38846_ UltraSoft 425 625.388480_ UltraSoft 480 model number your water softener found on the rating decal. This decal is on the rim, under the salt cover. When requesting service or ordering parts, always provide the following...

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