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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
625.348420
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
SAVE THIS MANUAL
Demand Special Edition
Water Softener
• Warranty
• Start Up / Setting Timer
• How It Works
• Care Of
• Specifications
• Repair Parts
Use plastic bag and tie provided, to hang manuals nearby
the softener for future reference.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates,
IL 60179 USA
PRINTED IN U.S.A.

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  • Page 1 1-800-426-9345 SAVE THIS MANUAL Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, PRINTED IN U.S.A. Demand Special Edition Water Softener • Warranty • Start Up / Setting Timer • How It Works • Care Of •...
  • Page 2 FULL TEN YEAR WARRANTY For ten years from the date of purchase, Sears will furnish and install a new current model water softener tank or salt storage drum, free of charge, if either the tank or drum develop a leak.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    SECTION 1 SAFETY GUIDES CHECK LIST OF STEP-BY-STEP PROGRAM THE TIMER SANITIZING THE WATER SOFTENER FILL THE STORAGE SECTION 2 FACE PLATE TIMER SOFT WATER SERVICE SECTION 3 SALT: REFILLING KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER KEEP THE SOFTENER HELPFUL HINTS CHECKLIST SECTION 4 DIMENSIONS/SPECIFICATIONS SECTION 5...
  • Page 4 SECTION 1 • Read all steps, guides fore installing Follow all steps exactly ure to follow them could cause personal property help you to get all of the benefits from your water softener. • Your water softener erals and "clear limits types not purify...
  • Page 5: Check List Of Step-By-Step

    SECTION 1 CHECK LIST OF ALL STEP-BY-STEP Refer to the Installation Manual, part no. 7159931, for step-by-step guMes. To be sure you have done all the steps to install the softener, read following referred to are in the Installation _/' Is the house water supply flow going into the softener valve INLET? Trace piping to be sure.
  • Page 6: Program

    SECTION 1 display Se°rsW°terL'°e [ for CustomerAssistance 1-800-426-9345 ON/OFF-HOLD (Recharge Tonight-Now) When the transformer is plugged SR]7 shows in the face plate seconds, followed by a test number After test number, ]2:00 AM begins PRESENT TIME and RECHARGE the bottom of the display.
  • Page 7 SECTION 1 2. SET WATER HARDNESS • Press the SELECT button (flashing) and HARDNESS. The grains per gallon (gpg) hard- ness of your water supply is on your water analysis report. Be sure to enter water test results on page 2, for future reference.
  • Page 8: Sanitizing

    SECTION 1 SANITIZING Care is taken at the factory to keep softener clean and sanitaw. Materials the softener will not infect or contaminate supply, and will not cause bacteria However, during shipping, storage, operating, bacteria could get into the softener. this reason, sanitizing as follows...
  • Page 9: Fill The Storage

    15 grains hard, 335 milligrams of sodium. to eating 2-1/2 slices of white bread. concerned about their should consider Sears Drinking that will remove or reduce in excess and other drinking water contaminants. AFTER...
  • Page 10: Face Plate Timer

    Sears Service Department WORKS off, the time keeps electrical unless power to keep at the to the If you for service.
  • Page 11 SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION SERVICE When the softener is giving you soft water, "Service". During service, hard water the house main water pipe Inside of the softener resin tank is a bed made thousands of tiny, plastic resin hard water...
  • Page 12: Soft Water Service

    SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION EZ]BRINING: During brining, from the salt storage area, into the resin the resin tank, brine cleans hardness resin beads they drain. much brine is needed depends -- the amount of resin in the softener, -- how fast the brine goes...
  • Page 13 SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION AUTOMATIC BYPASS During the brining, brine rinse and backwash regeneration, hard water softener valve and to the house opened, hard water there However, you should not use HOT water, because the water heater will refill with hard water.
  • Page 14 SECTION SALT...REFILLING WHEN TO REFILl, WITH SALT: Check a few weeks after you install the softener week after that. Refill when about 1/3 full. Never let the softener before refilling. Without salt, you will soon have hard water. PLEASE SEE PAGE 9 FOR SALT FILLING DIRECTIONS. Sometimes, a hard crust...
  • Page 15 SECTION KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER COVERS To keep your new Sears water softener apply a coat of paste and repeat When dusty, wipe it with a damp sparkling. NOZZLE AND VENTURI A clean nozzle and venturi (FIG. ] 0) is a must...
  • Page 16: Keep The Softener

    SECTION KEEP THE SOFTENER If the softener is installed where (summer cabin, lake home, etc.), you must drain water from it to stop possible drain the softener: Close the shut-off valve on the house pipe, near the water meter or pressure Open a faucet in the...
  • Page 17: Helpful

    Avoid using hot water during this time because the water heater refills with hard water (see Automatic Bypass, page 13). Ask your Sears retail or catalog store for a new water analysis. Then make a new hardness number setting (page 7).
  • Page 18: Dimensions/Specifications

    Performance r_tting dec_fl is loc_tted on the WATER SUPPLY TO WATER SOFTENER MINIMUM WATER SYSTEM FLOW (gpm) MINIMUM-MAXIMUM WATER PRESSURE (psi) ... MAXIMUM WATER TEMPERATURE (°F) MAXIMUM WATER HARDNESS (gpg) MAXMUM "CLEAR WATER" IRON (ppm) SALT FOR WATER SOFTENER TYPE OF SALT NEEDED...
  • Page 19 Keep this manual with your informadon on the following pages. TRANSFORMER 24VAC Sears Water Line display "7 for CustomerAssistance 1-800-426-9345 _ ON/OFF-HOLD button " (Recharge Tonight-Now) ALWAYS MAKE THESE INITIAL Does the time display show the correct time of day?
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    SECTION 5 AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC face plate computer function electrical system power and water meter). The computer electronic components and circuits for correct operation. If a malfunc- tion occurs, an error code appears in the face plate display. CODE MOST LIKELY Err 01 motor inoperative / wiring harness or connection to switch / position switch / face plate Err 02...
  • Page 21 SECTION 5 CORRECT SWITCH DISPLAYS VALVE CYCLE STATUS Valve in service, fill, brining, back- wash or fast rinse position Valve rotating from one position to another While in this diagnostic screen, the following C° formation is available and may be beneficial various reasons.
  • Page 22 - defective nozzle and venturi - other inner valve defect (rotor seal, rotor & disc, wave washer, etc.). NOTE: If water system pressure drain hose may cause back pressure, draw. TROU B LES H OOTI N G CHECK Again press er into backwash.
  • Page 23: Rotary Valve Service

    SECTION 5 Before working on the valve, turn supply and disconnect from TO RELIEVE PRESSURE: VALVE BYPA,_S.. Close the inlet valve soft water faucet. Then close (:)pen the bypass valve. -,fEARS SPE(3AL BYPASS: Slide the bypass stem to bypass position. Loosen screws (see A in drawing) toward the backside...
  • Page 24: 5C. Water Flow Through

    SECTION 5 5C. WATER FLOW THROUGH To Valve Outlet (soft water) bottom distributor Hard water enters the valve out the top distributor, resin bed, then enters the valve outlet, to the house To Valve Outlet (soft water) bottom distributor _/-----_1 To begin a regeneration, valve...
  • Page 25 SECTION 5 WATER FLOW THROUGH BRINING venturi brine from salt " storage tank bypass hard water to valve outlet After fill, timer/switch position. Water flow is directed to the nozzle. Suction, created by the nozzle and venturi, draws brine from the salt storage tank and injects it into the resin bed via the bottom distributor.
  • Page 26 SECTION 5 WATER FLOW THROUGH soft water to valve outlet During FAST RINSE, the rotor & disc is positioned resin tank through distributor, to the drain. The solid state timer again energizes service, and as the valve rotates, the position switch lever drops to open the circuit.
  • Page 27 SECTION 5 SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION NOTES...
  • Page 28 SECTION 6 27 2 Ratinq Location ASSEMBLY SOFTENER SEARS WATER SOFTENER MODEL NO. 625.348420 PART NUMBER 7137604 7137612 7118333 7132840 7144960 7137620 7194101 7137599 7137727 7082150 7100819 7144619 7148875 0900431 1103200 9003500 7116488 7105047 0505644 7092155 7170270 7077870 7170254 7170296...
  • Page 29 SECTION 6 48 -----'---_:_ BRINE VALVE ASSEMBLY INLET- OUTLET GROUNDING CLAMPS SEARS WATER SOFTENER MODEL NO. 625.348420 PART NUMBER 7168647 0513860 7097202 0516947 7093216 7092278 7170288 0516211 0516924 7116713 7092252 7080653 7131365 7094979 7092294 7176161 7095470 7113016 7171349 7112997 Included in pa_s bag. See page 31.
  • Page 30 SECTION 6 REPAIR PARTS SEARS WATER SOFTENER MODEL NO. 625.348420 _,_;_ ?° I_'_ VALVE ASSEMBLY 90 _ 7_ /...
  • Page 31 SECTION 6 SEARS WATER SOFTENER PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION 7131755 Screw, #6-20 x 7/8 (2 req.) 7133008 Motor (incl. 2 ea. of Key No. 50) 0900857 Screw, #6-20 x 3/8 (2 req.) 7117808 Motor Plate 0503288 Bearing 7113927 Cam and Gear...
  • Page 32 Product Type Model Number Part Number Part Description Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Demand Special Edition Water Softener For the repair or replacement parts you need delivered directly to your home Call 7 am - 7 prn, 7 days a week...
  • Page 33 1-800-426-9345 SAVE THIS MANUAL Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, PRINTED IN U.S.A. Demand Special Edition Water Softener • Warranty • Start Up / Setting Timer • How It Works • Care Of •...
  • Page 34 FULL TEN YEAR WARRANTY For ten years from the date of purchase, Sears will furnish and install a new current model water softener tank or salt storage drum, free of charge, if either the tank or drum develop a leak.
  • Page 35 SECTION 1 SAFETY GUIDES CHECK LIST OF STEP-BY-STEP PROGRAM THE TIMER SANITIZING THE WATER SOFTENER FILL THE STORAGE SECTION 2 FACE PLATE TIMER SOFT WATER SERVICE SECTION 3 SALT: REFILLING KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER KEEP THE SOFTENER HELPFUL HINTS CHECKLIST SECTION 4 DIMENSIONS/SPECIFICATIONS SECTION 5...
  • Page 36 SECTION 1 • Read all steps, guides fore installing Follow all steps exactly ure to follow them could cause personal property help you to get all of the benefits from your water softener. • Your water softener erals and "clear limits types not purify...
  • Page 37: Check List Of Step-By-Step

    SECTION 1 CHECK LIST OF ALL STEP-BY-STEP Refer to the Installation Manual, part no. 7159931, for step-by-step guMes. To be sure you have done all the steps to install the softener, read following referred to are in the Installation _/' Is the house water supply flow going into the softener valve INLET? Trace piping to be sure.
  • Page 38: Program

    SECTION 1 display Se°rsW°terL'°e [ for CustomerAssistance 1-800-426-9345 ON/OFF-HOLD (Recharge Tonight-Now) When the transformer is plugged SR]7 shows in the face plate seconds, followed by a test number After test number, ]2:00 AM begins PRESENT TIME and RECHARGE the bottom of the display.
  • Page 39 SECTION 1 2. SET WATER HARDNESS • Press the SELECT button (flashing) and HARDNESS. The grains per gallon (gpg) hard- ness of your water supply is on your water analysis report. Be sure to enter water test results on page 2, for future reference.
  • Page 40: Sanitizing

    SECTION 1 SANITIZING Care is taken at the factory to keep softener clean and sanitaw. Materials the softener will not infect or contaminate supply, and will not cause bacteria However, during shipping, storage, operating, bacteria could get into the softener. this reason, sanitizing as follows...
  • Page 41: Fill The Storage

    15 grains hard, 335 milligrams of sodium. to eating 2-1/2 slices of white bread. concerned about their should consider Sears Drinking that will remove or reduce in excess and other drinking water contaminants. AFTER...
  • Page 42: Face Plate Timer

    Sears Service Department WORKS off, the time keeps electrical unless power to keep at the to the If you for service.
  • Page 43 SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION SERVICE When the softener is giving you soft water, "Service". During service, hard water the house main water pipe Inside of the softener resin tank is a bed made thousands of tiny, plastic resin hard water...
  • Page 44: Soft Water Service

    SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION EZ]BRINING: During brining, from the salt storage area, into the resin the resin tank, brine cleans hardness resin beads they drain. much brine is needed depends -- the amount of resin in the softener, -- how fast the brine goes...
  • Page 45 SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION AUTOMATIC BYPASS During the brining, brine rinse and backwash regeneration, hard water softener valve and to the house opened, hard water there However, you should not use HOT water, because the water heater will refill with hard water.
  • Page 46 SECTION SALT...REFILLING WHEN TO REFILl, WITH SALT: Check a few weeks after you install the softener week after that. Refill when about 1/3 full. Never let the softener before refilling. Without salt, you will soon have hard water. PLEASE SEE PAGE 9 FOR SALT FILLING DIRECTIONS. Sometimes, a hard crust...
  • Page 47 SECTION KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER COVERS To keep your new Sears water softener apply a coat of paste and repeat When dusty, wipe it with a damp sparkling. NOZZLE AND VENTURI A clean nozzle and venturi (FIG. ] 0) is a must...
  • Page 48: Keep The Softener

    SECTION KEEP THE SOFTENER If the softener is installed where (summer cabin, lake home, etc.), you must drain water from it to stop possible drain the softener: Close the shut-off valve on the house pipe, near the water meter or pressure Open a faucet in the...
  • Page 49: Helpful

    Avoid using hot water during this time because the water heater refills with hard water (see Automatic Bypass, page 13). Ask your Sears retail or catalog store for a new water analysis. Then make a new hardness number setting (page 7).
  • Page 50: Dimensions/Specifications

    Performance r_tting dec_fl is loc_tted on the WATER SUPPLY TO WATER SOFTENER MINIMUM WATER SYSTEM FLOW (gpm) MINIMUM-MAXIMUM WATER PRESSURE (psi) ... MAXIMUM WATER TEMPERATURE (°F) MAXIMUM WATER HARDNESS (gpg) MAXMUM "CLEAR WATER" IRON (ppm) SALT FOR WATER SOFTENER TYPE OF SALT NEEDED...
  • Page 51 Keep this manual with your informadon on the following pages. TRANSFORMER 24VAC Sears Water Line display "7 for CustomerAssistance 1-800-426-9345 _ ON/OFF-HOLD button " (Recharge Tonight-Now) ALWAYS MAKE THESE INITIAL Does the time display show the correct time of day?
  • Page 52: Troubleshooting

    SECTION 5 AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC face plate computer function electrical system power and water meter). The computer electronic components and circuits for correct operation. If a malfunc- tion occurs, an error code appears in the face plate display. CODE MOST LIKELY Err 01 motor inoperative / wiring harness or connection to switch / position switch / face plate Err 02...
  • Page 53 SECTION 5 CORRECT SWITCH DISPLAYS VALVE CYCLE STATUS Valve in service, fill, brining, back- wash or fast rinse position Valve rotating from one position to another While in this diagnostic screen, the following C° formation is available and may be beneficial various reasons.
  • Page 54 - defective nozzle and venturi - other inner valve defect (rotor seal, rotor & disc, wave washer, etc.). NOTE: If water system pressure drain hose may cause back pressure, draw. TROU B LES H OOTI N G CHECK Again press er into backwash.
  • Page 55: Rotary Valve Service

    SECTION 5 Before working on the valve, turn supply and disconnect from TO RELIEVE PRESSURE: VALVE BYPA,_S.. Close the inlet valve soft water faucet. Then close (:)pen the bypass valve. -,fEARS SPE(3AL BYPASS: Slide the bypass stem to bypass position. Loosen screws (see A in drawing) toward the backside...
  • Page 56: 5C. Water Flow Through

    SECTION 5 5C. WATER FLOW THROUGH To Valve Outlet (soft water) bottom distributor Hard water enters the valve out the top distributor, resin bed, then enters the valve outlet, to the house To Valve Outlet (soft water) bottom distributor _/-----_1 To begin a regeneration, valve...
  • Page 57 SECTION 5 WATER FLOW THROUGH BRINING venturi brine from salt " storage tank bypass hard water to valve outlet After fill, timer/switch position. Water flow is directed to the nozzle. Suction, created by the nozzle and venturi, draws brine from the salt storage tank and injects it into the resin bed via the bottom distributor.
  • Page 58 SECTION 5 WATER FLOW THROUGH soft water to valve outlet During FAST RINSE, the rotor & disc is positioned resin tank through distributor, to the drain. The solid state timer again energizes service, and as the valve rotates, the position switch lever drops to open the circuit.
  • Page 59 SECTION 5 SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION NOTES...
  • Page 60 SECTION 6 27 2 Ratinq Location ASSEMBLY SOFTENER SEARS WATER SOFTENER MODEL NO. 625.348420 PART NUMBER 7137604 7137612 7118333 7132840 7144960 7137620 7194101 7137599 7137727 7082150 7100819 7144619 7148875 0900431 1103200 9003500 7116488 7105047 0505644 7092155 7170270 7077870 7170254 7170296...
  • Page 61 SECTION 6 48 -----'---_:_ BRINE VALVE ASSEMBLY INLET- OUTLET GROUNDING CLAMPS SEARS WATER SOFTENER MODEL NO. 625.348420 PART NUMBER 7168647 0513860 7097202 0516947 7093216 7092278 7170288 0516211 0516924 7116713 7092252 7080653 7131365 7094979 7092294 7176161 7095470 7113016 7171349 7112997 Included in pa_s bag. See page 31.
  • Page 62 SECTION 6 REPAIR PARTS SEARS WATER SOFTENER MODEL NO. 625.348420 _,_;_ ?° I_'_ VALVE ASSEMBLY 90 _ 7_ /...
  • Page 63 SECTION 6 SEARS WATER SOFTENER PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION 7131755 Screw, #6-20 x 7/8 (2 req.) 7133008 Motor (incl. 2 ea. of Key No. 50) 0900857 Screw, #6-20 x 3/8 (2 req.) 7117808 Motor Plate 0503288 Bearing 7113927 Cam and Gear...
  • Page 64 Product Type Model Number Part Number Part Description Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Demand Special Edition Water Softener For the repair or replacement parts you need delivered directly to your home Call 7 am - 7 prn, 7 days a week...

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