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Kenmore KM5K Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
English
Freestanding
Water Optimizer
Freestanding Purifier·Dispenser
Model: KM5K
Customer Assistance
1-844-374-6576
www.kenmore.com
Kenmore and the Kenmore logo are the registered
trademarks of KCD IP, LLC and/or Sears Brands, LLC
and are used under license by Drinkpod, LLC
All Rights Reserved.

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  • Page 1 English Freestanding Water Optimizer Freestanding Purifier·Dispenser Model: KM5K Customer Assistance 1-844-374-6576 www.kenmore.com Kenmore and the Kenmore logo are the registered trademarks of KCD IP, LLC and/or Sears Brands, LLC and are used under license by Drinkpod, LLC All Rights Reserved.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table Of Contents IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS GETTING TO KNOW YOUR WATER OPTIMIZER Filters Technical Specifications Powering On/Off Your Optimizer Dispensing Water USING YOUR WATER OPTIMIZER Replacing Your Water Optimizer’s Filters MAINTAINING YOUR WATER OPTIMIZER Storing & Relocating Your Water Optimizer Leaving Your Water Optimizer (Vacation) TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR WATER OPTIMIZER Issue #1: My Water Optimizer is dispensing slowly.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Ensure the power cord is always unplugged before performing any maintenance, troubleshooting, or filter upgrades. Only use Kenmore or Drinkpod accessories and filters to avoid causing damage and voiding product warranty. For all service and support related issues, please immediately contact support at 1-844-374- 6576, or email us at support@drinkpod.com.
  • Page 5: Getting To Know Your Water Optimizer

    Getting To Know Your Water Optimizer GETTING TO KNOW YOUR WATER OPTIMIzER Getting To Know Your Water Optimizer 1...
  • Page 6 Getting To Know Your Water Optimizer Located behind panel Located behind coils Getting To Know Your Water Optimizer 2...
  • Page 7 Product Features Child Safety Switch - Prevents small children from dispensing hot water. Hot Mode Button - Press in conjuction with safety switch to dispense hot water. Ambient Mode Button - Press to dispense ambient temperature water. Cold Mode Button - Press to dispense cold water. Cooling System Status Light - When lit, indicates cooling system is active.
  • Page 8: Filters

    Getting To Know Your Water Optimizer Hot Mode Power Switch - Toggles power for water heating system. 110v Power Cord - Provides power to Water Optimizer. Standard U.S. 110v only. Drain Port - Port for draining water for vacations, storage, moving, etc. Accessory Output Port - Port to connect accessory appliances (i.e.
  • Page 9 removing common disinfection byproducts (THMs), organic contaminants like chlorinated solvents and other industrial pollutants, pesticides, and select heavy metals such as lead and mercury. The process reduces undesirable taste, odor, and color. F3. ULTRA Filter (Included) ULTRA water filter replacement pod utilizes a UF membrane to remove contaminants greater than 0.02 microns in size (i.e.
  • Page 10: Technical Specifications

    Getting To Know Your Water Optimizer Technical Specifications Model KM5K Rated Power 520 Watts Heating Power 420 Watts Refrigeration Power 90 Watts Water Production Power 10 Watts Rated Pure Water Flow 0.32 gal/min [43.5 psi] (1.2 L/min [0.3 MPa]) Hot Water Production 1.01 gal/hr ≥...
  • Page 11: Powering On/Off Your Optimizer

    The manufacturer is not responsible for any issues or damage that may occur to other appliances connected to your Kenmore Water Optimizer. These issues may include, but are not limited to: dry heating, low flow, water sloshing, etc. Kenmore and Drinkpod are in now way obligated to provide technical support, warranty service or replacement for any parts or components not included with your Optimizer, excluding OEM replacement filters.This guide will explain how to use, maintain, and troubleshoot...
  • Page 12: Dispensing Water

    Using Your Water Optimizer Be sure to complete all of the applicable instructions in the Installation Guide, included with your Optimizer prior to using the appliance. Powering On/Off Your Optimizer Be sure to never plug in your Optimizer, or power on either temperature mode before you’ve connected a proper water source, and enabled water flow.
  • Page 13: Replacing Your Water Optimizer's Filters

    Maintaining Your Water Optimizer MAINTAINING YOUR WATER OPTIMIzER Replacing Your Water Optimizer’s Filters To maximize filter and appliance lifespan, it is very important to always flush the Chemical Filter and the Polishing Filter prior to installing them into your Water Optimizer. For this step, you will need a towel, a container to catch water, and your Filter Flushing you assembled during installation.
  • Page 14 Maintaining Your Water Optimizer down, and prevent triggering Leak Detection Sensor. 11. Replace the applicable filters in the following order. Filters can be removed by twisting counter clockwise. To insert new filters, press filter upward into while twisting clockwise. Internal Filter Mounts Particle Filter Chemical Filter ULTRA Filter...
  • Page 15: Storing & Relocating Your Water Optimizer

    Storing & Relocating Your Water Optimizer At some point, you may need to store or relocate your Water Optimizer. Should one of these situations be the case for you, below are a few simple steps to prevent any damage from occuring. 1.
  • Page 16: Leaving Your Water Optimizer (Vacation)

    Maintaining Your Water Optimizer 11. Once you’ve drained as much water as will come out from your Optimizer, reinsert the plug, and reattach the and screw. blue silicon drain transparent plastic cap 12. Finally, remove each of the four Filters. If the filters will not be used for more than a few days, we highly recommend discarding them, and replacing them with new ones, to avoid any bacteria or mold growth issues.
  • Page 17 no longer receiving water (i.e. powering them off in necessary). Disconnect the tubing running between our Optimizer’s and the Source Input Port you just shutoff, and place end of the tubing into 1/4 in. Quick Connect Shutoff Valve a container to catch any water that drains back. 8.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting Your Water Optimizer

    Troubleshooting Your Water Optimizer TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR WATER OPTIMIzER Troubleshooting Your Water Optimizer 14...
  • Page 19: Issue #1: My Water Optimizer Is Dispensing Slowly

    Troubleshooting Your Water Optimizer Below are some simple steps to troubleshoot the most frequent issues our users experience. If your issue is not listed in this section, or you feel in any way confused, please feel free to contact us. Call us at 1-844-374-6576, or email us at support@drinkpod.com.
  • Page 20: Issue #4: My Water Optimizer's Hot Mode Won't Dispense

    Locate the hot dispense connecting rod and reattach. Reference the other 2 rods as examples of how it connects. Solution 4: Have you just dispensed a large amount of cold water? This model of Kenmore Water Optimizer is gravity fed. This means that...
  • Page 21: Issue #5: My Water Optimizer's Hot Mode Isn't Hot

    Issue #5: My Water Optimizer’s Hot Mode isn’t hot. Please note, this appliance is heating system is preset to a temperature range of 172.4°F - 194°F (78°C -90°C). This temperature is not adjustable. Solution 1: Flip Hot Mode Power Switch up to “ON”...
  • Page 22: Issue #8: My Water Optimizer Is Leaking Water

    Troubleshooting Your Water Optimizer Issue #8: My Water Optimizer is leaking water. Solution 1: Follow the leak to its source. There may be a section of tubing that has a loose connection that requires reattaching. Check by pushing tube inwards till it stops, then pulling outward (if Quick Connect/has sleeve) to ensure it is properly gripping.
  • Page 23: Notes

    Notes NOTES Notes 19...
  • Page 24 Notes Notes 20...
  • Page 25: Warranty

    Warranty WARRANTY KENMORE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR TWO YEARS from the date of sale this appliance is warranted against defects in material or workmanship when it is correctly installed, operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions. WITH PROOF OF SALE a defective appliance will receive free repair or replacement at option of...
  • Page 26 Kenmore ® Customer Care Hotline For technical support, warranty repair service, or to order replacement parts. 1-844-374-6576 ® S/N STICKER GOES HERE...