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OWNER'S MANUAL
Water Softeners
With High Performance Valve
MODEL NOS.
IntelliSoft 370 Series 625.383760
IntelliSoft 370 Series 625.393760
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. 7282603 (Rev. E 12/8/06)

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  • Page 1

    OWNER'S MANUAL Water Softeners With High Performance Valve MODEL NOS. IntelliSoft 370 Series 625.383760 IntelliSoft 370 Series 625.393760 Caution: • Warranty Read and follow all safety rules and operating • Installation instructions before first use of this product. • Start Up / Setting Timer Questions ? •...

  • 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. Questions? 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: Unpack And Check Shipment

    Drain Elbow (installed on unit) Tube Adaptor Ground Clamp Kit Grommet Tube Clamp 1-1/4” Copper Tubes Brine Valve Additional Installation Fittings avaiable from FIG. 1 Sears (see parts listing in back of manual) Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 6: Plan Your Installation: Tools Needed, Materials Needed

    • Always put an Iron Filter BEFORE the water softener. • Always put a Neutralizer BEFORE an Iron Filter, etc., as shown. Well Water * A Taste & Odor Filter may be used before or after the water FIG. 2 softener. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 7

    5. Do not install in a place where the softener could 9. Keep the softener out of direct sunlight. The sun’s freeze. Damage caused by freezing voids the war- heat can melt plastic parts. ranty by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 8

    120V - 60Hz Electrical Outlet CROSS-OVER Main Water Pipe Raw Water Valve Outlet Side Soft Water Inlet Outlet Valve Inlet To Water Softener FIG. 5 Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • 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 BEFORE CONNECTING SWEAT ADAP- TORS TO INLET-OUTLET ADAPTORS OR BYPASS VALVE. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 10

    Read Before Beginning Installation BEFORE INSTALLING CHECKS & TESTS If you have a well water system, look at the pressure Your water supply needs to be checked for chemical gauge to find the water pressure. Call your local water analysis, water pressure and water flow rate. To accom- department if you have city water.

  • Page 11: Install Inlet/outlet Adapters Or Bypass Valves, Three Way Valves

    See Fig. 11. Included with Valve Inlet Softener CAUTION: Be sure the clips snap firmly into place so the tubes will not pull out. See Fig. 11. FIG. 9 Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 12

    • Place valve(s) within easy reach. 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. FIG. 13 Softener Inlet Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 13: Install Softener And Connect Pipes

    2. Solder (WHEN bypass valve in a wet rag. COOL, do Step 3). 3. Put threaded adaptor into bypass valve port. FIG. 15 Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 14: Connect Valve And Salt Tank Drains

    1-1/2” needed. Tubing in Air Gap NOTE: Overflow 1-1/2” Air Gap Place drain tubing is avail- able from Sears, Item No. 42-3433 (20 ft). Overflow Drain Tubing FLOOR DRAIN LAUNDRY TUB FIG. 16 Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 15: Leak Test

    The dis- Valve FOR BYPASS colored water is not harmful, and the discol- Open bypass valve. Close inlet & outlet oration will not last more than a few minutes. valves. FIG. 19 Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 16: Electrical Requirements

    Be sure the electrical outlet you plug the CONNECTING TRANSFORMER transformer into is inside, to protect from weather. Transformer PLUG IN THE TRANSFORMER Plug the transformer into the electrical outlet. 120V-60Hz Electrical Outlet Power Cable From Face Plate-Timer FIG. 22 Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 17: Install Covers And Restart Water Heater

    For example, while setting the hardness the beeper sounds repeatedly when the display FIG. 25 reaches 1 using the DOWN button, or the highest hard- ness setting using the UP button. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 18

    If a different recharge time setting initial programming, and the current time of day would be better for your household, complete the follow- shows in the display. ing step. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 19: 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...

  • Page 20: Add Salt To Storage Tank

    Persons who are concerned about their drinking water intake. For example, if your water supply is 15 grains should consider a Kenmore Drinking Water System that hard, and you drank 3 quarts of softened water you would will remove or reduce in excess of 90% of the sodium consume 335 milligrams of sodium.

  • Page 21: Install Check List

    Check List CHECK LIST OF STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL Water Supply Review the following list to ensure you have completed all the installation procedures. ____1. Check the incoming water. Has incoming water been tested? Valve Inlet Bypass Valve(s) ____2. Remove cardboard packaging from salt tank. Plastic ____3.

  • Page 22: Faceplate Timer Features

    2. At level 2, the storage tank is about (salt monitor level 2) of salt is in the storage tank. 1/3 full. This is the lowest you should allow the stored salt level to drop to. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 23

    State of California, this setting MUST be FIG. 36 California Efficiency Requirement Your Kenmore Water Softener has a “High Efficiency” feature with an “ON” or “OFF” setting. This softener set- ting is shipped in the “OFF” position, which utilizes the maximum rated capacity while most often achieving maximum salt efficiencies.

  • Page 24

    SELECT 2 button. If soft water is being used, the flow rate to the closest 1/10 gallon (or liters) shows. If all FLOW RATE faucets and water using appliances are off, the display FIG. 44 will show 0 flow. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 25

    An error code could appear in the face plate display if a problem occurs in the softener electronics. Turn to the Troubleshooting section to resolve the problem and/or call the Kenmore Water Line number listed below. FIG. 47 KENMORE’S ULTRA CLEANSING FEATURE...

  • Page 26: How Your Water Softener Works

    As you use more water, fill time increases so more brine is made. The greater amount of brine cleans more hardness minerals from the resin bed. Brine Valve Fill Water FIG. 50 Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 27

    The bed lifts and expands for good cleaning. Hard Water Hard Water Bypass OUT Drain Resin Bed Lifted and Expanded FIG. 52 Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 28: How Your Water Softener Works

    The computer always adjusts this pattern to your water using habits. It works toward providing you with soft water for the longest time and at the most efficient salt usage. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 29: Care Of Your Water Softener

    You may damage the tank. FIG. 54 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...

  • Page 30

    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...

  • Page 31

    8. Tip the bottom of the softener up a few inches and hold until all water has drained. 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...

  • Page 32: Care Of Your Water Softener

    30. Valve rotor-disc & seals Check for scratches or grooves, replace if needed. Salty tasting water Restricted drain line Check for kinks, bends or obstructions, see page 14. immediately after regeneration Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 33: Specifications

    = parts per million * 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...

  • Page 34

    These systems conform to NSF / ANSI 44 for the specific performance claims as verified and substantiat- ed by test data. 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...

  • Page 35: Service Tech Information

    DIAGNOSTICS, and the MANUAL ADVANCE REGEN- softener inlet and outlet respectively. ERATION CHECK. 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...

  • Page 36

    (FROM FILL TO BRINEING IN THIS EXAMPLE) show open, while the valve is rotating from one position to another, the indicator will show the switch closed. A FIG. 61 defect is probable if indications vary from this pattern. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 37

    SALT SIGNAL SALT SIGNAL LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL To change number: Press the UP or DOWN button until the correct code shows. Then, press the SELECT1 button and reset the timer. FIG. 64 Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 38

    NOTE: If water system pressure is low, an elevated drain hose may cause back pressure, stopping 9. To return the softener to service, press REGENERA- brine draw. TION once more. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 39

    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...

  • Page 40

    Water To Valve Outlet 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 FIG. 69 drain. Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 41

    As the valve rotates, Switch the position switch lever drops to open the circuit. The valve remains positioned in service until the electronic timer initiates the next regeneration. FIG. 71 Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 42: Exploded Views And Parts Lists

    Exploded View Kenmore MODEL Nos. 625.383760 and 625.393760 Rating Decal Location Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 43

    Parts List Kenmore MODEL Nos. 625.383760 and 625.393760 A. WATER SOFTENER COMPLETE Key No. Part Number Part Description ---- Cover Lock (Required for shipping only) ---- Rim Insert (Required for shipping only) 7284304 Cover (main) 7284231 Salt Hole Cover (order following decal) —...

  • Page 44

    Exploded View Kenmore MODEL Nos. 625.383760 and 625.393760 INLET - OUTLET GROUNDING CLAMPS Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 45

    Parts List Kenmore MODEL Nos. 625.383760 and 625.393760 B. BRINE VALVE ASSEMBLY Key No. Part Number Part Description 7168647 Ceramic Weight 0513860 Float Stop 7097202 Float (includes Key No. 4) 0516947 Float Seal 7220627 Float Rod & Stem 7092278 Guide Cap 7170288 O-Ring, 15/16"...

  • Page 46

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

  • Page 47

    Included with softener. 0900060 O-Ring 7081201 Retainer (Nozzle & Venturi) Part Number Part Description 7175238 C Ring 7214155 Bypass Body 7173016 O-ring, 1.109 ID. x 1.387 OD. (4) 7172882 Stem 7214317 Bypass Valve (Complete) Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345...

  • Page 48

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