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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NOS.
UltraSoft 250
625.388260
UltraSoft 275
625.388270
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
www.KenmoreWater.com
SAVE THIS MANUAL
Water Softeners
with Deluxe Valve
N Warranty
N Start Up / Setting Timer
N How It Works
N Care Of
N Specifications
N Repair Parts
Use the plastic bag and tie provided, to hang manuals
nearby the softener for future reference.
7253175 (Rev. C 3/21/03)

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    OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL NOS. UltraSoft 250 625.388260 UltraSoft 275 625.388270 Caution: Read and Follow All Safety Rules and Operating Instructions Before First Use of Water Softeners This Product. with Deluxe Valve N Warranty If you have questions when installing, operating or main-...

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    WARRANTY SEARS RESIDENTIAL WATER SOFTENER FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON WATER SOFTENER For one year from the date of purchase, when this water softener is installed and maintained in accordance with our instructions, Sears will repair, free of charge, defects in material or workmanship in this water softener. FULL TEN YEAR WARRANTY AGAINST LEAKS 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...

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS...

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    SECTION 1 WATER SOFTENER START UP A. SAFETY GUIDES L Read all steps, guides and rules carefully before installing and using your new water softener. Follow all steps exactly to correctly install. Failure to follow them could cause personal injury or property damage. Reading this book will also help you to get all of the benefits from your water softener.

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    SECTION 1 WATER SOFTENER START UP B. CHECK LIST OF STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL FIG. 1 VALVE INLET 3-valve plastic Bypass Valve(s)

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    SECTION 1 WATER SOFTENER START UP C. PROGRAM THE TIMER FIG. 2 button button salt level adjust signal light adjust display SALT SIGNAL SALT LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL ADJUST SIGNAL LIGHT SELECT ADJUST RECHARGE &XVWRPHU $VVLVWDQFH TONIGHT ON/OFF     HOLD RECHARGE SALT...

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    SECTION 1 WATER SOFTENER START UP C. PROGRAM THE TIMER ¡...

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    SECTION 1 WATER SOFTENER START UP D. SANITIZE THE WATER SOFTENER FIG. 3 brinewell cover (remove and add about 3/4 oz. bleach) brinewell water, about 3 gallons...

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    SECTION 1 WATER SOFTENER START UP E. FILL THE STORAGE TANK WITH SALT WATER SOFTENING SALT WITH IRON REMOVING ADDITIVES — FIG. 4 brinewell cover brinewell salt storage tank...

  • Page 10: How Your Water Softener Works

    SECTION 2 HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS A. FACEPLATE TIMER FEATURES ✴ SALT SIGNAL LEVEL LEVEL bars, salt SALT LEVEL level ADJUST SALT brinewell LEVEL SIGNAL LIGHT decal ADJUST salt level RECHARGE TONIGHT ON/OFF HOLD RECHARGE indicator light SALT...

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    SECTION 2 HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS A. FACEPLATE TIMER FEATURES example: set to 4 days maxi- default display mum between regenerations default minutes example: time set to 3 minutes Flow bars scroll when soft water is in use.

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    SECTION 2 HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS valve recharge position time indicators remaining Serv Fill Brine Bkwsh Rinse...

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    SECTION 2 HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS B. SOFT WATER SERVICE and REGENERATION FIG. 6 hard water soft water FILL BACKWASH BRINING FAST RINSE BRINE RINSE salt storage tank brine valve FIG. 5 soft water hard water salt storage tank (salt fill water not shown) brine valve...

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    SECTION 2 HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS B. SOFT WATER SERVICE and REGENERATION FIG. 8 hard water hard water bypass OUT drain resin bed lifted and expanded FIG. 7 hard water hard water bypass OUT nozzle & venturi drain FIG. 9 hard water soft water drain...

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    SECTION 2 HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS B. SOFT WATER SERVICE and REGENERATION...

  • Page 16: Care Of Your Water Softener

    SECTION 3 CARE OF YOUR WATER SOFTENER A. SALT: REFILLING STORAGE TANK, SALT BRIDGE 2-1. FIG. 10 push tool into salt bridge to break 1” - 2” pencil mark broom handle salt — — salt bridge water level...

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    SECTION 3 CARE OF YOUR WATER SOFTENER B. KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER CLEAN FIG. 11 O-ring Seal Screen Support Screen *Flow Plug Nozzle & Venturi Screen Gasket IMPORTANT: Be sure small holes in the gasket are cen- tered directly over the small holes in the nozzle &...

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    SECTION 3 CARE OF YOUR WATER SOFTENER C. PROTECT THE WATER SOFTENER FROM FREEZING FIG. 12 floor drain wood block...

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    SECTION 3 CARE OF YOUR WATER SOFTENER D. CHECKLIST ... TO HELP YOU SAVE MONEY PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION No salt (or salt bridged) in the storage tank Refill with salt, or break the salt bridge (page 3-1). Press ON/OFF-HOLD (RECHARGE NOW) button and hold for 3 seconds to start a regeneration (see page 2-1).

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    SECTION 4 KNOW ABOUT YOUR WATER SOFTENER A. DIMENSIONS / SPECIFICATIONS FIG. 13 FIG. 14 SINGLE BYPASS 3 - VALVE BYPASS Inches Bypass A Salt Tank Height 40-1/4 102.2 Valve FOR SERVICE B Resin Tank Diameter 22.7 close bypass valve (nominal) UltraSoft 250 Outlet open inlet &...

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    SECTION 4 KNOW ABOUT YOUR WATER SOFTENER A. DIMENSIONS / SPECIFICATIONS OTHER SPECIFICATIONS UltraSoft 250 UltraSoft 275 Type of ion exchange material (resin) high capacity high capacity Amount of resin (cu ft) 0.96 1.07 Regeneration (recharge) cycle times (minutes) Fill 3 - 9.48 3.6 - 19.1 Brining / brine rinse...

  • Page 22: Wiring Schematic

    SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION SECTION 5 A. TROUBLESHOOTING WIRING SCHEMATIC BACK OF TIMER (PWA) AC INPUT POS / TURBINE MOTOR valve motor 24VAC Transformer Turbine Position Sensor Switch FACEPLATE SALT SIGNAL SALT LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL ADJUST SIGNAL LIGHT SELECT ADJUST &XVWRPHU $VVLVWDQFH RECHARGE        TONIGHT...

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    SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION SECTION 5 A. TROUBLESHOOTING POSSIBLE DEFECT MOST LIKELY LESS LIKELY CODE Err1, Err3, motor inoperative / wiring harness or connection to switch / position switch / valve defect causing Err4 high torque Err5 faceplate timer (PWA) PROCEDURE FOR REMOVING ERROR CODE FROM FACEPLATE: turbine count (water valve position indicator flowing)

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    SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION SECTION 5 A. TROUBLESHOOTING INDICATOR VALVE POSITION ......service ......fill brining/brine rinse backwash...

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    SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION SECTION 5 A. TROUBLESHOOTING CYCLE FLOW RATES (GALLONS PER MIN.) FILL (flow to salt storage tank) 0.3 (1.1 liters) BRINING .15 - .16 (.61 liters) (flow BRINE RINSE .11 (.45 liters) BACKWASH 1.8 (6.8 liters) drain) BRINE VALVE FAST RINSE 1.8 (6.8 liters) FLOAT SETTING...

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    SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION SECTION 5 B. ROTARY VALVE SERVICE wear-strip seal...

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    SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION SECTION 5 C. WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER VALVE SERVICE CYCLE from Valve Inlet (hard water) top distributor To Valve Outlet (soft water) resin tank position resin switch resin bottom distributor FILL CYCLE position switch valve cam venturi rotor &...

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    SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION SECTION 5 C. WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER VALVE BRINING AND BRINE RINSE CYCLES venturi drain nozzle from Valve Inlet brine from salt (hard water) storage tank bypass hard water to valve outlet position switch BACKWASH CYCLE flow plug drain bypass hard...

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    SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION SECTION 5 C. WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER VALVE FAST RINSE CYCLE drain soft water to valve outlet position switch...

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    SECTION 6 REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388260 and 625.388270 Rating Decal Location...

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    SECTION 6 REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388260 and 625.388270 A. WATER SOFTENER COMPLETE PART DESCRIPTION NUMBER — — — — — — — — —...

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    SECTION 6 REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388260 and 625.388270 INLET - OUTLET GROUNDING CLAMPS...

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    SECTION 6 REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388260 and 625.388270 B. BRINE VALVE ASSEMBLY...

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    SECTION 6 REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388260 and 625.388270 wear-strip seal cross-section view...

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    SECTION 6 REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388260 and 625.388270 C. VALVE ASSEMBLY PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION NUMBER NUMBER — ‡           BYPASS INSTALLATION VALVE PART DESCRIPTION NUMBER...

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    MANUAL Water Softeners MODEL NOS. UltraSoft 250 For the repair or replacement parts you 625.388260 need delivered directly to your home Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week 1 - 800 - 366 - PART UltraSoft 275 625.388270...

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