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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NOS.
UltraSoft 100
625.388150
UltraSoft 150
625.388160
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
Warranty
Start Up / Setting Timer
How It Works
Care Of
Specifications
Repair Parts
Use the plastic bag and tie provided, to hang manuals
nearby the softener for future reference.

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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL NOS. UltraSoft 100 625.388150 UltraSoft 150 625.388160 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...
  • Page 2: Warranty

    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. 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...
  • Page 4: Water Softener Start Up

    SECTION 1 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.
  • Page 5: Check List Of Step-By-Step Guides To Install

    WATER SOFTENER START UP SECTION 1 B. CHECK LIST OF STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL FIG. 1 VALVE INLET 3-valve plastic Bypass Valve(s)
  • Page 6: Program The Timer

    WATER SOFTENER START UP SECTION 1 C. PROGRAM THE TIMER FIG. 2 display button button &XVWRPHU $VVLVWDQFH        ON/OFF RECHARGE TONIGHT SELECT HOLD RECHARGE NOW button button (Recharge Tonight-Now)
  • Page 7 WATER SOFTENER START UP SECTION 1 C. PROGRAM THE TIMER ¡...
  • Page 8: Sanitize The Water Softener

    SECTION 1 D. SANITIZE THE WATER SOFTENER WATER SOFTENER START UP FIG. 3 salt hole cover water, about 3 gallons brinewell cover (remove and add about 3/4 oz. bleach) brinewell...
  • Page 9: Fill The Storage Tank With Salt

    SECTION 1 E. FILL THE STORAGE TANK WITH SALT WATER SOFTENER START UP WATER SOFTENING SALT WITH IRON REMOV- ING ADDITIVES — FIG. 4 salt storage tank brinewell cover brinewell...
  • Page 10: Faceplate Timer Features

    SECTION 2 A. FACEPLATE TIMER FEATURES HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS...
  • Page 11: Soft Water Service And Regeneration

    SECTION 2 B. SOFT WATER SERVICE and REGENERATION FILL BACKWASH BRINING FAST RINSE BRINE RINSE FIG. 5 soft water hard water salt storage tank (salt not shown) brine valve HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS FIG. 6 salt storage tank brine valve resin tank resin bed hard water...
  • Page 12 SECTION 2 B. SOFT WATER SERVICE and REGENERATION FIG. 7 hard water hard water bypass OUT nozzle & venturi brine valve brine HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS FIG. 8 drain FIG. 9 hard water hard water bypass OUT drain resin bed lifted and expanded hard water soft water...
  • Page 13 SECTION 2 HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS B. SOFT WATER SERVICE and REGENERATION...
  • Page 14: Salt: Refilling Storage Tank, Salt Bridge

    SECTION 3 A. SALT: REFILLING STORAGE TANK, SALT BRIDGE — — CARE OF YOUR WATER SOFTENER FIG. 10 1” - 2” pencil mark broom handle push tool into salt bridge to break salt salt bridge water level...
  • Page 15: Keeping The Water Softener Clean

    SECTION 3 B. KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER CLEAN CARE OF YOUR WATER SOFTENER FIG. 11 O-ring Seal Screen Support Screen Nozzle & Venturi Gasket IMPORTANT: Be sure small holes in the gasket are cen- tered directly over the small holes in the nozzle & venturi housing.
  • Page 16: Protect The Water Softener From Freezing

    SECTION 3 CARE OF YOUR WATER SOFTENER C. PROTECT THE WATER SOFTENER FROM FREEZING FIG. 12 floor drain wood block...
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    SECTION 3 D. CHECKLIST ... TO HELP YOU SAVE MONEY PROBLEM No salt (or salt bridged) in the storage tank Refill with salt, or break the salt bridge (page Transfomer unplugged at the wall outlet, or power cable leads loose, fuse blown, circuit breaker popped, or circuit switched off.
  • Page 18: Dimensions & Specifications

    — Distance between inlet- outlet center lines ULTRASOFT 100 ULTRASOFT 150 WATER SUPPLY TO WATER SOFTENER Minimum water system flow (gpm) Minimum-Max. water pressure (psi) Minimum-Max. water temperature ( Maximum water hardness (gpg) Maximum ‘‘clear water’’ iron (ppm) SALT FOR WATER SOFTENER...
  • Page 19 SECTION 4 A. DIMENSIONS / SPECIFICATIONS OTHER SPECIFICATIONS Type of ion exchange material (resin) Amount of resin (cu ft) Regeneration (recharge) cycle times (minutes) Fill Brining / brine rinse Backwash Fast rinse Total regeneration time Efficiency Rating Max. Drain Flow Rate (gpm) gpm = gallons per minute psi = pounds per square inch This system conforms to ANSI/NSF 44 for the specific performance claims as verified and substantiated by test data.
  • Page 20: Service Tech. Information

    SECTION 5 WIRING SCHEMATIC 24VAC Transformer Turbine Sensor FACEPLATE SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION A. TROUBLESHOOTING BACK OF TIMER (PWA) AC INPUT POS / TURBINE MOTOR &XVWRPHU $VVLVWDQFH     RECHARGE TONIGHT ON/OFF HOLD RECHARGE NOW Remove the top cover and salt tank cover. valve motor Position...
  • Page 21 SECTION 5 MOST LIKELY CODE Err1 Err3 Err1, Err3, motor inoperative / wiring harness or connection to switch / position switch / valve defect causing motor inoperative / wiring harness or connection to switch / position switch / valve defect causing Err4 high torque hi h t...
  • Page 22 SECTION 5 SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION A. TROUBLESHOOTING ¡ position markers (valve in service) MOTOR ¡...
  • Page 23 SECTION 5 CYCLE FLOW RATES (GALLONS PER MIN.) FILL (flow to salt storage tank) 0.3 (1.1 liters) BRINING .13 -.14 (.5 liters) (flow BRINE RINSE .1 (.38 liters) BACKWASH 1.8 (6.8 liters) drain) drain) FAST RINSE 1.8 (6.8 liters) ¡ ¡...
  • Page 24: Rotary Valve Service

    SECTION 5 SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION B. ROTARY VALVE SERVICE wear-strip seal...
  • Page 25: Water Flow Through The Softener Valve

    SECTION 5 C. WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER VALVE SERVICE CYCLE To Valve Outlet (soft water) resin bottom distributor FILL CYCLE position switch venturi fill flow plug fill water (soft) To Valve Outlet (soft water) resin bottom distributor SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION from Valve Inlet (hard water) top distributor...
  • Page 26 SECTION 5 C. WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER VALVE BRINING AND BRINE RINSE CYCLES venturi nozzle brine from salt storage tank bypass hard water to valve outlet bypass hard water to valve out- SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION drain from Valve Inlet (hard water) BACKWASH CYCLE flow plug...
  • Page 27 SECTION 5 SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION C. WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER VALVE FAST RINSE CYCLE drain soft water to valve outlet position switch...
  • Page 28: Repair Parts For Water Softener

    SECTION 6 Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388150 and 625.388160 Rating Decal Location REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER A. WATER SOFTENER COMPLETE PART NUMBER not illustrated DESCRIPTION — — — — — — — — —...
  • Page 29 SECTION 6 Kenmore MODEL NOS. NOS. 625.388150 and 625.388160 INLET - OUTLET GROUNDING CLAMPS REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER B. BRINE VALVE ASSEMBLY PART NUMBER 7168647 0513860 7097202 0516947 7093216 7092278 7170288 0516211 0516924 7116713 7092252 7080653 7131365 7094979 7092294...
  • Page 30 SECTION 6 C. VALVE ASSEMBLY REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER wear-strip seal cross-section view...
  • Page 31 SECTION 6 Kenmore MODEL NOS. 625.388150 and 625.388160 PART DESCRIPTION NUMBER BYPASS INSTALLATION VALVE MODEL NO. 625.3437 PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION REPAIR PARTS FOR WATER SOFTENER C. VALVE ASSEMBLY PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION — ‡...
  • Page 32 OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL NOS. UltraSoft 100 625.388150 UltraSoft 150 625.388160 The model number of your water softener is found on the rating de- cal. This decal is on the rim, under the salt cover. When requesting service or ordering parts, always provide the following in- formation: ` Product Type...