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Kenmore UltraSoft 170 Installation Manual

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INSTALLATION
MANUAL
MODEL NOS.
UltraSoft 170
625.388170
UltraSoft 180
625.388180
UltraSoft 275
625.388270
UltraSoft 280
625.388280
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Guides
Before
You
Start
To
Install Your Softener.
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.Ken moreWater.com
SAVE THIS MANUAL
UltraSoft Water Softeners
With
DELUXE
valve
designed for plumbing up to 1 inch
_i, Safety Guides
_i, Unpacking
_i, Where To Install
_i, How To Install
_i, Pressure Testing
-.
Tt_
/
Systems
Tested and Certified
by
NSF International
against NSF/ANSl Standard 44for softener performance.
I
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates,
IL 60179 USA
I
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
7258997 (Rev. F 7/1/05)
Use the plastic bag and tie provided, to hang manuals
nearby the softener for future reference,

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  • Page 1

    INSTALLATION MANUAL MODEL NOS. UltraSoft 170 625.388170 UltraSoft 180 625.388180 UltraSoft 275 625.388270 UltraSoft 280 625.388280 Caution: Read and Follow All Safety Guides Before Start Install Your Softener. If you have questions when installing, operating or main- taining your softener,...

  • Page 2

    After you have installed start, program, and a listing of repair Your Kenmore lon.., gpg) and some clear water iron (measured the specifications, removal. A water odors, or iron other other unsafe water...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    [ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:iii:ii:i_:ii Safety Guides Unpacking Water System Where To Install Tools, Pipe and Fittings, Typical Soldered Typical Threaded Assemble Installing Locate and Connect Connect E_JJJJJJJJJJJ_JJJJ _JJ_JJJJJJJJJJ Pressure _JJJ JJJJJJJJJJ _JJJ JJJJJJJJJJ Grounding _JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ TABLE OF CONTENTS BEFORE INSTALLING The Water Softener Tests PLAN YOUR INSTALLATION...

  • Page 4: Safety Guides

    SECTION1 • Read all steps, installing all steps exactly them could cause personal Reading benefits • Your water softener and "clear shown manual. tastes or make it safe to drink. • Check with your local public works plumbing, low their guides as you install your softener. the State of Massachusetts licensed 248-CMR...

  • Page 5

    SECTION1 B. UNPACKING Directions for unpacking the softener of the shipping carton. This manual, er's manual, were on the small packing piece. will need install the softener. So you don't lose any parts, keep them on the cardboard piece until use them.

  • Page 6: Pressure

    RATE -- A water total of 90 seconds, is needed. flow rate is good. ENTER RESULTS OF YOUR WATER SYSTEM TESTS IN THE TO KEEP" TABLE IN YOUR OWNERS Deluxe Valve CHECKS & TESTS softener from working To make...

  • Page 7

    SECTION2 A. WHERE Think of the following choose softener. (see FIG. 2). Place as close as possible pressure water meter Place as close water drain drain, laundry standpipe. Connect ter pipe BEFORE HEATER. ter going must not be more (49°C). Hot water inner softener _JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ...

  • Page 8

    SECTION2 B. TOOLS, PIPE AND FITTINGS, OTHER MATERIALS You must first decide how to run in and out pipes to the softener. Look at your house the point you will connect the softener. soldered copper, glued plastic, nized or brass? What is the pipe pipe...

  • Page 9

    SECTION2 B. PIPE AND FITTINGS, 120V - 60Hz I1_sII Draw the plans for your In and OUT piping here. Be sure to follow the guides on page 2-2. Include all pipe, fittings and accesso- ries you will use. Make a list of all materials you wilt need and buy them before you begin to install the water softener, PLAN YOUR INSTALLATION...

  • Page 10

    SECTION2 C. TYPICAL SOLDERED * 1" NPT sweat adaptor _t-f la"d aNP_ch VALVE INLET PLAN YOUR INSTALLATION COPPER (OR PVC) IN AND OUT PIPES TO SOFTENER DELUXE VALVE MODELS included *NOTE: For plumbing connection, buy 2 sweat adap- tors and plumb directly to the inlet-outlet adap- tors or bypass valve.

  • Page 11

    SECTION2 D. TYPICAL THREADED If you are planning a threaded drawing in Fig. 4 as a guide. DELUXE VALVE MODELS ":!_':_'::" ,o,e _ *NOTE: For 1 in. plumbing a 1 in, threaded straight connector. PLAN YOUR INSTALLATION IN AND OUT PIPES TO SOFTENER plumbing installation, with a 3-valve bypass,...

  • Page 12: Jjj Jjjjjjjjjj

    li!i ! ::i : i ! ::i : i ! ::iSECTION A. ASSEMBLE INLET-OUTLET Close house near the water sure tank, ter. Shut off the supply to the water Open the highest water faucets let water drain Close faucets drained. If not already all cardboard...

  • Page 13

    [i!i! ::i : i ! ::i : i ! :i SECTION A. ASSEMBLE INLET-OUTLET INSTALLING and OUTLET Valve inlet INSTALLING HOLDING black cross section of valve inlet or outlet bypass valve or threaded adaptor clip snaps into place between larger diameter rings STEP BY STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL ADAPTORS, OR PLASTIC...

  • Page 14

    [i!i! ::i : i ! ::i : i ! :i SECTION INSTALLING 3 VALVE BYPASS (FIG. 9) Cut the house main water connect the softener. Loosely fittings, and the 3 valves. easy reach. 3 - VALVE BYPASS (threadedplumbing shown) STEP BY STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL B.

  • Page 15

    li!i ! ::i : i ! ::i : i ! :i SECTION LOCATE MOVE THE SOFTENER Move the softener into place, smooth surface. If needed, plywood, at least 17" x 20", under put spacers under the plywood ener. Do not put shims or spacers the tank, without...

  • Page 16

    [i!i! ::i : i ! ::i : i ! ::i SECTION D. CONNECT CONNECT THE VALVE DRAIN Take a length of 3 / 8" inside ing and attach one end to the drain 12). Use a tube clamp to hold it in place. other end of the tubing over a floor drain,...

  • Page 17

    [i!i! ::i : i ! ::i : i ! ::i SECTION CONNECT CONNECT SALT TANK BING Take rubber grommet, tube clamp (FIG. 12) that are on the small cardboard liner. Push the grommet into the hole in the salt tank wall so half is inside and half is outside.

  • Page 18

    li!i ! ::i : i ! ::i : i ! :i SECTION E. PRESSURE CAUTION: To avoid water or air pressure ener inner parts, and to flush other residue from the water do the following steps exactly Look at the picture in FIG.

  • Page 19: Grounding

    [i!i! ::i : i ! ::i : i ! ::i SECTION F. GROUNDING INSTALL GROUNDING THE SOFTENER IN AND The house cold water pipe often used to ground all electrical home. Outlets are grounded shock when touch plugged into outlet. single bypass valve...

  • Page 20

    SECTION3 F. GROUNDING _PLUG IN THE TRANSFORMER Plug the transformer into the electrical Salt Hole TURN ON THE GAS (OR ELECTRIC) Your new Sears softener is now softening for your household needs. However, HEATER is filled with hard soft water right away, you can drain er so it refills with soft water.

  • Page 21

    INSTALLATION MANUAL MODEL NOS. UItraSoft 425 625.388460 UltraSoft 480 625.388480 UltraSoft 800 625.388800 UItraSoft 880 625.388880 Caution: Read and Follow All Safety Guides Before Start Install Your Softener. If you have questions when installing, operating or main- taining your softener, when setting the timer,...

  • Page 22

    After you have installed start, program, and a listing of repair Your Kenmore lon.., gpg) and some clear water iron (measured the specifications, removal. A water odors, or iron other other unsafe water...

  • Page 23

    [ii_i_iii_ii_i_iii_ii_i_iii_ii_i_iii_ii_i_iii_ii_i_iii_ii_i_iii_ii_i_ii Safety Guides Unpacking Water System Where To Install Tools, Pipe and Fittings, Typical Soldered Typical Threaded Assemble Installing Locate and Connect Connect Pressure Grounding TABLE OF CONTENTS BEFORE INSTALLING The Water Softener Tests PLAN YOUR INSTALLATION The Water Softener Other Materials Copper...

  • Page 24

    SECTION1 • Read all steps, installing all steps exactly them could cause personal Reading benefits • Your water softener and "clear shown manual. tastes or make it safe to drink. • Check with your local public works plumbing, low their guides as you install your softener. the State of Massachusetts licensed 248-CMR...

  • Page 25

    SECTION1 B. UNPACKING Directions for unpacking the softener of the shipping carton. This manual, er's manual, were on the small packing piece. will need install the softener. So you don't lose any parts, keep them on the cardboard piece until use them.

  • Page 26

    RATE -- A water total of 90 seconds, is needed. flow rate is good. ENTER RESULTS OF YOUR WATER SYSTEM TESTS IN THE TO KEEP" TABLE IN YOUR OWNERS High Performance Valve CHECKS & TESTS softener from working...

  • Page 27

    SECTION2 A. WHERE TO INSTALL THE WATER SOFTENER Think of the following choose softener. (see FIG. 2). Place as close as possible pressure water meter Place as close water drain drain, laundry standpipe. Connect ter pipe BEFORE HEATER. ter going must not be more (49°C).

  • Page 28

    SECTION2 B. TOOLS, PIPE AND FITTINGS, OTHER MATERIALS You must first decide how to run in and out pipes to the softener. Look at your house the point you will connect the softener. soldered copper, glued plastic, nized or brass? What is the pipe pipe...

  • Page 29: Water

    SECTION2 B. PIPE AND FITTINGS, 120V - 60Hz I1_sII Draw the plans for your In and OUT piping here. Be sure to follow the guides on page 2-2. Include all pipe, fittings and accesso- ries you will use. Make a list of all materials you wilt need and buy them before you begin to install the water softener.

  • Page 30

    SECTION2 C. TYPICAL SOLDERED IN AND OUT PLUMBING A 3-VALVE BYPASS s .%"----""----.._ Main _e OPTWAT_R__ shutoff valves, FITTINGS 90 ° elbow (4) tee (2) 1" NPT sweat adaptor (2) pipe (as required) /(..,.__/ "threaded adaptor/ .--__ o-ring seal <-_. To connect to 1-1/4"...

  • Page 31

    SECTION2 D. TYPICAL THREADED HIGH PERFORMANCE High PLAN YOUR INSTALLATION IN AND OUT PIPES TO SOFTENER VALVE MODELS IN AND OUT PLUMBING USING SEARS BYPASS VALVE (included) outside faucets FITTINGS REQUIRED, IDENTIFIED union (2) pipe (as required) 90 ° elbow (2) threaded adaptor ingipeal 4ncO_u_aClh...

  • Page 32: Assemble

    SECTION3 A. ASSEMBLE INLET-OUTLET Close house near the water sure tank, ter. Shut off the supply to the water Open the highest water faucets let water drain Close faucets drained. If not already all cardboard _JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ pieces _JJJJ JJJJJJJJJJJJ softener. _JJ_JJJJJJJJJ liner (with parts d_d_d_d_d...

  • Page 33: Installing

    SECTION3 A. ASSEMBLE INLET-OUTLET INSTALLING BYPASS and OUTLET THREADED OUTLET threaded adaptors (install in softener valve or bypass valve) clip (2) _ INSTALLING HOLDING black cross section of valve inlet or outlet bypass valve or copper tube clip snaps into place between larger diameter rings STEP BY STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL ADAPTORS,...

  • Page 34

    SECTION3 INSTALLING 3 VALVE BYPASS (FIG. 9) Cut the house main water connect the softener. Loosely fittings, and the 3 valves. easy reach. 3 - VALVE BYPASS (threadedplumbing shown) STEP BY STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL B. INSTALL 3-VALVE BYPASS IMPORTANT: PIPES When is on the right side.

  • Page 35

    SECTION3 C. LOCATE WATER SOFTENER, _MOVE SOFTENER Move the softener into place, smooth surface. If needed, plywood, at least 17" x 20", under put spacers under the plywood ener. Do not put shims or spacers the tank, without the plywood. the softener, when full of salt and...

  • Page 36

    SECTION3 D. CONNECT CONNECT THE VALVE DRAIN Cut an appropriate length (20 ft. roll included) and attach drain fitting (FIG. 12). Put the other hose over a floor drain, standpipe, or other suitable local codes. • Leave an air gap of about 1-1 / 2"...

  • Page 37

    SECTION3 CONNECT CONNECT SALT TANK BING Take rubber grommet, tube clamp (FIG. 12) that are on the small cardboard liner. Push the grommet into the hole in the salt tank wall so half is inside and half is outside. Push the bigger end of the tube adaptor grommet.

  • Page 38

    SECTION3 E. PRESSURE CAUTION: To avoid water or air pressure ener inner parts, and to flush other residue from the water do the following steps exactly Look at the picture in FIG. 15 showing bypass valve(s). Fully open two cold, soft water the softener.

  • Page 39: Connect

    SECTION3 F. GROUNDING INSTALL GROUNDING THE SOFTENER IN AND The house cold water pipe often used to ground all electrical home. Outlets are grounded shock when touch plugged into outlet. single bypass valve (FIG. pipe ground is broken. COLD WATER PIPE ground clamp (2)

  • Page 40

    SECTION3 F. GROUNDING _PLUG IN THE TRANSFORMER Plug the transformer into the electrical tabs TURN ON THE GAS (OR ELECTRIC) Your new Sears softener is now softening for your household needs. However, HEATER is filled with hard soft water right away, you can drain er so it refills with soft water.

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