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Install Softener And Connect Pipes - Kenmore 300 Series Owner's Manual

Water softeners with deluxe valve.
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Locate Water Softener and Connect Pipes
POSITION SOFTENER INTO PLACE
Complete the following steps to position the softener.
1. Grip under the ridge on the salt tank sidewall.
2. Carefully rock back and forth into position.
3. Move the softener into position.
4. Place on a level and smooth surface. If needed, put a
piece of 3/4" plywood, at least 17'' x 20'', under the
tank. Then put spacers under the plywood to level the
softener. See Fig. 14.
NOTE: Do not put shims or spacers directly under
the tank, without the plywood. The weight of the sof-
tener, when full of salt and water, may cause the tank
to puncture or break at the shim or spacer.
CONNECT THE SOFTENER
Refer to your plan drawing. See Fig. 5.
Measure, cut (thread if needed) and put all pipe and fit-
tings together up to the main water pipe, or to the
bypass valve(s) you installed in the previous step.
CAUTION: Never solder fittings while connected to
nonmetallic parts. Wait until soldered pipe has
cooled before connection. See Fig. 15.
CAUTION: Be careful when putting pipe fittings
together. Do not cross thread, and do not overtight-
en.
Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345
MOVE SOFTENER INTO PLACE
Grip under ridge
to move softener.
Plywood
TYPICAL SOLDERING
CONNECTIONS
Main Water Pipe
4. Solder
NOTE: To be certain heat will
not travel down the pipe and
into the bypass valve (or
installation adaptors), wrap
the bottom of the pipe and the
bypass valve in a wet rag.
Shims
FIG. 14
Hard Water
1. Cut pipe to
correct length.
2. Solder (WHEN
COOL, do Step 3).
3. Put threaded adaptor
into bypass valve
port.
FIG. 15
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