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Kenmore microMAX 625.348460 Owner's Manual

Kenmore water softener owner's manual 625.348460
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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
625.348460
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
SAVE THIS MANUAL
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
microMAX Water Softener
Warranty
Start Up / Setting Timer
How It Works
Care Of
Specifications
Repair Parts
Use plastic bag and tie provided, to hang manuals nearby
the softener for future reference.

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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL NO. 625.348460 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 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 workman- ship in this water softener.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION 1 SOFTENER START UP A. SAFETY GUIDES B. CHECK LIST OF STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL C. PROGRAM THE TIMER D. SANITIZING THE WATER SOFTENER E. FILL THE STORAGE TANK WITH SALT SECTION 2 HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS A.
  • Page 4: Safety Guides

    SECTION 1 Read all steps, guides and rules carefully be- fore installing and using your new water softener. Follow all steps exactly to correctly install. Fail- ure 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

    SECTION 1 WATER SOFTENER START-UP CHECK LIST OF ALL STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL Installation Manual. 3 – VALVE an inside, BYPASS PLASTIC BYPASS VALVE BRASS BYPASS VALVE WATER HEATER...
  • Page 6 SECTION 1 FIG. 1 NOTE: If other than SC21 shows, reset. SOUND BEEPER": WATER SOFTENER START-UP PROGRAM THE TIMER 1. SET PRESENT TIME OF DAY: NOTE: see page 17 to NOTE:...
  • Page 7: C. Program The Timer

    SECTION 1 SET WATER HARDNESS NUMBER: NOTE: example, assume your water is 15 gpg hard and contains 2 ppm iron. Add 5 to the hardness number for each 1 ppm of iron. In this example, you would use 25 for your hardness number. 15 gpg hardness 2 ppm iron x 5 = 10 (times)
  • Page 8: Sanitizing The Water Softener

    SECTION 1 SANITIZING THE WATER SOFTENER ON/OFF HOLD 3 seconds NOTES: You can sanitize the softener with or with out salt in the storage tank. Recommended by the Water Quality Association. On some water supplies, the water softener may need pe- riodic disinfecting.
  • Page 9: Fill The Storage Tank With Salt

    SECTION 1 WATER SOFTENER START-UP FILL THE STORAGE TANK WITH SALT FIG. 3 ADD SALT NOTE: WATER SOFTENING SALT WITH IRON REMOV ING ADDITIVES YOU HAVE NOW FINISHED THE WATER SOFTENER START-UP. AFTER THE SANITIZING RE- CHARGE, ON PAGE 8, THE SOFTENER WILL BE GIVING YOU SOFT WATER.
  • Page 10: How Your Water Softener Works

    SECTION 2 EXTRA RECHARGE RECHARGE NOW Press the ON/OFF–HOLD button and hold for 3 seconds. The softener enters the fill cycle of regeneration right away. . .the display shows ‘‘FillinG NOW’’. This regeneration will last for about 40 minutes. Then, you will have soft water again.
  • Page 11: Soft Water Service And Regeneration

    SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION SERVICE FILL BACKWASH BRINING FAST RINSE BRINE RINSE FIG. 4 WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER IN SERVICE HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS REGENERATION FIG. 5 WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER IN FILL...
  • Page 12: Soft Water Service And Regeneration

    SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION FIG. 6 WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER IN BRINING AND BRINE RINSE HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS FIG. 7 WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER IN BACKWASH FIG. 8 WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER IN FAST RINSE...
  • Page 13 SECTION 2 HOW YOUR WATER SOFTENER WORKS SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION AUTOMATIC BYPASS ELECTRONICS RECHARGE TONIGHT...
  • Page 14 SECTION 3 CARE OF YOUR SOFTENER SALT REFILLING STORAGE TANK/BREAKING A SALT BRIDGE IMPORTANT: You will have a loss in softening capacity and Refill when the storage may get partly hard water if less than 10 tank is about 1/3 full. inches of salt is in the storage tank.
  • Page 15: Keeping The Water Softener Clean

    SECTION 3 KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER CLEAN COVERS NOZZLE AND VENTURI IRON FROM THE RESIN BED IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CLEANING AND MAINTAINING YOUR SOFTENER, CALL TOLL FREE, NUMBER 1–800–426–9345 CARE OF YOUR SOFTENER NOTE: FIG. 10 CLEANING THE NOZZLE & VEN- TURI *INSTALL WITH NUMBERED SIDE UP,...
  • Page 16: Keep The Softener From Freezing

    SECTION 3 KEEP THE SOFTENER FROM FREEZING bypass. CARE OF YOUR SOFTENER FIG. 11 DRAIN WATER FROM THE SOFTENER...
  • Page 17: Helpful Hints Checklist

    SECTION 3 NOTE: PROBLEM WATER HAS SALTY Softener not recharged immediately TASTE after installation. Lost electric power during a re- charge. NO SOFT WATER No salt in storage tank, or salt bridged. Transfomer unplugged at the wall outlet, or power cable leads loose, fuse blown, circuit breaker popped, or circuit switched off.
  • Page 18: Dimensions/Specifications

    SECTION 4 FIG. 12 BYPASS VALVES MODEL NO. 625.348460 NOTE: Please see the rating decal for water softener operating capacity, salt usage and service flow rate/pres- sure loss performance specifications. Performance specifications are validated by the Water Quality Association (WQA). The rating decal is located on the rim, under the salt hole cover (see page 28).
  • Page 19 SECTION 5 ALWAYS MAKE THESE INITIAL CHECKS FIRST AUTOMATIC SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION TROUBLESHOOTING REMOVE THE TOP COVER AND SALT TANK COVER MANUAL...
  • Page 20 SECTION 5 AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTICS MOST LIKELY CODE Err 01 motor inoperative / wiring harness or connection to switch / position switch / face plate Err 02 face plate Err 03 motor inoperative / face plate Err 04 face plate / position switch Err 05 face plate PROCEDURE FOR REMOVING ERROR CODE FROM FACE PLATE: 1.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting

    SECTION 5 CORRECT SWITCH DISPLAYS VALVE CYCLE STATUS Valve in service, fill, brining, – – backwash or fast rince position Valve rotating from one posi- –P tion to another TIME RECHARGE SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION TROUBLESHOOTING TIME . . .SC21 RETURN THE PRESENT TIME DISPLAY CHANGE THE SR NUMBER NOTE: If the face plate is left in a diagnostic display (or a flashing...
  • Page 22 SECTION 5 MANUAL ADVANCE REGENERATION CHECK NOTE: does not CYCLE FLOW RATES (GALLONS PER MIN.) FILL (flow to salt storage tank) BRINING BRINE RINSE (flow to drain) 1.8 (6.8 liters) BACKWASH FAST RINSE NOTE: SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION TROUBLESHOOTING NOTE: CAUTION: Do Not remove the top distributor from the resin tank.
  • Page 23: Rotary Valve Service

    SECTION 5 Loosen DISASSEMBLY SERVICING THE VALVE NOTE: ASSEMBLY SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION ROTARY VALVE SERVICE NOTE: IF TOU NEED TO REMOVE THE VALVE FROM RESIN TANK, DO NOT RE- MOVE THE TOP DIS- TRIBUTOR OR RESIN LOSS WILL OCCUR.
  • Page 24: Water Flow Through The Softener Valve

    SECTION 5 WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER VALVE Hard water enters the valve inlet port. Internal valve porting routes the water down and out the top distributor, into the resin tank. Hard water is softened as it passes through the resin bed, then enters the bottom distributor. Soft water flows back into the valve and out the valve outlet, to the house soft water pipes.
  • Page 25 SECTION 5 5C. WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER VALVE BRINING AND BRINE RINSE CYCLES After fill, timer/switch action allows the motor to turn the rotor and disc into BRINING position. Water flow is directed to the nozzle. Suction, created by the nozzle and venturi, draws brine from the salt storage tank and injects it into the resin bed via the bottom distributor.
  • Page 26 SECTION 5 SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION 5C. WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER VALVE FAST RINSE CYCLE During FAST RINSE, the rotor & disc is positioned so water flow enters the resin tank through the top distributor, and exits through the bottom distributor, to the drain.
  • Page 27 SECTION 5 SERVICE TECH. INFORMATION NOTES...
  • Page 28: Repair Parts

    SECTION 6 SEARS WATER SOFTENER MODEL NO. 625. 348460 PART NUMBER 7137604 7137612 VALVE ASSEMBLY 7118333 (see page 30) 7084330 7152913 7137620 – 7145568 7137599 7137727 7082150 7106962 7152963 7143956 0900431 1103200 9003500 7145500 7152947 0900039 0900215 7150327 7141001 7088041 7088033 7095373 7141417...
  • Page 29 SECTION 6 SEARS WATER SOFTENER MODEL NO. 625.348460 PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION 0505957 Washer 0513860 Float Stop 7092317 Float 0516947 Float Seal 7093216 Float Rod & Stem 7092278 Guide Cap 0900535 O–ring, 15/16” x 1–3/16” 0516211 Seal 0516924 Retainer, Bottom Seal...
  • Page 30 SECTION 6 REPAIR PARTS SEARS WATER SOFTENER MODEL NO. 625.348460 VALVE ASSEMBLY...
  • Page 31 Retainer Ring 7129863 Bypass Body 7105013 O–ring, 13/16” x 1” (4 req.) 7130911 Stem 0900535 O–ring, 15/16” x 1–3/16” (2 req.) Bypass Valve (complete)  42–3437 MODEL NO. 625.348460 PART NUMBER 1148800 7114533 7146043 7089893 7039068 7081188 7095030 9001006 7103964...
  • Page 32 OWNERS MANUAL MODEL NO. 625.348460 To Call Toll Free For Service: 1–800–4–REPAIR (1–800–473–7247) For Parts: 1–800–FON–PARTS (1–800–366–7278) Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. WATER SOFTENER The model number of your water softener is found on the rating decal. This decal is on the rim, under the salt hole cover.