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Kenmore 625.3486 Owner's Manual

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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
625.348600
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
High Flow Deluxe Demand
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.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates,
IL 60179 USA
PRINTED IN U.S.A.

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  • Page 1 OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NO. 625.348600 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, when setting the timer, call this toll-free number...
  • Page 2 SEARS RESIDENTIAL FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY For one year from the date of purchase, cordance with our instructions, in this water softener. FULL TEN YEAR WARRANTY For ten years from the date of purchase, softener tank or salt storage TO O BTAI N WAR RANTY SE RVl CE, S l M PLY CO NTACT TH E N EAREST THROUGHOUT THE UNITED United States.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    SECTION 1 SAFETY GUIDES CHECK LIST OF STEP-BY-STEP PROGRAM THE TIMER SANITIZING THE WATER SOFTENER FILL THE STORAGE SECTION 2 FACE PLATE TIMER SOFT WATER SERVICE SECTION 3 SALT: REFILLING KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER KEEP THE SOFTENER HELPFUL HINTS CHECKLIST SECTION 4 DIMENSIONS/SPECIFICATIONS SECTION 5...
  • Page 4: Safety Guides

    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 dam- age. 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

    SECTION 1 1 B. CHECK LIST OF ALL STEP-BY-STEP To be sure you have done all the steps softener, read following Installation Manual, part no. 7183613, step guides. Page numbers referred to are in the Installation Manual unless otherwise noted. Is the house water flow going...
  • Page 6: Program

    SECTION 1 signal light adjust salt level adjust Kenmore Water Line for Customer Assistance SALT 1-800-426-9345 ON/OFF-HOLD (Recharge Tonight-Now) When transformer is plugged code HF31, and a test number (example: in the face plate display for 4 seconds. and PRESENT...
  • Page 7 SECTION 1 1 C. SET WATER HARDNESS • Press the SELECT button (flashing) and HARDNESS. grains gallon (gpg) hardness of your water supply is on your water analysis port. Be sure to enter water test results page 2, for future reference.
  • Page 8: Sanitizing

    SECTION 1 SANITIZING Care is taken at the factory to keep softener clean and sanitary. Materials the softener will infect or contaminate water supply, and will not cause bacteria grow. However, during shipping, ling operating, bacteria softener. For this reason, sanitizing suggested _ when...
  • Page 9: Fill The Storage

    3 quarts of softened milligrams of sodium. to eating 2-1/2 slices of white are concerned about their consider a Kenmore Drinking that will remove or reduce in excess other drinking water recharge, brinewelI cover brinewelI sodium overall...
  • Page 10: Face Plate Timer

    SECTION 2 EXTRA RECHARGE Sometimes, a manually started charge) may be desired, or needed. are: You have used more water visiting) and you run out of soft water the next timer started regeneration. - You did not refill the softener was gone.
  • Page 11 SECTION OPTIONAL SETTINGS- CLEAN MINUTES, MAXIMUM DAYS BETWEEN REGEN- ERATIONS, and 12 / 24 HOUR TIME READINGS: 1. To set 1, 2 or all 3 options, press and hold SELECT for 3 seconds. Then press again until the CLEAN TIME display shows.
  • Page 12 SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION SERVICE When softener is giving called "Service". During service, from the house main water pipe Inside the softener resin tank is a bed made thousands of tiny, plastic resin hard water passes through attracts holds the hardness...
  • Page 13 SECTION SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION [-2]BRINING: During brining, from the salt storage area, into the resin tank. Inside the resin tank, brine cleans hardness the resin beads they are discharged drain. much brine is needed depends - -the amount of resin in the softener, --how...
  • Page 14 SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION AUTOMATIC BYPASS During brining, brine rinse cycles of regeneration, HARD water the softener valve and to the house is opened, hard water is there However, you should not use hot water, because water heater will water.
  • Page 15 SECTION SALT...REFILLING WHEN TO REFILL WITH SALT: The Salt Monitor System (see page 10) will turn the low salt light to warn when to refill with salt light a few weeks after softener, every week after at about the #2 salt monitor level.
  • Page 16 SECTION 3 KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER COVERS To keep your new Kenmore water softener nice, apply a coat of paste wax and repeat year. When dusty, wipe it with a damp keep it sparkling. NOZZLE & VENTURI A clean nozzle and venturi (FIG.
  • Page 17: Keep The Softener

    SECTION KEEP THE SOFTENER If the softener is installed where (summer cabin, lake home, etc.), you must water from it to stop possible drain the softener Close shut-off valve on the water pipe, near the water tank. Open a faucet in the soft water pressure in the softener.
  • Page 18 SECTION 3 If your water softener fails to work yourself and you won't have to call and wait the checks, and your softener still does NOTES: 1. Also read ERROR CODE, page 2. If an error code is not displayed, the SELECT button again...
  • Page 19: Dimensions/Specifications

    Association (WQA). The rating WATER SUPPLY TO WATER SOFTENER MINIMUM WATER SYSTEM FLOW (gpm) MINIMUM-MAXIMUM WATER PRESSURE (psi) ... MAXIMUM WATER TEMPERATURE (°F) ... MAXIMUM WATER HARDNESS (gpg) ... MAXMUM "CLEAR WATER" IRON (ppm) ... SALT FOR WATER SOFTENER TYPE OF SALT NEEDED ...
  • Page 20 SECTION 5 Keep this manual with your water softener. If repairs formation on the following 8 pages. For telephone WIRING SCHEMATIC < Transformer < Turbine E_ Sensor FACEPLATE Sears Water Line for Customer Assistance 1- 800- 426- 9345 ALWAYS MAKE THESE INITIAL CHECKS FIRST Does the time display...
  • Page 21 SECTION 5 AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC faceplate timer (PWA) computer diagnostic function for the electrical cept for input power and water meter. The computer monitors the electronic components circuits for correct operation. a malfunction occurs, an error code appears in the faceplate display.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    SECTION 5 VALVE POSITION INDICATORS: the valve position, the following in the display: INDICATOR VALVE POSITION Serv ... service Fill ... fill Brine brining/brine rinse Bkwash backwash Rinse ... fast rinse When the valve is rotating from both indicators flash. For example, transition between fill and...
  • Page 23 SECTION 5 MANUAL ADVANCE REGENERATION This check verifies proper operation motor, brine tank fill, brine draw, flow rates, and other controller make the initial checks, and the manual diagnostics. NOTES: The faceplate display must time (not flashing). If an error press the SELECT button...
  • Page 24: Rotary Valve Service

    SECTION 5 Before working on the valve, supply and disconnect from electrical RELIEVE PRESSURE: - - 3 VALVE BYPASS: Close the inlet valve a soft water faucet. Then close the outlet open the bypass valve. --SEARS SPECIAL BYPASS: valve stem to bypass position.
  • Page 25 SECTION 5 5C .. WATER To Valve Outlet (soft water) bottom distributor Hard water enters water down and out the top distributor, softened as it passes distributor. Soft water the house soft water position switch venturi fill flow plug fill water (soft) To Valve Outlet (soft water)
  • Page 26 SECTION 5 WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER venturi nozzle brine from _,_ salt storage tank bypass hard water to valve outlet After fill, timer/switch BRINING position. nozzle and venturi, resin bed via the bottom the drain. Hard water When the brine valve directions to slowly...
  • Page 27 SECTION 5 WATER soft to valve outlet During FAST RINSE, resin tank through distributor, to the drain. The electronic service. As the valve circuit. The valve initiates the next regeneration. FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER FAST RINSE CYCLE drain the rotor & disc is positioned the top distributor, exits...
  • Page 28 SECTION KENMORE WATER SOFTENER, MODEL PART NUMBER 7174177 7137612 7095373 7132840 7195979 7193553 7194656 7137599 7137727 7082150 7100819 7137913 7144619 7148875 0900431 1103200 9003500 7116488 7105047 0502272 7144952 7170270 7077870 7170254 7170296 7141001 7176292 7088033 7183613 7194703 not illustrated Included in parts pack...see Aligns with top of brinewell.
  • Page 29 SECTION KENMORE WATER SOFTENER, BRINE VALVE ASSEMBLY INLET- OUTLET GROUNDING CLAMPS MODEL PART NUMBER 7168647 0513860 7097202 0516947 7093216 7092278 7170288 0516211 0516924 7116713 7092252 7080653 7131365 7094979 7092294 7176161 7095470 7113016 7171349 7186297 7161734 Included in parts pack...see page 31.
  • Page 30 SECTION KENMORE WATER SOFTENER, 90 -_ wear-strip seal "N cress-section MODEL NO. 625.348600 view REPAIR PARTS...
  • Page 31 SECTION KENMORE PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION 7131755 Screw, #6-20 x 7/8 (2 req.) 7133008 Motor (incl. 2 ea. of Key No. 50) Motor Plate 7171200 0900857 Screw, #6-20 x 3/8 (3 req.) 7171250 Bearing Cam and Gear 7171218 7169180 Clip (Drain) 7172793 Drain Hose Adaptor •...
  • Page 32 OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NO. 625.348600 model number your water softener 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 formation: Product Type Model Number Part Number Part Description Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.

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