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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
625.348670
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
Genius II Water Softener
• Warranty
• Start Up / Setting Timer
• How ItWorks
• 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. 625.348670 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 WATER SOFTENER FULL TEN YEAR WARRANTY For ten years from the date of purchase, Sears will furnish and install a new current model water soften- er tank or salt storage drum, free of charge, if either the tank or drum develop a leak. FULL THREE For a period of three years from date of purchase, Sears will replace the BRINE TANK LIGHT, ELEC- TRONIC BOARD, SENSOR HOUSING, WIRING HARNESS, TRANSFORMER,...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    SECTION 1 SAFETY GUIDES CHECK LIST OF STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL PROGRAM THE TIMER SANITIZING THE WATER SOFTENER FILL THE STORAGE TANK WITH SALT SECTION 2 FACE PLATETIMER FEATURES SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION SECTION 3 SALT: REFILLING KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER KEEP THE SOFTENER HELPFUL HINTS CHECKLIST...
  • 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 CHECK LIST OF ALL STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES TO INSTALL To be sure you have done all the steps to install the softener, read following Installation Manual, part no. 7183613, for step-by-step guides. Page numbers referred to are in the Insta/Iation Manua/unless otherwise noted.
  • Page 6: Program The Timer

    SECTION 1 salt level low salt indicator adjust button KenmoreWaterLine forCustornerAssistance #.u_J 1-800-426-_,/./ signal light tank light adjust button on/off button When the transformer is plugged HF32, and a test number (example: faceplate display for 4 seconds. Then, PRESENT TIME begin to flash.
  • Page 7 SECTION 1 • Press the UP/DOWN water hardness number in the display. The DOWN button moves the display to 1. The UP button moves the display to the highest setOng (see maximum setting for your model in the specifications). NOTE: If your water supply...
  • Page 8: Sanitizing The Water Softener

    SECTION 1 SANITIZING THE WATER SOFTENER Care is taken at the factory to keep your water softener clean and sanitary. Materials used to make will not infect or contaminate your water supply, will not cause bacteria to form during shipping, storage, installing bacteria...
  • Page 9: Fill The Storage Tank With Salt

    335 milligrams of sodium. That is equivalent 2-1/2 slices of white bread. who are concerned about their drinking consider a Kenmore Drinking or reduce in excess and other drinking water contaminants. of this softener also allows the use of potassium...
  • Page 10 SECTION 2 EXTRA RECHARGE Sometimes, a manually started charge) may be desired, or needed• Two examples are: --You have used more water visiting) and you may run out of soft water before the next timer started regeneration. --You did not refill the softener with salt before it was gone.
  • Page 11: Face Platetimer Features

    SECTION 2 OPTIONAL ADJUSTABLE SETTINGS Following is a list of other timer adjustable, default setting defaults automatically set when applied to the timer. If you want to change the default values, scroll through and reset as desired. 1. Press and hold the #1 SELECT button until the faceplate display...
  • Page 12 SECTION 2 OTHER FEATURES TANK LIGHT To light the inside of the salt storage tank, press the TANK LIGHT button on the faceplate. Press the same button again to turn the light off, or it will go off automatically in 4 minutes. WATER FLOW RATE THROUGH To view the gallon (or liter) per minute water flow rate through the softener, if not already displayed,...
  • Page 13: Soft Water Service And Regeneration

    SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION SERVICE When the softener is giving you soft water, it is called "Service". During service, hard water comes from the house main water pipe into the softener. Inside the softener resin tank is a bed made up of thousands tiny, plastic resin beads (FIG.
  • Page 14: How Your Water

    SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE [-_BRINING: During brining, the brine is moved from the salt storage area, into the resin tank. Inside the resin tank, brine cleans hardness resin beads and they are discharged How much brine is needed to clean the resin depends --the amount of resin in the softener, --how...
  • Page 15 SECTION 2 SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION AUTOMATIC BYPASS During the brining, brine rinse and backwash cycles of regeneration, HARD water goes through the softener valve and to the house pipes. If a faucet is opened, hard water is there for your needs. should not use hot water, if possible, water heater will refill with hard water.
  • Page 16: Care Of Your Softener

    SECTION 3 SALT...REFILLING WHEN TO REFILL WITH SALT (or potassium ride): The Salt Monitor System (see page 10) will turn the low salt light on to warn you when to refill with salt. Check for a low salt light a few weeks after you install the softener, and every week after that.
  • Page 17: Clean

    SECTION 3 KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER CLEAN COVERS To keep your new Kenmore water softener looking nice, apply a coat of paste wax and repeat once a year. When dusty, wipe it with a damp cloth to keep it sparkling.
  • Page 18: From Freezing

    SECTION 3 KEEP THE SOFTENER FROM FREEZING If the softener is installed where (summer cabin, lake home, etc.), you must drain all water from it to stop possible freeze damage. To drain the softener -- 1. Close the shut-off valve on the house main water pipe, near the water meter or pressure tank.
  • Page 19 SECTION 3 If your water softener fails to work, make the following and you won't have to call and wait for service. If you do not find anything your softener still does not work, NOTES: 1. Also read ERROR CODE, page 2.
  • Page 20 (WQA). The rating decal is located WATER SUPPLY TO WATER SOFTENER MINIMUM WATER SYSTEM FLOW (gpm) ... MINIMUM-MAXIMUM WATER PRESSURE (psi) ... MAXIMUM WATER TEMPERATURE (°F) ... MAXIMUM WATER HARDNESS (gpg) ... MAXMUM "CLEARWATER"IRON (ppm) ... SALT FOR WATER SOFTENER TYPE OF SALT NEEDED ...
  • Page 21 SECTION 5 Keep this manual with your water softener. If repairs are needed, the service technician must have the information on the following 8 pages. For telephone WIRING SCHEMATIC Transformer Tank Light _) Motor, 24VAC _._ FACEPLATE Kenmore_ _C_Assistame I_00-426-9345 ALWAYS MAKE THESE INITIAL CHECKS FIRST Does the time display show the correct time of day? --If...
  • Page 22 SECTION 5 AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTICS The faceplate timer (PWA) computer nostic function for the electrical system, except input power water meter. The computer monitors the elec- tronic components circuits for correct operation. If a mal- function occurs, an error code appears in the faceplate display.
  • Page 23 SECTION 5 should a reading in the display. reading, unhook the in and out plumbing the turbine for binding. MOTOR o-" POSITION SWITCH VALVE VALVE POSITION INDICATORS: valve position, the following indicators display: INDICATOR VALVE POSITION Serv service Fill ... fill Brine ...
  • Page 24 SECTION 5 MANUAL ADVANCE REGENERATION This check verifies proper operation motor, brine tank fill, brine draw, rates, other controller functions. initial checks, diagnostics. NOTES: faceplate display time (not flashing). If an Error code shows, the #1 SELECT button to enter the diagnostic Press the ON/OFF-HOLD button and hold in for 3 seconds.
  • Page 25 SECTION 5 Before working on the valve, turn off the water supply and disconnect from electrical RELIEVE PRESSURE: VALVE BYPASS: Close the inlet valve soft water faucet. Then close the outlet the bypass valve. --SEARS SPECIAL BYPASS: Slide stem to bypass position.
  • Page 26: The Softener Valve

    SECTION 5 5C .. WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER VALVE To Valve Outlet" (soft water) bottom distributor Hard water enters down and out the top distributor, as it passes through water flows back into the valve water pipes. positionswitch venturi fill flow plug fill water...
  • Page 27 SECTION 5 WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER bypasshard water to valve outlet venturi nozzle • "" brine from saltstor- age tank After flU, timer/switch BRINING position. Water flow is directed nozzle and venturi, draws brine from the salt storage tank and injects it into the resin bed via the bottom distributor.
  • Page 28: The Softener Valve

    SECTION 5 5C. WATER FLOW THROUGH THE SOFTENER VALVE soft water to valve outlet During FAST RINSE, the rotor & disc is positioned resin tank through distributor, to the drain. The electronic timer again energizes the motor to return the valve to service. As the valve rotates, the position switch lever drops to open the circuit.
  • Page 29 SECTION 5 SERVICE TECH INFORMATION NOTES...
  • Page 30: Repair Parts

    SECTION 6 KENMORE WATER SOFTENER, MODEL NO. 625.348670 Decal PART NUMBER 7174177 VALVE ASSEMBLY 7137612 e 32) 7095373 7132840 7185518 7174185 7179062 7139486 7137939 7137727 7082150 7100819 7137913 7144619 7148875 0900431 1103200 9003500 7116488 7105047 0502272 7144952 7170270 7077870 7170254...
  • Page 31 SECTION 6 KENMORE WATER SOFTENER, MODEL NO. 625.348670 I BRINE VALVE I ASSEMBLY INLET - OUTLET GROUNDING CLAMPS PART NUMBER 7168647 0513860 7097202 0516947 7O93216 7092278 7170288 0516211 0516924 7116713 7092252 7080653 7131365 7094979 7092294 7092286 7095470 7113016 7171349 7186297 7161734 Included in parts pack...see...
  • Page 32 SECTION 6 KENMORE WATER SOFTENER, MODEL NO. 625.348670 59 58 R,=P,,,IR PARTS...
  • Page 33: Repair Parts

    SECTION 6 KENMORE WATER SOFTENER, PART DESCRIPTION NUMBER 7131755 Screw, #6-20 x 7/8 (2 req.) 7133008 iMotor (incl. 2 ea. of Key No. 50) 7171200 Motor Plate 0900857 Screw, #6-20 x 3/8 (3 red.) 7171250 Bearing 7171218 Cam and Gear...
  • Page 34 NOTES...
  • Page 35 NOTES...
  • Page 36 OWNERS MANUAL MODEL NO. 625.348670 The 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 in- formation: Product Type Model Number Part Number Part Description...

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