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Kenmore 625.34847 Owner's Manual

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MODEL NOS.
625.348470
625.348490'
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
Demand Water Softeners
®
_, Warranty
÷ Start Up / Setting Timer
How It Works
4_Care Of
÷ Specifications
e, Repair Parts
Use plastic bag and tie provided, to hang manuals nearby
the softener for future reference.
I
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
PRINTED IN U,S.A.

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  • Page 1 MODEL NOS. 625.348470 625.348490' 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... 1-800-426-9345 SAVE THiS MANUAL Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA...
  • Page 2 SEARS RESSDENTIAL WATER SOFTENER FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY For one year from the date of purchase, when this water softener is installed and maintained in accordance with our instructions, manship in this water softener. FULL TEN YEAR WARRANTY For ten years from the date of purchase, Sears will furnish and install a new current model water softener tank or salt storage drum, free of charge, if either the tank or drum develop a leak.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    SECTnON I SAFETY GUIDES CHECK LIST OF STEP-BY-STEP PROGRAM THE TIMER SANITIZING THE WATER FILl, THE STORAGE SEOT_ON FACE PLATE TIMER FEATURES SOFT WATER SERVICE SECTION 3 SALT: REFILLING KEEPING THE WATER SOFTENER KEEP THE SOFTENER HELPFUL HINTS CHECKLIST SEOT_ON DIMENSIONS/SPECIFICATIONS SECTION 5 TROUBLESHOOTING...
  • Page 4: Safety Guides

    SECTION 1 Read all steps, guides fore installing Follow ure to follow property help you to get alt of the benefits softener. A Your water softener will remove hardness min- erals and "clear water" iron from water, up to the limits shown on page 18.
  • Page 5 Refer to the Installation Manual, part no. 7159931, for' step-by-step guides. To be sure you have done all the steps to install the softener, read the following list. Page numbers referred to are in the Installation _' Is the house water supply flow going into the softener valve INLET? Trace piping to be sure, See pages 10 and 11,...
  • Page 6: Program The Timer

    display Sears Wate_ Line ler CustomerAssistance _.,800.426-9345 ON/OFF-HOLD (Recharge Tonight-Now) When the transformer is plugged code SR22 shows in the face plate display for a few seconds, followed by a test number $3_0). After the test number, 12:00 AM begins to flash PRESENT TIME and RECHARGE TONIGHT show at the bottom of the display CODE...
  • Page 7 S_CT_ON "_ 2. SET WATER HARDNESS NUMBER: [] Press the SELECT button once to display t5 (flashing) and HARDNESS grains gallon (gpg) hardness of your water' supply is on your water analysis report, Be sure to enter water test results on page 2, for future reference, NOTE: If your water supply contains...
  • Page 8: Softener

    SECTION I r'--- 1D. ,,, SANBTiZING THE WATER SOFTENER Care is taken at the factory to keep your water softener clean and sanitary. Materials used to make the softener will not infect or contaminate your water supply, and will not cause bacteria to form or grow.
  • Page 9: Fill, The Storage Tank With Salt

    SEOT ON I RLL THE STORAGE TANK WiTH SALT Brine (salt dissolved in water) is needed for each and every regeneration. The water for making brine is metered into the salt storage tank by the softener. However; must f'd]ied with salt. Fill the tank with NUGGET or PELLET water softener salt.
  • Page 10 SECTION ,,,,,,,,, ... _,,, ,, ,, EXTRA RECHARGE Sometimes, a manually started regeneration charge) may be desired, or needed. Two exam- ples are: -- You have used more water than usual (guests visiting) and you may run out of soft water before the next timer started regeneration.
  • Page 11 SOFT WATER i=======_==_== SERVICE When the softener is giving you soft water, it is called "Service". During service, hard water flows through the house main water pipe and into the softener Inside of the softener resin tank is a bed made up of thousands of tiny, plastic resin beads (FIG.
  • Page 12 $ErT ON 2 _, ,, SOFT WATER SERVICE AND REGENERATION []BRINING: During brining, the brine from salt storage area, into Inside resin tank, brine minerals from resin beads discharged drain_ needed to clean the resin depends the amount of resin in the softener, fast the brine goes...
  • Page 13: How Your Water Softener Works

    _EC'T_ON 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 However;...
  • Page 14 SALT...REFiLLING WHEN TO REFILL WITH SALT: Check the salt level a few weeks after' you install the softener and every week after' that, Refill when tank is about I13 full. Never let the softener use all the salt before refilling Without salt, you will soon have hard water: PLEASE SEE PAGE 9 FOR SALT FILLING Sometimes, a hard crust or salt bridge forms in the...
  • Page 15: Clean

    SECTmON3 KEEPING COVERS To keep your new Sears water softener nice, apply a coat of paste wax and repeat once a year'. When dusty, wipe it with a damp cloth to keep it sparkling NOZZLE AND VENTURi A clean nozzle and venturi (FIG.. 10) is a must for the softener to work fight.
  • Page 16: From Freezing

    SECTION 3 KEEP THE SOFTENER If the softener is installed where it could fi-eeze (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_ 2.
  • Page 17: Care Of Your Softener

    SECTION 3 ... TO HELP YOU SAVE MONEY If your water softener fails to work, make the following easy checks. Often, you will find what's wrong yourself and you won't have to call and wait for' service If',after making the checks, your softener still does not work right, call your Sears Service Department, or call toll free, number 1-800--426-9345 for' telephone assistance NOTE:...
  • Page 18: Dimensions/Specifications

    O,VQA) The rating decal is located on the rim, under the salt hole cover' (see page 28) 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"...
  • Page 19 Keep this manual with your water the information on the following TRANSFORMER 24VAC display ON/OFF-HOLD button (Recharge Tonight-Now) ALWAYS MAKE THESE INITIAL CHECKS FIRST Does the time display show the correct If display is blank, check power softener, - If time is flashing, power was off' for over 6 hours The softener resumes no[maI operation occur at the wrong time, - If an error code (Example:...
  • Page 20 AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTICS The face plate computer' has a self-diagnostic function for the electrical system (except input power water meter'). The computer monitors the electronic {Fj% '= D_ components and circuits for cor- I rect operation. If a malfunction occurs, an error code appears in the face plate display.
  • Page 21: Service Tech Information

    SE!_T_ON ,,,, ,,, ,,,,.,,, ,,, ,,... CORRECT SWITCH VALVE CYCLE STATUS DISPLAYS Valve in service, fill, brining, back- wash or fast rinse position i Valve rotating from one position to i another C. While in this diagnostic screen, the following in- formation is available and may be beneficial for various masons, This information is retained by the computer fiom the first time electrical power...
  • Page 22 - defective nozzle and venturi seal. - other inner valve defect (rotor seal, rotor & disc, wave washer, etc.). NOTE: If water system pressure is low, an elevated drain hose may cause back pressure, stopping brine draw SERvicE TEC,. NmRMAT O.
  • Page 23: Rotary Valve Service

    SECTnON 5 Before working on tile valve, turn supply and disconnect from electrical TO RELIEVE PRESSURE: -3 VALVEBYPASS: Close the inlet valve and open a soft water faucet Then close the outlet valve and open the bypass valve. - SEARS SPECIAI. BYPASS: Slide the bypass valve stem to bypass position.
  • Page 24: The Softener Valve

    SEOTRON 5 50. WATER FLOW THROUGH 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 rosin bed, then enters the bottom distributor the valve outlet, to the house soft water pipes.
  • Page 25 SEOTRO 5 WATER FLOW THROUGH .,,,.,,,=,,,,=,,=, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,_,,,, BRINING ROTOR & DISC VENTURI VALVE OUTLET (BYPASS WATER) NOZZLE BRINE FROM SALT STORAGE TANK BED ,.',: Afte[ fill, time[/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 SECTHON 5 WATER FLOW THROUGH POSITION SWITCH OUTLET During FAST RINSE, the rotor & disc is positioned so water flow enters the resin tank through distributor, to the drain The solid state timer again energizes service, and as the valve rotates, the position switch lever drops to open the circuit.
  • Page 27 NOTES...
  • Page 28 SOFTENER ASSEMBLY SEARS WATER SOFTENERS MODEL NOS= 625.348470 AND 825.348490 PART VALVE ASSEMBLY NUMBER (seepage 3O) 7137604 7137612 7118333 7084330 7144960 7137620 7170458 7170466 7137599 7137727 7082150 7100819 7144619 7148875 0900431 1103200 9003500 7116488 7105047 0501744 7092155 7096183 7077870 090O215 7079092 7141001 7088041...
  • Page 29 SECTION 6 BRINE VALVE ASSEMBLY INLET- OUTLET GROUNDING CLAMPS SEARS WATER SOFTENERS MODEL NOS= 625.348470 AND 625.348490 PART NUMBER 0505957 Lead Washer 0513860 Float Stop 7097202 Float (Includes Key No, 33) 0516947 Float Sea! 7093216 Float Rod & Stem 7092278 Guide Cap 0900535 O-Ring 15/16 x 1-3/16...
  • Page 30 SEARS WATER SOFTENERS MODEL NOSo 625.348470 AND 625.3,$8490 VALVE ASSEMBLY...
  • Page 31: Repair Parts

    SECTION 6 SEARS WATER SOFTENERS MODEL NOS. 825.348470 AND 825.348490 PART KEYI DESCRIPTION NUMBER N0.! 7131755 Screw, #6-20 x 7/8 (2 req.) 7133008 Motor (incL 2 ea. of Key No. 50) 0900857 Screw, #6-20 x 3/8 (2 req,.) 7117808 Motor Plate 0503288 Bearing Cam and Gear...
  • Page 32 MODEL NOS. 625.348470 625.348490 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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