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Specifications & Dimensions
|Capacity and Flow:_UP|
|Salt Storage Capacity (lbs.):||200|
|Water Flow Rate (gpm.):||9|
|Plumbing Connection:||Up to 1-1/4 in.|
|Household Size:||More than 6|
|Iron Removal Setting:||Yes|
|Low Salt Light:||Yes|
|Regeneration Control System:||Water Meter|
|Salt Storage Tank Light:||Yes|
|Water Softener Type:||Salt-Based (Ion Exchange)|
|Power and Performance:|
|Hardness Capacity (grains):||31|
|Hardness/Salt Efficiency:||4,230 @ 2.6 lbs.|
|Operating Pressure Range (psi):||120|
|Regeneration Time (mins.):||124|
|Softener Resin (Cu.Ft.):||.98|
Ratings & Reviews
Kenmore Hybrid Water Softener Improves Taste, Smell, Feel
The Kenmore Elite hybrid water softener home filter provides premium protection for your family and gives you freedom from ever changing a filter again. Whether you're tired of over chlorinated city water or live in an area with a high mineral content, this system will let you enjoy crystal clear drinking water, dishes without spots and appliances with less build-up. The softener does wonders for people with sensitive skin, too. An extra layer of carbon works to filter out impurities that a softener alone misses.
The Kenmore hybrid water softener is easy to install with minimal plumbing skills. It's easy to maintain, too. Fill it with up to 200 pounds of salt and the softener will regenerate automatically. There's no filter to replace, eliminating a maintenance hassle.
- The Kenmore Elite hybrid water softener home filter reduces chlorine taste and odor while also softening your water and reducing scale build-up
- No filters to replace
- Ultra flow valve has 41% better water flow than the high flow valve
- Large, lighted LCD display with water-use monitor and low-salt indicator
- Automatic LED tank light
- The ergonomic design makes it easier to add salt
- 21 inch D x 48 inches H x 17 inches W
- Plumbing connection up to 1.25 inches
- Hardness capacity: 31 grains
- Hardness/salt efficiency: 4,230 at 2.6 pounds
- Operating pressure: 120 psi
- Regeneration time: 124 minutes
- Softener resin: .98 cubic feet
- Salt storage capacity: 200 pounds
Added on September 13, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
I think the unit itself is very nice and was very easy to install. There are a couple caveats:
1.) The water filter features appears to just be activated charcol mixed in with the resin. This doesn't seem to justify the extra cost from the next model down the kenmore softener line.
2.) The information LCD has an always-on backlight with no apparent way to turn it off.
3.) The salt level must be manually set but it is a very easy process
San Antonio, TX
We installed this hybrid water softener about 6 weeks ago. The install was quite easy even if you're not good with plumbing and the results are fabulous. We're new to the San Antonio area and were not used to hard water or the heavy chlorine taste. Even with a 75 gallon water heater, it only took a few days to get soft water throughout the house and it tastes great. It did everything we wanted it to do and we'd definitely buy it again.
San Antonio, TX
This hybrid water softener replaces our old unit that had worked for 16 years. The hybrid system is an update to the system. It circulated quickly through the entire house. So far, we are highly please
This was my 5th Kenmore water softener. Purchased on line with install. The best price,service,and install. And now the best soft water. Buy this hybrid. You can,t go wrong.
I called Kenmore help line with one question when I installed this softener. I didn't see where the manual specified exactly when to add the salt to the new unit before programing the set up for the machine and such. They were very helpful and put me on the right track. Today I am to take a sample of my water to the Yakima Sears store where I purchased my softener, to have them analyze my water for hardness. (thank you Sears for providing that service free of charge for us) I will then be able to set the machine for the recommended setting for water hardness. So far the softener had been fine. After purchasing it three weeks ago and procrastinating all this time because I was afraid of going out on a limb and installing it myself, I finely installed it yesterday which replaced an old Culligan water softener that was apparently not working. The change of machines was so much easier than I expected and now kick myself for my procrastination. The water now seems to be so much better. There is no odor to the water and it seems to be not near as hard to me; kind of a milder water if that makes any sense. I asked two other family members to compare the water and they experienced the same feelings, that this softener is doing it's job. Time will tell, but with Kenmore, I have found that time does tell a positive outcome with their products. I am satisfied with this Elite Hybird Water Softener.
Grain Valley, MO
This product works as stated. The family loves what it does to the water. I would have rated this product excellent if only for the instructions were a little clearer on the start up of the product. It leaves you to your own devices and that is where the trouble begins. Other than that this is an excellent product that should be in every home!
San Antonio, TX
There was an additional $75 charge for installation from the company that installed the water softner that I thought should have been covered in the initlal $250 installation that I was charged at Sears. I think I should have been told that there might be additional charges.