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Kenmore Elite  Hybrid Water Softener

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Reg Price: $849.99
Savings: $290.00
$559.99
Reg Price: $849.99
Savings: $290.00
$559.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Depth (in.): 21
Height (in.): 48
Plumbing Connection: Up to 1-1/4 in.
Width (in.): 17
Capacity and Flow:_UP
Salt Storage Capacity (lbs.): 200
Water Flow Rate (gpm.): 9
General Features:
Color Family: Gray
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

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Kenmore Hybrid Water Softener Improves Taste, Smell, Feel

Water softener questions? Call 1-800-426-9345 for assistance.

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

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Added on September 13, 2011

 

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71 Reviews Write a review
62 Reviewers (87.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise31 found this helpful
VegasBill
Jan 22 , 2015
Water Softener
Needed to replace my 10+ year old unit. My wife wanted an "all in one" system that filtered drinking water and softened water. I had a representative from a "nation-wide" company give me an estimate. WOW, over $3000! I decided to keep the cost down and went to Sears. I am so glad I did! I was able to install the new unit myself with no problems. All the necessary connections were in the kit. After running the cleaning and regeneration cycles, the unit is on line and working perfectly. I would highly recommend this unit over any I have seen nationally.
Criticism37 found this helpful
Kevin-Seminole
Oct 22 , 2012
Very disappointing
After only a few weeks of operation the unit started displaying an error message. I reboot the power, wait 20 minutes, "Errorl" again. $800 gone and no soft water.
 
Mar 16 , 2015
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Great product!

It is so easy to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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VegasBill

Las Vegas, NV

Jan 22 , 2015
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Water Softener

Needed to replace my 10+ year old unit. My wife wanted an "all in one" system that filtered drinking water and softened water. I had a representative from a "nation-wide" company give me an estimate. WOW, over $3000! I decided to keep the cost down and went to Sears. I am so glad I did! I was able to install the new unit myself with no problems. All the necessary connections were in the kit. After running the cleaning and regeneration cycles, the unit is on line and working perfectly. I would highly recommend this unit over any I have seen nationally.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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aliandrus

South Jordan, UT

Jan 13 , 2015
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Best Water Softener

Fantastic Product. I have had several water softeners and this one is by far the highest quality. It was a bit pricey, but worth it I think, to have amazingly soft water, and a system that never breaks down.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 7 , 2015
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Wonderful!

This is an amazing appliance! Makes my skin feel soft. Reduced use of soap and it makes great tasting water! Highly recommend! Wonderful!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TRINDADE

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Dec 22 , 2014
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A must for every home

I just had this unit installed last week and was pleasantly surprised by a marked change in the water quality. It replaced my old Culligan system at a fraction of the cost. It took an hour to integrate. Programming the settings was quite easy. Its very functional, looks state of the art and I highly recommend it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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laforge2001

Katy, TX

Dec 14 , 2014
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Does the job! Tests prove it

Don't get ripped off by these water softener dealers. This does the same thing pure and simple and cheaply. For the best price, wait until black friday. Got this for about $550 to replace our old one. Tested with a hard water test kit and proved to me that its working great! I'm happy so far.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dec 14 , 2014
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water softener

Hybrid water softener easy to put in took only one hour to put in every thing was right there parts that were needed were in the box looks great runs quite and the water was soft in only one day... what a great buy. only took us 8 years later to do.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dgerd

Hugo, MN

Dec 14 , 2014
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******** in the neighborhood

We moved into a new development and had well water so we really wanted something that worked well but did not cost thousands of dollars.Most our neighbors had gotten Kinetics whole home water filtration systems and ranged from $3000 for basic to $7000 for all add on's. Ouch! We heard very good things about this water softener so we decided to give it a try. We had very yellow water with a slight smell and toilet bowels were getting brown stains pretty quickly. We had a plumber install and the next day water was clear, no smell, and tasted great. After a year there is no corrosion on faucets nor are the toilet bowls stained. I highly recommend trying this before spending thousands on a high end filtration system.


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Billybob1888

Pahrump, NV

Nov 13 , 2014
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Outstanding Water Softener

I just replaced my 13 year old Sears water softener with this new hybrid model. I removed the old softener, installed new fittings, and installed the Hybrid with no problems. I like this softener, and I would recommend it, without hesitation, to friends and family. For best performance of any softener, I recommend installing a whole house sediment filter prior to the softener.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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248jan

Novi, MI

Nov 3 , 2014
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Great Water softener

Easy to install...does a great job!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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