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Specifications & Dimensions
|Plumbing Connection:||Up to 1 in.|
|Capacity and Flow:_UP|
|Salt Storage Capacity (lbs.):||200|
|Water Flow Rate (gpm.):||8|
|General Warranty:||1 year limited parts and labor, 10 year limited tank|
|Household Size:||4 to 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):||32,100|
|Hardness/Salt Efficiency:||firstname.lastname@example.org lbs.|
|Operating Pressure Range (psi):||20 - 120|
|Regeneration Time (mins.):||125|
|Softener Resin (Cu.Ft.):||0.83|
Ratings & Reviews
Kenmore — trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans.
Kenmore water softeners remove hardness minerals so you can enjoy soft water benefits, saving you time, money and more. The Kenmore Extra High-Efficiency Water Softener is the better choice for families up to 6 people and water hardness up to 45 grains per gallon.
- IntelliSoft2™ uses up to 30% less salt and 34% less water*
- Ultra Cleansing keeps larger particles of sediment from entering the home plumbing system
- High-flow valve
- Lighted LCD screen allows for easy reading and menu selection in areas of low or bright light
- LED salt tank light
- Advanced lo-salt indicator
- Third-party tested and certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)
Compared to Kenmore water softeners sold since 2001
Added on March 12, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
All in all, this unit is just fine for the average single-family home. If you're a Do-it-Yourself kind of homeowner (such as myself), make sure you analyze all your pipe sizings before you jump in. Sears usually sells a kit with the proper connectors to make your hook-up super easy (only in-store however), but my Sears didn't have any kits, so I did a little research....
What I found was the maker of the connectors - Falcon Stainless. For most installs, they make an absolutely PERFECT solution. It's a corrugated stainless steel tube with a 3/4" female nut on one end (for typical house piping) and a 1" female nut on the other (for the softener hookup). It was almost too easy. They also make a 1" x 1" connector as well if your house piping requires it.
So if you can't find that kit in your Sears, I highly recommend calling up Falcon and ordering their connectors. Really, even a total novice could easily plumb their own installation using them. Here's their web address - www.softenerconnectors.com
Hope this helps!
Columbia City, IN
Orange Grove, TX
We chose to get this unit and hire a plumber to install, instead of going with a nationally branded water company. The price for this unit and an install was still much cheaper than the other options. (and we checked 4 other options). We could tell the difference in our water immediately after install. Very pleased.
Bought this softner on sale for 399.00 and it has all the features of much more expensive competitors. The amount of flow thru this unit and its capacity fits my 4 bedroom 3 bath home perfectly. Unit performed as advertised. I would definitely install a whole house water filter in line before this softner to protect against particles and sand. Also run 1 inch lines in and out of thissoftner so as not to choke your water flow. Great buy.
This softener does everything that it's supposed to. It's easy to install with a minimum of tools. But it annoys me that I had to navigate thru this site like Magellan to find the "Use and Care Guide" and spend 29 sheets of my own paper to print it out the English portions. You see, Sears only provides the installation manual in the box. And if you'd like to know how to tweak your softener to gain optimal performance, you need the "Use & Care" manual. Of course, you could run back & forth reading from the computer monitor, but that would be pretty stupid. Bad show, Sears!
Palm Harbor, FL
For the second time, my Sears water softener failed, sending small resin beads to all my faucets. I had to spend hours unclogging my water lines. Of course, this is not covered by the warranty. There is a design flaw with these units. They last 6-9 years before they malfunction . Do yourself a favor and buy something else.
Love our new Water Softener. Yes, the pipes are different from the old ones, but husband had no problem installing the new softener. Easy to program, quiet, love the lite inside tank, overall an excellent buy.