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Kenmore  Extra High-Efficiency Water Softener

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 Rating 4.5 | 84 Reviews | Write a review
Reg Price: $529.99
Savings: $110.00
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Reg Price: $529.99
Savings: $110.00
$419.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Depth (in.): 19.75
Height (in.): 47.75
Plumbing Connection: Up to 1 in.
Width (in.): 16.5
Capacity and Flow:_UP
Salt Storage Capacity (lbs.): 200
Water Flow Rate (gpm.): 8
Product Overview:
General Warranty: 1 year limited parts and labor, 10 year limited tank
General Features:
Color Family: Gray
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: 5090@2.5 lbs.
Operating Pressure Range (psi): 20 - 120
Regeneration Time (mins.): 125
Softener Resin (Cu.Ft.): 0.83

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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

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Added on March 12, 2011

 

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84 Reviews Write a review
73 Reviewers (87.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise85 found this helpful
605Matthew
Jul 6 , 2014
Great softner
Criticism15 found this helpful
chucks4
Jun 24 , 2011
Terrible reliability

I have owned this unit for 20 months. I just had it removed, after it failed for the 5th time. This time it was unrepairable, as all the seals failed. I was sold this, being told that it was designed to be installed inside or outside. I installed it outside, living in Florida. The first four failures were due to the electronics failing, and shorting out my circuit board. After replacing each time, I covered unit to avoid future failures.

Save yourself from frustration and purchase a fleck valve or clack valve unit...much more reliable. This will be my last appliance purchase from Sears.

 
Dec 16 , 2014
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Works Great When it Works

This softener works great even with iron in this area. I live in Florida where most wells have high iron content in the water. Easy install, have had it for about 3 years but it burned out the Power Adapter and Circuit Board. Bought both for about $250 from Sears parts Direct online, only place where I could find these parts. Fair enough, but the power adapter keeps blowing out every month for no apparent reason. Have bought 3 already at about $50 each. The new circuit board seems to be holding up so far. I found out that it's blowing out a tiny thermal fuse in the adapter that seems to be inadequate for this application because it happens even in cold weather or with a surge protector. WTF! As a tinkerer I managed to replace the original fuse with another 5 amp fuse from the auto parts store. Very difficult to do but so far it's been working OK but not sure if it blows the new fuse if it will also blow the new circuit board. Sears needs to address this problem because it's unfair to consumers. This system needs a sturdy power supply that doesn't blow out so often. The water softener does a good job keeping the water fairly free of those nasty orange iron stains.


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Dec 9 , 2014
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Easy install

I bought the Extra High Efficiency model to replace a previous Kenmore water softener that I used for 17 years and was still working. I chose Kenmore because I was happy with the previous one and because I became very familiar with the maintenance and occasional repairs. Kenmore parts are very easy to find and this water softener design is simple enough to do it yourself. The install was plug-and-play. I kept the old plumbing and by-pass valve, I just replaced the O-rings. If I would have used the new by-pass valve I would have had to just reposition the flexible pipes about one inch higher because of the added new adapters. I didn't see the need to do it. The set up is extremely easy. The digital display is adequate but functional (it never dims, I wonder why it was designed this way). The overall design/appearance of the tank is very pleasing. The water softener works as advertised. I would definitely recommend to a friend.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 12 , 2014
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Easy to install

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Wright City, MO

Oct 21 , 2014
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Good

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Oct 12 , 2014
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Great replacement unit for a previous Kenmore

I chose this unit to replace a very similar unit that had lasted 14 years. It was an easy replacement as the fittings were exactly the same. Our water is not bad water, I had just come to enjoy soft water when bathing. It is also much better for the skin. Best $400 I spent this month. I read lots of reviews from many other brands, including Sears. Just decided to stay with what I know worked. The fact that it was also on sale was a big motivator as well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JackBoyd

Dodge Center, MN

Sep 19 , 2014
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GREAT DEAL

What a wonderful softener!! Love it can't live without it!!


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Sep 10 , 2014
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Water softener purchase

this was easy to install - seems to work well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 8 , 2014
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Good softner

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dak61

Columbia City, IN

Aug 20 , 2014
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Great product

Nice water softener. Great features and very efficient.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Tripleot

Orange Grove, TX

Aug 4 , 2014
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So far so good

This softener has given us the soft water we desired. I'm hoping this thing last for a long time

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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