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Kenmore  Extra High-Efficiency Water Softener

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 Rating 4.5 | 71 Reviews | Write a review
Reg Price: $529.99
Savings: $130.00
$399.99
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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

 

Overall, others give this:

71 Reviews Write a review
62 Reviewers (87.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise84 found this helpful
605Matthew
Jul 6 , 2014
Great softner
Criticism11 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.

 

605Matthew

Concordia, KS

Jul 6 , 2014
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Great softner

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ajax96

Lapeer, MI

Jul 1 , 2014
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Cheapness

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!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Onair

Palm Harbor, FL

Jun 1 , 2014
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Resin bead blowout stops water flow

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.


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MommaMary88

Camarillo, CA

Jun 1 , 2014
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Love our new Water Softener

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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May 29 , 2014
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water softener Kenmore ,

easy installation and working fine.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TrishinIN

Elwood, IN

May 18 , 2014
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Happy

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Davis3

Troy, IL

Apr 22 , 2014
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Kenmore Extra High-Efficiency water softner

We replaced our old Kenmore water softener with the Kenmore Extra High Efficiency Water Softener. I love the update of the low salt light. I also love the salt monitor level indicator on the screen. I didn't like the fact that I had to print a use and care guide. Our old one came with one. This one only comes with an installation guide. I wish Kenmore would have kept the Recharge tonight warning on the model. This function seems to only work and warn you if you manually press it to recharge. Our old model would flash when it would be recharging that night, and we expected that this one would also have it. We have no clue or warning that the softener is going to run that night now. Other than the recharge warning it seems to be a great replacement.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Chiftp

Katy, TX

Mar 27 , 2014
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Kenmore ultra soft 100 & 150

JUNK!!! I had a leak around the Venturi part which leaked water into the tank and screwed up the brine mix. I fought with the Sears help line until it was out of warranty and now I am stuck with their Junk. Yesterday their service tech suggested I must have dropped the unit. Really. Water @ 7 pounds per gallon plus salt, I think they are on dope!!! This weekend when I take it back, it may accidentally drop on the store floor. Terrible product and worse customer service. ***** here I come.


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GeekyMatt

Fort Lee, NJ

Mar 11 , 2014
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Works as Advertised

This water softener is working great. I installed it 3 months ago and have used Morton salt from Sears as well. It seems to use very little salt, perhaps around 100 lbs in the past 3 months. I had the hardness set at 20 grains. Just checked my water supplier and it should have been around 15 grains, so the next 3 months should see even less salt usage. The water pressure in my house is still about the same as before, hovering around 100 lb/sq in. Installation was no big deal. Lots of plumbing before I could start because of the way that the pipes were laid out in my basement, but actually plugging in the unit once I got the prep work done was a breeze. One day, when it dies and needs to be replaced, a new unit should be really easy to install.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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linraes

Little York, IL

Feb 22 , 2014
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Very happy with my new water softener.

Uses less salt and water than my old one. Also is quieter and generates in about half the time. Very satisfied.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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