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Kenmore  High-Efficiency Water Softener

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$399.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Depth (in.): 19.75
Height (in.): 46
Plumbing Connection: Up to 1 in.
Width (in.): 16.5
Capacity and Flow:_UP
Salt Storage Capacity (lbs.): 200
Water Flow Rate (gpm.): 7.3
Product Overview:
General Warranty: 1 year limited parts and labor, 10 year limited tank
General Features:
Color Family: Gray
Household Size: 2 to 4
Iron Removal Setting: Yes
Low Salt Light: Yes
Regeneration Control System: Water Meter
Salt Storage Tank Light: No
Water Softener Type: Salt-Based (Ion Exchange)
Power and Performance:
Hardness Capacity (grains): 24,300
Hardness/Salt Efficiency: 4880@1.7 lbs.
Operating Pressure Range (psi): 20 - 120
Regeneration Time (mins.): 125
Softener Resin (Cu.Ft.): 0.68

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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 High-Efficiency Water Softener is a good choice for families up to 4 people with water hardness up to 35 grains per gallon.

  • IntelliSoft2™ uses up to 20% less salt and 32% less water*
  • High-flow valve
  • Demand-initiated regeneration
  • LCD screen for menu selection
  • Third-party tested and certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)
  • Installation accessories included

* Compared to Kenmore water softeners sold since 2001

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Added on March 12, 2011

 

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59 Reviews Write a review
52 Reviewers (88.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise18 found this helpful
USPS1980
Jul 1 , 2012
Good product!
I bought this unit to replace a Kenmore unit I installed in 2000. That unit worked great, but it was starting to show it's age. I was pleased with that one, and I'm equally pleased wtih this one. My wife said she immediately noticed the difference in the softness of our water. There was another plus I have to commend Sears for. The efficiency of this model has been upgraded, but they did not change the "basics" of this unit from their 2000 model. I was able to use the existing plumbing and hookup setup because this unit is the exact same height of my previous one and working parts are all the same as well. In other words, this was an EASY install! I pulled the old one out, put this one in and had it up an running in no time. Well done Sears!
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leaT
Jan 8 , 2013
Poor quality
Purchased on 8-20-12, installed on 9-6-12. Poor quality plastic part inside top of tank suddenly broken without any reason. Shot water all over room, water flooded and damaged the carpet, got on computers printers, wood desks etc. The day before we had to go out of town lucky we were still home. Waiting to see what Sears is going to do.
 
Dec 5 , 2014
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water softener

so far I am happy with this product. Still waiting to see how much salt it uses, and how often it regenerates. Can you tell when it does? So far I am happy with it and give a five star raring. The hardness in my area is about 9, I have set the hardness at 15. Is this about right?

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Oct 29 , 2014
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Water softener

This is my 3rd house with a kenmore water softener. They are easy to install and maintenance free.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 29 , 2014
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Landlord

This is a very good unit that was easy to set up and does a good job.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Trailsend

Bellbrook, OH

Sep 8 , 2014
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Water Softener

The softener has performed in an excellent manner, my water is so soft that I only use a small amount of soap and detergent when washing clothes or showering.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 31 , 2014
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Water Softener

Replace the old Kenmore water softener we had for 10 years and so far it is doing a great job.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mnmsmom2

Terryville, CT

Jul 22 , 2014
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Great Softener and easily installed

Very pleased with this softener. We had a Sear water softener that had been left idle by the previous owner and need to be replaced. This new softener lined up perfectly with the plumbing and outlets we already had so installation was relatively simple. WE could feel the difference in the water immediately. Very pleased with purchase.


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Welchds1

Snow Camp, NC

Jun 3 , 2014
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Installation easy

I down loaded the instructions before it arrived and the instructions were clear so that I had everything I needed to make the final connections. I did my own three valve bypass set up for service so the one with the unit was not used and could have been an accessory for someone handy like me. David W

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rainbowchaser2you

Timberon, NM

Jun 1 , 2014
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soft skin & hair

After installing my water softener i had to wait a couple of day before i could tell the Difference in the water because our water is so hard . on the second day when taking my bath i could not believe the difference my hair was tangle free and shiny , My skin is really dry but after i took my bath for the first time i no longer needed after bath oil , lotion or anything . No more itchy skin , Laundry came out so clean and soft . I am a happy Sears Costomer

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Chiftp

Katy, TX

Mar 27 , 2014
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JUNK

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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jennani

Palm Harbor, FL

Mar 22 , 2014
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Painful install!

I just not and installed this softener...it was a direct replacement of older kenmore. All the fittings are now 1" and we're 3/4"...about $50 worth of supplies. Maybe this works well if you are in a garage and can just plug it in..but if this is outside...be ready to carve a hole in your house to get the L shaped electrical hook ups through the walls. Other than that seems to be working well...painful install!


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