Kenmore Water Softener Troubleshooting
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A Kenmore water softener troubleshooting exercise can save you hundreds of dollars.

Kenmore manufactures very good water softeners but just like any other appliance, they can sometimes be a problem.

Most times the problem that we have with our water softeners can be resolved by troubleshooting the device.

Troubleshooting your Kenmore water softener will not only save you time but also money from calling a repair man.

Kenmore has a few troubleshooting tips on their website but we have gone ahead and given you some more tips.

Here are some basic steps to troubleshooting your Kenmore softener.

Kenmore Water Softener Troubleshooting Tips

  • Ensure that all tubes, pipes and plugs are connected. This step may sound too simple but it is also very important.

    A missing tube or a plug not plugged in will result in malfunction or power shortage.

    Too often repair men are called in just to find out that the inlet pipe from your main water source to your Kenmore softener is disconnected or the tube from your salt tank is not properly connected to your water softener system.

    You also need to check if the Kenmore softener is plugged into a reliable socket or extension chord.

    It would be best if your softener is the only device connected to the socket. Low power will affect the efficiency of the water softener.

  • If you suspect or notice a leak, you will have to check your tubes and pipes again. Check your Kenmore softener drain tubes if there is a leak.

    If you notice any flooding, ensure that the output hose goes into a good output such as a tub or drainage.

  • Check your water supply flow rate and output level. A constant fluctuation in flow rate will affect the performance and effectiveness of your Kenmore softener.

    Check your shut off valve. Sometimes the shut off valve may not be open all the way.

    If this is the case, the shut off valve should be open to allow a good flow of water.

    Also check if the person who installed your water softener had turned back on the shut off valve.

  • You should also check and set (if necessary) the water softener hardness level.

    Even though the custom hardness level should be sufficient for your use, you may need to adjust the level based on your water hardness.

    The first thing you should do is find out your water hardness level. This can be done by contacting your water utility company.

    Once you have gotten your hardness level, it is now time to adjust the level on your Kenmore softener.

    To adjust the hardness level on your softener, look on the front display of your Kenmore softener and press "SELECT". After this, press " HARDNESS".

    You will then change the hardness level by pressing "CHANGE" on the display and then press the arrow keys to increase or decrease the hardness level of the softener.

    You can consult a Kenmore representative for the best level based on your water hardness.

  • If after following these tips and your problem is not solved, it may be time to contact your Kenmore customer service representative.

    Ensure that you have your model number at hand, as well as, the manual you got with your system.

    Also, remember that Kenmore water softeners carry a 1 to 3 year warranty on parts and service and a full 10 year warranty on the resin and salt storage tank.

Now that we know how to do a Kenmore water softener troubleshooting exercise, we can save money and time.

For more water softener troubleshooting tips, you can visit the easiest way to troubleshoot any water softener .

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