Question about Kenmore 420 Series Water Softener

Open Question

Need to reset salt level - Kenmore 420 Series Water Softener

Posted by Anonymous on

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Kenmore Water Softeners Model 625388270 Serial 12756 - Water above the salt level. I have cleaned the venture nozzle. Did not help


Hello,
On this model, the problem is usually the rotor and rotor seal. When they wear, they don't let the softener create a vacuum to pull the brine water from the tank. This is a fairly complex repair. I don't have a service manual for you. The parts are available from Sears. I know this is not much help, but I've worked on hundreds of these and this is the problem 98% of the time.

3a8b60ea-e6e9-412d-9f8d-21120173ac99.jpg

Aug 05, 2013 | Kenmore 420 Series Water Softener

1 Answer

I don't have a problem, just a question. I recently purchased a home with a GE Smartwater softening system installed Model GXSF23Z01. What do I need to do to maintain this system. Does it require salt?...


Check the time of day, and make sure it's accuate. Reset if necessary. Add salt if it's low. It's always best to let the salt level run low (about 1-2") so it doesn't mush. Only add 80-100 lbs at a time for best results. This particular softener doesn't keep a water level in the tank, so you won't see any water in the salt area. If there is standing water in the salt area, that could mean it's not working the way it should. Here is a link to the owners manual. It's in PDF format

http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=003674144.PDF

May 14, 2011 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

1 Answer

Our water softener has stopped working. The salt has turned into one big block. What do I do? Can this be fixed? How?


You are going to have to clean the salt block out of the tank. You can try using the end of a broom handle to try breaking it up. Be careful not to go to bottom of tank. Try pouring a couple gallons of hot water over salt bridge if that does not work and retry. Avoid using pellet salt it causes problems like this. If there is currently water at the bottom of salt tank then system is not working and needs repair.
Hope this helps,
H2O Services

Feb 12, 2011 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

1 Answer

I have a 50 gallon electric water heater..trying to fix a leak elsewhere in the house we had to shut off main valve,turned back on no hot water,,reset breaker and reset button worked fine,but no today no...


If you're having to reset the breaker, then most likely you have a bad heating element. Usually the bottom element burns out first, however if you had the water off, and the level dropped in the tank, the heater might have come on without water in it. This will cause it to overheat and burn out. Now when you turn the breaker on, the current is going to ground, tripping the breaker. If you are handy you can replace them, but be sure water heater electric is off or disconnected, and then drain water below the element level. While you're replacing one element replace them both.

Oct 13, 2010 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

2 Answers

Water level in tank over salt pile No soft water


Hello. Here is an excellent article on how a water softener works which may answer your problem for you. http://home.howstuffworks.com/question99.htm

J.

Oct 01, 2010 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

1 Answer

I have 2'' of water above the salt, would y pls help to remove the water. thx


The eductor assembly is plugged and the unit is not drawing brine. The eductor assembly looks like a space capsule it is on the left side of the valve. It needs to be taken apart and cleaned.
Here is the link for the manual.
http://products.geappliances.com/ApplProducts/Dispatcher?REQUEST=SpecPage&Sku=GNWH38F
RJ

Jul 15, 2010 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

2 Answers

I just had a mouse surface in my holding tank how do I clean that out? do I add bleach and cycle the water softener?


The mouse must have been in one of your product bags...depending on the deterioration of the carcus; you may have already injested some of the decomposing material.
1. Turn off the water supply and remove the top cover
2. Make sure you have rubber glvoes. Drain the holding tank and remove and dispose of the remaining salt tablets/product left in the tank.
3. Yes, clean the tank with a disinfectant (bleach) and rinse thoughly. Be sure to rinse the tank...you don't want high levels of bleach in your supply lines.
4. Fill with new/clean softner tablets and return unit to service.

Nov 02, 2009 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

3 Answers

The water is not clear any more we have white residue in the kettle. We did change the filter and emptied the tank 3 times before insulting the new filters.


I don't believe that any filtration system is capable of removing dissolved calcium from water and that is what causes the white deposits. Water softeners will, but I don't like the idea of dissolved salts in our tap water.

Oct 24, 2009 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

1 Answer

My salt storage tank has water up over the salt approximately 12 inches deep. Is there something I need to do to fix this?


Not necessarily.....monitor the level....if continues to rise,then an adjustment may be required.....many salt tanks have water higher than the salt level at different levels as a normal condition.

Sep 08, 2009 | Northstar Water Heaters

2 Answers

Salt system destroying flagstone coping


go back to chlorine-wish I could tell you better. Allen

Nov 01, 2008 | Water Heaters

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 420 Series Water Softener Logo

Related Topics:

32 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Water Heaters Experts

Dennis

Level 2 Expert

216 Answers

Gene Haynes

Level 3 Expert

5089 Answers

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

33294 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Water Heater Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...