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Very common with this type of unit. The switches are prone to corrosion and failure. You can buy a new timer from Sears (~$150) or off Ebay (~$100), or use a simple, no tools procedure, I use on my Sears softener.

-Unplug the softener.
-Carefully remove the top cover from the softener (usually 2 tabs in front and 2 in back).
-remove the timer panel (mine is held on by 2 tabs, one on each side).
-unplug the wiring to the timer.
-remove the timer (mine is held in place by a little plastic hook at each corner, remove one side and first and then the other.
-with the timer out, you can see the switches. while pressing on one of the switches, move your finger in a circular pattern (this rubs the contacts together on the inside of the switch, allowing the contact material to "grind" through the corrosion). Do this with all the switches.
-to reinstall, reverse the processes.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on May 17, 2016

Steve's response is dead on. You can buy a replacement timer from Sears for $291. In addition, the lack of the unit regenerating probably caused the resin capacity to be exceeded and is permanently damaged. (Withour regeneration, the beads continue to expand and will eventually burst.)

Besides Home Depot, Sams Club, Costco, Lowe's, or Menards have low cost units and would be a better investment than putti a new timer and resin in an old unit.

Sears replacment timer: https://www.searspartsdirect.com/part-number/7288578/0042/625.html?pathTaken=partSearch&q=7288578

Kenmore Water... | Answered on Sep 13, 2019

Here are some things to look at if your ice maker is not working.

  1. water inlet valve might be defective.
  2. water filter might be clogged. Try changing the water filter.
  3. less than 20 psi inlet water pressure (low house water pressure).
  4. ro is not tubed properly (check tubing diagram attached below).

Kenmore Water... | Answered on Mar 22, 2018

A water distiller is a device that removes most impurities from water, through distillation. Distillation means boiling the water and then collecting the condensed steam into a clean container.

Water Dispensing... | Answered on Mar 15, 2020

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