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Program The Timer
SET WATER HARDNESS NUMBER
To set the water hardness number, complete the follow-
1. Press the SELECT button once to display the words
SET HARDNESS and a flashing 25. The grains per
gallon (gpg) hardness of your water supply is on your
water analysis report. Be sure to enter water test
results on the Facts & Figure Chart on page 3.
2. If your water supply contains iron, compensate for it
by adding to the water hardness number. For exam-
ple, assume your water is 20 gpg hard and contains
2 ppm iron. Add 5 to the hardness number for each I
ppm of iron. In this example, you would use 30 for
your hardness number.
2 ppm iron x 5 = 10
20 gpg hardness
30 HARDNESS NUMBER
3. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set your water
hardness number in the display. The DOWN button
moves the display to 1. The UP button moves the
display to the highest setting (see maximum setting
for your model in the specifications).
NOTE: Each press of the UP or DOWN button
changes the display by 1 between 1 and 25.
Between 25 and the highest number, the display
changes 5 at a time (25, 30, 35, etc.) Holding the
UP or DOWN button in changes the display twice
SET REGENERATION TIME
To complete setting the regeneration time, complete the
1. Press the SELECT button to display the words SET
RECHARGE TIME and a flashing 2:00 AM.
2. At the 2:00 AM recharge time setting, the softener
begins regeneration (see pages 25 - 27) at 2:00 AM.
This is a good time in most households because
water is not being used. If a different recharge time
setting would be better for your household, complete
the following step.
3. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to set the desired
recharge starting hour. Be sure to observe the AM-
PM as you did when setting the present time of day.
Note: Each press of the UP or DOWN buttons
changes the display one hour. Holding the but-
tons in changes the display twice each second.
SET SALT LEVEL
To set the salt level, complete the following steps:
1. Press the SELECT button to display SET SALT
LEVEL and a flashing 0 (zero). See page 21, for
instructions on adding salt to the salt storage tank.
The face plate timer has a salt monitor with an indi-
cator light to remind you to add salt to the storage
NOTE:You must set salt level each time salt is
added to the water softener.
2. To set this monitor system, lift the salt hole cover
and level the salt in the storage tank. The salt level
decal, on the brinewell inside the tank, has numbers
from 0 to 8. Observe the highest number the leveled
salt is at, or closest to. Press the UP or DOWN but-
tons until the number corresponds with the salt level
number. At level 2 or below, the indicator LED will
flash. If you wish to turn this feature off, press the
DOWN button past 0, and the word “OFF” flashes in
3. Press the SELECT button once again, to complete
initial programming, and the current time of day will
show in the display.
Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345