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tmfixit2

Member Since 20 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active May 29 2014 11:17 PM

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In Topic: Kenmore Elite 596.73502200 repair manual

29 May 2014 - 11:20 PM

I was looking to check components to find out why the thing is icing up.  A good defrost appears to have resolved the problem for now.  Could have been just humid conditions.


In Topic: Kenmore Elite 596.73502200 repair manual

29 May 2014 - 10:16 AM

Thanks.


In Topic: Kenmore Softener 625.348491 resin replacement

25 December 2013 - 05:33 PM

Resin, distributors and other parts replaced.  Water pressure and volume restored to normal.  No beads in the coffee this morning.

All appears to be back to normal.  No leaks.  Job was worth the cost and the time taken.

 

tony


In Topic: Kenmore Softener 625.348491 resin replacement

24 December 2013 - 11:32 AM

Thanks, no gravel bed will be used.

 

The tube, upper distributor and valve connection looked like it was gonna be a problem, but after carefully checking the clearances it appears that all of it sealed nicely with an O-ring that seals the pipe to the valve, then the valve also compresses that same O-ring between the valve and the upper distributor where the tube comes through.  I may use a small bead of silicone between the pipe and the upper distributor, just in case.

 

Service manual calls for 7 to 11 inches of freeboard.  Shooting for 8-9".  It was only 6 inches originally.

tony


In Topic: Kenmore Softener 625.348491 resin replacement

23 December 2013 - 06:53 PM

kdog, thanks for the info.  New distributors top and bottom on order along with the seal kit.  Nozzle/venturi is fine.  I purchased the cation resin locally from a water conditioning place for $100.  Seemed like a good price considering the added shipping prices for buying online.  I'll have the all the parts tomorrow and back in operation in about an hour.  My only decision is whether or not to use a gravel base or not.  This unit did not have one originally.  Any advantage to using the gravel or not?

 

tony



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