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Kenmore Elite Hybrid Water Softener - $525 AC

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Last Edited by jkistheman July 12, 2013 at 08:07 AM
Kenmore Elite Hybrid Water Softener [sears.com] - $525

I have been watching the prices on the Elite model which varied between $639-$799. It dropped to $525 AC today and my shopyourway had a 20% back in points over $100 in addition to any CB options you may discover.

Thx to RocketScience89
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in our house we have a softrain one as well.. but it's always recharging nonstop. don't know why. it was left behind by the original owner. so debating if we should just replace it with this kenmore since it has a whole house filter.
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No bonus SYWR points for me either?? Any thoughts?
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Apparently all of these units are made by the same company, ecowater. Kenmore, GE, Whirlpool, and Morton. My Morton started leaking from the top inside, and caused water damage in my condo. I don't need much, just a single guy, but I'm scared to try one of these cheap units again after the damage. Maybe Flek is the way to go.
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How do you compare this to a 33000 or 48000 whirlpool unit? I dont see that spec on the Kenmore. New to this stuff, any help would be appreciated..
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Quote from Stevied916 View Post :
You would be better off with a Fleck like this one:

http://www.qualitywatertreatment....SXT.htm#32
Just wondering, which one of these would be comparable to the Kenmore? So many models

Fleck 5600 SXT Models
5600SXT-24M (24,000 Grain Cap.)
5600SXT-32M (32,000 Grain Cap.)
5600SXT-40M (40,000 Grain Cap.)
5600SXT-48M (48,000 Grain Cap.)
5600SXT-64M (64,000 Grain Cap.)
5600SXT-80M (80,000 Grain Cap.)
5600SXT-96M (96,000 Grain Cap.)
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I'll third this comment. I'm a home appraiser, and I've been recommending these folks for years. You can get a REAL system for what you'd pay for the pretend Sears unit. I personally know at least a dozen people with these systems.

I can vouch for the fleck systems also. I was going to get one of those crappy throw-away sears systems until I did the research and found out I could get a way superior fleck system for not that much more. I got mine 2 years ago with a computerized demand controller for $1500 installed. Plus why would anyone need a whole house filter?? do you plan on drinking out of every faucet in the house?? That is such a waste, just get a RO system for the kitchen faucet with an icemaker hookup and you are good to go. Here is a tip, you can get an RO system at Costco here for like $150 and install it yourself.

http://www.costco.com/Premier-WP4...58080.html

If you are in Central Florida I highly recommend these guys who did my install.

http://www.awtfla.com/

Lastly Rainsoft systems are good but marked up highly and you are mostly paying for the name, marketing and supporting their sales teams. You are basically getting the same thing with the Fleck Systems for a much more reasonable price.
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Quote from Thaineseguy View Post :
Just wondering, which one of these would be comparable to the Kenmore? So many models

Fleck 5600 SXT Models
5600SXT-24M (24,000 Grain Cap.)
5600SXT-32M (32,000 Grain Cap.)
5600SXT-40M (40,000 Grain Cap.)
5600SXT-48M (48,000 Grain Cap.)
5600SXT-64M (64,000 Grain Cap.)
5600SXT-80M (80,000 Grain Cap.)
5600SXT-96M (96,000 Grain Cap.)
The only difference in these models is the capacity. Choosing between them depends on the hardness of your water (get it tested), and how often you want the softener to recharge. For example: 24k grain capacity would have to recharge every 1k gallons if your water hardness is 24 grains per gallon.
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So, I don't know much about this but I know when I was house shopping, some houses had a "loop" for the water softner. Mine doesn't have that. Is it an expensive hurdle for my home if I want to go with soft water?
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So, I don't know much about this but I know when I was house shopping, some houses had a "loop" for the water softner. Mine doesn't have that. Is it an expensive hurdle for my home if I want to go with soft water?
The loop makes a tremendous difference to the installer. Without a loop, you might be breaching walls or digging up your yard...all costly stuff. You might get lucky and have relatively easy wall access; but the installer would know for sure. Good luck!
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in our house we have a softrain one as well.. but it's always recharging nonstop. don't know why. it was left behind by the original owner. so debating if we should just replace it with this kenmore since it has a whole house filter.
Spend a hundred bucks on a service call. It behooves RainSoft to have properly functioning units in the field. The tech can talk you through the maintenance schedule.
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coachrick, I did that and they didnt show up. They told me $100 for local rep to come check it out. But he never showed up. Called twice in the last year. Frown

I give up and got this instead. Will get square trade insurance coverage for this as well.
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I'll third this comment. I'm a home appraiser, and I've been recommending these folks for years. You can get a REAL system for what you'd pay for the pretend Sears unit. I personally know at least a dozen people with these systems.

I am ready to buy a water softener this week and would like to know what makes these systems so superior to the other type. I watched a couple of videos on how each of them function and basically need to know the brass tacks. Are they cheaper to maintain? Better filtration/performance? Lower power consumption? More reliable? Are they even in the same league price-wise as far as keeping them supplied? I had never even heard of this Fleck system until I came upon this thread and now you have my curiosity piqued. Any help you could give me (or even a comparison link or two) would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I am ready to buy a water softener this week and would like to know what makes these systems so superior to the other type. I watched a couple of videos on how each of them function and basically need to know the brass tacks. Are they cheaper to maintain? Better filtration/performance? Lower power consumption? More reliable? Are they even in the same league price-wise as far as keeping them supplied? I had never even heard of this Fleck system until I came upon this thread and now you have my curiosity piqued. Any help you could give me (or even a comparison link or two) would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I have similar questions but I guess no one has any answers within this thread. The OP never explained the extra SYWR points either.
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I have similar questions but I guess no one has any answers within this thread. The OP never explained the extra SYWR points either.
I don't have the answer, but you can do some research on plumbing stuff at the Terry Love DIY forums: http://www.terrylove.com/forums/f...nd-reviews
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Quote from defbrizzo View Post :
I have similar questions but I guess no one has any answers within this thread. The OP never explained the extra SYWR points either.
The flecks won't break or leak after 2 years. They are made with highest quality parts, the resin in the tank is higher quality, they are easier to work on and get parts for if you need them.
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