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# 1 FAQ = High Water in Brine Tank - Problem -Softener does not remove the water from my salt tank or overflow
1. Make sure all the fittings are tight. Also check the tubing going to the salt tank for small cracks. Any air leak will cause the valve to not draw the water out during the regeneration cycle.
Brine Draw Failure in Sears, GE Smart Water, North Star Systems
Causes of suction failure in order of importance and frequency: 1 ) Gasket under Nozzle Venturi is worn, cracked, or "dried out". 2 ) Seal Kit is failing at some critical area, and not sealing. 3 ) R
Error Codes Sears, GE, NorthStar Timers
*** Error Code 01, 02, 03 or 04 can be the SWITCH, the wiring connection to the switch and back of circuit board, OR  it could be a weak motor  OR it could be "drag" on the motor because the
GE SmartWater Switch Activation Not in Sync with Cam Gear
* PROBLEM: The softener stops just short of where it needs to for the fill and brine cycles. On the valve body the indicator is to the left of the letter slightly past mark, but it still needs a lit
My Valve appears to be operating but the Salt is Not Going Down. What could cause this problem?
The salt not going down could be due to many different reasons. 1 ) Valve is not regenerating due to a problem with Timer Motor or a bad gear in the  timer assembly ( common in Autotrol Timer
Sears and GE Smartwater - Water Not Soft - Distributor Oring problem and solution
Sears Kenmore, NorthStar, and GE Smartwater softeners use the same clamp to tank valve for the past 15 plus years. On occasion the distributor oring that fits on the outside of the  riser pipe w
Sears Valve Body drips at INLET
Customer Writes:                (CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE) I have a Sears water softener.  Model 625.348590 It is leaking where
Visual Guide - Installing Rotor Disc and Seal Kit Sears Type Valve
See animation from the Morton softener site - the link is below. Their softener is another variant of the Ecowater/NorthStar/Sear/GE Smartwater type system. The animations are almost identical to the
Why is new Venturi Nozzle Assembly wet and label coming off?
Yesterday I received my order. I was happy with the speedy delivery. However, when I open the package it certainly looked like this is a used part. The paper label on the venturi nozzle assembly 718

Seal Kit Sears, GE, North Star 7129716, 7092163, 7134224, WS35X10005 Rotor Disc Sears, GE, NorthStar 7199232, 7103964, WS26X10002 Motor 24v Drive  7133008 , 7152298 , 7070462, 7285944, WS26X10011, WS26X10006

Seal Kit with INSTRUCTIONS for Sears, GE, North Star 7129716 replaces 7092163 and 7134224
G.E. part # WS35X10005
Includes our diagram key nos 24 - 29 ( kit # 30 ) and silicone.

Rotor & Disc Sears, GE, North Star 7199232
Replaces Part # 7103964 and # 7088504
G.E. part # WS26X10002

24 Volt Drive Motor with INSTRUCTIONS Used on Sears, North Star, GE ( PN # WS26X10011 ),and Ecowater Model 1000.
Replaces PN 7070462,7127934,7132989,7133008,7152298,7218793,7252381,7281314,7281322,7285944,or WS26X10011 or WS26X10006 are the same 24 Volt AC Drive Motor.

Motor Black Plastic 7286039 old PN 7234731 or 7228900 or 7228544 or 7252381 and manufacturer authorized substitution for 7250622 Gasket - 70 Duro Black - 7204362 7163663 7082582 WS08X10006 Silicone 1 Gram Tube Lubricant for O-rings
Motor Black Plastic 7286039, operates on DC voltage with plug to matching circuit boards ( PWA - Timers ).
GE part number = WS26X10021

Gasket used on all nozzle venturi types, part # 7204362 and 7176195 and 7163663 and 7082582, GE part # WS08X10006
Sears, Kenmore, GE, North Star, Whirlpool, and others.
Some older Gaskets were Red in color, but this Black is the direct replacement and currently used in new models.

One gram of food grade silicone for use with o-rings, gaskets and seals.
Enough to lubricate about a dozen or more o-rings and seals.
These tubes come from one of the leading valve manufacturers.

Nozzle Venturi with Gasket - Sears, Kenmore, North Star Nozzle Venturi with Gasket - 7187772, 7167887, WS08X10006
Nozzle Venturi with Gasket ( .023 ) assembly for Sears, Kenmore, and NorthStar residential size water softeners.
Used on 8" x 40" tank systems.
Color White.
Nozzle Venturi with Gasket assembly for Sears, Kenmore, and NorthStar residential size water softeners.
Part # 7187772, old part # 7167887
Sears is substituting this part instead of part # 7113032
Color Red.
Replaces GE WS08X10006