Whirlpool
Water Softener

Model #WHES40 Whirlpool water softener

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    Water Softener Valve Motor#2

    Motor/tubing/valve cover Diagram

    Mtr repl kit

    Part #7250622
    Replaced by #7286039
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    Manufacturer substitution
    This part replaces 7250622. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
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    Water Softener Seal Kit

    Water softener seal kit

    Part #7185487
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    Water Softener Seal Kit#18

    Motor/tubing/valve cover Diagram

    Rotor seal

    Part #7185495
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    Water Softener Venturi Gasket#37A

    Motor/tubing/valve cover Diagram

    Water softener venturi gasket

    Part #7204362
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    Water Softener Flow Plug#36

    Motor/tubing/valve cover Diagram

    Water softener flow plug

    Part #1148800
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    Water Softener O-Ring, 1-1/8 x 1-3/8-in

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    Water Softener O-Ring

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    Water softener o-ring

    Part #7170288
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    Water Softener Filter Screen#39

    Motor/tubing/valve cover Diagram

    Water softener filter screen

    Part #7146043
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    Water Softener Rotor and Disc#16

    Motor/tubing/valve cover Diagram

    Water softener rotor and disc

    Part #7185500
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    Water Softener Brine Tubing#12

    Brine valve body/seal Diagram

    Water softener brine tubing

    Part #7113016
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    Symptoms for water softeners

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    Main causes: faulty brine valve assembly, bad rotor valve
    Main causes: lack of electrical power, bad power transformer, faulty timer
    Main causes: clogged drain hose, faulty rotor valve, leaky rotor valve seals
    Main causes: salt bridge inside the salt tank, bad timer, valve motor failure, faulty rotor valve, clogged venturi
    Main causes: loose water line connections, cracked water-carrying components, bad rotor valve seals
    Main causes: empty salt tank, salt bridge, depleted resin, clogged or damaged venturi, broken rotor position switch, failed timer
    Main causes: broken resin tank screen, bad resin tank seals, cracked upper distributor in resin tank
    Main causes: broken water flow meter, faulty timer, water flow to softener is bypassed

    Repair guides for water softeners

    These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your water softener.

    January 1, 2015
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a water softener venturi

    The venturi valve in your water softener draws brine water from the salt tank to the resin tank for regeneration. Follow these steps to replace a damaged venturi.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     15 minutes or less
    How to replace a water softener rotor position switch

    The rotor position switch detects the position of the valve rotor. If the rotor position switch fails, follow these steps to replace it in about half an hour.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     30 minutes or less
    January 1, 2015
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a water softener timer

    The timer is the control board you use to program the water softener. If the timer isn’t accepting commands when you push the buttons or if the display won’t power up, replace the timer.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     15 minutes or less

    Articles and videos for water softeners

    Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your water softener.

    August 18, 2021

    Using a wiring schematic to trace a current video

    By Sears PartsDirect staff

    Find out what’s wrong with your appliance by following a circuit.

    April 10, 2020

    Cleaning your appliances after a drinking water advisory

    By Julie Riebe

    Find out how to clean and flush household appliances once a boil water advisory is lifted.

    January 1, 1970

    How to tell if a fuse is blown

    By Lyle Weischwill

    Learn how to tell whether a fuse is blown