Water Woftener Basics

My family and I moved from WA to TX about a year ago. The house we bought has a water softener installed, but we've never used one. It is a Kenmore High Capacity Water Softener 70 Salt Saver, Model # 625.3487004. I tried going through Sears to get an Owner's manual but they are no longer available. Can anyone provide the basics on how to operate it, what problems to watch for, etc??? TIA.
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Oops - typo. I meant Water Softener.
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Keep the Salt tank only moderately full, that is DO NOT FILL IT WITH WATER SOFTENER SALT. Bridges can develop creating a VOID underneath the top layer of dry salt. In other words, do not fill the salt tank above the water line.
If you have the same number of people in the household as the previous tenants, you should notl need to make any adjustments to the unit.
Having said that, water softener control heads are not in the field of rapidly changing technology. Take the cover off of yours and inspect it carefully, take pictures too. Go to a large Sears store that sells Water Softeners, and compare those water softener control heads to see if you find a match. If you do find a control head that matches your pictures (and I think that you have a good shot at finding one), then get the manual for THAT unit.
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Another approach is to contact a local "water guy" to come out once and show you how to use it. That's what I did. I had him deliver the salt to fill it and happily paid the extra cost for the salt (as compared to buying it somewhere and hauling it home myself) to get the included lesson on how to set my softener, how much salt to put in, and so forth.
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