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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLE WATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLEFOR
SPACEHEATING
Model No.
153.320392HT
30 Gal.
153.320393 HT
30 Gal.
153.320492 HT
40 Gal.
153.320493 HT
40 Gal.
153.320592 HT
50 Gal.
153.320593 HT
50 Gal.
153.320692 HT
66 Gal.
153.320693 HT
66 Gal.
153.320892 HT
80 Gal.
153.320893 HT
80 Gal.
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product.
Save this Manual for Future Reference.
POWER
MISER
TM
12
LECTRIC
WATER
HEATER
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
GAMA certificationappliesto all residential electric water heaters with
capacities of 20 to 120Gallons. Input rating of 12 Kw or less at a voltage
no greater than 250
_i, WARNING
READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION
BEGINNING
ON INSIDE COVER
AND THEN THIS ENTIRE MANUAL
BEFORE INSTALLING
OR OPERAT-
ING THIS WATER HEATER.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    20 to 120Gallons. Input rating of 12 Kw or less at a voltage no greater than 250 _i, WARNING READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION AND THEN THIS ENTIRE MANUAL ING THIS WATER HEATER. and Co., Hoffman Estates, BEGINNING ON INSIDE COVER...

  • Page 2

    For this reason, it is not advisable to install the water heater in an attic or upper floor. When such locations cannot be avoided, a suitable drain pan should be installed under the water heater.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Materials and Basic Tools Needed ... Materials Needed ... Basic Tools ... Installation Instructions ... Removing the Old Water Heater ... Facts to Consider About the Location ... Facts to Consider About the Convertible Lower Element Water Piping ... Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    153.320693HT 153.320892HT 26¼ 153.320893HT *Wiring size based on standard 60°C copper wire. If distance from fuse box to water heater is more than 90 feet, refer to your local electri- cal code. Preparing for the New Installation • Read the "Safety Precautions"...

  • Page 5: Materials Needed, Basic Tools

    You may or may not need all of these materi- als, depending on your type of installation. WATER HEATER HEAT TRAPS HELP REDUCE TO THERMAL WATER HEATER INSTALLA- TION KIT WITH FLEXIBLE CONNECTORS FOR 314" OR t/2" THREADED...

  • Page 6: Removing The Old Water Heater

    Also disconnect the piping remaining to the water heater. These pieces should be saved since they may be needed reconnecting water Disconnect the temperature-pressure valve drain line.

  • Page 7: Facts To Consider About The Location

    • The location selected should be indoors as close to and as centralized with the water piping system as possible. This water heater, as well as all water heaters, will eventually leak. Do not install without adequate drainage provisions where water flow will cause damage.

  • Page 8: Water Piping

    Do not solder the cold water supply line directly to the cold water inlet. It will harm the dip tube and damage the tank. • Look at the top cover of the water heater. The water outlet is marked hot. Put two or three turns of teflon tape around threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat both ends of the _"...

  • Page 9: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve

    ASME,may require a vane model different from the onefur- nished with the water heater. Compliance with suchlocalrequirements must be satisfied by the installeror end user of the water heater with a locallypre- scribed temperature-pressurerelief valveinstalledin the desig- natedopeningin the water heater in placeof the factoryfur- nished valve.

  • Page 10: Converting The Lower Element

    The water heater is factory set to oper- ate at 3800 watts. The lower element ate at 5500 watts. Refer to the "Facts to Consider Convertible Lower Element"...

  • Page 11

    Installation 2. The convertible element is located behind panel of the water heater. Remove the two screws securing the access panel, and remove panel. 3. Remove the adjustment dial from the thermostat pulling it directly away from the thermostat. 4. Remove the insulation block to expose the opening.

  • Page 12

    13. Replace the access panel. BODILY 14. Complete wiring to the water heater, or if completed, turn covers the Never use this water heater unless it is completely full ofl water. To prevent damage to the tank and heating ele-...

  • Page 13: Wiring Diagrams

    Installation Wiring Diagrams STANDARD WIRING 2 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON.SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT WIRING FOR 3 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT UPPER E.C.O. & THERMOSTAT BUSS BAR FOR 5500 WATTS FOR 3800 WATTS *NOTE: Some Lower Hi-Temp Limit Switches may have 4 terminals.

  • Page 14: Wiring

    If you are not familiar with electric codes and practices, have any doubt, even the slightest doubt, in your ability to con- nect the wiring to this water heater, obtain the service of a com- petent electrician. Contact...

  • Page 15: Installation Checklist

    Product Speclficauons Is the new temperature-pressure installed, and piped to an adequate drain? See "Temperature- Pressure Relief Valve" section. ls the water heater completely filled with water? See "Filling the Water Heater" instructions Instructions" section.

  • Page 16: Temperature Regulation, Thermostats, Thermostat Settings, Upper Thermostat Adjustment

    The upper thermostat is factory set at its lowest position which approximates 120°F (Hot) and is adjustable if a different water temperature is desired. Read all warnings in this manual and on the water heater before proceeding. UPPER THERMOSTAT ADJUSTABLE...

  • Page 17: Lower Thermostat Adjustment, Draining

    • OPEN the water heater drain valve to allow for tank draining. NOTE: If the water heater is going to be shut down and drained for an extended period, the drain valve should be left open with hose connected allowing water to terminate to an adequate drain.

  • Page 18

    AWARNING HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK! any access panels or servicing the water sure the electrical supply to the water heater is turned] "OFF". Failure to do this could result OUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY 2. Turn off the water supply...

  • Page 19

    12. Close the water heater drain valve by turning the handle to cover from the right (clockwise). The drain valve is on the lower front of the water heater.

  • Page 20: Installation Instructions, Installation Instructions, Service

    HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK! Before removing any access panels or servicing the water heater, make sure the electrical supply to the water heater is turned I "OFF". Failure to do this could result in DEATH, SERI- OUS BOD LY INJURY,OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

  • Page 21: Start Up Conditions, Thermal Expansion

    The water within the water heater tank expands as it is heated and increases the pressure of the water system• If the relieving point of the water heater's temperature-pressure relief valve is reached, the valve will relieve the excess pressure.

  • Page 22: Operational Conditions, Operational Conditions, Smelly Water

    Troubleshooting Operational Conditions SMELLY WATER In each water heater there is installed at least one anode rod (see parts section) for corrosion protection conditions will cause a reaction between this rod and the water. The most common complaint associated with the anode rod is one of a "rotten egg smell".

  • Page 23: High Temperature Shut Off System, High Temperature Shut Off System

    In a new installation, connected. Review and check piping installation. cold water line is connected water heater and the hot water line to the hot water outlet on the water heater. marked Make sure the electrical supply to your water heater is "ON".

  • Page 24: Filling The Water Heater, Leakage Checkpoints

    Water from drain valve may be due to the valve being opened slightly. © *The drain valve may be leaking at the tank fitting. ® *Water in the water heater bottom or on the floor may be from condensation, loose connections temperature-pressure relief valve. DO NOT replace...

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    Notes...

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    Notes...

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    Notes...

  • Page 28

    If a replacement 3800 watt, 240 volt dement is needed, order item no. 42-31906 replacement element. If at the time of instal- lation, the water heater was converted to operate at 5500 watts, order item number 42-31908 replacement dement. (See model rating plate "If Converted"...

  • Page 29

    If the parts you need are not stocked locally, your order will be electronically handling. The model number of the water heater will be found on the model rating plate located above the access panel. WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYSGIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:...

  • Page 30

    If a replacement 3800 wart, 240 voh element item no. 42-31906 replacement dement. latlon, the water heater was converted to operate at 5500 watt_, order item number 42-31908 replacement rating plate "If Converted" box). NOTE: B These water heaters are equipped with a Roto-Swlrl tube to retard a build-up oirdissolved solids.

  • Page 31

    If the parts you need are not stocked locally, your order will be electronically handling. The model number of the water heater will be found on the model rating plate located above the access panel. WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING...

  • Page 32: Warranty

    Sears will furnish a new current model water heater of equal capacity and quality. You will be charged for any installation. After one year and through 12 years from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is used in a single-family residence and is installed and operated in accordance with the information in this manual, ifa part fails due to materials or workmanship, Sears will furnish a replacement free of charge.

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