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Maytag HE21240S User Manual

Series twelve electric water heater.
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Series
Twelve
ELECTRIC
WATE R HEATER
Model
Numbers
USER'S GUIDE
_0°_
HE21250S
HE31250S
HE21250T
HE31250T
HE21282T
HE31282T
®
LISTED
FOR POTABLE WATER
HEATING ONLY
Io 11
certification
applies
to all residential
electric water
heaters with capacities of 20 to
NOT
SUITABLE
FOR
120 Gallons. Input rating of 12 Kw or less at a
SPACEHEATING
voltage
no greater
than 250 V.
Caution:
AWARNING
J
Read and Follow All
READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION BEGINNING
ON INSIDE
I
Safety Rules and
COVER AND THEN THIS ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE INSTALLING OR
Operating Instructions
OPERATING THIS WATER HEATER.
Before First Use of
Save this Manual
for Future
Reference.
This Product.

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  • Page 1

    AWARNING COVER AND THEN THIS ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE INSTALLING OR READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION BEGINNING OPERATING THIS WATER HEATER. Save this Manual Twelve heaters with capacities of 20 to applies to all residential than 250 V.

  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    I sure not to exceed the marked hydrostatic working )ressure of the water heater (150 Ibs./sq. in.) and a ] lischarge capacity not less than the water heater [ nput rate as shown on the model...

  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    1% inches greater than the water heater diameter and must be piped to an adequate drain. Under no circumstances is the manufacturer Maytag to be held liable for any water damage in connection with this water heater. ONE VOLTAGE/...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Product Specifications ... Accessories and Tools Needed ... Accessories ... Tools ... Instructions for Installation ... Removing the Old Water Heater ... Locating the New Water Heater ... Typical Installation ... The Convertible Lower Element ... Water Piping ... Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve ...

  • Page 5: Customer Information

    Minimum Wire Size (Gauge) •Wiring size based on standard 60°C copper wire. If dlstance from fuse box to water heater is more than 90 feet, refer to your local electrical code. ° The installation must conform with the instructions in this manual;...

  • Page 6: Accessories And Tools Needed

    Accessories and Tools Needed Accessories To simplify the installation Maytag has available the installa- tion parts shown below. You may or may not need all of these accessories depending on your type of installation. Call Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 rized installer.

  • Page 7: Removing The Old Water Heater

    If you have copper water pipes can be cut with a hacksaw approxi- the water heater. This will avoid cutting off the pipes too short. Additional cuts can be made later if neces- sary. Disconnect the temperature-pressure drain line. When the water heater is drained, discon- nect the hose from the drain valve.

  • Page 8: Instructions For Installation

    13/4 inches greater than the water heater diameter drain. Under no circumstances is the manufacturer or [ Maytag to be held liable for any water damage in connection with this water heater. INSTALLATIONIN RESIDENTIAL GARAGES: The water ] heater must be located and/or protected so it is not I subject to phys ca damage by a mov ng veh cle.

  • Page 9: The Convertible Lower Element

    Read and follow water heater warnings and instructions.If after reading these instructions in this manual, if you do not understand any portion, call Maytag Customer Service at 1- 800-788-8899 for an authorized servicer. &,WARNING Before making the conversion to 5500 watts, check the (1) power supply...must...

  • Page 10: Water Piping

    Contact the local utility or call Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized servicer on how to con- trol this situation.

  • Page 11: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve

    ANSI Z21.22 and ASME. may require a valve model differ- ent from the one furnished with the water heater. Compliancewith suchlocal requirements must foesatisfied by the installer or end user of the water heater with a locally prescribed temperature-pressure installed in the designated opening in the water heater in placeof the factory furnished valve.

  • Page 12: Filling The Water Heater

    3800 watts to 5500 watts on a 240 volt sys- If after reading these instructions and this manual, if you do tern. not understand any portion, call Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized servicer. Before making the conversion (1) power wiring..,10...

  • Page 13

    RESULT IN DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. 2. The convertible element is located behind the lower access panel of the water heater. Remove the two screws securing the access panel, and remove panel. 3. Open the flap of insulation to expose the opening.

  • Page 14: Converting The Lower Element

    10. Fold the insulation back in place so that it completely coy- ers the thermostat and element, 11. Replace the access panel. 12. Complete wiring to the water heater, or if completed, turn "ON" elech'ic power to the water heater after filling the tank with water,...

  • Page 15: Wiring Diagrams

    Instructions for Installation (cont'd) Wiring Diagrams STANDARD WIRING FOR 2 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240VOLT DOUBLE E LEMENT FOR 5500 WATFS = eJ FOR 3800 WATTS WIRING FOR 3 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERSNON-SIMULTANEOUS OPER- ATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT UPPER HEATING ELEMENT BUSSBAR...

  • Page 16: Wiring

    If you are not familiar with electric codes and practices, or if you have any doubt, even the slightest doubt, in your ability to connect the wiring to this water heater, obtain the service of a competent electrician. Call Maytag Customer Service at...

  • Page 17: Installation Checklist

    "Product Specifications" section? 3. Are the wires from the circuit breaker or fuse service to the water heater's junction box on the correct wire size (gauge) shown in the chart in the "Product Specifications" section? 4. Is the new temperature-pressure...

  • Page 18: Service And Maintenance

    Thermostats The thermostats of this water heater have been factory set at their lowest position which approximates 120°F (Hot) to reduce the risk of scald injury. The upper and lower thermostat is factory set at its lowest position which approximates 120°F (Hot) and is adjustable if...

  • Page 19: Thermostat Adjustment

    1200F (Hot), it cannot be set higher than the lower thermostat setting. Read all warnings in the "Temperature Regulation" section before proceeding. UPPER THERMOSTAT 1. Turn "OFF" the electric power to the water heater at the junction box. AWARNING HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK! Before removin(...

  • Page 20: Draining

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

  • Page 21: Element Cleaning And Replacement

    Service and Maintenance (cont'd) Element Cleaning/ Replacement (cont'd) 3. Attach a hose to the water heater drain valve and put the other end in a floor drain or outdoors. Open the water heater drain valve. Open a nearby hot water faucet which will relieve pressure in the water heater and speed draining.

  • Page 22

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

  • Page 23: Drain Valve Washer Replacement

    Before calling for repair service, read the "Start Up Conditions" and "Operational Conditions" found in the "Troubleshooting" Ifa condition persists or you are uncertain about the opera- tion of the water heater, let a qualified person check it out. Call Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899. _WARNING heater, HA.OLEA.O...

  • Page 24: Troubleshooting

    Expansion tanks are available for ordering through the Maytag Customer Service. Contact the local water supplier and/or call Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized servicer for assistance in...

  • Page 25: Not Enough Hot Water

    Review and check piping installation. Make sure that the cold water line is connected to the cold water inlet to the water heater and the hot water line to the hot water outlet on the water beater. Make sure the electrical supply to your water heater is "ON".

  • Page 26: Leakage Checkpoints

    Troubleshooting (cont'd) Leakage Checkpoints Use this guide to check a "Leaking" water heater. Many sus- pected "Leakers" are not leaking tanks. Often the source of the water can be found and corrected. If you are not thoroughly familiar with electric codes, the...

  • Page 27: Repair Parts List

    Repair Parts List MAYTAG ELECTRICWATER HEATERS MAYTAG/STATE PART NUMBER CONVERSION KEY MAYTAG STATE 66001007 9002437 66001008 9002436 66001009 9002435 66001010 9002403 66001011 9001609 66001012 9001608 66001013 ETC2X 66001014 ETC5X 66001016 9002402 66001021 9001584 66001034 9002445 66001052 9002059 66001053 9000308 66001054...

  • Page 28

    Convertible elements are not offered as replacement parts. If a replacement 3800 watt, 240 volt element is need- ed, order part no. 66001106 replacement element. If, at the time of installation, the water heater was con- 66001107 replacement element. (See model rating plate "If Converted...

  • Page 29

    _Refer to WiringDiagramSection forverification. #Not Illustrated Now that you have purchased this water heater, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply call Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized ser- vicer. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit.

  • Page 30

    If a replacement 3800 watt, 240 volt element is needed, order part no. 66001106 replacement the time of installation, the water heater was converted to operate at 5500 watts, order part number 66001107 Converted" box). repl-acement element "...

  • Page 31

    Wiring Diagram Section for verification. #Not Illustrated Now that you have purchased this water heater, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply call Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized ser- vicer. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit.

  • Page 32: Warranty

    The warranty is limited to the original owner of the water heater. To locate an authorized service company in your area contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appfiance was pur- chased; or call Maytag Customer Service at the number fisted below. Should you not receive satisfactory warranty...

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