Printed in USA
Use & Care Manual
With Installation Instructions for the Installer
Single and Double Element Models,
Model: HE Series, GE Series, PE Series, SE Series
The purpose of this manual is twofold: one, for the contractor, to provide the installer
with basic directions and recommendations for the proper installation and adjustment
of the water heater; and two, for the owner–operator, to explain the features, operation,
safety precautions, maintenance and trouble shooting of the water heater. This
manual includes a parts list.
It is imperative that all persons who are expected to install, operate or adjust this
water heater read the instructions carefully so that they may understand how to perform
these operations. If you do not understand these instructions or any terms within it, seek
Any questions regarding the operation, maintenance, service or warranty of this
water heater should be directed to the seller from whom it was purchased. If
additional information is required, refer to the section "If You Need Service...."
Do not destroy this manual. Please read carefully and keep in a safe place for
Recognize this symbol as an indication of Important Safety Information!
California Proposition 65 Warning: This product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Manufactured under trademark license by:
Rheem Manufacturing Company
P .O. Box 244020, Montgomery, AL 36124-4020
Part No. AP12168-7 (01/05)
Residential 20–120 Gallon
Pub. No. 49-50009-5 11-03 JR