Location Requirements - Whirlpool 6510374 Installation Instructions And Use And Care Manual

Energy smart gas water heater with the flame lock safety system
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Flammable Vapors
Can result in serious injury or death
Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
Storage of or use of gasoline or other
flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other appliance can result in
serious injury or death.
Read and follow water heater warnings and

Location Requirements

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard
Do not install in a mobile home.
Doing so can result in death or
carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Flame Lock™ Safety System is designed to reduce the
risk of flammable vapor-related fires. The patented system
protects your family by trapping the burning vapors within
the water heater combustion chamber through the special
flame-trap. The burning vapors literally “burn themselves
out” without escaping back into the room. In the event of a
flammable vapor incident, the Flame Lock™ Safety System
shuts off the gas supply to the water heater’s burner and
pilot, preventing re-ignition of any remaining flammable
vapors in the area. This will disable the water heater until
the system is reset. Note: Not following these instructions
and/or an inadequate air supply can cause the Flame
Lock™ Safety System to disable the water heater. Please
make required installation and venting/air supply changes
prior to resetting the system.
IMPORTANT: This water heater has a resettable thermal
switch installed as part of the Flame Lock
Safety System.
DO NOT attempt to disable or modify this feature in any way.
Do not use or store flammable products such as gasoline,
solvents, or adhesives in the same room or area near the
water heater. If such flammables must be used, all gas
burning appliances in the vicinity must be shut off and their
pilot lights extinguished. Open the doors and windows for
ventilation while flammable substances are in use.
If flammable liquids or vapors have spilled or leaked in the
area of the water heater, leave the area immediately and
call the fire department from a neighbor’s home. Do not
attempt to clean the spill until all ignition sources have been
Do not store combustible materials (boxes, magazines,
clothes, etc.) on or in close proximity to the water heater.
Site Location
Select a location near the center of the water piping
system. The water heater must be installed indoors
and in a vertical position on a level surface. DO NOT
install in bathrooms, bedrooms, or any occupied room
normally kept closed.
Locate the water heater as close to the chimney or gas
vent as practical. Consider the vent system piping and
combustion air supply requirements when selecting the
water heater location. The venting system must be able
to run from the water heater to termination with minimal
length and elbows.
Locate the water heater near the existing gas piping.
If installing a new gas line, locate the water heater to
minimize the pipe length and elbows.
NOTE: This water heater must be installed according to all
local and state codes or, in the absence of local and state
codes, the “National Fuel Gas Code”, ANSI Z223.1(NFPA
54)-latest edition.
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