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Kenmore 33124 - Power Miser 12 Owner's Manual

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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLEWATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACEHEATING
Model
No.
153.312161
30 Gal. Short
153.312261
40 Gal. Short
153.312362
30 Gal.
153.312462
40 Gal.
153.312562
50 Gal.
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product.
Save this Manual for Future Reference.
THE
ECONOMIZER
TM
6
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 120 Gallons. Input rating of 12 Kw or lessat a voltage
no greater than 250
r
AWARNING
]
READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION BEGINNING
ON INSIDE COVER
AND THEN
THIS ENTIRE MANUAL
BEFORE INSTALLING
OR OPERAT-
NG TH S WATER HEATER.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.

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  • Page 1

    Owners Manual FOR POTABLEWATER HEATING ONLY NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACEHEATING Model 153.312161 30 Gal. Short 153.312261 40 Gal. Short 153.312362 30 Gal. 153.312462 40 Gal. 153.312562 50 Gal. ECONOMIZER LECTRIC WATER HEATER • Care and Maintenance • Safety Instructions • Installation •...

  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

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

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Precautions ..................... Table of Contents ..................... Customer Responsibilities ................... Product Specifications ..................Materials and Basic Tools Needed ..............Materials Needed ..................................Basic Tools ....................................Installation Instructions ..................6-12 Removing the Old Water Heater ............................... Facts to Consider About the Location ............................Water Piping .....................................

  • Page 4: Customer Responsibilities

    Customer Responsibilities Thank You • The installation must conform with the instructions in this for purchasing a Sears water heater. manual; electric company rules; and Local Codes, or in the Properly installed and maintained, it should give you years of absence of Local Codes, with the latest edition of the...

  • Page 5: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    Materials and Basic Tools Needed Materials Needed To simplify the installation Sears has available the installation parts shown below. You may or may not need all of these materi- als, depending on your type of installation. Electric Water Heater Installation 20"...

  • Page 6: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions Removing the Old Water Heater If you have copper piping to the water OTurn "OFF" electrical supply to the water heater. heater, the two copper water pipes can be cut with a hacksaw approximately 4" away from where they connect to the water heater.

  • Page 7: Facts To Consider About The Location

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Facts to Consider About the Location You should carefully choose an indoor location for the new water heater, because the placement is a very important consid- eration for the safety of the occupants in the building and for the most economical use of the appliance.

  • Page 8: Water Piping

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Water Piping AWARNING Installation completed using Sears HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are Installation intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a tem- perature which will satisfy spaceheating, clothes washing, dish washing, and other sanitizing needs can scald and permanently injure you upon contact.

  • Page 9: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve AWARNING The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually operated at least once a year. Caution should be taken to AWARNING ensure that (I) no one is in front of or around the outlet At the time of manufacture this water heater was provided of the temperature-pressure relief valve discharge line, with a combinationtemperature-pressures relief valve cer- and (2) the water manually dischargedwill not cause any...

  • Page 10: Filling The Water Heater

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Wiring Filling the Water Heater A CAUTION CAUTION Never use this wat_ss it is completelyJ JNever use this water heater unlessit is completely full of J full of water. To prevent damage to the tank andJ Jwater. To prevent damage to the tank and heating ele- J Jment, the tank must be filled with water.

  • Page 11

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) B. Rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal conduit, or elec- trical metallic tubing may be used for the grounding means if conduit or tubing is terminated in fittings approved for grounding. C. Flexible metal conduit or flexible metallic tubing shall be permitted for grounding...

  • Page 12: Wiring

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Installation Checklist • Is the fuse or circuit breaker size correct as shown in the chart in the "Product Specifications" section? • Are the wires from the circuit breaker or fuse service to the water heater's junction box on the correct wire size (gauge) as shown in the chart in the "Product Specifications"...

  • Page 13: Service And Adjustment

    Service and Adjustment Temperature Regulation Temperature Settings HOT-Is a thermostat setting of approximately 120°F, &WARNING which will supply hot water at the most economi- HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are cal temperatures. intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a temperature which will satisfy clothes washing, dish A-Is a thermostat...

  • Page 14: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve Operation

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Draining Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation The water heater should be drained if being shut down during freezing temperatures. Also periodic draining and cleaning of sediment from the tank may be necessary. The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually operated at least once a year.

  • Page 15: Hement Cleaning/replacement

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Element Cleaning/ Replacement To remove the element from your tank in order to clean or replace it: A, WARNING The water passing out of the drain valve may be I 1. Before beginning turn "OFF" the electric power supply to extreme.ly hot.

  • Page 16

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Element Cleaning/ Replacement (cont'd) 7. Disconnect the two wires on the element and unscrew the old element from the tank. CAUTION Never use this wa_ss it is completely full of water. To prevent damage to the tank andl heating element, the tank must be filled with water.

  • Page 17: Drain Valve Washer Replacement

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Drain Valve Washer Replacement 17. Fold the insulation back in place so that it completely covers NOTE: For replacement, use a '_2" x *_/_"x V," thick washer the thermostat and element. available at your nearest hardware store. For ordering a replacement washer, refer to the "Parts Order List"...

  • Page 18: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide Start Up Conditions THERMAL EXPANSION COLD WATER HEATER COLD WATER PRESSURE Water supply systems may, because of such events as high line REDUCING INLET FITTING VALVE pressure, f[equent cut-offs, the effects of water hammer among BY.PASS others, have installed devices such as pressure reducing valves, check valves, back flowpreventers,...

  • Page 19: Operational Conditions

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) HIGH TEMPERATURE SHUT OFF SYSTEM Operational Conditions The water heater has a high limit shut off system with a reset SMELLY WATER button located on the thermostat. In each water heater there is installed at least one anode rod (see Follow the resetting instructions which refer to the high limit behind the access panel.

  • Page 20: Not Enough Or No Hot Water

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Operational Conditions (cont'd) ENOUGH OR NO HOT WATER • In a new installation, the water heater may not be properly connected. Make sure the cold water supply valve is open. 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 heater.

  • Page 21: Leakage Checkpoints

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Leakage Checkpoints A CAUTION Read this manual first, then before checking the water I Use this guide to check a "Leaking" water heater. Many suspect- heater make sure the electric supply has been turned I ed "Leakers" are not leaking tanks. Often the source of the water 1"OFF", .and never turn the electric supply "ON"...

  • Page 22: Parts Order List

    Parts Order List KENMORE THE ECONOMIZER 6 ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.312161 30 Gal. Short 153.312261 40 Gal. Short 153.312362 30 Gal. 153.312462 40 Gal. 153.312562 50 Gal. .€...

  • Page 23

    Parts Order List (cont'd) KENMORE THE ECONOMIZER 6 ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.312161 30 Gal. Short 153.312261 40 Gal. Short 153.312362 30 Gal. 153.312462 40 Gal. 153.312562 50 Gal. MODEL NUMBERS 153.312261 153.312362 153.312462 153.312161 153.312562 PART DESCRIPTION PART _ERS...

  • Page 24: Warranty

    LIMITED WARRANTY ON PARTS Through one (1) year from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is installed and operated in accordance with the instructions in this manual, if a part fails due to a failure in materials or workmanship, Sears will furnish a replacement part free of charge.

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