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Kenmore 33204 - Power Vent, 40 Gallon Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
I This Owner's
Manual
I
Supersedes
315427-000
THE ECONOMIZER
TM 6
GAS WATER
HEATER
POWER VENTED GAS MODELS
WITH HOT SURFACE IGNITION
FOR POTABLE
WATER HEATING
ONLY.
NOT SUITABLE
FOR SPACE HEATING.
NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE
HOMES.
MODEL
NO.
153.332040
153.332050
40 Gallon Natural
50 Gallon Natural
;/
C3 Technology _ Gas Water Heaters meet
the newANSI Z21.10.1 standard that deals
with the accidental or unintended ignition of
flammable vapors, such as those emitted
by gasoline.
Read
and understand
instruction
manual
and
safety
messages
before
installing,
operating
or
servicing this water heater.
Failure
to follow
instructions
and
safety
messages
could
result
in
death or serious injury.
Instruction manual must remain with
water heater.
Si no puede
leer o entender
el ingles
y necesita
el manual
de
instrucciones
en espaSol, puede solicitarlo al 1-800-821-2017.
NO
TRATE DE INSTALAR U OPERAR ESTE CALENTADOR
DE AGUA
SI NO ENTIENDE LAS INSTRUCCIONES.
No hacer caso de esta
advertencia
podria originar lesiones graves o mortales.
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
GAS-FIRED
®
LISTED
For Your Safety
AN ODORANT
IS ADDED TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER.
WARNING:
If the
information
in these
instructions
is not followed
exactly, a fire
or explosion
may result causing
property
damage,
personal injury or death,
Do not
store or use gasoline
or other
flammable
vapors
and
liquids
in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
-- WHAT TO DO IFYOU SMELL GAS:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch
any electrical
switch;
do
not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately
call
your
gas
supplier
from a neighbor's
phone.
Follow
the
gas supplier's
instructions.
• If you cannot
reach
your gas supplier,
call the fire department.
_lnstallation
and
service
must
be
performed
by
a
qualified
installer,
service agency orthe gas supplier.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179 U.S.A
PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. 1210
www.sears.com
PART NO. 315427-002

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual Supersedes 315427-000 I This Owner's Manual THE ECONOMIZER TM 6 GAS WATER HEATER POWER VENTED GAS MODELS WITH HOT SURFACE IGNITION FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY. NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING. NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES. MODEL •...
  • Page 2: Safe Installation, Useand Service

    Your safety and the safety of others is extremely important in the installation, use and servicing of this water heater. Many safety-related messages and instructions have been provided in this manual and on your own water heater to warn you and others of a potential injury hazard.
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Fire Hazard Read and understand instruction manual safety messages continued protection against before installing, operating risk of fire: servicing this water heater. Failure to follow instructions • Do not install water heater safety messages could result carpeted floor. death or serious injury. •...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    SAFE INSTALLATION, USEAND SERVICE ............................SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ................................... TABLE OF CONTENTS ..................................CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..............................PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ................................INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS ............MATERIALS AND BASIC TOOLS NEEDED ............................TYPICAL INSTALLATION ................................INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..............................9-22 Removing the Otd Water Heater ..............................Facts to Consider About the Location ...........................
  • Page 5: Customer Responsibilities

    The installation must conform with these instructions and the local code Thank You for purchasing a Kenmore water heater. Properly installed and maintained, it should give you years of trouble free service. If you authority having jurisdiction. In the absence of local codes, installations should decide that you want the new water heater professionally installed shall comply with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA...
  • Page 6: Installation Requirements For The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

    For all side wall terminated, horizontally vented power vent, direct vent, and power direct vent gas fueled water heaters installed in every dwelling, building or structure used in whole or in part for residential purposes, including those owned or operated by the Commonwealth and where the side walt exhaust vent termination is tess than seven (7) feet above finished grade in the...
  • Page 7: 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 materials, depending on your type of installation. DRAIN PANS AVAILABLE EXPANSION TANKS FOR 20" (508 ram) DIAMETER THERMAL EXPANSION WATER HEATERS HAVING A...
  • Page 8: Typical Installation

    GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER - GAS MODELS Hot Water Outlet A Vent Pipe-Exhaust Drip Leg (Sediment Trap) B Vent Terminal Drain Valve Outlet Receptacle (115 VAC) Gas Valve-Thermostat C Vent Adapter-Rubber Boot M Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Flue Drain Pan D Blower Assembly Cold Water Inlet Air Intake Screen - Base Pan...
  • Page 9: Installation Instructions

    4. Attach a hose to the water heater drain Removing the Old Water Heater 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 10: Facts To Consider About The Location

    FACTS TO CONSIDER ABOUT THE LOCATION Carefully choose an indoor location for the new water heater, because the placement is a very important consideration for the safety of the occupants in the building and for the most economical use of the AIR INTAKE FV SENSOR appliance.
  • Page 11: Insulation Blankets

    The purpose of an insulation blanket is to reduce the standby heat loss valve. encountered with storage tank heaters. Your Kenmore water heater meets or exceeds the National Appliance Energy Conservation When installing the heater, consideration must be given toproper location.
  • Page 12 Chemical vapor corrosion ofthe flue, blower assembly and vent system When communicating with the outdoors through horizontal ducts, may o ccur ifair f or c ombustion contains certain chemical vapors. Spray each opening shall have a minimum free area of 1 square inch per canpropellants, cleaning solvents, refrigerator andairconditioner...
  • Page 13: Water Piping

    WATER PIPING Toxic chemicals, such as those used for boiler treatment shall not be introduced into this system. When the system requires water at temperatures higher than required for Water temperature over 125°F e7:q [e]:1:| domestic water purposes, a tempering valve must be installed. Please (52°C) cause...
  • Page 14: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve

    INSTALLATION COMPLETED USING INSTALLATION KIT TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE HOT WATER FLEXIBLE COLD WATER Explosion Hazard OUTLET WATER INL_/ CONNECTORS SHUTOFF Temperature-pressure relief valve T.RE.DEDTO THR ADEDTO must comply with ANSI Z21.22- CSA 4.4 and ASME code. SW ATCOUPL," SWEATCOUPL,NG Properly sized temperature-relief 3/4"...
  • Page 15: Gas Piping

    The Discharge Pipe: If the main gas line Shut-off serving all gas appliances is used, also turn •Shall not b e smaller insize than the outlet pipe size ofthe valve, or "off" the gas at each appliance. Leave all gas appliances shut "off" until have any reducing couplings orother restrictions.
  • Page 16: Sediment Traps

    The a ppliance and itsgas c onnection must be leak t ested before placing _"<-'- SHUT-OFFVALVE the appliance inoperation. HoT * -- COLD The appliance and itsindividual Shut-off valve s hall bedisconnected from thegassupply piping s ystem during a nypressure testing o f that s ystem a ttest p ressures inexcess of1/2 pound per s quare inch (3.5 kPa).
  • Page 17 Make sure that the plastic tubing is still attached from the air pressure Do not plug in power cord until vent system is completely installed. switch to the port on the blower housing. Make sure the plastic tubing This power vent heater operates on 110-120 Vac, therefore is not folded anywhere between the pressure switch and the blower...
  • Page 18: Vent Connections To Blower Assembly

    VENT CONNECTIONS TO BLOWER ASSEMBLY If 4" pipe is to be used, then a 3" to 4" bell reducer is recommended. Figure 21 shows the recommended location for the bell reducer. If the Figure 21 shows the optimal placement of the 2" to 3" or 3" to 4" reducer; bell reducer is located at the rubber boot on the blower assembly, then however, the vent can be reduced at any point in the vent system as long a short section of 3"...
  • Page 19: Venting

    manual under FACTS TO CONSIDER ABOUT THE LOCATION and VENT TERMINAL INSTALLATIONS, and with the National Fuel Gas Code and local codes. Breathing Hazard - Carbon Monoxide VENT TERMINAL INSTALLATION • Install vent system in accordance with codes. After the point of termination has been determined, use the cover plate as a template to mark the hole for the vent pipe to insert through...
  • Page 20: Vertical Vent Through Roof

    Minimum 3 ft. (91 cm) within a Minimum 3 ft. (91 cm) • height of 15 ft. (4.6 m) above a12o_/_ (30_n) r meter/regulator assembly Minimum expected snowfall J 12 in. (30 cm) to side or Minimum 3 ft. ( 91 cm ) clearance from soffit'_---_L ' _ 12 in.
  • Page 21: Vent Pipe Preparation

    VENT PIPE PREPARATION solvated with tetrahydrofuran (THF). Small quantities of dimethyl formamide (DMF) may be included to act as a retarding agent to extend 1. INITIAL PREPARATION curing time. Select the proper cement; Schedule 40 cement should be used for Schedule 40 pipe. Never use all-purpose cements, commercial glues and adhesives or ABS cement to join PVC or CPVC pipe and...
  • Page 22 B,Deburring Use aknife, plastic pipe d eburring tool, orfile toremove burrs from the end ofsmall diameter pipe. B e sure toremove allburrs f rom around the inside as well as the outside ofthe pipe. Aslight chamfer (bevel) ofabout 10°-15 °should beadded tothe end topermit easier insertion ofthe pipe i nto the end ofthe fitting.
  • Page 23: Operating Instructions

    BEFOREOPERATING: E NTIRESYSTEMMUSTBEFILLEDWITHWATER ANDAIRPURGEDFROMALLLINES. A. Thisappliance doesnothavea pilot. It isequipped with • If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the an ignitiion device which automatically lights the fire department. burner. Do no.i t try to light the burner by hand. C.
  • Page 24: Temperature Regulation

    TEMPERATURE REGULATION 1. "Wake Up" the temperature indicators by holding down both "COOLER" and "HOTTER" temperature adjustment buttons at the same time Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water temperature for one second, see Figure 26. One or two of the temperature indicators in certain situations may vary up to 30°F (16.7°C) higher or lower at the will light up.
  • Page 25: For Your Information

    START UP CONDITIONS Thermal Expansion Tank Specifications CONDENSATE Tank Dimensions Pipe Whenever the water heater is filled with cold water, some condensate Model Capacity in Inches Fitting will form while the burner is on. Awater heater may appear to be leaking Number In Gallons Diameter...
  • Page 26: Operational Conditions

    STRANGE SOUNDS Possible noises due toexpansion and contraction ofsome m etal parts "AIR" IN HOT WATER FAUCETS during periods ofheat-up and cool-down donot n ecessarily represent harmful ordangerous conditions. Condensation causes sizzling and popping within the burner area d uring heating and cooling periods and should b econsidered normal.
  • Page 27: Burner Cleanin

    At l east once ayear avisual inspection should bemade ofthe main b urner and thehot s urface igniter assembly forproper flame c haracteristics and ignition sequences. This c an bedone b yremoving the Outer Door and viewing themain b urner operation through theViewport onthe Inner Door, see Figure 1 .The main burner should provide complete combustion...
  • Page 28: Draining

    5. OPEN the water heater drain valve to allow for tank draining. TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE 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...
  • Page 29: Leakage Checkpoints

    Use this guide t ocheck a "Leaking" water heater. Many suspected Read this manual first. Then before checking the water heater make "Leakers" are not l eaking tanks. Often t he source ofthe water can be sure the gas supply has been turned "OFF", and never turn the gas "ON" found and corrected.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting Guidelines

    These guidelines should beused b yaqualified service agent. Call Sears Service at1-800-4-MY-HOME ® (1-800-469-4663) forassistance. Inform t he associate that this isa"Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant" Product. PROBLEM LED STATUS SOLUTION Ensure the wall outlet (power supply) is properly grounded. The gas control valve has sensed @OO@O inadequate or no earth ground.
  • Page 31 These guidelines should beused b yaqualified service agent. Call Sears Service at1-800-4-MY-HOME ® (1-800-469-4663) forassistance. Inform t he associate that this isa"Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant" Product. LED STATUS PROBLEM SOLUTION VABC Turn the power off for 10-20 seconds then on again to @000@@ The gas control valve has detected clear these error codes.
  • Page 32 These guidelines should beutilized by aqualified service agent. When calling forservice notify the service agent that t his isa"Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant" Product. __,111[_',] _1 t,_[e)-]I =l_Vj .'_o] i.II / [o] _. Blower will not run. a. "ON/OFF" control switch turned off. Turn switch to the "ON"...
  • Page 33: Parts Order List

    THE ECONOMIZER 6 GAS WATER HEATER 153.332040 153.332050 50 Gallon Natural Gas BURNERASSEMBLY Model Numbers 153.332040 153.332050 Key No. Part Description 9005938 9005939 Burner Assembly Burner Head 9003385 9003385 Burner Orifice 9005950(#32) 9005950(#32) Burner Tube 9005951 9005952 9005958 9005958 HSI Ignition Assembly Inner Door 9003400 9003400...
  • Page 34: Warranty

    Congratulations on making a smart purchase• Your new Kenmore ® scheduling. product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation• Power surge protection against electrical damage due to power But like all products, it may require preventive...

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