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Whirlpool energysmart Residential Electric Water Heater Installation And Use Manual

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Installation
Instructions
and
Use & Care Guide
To obtain technical, warranty, or service assistance during or
after the installation of this water heater, call toll free:
1-800-999-9515
When calling for assistance, please have the following
information ready:
1.
Model Number
2.
7 Digit Product
number
_'
3.
Serial Number
4.
Date of Installation
5.
Place of Purchase
LOWLEAO
COMPLIANT
Water Heater Safety
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2
Installing
Your Electric Water Heater
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3-9
Unpacking
Instructions
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3
Location
Requirements
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4
Water System
Piping
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5
Electrical
Requirements
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7
Installation
Checklist
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9
Operating
Your Water Heater
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10-12
Water Heater Start-Up
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10
Water Temperature
Regulation
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10
Energy Smart ® Module/Operational
Modes
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11
Electronic
Thermostat
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12
Smart Grid Technology
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13
Operational
Conditions
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14
Maintenance
of Your Water Heater
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15-23
Diagnostic
Code (ESM) ..................................................................
17-18
Diagnostic
Code (ET) .....................................................................
19-20
Trouble Shooting
Chart ....................................................................
21
Repair Parts illustration
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22
Thermostat
Wiring Diagram
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23
PRINTED IN THE U.S.A 0411
PART NO. 318685-000

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  • Page 1 Installation Instructions Use & Care Guide To obtain technical, warranty, or service assistance during or after the installation of this water heater, call toll free: 1-800-999-9515 When calling for assistance, please have the following information ready: Model Number 7 Digit Product number Serial Number Date of Installation...
  • Page 2: Water Heater Safety

    WATER HEATER SAFETY 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: Consumer Information

    INSTALLING YOUR WATER HEATER Consumer Information Insulation Blankets The use of an insulation blanket on this water heater is This water heater should be installed in accordance not needed nor recommended. The purpose of an insula- tion blanket is to reduce the standby heat loss encoun- with the local code authority having jurisdiction, the tered with storage tank heaters.
  • Page 4: Location Requirements

    Location Requirements Site location Select a location near the center of the water piping NOTE: Local codes and requirements in your area may system. It must be installed indoors and in a vertical require the water heater to be installed such that the bottom element is elevated from the floor at least 18 position on a level surface, in an area where water leakage will not cause consequential damage.
  • Page 5: Water System Piping

    Water System Piping Piping Installation Piping, fittings, and valves should be installedaccording Figure 3 to the installation drawing (Figure 3). If the indoor in- Water Piping Installation stallation area is subject to freezing temperatures, the In a Closed System use a water piping must be protected by insulation.
  • Page 6: Explosion Hazard

    Please note the following: Temperature and Pressure DO NOT install this water heater with iron piping. Relief Valve The system should be installed only with piping that is suitable for potable (drinkable) water such as copper, CPVC, or polyethylene (PEX). DO NOT use PVC water piping.
  • Page 7: Electrical Requirements

    Spread the slit open and slip the insulation over The Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve: the cold water (inlet) pipe. Apply gentle pressure • Must be connected to an adequate discharge line. along the length of the insulation to ensure it is fully seated around the pipe.
  • Page 8 • Wiring isenclosed i napproved c onduit (ifrequired bylocal c odes). Figure 8 Wiring Diagram • Thewater h eater a ndelectrical supply areproperly Circuit _rtGrid grounded. Approved Breaker Wir_ Harness Connectors Always reference t hewiring diagram forthecorrect electri- calconnection. Thecomplete w iring diagram canalsobe , I_---o,_.
  • Page 9: Installation

    Connect the black power wire from the home's electri- Replace the junction box cover and secure with the cal service to the heater's TWO black wires and screw removed in step 2. secure with the appropriate size wire nut. When you Do not remove the Smart Grid cover from the Smart are done, you will have THREE black wires under Grid connector (Figure 8A) unless this feature is be-...
  • Page 10: Water Heater Start-Up

    OPERATING YOUR WATER HEATER Water Temperature Water Heater Start-Up Regulation Carefully read and understand the section, "Water Temperature Regulation" section of this manual. If the instructions are not clear, contact a qualified service technician. Make sure the water heater has been properly installed.
  • Page 11: Water Temperature Adjustment

    Adjusting the Energy Smart ®Module/Operational Modes Water Temperature Adjustment IMPORTANT: Before attempting to adjust the thermostat, read the "Water Temperature Regulation" section on page 10. If the instructions are not clear, contact a qualified service technician. The water temperature can be adjusted from 80 ° F to 150 ° F. Use the Up and Down Buttons | to set the desired temperature.
  • Page 12: The Electronic Thermostat

    The Electronic Thermostat IMPORTANT: The Energy Smart s Module (ESM) must be removed before attempting to access the thermostat. NOTE: for the Electronic Thermostat (ET) changes to Electrical Shock Hazard remain in effect the Energy Smart s Module (ESM) must not be reconnected, also read the "Water Temperature Do not remove the plactic Regulation"...
  • Page 13: Smart Grid Technology

    Smart Grid Technology The electric Smart Grid will enable significant improvements in electric power reliability and quality through reduction of peak power demand, while providing consumers the knowledge and ability to manage their energy consumption and utility costs. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), since 1982 the growth in peak electricity demand has exceeded power transmission growth.
  • Page 14: Operational Conditions

    Operational Conditions Water Heater Sounds Anode Rod/Water Odor Each water heater contains at least one anode rod, During the normal operation of the water heater, which will slowly deplete (due to electrolysis) prolonging sounds or noises may be heard. These noises are the life of the water heater by protecting the glass-lined common and may result from the following: tank from corrosion.
  • Page 15: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE OF YOUR WATER HEATER If you lack the necessary skills required to properly service this water heater or you have difficulty following the instructions, you should not proceed but have a qualified service technician perform the maintenance of this water heater. Draining and Flushing Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve...
  • Page 16: Heating Element Replacement

    Heating Element Replacement Figure 14 Lower Thermistor Sensor Element and Thermistor (Must Have Good Contact With Tank, Sensor Check After Replacing Element) Electrical Shock Hazard Sensor Bracket _.1_ --._ Disconnect power before Sirew-in Element Spud _ /I/1 servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
  • Page 17: Diagnostic Code Chart

    Diagnostic Code Chart Energy Smart ® Module (ESM) IMPORTANT: Before attempting to adjust the ther- mostat, read the "Water Temperature Regulation" section page 10. ENERGY STANDARD VACATION GR_O SMART E.AB[ED The Electronic Thermostat (ET) is designed so that it may control the water heater without the I EI Energy SmarP Module (ESM) being operated, Error Code...
  • Page 18 INDICATES CORRECTIVE ACTION* (ESM) ERROR CODE A failure to communicate with the Electronic 1. Turn off electrical power at the breaker, check all electrical connections, with an alert Icon flashing. Thermostat (ET). and wiring for damage. 2. Replace the Electronic Thermostat (ET).
  • Page 19 Diagnostic Code Chart (ET) Electronic Thermostat Setpoint IMPORTANT: Before attempting to adjust the ther- Knob mostat, read the "Water Temperature Regulation" Diag section page 10. LED Light The Electronic Thermostat (ET) is designed so that it may control the water heater without the Electrical Shock Hazard...
  • Page 20: Error Code

    (ESM) (ET) INDICATES CORRECTIVE ACTION* ERROR CODE DIAGNOSTIC 9, 10, 11 or 12 FLASHES Electronic Thermostat (ET) error 1. Turn off electrical power. 2. Check wiring at Electronic Thermostat (ET) for damage. (Red) 3. Turn on electrical power at breaker. 4.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Chart PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE(S) CORRECTIVE ACTION* NO HOT WATER 1. No power to heater. 1. Refer to "E02" of Diagnostic Code Chart- page 17. 2. High temperature limit shut-down. 2. Refer to "E03 or E07" of Diagnostic Code Chart- page 17. 3.
  • Page 22: Repair Parts Illustration

    REPAIR PARTS ILLUSTRATION ® Repair Parts ITEM PARTS DESCRIPTION Repair parts may be ordered through your plumber, ENERGY SMART MODULE (ESM) W/WIRING HARNESS local distributor, home improvement center, or by calling UPPER ELEMENT 1-800-999-9515. When ordering repair parts, always ELEMENT GASKET give the following information:...
  • Page 23: Wiring Diagram

    THERMOSTAT WIRING DIAGRAM FUSEDDISCONNECT OR CIRCUITBREAKER :.i-'.i BRANCH CIRCUIT SIZING GUIDE Based on N.E.C. NFPA NO. 70 - 1999 Recommend Copper Wire Size ELECTRONIC AWG Based on Over Current WATT THERMOSTAT(ET) N.E.C. ® ® Protection Rating LOAD Table310- 16 (60°C) B--- 1500"...
  • Page 24 Copyright © 2011 American Water Heater Company All Rights Reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Energy Smart® is a trademark of American Water Heater Company used under license.