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Kenmore Power Miser 1533.31412 HA Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
POWER
MISER TM 12
GAS WATER
HEATER
FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY.
NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING.
NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES.
MODEL
NO.
153.331412
HA
153.331442
153.331513
HA
153.331542
40 Gallon High Altitude
40 Gallon
50 Gallon High Altitude
50 Gallon
• Safety Instruction
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
For Your Safety
AN ODORANT IS ADDED TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER H EATER,
C3 Technology TMGas Water Heaters meet
the new ANSI 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 instructivo
y/o
etiquetas
en espa£_ol
puede
obtenerlos
Ilamando
al
1-800-821-2017.
NO TRATE
DE INSTALAR
O OPERAR
ESTE
CALENTADOR DE AGUA si no eotiende la informaci6o eo las etiquetas
o en el manual instructive. No hacer case de esta advertencia podria
resultar en la MU ERTE O GRAVES LESION ES CORPORALES.
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 orany other appliance.
-- WHAT TO DO IF YOU 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.
--Installation
and
service
must
be
performed
by
a qualified
installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A
PART NO. 184484-000
PRINTED
IN THE U.S.A
0703
www.sears.com
SUPERSEDES
PART NO. 184257-000

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual POWER MISER TM 12 GAS WATER HEATER FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY. NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING. NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES. MODEL 153.331412 40 Gallon High Altitude 153.331442 40 Gallon 153.331513 50 Gallon High Altitude • Safety Instruction 153.331542 50 Gallon •...
  • Page 2: Safe Installation, Use And 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

    Read a ndunderstand instruction manual and safety m essages _._A I For continued protection against before i nstalling, operating or sewlcing thiswater heater I riskoffire Failure t ofollow instructions arld Jr_., I ,De not install water heater on !1- 1 i carpetedf'cer safety m essages could result in...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    SAFE INSTALLATION, USE AND SERVICE ....................SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ..........................TABLE OF CONTENTS ..........................CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ........................ PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ........................MATERIALS AND BASIC TOOLS NEEDED ....................Matedal Needed ..............................Basic Tools ................................TYPICAL INSTALLATION ..........................INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ....................... 8-16 Removing the Old Water Heater ..........................Facts to Consider About the Location ........................
  • Page 5: Customer Responsibilities

    The installation must conform with these instructions Thank You for purchasing a Kenmore water heater. Properly the local code authority having jurisdiction. In the absence of installed and maintained, it should give you years of trouble free service. If you should decide that you want the new water local codes, installations shall comply with the following: heater professionally installed by Sears call 1-800-4-MY-HOME ®.
  • Page 6: Matedal Needed

    Materials Needed To simplify the installation Sears has available the installation parts shown below. You may or may not need all of these material, depending on your type of installation. WATER HEATER ,..FLEXIBLE WATER HEATER GAS CONNECTOR WITH FITTINGS KIT WITH FLEXIBLE INSTAI,I,ATION...
  • Page 7: Typical Installation

    GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER - GAS MODELS Vent Pipe Drip Leg (Sediment Trap) Flue Baffle Draft Hood Inner Door Thermostat Anode Outer door Drain Valve Hot Water Outlet Union Pilot and Main Burner Outlet Inlet Water Shut-off Valve Flue FlexibleWaterConnections Cold Water Inlet...
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    Removing the Old Water Heater Attach hose to the water heater drain 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 9: Facts To Consider About The Location

    Facts to Consider About heater's pilot light or main burner. The resulting flashback and fire can cause death or serious burns to anyone in the area. the Location Even though this water heater is a flammable vapors ignition resistant water heater and is designed to reduce the chances Carefully choose an indoor location for the new water heater, of flammable vapors...
  • Page 10: Insulation Jackets

    Your described in Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances Kenmore water heater meets or exceeds the National Appliance Located in Confined Spaces.
  • Page 11 Combustion Air and Ventilation When directly communicating with the outdoors, each opening shall have a minimum free area of 1 square inch per 4,000 Btu Appliances Located in Confined Spaces per hour (5.5 cm2/kW) of total input ratingof all equipment in the enclosure.
  • Page 12: Water Piping

    • Special Conditions Created b y Mechanical Exhausting or This water heater shall not be connected to any heating systems Fireplaces: operation ofexhaust fans, v entilation systems, or component(s) used with a non-potable water heating clothes d ryers o rfireplaces may create conditions requiring appliance.
  • Page 13: Temperature Pressure Relief Valve

    Look atthetopofthewater h eater. Thecold water i nlet i s This heater is provided with a properly certified combination marked "COLD". Put t wo orthree turns ofteflon tape around temperature - pressure relief valve by the manufacturer. the threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat coupling and The valve is certified by a nationally...
  • Page 14: Filling The Water Heater

    Never u se this water h eater unless i tiscompletely fullofwater. Watertemperature over125°F Toprevent damage t othetank, t hetankmustbefilledwith (52°C) c ancause severe burns water. Water must flow from thehot w ater faucet before t urning instantly resulting insevere i njury "ON"...
  • Page 15: Gas Piping

    Toinsure proper v enting o f thisgas-fired w aterheater, t he All vent gases must be completely vented to the outdoors of the correct vent p ipediameter must b eutilized. Anyadditions or structure (dwelling). install only the draft hood provided with deletions ofother g asappliances ona common vent w iththis the new water heater and no other draft hood.
  • Page 16: Sediment Trap

    Make surethegassupplied i s thesametypelisted on the in improper and inefficient operation of the appliance, producing model r ating plate.Theinletgaspressure must n otexceed carbon monoxide gas in excess of safe limits, which could 14inchwater c olumn ( 3.5kPa) fornatural andpropane g as result in serious injury or death.
  • Page 17: Sediment Trap

    effective sediment trap. If a tee fitting is used, it shall be installed in conformance with one of the methods of installation, shown GROUND JOINT GAS CONTROL in Figures 19 and 20. (OPTIONAL) VALvEUNION GROUNO JOII_T BLACK P]PE UNION (OPTIONAL) 3"...
  • Page 18: Operating Instructions

    FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING ®l& oonooo esesuco explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life. BEFORE OPERATING: ENTIRE SYSTEM MUST BE FILLED WITH WATER AND AIR PURGED FROM ALL LINES. A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by hand. If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions exactly.
  • Page 19: Temperature Regulation

    Temperature Regulation section in this manual. See Figures Temperature Regulation 21 and 22. Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water Never allow small children to use a hot water tap, or to draw temperature in certain situations may vary up to 30F ° (16.7 C°) their own bath water.
  • Page 20: Service And Adjustment

    Tank (Sediment) Cleaning Burner Inspection Sediment build-up on the tank bottom may create varying Flood damage to a water heater may not be readily visible or amount of noise, and if left in the tank will cause permanent immediately detectable. However, over a period of time a tank failure.
  • Page 21: Housekeeping

    Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation Housekeeping Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, and lint on a The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually regular basis. operated at least once a year. • Burn hazard Fire and Explosion Hazard •...
  • Page 22: Draining

    2. CLOSE t hecold water i nlet v alve tothewater h eater. 5. Screw the handle and cap assembly back into the drain valve and retighten using a wrench. DO NOT OVER 3. OPEN a nearby hotwater faucet andleave o pen toallow for TIGHTEN.
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting Guide

    Start Up Conditions NOTE: Expansion tanks are pre-charged with a 40 psi air charge. If the inlet water pressure is higher than 40 psi, the expansion tank's air pressure must be adjusted to match Thermal Expansion that pressure, but must not be higher than 80 psi. WATER HEATER COLa WATER PRESSURE...
  • Page 24: Condensation

    is notdrawn toward t hedraft h ood, s hut o ffwater h eater a nd from hydrogen sulfide gas dissolved in the water. The smell is make necessary airsupply changes tocorrect. the result of four factors which must all be present for the odor to develop: Condensation •...
  • Page 25: Operational Conditions

    Read this manual first. Then before checking the water heater Operational Conditions (Continued) make sure the gas supply has been turned "OFF", and never turn the gas "ON" before the tank is completely full of water. Leakage Checkpoints Never use this water heater unless it is completely filled with water.
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting Guide

    These guidelines should be used by a qualified service agent, Call Sears Service at 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663) for assistance. Inform the associate that this is a "Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistent" Product. Improperly sealed, hot or cold supply connection, Tighten threaded connections. WATER LEAKS relief valve, drain valve, or thermostat threads.
  • Page 27: Parts Order List

    POWER MISER 12 GAS WATER HEATER 153,331412 40 Gallon High Altitude 40 Gallon 153,331442 153,331513 50 Gallon High Altitude 153,331542 50 Gallon BURNERASSEMBLY Model Numbers 153.331412HA 153.331442 153.331513 HA 153.331542 Ke_/No. Part Description 9003533 9003515 9003517 9003516 Burner Assembly !Includes items 2-7) Burner Head** 9003385 9003385...
  • Page 28: Warranty

    MMITED WARRANTY ON PARTS After one year and through 12 years from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is used in a single-family residence and is installed and operated in accordance with the information in this manual, if a part fails due to materials or workmanship, Sears will furnish a replacement free of charge.