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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLEWATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACEHEATING
NOT
FOR USE IN
MOBILE
HOMES
Model
No.
153.3321I0 39 Gal. High Altitude
153.332160 39 Gal.
153.332318 30 Gal. High Altitude
153.332362 30 Gal.
153.332418 40 Gal. High Altitude
153.332462 40 Gal.
153.332562 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
GAS
WATER
HEATER
• Safety
Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
For Your Safety
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
AN ODORANT
IS ADDED
TO THE GAS USED BY THIS
WATER
HEATER
WARNING:
If the information .in these instructions are not fol-
lowed exactly, a fire or explosion may result,
causing property I
damage, personal ,nlury or death.
.
J
-Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liq-
._J_S
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
-WHAT
TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
--"_lDo not try to light any appliance.
--z.Do
not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
.
,
• Immedlately
call your _as supplier from a neighbors
phone.
.._...Follow the gas suppher's instructions.
• If you can not reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
-_tallation
and service must be performed by a qualified installer,
_ice
agency or the gas supplier.
,_WARNING
in
"
"
Improper
stallat,on, adjustment, alteration, serv,ce or maintenance
can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAM-
AGE. Refer to this manual for assistance or consult the local Sears
Service Center or gas utility for further information.
J
AWARNING
J
Flammable
vapors may be _
_
currents
from other
areas
of the structure
to this appliance.
_,WARNING
READ
THE GENERAL
SAFETY
SECTION
BEGINNING
ON
INSIDE
COVER AND
THEN
THIS
ENTIRE
MANUAL
BEFORE
INSTALLING
OR OPERATING
THIS 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 FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES Model ECONOMIZER 153.3321I0 39 Gal. High Altitude 153.332160 39 Gal. WATER HEATER 153.332318 30 Gal. High Altitude 153.332362 30 Gal. • Care and Maintenance • Safety Instructions 153.332418 40 Gal.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions AWARNING AWARNING At the time of manufacture this water heater was provid- Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or ed with a combination temperature-pressures relief valve I maintenance can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY I certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 3 Safety Precautions AWARNING AWARNING A gas water heater cannot operate properly without the This water heater must not be installed directly on car. correct amount of air for combustion. Do not install in a peting. Carpeting must be protected by a metal or wood confined area such a closet, unless you provide air as panel beneath the appliance extending beyond the full shown in the "Facts to Consider About the Location"...
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions A CAUTION .AWARNING WATER HEATERS EVENTUALLY LEAK: Installation of The water heater with draft hood installedmust be prop- erly vented to a ch,mney which terminates outdoors. the water heater must he accomplished in such a manner Never operate the water heater unlessit is vented to the that if the tank or any connectionsshouldleak, the flow of outdoors and has adequate air supply to avoid risks of water will not cause damage to the structure.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Precautions ....................... Table of Contents ......................Customer Responsibilities ..................Product Specincations'_" ....................Materials and Basic Tools Needed ................Materials Needed ..................................Basic Tools ....................................Installation Instructions ..................... 8-16 Removing the Old Water Heater ............................... Facts to Consider About the Location ............................Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances in Unconfined Spaces ...................
  • Page 6: Customer Responsibilities

    Customer Responsibilities Thank You • This manual contains instructions for the installation, opera- for purchasing a Sears water heater. tion, and maintenance of the gas-fired water heater. It also Properly installed and maintained, it should give you years of contains warnings through out the manual that you must read trouble free service.
  • Page 7: Materials 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. WATER HEATER STAND 24"x24"x 18" FOR USE WITH WATER HEATERS INSTALLED...
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions Removing the Old Water Heater Turn "OFF" the gas supply to the water heater. ODisconnect the vent pipe from the draft hood where they connect to the water heater. In most installations the vent pipe can be lifted off after any screw or other _,WARNING attached devices...
  • Page 9: 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 " The location selection must provide adec_uateclearances for ser- water beater, because the placement is a very important consid- vicing and proper operation of the waterneater. eration for the safety of the occupants in the building...
  • Page 10: Combustion Air And Ventilation For Appliances In Unconfined Spaces

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances Located Unconfined Spaces Unconfined Space is a space whose volume is not less than 50 1. When directly communicating with the outdoors, each open- cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour of the aggregate input rating ing shall have a minimum free area of I square inch per 4,000 of all appliances...
  • Page 11: Water Piping

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Water Piping • Look at the top cover of the water heater. The cold water AWARNING inlet is marked cold. Put two or three turns of teflon tape HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD=Water heaters are intended to around the threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat coupling...
  • Page 12: Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve AWARNING &WARNING At the time of manufacture this water heater was provided The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually with a combination temperature-pressures relief valve certified operated at least once a year. Caution should be taken to by a nationally recognized testing laboratory that maintains ensure that (I) no one is in front of or around the outlet of periodic inspection of production of listed equipment or mate-...
  • Page 13: Filling The Water Heater

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Filling the Water Heater For proper venting in certain installations, a larger diameter vent A CAUTION pipe may be necessary. Due to great variances in installations, Never use this water heater unless it is completely filled with I unforeseeable by the manufacturer of the water heater, you must...
  • Page 14: Venting

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Venting (cont'd) Gas Piping All vent gases must be completely vented to the outdoors of the A WARNING structure (dwelling). Instal/only the draft hood provided with the new water heater and no other draft hood. Make sure the gas supplied is the same type listed on the model rating plate.
  • Page 15: Gas Piping

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) GAS PIPING WITH _,WARNING FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR • The appliance and its individual s hutoffvalvemust be discon- nectedfrom the gassupply piping systemduringanypressure testing of the gas system at test pressuresin excessof '/ FLEXIBLE GAS CONNECTOR poundper squareinch(3.5kPa). LABELED AS COMPLYING •...
  • Page 16: Installation Checklist

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Installation Checklist BEFORE LIGHTING THE PILOT: Check the gas lines for leaks. VENT PIPE TO OUTDOORS a. Use a soapy water solution. DO NOT test for gas leaks OR CHIMNEY using a match or open flame. SHUTOFF VALVE b.
  • Page 17: Ooeratin_ Instructions

    Operating Instructions Lighting _,WARNING BEFORE LIGHTING [PROPANE (L.P.) GAS WATER HEATERS]:Propane(L.R) gasis heavierthan air.Shouldthere be a leak in the system,the gaswill settle near the ground. Basements,crawl spaces,skirted areas under mobile homes (evenwhenventilated),closets and areasbelow ground levelwill serve as pockets for the accumulation of this gas. Before attemptingto lightor relight the water heater's pilot or turning ona nearbyelectricailightswitch, b e absolutely surethere isno accumulated gasin the area.Search for odorof gasbysn_ng at...
  • Page 18 Operating Instructions (cont'd) Lighting label on the water heater as it appears above the thermostat FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING WARNING If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may resu t caus ng property damage, personal injury or loss of life. A.
  • Page 19: Temperature Regulation

    Operating Instructions (cont'd) Temperature Regulation Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water tem- Turn the water temperature dial clockwise (_-_'_) to decrease erature in certain situations may vary up to 30°F higher the temperature, or counterclockwise (_"_) to increase the _wer at...
  • Page 20: Service And Adiustment

    Service and Adjustment Tank (Sediment) Cleaning Burner Inspection Sediment build-up on the tank bottom may create varying _,WARNING amounts of noise, and if lefx in the tank will cause premature Do not usethisappliance if anypart of it hasbeenunderwater. tank failure. In some water areas, you may not be able to drain Immediately call a Sears Service Technicianto inspectthe all sediment deposits by simply draining the tank.
  • Page 21: Draining

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Drain Valve Washer Draining Replacement The water heater should be drained if being shut down during freezing temperatures. Also periodic draining and cleaning NOTE: For replacement, use a *_2"x _Y_*" x t/,,, thick washer sediment from the tank may be necessary. available at your nearest hardware store.
  • Page 22: Troubleshootin_ Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide Start Up Conditions CONDENSATION THERMAL EXPANSION Whenever the water heater is filled with cold water, a certain Water sup,ply systems may, because of such events as high line amount of condensation will form while the burner is on. A pressure, trequent cut-offs,...
  • Page 23: Strange Sounds

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Operational Conditions SMELLY WATER WATER HEATER COLD • COLD WATER PRESSURE REDUCING In each glasslined water heater there is installed at least one VALVE WITH anode rod (see parts section) for corrosion protection of the BY-PASS tank. Certain water conditions will cause a reaction between this rod and the water.
  • Page 24: High Temperature Shut Offsystem

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Operational Conditions (cont'd) HIGH TEMPERATURE SHUT OFF SYSTEM WATER IS TOO HOT • The temperature adjustment dial may be set too high. See the This water heater is equipped with an automatic gas shut offsys- _Temperature Adjustment" section. tern.
  • Page 25: Leakage Checkpoints

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Leakage Checkpoints Use this gu!de to check a "Leaking" water heater. Man)" suspect- A CAUTION ed "Leakers are not leaking tanks. Often the source of the water IRead this manual first. Then before checking the water I can be found and corrected.
  • Page 26: Parts Order List

    Parts Order List THE ECONOMIZER 6 GAS WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.332110 39 Gal. High Altitude 153.332160 39 Gal. 153.332318 30 Gal. High Altitude 153.332362 30 Gal. 153.332418 40 Gal. High Altitude 153.332462 40 Gal. 153.332562 50 Gal.
  • Page 27 Parts Order List (cont'd) THE ECONOMIZER 6 GAS WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.332110 39 Gal. High Altitude 153.332160 39 Gal. 153.332318 30 Gal. High Altitude 153.332362 30 Gal. 153.332418 40 Gal. High Altitude 153.332462 40 Gal. 153.332562 50 Gal. ModdNumbers 153.332110 153.332318153.332362153.332418 153.332462...
  • Page 28 3. A gas or water leak is due to loose pipe or connections. FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON WATER HEATER For one year from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is installed and operated in a single-family residence in accordance with the instructions in this manual, Sears will: 1.