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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLEWATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACEHEATING
Model
No.
153.317032
20 Gal. Tall
IS3.317132
10GaL
i53.317232
20 Gal. Short
153.317332
30 Gal.
153.317632
6 Gal.
153.327032
20 Gal. 240 V.
153.327332
30 Gal. 240 V
THE
ECONOMIZER
TM
6
COMPACT
ELECTRIC
WATER
HEATER
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product.
Savethis Manual for Future Reference.
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
GAMA certificationappliesto all residentialelectric water heaterswith
capacities of 20 to 120Gallons. Input rating of 12 Kw or less at a voltage
no greater than 250 V.
_WARNING
READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION BEGINNING
ON INSIDE COVER
AND THEN THIS ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE INSTALLING
OR OPERAT-
ING 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 Model 153.317032 20 Gal. Tall IS3.317132 10GaL i53.317232 20 Gal. Short 153.317332 30 Gal. 153.317632 6 Gal. 153.327032 20 Gal. 240 V. 153.327332 30 Gal. 240 V ECONOMIZER COMPACT ELECTRIC WATER HEATER •...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions AWARNING HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK! Before remowng I any access panels or servicing the water heater, make I sure the electrical supply to the water heater is turned _WARNING "OFF". Failure to do this could result in DEATH, SERI- Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or OUS BODILY INJURY,OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Precautions ....................Table of Contents ....................Customer Rest. onsibilities .................. Product Specincations ..................Materials and Basic Tools Needed ..............Materials Needed ..................................Basic Tools ....................................Installation Instructions Removing the Old Water Hearer ............................... Facts to Consider About the Location ............................Water Piping .....................................
  • Page 4: Product Specincations

    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 National trouble free service.
  • Page 5: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    Materials and Basic Tools Needed Materials Needed To simplify installation Sears has available installation parts shown below. You may or may not need all of these materi- als, depending on your type of installation. E_t_ Water Heater Inslallstlon WATER HEATERS 26"...
  • Page 6: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions Removing the Old Water Heater copper If you have piping to the water heater, Turn "OFF" electrical supply to the water 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 If a water heater is installed in a closed water supply system; such as one having a back-flow preventer, check valve, water Location meter with a check valve, etc.., in the cold water supply; means must be provided to control...
  • Page 8: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve • , WARNING _,WARNING At the time of manufacture this water heater was provided The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually with a combination temperature-pressuresrelief valve cer- operated at least once a year. Caution should be taken to tified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory that ensure that (I) no one is in front of or around the outlet maintains periodic inspectionof production of listedequip-...
  • Page 9: Filling The Water Heater

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Filling the Water Heater To fill the water heater with water: • Close the water heater drain valve by turning the handle the right (clockwise). The drain valve is located on the lower front of the water heater to the left of the cold water inlet. •...
  • Page 10: Wiring Diagrams

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Wiring Diagrams TO ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY STANDARD WIRING SINGLE ELEMENT 120 VOLT -I JUNCTION ON,O_F SWITCH qlll -_H_TING ELEMENT STANDARD WIRING SINGLE ELEMENT 240 VOLT _£ _TING ELEMENT...
  • Page 11: Wiring

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Wiring B. Rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal conduit, or elec- _E,CAUTION trical metallic tubing may be used for the grounding Never use this water heater unlessit is completely full of I means if conduit or tubing is terminated in fittings water.
  • Page 12: Installation Checklist

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Installation Checklist Is the fuse or circuit breaker size correct as shown in the chart in the 'Product Spec'ficat'ons" sect'on? Are the wires from the circuit breaker or fuse service to the TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE water heater's junction box on the correct wire size (gauge) RELIEF VALVE CONDUIT as shown...
  • 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 wash,rig, dish A-Is a thermostat setting of approximately 130°E...
  • Page 14: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve Operation

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Temperature-Pressure Relief Draining Valve Operation The water heater should be drained if being shut down during freezing temperatures. Also periodic draining and cleaning of The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually operated sediment from the tank may be necessary. at least once a year.
  • Page 15: Element Cleaning/replacement

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Element Cleaning/ Replacement To remove the element from your tank in order to clean or •,WARNING replace it: The water passin_rain valve may be[ extreme!y hot. To avoid being scalded, make sure all[ 1. Before beginning turn "OFF"...
  • Page 16 Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Element Cleaning/ Replacement (cont'd) 6. Lift out the tab as shown to unclip the terminal cover from 10. A new gasket should be used in all cases to, prevent a possible the thermostat. terminal cover can now be removed water leak.
  • Page 17: Drain Valve Washer Replacement

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Drain Valve Washer Replacement NOTE: For replacement, use a 1%2"x z3/,, x _/l" thick washer 16. Replace terminal cover on thermostat. available at your nearest hardware store. For ordering replacement washer, refer to the "Parts Order List" section. •...
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide Start Up Conditions THERMAL EXPANSION WATERHEATER COLD • COLDWATER PRESSURE Water supply systems may, because of such events as high line INLETFITTING REDUCING pressure, frequent cut-offs, the effects of water hammer among VALVE WITH others, have installed devices such as pressure reducing valves, BY-PASS check valves, back flowpreventers,...
  • Page 19: Operational Conditions

    Troubleshooting Guide Operational Conditions SMELLY WATER RUMBLING NOISE In each water heater there is installed at least one anode rod for In some water areas, scale or mineral deposits will build up on corrosion protection of the tank. Certain water conditioias will your heating elements.
  • Page 20: Not Enough Or No Hot Water

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) HIGH TEMPERATURE SHUT SYSTEM ENOUGH OR NO WATER (cont'd) In a new installation, the water heater may not be properly connected. Make sure the cold water supply valve is open. • Remove the two screws securing the access panel and remove Review and check piping installation.
  • Page 21: Leakage Checkpoints

    Troubleshooting guide (cont'd) Leakage Checkpoints Read this manual first. Then before checking the / Use this guide to check a "Leaking" water heater. Many suspected water heater make sure the electric supply has been J "Leakers" are not leaking tanks. Often the source of the water turned "OFF", and never turn the electric supply| can be found and corrected.
  • Page 22: Parts Order List

    Parts Order List KENMORE THE ECONOMIZER 6 COMPACT ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.317032 20 Gal. Tall 153.317132 10 Gal. 153.317232 20 Gal. Short 153.317332 30 Gal. 153.317632 6 Gal. 153.327032 20 Gal. 240 V. 153.327332 30 Gal. 240 V.
  • Page 23 Parts Order List (cont'd) KENMORE THE ECONOMIZER 6 COMPACT ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.317032 20 Gal. Tall 153.317132 10 Gal. 153.317232 20 Gal. Short 153.317332 30 Gal. 153.317632 6 Gal. 153.327032 20 Gal. 240 V. 153.327332 30 Gal. 240 V.
  • Page 24: Warranty

    These include: FULL ONE YEARWARRANTY 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.

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