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Owners
Manual
FOP, POTABLE WATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACEHEATING.
FOR USE ONLY IN
MOBILE HOMES
Model No.
MODEL NUMBERS:
153.333831 30 Gal.
153.333931 40 Gal.
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product.
Savethis Manual for Future Reference.
THE'
ECONOMIZER
TM
6
MOBILE
HOME
GAS
WATER
HEATER
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
For Your Safety
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
damage, personal injury or death.
-Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liq-
uids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
-WHAT
TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical
sw_tch; do not use any phone in your
building.
i Immedlately
call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone.
Follow the gas supplier'slnstructions.
If you can not reach your gas suppher, call the fire department.
-Installation
and service must be performed by a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
&WARNING
Improper
installation,
adjustment,
alteration,
service or mamtenance
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 ut ity for further
information.
AWARNING
Flammable
vapors
may be drawn
by air currents
from other
areas
of the structure
to this appliance.
AWARNING
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 FOP, POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACEHEATING. FOR USE ONLY IN THE' ECONOMIZER MOBILE HOMES Model No. MOBILE HOME MODEL NUMBERS: WATER HEATER 153.333831 30 Gal. 153.333931 40 Gal. • Care and Maintenance • Safety Instructions •...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions AWARNING _WARNING At the time of manufacturethis water heater was provided Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or I with a combination temperature-pressures relief valvecertified _maintenance can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY I by a nationally recognized testing laboratory that maintains INJURY,OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 3 Safety Precautions AWARNING _,WARNING A gaswater heater cannotoperate properlywithout the cor- This water heater must not be installed directlyon carpeting. rect amount of air for combustion. Do not installin a confined Carpeting must be protected by a metal or wood panel areasucha closet,unless you provideair as shownin the "Facts beneath the applianceextendingbeyondthe full width and to ConsiderAbout the Location"section.Never obstructthe...
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions _, CAUTION AWARNING The water heater with draft hood installedmust be properly iWATER HEATERS EVENTUA..LI.YLEAK: Installationof the vented to a chimneywhichterminatesoutdonrL Never opor- water heater must be accomplished in such a menn_r that if ate the water heater unless it isventedto the outdoors and has the tank or any connections shouldleak, the flow of water will not causedamageto the structure.When suchlocations can- adequateair supply to avoidrisks of improperoperation,explo-i...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Precautions ..................... Table of Contents ...................... Customer Responsibilities ....................Product Specifications ....................Materials and Basic Tools Needed ................. Materials Needed ..................................Basic Tools ................ _....................... Installation Instructions ....... [................8-18 Removing the Old Water Heater ............................... Facts to Consider About the L_auon ..........................
  • Page 6: Customer Responsibilities

    Customer Responsibilities Thank 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 trouble free service.
  • Page 7: Materials And Basic Tools 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" tee gas supply to the water heater. Disconnect 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 attached devices are removed.
  • Page 9 Installation Instructions (cont'd) Facts to Consider About the Location Whether replacing an old water heater or putting the water INSTALLATION METHOD B: An optional enclosure heater in a new location, the following critical points must be "ncorporating a solid exter'or access door, when a 5 or 8 diame- observed.
  • Page 10: Facts To Consider About The L_auon

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Facts to Consider About the Location (cont'd) A WARNING AWARNING Minimum clearances between the water heater and com- Toxicchemicals suchas usedfor meatment of boilersor non-I bustibleconstructionare I" at the sides and rear, 4" at the potablewater heatingappliances s hall neverbeintroduced into front, and6"...
  • Page 11: Securing Water Heater To Floor And Wall

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Securing Water Heater to Water Piping Floor and Wall _t,WARNING The water heater must be secured to the floor and to the wall HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD:Water heatersareintendedto of the enclosure with the three mounting brackets and screws producehot water.
  • Page 12: Water Piping

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Water Piping (cont'd) WATER PIPING PRESSURE TEST • Look at the top cover of the water heater. The water outlet is marked hot. Put two or three turns of teflon tape around This section is only for the mobile home manufacturer installing threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat...
  • Page 13: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve AWARNING AWARNING At the time of manufacturethis water heater was provided The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually with a combination temperature-pressures relief valvecertified operated at least once a yea_ Caution shouldbe taken to by a nationally recognized testing laboratory that maintains ensurethat (I) no one is in front of or aroundthe outlet of _eriodicinspection of production of listedequipmentor mate-...
  • Page 14: Filling The Water Heater

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Filling the Water Heater AWAIRNING _ CAUTION To insure proper venting of this gas-firedwater beater, the Never usethis water heater unless it is completelyfilledwith correctvent pipe diameter mustbe utilized.Any additions or water. To prevent damageto the tank, the tank must be filled with water.
  • Page 15: Gas Piping

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Venting (cont'd) AWARNING AWARNING Chemical vapor corrosion of the flue and vent system The appliance and its gas connection must be leak tested may occur if air for combustion contains certain chemical beforeplacingthe app ance n operation. vapors.
  • Page 16 Installation Instructions (cont'd) "Fuel" Conversion Instruc- Step 9. Set the thermostat to lowest setting tions From Natural Gas To by turning the water temperature dial clockwise, _'-'_) to its lowest Propane (L.P.) Gas temperature setting (with arrow on _ |_, _ dial) as shown•...
  • Page 17: Fuel Conversion Instructions

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) A GAS O TROL Step 20. At arm's length away,set the thermostat to desired set- ting. The mark (V) HOT indicative of approx. 120°F is [referred starting point. If hotter water is desired see the Temperature Regulation" section in this manual. AWARNING Hotter water...
  • Page 18: Installation Checklist

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Installation Checklist BEFORE LIGHTING THE PILOT: • Check the gas lines for leaks. a. Use a soapy water solution. DO NOT test for gas leaks VENT PIPE TO UL usinga match or open flame. LISTED ROOF JACK b.
  • Page 19: Iig_ting

    Operating Instructions Lighting AWARNING BEFORE LIGHTING [PROPANE (LP.) GAS WATER HEATERS]:Propane(LE) gasis heavierthan air.Should them be a leak in the system,the gaswill settle near the ground. Basements,crawl spaces,skirted areasunder mobile homes (evonwhonventilated),dusetsandareasbelowgrouod lere_ will serve as pockets for the accumulation of this gas. Before attemptingto lightor mlightthe water heater_ pilotor toming on a nearbyelectricallightswitch,be absolutely surethere isno accumulated gasin the area.Search for odor ofgasbysn'#flng a t...
  • Page 20 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 I may resu t causing property damage, persona njury or oss of fe.
  • Page 21: Instructions

    Operating Instructions (cont'd) Temperature Regulation Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water tern- Turn the water temperature dial clockwise (f'-_) to decrease erasure in certain situations may var_" up to 30°F higher or the temperature, or counterclockwise (_"_) to increase the...
  • Page 22: Service And Adjustment

    Service and Adjustment Tank (Sediment) Cleaning Sediment build-up on the tank bottom may create varying At least once a year a visual inspection should be made of the amounts of noise, and if left in the tank will cause premature main burner and pilot burner.
  • Page 23: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve Operation

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Drain Valve Washer Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation Replacement The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually operated NOTE_ For replacement_ use a _" • "/_" x _" thick washer at least once a year. available at your nearest hardware store. For ordering replace- ment washer-., refer to the "Parts Order List"...
  • Page 24: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide Start Up Conditions THERMAL EXPANSION COLD WATER HEATER COLD WATER PRESSURE Water sup,ply systems may, because of such events as high line bINLET FITTING REDUCING pressure, rrequent cut-offs, the effects of water hammer among VALVE WITH others, have installed devices such as pressure reducing valves, BY.PASS...
  • Page 25: Condensation

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Start Up Conditions (cont'd) CONDENSATION SMOKE/ODOR Whenever the water heater is filled with cold water, a certain It is not uncommon to experience a small amount of smoke and amount of condensation will form while the burner is on. A odor during the initial statr-up.
  • Page 26: High Temperature Shut Offsysrem

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) HIGH TEMPERATURE SHUT OFF SYSTEM WATER IS TOO This water heater is equipped with an automatic gas shut offsys- • The temperature adjustment dial may be set too high. See the tern. The high temperature shut off is built into the gas control Temperature Adjustment section.
  • Page 27: Leakage Checkpoints

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Leakage Checkpoints Use this guide to check a "Leaking" water heater. Many suspect- CAUTION ed "Leakers" are not leaking tanks. Often the source of the water can be found and corrected. Read this manual first. Then before checking the water I heater make sure the gas supply has been turned I "OFF", and never turn the gas "ON"...
  • Page 28 Parts Order List THE ECONOMIZERm6MOBILEHOMEGASWATERHEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.333831 30Gal. 153.333931 40GaL 17 _...
  • Page 29: Parts

    Parts Order List (cont'd) THE ECONOMIZERZL6MOBILEHOMEGASWATERHEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.333831 30Gal. 153.333931 40G_. Model Numbers 153.333831 153.333931 • PART DESCRIPTION PART NUMBERS 9000071 9000071 Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve* Primary Anode Rod ° 9000279 9000279 0270118 0270118 Model Rating Platet Drain Valve 9000058 9000058 Drain Valve Washer (_TAz"...
  • Page 30 Notes...
  • Page 31 Notes...
  • Page 32 LIMITED WARRANTY ON PARTS Through one (1) year from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is installed and operated in accordance with the instructions in this manual, ira part fails due to a failure in materials or workmanship, Sears will furnish a replacement part free of charge.

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