Service and Adjustment
L.P.Gas Control Valve & Burner
The water heater should be drained if being shut down during
freezing temperatures. Also periodic draining and cleaning of
sediment from the tank may be necessary.
PROPANE (L.P.) GAS CONTROL VALVE AN BURNER
ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT INFORMATION,
Yourwater heaterisequipped with a Propane(L.R)gascon-
trol ,¢ai_ an_ a maln burner assem_
,_da I_ ha_ threeds
for the followingfittingsand their connections.
The connectionbetween the manifold and the gas i
control valve(A to B) are left hand threads.
The connectiembetween the main burner ori_e
and the manifold(C to D) are left handthreads.
For ordering these replacement parts, pleaserefer to
the "Repair Parts" sectionof this manual.
Turnthe gascontrol knob to the _OFF" position.
CLOSE the cold water inlet valveto the waterheater.
OPEN a nearby hot water faucet and leaveopen to allow for
• Connect a hose to the drain valveand terminate to an ade-
• OPEN the water heater drainvalveto allowfor tank draining.
NOTE: If the water heater is going to be shut down and
drained for an extended period, the drain valve should be
left open with hose connected allowing water to t_.rminate
ta an adequate drain.
• Close thedrain valve.
Follosu instructions in the "FillingThe WaterHeater" section.
Follow the lighting instructionsin the _Lighting section to
restart the waterheater.
relief valve must be manually operated
at least once a year.
Failure to install and maintain a new properly listed tempera-
lure-pressure reliefvalve will rdease the manufacturer from any
claim which might result fi'om excessivetemperature orpressure.
if the temperature-pressuro relief valve on the appliance
weeps or dischargesperiodically,this may be due to thermal
expansion. Your water heater may have a check valve
installed in the water line or a water meter with a check
valve. Consult the Sears Service Center for further infurma-
tlan. Oo not plugthe temperature-pressero rolief _lve.
When checkingthe temperature-pressure relief valve opera-
tio_, make sure that (i) no one is in front of or arouod the
out_t of the temperature-pressure relief valve dischargeline,
and (2) that the water manuallydischargedwill not causeany
property damage becausethe water may be extromety hot.
If after manually operating the valve, it fails to completely
and cantiw,|e_ to _e_e
cold water inlet to the water heater, follow the draining
instructions, and replace the temperature-pressure relief
valvewith a new one.