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Owner's
Manual
THE
ECONOM
ERTM 6
GAS
WATER
HEATER
POWER
VENTED
GAS MODELS
WITH HOT SURFACE
IGNITION
FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY.
NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING.
NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES.
MODEL
NO.
153.332040
40 Gallon
Nat
153.332050
50 Gallon
Nat
153.332060
40 Gallon
LP
153.332070
50 Gallon
LP
, Safety
hstructions
mnstaHation
Operation
, Care and
Maintenance
* Troubleshooting
, Parts
List
GA$-FmHEg
For Your Safety
AN ODORANT IS ADDED TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER.
C3 Technology
_*Gas Water
Heaters
meet
the newANSI
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 thiswater
heater
Failure
to follow
instructions
and
safety
messages
could
result
in
death or serious injury.
instruction manual must remain with
water beater.
Si no puede leer o entender el ingles y necesita el manual instructivo
y/o etiquetas
en espa5oJ
puede
obtenerlos
Ilamando
al
1o800o821o2017.
NO TRATE DE INSTALAR
O OPERAR
ESTE
CALENTADOR DEAGUAsi
no entiende la infom_aci6n en las etiquetas
o en el manual instructivo. No hacer caso de esta advertencia
podria
resultar en la MU ERTE O GRAVES LESIONES 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 or any other appliance.
-- WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Do not try to Hght any appliance.
o Do not touch
any emectricam switch;
do
not use any phone in your buimding.
• mmmediatemy
caml your
gas
suppmier
from
a neighbor's
phone.
Fommow the
gas eupplier'e
instructions,
o mfyou
cannot
reach
your
gas
suppmier,
camm the fire department.
--Installation
and
service
must
be
performed
by
a
qualified
installer,
service
agency orthe
gas supplier.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
_L 60179 U.S.A
PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. 0905
www.sears.com
PART NO. 185249-000

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual ECONOM ERTM 6 WATER HEATER POWER VENTED GAS MODELS WITH HOT SURFACE IGNITION FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY. NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING. NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES. , Safety hstructions GA$-FmHEg mnstaHation Operation MODEL , Care and Maintenance 153.332040 40 Gallon...
  • Page 2: Safe Installation, Useand S Ervice

    Your s afety a ndthesafety ofothers is extremely important in the installation, use and servicLng of tMs water heater. Many safetyore[ated messages and instructLons have been provided in this manual and on your own water heater to warn you and others of a potential injury...
  • Page 3: Safety P Recautions

    Read andunderstand instruction Fire Hazard manual a ndsafetymessages beforeinstalling, operating o r continued protection against servicing thiswater heater. riskoffire: Failure t o follow instructions " Do not install water heater safety m essages could result i n carpeted floor. death orserious injury, _' Do not operate water heater if Instruction...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    SAFE INSTALLATION, USEAND S ERVICE ........................SAFETY P RECAUTIONS ............................. TABLE O FCONTENTS ............................... CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..........................PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ............................MATERIALS ANDBASIC TOOLS NEEDED ........................TYPICAL INSTALLATION .............................. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ........................... 8=21 Removing theOldWater H eater ..........................Facts to Consider About t heLocation ........................9=10 Insulation Blankets .
  • Page 5: Customer Responsibilities

    Thank You for p urchasing aKenmore water heater. Properly installed The installation must conform with these instructions and the Ioca! and maintained, itshould give you years oftrouble free service, ifyou code authority having iurisdiction. In the absence of local codes, should d ecide t hatyouwant t henew water h eater professionally installations shall comply with the National Fuel Gas COdeANSI Z223.1/ installed...
  • Page 6 Materials Needed To simplify the installation Sears has available the installation parts shown below. You may or may not need al! of these materials, depending on your type of installation. _'_"'111'I _,_1 _'_11_ DRA_N PANS AVAILABLE iN 20" EXPANSION TANKS FOR (508 ram} DIAMETER THERMAL EXPANSION...
  • Page 7: Typical Installation

    GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER - GAS MODELS Hot Water Outlet Vent Pipe=Exhaust Drip Leg (Sediment Trap) Vent Terminal DrainValve Outlet Receptacle (115 VAC) Gas Valve-Thermostat Vent Adapter-Rubber Boot Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Flue Drain Pan Blower Assembly CoJd Water Inlet Air mntake Screen o Base...
  • Page 8: Removing Theoldwater H Eater

    Removing the Old Water Heater 4. Attach a 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...
  • Page 9: Facts To Consider About T Helocation

    FACTS TO CONSIDER ABOUT THE LOCATION Carefully choose an indoor location for the new water heater, because the placement is a very important consideration for the safety of the occupants in the building and for the most economical use of the appliance. AIR BNTAKE FVSENSOR This water heater is not for use in manufactured...
  • Page 10: Insulation Blankets

    Aminimum clearance of5"(!2.7 cm) m ust bea/owed f oraccess to on gas water heaters but are not necessary with Kenmore products. replaceable parts s uch a s the thermostats, drain v alve a nd relief valve.
  • Page 11 Chemical vapor corrosion ofthe flue, blower assembly and vent system When communicating with the outdoors through vertical ducts, each may occur ifairforcombustion contains certain c hemical vapors. opening shall have a minimum free area of 1 square inch per 4,000 Spray can propellants, cleaning soJvents,...
  • Page 12: Waterpiping

    WATER PIPING Toxic chemicals, such as those used for boiler treatment shall not be introduced into this system. When the system requires water at temperatures higher than required Water temperature over 125°F for domestic water purposes, a tempering valve must be installed. Please (52°C) cause severe...
  • Page 13: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve

    INSTALLATION COMPLETED USING INSTALLATION KiT TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE HOT WATER FLEXIBLE COLOWATER OUTLET WATER INLET CONNECTORS E×piosion Hazard VALVE SHUTOFF Temperature@ressure relief valve THREADED SWEATCOUPLING must comply with ANSI Z21<22- CSA 4.4 and ASME code. Propedy sized ternperature-relief valve must be installed in opening provided result in overheating...
  • Page 14: Gaspiping

    The Discharge Pipe: If the main gas line Shut-off serving all gas appliances is used, also •Shall not b esmaller insize than the outlet pipe s ize ofthe valve, or turn "off" the gas at each appliance. Leave all gas appliances shut have a ny reducing couplings orother restrictions.
  • Page 15: Gaspiping

    The a ppliance and its gas connection must be leak t ested before placing the appliance inoperation. The appliance and itsindividual Shut-offvalve shall bedisconnected from the gas supply piping system d uring any pressure testing ofthat system attest p ressures inexcess of1/2 pound p ersquare i nch (3.5 kPa).
  • Page 16 4. Make sure t hat the plastic tubing isstill attached from the airpressure 7. Do not plug in power cord until vent system is completely installed. switch t otheport o ntheblower housing. Make sure the pJastic This power vent heater operates on 110o120 Vac, therefore tubing i snot f olded a nywhere between the pressure switch a nd grounded...
  • Page 17: Vent Connections To Blower Assembly

    VENT CONNECTIONS TO BLOWER ASSEMBLY Except where instructed in this manual, the mixing of 2", 3" and 4" vent pipe is NOTALLOWED. If2" pipe is to be used, then a 2"to 3" bell reducer is recommended. Figure 21 shows the recommended location for the Figure 21 shows the optimal placement of the 2"...
  • Page 18: Venting

    VENTING Vent pipes serving power vented appliances are classified by building codes as "vent connectors". Required clearances from combustible materials must be provided in accordance with information in this manual under FACTS TO CONSIDER ABOUT THE LOCATION and VENT TERMINAL INSTALLATIONS, and with the National Fuel Gas Code and local codes.
  • Page 19: Vertical Vent Through Roof

    Minimum 3ft. (91 cm} Minimum 3 ft. (91 era) within hMght of 15_. (4.6 m) above meter/regulator assam bly Minim, 12 in= (30 am) from sides of that reay be open permanently below a window that from side of window cUosed window suppUy inUat intobuilding or combustion air iMet...
  • Page 20: Ventpipepreparation

    VENT PIPE PREPARATION formamide (DMF) may be included to act as a retarding agent to extend curing time. Select the proper cement; Schedule 40 cement should be 1. INITIAL PREPARATION used for Schedule 40 pipe. Never use all-purpose cements, commercial glues and adhesives orABS cement to join PVC or CPVC pipe and fittings.
  • Page 21 B.Deburring Use a knife, plastic pipe d eburnng tool, or file toremove burrs from the end of s mall diameter pipe. Be sure t o remove all b urrs from around the inside as well as the outside ofthe pipe. Aslight chamfer (bevel) of a bout IO °- 15 °should beadded to the end t opermit easier insertion of t he pipe i nto the end o fthe f itting.
  • Page 22: Operating Instructions

    FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE OPERATING WARNING: mfyou do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or ross of life. BEFORE OPERATING: ENTIRE SYSTEM MUST BE FILLED WiTH WATER AND AiR PURGED FROM ALL LINES. A.
  • Page 23: Temperature Regulation

    TEMPERATURE REGULATION The water heater should be located in an area where the general public does not have access. Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water temperature in certain situations may vary up to 30°F (16.7°C) higher or lower at the The water temperature setting...
  • Page 24: Foryour Information

    START U P CONDmONS Thermal Expansion Tank Specifications Tank Dimensions Pipe CONDENSATE Mode_ Capacity in inches Fitting Whenever the water heater is filled with cold water, some condensate Number In Gallons Diameter Length On Tank will form while the burner is on. Awater heater may appear to be leaking when in fact the water is condensate.
  • Page 25: Operational Conditions

    STRANGE SOUNDS Do not remove the anode leaving the tank unprotected, Possible noises due to doing so, aH warranty on the water heater tank is voided. expansion and contraction of some metal parts during periods of heat-up and cool-down do not necessarily represent "AmR"mN NOT WATER FAUCETS harmful or dangerous...
  • Page 26: Burner Cleaning

    Atleast once a year a visual inspection should bemade o fthe main burner andthehotsurface igniter a ssembly forproper flame characteristics and ignition sequences. This c an be done b y removing the Outer Door a nd viewing the main burner operation through the Viewport ontheInner Door, see Figure 1 .The main burner should provide complete combustion...
  • Page 27: Draining

    5. OPEN the water heater drain valve to allow for tank draining. TEMPERATURE=PRESSURE NOTE: mfthe water heater is going to be shut down drained for an extended period, the drain valve should left open with hose connected amlowing water to terminate to an adequate drain.
  • Page 28: Leakage Checkpoints

    Use this guide t ocheck a"Leaking" water heater. Many suspected Read this manual first. Then before checking the water heater make "Leakers" are not leaking tanks. Often the source of the water can be sure the gas supply has been turned "OFF", and never turn the gas found and corrected.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting Guidelines

    These guidelines should beused b y aqualified service agent. CalJ Sears Service at1-800-4-MY_HOME <'_ (1-800-469-4663) for a ssistance. Inform t he associate that t his isa"Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant" Product. An open earth ground circuit to the 1. Check that the earth ground connection YA BC ignition system.
  • Page 30 These guidelines should beutilized by aqualified service agent. When c alling for s ervice notify t he service agent that t his isa"Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant" Product. 1.) Blower will not run. a. "ON/OFF ° control switch turned off. Turn switch to the *'ON" position. b.
  • Page 31: Repair P Arts L Ist

    THE ECONOMIZER 6 GAS WATER HEATER 153.332040 40 Gallon Naturam Gas 153.332050 50 Gallon Natutat Gas 153.332060 40 Gallon Propane (L.P.) 153.332070 50 Gallon Propane (L.P.) OUTER DOOR (ALTERNATE) I£to_e| Numbers 153,33=2040 153.332050 KeyNo. Part Description 905_938 9005939 9005943 Burner Assembly Burner Head 900_385 9003S_5...
  • Page 32: Warranty

    For commercial, institutional, industrial, or residential use by two or more families, the above limited warranty is only for two years. During the second year you must pay the labor cost for water heater installation. 1 YEAR EXCLUSIVE KENMORE LABOR WARRANTY...

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