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Owner's Manual
POWER
MISERT"
12
ULTRA
LOW
NOx
GAS WATER
HEATER
FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY.
NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING.
NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES.
MODEL
NO.
153.331280
40 Gallon
153.331290
50 Gallon
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
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For Your Safety
AN ODORANT
ISADDED
TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER.
This water
heater
meets the new ANSI 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
this water heater.
Failure
to follow instructions
and
safety messages
could result in
death
or serious
injury.
Instruction
manual must remain
with water heater.
Si no puede
leer o entender
el ingles
y necesita
el manual
de
instrucciones
en espaSol, puede solicitarlo al 1-800-821-2017.
NO
TRATE DE INSTALAR U OPERAR
ESTE CALENTADOR
DE AGUA
SI NO ENTIENDE
LAS INSTRUCCIONES.
No hacer caso de esta
advertencia
podria originar lesiones graves o mortales.
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 light any appliance.
• Do not touch
any electrical
switch;
do
not use any phone in your building.
Immediately
call
your
gas
supplier
from a neighbor's
phone.
Follow
the
gas supplier's
instructions.
• If you cannot
reach your gas supplier,
call the fire department.
--Installation
and
service
must
be
performed
by
a
qualified
installer,
service agency orthe gas supplier.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co.,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A
PRINTED
IN THE U.S.A 1208
www.sears.com
PART NO. 315430-000

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual POWER MISERT" ULTRA GAS WATER HEATER FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY. NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING. NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES. MODEL 153.331280 40 Gallon • Safety Instructions 153.331290 50 Gallon • Installation • Operation • Care and Maintenance •...
  • Page 2 Your safety and the safety of others is extremely important in the installation, use and servicing of this water heater. Many safety-related messages and instructions have been provided in this manual and on your own water heater to warn you and others of a potential hazard.
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Fire Hazard Read a nd understand instruction manual and safety m essages For continued protection against before i nstalling, operating or riskof fire: servicing this water h eater. • Do not install water heater on Failure tofollow instructions carpeted floor. safety m essages could result in death o rserious i njury.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    SAFE INSTALLATION, USE AND SERVICE ........................2 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ..........................TABLE OF CONTENTS ..........................CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ............................5 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ..............................5 MATERIALS AND BASIC TOOLS NEEDED ........................6 Materials Needed ..............................Basic Tools ................................TYPICAL INSTALLATION ................................7 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ............................8-17 Removing the Old Water Heater ..........................
  • Page 5 ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL OR Thank You for purchasing a Kenmore water heater. Properly OPERATE THE WATER HEATER. installed and maintained, it should give you years of trouble free service. If you should decide that you want the new water heater •...
  • Page 6: Customer Responsibilities Product Specifications 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 materials, depending on your type of installation. DRAIN PANS AVAILABLE EXPANSION TANKS FOR 20" (508 ram) DIAMETER THERMAL EXPANSION WATER HEATERS HAVING A...
  • Page 7 GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER - GAS MODELS Vent Pipe Drip Leg (Sediment Trap) Flue Baffle Drafthood Inner Door Thermostat Anode Outer door Drain Valve Hot Water Outlet Union Pilot and Main Burner Outlet Inlet Water Shut-off Valve Flue Flexible Water Connections Cold Water Inlet Drain Pan...
  • Page 8: Removing The Old Water Heater

    Removing the Old Water Heater Attach 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 wilt relieve pressure in the water heater and speed draining.
  • Page 9: Facts To Consider About The Location

    Facts to Consider About • Devices that wilt turn off the gas supply to a gas water heater while at the same time shutting off its water supply. the Location Carefully choose an indoor location for the new water heater. The placement is a very important consideration for the safety of the occupants in the building and for the most economical...
  • Page 10: Insulation Jackets

    The purpose of an insulation blanket is to reduce the 4" IV]IN. standby heat toss encountered with storage tank heaters. Your (104 ram) Kenmore water heater meets or exceeds the National Appliance 0" MIN. Energy Conservation Act standards with respect to insulation...
  • Page 11: Combustion Air And Ventilation Appliances In Unconfined Spaces

    • Doobtain n ew warning and instruction labels f rom Sears f or The confined space shall be provided with two permanent placement ontheblanket directly o ver t heexisting l abels. openings, one commencing within 12 inches (30 cm) of the top •...
  • Page 12: Water Piping

    VENT Water Piping Water temperature over 125°F (52°C) can cause severe burns instantly resulting in severe injury or death. physically or mentally disabled a re at highest riskfor scald injury. _)(_ Children, elderly, Feel water before bathing INLET AIR DUCT Temperature limiting valves are available.
  • Page 13: T & P Valve And Pipe Insulation

    This water heater shall not be connected to any heating Look at the top of the water heater. The cold water inlet is marked "COLD". Put two or three turns of Teflon tape around systems or component(s) used with a non-potable water heating the threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat coupling and...
  • Page 14 Fit T & P valve insulation over valve. Make sure that the insulation HOo W TER CO' WE TER does not interfere with the lever of the T & P valve. Secure all insulation using tape. VALVE Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve COLD oo irl Explosion...
  • Page 15: Filling The Water Heater

    The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually operated ANSI Z21.68 (ANSI Z21.66 & 67, respectively, cover electrically at least once a year. Caution should be taken to ensure that and mechanically actuated vent dampers). Before installation (1) no one is in front of or around the outlet of the temperature- of any vent damper, consult your local Sears Service Center or pressure relief valve discharge line, and (2) the water manually discharged wilt not cause any bodily injury or property damage...
  • Page 16: Gas Piping

    Be sure vent pipe is properly connected to prevent escape of SHEET METAL SCR&WS (_O_t _e/_4d_} dangerous flue gases which could cause deadly asphyxiation. Chemical vapor corrosion of the flue and vent system may occur if air for combustion contains certain chemical vapors. Spray can propellants, cleaning solvents, refrigerator and air conditioner...
  • Page 17: Sediment Trap

    Sediment Traps Breathing Hazard - Carbon Monoxide Fire and Explosion Hazard • High attiC:uric or;rice must _ nstalled for epera_on above 2,000 feet (610 m), • Contaminants in gas lines can cause fire or explosion. • Ceatact a qualified installer or service •...
  • Page 18: Operating Instructions

    FORYOURSAFETY READBEFORELIGHTING I WARNING:Ifyoudonotfollowthe_instruc_ns exa_ly, afire or explosionJ =may resuffcausing property d amage, p ersonal injury or IDes of life. Thisa_liance hasa pi_t which is lighted _ a C, Useonlyyourhandto pushinor turn_e gascontrol _ezoelectfic_n_r_ Men iighting t hepilot, f oliowthese knob_ N_er usetools_ Ifthe knobwilln_ poshi_or move byhand, d on't _ to_ir _ carl a quai_ so.ice technician, Fore or attempted r epairmayresultin a fi_...
  • Page 19: Temperature Regulation

    NOTE: Awater temperature range of 120°F-140°F (49°C-60°C) Temperature Regulation is recommended by most dishwasher manufacturers. The thermostat of this water heater has been factory set at its Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water lowest position. It is adjustable and must be reset to the desired temperature in certain situations may vary up to 30F °...
  • Page 20: Service And Adjustment

    Tank (Sediment) Cleaning Burner Inspection Flood damage to a water heater may not be readily visible or Sediment build-up on the tank bottom may create varying immediately detectable. However, over a period of time a flooded amount of noise and if left in the tank will cause permanent water heater will create dangerous conditions which can cause tank failure.
  • Page 21: Removing The Burner Door Assembly

    Ultra Low NOx Natural Gas Burner Removing the Burner Door Assembly Check the burner to see if it is dirty or clogged. The burner Turn off the gas to the water heater at the manual gas may be cleaned with soft paint brush (Figure 26). Do not use shut-off valve (Figure 3).
  • Page 22: Replacing The Thermocouple

    Replacing the Thermocouple External Inspection & Cleaning of the Flame Arrestor Remove the Burner Door Assembly as directed previously. Although not likely to occur, if debris collects on the flame Remove the retainer clip from the back of the two piece arrestor, use a vacuum, compressed air, or a soft bristle brush wire connector and remove the two piece wire connector to remove it.
  • Page 23: Replacing The Burner Door Assembly

    Replacing the Burner Door Assembly Fire or Explosion Hazard * Tighten _th manifold door screws securely., - Remove any fibe_Iass between gasket and combustion chamber. ,Repiace viewport if giass is missing or damaged, GAS CONTROL VALVE * Replace two piece wire _nnector if missing or THERMOSTAT removed,...
  • Page 24: Removing And Replacing The Gas Control Valve/Thermostat

    Removing and Replacing the Gas Control Housekeeping Valve/Thermostat Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, and lint on a regular basis. IMPORTANT: The gas control valve/thermostat is a standard valve with a right-hand thread thermocouple. Use only factory authorized replacement parts.
  • Page 25: Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation

    2. CLOSE the cold water inlet valve to the water heater. Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation OPEN a nearby hot water faucet and leave open to allow for The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually operated draining. at least once a year. Connect a hose to the drain valve and terminate to an...
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting Guide

    NOTE: Expansion tanks are pre-charged with a 40 psi air Start Up Conditions charge. If the inlet water pressure is higher than 40 psi, the expansion tank's air pressure must be adjusted to match Thermal Expansion that pressure, but must not be higher than 80 psi. WATER HEATER COLD WATER PRESSURE...
  • Page 27: Condensation

    Condensation • a concentration of sulfate in the supply water. • little or no dissolved oxygen in the water. Whenever the water heater is filled with cold water, some • a sulfate reducing bacteria within the water heater. (This condensate will form while the burner is on. A water heater may harmless bacteria is non-toxic to humans.) appear to be leaking when in fact the water is condensation.
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting Items

    PROBLEM CORRECTIVE ACTION POSSIBLE CAUSE(S) BURNER WILL NOT IGNITE Pilot not tit Light pilot Thermostat set too low Turn temp. dial to desired temperature No gas Check with gas utility company Dirt in the gas lines Notify utility-install trap in gas line Pilot tine clogged Clean, locate source and correct Main burner line clogged...
  • Page 29 PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE(S) CORRECTIVE ACTION DRIP FROM RELIEF VALVE Excessive water pressure Use a pressure reducing valve and relief valve Closed water system See "Thermal Expansion" THERMOSTAT FAILS TO Non-functioning thermostat Replace thermostat SHUT OFF Improper calibration Replace thermostat COMBUSTION ODORS Insufficient Provide ventilation to water heater.
  • Page 30: Installation Instructions

    Section A: Pilot light will not light. Section B: Pilot light will not remain lit or repeatedly goes out. • ICheck the manual gas shut-oft valve to Is the thermocouple securely | I Make sure the thermoceuple is securely I Dis the gas turned on? I_NO mplsee if it is in the open position, if it is open connected to the gas control _NO...
  • Page 31: Parts Order List

    POWER MISER 12 GAS WATER HEATER 153.331280 40 Gallon 153.331290 50 Gallon BURNER ASSEMBLY Model Numbers Key No. Part Description 153.331280 153.331290 Draft Hood 700795-020 700795-020 Reducer Ring - Some Models 700795-021 700795-021 Flue Baffle 9006436 9006437 Heat Trap (Cold) - Some Models 9003915 9003915 Heat Trap (Hot) - Some Models...
  • Page 32: Warranty

    Leaks in pipes or fittings e. Condensation b. Lighting pilot d. Improper venting MASTER PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore ® on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable scheduling.