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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLEWATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLEFOR
SPACEHEATING
NOT
FOR USE IN
MOBILE
HONES
Model
No.
153.332318 30 Gal. High Altitude
153.332362 30 Gal.
153.332418 40 Gal. High Altitude
153.332462 40 Gal.
153.332562 50 Gal.
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before
First Use of
This Product.
Save this Manual for Future Reference.
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
For Your Safety
THE
ECONOMIZERTM5
GAS
WATER
HEATER
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
AN
ODORANT
IS ADDED
TO THE
GAS
USED
BY THIS
WATER
HEATER
-WARNING:
If the information
in these
instructions
are not fol- I
lowed
exactly,
a fire or explosion
may result,
causing property
I
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
_iDo not try to light any appliance.
Do not touch
any electrical
switch; do not use any phone in your
budding.
Immediately
call your gas supplier
from
a neighbor's
phone.
Follow the gas supplier'sinstructions.
If you can not reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
-Installation
and service must
be performed
by a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
AWARNING
1
Improper
installation,
adjustment,
alteration,
service or maintenance I
can cause DEATH,
SERIOUS
BOD!LY
INJURY, OR PROPERTY
DAM-|
AGE.
Refer to this manual
for assistance or consult the local SearsJ
Service Center or gas utility for further information.
AWARNING
areas
Flammable
vapors
may be drawn
by air currents
from other
of the structure
to this appliance.
AWARNING
1
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 FOR POTABLEWATER HEATING ONLY NOT SUITABLEFOR SPACEHEATING FOR USE IN MOBILE HONES Model ECONOMIZERTM5 153.332318 30 Gal. High Altitude 153.332362 30 Gal. WATER HEATER 153.332418 40 Gal. High Altitude 153.332462 40 Gal. • Care and Maintenance • Safety Instructions 153.332562 50 Gal.
  • Page 2 Safety Precautions AWARNING AWARNING • Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, serveceor At the time of manufacture this water heater was pruvid- maintenance can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY I ed with a combination temperature-pressures relief valve INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. Refer to this man. u - [ certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory al for assistance or consult your local Sears Service I that mmntalns periodic inspection of production of listed...
  • Page 3 Safer-I iPrecautions AWARNING AWARNING This water heater must not be installed directly on car- A gas water heater cannot operate properly without the correct amount of air for combustion. Do not install in a potlng. Carpeting must be protected by a metal or wood confined area such a closet, unless you provide air as panel beneath the appliance extending beyond the full shownin the "Facts to Consider About the Location"...
  • Page 4 Safety Precautions ACALrlION ._WARNIN, WATER HEATERS EVENTUALLY LEAK: Installation of The water heater with draft hood InsteRedmust be prop- J the water heater must be accomplishedin sucha manner erly vented to a chimney which terminates outdoors. that if the tank or any connectionsshouldleak, the flow of JNever operate the water heater unlessit is ventedto the water will not causedamage to the structure.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Precautions ..................... Table of Contents ......................-......... Customer Re.s_onsibilities ..................i..6 Product Specincations ..................... i..6 Materials and Basic Tools Needed ................. Materials Needed ..................................Basic Tools ....................................Installation Instructions ....................8-16 Removing the Old Water Heater ............................... Facts to Consider About the Location ............................
  • Page 6: Product Specincations

    Customer Responsibilities Thank You • This manual contains instructions for the installation, opera- for purchasinga 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 read trouble free service.
  • Page 7: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    Materials and Basic Tools Needed Materials Needed To simplify the installation Sews 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 H EATER STAND 24"x24"x 18"...
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions Removing the Old Water Heater Disconnect the vent pipe from the draft hood where Turn "OFF _ the gas supply to the water heater. they connect to the water heater. In most installations the vent pipe can be liked off after any screw or other AWARNING attached devices are removed.
  • Page 9: Facts To Consider About The Location

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Facts to Consider About the Location You should carefully choose an indoor location for the new • The location selection must provide adequate clearances for ser- water heater, because the placement is a very important consid- vicing and proper operation of the water heater. eration _or the safety of the occupants in the building and for the most economical use of the appliance.
  • Page 10: Combustion Air And Ventilation For Appliances In Unconfined Spaces

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances Located Unconfined Spaces Unconfined Space is a space whose volume is not less than 50 1. When direcdy communicating with the outdoors, each open- cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour of the aggregate input rating ing shall have a minimum free area of I square inch per 4,000 of all appliances installed...
  • Page 11: Water Hping

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Water Piping • Look at the top cover of the water heater. The cold water AWARNING inlet is markedcold. Put two or three turns of teflon tape HOTTERWATER CAN SCALD:. W ater heatersare intended to around the threaded end of _e threaded-to-sweat COul_ling Ptisfymduce hot water.Water _ to a temperaturewhichwill...
  • Page 12: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve A, WARNING _,WARNING The temperature-preasure relief valve must be manually At the time of manufacture this water heater was provided opereted at least once a year. CauCdon s houldbe teken to with a combination temperatom-pressures relief vane certified ensurethat (I) no one isin front of or aroundthe outlet of by a nationally recognized testing laboratory that maintains the temperature-pressure relief valvedischarge line, and (2)
  • Page 13: Filling The Water Heater

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Filling the Water Heater .,CA ON For proper venting in certain installations, a larger diameter vent pipe may be necessary. Due to great variances in installations, Never usethiswater beater unless it mcomplntely filled with [ balforeseeable by the manufacturer of the water heater, you must waer.
  • Page 14: Gas Piping

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Venting (cont'd) Gas Piping All vent gases must be completely vented to the outdoors of the AWARNING structure (dwelling). Install only the draft hood provided with Make sure the gas supplied is the same type listed on the the new water heater and no other drafthood.
  • Page 15: Gas Piping

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) GAS PIPING WITH AWARNING FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR • The appliance and its individual s hutoffvalvemustbe dlscon- netted flom the gassupply piping systemduringanypressure testing of the gas systemat test pressuresin excessof FLEKIBLEGAS CONNECTOR LABELED AS COMPLYING • poundper square inch(3.51d_ The appliance mustbe isolated from the gassupply piping sys- WITH ANSI STANDING tem by dosingitsindividual m anualshutoffvalveduringany...
  • Page 16: Installation Checklist

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Installation Checklist BEFORE LIGHTING.THE PILOT: VENT PIPE TO • Check the gas lines for leaks. OUTDOORS a. Use a soapy water solution. DO NOT test for gas leaks OR CHIMNEY SHUTOFF VALVE usinga match or open flame. b.
  • Page 17: Lighting

    Operating Instructions Lighting _,WARNING BEFORE LIGHTING [PROPANE (L.P.) GAS WATER HEATERS]: Propane(I.R) gasis heavierthan air.Shouldthere be a leak in the system,the gaswill settle near the ground. Basements,crawl spaces, s kirted areas under mobile homes (eve. wi . vendL '), .. -ound lo/e[win serve as pockets for the accumulation of this gas.
  • Page 18 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 may result causing property damage, personal injury or lose of life. This appliancehas a pilot whichmust be lightedby •...
  • Page 19: Temperature Regulation

    Operating Instructions (cont'd) Temperature Regulation Turn the water temperature dial dockwise _f"_) to decrease Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water tem- _oerature in certain situations may vary up to 30°F higher the temperature, or counterclockwise (€"- _"_) to increase the wer at the point of use such as, bathtubs, showers, sink, etc.
  • Page 20: Service And Adjustment

    Service and Adjustment Tank (Sediment) Cleaning Burner Inspection Sediment build-up on the tank bottom may create varying • AWARNING amounts of noise, and if left in the tank will cause premature Donnt use thisapld'_n__ has been under water. tank failure. In some water areas, you may not be able to drain Immediately call a Sears Service Technician to inspect the all sediment deposits by simply draining...
  • Page 21: Draining

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Drain Valve Washer Draining Replacement The water heater should be drained if being shut down during freezing temperatures. Also periodic draining and cleaning of NOTE: For replacesurnt, use a '_" x _" x ¼" thick washer sediment from the tank may be necessary.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide Start Up Conditions CONDENSATION THERMAL EXPANSION Whenever the water heater is filled with cold water, a certain Water sup, p ly systems may, because of such events as high line amount of condensation will form while the burner is on: A pressure, l_luent cut-offs, the effects of water hammer among water heater may appear to be leakingwhen in fact the water is...
  • Page 23: Strange Sounds

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Operational Conditions SMELLY WATER WAT_ HEATER COLD COLDWATER PRESSURE bINLETFITTING REDUCING In each glasslined water heater there is installed at least one VALVE WITH anode rod (see parts section) for corrosion protection of the BY-PASS tank. Certain water conditions will cause a reaction between this rod and the water.
  • Page 24: High Temperature Shut Off System

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Operational Conditions (cont'd) HIGH TEMPERATURE SHUT 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"...
  • Page 25: Leakage Checkpoints

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Leakage Checkpoints Use this guide to check a "Leaking_ water heater. Many suspect- A CAUTION ed "Leakers_ are not leaking tanks. Often the source of the water Read this mhnual first. Then before checking the water can be found and corrected. heater make sure the gas supply has been turned "OFF", and "neverturn the gas "ON"...
  • Page 26: Parts Order List

    Parts Order List THE ECONOMIZER 5 GAS WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.332318 30 G'al. High Altitude 153.332362 30 Gal. 153.332418 40 Gal. High Altitude 153.332462 40 Gal. 153.332562 50 Gal.
  • Page 27 Parts Order List (cont'd) THE ECONOMIZER 5 GAS WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.332318 30 Gal. High Aldtude 153.332362 30 Gal. 153.332418 40 _al. High Altitude 153.332462 40 Gal. 153.332562 50 Gal. Model Numbers 153.332318 ] 153.332362 153.332418 153.332462 153.332562 PART DESCRIPTION PART NUMBERS 9000071 9000071...
  • Page 28 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, ifa part fails due to a failure in materials or workmanship, Sears will furnish a replacement part free of charge.

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