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Owners
Manual
FOR 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.
Save this Manual for Future Reference.
\
>,
If-
THE
ECONOMIZER
TM
6
MOBILE
HOME
GAS
WATER
HEATER
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
For Your Safety
• 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-
lowed exactly, a fire or explosion may result,
causing property
damage, personal injury or death.
-Do not store o.r use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liq-
uids In the vicin,ty 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
swttch; do not use any phone in your
building.
.•
Immediately
call your gas
supplier
from
a
neighbor's phone.
Follow the gas supplier'slnstructions.
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.
_,WARNING
]
Improper
installation,
adjustment,
alteration,
service or maintenancel
can cause DEATH.,
SERIOUS
BODILY
INJURY, OR PROPERTY
DAM- /
AGE.
Refer to thts manual
for assistance
or consult the local
Sears /
Service Center
or gas utility 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 FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACEHEATING. FOR USE ONLY ECONOMIZER MOBILE HOMES Model No, MOBILE HOME MODEL NUMBERS: WATER HEATER 153.333831 30 Gal. 153.333931 40 Gal. • Care and Maintenance • Safety Instructions • Installation •...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions AWARNING AWARNING Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or At the time of manufacture this water heater was provided maintenance can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY with a combination temperature-pressures relief valve certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory that maintains INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 3 Safety Precautions A, WARNING &WARNING A gas water heater cannot operate properly without the cor- This water heater must not be installed directly on carpeting. rect amount of air for combustion. Do not instaJIin a confined Carpeting must be protected by a metal or wood panel area such a closet, unlessyou provide air as shown in the "Facts beneath the appliance extending beyond the full width and...
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions _,CAUTION A, WARNING WATER HEATERS EVENTUALLY LEAK: Installationof the The water heater with draft hood installedmust be properly water heater must be accomplished in sucha manner that if vented to a chimneywhichterminatesoutdoors.Never oper- ate the water heater unless it isventedto the outdoors and has the tank or any connections shouldleak,the flow of water will adequateair supply to avoidrisksof improperoperation,explo- not causedamageto the structure.When suchlocations can-...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Precautions ....................Table of Contents ....................Customer Responsibilities ..................Product Specincations ..................Materials and Basic Tools Needed ............... Materials Needed ..................................Basic Tools ....................................Installation Instructions ....................8-,8 Removing the Old Water Heater ............................... Facts to Consider About the Location ..........................9-10 Securing Water Heater to Floor and Wall ..........................
  • Page 6: Customer Responsibilities

    Customer Responsibilities This manual contains instructions for the installation, opera- Thank for purchasing water heater. a Sears 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" the 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 _,WARNING attached devices...
  • 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 incorporating a solid exterior access door, when a 5" or 8" diame- observed.
  • Page 10: Installation Instructions 8

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Facts to Consider About the Location (cont'd) AWARNING AWARNING Minimum clearances between the water heater and com- Toxic chemicals such as used for treatment of boilers or non- ] bustible construction are I" at the sides and roar, 4" at the potable water heating appliancesshallnever be introduced into front, and 6"...
  • Page 11: Securing Water Heater To Floor And Wall

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Securing Water Heater Water Piping Floor and Wall AWARNING The water heater must be secured to the floor and to the wall HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD:Water heatersare intended to of the enclosure with the three mounting brackets and screws _roducehot 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 the This section is only for the mobile home matnufacturer installing threaded end of the I:hreaded-to-sweat coupling and around the water heater when the installation is to comply with H.U.D.
  • Page 13: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve &WARNING AWARNING At the time of manufacture this water heater was provided The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually with a combination temperature-pressures relief valve certified operated at least once a year. Caution should be taken to by a nationally recognized testing laboratory that maintains ensure that (I) no one is in front of or around the outlet of _riodic inspection of production of listed equipment or mate-...
  • Page 14: Filling The Water Heater

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Filling the Water Heater A WARNING A CAUTION To insure proper venting of this gas-fired water heater, the Never use this water heater unless it is completely filled with correct vent pipe diameter must be utilized. Any additions or water.
  • Page 15: Gas Piping

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Venting (cont'd) _WARNING A, WARNIN Chemical vapor corrosion of the flue and vent system The appliance and its.,_.n must be leak tested may occur if air for combustion contains certain chemical before placing the apphance in 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. DO NOT FORCE.
  • Page 17: Fuel Conversion Instructions

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) "A" GAS ( Step 20. At arm's length away, set the thermostat to desired set- KNOB ting. The mark (V) HOT indicative of approx. 120°F is preferred starting point. If hotter water is desired see the "Temperature Regulation"...
  • 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: M-:-va_,erat,n_ Instructions

    Operating Instructions Lighting AWARNING BEFORE LIGHTING [PROPANE (L.P,) GAS WATER HEATERS]:Propane(I-R) gasisheavierthan air. Shouldthere be a leak in the system,the gaswill settle near the ground. Basements,crawl spaces, s kirted areas under mobile homes (evenwhenventilated), c losets and areasbelowgroundlevelwill serve as pockets for the accumulation of this gas. Before attemptingto light or relight the water heater's pilot or turning on a nearbyelectricallightswitch,be absolutely surethere isno accumulated gasin the area.Searchfor odorof gasbysniffing at...
  • Page 20 Operating Instructions (cont'cl) 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 loss of life, A.
  • Page 21: Temperature Regulation

    Operating Instructions (cont'd) Temperature Regulation Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water tem- Turn the water temperature dial clockwise_"x,) to decrease the temperature, or counterclockwise (€"- ",,) to increase the _oerature in certain situations may vary up to 30°F higher or wet at the point of use such as, bathtubs, showers, sink, etc.
  • 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 Replacement Valve Operation NOTE: For replacement, use a _7_" x 'Y_"x V," thick washer The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually operated available at your nearest hardware store. For ordering replace- at least once a year.
  • Page 24: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide Start Up Conditions THERMAL EXPANSION WATERHEATER COLD COLDWATER INLETFITTING PRESSURE Water sup3plly system_, may, because of such events as high line REDUCING pressure, frequent cut-offs, the effects of water hammer among VALVE WITH others, have installed devices such as pressure reducing valves, BY-PASS check valves, back flowpreventers, etc...to control these types of...
  • Page 25: Condensation

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Start Up Conditions (cont'd) SMOKE/ODOR CONDENSATION 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.
  • Page 26: High Temperature Shut Off System

    Troubleshooting Guide (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 27: 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 can be found and corrected. Read this manual first. Then before checking the water heater make sure the gas supply...
  • Page 28: Parts Order List

    Parts Order List THE ECONOMIZER_6MOBILEHOME GAS WATERHEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.333831 30GM. 153.333931 40GM.
  • Page 29 Parts Order List (cont'd) THE ECONOMIZER 6 MOBILE HOME GAS WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.333831 30 Gal. 153.333931 40 Gal. Model Numbers 153.333831 153.333931 PART DESCRIPTION PART NUMBERS Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve* 9000071 9000071 Primary Anode Rod 9000279 9000279 Model Rating Platey 0270118 0270118 Drain Valve...
  • Page 30 Notes...
  • Page 31 Notes...
  • Page 32 3. A gas or water leak is due to loose pipe or connections. FULL ONE YEARWARRANTY ON WATER HEATER For one year from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is installed and operated in a single-family residence in accordance with the instructions in this manual, Sears will: 1.

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