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Relief Valve - Kenmore 153.331020 Owner's Manual

Thermal expansion tank for potable water use only
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WATER HEATER TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE
RELIEF VALVE
The temperature-pressure
relief valve on the water heater must be
manually
operated
at least once a year.
" Burn hazard.
• Hot water discharge.
" Keep
clear
of
relief
valve
discharge
outlet.
TEMPERATURE=PRESSURE
DISCHARGE PiPE
When checking the temperature=pressure
relief valve operation,
make sure that (1) no one is in front of or around the outlet of
the temperature=pressure
relief valve discharge
line, and (2)
the water manually discharged
will not cause any property
damage or bodily injury. The water may be extremely hot.
if the valve fails
to completely
reset and continures
to release
water after manual
operation,
immediately
close the cold water
inlet
to the water
heater,
follow
draining
instructions,
and
replace
the temperature
relief
valve
with a new one.
WEEPING TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE
RELIEF VALVE
If the temperature-pressure
relief valve on the water heater weeps or
discharges
periodically, this may be due to one or more of the following:
1. The temperature-pressure
relief valve may have become faulty.
Refer to your water heater manual for more information.
2. The inlet water pressure
may be above the recommended
60 psi.
Follow the instructions
in the "Adjusting
Water Pressure"
section.
3. The expansion
tank's air charge
pressure
may not be adjusted
to
match the incoming
water pressure.
Follow the instructions
in the
"checking
Expansion
Tank Air Charge"
section.
4. If all the above have been checked,
adjusted and/or replaced, turn
the water heater
off and contact
Sears
Service
at 1-800-4-MY-
H OM E (1-800-469-4663).

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