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WATER
TM
Energy Smart ®
Residential Electric
Water Heater
Installation
Instructions
and Use & Care
Guide
To obtain technical, warranty, or service assistance during or
after the installation of this water heater, call toll free:
1-877-817-6760
When calling for assistance, please have the following
information ready:
1.
Model Number
2.
7 Digit Product Number
3.
Serial Number
4.
Date of Installation
5.
Place of Purchase
Table Of Contents
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Water Heater Safety
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2
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3-8
Unpacking Instructions
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3
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9-11
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10
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11
Maintenance of Your Water Heater
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12-13
Diagnostic Code and Trouble Shooting Chart
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14
Repair Parts Illustration
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6510288
March 2003

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    WATER HEATERS Energy Smart ® Residential Electric Water Heater Installation Instructions and Use & Care Guide To obtain technical, warranty, or service assistance during or after the installation of this water heater, call toll free: 1-877-817-6760 When calling for assistance, please have the following information ready: Model Number 7 Digit Product Number...
  • Page 2 Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER"...
  • Page 3: Installing Your Electric Water Heater

    INSTALLING YOUR WATER HEATER Consumer Information Unpacking the Water Heater This water heater should be installed in accordance Removing Packaging Materials with the local code authority having jurisdiction, the power company or electric utility, and this installation Important: Do not remove any permanent instructions, manual.
  • Page 4: Location Requirements

    Note: The water heater shall be located so it is not Location Requirements subject to physical damage by moving vehicles or area flooding. Site location Figure Residential Garage Select a location near the center of the water piping Installation system, tt must be installed indoors and in a vertical position on a level surface.
  • Page 5: Water System Piping

    Water System Piping Figure 2 Water Piping Installation In A Closed System Use Either: 1 Thermal Expansion Tank 2 Pressure Relief Valve Piping Installation Pressure Reducing Hot Water Valve With Bypas_7 Piping, fittings, and valves should be installed according Outlet to the installation drawing (Figure 2).
  • Page 6 Please note the following: Temperature and Pressure DO NOT install this water heater with iron piping. Relief Valve The system should be installed only with new piping that is suitable for potable (drinkable) water such as copper, CPVC, or polybutylene. DO NOT use PVC water piping.
  • Page 7: Electricalrequirements

    Important:Onlya newtemperature a ndpressure r elief Electrical Requirements valveshould beusedwithyourwaterheater. D onot useanoldorexisting valveas itmaybedamaged o r notadequate f ortheworking pressure o fthenewwater heater. D onotplaceanyvalvebetween the reliefvalve Electric Shock Hazard andthetank. Disconnect power before The Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve: servicing.
  • Page 8: Installation Checklist

    5. Ground thewaterheater b yconnecting t he Installation Checklist grounding w irefromtheelectrical service ground to the(green) g round screwlocated inthejunction box.Note: Onlyuse10gauge wiresforelectrical Water Heater Location connections anda 30ampere double polebreaker. _" Centrally located with the water piping system. 6. Connect theredandblackwirestothe incoming power leads.
  • Page 9: Operating Your Water Heater

    OPERATING YOUR WATER HEATER Water Heater Start-Up Water Temperatu re Regulation Before operating the water heater, make sure the water heater has been properly installed. Completely fill the tank with water. Carefully read and understand the section, "Water Temperature Regulation", of this manual and adjust the temperature control knob to the desired setting.
  • Page 10: Operating The Temperature Control System

    Operating the Temperature Control System Figure Temperature Control System Water Temperature Adjustment The water temperature can be adjusted from 80°F to 150°F. Use the temperature control knob to change to the desired temperature. Operating Mode Descriptions Smart Mode - The controller operates the water heater to maintain the customer's selected temperature. Energy Smart Mode - The controller adjusts the water temperature to lowest temperature required to meet the household demands.
  • Page 11: Operational Conditions

    Water Heater Sounds Operation Conditions During the normal operation of the water heater, Anode Rod/Water Odor sounds or noises may be heard. These noises are common and may result from the following: Each water heater contains at least one anode rod, Normal expansion and contraction of metal parts which will slowly deplete while protecting the glass-lined during periods of heat-up and cool-down.
  • Page 12 MAINTENANCE OF YOUR WATER HEATER If you lack the necessary skills required to properly service this water heater or you have difficulty following the instructions, you should not proceed but have a qualified person perform the maintenance of this water heater. Draining and Flushing Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve...
  • Page 13: Heaters

    Heating Element Figure Temperature Sensor Replacement SensorElement and Temperature BracketSens°r /1/1/1 Screw-in Element ,__tl Spud _._ Electrical Shock Hazard servicing. Gasket Replace all parts and panels before operating. _¢ isconnect power before Failure to do so can result Close the drain valve. Open the nearest hot water in death or electrical shock.
  • Page 14 Diagnostic Code Chart DIAGNOSTIC LIGHT INDICATES CORRECTIVE ACTION* LIGHTON Normaloperation None NO LIGHT Nopowerto controlboardor diagnostic 1. Checkfor blownfuses or trippedbreaker lightburnedout 2. Checkpower leadson controlboardwith meterfor 240 volts 3. If poweris okay,replacecontrol board 1 FLASH Poweron with no waterin tank 1.
  • Page 15 REPAIR PARTS ILLUSTRATION ALTERNATE T&P LOCATION ® ® ® © ITEM PARTS DESCRIPTION Repair Parts ACCESS DOORS Repair parts may be ordered through your plumber, INSULATION PLUG local distributor, home improvement center, or by calling ELEMENT COVERS 1-877-817-6750. When ordering repair parts always LOWER ELEMENT•...