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Owner's Manual
MOBILE
HOME
GAS WATER HEATER
FOR POTABLE
WATER
HEATING
ONLY.
NOT SUITABLE
FOR SPACE HEATING.
FOR USE ONLY IN MOBILE
HOMES.
THIS WATER
HEATER
SHALL
NOT BE INSTALLED
IN THE OCCUPIED
SPACE
OF THE
MANUFACTURED
(MOBILE)
HOME.
MODEL NO.
153.336340
153.336444
30 Gallon Tall
40 Gallon Tall
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
For Your Safety
AN ODORANT
IS ADDED TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER.
This water
heater complies
with ANSI Z21.10.1-
current
edition
regarding
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
Sl 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.
m 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.
m lnstallation
and
service
must
be
performed
by
a
qualified
installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co.,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A
PRINTED
IN THE U.S.A
0110
www.sears.com
PART NO. 316964-000

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Troubleshooting

   Summary of Contents for KENMORE 153.336340

  • Page 1

    SPACE OF THE • Troubleshooting MANUFACTURED (MOBILE) HOME. • Parts List MODEL NO. For Your Safety 153.336340 30 Gallon Tall 153.336444 40 Gallon Tall AN ODORANT IS ADDED TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER. WARNING: If the information...

  • Page 2: Safe Installation, Use And Service

    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 injury hazard.

  • Page 3

    Fire Hazard Read and understand instruction manual and safety messages For continued protection against before installing, operating or riskof fire: servicing this water heater. • Do not install water heater on Failure to follow instructions and carpeted floor. safety messages could result in death or serious injury.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    SAFE INSTALLATION, USE AND SERVICE ....................SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ........................... PRODUCT WARRANTY ..........................CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ......................... PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ........................MATERIALS AND BASIC TOOLS NEEDED ....................TYPICAL INSTALLATION ..........................IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WATER HEATER ..............Installation Checklist ..............................INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ......................12-15 Removing the Old Water Heater ..........................

  • Page 5

    SERVICE ANDADJUSTMENT ....................... 27-29 VentSystem Inspection ..........................BurnerInspection ............................Burner C leaning ............................Housekeeping ............................... Anode RodInspection ............................ Temperature-Pressure Relief V alve Operation ....................28-29 Draining andFlushing ............................. Service ................................ MAINTENANCE OF YOURWATERHEATER ..................30-33 Replacement Parts............................

  • Page 6: Product Warranty

    Agreements Congratulations making smart purchase. Your • $250 Food Loss Protection annually for any food spoilage Kenmore ® product designed manufactured years that is the result of mechanical failure of any covered of dependable operation. But like all products, it may...

  • Page 7: Customer Responsibilities

    Thank You forpurchasing aKenmore water heater. Properly installed Examine the location to ensure the water heater complies with and maintained, itshould g ive youyears o ftrouble f ree service. If the Installation Instructions section in this manual. you should decide that y ou want the new water heater professionally installed bySears c all1-800-4-MY-HOME ®.They will a rrange for For California...

  • Page 8: Product Specifications

    (mm) (Btu/hr) PER HOUR DIA. INCHES HEIGHT (mm) JACKET (mm) @ 90°F RISE Natural 36.34 35,500 153.336340 30 (113) 3 (76) OR 4 (102) 16 (406) 58 (1473) 32.75 32,000 Natural/ 153.336444 40 (151) 35,500 36.34 3 (76) OR 4 (102) 18 (457) 58.25 (1480)

  • Page 9: 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. METAL DRAIN PANS AVAILABLE EXPANSION TANKS FOR IN 20" (508 mm) DIAMETER THERMAL EXPANSION FOR WATER HEATERS...

  • Page 10: Typical Installation

    GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER - GAS MODELS Inner Door Gas Control Valve/Thermostat Vent Pipe Draft Hood Outer Door Drain Valve Union Pilot and Main Burner Anode (Not Shown) Hot Water Outlet Inlet Water Shut-off Valve Flue Insulation Cold Water Inlet Metal Drain Pan Gas Supply Piping Inlet Dip Tube (Not Shown)

  • Page 11: Important Information About This Water Heater

    This gas water heater was manufactured to voluntary safety standards to reduce the likelihood of a flammable vapor ignition incident. The new technology used in meeting these standards makes this product more sensitive to installation errors. Please review the following checklist and make any required installation upgrades or changes. Questions? Contact Sears at 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663).

  • Page 12: Removing The Old Water Heater

    Attach a hose to the water heater Removing the Old Water Heater drain valve and put the other end in a floor drain or outdoors. (See Figures 2 and 5.) Open the water ® heater drain valve. The water ® passing out of the drain valve...

  • Page 13: Location Requirements

    the fire department from a neighbor's home. Do not attempt to Location Requirements clean the spill until all ignition sources have been extinguished. Fire or Explosion Hazard • Read instruction manual before installing, using or Do not install this water heater in any occupied space of the servicing water heater.

  • Page 14: Securing Water Heater To Floor And Wall

    Kenmore products. The purpose of an insulation blanket is to reduce the standby heat toss encountered with storage tank heaters. Your Kenmore water heater meets or exceeds the National Appliance METAL DRAIN PIPED TO AN ADEQUATE...

  • Page 15: Clearances And Accessibility

    • Doinspect theinsulation blanket frequently tomake Filling the Water Heater certain i tdoes not s ag, t hereby obstructing combustion air flow. Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water. To prevent damage to the tank, the tank must be filled with water. Clearances and Accessibility Water must flow from the hot water faucet before turning "ON"...

  • Page 16: Gas Conversion

    B. If you are converting the gas control valve/thermostat use natural gas, verify that the "NAT" arrow on the fitting is pointing toward the gas control valve/thermostat. • blue band on the fitting should touch the metal boss. See For your safety, the following procedures should Figure 12.

  • Page 17: L.p. Gas Supply

    MANUAL SHUT-OFF VALVE GROU N D------_ JOINT UNION CHECK WITH LOCAL UTILITY MINIMUM HEIGHT Explosion Hazard Use a new CSA approved gas supply line. Install a shut-off valve. 3" MINIMUM DRIP Do not connect a natural gas water heater to an L.P.

  • Page 18: Lp Gas Only

    LP Gas Only Liquefied petroleum gas is over 50% heavier than air and in the occurrence of a leak in the system, the gas wilt settle at floor level. Basements, crawl spaces, skirted areas under mobile homes (even when ventilated), closets and areas below ground level will serve as pockets for the accumulation of gas.

  • Page 19: Combustion Air Supply & Ventilation

    U.L. recognized fuel gas and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are recommended in all applications and should be installed using the manufacturer's instructions and local codes, rules, or regulations. Carbon Monoxide Warning IMPORTANT: If you tack the necessary skills required The vent system must be installed according to all properly install this venting system, you should not proceed, but local and state codes or, in the absence of local and get help from a qualified technician.

  • Page 20: Enclosure Installation

    Enclosure Installation METHOD ROOF JACK OUTSIDE FRESH AIR Air for combustion and ventilation must not be supplied from (NOT INCLUDED) the occupied spaces of the manufactured (mobile) home. IMPORTANT: The openings that provide outside air to your water heater must have a minimum free area of 100 square MAINTAIN MIN.

  • Page 21: Water System Piping

    Piping Installation MASSACHUSETTS: INSTALL WATER LINE SECTION 19 MGL 142. Piping, fittings, and valves should be installed according to the A VACUUM RELIEF IN COLD installation drawing (Figure 18). If the indoor installation area is subject to freezing temperatures, the water piping must be HOT _AAT_ TE LMIPE%AA_LUR_Ap%DoPNRAELS "_UR%(&TP&P)

  • Page 22: Water Piping Pressure Test

    Water Piping Pressure Test Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve )losion Hazard If the water piping system is to be air pressure tested, the Temperature-pressurereliefvalve water heater must be disconnected from the water piping must complywith ANSI Z21.22- system. Failure to disconnect the water heater during air CSA4.4 and ASME code.

  • Page 23: T&p Relief Valve And Pipe Insulation

    insulation to ensure that it is fully seated around the pipe. Also, T&P Relief Valve and Pipe Insulation (Some Models) ensure that the base of the insulation is flush with the water heater. Once seated, secure the insulation with duct tape, 1.

  • Page 24: Operating Your Water Heater

    Lighting Instructions Read understand these directions thoroughly before attempting to light or re-light the pilot. Make sure the view port is Explosion Hazard not missing or damaged. (See Figure 30.) Make sure the tank is completely filled with water before lighting the pilot. Check the Replace view port if glass is missing rating plate near the gas control valve/thermostat for the correct...

  • Page 25: Checking The Draft

    Checking the Draft Emergency Shut Down IMPORTANT: Should overheating occur or the gas supply fails to shut off, turn off the water heater's manual gas control valve and call a qualified technician. Burn Hazard Water Temperature Regulation Do not touch vent. Water temperature over 125°F (52°C) IF.'W mT_.l _[d :1;| can cause servere burns instantly...

  • Page 26

    preferred starting point. See Figure 25. Some states have a If hot water use is expected to be more than normal, a higher requirement for a lower setting. thermostat setting may be required to meet the increased demand. Turn the water temperature dial clockwise ( t'_ ) to decrease the temperature, or counterclockwise...

  • Page 27: Service Andadjustment

    You should check for sooting. Soot is not normal and will impair Vent System Inspection proper combustion. Soot build-up indicates a problem that requires correction before further use. Turn "OFF" gas to water heater and leave off until repairs are made, because failure to correct the cause of the sooting result in a fire causing death, serious...

  • Page 28: Housekeeping

    At a minimum, the anode(s) should be checked annually after Housekeeping the warranty period. Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, and lint on a regular basis. Anode Rod Depletion Exposed |p--Support Wire Fire and Explosion Hazard Do not obstruct combustion Pitted ._ "1_ openings...

  • Page 29: Draining Andflushing

    If after manually operating the valve, it fails to completely reset Turn off the gas to the water heater at the manual gas shut- off valve. and continues to release water, immediately turn off the gas supply and drain the water heater (see Draining and Flushing). Open a nearby hot water faucet until the water is no longer Once the water heater is completely...

  • Page 30: Maintenance Of Yourwaterheater

    Replacement Parts CONTROL VALVE/ THERMOSTAT IMPORTANT: The following maintenance procedures are for IGNITER BUTTON the FVIR System components and should be performed by a MANIFOLD TUBE PILOT qualified technician. THERMOCOUPLE TUBE Replacement parts may be ordered from Sears Parts and THERMAL VIEW PORT...

  • Page 31: Replacing T He Pilot/pilot T Ubeassembly

    Position the new thermocouple through the bottom opening Route the new pilot tube, thermocoupte, and igniter wire of the manifold component block (Figure 32). Be sure through the manifold/burner door opening. (Figure 32) igniter wire is positioned through the small opening of the Connect the new pilot tube and tighten the nut securing it manifold component block.

  • Page 32: Replacing T He Manifold/burner Assembly

    tube, locate the one provided with your parts kit. Install it in Replacing the Manifold/Burner Assembly the gas control valve/thermostat at the pilot location, hand tight only. Next, insert the pilot tube into the ferrule nut until it bottoms out. NOTE: Hold the tube in this position. Tighten the ferrule nut with a wrench until the crimp connection seals to the pilot tube.

  • Page 33: Piezoelectric Igniter System

    Disconnect the igniter wire from the igniter, then remove Piezoelectric Igniter System the igniter from the bracket by depressing the front and rear The piezoelectric igniter system consists of the igniter button, holding tabs and lift. Next, remove the igniter bracket from electrode, and wire.

  • Page 34: Troubleshooting Guide

    Start Up Conditions NOTE: Expansion tanks are pre-charged with a 40 psi air 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. MASSACHUSETTS: INSTALL A VACUUM...

  • Page 35: Operational Conditions

    Moisture f romtheproducts o f combustion condense onthe Do not remove the anode, leaving the tank unprotected. cooler t anksurfaces a ndformdrops ofwater w hich may fall doing so, all warranty on the water heater tank is voided. onto theburner orother h otsurfaces toproduce a "sizzling" or "frying"...

  • Page 36

    limit s witch or ECO (Energy C utOff)inthetankis used to Never use this water heater unless it is completely filled with shutoff theunitif thewatertemperature exceeds 1 95°F water. To prevent damage to the tank, the tank must be filled (91°C). TheECO is a single-use switch, which, if activated, with water.

  • Page 37: Troubleshooting Chart

    PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE(S) CORRECTIVE ACTION 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 line clogged Clean, locate source and correct Main burner line clogged...

  • Page 38

    PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE(S) CORRECTIVE ACTION DRIP FROM RELIEF VALVE Excessive waterpressure Use a pressure reducing valve and relief Heater stacking valve Closed water system Lower the thermostat setting See "Closed System/Thermal Expansion" THERMOSTAT FAILS TO Thermostat not functioning properly Replace thermostat SHUT-OFF Improper calibration Replace thermostat...

  • Page 39: Pilotlighttroubleshooting Flowchart

    Does pilot light go out when _/ _l•lCheck Draft. (See "Checking the button is released? I"NO '_Draft" section of this manual.) ",I, Test the thermocouple using the following procedure: Disconnect the thermocouple from the • ISecure connections Has the thermal switch I Are the wires from the gas gas control valve/thermostat.

  • Page 40: Partsorderlist

    KENMORE MOBILE HOME GAS WATER HEATER 153.336340 30 Gallon Tall 153.336444 40 Gallon Tall /• Part Description 153.336340 153.336444 Anode Rod 9003944 9003944 Base-Ring Filter 9006616 9006616 Burner Head - Natural Gas 9006136 9006136 Burner Head - LP Gas 9006651...

  • Page 44

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