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Use & Care Guide
Model
No.
153.330250
40 Gallon
Tall
153.330270
50 Gallon
Tall
I<enmore®
LOW LEAD
COMPLIANT
For potable
water
heating
only.
Not suitable for space heating.
Not for use in mobile
homes.
INSTALLER:Affix these instructions to or near
the water heater.
OWNER: Retain these instructions for future
reference.
FOR YOUR SAFETY: An odorant
is added
to
the gas used by this 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
SI NO ENTIENDE
LAS INSTRUCCIONES.
No hacer caso de esta
advertencia podria originar lesiones graves o mortales.
P/N 319589-002 (1010)
Sears
Brands
Management
Corporation,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
www.kenmore.com
www.sears.com
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.

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  • Page 1

    Use & Care Guide Model 153.330250 40 Gallon Tall 153.330270 50 Gallon Tall LOW LEAD COMPLIANT I<enmore® For potable water heating only. Not suitable for space heating. Not for use in mobile homes. INSTALLER:Affix these instructions to or near the water heater.

  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    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. Failure to follow instructions and • Do not install water heater on safety messages could result in carpeted floor.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    SAFE INSTALLATION, USE AND SERVICE ........................2 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ........................... TABLE OF CONTENTS ..........................WARRANTY ....................................5 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ............................6 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ..............................6 MATERIALS AND BASIC TOOLS NEEDED ........................7 Materials Needed ..............................Basic Tools ................................TYPICAL INSTALLATION ................................8 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS .............................

  • Page 5: Warranty

    Condensation c. Leaks in pipes or fittings Master Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore ® • $250 Food Loss Protection annually for any food spoilage that is the result of mechanical failure of any covered...

  • Page 6

    ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL OR Thank You for purchasing a Kenmore water heater. Properly OPERATE THE WATER HEATER. installed and maintained, it should give you years of trouble free service. If you should decide that you want the new water heater •...

  • Page 7: Customer Responsibilities Product Specifications 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 EXPANSION TANKS FOR AVAILABLE IN 20" (508 THERMAL EXPANSION mm) DIAMETER...

  • Page 8

    GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER - GAS MODELS Flue Baffle Vent Pipe Drip Leg (Sediment Trap) Draft Hood Inner Door Gas Control Valve/Thermostat Anode Outer Door Drain Valve Hot Water Outlet Union Pilot and Burner Door.Assemblies Outlet Inlet Water Shut-off Valve Flue Flexible Water Connections Cold Water Inlet...

  • Page 9: 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 thewater heater drain valve. MANUALGAS © Disconnect the vent pipe from SHUT-OFFVALVE--_ the draft hood where it connects...

  • Page 10: Facts To Consider About The Location

    Facts to Consider About • Devices that wilt turn off the gas supply to a gas water heater while at the same time shutting off its water supply. the Location Carefully choose an indoor location for the new water heater. The placement is a very important consideration for the safety of the occupants in the building and for the most economical...

  • Page 11: Insulation Blankets

    The purpose of an insulation blanket is to reduce the standby heat toss encountered with storage tank heaters. Your (104 ram) Kenmore water heater meets or exceeds the National Appliance 0" MIN. Energy Conservation Act standards with respect to insulation...

  • Page 12: Combustion Air And Ventilation Appliances In Unconfined Spaces

    • Doobtain n ew warning and instruction labels f rom Sears f or The confined space shall be provided with two permanent placement ontheblanket directly o ver t heexisting l abels. openings, one commencing within 12 inches (30 cm) of the top •...

  • Page 13: Water Piping

    Water Piping Water temperature over 125_F Irz )7_'I [e]=1 (52°C) can cause severe burns instantly resulting in severe injury or death. II II OUTLET DUCT Children, elderly, physically or mentally disabled are at highest riskfor scald injury. Llll - _: FI qilLFu.,Ac " Feel water before...

  • Page 14: T & P Valve And Pipe Insulation

    This water heater shall not be connected to any heating INSTALLATION COMPLETED USING systems or component(s) used with a non-potable water heating INSTALLATION appliance. Toxic chemicals, such as those used for boiler treatment, shall FLEXIBLE not be introduced into this system. WATER SHUTOFF CONNECTORS...

  • Page 15

    T&P RELIEF VALVE INSULATION WATER COLD WATER OUTLET __Z_ INLET ELIEF LEVER DRAFT HOOD -- DRAIN LINE TEMPERATURE - PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE (OPTIONAL T&P RELIEF FIGURE 15A. VALVE SHOWN) Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve l'_ DISCHARG E PIPE (Do not cap or plug) Explosion Hazard DRAIN VALVE...

  • Page 16: Filling The Water Heater

    The temperature-pressure relief valve m ust bemanually operated of any vent damper, consult your local Sears Service Center or atleast o nce a year.Caution s hould betaken toensure t hat the local gas supplier for further information. (1)nooneisinfront o foraround t heoutlet o fthetemperature- pressure relief v alve discharge line, a nd(2)the water m anually discharged wittnotcause a nybodily i njury o rproperty damage...

  • Page 17: Gas Piping

    Chemical vapor corrosion of the flue and vent system may occur SHEET METAL SCREWS (_out _e/_id_} if air for combustion contains certain chemical vapors. Spray can propellants, cleaning solvents, refrigerator and air conditioner refrigerants, swimming pool chemicals, calcium and sodium chloride, waxes, bleach and process chemicals...

  • Page 18: Sediment Trap

    Sediment Traps Breathing Hazard - Carbon Monoxide Fire and Explosion Hazard • High alt_ude office must _ #stalled epera_on above 2,000 feet (610 m) • Contaminants in gas lines can cause fire or explosion. • Contact a qualified insta_e_ or servi_ •...

  • Page 19: Operating Instructions

    FORYOURSAFETYREADBEFORELIGHTING WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, afire or explosion I may result causing propertydamage,personal injury or loss of life. This appliancehas a pilot which is lighted by a C. Useonly your hand to push in or turn the gas control piezoelectricigniter.

  • Page 20: Temperature Regulation

    Temperature Regulation The thermostat is adjusted to the pilot position when Never allow small children to use a hot water tap, or to draw their own bath water. Never leave a child or handicapped person it is shipped from the factory. Water temperature unattended in a bathtub or shower.

  • Page 21: Operating The Temperature Control System

    Operating the Temperature Control System Status Light Codes Water Temperature Adjustment Normal Flashes: The water temperature setting can be adjusted from 55°F to 155°F. Turn the Gas Control/Temperature Knob to the • 0 Flashes Indicates Control Off/Pilot Out. desired setting/temperature. See Figure 22 on page 20.

  • Page 22: Service And Adjustment

    Vent System Inspection Burner Inspection Flood damage to a water heater may not be readily visible or immediately detectable. However, over a period of time a flooded water heater will create dangerous conditions which can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. Contact a Sears Service Center to replace a flooded water heater.

  • Page 23: Removing The Burner Door Assembly

    Ultra Low NOx Natural Gas Burner Removing the Burner Door Assembly Check the burner to see if it is dirty or clogged. The burner may Turn off the gas to the water heater at the manual be cleaned with soft paint brush (Figure 26). Do not use a wire shut-off valve (Figure 2).

  • Page 24: External Inspection & Cleaning Of The Flame Trap

    Using the old pilot tube as a guide, bend the new pilot tube External Inspection & Cleaning of the to match the old one. Make only the bends closest to the Flame Trap pilot before going to the next step. NOTE: Skip this step if you are reusing the existing...

  • Page 25: Replacing The Burner Door Assembly

    Replacing the Burner Door Assembly --BRACKET Fire or Explosion Hazard • Tighten both manifold door screws securely. • Remove any fiberglass between gasket and combustion chamber. • Replace viewport if glass is missing or damaged. • Replace manifold component block if missing or removed.

  • Page 26: Removing And Replacing The Gas Control Valve/thermostat

    Removing and Replacing the Gas Control Housekeeping Valve/Thermostat Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, and lint on a regular basis. Removing the Gas Control Valve/Thermostat: Turn the gas control/temperature knob to the "OFF" position (Figure 22). Fire and Explosion Hazard Turn off the gas at the manual shut-off valve on the gas •...

  • Page 27: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve Operation

    or replaced more often than an anode rod that appears to be intact. It is recommended that the tank be drained and flushed every 6 Replacement of a depleted anode rod can extend the life of your months to remove sediment which may build up during operation. water heater.

  • Page 28: Troubleshooting Guide

    Start Up Conditions WATER HEATER PRESSURE COLD WATER COLD Thermal Expansion INLET FITTING REDUCING VALVE WITH BY-PASS Property Damage Hazard • Avoid water heater damage. • Install thermal expansion tank or device if necessary. PRESSURE GAUGE INLET COLD • Contact qualified installer or service agency. WATER SHUT-OFF RECOMMEN DED INSTALLATION As water is heated, it expands (thermal expansion).

  • Page 29: Condensation

    Condensation lines. Contact Sears Service for further information concerning an Anode Replacement Kit #9001453 and this Chlorination Whenever the water heater is filled with cold water, some Treatment. Anode replacement and chlorination of the tank are condensate will form while the burner is on. A water heater may not covered by the water heater's limited warranty.

  • Page 30: Troubleshooting Items

    2. The water temperature exceeds 189°F ( 87°C). 3. Excessive contaminants inthecombustion chamber. 4. The ignition o fflammable vapors. Athermopile isused t odetermine ifapilot flame ispresent and Read a nd understand instruction will s hut off t he gas supply tothemain b urner and pilot ifthe manual andsafetymessages before installing, operating o r flame isabsent.

  • Page 31

    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 32

    DRIP FROM RELIEF VALVE Excessive water pressure Use a pressure reducing valve and relief valve Heater stacking Lower the thermostat setting Closed water system See "Closed System/Thermal Expansion" THERMOSTAT FAILS TO Thermostat not functioning properly Replace thermostat SHUT-OFF Improper calibration Replace thermostat COMBUSTION ODORS...

  • Page 33

    LED STATUS PROBLEM CORRECTIVE ACTION 0 FLASHES (LED NOT LIT) Pilot light is not tit. Not enough Follow the lighting instructions on the front of power (millivolts) to keep it lit. the water heater and record any diagnostic codes. See Status Light Codes section. 1 FLASH (EVERY 3 SECONDS) Normal operation.

  • Page 34

    Section A: Pilot light will not light (new installation). Section C: Pilot light will not remain lit. Check for insufficient combustion air. ] Is the manual gas shut-off valve, lbmTurn the manual gas shut-off valve to located in the supply line to the _ NO _ the on position and follow the lighting Are the combustion...

  • Page 35: Parts Order List

    KENMORE ULTRA LOW NOx GAS WATER HEATER Alternate anode location for tc T&P 153.330250 40 Gallon 153.330270 50 Gallon Anode location for side Key No. Part Description 153.330250 153.330270 Draft Hood 185917-001 185917-001 Heat Trap (Cold) - Some Models 9003915...

  • Page 36

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