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Use & Care Guide
Model No.
153.336930
153.336940
30 Gallon
Tall
40 Gallon
Tall
I<enmore
LOW LEAD
CONTENT
oGto
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.
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 321634-000
(1211)
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 No. 153.336930 30 Gallon Tall 153.336940 40 Gallon Tall LOW LEAD CONTENT I<enmore oGto For potable water heating only. Not suitable for space heating. For use only in mobile homes. This water heater shall not be installed...

  • 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 AND ADJUSTMENT ......................28-30 Vent System Inspection ............................Burner Inspection ..............................Burner Cleaning ..............................Housekeeping ................................. Anode Rod Inspection ............................Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation ....................... Draining and Flushing ............................. Service ..................................MAINTENANCE OF YOUR WATER HEATER ..................31-33 Replacement Parts ..............................Removing the Manifold/Burner Assembly .......................

  • Page 6: Product Warranty

    Protection 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,...

  • 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 35,500 153.336930 30 (113) 3 (76) OR 4 (102) 16 (406) 58 (1473) 32.75 32,000 Natural/ 153.336940 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 IN THE FOLLOWING SIZES: EXPANSION TANKS FOR THERMAL EXPANSION •...

  • Page 10: Typical Installation

    GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER - GAS MODELS Inner Door Gas Control Valve/Thermostat A Vent Pipe Draft Hood Outer Door Drain Valve Union C Anode (Not Shown) Manifold/Burner Assembly 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 may be extremely...

  • 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 METAL Kenmore water heater meets or exceeds the National Appliance DRAIN PIPED TO AN ADEQUATE DRAIN Energy Conservation...

  • 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

    Figure 12. If "NAT" faces outward, repeat step 2. NATURAL GAS: If you are converting the unit to use natural gas, verify that "NAT" is marked on the exposed • For your safety, the following procedures should be end of the fitting. "NAT" must face outward (toward you.) performed by a qualified technician as it involves...

  • Page 17: Gas Requirements

    MANUAL SHUT-OFF VALVE "_ GROUND_ 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: The vent system must be installed according to all •...

  • Page 20: Enclosure Installation

    Enclosure Installation Also, if the manufactured home is skirted, an air intake opening with a minimum free area of 32 square inches must be provided Air for combustion and ventilation must not be supplied from in the skirt. Other gas fired appliances in the home may require the occupied spaces of the...

  • Page 21: Water System Piping

    Piping Installation MASSACHUSETTS: INSTALL A VACUUM RELIEF IN COLD WATER LINE SECTION Piping, fittings, and valves should be installed according to the 19 MGL 142. installation drawing (Figure 17). If the indoor installation area TEMPERATURE PRESSURE (T&P) is subject to freezing temperatures, the water piping must be RELIEF VALVE...

  • Page 22: Water Piping Pressure Test

    Water Piping Pressure Test Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve Explosion Hazard If the water piping system is to be air pressure tested, the water heater must be disconnected from the water piping Temperature-pressure relief valve must comply with ANSI system. Failure to disconnect the water heater during air Z21.22-CSA 4.4 and ASME...

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

    • Must becapable ofwithstanding 250°F ( 121°C) without distortion. 6. Spread the slit open and slip the insulation over the cold water • Must b einstalled t oallow complete d rainage o fboththe (inlet) pipe. Apply gentle pressure along the length of the valve and discharge line.

  • 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 29.) 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

    BEFORE LIGHTING: ENTIRE SYSTEM MUST BE FILLED WITH WATER AND AIR PURGED FROM ALL LINES A. This appliance has a pilot which is lit by a piezo- C.Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control electric spark gas ignition system. Do not open knob.

  • Page 26: 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) can cause servere burns instantly Doing so can result in burns.

  • Page 27: Operating The Temperature Control System

    IMPORTANT: Adjusting the thermostat past the 120°F mark Operating the Temperature Control System on the temperature dial wilt increase the risk of scald injury. Hot water can produce first degree burns within: Time for Time for 1st Water Permanent Burns Temperature °F Degree Burn...

  • Page 28: Service And Adjustment

    pilot, follow the instructions in "Maintenance of Your Water Heater." Vent System Inspection You should check for sooting. Soot is not normal and will impair 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 Ca_on Monoxide and Fire Hazard...

  • Page 29: Housekeeping

    The anode rod should be inspected after a maximum of three Housekeeping years and annually thereafter until the condition of the anode rod dictates its replacement. NOTE: Artificially softened water Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, and lint on requires the anode rod to be inspected annually.

  • Page 30: Draining And Flushing

    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 31: Maintenance Of Your Water Heater

    GAS CONTROL VALVE/THERMOSTAT THERMOPILE Replacement Parts SWITCH WIRE GAS CONTROL/ CONNECTIONS IMPORTANT: The following maintenance procedures are for the TEMPERATU RE KNOB FVIR System components and should be performed by a qualified PIEZO IGNITER BUTTO technician. PILOT TUBE ___1i ,i:I:!,:\_) _MANIFOLD TUBE Replacement parts may be ordered from Sears Parts and Service...

  • Page 32: External Inspection & Cleaning Of The Base-ring Filter

    PILOT / THERMOPILE RED(+)THERMALSWITCH WIRE ASSEMBLY SCREW CONNECTS TO THE GAS CONTROL CONNECTORS VALVE\THERMOSTAT. BURNER OTHER FITTINGS NOT SHOW FOR CLARITY. IGNITER WIRE (-) THERMOPILE WIRE CONNECTS TO THE GAS CONTROL VALVE\THERMOSTAT. MANIFOLD RED THERMAL SWITCH WIRE COMPONENT CONNECTIONS AT MANIFOLD DOOR BLOCK MANIFOLD COMPONENT THERMAL SWITCH (2)

  • Page 33: Cleaning The Combustion Chamber And Flame-arrestor

    tube engages the slot of the bracket inside the combustion Cleaning the Combustion Chamber chamber (Figure 35). Flame-arrestor Inspect the door gasket make sure there is no fiberglass insulation between gasket Follow procedure outlined in "Removing the Manifold/ combustion chamber (Figure 34). Burner Assembly".

  • Page 34: Piezoelectric Igniter System

    To remove control valve/thermostat, thread Piezoelectric Igniter System a 4" section of gas pipe into the inlet and use it to turn the gas control valve/thermostat (counterclockwise.) Do not The piezoelectric igniter system consists of the igniter use a pipe wrench or equivalent to grip body. Damage may button, electrode, and wire.

  • Page 35: 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. A VACUUM RELIEF IN COLD...

  • Page 36: 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 37

    status lightwillflasha code(4 flashes), indicating anover- temperature condition a ndthemainburner w iltbe shutoff. If a hightemperature condition o ccurs, turnthe maingas supply O FF andhave thewater h eater r epaired b ya qualified Read and understand instruction service technician.Contact S earsat 1-800-4-MY-HOME manual and safety messages...

  • Page 38: Troubleshooting Checklist

    PROBLEM CORRECTIVE ACTION POSSIBLE CAUSE(S) BURNER WILL NOT IGNITE Pilot not tit Light pilot Thermostat set too tow Turn temp. dial to desired temperature Main burner line clogged Clean, locate source and correct Test Gas Control Valve/Thermostat Non-functioning thermostat & Base-Ring Filter blocked with tint/dust Clean...

  • Page 39

    PROBLEM CORRECTIVE ACTION POSSIBLE CAUSE(S) SLOW HOT WATER Insufficient combustion air Provide ventilation to water heater. Check flue RECOVERY way, flue baffle, and burner Water heater flue vent system Clean flue, locate source and correct blocked Low gas pressure Check with gas utility company Improper calibration Replace thermostat Base-Ring Filter blocked with lint/dust...

  • Page 40: Pilot Light Troubleshooting Flowchart

    Section A: Pilot light will not light (new installation). Section C: Pilot light wilt not remain lit. Complete this section after completing Section B. Is the manual gas shut-off valve, JTurn the manual gas shut-off valve to JCheck for insufficient combustion air.

  • Page 41: Status Light And Diagnostic Code Troubleshooting Chart

    LED STATUS PROBLEM CORRECTIVE ACTION Turn Gas Control Valve/Thermostat knob to OFF. 0 FLASHES (LED NOT LIT) Pilot light is not lit or Thermopite reached normal Wait 10 minutes, then attempt to relight Pilot by operating temperature. following the lighting instructions on the water heater's...

  • Page 42

    LED STATUS PROBLEM CORRECTIVE ACTION 4 FLASHES Control Valve's Relight pilot and verify 4 flashes. If 4 flashes are temperature sensor has detected observed, turn Gas Control Valve/Thermostat knob that the water temperature was too to OFF. Turn Main Gas Supply OFF. Replace the high.

  • Page 43: Parts Order List

    KENMORE MOBILE HOME GAS WATER HEATER (9-. 153.336930 30 Gallon Tall 153.336940 40 Gallon Tall Key No. Part Description 153.336930 153.336940 Anode Rod 9003944 9003944 9006616 9006616 Base-Ring Filter Burner Head - Natural Gas 9006136 9006136 Burner Head - LP Gas...

  • Page 44

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