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Kenmore 153.329264 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
POWER MISER™ 9
ELECTRIC
WATER HEATER
FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY.
NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING.
MODEL NO.
153.329264
153.329265
153.329362
152.329363
153.329462
153.329463
153.329562
153.329563
153.329662
153.329663
153.329862
153.329863
GAMA certification applies to all residential electric water heaters
with capacities of 20 to 120 Gallons. Input rating of 12kW or
less.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
PRINTED 0707
38 Gallon Short
38 Gallon Short
30 Gallon
30 Gallon
40 Gallon
40 Gallon
55 Gallon
55 Gallon
66 Gallon
66 Gallon
80 Gallon
80 Gallon
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
www.sears.com
1

• Safety Instructions

• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance

• Troubleshooting

• Parts List
185797-000

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  • Page 1: Safety Instructions

    GAMA certification applies to all residential electric water heaters with capacities of 20 to 120 Gallons. Input rating of 12kW or less. SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A PRINTED 0707 185797-000 www.sears.com...
  • Page 2: Safe Installation, Use And Service

    IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS • Sears Service Center: The Sears Service Center has the ability equivalent to a licensed tradesman in the fields of plumbing and electrical work including a thorough understanding of the requirements of the National Electrical Code as it relates to the installation of electric water heaters.
  • Page 3: General Safety

    GENERAL SAFETY...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFE INSTALLATION, USE AND SERVICE ............................2 GENERAL SAFETY ..................................... 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS ..................................4 INTRODUCTION ....................................5 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ................................5 MATERIALS AND BASIC TOOLS NEEDED ............................6 Materials Needed ..................................6 Basic Tools ....................................6 Additional Tools Needed When Sweat Soldering ........................
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Sears Service is available from your local government or public library or Center or any Sears store. They will arrange for prompt, quality electric company or by writing Underwriters Laboratories installation by Sears authorized contractors.
  • Page 6: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    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. DRAIN PANS AVAILABLE IN 20”...
  • Page 7: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Removing the Old Water Heater The water passing out of the drain valve may be extremely hot. To avoid being scalded, make sure all connections are tight and that the water flow is directed away from any person. 4.
  • Page 8: Facts To Consider About The Location

    Drain pans are available at your local Sears stores. Such drain pans must be piped to an adequate drain. Facts to Consider About the...
  • Page 9: Water Piping

    Contact the pen, check the appropriate block within the model rating plate, local utility or Sears Service Center on how to control this which is located adjacent to the lower access panel. situation.
  • Page 10: T & P Valve And Pipe Insulation

    Fit T & P valve insulation over valve. Make sure that the insulation NOTE: To protect against untimely corrosion of hot and cold does not interfere with the lever of the T & P valve. water fittings, it is strongly recommended that di-electric unions or couplings be installed on this water heater when Secure all insulation using tape.
  • Page 11: Filling The Water Heater

    Position the valve downward and provide tubing so that any If after manually operating the valve, it fails to completely reset discharge will exit only within 6 inches (153 mm) above, or at and continues to release water, immediately close the cold any distance below the structural floor.
  • Page 12: Converting The Lower Element

    FIGURE 12. If after reading these instructions and this manual, if you do not Before beginning the conversion turn “OFF” electric power understand any portion call Sears Service Center. supply to the water heater. FIGURE 13. The convertible element is located behind the lower access panel of the water heater.
  • Page 13 Tighten terminals 2 and 3 to ensure proper electrical connection. Failure to tighten terminal screws can cause a fire which can result in DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY FIGURE 16. DAMAGE. Remove the screws from terminal 2 of the element, and Replace terminal cover on thermostat making sure that move the looped end of the wire aside.
  • Page 14: Wiring

    The circuit conductors contained therein are protected the wiring to this water heater, obtain the service of a competent by overcurrent devices rated at 20 amperes or less. electrician. Contact your Sears salesperson to arrange for a professional electrician. •...
  • Page 15 5. Wiring Diagrams (see “Wiring Diagrams” section) have been 6. Use wire nuts and connect the power supply wiring to the supplied showing the two most common types of wires inside the water heater’s junction box. connections between the water heater and the power supply. You can easily see which type connection you have by 7.
  • Page 16: Wiring Diagrams

    Wiring Diagrams STANDARD WIRING FOR 2 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT FIGURE 24. WIRING FOR 3 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT *NOTE: Some lower Hi-Temp Limit Switches may have 4 terminals. Use only the 2 terminals on left.
  • Page 17: Service And Adjustment

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT Temperature Regulation The lower thermostat is factory set at a position which approximates 120°F (49°C), and is adjustable if a different water temperature is desired. Read all warnings in this manual and on the water heating before proceeding. HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are intended to produce hot water.
  • Page 18: Anode Rod Inspection

    Your water heater may have a check valve installed in the water line or a water meter with a check valve. Consult your local Sears Service Center for further information. Do not plug the temperature-pressure relief valve. The anode rod is used to protect the tank from corrosion. Most hot water tanks are equipped with an anode rod.
  • Page 19: Thermostat Removal/replacement

    The water heater should be drained if being shut down during 1. Turn “OFF” the electrical power to the water heater at the freezing temperatures. Also, periodic draining and cleaning of junction box. sediment from the tank may be necessary. 2.
  • Page 20 4. Remove the two screws securing the access panel, and remove panel. FIGURE 33. 1. Before beginning turn “OFF” the electric power supply to the water heater. 5. Remove the insulation cap with handle. FIGURE 30. 2. Turn off the water supply to the water heater at the water Shut-off valve or water meter.
  • Page 21 8. Clean the area around the element opening. Remove any Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water. sediment from or around the element opening, inside the To prevent damage to the tank and heating element, the tank tank.
  • Page 22: Drain Valve Washer Replacement

    If a condition persists or you are uncertain about the operation List” section. of the water heater, let a qualified person check it out. • Before beginning turn “OFF” the electrical power supply to Contact Sears Repair Services at 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® (1-800-469-4663). the water heater.
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting Guide

    Thermal expansion tanks are available from Sears stores and through the Sears Service Centers. Contact the local plumbing inspector, water supplier and/or the Sears Service Center for assistance in controlling FIGURE 43.
  • Page 24: Air" In Hot Water Faucets

    (s) with one of less active material, and then chlorinating the water heater tank and all hot water lines. Contact the local Sears Service Center for further information concerning an Anode Replacement Kit #9001453 and this Chlorination Treatment.
  • Page 25: Water Is Too Hot

    Check to see the electric service to your house has not been interrupted. If this is the case, contact the electric 10. If you can not determine the problem, then call the Sears company. Service Department. Is the thermostat set to the desired temperature? See “Temperature Regulation”...
  • Page 26: Leakage Checkpoints

    If you are not thoroughly familiar with electric codes, the water Leakage from other appliances, water lines, or ground seepage heater, and safety practices, contact your local Sears Service should also be checked. Center to check the water heater.
  • Page 27: Repair Parts List

    9002214 - - - - - - - * These parts are also available at most Sears retail stores. ** Also available at most hardware stores. *** When secondary anode w/nipple † †† Refer to Wiring Diagram section for verification.
  • Page 28 - - - - - - - 9002214 * These parts are also available at most Sears retail stores. ** Also available at most hardware stores. *** When secondary anode w/nipple † †† Refer to Wiring Diagram section for verification.
  • Page 29 9002214 - - - - - - - * These parts are also available at most Sears retail stores. ** Also available at most hardware stores. *** When secondary anode w/nipple † †† Refer to Wiring Diagram section for verification.
  • Page 30: Notes

    NOTES...
  • Page 31: Notes

    NOTES...
  • Page 32: Warranty

    1-YEAR EXCLUSIVE KENMORE LABOR WARRANTY For the first year from the date of purchase, Sears will, free of charge, supply and install new water heater parts for defective ones or a new water heater for one that develops a leak.

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