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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLEWATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACEHEATING
Model
No.
153.313240
40 Gat. Short
153.313340
30 Gal.
153.313442
40 Gal.
153.313640
50 Gal.
LISTED
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product.
Save this Manual for Future Reference.
THE
ECONOMIZER
TM6
ELECTRIC
WATER
HEATER
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
GAMA certification applies to all residential electric water heaters with
capacities of 20 to 120 Gallons. Input rating of 12 Kw or lessat a voltage
no greater than 250 _L
_WARNING
READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION BEGINNING
ON INSIDE COVER
AND THEN THIS ENTIRE HANUAL
BEFORE INSTALLING
OR OPERAT-
ING THIS WATER HEATER.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
Printed in the U.S.A. 1203
www.sears.com
Part No. 184708*000

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  • Page 1 Owners Manual FOR POTABLEWATER HEATING ONLY NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACEHEATING Model 153.313240 40 Gat. Short 153.313340 30 Gal. 153.313442 40 Gal. 153.313640 50 Gal. ECONOMIZER ELECTRIC WATER HEATER • Care and Maintenance • Safety Instructions LISTED • Installation • Troubleshooting •...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions _,WARNING HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK! Before removing any access panels or servicing the water heater, make J sure the electrical supply to the water heater is turned _,WARNING "OFF". Failure to do this could result in DEATH, SERI- Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or OUS BOD LY NJURY,OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Precautions ....................Table of Contents ....................Customer Responsibilities ..................Product Spedfications .................... Materials and Basic Tools Needed ..............Materials Needed ..................................Basic "lbols ....................................Installation Instructions ..................6-12 Removing the Old Water Heater............................. Facts m Consider About the Location ............................. Water Piping ....................................
  • Page 4: Customer Responsibilities

    Customer Responsibilities • The installation must conform with the instructions in this Thank for purchasing a Sears water heater. manual; electric, company rules; and Local Codes, or in the Properly installed and maintained, it should give you years of absence of Local Codes, with the current edition of the trouble free service.
  • Page 5: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    Materials and Basic Tools Needed Materials Needed _b simplify the installation Sears has available the installation _arts shown below. You may or may not need all of these materi- als, depending on your type of installation. EXPANSION TANKS FOR THERMAL DRAIN PANS AVAILABLE IN 20"...
  • Page 6: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions Removing the Old Water Heater If you have copper piping to the water Q'Ihrn "OFF" electrical supply to the water heater. heater, the two copper water pipes can be cut with a hacksaw approximately 4" away from where they connect to the water heater.
  • Page 7: Facts M Consider About The Location

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Facts to Consider About the Location You should carefully choose an indoor location for the new water heater, because the placement is a very important consid- eration for the safety of the occupants in the building and for the most economical use of the appliance.
  • Page 8: Water Piping

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Water Piping *A WARNING Installation completed using HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are Installation intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a tem- perature which will satisfyspaceheating, clothes washing, FLEXIBLE SHUT-OFF WATER dish washing, and other sanitizing needs can scald and VALVE CONNECTORS _ermanently injure you upon contact.
  • Page 9: L_mperature-pressure Relief Valve

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve &WARNING The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually operated at least once a year. Caution should be taken to &WARNING ensure that (I) no one is in front of or around the outlet At the time of manufacture this water heater was provided of the temperature-pressure relief valve discharge line, with a combination temperature-pressuras relief valve cer-...
  • Page 10: Filling The Water Hearer

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Filling the Water Heater Wiring A CAUTION CAUTION Never use this water heater unless it is completely J Never usethis water heater unlessit is completely full of water. To prevent damage to the tank and heating ele- full of water.
  • Page 11: Wiring

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) B. Rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal conduit, or elec- trical metallic tubing may be used for the grounding means if conduit or tubing is terminated in fittings approved for grounding. C. Flexible metal conduit or flexible metallic tubing shall be permitted for grounding...
  • Page 12: Installation Checklist

    Installation Instructions (cont'd) Installation Checklist • ls the fuse or circuit breaker size correct as shown in the chart COLD in the "Product Specifications" section? • Are the wires from the circuit breaker or fuse service to the water heater's junction box on the correct wire size (gauge) as shown in the chart in the "Product Specifications"...
  • Page 13: Service And Adjustment

    Service and Adjustment Temperature Regulation Temperature Settings HOT-Is a thermostat setting of approximately 120°F, AWARNING which will supply hot water at the most economi- HOTTER WATER SCALD: Water heaters cal temperatures. intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a temperature which will satisfy clothes washing, dish...
  • Page 14: Lhnperature-pressure Rdief Valve Operation

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Temperature-Pressure Relief Draining Valve Operation The water heater should be drained if being shut down during freezing temperatures. Also periodic draining and cleaning of The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually operated sediment from the tank may be necessary. at least once a year.
  • Page 15: Element Cleaning/replacement

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Element Cleaning/ Replacement _,WARNING The water passing out of the drain valve may be extremely hot. To avoid being scalded, make sure all I rib remove the element from your tank in order to clean or connections are tight and that the water flow is...
  • Page 16 Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Element Cleaning/ Replacement (cont'd) 7. Disconnect the two wires on the element and unscrew the old element from the tank. A CAUTION Never use this water heater unless it is completely J full of water. To prevent damage to the tank and J heating element, the tank must be filled with water.
  • Page 17: Anode Rod Inspection

    Service and Adjustment (cont'd) Drain Valve Washer Replacement NOTE: For replacement, use a _2" x _3/6_ x ¼" thick washer 17. Replace the insulation block and pad so that it completely covers the thermostat and element. available at your nearest hardware store.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide Start Up Conditions THERMAL EXPANSION WATER HEATER COLD - COLD WATER PRESSURE Water supply systems may, because of such events as high line , INLET FITTING REDUCING pressure, frequent cut-off_, the effects of water hammer among VALVEWITH others, have installed devices such as pressure reducing valves, BY-PASS check valves, back flow preventers, etc.-to control these types of problems.
  • Page 19: Element Cleaning/replacement

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) HIGH TEMPERATURE SHUT SYSTEM Operational Conditions The water heater has a high limit shut off"system with a reset SMELLY WATER button located on the thermostat. In each water heater there is installed at least one anode rod (see Follow the resetting instructions which refer to the high limit behind the access panel.
  • Page 20: Water Is

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Operational Conditions (cont'd) ENOUGH WATER • In a new installation, the water heater may not be properly connected. Make sure the cold water supply valve is open. Review and check piping installation. Make sure that the cold water line is connected to the cold water inlet to the water heater and the hot water line to the hot water outlet on the water heater.
  • Page 21: Leakage Checkpoints

    Troubleshooting Guide (cont'd) Leakage Checkpoints Use this guide to check a "Leaking" water heater. Many suspect- A CAUTION ed "Leakers" are not leaking tanks. Often the source of the water Read this manual first, then before checking the water I can he found and corrected.
  • Page 22: Parts Order List

    Parts Order List KENMORE THE ECONOMIZER m 6 ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.313240 40 Gal. Short 153.313340 30 Gal. 153.313442 40 Gal. 153.313640 50 Gal.
  • Page 23 Parts Order List (cont'd) KENMORE THE ECONOMIZER m 6 ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.313240 40 Gal. Short 153.313340 30 Gal. 153.313442 40 Gal. 153.313640 50 Gal. MODEL NUMBERS 153.313240 153.313340 153.313442 153.313640 PART DESCRIPTION PART NUMBERS 4233086 4233086 _i_mperatu re-Pressure Relief Valve*...
  • Page 24: Warranty

    FULL ONE YF_R WARRANTY ON WATER HEKFER For one year from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is installed and operated in a single-family residence in accordance with the instructions in this manual, Sears will: 1. Repair defects in material or workmanship in this water heater, free of charge.

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