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Water Temperature Adjustment - GE AP12170-4 Use And Care Manual

Single and double element models side or top water connections residential 20–52 gallon
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!

WATER TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT

Safety and energy conservation are factors to be considered when selecting the water
temperature setting of water heater' s thermostat. Water temperatures above 125°F can
cause severe burns or death from scalding. Be sure to read and follow the warnings outlined
on the label pictured below. This label is also located on the water heater near the
thermostat access panel.
!
D A N G E R
Water temperature over 125°F can
cause severe burns instantly or
death from scalds.
Children, disabled and elderly are
at highest risk of being scalded.
See instruction manual before
setting temperature at water
heater.
Feel water before bathing or
showering.
Temperature limiting valves are
available, see manual.
NOTICE: Mixing valves are available for reducing point of
use water temperature by mixing hot and cold water in
branch water lines are available. Contact a licensed
plumber or the local plumbing authority for further
information.
HOT
BURN
Time/Temperature Relationship in Scalds
Water Temperature
Time To Produce a Serious Burn
120°F
125°F
130°F
135°F
140°F
145°F
150°F
155°F
Table courtesy of Shriners Burn Institute
The chart shown above may be used as a guide
in determining the proper water temperature for
your home.
NOTICE: Households with small children, disabled,
or elderly persons may require a 120°F or lower
thermostat setting to prevent contact with "HOT"
water.
The temperature of the water in the heater is
regulated by the adjustable surface mounted
thermostat(s) located behind the jacket access
panel(s). Dual element heaters have two
thermostats. To comply with safety regulations
the thermostat(s) were set at 120°F before the
water heater was shipped from the factory.
Reset button
Thermostat
dial pointer
150°F
90°F
125°F
TURN OFF
POWER
BEFORE
SERVICING
Thermostat
protective
cover
!
DANGER:
Hotter water increases the Potential
for Hot Water SCALDS.
More than 5 minutes
1
1
/
to 2 minutes
2
About 30 seconds
About 10 seconds
Less than 5 seconds
Less than 3 seconds
1
About 1
/
seconds
2
About 1 second
The illustration at the left
shows the temperature
adjustment dial used
for setting the water
temperature.
Refer to the Operating
Instructions in this
manual for detailed
instructions in how to
adjust the thermostat(s).
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