WARNING: This water heater is not suitable
for use in manufactured (mobile) homes!
WARNING: If the information in these instructions is not followed exactly, a fire or
explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.
FOR YOUR SAFETY!
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors or liquids or other combustible materials
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
To do so may result in an explosion or fire.
— 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
Printed in USA
Residential 30, 40 and 50 Gallon
Model: HG Series, GG Series, GP Series, PG Series, SG Series,
SG Series with SmartWater™ Ignition System
The purpose of this manual is twofold: one, to provide the installer with basic directions and
recommendations for the proper installation and adjustment of the water heater; and two, for the
owner–operator, to explain the features, operation, safety precautions, maintenance and troubleshooting
of the water heater. This manual includes a parts list.
It is imperative that all persons who are expected to install, operate or adjust this water heater read
the instructions carefully so that they may understand how to perform these operations. If you do not
understand these instructions or any terms within it, seek professional advice.
Any questions regarding the operation, maintenance, service or warranty of this water heater should be
directed to the seller from whom it was purchased. If additional information is required, refer to the
section "If You Need Service...."
Do not destroy this manual. Please read carefully and keep in a safe place for future
Recognize this symbol as an indication of Important Safety Information!
California Proposition 65 Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Manufactured under trademark license by:
Rheem Manufacturing Company
2600 Gunter Park Drive East, Montgomery, AL 36109-1413
Use & Care Manual
With Installation Instructions for the Installer
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call
the fire department.
Do not return to your home until authorized
by the gas supplier or fire department.
— Improper installation, adjustment, alteration,
service or maintenance can cause property
damage, personal injury or death. Refer to this
manual. Installation and service must be
performed by a qualified installer, service
agency or the gas supplier.
Part No. AP13204-4 (01/05)
Pub. No. 49-50103