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Water Heater Safety; Installing Your Gas Water Heater; Unpacking The Water Heater - Whirlpool Residential Gas Water Heater Installation Instructions And Use & Care Manual

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INSTALLING YOUR GAS WATER HEATER

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. New technology used in meeting
these standards makes this product more sensitive to
installation errors or improper installation environments.
Please review the Installation Checklist found at the end of
the installation instructions section and make any required
installation upgrades or changes.
Consumer Information
This water heater is design-certified by CSA International
as a Category I, non-direct vented water heater which takes
its combustion air either from the installation area or from
air ducted to the unit from the outside.
This water heater must be installed according to all local
and state codes or, in the absence of local and state codes,
the "National Fuel Gas Code", ANSI Z223.1(NFPA 54)-
current edition. This is available from the following:
CSA America, Inc.
8501 East Pleasant Valley Road
Cleveland, OH 44131
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
Check your phone listings for the local authorities having
jurisdiction over your installation.
Consumer Responsibilities
This manual has been prepared to acquaint you with the
installation, operation, and maintenance of your gas water
heater and provide important safety information in these
areas.
Read all of the instructions thoroughly before attempting
the installation or operation of this water heater.
Do not discard this manual. You or future users of this
water heater will need it for future reference.
Service to the Flame Lock
performed by a qualified person.
Examples of a qualified person include: licensed plumbers,
authorized gas company personnel, and authorized
service personnel.
IMPORTANT: The manufacturer and seller of this water
heater will not be liable for any damages, injuries, or
deaths caused by failure to comply with the installation and
operating instructions outlined in this manual.
If you lack the necessary skills required to properly install
this water heater, or you have difficulty following the
instructions, you should not proceed but have a qualified
person perform the installation of this water heater.
Massachusetts code requires this water heater to be
Safety System should only be
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installed in accordance with Massachusetts Plumbing and
Fuel Gas Code 248 CMR Section 2.00 and 5.00.
A data plate identifying your water heater can be found next
to the gas control valve/thermostat. When referring to your
water heater, always have the information listed on the data
plate readily available.
Retain your original receipt as proof of purchase.

Unpacking the Water Heater

WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
water heater.
Failure to do so can result in back or
other injury.
IMPORTANT: Do not remove any permanent instructions,
labels, or the data label from either the outside of the water
heater or on the inside of water heater panels.
Remove exterior packaging and place installation com-
ponents aside.
Inspect all parts for damage prior to installation and
start-up.
Completely read all instructions before attempting to
assemble and install this product.
After installation, dispose of/recycle all packaging
materials.
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