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Whirlpool Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Manual

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Hybrid Electric
Heat Pump Water Heater
Installation
Instructions and
Use & Care Guide
To obtain technical, warranty or service assistance during or after
the installation of this water heater, call toll free
1-877-817-6750
When calling for assistance, please have the following
information ready:
1. Model number
2.10 Digit product number
3. Serial number
4. Date of installation
5. Place of Purchase
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Table of Contents

Water Heater Safety ............................................................................... 2
Installing Your Water Heater ................................................................. 3-9
Consumer Information ................................................................ 3
Consumer Responsibilities ......................................................... 3
Unpacking Instructions ............................................................ 3-4
Location Requirements ............................................................... 4
Water System Piping.................................................................5-6
Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve ....................................... 7-8
Electrical Requirements ............................................................ 8-9
Installation Checklist .............................................................................. 10
Operating Your Water Heater ........................................................... 11-14
Before Using ............................................................................. 11
Water Temperature Regulation ................................................. 11
Operational Conditions ........................................................ 13-14
Maintenance of Your Water Heater .................................................. 15-16
Routine Maintenance ................................................................. 15
Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve .................................... 15
Draining and Flushing ........................................................... 15-16
Heating Element Replacement .................................................. 16
Diagnostic Codes .................................................................................. 17
Troubleshooting Chart ........................................................................... 18
Repair Parts Illustration ......................................................................... 19
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Installation Instructions and Use & Care Guide To obtain technical, warranty or service assistance during or after the installation of this water heater, call toll free 1-877-817-6750 When calling for assistance, please have the following information ready: 1.
  • Page 2: Water Heater Safety

    WATER HEATER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
  • Page 3: Installing Your Water Heater

    INSTALLING YOUR WATER HEATER water heater functions like a standard electric water heater, Consumer Information relying on the electric elements to heat the water. A Hybrid This water heater should be installed in accordance with Mode is available that relies primarily on the heat pump the local code authority having jurisdiction, the power to heat the water while the electric elements only function company or electric utility, and this installation manual.
  • Page 4: Location Requirements

    • The water heater may be placed on it's designated side IMPORTANT: The water heater should be located in an (see carton) for local transportation only. area where leakage of the tank, connections, condensate • The water heater must be stored in an upright position. lines or condensate will not result in damage to the area •...
  • Page 5: Water System Piping

    3. Some local codes may require, and the manufacturer Water System Piping of this water heater recommends, installing a mixing Piping, fi ttings, and valves should be installed according to valve or an anti-scald device in the domestic hot water the installation drawing (Figure 4).
  • Page 6: Condensate Drain Line Installation

    Please note the following: 5. Measure the distance from the condensate drain pan cover to the condensate pump, and cut two 18 AWG or • The system should be installed only with piping that is larger wires to correct length and strip the insulation at suitable for potable (drinkable) water such as copper, both ends of each wire (Figure 7).
  • Page 7: Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve

    IMPORTANT: When making condensation connections Most public water systems in North America are required to the primary connection DO NOT over tighten. to prevent water flowing from points of use (residences, Overtightening could crack or damage the condensate businesses, etc.) back into the supply system in order drain pan.
  • Page 8: Electrical Requirements

    3. Spread the slit open and fi t the insulation over the T&P For protection against excessive pressures and relief valve (Figure 9). Apply gentle pressure to the insu- temperatures, a temperature and pressure relief valve must lation to ensure that it is fully seated on the T&P Relief be installed in the opening marked “T &...
  • Page 9: Insulation Blankets

    If you lack the necessary skills required to properly install the • The conduit or tubing is terminated in fittings electrical wiring to this water heater, do not proceed but have a approved for grounding. qualifi ed electrician perform the installation. For complete grounding details and all allowable exceptions, When making the electrical connections, always make sure: refer to the current edition of the National Electrical Code NFPA...
  • Page 10: Installation Checklist

    INSTALLATION CHECKLIST □ Must be located with access to an adequate drain or Water Heater Location condensate pump. □ Centrally located with the water piping system. □ Condensate drain lines installed and piped to an □ The fl ooring beneath the water heater must be able to adequate drain or condensate pump (Figure 4).
  • Page 11: Operating Your Water Heater

    OPERATING YOUR WATER HEATER Before Using Water Temperature Regulation 1. Make sure the water heater has been properly WARNING installed. See “Installing Your Water Heater” section. 2. Make sure the air filter is correctly seated, as it may shift during shipping or installation. NOTICE: Make certain that there are no obstructions on top of the unit that may block inlet or exaust air flow.
  • Page 12: Adjusting The User Interface Module/Operational Modes

    Adjusting the User Interface Module/Operational Modes Water Temperature Adjustment ◊ Hybrid Mode - This is the default, recommended setting, combining high energy efficiency with The water temperature can be adjusted from 95°F / 35°C to reduced recovery time. This mode uses the heat 140°F / 60°C.
  • Page 13: Operational Conditions

    Other Controls Operational Conditions °F/°C Switch - Press “Temperature Down” button °F/°C Water Odor and hold for 3 seconds to switch temperature unit In each water heater there is installed at least one anode between Farenheit and Celsius rod (see parts sections) for corrosion protection of the tank. Power Saver Enable/Disable - Press “Mode/Enter”...
  • Page 14 Do not remove the anode leaving the tank unprotected. ANODE ROD INSPECTION By doing so, all warranty on the water heater tank is voided. Avoid water heater damage Inspection and replacement of anode rod recommended Each water heater contains at least one anode rod, which will slowly deplete (due to electrolysis) prolonging the life of the water heater by protecting the glass lined tank from corrosion.
  • Page 15: Maintenance Of Your Water Heater

    MAINTENANCE OF YOUR WATER HEATER Temperature and Pressure Routine Maintenance Relief Valve Routine visual inspections should be made of the following: • Remove and inspect the air filter, clean if needed, and WARNING reinstall - quarterly. • Condensate drain pan and condensate lines - annually. •...
  • Page 16: Draining And Flushing

    Draining and Flushing 3. Remove the access cover(s), then take off the white fiber dam. It is recommended that the tank be drained and fl ushed 4. Remove the protective plastic cover(s) over the every 6 months to remove sediment which may build up elements from their attachment point.
  • Page 17: Diagnostic Codes

    DIAGNOSTIC CODES DISPLAY SHOWS INDICATES CORRECTIVE ACTION Upper element is not functioning Turn off power at the circuit breaker/fuse box and check for a loose connection at the element. For access directions see “Heating Element Replacement” section. If error persists proceed to the next step.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting Chart

    TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE(S) CORRECTIVE ACTION No power to the water heater (No Check for blown fuse or tripped breaker. NO HOT WATER lights on the unit are on). Restore power to unit. Unit in Vacation mode Press Mode/Enter button and return to desired operating mode.
  • Page 19: Repair Parts Illustration

    REPAIR PART ILLUSTRATION REPAIR PARTS LIST PARTS DESCRIPTION ITEM Element Access Cover Figure 17 Element (4500 Watts) Energy Cut-Off (ECO) Switch Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve (T&P) Dip Tube (at hot water outlet) Anode Controller Air Filter Fan Assembly Drain Valve Element Terminal Cover Ambient / Coil / Discharge Temperature Sensor* Upper / Lower Tank Temperature Sensor*...
  • Page 20 Whirlpool is a registered trademark, Copyright © 2013, All Rights Reserved. Manufactured under license by A.O. Smith, Tennessee. Warranty provided by manufacturer.