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Important Safety Information; Water Temperature Adjustment - GE GeoSpring GEH50DEEDXX Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to
prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
Be sure to read and understand the entire Owner' s Manual before attempting to install or operate this water heater. It may
save you time and cost. Pay particular attention to the Safety Instructions. Failure to follow these warnings could result in
serious bodily injury or death. Should you have problems understanding the instructions in this manual, or have any questions,
STOP and get help from a qualified service technician or the local electric utility.

WATER TEMPERATURE ADjUSTMENT

Safety and energy conservation are factors to be considered when selecting the water temperature setting via the water
heater's user interface. 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 top of the
tank.
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Mixing valves 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.
Time/Temperature Relationship in Scalds
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.
Thermostat has been set at the factory to 120°F (49°C) to
reduce the risk of scald injury.
NOTE: Households with small children, disabled or elderly
persons may require a 120°F (49°C) or lower thermostat
setting to prevent contact with "HOT" water.
if the control water temperature is set too high.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Temperature
Time to Produce a Serious Burn
120°F (49°C)
More than 5 minutes
125°F (52°C)
130°F (54°C)
135°F (57°C)
140°F (60°C)
Less than 5 seconds
145°F (63°C)
Less than 3 seconds
150°F (66°C)
About 1-1/2 seconds
155°F (68°C)
DANGER:
There is a Hot Water SCALD Potential
1-1/2 to 2 minutes
About 30 seconds
About 10 seconds
About 1 second

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