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Kenmore THE ECONOMIZER 153.33204 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
THE ECONOMIZER™ 6
GAS WATER HEATER
POWER VENTED GAS MODELS
WITH HOT SURFACE IGNITION
FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY.
NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING.
NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES.
MODEL NO.
153.332040
153.332050
153.332060
153.332070
C3 Technology
the new ANSI Z21.10.1 standard that deals
with the accidental or unintended ignition of
fl ammable vapors, such as those emitted
by gasoline.
ADVERTENCIA
Si no puede leer o entender el inglés y necesita el manual
instructivo y/o etiquetas en español puede obtenerlos llamando al
1-800-821-2017. NO TRATE DE INSTALAR O OPERAR ESTE
CALENTADOR DE AGUA si no entiende la información en las etiquetas
o en el manual instructivo. No hacer caso de esta advertencia podría
resultar en la MUERTE O GRAVES LESIONES CORPORALES.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. 0308
40 Gallon Nat
50 Gallon Nat
40 Gallon LP
50 Gallon LP
®
Gas Water Heaters meet
www.sears.com
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List

For Your Safety

AN ODORANT IS ADDED TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER.
1
PART NO. 185249-002

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  • Page 1: For Your Safety

    Owner’s Manual THE ECONOMIZER™ 6 GAS WATER HEATER POWER VENTED GAS MODELS WITH HOT SURFACE IGNITION FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY. NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING. NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES. MODEL NO. 153.332040 40 Gallon Nat 153.332050 50 Gallon Nat 153.332060 40 Gallon LP 153.332070...
  • Page 2: Safe Installation, Use And Service

    SAFE INSTALLATION, USE AND SERVICE Your safety and the safety of others is extremely important in the installation, use and servicing of this water heater. Many safety-related messages and instructions have been provided in this manual and on your own water heater to warn you and others of a potential injury hazard.
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    SAFE INSTALLATION, USE AND SERVICE... 2 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ... 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS ... 4 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ... 5 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ... 5 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS ... 6 MATERIALS AND BASIC TOOLS NEEDED ... 7 TYPICAL INSTALLATION ... 8-9 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ...
  • Page 5: Customer Responsibilities

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Thank You for purchasing a Kenmore water heater. Properly installed and maintained, it should give you years of trouble free service. If you should decide that you want the new water heater professionally installed by Sears call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. They will arrange for prompt, quality installation by Sears authorized contractors.
  • Page 6: Installation Requirements For The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS For all side wall terminated, horizontally vented power vent, direct vent, and power direct vent gas fueled water heaters installed in every dwelling, building or structure used in whole or in part for residential purposes, including those owned or operated by the Commonwealth and where the side wall exhaust vent termination is less than seven (7) feet above fi...
  • Page 7: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    MATERIALS AND BASIC TOOLS NEEDED Materials Needed To simplify the installation Sears has available the installation parts shown below. You may or may not need all of these materials, depending on your type of installation. EXPANSION TANKS FOR THERMAL EXPANSION CONDITIONS AVAILABLE IN 2 GALLONS (7.6 LITERS) AND...
  • Page 8: Typical Installation

    GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER - GAS MODELS A Vent Pipe–Exhaust B Vent Terminal C Vent Adapter-Rubber Boot D Blower Assembly E Cold Water Inlet F Inlet Water Shut-off Valve G Union H Inlet Dip Tube J Anode** * ALL PIPING MATERIALS TO BE SUPPLIED BY CUSTOMERS. ** LOCATED UNDER THE BLOWER ASSEMBLY.
  • Page 9: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Removing the Old Water Heater FIGURE 2. 1. Turn “OFF” the gas supply to the water heater. If the main gas line Shut-off valve serving all gas appliances is used, also shut “OFF” the gas at each appliance. Leave all gas appliances shut “OFF”...
  • Page 10: Facts To Consider About The Location

    FACTS TO CONSIDER ABOUT THE LOCATION Carefully choose an indoor location for the new water heater, because the placement is a very important consideration for the safety of the occupants in the building and for the most economical use of the appliance.
  • Page 11: Insulation Blankets

    INSULATION BLANKETS Insulation blankets are available to the general public for external use on gas water heaters but are not necessary with Kenmore products. The purpose of an insulation blanket is to reduce the standby heat loss encountered with storage tank heaters. Your Kenmore water heater...
  • Page 12 Chemical vapor corrosion of the fl ue, blower assembly and vent system may occur if air for combustion contains certain chemical vapors. Spray can propellants, cleaning solvents, refrigerator and air conditioner refrigerants, swimming pool chemicals, calcium and sodium chloride, waxes, bleach and process chemicals are typical compounds which are potentially corrosive.
  • Page 13: Water Piping

    WATER PIPING HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a temperature which will satisfy space heating, clothes washing, dish washing, cleaning and other sanitizing needs can scald and permanently injure you upon contact. Some people are more likely to be permanently injured by hot water than others.
  • Page 14: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve

    INSTALLATION COMPLETED USING INSTALLATION KIT FIGURE 16. T & P Valve and Pipe Insulation (if supplied) Remove insulation for T & P valve and pipe connections from carton. FIGURE 17. Fit pipe insulation over the incoming cold water line and the hot water line. Make sure that the insulation is against the top cover of the heater.
  • Page 15: Gas Piping

    The Discharge Pipe: • Shall not be smaller in size than the outlet pipe size of the valve, or have any reducing couplings or other restrictions. • Shall not be plugged or blocked. • Shall be of material listed for hot water distribution. •...
  • Page 16: Sediment Traps

    The appliance and its gas connection must be leak tested before placing the appliance in operation. The appliance and its individual Shut-off valve shall be disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing of that system at test pressures in excess of 1/2 pound per square inch (3.5 kPa).
  • Page 17 4. Make sure that the plastic tubing is still attached from the air pressure switch to the port on the blower housing. Make sure the plastic tubing is not folded anywhere between the pressure switch and the blower housing. 5. Make sure the ON/OFF switch is in the OFF position and that the outer harness is connected from the blower control box to the connector on the bottom side of the gas valve.
  • Page 18: Vent Connections To Blower Assembly

    VENT CONNECTIONS TO BLOWER ASSEMBLY Figure 21 shows the optimal placement of the 2” to 3” or 3” to 4” reducer; however, the vent can be reduced at any point in the vent system as long as the maximum vent length is not exceeded. FIGURE 21.
  • Page 19: Venting

    VENTING The vent system must terminate so that proper clearances are maintained as cited in local codes or the current edition of the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, 7.3.4e and 7.8a,b, as follows: 1. The exit terminals of a mechanical vent system shall be not less than 7 feet (2.13 m) above grade when located adjacent to public walkways, see Figure 23.
  • Page 20: Vertical Vent Through Roof

    This unit can vent through 2”, 3” or 4” nonmetallic pipe and fi ttings. The vent pipe installation can be started from either the blower discharge or the termination wall. Keep in mind the total vent system (pipe and elbows) when installing the vent system, see VENTING AND INSTALLATION AND MAXIMUM VENT LENGTHS, page 17.
  • Page 21: Vent Pipe Preparation

    VENT PIPE PREPARATION 1. INITIAL PREPARATION Make sure the solvent cement you are planning to use is designed for the specifi c application you are attempting. Know the physical and chemical characteristics and limitations of the PVC and CPVC piping materials that you are about to use.
  • Page 22 B. Deburring Use a knife, plastic pipe deburring tool, or fi le to remove burrs from the end of small diameter pipe. Be sure to remove all burrs from around the inside as well as the outside of the pipe. A slight chamfer (bevel) of about 10°-15°...
  • Page 23: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life. BEFORE OPERATING: ENTIRE SYSTEM MUST BE FILLED WITH WATER AND AIR PURGED FROM ALL LINES. This appliance does not have a pilot.
  • Page 24: Temperature Regulation

    TEMPERATURE REGULATION Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water temperature in certain situations may vary up to 30°F (16.7°C) higher or lower at the point of use such as, bathtubs, showers, sink, etc. It is recommended that lower water temperatures be used to avoid the risk of scalding.
  • Page 25: For Your Information

    START UP CONDITIONS CONDENSATE Whenever the water heater is fi lled with cold water, some condensate will form while the burner is on. A water heater may appear to be leaking when in fact the water is condensate. This usually happens when: a.
  • Page 26: Operational Conditions

    STRANGE SOUNDS Possible noises due to expansion and contraction of some metal parts during periods of heat-up and cool-down do not necessarily represent harmful or dangerous conditions. Condensation causes sizzling and popping within the burner area during heating and cooling periods and should be considered normal. See “Condensate”...
  • Page 27: Burner Cleaning

    At least once a year a visual inspection should be made of the main burner and the hot surface igniter assembly for proper fl ame characteristics and ignition sequences. This can be done by removing the Outer Door and viewing the main burner operation through the Viewport on the Inner Door, see Figure 1.
  • Page 28: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve Operation

    FIGURE 30. When checking the temperature-pressure relief valve operation, make sure that (1) no one is in front of or around the outlet of the temperature- pressure relief valve discharge line, and (2) that the water discharge will not cause any property damage, as the water may be extremely hot, see Figure 30.
  • Page 29: Leakage Checkpoints

    Use this guide to check a “Leaking” water heater. Many suspected “Leakers” are not leaking tanks. Often the source of the water can be found and corrected. If you are not thoroughly familiar with gas codes, your water heater, and safety practices, contact Sears Service Center to check the water heater.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting Guidelines

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDELINES These guidelines should be used by a qualifi ed service agent. Call Sears Service at 1-800-4-MY-HOME for assistance. Inform the associate that this is a “Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant” Product. LED STATUS The gas control valve has sensed inadequate or no earth ground.
  • Page 31 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDELINES These guidelines should be used by a qualifi ed service agent. Call Sears Service at 1-800-4-MY-HOME for assistance. Inform the associate that this is a “Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant” Product. LED STATUS The gas control valve has detected a problem with the gas valve driver circuit, internal microprocessor, or other internal circuits.
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting Guidelines

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDELINES These guidelines should be utilized by a qualifi ed service agent. When calling for service notify the service agent that this is a “Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant” Product.
  • Page 33: Parts Order List

    THE ECONOMIZER™ 6 GAS WATER HEATER MODEL NO’S 153.332040 40 Gallon Natural Gas 153.332050 50 Gallon Natural Gas 153.332060 40 Gallon Propane (L.P.) 153.332070 50 Gallon Propane (L.P.) BURNER ASSEMBLY Key No. Part Description Burner Assembly Burner Head Burner Orifi ce Burner Tube HSI Ignition Assembly Inner Door...
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  • Page 36: Warranty

    Leaks in pipes or fi ttings MASTER PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require preventive maintenance or repair from time to time.

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