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Kenmore 153.31206 Owner's Manual

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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLEWATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACE HEATING
THE ECONOMIZER
TM
6
MODEL N_
153.312060
30 Gal.
POWER MISER
TM
6
MODEL NOS.
153.316140
30 Gal.
153.316240 40 Gal.
POWER MISER
TM
9
MODEL NO.
153.327240HT 40 Gal.
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product.
Savethis Manual for Future Reference.
ELECTRIC
WATE
R H EATE
RS
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
GAMA certification applies to all residential electric water heaters with
capacitiesof 20 to 120 Gallons. input rating of 12 Kw or less at a voltage
no greater than 250
_,WARNING
READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION
BEGINNING
ON INSIDE COVER
AND
THEN THIS
ENTIRE
MANUAL
BEFORE INSTALLING
OR OPERAT-
ING THIS WATER HEATER.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.

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  • Page 1

    Owners Manual FOR POTABLEWATER HEATING ONLY NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING THE ECONOMIZER MODEL N_ 153.312060 30 Gal. POWER MISER MODEL NOS. 153.316140 30 Gal. 153.316240 40 Gal. POWER MISER MODEL NO. 153.327240HT 40 Gal. Caution: Read and Follow All Safety Rules and Operating Instructions Before First Use of...

  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions AWARNING nance can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJUR_ OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. Referto this manual for assistance or comultyour lucalSe_s ServiceCeoter for furtber _ _,WARNING At the time of manufacture this water heater was providedwith a combinationtemperature-pressures relief valve certified by a nationallyrecognized testing laboratory that maintainsperiodic inspectionof production of listed equipment or materials, as meetingthe requirementsfur ReliefValvesand Automatic Gas...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Precautions ... Table of Contents ... Customer lZesponsibilities Product bpecltmatlons Preparing for the New Installation ... Materials and Basic Tools Needed ... Materials Needed ... Basic Tools ... Installation Instructions Removing the Old Water Heater ... Facts to Consider About the Location ...

  • Page 4: Customer Lzesponsibilities

    Customer Responsibilities Thank You for purchasing a Sears 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, contact the local Sears Service Center or any Sears store.

  • Page 5: 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 materi- als, depending on your type of installation. il I WATER HEAT*:R HELP REDUCE HEAT...

  • Page 6: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions Removing the Old Water Heater Turn "OFF _ electricalsupply to the water heater. C) Turn "OFF" the water supply to the waterheater at the water shutoffvalve or water meter. Attach a hose to the water heater drain valve and put the other end in a floor drain or outdoors.

  • Page 7: Facts To Consider About The Location

    Installation Instructions Facts to Consider About the Location You should carefully choose an indoor location for the new water heater, because the placement is a very important for the safety of the occupants in the building and for the most economical use of the appliance.

  • Page 8: Water Piping

    Installation Water Piping AWARNING HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a tam- perature which will satisfy space heating, clothes wash- ing, dish washing, 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 9: Temperature-pressure Raief Valve

    Installation Instructions Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve AWARNING At the time of manufacture this water heater was provid- ed with a combination temperature-pressures relief valve certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory that maintains periodic inspection of production of listed equipment or materials, as meeting the requirements for Relief Valves and Automatic Gas Shutoff Devices for Hot Water Supply Systems, and the latest edition of ANSI Z21.22 and the code requirements...

  • Page 10: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve - Optional Location

    Installation Temperature-Pressure Valve - Optional Location An optional temperature-pressure relief valve location is provid- ed on the jacket top andcentered between the COLD water inlet and the HOT water outlet. If the top location is preferred, the temperature-pressure valve in the side location and the counter-sunk location can be interchanged.

  • Page 11

    Installation NOTE: Whether or not the dement conversion is made the model rating plate must be marked.' Using a hard point ink pen, check the appropriate block within the model rating plate, which is located adjacent to the lower accesspanel. Necessary element conversion parts are located in a small bag contained within the electrical junction box on top of the water heater.

  • Page 12: Converting The Lower Element

    Installation Instructions Converting the Lower Element (cont'd) 5. Remove the screws from terminal 2 of the element, and move the looped end of the wire aside. 6. The buss bar is labeled 5500 W. Place the buss bar over termi- nals 2 and 3 with the 5500 W visible.

  • Page 13: Wiring Diagrams

    Installation Instructions Wiring Diagrams STANDARD WIRING 2 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS 240 VOLT SINGLE ELEMENT STANDARD WIRING 2 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT FOR SSO0 WATTS (cont'd) TO ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY |UNCTION BLACK LOWER HEATING ELEMENT TO ELECTRIC POWER...

  • Page 14: Wiring

    Installation Wiring A CAUTION Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water. To prevent damage to the tank and heating ele- ment the tank must be Elled with water. Water must flow from the hot water faucet before turn ng on power. You must provide all wiring of the proper size outside of the water heater.

  • Page 15: Installation Checklist

    Installation Instructions Installation Checklist • Whether or not the element conversion is made, the model rating plate must be marked.Using a hard point ink pen, check the appropriate block within the model rating plate, which is located adjacent to the loweraccess panel. •...

  • Page 16: Service And Adjustment

    Service and Adjustment Temperature Regulation A WARNING HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a tem- perature which will satisfy space heating, clothes wash- ing, dish washing, and other sanitizing and permanently injure you upon contact. Some people are more likely to be permanently injured by hot water than others.

  • Page 17: Thermostat Adjustments

    Service and Adjustment Thermostat Adjustments On dual element models, both the upper and lower thermostats have been factory set at hot (approximately risk of scald injury. The upper and lower thermostats are adjustable water temperature is desired. Read all warnings _Temperature-Regulation"...

  • Page 18: Temperature-pressure Raief Valve Operation

    Service Adjustment Temperature-Pressure Valve Operation The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually operated at least once a year. TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE DISCHARGE PIPE &WARNIN(; The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually operated at least once a year. Caution should be taken to ensure that (I) no one is in front of or around the outlet of the temperature.pressure relief valve discharge line,...

  • Page 19: Hement Cleaning And Replacement

    Service and Adjustment Element Cleaning/ Replacement NOTE: These instructions are writ_n for clement cleaning and element _placement for the lower clement. IEit is neces- sary to clean or replace the upper dement, then repeat these instructions. To remove element from your tank replace 1.

  • Page 20

    Service and Adjustment 7. Disconnect the two wires on the element and unscrew the old element from the tank. 8. Clean the area around the element opening. sediment from or around the element opening and inside the tank. 9. If you are cleaning the element you have removed, do so by scraping or soaking in vinegar or a de-liming solution.

  • Page 21: Drain Valve Washer Replacement

    Service and Adjustment Element Cleaning/ Replacement (cont'd) 16. Replace terminal cover on thermostat and fold insulation back overthe element making sure that the locking tabs on the terminal cover are in place. 17. Fold the insulation back in place so that it completely cov- ers the thermostat and element.

  • Page 22: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Start Up Conditions THERMAL EXPANSION Water supply systems may, because of such events as high line pressure, frequent cut-off's, the effects of water hammer among others, have installed devices such as pressure reducing valves, check valves, back flow preventers, etc.-to control these types of problems•...

  • Page 23: Operational Conditions

    Troubleshooting Operational Conditions SMELLY WATER In each water heater there is installed at least one anode rod (see parts section) for corrosion protection of the tank. Certain water conditions will cause a reaction between this rod and the water. The most common comg!aint associated with the anode rod is one of a rotten egg smell.

  • Page 24: Not Enough Hot Water

    Troubleshooting HIGH TEMPERATURE SHUT (cont'd) • Remove the two screws securing the access panel and remove panel. • Open the flap of insulation to expose the opening. • Reset the high limit by pushing in the red button "RESET". --RESET •...

  • Page 25: Leakage Checkpoints

    Troubleshooting Leakage Checkpoints Use this guide to check a "Leaking" water heater. Many suspect- ed "Leakers" are not leaking tanks. Often the source of the water can be found and corrected. If you are not thoroughly familiar with electric codes, the water heater, and safety practices, contact your local to check the water heater.

  • Page 26: Parts Order List

    Parts Order List KENMORE THE ECONOMIZER 6 ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.312060 30 Gal. Short...

  • Page 27

    Parts Order KENMORE THE ECONOMIZER 6 EI.F_.CTRIC 'WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.312060 30 Gal. Short PARTDESCRIPTION TemFeramre-Pre_ureRelief Valce Dip Tube Primary Anode Rod DrainValve DrainValveWasher (%" x *Yd' x _" thick)** ElementGasket Element* Thermostat Bracket Thermostat w/Hi Limit TerminalCover AccessPanel...

  • Page 28

    Parts Order KENMORE POWER MISER 6 ELECTRIC MODEL NUMBERS: 153.316140 30 Gal. Short 153.316240 40 Gal. Short KENMORE POWER MISER 9 ELECTRIC MODEL NUMBER: 153.327240HT 40 Gal. Short NOTE: UPPER ELEMENT: These water heaters are equipped with 3800 watt elements.

  • Page 29

    Parts Order KENMOREPOWERMISERm6 ELECTRICWATERHEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 155.316140 30GaL Sho_ I53.316240 40Gal. Sho_ KENMORE POWER MISER 9 ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.327240HT 40GaI. Sho_ PART DESCRIPTION Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve DipTube Roto-Swirl DiD Tube Primary Anode Rod Drain Valve Drain Valve Washer (_2" x 1_/."x _t" thick) **...

  • Page 30

    Notes...

  • Page 31: Warranty

    KENMORE POWER MISER 6 ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS For one year from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is installed and operated in a siugh-family residence in accordance with the instructions l. Repair defects in material or workmanship 2.

  • Page 32: Warranty

    POWER MISER 9 ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS For one year from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is installed and operated in a single-family residence in accordance with the instructions in this manual, Sears will: 1. Repair defects in material or workmanship 2.

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