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Kenmore 153.31242 Use And Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Model
No.
153.312420
40
Gallon
0Qus
I<enmore®
c"
@
For potable
water
heating
only.
Not suitable for space heating.
INSTALLER: Affix
these instructions to or near
the water
heater.
OWNER:
Retain these instructions
for future
reference.
Si no puede
leer o entender
el ingles
y necesita
el manual
de
instrucciones
en espaSol, puede solicitarlo al 1-800-821-2017.
NO
TRATE DE INSTALAR U OPERAR
ESTE CALENTADOR
DE AGUA
SI NO ENTIENDE
LAS INSTRUCCIONES.
No hacer caso de esta
advertencia
podria originar lesiones graves o mortales.
P/N 319358-000
(0710)
Sears
Brands
Management
Corporation,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
www.
kenmore.com
www.sears.com

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  • Page 1

    SI NO ENTIENDE LAS INSTRUCCIONES. advertencia podria originar lesiones graves o mortales. P/N 319358-000 (0710) Sears Brands Management Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 www. kenmore.com www.sears.com only. for future y necesita el manual DE AGUA No hacer caso de esta Corporation, U.S.A. 0Qus...

  • Page 2

    Your safety and the safety of others is extremely important in the installation, Many safety-related messages and instructions you and others of a potential injury hazard. It is very important that the meaning of each safety message is understood this water heater. _ml!l'll All safety messages will generally tell you about the type of hazard, what can happen if you do not follow the safety message and how to avoid the risk of injury.

  • Page 3

    Read a nd understand instruction manual and safety m essages before i nstalling, operating or servicing this water heater. Failure t ofollow instructions safety m essages could r esult in death o rserious injury. Instruction manual must remain withwater heater. Explosion Hazard •...

  • Page 4

    Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 a free checkup service call. On water heater installations installation. These c. Leaks in pipes or fittings Your new Kenmore ® $250 Food Loss Protection is the result of mechanical maintenance or freezer. • Rental reimbursement longer than promised.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    SAFE INSTALLATION, USE AND SERVICE ... GENERAL SAFETY ... PRODUCT WARRANTY ... TABLE OF CONTENTS ... INTRODUCTION PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS MATERIALS AND BASIC TOOLS NEEDED ... Materials Needed ... Basic Tools ... Additional Tools Needed When Sweat Soldering ... INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Removing the Otd Water Heater ...

  • Page 6: General Safety

    installed and maintained, itshould g ive you years o ftrouble f ree service. Itisstrongly s uggested thatthisnew water h eater be professionally installed, contact thelocal Sears S ervice Center or any Sears s tore. They w ilt a rrange forprompt, quality i nstallation bySears a uthorized contractors.

  • Page 7: Materials 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. WATER HEATER INSTALLATION WITH FLEXIBLE CONNECTORS FOR 3/4" THREADED OR COPPER PLUMBING. Basic Tools You may or may not need all of these tools, depending on your type of installation.

  • Page 8: Removing The Otd Water Heater

    Removing the Old Water Heater 1. Turn "OFF" electrical supply to the water heater. FIGURE 1. 2. Open a nearby hot water faucet until the water is no longer hot. When the water has cooled, turn "OFF" the water supply to the water heater at the water shut-off valve or water meter.

  • Page 9: Facts To Consider About The Location

    Mineral Buildup orSediment MayAccumulate • This causes the water heater to become much heavier than normal. • If spilled, could causestaining. Mineral buildup or sediment may have accumulated old water heater. This causes the water heater to be much heavier than normal and this residue, if spilled out, could cause staining.

  • Page 10: T & P Valve And Pipe Insulation

    HOTTER W ATER CAN SCALD: Water h eaters a reintended to produce h otwater. W ater h eated t o a temperature which wilt s atisfy c lothes w ashing, dish washing, and other s anitizing needs c an scald and permanently injure y ouupon c ontact.

  • Page 11

    block t hedischarge opening orhinder access t othemanual relief l ever ( Figure 9 ). Ensure a discharge pipe isinstalled intotheT&P valve discharge opening p ertheinstructions thismanual. 4. Locate t hehotwater ( outlet) &cold water ( inlet) p ipes tothe water heater.

  • Page 12: Filling The Water Heater

    The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually operated at least once a year. Caution should be taken to ensure that (1) no one is in front of or around the outlet of the temperature- pressure relief valve discharge line, and (2) the water manually discharged wilt not cause any bodily injury or property damage because the water may be extremely hot.

  • Page 13: Wiring Diagrams

    Flexible metal conduit or flexible shall be permitted for grounding conditions are met: The length in any ground exceed 6 feet. The circuit conductors contained therein are protected by overcurrent devices rated at 20 amperes or less. The conduit or tubing is terminated in fittings approved for grounding.

  • Page 14: Temperature Regulation

    Temperature Regulation IF llmT_,l([e] =1 :! Water temperature (52°C) can cause severe instantly resulting in severe injury or death. Children, physically or mentally Feel water showering. Temperature available..-'_@:k are at highest riskfor scald injury. Read instruction temperature setting. HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are intended to produce hot water.

  • Page 15: Anode Rod Inspection

    Anode Rod Inspection Property Damage Hazard • Avoid water heater damage. • Inspection and replacement of anode as needed. The anode rod is used to protect the tank from corrosion. Most hot water tanks are equipped with an anode rod. The submerged rod sacrifices itself to protect...

  • Page 16: Thermostat Removal/replacement

    NOTE: If the water heater is going to be shut down and drained for an extended period, the drain valve should be left open with hose connected allowing water to terminate to an adequate drain. 6. Close the drain valve, refill the tank, and restart the heater as directed in this manual.

  • Page 17

    eT_,W =1 t,i • Burn hazard • Hotwater • Keep hands clear of drain valve discharge. The water passing out of the drain valve may be extremely hot. To avoid being scalded, make sure all connections are tight and that the water flow is directed away from any person. Remove the screw securing the access panel, then remove the panel.

  • Page 18: Drain Valve Washer Replacement

    Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water. To prevent damage to the tank and heating element, the tank must be filled with water. Water must flow from the hot water faucet before turning "ON" power. 14.

  • Page 19: Start Up Conditions

    Start Up Conditions THERMAL EXPANSION Property Damage Hazard • Avoid water heater damage. • Install thermal expansion tank or device if necessary. • Contact qualified installer or service agency. As water is heated, it expands (thermal expansion). In a closed system, the volume of water wilt grow.

  • Page 20: Air" In Hot Water Faucets

    Smelly water may be eliminated or reduced in some water heater models by replacing the anode rod (s) with one of tess active material, and then chlorinating the water heater tank and all hot water lines. Contact the local Sears Service Center for further information concerning an Anode Replacement...

  • Page 21

    Make sure the electrical supply to your water heater is "ON". Check for loose or blown fuses circuit. Circuit breakers weaken with age and may not handle their rated load and should be replaced. Make certain the disconnect switch, if used, is in the "ON" position.

  • Page 22

    Read and understand instruction manual and safety messages before installing, operating or servicing this water heater. Failure to follow instructions and safety messages could result in death or serious injury. Instruction manual must remain with water heater. Read this manual first. Then before checking the water heater make sure the electric supply has been turned "OFF", and never turn the electric supply "on"...

  • Page 23

    KENMORE 6 ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS 153.312420 40 Gallon Drain Valve Drain Valve Washer (17/32"xl 3/64"xl/8" thick)** Element Gasket Heat Trap Nipple Lower Access Panel Lower Element - 3800 Watts Lower Thermostat w/Hi-Limit Manual Primary Anode Rod Cold Water Inlet Tube...

  • Page 24

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