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Kenmore 153 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
®
HydroSense
G as Water H eater
FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY.
NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING.
NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES.
MODEL
NO.
153.334430
40 Gallon
153,334530
50 Gallon
, 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.
"%
C3 Technology
° Gas Water
Heaters
meet
the newANSI
Z21.10.1
standard
that deals
with
the accidental
or unintended
ignition
of flammable
vapors,
such
as
those
emitted
by gasoline.
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.
Si no puede leer o entender el ingles y necesita el manual instructivo
y/o
etiquetas
en
espar_ol
puede
obtenerlos
Ilamando
al
1-800-821-2017.
NO TRATE
DE INSTALAR
O OPERAR
ESTE
CALENTADOR DEAGUAsi
no entiende la informacion en las etiquetas
o en el manual instructivo. No hacer caso de esta advertencia podria
resultar en la MUERTE O GRAVES LESIONES CORPORALES.
WARNING:
If the
information
in these
instructions
is not followed
exactly,
a fire
or explosion
may result
causing property
damage, personal injury or death.
--Do
not store or use gasoline
or other
flammable
vapors
and
liquids
in the
vicinity
of this or any other appliance.
-- WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
e Do not try to light any appliance.
= Do not touch
any electrical
switch;
do
not use any phone in your building.
e immediately
call
your
gas
supplier
from
a neighbor's
phone.
Follow
the
gas supplier's
instructions.
• if you cannot
reach
your
gas supplier,
cail the fire department.
--Installation
and
service
must
be
performed
by
a
qualified
installer,
service agency orthe gas supplier.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179 U.S.A
PRINTED IN U.S.A. 0806
www.sears.com
PART NO. 185614-000

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  • Page 1

    ESTE performed service agency orthe gas supplier. and Co., Hoffman Estates, www.sears.com instructions For Your Safety IS ADDED TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER. If the information in these is not followed exactly, may result causing property not store or use gasoline...

  • Page 2

    IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS of this water heater. and on your own water heater to warn you and throughout this manual. It is very important this water heater. Obey all safety _ossible...

  • Page 3

    • Avoid all ignition sources if you smell • Do not expose water heater control to excessive pressure. • Use only gas shown on rating plate. Maintain required clearances Keep ignition sources...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    SAFE INSTALLATION, USE AND SERVICE ... SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TABLE O FCONTENTS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS MATERIALS AND BASIC T OOLS N EEDED ... Material Needed ... Basic Tools ..TYPICAL INSTALLATION INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Removing theOld Water H eater ... Facts t oConsider About theLocation ...

  • Page 5: Safety Precautions

    Thank Youforpurchasing a Kenmore waterheater. Properly installed and maintained, itshould g ive youyears o ftrouble f ree service. Ifyou should d ecide t hatyou want t henew water h eater professionally installed bySears c all1-800-4-MY-HOME_L willarrange forprompt, quality i nstallation bySears a uthorized contractors.

  • Page 6: Material Needed

    Materials Needed To simplify the installation Sears has available depending on your type of installation. EXPANSION TANKS THERMAL EXPANSION CONDITIONS AVAILABLE IN 2 GALLONS (7.6 LITERS) 5 GALLONS (18,9 LITERS) CAPACITY HROUGH LOCAL SEARS STORE SERVICE CENTER. Basic Tools You may or may not need all these...

  • Page 7

    GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER - GAS MODELS Vent Pipe Draft Hood Anode Hot Water Outlet Outlet Flexible Water Connections GasSupply ManuaIGasShut-offVaive Ground Joint Union * iNSTALL iN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL CODES. * DRIP LEG AS REQUIRED BY LOCAL CODES.

  • Page 8

    , Burn hazard , Hotwater , Keep hands valve discharge. Attach drain valve in a floor ® the water heater drain valve. a nearby hot water faucet which will relieve pressure speed passing out of the drain be extremely scalded,...

  • Page 9: Facts T Oconsider About Thelocation

    This use in manufactured (mobile) homes Whether replacing an old water heater or putting the water in a new location, the following critical points must be observed: Select a location indoors as close as practical...

  • Page 10

    __12" MAX. (3{) cm) Hazard VENTiLATiON installing, FRONT ViEW heater and combustible sides rear, (153 mm) from the If this water to the label attached cleaning cleaning equipment, heaters be installed taken directly Propellants chlorine...

  • Page 11: Inunconfined Spaces

    (crawl or attic) that freely with the outdoors. CHIMNEY OR GAS VENT VENTiLATiON LOUVERS OUTLET AiR , WATER HEATER FURNACE • iNLET AiR DUCT ALT. INLETAIR VENTiLATiON LOUVERS FIGURE 11. directly communicating with the outdoors, of total input rating of all equipment...

  • Page 12

    VENTILATION LOUVERS OUTLET "FURNACE iNLET AiR DUCT {ENDS 1' OR 30 cm ABOVE FIGURE When communicating with the outdoors ducts, each opening shall have a minimum square inch per 2,000 per hour (11 cm2/kW) input rating of all equipment in the Figure When ducts...

  • Page 13

    This water h eater shall not b econnected toany heating systems or component(s) usedwitha non-potable waterheating appliance. Allpiping c omponents connected tothisunit f orspace heating applications shall b esuitable forusewithpotable water. Toxic chemicals, such asthose used forboiler treatment shall notbeintroduced intothis system. Water s upply systems m ay, b ecause o fsuchevents a shigh linepressure, frequent cut-offs o rtheeffects o fwater h ammer among o thers, have installed devices such aspressure reducing...

  • Page 14: Temperature Pressure Relief Valve

    • Shall terminate directly • Shall not have any valve for the relief valve. tubing so that any (153 mm) above, or at electrical part. or reduced in size under over feet can cause restriction...

  • Page 15: Filling Thewater H Eater

    National Periodically allow air to exit deterioration Allow water to run The combustion The water heater with draft hood installed for leaks. Repair a chimney outdoors. the outdoors improper operation, whether it is operated For proper if its use inhibits...

  • Page 16: Gaspiping

    14 inch water column gas. The minimum is for the purpose subjected (3.5kPa), (153 clearance fire or explosion material. wall vent pipe and If the main cement, or other also turn than...

  • Page 17: Sediment Trap

    Gas Piping edition of the National Fuel trap shall be installed as close to the inlet of the as practical at the time of water heater trap shall be either a tee fitting with a capped outlet or other device recognized trap.

  • Page 18

    G to desired temperaturesetting. SEE FIGURE 'C'. DANGER: Hotter water increases the risk of scald injury. Consult the instruction rnanual before changing temperature, fully counterclockwise to "OFF". flooded water heater. MAIN BURNER • THERMOPILE PILOT FIGURE 'D' should...

  • Page 19: Temperature Regulation

    Temperature Regulation Due to the nature of the typical gas water temperature in certain situations may vary higher or lower at the point of use such as, bathtubs, sink, etc. Any water heater's intended purpose water is needed for cleansing, cleaning, dishes, clothing).

  • Page 20: Tank (sediment) Cleaning

    Burner should be made of the venting. venting Failure disable of this water heater, which could result in death or serious injury. for assistance. to prevent escape could cause deadly may present serious may occur vapors.

  • Page 21: Housekeeping

    Anode Rod Inspection Property Damage Hazard • Avoid water heater damage. -Inspection and replacement of anode The anode rod is used to protect the tank from corrosion. water tanks equipped...

  • Page 22: Draining

    6. Close the drain valve. 7. Follow instructions in the Filling The Water heater 8. Follow the lighting instructions in the Lighting the water heater. Drain Valve Washer Replacement (See Figure 1. Turn "OFF" gas supply to water heater.

  • Page 23: Start U Pconditions

    Thermal Expansion Tank Specifications Tank Dimensions Mode! Capacity in inches Number in Gallons Diameter 153.331020 18 {203 ram) I2-3/4 {323 ram) 3/4" Mate 153.331050 11 (279 ram) I4-3/4 (375 ram) 3/4" Mate Expansion Tank Sizing Chart inlet* Water Heater Water...

  • Page 24: Condensation

    This is caused protective action of the anode. or reduced in some water heater the anode(s) with one of less active material, chlorinating the water heater tank and all hot water Sears...

  • Page 25: Leakage Checkpoints

    Operational Conditions (Continued) Leakage Checkpoints FIGURE 27. Read and understand instruction manual and safety before installing, servicing this water heater. Failure to follow instructions safety messages death or serious Instruction Manual must remain with water heater. Read this manual make sure the gas supply turn the gas "ON"...

  • Page 26

    A. Toolsrequired: 1. T15 Torx Screwdriver 2. 3/16" s lotted s crewdriver. 3. Open-end wrenches 7/16", and3/4". Forthese instructions, please see Figure Removing Electronic Control Module: 1. Turn the gas control/temperature knob to the "OFF" position. 2. Turn offthe gas at the manual shut-offvalve line.

  • Page 27

    ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE GAS VALVE BACKPLATE LOCKING LOCKING _TANK THERMOPILE SENSOR TORX LOCKING TABS SCREW GAS VALVE NIPPLE GAS VALVE ASSEMBLY SUPPLY LOCKmNG LOCKING TORX PILOT BURNER SCREW TUBE TUBE FIGURE 28.

  • Page 28

    These guidelines should b eused bya qualified service a gent. Call S ears S ervice a t1-800-4-MY-HOME forassistance. Inform theassociate thatthisisa "Flammable IIIIIiI .I l_lll I II ilt,."lt,;.ilil. 1 flash * 2flashes 3flashes 4flashes 5flashes 6flashes VALVE 7flashes 8flashes 6 second solid light followed by 4 flashes...

  • Page 29

    These guidelines should b eused byaqualified s ervice a gent. Call S ears S ervice at1-800-4-MY-HOME forassistance. Inform theassociate thatthisisa "Flammable /|'i'i|'tll WATER L EAKS LEAKING T&P VALVE SMELLY ODORS PILOT WILL NOT LIGHT BURNER WILL NOT STAY LIT PILOT OUTAGE NOT ENOUGH HOT W ATER WATER TOO HOT...

  • Page 30

    HYDROSENSE GAS WATER I 153.334530 150 Ga,on BURNERASSEMBLY Key No. Part Description Air Intake Screen Anode Rod Secondary Anode w/Heat Trap Burner Assembly Burner Head ** Burner Orifice ** Burner Tube w/Rubber Pilot Assembly Draft Hood Drain Valve Drain Valve Washer...

  • Page 32: Warranty

    For the second through twelfth year from purchase date, you must pay the labor cost for installation of the water heater, For three years from date of purchase, if this water heater is installed and operated in a single family home in accordance with the owner's manual instructions and all local applicable codes, if a part fails due to materials or workmanship, Sears will supply a free replacement part.

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