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Owner's
Manual
FOR POTABLE WATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACEHEATING
Hodel
No.
153o327165_'
30 GaT, Short
153327166
30 Gai Short
153327265
40 Ga! Short
153,327266_J
40 Gai Short
153,327365
30 Gat,
153327366
30 Ga{,
153327465
40 GaL
153.327466
40 GaL
153.327565
50 Gal
153 327566
50 GaE
153 327665
66 Gal
153.327666
66 Gal,
153327865
80 GaL
153.327866
80 Gal.
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operadng
Instructions
Before
First Use of
This Product°
_ve
this Ma.nua| for Future Reference.
POWER
MmSER
TM
9
ELECTRIC
WATER
NEA ER
o Safety Instructions
, installation
• Operation
- Care and Maintenance
o Troubleshooting
° Parts List
GAMA
certification
applies to all residential
electric water
heaters with
capacities of 20 to 120 Gatlons. Input rating of 12 Kw or less at a voltage
no greater than 250 _Z,
_.VVARNING
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

    153,327266_J 40 Gai Short 153,327365 30 Gat, 153327366 30 Ga{, 153327465 40 GaL 153.327466 40 GaL 153.327565 50 Gal 153 327566 50 GaE 153 327665 66 Gal 153.327666 66 Gal, 153327865 80 GaL 153.327866 80 Gal. Caution: Read and Follow...

  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Compliance with such local requirements must be satisfiedby the installer or end user of the water heater with a locally pre- scribed temperature-pressure relief valve installed in the desig- nated opening in the water heater in place of the factory fur- nished valve.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Materials and Basic ,ToolsNeeded ... MateriOs Needed ... Basic Tools ... Installation Instructions Removing the Old Water Heater ... Facts to Consider About the Location ... Facts to Consider About the Convertible Element ... Water Piping ... Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve ...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    153327865 153327866 25" *Wiring size based on standard 60°C copper wire. If distance from fuse box m water heater is more than 90 feet, refer to your local electri- ca! code. .ring for the New installation Read the "Safety Precautions" section, page 2 of this manual first and then the entire manual carefully If you don't follow the safety rules, the water heater will not operate properly.

  • Page 5: Materials And Basic ,toolsneeded

    Materials Materials Needed To simplifit the installation Sears has available the inst£Iation parts shown below You may or may not need all of these materi- als, depending on your type of installation r ... WATER HEATER HEAT TRAPS HELP REDUCE TO THERHAL WATER HEATER INSTALLA.

  • Page 6: Installation Instructions

    ® may be extreme- Mineral buildup or sediment may have accumulated in the[ old water heater, This causes the water heater to be[ much heavier than norma! and this residue, if spilled out, I cou d causestain rig. copper a.

  • Page 7: Facts To Consider About The Location

    For this reason it is not advisable to nstal the water heater in an attic or upper floor. When such locations cannot be avoided, a suitable drain pan should be installed under the water heater°...

  • Page 8: Water Piping

    It will harm the dip tube and damage the taul_ • Look at the top cover of the water heater. The water oudet is marked hot Put two or three turns of teflon tape around the threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat both ends of the ¾"...

  • Page 9: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve

    The valve must be marked with a maximum not to exceed the marked hydrostatic working pressure of the water heater (150 Ibs. p.sJ.) and a discharge capacity not less than the water heater input rate as shown on the model rating plate.

  • Page 10: Filling The Water Heater

    These instructions only cover the conversion of the convertible element, read this entire manual before attempting to install or operate the water heater. The water beater is factory set to oper- ate at 3800 watts. The lower element can be converted to oper-...

  • Page 11

    Installation 2. The convertible element is located behind the lower access panel of the water heater, Remove the two screws securing the access panel, and remove panel, 3, Remove the insulation block to expose the opening,_ 4o Lower Element: Lift out the tab as shown...

  • Page 12

    Replace the insulation block so that it completely covers the thermostat and element, 11o Replace the access panel. Instructions 12, Complete wiring to the water heater, or if completed, turn "ON" electric power to the water heater after filling the tank with water. the tank, the | Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water.

  • Page 13

    installation Wiling Diagrams STANDARD WIRING 2 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT UPPER E.CoO. & THERMOSTAT BUSS BAR FOR 5500 WATTS =H,==, WIRING FOR 3 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT UPPER E.C.O. & THERMOSTAT BUSS BAR_ _v/_...

  • Page 14: Wiring Diagrams

    If you are not familiar with electric codes and practices, or if you have any doubt, even the slightest doubt, in your ability to con- nect the wiring to this water heater, obtain the service of a com- petent decrrician, Contact your Seats salesperson to arrange for...

  • Page 15: Installation Checldist

    Instructions" section, Will a water leak damage anything? See "Facts to Consider About the Location" secuon. Are the cold and hot water lines connected to the water heater correctly? See "Water Piping" instructions in the "Installation Instructions section Is there adequate clearance for maintenance around the water...

  • Page 16: Service And Adjustment

    The upper thermostat is adjustable if a different water tempera- ture is desired, Regulation" section before proceeding In _Furn "OFF" the electrical power to the water heater at the junction box° 2, Take "OFF" the access panel° 3. The slotted adjustment (using a screwdriver) can be turned ctoclcwise (_-_ _.,.J) to increase the temperature...

  • Page 17: Lower Thermostat Adjustment

    If after manually operating the valve, it fails to completely reset and continues to release water, immediately the cold water inlet to the water heater, follow the drain- ing instructions, and replace the temperature-pressure relief valve with a new one.

  • Page 18: Element Cleaning And Replacement

    "OFF". Failure to do this could result in DEATH, SERI- OUS BODILY INJURY,OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. 2, Turn off the water supply to the water heater at the water shutoff valve or water meter_ Adjustment 3, Attach a hose to the water heater drain valve and put the other end in a floor drain or outdoors.

  • Page 19

    HOLD IT IN PLACE 11. Close the water heater drain valve by turning the handle to the right (clockwise). The drain valve is on the lower front of the water heater° 12 Open the cold water supply valve to the water' heater.

  • Page 20: Drain Valve Washer Replacement

    A WARNING HAZARD OF ELEC_-_K! any access panels or servicing the water heater, make I sure the electrical supply to the water heater ts turned I "OFF". Failure to do this could result in DEATH, SERI-I OUS BODILY INJURY,OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

  • Page 21: Troubleshooting Guide

    The water within the water heater tank expands as it is heated and increases the pressure of the water system, tf the relieving point of the water heater s temperature-pressure relief valve "s reached, the...

  • Page 22: Operationa! Conditions

    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 wil! cause a reaction between this rod and the water. The most common complaint associated with the anode rod is one of a "rotten egg smell", This odor is derived from hydrogen...

  • Page 23: Not Enough Or No Hot Water

    Make sure the cold water supply valve is open= Review and check piping installation, Make sure that the cold water line is connected to the cold water inlet to the water heater and the hot water line to the hot water outlet on the water heater "...

  • Page 24: Leakage Checkpoints

    ® *The drain valve may be leaking at the tank fitting, © *Water in the water heater bottom or on the floor may be from condensation, loose connections or the tempera- ture-pressure relief valve. DO NOT replace the water...

  • Page 25

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  • Page 26

    Pam'tsOrder KENMORE POWER MISEP- 9 ELECTRIC MODEL NUMBERS: 153o327165 30 Gal. Short 153.327166 30 GM. Short 153.327265 40 Gal. Short 153.327266 40 GaL Short NOTE:/[ UPPER ELEMENT. These water heaters 3800 watt elements. LOWER ELEMENT. These water heaters factory installed...

  • Page 27: Parts Order List

    "_Replaced only on return of damaged #Not Illustrated Now that you have purchased this water heater, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply contact any SEARS Service Center or call 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663). All parts listed may be ordered from any SEARS Service Center, most Sears stores and by calling 1-800-366-PART (I-800-366-7278).

  • Page 28

    Parts Order KENMORE POWER MISER _ 9 ELECTRIC MODEl-. NUMBERS: 153.327365 30Gal. 153.327366 30GM. 153.327465 40GM_ 153.327466 40GM. 153.327565 50 GM° NOTE: UPPER EleMENT: These water heaters are equipped 3800 watt elements. LOWER ELEMENT.- These water heaters factory installed convertible elements, ed at 3800 watts or 5500 watts.

  • Page 29

    Parts Order List (cont'd) KENMORE POWER MISER _ 9 ELECTRIC MODEL. NUMBERS: 153.327365 30GaL 153.327366 30G al, 153.327465 40Gal, 153.327466 40GM, 153.327565 50GM. PART DESCRIPTION Roto-Swirl Dip Tube (See NOTE "B" page 28) Temperature-Pressure Rd!efValve* Drain Valve Drain Valve Washer ('_:"x Element Gasket Lower Element* (See NOTE "A"...

  • Page 30

    If a replacement 3800 watt, 240 volt element is needed, order item number 42 31906 replacement element. If at the time of installation, the water heater was converted to operate at 5500 watts, order item number 42 31908 replacement dement. (See model rating plate "If Converted"...

  • Page 31

    1-tRefer to _qring Diagram Section for verification. #Not Illustrated Now that you have purchased this water heater, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply contact any SEARS Service Center or call 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663). Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you c_l or visit.

  • Page 32: Warranty

    3 A charge will be made on servicecalls due to poor or incomplete instillation, These include: For one year from the date of pumhase, 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:...

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