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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLE WATER
HEATING
ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACE HEATING
NOT
FOR USE IN
MOBILE
HOMES
Model
No.
153.330402
40 GaL High Altitude
153.330452
40 Gal.
153.330502
50 GaL High Altitude
153.330552
50 Gal.
153.330702
75 Gal. High Altitude
153.330752
75 Gal
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before
First Use of
This Product.
Save this Manual for Future Reference.
POWER
MISERT--M 12
GAS
WATER
HEATER
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
For Your Safety
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
AN
ODORANT
IS ADDED
TO
THE
GAS
USED
BY THIS
WATER
HEATER
WARNING:
If the information
.in these
instructions
are not fol-
lowed
exactly,
a fire or explosion
may result,
causing
property
damage,
personal injury or death.
I
-Do
not store or use gasoline
or other
flammable
vapors and liq-
uids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
-WHAT
TO DO IF YOU SMELL
GAS
Do not try to light any appliance.
: Do not touch any electrical
sw=tch; do not use any phone in your
building.
i
mmediately
call your gas supplier
from
a neighbor's
ohone.
Follow the gas supplier's]nstructions.
If you can not reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
-Installation
and service must be performed
by a qualified
installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
•_ WARNING
.
1
Improper
installation,
adjustment,
alteration,
service or maintenance
I
can cause DEATH,
SERIOUS
BODILY
INJURY, OR PROPERTY
DAM- I
AGE.
Refer to this manual
for assistance or consult the local Sears I
Service Center or gas utility for further information.
J
_,WARNING
]
Flammable
vapors may be drawn
by air currents
from other
areas
of the structure
to this appliance.
_,WARNING
READ THE GENERAL
SAFETY
SECTION
BEGINNING
ON
INSIDE
COVER AND
THEN
THIS
ENTIRE
MANUAL
BEFORE
INSTALLING
OR OPERATING
THIS WATER HEATER.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.

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  • Page 1 Owners Manual FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES Model 153.330402 40 GaL High Altitude 153.330452 40 Gal. 153.330502 50 GaL High Altitude 153.330552 50 Gal. 153.330702 75 Gal. High Altitude 153.330752...
  • Page 2: Precautions

    AREAS, Compliance solvents, fied by the installer or end user of the water heater with a locally prescribed installed in the designated opening in the water heater in _lace of the factory furnished valve.
  • Page 3 Mixing valves are available at plumbing supply or hardware stores. Follow manufac-...
  • Page 4 The water heater with draft hood installedmust be prop- I erly vented to a chimney which terminates outdoors. I Never operate the water heater unlessit is vented to the I outdoors and has adequate air supply to avoid risks of I improper operation, explosionor asphyxiation.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Product Specifications ... Materials and Basic Tools Needed ... Materials Needed ... Basic Tools ... -Installation "" Instructions Removing the Old Water Heater ... Facts to Consider About the Location ... Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances Water Piping ...
  • Page 6: Customer Responsibilities

    Batterymarch Park, Quincy,MA 02269. • Read the "Safety Precautions" section, pages 2 through 4 of this manual first and then the entire manual carefully. If you don't follow the safety rules, the water heater will nor operate properly. It could cause DEATH, INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 7: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    You may or may not need all of these materi- als, depending on your type of installation. Water Heater Installation VENT ELBOW WATER HEATER INSTAL- LATION KIT WITH FLEXI- BLE CONNECTORS 3/4" OR 112" THREADED OR COPPER...
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    ® © Mineral buildup or sediment may have accumulated in the I old water heater. This causesthe water heater to be much [ heavier than normal and this residue, if spilled out, could causestaining. heater, the two copper water pipes can be cut with a hacksaw approximately 4"...
  • Page 9: Facts To Consider About The Location

    DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJUR_, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. If this water heater will be used in beauty shops, barber shops, cleaning establishments, cleaning equipment, it is imperative that the water heater or water heaters be installed so that combustion and ventilation air be taken from outside these areas.
  • Page 10: Combustion Air And Ventilation For Appliances In Unconfined Spaces

    Installation Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances Located Unconfined Spaces Unconfined Space is a space whose volume is not less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour of the aggregate input of all appliances installed in that space. Rooms communicating directly with the space in which...
  • Page 11: Water Piping

    It will harm the dip tube and damage the tank. • Look at the top cover of the water heater. The water outlet is marked hot. Put two or three turns of teflon tape around the threaded...
  • Page 12: Temperature-pressure Relief Valve

    Compliance with such local requirements must be satisfied by 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 13: Filling The Water Heater

    Obstructedor deterioratedventsystems may presenta serious healthHskor asphyxat on. Place the draft hood legs in the receiving holes on the top of the water heater. The legs will snap in the holes to give a tight fit. • Place the vent pipe over the draft hood. With the vent pipe in position, draft hood.
  • Page 14: Gas Piping

    "OFF" the gasat eachappliance. Leaveall gasappli. ancesshutoff untilthe water heater installation iscomplete. A gas line of sufficient size must be run to the water heater. Consult the latest edition of National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1, also referred to as NFPA 54 and the gas company con- cerning pipe size.
  • Page 15: Gas Piping

    TRAP A sediment trap shall be installed as close to the inlet of the water heater as practical at the time of water heater installation. The sediment trap shall be either a tee fitting with a capped nip- ple in the bottom outlet or other device recognized as an effec- tive sediment trap.
  • Page 16: Installation Checklist

    LEAKS Be sure to check all your gas pipes for leaks before lighting your water heater. Use a soapy water solution, flame. Check the factory gas fittings after pilot is lit and gas con- trol knob is still in "PILOT"...
  • Page 17: Operatin_ Instructions

    Before attempting to light or rolight the water heater's pilot or turning on a nearby electrical light switch, be absolutely sure there is no accumulat- ecl gas in the area.
  • Page 18 Operating Instructions Lighting label on the water FOR YOUR If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may resu t caus ng property damage, personal injury or loss of life. A. This appliancehas a pilot whichmust be lighted by hand.Whenlightingthe pilot,follow these instructions exactly.
  • Page 19: Temperature Regulation

    Operating Instructions Temperature Regulation Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water tern- perature in certain situations may vary up to 30°F higher or lower at the of use such as, bathtubs, showers, sink, etc. point...
  • Page 20: Service And Adjustment

    Loose deposits on or around the burner can be removed by care- fully using the hose of a vacuum access door of the water heater. If the burner needs to be removed for additional and clean the burner and correct the problem burner to be cleaned.
  • Page 21: Draining

    Follow the lighting instructions in the "Lighting" section to restart the water heater. Housekeeping listed tempera- from any Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, and lint on a or pressure. regular basis. Combustible flammable the water heater.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting Guide

    A water heater may appear to be leaking when in fact the water is condensation. This usually happens when: • When a new water heater is filled with cold water for the first time.
  • Page 23: Strange Sounds

    MOUNTING) d. an excess of active hydrogen in the tank. This is caused by Smelly water may be eliminated or reduced in some water heater models by replacing the anode(s) with one of less active material, and then chlorinating the water heater tank and all hot water lines.
  • Page 24: High Temperature Shut Offsystem

    SHUT This water heater is equipped with an automatic tern. The high temperature shut off is built into the gas control valve. This system shuts off the gas supply to the water heater burners when high water temperatures resettable. If the high temperature shut off activates, the gas con- trol valve must be replaced.
  • 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 your local gas codes,...
  • Page 26 Parts Order POWER MISER 12 GAS WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.330402 40 Gal. High Altitude 40 Gal. 153.330452 153.330502 50 Gal. High Altitude 50 Gal. 153.330552 153.330702 75 Gal. High Altitude 153.330752 75 Gal List...
  • Page 27: Parts

    ** Also available at most hardware stores. tReplaced only on return of damaged plate. Now that you have purchased your Gas 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)
  • Page 28 Sears will furnish a new current After one year and through 12 years from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is used in a single-family residence and is installed and operated in accordance with the information in this manual, ifa part flailsdue to a materials or workmanship, Sears will furnish a replacement free of charge.

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