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Use & Care Guide
Model
No.
153.331140
40 Gallon
153.331150
50 Gallon
I<enmore
L-oa of
LOW LEAD
COMPLIANT
For potable
water
heating
only.
Not suitable for space heating.
Not for use in mobile
homes.
INSTALLER: Affix these instructions to or near
the water heater.
OWNER:
Retain these instructions for future
reference.
FOR YOUR SAFETY: An odorant
is added
to
the gas used by this water
heater.
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 320391-000
(1110)
Sears
Brands
Management
Corporation,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
www.
kenmore.com
www.sears.com
WARNING:
If the
information
in these
instructions
is not followed
exactly, a fire
or explosion
may result causing
property
damage,
personal
injury or death.
m 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:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch
any electrical
switch;
do
not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately
call
your
gas
supplier
from a neighbor's
phone.
Follow
the
gas supplier's
instructions.
• If you cannot
reach
your gas supplier,
call the fire department.
m lnstallation
and
service
must
be
performed
by
a
qualified
installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.

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  • Page 1 SI NO ENTIENDE LAS INSTRUCCIONES. advertencia podria originar lesiones graves o mortales. P/N 320391-000 (1110) Sears Brands Management Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 www. kenmore.com www.sears.com L-oa of only. WARNING: instructions or explosion damage, is added heater. m Do not store flammable...
  • Page 2: Safe Installation, Use And Service

    I This is the safety alert symbol, it is used to alert you to potential...
  • Page 3 Read instruction manual before Improper • Do not operate water heater if flood damaged. • Inspect and replace anode. • Install in location with drainage. • Fill tank with water before operation. • Be alert for thermal expansion.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TYPICAL INSTALLATION IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT Installation Checklist ... INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Removing the Old Water Heater ... Location Requirements ... Site Location ... Insulation Blankets ... Clearances and Accessibility ... Filling the Water Heater ... GAS SUPPLY ... Gas Requirements ...
  • Page 5 OPERATING YOURWATERHEATER ... Lighting Instructions ... Checking t he Draft ..BurnerFlames ... Emergency S hutDown ... Water T emperature Regulation ... Operating t heTemperature Control S ystem ... SERVICE ANDADJUSTMENT ... VentSystem Inspection ..BurnerInspection ... Burner C leaning ..Housekeeping ...
  • Page 6: Product Warranty

    1 -YEAR For the first year from the date of purchase, Sears will, free of charge, supply and install new water heater parts for defective ones or a new water heater for one that develops a leak. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® (1-800-469-4663).
  • Page 7: Customer Responsibilities

    Center. Carefully plan the place where you are going to put the water heater. Correct combustion, vent action, and vent pipe installation very important in preventing death from possible carbon monoxide poisoning and fires.
  • Page 8: Product Specifications

    MODEL TANK CAPACITY TYPE NUMBER IN GALS (LTRS) 153.331140 40 (151) Natural 153.331150 50 (189) Natural INPUT RECOVERY MINIMUM RATE RATE GALS. VENT PIPE (Btu/hr) PER HOUR DIA. INCHES @ 90°F RISE (mm) 40,000 40.9 3 (76) or4(102) 40,000 40.9 3 (76)or4(102) DIAMETER DIMENSIONS...
  • Page 9: 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 materials, depending on your type of installation. EXPANSION TANKS FOR THERMAL EXPANSION CONDITIONS AVAILABLE IN 2 GALLONS (7.6 LITERS) AND 5 GALLONS (18.9 LITERS)
  • Page 10: Typical Installation

    GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER Vent Pipe Draft Hood Anode (Not Shown) Hot Water Outlet Insulation Gas Supply Piping Manual Gas Shut-off Valve Ground Joint Union Drip Leg (Sediment Trap) * INSTALL INACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL CODES. * DRIP LEG AS REQUIRED BY LOCAL CODES.
  • Page 11: Important Information About This Water Heater

    This gas water heater was manufactured to voluntary safety standards to reduce the likelihood of a flammable vapor ignition incident. The new technology used in meeting these standards makes this product more sensitive to installation errors. Please review the following checklist and make any required installation upgrades or changes.
  • Page 12: Removing The Old Water Heater

    6" MAXIMUM AIR GAP ® If you have copper piping to the water heater, the two copper water pipes can be cut with a hacksaw inches away from where...
  • Page 13: Location Requirements

    HAZARD of carbon monoxide inside of the dwelling (Figure 8). • If the water heater is located in an area that is subjected to lint and dirt, it may be necessary base-ring filter and flame-arrestor & Cleaning of the Flame-arrestor).
  • Page 14: Insulation Blankets

    IMPORTANT: The water heater should be located in an area where leakage of the tank or connections will not result in damage to the area adjacent to the water heater or to lower floors of the structure. Due to the normal corrosive action of water, the tank wilt eventually leak after an extended period of time.
  • Page 15: Filling The Water Heater

    Filling the Water Heater Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water. To prevent damage to the tank, the tank must be filled with water. Water must flow from the hot water faucet before turning "ON" gas to the water heater.
  • Page 16: Gas Pressure

    Input BTU requirement Additional tables are available in the latest edition of the "National Fuel Gas Code", ANSI Z223,1, the fuel is not spilled in the area of the water heater installation, or any source of ignition. piping system of air follow the "WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS"...
  • Page 17: Combustion Air Supply & Ventilation

    Combustion and ventilation air requirements are determined by the location of the water heater. The water heater may be located in either an open (unconfined) area or in a confined area or small enclosure such as a closet or small room.
  • Page 18: All Air From Outdoors

    Vertical Ducts Horizontal Single Opening Example: A water heater with an input rating of 50,000 BTUH using horizontal ducts would require each opening to have a minimum free area of 25 square inches. Minimum free area = 50,000 BTUH x 1 sq. in. ! 2000 BTUH = 25 sq.
  • Page 19: Vent Pipe System

    The vent pipe must be installed according to all local and state codes or, in the absence of local and state codes, the "National...
  • Page 20: Vent Connectors

    IMPORTANT: DO NOT common vent this water heater with any power vented appliance. Figures 19-21 are examples and may or may not be typical for your specific application.
  • Page 21: Water System Piping

    "Temperature (T & P) Relief Valve" on the water heater. A discharge line must be added to the opening of the T&P Relief Valve. Follow the instructions under "Temperature Relief Valve."...
  • Page 22: Closed System/thermal Expansion

    IMPORTANT: Only a new temperature and pressure relief valve should be used with your water heater. Do not use an old or existing valve as it may be damaged working pressure of the new water heater. Do not place any...
  • Page 23: Operating Yourwaterheater

    Check the rating plate near the gas control valve/thermostat the correct type of gas. Do not use this water heater with any gas other than the one listed on the rating plate. If you have any...
  • Page 24 D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water. Immediately contact a qualified installer or service agency to replace a flooded water heater. Do not attempt to repair the unit! It must be replaced! FIGURE FIGURE ..,.
  • Page 25: Checking The Draft

    FIGURE 27. Emergency Shut Down IMPORTANT: Should overheating occur or the gas supply fails to shut off, turn off the water heater's manual gas control valve and call a qualified technician. Water Temperature Ir!II,7_,I Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water temperature in certain situations may vary up to 30°F (16.7 °C)
  • Page 26: Operating T Hetemperature Control S Ystem

    Standard Mode - The controller adjusts the water heater to maintain the temperature set by the user. • approximately the water heater is not in use for a long period of time. This effectively turns the controller temperature a temperature from freezing while still conserving energy.
  • Page 27: Service Andadjustment

    Burner Inspection Flood damage to a water heater may not be readily visible or immediately detectable. However, over a period of time a flooded water heater will create dangerous conditions which can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 28: Housekeeping

    Housekeeping Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, and lint on a regular basis. Fire and Explosion • Do not obstruct combustion openings water heater. • Do not use or store flammable vapor products such as gasoline, solvents or adhesives same room or area near water heater or other appliance.
  • Page 29: Service

    Close the drain valve, refill the tank, and restart the heater as directed in this manual. If the water heater is going to be shut down for an extended period, the drain valve should be left open. IMPORTANT: Condensation and should not be confused with a tank leak.
  • Page 30: Maintenance Of Yourwaterheater

    At least annually, check the base-ring filter (Figure 39) for any dust or debris that may have accumulated screen. NOTE: If the water heater is located in an area that is subjected to tint and dirt, it may be necessary the base-ring filter more frequently.
  • Page 31: Replacing T He Pilot/pilot T Ubeassembly

    asa bending template forthenewpilot a ssembly. Note theplacement/order ofthe wires inthemanifold component block. Thermopile Connector Igniter j_- Wire :_?_i_ Mantfot! _;':_ Component Block_ FIGURE 36. Lift the pitot/thermopite assembly (including the igniter wire) from the manifold assembly. NOTE: Read this step carefully before proceeding. Use the old pilot/pilot tube assembly as a guide, bend the new pilot tube to match the old one.
  • Page 32: Replacing T He Manifold/burner Assembly

    (Figure 38). Reconnect the igniter wire (Figure 33). Turn on the gas supply to the water heater at the manual gas shut-off valve (Figure 11). Follow the lighting instructions Assembly heater.
  • Page 33: Removing A Ndreplacing T Hegascontrol V Alve/thermostat

    Turn off the gas at the manual shut-off valve on the gas supply pipe (Figure 11). Drain the water heater. Refer to the section of "Draining and Flushing" and follow the procedure. Disconnect the igniter wire from the igniter lead wire. Use needle nose pliers to disconnect the red (+) and white (-) thermopile wires.
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting Guide

    If the flame is not drawn toward the draft hood, shut off water heater and make necessary air supply changes to correct.
  • Page 35: Operational Conditions

    Awater heater may appear to be leaking when in fact the water is condensation. This usually happens when: • A new water heater is filled with cold water for the first time. • Burning produces...
  • Page 36 3. Reset the thermal switch by depressing the small button in the center of the thermal switch. Follow the Lighting Instructions found on the front of your water heater. The gas control valve\ thermostat includes a temperature limiting ECO (Energy Cut Off) system that will shut off the water heater if the water temperature exceeds 189°F (87°C) for 155°F models or 199°F...
  • Page 37: Troubleshooting Chart

    Flammable function actuated Base-Ring Filter blocked with lint/dust HIGH OPERATION COSTS Thermostat Sediment or time in tank Water heater too small for job Wrong piping connections Leaking faucets Gas leaks Wasted hot water Long runs of exposed piping Hot water piping in exposed wall...
  • Page 38 CORRECTIVE ACTION Provide ventilation to water heater. Check flue way, flue baffle, and burner Clean flue, locate source and correct Check with gas utility company Replace thermostat Clean filter, "External...
  • Page 39 OFF. Wait 10 minutes, then attempt to light Pilot by following water heater's label. Look through the sight glass for the Pilot flame. If Pilot is not visible, the spark igniter or gas supply to the Pilot should be checked.
  • Page 40 OFF Replace the gas control valve/ For instructions, see "Removing and is not observed when the gas knob is set to the OFF on the water heater's label. If See "Removing and Replacing the Gas for instructions.
  • Page 41: Pilotlighttroubleshooting Flowchart

    I_ NO _ the on position and follow the lighting water heater, in the on position? " l instructions on the front of the water heater. ÷ Have you bled all the air / IWhile repeatedly depressing...
  • Page 42: Partsorderlist

    KENMORE 12 YEAR GAS WATER HEATER 153.331140 40 Gallon (Natural) 153.331150 50 Gallon (Natural) Key No. Part Description Anode Rod Anode Rod (Secondary) Base-Ring Filter Burner Head Burner Orifice Draft Hood Drain Valve Gas Control Valve/Thermostat Inlet Tube w/Gasket Inner Door Gasket *...
  • Page 44: Notes

    For troubleshooting, For repair - in your home - of all major brand appliances, lawn and garden equipment, no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! For the replacement owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself. For Sears professional and items like garage door openers and water heaters.

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