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Kenmore HydroSense 153.33443 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
HydroSense
Gas Water Heater
FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY.
NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING.
NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES.
MODEL NO.
153.334430
153.334530
C3 Technology
the new ANSI Z21.10.1 standard that deals
with the accidental or unintended ignition of
fl ammable vapors, such as those emitted
by gasoline.
ADVERTENCIA
Si no puede leer o entender el inglés y necesita el manual
instructivo y/o etiquetas en español puede obtenerlos llamando al
1-800-821-2017. NO TRATE DE INSTALAR O OPERAR ESTE
CALENTADOR DE AGUA si no entiende la información en las etiquetas
o en el manual instructivo. No hacer caso de esta advertencia podría
resultar en la MUERTE O GRAVES LESIONES CORPORALES.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
PRINTED IN U.S.A. 1207
40 Gallon
50 Gallon
®
Gas Water Heaters meet
www.sears.com
• 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.
1
PART NO. 186422-000
SUPERSEDES 185614-001

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  • Page 1: For Your Safety

    PRINTED IN U.S.A. 1207 • 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. www.sears.com PART NO. 186422-000 SUPERSEDES 185614-001...
  • Page 2: Safe Installation, Use And Service

    SAFE INSTALLATION, USE AND SERVICE Your safety and the safety of others is extremely important in the installation, use and servicing of this water heater. Many safety-related messages and instructions have been provided in this manual and on your own water heater to warn you and others of a potential injury hazard.
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Material Needed ... 6 Basic Tools ... 6 TYPICAL INSTALLATION ... 7 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ... 8-17 Removing the Old Water Heater ... 8 Facts to Consider About the Location ... 9-10 Insulation Blankets ... 10 Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances Located in Unconfi...
  • Page 5: Customer Responsibilities

    Thank You for purchasing a Kenmore water heater. Properly installed and maintained, it should give you years of trouble free service. If you should decide that you want the new water heater professionally installed by Sears call 1-800-4-MY-HOME will arrange for prompt, quality installation by Sears authorized contractors.
  • Page 6: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    USE FOR WATER AND GAS TAPE (USE ONLY ON WATER CONNECTIONS) 6 FOOT TAPE GARDEN HOSE WATER HEATER INSTALLATION KIT WITH FLEXIBLE CONNECTORS FOR 3/4” (19.05 mm) OR 1/2” (12.7 mm) THREADED OR COPPER PLUMBING AND FLEXIBLE WATER HEATER GAS CONNECTOR WITH FITTINGS.
  • Page 7: Typical Installation

    GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER - GAS MODELS A Vent Pipe B Draft Hood C Anode D Hot Water Outlet Outlet Flexible Water Connections G Gas Supply H Manual Gas Shut-off Valve Ground Joint Union * INSTALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL CODES.
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    Dispose of the draft hood. The new water heater has a draft hood which must be used for proper operation. 6. If you have copper piping to the water heater, the two copper water pipes can be cut with a hacksaw approximately four inches away from where they connect to the water heater, see Figure 6.
  • Page 9: Facts To Consider About The Location

    • Devices that will turn off the gas supply to a gas water heater while at the same time shutting off its water supply. INSTALLATIONS IN AREAS WHERE FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS (VAPORS) ARE LIKELY TO BE PRESENT OR STORED (GARAGES, STORAGE AND UTILITY AREAS, ETC.): Flammable...
  • Page 10: Insulation Blankets

    Insulation Blankets Insulation blankets available to the general public for external use on gas water heaters are not necessary with Kenmore products. The purpose of an insulation blanket is to reduce the standby heat loss encountered with storage tank heaters. Your...
  • Page 11: Combustion Air And Ventilation For Appliances Located In Unconfi Ned Spaces

    • Do not apply insulation to the top of the water heater, as this will interfere with safe operation of the draft hood. • Do not cover the outer door, thermostat or temperature & pressure relief valve. • Do not allow insulation to come within 2” (50.8 mm) of the fl oor to prevent blockage of combustion air fl...
  • Page 12: Water Piping

    *mixing valve should be used at the hot water taps used by these people or at the water heater. Mixing valves are available at plumbing supply or hardware stores. See Figure 14. Valves for reducing point of use temperature by mixing cold and hot water are also available.
  • Page 13: 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 tefl on tape around the threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat coupling and around both ends of the 3/4”...
  • Page 14: Temperature Pressure Relief Valve

    The temperature-pressure relief valve must be installed directly into the fi tting of the water heater designed for the relief valve. Position the valve downward and provide tubing so that any discharge will exit only within 6 inches (153 mm) above, or at any distance below the structural fl...
  • 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 fi lled with water. Water must fl ow from the hot water faucet before turning “ON”...
  • Page 16: Gas Piping

    • 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 fi t. Secure two legs to top with sheet metal screws.
  • Page 17: Sediment Trap

    Be sure to check all the gas piping for leaks before lighting the water heater. Use a soapy water solution, not a match or open fl ame. Rinse off soapy solution and wipe dry. The minimum inlet gas pressure shown on the rating plate is that which will permit fi...
  • Page 18: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 19: Temperature Regulation

    Temperature Regulation Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water temperature in certain situations may vary up to 30F° (16.7 C°) higher or lower at the point of use such as, bathtubs, showers, sink, etc. HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are intended to produce hot water.
  • Page 20: Service And Adjustment

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT Burner Inspection Flood damage to a water heater may not be readily visible or immediately detectable. However, over a period of time a fl ooded water heater will create dangerous conditions can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 21: Housekeeping

    Housekeeping Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, and lint on a regular basis. AT LEAST ONCE EVERY SIX MONTHS A VISUAL INSPECTION SHOULD BE MADE OF THE AIR INTAKE SCREEN. CLEAN IF LINT ACCUMULATIONS ARE NOTICED. INSTALLED IN SUITABLE AREA: To insure suffi cient ventilation and combustion air supply, proper clearances from the water heater must be maintained.
  • Page 22: Drain Valve Washer Replacement

    5. OPEN the water heater drain valve to allow for tank draining. 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.
  • Page 23: Start Up Conditions

    fl ame should still be drawn into the draft hood of the water heater with its burner fi ring. If the fl ame is not drawn toward the draft hood, shut off water heater and make necessary air supply changes to correct.
  • Page 24: Condensation

    This usually happens when: • A new water heater is fi lled with cold water for the fi rst time. • Burning gas produces water vapor In water heaters, particularly high effi...
  • Page 25: Operational Conditions

    I. Water in the water heater bottom or on the fl oor may be from condensation, loose connections, or the relief valve. DO NOT replace the water heater until a full inspection of all possible water sources is made and necessary corrective steps taken.
  • Page 26: Service Instructions For Gas Control Valve Assembly

    SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS FOR GAS CONTROL VALVE ASSEMBLY A. Tools required: 1. T15 Torx Screwdriver 2. 3/16” slotted screwdriver. 3. Open-end wrenches 7/16”, and 3/4”. For these instructions, please see Figure 28. B. Removing Electronic Control Module: 1. Turn the gas control/temperature knob to the “OFF” position.
  • Page 27 GAS VALVE BACKPLATE GAS VALVE NIPPLE FIGURE 28.
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting Guide

    These guidelines should be used by a qualifi ed service agent. Call Sears Service at 1-800-4-MY-HOME for assistance. Inform the associate that this is a “Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant” Product. Problem LED Status 1 flash * 2 flashes * 3 flashes * 4 flashes * 5 flashes * 6 flashes *...
  • Page 29 PILOT WILL NOT LIGHT BURNER WILL NOT STAY LIT PILOT OUTAGE NOT ENOUGH HOT WATER WATER TOO HOT WATER HEATER SOUNDS SIZZLING – RUMBLING SOOTING VENT GAS ODORS Improperly sealed, hot or cold supply connection, relief valve, drain valve, or thermostat threads.
  • Page 30: Parts Order List

    Tank Sensor (Upper and Lower) Instruction Manual * * Not Shown ** Includes Inner Door Gasket 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 ®...
  • Page 31: Notes

    NOTES...
  • Page 32: Warranty

    After one year from purchase date, you must pay the labor cost for installation of the part. For the fi rst 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.

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