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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLEWATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACEHEATING
NOT
FOR USE IN
MOBILE
HOMES
Model
No.
153.334290
40 Gal. Short
153.334390
30 Gal.
153.334490
40 Gal.
153.334590
50 Gal.
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product.
ENERGY
EFFICIENTTM5
GAS
WATER
HEATER
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
For Your Safety
• Care and Maintenance
- Troubleshooting
• Parts List _
_,N
ODORANT
IS ADDED
TO
THE
GAS
USED
BY THIS
_INAT E R HEATER
kWARNING:
If the information
in these instructions are not fol-
lowed exactly, a fire or explosion may result,
causing property
.damage, personal inlury or death.
_-Do not store or use gas. oline 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
switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
Immediately
call your
gas supplier
from
a neighbor's
.phone.
i 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
I
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
Service Center or gas utility for further information.
_,WARNING
other
areas
Flammable
vapors may be drawn
by air currents
from
of the structure
to this appliance.
Save this Manual for Future Reference.
_,WARNING
I
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 POTABLEWATER HEATING ONLY NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACEHEATING FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES Model 153.334290 40 Gal. Short 153.334390 30 Gal. 153.334490 40 Gal. 153.334590 50 Gal. Caution: Read and Follow All Safety Rules and Operating Instructions Before First Use of This Product.
  • Page 2 Compliance with.such Ioca_ requirements must be satis- fied by the installer or end user of the water heater with a locally prescribed-temperature-pressure installed in the designatedopemng m the water heater in place of the fa-c_ Fu-i_ fsll-edvalve.
  • Page 3 AWARNING Soot build-up indicates a problem that requires correc- tion before further use. Turn "OFF" gas to water heater and leave "OFF" until repairs are made, because failure to correct the cause of the sooting can result in a fire or explosion causing DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 4 Clearance from the top of the jacket is 18" on most mod- els. Note that a lesserdimension may be al owed on some models. Refer to the label on the water heater adjacent to the gascontrol valvefor all clearances. &WARNING Do not use this appli_of water.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Customer Responsibilities ... Product bpecincations ... 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 Combustion Air and Ventilation Water Piping ...
  • Page 6: Customer Responsibilities

    Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269. • Read the "Safety Precautions" section, pages 2 through this manual first and then the entire manual don't follow the safety rules, the water heater will not operate properly. It could cause DEATH, INJURY ANDIOR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 7: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    • Solder Flux • EmeryCIoth • Wire Brushes PIPE WRENCH TIN SNIPS TAPE DRILL ROLL OF EMERY WATER HEATER STAND 24"x24"xl 8" FOR USE WITH WATER HEATERS INSTALLED IN RESIDENTIAL GARAGES HAVING A DIAMETER OR LESS AND A RATED CAPACITY 75 GALLONS...
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    Mineral buildup or sediment may have accumulated in the I I old water heater. This causes the water heater to be much heavier than normal and this residue, if spilled out, could I cause staining. ODisconnect the vent pipe from the draft hood where they connect to the water heater.
  • Page 9: Facts To Consider About The Location

    • The location selected should be indoors as close as'practical to the gas vent or chimney to which the water heater vent is going to be connected, and as centralized with the _ater pip- ing system as possible. The water heater, as all water heaters, will eventually leak.
  • Page 10: Combustion Air And Ventilation For Appliances In Unconfined Spaces

    Installation Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances Located in Unconfined Spaces Uncomemed Space is a space whose volume is not less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour of the aggregate input rating of all appliances installed in that space. Rooms communicating directly with the space in which the appliances are installed, through openings not furnished with doors, are considered a part of the unconfined space.
  • 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 end of the threaded-to-sweat both ends of the ¾"...
  • Page 12: Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve

    The valvemust be niarked with a maximumset pressure not to exceed the marked hydrostaticworking pressureof the water heater (150 IbsJsq. i n.) and a discharge capacity not less than the water heaterinput rate as shown on the modelrating ,late. (Electric heaters - watts dividedby 1000x 34!5 equal BTU/Hr.rate.)
  • Page 13: Filling The Water Heater

    (cont'd) A WARNING the water heater. The legs will snap in the holes to give a tight fit. position, drill a small hole through both the vent pipe and draft hood. Secure them together with a sheet metal screw.
  • Page 14: Gas Piping

    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 NFPA54 and the gas company concern- ing pipe size.
  • Page 15 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 tive sediment trap.
  • Page 16: Installation Checklist

    • Are the cold and hot water lines connected to the water heater correctly? See "Water Piping" instructions "Installation Instructions" section. • Is the water heater completely filled with water? See _Filling" instructions in the "Installation Instructions"section. • Will a water leak damage anything? Consider About the Location"...
  • Page 17: Uoeratm_ Instructions

    "For YourSafety"on the coverpageof hismanualthen leavethe premise_ Lighting and operating instructions are located on front of the water heater, above or _o one side of the gas control valve. AWARNING AN ODORANT ISADDED TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER.
  • Page 18 Operating Instructions (cont'd) 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 which must be lighted by hand.Whenlightingthe pilot,followtheseinstructions exactly.
  • Page 19: Temperature Regulation

    Instructions (cont'd) Temperature Regulation Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water tern- petature in certain sltuarlons may vary up to 30 F hight lower at the point of use such as, bathtubs, showers, sink, etc.
  • Page 20: Service And Ad Iustment

    Loose deposits on or around the burner can be removed by care- fully using the hose of a vacuum cleaner inserted through the access door of the water heater. If the burner needs to be removed for additional cleaning, call the Sears Service Center to remove and dean the burner and correct the problem that required the burner to be cleaned.
  • Page 21: Draining

    "Parts Order List" section. to an Relief Housekeeping Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, and lint on a regular basis. INSTALLED IN SUITABLE AREA: To insuresufficient venti- lation and combustion air supply,properclearances from the water heater must be maintained.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting Guide

    This usually happens when: • When a new water heater is filled with cold water for the first time. heaters, particularly high efficiency models where flue tem-...
  • Page 23: Strange Sounds

    Guide (cont'd) Operational SMELLY PRESSURE REDUCING In each glasslined water heater there is installed at least one VALVE WITH anode rod (see "parts section) for corrosion protection BYPASS tank. Certain water conditions will 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".
  • Page 24: High Temperature Shut Off System

    This water heater is equipped with an automatic gas shut offsys- 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 are present. It is non- resettable.
  • Page 25: Leakage Checkpoints

    Troubleshooting Leakage Checkpoints Use this guide to check a "Leaking"water heater. Many suspected "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 your...
  • Page 26: Parts Order List

    Parts Order KENMORE ENERGY EFFICIENT m 5 GAS WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.334290 40 Gal. Short 153.334390 30 Gal. 153.334490 40 Gal. 153.334590 50 Gal. List...
  • Page 27 # 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 pertinent facts when you call or visit.
  • Page 28 Through one (1) year from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is installed and operated in accordance with the instructions in this manual, ifa part fails due to a failure in materials or workmanship, Sears will furnish a replacement part free of charge.