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Owner's Manual
POWER
MISER
TM 12
GAS WATER
HEATER
FOR POTABLE
WATER
HEATING
ONLY.
NOT SUITABLE
FOR SPACE
HEATING.
NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE
HOMES.
MODEL NO.
153.331472
40 Gallon
153.331572
50 Gallon
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
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For Your Safety
AN ODORANT
ISADDED
TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER.
This water heater
complies
with ANSI Z21.10.1-
current
edition
regarding
the
accidental
or
unintended
ignition
of flammable
vapors,
such
as those emitted
by gasoline.
Read and understand
instruction
manual
and safety messages
before installing,
operating
or
servicing
this water
heater.
Failure
to follow
instructions
and
safety messages
could result in
death
or serious
injury.
Instruction
manual
must remain
with 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
Sl NO ENTIENDE
LAS INSTRUCCIONES.
No hacer caso de esta
advertencia
podria originar lesiones graves o mortales.
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.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co.,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A
PRINTED
IN THE U.S.A
1208
www.sears.com
PART NO. 315425-000

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  • Page 1 No hacer caso de esta service agency or the gas supplier. and Co., Hoffman Estates, www.sears.com For Your Safety ISADDED TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER. If the information in these is not followed exactly, a fire may result causing property personal injury or death.
  • 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 ... SERVICE ANDADJUSTMENT ... Tank (Sediment) Cleaning ... VentSystem Inspection ..BurnerInspection ... Burner C leaning ..Housekeeping ...
  • Page 6: Product Warranty

    Supply free water heater parts for those that are defective in material or workmanship. Supply a free water heater for one that develops a leak. For the second through the twelfth year from the purchase date, you must pay the labor cost for installation of parts or water heater. For commercial, institutional, industrial or residential years.
  • Page 7: Customer Responsibilities

    40 (151) Natural 153.331572 50 (189) Natural installed Carefully plan the place where you are going to put the water heater. Correct very important in preventing death from possible carbon monoxide ®.They will a rrange for poisoning and fires. contractors.
  • Page 8: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    ROLL OF TEFLON 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 ram) OR 1/2" (12.7 mm) THREADED COPPER PLUMBING AND FLEXIBLE WATER HEATER GAS CONNECTOR WITH FITTINGS.
  • Page 9: 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 10: 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 11: Removing The Old Water Heater

    OUTER DOOR ® 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 See Figure...
  • Page 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: Gas Pressure

    Total pipe length, 80 feet = 3/4" IPS required. Additional tables are available 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: Vent Connectors

    CAUTION: 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 20: 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 21: Closed System/Thermal Expansion

    IMPORTANT: Only a new temperature and pressure relief valve expansion). In a closed should be used with your water heater. Do not use an old or existing valve as it may be damaged in water pressure due to working pressure of the new water heater.
  • Page 22: Operating Yourwaterheater

    Check the rating plate near the gas control valve/thermostat the correct gas. Do not use this water heater with any gas other than the one listed on the rating plate. If you have any questions or doubts, consult your gas supplier or gas utility company.
  • Page 23: Checking The Draft

    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 Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water...
  • Page 24 (OFF-PILOT-ON) INDEX BAR_ NOTE: During tow demand periods when hot water is not being used, a lower thermostat setting losses and may satisfy your normal hot water needs. If hot water use is expected to be more than normal, thermostat setting may be required VERY HOT= approx.
  • Page 25: Service Andadjustment

    At least once a year, a visual inspection burner and pilot burner. See Figure 29. You should proper combustion. Soot build-up further use. Turn "OFF" gas to water heater and leave off until repairs are made, if vent pipe result in a fire causing sooted...
  • Page 26: 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 27: Service

    To drain the tank, perform the following steps: Turn off the gas to the water heater at the manual gas shut- off valve. Close the cold water inlet valve. Open a nearby hot water faucet. Connect a hose to the drain valve and terminate adequate drain.
  • Page 28: Maintenance Of Yourwaterheater

    At least annually, check the base-ring filter (Figure 38) 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 29: Replacing T He Pilot/Pilot T Ubeassembly

    Position the new thermocoupte through the bottom opening of the two piece wire connector (Figure 34). Be sure igniter wire is positioned through the small opening piece wire connector. Re-attach the burner. Note the orientation (Figure 33.) See "Replacing the Manifold/Burner FERROLE NUT il IGNITER...
  • Page 30: Piezoelectric Igniter System

    IMPORTANT: Do not operate the water heater if the door gasket does not create a seal between the manifold door and the combustion chamber. During the following procedure, apply any thread sealant to any of the fittings listed below.
  • Page 31: Testing Theignitersystem

    Testing the Igniter System Turn off the gas to the water heater at the manual gas shut-off valve. Watch the electrode tip while activating the igniter. A visible spark should jump from the electrode. To avoid shock, do not touch the burner or any metal part on the pilot or pilot assembly.
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting Guide

    If the flame is not with a 40 psi air...
  • Page 33: 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 34 This is common at the time of start-up after installation and when incoming water is cold. Water in the water heater bottom or on the floor may be from condensation, DO NOT replace the water heater until a full inspection of all possible corrective steps taken.
  • Page 35: Troubleshooting Chart

    Repair faucets Advise customer Insulate piping Insulate piping Check with gas utility company 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 Turn temperature...
  • Page 36 CORRECTIVE ACTION Replace thermostat Replace thermostat Provide ventilation to water heater. Check flue way, flue baffle, and burner Clean, locate source and correct Provide fresh air ventilation Provide ventilation to water heater. Check flue way, flue baffle, burner...
  • Page 37: Pilotlighttroubleshooting Flowchart

    | Is there a furnace/air the water heater? Does the return air duct for the furnace/air handler draw its air from a separate location than the water heater? See the "Location Requirements" and "Combustion Supply and Ventilation" sections in this manual.
  • Page 38: Partsorderlist

    Temperature Adjustment Thermocouple Two-Piece Wire Connector * Not Shown. Now that you have purchased your gas water heater, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service, Sears Service Center call (1-800-469-4663). Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit.
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