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Kenmore POWER MISER 153.320491 HT 40 GAL Owner's Manual

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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLEWATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLEFOR
SPACEHEATING
Model
No.
153.320390 HT
30 Gal.
153.37.0391HT
30 Gal.
153.320490 HT
40 Gal.
153.320491 HT
40 Gal.
153.320590 HT
50 Gal.
153.320591 HT
50 Gal.
153.320690 HT
66 Gal.
153.320691 HT
66 GaL
153.320890 HT
82 Gal.
153.320891 HT
82 Gal.
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product.
Savethis Manualfor Future Reference.
P_OWER
MISER
TM
I O+
ELECTRIC
WATER
HEATER
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
GAMA certification appTiesto all residential electric water heaters with
capacities of 20 to 120 Gallons. Input rating of 12 Kw or less at a voltage
no greater than 250 V.
_I,WARNING
READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION BEGINNING
ON INSIDE COVER
AND THEN THIS ENTIRE MANUAL
BEFORE INSTALLING
OR OPERAT-
ING TH S WATER HEATER.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.

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  Summary of Contents for Kenmore POWER MISER 153.320491 HT 40 GAL

  • Page 1 20 to 120 Gallons. Input rating of 12 Kw or less at a voltage no greater than 250 V. _I,WARNING READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION BEGINNING AND THEN THIS ENTIRE MANUAL ING TH S WATER HEATER. and Co., Hoffman Estates, I O+ ON INSIDE COVER...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    The valvemust be marked with a maximum set pressure nut to exceed the marked hydrostaticworking pressureof the water heater (150 IbsJsq.in.) and a dischargecapacitynut lessthan the water heater input rate as shownon the model rating plate. (Electric heaters - watts dividedby 1000 x 3415 equalBTU/Hr. rate.) Yourlocaljurisdictional authority, w hilemandatingthe useof a temperature-pressure relief valvecomplying with ANSI Z21.22...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Materials and Basic Tools Needed ... Materials Needed ... Basic Tools ... Installation Instructions ... Removing the Old Water Heater...[ ... Facts to Consider About the Location ... [... Facts to iConsider About the Convertible Lower Hement ... Water Piping ...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    153.320691HT 153.320890HT 153.320891HT *Wiring size based on standard 60°C copper wire. If disrancefrom fuse box to water heater is more than 90 feet, refer to your local electri- cal code. Preparing for the New Installation • Read the "Safety Precautions" section, page 2 of this,manuai first and then the entire manual carefully.
  • Page 5: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    To simplify the installation Sears has available the installation parts shown below. You may or may not need all of these materi- als, depending on your type of installation. WATER HEATER HEAT TRAPS HELP REDUCE TO THERMAL WATER HEATER INSTALLA-...
  • Page 6: Installation Instructions

    I from the water Mineral buildup or sediment may haveaccumulated in the I old water heater. This causes the water heater to be much heavier than normal and this residue, if spilledout, could causestaining. If you have copper piping to the water...
  • Page 7: Facts To Consider About The Location

    This water heater is not intended for outdoor installation. Whether replacing an old water heater or putting the water heater in a new location, the following critical points must be observed.
  • Page 8: 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 %"...
  • Page 9: Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve

    If after manually operating the valve, it failsto completely reset and continues to release water, immediately, close the cold water inlet to the water heater, follow the drain- ing instructions, and replace the temperature-pressure relief valve with a new one.
  • Page 10: Filling The Water Heater

    These instructions only cover the conversion of the convertible dement, read this entire manual before attempting to install or operate the water heater. The water heater is factory set to oper- ate at 3800 watts. The lower element can be converted to oper- ate at 5500 watts.
  • Page 11 Installation Instructions 2. The convertible dement is located behind the lower access panel of the water heater. Remove the two screws securing the access panel, and remove panel. 3. Remove the adjustment dial from the thermostat by gently pulling it directly away from the thermostat.
  • Page 12 "ON" tank with water. covers Never use this water heater unlessit is completely full of| water. To prevent damage to the tank and heating ele-| ment, the tank must be filled with water. Water musti flow from the hot water faucet before turning "ON"| power.
  • Page 13: Wiring Diagrams

    Installation Wiring Diagrams STANDARD WIRING 2 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT WIRING FOR 3 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT UPPER E.C.O. & THERMOSTAT FOR 5500 WATTS FOR 3800 WATTS *NOTE: Some Lower Hi-Temp Limit...
  • Page 14: Wiring

    If you are not familiar with electric codes and practices, or if you have any doubt, even the slightest doubt, in your ability to con- nect the wiring to this water heater, obtain the service of a com- petent e ectrician. Contact your Searssalesperson to arrange for a professional electrician.
  • Page 15: Installation Checklist

    "Product Specifications" section? • Are the wires from the circuit breaker or fuse service to the water heater's junction box on the correct wire size (gauge) as shown in the chart in the "Product Specifications" section? Is the new temperature-pressure...
  • Page 16: Service And Adjustment

    Never leave a child or handi-J capped person unattended in a bathtub or shower. Thermostats The thermostat(s) of this water heater have been factory set at their lowest position which approximates 120°F (Hot) to reduce the risk of scald injury,...
  • Page 17: Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation

    HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK! Before removing I any access panels or servicing the water heater, make I sure the electrical supply to the water heater is turned I IoOFFBo I: ; J°U • CLOSE the cold water inlet valve to the water heater.
  • Page 18: Element Cleaning And Replacement

    (cont'd) 3. Attach a hose to the water heater drain valve and put the other end in a floor drain or outdoors. Open the water heater drain valve. Open a nearby hot water faucet which will relieve pressure in the water heater and speed draining.
  • Page 19 12. Close the water heater drain valve by turning the handle to the right (clockwise). The drain valve is on the lower front of the water heater.
  • Page 20: Drain Valve Washer Replacement

    Troubleshooting Guide of this manual. If a condition persists or you are uncertain about the operation of the water heater, let a qualified person check it out. Contact SEARS Repair Services at 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1.-800-469-4663). store. For ordering a in the "Service...
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting Guide

    The water within the water heater tank expands as it is heated and increases the pressure of the water system. If the relieving point of...
  • Page 22: Operational Conditions

    HIGH TEMPERATURE SHUT The water heater has a high limit shut off system with a reset button located in the upper thermostat. Follow the resetting instructions which refer to the high limit behind the upper access panel.
  • Page 23: Not Enough Or No Hot Water

    Make sure the cold water supply valve is open. Review and check piping installation. Make sure that the cold water line is connected to the cold water inlet to the water heater and the hot water line to the hot water outlet on the water heater. •...
  • Page 24: 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 electric codes, the water...
  • Page 25 Notes...
  • Page 26: Parts Order List

    Parts Order KENMORE POWER MISER 10+ ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.320390 HT 30 Gal. 153.320391 FIT 30 Gal. 153.320490 HT 40 Gal. 153.320491 HT 40 Gal. 153.320590 HT 50 Gal. NOTE: A UPPER ELEMENT: These water heaters are equipped 3800 watt dements.
  • 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 all pertinent facts when you call or visit.
  • Page 28: Warranty

    If the water heater is subjectedto commercial,institutional, or industrial u_eor use in residencesof two familiesor more, the abovewarrant coveragefor tanks that leak is effectivefor twoyearsfrom the date of purchaseand the LimitedWarrantyOn Parts below is effectivefor one year from the date of purchase.