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Service And Adjustment; Temperature Regulation; Thermostats; Thermostat Settings - Kenmore POWER MISER 153.320491 HT 40 GAL Owner's Manual

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Service and Adjustment
Temperature
Regulation
AWARNING
HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are
intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a tem-
perature which will satisfyspaceheating, clothes washing,
dish washing, and other sanitizing needs can scald and
permanently injure you upon contact. Some people are
more likely to be permanently injured by hot water than
others. These include the elderly, children, the infirm, or
physicallylmentally handicapped. If anyone using hot
water in your home fits into one of these groups or d
there is a local code or state law requiring a certain tem-
perature water at the hot water tap, then you must take
specialprecautions. In addition to usingthe lowest possi-
ble temperature
setting that satisfies your hot water
needs, a means such as a mixing valve, shall 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. Follow manufacturers instructions for
installation of the valves. Before changingthe factory set-
ting on the thermostat,
read the "Temperature
Regulation" sectionin this manual.
The lower thermostat is factory set at its lowest position which
approximates 120°F (Hot) andis adjustable if a different water
temperature is desired. Read all warnings in this manual and on
the water heater before proceeding.
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AWARNING
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Never allow small children to use a hot water tap, or to
draw their own hath water. Never leave a child or handi-J
capped person unattended in a bathtub or shower.
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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,
The upper thermostat
(dual element models only) is not
adjustable, Its temperature setting is fLxedto approximate 120°F
(Hot).
(DUAL ELEMENT MODELS ONLY)
UPPER THERMOSTAT
NOT ADJUSTABLE
BEHIND
UPPER ACCESS PANEL
LOWER THERMOSTAT
ADJUSTABLE
THROUGH
LOWER ACCESS PANEL
Temperature
Settings
HOT-Is a thermostat setting of approximately 120°F,
which will supply hot water at the most economi-
cal temperatures.
A-Is a thermostat setting of approximately 130°E
B-Is a thermostat setting of approximately 140°E
C-Is a thermostat setting of approximately 150°E
VERY HOT-Is a thermostat setting of approximately 160°F. It
is recommended that the dial be set lower when-
ever possible.
NOTE: Water temperature range of 120°--140°F
recom-
mended by most dishw_her manufacturers.
Thermostat
Adjustment
The upper and lower thermostats have been factory set at hot
(approximately 120°F) to reduce the risk of scald injury.
The upper thermostat (dual element
models only) is not
adjustable.The lower thermostat is adjustable ira different water
temperature is desired. Read all warnings in the Temperature-
Regulation"section before proceeding.
The adjustment dial can be turned clockwise (_._..fl)
to
increase
the temperature
setting
or counter
clockwise
_..._.._) to decrease the temperature setting.
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