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Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation; Draining - Kenmore POWER MISER 153.320491 HT 40 GAL Owner's Manual

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Service and Adjustment
(cont'd)
Temperature-Pressure
Relief
Valve Operation
The temperature-pressure
relief valve must be manually operated
at least once a year.
TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE
RELIEF VALVE
Draining
The water heater should be drained if being shut down during
freezing temperatures. Also periodic draining and cleaning of
sediment from the tank may be necessary.
• Before beginning turn "OFF" the electric power supply to the
water heater.
AWARNING
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
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DISCHARGE
PIPE
AWARNING
The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually
operated at least once a year. Caution shouldbe taken to
ensure that (I) no one is in front of or around the outlet
of the temperature-pressure relief valve discharge line,
and (2) the water manually dischargedwill not causeany
property damage or bodily injury. The water may be
extremely hot.
If after manually operating the valve, it fails to 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.
• CLOSE the cold water inlet valve to the water heater.
• OPEN a nearby hot water faucet and leave open to allow for
draining.
• Connect
a hose to the drain valve and terminate
to an
adequate drain or outdoors.
• OPEN the water heater drain valve to allow for rank 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
m an adequate drain.
• Close the drain valve.
• Follow "Filling the W,,ater Heater"
instructions
in the
Installation Instructions
section.
Failure to install and maintain a new properly listed tempera-
ture-pressure relief valve will release the manufacturer from any
claim which might result from excessive temperature or pressure.
AWARNING
If the temperature-pressure relief valve on the appliance
weeps or dischargesperiodically,this may be due to ther-
mal expansion.Your water heater may havea check valve
installed in the water line or a water meter with a check
valve. Consult your local Sears Service Center for further
information. Do not plug the temperature-pressure relief
valve.
• Turn "ON" power to the water heater.
ACAUTION
Never use this water heater unless it is completely full I
water. To prevent damage to the tank and heating ele- I
ment, the tank must be:filled with water. Water must I
flow from the hot water faucet before turning
"ON"I
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