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Element Cleaning And Replacement - Kenmore POWER MISER 153.320491 HT 40 GAL Owner's Manual

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Service and Adjustment
(cont'd)
Element Cleaning/
Replacement
l
A IMPORTANT
I
ELEMENT REPLACEMENT
INFORMATION
I
This water heater is equipped with a special element
that has I%" threads. Make sure that the replace-
ment element has I_
threads.
I" DIAMETER
lY*" DIAMETER
THREADED
CAP
THREADED
CAP
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.
O-RING GASKET
(1_" ELEMENT
ONLY)
NOTE." These instructions
are written for element deanlng
and element replacement for the lower element. ][fit is neces-
sary to clean or replace the upper element, thee repeat these
instructions.
To remove the element from your tank in order to clean or
replace it:
1. Before beginning turn "OFF" the electric power supply to the
water heater.
AWARNING
I
The water passingout of the drain valve may be extreme-
ly hot. To avoid being scalded, make sure all connectionsI
are tight and that the water flow is directed away from
any person.
4. Remove the two screws securing the access panel, and remove
panel.
AWARNING
HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK! Before removing I
any access panels or servicing the water heater, make
I sure the electrical suppl.yto the water heater is tumed I
"OFF". Failure to do thin could result in DEATH, SERI- I
I OUS BODILY INJURY,OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
I
2. Turn
off the water supply
to the water heater
at the water
shutoffvalve
or water meter.
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5. After you have removed the lower access panel, remove the
adjustment
dial from the thermostat by gently pulling it
directly away from the thermostat.
6. Open the flap of insulation to expose the opening.
.
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