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Safety Precautions - Kenmore POWER MISER 153.320491 HT 40 GAL Owner's Manual

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Safety Precautions
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_,WARNING
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Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or I
maintenance can causeDEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJUR_, |
OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. Refer to this manual for assis-|
tance or consultyour local SearsService Center for further|
information.
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AWARNING
At the time of manufacture this water heaterwasprovided with
a combination temperature-pressures reliefvalvecertifiedby a
nationally recognized te_tinglaboratorythat maintains periodic
inspection of productionof listed equipmentor materials,as
meeting the requirements for ReliefValvesand AutomaticGas
ShutoffDevices for Hot Water SupplySystems, a nd the latest
editionof ANSI Z21.22and the coderequirements of ASME.
replaced the valvemustmeet the requimnients of localcedes,
but not lessthan a combination temperatur_andpressure re ef
valvecertifiedasmeeting the requirementsfor ReliefValves end
AutomaticGas ShutoffDevices for Hot Water Supply Systems,
ANSI Z21.22 by a nationally recognized testinglaboratory that
maintains periodic inspec_on of production of listedequipment
or materials.
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
andASME,mayrequirea valvemodeldifferent fromthe onefur-
nishedwiththe waterheater.
Compliance with suchlocalrequirements must be satisfied by
the installeror end userof the water heaterwith a locally pre-
scribed temperature-pressure r elief valveinstalledin the desig-
nated openingin the water heater in placeof the factoryfur-
nishedvalve.
Forsafeoperationofthe water heater,the reliefvalvemust nut
beremovedfrom it'sdesignated opening or plugged.
The temperature-pressure reliefvalvemust be installed directly
intothefittingof the waterheaterdesignated for the reliefvalve.
Positionthe valvedownwardand providetubingsothat any dis-
chargewill exit onlywithin 6 inchesabove,or at any distance
belowthe structuralfloor.Be certainthat no contact is made
with anyliveelectricalpart.The discharge opening mustnot be
blockedor reducedin size underany circumstances. Excessive
length,over30 feet, or useof more than four elbows cancause
restriction and reducethe discharge c apacity of thevalve.
No valveor otherobstruction isto he placedbetweenthe relief
valveand the tank. Do nut connecttubing directlyto discharge
drainunlessa 6"air gapisprovided. Topreventbodilyinjury, h az-
ard to life,or propertydamage,the reliefvalvemustbe allowed
to discharge w aterin quantities should circumstances demand. I f
the discharge pipeisnot connected to a drainor othersuitable
means,
the
water
flow
may
cause
property
damage.
The DischargePipe:
Must nut be smallerin sizethan the outlet pipesizeofthe
valve,or haveany reducing couplings or other restrictions.
Must not be plugged or blocked.
Must be of material listedfor hot water distribution.
Must be installedsoas to allowcomplete drainageof beth
the temperature-pressurerelief valve, and the discharge
pipe.
Must terminate at an adequatedrain.
Mustnot haveany valvebetweenthe reliefvalveand tank.
AWARNING
HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK! Before removing
any access panels or servicing the water heater, make
sure the electrical supp.ly to the water heater is turned
"OFF". Failure to do this could result in DEATH, SERI-
OUS BOD LY INJURY,OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
_iWARNING
HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are
intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a tem-
_eratore which will satisfy space heating, clotheswashing,
dish washing, and other sanitizing needs can scald and
_ermanently injure you upon contact. Some people are
more likely to be permanently injured by hot water than
others. These includethe elderly, children, the infirm, or
physically/mentally handicapped. If anyone using hot
water in your home fits into one of these groups or if
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 using the 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 valvesare available at plumbing supplyor
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.
AWARNING
WATER HEATERS EQUIPPED
FOR ONE VOLTAGE
ONLY: This water heater is equipped for one type voltage
only. Check the rating plate near the bottom accesspanel
for the correct voltage. DO_NOT.use.tJ_s_water heater
with any voltage other than the one shown on the model
rating plate. Failure to use the correc_mltage can cause
problems which can result in DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY
INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. If you h_ve any ques-
tions or doubts consultyour electric company,
-_ WARNING
INSULATING JACKETS:-When
installing-an external
water heater insulation jacket on an electric water
heater:
a. DO NOT cover the temperature-pressure relief valve.
b. DO NOT put insulation over the accesscovers or any
access
areas.
c. DO NOT cover or remove operating instructions, and
safety related warning labelsand materials affixed to the
water heater.
AWARNIN._G
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Do not usethis applianceif any part of it has been under|
water, An electrical short or malfunction could occur.The |
water heater shouldbe replaced.
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A CAUTION
WATER HEATERS EVENTUALLY LEAK: Installation of
the water heater must be accomplishedin sucha manner
that if the tank or anyconnectionsshouldleak, the flow of
water will not causedamage to the structure. When such
locations cannot be avoided, a suitable drain pan should
be installed under the water heater. Drain pans are avail-
able at your local Sears Store. Such a drain pan must be
piped to an adequate drain. Under no circumstances is
the manufacturer or Sears to be held liable for any water
damage in connectionwith this water heater.
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