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Leakage Checkpoints - Kenmore POWER MISER 153.320491 HT 40 GAL Owner's Manual

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Troubleshooting
Guide (cont'd)
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
heater,
and safety practices,
contact
your local
Center
to check the water heater.
(_)
*Condensation may
seen on pipes
or
be
in humid weather
pipe connections may be leaking.
(_)
Small amounts of water from temperature-pressure
relief
valve may be due to thermal
expansion
or high water
pressure in your area.
(_)
*The
relief valve
be leaking at
temperature-pressure
may
the tank fitting.
(_
The elements
be leaking at the tank fitting.
may
_WARNING
HAZARD
OF ELECTRICAL
SHOCKI
Before
removing any accesspanels or servicing the water
heater, make sure the electrical supplyto the water
heater is turned "OFF". Failure to do this could
result in DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR
PROPERTY DAMAGE,
Turn electrical power "OFF", remove acems panels and
fold back insulation. If leaking around elements, follow
proper draining
instructions
and remove element.
Reposirion or replace gasket on element. Place element
into opening and t!,ghten securely. Then follow "Filling
the Water Heater
instructions
in the "Installation
Instructions
section.
Water from drain valve
be due to the valve being
may
opened slightly.
(_
*The drain valve may be leaking at the tank fitting.
(_
*Water in the water heater bottom or on the floor may
be from condensation,
loose connections
or the
temperature-pressure relief valve. DO NOT replace the
water heater until a full inspection of all possible water
sources is made and necessary corrective steps taken.
Leakage from other appliances, water lines, or ground
seepage should also be checked.
NOTE:
To check where threaded
portion enters tank,
insert
cotton
swab hetween
jacket opening
and fit-
ting. If cotton
is wet, follow "Draining"
instructions
in the "Service
and
Adjustment"
section
end
then
remove fitting.
Put pipe dope or teflon
tape on the
threads and replace..Then
follow
"Falling'the
Water
Heater"
instrucuons
in
the
"Installation
Instructions"
section,
&CAUTION
[
Read this manual first, then before checking the water]
] heater make sure the electric
supply has been turned
"OFF", and never turn the electric supply "ON" before
] the tank is completely full of water.
ACAUTION
[
Never use this water heater unlessit is completely full of_
water, To prevent damage to the tank and heating ele-
I ment, the tank must be filled with water. The water must 1
] flow from the hot water faucet before turning "ON"
] power.
]
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