Facts to Consider About the
Facts to Consider About The
You should carefully choose an indoor location for the new
water heater, because the placement is a very important consid-
eration for the safety of the occupants in the building and for
the most economical use of the appliance. This water heater is
not intended for outdoor installation.
Whether replacing an old water heater or putting the water
heater in a new location, the following critical points must be
• The location selected should be indoors as .close to and as
centralized with the water piping system as possible. This
water heater, as well as all water heaters, will'eventually leak.
Do not install without adequate drainage provisions where
water flow will cause damage.
WATER HEATERS EVENTUALLY LEAK: Installation of
the water heater must be accomplished in sucha manner
that if the tank or any connectionsshouldleak, the flow of
water will not causedamage to the structure. When such
locations cannot he avoided, a suitable drain pan should
be installed under the water heater. Drain pans are avail-
able at your local Sears stores. 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 connection with this water heater.
The Upper Element (if a double element model), is a conven-
tional 3800 watt el.ement which only operates at its rated
wattage on 240 volts, (See rating plate on water heater).
The Lower Element of the water heater can be converted from
operation at 3800 watts to 5500 watts on a 240 volt system.
Read and follow water heater warnings and instructions. If after
reading these instructions in this manual, if you do not under-
stand any portion, call Sears Service Center.
Before making the conversion to 5500 watts, check the
(I) power supply...must be 240 volts, (2) wiring... 10 gauge
AWG @ type T.W. 60c or equivalent, and (3) Circuit
breakers or fusing...capable of 30 amp loading.Also, the
installation must conform with this manual, local codes
and electric utility rules. Failure to comply can result in
DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY
water heater must be located and/or protected so it is
not subjectto physicaldamage by a mov ng veh c e.
• The location
servicing and proper operation
of the water heater.
or not the element
is made the
model rating plate must he ma_ked. Using a hardpoint
check the appropriate
plate, which is located adjacent to the lower access panel.