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Kenmore POWER MISER 153.321341 Owner's Manual

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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLEWATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACEHEATING
Model
No.
153.321340
30 Gal.
153.321341
30 Gal.
153.321440
40 Gal.
153.321441
40 Gal.
153.321540
50 Gal.
153.321541
50 Gal.
153.321640
66 Gal.
153.321641
66 Gal.
153.321840
80 Gal.
153.321841
80 Gal.
LISTED
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before
First Use of
This Product.
Savethis Manual for Future Reference.
POWER
MISER
TM 12
ELECTRIC
WATER
HEATER
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
GAMA certification applies to a[[ residential electric water heaters with
capacities of 20 to 120 Gallons. Input rating of 12 Kw or lessat a voltage
no greater than 250 _L
_WARNING
READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION BEGINNING
ON INSIDE COVER
AND THEN THIS ENTIRE HANUAL
BEFORE INSTALLING
OR OPERAT-
ING THIS WATER HEATER.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
Printed in the U.S.A. 1203
www.sears.com
Part No.
184730-O00

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  • Page 1 20 to 120 Gallons. Input rating of 12 Kw or lessat a voltage no greater than 250 _L _WARNING READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION BEGINNING AND THEN THIS ENTIRE HANUAL ING THIS WATER HEATER. and Co., Hoffman Estates, www.sears.com TM 12...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Check the rating plate near the bottom accesspanel for the correct volt- age. DO NOT use thls water heater with any voltage other than the one shown on the model rating plate, Failure to use the cor- rect voltage can cause problems which can result in DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY,,OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Precautions ... Table of Contents Introduction ... Product Specifications ... MatcrMs Needcd ... Basic Tools ... Installation Instructions Rcmo_4ng thc Old \_ater Heatcr ... I_acts to Consider About the Location ... I_acts to Considcr About the Convertible \_ater Piping ...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction Thank You forpurchasing Propcrly {nstallcd and mah_t:fincd, it should glvc you years of trouble fi'cc scr_4cc, If you shotfld dcddc that you want the ncw water hcatcr profhsslonally lnstallcd, contact thc local Scars SctMcc Ccntcr or any Scars stoic. Thcy will arrange for prompt, quall_T installation by Scars authorb;cd contractors, Product Specifications...
  • Page 5: Basic Tools

    Basic Tools Needed Materials Needed To simpli_T thc i*tstallation Scars has availablc thc i*tstallatio*t parts shovcx_ bclow. You may,or may,r_otnccd all ofthcsc matcrb als dcpcndJng on ,,Tour typc oi:'installatior_. WATER HEATER INSTALLA- TION KIT WITH FLEXIBLE CONNECTORS FOR 3t4' OR...
  • Page 6: Installation Instructions

    Instructions M_neralbuildupor sediment m_r t haveaccumulated •inthe old water heater• This causes the water heater to be [ much heavier than normal and th_sresidue, _f sp_lledout, could causestaining, If you havc coppcr piping to thc watcr hcatcr, the t_-o coppcr water pipes can bc cut with a hacksaw appro_matcly 4"...
  • Page 7: I_Acts To Consider About The Location

    For th;s reason, it ;s not advisable to install the water heater ;n an attic or upper floor. When such locationscannot be avo;d- ed, a su;table dra;n pan should be installed under the...
  • Page 8: Ater Piping

    _e hot water pLpe to the hot water outlexof the water heater. • Look at the top cover of t_e water heater, The cold water inlet _s marked cold,Put two or th_c turns of teflon rapearound the thro_dcd end of the thr_dcd-to-s'weatcouplirg and arotmdboth ends of the _"...
  • Page 9 Compl;ancewith such local requirements must be satlsfied by the installer or end user of the water heater w;th a locally prescribed temperature.pressure ;nstelled ;n the deslgnatedopening in the water heater ;n...
  • Page 10: Hcatcr

    3800 watt clement which only operates at its rated wawagc on 240 volts, (Scc rating plasc on water heascr/, The Lower Element of the water heater can bc converted from operation at 3800 watts to 5500 watts on a 240 volt _'ystcm, [i:'al_cr reading these instructions and this manual, ii:you do not undcrsvand any portion, call Sears Scrvicc Center.
  • Page 11 Installation 2, Thc convcrtiblc clcmcnt is Iocatcd bcMnd thc Iowcr acccss paacl of thc _atcr hcatcr, Rcmovc thc t_-o scrcw_ssccur_ng thc acccss paacL and rcmovc paacl, 3. Rcmovc thc insulation block and pad, 4. Lower Elemen_ l.{f_ out thc tab as shown to undip minal covcr from thc thcrmostat, Tbc tcrminal rcmovcd I_}omthc thcrmosmt,...
  • Page 12 712. Complctc • Never use this water heater unless_t _scompletely full of ] water. To prevent damage to the tank and heating ele- ] ment, the tank must be filled with water. Water must I flow from the hot water faucet before turning "ON"...
  • Page 13 Installation Wiring Diagrams STANDARD WIRING 2 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIHULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT WIRING FOR 3 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE E/EHENT UPPER E.C.O. & THERHOSTAT BUSS BAR\ ",, FOR S$0O WAI-I'S 3800 W *NOTE: Some Lower Hi-Temp Limit...
  • Page 14 Installation Wiring A CAUTION Never use this water heater unless it Is completely full of J water. To prevent damage to the tank and heat_ng ele- J nnent, the tank must be filled with water. Water flow from the hot water faucet before turning on power.
  • Page 15: Installation Chccklist

    Installation Installation Checklist ° Whcthcr or r_ot thc clcmcr_t convcrsior_ is madc, thc modcl rati:tg platc must bc markcd. Usi:tg a hard point i:tk pc*t, chcck thc appropriatc block within thc modd rating platc, which is Iocatcd adjaccnt to thc Iowcr acccss pancl. °...
  • Page 16: Thermostats

    BEHIND UPPER ACCESS The lower thcrmosvat mates I L0 F IHOT) Water heaters perature heated to a tom. water heater be_rc Some people are If anyone using hot tom. at plumbing supply or ;nstruct;ons for "Temperature ADJUSTABLE or to J...
  • Page 17: Upper And Lower Thermostat Adjustment

    • OPEN thc watcr hcatcr &'aln valvc to "allow_r tank dmJtfing. NOTE_ If the water heater is going to be shut down and drained for an extended period_ the drain valve sholdd be left open with hose connected allowing water to terminate to an adeql_te drain.
  • Page 18 HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCKI any access panels or servicing the water heater, make I sure the electr;cal supply to the water heater ;s turned I "OFF". Failure to do this could result ;n DEATH, SERI- OUS BOD LY NJUR_, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 19 This will lct air out ofthc watcr hcatcr and thc piping, Never use this water heater unlessit is completely full of I water. To prevent damage to the tank and heatlng ele- I ment, the tank must be filled with water, Water must I flow from the hot water faucet before turning "ON"...
  • Page 20 • Be_rc bcginning turn _OFF" the clectrica,1power supply to the water heater, HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCKI Before removing any access panels or servicMg the water heater, make I sure the electrical supply to the water heate_ _sturned I "OFF". Failure to do this could result _n DEATH_ SERI- OUS BOD LY NJUR_ OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 21: Thermal Expansion

    Troubleshooting Start Up Conditions THERMAL EXPANSION Watcr supply systems max; bccat_sc of such events as high line pressure, fi"c@cnt cut-olin, the cffacctsol?wascr hammcr among othcrs, havc inst',dled dcviccs such as presst_rc redudng valvcs, check vdvcs, back flow prevcntcrs, ctc,,,m control these 9'pcs of" problems, Whcn thcsc dc_4ccs arc not equipped with an intcrn'al by+pass, and no other measures arc taken, the dc_4ccs cause the _atcr _wstcm to bc dosed, As _atcr is heated, it expands (ther-...
  • Page 22: Operational Conditions

    Do not rereov¢ the anode leaving the tank _nprotectexL By doing so, all warranty on the water heater tank is voided. IN HOT WATER FAUCET'S "AIR"...
  • Page 23: Not Enough Or No Hot

    Troubleshooting HIGH TEMPERATURE SHUT (cont'd) * Rcmovc thc two sct_cwssccuri_tg thc acccss pancl and rcmovc pand, • Rcmovc thc ir_sulatior_block and pad, • Rcsct thc high limit by pushing lrt thc rcd button markcd "RESET", runN_rr • Rcplacc thc i_tsulation block and pad so that it complctcly covers the thcrmos_t and clcmcrtt.
  • Page 24: Leakage Checkpoints

    "Insvallatlon Instructions" section, Water from drain waivemay bc duc to thc vdvc being opcncd slightly. *Thc drain valvc may bc lcaklng at thc tank fi'Ltting. *Water in the water heater bottom or on thc floor may bc from condcnsation, loosc conncctions tcmpcraturc-prcssurc rcllcf valvc.
  • Page 25 Notes...
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  • Page 28: Parts Order List

    If a rcplaeement 3800 waR, 240 volt element is needed, o_des item no. 42-31906 _eplaeememt elememt*fiat file dine ofinstal- latlon, file water heater was converted to operate at 5500 watts, order item numbes 42-31908 replacement element. (See model rating plate "If Converted" box).
  • Page 29: Scrvicc

    If thc parts you nccd arc not stockcd locally, your ordcr ,MI1 bc clcctronically handling. The model number of the water heater w411bc found on the model rating plate located above the access pancl, WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS G_'E THE FOLLOWING...
  • Page 30 Parts Order KENMORE POWER MISER 12 ELECTRIC MODEL NIJMBERS: 153.321541 50G al+ 153.321640 66G al÷ 153.321641 66G al÷ 153.321840 80Gal. 153.321841 80Gal. NOTE, A UPPERELEMENT, TEesewater heateesareeq_ippedwith 3800wa_elemen_÷ LOWER ELEMENT: These water heaters are eqttipped factory installed convertible elements, at 3800 watts or 5500 watts.
  • Page 31 If thc parts you nccd arc not atockcd locally, your ordcr wdll bc clcctronically handling. The model number of the water heater w411be found on the model rating plate located above the access pancl, _q-IEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLIA)WING...
  • Page 32: Warranty

    Repairdefects in maseria] or workmmaslxip in this water hmte_; free of chm'g¢. Furnish gad install a nm,¢c_'tent modal water heater ofequM capacity and quMiD; f_e of chaR,,e, if a leak occurs in the trunk. After one year gad through 12 yem'sfrom the date of purchase for,a_ter heaters xksedin a single-family residence, if a leak occurs in tlxe ink, Sears will furnish a note current modal ,a_ter heater of equal capacity and quality.