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Installation
Instructions
(cont'd)
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
must
flow from the hot water faucet before turning on power.
You must providc all _4ring of thc propcr size outsidc of thc
wascr hcatcr, You must obcy local codcs and clcctric company
rcqtfircmcnts when you install this _@ing.
rfyou arc not _amiliar w4th clcct£c codcs and pracficcs or if you
have an), doubt, cvcn thc slightcst doubt, in your ab[li_Tto con-
ncct thc _4ring to this wascr hcatcr, obtain thc scrv[cc of a com-
pctcnt clcctrldan. Contact yottr Scars s',dcspcrsonto arrangc for
a profcssional clcctridan.
AWARNING
WATER HEATERS EQUIPPED
FOR ONE VOLTAGE
ONLY: This water heater is equlpped for one type voltage
only. Checkthe rating plate near the bottom accesspanel
for the correct voltage. DO NOT use thls water heater
with any voltage other than the one shown on the model
rating plate. Failure to use the correct voltage can cause
problems which can result in DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY
INJURY,OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. If you have any ques-
tlons or doubts consultyour electrlc company.
A CAUTION
If wirlng from your fuse box or clrcuit breaker box was
aluminum for your old water heater, replace it wlth cop-
per wlre. If you wish to reuse the exlsting aluminum wire,
havethe connection at the water heater made by a com-
petent electrician. Contact your Sears salesperson to
arrange fora prefesslonalelectrician.
]. Providc a way to casily shut off thc clcctric powcr whcn
working on thc watcr hcatcr, Tiffs could bc with a circuit
brcakcr or fusc block in thc cntrancc box or a scparatc dis-
connect swkdl,
2. lnsvall and conncct
a clrctfit directly
from thc main fusc or
circuit
breaker box, This circuit
must bc the right sb;c and
have its own fuse or drcuk
breaker. Refer to the chart in the
"Product
Spcdfications"
section fi_r the correct size wbc and
fitsc or circtfit breaker,
3. [f mcval conduit is uscd fi_rthc grounding conductor:
C, Flexiblc mcval conduit
or flexiblc mcvallic robing shall bc
pcrmktcd
_r groundhog if",dl thc following conditions
arc
tDet:
], Thc Icngth in any ground return path docs not cxcccd
6 fcct,
2, Thc circuk conductors convAncd thcmin arc protectcd
by ovcrcurrcnt dc_4ccsrased at 20 ampcrcs or less,
3, Thc conduit
or tubing
is tcrminatcd
in fittings
approvcd _r grounding.
For complctc grounding dcta]ls and all allowable exceptions
rcfizr to the current edition of the National Electrical Code
NFPA 70.
4,
5.
A svandard _' con&fit opcning
has bccn made in the water
hcater jtmction box _r the conduit
conncction.
_TJring Diagrams
(Scc Wiring
Diagrams
Scction) have bccn
supplied
showing
the two most common
types of connec-
tions bctwccn the water hcatcr and thc power supply, You can
easily see which
type connection
you have by remo_4ng the
junction
box covcr on top ofthc watcr hcatcr,
A. Two W'me Connection
Diagran*s+ is thc most common
requiring you to simply connect red to rcd, black to black,
and the grotmd w4rc to thc grccn ground scrcw in the jtmc+
tion box ofthc watcr hcatcr,
6,
7
B+ Three "_7"tre Connection
Diagram+ is uscd whcn you arc
connccting
thc watcr
hcatcr
to powcr a supply that has a
"Time
Clock" or "Off" Pc'ak" Mctcr, To make these connec-
tions rcfcr to block ] or 2 in this _4ring diagram _r thc typc
of _Tstcm you havc,
NOTE:
If yo.
have parcdaased
a three wire connection
water heater
bltt yollt are not on a "Time
Clock"
or "Off
Peak" meter
and
have a standard
two wire
connection
power sltpply_ simply
follow
the connection
diagram
in
block 3. of the Three Wire Connection
Diagram.
Usc wirc nuts and conncct
thc power supply _4ring to the
wircs insidc the wascr hcatcr's jtmction,
Thc watcr hcatcr
must
bc clcctrically
"groundcd"
by thc
installer.
A grccn ground
screw has bccn provided
on the
water hcatcr's
junction
box, Connect
ground
wlrc to this
location.
8. Rcplacc thc _@ing jtmctlon covcr using thc scrcw¢ pro_4dcd,
A, Thc grounding
clcctrodc
conductor
shall bc of copper,
aluminum,
or coppcrclad
alumintmt.
Tbc matcrhl
shall
bc ofonc continuous
Icngth _dthout
a splice or joint.
B. Rigid mctal conduit,
intcrmcdiatc
mcval conduit,
or clcc-
trical
metallic
tubing
may bc used for thc gr0undin
g
mcans
if conduit
or tubing
is terminated
in fittings
approvcd for grotmdlng.
/
CONDUIT
WIRE
NUTS
-GREEN
GROUND...- /
SCREW
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