716. Replace the terminal cover on thermostat,
17. Replace the insulation block and pad so that it complctdy
covers the thermostat and clement.
] 8. Replace access pancl.
19. Turn "ON" electric power to water heater.
This does not affect the water's vaste or color. The rod must be
maintained to keep the tank in operating condition,
Anodc dctcrioration dcpcnds on watcr conducti_4t); not ncccs-
sarily _atcr condition, A corrodcd or pittcd anodc rod indicates
high watcr conducti_49T and should be chcckcd and/or rcplaccd
morc often than an anodc rod that appcars to bc intact.
Rcplaccmcnt ofa dcplctcd anodc rod can cxtcnd thc li_ of your
_atcr hcatcr. Inspection should be conducted by"a Scars scr_4cc
tcchrddan, and at a minimum shotfld be chcckcd annually aftcr
Drain Valve Washer
use a _
x :Yu x _ tMck washer
NOTE: For replacemeut_
available at your nearest hardware
store. For ordering a
replacement washer_ refer to the "Parts Order Lis_' se_-iom
• 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.
in the _Scrvicc
• Turning counter clockwise, remove the hcx cap below the
• Remove the _ashcr and put the new-one in placc.
•Scrcw¢ the handle and cap assembly back into the drain vdvc
and rctightcn t_sing awmnch, DO NOT OVER TIGHTFN.
• Follow _Filling thc Watcr Hcatcr"
qnsvallation Instructions" scction,
• Chc& for leaks.
• Turn "ON" dectric power to the _atcr heater,
Neve_ use this wate_ heate_ unless it is completely full
water. To prevent daumageto the tank and heating element, I
the tank must be filled with water. Water
must flow from
the hot water faucet before turn ng ON'
Anode Rod Inspection
The anode rod is used to protect the yank from corrosion. Most
hot watcr tanks arc cquippcd with an anode rod. Thc sub-
merged rod sacrifices itsdf'to protect the tank. Instead of'cor-
roding the yank water ions attack and cat away the anode rod,
Before calling for repair sctMcc, mad thc Start Up Conditions
fbund in the Troubleshooting
Guide of'this manual,
If'a condition persists or you arc uncertain about thc opcratton
ofthc watcr hcatcr,lct a qualificd pcrson chcck it out.
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