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Leakage Checkpoints - Kenmore POWER MISER 153.321341 Owner's Manual

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Troubleshooting
Guide
(cont'd)
Leakage Checkpoints
Usc this guide to check a q,eaking" watcr hcatcr. Many st_spcct-
cd "l,cakers" are not leaking tanks. Olden the source of the water
can bc found and corrcctcd.
lfyou are not thoroughly J:amiliar _4th clcctric codcs, thc watcr
heater, and safety practices, contact your local Sears Service
Center to check the water heater.
CAUTION
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Read this manual tint, then before checking• the water I
heater make sure the electric supply has been turned
"OFF", and never turn the electric supply "ON"
before
the tank s completely full of waten
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*Condcnsation may bc sccn on pipcs in humid wcathcr
or plpc connections may bc Icaking.
Thc primary anodc rod may bc lcaklng.
Small amounts
of water fi'om temperature-pressure
rclicf valve may bc duc to thermal expansion or high
watcr pressure m your arca.
*Thc tcmpcraturc-prcssurc rclicf waivemay bc Icaking at
the yank fi_ttlng.
Thc clcmcnts may bc leaking at the tank fittlng,
A WARNING
HAZARD
OF ELECTRICAL
$HOCKI
Before
removing any accesspanelsor servidng the water
heater, make sure the electrical supply to the
water heater _sturned "OFF". Failure to do this
could result
_n DEATH_ SERIOUS
BODILY
INJUR_ OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Turn dcctrical powcr "OFF", rcmovc acccss pancls and
insolation block and pad. If lcaking around clcmcnts,
I_bllow propcr
draining
instructions
and rcmovc
element. Rcposltlon or replace gaskct on element. Place
element into opcnlng andtightcn scct_rcly.Then follow
"Filling
thc Watcr
Hcatcr"
instructions
in thc
"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
or the
tcmpcraturc-prcssurc
rcllcf valvc. DO NOT replace
the water heater until a flail inspection of ,all possible
water sourccs is made and ncccssary corrcctlvc steps
takcn,
bcakagc from othcr applianccs, watcrlincs,
or ground
seepage should also bc chcckcd,
NOTE: *To check where threaded
portion enters
tank, insert cotton swab betwcenjacket opening and
firtlng÷ If cotton is wet_ follow "Draining'
ins¢_c-
tions in the "Service and Adjostmen£ _ section and
then remove fitting. Pat pipe dope or _¢flon _ape on
the _hreads and replace. Then follow "Filling the
Water
Heater" instractions
in the "Installation
Ins*Ja_ctlon¢' section.
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