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.
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"
the tank s completely full of waten
*Condcnsation may bc sccn on pipcs in humid wcathcr
or plpc connections may bc Icaking.
Thc primary anodc rod may bc lcaklng.
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,
removing any accesspanelsor servidng the water
heater, make sure the electrical supply to the
water heater _sturned "OFF". Failure to do this
_n DEATH_ SERIOUS
INJUR_ OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Turn dcctrical powcr "OFF", rcmovc acccss pancls and
insolation block and pad. If lcaking around clcmcnts,
element. Rcposltlon or replace gaskct on element. Place
element into opcnlng andtightcn scct_rcly.Then follow
"Insvallatlon Instructions" section,
Water from drain waivemay bc duc to thc vdvc being
*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,
rcllcf valvc. DO NOT replace
the water heater until a flail inspection of ,all possible
water sourccs is made and ncccssary corrcctlvc steps
bcakagc from othcr applianccs, watcrlincs,
seepage should also bc chcckcd,
NOTE: *To check where threaded
tank, insert cotton swab betwcenjacket opening and
firtlng÷ If cotton is wet_ follow "Draining'
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
in the "Installation