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Kenmore POWER MISER 153.32636 Owner's Manual

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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLEWATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACEHEATING
Model
No.
153.326360
30 Gal.
153.326361
30 Gal.
153.326460
40 Gal.
153.326461
40 Gal.
153.326560
50 Gal.
153.326561
50 Gal.
153.326660
50 Gal. Medium
153.326661
50 Gal. Medium
153.326760
40 Gal. Medium
153.326761
40 Gal. Medium
153.326860
50 Gal. Short
153.326861
50 Gal. Short
LISTED
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before
First Use of
This Product,
Savethis Manual for Future Reference.
POWER
MISERTM6
ELECTRIC
WATER
HEATER
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
GAMA certification applies to all 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 MANUAL 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. 184710_0OO

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  Summary of Contents for Kenmore POWER MISER 153.32636

  • 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 MANUAL BEFORE INSTALLING ING THIS WATER HEATER. and Co., Hoffman Estates, www.sears.com ON INSIDE COVER...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    (150 Ibs. p.s.i.) and a discharge capacity not less than the water heater input rate as shown on the model rating plate. (Electric heaters - watts divided by 1000 x 3412 equal BTU/Hr.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Materials and Basic Tools Needed ... Materials Needed ... Basic *Ibols ... Installation Instructions ... Removing the Old Water Heater..Facts to Consider About the Location ... Facts to Consider About the Convertible Water Piping ... T&P Valve and Pipe Insulation _l_mperature-Pressure Relief Valve ...
  • Page 4: Customer Responsibilities

    153.326860 26½ 153.326861 *W_lringsize based on standard 60°C copper wire. If distance from fuse box to water heater is morn than 90 _et, m_r to your local elec_ical code. Preparing for the New Installation • Read the "Safety Precautions" section, page 2 of this manual first and then the entire manual carefully.
  • Page 5: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    Materials Needed _lb simplify the installation Sears has available parts shown below. You may or may not need all of these materi- als, depending on your type of installation. WATER HEATER INSTALLA. TION KIT WITH FLEXIBLE CONNECTORS FOR 3/4" OR 1/2"...
  • Page 6: Installation Instructions

    Instructions from the water Mineral buildup or sediment may have accumulated in the old water heater. This causesthe water heater to be much heavier than normal and this residue, if spilled out, could causestaining. If you have copper piping to the water heater, the two copper water pipes can be cut with a hacksaw approximately 4"...
  • Page 7: Facts To Consider About The Location

    This water heater is not intend- ed for outdoor installation. Whether replacing an old water heater or putting the water heater in a new location, the following critical points must be observed.
  • Page 8: Water Piping

    Do not solder the cold water supply line directly to the cold water inlet. It wRl harm the dip tube and damage the tank. • Look at the top cover of the water heater. The hot water outlet is marked hot. Put two or three turns of teflon tape around the threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat coupling and around both ends of the _"...
  • Page 9: L_Mperature-Pressure Relief Valve

    (150 Ibs. p.s.i.) and a discharge capacity not less than the water heater input rate as shown on the model rating plate. (Electric heaters - watts divided by 1000 x 3412 equal BTU/Hr.
  • Page 10: Filling The Water Heater

    These instructions only cover the conversion of the convertible element, read this entire manual before attempting to install or operate the water heater. The water heater is factory set to oper- ate at 3800 watts. The lower element can be converted to oper- ate at 5500 watts.
  • Page 11 Converting the Lower Element (cont'd) 2. The convertible element is located panel of the water heater. Remove the two screws securing the access panel, and remove panel. 3. Remove the insulation block and pad. 4. Lower Element: Lift out the tab as shown to unclip the ter- minal cover from the thermostat.
  • Page 12 11. Replace the access panel. Instructions 12. Complete wiring to the water heater, or if completed, turn BODILY Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water. To prevent damage to the tank and heating ele-...
  • Page 13 Installation Wiring Diagrams STANDARD WIRING 2 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT WIRING FOR 3 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT UPPER HEATING ELEMENT SS BAR _ FOR 5500 WATTS FOR 3800 WATT_ *Note: Some Lower Hi-Temp Limit switches may have 4 terminals, Use only the 2 terminals on left.
  • Page 14: Wiring Diagrams

    If you are not familiar with electric codes and practices, or if you have any doubt, even the slightest doubt, in your ability to con- nect the wiring to this water heater, obtain the service of a com- petent electrician. Contact your Sears salesperson to arrange for a professional electrician.
  • Page 15: Installation Checklist

    Instructions section. • Will a water leak damage anything? See "Facts to Consider About the Location" section• • Are the cold and hot water lines connected to the water heater correctly? See "Water Piping" instructions in the "Installation lnstrucnons section.
  • Page 16: Service And Adjustment

    Never leave a child or handi- capped person unattended in a bathtub or shower. Thermostats The thermostats of this water heater have been factory set at a position which approximates 120°F (HOT) to reduce the risk of scald injury.
  • Page 17: L_Mperature Regulation

    Read all warnings "_l_mperature-Regulation" section before proceeding. 1. _lhrn "OFF" the electrical power to the water heater at the junction box. 2. Take of/" the upper and/or lower access panel, insulation block and pad. 3. The slotted a_stment...
  • Page 18: Service And Adjustment

    "OFF". Failure to do this could result in DEATH, SERI- OUS BODILY INJURY,OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. 2. Turn off the water supply to the water heater at the water shutoff'valve or water meter. 3. Attach a hose to the water heater drain valve and put the other end in a floor drain or outdoors.
  • Page 19 COVER UPPER THERMOSTAT 11. Close the water heater drain valve by turning the handle to the right (clockwise). The drain valve is on the lower front of the water heater. 12. Open the cold water supply valve to the water heater.
  • Page 20: Element Cleaning And Replacement

    Before calling for repair service, read the Start Up Conditions and Operational Guide of this manual. If a condition persists or you are uncertain about the operation of the water heater, let a qualified person check it out. Contact SEARS Repair Services (1-800-469-4663).
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting Guide

    The water within the water heater tank expands as it is heated and increases the pressure of the water system. If the relieving point of the water heater's temperature-pressure valve will relieve the excess pressure.
  • Page 22: Operational Conditions

    Troubleshooting Operational Conditions SMELLY WATER In each water heater there is installed at least one anode rod (see parts section) for corrosion protection conditions will cause a reaction between this rod and the water. The most common complaint associated with the anode rod is one of a "rotten egg smell".
  • Page 23: Not Enough Hot Water

    • Make sure the electrical supply to your water heater is "ON". • Check for loose or blown fuses in your water heater circuit. Circuit breakers weaken with age and may not handle their rated load and should be replaced.
  • Page 24: Leakage Checkpoints

    Troubleshooting Leakage Checkpoints Use this guide to check a "Leaking" water heater. Many suspect- ed "Leakers" are not leaking tanks. Often the source of the water can be found and corrected. If you are not thoroughly familiar with electric codes, the water heater, and safety practices, contact your local Sears Service Center to check the water heater.
  • Page 25 Notes...
  • Page 26: Parts Order List

    Parts Order KENMORE POWER MISER rM6 ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.326360 30 Gal. 153.326361 30 Gal. 153.326460 40 Gal. 153.326461 40 Gal. 153.326560 50 Gal. 153.326561 50 Gal. NOTE A: UPPER ELEMENT: These water heaters are equipped with 3800 watt elements.
  • Page 27 #Not Illustrated Now that you have purcha_sed this water heater, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply contact any SEARS Service Center or call 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663). Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit.
  • Page 28 Parts Order KENMORE POWER MISER rM6 ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.316354 30 Gal. 153.316355 30 Gal. 153.316454 40 Gal. 153.316455 40 Gal. 153.316554 50 Gal. 153.316555 50 Gal. NOTE A: UPPER ELEMENT: These water heaters are equipped with 3800 watt elements.
  • Page 29 #Not Illustrated Now that you have purcha_sed this water heater, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply contact any SEARS Service Center or call 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663). Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit.
  • Page 30 Parts Order KENMORE POWER MISER rM6 ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.326860 50 Gal. Short 153.326861 50 Gal. Short NOTE A: UPPER ELEMENT: These water heaters are equipped with 3800 watt elements. LOWER ELEMENT: These water heaters are equipped with factory installed convertible elements, which can be operated at 3800 watts or 5500 watts.
  • Page 31 #Not Illustrated Now that you have purcha_sed this water heater, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply contact any SEARS Service Center or call 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663). Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit.
  • Page 32: Warranty

    "]['his warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. The price of your water heater does not include a free checkup service call. On water heater installations arranged by Sears, Searswarrants the installation.