Kenmore POWER MISER 153.327164 Owner's Manual

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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLE WATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACEHEATING
Model
No.
153.327164
30 GaL Short
153.327264
40 Gal. Short
153.327363
30 Gal.
153.327364
30 Gal.
153.327463
40 Gal.
153.327464
40 Gal.
153.327563
50 Gal.
153.327564
50 Gal.
153.327663
66 Gal.
153.327664
66 Gal.
153.327863
82 Gal.
153.327864
82 Gal.
POWER
MISER
TM
9+
ELECTRIC
WATER
HEATER
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before First Use of
This Product.
Save this Manual for Future Reference.
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
GAMA certification applies to a_lresidential electric water heaters with
capacities of 20 to 120Gallons. Input rating of 12 Kw or lessat a voltage
no greater than 250 V.
I
_kWARNING
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.

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  Summary of Contents for Kenmore POWER MISER 153.327164

  • Page 1 Owners Manual FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACEHEATING Model 153.327164 30 GaL Short 153.327264 40 Gal. Short 153.327363 30 Gal. 153.327364 30 Gal. 153.327463 40 Gal. 153.327464 40 Gal. 153.327563 50 Gal. 153.327564 50 Gal. 153.327663 66 Gal. 153.327664 66 Gal.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Compliance with suchlocal requirements must be satisfiedby the installeror end userof the water heater with a locally pre- i scribed temperature-pressure r elief valveinstalledin the desig- nated openingin the water heater in placeof the factory fur- nisfied valve.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Materials and Basic Tools Needed ... Materials Needed ... Basic Tools ... Installation Instructions Removing the Old Water Heater ... Facts to Consider About the Location ... Facts to Consider About the Convertible Hement ... Water Piping ... Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    153.327863 25" 153.327864 *Wiring size based on standard 60°C copper wire. If distance from fuse box to water heater is more than 90 feet, refer to your local electri- cal 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

    You may or may not need all of these materi- als, depending on your type of installation. j E_-tr_ I Water Heater i tesMIlatlon WATER HEATER HEAT TRAPS HELP REDUCE TO THERMAL WATER HEATER INSTALLA- TION KIT WITH...
  • Page 6: Installation Instructions

    Also disconnect the piping to the water heater. These pieces should be saved since they may be needed reconnecting water Disconnect the temperature-pressure valve drain line. When...
  • Page 7: Facts To Consider About The Location

    • The location selected should be indoors as close to and as centralized with the water piping system as possible. This water heater, as well as all water heaters, will eventually leak. Do not install without adequate drainage provisions where water flow will cause damage.
  • Page 8: Water Piping

    It will harm the dip tube and damage the tank. • Look at the top cover of the water heater. The water outlet is marked hot. Put two or three turns of teflon tape around the threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat both ends of the _"...
  • Page 9: Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve

    ANSI Z21.22 and ASME, may require a valve model differ- ent from the one furnishedwith the water heater. Compliance with such local requirements must be satisfied _)ythe installer or end user of the water heater with a locally prescribed temperature-pressure installedin the designatedopening in the water heater in place of the factory furnishedvalve.
  • Page 10: Filling The Water Heater

    The water heater is factory set to oper- ate at 3800 watts. The lower element can be converted ate at 5500 watts. Refer to the "Facts to Consider Convertible Lower Element"...
  • Page 11 Installation 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 to expose the opening. 4. Lower Element: Lift out the tab as shown to unclip the terminal cover from the thermostat.
  • Page 12: Converting The Lower Element

    Instructions making sure that the 12. Complete Never use this water heater unlessit is completely full of water. To prevent damage to the tank and heating ele- ment, the tank must be filled with water. Water must flow from the hot water faucet before turning "ON"...
  • Page 13: Wiring Diagrams

    Installation Wiring Diagrams STANDARD WIRING 2 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS 240 VOLT SINGLE ELEMENT BLACK FOR 3800 WATTS WIRING FOR 3 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT UPPER E.C.O.& THERMOSTAT BUSS BAR FOR 5500 WATTS FOR 3800 WATTS *NOTE: Some Lower Hi-Temp Limit Switches may have 4 terminals.
  • Page 14: Wiring

    If you are not familiar with electric codes and practices, or if you have any doubt, even the slightest doubt, nect the wiring to this water heater, obtain the service of a com- petent electrician.
  • Page 15: Installation Checldist

    Specifications" • Is the new temperature-pressure installed, and piped to an adequate drain? See "Temperature- Pressure Relief Valve section. • Is the water heater completely filled with water? See "Filling the Water Heater" instructions Instructions" section. • Will a water leak damage anything? About the Location"...
  • Page 16: Service And Adjustment

    AWARNING capped person unattended in a bathtub or shower. Thermostats The thermostat(s) of this water heater have been factory set at their lowest position which approximates 120°F (Hot) to reduce the risk of scald injury. The upper thermostat (dual element models only) is factory set at its lowest position which approximates 120°F (Hot) and is...
  • Page 17: Lower Thermostat Adjustment

    • OPEN draining. NOTE: If the water heater is going to be shut down and drained for an extended period, the drain valve should be left open with hose connected allowing water to terminate to an adequate drain.
  • Page 18: Element Cleaning And Replacement

    "OFF". Failure to do this could result in DEATH SERI- I OUS BODILY INJURY,OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. 2. Turn off the water supply to the water heater at the water shutoffvalve or water meter. 3. Attach other end in a floor drain or outdoors.
  • Page 19 THERMOSTAT /BRACKET _--TANK "ELEMENT 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. Open the cold water supply valve to the water heater.
  • Page 20: Drain Valve Washer Replacement

    • Turn "ON" electric power to the water heater. Service Before calling for repair service, read the Start Up Conditions and Operational Guide of this manual. If a condition of the water heater, let a qualified person check it out. Contact (1-800-469-4663). (cont'd) at your nearest hardware store.
  • 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 relief valve is reached, the valve will relieve the excess pressure.
  • Page 22: Operational Conditions

    Make sure the electrical supply to your water heater is "ON".
  • Page 23: Leakage Checkpoints

    Water from drain valve may be due to the valve being opened slightly. *The drain valve may be leaking ar the tank fitting. *Water in the water heater bottom or on the floor may be from condensation, loose connections or the tempera- ture-pressure relief valve. DO NOT replace the water heater until a full inspection of all possible water sources is made and necessary corrective steps taken.
  • Page 24: Parts Order List

    If a replacement 3800 watt, 240 volt element is needed, order item number 42 32906 replacement dement. If at the time of installation, the water heater was converted to operate at 5500 watts, order item number 42 32908 replacement element. (See model rating plate "If Converted"...
  • Page 25 If the parts you need are not stocked locally, your order will be electronically handling. The model number of the water heater will be found on the model rating plate located above the access panel. WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING...
  • Page 26 Parts Order KENMORE POWER MISER m 9+ ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.327363 30 Gal. 153.327364 30 Gal. 153.327463 40 Gal. 153.327464 40 Gal. 153.327563 50 Gal. NOTE: A UPPER ELEMENT: These water heaters are equipped 3800 watt elements. LOWER ELEMENT:...
  • Page 27 If the parts you need are not stocked locally, your order will be electronically handling. The model number of the water heater will be found on the model rating plate located above the access panel. WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING...
  • Page 28: Warranty

    After one year and through 9 years from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is used in a single-family residence and is installed and operated in accordance with the information in this manual, ifa part fails due to a materials or workmanship, Sears will fiirnish a replacement free of charge.