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Kenmore POWER MISER 153.33066 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
POWER MISER™ 6
ULTRA LOW NOx
GAS WATER HEATER
FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY.
NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING.
NOT FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES.
MODEL NO.
153.330660
40 Gallon
This water heater meets the new ANSI Z21.10.1
standard that deals with the accidental or
unintended ignition of fl ammable vapors, such
as those emitted by gasoline.
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Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
PRINTED IN THE U.S.A 0609
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
AN ODORANT IS ADDED TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER.
www.sears.com
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For Your Safety

PART NO. 315428-001

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  • Page 1: For Your Safety

    PRINTED IN THE U.S.A 0609 • Safety Instructions • Installation • Operation • Care and Maintenance • Troubleshooting • Parts List For Your Safety AN ODORANT IS ADDED TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER. www.sears.com PART NO. 315428-001...
  • Page 2: Safe Installation, Use And Service

    Your safety and the safety of others is extremely important in the installation, use and servicing of this water heater. Many safety-related messages and instructions have been provided in this manual and on your own water heater to warn you and others of a potential hazard.
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Basic Tools...6 TYPICAL INSTALLATION ... 7 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Removing the Old Water Heater ...8 Facts to Consider About the Location ...9-10 Insulation Blankets ...10 Combustion Air and Ventilation Appliances in Unconfi ned Spaces ... 11 Combustion Air and Ventilation Appliancesin Confi ned Spaces ...11-12 Water Piping ...12-13...
  • Page 5: Customer Responsibilities

    Thank You for purchasing a Kenmore water heater. Properly installed and maintained, it should give you years of trouble free service. If you should decide that you want the new water heater professionally installed by Sears, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME will arrange for prompt, quality installation by Sears authorized contractors.
  • Page 6: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    TAPE (USE ONLY ON USE FOR WATER AND GAS WATER CONNECTIONS) 6 FOOT TAPE GARDEN HOSE WATER HEATER INSTALLATION KIT WITH FLEXIBLE CONNECTORS FOR 3/4” (19.05 mm) OR 1/2” (12.7 mm) THREADED OR COPPER PLUMBING AND FLEXIBLE WATER HEATER GAS CONNECTOR WITH FITTINGS.
  • Page 7: Typical Installation

    GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER - GAS MODELS A Vent Pipe B Drafthood C Anode D Hot Water Outlet Outlet Flexible Water Connections G Gas Supply H Manual Gas Shut-off Valve Ground Joint Union * INSTALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL CODES.
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    Dispose of the draft hood. The new water heater has a draft hood which must be used for proper operation. 6. If you have copper piping to the water heater, the two copper water pipes can be cut with a hacksaw approximately four inches away from where they connect to the water heater, see Figure 6.
  • Page 9: Facts To Consider About The Location

    fl ow will not cause damage to the structure. For this reason, it is not advisable to install the water heater in an attic or upper fl oor. When such locations cannot be avoided, a suitable metal drain pan should be installed under the water heater.
  • Page 10: Insulation Blankets

    Insulation Blankets Insulation blankets available to the general public for external use on gas water heaters are not necessary with Kenmore products. The purpose of an insulation blanket is to reduce the standby heat loss encountered with storage tank heaters. Your...
  • Page 11: Combustion Air And Ventilation Appliances In Unconfi Ned Spaces

    • Do obtain new warning and instruction labels from Sears for placement on the blanket directly over the existing labels. • Do inspect the insulation blanket frequently to make certain it does not sag, thereby obstructing combustion air fl ow. Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances Located in Unconfi...
  • Page 12: Water Piping

    *mixing valve should be used at the hot water taps used by these people or at the water heater. Mixing valves are available at plumbing supply or hardware stores. See Figure 14. Valves for reducing point of use temperature by mixing cold and hot water are also available.
  • Page 13: T & P Valve And Pipe Insulation

    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 Tefl on tape around the threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat coupling and around both ends of the 3/4”...
  • Page 14: Temperature Pressure Relief Valve

    The temperature-pressure relief valve must be installed directly into the fi tting of the water heater designed for the relief valve. Position the valve downward and provide tubing so that any discharge will exit only within 6 inches (153 mm) above, or at any distance below the structural fl...
  • Page 15: Filling The Water Heater

    • Place the draft hood legs in the receiving holes on the top of the water heater. The legs will snap in the holes to give a tight fi t. Secure the legs to top with sheet metal screws. See Figure 17.
  • Page 16: Gas Piping

    “OFF” the gas at each appliance. Leave all gas appliances shut “OFF” until the water heater installation is complete. A gas line of suffi cient size must be run to the water heater. Consult the current edition of National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 and your gas supplier concerning pipe size.
  • Page 17: Sediment Trap

    2,000 feet (610 m) above sea level. For installation above 2,000 feet (610 m), the water heater’s Btu input should be reduced at the rate of 4 percent for each 1,000 feet (305 m) above sea level which requires replacement of the burner orifi...
  • Page 18: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 19: Temperature Regulation

    Temperature Regulation Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water temperature in certain situations may vary up to 30F° (16.7 C°) higher or lower at the point of use such as, bathtubs, showers, sink, etc. HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are intended to produce hot water.
  • Page 20: Service And Adjustment

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT Burner Inspection Flood damage to a water heater may not be readily visible or immediately detectable. However, over a period of time a fl ooded water heater will create dangerous conditions which can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 21: Removing The Burner Door Assembly

    Removing the Burner Door Assembly Turn off the gas to the water heater at the manual gas shut-off valve (Figure 3). Turn the gas control knob on the combination gas control valve/thermostat clockwise to the “OFF” position (Figure 1). NOTE: Depress the dial stop on Robertshaw valve before turning the gas control knob.
  • Page 22: Replacing The Thermocouple

    Replacing the Thermocouple Remove the Burner Door Assembly as directed previously. Remove the retainer clip from the back of the two piece wire connector and remove the two piece wire connector from the assembly (Figure 27). Pull the thermocouple from the pilot assembly (Figure 31).
  • Page 23: Replacing The Burner Door Assembly

    ELECTRODE FIGURE 31. Testing the Igniter System Turn off the gas to the water heater at the manual gas shut-off valve. Watch the electrode tip while activating the igniter. A visible spark should jump from the electrode. To avoid shock, do not touch the burner or any metal part on the pilot or pilot assembly.
  • Page 24: Removing And Replacing The Gas Control Valve/Thermostat

    TEFLON is a registered trademark of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company. Housekeeping Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, and lint on a regular basis. AT LEAST ONCE EVERY SIX MONTHS A VISUAL INSPECTION SHOULD BE MADE OF THE FLAME ARRESTOR.
  • Page 25: Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation

    Close the drain valve, refi ll the tank, and restart the heater as directed in this manual. If the water heater is going to be shut down for an extended period, the drain valve should be left open. IMPORTANT: Condensation may occur when refi lling the tank and should not be confused with a tank leak.
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting Guide

    fl ame should still be drawn into the draft hood of the water heater with its burner fi ring. If the fl ame is not drawn toward the draft hood after 15 minutes of burner operation, shut off water heater and make necessary air supply changes to correct.
  • Page 27: Condensation

    This usually happens when: • A new water heater is fi lled with cold water for the fi rst time. • Burning gas produces water vapor In water heaters, particularly high effi...
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting Items

    Air for combustion obstructed 10. Pilot dirty HIGH OPERATION COSTS Thermostat set too high Sediment or lime in tank Water heater too small for job Wrong piping connections Leaking faucets Gas leaks Wasted hot water Long runs of exposed piping...
  • Page 29 Closed water system THERMOSTAT FAILS TO Non-functioning thermostat SHUT OFF Improper calibration COMBUSTION ODORS Insufficient air Water heater flue or vent system blocked. Heater installed in a confined area SMOKING AND CARBON Flammable vapor incident FORMATION (SOOTING) CONDENSATION Temperature setting too low...
  • Page 30 See Combustion Air and Ventilation section in this manual for requirements. Is there a furnace/air handler in the same room as the water heater? Does the return air duct for the furnace/ air handler draw its air from a separate...
  • Page 31: Parts Order List

    Includes Inner Door Gasket *** Flexible manifold tube sold as a separate part (burner not included). Now that you have purchased your gas 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 ®...
  • Page 32: Warranty

    1 - YEAR EXCLUSIVE KENMORE LABOR WARRANTY For the fi rst year from the date of purchase, Sears will, free of charge, supply and install new water heater parts for defective ones or a new water heater for one that develops a leak.