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Kenmore THE ECONOMIZER 153.332111 Owner's Manual

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Owners
Manual
FOR POTABLE WATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACEHEATING
NOT
FOR USE IN
MOBILE
HOMES
Model
No.
153.332111 39 Gal. High Altitude
153.332161 39GaL
153.332319 30 GaL High Altitude
153.332363 30 Gal.
153.332419 40 GaL High Altitude
153.332463 40 GaL
153.332563 50 Gal.
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Before
First Use of
This Product.
Save this Manual for Future Reference.
THE
ECONOMIZER
T-M6
GAS
WATER
HEATER
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
For Your Safety
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Parts List
AN
ODORANT
IS ADDED
TO
THE
GAS
USED
BY THIS
WATER
HEATER
WARNING:
If the information
in these
instructions
are not fol-
lowed
exactly,
a fire or explosion
may result,
causing
property
damage,
personal
mlury or death.
-Do
not store or use gasoline
or other
flammable
vapors and liq-
uids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
-WHAT
TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
: Do not try to light any appliance.
Do not touch any electrical
switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
Immediately
call your gas supper
from .a neighbor's
phone.
i
ollow the gas supplier's]nstructions.
If you can not reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
-Installation
and service must
be performed
by a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
.
&WARNING
]
Improper
installation,
ad|us_on,
service or maintenance
I
can cause DEATH,
SERIOUS
BODILY
INJURY, OR PROPERTY
DAM- I
AGE.
Refer to this manual
for assistance
or consult the local Sears I
Service Center
or gas utility for further information,
j
AWARNING
t
Flammable
vapors
may be drawn
by air currents
from
other
areas
of the structure
to this appliance.
AWARNING
READ THE GENERAL
SAFETY
SECTION
BEGINNING
ON
INSIDE
COVER
AND
THEN
THIS
ENTIRE
MANUAL
BEFORE
INSTALLING
OR OPERATING
THIS WATER
HEATER.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.

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  • Page 1 Owners Manual FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACEHEATING FOR USE IN MOBILE HOMES Model 153.332111 39 Gal. High Altitude 153.332161 39GaL 153.332319 30 GaL High Altitude 153.332363 30 Gal. 153.332419 40 GaL High Altitude 153.332463 40 GaL 153.332563 50 Gal.
  • Page 2: Era

    UTILITY AREAS, Compliance solvents, fied by the installer or end user of the water heater with a locally prescribed installed in the designated opening in the water heater in place of the factory furnished valve. For safe operation must plugged.
  • Page 3 Hixing valves are available at plumbing supply or hardware stores. Follow manufac-...
  • Page 4 Safety Precautions _WARNING The water heater wi_talled erly vented to a chimney which terminates Never operate the water heater unless it is vented to the I outdoors and has adequate air supply to avoid risks of improper operation, explosion or asphyxiation.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Product Specifications Materials and Basic Tools Needed ... Materials Needed ... Basic Tools ... Installation Instructions Removing the Old Water Heater ... Facts to Consider About the Location ... Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances Water Piping ...
  • Page 6: Customer Responsibilities

    Batterymarch Park, Quincy,MA 02269. • Read the "Safety Precautions" section, this manual first and then the entire manual don't follow the safety rules, the water heater will not operate properly. It could cause DEATH, INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  • Page 7: Materials And Basic Tools Needed

    You may or may not need all of these materi- als, depending on your type of installation. Water Heater Installation llI'l VENT ELBOW WATER HEATER INSTAL- LATION KIT WITH FLEXI- BLE CONNECTORS 3/4" OR I/2" THREADED OR COPPER...
  • Page 8: Removing The Old Water Heater

    Mineral buildupor sere may be extremely old water heater. This causesthe water heater to be much ] heavier than normal and this residue, if spilled out, could causestaining. Disconnect the vent pipe from the draft hood where they connect to the water heater.
  • Page 9: Facts To Consider About The Location

    • The location selected should be indoors as close as practical to the gas vent or chimney to which the water heater vent is going to be connected, and as centralized with tbe water _iping system as possible. The water heater, as all water...
  • Page 10: Combustion Air And Ventilation For Appliances In Unconfined Spaces

    Installation Instructions Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances Located Unconfined Spaces Unconfined Space is a space whose volume cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour of the aggregate input rating of all appliances installed in that space. Rooms communicating directly with the space in which the appliances...
  • Page 11: 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 o| teflon tape around threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat both ends of the _"...
  • Page 12: Installation Instructions

    Compliance with such local requirements must be satisfied by the installer or end user of the water heater with a locally pre- scribed temperature-pressure relief valve installed in the desig- nated opening in the water heater in place of the factory fur- nished valve.
  • Page 13: Filling The Water Heater

    AWARNING the water heater. The legs will snap in the holes to give a tight fit. in position, drill a small hole through both the vent pipe and draft hood. Secure them together with a sheet metal screw.
  • Page 14: Gas Piping

    OFF the.gasat eachappliance.. Leave. a ll gasapph- Jancesshutoff untJIthe water heater nstallatmnmcomplete. J A gas line of sufficient size must be run to the water heater. Consult the latest edition of National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1, also referred to as NFPA 54 and the gas company con- cerning pipe size.
  • Page 15: Gas Piping

    A sediment trap shall be installed as close to the inlet of the water heater as practical at the time of water heater installation. The sediment trap shall be either a tee fitting with a capped nip- ple in the bottom outlet or other device recognized tive sediment trap.
  • Page 16: Installation Checklist

    Consider About the Location" section. • Is there proper clearance between the water heater and any- thing that m!ght catch fire? See the "Facts to Consider About the Location section. • Do you have adequate...
  • Page 17: Operatin_ Instructions

    "For YourSafety"on the coverpageof this manualthen leave the premises. Lighting and operating instructions are located on front of the water heater, above or to one side of the gas control valve. IIWARNING AN ODORANT IS ADDED TO THE GAS USED BY THIS WATER HEATER.
  • Page 18 Operating Instructions Lighting label on the water FOR YOUR If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life. A. This appliancehas a pilot whichmust be lighted by hand.Whenlightingthe pilot,followthese instructions exactly.
  • Page 19: Temperature Regulation

    Operating Instructions Temperature Regulation Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the water tem- erature in certain situations may vary up to 30°F higher or ro_werat the point of use such as, bathtubs, This means that when the temperature the mark approximating 120°F, the actual water temperature...
  • Page 20: Service And Adjustment

    Loose deposits on or around the burner can be removed by care- fully using the hose of a vacuum access door of the water heater. If the burner needs to be removed for additional and clean the burner and correct the problem burner to be cleaned.
  • Page 21: Draining

    OPEN the water heater drain valve to allow for tank draining. NOTE: If the water heater is going to he 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 22: Troubleshooting Guide

    This usually happens when: • When a new water heater is filled with cold water for the first time.
  • Page 23: Strange Sounds

    This is caused by the corrosion Smelly water may be eliminated or reduced in some water heater models by replacing the anode(s) with one of less active material, and then chlorinating lines.
  • Page 24: High Temperature Shut Off System

    This water heater is equipped with an automatic gas shut offsys- tern. The high temperature shut off is built into the gas control valve. This system shuts off the gas supply to the water heater burners when high water temperatures are present. It is non- resettable.
  • Page 25: Leakage Checkpoints

    Water in the water heater bottom or on the floor may be from condensation, loose connections, or the 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 26: Parts Order List

    Parts Order THE ECONOMIZER 6 GAS WATER HEATERS MODEL NUMBERS: 153.332111 39 Gal. High Altitude 153.332161 39 Gal. 153.332319 30 Gal. High Altitude 153.332363 30 Gal. 153.332419 40 Gal. High Altitude 153.332463 40 Gal. 153.332563 50 Gal. List...
  • Page 27 # Not Illustrated 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 (1-800-469-4663). All parts listed may be ordered from any SEARS Service Center, most SEARS stores and by calling 1-800-366-PART...
  • Page 28 3. A charge will be made on service calls due to poor or incomplete installation. These include: For one year from the date of purchase, when your Sears Kenmore water heater is installed and operated in a single-family residence in accordance with the instructions in this manual, Sears will: 1.

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