Maytag HRE41250T User`s guide

Series Twelve
ELECTRIC
WATER HEATER
USER’S GUIDE
FOR POTABLE WATER
HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR
SPACE HEATING
Model Numbers
HRE11240S
HRE41240S
HRE11250S
HRE41250S
HRE11250T
HRE41250T
HRE11282T
HRE41282T
LISTED
GAMA certification applies to all residential electric water heaters
with capacities of 20 to 120 gallons. Input rating of 12 kW or
less at a voltage no greater than 250V.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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SAFE INST
ALLA
TION
INSTALLA
ALLATION
TION,, 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 injury hazard. Read and obey all safety messages and instructions throughout this manual. It is very
important that the meaning of each safety message is understood by you and others who install, use or service this water
heater.
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you
to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety
messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible
injury or death.
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION
indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION used without the safety alert
symbol indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in property damage.
All safety messages will generally tell you about the type of hazard, what can happen if you do not follow the safety message
and how to avoid the risk of injury.
IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS
• Maytag Customer Service Center: The Maytag Customer Service Center has the ability equivalent to a licensed tradesman in
the fields of plumbing and electrical work including a thorough understanding of the requirements of the National Electric Code
as it relates to the installation of electric water heaters. The Service Center also has a thorough understanding of this instruction
manual, and is able to perform repairs strictly in accordance with the service guidelines provided by the manufacturer.
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GENERAL SAFETY
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFE INSTALLATION, USE AND SERVICE ........................................................................................................................................ 2
GENERAL SAFETY ............................................................................................................................................................................. 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS ....................................................................................................................................................................... 4
CUSTOMER INFORMATION ............................................................................................................................................................... 5
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................................................................................ 5
ACCESSORIES AND TOOLS NEEDED ............................................................................................................................................. 6
Accessories ................................................................................................................................................................................. 6
Tools ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 6
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................................................................... 7-16
Removing the Old Water Heater .............................................................................................................................................. 7,8
Locating the New Water Heater .................................................................................................................................................. 8
Insulation Blankets ...................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Typical Installation .................................................................................................................................................................... 8,9
The Convertible Lower Element .................................................................................................................................................. 9
Water Piping .............................................................................................................................................................................. 10
T & P Valve and Pipe Insulation ............................................................................................................................................ 10,11
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve ..................................................................................................................................... 11,12
Filling the Water Heater ............................................................................................................................................................. 12
Converting the Lower Element ............................................................................................................................................ 12-14
Wiring .................................................................................................................................................................................... 14,15
Wiring Diagrams ....................................................................................................................................................................... 16
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE .................................................................................................................................................. 17-22
Temperature Regulation ........................................................................................................................................................... 17
Thermostat ................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
Temperature Settings ................................................................................................................................................................ 17
Thermostat Adjustment ........................................................................................................................................................ 17,18
Anode Rod Inspection ............................................................................................................................................................... 18
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation ......................................................................................................................... 18
Draining ................................................................................................................................................................................ 18,19
Thermostat Removal/Replacement .......................................................................................................................................... 19
Element Cleaning/Replacement ......................................................................................................................................... 19-22
Drain Valve Washer Replacement ............................................................................................................................................ 22
Service ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE .................................................................................................................................................... 22-25
Start Up Conditions ................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Thermal Expansion ............................................................................................................................................................ 22
Strange Sounds ................................................................................................................................................................. 22
Operational Conditions ........................................................................................................................................................ 23,24
Smelly Water ....................................................................................................................................................................... 23
“Air” in Hot Water Faucets .................................................................................................................................................. 23
Rumbling Noise .................................................................................................................................................................. 23
High Temperature Shut Off System ............................................................................................................................... 23,24
Not Enough or No Hot Water .............................................................................................................................................. 24
Water Is Too Hot .................................................................................................................................................................. 24
Leakage Checkpoints .......................................................................................................................................................... 24,25
REPAIR PARTS LIST .................................................................................................................................................................. 25-27
WARRANTY ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 28
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CUST
OMER INFORMA
TION
CUSTOMER
INFORMATION
Thank You for purchasing a Maytag water heater. Properly
installed and maintained, it should give you years of trouble
free service. It is strongly suggested that this new water heater
be professionally installed, call Maytag Customer Service
at 1-800-788-8899 for recommended installers.
absence of Local Codes, with the current edition of the
NEC - National Electrical Code NFPA 70. This publication is
available from your local government or public library or
electric company or by writing Underwriters Laboratories
Inc., 333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 60062.
Abbreviations Found In This Instruction Manual:
• If after reading this manual you have any questions or do
not understand any portion of the instructions, call Maytag
Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized
servicer.
UL – Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
NEC – National Electrical Code
• Carefully plan the place where you are going to put the water
heater. Correct electrical wiring and connections are very
important in preventing death from possible electrical shock
and fires.
ANSI – American National Standards Institute
• Read the “General Safety” section, page 3 of this manual
first and then the entire manual carefully. If you don’t follow
the safety rules, the water heater will not operate properly. It
could cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY AND/OR
PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Examine the location to ensure the water heater complies with
the “Locating the New Water Heater” section.
• For California installation this water heater must be braced,
anchored, or strapped to avoid falling or moving during an
earthquake. See instructions for correct installation
procedures. Instructions may be obtained from the California
office of the State Architect, 400 P Street, Sacramento,
CA 95814.
This manual contains instructions for the installation,
operation, and maintenance of this electric water heater. It
also contains warnings throughout the manual that you must
read and be aware of. All warnings and all instructions are
essential to the proper operation of the water heater and
your safety. Since we cannot put everything on the first few
pages, READ THIS ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING
TO INSTALL OR OPERATE THE WATER HEATER.
• Massachusetts Code requires this water heater to be
installed in accordance with Massachusetts 248-CMR 2.00:
State Plumbing Code and 248-CMR 5.00. In the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this product must be
installed by a licensed plumber or gasfitter.
• The installation must conform with the instructions in this
manual; electric company rules; and Local Codes, or in the
PRODUCT SPECIFICA
TIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
TANK
CAPACITY
MODEL
NUMBER
HRE11240S
HRE41240S
HRE11250S
HRE41250S
HRE11250T
HRE41250T
HRE11282T
HRE41282T
GALS
40
40
50
50
50
50
80
80
DIMENSIONS
IN INCHES
DIA.
22.5
22.5
24
24
22.5
22.5
26
26
HEIGHT
47
47
50
50
57
57
62
62
RECOVERY RATE
IN GALLONS
PER HOUR
@ 90°F RISE
UPPER
17.3
17.3
17.3
17.3
17.3
17.3
17.3
17.3
LOWER
17.3
25
17.3
25
17.3
25
17.3
25
17.3
25
17.3
25
17.3
25
17.3
25
ELEMENT
WATTAGE
@240 VOLTS
UPPER
3800
3800
3800
3800
3800
3800
3800
3800
LOWER
3800
5500
3800
5500
3800
5500
3800
5500
3800
5500
3800
5500
3800
5500
3800
5500
MINIMUM
WIRE SIZE
(GAUGE)
12
10
12
10
12
10
12
10
MAXIMUM
FUSE OR
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
SIZE
(AMPS)
20
30
20
30
20
30
20
30
** 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 electrical
code.
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ACCESSORIES AND TOOLS NEEDED
Accessories
To simplify the installation Maytag has available the installation parts shown below. You may or may not need all of these accessories
depending on your type of installation. Call Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized installer.
DRAIN PANS AVAILABLE IN 22” (559 mm) DIAMETER (PART
NO. 66001011) FOR WATER HEATERS HAVING A DIAMETER 20”
(508 mm) OR LESS, 24” (610mm) DIAMETER (PART NO. 66001105)
FOR WATER HEATERS HAVING A DIAMETER 22” (559 mm) OR LESS
AND 28” (711 mm) DIAMETER (PART NO. 66001012) FOR WATER
HEATERS HAVING A DIAMETER 26” (660 mm) OR LESS.
EXPANSION TANKS FOR THERMAL EXPANSION CONDITIONS
AVAILABLE IN 2 GALLONS (7.6 LITERS), Part No. 66001013 AND
5 GALLONS (18.9 LITERS), Part No. 66001014 CAPACITY.
Tools
Additional Tools Needed When Sweat
Soldering
You may or may not need all of these tools, depending on your
type of installation. These tools can be purchased at your local
Maytag store.
Tubing Cutters or Hacksaw
Propane Torch
Soft Solder
Solder Flux
Emery Cloth
Wire Brushes
Pipe Wrench (2) 14"
Screwdriver
6 Foot Tape or Folding Rule
Garden Hose
Drill
Pipe Dope or Teflon Tape
TUBING CUTTER
DRILL
HACKSAW
SLOT-HEAD SCREWDRIVER
ROLL OF TEFLON TAPE (USE ON
WATER CONNECTIONS)
PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER
ROLL OF
EMERY CLOTH
ROLL OF
LEAD-FREE
SOFT SOLDER
PIPE DOPE (SQUEEZE TUBE)
USE FOR WATER CONNECTIONS
3/4” (19 mm) WIRE BRUSH
GARDEN HOSE
6 FOOT TAPE
PROPANE
TORCH
PIPE WRENCH
6
1/2” (13 mm) WIRE BRUSH
SOLDER
FLUX
INST
ALLA
TION INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALLA
ALLATION
Removing the Old Water Heater
The water passing out of the drain valve may be extremely hot.
To avoid being scalded, make sure all connections are tight
and that the water flow is directed away from any person.
4. Check again to make sure the electrical supply is turned
“OFF” to the water heater. Then unplug the water heater
(cord set) or disconnect the electrical supply connection
from the water heater junction box.
FIGURE 1.
1. Turn “OFF” electrical supply to the water heater.
FIGURE 5.
5. a.
FIGURE 2.
2. Turn “OFF” the water supply to the water heater at the water
shut-off valve or water meter.
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. This will avoid cutting off the pipes
too short. Additional cuts can be made later if necessary.
Disconnect the temperature-pressure relief valve
drain line. When the water heater is drained, disconnect
the hose from the drain valve. Close the drain valve.
The water heater is now completely disconnected and
ready to be removed.
FIGURE 3.
3. Attach a hose to the water heater drain valve and put the
other end in a floor drain or outdoors. Open the water heater
drain valve. Open a nearby hot water faucet which will relieve
pressure in the water heater and speed draining.
FIGURE 6.
b.
FIGURE 4.
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If you have galvanized pipe to the water heater, loosen
the two galvanized pipes with a pipe wrench at the
union in each line. Also disconnect the piping
remaining to the water heater. These pieces should
be saved since they may be needed when
reconnecting the new water heater. Disconnect the
temperature-pressure relief valve drain line. When the
water heater is drained, disconnect the hose from the
drain valve. Close the drain valve. The water heater is
now completely disconnected and ready to be
removed.
• Sensors mounted in the drain pan that turn off the water supply
to the entire home when water is detected in the drain pan.
• Water supply shut-off devices that activate based on the water
pressure differential between the cold water and hot water
pipes connected to the water heater.
INSULATION BLANKETS
Insulation blankets are available to the general public for
external use on electric water heaters but are not necessary
with this product. The purpose of an insulation blanket is to
reduce the standby heat loss encountered with storage tank
heaters. Your water heater meets or exceeds the National
Appliance Energy Conversation Act standards with respect to
insulation and standby loss requirements, making an insulation
blanket unnecessary.
FIGURE 7.
Should you choose to apply an insulation blanket to this heater,
you should follow these instructions below. Failure to follow
these instructions can result in fire, serious personal injury, or
death.
Mineral buildup or sediment may have accumulated in the old
water heater. This causes the water heater to be much heavier
than normal and this residue, if spilled out, could cause staining.
• Do not cover the temperature and pressure relief (T & P)
valve with an insulation blanket.
Locating the New Water Heater
• Do not cover the instruction manual. Keep it on the side of
the water heater or nearby for future reference.
• Do obtain new warning and instruction labels for placement
on the blanket directly over the existing labels.
Typical Installation
Check all connections for leaks. Consult the local utility
company to examine installation for propriety and safety.
You should carefully choose an indoor location for the new
water heater, because the placement is a very important
consideration for the safety of the occupants in the building
and for the most economical use of the appliance. This water
heater is not intended 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.
• 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
so water flow will not cause damage.
HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are intended to
produce hot water. Water heated to a temperature which will
satisfy clothes washing, dish washing, and other sanitizing
needs can scald and permanently injure you upon contact.
Some people are more likely to be permanently injured by hot
water than others. These include the elderly, children, the infirm,
or physically/mentally handicapped. If anyone using hot water
in your home fits into one of these groups or if there is a local
code or state law requiring a certain temperature water at the
hot water tap, then you must take special precautions. In
addition to using the lowest possible temperature setting that
satisfies your hot water needs, a means such as a mixing
valve, shall be used at the hot water taps used by these people
or at the water heater. Mixing valves are available at plumbing
Water heater life depends upon water quality, water pressure
and the environment in which the water heater is installed.
Water heaters are sometimes installed in locations where
leakage may result in property damage, even with the use of a
drain pan piped to a drain. However, unanticipated damage
can be reduced or prevented by a leak detector or water shutoff device used in conjunction with a piped drain pan. These
devices are available from some plumbing supply wholesalers
and retailers, and detect and react to leakage in various ways:
• Sensors mounted in the drain pan that trigger an alarm or
turn off the incoming water to the water heater when leakage
is detected.
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supply or hardware stores. Follow manufacturers instructions
for installation of the valves. Before changing the factory setting
on the thermostat, read the “Temperature Regulation” section
in this manual.
INSTALLATION IN RESIDENTIAL GARAGES: The water heater
must be located and/or protected so it is not subject to physical
damage by a moving vehicle.
• The location selection must provide adequate clearances
for servicing and proper operation of the water heater.
The Convertible Lower Element
The Upper Element, is a conventional 3800 watt element which
only operates at its rated wattage on 240 volts. (See rating
plate on the water heater).
The Lower Element of the water heater can be converted from
operation at 3800 watts to 5500 watts on a 240 volt system.
Read and follow water heater warnings and instructions. If
after reading these instructions in this manual, you do not
understand any portion, call Maytag Customer Service at
1-800-788-8899 for an authorized sevicer.
FIGURE 8
Before making the conversion to 5500 watts, check the (1)
power supply . . . must be 240 volts, (2) wiring . . . 10 gauge
AWG @ Type TW, 60°C or equivalent, and (3) Circuit breakers
or fusing . . .capable of 30 amp loading. Also, the installation
must conform with this manual, local codes and electric utility
rules. Failure to comply can result in DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY
INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
WATER HEATERS EVENTUALLY LEAK: Installation of the water
heater must be accomplished in such a manner that if the tank
or any connections should leak, the flow of water will not cause
damage to the structure. For this reason, it is not advisable to
install the water heater in an attic or upper floor. When such
locations cannot be avoided, a suitable drain pan should be
installed under the water heater. Drain pans are available at
your local hardware store. Such a drain pan must have a
minimum length and width of at least 1 3/4 inches greater than
the water heater dimensions and must be piped to an
adequate drain.
NOTE: Whether or not the element conversion is made the
model rating plate must be marked. Using a hard point ink
pen, check the appropriate block within the model rating plate,
which is located adjacent to the lower access panel.
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NOTE: To protect against untimely corrosion of hot and cold
water fittings, it is strongly recommended that di-electric
unions or couplings be installed on this water heater when
connected to copper pipe.
Water Piping
1. Look at the upper pipe nipple on the water heater. The water
outlet is marked hot. Connect the hot water pipe to the hot
water outlet of the water heater.
2. Look at the lower pipe nipple on the water heater. The cold
water inlet is marked cold. Connect the cold water pipe to
the cold water inlet of the water heater.
NOTE: Your water heater is insulated to minimize heat loss
from the tank. Further reduction in heat loss can be
accomplished by insulating the hot water lines from the
water heater.
HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are intended to
produce hot water. Water heated to a temperature which will
satisfy clothes washing, dish washing, and other sanitizing
needs can scald and permanently injure you upon contact.
Some people are more likely to be permanently injured by hot
water than others. These include the elderly, children, the infirm,
or physically/mentally handicapped. If anyone using hot water
in your home fits into one of these groups or if there is a local
code or state law requiring a certain temperature water at the
hot water tap, then you must take special precautions. In
addition to using the lowest possible temperature setting that
satisfies your hot water needs, a means such as a mixing
valve, shall 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. Follow manufacturers instructions
for installation of the valves. Before changing the factory setting
on the thermostat, read the “Temperature Regulation” section
in this manual.
See Figure 8 on page 9 for mixing valve usage.
Figure 9 shows the attachment of the water piping to the water
heater. The water heater is equipped with 3/4” water
connections.
If a water heater is installed in a closed water supply system;
such as one having a back-flow preventer, check valve, water
meter with a check valve, etc... in the cold water supply; means
must be provided to control thermal expansion. Contact the
local utility or call Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-7888899 for an authorized servicer on how to control this
situation.
FIGURE 9.
NOTE: If using copper tubing, solder tubing to an adapter
before attaching the adapter to the water inlet connection.
Do not solder the water supply lines directly to the cold water
inlet. It will harm the dip tube and damage the tank.
T & P Valve and Pipe Insulation
Remove insulation for T & P valve and pipe connections from
carton.
Fit pipe insulation over the incoming cold water line and the hot
water line. Make sure that the insulation is against the top
cover of the heater.
Fit T & P valve insulation over valve. Make sure that the insulation
does not interfere with the lever of the T & P valve.
Secure all insulation using tape.
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circumstances. Excessive length, over 30 feet (9.14 m), or use
of more than four elbows can cause restriction and reduce the
discharge capacity of the valve.
No valve or other obstruction is to be placed between the relief
valve and the tank. Do not connect tubing directly to discharge
drain unless a 6 inch air gap is provided. To prevent bodily
injury, hazard to life, or property damage, the relief valve must
be allowed to discharge water in quantities should
circumstances demand. If the discharge pipe is not connected
to a drain or other suitable means, the water flow may cause
property damage.
FIGURE 9A.
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve
The Discharge Pipe:
• Shall not be smaller in size than the outlet pipe size of the
valve, or have any reducing couplings or other restrictions.
• Shall not be plugged or blocked.
• Shall be of material listed for hot water distribution.
• Shall be installed so as to allow complete drainage of both
the temperature-pressure relief valve, and the discharge
pipe.
• Shall terminate at an adequate drain.
This heater is provided with a properly certified combination
temperature - pressure relief valve by the manufacturer.
• Shall not have any valve between the relief valve and tank.
The valve is certified by a nationally recognized testing
laboratory that maintains periodic inspection of production of
listed equipment of materials as meeting the requirements for
Relief Valves and Automatic Gas Shut-off Devices for Hot Water
Supply Systems, ANSI Z21.22 • CSA 4.4, and the code
requirements of ASME.
If replaced, the valve must meet the requirements of local
codes, but not less than a combination temperature and
pressure relief valve certified as indicated in the above
paragraph.
The valve must be marked with a maximum set pressure not to
exceed the marked hydrostatic working pressure of the water
heater (150 psi = 1,035 kPa) and a discharge capacity not less
than the water heater input rate as shown on the model rating
plate.
The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually
operated at least once a year. Caution should be taken to
ensure that (1) no one is in front of or around the outlet of the
temperature-pressure relief valve discharge line, and (2) the
water manually discharged will not cause any bodily injury or
property damage because the water may be extremely hot.
For safe operation of the water heater, the relief valve must not
be removed from its designated opening nor plugged.
The temperature-pressure relief valve must be installed directly
into the fitting 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 floor. Be certain that no contact
is made with any live electrical part. The discharge opening
must not be blocked or reduced in size under any
If after manually operating the valve, it fails to completely reset
and continues to release water, immediately close the cold
water inlet to the water heater, follow the draining instructions,
and replace the temperature-pressure relief valve with a new
one.
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Converting the Lower Element
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
operate at 3800 watts. The lower element can be converted to
operate at 5500 watts. Refer to “The Convertible Lower Element”
section.
The Upper Element is a conventional 3800 watt element which
only operates at its rated wattage on 240 volts. (See rating
plate on the water heater.
The lower Element of the water heater can be converted from
operation at 3800 watts to 5500 watts on a 240 volt system.
If after reading these instructions and this manual, if you do not
understand any portion, call Maytag Customer Service at
1-800- 788-8899 for an authorized servicer.
FIGURE 10.
Filling the Water Heater
Before making the conversion to 5500 watts, check the (1)
power supply . . . must be 240 volts, (2) wiring . . . 10 gauge
AWG @ Type TW, 60°C or equivalent, and (3) Circuit breakers
or fusing . . .capable of 30 amp loading. Also, the installation
must conform with this manual, local codes and electric utility
rules. Failure to comply can result in DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY
INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water.
To prevent damage to the tank and heating element, the tank
must be filled with water. Water must flow from the hot water
faucet before turning “ON” power.
NOTE: Whether or not the element conversion is made the
model rating plate must be marked. Using a hard point ink
pen, check the appropriate block within the model rating plate,
which is located adjacent to the lower access panel.
To fill the water heater with water:
1. Close the water heater drain valve by turning the handle to
the right (clockwise). The drain valve is located on the lower
front of the water heater.
2. Open the cold water supply valve to the water heater.
NOTE: The cold water supply valve must be left open when
the water heater is in use.
3. To insure complete filling of the tank, allow air to exit by
opening the nearest hot water faucet. Allow water to run until
a constant flow is obtained. This will let air out of the water
heater and the piping.
4. Check all new water piping for leaks. Repair as needed.
FIGURE 11.
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Necessary element conversion parts are located in a small
bag contained within the large plastic manual envelope
attached to the side of the water heater.
4.
Lower Element: Lift out the tab as shown to unclip the
terminal cover from the thermostat. The terminal cover can
now be removed from the thermostat.
FIGURE 12.
1.
Before beginning the conversion turn “OFF” electric power
supply to the water heater.
FIGURE 16.
5.
Remove the screws from terminal 2 of the element, and
move the looped end of the wire aside.
FIGURE 13.
2.
The convertible element is located behind the lower
access panel of the water heater. Remove the two screws
securing the access panel, and remove panel.
FIGURE 17.
6.
The buss bar is labeled 5500 W. Place the buss bar over
terminals 2 and 3 with the 5500 W visible. Install the extra
screw provided into terminal 3.
FIGURE 14.
3.
Remove the insulation cap with handle to expose the
terminal cover.
FIGURE 18.
7.
FIGURE 15.
The wire removed from terminal 2 has a looped end. It
must remain looped and now be placed (as shown) on
top of the buss bar, over the opening of terminal 2, and
secured using the remaining screw.
FIGURE 19.
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8.
Tighten terminals 2 and 3 to ensure proper electrical
connection.
11. Replace the access panel.
FIGURE 21.
12. Complete wiring to the water heater, or if completed, turn
“ON” electric power to the water heater after filling the tank
with water.
Failure to tighten terminal screws can cause a fire which can
result in DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY
DAMAGE.
9.
Replace terminal cover on thermostat and fold insulation
back over the element making sure that the locking tabs
on the terminal cover are in place.
FIGURE 22.
Make sure the thermostat is flush against the tank, the terminal
cover is in place, and the insulation is replaced. Failure to do
so can result in DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR
PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water.
To prevent damage to the tank and heating element, the tank
must be filled with water. Water must flow from the hot water
faucet before turning “ON” power.
10. Replace the insulation cap with handle back in place so
that it completely covers the thermostat and element.
Wiring
Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water.
To prevent damage to the tank and heating element, the tank
must be filled with water. Water must flow from the hot water
faucet before turning on power.
You must provide all wiring of the proper size outside of the
water heater. You must obey local codes and electric company
requirements when you install this wiring.
FIGURE 20.
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If you are not familiar with electric codes and practices, or if you
have any doubt, even the slightest doubt, in your ability to connect
the wiring to this water heater, obtain the service of a competent
electrician. Call Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899
for an authorized servicer.
•
The length in any ground return path does not exceed
6 feet.
•
The circuit conductors contained therein are protected
by overcurrent devices rated at 20 amperes or less.
•
The conduit or tubing is terminated in fittings approved
for grounding.
For complete grounding details and all allowable exceptions,
refer to the current edition of the NEC - National Electrical Code
NFPA 70.
4. A standard 1/2" conduit opening has been made in the water
heater junction box for the conduit connection.
5. Wiring Diagrams, see “Wiring Diagrams” section have been
supplied showing the two most common types of
connections between the water heater and the power supply.
You can easily see which type connection you have by
removing the junction box cover on top of the water heater.
•
WATER HEATERS EQUIPPED FOR ONE VOLTAGE ONLY: This
water heater is equipped for one type voltage only. Check the
rating plate near the bottom access panel for the correct voltage.
DO NOT use this water heater with any voltage other than the
one shown on the model rating plate. Failure to use the correct
voltage can cause problems which can result in DEATH,
SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. If you
have any questions or doubts consult your electric company.
Two Wire Connection Diagrams: is the most common
requiring you to simply connect red to red, black to
black, and the ground wire to the green ground screw
in the junction box of the water heater.
•
Three Wire Connection Diagram: is used when you
are connecting the water heater to power a supply
that has a “Time Clock” or “Off Peak” meter. To make
these connections refer to block 1 or 2 in this wiring
diagram for the type of system you have.
If wiring from your fuse box or circuit breaker box was aluminum
for your old water heater, replace it with copper wire. If you wish
to reuse the existing aluminum wire, have the connection at
the water heater made by a competent electrician. Call Maytag
Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized
servicer.
NOTE: If you have purchased a three wire connection water
heater but you are not on a “Time Clock” or “Off Peak” meter
and have a standard two wire connection power supply,
simply follow the connection diagram in block 3 of the three
wire connection diagram.
6. Use wire nuts and connect the power supply wiring to the
wires inside the water heater’s junction box.
1. Provide a way to easily shut off the electric power when
working on the water heater. This could be with a circuit
breaker or fuse block in the entrance box or a separate
disconnect switch.
7. The water heater must be electrically “grounded” by the
installer. A green ground screw has been provided on the
water heater’s junction box. Connect ground wire to this
location.
2. Install and connect a circuit directly from the main fuse or
circuit breaker box. This circuit must be the right size and
have its own fuse or circuit breaker. Refer to the chart in the
“Product Specifications” section for the correct size wire and
fuse or circuit breaker.
8. Replace the wiring junction cover using the screw provided.
3. If metal conduit is used for the grounding conductor:
A.
The grounding electrode conductor shall be of copper,
aluminum, or copperclad aluminum. The material
shall be of one continuous length without a splice or
joint.
B.
Rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal conduit, or
electrical metallic tubing may be used for the grounding
means if conduit or tubing is terminated in fittings
approved for grounding.
C.
Flexible metal conduit or flexible metallic tubing shall
be permitted for grounding if all the following
conditions are met:
FIGURE 23.
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Wiring Diagrams
STANDARD WIRING FOR 2 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS
NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT
FIGURE 24.
WIRING FOR 3 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT
FIGURE 25.
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SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Temperature Regulation
LOWER THERMOSTAT
WITH HIGH LIMIT
LOWER THERMOSTAT
WITHOUT HIGH LIMIT
FIGURE 28.
HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are intended to
produce hot water. Water heated to a temperature which will
satisfy clothes washing, dish washing, and other sanitizing
needs can scald and permanently injure you upon contact.
Some people are more likely to be permanently injured by hot
water than others. These include the elderly, children, the infirm,
or physically/mentally handicapped. If anyone using hot water
in your home fits into one of these groups or if there is a local
code or state law requiring a certain temperature water at the
hot water tap, then you must take special precautions. In
addition to using the lowest possible temperature setting that
satisfies your hot water needs, some type of tempering device,
such as a 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. Follow
manufacturers instructions for installation of the valves, Before
changing the factory setting of the thermostat, read the
“Temperature Regulation” section in this manual.
Temperature Settings
HOT – Is a thermostat setting of approximately 120°F
(49°C), which will supply hot water at the most
economical temperatures.
A – Is a thermostat setting of approximately
130°F (54°C).
B – Is the thermostat setting of approximately
140°F (60°C).
C – Is a thermostat setting of approximately
150°F (65°C).
VERY – Is a thermostat setting of approximately
HOT
160°F (71°C). It is recommended that the dial be
set lower whenever possible.
NOTE: Water temperature range of 120°—140°F (49°-60°C)
recommended by most dishwasher manufacturers.
Never allow small children to use a hot water tap, or to draw
their own bath water. Never leave a child or handicapped person
unattended in a bathtub or shower.
Temperature Setting
VERY HOT = APPROX.160°F (71°C)
C = APPROX.150°F (65°C)
B = APPROX.140°F (60°C)
A = APPROX.130°F (54°C)
HOT = APPROX.120°F (49°C)
Thermostat
The thermostats of this water heater have been factory set at
the “HOT” position which approximates 120°F (49°C). The
thermostats are adjustable if a different water temperature is
desired. Read all warnings in this manual and on the water
heater before proceeding.
Time to Produce
2nd & 3rd Degree
Burns on Adult Skin
About 1/2 second
About 1-1/2 seconds
Less than 5 seconds
About 30 seconds
More than 5 minutes
Thermostat Adjustments
UPPER THERMOSTAT ADJUSTABLE
BEHIND UPPER ACCESS PANEL
The upper and lower thermostats have been factory set at HOT
approximately 120°F (49°C) to reduce the risk of scald injury.
FIGURE 27.
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The upper and lower thermostats are adjustable if a different
water temperature is desired. Read all warnings in the
“Temperature Regulation” section before proceeding.
Temperature-Pressure Relief
Valve Operation
NOTE: It is not necessary to adjust the upper thermostat.
However, if it is adjusted above the factory set point of 120°F
(49°C) HOT it is recommended that it not be set higher than the
lower thermostat setting.
The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually
operated at least once a year.
To adjust the temperature setting for both upper and lower
thermostats, proceed as follows:
1. Turn “OFF” the electric power to the water heater at the
junction box.
The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually
operated at least once a year. Caution should be taken to ensure
that (1) no one is in front of or around the outlet of the
temperature-pressure relief valve discharge line, and (2) the
water manually discharged will not cause any property damage
or bodily injury. The water may be extremely hot.
2. Take off the access panel, insulation cap with handle.
3. The slotted adjustment (using a screwdriver) can be turned
clockwise (
) to increase the temperature setting or
counter clockwise (
) to decrease the temperature setting.
FIGURE 29.
4. Replace the insulation cap with handle and access panel.
If after manually operating the valve, it fails to completely reset
and continues to release water, immediately close the cold
water inlet to the water heater, follow the draining instructions,
and replace the temperature-pressure relief valve with a new
one.
5. Turn “ON” the power supply.
Anode Rod Inspection
Failure to install and maintain a new properly listed temperaturepressure relief valve will release the manufacturer from any
claim which might result from excessive temperature or
pressure.
If the temperature-pressure relief valve on the appliance weeps
or discharges periodically, this may be due to thermal
expansion. Your water heater may have a check valve installed
in the water line or a water meter with a check valve. Call Maytag
Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized
servicer. Do not plug the temperature-pressure relief valve.
The anode rod is used to protect the tank from corrosion. Most
hot water tanks are equipped with an anode rod. The
submerged rod sacrifices itself to protect the tank. Instead of
corroding the tank, water ions attack and eat away the anode
rod. This does not affect the water’s taste or color. The rod
must be maintained to keep the tank in operating condition.
Draining
Anode deterioration depends on the water conductivity, not
necessarily water condition. A corroded or pitted anode rod
indicates high water conductivity and should be checked and/
or replaced more often than an anode rod that appears to be
intact. Replacement of a depleted anode rod can extend the
life of your water heater. Inspection should be conducted by
calling Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an
authorized servicer. At a minimum the anode(s) should be
checked annually after the warranty period.
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The water heater should be drained if being shut down during
freezing temperatures. Also, periodic draining and cleaning of
sediment from the tank may be necessary.
1. Turn “OFF” the electrical power to the water heater at the
junction box.
2. Remove the access panel and the insulation cap with
handle.
3. Lift out the tab as shown below to unclip the terminal cover
from the thermostat. The terminal cover can now be removed
from the thermostat.
1. Before beginning turn “OFF” the electric power supply to the
water heater.
2. CLOSE the cold water inlet valve to the water heater.
3. OPEN a nearby hot water faucet and leave open to allow for
draining.
4. Connect a hose to the drain valve and terminate to an
adequate drain or outdoors.
5. OPEN the water heater drain valve to allow for tank draining.
FIGURE 30.
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.
4. Remove the wires attached to the thermostat.
6. Close the drain valve.
7. Follow “Filling the Water Heater” instructions in the
“Installation Instructions” section.
8. Turn “ON” power to the water heater.
6. Disconnect wires from thermostat and slide out of the
bracket.
5. Remove the thermostat from behind the thermostat
bracket.
7. Place the new thermostat in the bracket making sure it fits
firmly against the tank.
8. Attach the wires to the new thermostat.
NOTE: Some of the terminals may require straight-in wiring
through an eye-opening. If wires are now looped, recut and
strip wire 3/8” to a straight length and insert.
9. Put plastic terminal cover back in place.
Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water.
To prevent damage to the tank and heating element, the tank
must be filled with water. Water must flow from the hot water
faucet before turning “ON” power.
10. Replace the insulation cap with handle to cover the
thermostat.
Thermostat Removal/Replacement
Element Cleaning/Replacement
11. Replace access panel, then turn the electric power on.
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NOTE: These instructions are written for element cleaning and
element replacement for the lower element. If it is necessary to
clean or replace the upper element, then repeat these
instructions.
To remove the element from your tank in order to clean or
replace it:
1. Before beginning turn “OFF” the electric power supply to
the water heater.
FIGURE 34.
5. Remove the insulation cap with handle to expose the
terminal cover.
FIGURE 31.
2. Turn off the water supply to the water heater at the water
Shut-off valve or water meter.
FIGURE 34.
FIGURE 32.
6. Lift out the tab as shown to unclip the terminal cover from
the thermostat. The terminal cover can now be removed
from the thermostat.
3. Attach a hose to the water heater drain valve and put the
other end in a floor drain or outdoors. Open the water heater
drain valve. Open a nearby hot water faucet which will relieve
pressure in the water heater and speed draining.
FIGURE 33.
FIGURE 35.
7. Disconnect the two wires on the element and unscrew the
old element from the tank.
The water passing out of the drain valve may be extremely hot.
To avoid being scalded, make sure all connections are tight
and that the water flow is directed away from any person.
4. Remove the two screws securing the access panel, and
remove panel.
FIGURE 36.
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8. Clean the area around the element opening. Remove any
sediment from or around the element opening, inside the
tank.
Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water.
To prevent damage to the tank and heating element, the tank
must be filled with water. Water must flow from the hot water
faucet before turning “ON” power.
9. If you are cleaning the element you have removed, do so by
scraping or soaking in vinegar or a de-liming solution.
14. Check element for water leaks. If leakage occurs, tighten
element or repeat steps 2 and 3, remove element and
reposition gasket. Then repeat steps 10 through 14.
15. Reconnect the two wires to the element and then check to
make sure the thermostat remains firmly against the
surface of the tank.
FIGURE 38.
Replacement elements must (1) be the same voltage and (2)
no greater wattage than listed on the model rating plate affixed
to the water heater.
16. Replace terminal cover on thermostat making sure that
the locking tabs on the terminal cover are in place.
10. A new gasket should be used in all cases to prevent a
possible water leak. (See Element Gasket in the “Repair
Parts ” Chart). Place the new element gasket on the thread
side of the cleaned or new element and screw into tank,
securing tightly using an element wrench.
FIGURE 37.
11. Close the water heater drain valve by turning the handle to
the right (clockwise). The drain valve id on the lower front of
the water heater.
FIGURE 39.
12. Open the cold water supply valve to the water heater.
17. Place the insulation cap with handle back in place so that
it completely covers the thermostat and element.
NOTE: The cold water supply valve must be left open when
the water heater is in use.
13. To insure complete filling of the tank, allow air to exit by
opening the nearest hot water faucet. Allow water to run
until a constant flow is obtained. This will let air out of the
water heater and the piping.
FIGURE 40.
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• Before beginning turn “OFF” the electrical power supply to
the water heater.
18. Replace access panel.
19. Turn “ON” electric power to water heater.
• Follow “Draining” instructions in the “Service and
Maintenance” section.
• Turning counter clockwise, remove the hex cap below the
screw handle.
• Remove the washer and put the new one in place.
• Screw the handle and cap assembly back into the drain
valve and retighten using a wrench. DO NOT OVER
TIGHTEN.
• Follow “Filling the Water Heater” instructions in the
“Installation Instructions” section.
FIGURE 41.
• Check for leaks.
Drain Valve Washer Replacement
• Turn “ON” electric power to the water heater.
.
FIGURE 42.
Service
Before calling for repair service, read the “Start Up Conditions”
and “Operational Conditions” found in the Troubleshooting
section of this manual.
NOTE: For replacement, use a 17/32" x 13/64" x 1/8" thick
washer available at your nearest hardware store. For
ordering a replacement washer, refer to the “Parts Order
List” section.
If a condition persists or you are uncertain about the operation
of the water heater, let a qualified person check it out.
Call Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899.
TROUBLESHOOTING
systems do not allow for the expansion of heated water.
Start Up Conditions
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. The
temperature-pressure relief valve is not intended for the
constant relief of thermal expansion. This is an unacceptable
condition and must be corrected.
THERMAL EXPANSION
It is recommended that any devices installed which could create
a closed system have a by-pass and/or the system have an
expansion tank to relieve the pressure built by thermal
expansion in the water system. Thermal expansion tanks are
available for ordering through the Maytag Customer Service.
Contact the local water supplier and/or call Maytag Customer
Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized servicer for
assistance in controlling these situations.
Water supply systems may, because of such events as high
line pressure, frequent cut-offs, the effects of water hammer
among others, have installed devices such as pressure
reducing valves, check valves, back flow preventers, etc...to
control these types of problems. When these devices are not
equipped with an internal by-pass, and no other measures are
taken, the devices cause the water system to be closed. As
water is heated, it expands (thermal expansion) and closed
STRANGE SOUNDS
Possible noises due to expansion and contraction of some
metal parts during periods of heat-up and cool-down do not
represent harmful or dangerous conditions.
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Operational Conditions
RUMBLING NOISE
SMELLY WATER
In some water areas, scale or mineral deposits will build up
on your heating elements. This buildup will cause a rumbling
noise. Follow “Element Cleaning/Replacement” instructions
to clean and replace the elements.
In each glass-lined water heater there is installed one anode
rod (see parts section) for corrosion protection of the tank.
Certain water 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”. This odor is
derived from hydrogen sulfide gas dissolved in the water. The
smell is the result of four factors which must all be present for
the odor to develop:
HIGH TEMPERATURE SHUT OFF SYSTEM
A. A concentration of sulfate in the supply water.
B. Little or no dissolved oxygen in the water.
C. A sulfate reducing bacteria within the water heater. (This
harmless bacteria is non-toxic to humans.)
D. An excess of active hydrogen in the tank. This is caused by
corrosion protective action of the anode.
The water heater has a high limit shut off system with a reset
button located on the thermostat.
Smelly water may be eliminated or reduced in some water
heater models by replacing the anode rod with one of less
active material, and then chlorinating the water heater tank and
all hot water lines. Call Maytag Customer Service at
1-800-788-8899 for an authorized servicer for further
information concerning an anode replacement kit #66001068
and this chlorination treatment.
Follow the resetting instructions which refer to the high limit
behind the access panel.
NOTE: If your water heater is connected to an “Off Peak” Clock,
and uses the “3 wire lead” wiring diagram in the “Wiring
Diagram” section, then the water heater will have a high limit
on both the upper and lower thermostats. Follow the instructions
to reset the high-limit behind the upper and lower access panels.
If smelly water persists, after anode replacement and
chlorination treatment, we can only suggest that continuous
chlorination and filtering conditioning equipment be considered
to eliminate the water problem.
1. Before beginning, turn “OFF” electrical power supply to the
water heater.
Do not remove the anode leaving the tank unprotected. By
doing so, all warranty on the water heater tank is voided.
“AIR” IN HOT WATER FAUCETS
FIGURE 43.
2. Remove the two screws securing the access panel and
remove panel.
3. Remove the insulation cap with handle to expose the terminal
cover.
4. Reset the high limit by pushing in the red button marked
“RESET”.
HYDROGEN GAS: Hydrogen gas can be produced in a hot
water system that has not been used for a long period of time
(generally two weeks or more). Hydrogen gas is extremely
flammable and explosive. To prevent the possibility of injury
under these conditions, we recommend the hot water faucet
be opened for several minutes at the kitchen sink before any
electrical appliances which are connected to the hot water
system are used (such as a dishwasher or washing machine).
If hydrogen gas is present, there will probably be an unusual
sound similar to air escaping through the pipe as the hot water
faucet is opened. There must be no smoking or open flame
near the faucet at the time it is open.
FIGURE 44.
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5. Replace the insulation cap with handle so that it completely
covers the thermostat and element.
5.
Check to see the electric service to your house has not
been interrupted. If this is the case, contact the electric
company.
6.
Is the thermostat set to the desired temperature? See
“Temperature Regulation” section.
7.
If you had experienced very hot water and now no hot
water, the problem may be due to the high temperature
shut off system. See “High Temperature Shut Off System”
in the “Troubleshooting” section.
8.
During very cold weather, the incoming water will also be
colder and it will require a longer time to become heated.
9.
The hot water usage may exceed the capacity of the water
heater. If so, wait for water heater to recover after abnormal
demand. Also examine pipes and faucets for possible
water leaks.
6. Replace the access panel.
7. Turn “ON” electric power to the water heater.
If the high limit must be reset again, call Maytag customer
Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized servicer to find
out why the high limit turned “OFF” the electric power.
NOT ENOUGH OR NO HOT WATER
1.
2.
3.
4.
In a new installation, the water heater may not be properly
connected. Make sure the cold water supply valve is open.
Review and check piping installation. Make sure that the
cold water line is connected to the cold water inlet to the
water heater and the hot water line to the hot water outlet
on the water heater.
Make sure the electrical supply to your water heater is
“ON”.
10. If you can not determine the problem, then call the Maytag
Service Department.
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.
WATER IS TOO HOT
Adjust the thermostat to a lower setting. See the “Temperature
Regulation” section.
Make certain the disconnect switch, if used, is in the “ON”
position.
Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water.
To prevent damage to the tank and heating element, the tank
must be filled with water. The water must flow from the hot
water faucet before turning “ON” power.
Leakage Checkpoints
A *Condensation may be seen on pipes in humid weather or
pipe connections may be leaking.
B *The primary anode rod may be leaking.
C Small amounts of water from the temperature-pressure
relief valve may be due to thermal expansion or high water
pressure in your area.
D *The temperature-pressure relief valve may be leaking at
the tank fitting.
E The element may be leaking at the tank fitting.
Read this manual first. Then before checking the water heater
make sure the electric supply has been turned “OFF”, and never
turn the electric supply “on” before the tank is completely full of
water.
Use this guide to check a “Leaking” water heater. Many
suspected “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 utility or call
Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an
authorized servicer to check the water heater.
Turn electrical power “OFF”, remove access panel and
insulation cap with handle. If leaking around element, follow
proper draining instructions and remove element. Reposition
or replace gasket on element. Place element into opening and
tighten securely. Then follow “Filling the Water Heater”
instructions in the “Installation Instructions” section.
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F Water from drain valve may be due to the valve being opened
slightly
G *The drain valve may be leaking at the tank fitting.
H Water in the water heater bottom or on the floor may be from
condensation, loose connections or the temperaturepressure relief valve. DO NOT replace the water heater until
a full inspection of all possible water sources is made and
necessary corrective steps taken.
Leakage from other appliances, water lines, or ground seepage
should also be checked.
Note: To check where threaded portion enters tank, insert
cotton swab between jacket opening and fitting. If cotton is
wet, follow “Draining” instructions in the “Service and
Maintenance” section and then remove fitting. Put pipe dope
or teflon tape on the threads and replace. Then follow “Filling
the Water Heater” instructions in the “Installation
Instructions” section.
FIGURE 44.
REP
AIR P
ARTS LIST
REPAIR
PARTS
MAYTAG/STATE PART NUMBER
CONVERSION KEY
MAYTAG
STATE
66001001
9000225
66001002
9000396
66001010
9002403
66001011
9001609
66001012
9001608
66001013
ETC2X
66001014
ETC5X
66001020
9000734
66001021
9001584
66001034
9002445
66001053
9000308
66001054
9000309
66001055
9001591
66001056
9002439
66001054
9000309
66001064
9002438
66001065
9002432
66001066
9002416
MAYTAG/STATE PART NUMBER
CONVERSION KEY
MAYTAG
STATE
66001105
9002769
66001199
900452
66001201
9000507
66001202
9000509
66001251
9001829
66001254
9001954
66001260
9001982
66001269
9002277
66001520
9003473
66001709
9003716
66001738
9003934
66001739
9003935
66001745
9003936
66001747
9004001
66001763
9003485
66001864
184743-001
66001865
9002430
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REP
AIR P
ARTS LIST
REPAIR
PARTS
MAYTAG ELECTRIC
WATER HEATERS
MODEL NO’S
HRE11240S
HRE41240S
HRE11250S
HRE41250S
40
40
50
50
Gallon
Gallon
Gallon
Gallon
NOTE:
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. Convertible elements
are not offered as replacement parts.
If a replacement 3800 watt, 240 volt element is needed,
order part no. 66001106 replacement element. If, at the time
of installation, the water heater was converted to operate
at 5500 watts, order part no. 66001107 replacement element.
(See model rating plate” If Converted” box
Key
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
#7
#8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
*
Model No.
Part Description
Buss Bar Kit
Drain Valve
Drain Valve Washer (17/32” x 13/64” x 1/8” Tick)
Element Gasket
Element Gasket
Inlet Tube
Inlet Tube Seal
Instruction Manual
Lower Access Panel
Lower Element
Lower Thermostat w/HiLimit
(Three Wire Lead Models)†
Nipple w/Heat Traps
Pipe Insulation (2 Each)
Primary Anode
Secondary Anode/ Nipple w/Heat traps
T & P Insulation
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve
Terminal Cover (Lower)
Terminal Cover (Lower Three Wire)
Terminal Cover (Upper)
Thermostat Bracket
Thermostat Bracket
Upper Access Panel
Upper Element
Upper Thermostat w/HiLimit
2 Pole Thermostat (Two Wire Lead Models)†
HRE11240S
66001055
66001747
66001021
66001053
66001053
66001520
66001269
66001864
66001199
66001002
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HRE41240S
66001055
66001747
66001021
66001053
66001053
66001520
66001269
66001864
66001199
66001002
66001202
HRE11250S
66001055
66001747
66001021
66001053
66001053
66001065
66001269
66001864
66001199
66001002
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HRE41250S
66001055
66001747
66001021
66001053
66001053
66001065
66001269
66001864
66001199
66001002
66001202
66001745
66001034
66001763
66001738
66001709
66001010
66001056
-------66001064
66001054
66001054
66001199
66001001
66001254
66001201
66001745
66001034
66001763
66001738
66001709
66001010
-------66001064
66001064
66001054
66001054
66001199
66001001
66001254
--------
66001745
66001034
66001251
66001738
66001709
66001010
66001865
-------66001064
66001054
66001054
66001199
66001001
66001254
66001201
66001745
66001034
66001251
66001738
66001709
66001010
-------66001064
66001064
66001054
66001054
66001199
66001001
66001254
--------
Also available at most hardware stores. † Refer to wiring diagram section for verification.
# Not Illustrated.
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
Now that you have purchased this water heater, should a need
ever exist for repair parts or service, simply call Maytag
Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized
servicer. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or
visit.
• Model Number
• Serial Number
• Part Description
The model number of the water heater will be found on the
model rating plate located above the access panel.
• Part Number (If available)
• Voltage and Element Wattage
THIS IS A REPAIR PARTS LIST, NOT A PACKAGING LIST.
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REP
AIR P
ARTS LIST
REPAIR
PARTS
MAYTAG ELECTRIC
WATER HEATERS
MODEL NO’S
HRE11250T
HRE41250T
HRE11282T
HRE41282T
50
50
80
80
Gallon
Gallon
Gallon
Gallon
NOTE:
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. Convertible elements
are not offered as replacement parts.
If a replacement 3800 watt, 240 volt element is needed,
order part no. 66001106 replacement element. If, at the time
of installation, the water heater was converted to operate
at 5500 watts, order part no. 66001107 replacement element.
(See model rating plate” If Converted” box
Key
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
#7
#8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
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Model No.
Part Description
Buss Bar Kit
Drain Valve
Drain Valve Washer (17/32” x 13/64” x 1/8” Tick)
Element Gasket
Element Gasket
Inlet Tube
Inlet Tube Seal
Instruction Manual
Lower Access Panel
Lower Element
Lower Thermostat w/HiLimit
(Three Wire Lead Models)†
Nipple w/Heat Traps
Pipe Insulation (2 Each)
Primary Anode
Secondary Anode/ Nipple w/Heat traps
T & P Insulation
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve
Terminal Cover (Lower)
Terminal Cover (Lower Three Wire)
Terminal Cover (Upper)
Thermostat Bracket
Thermostat Bracket
Upper Access Panel
Upper Element
Upper Thermostat w/HiLimit
2 Pole Thermostat (Two Wire Lead Models)†
HRE11250T
66001055
66001747
66001021
66001053
66001053
66001260
66001269
66001864
66001199
66001002
--------
HRE41250T
66001055
66001747
66001021
66001053
66001053
66001260
66001269
66001864
66001199
66001002
66001202
HRE11282T
66001055
66001747
66001021
66001053
66001053
66001066
66001269
66001864
66001199
66001002
--------
HRE41282T
66001055
66001747
66001021
66001053
66001053
66001066
66001269
66001864
66001199
66001002
66001202
66001745
66001034
66001251
66001739
66001709
66001010
66001056
-------66001064
66001054
66001054
66001199
66001001
66001254
66001201
66001745
66001034
66001251
66001739
66001709
66001010
-------66001064
66001064
66001054
66001054
66001199
66001001
66001254
--------
66001745
66001034
66001020
66001739
66001709
66001010
66001865
-------66001064
66001054
66001054
66001199
66001001
66001254
66001201
66001745
66001034
66001020
66001739
66001709
66001010
-------66001064
66001064
66001054
66001054
66001199
66001001
66001254
--------
Also available at most hardware stores. † Refer to wiring diagram section for verification.
# Not Illustrated.
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
Now that you have purchased this water heater, should a need
ever exist for repair parts or service, simply call Maytag
Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized
servicer. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or
visit.
• Model Number
• Serial Number
• Part Description
The model number of the water heater will be found on the
model rating plate located above the access panel.
• Part Number (If available)
• Voltage and Element Wattage
THIS IS A REPAIR PARTS LIST, NOT A PACKAGING LIST.
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
For one year from date of original retail purchase, any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free
of charge.
If a leak occurs in the tank, a new water heater of the closest capacity and quality then available, will be replaced free of
charge.
The warranty of the replacement is the balance of the original water heater’s warranty.
LIMITED PARTS WARRANTY
After the first year and through the twelfth year from the date of original retail purchase, any parts which fail due to a defect
in material or workmanship, will be replaced or repaired free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other
costs, including labor, mileage and transportation.
If the water heater is subjected to commercial, institutional, industrial or non-residential use, the above warranty coverage
for parts that are proved to be defective in material or workmanship is effective for one year from the date of the original
retail purchase.
The warranty of the replacement is the balance of the original water heater’s warranty, or twelve months from the date of
the part(s) purchase, whichever comes first.
The warranty is limited to the original owner of the water heater.
LIMITED TANK WARRANTY AGAINST LEAKS
After the first year and through the twelfth year from the date of original retail purchase, if a leak occurs in the tank, a new
water heater of the closest capacity and quality then available, will be replaced free of charge for the water heater, with the
owner paying all other costs, including labor, mileage and transportation.
If the water heater is subjected to commercial, institutional, industrial or non-residential use, the above warranty coverage
for the tanks that are proven to be defective in material and workmanship is effective for two years from the date of the
original retail purchase.
The warranty of the replacement is the balance of the original water heater’s warranty.
Please note: The full and limited warranty applies only while this water heater is used in the United States of America.
The warranty is limited to the original owner of the water heater.
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
To locate an authorized service company in your area contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance was purchased;
or call Maytag Customer Service at the number listed below. Should you not receive satisfactory warranty service, please
call or write:
Maytag Customer Service
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
Canada: 1-800-788-8899
When contacting Maytag Customer Service be sure to provide the model and serial number of your appliance, the name
and address of the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance and the date of purchase.
MAYTAG WATER HEATERS ARE MANUFACTURED AND THIS WARRANTY IS PROVIDED BY A.O. SMITH COPORATION.
MAYTAG® IS A TRADEMARK OF MAYTAG CORPORATION AND IS USED UNDER LICENSE TO A.O. SMITH CORPORATION.
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