Owner’s Manual
POWER MISER™ 6
ELECTRIC
WATER HEATER
FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY.
NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING.
• Safety Instructions
• Installation
• Operation
• Care and Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• Service Parts List
MODEL NO.
153.326162
153.326163
153.326264
153.326265
30 Gallon Short
30 Gallon Short
38 Gallon Short
38 Gallon Short
GAMA certification applies to all residential electric water
heaters with capacities of 20 to 120 Gallons. Input rating of
12kW or less.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
PRINTED 0707
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185799-000
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 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.
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of
substances known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, and requires
businesses to warn of potential exposure to such substances.
This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive
harm. This appliance can cause low level exposure to some of the substances listed, including formaldehyde.
IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS
• Sears Service Center: The Sears 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 Electrical Code as it relates to the installation
of electric water heaters. The Sears 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
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................................................................................... 5
MATERIALS AND BASIC TOOLS NEEDED ...................................................................................................................................... 6
Materials Needed ......................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Basic Tools ................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Additional Tools Needed When Sweat Soldering ........................................................................................................................ 6
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................................................................................. 7-16
Removing the Old Water Heater .............................................................................................................................................. 7,8
Facts to Consider About the Location ......................................................................................................................................... 8
Insulation Blankets ....................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Facts to Consider About the Convertible Lower Element ......................................................................................................... 8,9
Water Piping ........................................................................................................................................................................... 9,10
T & P Valve and Pipe Insulation ................................................................................................................................................ 10
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve ...................................................................................................................................... 10,11
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve- Optional Location ....................................................................................................... 11,12
Filling the Water Heater ............................................................................................................................................................. 12
Converting the Lower Element ............................................................................................................................................. 12-14
Wiring .................................................................................................................................................................................... 14,15
Wiring Diagrams ........................................................................................................................................................................ 16
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT .................................................................................................................................................... 17-22
Temperature Regulation ............................................................................................................................................................. 17
Thermostat ................................................................................................................................................................................. 17
Temperature Settings ................................................................................................................................................................. 17
Upper and Lower Thermostat Adjustments .......................................................................................................................... 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 .................................................................................................................................................... 23-26
Start Up Conditions .................................................................................................................................................................. 23
Thermal Expansion ............................................................................................................................................................ 23
Strange Sounds ................................................................................................................................................................. 23
Operational Conditions ......................................................................................................................................................... 23-25
Smelly Water ................................................................................................................................................................. 23,24
“Air” in Hot Water Faucets ................................................................................................................................................. 24
Rumbling Noise .................................................................................................................................................................. 24
High Temperature Shut Off System .................................................................................................................................... 24
Not Enough or No Hot Water ........................................................................................................................................ 24,25
Water Is Too Hot ................................................................................................................................................................. 25
Leakage Checkpoints ............................................................................................................................................................ 25,26
REPAIR PARTS LIST ....................................................................................................................................................................... 27
WARRANTY ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 28
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INTRODUCTION
• The installation must conform with the instructions in this
manual; electric company rules; and Local Codes, or in the
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.
Thank You for purchasing a Sears 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, contact the local Sears Service Center
or any Sears store. They will arrange for prompt, quality
installation by Sears authorized contractors.
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 Sears Service
Center.
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 “Facts to Consider About the Location” 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.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
NUMBER
153.326162
153.326163
153.326264
153.326265
*
TANK
CAPACITY
IN GALLONS
(LITERS)
ELEMENT
WATTAGE
RECOVERY RATE
@240 VOLTS
GALS.PER HOUR
HEIGHT
@900F Rise
UPPER
LOWER
17.3
3800
3800
30 (762)
25.0
3800
5500
17.3
3800
3800
31.5 (800)
25.0
3800
5500
DIMENSIONS
IN INCHES (mm)
DIA.
30 (114)
22 (559)
38 (144)
23 (584)
MINIMUM
WIRE SIZE*
(GAUGE)
12
10
12
10
MAXIMUM FUSE
OR CIRCUIT
BREAKER
SIZE (AMPS)
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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MATERIALS AND BASIC TOOLS NEEDED
Materials Needed
To simplify the installation Sears has available the installation parts shown below. You may or may not need all of these materials,
depending on your type of installation.
EXPANSION TANKS FOR THERMAL
EXPANSION CONDITIONS AVAILABLE IN 2
GALLONS , AND 5 GALLONS CAPACITY
THROUGH LOCAL SEARS STORE OR
SERVICE CENTER.
WATER HEATER INSTALLATION KIT WITH
FLEXIBLE CONNECTORS FOR 3/4” OR 1/2”
THREADED OR COPPER PLUMBING.
Basic Tools
DRAIN PANS AVAILABLE IN 20”
DIAMETER FOR WATER HEATERS
HAVING A DIAMETER 18” OR
LESS, 24” DIAMETER FOR WATER
HEATERS HAVING A DIAMETER
22” OR LESS AND AVAILABLE IN
28” DIAMETER FOR WATER
HEATERS HAVING A DIAMETER
26” OR LESS.
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
Sears store.
Tubing Cutters or Hacksaw
Propane Torch
Soft Solder
Solder Flux
Emery Cloth
Wire Brushes
Pipe Wrench (2)
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
PIPE DOPE (SQUEEZE TUBE)
USE FOR WATER CONNECTIONS
ROLL OF
LEAD-FREE
SOFT SOLDER
3/4” (19 mm) WIRE BRUSH
GARDEN HOSE
6 FOOT TAPE
PROPANE
TORCH
PIPE WRENCH
6
1/2” (13 mm) WIRE BRUSH
SOLDER
FLUX
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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.
from some plumbing 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.
• Sensors mounted in the drain pan that turn off the water supply
to the entire home when water is detected in the drain pan.
FIGURE 7.
• 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.
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.
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.
Facts to Consider About the Location
• The location selection must provide adequate clearances for
servicing and proper operation of the water heater.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• Do not cover the temperature and pressure relief (T & P)
valve with an insulation blanket.
• 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.
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. When such locations cannot be avoided,
a suitable drain pan should be installed under the water heater.
Drain pans are available at your local Sears stores. Such drain
pans must be piped to an adequate drain.
Facts to Consider About the
Convertible Lower Element
The Upper Element (if a double element model) is a conventional
3800 watt element which only operates at its rated wattage on
240 volts. (See rating plate on the water heater).
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 shut-off device used in
conjunction with a piped drain pan. These devices are available
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 Sears Service Center.
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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, 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 on the thermostat,
read the “Temperature Regulation” section in this manual.
See Figure 8 for mixing valve usage.
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.
Figure 9 shows the attachment of the water piping to the water
heater. The water heater is equipped with 3/4” water connections.
FIGURE 8.
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.
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 Sears Service Center on how to control this situation.
Water Piping
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.
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NOTE: To protect against untimely corrosion of hot and
cold water fittings, it is strongly recommended that dielectric unions or couplings be installed on this water
heater when connected to copper pipe.
1. Look at the top cover of the water heater. The hot water
outlet is marked hot. Put two or three turns of teflon tape
around the threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat coupling
and around both ends of the 3/4” threaded nipple. Using
flexible connectors, connect the hot water pipe to the hot
water outlet of the water heater.
2. Look at the top cover of the water heater. The cold water inlet
is marked cold. Put two or three turns of teflon tape around
the threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat coupling and
around both ends of the 3/4” threaded nipple. Using flexible
connectors, connect the cold water pipe to the cold water
inlet of the water heater.
FIGURE 9A.
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.
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve
INSTALLATION COMPLETED USING
INSTALLATION KIT
This heater is provided with a properly certified combination
temperature - pressure relief valve by the manufacturer.
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 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.
FIGURE 9.
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.
T & P Valve and Pipe Insulation
Remove insulation for T & P valve and pipe connections from
carton.
For safe operation of the water heater, the relief valve must not
be removed from its designated opening nor plugged.
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.
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
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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is made with any live electrical part. The discharge opening
must not be blocked or reduced in size under any 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.
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.
FIGURE 10.
• Shall not be plugged or blocked.
• Shall be of material listed for hot water distribution.
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Optional Location
• Shall be installed so as to allow complete drainage of both
the temperature-pressure relief valve, and the discharge pipe.
An optional temperature-pressure relief valve location is
provided on the jacket top.
• Shall terminate at an adequate drain.
If the top location is preferred, the temperature-pressure relief
valve in the side location and the counter-sunk plug in the top
location can be interchanged.
• Shall not have any valve between the relief valve and tank.
Be sure to use new pipe joint compound or put two to three
turns of teflon tape around the threaded ends of the temperaturepressure relief valve and counter-sunk plug when reinstalling
these parts.
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.
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.
FIGURE 10A.
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Filling the Water Heater
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 “Facts to Consider About the
Convertible Lower Element” section.
The Upper Element, (if double element model) 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.
After reading these instructions and this manual, if you do not
understand any portion call Sears Service Center.
FIGURE 11.
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Necessary element conversion parts are located in a small bag
contained within the electrical junction box on top 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.
11. Replace the access panel.
Tighten terminals 2 and 3 to ensure proper electrical
connection.
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 making sure that the
locking tabs on the terminal cover are in place.
FIGURE 22.
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.
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.
Wiring
10. Replace the insulation cap with handle so that it completely
covers the thermostat and element.
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. Contact your Sears salesperson to
arrange for a professional electrician.
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.
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.
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.
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. Contact
your Sears salesperson to arrange for a professional electrician.
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.
C.
Flexible metal conduit or flexible metallic tubing shall
be permitted for grounding if all the following
conditions are met:
•
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.
Three Wire Connection Diagram: is used when you
are connecting the water heater to a power 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.
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.
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.
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.
•
6. Use wire nuts and connect the power supply wiring to the
wires inside the water heater’s junction box.
3. If metal conduit is used for the grounding conductor:
B.
Two Wire Connection Diagram: 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.
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.
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.
A.
•
8. Replace the wiring junction cover using the screw provided.
FIGURE 23.
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Wiring Diagrams
STANDARD WIRING FOR 2 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS
NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT
A6
FIGURE 24.
WIRING FOR 3 WIRE LEAD WATER HEATERS NON-SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION 240 VOLT DOUBLE ELEMENT
A9
*NOTE: Some lower Hi-Temp Limit Switches
may have 4 terminals. Use only the
2 terminals on left.
FIGURE 25.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
Temperature Regulation
The lower thermostat is factory set at a position which
approximates 120°F (49°C), and is adjustable if a different water
temperature is desired. Read all warnings in this manual and
on the water heating before proceeding.
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
see Temperature Settings table at right.
FIGURE 27.
Temperature Settings
Temperature
Setting
160°F (71°C)
150°F (66°C)
140°F (60°C)
130°F (54°C)
120°F (49°C)
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.
Thermostats
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
NOTE: Water temperature range of 120°—140°F (49°-60°C)
recommended by most dishwasher manufacturers.
The thermostats of this water heater have been factory set at a
position which approximates 120°F (49°C), to reduce the risk
of scald injury.
Upper and Lower Thermostat Adjustments
The upper thermostat is factory set at a position which
approximates 120°F (49°C) and is adjustable if a different water
temperature is desired. Read all warnings in this manual and
on the water heating before proceeding.
(Refer to thermostat illustrations under “Thermostat” section)
FIGURE 26.
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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), 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.
The upper and lower thermostats are adjustable if a different
water temperature is desired. Read all warnings in the
“Temperature-Regulation” section before proceeding.
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 upper and/or lower access panel, insulation cap
with handle.
3. The slotted adjustment (using a screwdriver) can be turned
) to increase the temperature setting or
clockwise (
counter clockwise (
) to decrease the temperature setting.
FIGURE 28.
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. Consult your local
Sears Service Center for further information. 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
Sears Service Center. 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.
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.
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.
FIGURE 29.
4. Disconnect wires from thermostat.
5. Remove the thermostat from behind the thermostat
bracket.
6. Place the new thermostat in the bracket making sure it fits
firmly against the tank.
7. Attach the wires to the new thermostat.
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: 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.
Thermostat Removal/Replacement
8. Put plastic terminal cover back in place.
9. Replace the insulation cap with handle to cover the
thermostat.
10. Replace access panel, then turn the electric power on.
Element Cleaning/Replacement
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:
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4. Remove the two screws securing the access panel, and
remove panel.
FIGURE 33.
5. Remove the insulation cap with handle.
1. Before beginning turn “OFF” the electric power supply to
the water heater.
FIGURE 30.
2. Turn off the water supply to the water heater at the water
Shut-off valve or water meter.
FIGURE 34.
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.
FIGURE 31.
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 32.
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.
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.
16. Replace terminal cover on thermostat making sure that the
locking tabs on the terminal cover are in place.
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.
10. A new gasket should be used in all cases to prevent a
possible water leak. (See Element Gasket in the “Repair
Parts List” 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 is on the lower front of
the water heater.
FIGURE 39.
17. Replace the insulation cap with handle so that it completely
covers the thermostat and element.
12. 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.
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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18. Replace access panel.
• Follow “Draining” instructions (See “Draining” section).
19. Turn “ON” electric power to water heater.
• 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.
• Check for leaks.
• Turn “ON” electric power to the water heater.
FIGURE 41.
Drain Valve Washer Replacement.
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 “Repair Parts
List” section.
If a condition persists or you are uncertain about the operation
of the water heater, let a qualified person check it out.
• Before beginning turn “OFF” the electrical power supply to
the water heater.
Contact Sears Repair Services at 1-800-4-MY-HOME
(1-800-469-4663).
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Start Up Conditions
NOTE: Expansion tanks are pre-charged with a 40 psi air
charge. If the inlet water pressure is higher than 40 psi, the
expansion tank’s air pressure must be adjusted to match
that pressure, but must not be higher than 80 psi.
THERMAL EXPANSION
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 systems do not allow
for the expansion of heated water.
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.
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 from
Sears stores and through the Sears Service Centers. Contact the
local plumbing inspector, water supplier and/or the Sears Service
Center for assistance in controlling these situations.
FIGURE 43.
STRANGE SOUNDS
Thermal Expansion Tank Specifications
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.
Tank
Dimensions
Pipe
Model
Capacity
in Inches
Fitting
Number
In Gallons Diameter
Length
On Tank
153.331020
2
8 (203 mm) 12-3/4 (323 mm) 3/4” Male
153.331050
5
11 (279 mm) 14-3/4 (375 mm) 3/4” Male
Operational Conditions
SMELLY WATER
Expansion Tank Sizing Chart
Expansion
Tank
Capacity
Needed
Inlet*
Water
Pressure
40psi
50psi
60psi
70psi
80psi
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:
Water Heater Capacity (Gallons)
30
2
2
2
2
2
40
2
2
2
2
5
50
2
2
5
5
5
66
5
5
5
5
5
82
5
5
5
5
5
A. A concentration of sulfate in the supply water.
B. Little or no dissolved oxygen in the water.
*Highest recorded inlet water pressure in a 24 hour period or
regulated water pressure.
C. A sulfate reducing bacteria within the water heater. (This
harmless bacteria is non-toxic to humans.)
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D. An excess of active hydrogen in the tank. This is caused by
corrosion protective action of the anode.
Smelly water may be eliminated or reduced by chlorinating the water
heater tank and all hot water lines. Contact the local Sears Service
Center concerning this Chlorination Treatment. Chlorination of the
tank is not covered by the water heater’s warranty.
If smelly water persists after this chlorination treatment, it may be
necessary to chlorinate or aerate your water supply to eliminate the
problem.
Do not remove the anode leaving the tank unprotected. By
doing so, all warranty on the water heater tank is voided.
1. Before beginning, turn “OFF” electrical power supply to the
water heater.
“AIR” IN HOT WATER FAUCETS
FIGURE 44.
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.
2. Remove the two screws securing the access panel and
remove panel.
3. Remove the insulation cap with handle.
4. Reset the high limit by pushing in the red button marked
“RESET”.
RUMBLING NOISE
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.
HIGH TEMPERATURE SHUT OFF SYSTEM
The water heater has a high limit shut off system with a reset
button located on the thermostat.
FIGURE 45.
5. Replace the insulation cap with handle so that it completely
covers the thermostat and element.
Follow the resetting instructions which refer to the high limit
behind the access panel.
6. Replace 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.
7. Turn “ON” electric power to the water heater.
If the high limit must be reset again, call Sears Service Department
to find out why high limit turned “OFF” the electric power
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6. Is the thermostat set to the desired temperature? See
“Temperature Regulation” section.
NOT ENOUGH OR NO HOT WATER
1. 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.
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.
2. Make sure the electrical supply to your water heater
is “ON”.
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.
3. 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.
10.If you can not determine the problem, then call the Sears
Service Department.
4. Make certain the disconnect switch, if used, is in the “ON”
position.
WATER IS TOO HOT
5. Check to see the electric service to your house has not
been interrupted. If this is the case, contact the electric
company.
Adjust the thermostat to a lower setting. See the “Temperature
Regulation” section.
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Leakage Checkpoints
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.
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.
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.
Leakage from other appliances, water lines, or ground seepage
should also be checked.
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.
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
Adjustment” 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.
If you are not thoroughly familiar with electric codes, the water
heater, and safety practices, contact your local Sears Service
Center to check the water heater.
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.
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.
FIGURE 46.
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REPAIR PARTS LIST
KENMORE POWER MISERTM 6
ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS
MODEL NO’S
153.326162
153.326163
153.326264
153.326265
30 Gallon Short
30 Gallon Short
38 Gallon Short
38 Gallon Short
NOTE: A
UPPER ELEMENT: These water heaters are equipped with 3800 watt
elements.
LOWER ELEMENT: These water heaters are equipped with factory installed
convertible elements, which can be operated at 3800 watts or 5500 watts.
Convertible elements are not offered as replacement parts.
ELEMENT ORDERING INFORMATION: If a replacement 3800 watt, 240
volt element is needed, order Super Limeguard replacement element
9000049. If, at the time of installation, the water heater was converted to
operate at 5500 watts, order Super Limeguard replacement element
9000396. (See model rating plate” If Converted” box).
NOTE: B
These water heaters are equipped with a Roto-SwirlTM dip tube to retard
a build-up of dissolved solids.
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
Part Description
Buss Bar Kit
Drain Valve
Drain Valve Washer (17/32”x13/64”x1/8” thick)**
Element Gasket
Element Gasket
Lower Access Panel
Lower Element See NOTE “A” above) 3800 Watt
5500 Watt
Lower Thermostat w/Hi-Limit (3 wire lead models) ††
Manual #
Model Rating Plate †
Nipple w/Heat Traps
Primary Anode Rod
Roto-SwirlTM Dip Tube (See NOTE “B” above)
Temperature Pressure Relief Valve*
Terminal Cover
Terminal Cover
Terminal Cover
Thermostat Bracket
Thermostat Bracket
Upper Access Panel
Upper Element (See NOTE “A” above)
Upper Thermostat w/Hi Limit
2 Pole Thermostat (Two wire lead models) ††
153.326162
9001591
9000058
9001584
9000308
9000308
9003900
9000049
9000396
------185799-000
184227-000
9003915
9004257
9003926
42 33086
------9002438
9002276
9000309
9000309
9003900
9000049
9002302
9002214
Model No.
153.326163 153.326264
9001591
9001591
9000058
9000058
9001584
9001584
9000308
9000308
9000308
9000308
9003900
9003900
9000049
9000049
9000396
9000396
9002300
------185799-000 185799-000
184227-000 184227-000
9003915
9003909
9004257
9004258
9003926
9003926
42 33086
42 33086
9002438
------9002438
9002438
------9002276
9000309
9000309
9000309
9000309
9003900
9003900
9000049
9000049
9002302
9002302
------9002214
153.326265
9001591
9000058
9001584
9000308
9000308
9003900
9000049
9000396
9002300
185799-000
184227-000
9003909
9004258
9003926
42 33086
9002438
9002438
------9000309
9000309
9003900
9000049
9002302
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* These parts are also available at most Sears retail stores. ** Also available at most hardware stores. † Replaced only on return of damaged plate.
†† Refer to Wiring Diagram section for verification. #Not illustrated.
Now that you have purchased this water heater, should a need ever
exist for repair parts or service, simply contact any Sears Service
Center or call 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663). Be sure to
provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit.
The model number of the water heater will be found on the model
rating plate located near the access panel.
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
All Parts listed may be ordered from any Sears Service Center and by
calling 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278).
•
•
•
If the parts you need are not stocked locally, your order will be
electronically transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center
for handling.
Model Number • Part Number
Serial Number
Part Description
THIS IS A REPAIR PARTS LIST, NOT A PACKING LIST.
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6 - YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON WATER HEATER
For six years from the date of purchase, if this water heater is installed and operated in a single-family home in accordance
with the owner’s manual instructions and all local applicable plumbing codes, Sears will:
1.
2.
Supply free water heater parts for those that are defective in material or workmanship.
Supply a free water heater for one that develops a leak.
For the second through sixth year from the purchase date, you must pay the labor cost for installation of parts or water
heater.
For commercial, institutional, industrial or residential use by two or more families, the above limited warranty is only for
two years. During the second year you must pay the labor cost for parts or water heater installation.
1 - YEAR EXCLUSIVE KENMORE LABOR WARRANTY
For the first 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.
WARRANTY SERVICE
To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® (1-800-469-4663).
This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Dept.817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
The price of your water heater does not include a free checkup service call. On water heater installations arranged by Sears,
Sears warrants the installation.
A charge will be made on service calls due to poor or incomplete installation. These include:
a. Adjusting thermostat
c. Condensation
b. Leaks in pipes or fittings
• Fast help by phone - phone support from a Sears technician
on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair
scheduling.
MASTER PROTECTION AGREEMENTS
Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new
Kenmore® product is designed and manufactured for years of
dependable operation. But like all products, it may require
preventive maintenance or repair from time to time. That’s when
having a Master Protection Agreement can save you money and
aggravation.
• Power surge protection against electrical damage due to
power fluctuations.
• Rental reimbursement if repair of your covered product takes
longer than promised.
Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that
it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or
night, or schedule a service appointment on-line.
Purchase a Master Protection Agreement now and protect yourself
from unexpected hassle and expense.
The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend the life of
your new product. Here’s what’s included in the Agreement:
Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have
access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That’s
the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the
life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Master
Protection Agreement today!
• Expert Service by our 12,000 professional repair specialist.
• Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all
covered repairs.
Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and
additional information call 1-800-827-6655.
• “No-lemon” guarantee - replacement of your covered product
if four or more product failures occur within twelve months.
SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE
• Product replacement if your covered product can’t be fixed.
For Sears professional Installation of home appliances, garage
door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the
U.S.A., call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
• Annual Preventive Maintenance Check at your request - no
extra charge.
For in-home major brand repair service
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (U.S.A. and Canada)
®
1-800-4-MY-HOME
(1-800-469-4663)
www.sears.com
The model number of your water heater is found on the model rating plate on the front of the water heater.
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