Series Twelve
GAS WATER HEATER
USER’S GUIDE
FOR POTABLE WATER HEATING ONLY
NOT SUITABLE FOR SPACE HEATING
NOT FOR USE IN
MANUFACTURED (MOBILE) HOMES
C3 Technology® Gas Water Heaters meet
the new ANSI Z21.10.1 standard that deals
with the accidental or unintended ignition
of flammable vapors, such as those
emitted by gasoline.
Model Numbers
HRN11240X
HRP11240X
HRN11250Q
HRP11250Q
HRN11250X
HRP11250X
For Your Safety
AN ODORANT IS ADDED TO THE GAS USED
BY THIS WATER HEATER.
PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. 0905
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PART NO. 184445-002
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.
IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS
• Maytag Customer Service Center: The Maytag Customer Service Center has the ability equivalent to a licensed tradesman in
the fields of plumbing, air supply, venting and gas supply, including a thorough understanding of the requirements of the
National Fuel Gas Code as it relates to the installation of gas fired 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.
• Gas Supplier: The natural gas or propane utility or service who supplies gas for utilization by the gas burning
appliances within this application. The gas supplier typically has responsibility for the inspection and code approval of
gas piping up to and including the natural gas meter or propane storage tank of a building. Many gas suppliers also
offer service and inspection of appliances within the building.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFE INSTALLATION, USE AND SERVICE ................................................................................................. 2
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS .............................................................................................................................. 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................................................................ 4
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ................................................................................................................ 5
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ...................................................................................................................... 5
ACCESSORIES AND TOOLS NEEDED ...................................................................................................... 6
Accessories ............................................................................................................................................................ 6
Tools ....................................................................................................................................................................... 6
INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION .......................................................................................................... 7
Removing the Old Water Heater .............................................................................................................................. 7
TYPICAL INSTALLATION ............................................................................................................................... 8
Get to Know Your Water Heater .............................................................................................................................. 8
Mixing Valve Usage ................................................................................................................................................. 9
LOCATING THE NEW HEATER.................................................................................................................. 10
Facts to Consider About the Location ............................................................................................................... 10-11
Insulation Jackets ................................................................................................................................................. 11
Combustion Air and Ventilation Appliances
in Unconfined Spaces ............................................................................................................................................ 12
Combustion Air and Ventilation Appliances
in Confined Spaces .......................................................................................................................................... 12-13
Water Piping .................................................................................................................................................... 13-14
T & P Valve and Pipe Insulation .......................................................................................................................... 14
Temperature Pressure Relief Valve.................................................................................................................... 14-15
Filling the Water Heater .................................................................................................................................... 15-16
Venting ............................................................................................................................................................. 16-17
Gas Piping ....................................................................................................................................................... 17-18
Sediment Trap ....................................................................................................................................................... 18
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................................ 19-20
Lighting & Operating Label .................................................................................................................................... 19
Temperature Regulation ......................................................................................................................................... 20
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE .............................................................................................................. 21-23
Tank (Sediment) Cleaning ...................................................................................................................................... 21
Venting System Inspection .................................................................................................................................... 21
Burner Inspection .................................................................................................................................................. 21
Burner Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................ 21-22
Housekeeping ....................................................................................................................................................... 22
Anode Rod Inspection ........................................................................................................................................... 22
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation ........................................................................................................ 22
Draining ............................................................................................................................................................ 22-23
Drain Valve Washer Replacement .......................................................................................................................... 23
Service .................................................................................................................................................................. 23
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................................................................ 23-26
Start Up Conditions ............................................................................................................................................... 23
Draft Hood Operation .................................................................................................................................... 23
Condensation........................................................................................................................................... 23-24
Smoke / Odor ............................................................................................................................................... 24
Thermal Expansion ....................................................................................................................................... 24
Strange Sounds ............................................................................................................................................ 24
Operational Conditions ..................................................................................................................................... 24-25
Smelly Odor ................................................................................................................................................. 24
“AIR” In Hot Water Faucets .......................................................................................................................... 24
High Temperature Shut Off System ............................................................................................................... 25
Leakage Checkpoints ............................................................................................................................................ 25
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE .................................................................................................................... 26
NOTES .................................................................................................................................................... 27-29
REPAIR PARTS LIST .............................................................................................................................. 30-31
WARRANTY ................................................................................................................................................ 32
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
In the United States: The National Fuel Gas Code ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA 54. This publication is available from the
Canadian Standards Association, 8501 East Pleasant Valley
Rd, Cleveland Ohio 44131, or The National Fire Protection
Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
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, contact Maytag Customer Service
(1-800-788-8899) for recommended installers.
• 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.
Abbreviations Found In This Instruction Manual:
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CSA - Canadian Standards Association
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
GAMA - Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association
• Carefully plan the place where you are going to put the water
heater. Correct combustion, vent action, and vent pipe
installation are very important in preventing death from
possible carbon monoxide poisoning and fires, see
figure 1 and 2.
This gas-fired water heater is design certified by CSA
INTERNATIONAL under American National Standard/CSA
Standard for Gas Water Heaters ANSI Z21.10.1 • CSA 4.1 (current
edition).
Examine the location to ensure the water heater complies
with the Facts to Consider About the Location section in this
manual.
• Read the “Safety Precautions” 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.
• 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 your local
dealer, wholesaler, public utilities or California Office of the
State Architect, 400 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
This manual contains instructions for the installation,
operation, and maintenance of the gas-fired water heater. It
also contains warnings through out 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 THE 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 these instructions and
the local code authority having jurisdiction. In the absence of
local codes, installations shall comply with the following:
• Complies with SCAQMD rule #1121 and districts having
equivalent NOx requirements.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL NUMBER
TANK
CAPACITY
IN GALS
(LTRS)
TYPE
OF
GAS
BTU
RATE
RECOVERY
RATE GALS.
PER HOUR
@ 90°F RISE
MINIMUM
VENT PIPE
INCHES
(mm)
DIAMETER
INCHES
(mm)
DIMENSIONS
IN INCHES (mm)
HEIGHT TOP OF
DRAFT HOOD
HRN11240X
40 (151)
NATURAL
40,000
41.0
3" (76) or 4" (102)
20" (508)
63 1/2" (1,613)
HRP11240X
40 (151)
PROPANE
35,500
36.0
3" (76) or 4" (102)
20" (508)
63 1/2" (1,613)
HRN11250Q
50 (189)
NATURAL
65,000
67.4
4” (102)
22” (559)
65" (1,651)
HRP11250Q
50 (189)
PROPANE
55,000
57.0
4” (102)
22” (559)
65" (1,651)
HRN11250X
50 (189)
NATURAL
40,000
41.0
3" (76) or 4" (102)
22" (559)
65" (1,651)
HRP11250X
50 (189)
PROPANE
35,500
36.0
3" (76) or 4" (102)
22" (559)
65" (1,651)
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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 these tools, depending on your
type of installation. These tools can be purchased at your local
hardware store.
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Pipe Wrenches (2) 14” (356 mm)
Screwdriver
Tin Snips
6’ (1.82 m) Tape or Folding Ruler
Garden Hose
Drill
Pipe Dope or Teflon Tape
Tubing Cutters or Hacksaw
Propane Tank
Soft Solder
Solder Flux
Emery Cloth
Wire Brushes
DRILL
SLOT-HEAD SCREWDRIVER
TUBING CUTTER
PROPANE
TORCH
TIN SNIPS
PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER
ROLL OF TEFLON
TAPE (USE ONLY ON
WATER HEATER
CONNECTIONS)
PIPE DOPE
(SQUEEZE TUBE)
USE FOR WATER AND GAS
CONNECTIONS
HACKSAW
ROLL OF
EMERY CLOTH
3/4” (19 mm) WIRE BRUSH
GARDEN HOSE
6 FOOT TAPE
1/2” (13 mm) WIRE BRUSH
PIPE WRENCH
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ROLL OF LEAD-FREE
SOFT SOLDER
SOLDER
FLUX
INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION
Removing the Old Water Heater
4. 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
(behind outer door). Open a nearby
hot water faucet which will relieve
pressure in the water heater and
speed draining. 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, see Figures 1 and 4.
FIGURE 4.
5. Disconnect the vent pipe from the draft hood where they
connect to the water heater. In most installations the vent
pipe can be lifted off after any screw or other attached devices
are removed. Dispose of the draft hood. The new water
heater has the draft hood which must be used for proper
operation.
6. If you have copper piping to the water heater, the two copper
water pipes can be cut with a hacksaw approximately four
inches away from where they connect to the water heater.
This will avoid cutting off pipes too short. Additional cuts can
be made later if necessary. Disconnect the temperaturepressure 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, see Figure 5.
FIGURE 1.
1. Turn “OFF” the gas supply to the
water heater.
If the main gas line Shut-off valve
serving all gas appliances is
used, also shut “OFF” the gas at
each appliance. Leave all gas
appliances shut “OFF” until the
water heater installation is
completed, see Figures 1 and 2.
2. Turn “OFF” the water supply to the
water heater at the water shut off
valve or water meter. Some
installations require that the water
be turned off to the entire house,
see Figures 1 and 3.
FIGURE 2.
FIGURE 5.
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
temperate-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. 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, see
Figure 6.
FIGURE 3.
3. Check again to make sure the gas supply is “OFF” to the
water heater. Then disconnect the gas supply connection
from the gas control valve.
FIGURE 6.
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TYPICAL INSTALLATION
GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER HEATER - GAS MODELS
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
Vent Pipe
Draft Hood
Anode
Hot Water Outlet
Outlet
Standard Pipe Fittings
Gas Supply
Manual Gas Shut-off Valve
Ground Joint Union
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
Drip Leg (Sediment Trap)
Inner Door
Outer door
Union
Inlet Water Shut-off Valve
Cold Water Inlet
Inlet Dip Tube
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve
Rating Plate
* INSTALL IN ACCORDANCE
WITH LOCAL CODES.
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Flue Baffle
Thermostat
Drain Valve
Pilot and Main Burner
Flue
Drain Pan
Piezo Igniter
Air Intake Screen
(T) THERMOSTAT
* DRIP LEG AS REQUIRED
BY LOCAL CODES.
TO VENT TERMINATION
ON ROOF
(V) PILOT & MAIN BURNER
* ALL PIPING MATERIALS TO BE
SUPPLIED BY CUSTOMERS.
** CLOSED WATER SYSTEMS ARE THOSE WITH BACK FLOW
PREVENTION DEVICES INSTALLED IN THE INLET
SERVICE LINE.
FIGURE 7.
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TYPICAL INSTALLATION
MIXING VALVE USAGE
FIGURE 8.
This appliance has been design certified as complying with
American National Standard/CSA Standard for water heaters
and is considered suitable for:
HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD:
Water heaters are intended to produce hot water. Water heated
to a temperature which will satisfy space heating, 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. See Figure 8. Valves for reducing point of use temperature
by mixing cold and hot water are also available. Consult Maytag
Customer Service (1-800-788-8899). Follow mixing valve
manufacturer’s instructions for installation of the valves. Before
changing the factory setting on the thermostat, read the
“Temperature Regulation” section in this manual, see Figures
22 and 23 on page 20.
Water (Potable) Heating: All models are considered suitable
for water (potable) heating.
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LOCATING THE NEW WATER HEATER
Facts to Consider About the Location
• Devices that will turn off the gas supply to a gas water heater
while at the same time shutting off its water supply.
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 for
use in manufactured (mobile) homes or outdoor installation.
Whether replacing an old water heater or putting the water heater
in a new location, the following critical points must be observed:
• Select a location indoors as close as practical to the gas
vent or chimney to which the water heater vent is going to be
connected, and as centralized with the water piping system
as possible.
• Selected location must provide adequate clearances for
servicing and proper operation of the water heater.
INSTALLATIONS IN AREAS WHERE FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS
(VAPORS) ARE LIKELY TO BE PRESENT OR STORED
(GARAGES, STORAGE AND UTILITY AREAS, ETC.):
Flammable liquids (such as gasoline, solvents, propane [LP or
butane, etc.] and other substances such as adhesives, etc.)
emit flammable vapors which can be ignited by a gas water
heater’s pilot light or main burner. The resulting flashback and
fire can cause death or serious burns to anyone in the area.
Even though this water heater is a flammable vapors ignition
resistant water heater and is designed to reduce the chances
of flammable vapors being ignited, gasoline and other
flammable substances should never be stored or used in the
same vicinity or area containing a gas water heater or other
open flame or spark producing appliance.
Installation of the water heater must be accomplished in such a
manner that if the tank or any connections should leak, the flow
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 2 inches (51 mm)
greater that the water heater dimensions and must be piped to
an adequate drain. The pan must not restrict combustion air
flow.
Also, the water heater must be located and/or protected so it is
not subject to physical damage by a moving vehicle.
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
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.
This water heater must not be installed directly on carpeting.
Carpeting must be protected by metal or wood panel beneath
the appliance extending beyond the full width and depth of the
appliance by at least 3 inches (76.2 mm) in any direction, or if
the appliance is installed in an alcove or closet, the entire floor
must be covered by the panel. Failure to heed this warning may
result in a fire hazard.
• 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.
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If this water heater will be used in beauty shops, barber shops,
cleaning establishments, or self-service laundries with dry
cleaning equipment, it is imperative that the water heater or
water heaters be installed so that combustion and ventilation
air be taken from outside these areas.
Propellants of aerosol sprays and volatile compounds,
(cleaners, chlorine based chemicals, refrigerants, etc.) in
addition to being highly flammable in many cases, will also
change to corrosive hydrochloric acid when exposed to the
combustion products of the water heater. The results can be
hazardous, and also cause product failure.
Minimum clearances between the water heater and
combustible construction are 0 inch at the sides and rear, 4
inches (102 mm) at the front, and 6 inches (153 mm) from the
vent pipe. Clearance from the top of the jacket is 12 inches
(305 mm) on most models. Note that a lesser dimension may
be allowed on some models, refer to the label attached adjacent
to the gas control valve on the water heater, see Figure 9.
Insulation Blankets
• Do not obstruct water heater air
intake with insulating blanket.
• Gas and carbon monoxide
detectors are available.
• Install water heater in accordance
with the instruction manual.
FIGURE 9.
Insulation blankets available to the general public for external
use on gas water heaters are not necessary with Maytag
products. The purpose of an insulation blanket is to reduce the
standby heat loss encountered with storage tank heaters. Your
Maytag water heater meets or exceeds the National Appliance
Energy Conservation Act standards with respect to insulation
and standby loss requirements, making an insulation blanket
unnecessary.
• Install water heater in accordance
with the instruction manual and
NFPA 54.
• To avoid injury, combustion and
ventilation air must be taken from
outdoors.
• Do not place chemical vapor
emitting products near water
heater.
Should you choose to apply an insulation blanket to this heater,
you should follow these instructions (See Figure 7 for
identification of components mentioned below). Failure to follow
these instructions can restrict the air flow required for proper
combustion, potentially resulting in fire, asphyxiation, serious
personal injury or death.
A gas water heater cannot operate properly without the correct
amount of air for combustion. Do not install in a confined area
such as a closet, unless you provide air as shown in the
Locating The New Water Heater section. Never obstruct the
flow of ventilation air. If you have any doubts or questions at all,
call your gas supplier. Failure to provide the proper amount of
combustion air can result in a fire or explosion and cause
death, serious bodily injury, or property damage.
• Do not apply insulation to the top of the water heater, as this
will interfere with safe operation of the draft hood.
• Do not cover the outer door, thermostat or temperature &
pressure relief valve.
• Do not allow insulation to come within 2” (50.8 mm) of the
floor to prevent blockage of combustion air flow to the burner.
• 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 from Maytag
for placement on the blanket directly over the existing labels.
• Do inspect the insulation blanket frequently to make certain
it does not sag, thereby obstructing combustion air flow.
FIGURE 10.
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top and one commencing within 12 inches (30 cm) from the
bottom of the enclosure. The openings shall communicate
directly, or by ducts, with the outdoors or spaces (crawl or attic)
that freely communicate with the outdoors.
Combustion Air and Ventilation for
Appliances Located in Unconfined Spaces
UNCONFINED SPACE is space whose volume is not less than
50 cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour (4.8 m3 per kW) of the
aggregate input rating of all appliances installed in that space.
Rooms communicating directly with the space in which the
appliances are installed, through openings not furnished with
doors, are considered a part of the unconfined space.
In unconfined spaces in buildings, infiltration may be adequate
to provide air for combustion, ventilation and dilution of flue
gases. However, in buildings of tight construction (for example,
weather stripping, heavily insulated, caulked, vapor barrier, etc.),
additional air may need to be provided using the methods
described in Combustion Air and Ventilation for Appliances
Located in Confined Spaces.
Combustion Air and Ventilation for
Appliances Located in Confined Spaces
FIGURE 12.
• When directly communicating with the outdoors, each opening
shall have a minimum free area of 1 square inch per 4,000 Btu
per hour (5.5 cm2/kW) of total input rating of all equipment in the
enclosure, see Figure 12.
CONFINED SPACE is a space whose volume is less than
50 cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour (4.8 m3 per kW) of the
aggregate input rating of all appliances installed in that space.
A. ALL AIR FROM INSIDE BUILDINGS:
(See Figure 10 on page 11 and Figure 11 below)
• When communicating with the outdoors through vertical
ducts, each opening shall have a minimum free area of
1 square inch per 4,000 BTU per hour (5.5 cm2/kW) of total
input rating of all equipment in the enclosure, see
Figure 13.
The confined space shall be provided with two permanent
openings communicating directly with an additional room(s)
of sufficient volume so that the combined volume of all spaces
meets the criteria for an unconfined space. The total input of
all gas utilization equipment installed in the combined space
shall be considered in making this determination. Each
opening shall have a minimum free area of one square inch
per 1,000 Btu per hour (22 cm2/kW) of the total input rating of all
gas utilization equipment in the confined space, but not less
than 100 square inches (645 cm 2). One opening shall
commence within 12 inches (30 cm) of the top and one
commencing within 12 inches (30 cm) of the bottom of the
enclosures.
FIGURE 13.
• When communicating with the outdoors through horizontal
ducts, each opening shall have a minimum free area of 1
square inch per 2,000 BTU per hour (11 cm2/kW) of total
input rating of all equipment in the enclosure, see
Figure 14.
• When ducts are used, they shall be of the same crosssectional area as the free area of the openings to which
they connect. The minimum short side dimension of
rectangular air ducts shall not be less than 3 inches
(76.2 mm), see Figure 14.
FIGURE 11.
B. ALL AIR FROM OUTDOORS: (See Figures 12, 13 and 14)
The confined space shall be provided with two permanent
openings, one commencing within 12 inches (30 cm) of the
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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, see Figure 8 on page 9 and Figure
15 below. Valves for reducing point of use temperature by mixing
cold and hot water are also available. Consult Maytag
Customer Service (1-800-788-8899). Follow manufacturer’s
instructions for installation of the valves. Before changing the
factory setting on the thermostat, read the Temperature
Regulation section in this manual.
FIGURE 14.
• Louvers and Grilles: In calculating free area, consideration
shall be given to the blocking effect of louvers, grilles or
screens protecting openings. Screens used shall not be
smaller than 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) mesh. If the free area through
a design of louver or grille is known, it should be used in
calculating the size opening required to provide the free
area specified. If the design and free area is not known, it
may be assumed that wood louvers will be 20-25 percent
free area and metal louvers and grilles will have 60-75
percent free area. Louvers and grilles shall be fixed in the
open position or interlocked with the equipment so that they
are opened automatically during equipment operation.
FIGURE 15.
• Special Conditions Created by Mechanical Exhausting or
Fireplaces: operation of exhaust fans, ventilation systems,
clothes dryers or fireplaces may create conditions requiring
special attention to avoid unsatisfactory operation of installed
gas utilization equipment.
Water Piping
This water heater shall not be connected to any heating systems
or component(s) used with a non-potable water heating
appliance.
Toxic chemicals, such as those used for boiler treatment shall
not be introduced into this system.
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.
Refer to the Thermal Expansion section under Troubleshooting
Guide or contact local plumbing authority or call Maytag
Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized
installer on how to control this situation.
HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD:
Water heaters are intended to produce hot water. Water heated
to a temperature which will satisfy space heating, clothes
washing, dish washing, cleaning 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
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• Look at the top 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” NPT threaded nipple. Using
standard pipe fittings, connect the cold water pipe to the
cold water inlet of the water heater.
NOTE: This water heater is super 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.
T & P Valve and Pipe Insulation
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.
Remove insulation for T & P valve and pipe connections from
carton.
NOTE: The secondary anode rod/hot outlet nipple and the
cold inlet nipple are packaged separately with the water
heater. The above parts must be installed in the appropriate
HOT and COLD water connections.
Figure 16 shows the typical attachment of the water piping to
the water heater. The water heater is equipped with 3/4” NPT
water connections for 40 and 50 gallon models.
FIGURE 16A.
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.
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve
FIGURE 16.
NOTE: If using copper tubing, solder tubing to an adapter
before attaching the adapter to the cold water inlet
connection. Do not solder the cold water supply line directly
to the cold water inlet. It will harm the dip tube and damage
the tank.
This heater is provided with a properly certified combination
temperature - pressure relief valve by the manufacturer.
• Look at the top cover of the water heater. The water outlet is
marked “HOT”. Put two or three turns of teflon tape around
the threaded end of the threaded-to-sweat coupling and
around both ends of the 3/4” NPT threaded nipple. Using
standard pipe fittings, connect the hot water pipe to the hot
water outlet on the water heater.
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 and the code requirements of
ASME.
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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 Discharge Pipe:
• Shall not be smaller in size than the outlet pipe size of the
valve, or have any reducing couplings or other restrictions.
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.
For safe operation of the water heater, the relief valve must not
be removed from its designated opening nor plugged.
• 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.
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
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, see Figure 17.
• Shall not have any valve between the relief valve and tank.
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 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.
Filling the Water Heater
FIGURE 17.
Never use this water heater unless it is completely full of water.
To prevent damage to the tank, the tank must be filled with
water. Water must flow from the hot water faucet before turning
“ON” gas to the water heater.
To fill the water heater with water:
• 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.
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• 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.
proper venting for your water heater from the vent tables in the
current edition of the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/
NFPA 54.
• 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.
Periodically check the venting system for signs of obstruction
or deterioration and replace if needed.
• Check all water piping and connections for leaks. Repair
as needed.
The water heater with draft hood installed must be connected
to a chimney or listed vent pipe system, which terminates to
the outdoors. Never operate the water heater unless it is vented
to the outdoors and has adequate air supply to avoid risks of
improper operation, explosion or asphyxiation.
The combustion and ventilation air flow must not be obstructed.
Venting
VENT DAMPERS - Any vent damper, whether it is operated
thermally or otherwise must be removed if its use inhibits proper
drafting of the water heater.
• For proper draft hood attachment, the draft hood legs may
be angled slightly inward.
• Place the draft hood legs in the receiving holes on the top of
the water heater. The legs will snap in the holes to give a
tight fit. Secure two legs to top with sheet metal screws.
Thermally Operated Vent Dampers: Gas-fired water heaters
having thermal efficiency in excess of 80% may produce a
relatively low flue gas temperature. Such temperatures may
not be high enough to properly open thermally operated vent
dampers. This would cause spillage of the flue gases and
may cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Place the vent pipe over the draft hood. With the vent pipe in
position, drill a small hole through both the vent pipe and
draft hood. Secure them together with a sheet metal screw,
see Figure 18.
Vent dampers must bear evidence of certification as complying
with the current edition of the American National Standard
ANSI Z21.68 (ANSI Z21.66 & 67, respectively, cover electrically
and mechanically actuated vent dampers). Before installation
of any vent damper, consult your Maytag Customer Service
Center at 1-800-788-8899 or the local gas supplier for further
information.
Obstructed or deteriorated vent systems may present serious
health risk or asphyxiation.
For replacement heater installations where using pre-existing
venting, venting must be inspected for obstructions and if
deterioration is present venting must be replaced.
FIGURE 18.
The vent pipe from the water heater must be no less than the
diameter of the draft hood outlet on the water heater and must
slope upward at least 1/4 inch per linear foot (21 mm per meter),
see Figure 19.
To insure proper venting of this gas-fired water heater, the
correct vent pipe diameter must be utilized. Any additions or
deletions of other gas appliances on a common vent with this
water heater may adversely affect the operation of the water
heater.
Consult your Maytag Service Center at
1-800-788-8899 or gas supplier if any such changes are
planned.
FIGURE 19.
All vent gases must be completely vented to the outdoors of the
structure (dwelling). Install only the draft hood provided with
the new water heater and no other draft hood.
For proper venting in certain installations, a larger diameter
vent pipe may be necessary. Consult your Maytag Customer
Service Center or gas supplier to aid you in determining the
Vent pipes must be secured at each joint with sheet metal
screws.
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There must be a minimum of 6 inches (153 mm) clearance
between single wall vent pipe and any combustible material.
Fill and seal any clearance between single wall vent pipe and
combustible material with mortar mix, cement, or other
noncombustible substance. For other than single wall, follow
vent pipe manufacturer’s clearance specifications. To insure
a tight fit of the vent pipe in a brick chimney, seal around the
vent pipe with mortar mix cement.
plate is for the purpose of input adjustment. If the gas control
valve is subjected to pressures exceeding 1/2 pound per square
inch (3.5kPa), the damage to the gas control valve could result
in a fire or explosion from leaking gas.
If the main gas line Shut-off serving all gas appliances is used,
also turn “OFF” the gas at each appliance. Leave all gas
appliances shut “OFF” until the water heater installation is
complete.
A gas line of sufficient size must be run to the water heater.
Consult the current edition of National Fuel Gas Code ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA 54 and your gas supplier concerning pipe size.
There must be:
• A readily accessible manual shut off valve in the gas supply
line serving the water heater, and
• A drip leg (sediment trap) ahead of the gas control valve to
help prevent dirt and foreign materials from entering the
gas control valve.
• A flexible gas connector or a ground joint union between the
shut off valve and control valve to permit servicing of the unit.
Be sure to check all the gas piping for leaks before lighting the
water heater. Use a soapy water solution, not a match or open
flame. Rinse off soapy solution and wipe dry.
The minimum inlet gas pressure shown on the rating plate is
that which will permit firing at the rated input.
Failure to have required clearances between vent piping and
combustible material will result in a fire hazard.
Be sure vent pipe is properly connected to prevent escape of
dangerous flue gases which could cause deadly asphyxiation.
Chemical vapor corrosion of the flue and vent system may
occur if air for combustion contains certain chemical vapors.
Spray can propellants, cleaning solvents, refrigerator and air
conditioner refrigerants, swimming pool chemicals, calcium
and sodium chloride, waxes, bleach and process chemicals
are typical compounds which are potentially corrosive.
Gas Piping
Water heaters covered in this manual have been tested and
approved for installation at elevations up to 7,700 feet
(2,347 m) above sea level. For installation above 7,700 feet (2,347
m), the water heater’s Btu input should be reduced at the rate of
4 percent for each 1,000 feet (305 m) above sea level which
requires replacement of the burner orifice in accordance with the
National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54. Contact Maytag
Customer Service Center at 1-800-788-8899 or your local gas
supplier or call for further information.
Failure to replace the standard orifice with the proper high
altitude orifice when installed at elevations above 7,700 feet
(2,347 m) could result in improper and inefficient operation of
the appliance, producing carbon monoxide gas in excess of
the safe limits. This could result in serious injury or death.
Contact Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 or your
local gas supplier for any specific changes which may be
required in your area.
Make sure the gas supplied is the same type listed on the
model rating plate. The inlet gas pressure must not exceed
14 inch water column (2.6kPa) for natural and propane gas
(L.P.) gas. The minimum inlet gas pressure listed on the rating
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Contaminants in the gas lines may cause improper operation
of the gas control valve that may result in fire or explosion.
Before attaching the gas line be sure that all gas pipe is clean
on the inside. To trap any dirt or foreign material in the gas
supply line, a drip leg (sometimes called a sediment trap)
must be incorporated in the piping. The drip leg must be readily
accessible. Install in accordance with the Gas Piping section.
Refer to the current edition of the National Fuel Gas Code,
ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.
A sediment trap shall be installed as close to the inlet of the
water heater as practical at the time of water heater installation.
The sediment trap shall be either a tee fitting with a capped
nipple in the bottom outlet or other device recognized as an
effective sediment trap. If a tee fitting is used, it shall be installed
in conformance with one of the methods of installation, shown
in Figures 20 and 21.
Use pipe joint compound or teflon tape marked as being
resistant to the action of petroleum (Propane [L.P.]) gases.
The appliance and its gas connection must be leak tested
before placing the appliance in operation.
The appliance and its individual Shut-off valve shall be
disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any
pressure testing of that system at test pressures in excess of
1/2 pound per square inch (3.5kPa). It shall be isolated from
the gas supply piping system by closing its individual manual
Shut-off valve during any pressure testing of the gas supply
piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 pound
per square inch (3.5kPa).
Connecting the gas piping to the gas control valve of the water
heater can be accomplished by either of the two methods,
shown in Figures 20 and 21.
FIGURE 20. GAS PIPING WITH FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR.
Sediment Traps
• Contaminants in gas lines can
cause fire or explosion.
• Clean all gas piping before
installation.
• Install drip leg in accordance
with NFPA 54.
FIGURE 21. GAS PIPING WITH ALL
BLACK IRON PIPE TO GAS CONTROL.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING:
If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or
explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
BEFORE OPERATING: ENTIRE SYSTEM MUST BE FILLED WITH WATER AND AIR PURGED FROM ALL LINES.
A. This appliance has a pilot which is lit by a piezo electric
spark gas ignition system. Do not open the inner door of
the appliance and try to light the pilot by hand.
•
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or turn
by hand, don’t try to repair it, call a qualified service
technician . Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electric switch; do not use any phone
in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under
water. Immediately contact a qualified installer or service
agency to replace a flooded water heater. Do not attempt
to repair the unit! It must be replaced!
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
TOP KNOB
GAS CONTROL
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
FIGURE “D”
STOP! Read the safety information
above on this label.
Set the thermostat to lowest setting (PILOT LIGHTING).
Turn thermostat dial fully clockwise
until it stops.
Push the gas control knob down slightly and turn clockwise
to “OFF”, SEE FIGURE “A”.
NOTE: Knob CANNOT be turned from “PILOT” to “OFF”
unless it is pushed down slightly. Do not force.
Remove the outer burner door located below the gas
control.
Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas. If you then
smell gas,
STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information
above on this label. If you don’t smell gas, go to next step.
This unit is equipped with a push button pilot igniter, which
is used to light the pilot. Locate the igniter on the gas
control.
Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to “PILOT”,
SEE FIGURE “B”.
The pilot is located on the right side of the burner. It can be
located by looking through the glass view port while
pressing the piezo igniter button several times. Look for a
spark at the pilot location, FIGURE “D”.
9.
10.
•
•
11.
12.
13.
Once the pilot has been found, push the gas knob all the
way down. Immediately press the pilot igniter button rapidly
(4) to (5) times. If the pilot will not light, repeat step (3)
through (9).
Continue to hold the gas control knob down for about one
(1) minute after the pilot is lit. Release the gas control knob
and it will pop back up. Pilot should remain lit. If it goes out,
repeat step (3) through (9). It may take several minutes for
air to clear the lines before the pilot will light.
If knob does not pop up when released, stop and
immediately call your service technician or gas supplier.
If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas
control knob clockwise
to “OFF” and call your service
technician or gas supplier. SEE FIGURE “A”.
Once the pilot flame is established replace the outer burner
door.
At arms length away, turn gas control knob
counterclockwise
to “ON”. SEE FIGURE “C”.
Set thermostat to desired setting.
DANGER: Hotter water increases the risk of
scald injury. Consult the instruction manual
before changing temperature.
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
2. Push gas control knob down slightly and turn clockwise
1. Set thermostat to the lowest setting (PILOT LIGHTING).
to “OFF”. Do not force. SEE FIGURE “A”.
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Valves for reducing the point-of-use temperature by mixing cold
and hot water are available. See Figure 8. Also available are
inexpensive devices that attach to faucets to limit hot water
temperatures. Contact a licensed plumber or the local
plumbing authority.
Temperature Regulation
NOTE: A water temperature range of 120°F-140°F (49°C-60°C)
is recommended by most dishwasher manufacturers.
The thermostat of this water heater has been factory set at its
lowest position (PILOT LIGHTING). It is adjustable and must
be reset to the desired temperature setting to reduce the risk of
scald injury. The mark ( ) indicative of approximately 120°F
(49°C) is preferred starting point. Some states have a
requirement for a lower setting.
Turn the water temperature dial clockwise (
) to decrease
) to increase the
the temperature, or counterclockwise (
temperature.
Should overheating occur or the gas supply fail to shut off, turn
off the manual gas control valve to the appliance.
HOT WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are intended to
produce hot water. Water heated to a temperature that will satisfy
space heating, 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 specific hot water
temperature at the tap, then you must take special precautions.
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.
FIGURE 22.
It is recommended that lower water temperatures be used to
avoid the risk of scalding. It is further recommended, in all
cases, that the water temperature be set for the lowest
temperature that satisfies your hot water needs. This will also
provide the most energy efficient operation of the water heater.
Temperature
Settings
Time to Produce 2nd & 3rd
Degree Burns on Adult Skin
VERY HOT= approx. 160°F (71°C)
Figure 23 shows the approximate water temperatures produced
at various thermostat settings. Short repeated heating cycles
caused by small hot water uses can cause temperatures at
the point of use to exceed the thermostat setting by up to 30°F
(17°C). If you experience this type of use you should consider
using lower temperature settings to reduce scald hazards.
C = approx. 150°F (66°C)
About 1-1/2 seconds
B = approx. 140°F (60°C)
Less than 5 seconds
A = approx. 130°F (54°C)
= approx. 120°F (49°C)
LOW = approx. 80°F (27°C)
FIGURE 23.
20
About 1/2 second
About 30 seconds
More than 5 minutes
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SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Tank (Sediment) Cleaning
Burner Inspection
Sediment build-up on the tank bottom may create varying
amount of noise, if left in the tank will cause permanent tank
failure. In some water areas, sediment can be removed by
draining off approximately one gallon of water each month.
Flood damage to a water heater may not be readily visible or
immediately detectable. However, over a period of time a
flooded water heater will create dangerous conditions which
can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY
DAMAGE. Contact the Maytag dealer from whom the appliance
was purchased or call Maytag Customer Service at
1-800-788-8899 for an authorized servicer to replace a
flooded water heater. Do not attempt to repair the unit! It
must be replaced!
Vent System Inspection
At least once a year a visual inspection should be made of the
main burner and pilot burner, see Figure 24.
You should check for sooting. Soot is not normal and will impair
proper combustion.
• Flue gases may escape if vent pipe
is not connected.
Soot build-up indicates a problem that requires correction
before further use. Turn “OFF” gas to water heater and
leave off until repairs are made, because failure to correct the
cause of the sooting can result in a fire causing death, serious
injury, or property damage.
• Be alert for obstructed, sooted or
deteriorated vent system to avoid
serious injury or death.
• Do not store corrosive chemicals
in vicinity of water heater.
• Chemical corrosion of flue and vent
system can cause serious injury or
death
FIGURE 24.
At least once a year a visual inspection should be made of the
venting system. You should look for:
Burner Cleaning
• Obstructions which could cause improper venting. The
combustion and ventilation air flow must not be obstructed.
• Damage or deterioration which could cause improper
venting or leakage of combustion products.
• Rusted flakes around top of water heater.
Be sure the vent piping is properly connected to prevent escape
of dangerous flue gasses which could cause deadly
asphyxiation.
Obstructions and deteriorated vent systems may present
serious health risk or asphyxiation.
Chemical vapor corrosion of the flue and vent system may
occur if air for combustion contains certain chemical vapors.
Spray can propellants, cleaning solvents, refrigerator and air
conditioner refrigerants, swimming pool chemicals, calcium
and sodium chloride, waxes, bleach and process chemicals
are typical compounds which are potentially corrosive.
In the event your burner needs cleaning, following these
instructions:
If after inspection of the vent system you found sooting or
deterioration, something is wrong. Call Maytag Customer
Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized servicer or your
local gas supplier to correct the problem and clean or replace
the flue and venting before resuming operation of the water
heater.
If inspection of the burner shows that cleaning is required, turn
the gas control knob clockwise (
) to the “OFF” position,
depressing slightly.
NOTE: The knob cannot be turned from “PILOT” to “OFF”
unless knob is depressed slightly. DO NOT FORCE.
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qualified technician. At a minimum, the anode(s) should be
checked annually after the warranty period.
The burner needs to be removed for cleaning. Call Maytag
Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized
servicer to remove and clean the burner and correct the
problem that required the burner to be cleaned.
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation
Housekeeping
The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually
operated at least once a year.
Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, and lint on a
regular basis.
When checking the temperature-pressure relief valve operation,
make sure that (1) no one is in front of or around the outlet of
the temperature-pressure relief valve discharge line, and (2)
that the water discharge will not cause any property damage,
as the water may be extremely hot, see Figure 25.
AT LEAST ONCE EVER
Y SIX MONTHS A
EVERY
VISUAL INSPECTION SHOULD BE MADE OF
T H E AIR INT
AKE SCREEN
INTAKE
SCREEN.. CLEAN IF LINT
A CCUMULA
TIONS ARE NO
TICED
CCUMULATIONS
NOTICED
TICED..
INSTALLED IN SUITABLE AREA: To insure sufficient ventilation
and combustion air supply, proper clearances from the water
heater must be maintained. See Facts to Consider About the
Location section. Combustible materials such as clothing,
cleaning materials, or flammable liquids, etc. must not be
placed against or adjacent to the water heater which can cause
a fire.
FIGURE 25.
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.
If the temperature-pressure relief valve on the appliance weeps
or discharges periodically, this may be due to thermal
expansion. You may have a check valve installed in the water
line or a water meter with a check valve. Consult Maytag
Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for further information.
Do not plug the temperature-pressure relief valve.
Anode Rod Inspection
Draining
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.
Anode deterioration depends on 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 a
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.
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• Turn the gas control knob to the “OFF” position.
• Remove the washer and put the new one in place.
• CLOSE the cold water inlet valve to the water heater.
• Screw the handle and cap assembly back into the drain
valve and retighten using a wrench. DO NOT OVER
TIGHTEN.
• OPEN a nearby hot water faucet and leave open to allow for
draining.
• Follow instructions in the Filling The Water Heater section.
• Connect a hose to the drain valve and terminate to an
adequate drain.
• Check for leaks.
• OPEN the water heater drain valve to allow for tank draining.
• Follow the lighting instructions in the Lighting section to
restart the water heater.
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.
• CLOSE the drain valve.
• Follow instructions in the Filling The Water heater section.
• Follow the lighting instructions in the Lighting section to
restart the water heater.
FIGURE 26.
Drain Valve Washer Replacement
Service
(See Figure 26)
NOTE: For ordering replacement washers, refer to the
“Repair Parts List” section of this manual.
Before calling for repair service, read the Start Up Conditions
and Operational Conditions found in the Troubleshooting Guide
of this manual.
• Turn “OFF” gas supply to water heater.
If a condition persists or you are uncertain about the operation
of the water heater, let the Maytag Customer Service Center
check it out.
• Follow “Draining” instructions.
• Turning counter clockwise (
the screw handle.
), remove the hex cap below
Call the Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an
authorized servicer.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Start Up Conditions
particularly high efficiency models where flue temperatures
are lower.
Draft Hood Operation
• Large amounts of hot water are used in a short time and
the refill water in the tank is very cold.
Check draft hood operation by performing a worst case
depressurization of the building. With all doors and windows
closed, and with all air handling equipment and exhaust fans
operating, such as furnaces, clothes dryers, range hoods and
bathroom fans, a match flame should still be drawn into the
draft hood of the water heater with its burner firing. If the flame
is not drawn toward the draft hood, shut off the water heater
and make necessary air supply changes to correct.
Moisture from the products of combustion condense on the
cooler tank surfaces and form drops of water which may fall
onto the burner or other hot surfaces to produce a “sizzling” or
“frying” noise.
Excessive condensation can cause pilot outage due to water
running down the flue tube onto the main burner and putting
out the pilot.
Because of the suddenness and amount of water,
condensation water may be diagnosed as a “tank leak”. After
the water in the tank warms up (about 1-2 hours), the condition
should disappear.
Condensation
Whenever the water heater is filled with cold water, some
condensate will form while the burner is on. A water heater
may appear to be leaking when in fact the water is condensation.
This usually happens when:
Do not assume the water heater is leaking until there has
been enough time for the water in the tank to warm up.
An undersized water heater will cause more condensation.
The water heater must be sized properly to meet the family’s
demands for hot water including dishwashers, washing
machines and shower heads.
• A new water heater is filled with cold water for the first time.
• Burning gas produces water vapor In water heaters,
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Excessive condensation may be noticed during the winter and
early spring months when incoming water temperatures are at
their lowest.
Operational Conditions
Smelly Odor
Good venting is essential for a gas fired water heater to operate
properly as well as to carry away products of combustion and
water vapor.
In each water heater there is installed at least 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:
• a concentration of sulfate in the supply water.
Smoke / Odor
It is not uncommon to experience a small amount of smoke
and odor during the initial start-up. This is due to burning off of
oil from metal parts, and will disappear in a short while.
• little or no dissolved oxygen in the water.
Thermal Expansion
• a sulfate reducing bacteria within the water heater. (This
harmless bacteria is non-toxic to humans.)
• an excess of active hydrogen in the tank. This is caused by
the corrosion protective action of the anode.
Smelly water may be eliminated or reduced in some water
heater models by replacing the anode(s) with one of less active
material, and then chlorinating the water heater tank and all
hot water lines. Contact Maytag Customer Service at
1-800-788-8899 for further information concerning an Anode
Replacement Kit and this Chlorination Treatment.
Water supply system 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.
If the smelly water persists after the anode replacement and
chlorination treatment, we can only suggest that chlorination
or aeration of the water supply be considered to eliminate the
water problem.
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
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 water heater’s temperature-pressure relief valve is
reached, the valve will relief 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 or device to relieve the pressure built by thermal
expansion in the water system. Thermal expansion tanks are
available for ordering through the Maytag Customer Service
Center (1-800-788-8899). Contact the local plumbing inspector,
water supplier and/or call Maytag Customer Service at
1-800-788-8899 for assistance in controlling these situations.
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,
located farthest away, be opened for several minutes 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.
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.
Condensation causes sizzling and popping within the burner
area during heating and cooling periods and should be
considered normal. See Condensation section.
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H. Combustion products contain water vapor which can
condense on the cooler surfaces of the tank. Droplets form
and drip onto the burner or run on the floor. This is common
at the time of start-up after installation and when incoming
water is cold.
High Temperature Shut Off System
This water heater is equipped with an automatic gas Shut-off
system. This system works when high water temperatures
are present. Turn “OFF” the entire gas supply to the water
heater. The high temperature Shut-off is built into the gas control
valve. It is non-resettable. If the high temperature Shut-off
activates, the gas control valve must be replaced. Call Maytag
Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an authorized
servicer.
I. Water in the water heater bottom or on the floor may be from
condensation, loose connections, or the relief valve.
DO NOT replace the water heater until a full inspection of all
possible water sources is made and necessary corrective
steps taken.
Leakage Checkpoints
Leakage from other appliances, water lines, or ground seepage
should also be checked.
* To check where threaded portion enters tank, insert cotton
swab between jacket opening and fitting. If cotton is wet,
follow “Draining” instructions in the Periodic 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 Installing the New Water Heater
section.
Read this manual first. Then before checking the water heater
make sure the gas supply has been turned “OFF”, and never
turn the gas “ON” before the tank is completely full of water.
Never use this water heater unless it is completely filled with
water. To prevent damage to the tank, the tank must be filled
with water. Water must flow from the hot water faucet before
turning “ON” gas to the water heater, see Figure 28.
A. Water at the draft hood is water vapor which has condensed
out of the combustion products. This is caused by a problem
in the vent. Call Maytag Customer Service at
1-800-788-8899 for an authorized servicer.
B. *Condensation may be seen on pipes in humid weather or
pipe connections may be leaking.
C. *The anode rod fitting may be leaking.
D. Small amounts of water from temperature-pressure relief
valve may be due to thermal expansion or high water
pressure in your area.
E. *The temperature-pressure relief valve may be leaking at
the tank fitting.
F. Water from a drain valve may be due to the valve being
slightly opened.
G. *The drain valve may be leaking at the tank fitting.
FIGURE 28.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
These guidelines should be used by a qualified Maytag Customer Service Center Agent. Call the Maytag Customer Service Center at
1-800-788-8899 for assistance. Inform the associate that this is a “Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant” Product.
Problem
WATER LEAKS
LEAKING T&P VALVE
Cause
Solution
Improperly sealed, hot or cold supply connection,
relief valve, drain valve, or thermostat threads.
Leakage from other appliances or water lines.
Condensation of flue products.
Thermal expansion in closed water system.
Improperly seated valve.
Tighten threaded connections.
High sulfate or mineral content in water supply.
Inspect other appliances near water heater.
Refer to CONDENSATION.
Install thermal expansion tank (DO NOT plug T&P valve).
Check relief valve for proper operation
(DO NOT plug T&P valve).
Drain and flush heater thoroughly, then refill.
SMELLY ODORS
PILOT WILL NOT LIGHT
Bacteria in water supply.
Gas control knob not positioned correctly.
Main gas supply off.
Igniter tip more than 1/8" from pilot hood.
Thermocouple malfunction.
Thermocouple TCO malfunction.
Melted insulation on igniter wire or shorting
of igniter wire.
High ambient room temperature.
Wire disconnected from spark igniter.
Broken electrode or electrical wire.
Piezo Igniter generator fails to operate or
malfunctions.
Thermocouple TCO malfunction.
High ambient room temperature.
BURNER WILL NOT
STAY LIT
PILOT OUTAGE
NOT ENOUGH
HOT WATER
WATER TOO HOT
WATER HEATER SOUNDS
SIZZLING - RUMBLING
SOOTING
VENT GAS ODORS
Dirty or clogged air intake screen.
Flame arrestor openings blocked.
Defective Gas Control.
Dirty pilot burner.
Dirty or clogged air intake screen.
Thermocouple tip is not in contact with pilot flame.
Thermocouple malfunction.
Thermocouple TCO malfunction.
Defective Gas Control.
Heater not lit or thermostat not on.
Thermostat set too low.
Heater undersized.
Low gas pressure.
Incoming water is unusually cold.
Leaking hot water pipes or fixtures.
High temperature limit switch activated.
Thermostat set too high.
Condensation dripping on burner.
Sediment or calcium in bottom of heater tank.
Improper combustion.
Lack of supply air.
Improperly installed vent piping.
Downdraft.
Poor combustion.
Chlorinate or aerate water supply.
Refer to LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS.
Turn on main gas shutoff valve.
Adjust igniter tip.
Replace pilot assembly.
Replace pilot assembly.
Contact a Maytag Customer Service Agent
to determine cause.
Contact a Maytag Customer Service Agent
to determine cause.
Reconnect wire connector to spark igniter.
Replace pilot assembly.
Replace Piezo Igniter generator.
Replace pilot assembly.
Contact a Maytag Customer Service Agent
to determine cause.
Clean and reinstall air intake screen.
Contact a Maytag Customer Service Agent
to determine cause.
Replace Gas Control.
Clean pilot assembly.
Clean and reinstall air intake screen.
Insert thermocouple correctly.
Replace pilot assembly.
Replace pilot assembly.
Replace Gas Control.
Refer to LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS.
Refer to TEMPERATURE REGULATION.
Reduce hot water use.
Contact your gas supplier.
Allow more time for heater to re-heat.
Have plumber check and repair leaks.
Contact a Maytag Customer Service Agent
to determine cause.
Refer to TEMPERATURE REGULATION.
Refer to CONDENSATION.
Clean sediment from tank. Refer to DRAINING
instructions in Maintenance section of manual.
No adjustment available. Contact a Maytag Customer
Service Agent to determine cause.
Contact a Maytag Customer Service Agent
to determine cause.
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NOTES
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NOTES
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NOTES
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TBD (to be determined by Maytag)
REPAIR PARTS LIST
MAYTAG GAS WATER HEATERS
MODEL NO’S
HRN11240X
HRP11240X
HRN11250Q
HRP11250Q
HRN11250X
HRP11250X
40
40
50
50
50
50
Gallon Natural Gas
Gallon Propane Gas (L.P.)
Gallon Natural Gas
Gallon Propane Gas (L.P.)
Gallon Natural Gas
Gallon Propane Gas (L.P.)
BURNER ASSEMBLY
PILOT ASSEMBLY
Key
Model Numbers
No.
Part Description
HRN11240X
HRP11240X
HRN11250Q
HRP11250Q
HRN11250X
HRP11250X
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
27
Air Intake Screen
Anode Rod
Burner Assembly
Burner Head**
Burner Orifice**
Burner Tube**
Dip Tube/Inlet Tube
Dip Tube/Inlet Tube Gasket
Draft Hood
Drain Valve
Drain Valve Washer
Flue Baffle
Flue Restrictor
Gas Control Valve
Inner Door**
Inner Door Gasket
Instruction Manual
Nipple w/Heat Traps
Outer Door
Outer Door Filler
Piezo Igniter w/Bracket
Pilot Assembly**
Pipe Insulation (2 ea.)
Secondary Anode Rod
Temperature & Pressure Insulation
Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve
Viewport Assembly
66001503
66001251
66001598
66001494
66001538
66001605
66001829
66001269
66001817
66001015
66001021
66001815
66001795
66001183
66001499
66001500
184445-002
66001704
66001858
66001810
66001507
66001822
66001755
66001859
66001709
66001700
66001509
66001503
66001251
66001600
66001494
66001604
66001606
66001829
66001812
66001817
66001015
66001021
66001815
66001795
66001823
66001499
66001500
184445-002
66001704
66001858
66001810
66001507
66001552
66001755
66001859
66001709
66001700
66001509
66001503
66001020
66001782
66001510
66001783
66001784
66001649
66001812
66001785
66001016
N/A
66001807
66001652
66001575
66001498
66001500
184445-002
66001704
66001858
N/A
66001507
66001541
66001708
66001859
66001709
66001700
66001813
66001503
66001020
66001786
66001570
66001787
66001788
66001649
66001812
66001785
66001016
N/A
66001807
66001652
66001576
66001498
66001500
184445-002
66001704
66001858
N/A
66001507
66001552
66001708
66001859
66001709
66001700
66001509
66001503
66001020
66001602
66001494
66001814
66001607
66001829
66001812
66001612
66001015
66001021
66001831
66001795
66001183
66001498
66001500
184445-002
66001704
66001858
66001616
66001507
66001822
66001755
66001859
66001709
66001700
66001509
66001503
66001020
66001618
66001494
66001604
66001607
66001829
66001812
66001612
66001015
66001021
66001831
66001795
66001823
66001498
66001500
184445-002
66001704
66001858
66001616
66001507
66001552
66001755
66001859
66001709
66001700
66001509
* Not Shown. ** Includes Inner Door Gasket.
Now that you have purchased this gas 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.
When ordering repair parts, always give the following information:
THIS IS A REPAIR PARTS LIST, NOT A PACKING LIST.
The model number of this gas water heater will be found on the model
rating plate located near the gas control valve.
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•
Model number
•
Serial Number
•
Part Description
•
Part Number
REPAIR PARTS LIST
MAYTAG/STATE PART NUMBER CONVERSION KEY
MAYTAG
STATE
MAYTAG
STATE
66001011
9001609
66001612
9003526
66001012
9001608
66001616
9003655
66001013
ETC2X
66001618
9003570
66001014
ETC5X
66001619
9003607
66001015
9002401
66001620
9003659
66001016
9002402
66001649
9003469
66001021
9001584
66001652
9003498
66001020
9000734
66001700
9003917
66001105
9002769
66001704
9003915
66001183
9000249
66001708
9003717
66001251
9001829
66001709
9003716
66001269
9002277
66001755
9003971
66001494
9003385
66001782
9003573
66001498
9003398
66001783
9004008
66001499
9003400
66001784
9004009
66001500
9003401
66001785
9004010
66001503
9003406
66001786
9003574
66001503
9003406
66001787
9004011
66001507
9003410
66001788
9004012
66001509
9003414
66001795
9003524
66001510
9003421
66001801
9003643
66001537
9003492
66001807
9003985
66001538
9003493
66001810
9003996
66001541
9003496
66001812
9001595
66001545
9003521
66001813
9003414
66001552
9003544
66001814
9004029
66001570
9003636
66001815
9003986
66001575
9003638
66001817
9003984
66001576
9003639
66001822
9003539
66001598
9003515
66001823
9004024
66001599
9003537
66001825
9003610
66001600
9003569
66001826
9003611
66001601
9003606
66001829
9004014
66001602
9003516
66001831
9004003
66001603
9003517
66001857
9003540
66001604
9003536
66001858
9004254
66001605
9003519
66001859
9004255
66001606
9003657
TBD
184445-002
66001607
9003520
66001862
9004256
TBD (to be determined by Maytag)
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WARRANTY
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
For one year from the 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 materials 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.
This 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 proved to be defective in material or 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.
This 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
U.S.A. 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
CORPORATION. MAYTAG® IS A TRADEMARK OF THE MAYTAG CORPORATION AND IS USED UNDER
LICENSE TO A.O. SMITH CORPORATION.
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