Mini Tank water heater Electric undersink Water heaters GL 2.5

Mini Tank water heater
Electric undersink
Water heaters
GL 2.5 - GL 4 - GL 6+
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
When using electrical appliances, safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock or injury to persons should be followed, including:
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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS WATER HEATER.
This water heater must be grounded.
Install or locate this water heater only in accordance with the provided installation
instructions.
Use this water heater only for its intended use as described in this manual.
Contact a qualified electrician to have unit properly installed.
As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children.
Do not operate this water heater if it is not working properly or if it has been
damaged or dropped.
This water heater should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Contact
a service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
Failure to service the anode rod at least once a year could cause the tank to fail
and leak.
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS AT HAND
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Technical data
MODEL
Capacity
Voltage
Vac
Power at 120 Vac
Watts
GL 4
GL 6+
2.5
4
6
110/120 for each model
1500
1500
1500
Maximum Water pressure
psi
150
150
150
Weight
Lbs
15.5
17.3
29.5
Amperage
Amps
Phases
WARNING
gallons
GL 2.5
12.50 for each model
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1
1
The installer should review the contents of this manual with the owner upon
completion of installation, and the manual should be left with the owner and placed in
a location close to the installation.
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FIG. 1/1
Temperature & pressure
relief valve, 3/4 NPT male
Hot water outlet
1/2 NPT male
Cold water inlet
1/2 NPT male
Temperature &
pressure relief
valve discharge
line to drain
3/4 NPT female
tapping for
relief valve
COMPONENT
PARTS OF
GL 2.5 - GL 4
FIG. 1/2
Temperature & pressure
relief valve, 3/4 NPT male
COMPONENT PARTS OF GL 6+
(Horizontal installation)
Hot water outlet
3/4 NPT male
3/4 NPT male plug
3/4 NPT female
tapping for
relief valve
Temperature &
pressure relief
valve discharge
line to drain
Cold water inlet
3/4 NPT male
3/4 NPT female
tapping
FIG. 1/3
Hot water outlet
3/4 NPT male
3/4 NPT female
tapping for
relief valve
3/4 NPT male plug
3/4 NPT female
tapping
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Temperature & pressure
relief valve, 3/4 NPT male
Cold water inlet
3/4 NPT male
COMPONENT
PARTS OF
GL 6+
(Vertical
installation)
Temperature &
pressure relief
valve discharge
line to drain
DIMENSIONS FOR GL 2.5 - GL 4
FIG. 2/1
14”
10 1/4”
6”
3 3/4”
5 1/2”
1”
1/2 NPT MALE
12 1/4”
7 1/2”
GL 2.5
3 1/2”
3”
14”
2 1/2”
GL 4
FIG. 2/2
DIMENSIONS FOR GL 6+ (HORIZONTAL INSTALLATION)
3”
17 1/2”
11 1/2”
3/4 NPT MALE
14 1/2”
8 1/2”
4 1/2”
17 1/2”
FIG. 2/3
DIMENSIONS FOR GL 6+ (VERTICAL INSTALLATION)
14 1/2”
8 1/2”
11 1/2”
3/4 NPT MALE
2 1/2”
17 1/2”
6 1/2”
1”
4 1/2”
17 1/2”
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General remarks
CAUTION
The manufacturer cannot be responsible for the damages caused by improper
installation or by failure to follow instructions in this pamphlet. Comply with the
installation instructions before completing electric connection.
CAUTION
The thermostat has been pre-set at the factory between 41°C (105° F) and 45° C (113° F).
CAUTION
Hydrogen gas can be produced in a hot water system served by this heater that has
not been used for a long period of time (generally 2 weeks or more). Hydrogen gas is
extremely flammable. To reduce the risk of injury under these conditions, it is
recommended that the hot water faucet be opened for several minutes at the kitchen
sink before using any electrical appliance connected to the hot water system. If
hydrogen gas is present, there will probably be an unusual sound such as air escaping
through the pipe as the water begins to flow. There should be no smoking or open
flame near the faucet at this time.
Installation instructions
MODEL GL 6+
The GL 6+ water heater can be installed under the sink.
Wall
mounting
(only for vertical
installation)
Fasten the supplied mounting bracket to the wall. Use screws that are suitable for the
wall material and the weight of the heater. Hang the water heater on the bracket. Tug
down wards on the heater to ensure that both “fingers” of the bracket are seated in the
mounting slots. Confirm water piping orientation before wall mounting.
Floor
Mounting
Heater can sit on floor. Confirm water piping orientation before locating on floor location.
Wiring
The GL6+ needs to be wired with 12 GA. wire to a minimum 20 amp/ maximum 20 amp
branch circuit. (Remove cover plate V (fig. 3/4) using a thin screw-driver operating on point
W (fig. 3/4). Unscrew the screw below and lift the cover C (fig. 3/4). When reassembling work
in the opposite way being careful to insert first the tongue of the cover into the slot.) Insert
12 AWG through conduit at rear of heater. Secure internal wire connector below thermostat
(fig. 3/3) and connect wiring to right side of thermostat control. (+) to lower terminal marked
“L”, neutral to upper terminal marked “N”. Unit must be grounded T (fig. 3/3).
Pipe
connections
Connect the cold water inlet pipe to the inlet nipple (marked with a blue ring) and the hot
water outlet pipe to the outlet nipple (marked with a red ring).
The model GL 6+ can be piped horizontally from the side or vertically from the top. If you
wish to install the unit horizontally, with the piping connections on the right side, you will have
to be certain the tap between the two water tappings is plugged, the supplied Temperature
and Pressure Relief Valve will need to be installed on top.
If you wish to install the unit vertically, with the piping connections on top, you will have to be
certain the tap on the side is plugged, the supplied Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve
will need to be installed on top.
MODEL GL 2.5 - GL 4
The GL 2.5 and GL 4 water heaters can be installed under the sink.
Wall
mounting
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Fasten the supplied mounting bracket to the wall. Use screws that are suitable for the
wall material and the weight of the heater. Hang the water heater on the bracket. Tug
down wards on the heater to ensure that both “fingers” of the bracket are seated in the
mounting slots.
Floor
Mounting
Heater can sit on floor.
Pipe
connections
Connect the cold water inlet pipe to the inlet nipple (marked with a blue ring) and the hot
water outlet pipe to the outlet nipple (marked with a red ring).
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of excessive pressures and temperatures in this water heater, install
the supplied temperature and pressure protective equipment required by local codes
but not less than a combination temperature and pressure relief valve certified by a
nationally recognized testing laboratory that maintains periodic inspection of
production of listed equipment or materials, as meeting the requirements for Relief
Valves and Automatic Gas Shut-off Devices for Hot Water Supply Systems, ANSI
Z21.22. This valve must be marked with a maximum set pressure not to exceed the
marked maximum working pressure of the water heater. Install the valve in the opening
provided and marked for this purpose in the water heater, and orient it or provide
tubing so that any discharge from the valve will exit within 6 inches above, or at any
distance below, the structural floor, and cannot contact any live electrical part. The
discharge opening must not be blocked or reduced in size under any circumstances.
Closed
system
thermal
expansion
Periodic discharge of the temperature and pressure relief valve or failure of the
element gasket may be due to thermal expansion in a closed water supply system.
The water utility supply meter may contain a check valve, backflow preventer or water
pressure reducing valve which will create a closed water system. During the heating
cycle of the water heater, the water expands causing pressure inside the water heater
to increase. The temperature and pressure relief valve may discharge hot water under
these conditions which results in a loss of energy and a build-up of lime on the relief
valve seat.
To prevent this from happening, there are two recommendations:
1. Install a diaphgram-type expansion tank that is suitable for potable water on the
cold water supply line. The expansion tank must have a minimum capacity of 1.5
U.S. gallons for every 50 gallons of stored water.
2. Install a 125 PSI pressure relief valve in the cold water supply line. Make sure the
discharge of this valve is directed to an open drain and protected from freezing.
Contact the local water supplier or plumbing inspector for information on how to
control this situation. Do not plug the temperature and pressure relief valve.
Instructions for use
Starting and
testing
Before connecting the power, fill the tank and system with water and check for leaks.
To be certain that all air is out of the water system, open the hot water faucets on your
fixtures until constant water flows from them otherwise damage to the element may
occur.
To start the heating cycle:
A) first make sure tank is full. Otherwise the heating element may be damaged.
B) the red light will come on and remain on until that temperature has been reached,
at which point the light will go off, but will automatically come back on when the
water temperature drops below the setting chosen.
Temperature
Setting
After installation check the water temperature. If adjustment is necessary remove front
cover to adjust thermostat D (fig. 3/5 - clockwise to increase the temperature and
anticlockwise to decrease it).
To reach the thermostat lift the plate V using a thin screw-driver operating on point W
(fig. 3/4). Unscrew the screw below and lift the cover C. When reassembling work in
the opposite way being careful to insert first the tongue of the cover into the slot.
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Maintenance instructions
Note: Do not attempt to repair this water heater yourself. Call a service person
for assistance. Always turn off the power supply to the heater prior to
servicing or draining the heater.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND PARTS REPLACEMENT
Note: For most of these operations, the water will have to be drained from the heater.
For all of these operations the power supply needs to be shut off and the front
cover removed.
Draining
the Heater
Remove cover plate V (fig. 3/4) using a thin screw-driver operating on
point W (fig. 3/4). Unscrew the screw below and lift the cover C (fig. 3/4).
When reassembling work in the opposite way being careful to insert first
the tongue of the cover into the slot.
1) If the heater has been installed with flexible hoses, shut off the power supply and
turn the heater upside down over a sink to drain the water out of it, OR
2) If the heater has been installed with rigid piping, siphon the water out through any
(lower) service valve on the (inlet side). Keep a hot water faucet open while
siphoning the water out, OR
3) If the heater has been installed with flexible hoses, it can also be emptied by
siphoning through the inlet side hose. Keep a hot water faucet open while
siphoning.
Removing
the heating
element
1. Turn off power supply and drain the heater (see previous section).
2. Remove the front cover plate, disconnect terminals X, Y and T (fig. 3/3).
3. Unscrew the 4 heating element retaining nuts F (fig. 3/3).
4. Remove the element. G (fig. 3/1).
Descaling
the heating
element
Scale deposits can affect the heating capability of the element.
Heavy scale can even cause the element to burn out. The element can be descaled
either chemically or manually:
A) Soak the element in white vinegar or other descaling solution. Once descaled,
rinse well with fresh water, to which you should add some baking soda, OR
B) Once the element has dried up, use a soft brush (non metallic to prevent damaging
the stainless steel sheath) on element. Brush the dried mineral off. Reinstall the
element with gasket and make the wire connections.
C) Replace anode rod if considerably shorter then diagram.
WARNING: make sure the tank has been refilled with water before restoring power.
REPLACEMENT OF PARTS
Changing
the anode
rod
The anode rod (N fig. 3/2) helps protect the tank against corrosion. Depending on the
water condition, the magnesium anode rod may need to be changed every year or so.
Galvanic and electrolytic corrosion can destroy a tank if the anode rod is “spent”.
Rusty water is usually an indication of a “spent” anode rod. If rusty water is present,
examine anode rod immediately. Rapid degradation of the anode rod (less than 1
year) may indicate the presence of galvanic corrosion due to “stray” direct current. In
this case, it may be necessary to add a “grounding strap” from the Ariston tank to the
copper plumbing.
1. Turn off the power supply and drain the heater (see previous section).
2. Remove heating element (see previous section).
3. Remove and replace the anode rod N (fig. 3/2).
4. Refill tank with water before restoring power.
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Changing
the heating
element
1. Turn off power supply and drain the heater (see previous section).
2. Remove the heating element (see section on Removing the Heating Element).
3. Install new element with gasket, making sure the gasket and element are positioned
correctly. Tighten the retaining nuts and make the wire connections.
4. Refill tank with water before restoring power.
Changing
the
thermostat
1. Turn off power supply.
2. Disconnect the 2 push/pull type wires on thermostat.
3. Loosen the two brass screws at right side of thermostat and pull wires out.
4. Unscrew and remove the two phillips screws holding the thermostat down.
5. Install new thermostat and re-attach wiring and screws.
Resetting
High Limit
Switch
Occasionally, the high temperature limit shut off device may trigger and shut the
system down. This occurs when water temperature exceeds 190° F and shuts off
power to the heating element. The shut off device may also trigger from a power
outage or electrical storm.
To reset:
1) IMPORTANT: Disconnect heater from electrical power.
2) Remove front cover plate (C fig. 3/4).
3) Firmly press reset button (B fig. 3/5).
4) Replace cover plate, reconnect power.
5) IMPORTANT: Check the operation of the thermostat, turn temperature dial from
high to low, if the red light does not go off on low setting, turn off power supply and
call a service person to replace thermostat.
6) If the system works, place dial setting to desired setting.
Note: a lower setting is more economical, and reduces the risk of scalding.
CAUTION: Call a technician if the high limit needs to be reset frequently.
Troubleshooting
Water does
not get hot
1. Make sure the power supply is on and working.
2. If light does not come on, check that the reset button is pushed in; follow steps from
previous section.
3. If the indicator light works properly but temperature does not get hot a tap, test for
a plumbing crossover; shut off cold supply to heater and open hot water tap. There
should be no water flowing. Any continued flow indicates a crossover which will
effect the temperature and will need to be corrected.
4. Replace heating element (see previous section on changing the heating element).
Light not on
1. If the light does not come on, but water gets hot, check for faulty bulb.
2. Check reset button; follow steps from previous section.
Brown water
1. Brown or rusty water indicates a “spent” anode rod. Replace anode rod.
Odor in water
1. Smelly water could be due to an unusual reaction between local water and the
heater’s anode rod. Check anode rod.
Water is too
hot
1. Remove cover plate and turn the temperature selector dial (D fig. 3/5) counter
clockwise to lower temperature. If temperature never lowers then replace thermostat.
Water not
hot enough
1. Under Instructions for Use see Temperature Setting instruction.
Leaking
1. Check water fittings and T & P fitting on top of tank.
2. Remove front cover and inspect heating element gasket.
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FIG. 3/1
N
G
FIG. 3/2
G
FIG. 3/3
Z
F
X
Y
T
FIG. 3/4
B
FIG. 3/5
C
V
W
F
D
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ARISTON • LIMITED 6 YEARS WARRANTY
COVERAGE
ARISTON, THROUGH ITS U.S. DISTRIBUTOR
CONTROLLED ENERGY CORP., (hereinafter
CEC) guarantees this water heater to the
Owner (hereinafter “Owner”) of the water heater
at the original installation location against
defects in material and workmanship for the
periods specified below.
WARRANTY PERIOD
1. The inner Tank - If the inner tank leaks within
six (6) years from the date of original installation
of the water heater, because of a defect in
material or workmanship, CEC will furnish to
such Owner a new heater of the then prevailing
comparable model.
2. Any Component Part Other than The
Original Inner Tank - If any component part
(other than the inner tank) proven to be
defective in material or workmanship within one
(1) year from the date of original installation of
the water heater, CEC will furnish the Owner
with a replacement of the defective part(s).
3. Verification of Date of Original Installation
- When Owner cannot verify or document the
original date of installation, the warranty period
begins on the date of manufacture marked on
the tag affixed to the water heater.
EXCLUSIONS
1. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE THE
EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY MADE BY THE
MANUFACTURER AND IS MADE IN LIEU OF
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED (WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL),
INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
2. The Manufacturer shall not be liable for any
incidental, consequential, special or contingent
damages or expenses arising, directly or
indirectly, from any defect in the water heater or
the use of the water heater.
3. The Manufacturer shall not be liable for any
water damage arising, directly or indirectly, from
any defect in the water heater component
part(s) or from its use.
4. Manufacturer shall not be liable under this
warranty if:
a) The water heater or any of its component
parts has been subject to misuse, alteration,
neglect or accident, or
b) The water heater has not been installed in
accordance with the applicable local
plumbing and/or building code(s) and/or
regulation(s), or
c) The water heater has not been installed in
accordance with the printed manufacturer’s
instructions, or
d) The water heater is not continuously
supplied with potable water.
5. The OWNER and not the Manufacturer or his
representative shall be liable for and shall pay
for all field charges for labor or other expenses
incurred in the removal and/or repair of the
product or any expense incurred by the owner
in order to repair the product.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY
GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
IMPORTANT: OWNER SHALL KEEP THIS
MAKE A CLAIM
NOTE: A water heater should be installed in
such a manner that if it should leak, the
resulting flow of water will not cause damage
to the area in which it is installed.
HOW THE OWNER CAN SECURE SERVICE
OR MAKE A CLAIM
1. Owner should contact the dealer who sold
the water heater covered by this warranty or
2. Owner should submit the warranty claim
directly to CEC at the address listed below, and
they will arrange for the handling of the claim
3. Whenever any inquiry or service request is
made, be sure to include the water heater
model number the date of manufacture , date of
installation, Dealer’s name and the watts and
voltage.
4. When returning the water heater or
component part(s), they must be individually
tagged and identified with the Returned Goods
Authorization # issued by CEC and shipped
prepaid to CEC at the address below.
COMMON SENSE HEAT & HOT WATER TECHNOLOGY
Controlled Energy Corp.
340 Mad River Park
Waitsfield, VT 05673
800-642-3111
802-496-4436
Fax 802 496-6924
www.controlledenergy.com
COMMON SENSE HEAT & HOT WATER TECHNOLOGY
Merloni TermoSanitari SpA
Viale Aristide Merloni, 45
60044 Fabriano (AN)
Tel. 0732.6011
Telefax. 0732.602331
Telex 560160
http://www.mtsgroup.net
Controlled Energy Corp.
340 Mad River Park
Waitsfield, VT 05673
800-642-3111
802-496-4436
Fax 802 496-6924
www.controlledenergy.com
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