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ELECTRIC WATER HEATER 


A Spanish language version of these instructions is available by contacting 
the manufacturer listed on the rating plate. 


La version espanola de estas instruccions se puede obtener al escribirle ala 
fabrica cuyo nombre aparece in la placa de especificaciones. 


INSTALLATION & OPERATING 
INSTRUCTION MANUAL 
THE WARRANTY ON THIS WATER HEATER IS IN EFFECT ONLY WHEN 
THE WATER HEATER IS INSTALLED AND OPERATED IN 
ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL CODES AND THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 
THE MANUFACTURER OF THIS HEATER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR 
ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE 


INSTRUCTIONS. READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY 
BEFORE STARTING. 








For your family’s comfort, safety and convenience, it is 
recommended this water heater be installed and serviced by a 
plumbing professional. 


238-44422-00N REV5/14 


TABLE OF CONTENTS 


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Тһегтоѕіаї Адјиѕітепії .................................. 15 
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CONGRATULATIONS! 


You have just purchased one of the finest water heaters on 
the market today! 


This installation, operation and instruction manual will 
explain in detail the installation and maintenance of your 
new Electric Water Heater. We strongly recommend that 
you contact a plumbing professional for the installation of 
this water heater. 


We require that you carefully read this manual, as well as 
the enclosed warranty, and refer to it when questions arise. 
If you have any specific questions concerning your 
warranty, please consult the plumbing professional from 
whom your water heater was purchased. For your records 
we recommend that you write the model, serial number and 
installation date of your water heater in the maintenance 
section in the back of this manual. 


This manual should be kept with the water heater. 





GENERAL INFORMATION 


This electric water heater’s design is certified by INTERTEK (ETL) and listed 
in accordance with UL 174. CETL listed in accordance with Canadian 
National Standard C22.2, No. 110-M90. 


Water heaters with a capacity of 19 gallons through 119 gallons are 
evaluated by INTERTEK in accordance with Part 280.707(d) (1) of HUD 
Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards for Energy Efficiency. For 
mobile home installations, these water heaters must be installed in 
accordance with Section 3280.709 of HUD Mobile Home Construction and 
Safety Standards for Installation of Appliances. 


This water heater must be installed in accordance with local codes. In the 
absence of local codes, install this water heater in accordance with the 
N.E.C. Reference Book (latest edition). 


The warranty for this water heater is in effect only when the water heater is 
installed, adjusted, and operated in accordance with these Installation and 
Operating Instructions. The manufacturer will not be held liable for damage 
resulting from alteration and/or failure to comply with these instructions. 


This water heater has been designed and certified for the purpose of heating 
potable water. The installation and use of this water heater for any purpose 
other than the heating of potable water, may cause damage to the water 
heater and create a hazardous condition and nullify the warranty. 


A CAUTION 


Incorrect operation of this appliance may create a hazard to life and 
property and will nullify the warranty. 





Do not use this appliance if any part has been submerged in water. The 
plumbing professional responsible for the installation of this water heater 
should be contacted to inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the 
control system, including thermostat, which has been submerged in water. 


Make sure that the rating plate on the water heater is referenced for certainty 
that the correct voltage is being supplied to the water heater. 


A DANGER 


Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable, combustible, or 


corrosive vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other 
appliance. 





General Information continued- 


A sacrificial anode is used to extend tank life. Removal of this anode, for any 
reason, will nullify the warranty. In areas where water is unusually active, an 
odor may occur at the hot water faucet due to a reaction between the 
sacrificial anode and impurities in the water. If this should happen, an 
alternative anode may be purchased from the supplier that installed this 
water heater. This will minimize the odor while protecting the tank. 
Additionally, the water heater should be flushed with appropriate dissolvers 
to eliminate any bacteria. 


IMPORTANT 
Before proceeding, please inspect the water heater and it’s components for 
possible damage. DO NOT install any damaged components. If damage is 


evident, please contact the supplier where the water heater was purchased 
or the manufacturer listed on the rating plate for replacement parts. 





INSTALLATION 


Locating The Water Heater 


A WARNING 
Water heaters are heat producing appliances. To avoid damage or injury, 
there shall be no materials stored against the water heater and proper care 
shall be taken to avoid unnecessary contact (especially by children) with 


the water heater. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL FLAMMABLE 
MATERIALS, SUCH AS GASOLINE OR PAINT THINNER BE USED OR 
STORED IN THE VICINITY OF THIS WATER HEATER OR ANY 
LOCATION FROM WHICH FUMES COULD REACH THE WATER 
HEATER. 





This water heater MUST be installed indoors out of the wind and 
weather. 


This water heater shall NOT be installed in any location where gasoline 
or flammable vapors are likely to be present, unless the installation is 
such to eliminate the probable ignition of gasoline or flammable 
vapors. 


The location this water heater is to be installed is of utmost importance. 
Before installing this water heater, consult the installation section of these 
instructions. After reading these installation and operating instructions, 
select a location for the water heater where the floor is level and is easily 
accessible to a power supply and water connections. It is recommended 
that the water heater be located near the center of greatest hot water usage 
to prevent heat loss through the pipes. 


DO NOT locate the water heater where water lines could be subjected 
to freezing temperatures. Locate the water heater so that access 
panels and drain valves are accessible. 


4 


Locating The Water Heater continued- 


Some models are not equipped with a drain valve. For those models, install 
a drain tee in the cold water inlet as close as practical to the water heater. 


Water heater corrosion and component failure can be caused by the heating 
and breakdown of airborne chemical vapors. Examples of some typical 
compounds that are potentially corrosive are: spray can propellants, cleaning 
solvents, refrigerator and air conditioning refrigerants, swimming pool 
chemicals, calcium or sodium chloride, waxes and process chemicals. 
These materials are corrosive at very low concentration levels with little or no 
odor to reveal their presence. 

NOTE: DAMAGE TO THE WATER HEATER CAUSED BY EXPOSURE TO 
CORROSIVE VAPORS IS NOT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. DO 
NOT OPERATE THE WATER HEATER IF EXPOSURE HAS OR WILL 
OCCUR. DO NOT STORE ANY POTENTIALLY CORROSIVE 
COMPOUNDS IN THE VICINITY OF THE WATER HEATER. 


This water heater must be located in an area where leakage of the tank or 
water line connections and the combination temperature and pressure relief 
valve will not result in damage to the area adjacent to the water heater or to 
lower floors of the structure. When such locations cannot be avoided, a 
suitable drain pan must be installed under the water heater. The drain pan 
must have a minimum length and width of at least 4 in. (10.2 cm) greater 
than the diameter of the water heater. The drain pan, as described above, 
can be purchased from your plumbing professional. The drain pan must be 
piped to an adequate drain. The piping must be pitched for proper drainage. 


CLEARANCES 


1. Minimum clearance to combustible material is 0 inches for the Top, 
Sides, Front, and Rear of this water heater. However, it is recommended 
that at least 18 inches (45.7 cm) from the Top, and 24 inches (61 cm) 
from the Front. Clearance for servicing may be reduced down to 
minimum clearance to combustible material, but service time and effort 
may be greatly increased. 

2. Increase distances to provide clearances for servicing. 


To comply with NSF requirements this water heater is to be: 
a) Sealed to the floor with sealant, in a smooth and easily cleanable 
way, or 
b) Installed with an optional leg kit that includes legs and/or extensions 
that provide a minimum clearance of 6” beneath the water heater. 


Note: 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 DSA Headquarters Office, 1102 Q Street, Suite 5100, 
Sacramento, CA 95811. 


Water Connections 


NOTE: BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH THE INSTALLATION, CLOSE THE 
MAIN WATER SUPPLY VALVE. 


After shutting the main water supply valve, open a faucet to relieve the water 
line pressure to prevent any water from leaking out of the pipes while making 
the water connections to the water heater. After the pressure has been 
relieved, close the faucet. The COLD water inlet and HOT water outlet are 
identified on top of the water heater. The fittings at the cold water inlet and 
hot water outlet are dielectric waterway fittings with 3/4” NPT tapered male 
threads. Make the proper plumbing connections between the water heater 
and the plumbing system in the house. Install a shut-off valve in the cold 
water supply line. 


A CAUTION 
If sweat fittings are to be used, DO NOT apply heat to the nipples on top 
of the water heater. Sweat the tubing to the adapter before fitting the 
adapter to the water connections. It is imperative that heat is not applied 
to the nipples containing a plastic liner. 


IMPORTANT 
FAILURE TO INSTALL AND MAINTAIN A NEW, LISTED 3/4” X 3/4” 
TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE WILL RELEASE THE 
MANUFACTURER FROM ANY CLAIM WHICH MIGHT RESULT FROM 
EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURES. 





If this water heater is installed in a closed water supply system, such as the 
one having a back-flow preventer in the cold water supply, provisions shall 
be made to control thermal expansion. DO NOT operate this water heater in 
a closed system without provisions for controlling thermal expansion. Your 
water supplier or local plumbing inspector should be contacted on how to 
control this situation. 


After installation of the water lines, open the main water supply valve and fill 
the water heater. While the water heater is filling, open several hot water 
faucets to allow air to escape from the water system. When a steady stream 
of water flows through the faucets, close them and check all water 
connections for possible leaks. NEVER OPERATE THE WATER HEATER 
WITHOUT FIRST BEING CERTAIN IT IS FILLED WITH WATER. 


Water Connections continued- 


A WARNING 
For protection against excessive temperatures and pressure, install 
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 Shutoff 
Devices for Hot Water Supply Systems, ANS/ 221.22, and the Standard 
CAN1-4.4 Temperature, Pressure, Temperature and Pressure Relief 
Valves and Vacuum Relief Valves. The combination temperature and 
pressure relief valve shall be marked with a maximum set pressure, not to 
exceed the maximum working pressure of the water heater. The 
combination temperature and pressure relief valve shall also have an 
hourly rated temperature steam BTU discharge capacity not less than the 
hourly input rating of the water heater. 


Install the combination temperature and pressure relief valve into the 
opening provided and marked for this purpose on the water heater 


Note: Some models may already be equipped or supplied with a 
combination temperature and pressure relief valve. Verify that the 
combination temperature and pressure relief valve complies with local 
codes. If the combination temperature and pressure relief valve does not 
comply with local codes, replace it with one that does. Follow the 
installation instructions above on this page. 


Install a discharge line so that water discharged from the combination 
temperature and pressure relief valve will exit within six (6) inches (15.3 
cm) above, or any distance below the structural floor and cannot contact 
any live electrical part. The discharge line is to be installed to allow for 
complete drainage of both the temperature and pressure relief valve and 
the discharge line. The discharge opening must not be subjected to 
blockage or freezing. DO NOT thread, plug or cap the discharge line. It is 
recommended that a minimum of four (4) inches (10.2 cm) be provided on 
the side of the water heater for servicing and maintenance of the 
combination temperature and pressure relief valve. 


Do not place a valve between the combination temperature and pressure 
relief valve and the tank. 





Water Connections continued- 


A WARNING 
Hydrogen gas can be produced in a hot water system served by this 
water heater that has not been used for a long period of time 
(generally two 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 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 the time it is open. 


A CAUTION 
INCREASING THE THERMOSTAT SETTING ABOVE THE PRESET 
TEMPERATURE MAY CAUSE SEVERE BURNS AND CONSUME 
EXCESSIVE ENERGY. HOTTER WATER INCREASES THE RISK OF 
SCALD INJURY. 





Water Connections continued- 


This water heater can deliver scalding temperature water at any faucet in the 
system. Be careful whenever using hot water to avoid scalding injury. 
Certain appliances, such as dishwashers and automatic clothes washers, 
may require increased temperature water. By setting the thermostat on this 
water heater to obtain increased temperature water required by these 
appliances, you may create the potential for scald injury. To protect against 
injury, you should install an ASSE approved mixing valve in the water 
system. This valve will reduce point of discharge temperature by mixing cold 
and hot water in branch supply lines. Such valves are available from the 
manufacturer of this water heater or a local plumbing supplier. Please 
consult with a plumbing professional. 


Water temperature over 125 °F 
nN В А IN е = В (52°C) can cause severe burns 
instantly or death from scalds. 


Children, disabled and elderly 
are at highest risk of being 
scalded. 


Review this instruction manual 


before setting temperature 
at water heater. 


Feel water before bathing or 
showering. 


Temperature limiting valves are 
available. 








APPROXIMATE TIME/TEMPERATURE RELATIONSHIPS IN SCALDS 





120% (49 ©) 


More than 5 minutes 





125 F (52 ©) 


1% to 2 minutes 





130 F (54 C, 
135“Е (57) 


About 30 seconds 
About 10 seconds 








140 F (60 C) 


Less than 5 seconds 





145 F (63 C) 


Less than 3 seconds 





150°F (66 TC) 


About 1% seconds 








155% (68 TC) 





About 1 second 











Water Connections continued- 


Upright Models (See Figures 1A & 1B) 
The hot and cold water connections are identified on the top of the water 
heater (See figure 1A). For bottom inlet models (-503 models), the cold 
water inlet is located on the side of the drain valve (see figure 1B). Connect 
the hot and cold water lines to the installed nipples using unions. Install a 
listed temperature-pressure relief valve in the opening on the side of the 
water heater. 

UNION 








































TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE 
RELIEF VALVE 


HOT WATER OUTLET 
TO APPLIANCES 
T m o 
COMBINATION ANODE-HOT E OOL WATER SUPPLY 
WATER OUTLET FITTING 
MANUAL SHUT-OFF VALVE 
ELECTRICAL CONDUIT (MUST BE OPEN DURING 
WATER HEATER OPERATION) 
REMOVABLE PLATE FOR UNION 
ACCESS TO WIRING 


COMBINATION DIPTUBE-COLD 


WIRING DIAGRAM LOCATED WATER INLET FITTING 


ON BACK OF COVER 


ALTERNATE TEMPERATURE AND 
PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE LOCATION 


REMOVABLE ELEMENT 
COVERS FOR ACCESS TO 


THERMOSTAT(S) AND 
HEATING ELEMENT(S) RELIEF VALVE DISCHARGE 
LINE (PIPED TO SUITABLE 
DRAIN VALVE tf DRAIN AS ILLUSTRATED) 
“у 


DRAIN PAN (PIPED TO SUITABLE 
DRAIN AS ILLUSTRATED) 


Figure 1A (Top Inlet Models) 


UMON TEMPERATURE AND 


PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE 
HOT WATER OUTLET 
TO APPLIANCES TE 
COMBINATION ANODE-HOT 
WATER OUTLET FITTING 


PLUGGED 


ELECTRICAL CONDUIT 
REMOVABLE PLATE FOR 
ACCESS TO WIRING 


WIRING DIAGRAM LOCATED 
ON BACK OF COVER 


REMOVABLE ELEMENT COVERS 
FOR ACCESS TO THERMOSTAT(S) 
AND HEATING ELEMENT(S) 


ALTERNATE TEMPERATURE 
AND PRESSURE RELIEF 
VALVE LOCATION 

RELIEF VALVE DISCHARGE 
LINE (PIPED TO SUITABLE 
DRAIN AS ILLUSTRATED) 


COLD WATER SUPPLY 


DRAIN PAN (PIPED TO SUITABLE 


DRAIN AS ILLUSTRATED) 6" (15.3 cm) 


MANUAL SHUT-OFF VALVE 
(MUST BE OPEN DURING 
WATER HEATER OPERATION) 


Figure 1B (Bottom Inlet Models) 
10 


Water Connections continued- 


Utility Models (See Figure 2) 

All utility models are supplied with inlet and outlet nipples located in a plastic bag 
attached to the water heater. The hot and cold water locations are identified on 
the side of the water heater. Apply appropriate amount of thread sealant to the 
provided nipples and install nipples into the side of the tank. For 20 gallon utility 
models, install the supplied anode/nipple combination at the HOT outlet location. 
Connect the hot and cold water lines to the nipples using unions. Install a listed 
temperature-pressure relief valve in the opening on the side of the water heater. 
Install a vacuum relief anti-siphon device in the cold water inlet line when using 
side cold water connection. 


The 6 and 12 gallon models are equipped for installation with either side or top 
water connections. They are shipped from the factory with the alternate top 
connections plugged. The alternate top inlet is supplied with a dip tube. If the top 
water connections are needed, remove pipe plugs from the alternate top 
connections, apply appropriate amount of thread sealant to the provided nipples 
and install nipples in desired top location. Apply appropriate amount of thread 
sealant to the pipe plugs and install pipe plugs in the side locations. Install a 
vacuum relief anti-siphon device in the cold water inlet line when using side cold 
water connection. 


HEX-HEAD ANODE 
(6,12 & 30-GALLON MODELS 
ONLY) 


























ELECTRICAL CONDUIT 


REMOVABLE PLATE FOR 
ACCESS TO WIRING 


ALTERNATE HOT OUTLET 
(6 & 12-GALLON MODELS ONLY) 


ALTERNATE COLD INLET 
(6 & 12-GALLON MODELS ONLY) 


COMBINATION TEMPERATURE 
AND PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE 
UNION 
RELIEF VALVE DISCHARGE LINE 
(PIPED TO SUITABLE DRAIN AS 
ILLUSTRATED) 


HOT WATER OUTLET Ue 
TO APPLIANCES 
ELECTRICAL 
CONDUIT KNOCKOUT 
(10 & 15 GALLON 
MODELS ONLY) 


HEX-HEAD ANODE 
(10 & 15 GALLON MODELS ONLY) 
MANUAL SHUT-OFF VALVE 
(MUST BE OPEN DURING 
WATER HEATER OPERATION) 
REMOVABLE ELEMENT COVER 
FOR ACCESS TO 
THERMOSTAT 
AND HEATING ELEMENT 


COLD WATER SUPPLY 


DRAIN PAN (PIPED TO SUITABLE 
DRAIN AS ILLUSTRATED) 


Figure 2 


Water Connections continued- 


Table Top Models (See Figure 3) The hot water outlet and cold water 
inlet are identified on the back panel of the water heater. Referring to figure 
3, remove the two screws that are holding the service access panel in place. 
Remove front panel for access. Wedge a flat bladed screwdriver into the 
front joint between the top and side panels and force the top panel upward. 
This will separate the top panel from the water heater and allow further 
access to the water heater. 


Check drain valve to make sure that it is closed. Part the top fiberglass 
insulation to allow access to the plumbing and electrical connections. 
Connect the cold water supply line and hot water outlet lines using elbows, 
nipples and unions as shown in the diagrams. Install a shutoff valve in the 
cold water inlet. A listed temperature-pressure relief valve has been factory 
installed. Plumb the discharge as shown. 


TEMPERATURE AND 
ELECTRICAL PRESSURE RELIEF 
SERVICE ACCESS JUNG bo 
PANEL юм 








UNIONS 


MANUAL SHUT-OFF 
VALVE (MUST BE 
OPEN DURING WATER 
HEATER OPERATION) 


SCREWS 


DRAIN PAN 


6" (15.3 ст) 


RELIEF VALVE DISCHARGE 
LINE (PIPED TO SUITABLE 
DRAIN AS ILLUSTRATED) 


DRAIN 


Figure 3 


Electrical Connections 


Before any electrical connections are made, be sure that the water heater is 
full of water and that the manual shut-off valve in the cold water supply line is 
open. Check the rating plate and wiring diagram before proceeding. This 
electric water heater was built and wired in accordance with the INTERTEK 
testing approvals requirements. The temperature limiting device is of the 
manual reset, trip-free type and has been factory installed to interrupt all 
ungrounded power supply conductors in the event of thermostat failure. 
Thermostats are factory set and wired in accordance with the wiring diagram 
fastened to the inside of the top access panel. The plumbing supplier in your 
area ordered this heater wired at the factory to comply with existing area 
codes, but local utility codes may require or allow other circuitry. Consult 
your local power company to determine the correct electrical hook-up in 
order to meet local utility and building codes and in order to obtain the most 
economical rates. Also check to find out if you are required to obtain a 
permit before starting the installation. The following chart shows the 
recommended fuse size for the maximum water heater wattage. The 
maximum wattage and rated voltage are shown on the water heater data 
plate. The water heater must be well grounded. A green ground screw is 
provided at the electrical connection point for connecting a ground wire. 
Ground screw on 10 & 15-gallon models is located under the removable 
element cover. 


Max. Watts 


| 300 | -~ [| 25А | 20A | 20A | ТОА | 
| “00 | -- (| 254 | 25А | 20А | 15A | 
| 4500 == | 30a | 25A | 25A | ЧБА | 
| 500 | {| 30А | 304 | 25A | 15А | 
| 5500 | -- [| 35A | 30A | 25A | 15A | 
| 6000 | -- | 40А | З5А | 30А | 20А 





GENERAL OPERATION 


Before closing the switch to allow electric current to flow to the 
water heater, make certain that the water heater is full of water and 
that the cold water inlet valve is open. Complete failure of the 


heating element(s) will result if they are not totally immersed in 
water at all times. Failure of the element(s) due to dry-firing is not 
covered by warranty. 





When the switch is closed, the operation of this electric water heater is 
automatic. The thermostats are preset to the “HOT” setting to provide a 
water temperature of approximately 120°F (49 TC) to reduce the risk of scald 
injury. 


A CAUTION 


Scalding may occur within five (5) seconds at a temperature setting of 
140°F (60 TC). 





Care must be taken whenever using hot water to avoid scalding injury. 
Certain appliances require high temperature hot water (Such as dishwashers 
and automatic clothes washers). 


TO FILL THE WATER HEATER 

1. Close the water heater drain valve (if provided) by inserting a standard 
flat head screwdriver into the slot and turning clockwise. 

2. Open the cold water supply shut-off valve. 

3. Open several hot water faucets to allow air to escape from the system. 

4. When a steady stream of water flows from the faucets, the water heater 
is filled. Close the faucets and check for water leaks at the water heater 
drain valve, combination temperature and pressure relief valve and the 
hot and cold water connections. 


TO DRAIN THE WATER HEATER 

Should it become necessary to completely drain the water heater, make sure 

you follow the steps below: 

1. Disconnect the power supply to the water heater. Consult the plumbing 
professional or electric company in your area for service. 

2. Close the cold water supply shut-off valve. 

3. Open the drain valve (if provided) on the water heater by inserting a 
standard flat head screwdriver into the slot and turning counter- 
clockwise. The drain valve has threads on the end that will allow 
connection of a standard hose coupling. For those models not equipped 
with a drain valve, disconnect cold water inlet piping at a convenient 
connection location as close to an adequate drain as possible. 
CAUTION! THIS WATER MAY BE HOT. 

4. Open a hot water faucet to allow air to enter the system. 


To refill the water heater, refer to “TO FILL THE WATER HEATER.” 


Thermostat Adjustment 


A CAUTION 


Before adjusting thermostat(s), turn off power supply to the water heater. 


The temperature of the water can be changed by adjusting the thermostat(s). 
Before any work is done on the water heater, disconnect all power to the 
water heater by opening the switch at the main electrical circuit breaker or 
fuse box. Remove the access panels or front panel on table tops, fold the 
insulation outward away from the controls. Set the thermostat(s) to the 
desired water temperature using a screwdriver to move the thermostat dial. 
The thermostat has been factory preset to approximately 120°F (49 C). 
Rotate the temperature dial clockwise to increase water temperature. 
Replace the insulation making sure that the controls are well covered and 
that the plastic terminal shield has not been displaced; replace the access 
panel. The water heater is now ready for operation and the main switch can 
be closed. 






TEMPERATURE DIAL 


TEMPERATURE 
SETTING 
APPROXIMATELY 
120°F (49°C) 





Figure 4 


A DANGER 


Hotter water increases the risk of scald injury. Scalding may occur within 
five (5) seconds at a temperature setting of 140°F (60 TC). To protect 
against hot water injury, install an ASSE approved mixing valve in the water 
system. This valve will reduce point of discharge water temperatures by 
mixing cold and hot water in branch water lines. A licensed plumbing 
professional or local plumbing authority should be consulted. 


Note: This water heater is equipped with an energy cut out device to 
prevent overheating. Should overheating occur, turn off the electrical supply 
to the water heater and contact a qualified service technician. 





MAINTENANCE 


IMPORTANT 


The water heater should be inspected at a minimum of annually by a 


qualified service technician for damaged components. DO NOT operate 
this water heater if any part is found damaged. 





Shut off the electric power whenever the water supply to the water heater is 
off. Shut off the electric power and water supply, drain the water heater 
completely to prevent freezing whenever the building is left unoccupied 
during the cold weather months. In order to insure efficient operation and 
long tank life, drain the water heater at least once a month through the drain 
valve until the water runs clear. Failure to do this may result in noisy 
operation and lime and sediment buildup in the bottom of the tank. Check 
the temperature-pressure relief valve to insure that the valve has not 
become encrusted with lime. Lift the lever at the top of the valve several 
times until the valve seats properly without leaking and operates freely. 


A WARNING 
When lifting lever of temperature-pressure relief valve, hot water will be 
released under pressure. Be certain that any released water does not 


result in bodily injury or property damage. The magnesium anode rod 
should be inspected periodically and replaced when necessary to prolong 
tank life. 





The following maintenance should be performed by a qualified service 
technician at the minimum periodic intervals suggested below. In some 
installations, the maintenance interval may be more frequent depending on 
the amount of use and the operating conditions of the water heater. Regular 
inspection and maintenance of the water heater will help to insure safe and 
reliable operation. 


1. Annually, check the operation of the thermostat(s). 


2. Bi-annually, check the seal around the heating elements for leaks. If there 
is any sign of leaking, disconnect the power supply to the water heater 
and contact the plumbing professional that installed this water heater or a 
qualified service technician. 


Maintenance continued- 


3. At least once a year, check the combination temperature and pressure 
relief valve to insure that the valve has not become encrusted with lime. 
Lift the lever at the top of the temperature-pressure relief valve several 
times until the valve seats properly without leaking and operates freely. 


A WARNING 


When lifting lever of temperature-pressure relief valve, hot water will be 


released under pressure. Be certain that any released water does not 
result in bodily injury or property damage. 





4. If the combination temperature and pressure relief valve on the appliance 
discharges periodically, this may be due to thermal expansion in a closed 
water supply system. Contact the water supplier or local plumbing 
inspector on how to correct this situation. Do not plug the combination 
temperature and pressure relief valve outlet for any reason. 


5. Monthly, drain off a gallon of water from the water heater to remove silt 
and sediment. 


Á WARNING! THIS WATER MAY BE HOT. 


6. A combination sacrificial anode rod/hot water outlet nipple has been 
installed to extend tank life. The anode rod should be inspected 
periodically (every 2 years) and replaced when necessary to prolong tank 
life. Water conditions in your area will influence the time interval for 
inspection and replacement of the anode rod. Contact the plumbing 
professional who installed the water heater or the manufacturer listed on 
the rating plate for anode replacement information. The use of a water 
softener may increase the speed of anode consumption. More frequent 
inspection of the anode is needed when using softened (or phosphate 
treated) water. 


A CAUTION 
FOR YOUR SAFETY, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR THERMOSTAT(S), 


HEATING ELEMENTS, OR ELECTRICAL WIRING. REFER SUCH 
REPAIRS TO A QUALIFIED SERVICE TECHNICIAN. 





Maintenance continued- 


Contact your local plumbing supplier or plumbing professional for 
replacement parts or contact the company at the address displayed on the 
rating plate of the water heater. 


For faster and better service, please provide the part name, model, and 
serial number(s) of the water heater(s) when ordering parts. 


READ THE WARRANTY FOR A FULL EXPLANATION OF THE LENGTH 
OF TIME THAT PARTS AND THE WATER HEATER ARE WARRANTED. 


Manufactured under one or more of the following U.S. Patents: 5,277,171; 

5,341,770; 5,372,185; 5,485,879; 5,574,822; 5,596,952; 5,660,165; 5,682,666; 
5,761,379; 5,943,984; 5,954,492; 5,988,117; 6,056,542; 6,142,216; 6,442,178; 
6,684,821; 6,935,280; 7,063,132; 7,063,133; 7,007,748; 7,270,087; 7,334,419; 
7,337,517; 7,409,925; 7,458,341; 7,559,293; 7,621,238; 7,634,976; 7,650,859; 


7,665,210; 7,665,211; 7,699,026; 7,866,168; 7,900,589; 7,971,560; 7,992,526 
8,082,888; 8,146,772; Other U.S. and Foreign patent applications pending. 
Current Canadian Patents: 2,092,105; 2,107,012; 2,108,186; 2,112,515; 
2,143,031; 2,239,007; 2,262,174; 2,314,845; 2,409,271; 2,476,685; 2,504,824; 
2,548,958 





Complete the following information and retain for future reference: 


Model 
No: 





Serial No: 





Service Phone 
Days: Nights: 








Address: 





Supplier: 





Supplier Phone 
No: 





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