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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
Be sure to read and understand the entire Owners Manual before attempting to install or operate this water heater. It may save you time and cost. Pay particular attention to the Safety Instructions. Failure to follow these warnings could result in serious bodily injury or death. Should you have problems understanding the instructions in this manual, or have any questions, STOP and get help from a qualified service technician or the local electric
Risk of Fire - DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Keep rags and other combustibles away.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
If the water heater has been subjected to flood, fire, or physical damage, turn off power and water to the water heater.
Do not operate the water heater again until it has been thoroughly checked by qualified service personnel.
A. Do turn off power to water heater if it has been subjected to overheating, fire, flood or physical damage.
B. Do Not turn on water heater unless it is filled with water.
C. Do Not turn on water heater if cold water supply shut-off valve is closed.
NOTE: Flammable vapors may be drawn by air currents from surrounding areas to the water heater.
D. If there is any difficulty in understanding or following the Operating Instructions or the Care and Cleaning section, it is recommended that a qualified person or serviceman perform the work.
Risk of Fire - 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 dissipate such gas and to reduce risk of injury, 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 be an unusual sound such as air escaping through the pipe as the water begins to flow. Do not smoke or use an open flame near the faucet at the time it is open.
FOR INSTALLATIONS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
California Law requires that residential water heaters must be braced, anchored or strapped to resist falling or horizontal displacement due to earthquake motions. For residential water heaters up to 52 gallon (197 L) capacity, a brochure with generic earthquake bracing instructions can be obtained from: Office of the State
Architect, 400 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 or you may call 916.324.5315