ABOUT YOUR WATER HEATER
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SAFETY
This water heater is supplied with temperature sensors, a FlameSafe® protection system and a pressure
relief valve. These devices must not be tampered with or removed. The water heater must not be operated
unless each of these devices is fitted and is in working order.
If the power supply cord or plug is damaged, it must be replaced by a qualified person in order to avoid a
hazard. The power supply cord and plug must be replaced with a genuine replacement part available from
Rheem. Phone Rheem Service or their nearest Accredited Service Agent to arrange for an inspection.
The Rheem warranty may not cover faults if relief valves or other safety devices are tampered with or
if the installation is not in accordance with these instructions.
WARNINGS
This water heater is only intended to be operated by persons who have the experience or the knowledge
and the capabilities to do so.
This water heater is not intended to be operated by persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities i.e. the infirm, or by children. Children should be supervised to ensure they do not interfere
with the water heater.
The water heater uses 240 Volt AC electrical power for operation of the control systems and the
combustion fan. The removal of the front panel will expose 240 V wiring. It must only be removed by a
qualified person.
The power lead from the water heater must be plugged into a weatherproof electrical outlet. Take care
not to touch the power plug with wet hands.
For continued safety of this water heater it must be installed, operated and maintained in accordance
with the Owner’s Guide and Installation Instructions.
Do not modify this water heater.
Do not use or store flammable materials in or near this
water heater. Flammable liquids (such as petrol),
combustible materials (such as newspapers) and similar
articles must be kept well away from the water heater and
the flue terminal.
Do not spray aerosols in the vicinity of this water heater
while it is in operation. Gases from some aerosol sprays
become corrosive when drawn into a flame.
Do not store swimming pool chemicals, household
cleaners, etc., near the water heater.
Do not place articles on or against this water heater, or in
contact with the flue terminal. Ensure the flue terminal is not
obstructed in any way at any time.
Do not use Propane / Butane gas mixtures in a Propane model. A Propane model is designed to operate
on Propane only. The use of Propane / Butane mixture, such as automotive LP gas fuel, in a Propane
model is unsafe and can cause damage to the water heater.
PRECAUTIONS
The water heater must be maintained in accordance with the Owner’s Guide and Installation Instructions.
Refer to “General Maintenance” on page 7, “Minor Maintenance Every Six Months on page 7 and “Service
Every Twelve Months” on page 7.
If this water heater is to be used where an uninterrupted hot water supply is necessary for your application or
business you should ensure that you have back-up redundancy within the hot water system design. This
should ensure the continuity of hot water supply in the event that this water heater were to become
inoperable for any reason. We recommend you seek advice from your plumber or specifier about your needs
and building back-up redundancy into your hot water supply system.
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