ABOUT YOUR WATER HEATER
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WARNING
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.
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.
Warning: For continued safety of this water heater it must be installed, operated and maintained in
accordance with the Owner’s Guide and Installation Instructions.
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.
Do not store flammable or combustible materials near the
water heater. Flammable liquids (such as petrol),
newspapers and similar articles must be kept well away from
the water heater and the flue terminal.
Do not use aerosols, stain removers and household
chemicals near the water heater whilst it is working. Gases
from some aerosol sprays, stain removers and household
chemicals become corrosive when drawn into a flame.
Do not store swimming pool chemicals, household cleaners,
etc., near the water heater.
Do not place anything on top of the 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 LPG fuel, in a Propane
model is unsafe and can cause damage to the water heater.
PRECAUTIONS
Where damage to property can occur in the event of the water heater leaking, the water heater must be
installed over a safe tray. Construction, installation and draining of a safe tray must comply with
AS/NZS 3500.4 and all local codes and regulatory authority requirements.
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 “Major
Service Every Five Years 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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