Model #153320590HT KENMORE Water heater, Electric

  • Power Miser 10+ 30/40/50/66/82 Gal.
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Q:

Scheduled Maintenance on Model No. 153.320590 153320590HT Kenmore Power miser 12+ electric water heater

A:

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Based upon the model number provided, this unit uses a Roto Swirl dip tube, which is considered non-replaceable on this particular unit. 

It introduces the cold water into the water heater in a horizontal motion that causes the water in the bottom to swirl. This helps break up minerals and sediment in the bottom of the tank so they are easier to flush out the drain in the bottom. The heater should still be flushed regularly to remove the minerals and sediment that accumulate. This would be something you’d want to do as scheduled maintenance. I would recommend flushing the tank at least once a year.

In regards to the lifespan of the elements, there isn’t a specified time period, but on average, they will last 5-10 years, give or take.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
January 14, 2015
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Jeff, thank you for your response. This is helpful. I will go by your recommendation to flush the tank once per year.

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Kevin -
January 15, 2015
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Water heater element wiring 153320590HT

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Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com and being a valued member. It is unfortunate to hear that you are having issues with your water heater and I do understand your frustration. Glad to help out. I'm looking at your model number 153320590HT and the unit does require the 2 elements to be functioning in order for both to work. Due to the amount of water being heated the unit requires 2 elements. On 2-element tank, if upper element burns out, the lower element stops receiving electric power so neither element works and no hot water is available. Click here for information. I recommend contacting the original manufacturer (State Ind Water heaters) for rating information on the amperage. I trust this information will help you.

 

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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
January 12, 2015
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Does Sears make a lower heating element (size 1 3/8") 5500 wt for my hot water heater. Model # 153.320590HT 50 gal. Power Miser 12+.

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Managemylife.com is always a great resource to find the answers to just about anything. Your expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner.

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Yadira B -
June 09, 2013
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Thank you for your question.  It sounds very frustrating and I am so sorry for what you have been through. Our parts come from the manufactuer for what ever product parts are needed for. I see you did purchase #9000396015 and you say it has the wrong threads. I show this part has been substituted and there may be additional parts that go with the element. www.searspartsdirect.com I suggest have our Parts team do a research to see if there are any additional parts. This is all I can do. If you have any questions reply to this post. Thank you for choosing Manage My Life.

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dtova00 -
Sears Technician
June 10, 2013
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I am in the same boat! 10 Days no hot water. Top element replaced no problem. Took lower element out of box and wrong thread size. It came in as 1 inch. Needs 1 3/8. Reading the parts sheet there is a paragraph that says it takes 2 of the 3800 v elements. I'm so mad at this point back and forth with parts dept trying to get this straight!!! HELP

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Karen -
August 12, 2014
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