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Service and Maintenance (cont'd)
Thermostat Adjustments Temperature-Pressure Relief
If the upper thermostat is adjusted above the factory preset
point of 120°F (Hot), it cannot be set higher than the lower The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually oper-
thermostat setting. Read all warnings in the "Temperature ated at least once a year.
Regulation" section before proceeding.
UPPER THERMOSTAT / TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE
1. Turn "off" the electtic power to the water heater at the _31_ __
HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK! Before removing
any access panels or servicing the water heater,
make sure the electrical supply to the water heater DISCHARGEPIPE
is turned "OFF". Failure to do this could result in
DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY
The temperature-pressure relief valve must be
2. Take offthe access panel, manually operatedat least once a year. Caution
should be taken to ensure that (1) no one isin front
3. The slotted adjustment (using a screwdriver) can be turned of or around the outlet of the temperature-pres-
clockwise (t'-_ to increase the temperature setting or sure relief valve discharge line, and (2) the water
manually discharged will not cause any property
counterclockwise (¢"-_ to decrease the temperature damage or bodily injury. The water may be
setting, extremely hot.
If after manually operating the valve, it fails to
completely reset and continues to release water,
4. Replacethe accesspanel, immediately close the cold water inlet to the water
heater, follow the draining instructions, and
5. Turn "ON" the power supply, rep ace the temperature-pressure re ief valve witf
a new one.
Failure to install and maintain a new properly listed tempera-
ture-pressure relief valve will release the manufacturer from
The adjustment dial can be turned clockwise (_--'_) to any claim which might result from excessive temperature or
increase the temperature setting or counter clockwise pressure.
(_-'_) to decrease the temperature setting.
If the temperature-pressure relief valve on the
appliance weeps or discharges periodically, this
may be due to thermal expans on. Your water
Iheater may have a check valve installed in the
water line or a water meter with a check valve. Call
Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an
authorized servicer. Do not plug the temperature-
pressure relief valve.