Instructions for installation (cont'd), Wiring – Maytag HE21250PC User Manual

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Instructions for Installation (cont'd)



Never use this water heater unless it is completely

full of water. To prevent damage to the tank and

heating element, the tank must be filled with

water. Water must flow from the hot water faucet

before turning on power.

You must pro\ide all wiring of the proper size outside of the

water heater. You must obey local codes and electric company
requirements when you install this wiring.

If you are not familiar with electric codes and practices, or if
you have any doubt, even the slightest doubt, in your ability to

connect the wiring to this water heater, obtain the service of a

competent electrician. Call Maytag Customer Service at

1-800-788-8899 for an authorized servicer.



ONLY; This water heater Is equipped for one type
voltage only. Check the rating plate near the bot­
tom access panel for the correct voltage. DO NOT

use this water heater with any voltage other than

the one shown on the model rating plate. Failure to
use the correct voltage can cause oroblems which

PROPERTY DAMAGE, lif you have any questions or
doubts consult your electric company.


If wiring from your fuse box or circuit breaker box
was aluminum for your old water heater, replace it

with copper wire. If you wish to reuse the existing

aluminum wire, have the connection at the water
heater made by a competent electrician. Call

Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899

for an

authorized servicer.

1. Provide a way to easily shut off the electric power when

working on the water heater. This could be with a circuit
breaker or fuse block in the entrance box or a separate dis­

connect switch.

2. Install and connect a circuit directly from the main fuse or

circuit breaker box. This circuit must be the right size and

have its own fuse or circuit breaker. Refer to the chart in

the “Product Specifications" section for the correct size
wire and fuse or circuit breaker.

3. If metal conduit is used for the grounding conductor:

A. The grounding electrode conductor shall be of copper,

aluminum, or copperclad aluminum. The material shall
be of one continuous length without a splice or joint.

B. Rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal conduit, or

electrical metallic tubing may be used for the grounding

means if conduit or tubing is terminated in fittings
approved for grounding.

C. Flexible metal conduit or 3 metallic tubing shall be per­

mitted for grounding if all the following conditions are

1. The length in any ground return path does not exceed

6 feet.

2. The circuit conductors contained therein are protected

by overcurrent devices rated at 20 amperes or less.

3. The conduit or tubing is terminated in fittings

approved for grounding.

For complete grounding details and aU allowable exceptions,
refer to the latest edition of the National Electrical Code.

4. A standard


conduit opening has been made in the water

heater junction box for the conduit connection.

5. A wiring diagram (See “Wiring Diagram” Section) has been

supplied showing the connections between the water heater
and the power supply. You can easily see the connection by
removing the junction box cover on top of the water heater.
Connect red to red, black to black, and the ground wire to
the green ground screw in the junction box of the water

6. Use wire nuts and connect the power supply wiring to the

wires inside the water heater’s junction box,

7. The water heater must be electrically “grounded” by the

installer. A green ground screw has been provided on the

water heater's junction box. Connect ground wire to this


8. Replace the wiring junction cover using the screw provided.


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