The convertible lower element, Instructions for installation (cont'd), Electric water heater – Maytag HE21250PC User Manual
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Instructions for Installation (cont'd)
The Convertible Lower
The Upper Element, is a conventional 3800 ■watt element
which only operates at its rated wattage on 240 volts.
(See rating plate on water heater).
The Lower Element of the water heater can be converted
from operation at 3800 watts to 5500 watts on a 240 volt
Read and follow water heater warnings and instructions. If
after reading these instructions in this manual, if you do not
understand any portion, call Maytag Customer Service at
1-800-788-8899 for an authorized servicer.
Before making the conversion to 5500 watts, check
the (1) power supply...must be 240 volts. (2)
wiring...10 gauge AWG @ Type TW, 60°C or equiva
lent, and (3) Circuit breakers or fusing...capable of
30 amp loading. Also, the installation must conform
with this manual, local codes and electric utility
rules. Failure to comply can result in DEATH, SERI
OUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
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NOTE: Whether or not the element conversion is made the
model rating plate must be marked. Using a hard point ink
pen, check the appropriate block within the model rating
plate, vriiich is located adjacent to the lower access panel.