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PDF Content Summary: Steamin Hot® is a registered trademark of Emerson Electric Co. AnswerLine® is a trademark of Emerson Electric Co. 44672 REV A The Emerson logo is a trademark and service mark of Emerson Electric Co. Printed in U.S.A. Instant Hot Water Dispenser Owner’s Manual Installation, Care & Use E340-SS
We are delighted that you have chosen the Steamin’ Hot® Instant Hot Water Dispenser to be a part of your home. This unique appliance will save you time and effort in the kitchen, and you’ll enjoy discovering new uses for it each day. That’s exactly why millions of people are now using an Steamin’ Hot Instant Hot Water Dispenser. We are confident that by following our step-by-step instructions, you’ll soon be enjoying the convenience of instant hot water. HOW TO USE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL These instructions are separated into main sections, indicated by numbers, and subsections, indicated by capital letters. The manual is setup this way to allow you to take a break at any point after completing a section or subsection without affecting the installation process.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU BEGIN For your satisfaction and safety, read all instructions, cautions and warnings before installing or using this instant hot water dispenser. This particular unit is not intended for commercial use. What you’ll see in the instruction manual: a 2 3 Unpack dispenser components. On a firm, flat surface, carefully straighten the copper tubing using hands only.
Make sure that all electrical wiring and connections conform to local codes. A standard 115-volt grounded electrical outlet is required under the sink for the dispenser’s electrical power. The wall outlet powering your dispenser must have power supplied to it continuously. 1 Property Damage: Do not pinch or break copper tubing. Do not distort the last 1 inch of tubing. 1 This outlet must be fused and should not be controlled by the same wall switch that operates the disposer, unless you have a SinkTop Switch™ from InSinkErator®. It is recommended that a dedicated control valve be installed on the cold water line supplying water to this system. 2 If you suspect elevated levels of chlorine in your water, or your water has a rusty appearance before the installation of this unit, it is recommended to use our water filtration system. 3 This product contains stainless steel. The manufacturer cannot guarantee against rusty water because of the number of factors that are involved beyond the manufacturer’s control. However, the sudden appearance of rusty water discharged from the hot water dispenser may indicate the need for service or replacement of this product. The use of a water filter should NOT result in the water pressure to drop below 30 psi (207kPa). If it does, this will prevent your unit from operating properly. Moving parts inside the tank causing a rattling noise is normal. WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED Equipment Required: Provides a step-by-step narrative describing the installation step, with check boxes that can be marked as you progress through the installation. Contains simple illustrations that provide visual instruction to support the narrative. Cautions and Warnings that will require your attention during the step. A potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Caution, used with the safety alert symbol, indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury. Caution, without the safety alert symbol, is used to address practices not related to personal injury.
n Drill n T-fitting n Dedicated control valve n Adjustable wrench Equipment You May Need: Anchors for drywall Hole saw n Phillips and flat blade screwdrivers n Phillips and flat blade screwdrivers n Pencil n Pencil n Tape measure n Tape Measure / Ruler n Level n Level Basin wrench Hole punch Overview of A COMPLETED setup
If you intend to use the sprayer hole in your sink for your dispenser, you may need a basin wrench and a 1/8" plug or a 1/4" cap (not supplied) for the faucet spray hose line. See Step 1-B. If you need to cut a mounting hole in your stainless steel sink, you may need a 1-1/4" – 1-1/2" hole saw made for cutting stainless steel or a hole punch. Consult a professional if you are drilling into a surface other than stainless steel. 2 3
COMPONENTS IN THIS PACKAGE Installing the faucet 2
a Trim Ring Semi-Circular Unpack dispenser components. On a firm, flat surface, carefully straighten the copper tubing using hands only.
E340-SS 3/4" Screws (2) Tank Mounting Plate Wing Nut Flat Gasket START HERE Property Damage: Do not pinch or break copper tubing. Do not distort the last 1 inch of tubing.
1 a Preparation Required minimum from center of hole to wall 2" Identify locations for the dispenser faucet, tank and filter (if applicable). Check to make sure there is proper clearance for dispenser handle to be fully opened. b Flat Trim Ring Install chrome trim ring onto base of faucet. Ensure that the flat gasket is properly seated into the base of the dispenser head and will surround the sink mount.
Maximum counter thickness is 3" Gasket Check to make sure counter is 3" thick or less. Make sure there is a grounded electrical outlet under the sink. Make sure to use fiber gasket to ensure proper seal. Feed tubes down the hole in the sink or countertop until the base is at rest on the sink or countertop surface.
The wall outlet for your dispenser must have power supplied to it continuously c and must be fused. It should not be controlled by the same wall switch that operates your disposer, unless using an InSinkErator SinkTop Switch™. From under the sink, place the semi-circular mounting plate onto the threaded stud.
b If you have to drill through sink or countertop, you may need to rent or purchase the appropriate tools. Turn off water supply. If using the sink sprayer hose hole, remove nut that connects sprayer hose at bottom of faucet. Using adjustable wrench, remove nut connecting sprayer washer flange in sprayer hole. Plug hose opening with either a 1/8" plug or a 1/4" cap (not supplied). An assistant may be needed to hold the dispenser head in place while securing the dispenser. Place wing nut onto the threaded stud. Make sure faucet head is at the desired angle. Tighten the wing nut until snug, while ensuring the semi-circular mounting plate extends beyond the sink hole. Do not over tighten wing nut. May cause damage to faucet.
c What if you don’t have a sprayer hole or don’t want to use it?
Required Hole Size 1-1⁄4” – 1-1⁄2” Consult a professional before drilling into a surface other than stainless steel. Many homeowners replace the soap dispenser in their sink with an instant hot water dispenser. If drilling a hole into a stainless steel sink or counter top, you can cut a mounting hole for the dispenser with a hole saw for stainless steel, or you can use a hole punch.
3 Mounting the tank a Select a spot under the sink to 5 Install a T-fitting (not included) onto Final Water Connection a Brass
Tank must be mounted level to ensure proper operation. Property Damage: Tank must be located within 16" of faucet and within 30" or less of a standard grounded outlet. DO NOT extend plumbing or electrical lines. mount tank vertically within reach of both plumbing and electrical connections. The tank should be within 16" or less of faucet water lines and within 30" or less of a standard grounded outlet. While holding tank in place on the spot selected for installation, use a pencil to mark locations for 2 hanging screws. 6 Nut Ferrule 1/4" Copper Tube Property Damage: Join remaining tube to cold water supply only. the cold water supply line. Install dedicated water control valve with 1/4" compression fitting (not included). At the end of the copper 1/4" tube, slide the brass nut and ferrule provided with the control valve over the tube. Insert the copper tube into the 1/4" compression fitting and tighten.
b Screws provided are for use in wood Leave 1/4" for a FILL TANK & then CONNECT POWER
hanging tank. Mount tank vertically in an area that allows clearance on the underside of the tank for drainage, if necessary. DO NOT over tighten screws. 4 a studs or cabinets only. Use wall anchors (not supplied) for installation into drywall. Pre-drill 1/8" pilot holes at marks. Turn screws into pre-drilled holes, leaving 1/4" exposed. Hang the tank on the screws. Tighten the screws with only 1/2 turn clockwise. Scalding Hazard: The faucet dispenses near-boiling (212ºF) water which can instantly cause scalds or burns. Use care Turn on the cold water supply. Twist the dispenser’s handle and hold it until water flows from the spout (approximately 1 to 2 minutes). Run the water for at least 2 minutes to flush lines (both the hot and cold handles independently if applicable).
Connecting Faucet to Tank b Without depressing the gray button, when operating this appliance. Check all connections to ensure they
(1) (2) (3) Property Damage: Pinched or blocked water lines may cause damage to the dispenser tank. Check to make sure tubes are connected properly and are pushed down as far as possible. place the snap-connect fitting at the end of the blue or copper 1/4" tube onto the left fitting on the tank, pushing until it clicks into place. (1) Slip the flexible white 7/16" tube over barbed steel fitting and slide down approximately 1/2". (2) Slip the clear 5/16" tube over the smooth plastic fitting and slide down approximately 1/2". (3) Check for pinched or crimped tubes. Hose clamps are not needed for any of the connections. Electric Shock Hazard: A standard grounded outlet within 30" of the dispenser is required under the sink. Do not use an extension cord set with the dispenser. are tight and that there are no leaks. Plug in instant hot water tank. Water will be cold at first. Allow 12-15 minutes for water to reach target temperature. Gurgling or hissing is normal during the initial heating cycle.
Using an ungrounded or improperly connected appliance can result in serious injury or death from electrical shock. This appliance must be grounded. This instant hot water dispenser is equipped with a cord that has a grounding conductor and a grounding pin. The plug must be connected to an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance – if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to whether the instant hot water dispenser is properly grounded. Personal Injury: This tank is a non-pressurized tank. DO NOT modify this system. DO NOT close vent tube or connect other type dispensers or valves to the tank. Use only the Steamin’ Hot dispenser faucet supplied. Use only parts provided. Contact an authorized InSinkErator Service agent for repairs or replacement components. Fire Hazard: To minimize possibility of fire, DO NOT store flammable items such as rags, paper or aerosol cans near the tank. DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Property Damage: To avoid water damage, replace any loose or split tubing. Periodically inspect the unit for any signs of leakage and immediately remove from service any unit suspected of leaking. An instant hot water dispenser, like any water heater, has a limited life and will eventually fail. To avoid possible property damage and personal injury, this instant hot water dispenser should be regularly examined for leakage and/or corrosion and replaced when necessary. A drain pan, plumbed to an appropriate drain or outfitted with a leak detector, should be used in those applications where any leakage could cause property damage. To check for corrosion, examine the appearance of the dispensed water in a clear glass once every three (3) months. If there is any discoloration or rusty appearance, unplug and drain unit as described in the Seasonal Storage/Drainage section on page 10 of this manual. If the water discoloration remains after draining and refilling unit, discontinue use and contact an authorized InSinkErator service agent. IN-HOME FULL SERVICE LIMITED WARRANTY This warranty is provided by InSinkErator®, a business unit of Emerson Electric Co., (“InSinkErator” or “Manufacturer” or “we” or “our” or “us”) to the original consumer owner of the InSinkErator product with which this warranty is provided (the “InSinkErator Product”), and any subsequent owner of the residence in which the Product was originally installed (“Customer” or “you” or “your”). InSinkErator warrants to Customer that your InSinkErator Product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship, subject to the exclusions described below, for a period of 1 year (the “Warranty Period”), commencing on the later of: (a) the date your InSinkErator Product is originally installed, (b) the date of purchase, or (c) the date of manufacture as identified by your InSinkErator Product serial number. You will be required to show written documentation supporting (a) or (b). If you are unable to provide documentation supporting either (a) or (b), the Warranty Period commencement date will be determined by Manufacturer, in its sole and absolute discretion, based upon your InSinkErator Product serial number. Permitted Uses You may use your InSinkErator Product hot/cold water tank and filter system in combination with any genuine InSinkErator Product instant hot water dispensers and component parts, and with any authentic Dornbracht hot or hot/cold water dispensers and component parts (collectively, “Dornbracht Water Dispenser”) which Dornbracht expressly states in writing is/are compatible with such InSinkErator Product(s). Use of your InSinkErator Product with any other manufacturer’s products or in any combination other than as expressly stated above will void this warranty. What is Covered This warranty covers defects in materials or workmanship, subject to the exclusions below, in InSinkErator Products used by a consumer Customer for residential use only, and includes all replacement parts and labor costs. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE INSINKERATOR PRODUCT, PROVIDED, THAT IF WE DETERMINE IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION THAT NEITHER REMEDY IS PRACTICABLE, WE MAY PROVIDE YOU WITH A REFUND OF YOUR PURCHASE PRICE OR A CREDIT TOWARDS ANOTHER INSINKERATOR PRODUCT. What is not Covered This limited warranty does not extend to and expressly excludes: • Losses or damages or the inability to operate your InSinkErator Product resulting from conditions beyond the Manufacturer’s control including, without limitation, accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, neglect, negligence (other than Manufacturer’s), failure to install, maintain, assemble, or mount the InSinkErator Product in accordance with Manufacturer’s instructions or local electrical and plumbing codes. • Wear and tear expected to occur during the normal course of use, including without limitation, cosmetic rust, scratches, dents or comparable and reasonably expected losses or damages. • Losses or damages caused by the Dornbracht Water Dispenser In addition to the above exclusions, this warranty does not apply to InSinkErator Products installed in a commercial or industrial application. No Other Express Warranty Applies This warranty is the sole and exclusive warranty provided to the Customer identified above. No other express warranty, written or verbal, applies. No employee, agent, dealer, or other person is authorized to alter this limited warranty or make any other warranty on behalf of Manufacturer. The terms of this warranty shall not be modified by the Manufacturer, the original owner, or their respective successors or assigns. What we will do to Correct Problems If your InSinkErator Product does not operate in accordance with the documentation provided to you, or you have questions concerning your InSinkErator Product or how to determine when service is needed, please call the toll free InSinkErator AnswerLine at 1 (800) 558-5700, or visit our website at insinkerator.com. You may also notify us at: InSinkErator Service Center, 4700 21st Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53406 USA. The following information must be provided as part of your warranty claim: your name, address, phone number, your InSinkErator Product model and serial number, and if necessary, upon request, written confirmation of either: (a) the date shown on your installation receipt, or (b) the date shown on your purchase receipt. Manufacturer or its authorized service representative will determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, if your InSinkErator Product is covered under this warranty. You will be given the contact information for your closest authorized InSinkErator Service Center. Please contact your InSinkErator Service Center directly to receive in home warranty repair or replacement service. Only an authorized InSinkErator service representative may provide warranty service. InSinkErator is not responsible for warranty claims arising from work performed on your InSinkErator Product by anyone other than an authorized InSinkErator service representative. If a covered claim is made during the Warranty Period, Manufacturer will, through its authorized service representative, either repair or replace your InSinkErator Product. Cost of replacement parts or a new InSinkErator Product, and cost of labor for repair or installation of the replacement InSinkErator Product are provided at no cost to you. Repair or replacement shall be determined by Manufacturer or its authorized service representative in their sole discretion. All repair and replacement services will be provided to you at your home. If Manufacturer determines that your InSinkErator Product must be replaced rather than repaired, the warranty on the replacement InSinkErator Product will be limited to the unexpired term remaining in the original Warranty Period. Limitation of Liability TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL MANUFACTURER OR ITS AUTHORIZED SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY ECONOMIC LOSS, WHETHER RESULTING FROM NONPERFORMANCE, USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE INSINKERATOR PRODUCT OR THE MANUFACTURER’S OR ITS AUTHORIZED SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE’S NEGLIGENCE. MANUFACTURER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY DELAY IN PERFORMANCE AND IN NO EVENT, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, INFRINGEMENT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OTHER SORT OR OTHERWISE), SHALL MANUFACTURER’S LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED THE PRICE PAID BY THE ORIGINAL OWNER FOR THE INSINKERATOR PRODUCT. The term “consequential damages” shall include, but not be limited to, loss of anticipated profits, business interruption, loss of use or revenue, cost of capital or loss or damage to property or equipment. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. InSinkErator® may make improvements and/or changes in the specifications at any time, in its sole discretion, without notice or obligation and further reserves the right to change or discontinue models.
CARE AND USE Electric Shock Hazard: To prevent electrical shock, disconnect power before servicing unit. Use only a properly grounded and polarized electric outlet. Please read Troubleshooting Guide and/or visit insinkerator.com before calling AnswerLine® TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO
Adjusting the Thermostat CLEANING THE FAUCET AND TANK Water and steam • Unit is boiling. • Activate faucet lever to release some water from
Factory temperature pre-set is approximately 200˚F. Adjust the thermostat slowly, turning the dial clockwise to increase temperature or counter clockwise to decrease approx. 200° Only use mild cleaners to clean the faucet and plastic components. Cleaners with acids, abrasives, alkaline or organic solvents will result in deterioration of the plastic components and void the warranty. spits forcefully from spout without turning on the dispenser faucet. Water is not hot. May be normal during initial setup. • The unit is unplugged. • The electric outlet is inoperative. the tank. • Adjust water temperature using dial on tank front. Remember that at higher altitudes, water boils at lower temperatures. • Make sure the unit is connected to a properly grounded electric outlet.
temperature, then activate faucet handle for 20 seconds to bring in fresh water to be heated at the new setting. Allow 5-7 minutes for water to reach new temperature. To reset the thermostat to 200°, turn the indicator two notches to the right of vertical. Scalding Hazard: Do not allow water to boil. May result in severe burns. Seasonal storage/drainage Property Damage Regularly inspect the unit for any signs of leakage. If there are signs of water damage, immediately remove the unit from service. To avoid water damage from leakage, replace all cut, loose or split tubing. A drain pan, plumbed to an appropriate drain or outfitted with a leak detector, should be used in those applications where any leakage could cause Water is too hot or not hot enough. Water comes out the vent instead of spout. Water is dripping from the spout/vent • Thermostat is not adjusted to your needs. • Outlet tube is blocked. • The expansion chamber isn’t draining properly due to low • Make sure the circuit breaker or fuses are functioning properly. • Check that the outlet is not switched off. • Adjust the thermostat slowly, then activate faucet lever for 20 seconds to bring in fresh water to be heated at the new setting. Allow 5-7 minutes for water to reach new temperature. • Check that outlet tube is not kinked, twisted or pinched. • Unscrew spout end piece and clean out any debris. • Unplug the unit. If the dripping doesn’t stop after a few minutes, check the supply valve to ensure
property damage. Anytime the instant hot water dispenser is not used for extended periods of time, unplug and drain unit. If it is below freezing you will need to unplug the unit and drain it. intermittently. water pressure. • The spout is blocked. that is fully open and there are no obstructions in the water line reducing the pressure below 30 psi (i.e., a poorly mounted saddle valve, a clogged water filter, or a partially opened shut-off valve).
Disconnect power from unit (unplug unit). Turn hot water dispenser faucet handle and allow water to flow until it is cool. Shut the cold water supply off at the valve. Disconnect tubes from the tank. PERSONAL INJURY Regularly check for signs of corrosion by examining the appearance of the dispensed water. If there is any discoloration or rusty Water is dripping from the spout/vent constantly. • Debris in the water line may be in the faucet valve seat causing a slow water leak. • Unscrew spout end piece and clean out any debris. • Unscrew spout end piece and clean out any debris. • Activate faucet lever 7-10 times to flush faucet & lines.
Unhook tank from wall. Hold tank upside down and drain the appearance, unplug and drain unit as described in the Seasonal Divided stream. • Debris in the end piece. • Unscrew spout end piece and clean out any debris. • Unplug and drain unit as described in the Seasonal
water into the sink. Towel dry any water drippings from tank area. Reinstall tank to wall and reconnect tubes. Remove and discard filter cartridge, Storage/Drainage section on this page of the manual. If the water discoloration remains after draining and refilling unit, discontinue use and contact an authorized InSinkErator service agent. Water discoloration/ rusty appearance. • Corrosion of unit. Storage/Drainage Section on page 10 of this manual. If the water discoloration remains after draining and refilling unit, discontinue use and contact an authorized InSinkErator service agent.
if applicable. To put back into working order, install new filter cartridge (if applicable) and turn on cold water supply at valve. Turn the hot water dispenser faucet handle and hold until water flows from the spout. Reconnect the electrical cord. (Refer to Page 7, Step 6B) For fresher tasting water, add filtration to your instant hot water dispenser system. InSinkErator offers the only water filtration system designed specifically for instant hot water dispensers. For more information, visit insinkerator.com. If you are still experiencing trouble call the AnswerLine® 1-800-558-5700.
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