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Where is the anode rod located on a Reliance hot water heater 6402ORS

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SOURCE: where is the anode rod in a 606 electric reliance

It is the 1" or 11/8" hex nut on the top of the water heater some where buy the supply line. As for the anode rod it could be either depending where it was sold. If you are going to change it out call your water provider and ask which would be better for your area and water.

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Change anonde rod in a model 602 40 gal.electric


Maybe in a separate anode port on top of heater... or connected to hot water nipple as a combo

http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html



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Sep 13, 2014 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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Why is there a bad odor from my 19.9 gallon reliance electric hot water heater


Anode rod?
Replace anode rod, or remove anode rod, and clean tank with hydrogen peroxide (not bleach)
Anode will keep tank from rusting.
Cut new anode rod to correct length using hack saw.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-under-counter-water-heater.html

Gene

Aug 25, 2014 | Water Heaters

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HOW DO YOU GET RID OFF THE BAD SMELL OF THE WATER HEATERE


1) Replace anode rod: Or remove anode rod. Or install power anode rod. Then flush tank with 2 pints hydrogen peroxide. Do not use bleach.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

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Feb 18, 2013 | Reliance /State Ind. 9002450 Element For...

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How to replace anode in Reliance 6402ORS


Anode can be connected to, and part of hot water nipple.
This is called combo anode rod.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Anode-top-of-heater-600.jpg

There are also instances where the anode is on top, but does not line up with access holes.
This is more typical with older water heaters.

Don't forget to clean air intake located on bottom of unit, using feather duster or compressed air.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Flame-trap-inspection.jpg

Year of manufacture for Reliance is 2nd and 3rd digit of serial number located on label on side of tank.
Reliance is owned by AO Smith.

Nov 29, 2012 | Reliance Water Heaters

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Water is leaking from the pipe on the top of the tank (Reliance 606 electric) where the hot water comes out and goes into the house. Likely causes?


If tank is rusted out, then that is caused by depleted anode rod, or tank that is not electrically grounded on hot side pipe.
If pipe nipple is rusted out, then that can be caused by improper connection between copper and galvanized pipes, and caused by non-grounded hot water pipes.

If tank is leaking, replace it.
If nipple is leaking, remove with pipe wrench, apply teflon tape or joint compound on threads, and install new nipple. Replace anode rod if possible. Correct copper-galvanized connections. Add ground wire between hot and cold pipes.

http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

Aug 25, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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I have a Reliance 501 electric water heater ... Everything works great but below the water out. Be rusty? How can I fix it?


The tank is rusting. Replace anode rod or replace water heater.
Once the anode rod depletes, then the tank starts to rust.
IF you can replace the anode rod, it will stop rusting, and then flush the rust out of water heater.
This might buy more life with same tank, but old anode rods are pretty solid and even impact wrench might not loosen it up.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html#flush

Loosen anode rod on new tank before installing, and then inspect every 1-3 years, and 1-2 years if water is softened.
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Jun 08, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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I have a 30 gal electric reliance 501 240 volt 4500w . getting sulfur smell. I can not find rod to replace.


Anode rods are located on top of tank:
Open links below and watch video.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20047047,00.html

Top of tank has access to anode, but you might have to take metal top off of tank.
Sometimes product manual has details about location, but drawings in manuals are usually generic and not fully informative.

I suggest loosening anode rod before installing tank so the rod can be easily inspected each 1-3 years.
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

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Feb 14, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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Where is the anode rod in a 606 electric reliance hot water heater--is it magneesium or aluminum


It is the 1" or 11/8" hex nut on the top of the water heater some where buy the supply line. As for the anode rod it could be either depending where it was sold. If you are going to change it out call your water provider and ask which would be better for your area and water.

Feb 05, 2011 | Reliance & 50gal Electric Water Heater

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Does the 501 ahve an anode rod. If so, how do I replace it


Every water heater has an anode rod.

Reliant manuals

http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/lit/om.html
Reliant is made by American

I don't find a 501 manual under gas water heaters at reliant.

The Reliant manuals that are available do not show the anode rod in the drawing.
But they do show an access port on top of tank.
The anode rod is usually under the access port which is a round plastic disc.
On some water heaters, the anode rod is under the steel top and you have to remove the screws holding the top on.
Some water heaters, the anode is connected to hot water outlet.

Below are two links for the do-it-yourself-er
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20047047,00.html

Oct 23, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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