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I can not find the anode on my water heater

There isno obvious nut for anode on top

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1) Copy following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
2) Anode might be located on hot water nipple as a combo.
Insert carriage bolt when removing nipple to avoid collapsing nipple during extraction.
Regular combo anode rods are available, or buy sausage-link combo available in 12" length to fit low headroom installations.


3) Ordinary 1-1/16" hex Anode might be located under the metal cover on steel tank.


4) If unit has power vent, the anode might be under power vent.
Workaround; Install combo anode to replace hot water nipple.

Posted on Dec 06, 2012

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SOURCE: cant locate anode rod on rheem gaas water heater

It looks like a plug screwed into the top of the water heater (it IS plugging the hole so turn off water and release pressure b4 removing)

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PROBABLY. THE ANODE PROBABLY FUSED ITSELF TO THE TANK VIA ELECTROLYSIS. I WOULDN'T WORRY ABOUT INSPECTING THE ANODE ROD UNLESS U LIVE IN AN AREA OF HARD WATER AND/OR THE UNIT IS OVER 5 YEARS OLD. DRAINING AND FLUSHING THE WATER HEATER TWICE A YEAR WILL HELP KEEP THE UNIT PERFORMING LONGER. ADDING A WATER HEATER BLANKET WILL HELP LOWER UR UTILITY BILL AS WELL.IF U FEEL U MUST HAVE AN ANODE IN UR TANK, ANY RV DEALER HAVE ANODES FOR A SUBURBAN WATER HEATER THAT U CAN ADAPT AND THREAD INTO THE DRAIN PORT OF UR WATER HEATER.

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Hello EDAN I believe it is 1 1/16" socket.I had 1/2" drive & extention bar as it very TIGHT & hard to turn the rod nut.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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If you have power vent, the anode might be located in a separate port on the top under the power vent.
Otherwise, the anode can be a 'combo' and connected to hot water nipple.
Copy following link for more information
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

Posted on Aug 08, 2012

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

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