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Atwood heater problems

We have fowl smelling water from our atwood water heater. It also puts out soot and doesn't seem to be burning properly

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  • bobwestphal Jun 19, 2009

    Does the anode rod need to be replaced or should I just leave it out?



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The smell is from the (anode rod not sure of this term is exact) in the water hater. Smells like rotten eggs. You have to remove the rod in the top of the water heater. This will void the warranty of the heater. The soot is due to flame adjustment. this should be done by a professional.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

  • rickjason Jun 19, 2009

    When you pull the rod out it will be part of the plug you pull from the top. Just cut it off and install the plug. The function of the rod is to collect minerals from the water so you don't get sediment in the bottom of the tank.

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