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Where is anode rod on hotwater heater model HE40M06JAJOO?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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)
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
No No No. Turn off power,drain tank,unscrew two pipes,power cord should be long enough to alow you to put the tank on its side if needed,replace anodes located under plastic covers in the top of tank.I have just replaced my rheem heater after twenty five years because of rot from the outside cover causing it to fall over.Worked fine.
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
SOURCE: NEED PART # FOR ANODE ROD.
most anode rods are universal and can be bought in any large hardware store or plumbers wholesalers. Take your along to be sure, just make sure you shut off the water first and drain the tank.
Posted on Jun 26, 2010
Anode rods for tank-type water heaters are located on top of tank.
This is true since anodes are about 44" long.
Top of anode is standard 1-1/16" hex nut.
Anodes can be located in 2 different places: either directly screwed into top of tank -or- attached to hot water nipple.
Most times the exploded parts diagram in manual simply shows 'anode rod' without specifing exact location. If your tank has long warranty, then it can have two anode rods, and 1 will be on top and the other probably attached to hot water nipple, or there could be two anodes screwed into top of tank.
If anode is screwed into top of tank, then it will be under a plastic cap -or- it will be concealed under the top cover of tank.
Look for plastic cap, and if none shows, then remove screws holding down metal cover and look there for 1-1/16" hex nut.
Lastly, remove hot water nipple and check for anode located there.
If you have 2 anode rods, then replace with same metal for each.
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Posted on Mar 22, 2011
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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
Oct 23, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER
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