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If the smell is somewhat like sulphur, a nipple from a nat gas line was installed into the water line when the water heater was installed. If this is the case replace the nipple and the smell will go away

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What could be the problem causing the rotten egg smell in the water? We have changed the anode rod.shocked the well.no sulfur. We have kinetico softener. Use iron out salt. Water heater 2 yrs old.


Some water softeners you can increase the back wash time on the unit to clear out a smell or bad taste , rotten egg smell can be sulfur. You may need a well flush but seek a well company on that for there advice as its not cheap .

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When a electric water heater smoking and it gits turned off at the breaker box will there be a chemical smell after


No. A water heater is a sealed system it needs to be addressed for the original problem. High sulfur content has been a complaint as far as smell,and I remove the anode and replace with a brass plug because of. Shallow wells in the area largest complaints.

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Brand new model rtg-64dvln smell gas when water is turned on..when water is off no gas smell getting code 11 gas valve not fully open but gas valve is fully open


1) if you smell gas, this is absolutely dangerous.
Call installer immediately.
If you installed yourself, get a professional technician immediately.

2) Copy following link for For error code 11: problem with gas.
Do not use flex line, bleed air from gas line, check gas pressure, incomplete combustion, etc.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html

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About every two months the the hot water gets a sour smell. To get the smell out I turn both elements all the way up for 3 hours then drain the water heater, its good for about two months. The water heater...


The smell is from bacteria. The high temperature kills the bacteria. Some regions require water heater temp to be set at 135 because of bacteria.

A test to determine if only the water heater is causing problem: Turn off water to water heater. Smell water coming out of cold tap. Turn on water to heater, smell water from hot tap. If only hot tap smells, then water heater is suspect.

Another way to handle the problem long-term, is to reconfigure cold water pipes so you can regularly pour in 2 bottles of hydrogen peroxide during your flushing procedure. Pour in the hydrogen peroxide and let it work for a while. And then flush tank as you have been doing.

You should read up on anode rods also. Many people replace anode rods when tank begins to get odor.
http://www.waterheaterrescue.com/pages/WHRpages/English/Longevity/water-heater-anodes.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

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A lingering natural gas smell after a hot water heater fires up in the basement the unit is Sears Power 12 50 gallon model bought in spring 2009


make sure you have the proper piping for out side combustion air. this is a code in some areas?? this will help dispate the gas smell after the water fires up and causes the gas smell... also might check the flue make sure it is properly installed and venting properlymm

Mar 24, 2010 | Water Heaters

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Hot water smells


Hello,
The anode rod can affect the smell of your water. They are often different materials depending on where you are in the country... if you have magnesium then change it to aluminum or vice versa...
Also check out this tip I wrote about water and sulphur smell...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3571436-well_water_with_a_sulphur_smell_can_be_f

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Sulphur smell


you can remove it but this will not fix your problem, you must cut the cold side pour in about half gallon of bleach ,drain heater of a gallon and a half first, then pour in bleach wait one hour then use as normal. you will have a bleach smell for some time but this will make the egg smell disapate.try this it worked for me.

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Atwood heater problems


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.

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The hot water smells like rotten eggs., only the hot water


its the mag rod in water heater-if your not using alot of hot water,and water is sitting in heater it will smell like rotten eggs-u can remove mag rod from water heater.it is in top of heater-

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