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Sulphur smell We have a Richmond water heater. We purchased it about a year ago. Everything was going great until about 2 months ago. We started experiencing a nasty sulphur smell everytime we used the hot water. We checked the water softner and that was not the problem. Last week, we emptied and flushed out the water heater and it worked. Today the smell is back. I am wondering if this model #248864, 53 gallon comes with an anode rod? It shows one in the manual, but wouldn't it stick up from the top of the heater? I can't seem to find it. I know from the manual that the anode rod could cause the smell, but they tell you not to remove it to prolong the life of the water heater. If I find that it does have a rod, can I remove it???

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The smell is from your inlet cold water suppy , try the adove but its where your water comes from which is causing the smell

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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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