AO Smith Electric Water Heater Replace Drain Valve 9001870015

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the drain valve on AO Smith electric water heaters. The most common reason for replacing the drain valve is if the water heater leaks.

All of the information in this drain valve replacement video is applicable to the following brands: AO Smith

Tools used: flat-head screwdriver, adjustable wrench

Step By Step Instructions

1
Before you replace the drain valve in your water heater shut off the power to the unit
2
Close the water intake valve.
3
Next, drain all of the water from the tank by using a flathead screwdriver to open the drain valve.
4
Be aware you should open a hot water faucet in the home to assist in releasing water from the tank.
5
Once the water is drained use a wrench to help unthread the old drain valve by rotating it counter-clockwise – this may require some effort.
6
Install the new drain valve by threading it clockwise into the tank then tighten.
7
Confirm that the new valve is fully closed.
8
Open the water intake valve and allow the tank to refill then restore power to the unit and your water heater should be ready for use.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the drain valve on AO Smith electric water heaters. The most common reason for replacing the drain valve is if the water heater leaks.

All of the information in this drain valve replacement video is applicable to the following brands: AO Smith

Tools used: flat-head screwdriver, adjustable wrench
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Before you replace the drain valve in your water heater shut off the power to the unit
2
Close the water intake valve.
3
Next, drain all of the water from the tank by using a flathead screwdriver to open the drain valve.
4
Be aware you should open a hot water faucet in the home to assist in releasing water from the tank.
5
Once the water is drained use a wrench to help unthread the old drain valve by rotating it counter-clockwise – this may require some effort.
6
Install the new drain valve by threading it clockwise into the tank then tighten.
7
Confirm that the new valve is fully closed.
8
Open the water intake valve and allow the tank to refill then restore power to the unit and your water heater should be ready for use.

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