AO Smith Electric Water Heater Replace Anode Rod #9003944005

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the anode rod on an AO Smith electric water heater. The most common reason for replacing the anode rod is when it is corroded.

All of the information for this anode rod replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
AO Smith

Tools used: flat head screwdriver, 1 and 1/16 inch socket, needle-nose pliers, sealant

Step By Step Instructions

1
Before you replace the anode rod in your water heater shut off the power to the unit
2
Close the water intake valve.
3
You should drain approximately a quarter 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
After draining the necessary water, close the valve.
6
You can now use a one-and-one sixteenth inch socket to help unthread the old anode rod.
7
Use needle-nose pliers to help lift out the rod.
8
Prepare the new anode rode for installation by applying some sealant to the threads.
9
Insert the new rod into the tank then thread and tighten.
10
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 repair instructions for replacing the anode rod on an AO Smith electric water heater. The most common reason for replacing the anode rod is when it is corroded.

All of the information for this anode rod replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
AO Smith

Tools used: flat head screwdriver, 1 and 1/16 inch socket, needle-nose pliers, sealant
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Before you replace the anode rod in your water heater shut off the power to the unit
2
Close the water intake valve.
3
You should drain approximately a quarter 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
After draining the necessary water, close the valve.
6
You can now use a one-and-one sixteenth inch socket to help unthread the old anode rod.
7
Use needle-nose pliers to help lift out the rod.
8
Prepare the new anode rode for installation by applying some sealant to the threads.
9
Insert the new rod into the tank then thread and tighten.
10
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.

Applicable Product Model

Parts Needed
Anode Rod
Anode Rod
$22.46
Total$0.00

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