AO Smith Gas Water Heater Replace Drain Valve #9004330015

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the drain valve on an AO Smith gas water heater. The most common reason for replacing the water heater drain valve is when it is leaking.

All of the information for 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 unplug the power cord
2
Shut off the gas supply
3
Close the water intake valve.
4
Next, drain all of the water from the tank by using a flathead screwdriver to open the drain valve.
5
Be aware you should open a hot water faucet in the home to assist in releasing water from the tank.
6
After the water is drained use a wrench to help unthread the old drain valve by rotating it counter-clockwise – this may require some effort.
7
Prepare the new drain valve for installation by sliding on the valve cover if necessary.
8
Thread the new valve clockwise into the tank then tighten.
9
Confirm that the new valve is fully closed.
10
Open the water intake valve and allow the tank to refill then turn the gas supply back on plug the power cord back in and your water heater should be ready for use.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the drain valve on an AO Smith gas water heater. The most common reason for replacing the water heater drain valve is when it is leaking.

All of the information for 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 unplug the power cord
2
Shut off the gas supply
3
Close the water intake valve.
4
Next, drain all of the water from the tank by using a flathead screwdriver to open the drain valve.
5
Be aware you should open a hot water faucet in the home to assist in releasing water from the tank.
6
After the water is drained use a wrench to help unthread the old drain valve by rotating it counter-clockwise – this may require some effort.
7
Prepare the new drain valve for installation by sliding on the valve cover if necessary.
8
Thread the new valve clockwise into the tank then tighten.
9
Confirm that the new valve is fully closed.
10
Open the water intake valve and allow the tank to refill then turn the gas supply back on plug the power cord back in and your water heater should be ready for use.

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