Question by  carlaviii (44)

How do you replace a whirlpool water heater anode rod?

I was told the anode rod on my water heater needs to be replaced and I would like to change it myself.


Answer by  AmosPressley (95)

Turn off water pressure and bleed system pressure. Turn off water heater power at the breaker and verify with a multimeter. The anode rod has a hex head fitting at the tip of the tank. Use a hex socket wrench to remove. Lubricate threads on the new rod and install.


Answer by  JohnHolmes (2660)

You will notice the control board opening panel on the front of your unit. The rod will be behind this access panel on the top hand side, it might be hard to see without a flashlight. You will need to remove the two bolts and install the new one.


Answer by  stinkymess (310)

Disconnect the power and water source. Remove the existing anode rod for the y-connector. Wipe the area to make sure that it is dry. Put on the new one.


Answer by  chatendra (18)

Turn off water pressure then switch off water heater power. open screw and nut and replace with new rod and fix screw and nut and switch on water heater power.


Answer by  Lakshmi65 (715)

it can be done by an electrician or in the service center. The anode rod are available readily in the market. the screw and nut has to be removed then it has to replaced with the new ones.

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