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Hot Water Heater Delivered Winterized But Without Anode

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The anode is behind (and part of) the plug that is in the bottom area of the water heater.  You access it by removing that plug (sometimes a "smiley face" is draw on the outside of the plug which shows correct orientation when you screw it back into the water heater) and pulling it with the anode rod attached from the heater.  Note:  when screwing it back into the water heater be extra careful to NOT cross thread the plug.  To get to the plug, you open the door to the water heater on the rear street side of the camper.


      This is the Suburban water heater video on this subject - hope it helps!



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Do you have the standard 6 gal unit or the Truma? If the former....


Do you mean your heater had the drain/ anode plug removed and the cavity was empty? If so Oliver needs to send you one. In your shoes I would just order these ASAP and wait for the replacement from Howenwald. It might take a while to arrive. That way you will have spares.




Be sure to use teflon tape on the threads and screw it in tight, but not stupid tight. It will be harder to get out by winter..


John Davies


Spokane WA



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