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Old 06-28-2019, 09:03 AM   #1
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hot water heater identify

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I have a 2011 villa 42

My hot water has a sulfur smell to it. i have flushed the hot water heater. can someone tell me what kind of hot water heater this is. i know its 20gallon electric. but can you identiy the model and make?

Does this heater have a anode rod? i cant find one.

after flushing the hot water tank, i still get the smell. no one else at the campground has this issue. the camper is at same place for six months.

I have attached a pic of the heater

Thanks in advance
Dave
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:07 AM   #3
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Hello,

I have a 2011 villa 42

My hot water has a sulfur smell to it. i have flushed the hot water heater. can someone tell me what kind of hot water heater this is. i know its 20gallon electric. but can you identiy the model and make?

Does this heater have a anode rod? i cant find one.

after flushing the hot water tank, i still get the smell. no one else at the campground has this issue. the camper is at same place for six months.

I have attached a pic of the heater

Thanks in advance
Dave
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:08 AM   #4
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That is a small residential style water heater.
Hard to say who makes it.

It probably has an anode rod that goes in from the top.
It may be under a removable plate or the top cover itself but it is probably under that center plug on the top.

You likely won't remove it with the heater being back inside that cubby.
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:08 AM   #5
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The Villa has a residential (not RV) type water heater. Hold on and I will get you some links
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The Villa has a residential (not RV) type water heater. Hold on and I will get you some links
ok thank you

its rusting on the bottom also, i think i might be replacing it
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We keep 5 videos from Suburban on their water heaters. Although this is not what you have, it does identify the source and cure of the sulfur/rotten egg smell.

Suburban Water Heater Video Guides

This video may help:

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Anode rod may be hidden behind one of the panels. If this heater is older than 5 or 6 years unless you plan to fix it yourself it will be cheaper to get a newer more efficient HW heater. All water heaters should be flushed out once a year, two at the most to remove sediment. RV'rs do it every year we winterize.
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Anode rod may be hidden behind one of the panels. If this heater is older than 5 or 6 years unless you plan to fix it yourself it will be cheaper to get a newer more efficient HW heater. All water heaters should be flushed out once a year, two at the most to remove sediment. RV'rs do it every year we winterize.
Since this is a residential style heater I'm going to guess the anode rod comes out the top. They do make an anode rod that looks like sausage links. In Texas our heaters are in the attic and sometimes close to the sloped edge.
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I would replace it. Here in Des Moines, Home Depot has a 20 gallon electric water heater in stock. You'll want to measure your height and diameter, as well as inlet/outlet location.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rheem-Pe...20U0/204318374
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