Hey Laurajean, from a fellow 29HFS'er and Floridian, if my memory serves. Glad you found the culprit.
Did you know when filling an empty HW tank, it will both fill faster and you will know when it is full by manually operating the relief valve out at the HW? When you see water first start spurting out of the valve, let go of it and close it... That method bleeds out most of the air, too.
While your standing there, flip the HW to AC... the switch that's half-hidden... so you will have hot water on their nickel! Important! Remember to turn it off... if you forget and have drained the HW, and then plug into power, guess what happens? Yep, burned out element.
I was kind of surprised to find the AC switch where they put it. If running the HW on gas, that switch is conveniently placed inside the unit. FR decided to make the HW partially convenient. For that I partially thank them.
Like someone eluded to, an anode won't burn out; it is just a rod of (usually) aluminum or magnesium... without going into the science of it, let's just say it's a less noble metal than the steel the tank is made of, is. It corrodes first instead of the tank. I'm not so sure if my 29HFS even has an anode. I'll be looking for it.
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