Model #153320491HT KENMORE Water heater, Electric

  • Power Miser 10+ 30/40/50/66/82 Gal.
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Q:

my unit model #: 153.320592ht, 50 gal. power miser 12 elec. water heater, power swirl. Plumber couldn't find primary anode, found/ordered new secondary anode. 153320491HT Kenmore Power miser 12+ e...

A:

Thank you for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com. The primary anode rod is located on the top center-rear position on the water heater. If you are replacing the secondary, the primary would be a good replacement at the same time. 

I have attached a parts breakdown for this water heater, you will see the primary anode being illustrated as number 24 on the diagram. The secondary anode is number 3, and the safety swirl is number 4. Also, I wanted to mention these Anodes are offered by model, so hopefully you have purchased part number 9003934 for the secondary anode, which is option 3A on the parts breakdown. The option for the primary Anode is 24A, and part number is 9001829.

If you don't see the attachment, click here to see this response on ManageMyLife.com with attachment. Also, if you would like to purchase the primary anode for this model, click the blue link below to be directed to the PartsDirect page to purchase the part.

Primary Anode Rod for Model 153.320592HT

Let me know if I can be of any further assistance and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com.  

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
September 24, 2013
Q:

Why is the hi-limit still tripping after replacing both thermostats?

A:

First make certain that both thermostats are held firmly up against the water heater tank. If you are placing both of your meter leads on the element, one probe on the black wire and one on the red wire, with the thermostat closed you will read 240 volts. I'm sending a typical wiring diagram. If you turn the lower thermostat to the coolest setting the contacts should open and when the same check as above is taken, the meter should read 0. If you are still getting 240 volts now check the water temperature. If it's above 150 degrees turn the breaker off to the hot water heater. With no power now at the water heater, disconnect the wires on the lower element. With the wires loose set your meter to the ohm scale and place the meter leads on each terminal on the bottom thermostat. There should be no reading at all on the meter. If you have a digital meter it should read 0 and if it's a needle it should not move. If you get any kind of reading the lower thermostat is defective and will have to be replaced. If you need more assistance you can resubmit your question with more details.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
February 26, 2009

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