Model #153326461 KENMORE Water heater, Electric

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Hot water odor.

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No one wants to have an odor smell coming from the water supply, whether it be hot or cold water.  I hope the issue you have with the hot water is explained in the link I am providing.  Additional information may take two business days.

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Anna T -
May 05, 2013
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I know that it can be very difficult to have issues with your water heater. On this model an anode rod will remove the smell from your unit. I recommend using the less reactive anode rod that is part number 9001453 for this model of water heater. This should resolve your problem with the smelly water. Chlorination of the tank and all hot water lines will be necessary when changing this anode rod. Follow the proper service procedures to remove the existing anode rod. Disconnect electrical power to the water heater and shut off the water supply. Drain the tank before removing the existing anode rod. After removing the existing anode, add household liquid chlorine bleach to the water heater tank at a ratio of 1 cup for every 5 gallons of tank capacity. The bleach can be poured into the tank directly through the anode rod opening. Install the new anode rod and refill the water heater tank completely. Follow the proper filling procedures per your owner's manual. Vent the tank properly by opening the nearest hot water tap during the filling process. After the tank is completely full, turn on each hot water tap slowly until chlorine can be detected at each tap. Turn off all of the taps and let the hot water plumbing system stand idle for 30 minutes. Flushing the complete hot water plumbing system at each tap will be necessary after this 30 minute wait. If the smelly water returns after replacing the anode rod and using the batch chlorine treatment, then you will likely need to install a chlorine treatment system on your water supply   If you don't feel comfortable doing this, just click on this link to schedule service: Sears Home Services. I hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please reply to this thread. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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AnneJ -
Sears Technician
May 06, 2013
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kenmore electric hot water tank

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I would recommend that you provided a complete model number to your water tank so an expert can provide you a precise answer to your question. Below I have attached a link that can show you what your model number is supposed to look like. Have a great day!

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Alina F. -
January 19, 2012
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model # 153.326461 40 gal. _Power miser 6 electric water heater

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carol -
January 19, 2012
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From the description you give I suspect this is a thermostat or element problem.

If you can reply with a model number I may be able to bring up further information on this product.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
January 21, 2012
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Electric Water Heater

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I know this type of information can be very helpful for you to have. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did some research on the unit. I was unable to locate information that would be helpful with regards to your question at this time. Your expert will answer within 24-48 hours with detailed information. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Jackie S -
November 17, 2011
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Thanks for the reply. The Make/Model is ; Kenmore Power Miser 6 Electric Water Heater Model# 153.326461

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dvos -
November 17, 2011
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Only one element is on at a time. From a cold start, the upper element is powered. The upper thermostat also has a power feed to the lower thermostat and element. While the upper element is heating, the lower thermostat and element are disabled.

Once the water in the upper part of the tank reaches the upper thermostat's set cutout temperature, it enables the lower thermostat and heating element. Now the lower thermostat heats the rest of the water in the tank, then cuts off power to the lower element.

Both elements are rated at 3800 watts. The lower element is actually a convertible element that can operate as a 3800 watt or 5500 watt element.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
November 19, 2011
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Copy this into your address bar: http://download.sears.com/misc/WattageWorksheet.pdf If that doesn't work go to any generator on Sears.com and click Wattage Worksheet. This allows you to estimate power consumption for what you would like to keep running during an outage.

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LookOver1 -
November 19, 2011
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Fred; Thank you for the info. Now I understand how the heater actually works. This will help in figuring out what size generator I would need. Lookover1; Thanks for the website

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dvos -
November 20, 2011
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