Kenmore 153311563HT electric water heater repair and replacement parts

Kenmore 153311563HT electric water heater

Here are the repair parts and diagrams for your Kenmore 153311563HT electric water heater. The diagram(s) below can help you find the right part. If you’d like help, we invite you to call our customer service number at the top of the page, or click chat.
On this page, you can also find any manuals, installation guides and error code tables associated with this model.
For advice on diagnosing problems with appliances, lawn & garden equipment and other products, check out the videos, repair guides and articles in our DIY section.

Symptoms common to all water heaters

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Main causes: faulty pressure relief valve, water is overheating
Main causes: broken heating element, thermostat failure, excessive tank sediment, tank size too small, burner valve assembly failure
Main causes: thermostat temperature set too high, thermostats need adjustment, faulty thermostat, shorted heating element
Main causes: lack of power, no gas supply, thermostat limit switch tripped, bad element, bad thermostat, gas valve failure, bad thermocouple
Main causes: water supply needs chlorine treatment, anode rod too reactive
Main causes: loose water pipe fittings, leaky drain valve, bad temperature-pressure relief valve, leaky heating element, cracked tank
Main causes: thermostats need adjustment, water heater capacity too low, bad heating element, thermostat failure, excessive tank sediment
Repair guides for electric water heaters
How to replace an electric water heater heating element

If your water heater runs out of hot water quickly and one of the two heating elements has failed, replace the element following these step-by-step instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace an electric water heater anode rod

If your hot water begins to smell like rotten eggs, replace the anode rod with a zinc-aluminum anode rod following the instructions in this repair guide.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace an electric water heater thermostat

If the water temperature fluctuates or you don't get enough hot water, follow these instructions to replace your water heater's thermostat.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
Articles and videos common to all water heaters

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your water heater.

February 1, 2018
How to read a wiring schematic video
By Erin Hynes

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

August 1, 2015
Easy DIY water heater repairs
By Erin Hynes

Read about some water heater repairs that you can easily do yourself.

August 1, 2015
Water heater common questions
By Erin Hynes

These common questions and answers can help you make the most of your water heater.