Kenmore
Water Heater

Model #220331500 Kenmore 50-gallon gas water heater

Here are the diagrams and repair parts for Kenmore 220331500 50-gallon gas water heater, as well as links to manuals and error code tables, if available.

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Error Codes

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    Water Heater Burner Access Door#11

    Replacement parts Diagram

    Door

    Part #AS29501
    Replaced by #AS29501-3
    ?
    Manufacturer substitution
    This part replaces AS29501. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
    This item is not returnable
    In Stock
    $24.09 | 
    17% OFF 
    Phone Price: $29.09
    Water Heater Drain Valve#9

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    Drain valve

    Part #AP10424B
    Replaced by #9001588
    ?
    Manufacturer substitution
    This part replaces AP10424B. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
    In Stock
    $17.17
    Water Heater Gas Control Valve#1

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    Thermostat

    Part #AP8855B
    Replaced by #SP20164
    ?
    Manufacturer substitution
    This part replaces AP8855B. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
    In Stock
    $166.39 | 
    6% OFF 
    Phone Price: $176.39
    Water Heater Anode Rod#13

    Replacement parts Diagram

    Anode

    Part #AS35693AC
    Replaced by #SP11309C
    ?
    Manufacturer substitution
    This part replaces AS35693AC. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
    In Stock
    $44.86
    Owner's Manual

    #NI

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    Owner's manual

    Part #AP11166
    This item is not returnable
    In Stock
    $6.99
    Water Heater Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve#17

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    Relief valve

    Part #AP6571B
    Replaced by #100XL-150
    ?
    Manufacturer substitution
    This part replaces AP6571B. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
    In Stock
    $13.99 | 
    13% OFF 
    Phone Price: $15.99
    Water Heater Burner Assembly#4

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    Brnr sply tb

    Part #AP8964E
    Replaced by #AM35050EFF
    ?
    Manufacturer substitution
    This part replaces AP8964E. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
    In Stock
    $118.29 | 
    8% OFF 
    Phone Price: $128.29
    Water Heater Burner Assembly#5

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    Orifice

    Part #AP7492FF
    Replaced by #AM35050EFF
    ?
    Manufacturer substitution
    This part replaces AP7492FF. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
    In Stock
    $118.29 | 
    8% OFF 
    Phone Price: $128.29
    Water Heater LP Pilot Burner#7

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    Burner

    Part #AP8980B
    Replaced by #SP8980C
    ?
    Manufacturer substitution
    This part replaces AP8980B. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
    In Stock
    $34.03
    Water Heater Burner Assembly#6

    Replacement parts Diagram

    Burner

    Part #AS29458AB
    Replaced by #AM35050EFF
    ?
    Manufacturer substitution
    This part replaces AS29458AB. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
    In Stock
    $118.29 | 
    8% OFF 
    Phone Price: $128.29

    Symptoms common to all water heaters

    Choose a symptom to see related water heater repairs.

    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: thermostats need adjustment, water heater capacity too low, bad heating element, thermostat failure, excessive tank sediment
    Main causes: thermostat temperature set too high, thermostats need adjustment, faulty thermostat, shorted heating element
    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: loose water pipe fittings, leaky drain valve, bad temperature-pressure relief valve, leaky heating element, cracked tank

    Repair guides for electric water heaters

    November 20, 2022
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a water heater 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 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
    How to replace a water heater temperature and pressure (T&P) relief valve

    Replace a broken temperature/pressure (T&P) relief valve on an electric water heater using these instructions.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     15 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.

    October 24, 2022

    Easy DIY appliance repairs that anyone can do

    By Lyle Weischwill

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    Cleaning your appliances after a drinking water advisory

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