Ambassador
Water Heater

Model #5-52-2KRS8 Ambassador electric water heater

Here are the repair parts and diagrams for your Ambassador 5-52-2KRS8 electric water heater. 

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Water Heater Thermostat Bracket

#12

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$15.47

In Stock

Access Panel

#5

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Access panel

Part #9000383

$16.39

In Stock

Water Heater Drain Valve

#13

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$16.28

In Stock

Access Cover

#19

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Access cover

Part #9001764
This item is not returnable

$5.99

In Stock

Access Bolt

#20

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Access bolt

Part #9000928
This item is not returnable

$4.99

In Stock

Access

#21

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Access

Part #9000927
This item is not returnable

$4.99

In Stock

Relief Valve

#1

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Relief valve

Part #9001583

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Water Heater Anode Rod

#15

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Water heater anode rod

Part #9000029005
?This is a manufacturer substitution. Part may differ in appearance but is a functional equivalent to prior parts including  9001824
This part replaces 9001824

$21.62

Back Order

Gasket

#22

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Gasket

Part #9004099215
?This is a manufacturer substitution. Part may differ in appearance but is a functional equivalent to prior parts including  9000926
This part replaces 9000926

$51.99

In Stock

Water Heater Heating Element Gasket

#4

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Water heater heating element gasket

Part #9000308005
?This is a manufacturer substitution. Part may differ in appearance but is a functional equivalent to prior parts including  9000308
This part replaces 9000308

$35.49

In Stock

Symptoms common to all water heaters

Choose a symptom to see related water heater repairs.

Main causes: water supply needs chlorine treatment, anode rod too reactive
Main causes: thermostat temperature set too high, thermostats need adjustment, faulty thermostat, shorted heating element
Main causes: thermostats need adjustment, water heater capacity too low, bad heating element, thermostat failure, excessive tank sediment
Main causes: lack of power, no gas supply, thermostat limit switch tripped, bad element, bad thermostat, gas valve failure, bad thermocouple
Main causes: broken heating element, thermostat failure, excessive tank sediment, tank size too small, burner valve assembly failure
Main causes: faulty pressure relief valve, water is overheating
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

July 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a water heater drain valve

If the drain valve on your electric water heater is leaking water, replace it 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.

November 1, 2018

How to read a wiring schematic video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

October 31, 2018

Cleaning your appliances after a drinking water advisory

By Julie Riebe

Find out how to clean and flush household appliances once a boil water advisory is lifted.

August 1, 2015

Water heater common questions

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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