Kenmore
Electric Water Heater

Model #153326460 Official Kenmore water heater

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Owner’s manualError Codes

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    Water Heater Heating Element, 3,800-watt

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    Element

    Part #31906
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    Water Heater Anode Rod#3

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    Anode rod

    Part #9001828
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    Water Heater Heating Element, 5,500-watt#7A

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    Element

    Part #31908
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    Water Heater Water Line Connector#21A

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    Water heater water line connector

    Part #9003719
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    Water Heater Washer#5

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    Water heater washer

    Part #9001584
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    Water Heater Heating Element Gasket

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    Water heater heating element gasket

    Part #9000308

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

    Water Heater Thermostat Cover#11

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    Water heater thermostat cover

    Part #9002276
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    Water Heater Access Panel, Lower

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    Water heater access panel, lower

    Part #9003900
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    Water Heater Owner's Manual#NI

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    Water Heater Thermostat Bracket

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    Water heater thermostat bracket

    Part #9000309
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    Symptoms common to all water heaters

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    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

    Get advice on simple DIY fixes for appliances that you can safely do on your own.

    August 18, 2021

    Wiring schematic symbols explained video

    By Lyle Weischwill

    Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.

    April 10, 2020

    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.