Water Heater Repair Guides

These water heater repair guides can help you get you back in hot water again. And Sears PartsDirect has more water heater repair help for you, including troubleshooting tips, explanations of what different water heater parts do and solutions for common symptoms.

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How to Replace a Water Heater Drain Valve

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If the drain valve on your electric or gas water heater is leaking water, replace it following these step-by-step instructions.

How to Replace an Electric Water Heater Anode Rod

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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.

How to Replace an Electric Water Heater Thermostat

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

How to Replace a Water Heater Temperature and Pressure (T&P) Relief Valve

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

How to Replace an Electric Water Heater Heating Element

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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.