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Where is the anode rod located on a 6EM40-2 water heater,

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where is the anode rod located on a 6EM40-2 water heater
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: Nothing is going on, I need to remove the anode rod for replacement
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes I'm a journeyman plumber but unfamilar with this heater
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No, just need location, I believe its below the hot water outlet, but not sure
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

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It's under the plastic cap in the jacket in front of the cold water inlet. You'll need a 1 1/16" socket to get it out.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Not at location now, i will return to jobsite tommorrow. I was fooled, i thought it would be under hot water outlet
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

Only a few models have the anode attached to the bottom of the hot tank nipple. I'd appreciate a favorable rating

Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

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