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Where is Anode Rod on A.O Smith Water Heater?

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The anode rod in your AO Smith water heater is located on top of your tank. For most AO Smith water heaters, the anode rod is located in a dedicated anode port and can typically be found under a plastic cap and a foam-insulated layer on the top of the tank. It may be necessary to remove this insulation to gain access to the rod.

Here are some standard locations of the water heater anode rod :

Consult your AO Smith digital or printed water heater owner’s manual for easy guidance.


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