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    Default Rotton Egg smell AO Smith

    Hello,

    I have an AO Smith model FPSH 40 261 water heater that was built in 2006. Recently the hot water has a strong rotton egg odor, cold water is fine. My first thought was to replace the anode rod but do not see one in the top. It does have a power vent installed and am wondering if it may be under that assy.? Also we are on softened well water, is this the right plan of attack to rectify this odor?

    Thanks in advance,

    Tim

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    Here is a link to solving rotten egg odor in your hot water. There are some other things you can try before changing the annode.

    http://www.waterheaterrescue.com/pag...r-heaters.html

    Here is a link to your hot water heater. Parts list with a diagram.

    http://www.hotwater.com/lit/partslists/psd1299a.pdf

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    Outstanding, thank you very much !

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