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Old 10-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hot water heater smells like sulfer

How do I clean this I tried finding some help online but it's not specific to my 1983 16 foot sunline camper. Help me please I'm a newbie to this

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Old 10-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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That usually means the anode rod is overdue to be replaced.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:27 PM   #3
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Hi John, welcome to the forum.

I presume you have an Atwood water heater. If so it does not use an anode rod.

Here are instructions I copied from an Atwood PDF file:


FLUSHING YOUR WATER HEATER TO REMOVE THE ROTTEN EGG ODOR

1. Turn off your main water supply. Drain you water
heater tank. Reinstall drain plug. Remove the
pressure-temperature relief valve. With a funnel
use 4 parts white vinegar to two parts water. (In a
6 gallon tank that would be 4 gallons vinegar to 2
gallons water).

2. Cycle the water heater, letting it run under normal
operation 4-5 times. At no time do you remove the
vinegar from the tank Once this has been
completed, remove the drain plug and drain the
water heater.

3. After thoroughly draining the tank, to remove the
sediment, flush the water heater.
If you elect to use air pressure, it may be applied
either through the inlet or outlet on the rear of the
tank or applied through the pressure-temperature
relief valve. Remove the pressure-temperature
relief valve and insert your air pressure through
the pressure-temperature relief valve coupling. In
either case, with the drain valve open, the air
pressure will force the remaining water out of the
unit.

If air pressure is unavailable, your unit can be
flushed with fresh water. Fresh water should be
pumped into the tank either with the onboard
pump or external water pressure. External
pressure may be hosed into the unit either
through the inlet or outlet found on the rear of the
tank or the pressure-temperature relief valve
coupling located on the front of the unit.
Continue this flushing process for approximately
five minutes allowing ample time for the fresh
water to agitate the stagnant water on the
bottom of the tank and forcing the deposits
through the drain opening.

4. Upon completion of the steps above, replace the
drain plug and the pressure-temperature relief
valve.

5. Refill tank with fresh water that contains no
sulphur.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:41 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help but I don't think mine is an Atwood I'm assuming it's the other brand bc it has an anod rod, do you have directions for that kind?
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Hi John,
Welcome to forum. Generally Sunlines had Atwood's Theres a chance it's a Suburban. Check this site out
http://hometips.me/Mar/Suburban_Wate...ice_Manual.pdf
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:28 AM   #6
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Where would I put the funnel with the vinegar?
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Where would I put the funnel with the vinegar?
http://hometips.me/Mar/Suburban_Wate...ice_Manual.pdf
On page 12 it shows location of pressure relife valve. Remove valve and put funnel in there. It would help having a funnel with a hose or tube on it.
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