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Randy Schuyler
Keymaster

Changing the anode isn’t going to solve this. You are right: if it was an anode issue, you’d have it everywhere. That said, if the heater is older than six years, you might need a NEW anode. They don’t last forever, and when they are gone, so is your water heater.

I frankly don’t know what could the perm odor. Sometimes we have people look for other causes in a bathroom — bacteria in the overflow of sinks or some lurking sewer issue can cause odors. If your tub has an overflow, think about that.

Randy Schuyler

Water Heater Rescue

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