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Is anode rod part number 4710185 (used in Whirlpool water heaters) made with aluminum or magnesium?

Model No: EE3Z50RD055V

7 digit Product Number: 0830139

Serial Number: 0451123406

Whirlpool 50 gal. electric water heater


Unit is suffering from aluminum hydroxide build-up of "jelly beads" and requires replacement with a magnesium anode rod. Is subject replacement part (4710185) aouminum or magnesium? If aluminum, what is a compatible part number for a magnesium anode rod?

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