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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?

Whirlpool , Appliances
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When it comes to needing parts for your appliance Sears Parts Direct website is the place to visit. I have attached the link below so you can speak with a Sears to find out what part is needed. Have a nice day!
by Manage My Life
August 22nd, 2012
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