. Should I go ahead and try to replace anode or just replace tank?

. Should I go ahead and try to replace anode or just replace tank?

by Ruby
(Nova Scotia, Canada)

The oil-fired water tanks was flushed a couple of months ago because water was discolored. It is 10 years old and I am confident that the anode was never replaced. I bought a new anode and shut off hot water for a couple of days to cool. I could not get old anode removed so I turned back on heating supply. The water was very discolored but is now starting to clear somewhat. Should I go ahead and change anode in hopes it fixes the problem or just replace the tank?

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