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null 1500-Watt 120-Volt Screw-In Type High Watt Density Water Heater Element

1500-Watt 120-Volt Screw-In Type High Watt Density Water Heater Element

$699 /each
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Product Overview

Camco's 1500-Watt 120-Volt Screw-in Type High Watt Density water heater elements can be used in all replacement situations if the same wattage and voltage are used. High Watt Density are the most common and the same type of element provided with most water heaters. Screw-in type elements fit most models of American, AO Smith, Bradford White, Craftmaster (prior to 1991), GE, GS Wood (certain models), Kenmore, Lochinvar, Maytag, Mor-Flo, Reliance, Rheem, Richmond, Rudd, Sears, State, Whirlpool and all water heaters manufactured after 1994. The replacement element must be the same voltage and wattage as the element being replaced. Never exceed the nameplate rating on the water heater.

  • High watt density heating element
  • 120-volt/1500-watt
  • UL listed
  • Easy to Install
  • Minimum tank diameter 9 in.



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Silver Metallic
Copper & Zinc
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Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can it fit in 19gallon hot water heater

UL model ele204s05v,product 0820116
Asked by: Janet
Yes, it will fit a 19 gallon hot water tank, it fits my 25 gallon hot water tank just fine, however, it will take more than an hour to heat the water in that 19 gallon tank, with just one element, it takes 1 hour 44 minutes to heat my 25 gallon hot water tank to 95 degrees, and with 19 gallons, you are actually looking at roughly an hour.
Answered by: Birdymckee
Date published: 2017-08-12

Why such a difference in element size?

I replaced a heating element in a 20 gal Whirlpool electric water heater with the one recommended which measured only about 6" or 7". It is a 1500 W. 120 V. But the one I removed measures 10" and is stamped on the side near the terminals 1027, 3500W 240U and on the opposite side is stamped Filt Rating, 2500W 208V. This was operating on a 20 Amp Breaker. Could this have been the wrong element for all these years?
Asked by: Ray
Pretty much, the shorter the element the more electricity it will need to heat up the tank, but this is just a rule of thumb, it really depends upon the metals used in the element itself, the higher the grade of these metals is generally equal to the amount of electricity it will use, and the longer it will last prior to needing to be replaced. Most hot water heaters, need a 35 to 65 amp breaker just to receive enough 'juice' for the initial turn on period (15 seconds to 1 minute), the lower the grade of the materials used to prroduce the heating element, the lower the need for that amount of electric current, but on the down side of this is the need to constantly replace the element due to 'wear and tear.' Sears, is very good at manufacturing electric heating elements, but the metals that they used required massive amounts of electric current for the initial start up draw, their elements required replacing maybe once every 15 to 18 years if the element was in constant usage; on the flip side of that Sagnas Corporation used copper and steal in their elements, which only required 7.5 to 9.0 amps start up for a mere 20 seconds, unfortunately their elements only lasted 9 to 12 months at the most. Remember that an element will last a long time if it is used in the correct manner, using a wrongly coded element cause a disaster or cost more $$$ in the future as the need to constantly replace that element, due to poor construction, wrong coding, wrong size, too many cycles ... etc.
Answered by: Birdymckee
Date published: 2017-06-27
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Customer Reviews

1500-Watt 120-Volt Screw-In Type High Watt Density Water Heater Element is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got me out of a bind While doing some work at a summer camp for a customer, I needed hot water to wash some paint brushes. I flipped on the long dormant water heater and kapow! The original element let go, and now I was resposible for it. A quick trip to HD for this little 120V element and the water heater was back in business, and so was I. Simple screw in installation, and all was well again.
Date published: 2015-06-16
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