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5500-Watt/240-Volt Lime Life LWD Fold-Back Element

$1798
  • Use when water has a high mineral content causing lime buildup
  • Compatible with tanks at least 15 in. in diameter
  • Universal design fits most major brands of water heaters
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Product Overview

This screw-in fold-back element is made of the highest grade nickel and stainless steel, and heats in lime and sand buildup that would burn out ordinary elements. Its universal design allows it to fit most major water heater brands. Detailed instructions and a gasket are included with each packaged element.
  • Fits most models of American, AO Smith, Bradford White, Craftmaster, General Electric, GS Wood, Kenmore, Lochinvar, Maytag, Mor-Flo, Reliance, Rheem, Richmond, Ruud, Sears, State and Whirlpool heaters
  • Ultra low watt density element resists dry firing
  • 5500-Watt/240-Volt
  • Best element to use when water has a high mineral content that causes lime buildup
  • Use with water heaters that have a minimum tank diameter of 15 in.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.65
Product Height (in.)
13.25
Product Width (in.)
1.65

Details

Finish Family
Silver Metallic
Material
Nickel, Stainless Steel
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
1.004
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1-year limited warranty: This item will be replaced to the original purchaser if proven defective in materials and/or workmanship (labor costs not included).

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 90 reviews
  • 84% recommend this product
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      Easy to replace. Solved my hot water heater problem. Seems...
      Easy to replace. Solved my hot water heater problem. Seems to be of good quality.Would buy again.
      by Philbert
      • Verified Purchase
      This water heater element is very bad. The elements were burnt out very quickly, I had bought...
      This water heater element is very bad. The elements were burnt out very quickly, I had bought three elements, one last only one month, the other last three month. I just installed the third one on the water heater and we will see how long this one last. I do think Home Depot should stop selling these heating element and get some thing better.
      by wen
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      by HomeDepotCustomer
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      Water heater tune up... replaced both upper and lower heating elements...works like a charm....
      Water heater tune up... replaced both upper and lower heating elements...works like a charm....
      by Oznog
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      • Recommended Product
      Direct fit replacement for my hot water heater...
      Direct fit replacement for my hot water heater
      by Cory
      • Verified Purchase
      Month with out hot water due to bottom element out. Had alot of build up that came out easily wit...
      Month with out hot water due to bottom element out. Had alot of build up that came out easily with a shop-vac. Left 8 gallons of cleaning vinegar to sit for 12 hours/over night till mid morning with still good 4500 watts element to soak in vinegar to help clean any remaining build up out. Installed the new 5500 watts element before doing 2 half full tank flushes; turned on inlet water suplly fully let tank fill up before performing a full pressure 5 minute flush. Once done turned power back on noticed a huge difference in wait time and extra hot water supply the week following.
      by Tim
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