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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 Details

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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Questions & Answers

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Q:Can I use this to directly replace 4500 watt elements. I have 40 amp breakers. would the thermo...
by|Jan 13, 2021
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A:  Hi alv7722 and thank you for your question. You can not use that one.

by|Jan 15, 2021

    A:  Make sure your water heater can use a 5500 watt element. You should always replace with the same wattage heating element.

    by|Apr 22, 2021
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      Q:Will this fit a Richmond water heater?
      by|Nov 27, 2020
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      A:  Hello Rece, Thanks for asking, Granted it is the correct wattage and length it will absolutely fit.

      by|Nov 27, 2020
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        Q:How can I get one warrantied that’s 2 years old?
        by|Dec 25, 2019
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        A:  Thank you for asking, Jake. We are sorry, but we are not sure if you are asking how you received a 2 year old element or how to warranty an element that you've had for 2 years. We would suggest you contact us at 1-866-279-4566. Thank you and have a great day.

        by|Jul 18, 2020
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          Q:Will this work with a tankless water heater
          by|Jun 17, 2019
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          A:  Thank you for asking. Please contact our Tankless Electric department at 1-800-374-8806.

          by|Jul 18, 2020
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            Great component - just what I needed
            Worked great! Water is hotter than ever. The previous heating element which was in the Rheem Electric Water Heater that I purchased at Home Depot had completely corroded. It was supposed to have lasted for 5 years but didn't even make it to 3 years. Hopefully, this one from Everbilt will last longer than the cheap piece of garbage that the Rheem water heater came with. It has a top and bottom heating element so I actually replaced both and the top one had begun corroding as well. Be sure to purchase the heating element WRENCH since you won't be able to remove the element and replace it without it. Would have been nice to know when I asked the guy in the Plumbing dept at Home Depot. So I went back there and asked the same guy who gave me one of those typical condescending contractor answers like I was supposed have known that as a do-it-yourselfer. Fortunately the people at Rheem were very helpful and nice and knew exactly what the problem was.
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            So far the item works extremely well It was very...
            So far the item works extremely well It was very easy to replace as well
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            Far as I can tell, works as well as any...
            Far as I can tell, works as well as any other element out there.
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            It worked for what I needed
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            It's a heating element, it went in the hole and...
            It's a heating element, it went in the hole and heats water as it should
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