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240-Volt, 4500-Watt Stainless Steel Heating Element for Electric Water Heaters

  • Compatible with most electric water heater brands
  • Low Density creates more surface area
  • 13.44 inches in total length
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Rheem PROTECH screw-in water heater elements feature true OEM performance. These are the same elements that are used in the production of every Rheem electric water heater. Rheem heating elements use patented resistored technology that helps increase the life of the tank and element.
  • 240-Volt, 4500-Watt stainless steel fold-back heating element (low-watt density)
  • Direct replacement for Rheem, Ruud and Richmond water heaters
  • Fits most brands including American, AO Smith, Bradford White, Craftmaster, General Electric, GS Wood, Kenmore, Lochinvar, Maytag, Mor-Flo, Reliance, Sears, State and Whirlpool water heaters
  • Provides uniform heat distribution for a long-lasting performance
  • Made of durable stainless steel and plastic
  • Gasket and detailed instructions included
  • UL and CSA listed for safety
  • Limited 3 year commercial and 5 year residential warranty
  • Element length: flange to tip - 13.44 in.
  • Fix your water heater with peace of mind using genuine Rheem parts
  • Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day installation service in most areas, or visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information.
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Product Depth (in.)18 inProduct Height (in.)5 in
Product Width (in.)3 in


ApplicationWater HeaterAttachment StyleThreaded
Compatible Brand/ModelVarious Rheem Electric Tank Water HeatersFinish FamilySilver Metallic
For Use WithElectric TankMaterialStainless Steel and Plastic
Pack Size1Product Weight (lb.)1 lb
Returnable90-DayWattage (watts)4500 W

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLimited 3 Year Commercial and 5 Year Residential Warranty

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No, it was the wrong size!...
No, it was the wrong size!
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Perfect. Very easy to install....
Perfect. Very easy to install.
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Produces hot water better than the standard electrode
I have a 50 gallon tank with two 4500 Watt elements. I was having on and off problems for months not having enough hot water or the module noting a start up problem (I use a timer on the line). Changing the two elements resulted in hotter water and we have not run out. I'm surprised the water is hotter as I didn't change the temperature setting but it is what it is. Very happy with the purchase.
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Works much better than the manufacturer heating element. Easy to...
Works much better than the manufacturer heating element. Easy to install just remember to order the tool to install it.
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    Great product
    More expensive, but worth it , heats better
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    It was the correct part I ordered & it works great the only down fall you did have it in stock & ...
    It was the correct part I ordered & it works great the only down fall you did have it in stock & you se Raheem water heaters constantly I had to wait almost 2 weeks to receive it.
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