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240-Volt, 5500-Watt Stainless Steel Fold-Back Heating Element for Electric Water Heaters

  • Compatible with most electric water heater brands
  • Low Density creates more surface area
  • 13.47 inches in total length
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Product Overview

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/5500-watt stainless steel resistored fold-back heating element (medium-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 - 13.47 in.
  • 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
18
Product Height (in.)
5
Product Width (in.)
3

Details

Attachment Style
Threaded
Compatible Brand/Model
Various Rheem Electric Tank Water Heaters
Finish Family
Silver Metallic
For Use With
Electric Tank
Material
Stainless Steel and Plastic
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
1
Returnable
90-Day
Wattage (watts)
5500

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Commercial and 5 Year Residential Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

18Questions13Answers

The GE 50T12TAH I purchased in 2013 was manufactured by Rheem, and sold at Home Depot. GE no lo...

Asked by SB February 21, 2021
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Answer

Good day SB, Thank you for contacting Rheem. Yes this part will work with your water heater.

Is this compatiable with a GE SE50M12A water heater?

Asked by MC December 1, 2020
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Answer

Thank you for asking. Yes, this element will work with that model.

Will this fit in a Rheem 50gal performance platinum

Asked by Randy June 28, 2020
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Answer

Thank you for asking. Please contact our parts department directly with both model and serial number for assistance 800-621-5622 (opt 3).

is this element good for ge80t12tah tank

Asked by bob April 13, 2020
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Answer

Thank you for asking, Bob. Your water heater uses a 5500watt element, and this Element can be used with this water heater. If you have any further questions, please contact us at 1-866-279-4566. Thank you and have a great day.

I have a GE model SE50T12aa01. Where can I get the two heating elements for this unit? Are the elements the same length?

Asked by Longhorn April 9, 2020
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Answer

Thank you for asking, Longhorn. This Heating Element should work for your water heater. It is the same length as the ones in your water heater. If you have any further questions, please contact 1-866-279-4566. Thank you and have a great day.

Is this the OEM replacement for my Rheem Performance Plus 40gal water heater? 240 volts, 5500wat...

Asked by FrankU January 27, 2019
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yes!, except mine was for an eighty gallon tank, it is the same oem replacement.

will stainless steel last longer im only getting a year out of copper ones

Asked by figjam December 6, 2018
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Answer

Yes, stainless steel is more durable than copper so it should last longer.

will these heat up to a hundred and eighty degrees Fahrenheit?

Asked by Rick August 23, 2018
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It depends on the water heater its being installed for. Most of our residential units only heat to a maximum of 150-160 F. For a commercial unit this element should be suitable to heat up to 180 F.

Will this element work with my GE/Rheem Model SE50T12AA01 50 gal. tall dual element water heater?...

Asked by Chris April 27, 2018
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Answer

Thank you for asking. If your unit requires 5500-watt Elements, these should be compatible. Although, as for the length of the element, I would take a measurement of the element you are replacing and make sure this isn't too long.

Good Morning, I was wondering, if the threaded area as well as the element itself is also stainl...

Asked by Justin December 29, 2017
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That is correct the threads on this unit are stainless steel, the base of the heating element is 304 stainless steel and the actual heating elements are made of 804 stainless steel

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Customer Reviews

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  • 80% recommend this product
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Installation of the two elements was very simple. I received my the products in a timely manner. ...
Installation of the two elements was very simple. I received my the products in a timely manner. The two new elements have been installed for approximately 3 weeks with no issues.
by GEORGE
If you buy a Rheem you'll likely have to buy these. Rheem are subpar. I've used these in both of ...
If you buy a Rheem you'll likely have to buy these. Rheem are subpar. I've used these in both of the Rheem water heaters I had to repair and replace within 4 years.
by Chas
1 person found this helpful
Perfect replacement for my Rheem water heater. Very easy to install with the special socket wren...
Perfect replacement for my Rheem water heater. Very easy to install with the special socket wrench purchased separately.
by GrandDad
Great product
Great product
by Shoeless
4 Star Review
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by Worthy
I didn't realize that this element was only medium watt...
I didn't realize that this element was only medium watt density, as I don't recall that in the description. I thought that it was the low watt density like the other 4500 watt element that I bought. So I hope that it holds up well.
by ashedl
good buy
easy to put in unhook electric and unscrew and then screw in
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