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4500-Watt (240-Volt) Copper Fold-Back Element for Electric Water Heaters

  • Compatible with most electric water heater brands
  • Uniform heating distribution
  • Straight thread
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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 restored technology that helps increase the life of the tank and element.
  • 240-Volt/4500-Watt copper registered heating element (high-watt density)
  • Direct replacement for Rheem, Ruud and Richmond water heaters
  • Easy to install
  • Provides uniform heat distribution for a long-lasting performance
  • Made of durable copper and plastic
  • Gasket and detailed instructions included
  • UL and CSA Listed for safety
  • 1 year limited warranty
  • Element length: flange to tip - 13.81 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.
  • California residents

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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
Finish Family
Bronze/Copper Metallic
For Use With
Electric Tank
Material
Copper and Plastic
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
1
Returnable
90-Day
Wattage (watts)
4500

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

11Questions14Answers

Can this be a replacement for Model PE50T09AAH, serial no. GE 0405215979?

Asked by Jim February 25, 2021
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Answer

Hi Jim and thank you for your question. Yes it can.

Does this have a torque specification? Is it possible to over torque? If so, is just the gasket s...

Asked by Charles February 2, 2021
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Answer

Hi Charles and thank you for your question. When replacing and element screw the component in finger-tight, and then use your water heater element wrench to tighten it another 1/2 to 1 turn. Yes it is possible. You would need another element.

Could it be replacement for RUUD model PE40- 2T D?

Asked by Zinoviy August 6, 2020
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Answers

Thank you for asking, Zinoviy. If your unit uses 4500watt elements, this will be compatible. If you have any further questions, please contact us at 1-866-279-4566. Thank you and have a great day.

does this heater element fit a Rheem model 81452DT

Asked by Philip May 14, 2020
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Answer

Thank you for asking, Phillip. If your model uses 4500watt elements, this element should be compatible. If you have any further questions, please contact us at 1-866-279-4566. Thank you and have a great day.

Can this heating element be used in a Rheem model PROE50M2RH95?

Asked by Element1 March 19, 2020
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Answer

Thank you for asking, Element1. This unit can use this Heating Element in your water heater. If you have any further questions, please contact us at 1-866-279-4566. Thank you and have a great day.

Does this part replace SP213670?

Asked by joe February 4, 2020
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Answers

Thank you for asking. Yes, this will work. The only difference between the two is the material they are made out of.

Does it come with the gasket?

Asked by Kenny April 11, 2019
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Answers

Thank you for asking. This does come with a gasket.

Will theses fit a Richmond 8v50-2c

Asked by Mark May 19, 2018
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Answer

Thank you for asking. We believe this will be compatible as that unit uses 4500 watt elements. Just make sure the elements in question aren't too long.

is the thread a tapered thread or is it a straight thread?

Asked by Mike October 28, 2016
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Answers

threaded

Is this 1-3/8" threads?

Asked by Migs September 18, 2016
1
Answer

Actual Thread Size - Outside Diameter (in.): 1-9/32, Threads per Inch: 11-1/2. The Hex size is 1/1/2".

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Customer Reviews

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Exactly what I ordered....
Exactly what I ordered.
by Hotwater
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Works good and fit fine.
Works good and fit fine.
by Earwick
1 person found this helpful
Replace the bad heating element in my water heater, not it works great.
Replace the bad heating element in my water heater, not it works great.
by Robin
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Fit great exact model number recommended by manufacture!...
Fit great exact model number recommended by manufacture!
by Austin
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Replacement was easy and is working fine....
Replacement was easy and is working fine.
by Tim
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It took over a week to get this part for...
It took over a week to get this part for my water heater, I had only partial hot water. This part wasn’t available in any store in south eastern Massachusetts. Really not acceptable
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product fit perfectly and heats quickly
product fit perfectly and heats quickly
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noproblem installing working good....
noproblem installing working good.
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