Camco Water Heater Element - Screw-In - 1500 Watts - 120 Volts

Camco Water Heater Element - Screw-In - 1500 Watts - 120 Volts

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Exchange the worn out element for your RV's electric water heater with Camco's 100 Watt, 120 Volt replacement part. Also compatible with most residential-grade water heaters. Call 800-298-8924 to order Camco accessories and parts part number CAM02143 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Camco products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Camco Water Heater Element - Screw-In - 1500 Watts - 120 Volts. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Camco Accessories and Parts - CAM02143

  • RV Water Heaters
  • Element
  • Camco

Exchange the worn out element for your RV's electric water heater with Camco's 100 Watt, 120 Volt replacement part. Also compatible with most residential-grade water heaters.


Features:

  • Heats the water in your camper or home's hot water heater
  • Screws into the 8" port on your hot water heater
  • Constructed from magnesium oxide and nickel-plated copper tubing
    • Resists corrosion
  • Rubber gasket forms a water-tight seal
  • Includes detailed installation instructions
    • Requires a Phillips head screwdriver and a Camco wrench for installation (CAM09883)
  • Compatible with many residential-grade water heater brands
    • Includes: American, A.O. Smith, Bradford White, Craftmaster, General Electric, GS Wood, Kenmore, Lochinvar, Maytag, Mor-Flo, Reliance, Rheem, Richmond, Ruud, Sears, State, and Whirlpool


Specs:

  • Application: water heaters with an 8" minimum tank diameter
  • Diameter of threaded portion: 1-1/4
  • Length: 6-1/4
  • 1-Year warranty


02143 Camco Motor Home Replacement Water Heater Element - Screw In - 1500 Watt - 120 Volt



CAM02143 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details CAM02143 Installation instructions



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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Camco Water Heater Element Replacement Manufacturer Review

Before replacing your element, be sure to use the same wattage, voltage and clamp 00:00:08 style as on element being replaced. Refer to your water heater's owner's manual for safety warnings and installation instructions before starting. For installation, you will need a Philips head screwdriver and a screw and element wrench. Shut off electric power to water heater. Shut off cold water supply to water heater and open a hot water faucet. Open drain valve on water heater and drain the water to a point below elements being replaced. Remove access cover and fold back installation. Remove plastic terminal protector.

Disconnect electric wires from element. Remove element using screw and element wrench. Clean gasket area and treads if needed. Install gasket on element, install element, tighten with wrench. Turn on full water supply. Allow all trapped air to escape from hot water faucet till water has a constant flow.

Close hot water faucet. Inspect wiring; if loose or corroded, repair wiring or consult an electrician. Connect electric wires to element, tighten screws. Replace plastic terminal protector. Replace installation and access cover, and turn on electric power to water heater. Water heater element replacement done.

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Customer Reviews

Camco Water Heater Element - Screw-In - 1500 Watts - 120 Volts - CAM02143

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

Exchange the worn out element for your RV's electric water heater with Camco's 100 Watt, 120 Volt replacement part. Also compatible with most residential-grade water heaters.

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This was the exact replacement for the element that was in my Suburban water heater. Installation was easy with a few household tools and a 1 1/2 inch element wrench. 448570


Comments

Heat element is working great One year later.

Mark - 11/04/2018

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Product fit and works although the element is substantially shorter than the original part that it replaces. Also, it would be a better design if the socket sholder used to tighten/loosen were taller (more substantial), but is the same as the original. Time will tell as to it's performance. 609884



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Great price and product. Have ordered since and will continue. Very satisfied 665970



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Perfect. And an easy installation. 628921



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Item is 2 1/2 inches shorter than the original. Don’t know yet how that will effect the operation. 580157


Comments

I have contacted Camco and the length of the heating element does not affect its performance.

-- Heather A - 11/06/2018

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Quick delivery 576686



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Very fast service excellent products and great people to deal with 568802



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As usual, shipment was expedited. Will use this element as a spare. 545447



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Product worked as advertised. Less than half an hour to install. Glad I bought the install tool to replace the heating element as I'm not sure my socket would have fit through the sheet metal hole around the heating element plus I will have it in the camper if I have to use it again in the future. 520203



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Great product at a great price! 489801



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Fast and reliable 488311



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Still working after a year. Also I now remember to turn the circuit breaker off before draining the tank. :P 437057



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Service couldn't have been quicker. Very helpful on the phone. Everything I ordered was top quality, water heater element tool is heavy duty. Element was super tight but not a problem. Haven't used heater element yet but not worried. Etrailer is tops on my list. 321270



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Great product, fast shipping, great service ! A++ 281223



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Was delivered on time and was as good as the OEM. 210654



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Excellent direct replacement. I checked the local dealer and they were charging four times more for their off brand replacement. Thanks eTrailer!!! 136466



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Part was a perfect fit,good value 135144



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Fast delivery and perfect fit 132999


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