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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


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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   (27 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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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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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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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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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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Worked like a champ. Remember to purchase the wrench it will make the job a lot easier. 867259



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Worked great and was a direct replacement. Still in service 865228



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Easy to install, works great. 848317



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Direct replacement for Suburban water heaters. Was shorter in length than the original but works just as well. Fast delivery and great service from etrailer. 831176



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Great replacement for a camper dual water heater 800116



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Great price quick service right part. 791294



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Product was a perfect fit and shipping was fast. 790071



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Great service. The right products, fast delivery. 777097



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


Comments
Great price easy install
Trentmac - 07/05/2020

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Perfect. And an easy installation. 628921


Comments
Still good, as it should.
charlie c - 04/16/2020

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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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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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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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    The Camco Water Heater Element # CAM02143 is what you need for the SW6DEL water heater. According to our research this element will replace the heating element perfectly in your Suburban water heater. You can also use the Camco RV Water Heater Anode Rod part # CAM11563 to replace the anode. From our research you can also use the Camco RV Water Heater Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve part # CAM10473 to replace the relief valve.
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  • Are Water Heater Elements Polarity Sensitive
    Water heater elements like the part # CAM02143 that you referenced are not polarity sensitive which means that either pin can be used as power or ground.
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  • 2000 Fleetwood Mallard Hot Water Heater Location Atwood GC6AA-8
    It's actually on the opposite side of your water heater based on your picture. You need to access the other side and look for the panel I attached a picture of and remove it to access it. I attached a diagram picture that shows how to access it as well.
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  • Replacement Heating Element for a Suburban SW-12DE Water Heater
    In order to replace the heating element on your Suburban SW-12DE Water Heater, I suggest taking a look at the Camco Water Heater Element part # CAM02143. In order to determine if the element will work for you, you will need to do a bit of measuring. The above element measures 1-1/4" wide at the threaded portion and 6-1/4" long overall. I have attached a photo of these measurements for you as well. These dimensions will need to match the dimensions of the element you have now in order...
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  • Water Heater Element Replacement on Suburban SW12DEL Model
    The Camco Water Heater Element - Screw-In - 1500 Watts - 120 Volts # CAM02143 has been proven to work on your Suburban SW12DEL water heater. The length is on 6-1/4 inches with the thread diameter portion a 1-1/4 inches. I've attached a photo to assist. I recommend using the Camco Wrench for Screw-In Water Heater Element # CAM09883 for Installation.
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  • Replacement Atwood Water Heater Element for GC10A-4E
    Your Atwood water heater model gc10a - 4 e used the heating element AT92249 which is no longer available but we offer Camco part # CAM02143 that is compatible. Atwood does recommend a professional do the installation but if you're doing it yourself you will find the element on the back of your heater. The heater will have to be pulled out of the RV to replace the element and this is why Atwood recommends having an RV service shop do the repair.
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  • Could 1,500 watt Camco Element Replace 1,440 Watt Element
    Yes, a 1,500 watt element like the part # CAM02143 that you referenced would work just fine in place of a 1,440 watt element. As long as the water heater has an 8 inch minimum tank diameter this would work well. Here's a list of the brands of water heaters this fits: American, A.O. Smith, Bradford White, Craftmaster, General Electric, GS Wood, Kenmore, Lochinvar, Maytag, Mor-Flo, Reliance, Rheem, Richmond, Ruud, Sears, State, and Whirlpool (edit: also Suburban).
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  • Will Camco Water Heater Element # CAM02143 Fit Suburban SW6DEL
    Based on my research the Camco Water Heater Element # CAM02143 will indeed work to replace the original element on your Suburban SW6DEL model water heater. This will thread into your tank perfectly and its magnesium oxide and nickel-plated copper tubing will do a great job of resisting corrosion. The only difference is that this replacement element will be a bit shorter than the original unit. This will not affect its performance.
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  • Does It Matter Which Wire Goes Where When Installing the Camco Water Heater Element
    The Camco Water Heater Element part # CAM02143 has two terminals, one for power and one for ground. That said, it does not matter which wire goes on which terminal as they are non polarity specific meaning you can switch the positive and negative wire without issue. If you are asking which color wire has which function on your specific water heater then I would need to know the make and model in order to provide this. However, if you just find the two wires on the water heater that go to...
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    There should be a panel on the outside of your 2004 Jayco Jayfeather 27P on the back passenger side of the RV that you can open and see the water heater. I don't have a way to know for sure what water heater you have but in general the element is near the center and towards the bottom of the water heater. A lot of times it's behind a gas pipe fitting or two as well. I attached a picture that points out the area on a similar Atwood water heater since I don't know which exact model you have.
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  • Can Camco Water Heater Element be Used in Suburban Water Heater
    Yes, you can use the Camco water heater element part # CAM02143 that you referenced in your Suburban hot water heater. We've checked with Camco and they've told us this would work as well as had customers come back and let us know that it worked well in their Suburban water heater.
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  • Can Camco RV Replacement Water Heater Element # CAM02143 be Used in a Suburban Water Heater
    The Camco RV Replacement Water Heater Element # CAM02143, according to Camco, is a fit for a range of water heater brands. The gasket is included. The unit screws in with a 1-1/4-inch diameter threaded portion and its overall length end to end is 6-1/4-inches. When removing the original element and installing the new unit, be sure to follow the safety precautions outlined on the packaging and/or as noted by the manufacturer of your water heater or RV. According to Camco this replacement...
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  • Replacement Heating Element for a Suburban SW6DE Water Heater
    I was looking through the manual for the Suburban SW6DE water heaters and found that the Suburban replacement is similar but shorter than the Camco model # CAM02143. It looks like the original one used in that water heater was discontinued and replaced with 520900. So I do believe that Camco Water Heater Element - Screw-In - 1500 Watts - 120 Volts Item # CAM02143 will work. Another option is Camco RV Replacement Water Heater Element - Universal - 1,500W/120V Item # CAM04363. Both of...
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  • Location of Heating Element on Atwood GC6AA-10E Water Heater
    I added a photo which shows the location of the heating element of the Atwood Water Heater GC6AA-10E for you. It is item number 17 in the diagram. Atwood does recommend having a professional do the job if you are replacing it due to its location.
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  • Replacement RV Water Heater Element for Atwood GC6AA-10E Water Heater
    Your Atwood water heater model GC6AA-10E used the heating element AT92249 which is no longer available but we offer a Camco part # CAM02143 that is compatible. Atwood does recommend a professional do the installation but if you're doing it yourself you will find the element on the back of your heater. The heater will have to be pulled out of the RV to replace the element and this is why Atwood recommends having an RV service shop do the repair.
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  • Replacement Water Heater Element on a RV
    I contacted our representative at Camco and she stated the arrows on top of the screw-in-element won't have really any meaning at all. She did recommend the arrows be more horizontal than vertical though. See picture to the right. The Camco RV Replacement Water Heater Element # CAM02143 is a fit for a range of water heater brands. The gasket is included. This water heater element replacement has 1500 watts and 120 volts. Just in case you don't have one, the wrench for the screw-in...
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  • Replacement Heating Element For Atwood Water Heater
    On your model Atwood Water Heater GC6AA the heating element was AT92249 which is no longer available but we offer a Camco part # CAM02143 that is compatible. Atwood does recommend to have a certified professional replace the heating element because of where it's located and for safety reasons.
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  • Location of Heating Element on Atwood RV Water Heater
    According to Dometic, the company that purchased Atwood, the MPD 93755 is an instruction booklet. To get particulars about where the element is located, I'd need the model number of the heater itself. The number should be printed or stamped onto a plate or sticker on the heater. The model number typically starts with a G. In very general terms, the heating element is accessible from the rear of the heater, there will be 2 wires leading to it, and either a nut holding it in place or 4...
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  • Location of Electrical Heating Element on Atwood Gas/Electric RV Water Heater GE-9 EXT
    The electrical heating element in the Atwood water heater model GE-9 EXT is located on the lower/left side of the unit as you look at it. You can find it most easily by tracing the two power wires that connect to the screw terminals on the element's base, such as with part # CAM02143. It may be necessary to remove or loosen other components to gain access to the element.
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    Most of the more recent Atwood water heaters as well as other manufacturers us a plastic tank. The plastic tanks don't need the anode rod to keep the tank from corrosion. It sounds like you have a problem with the heating element since you don't have any hot water if you have an electric heater. I recommend checking your pilot and regulator if you have propane heater.
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    Standard length RV how water heater elements like the # CAM02143 is 6-1/4 inches. This fits American, A.O. Smith, Bradford White, Craftmaster, General Electric, GS Wood, Kenmore, Lochinvar, Maytag, Mor-Flo, Reliance, Rheem, Richmond, Ruud, Sears, State, and Whirlpool water heaters as well.
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    Your Atwood RV Water Heater - Gas and Electric - Automatic Pilot - 120 Volt - 10,000 Btu - 10 Gal Tank # AT94022 will use the Camco Water Heater Element - Screw-In - 1500 Watts - 120 Volts # CAM02143. The element is found on the back of the unit so you may need to remove the water heater for access.
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    The Camco Water Heater Element # CAM02143 is designed to fit many standard water heater brands like: American, A.O. Smith, Bradford White, Craftmaster, General Electric, GS Wood, Kenmore, Lochinvar, Maytag, Mor-Flo, Reliance, Rheem, Richmond, Ruud, Sears, State, and Whirlpool As long as your water heater has a tanks that's a minimum of 8 inches in diameter this will fit and work well. There isn't a wiring harness for this because basically you'd just wire it to the wiring of the water...
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  • Wrench to Install Camco Water Heater Element
    The Camco Water Heater Element # CAM02143 does not install using a socket wrench. It installs using the Camco Wrench # CAM09883 which works with a screwdriver to install any 5 inch screw-in element and 1-1/2 inch nuts.
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  • Do Water Heater Element Terminals Have Polarity
    It does not matter which post you use for the positive and negative wires on the water heater element part # CAM02143 that you referenced. I attached an install video that will walk you through the entire install process as well.
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  • Replacing Water Heater Element on Atwood GC10A-4E Water Heater
    The heating element on your Atwood model GC10A-4E water heater (our part # AT94022) should be on the backside of the unit, towards the bottom of the tank. It will actually be behind the gas line assembly, which will need to be loosened and moved out of the way to gain access to the existing element so it can be removed or replaced. I have attached an image to assist. If you need a replacement heating element you can use the Camco # CAM02143.
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    Yes, I called the manufacturer and they told me you have the Suburban SW6DE Water Heater. We do not have the OEM replacement parts for this unit but we have had customers use the Camco RV Water Heater Anode Rod part # CAM11563 and the Camco Water Heater Element part # CAM02143 with success. If you would like to replace the water heater all together then we have the Atwood RV Water Heater w/ Heat Exchange part # AT96163 which is a very similar unit but I can certainly understand if you...
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