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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 1500 Watt, 120 Volt replacement part. Also compatible with most residential-grade water heaters. 1-800-940-8924 to order Camco accessories and parts part number CAM02143 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Camco products. Great prices 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 Heater
  • Element
  • Camco

Exchange the worn out element for your RV's electric water heater with Camco's 1500 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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Camco Water Heater Element - Screw-In - 1500 Watts - 120 Volts - CAM02143

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (76 Customer Reviews)

Exchange the worn out element for your RV's electric water heater with Camco's 1500 Watt, 120 Volt replacement part. Also compatible with most residential-grade water heaters.

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As always etrailer makes it easy. Competitive prices and shipping; quick service, easy website.



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The heating element works very well. Easy to replace.



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Just what I needed to get my electric water distiller running again!



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Fits perfectly and is just what we needed after forgetting to turn the bypass valves after winterizing and turning the water heater on. Just another example of OA(old age).



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I installed this in my camper and had hot water in less than a half hour. The customer service was amazing. This element wasn’t in stock so they made suggestions for different t ones. I decided to wait and they sent me emails letting me know they were keeping an eye on arrival and then when it shipped to me.



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Worked as advertised



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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.

Mark

11/4/2018

Heat element is working great One year later.



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Good product and fast service! I get all my RV parts at trailer.



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I had a dumbass attack one day and thought I had water in the water heater. NOPE! I still had the gas side, but I like running both when I'm going to shower. Recovers faster. Anyway, yes, this item went in easy and is still working fine. I will never turn on the heater again unless I KNOW there's water in it!



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Friendly and fast and reasonably priced



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Was sold as a replacement for my SW6DE however is much smaller than the original. I wish etrailer stocked the correct replacement, which you can find by searching for "Suburban 520900" which is an 11" 1440 Watt element, vs this 6" 1500W element.



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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.



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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.



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I installed it in my Atwood 6 galons tank. I added teflon tape to prevent galvanic corrosion on the thread.

My tank is aluminum and have no sacrificial anode. The element act as one.

My question is will this Camco element act as a sacrificial rod,I hope it will.



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old one died



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Exactly what I needed, perfect fit. Got my water heater back up and running.



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Looks great. Just got it. Haven't installed it yet.



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Perfect. And an easy installation.

Charlie C.

4/16/2020

Still good, as it should.



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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!!!



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etrailer is always a great resource to get just what I need quickly. I have ordered from them multiple times and talked to someone on the phone several times as well. The customer service has always been top tier



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



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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.



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Great replacement for a camper dual water heater



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It is still working just as good as the OE element it replaced. The water still gets really hot and heats up quickly. It has been a great purchase.



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Easy installation and it works well!


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