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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. 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 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


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

Installation Details CAM02143 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (51 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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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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Received it promptly and it's the correct item.



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Work great



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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.


Comments
Heat element is working great One year later.
Mark - 11/04/2018


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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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Fast shipping. Product as describe. Installed and worked great for this past year



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I was really impressed with the quick shipping and delivery. The product fit just like they said it would



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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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You always have the right parts for my Raptor. Calling is always a pleasure. People know there stuff and answer all my questions! Would highly recommend this company.



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


Comments
I have contacted Camco and the length of the heating element does not affect its performance.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 11/06/2018

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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.



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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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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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Easy to install and works great.



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Awesome product



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The wter tank coil fit and works proper ly.



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Easy installation and it works well!



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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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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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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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Perfect. And an easy installation.


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

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Worked great and was a direct replacement. Still in service



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


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

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Great replacement for a camper dual water heater


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    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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    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 to...
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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    Yes you can replace your water heater element. The Camco Water Heater Element - Screw-In - 1500 Watts - 120 Volts. part # CAM02143, is a replacement element for many water heater brands. There are a few things you need to know before you get started. You need to make sure the wattage, voltage, and flange style are the same on the heating element you are replacing and the existing one. The only tools you will need are a phillps head screw driver and a screw-in element wrench. I have included...
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  • Where is Heating Element Typically on Atwood Water Heaters
    I am not sure exactly what water heater you have but the Atwood elements are typically on the same side of the heater as the removable panel. For a replacement element you'd want the part # CAM02143.
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