Camco Flat and Universal Flange Water Heater Elements

Camco Flat and Universal Flange Water Heater Elements are the same as the original equipment provided with most water heaters. It is the least expensive element and can be used in all replacement situations if the same wattage and voltage are used. These elements are High Watt-Density Elements and UL listed & Canadian Listed. They carry a 1 year limited manufacturer's warranty. Gasket and detailed instructions are included with each element.

This style is used on older residential water heaters.
Flat & Universal Flange - Bolted to the tank with four 3/8" bolts.
Fits most older Mor-Flo, American, most D&R, Craftmaster, some older State, early models of A.O. Smith, Reliance, Rheem, Rudd, Richmond, Montgomery Ward, Norge, Intertherm and Westinghouse models. Fits some Briggs, Bradford-White, U.S. Water Heater, Republic, Day and Night, Jackson, Tennessee Tank and Duro-Matic.
Note: The Camco Element Universal Adapter Kit will adapt a screw-in style element to a bolt-in style element that can replace the above elements.

Click here for frequently asked questions about Water Heater Elements

Need help? Consult our Water Heater Element Selection Guide for help in choosing the correct element for your heater.

Camco Flat Flange Water Heater Element
Camco Universal Flange Water Heater Element
Order Item
Camco 03943 Flat Flange Element
4500w
3500w
-
240v
15"
B16522203
$7.99
1.5 lbs
Camco 04363 Universal Flange Element
-
-
1500w
120v
9"
B16522138
$7.99
1 lbs
Camco 04483 Universal Flange Element
-
-
2000w
120v
9"
B16522153
$7.79
1 lbs
Camco 04523 Universal Flange Element
3500w
2500w
-
240v
14"
B16522179
$7.99
1.5 lbs
Camco 04603 Universal Flange Element
4500w
3500w
-
240v
15"
B16522187
$7.59
1.5 lbs
Camco 04803 Universal Flange Foldback Element
4500w
3500w
-
240v
9"
B16524522
$10.49
1.5 lbs

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Frequently asked questions about Water Heater Elements
1. How do I know which water heater element to buy?
Consult our Water Heater Element Selection Guide for help in choosing the correct element for your heater.
2. What causes water heater elements to fail, some sooner than others?
Several reasons: power surges, lightning, dry-firing and lime build-up..
3. Why are some water heater elements folded back?
These are low watt-density (LWD) elements. The heat (watts) per square inch of surface has been lowered by 50% from that of a regular element. In order for total heat to be the same, the total surface has been increased. It is folded back so the length will fit the tank.
4. What are Lime Life elements?
These elements are Premium. They are made of nickel/stainless steel and are ultra low watt-density. These features prevent lime build-up and extend the life of the element. A Lime Life element resists dry-firing. These elements carry a limited 5 year manufacturer's warranty.
5. What is meant by the term “dry-firing?”
High watt density and low watt-density are designed to function in water. If not surrounded by water, the intense heat they generate (dry fire) will cause them to burn out. The water tank must be full of water whenever the power is on. Dry-fire failure is not covered by any warranty. It is a human error. Dry-fired elements are easily detected. The element is soft and easily bent. In most cases, a hole is burned through the surface.
6. Can I replace the element in my water heater with elements with higher wattage?
It is not recommended. The water heater is designed for that element size. Higher wattage might require heavier gauge wire and a larger capacity circuit breaker.

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