Camco Screw-In Water Heater Elements

Camco Screw-In 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 all new residential water heaters.
1" (diameter) x 11-1/2 NPSM thread and is standard for all residential water heaters that use screw-in elements.
EXCEPTION: For a period of time, State Industries manufactured a Duron brand heater that used a 1-3/8" thread. These elements are not interchangeable with the standard 1" threaded element.
Fits most GE, Rheem, Rudd, Richmond, State, Montgomery Ward, Sears/Kenmore, Norge, Westinghouse, Reliance, Noland, AO Smith, Bradford White, GS Wood, Maytag and Duro-Matic water heaters, some Mor-Flo, American and Craftmaster prior to 1991 and all water heaters manufactured after 1994.

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.

Important: You will need a Screw-In Element Wrench to remove and install screw-in elements. We offer two wrenches and one socket for this task. See our Camco Screw-In Element Wrenches for details.

Camco Screw-In Water Heater Element
Camco Screw-In Foldback Water Heater Element
Order Item
Camco 02143 Screw-In Element
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1500w
120v
9"
C6436935
$7.99
1 lbs
Camco 02203 Screw-In Element
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2000w
120v
9"
C6345995
$7.99
1 lbs
Camco 02223 Screw-In Element
2000w
1500w
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240v
9"
C6441992
$8.99
1 lbs
Camco 02243 Screw-In Element
2500w
2000w
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240v
10"
C6436539
$7.99
1 lbs
Camco 02263 Screw-In Element
3000w
2250w
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240v
12"
C6346092
$8.49
1 lbs
Camco 02283 Screw-In Element
3500w
2500w
-
240v
14"
C6346357
$8.49
1.5 lbs
Camco 02293 Screw-In Element
3800w
3000w
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240v
15"
C6297576
$8.99
1 lbs
Camco 02343 Screw-In Element
4500w
3500w
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240v
15"
C6436513
$7.99
1.5 lbs
Camco 02363 Screw-In Foldback Element
5500w
4125w
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240v
11"
C6346852
$11.99
1 lbs
Camco 02583 Screw-In Foldback Element*
4500w
3500w
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240v
13"
C6816540
$10.99
1.25 lbs
Camco 02923 Screw-In Foldback Element**
4500w
3500w
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240v
15"
C6437214
$22.49
1.5 lbs
*Low Watt Density Element - Better suited for areas with problem water (hard water, lime, etc). The lower watt-density provides no loss of efficiency, yet reduces lime deposit build-up.
**Ultra Low Watt Density Element - Carries a limited 5 year warranty. Special metal surface (premium grade nickel and stainless steel) reduce chances of lime build-up. Ideal for problem water areas and locations with intermittent water supply.

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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.
Safety Considerations:
While most water heater repair jobs can be accomplished with some basic tools, time and common sense please keep in mind the following safety considerations. Failure to follow these considerations may result in damage to the water heater or injury to yourself.
1. Always shut off power to the water heater at the electrical service panel (breaker box) before beginning any work. Never attempt to service a water heater without disconnecting power. There is ample voltage and amperage present to seriously injure or kill you.
2. If you are experienced with plumbing and electrical tools, you can do the repairs yourself. If you are at all hesitant, call a plumber or electrician.
3. If you are replacing a water heater element you must drain the tank. Never attempt to replace an element without draining the tank.
4. Never "dry-fire" a water heater element. Water heater elements are designed to operate only in water. Dry-firing an element will destroy the element in a few seconds.
Camco Residential Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting Manual
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