Rheem PROTECH 240-Volt, 4500-Watt Stainless Steel Fold-Back Heating Element for Electric Water Heaters

Item # 205650176 | Rheem PROTECH Part # SP10869ML | UPC Code 020352193342 | UNSPSC Code 40101825
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Product Overview

Rheem PROTECH screw-in water heater elements feature true OEM performance. These are the same elements that are used in the production of every Rheem electric water heater. Rheem heating elements use patented resistored technology that helps increase the life of the tank and element.

  • 240-Volt, 4500-Watt stainless steel fold-back heating element (low-watt density)
  • Direct replacement for Rheem, Ruud and Richmond water heaters
  • Fits most brands including American, AO Smith, Bradford White, Craftmaster, General Electric, GS Wood, Kenmore, Lochinvar, Maytag, Mor-Flo, Reliance, Sears, State and Whirlpool water heaters
  • Provides uniform heat distribution for a long-lasting performance
  • Made of durable stainless steel and plastic
  • Gasket and detailed instructions included
  • UL and CSA listed for safety
  • Limited 3 year commercial and 5 year residential warranty
  • Element length: flange to tip - 15.56 in.
  • Fix your water heater with peace of mind using genuine Rheem parts

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Finish Family
Silver Metallic
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 3 Year Commercial and 5 Year Residential Warranty
Stainless Steel and Plastic
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Limited 3 Year Commercial and 5 Year Residential Warranty