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Old 01-06-2015, 11:16 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me where to order a heating element for our water heater? I've tried looking it up online and haven't had any luck. The Model # is listed as SW12DEL
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Can anyone tell me where to order a heating element for our water heater? I've tried looking it up online and haven't had any luck. The Model # is listed as SW12DEL

Try this link:

http://www.amazon.com/Suburban-52090...+number+520900

This Suburban heating element P/N 520900. It is a 1440 Watt, 120 Volts element.

Hope this helps.
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Some have had good luck with places like Home Depot and Lowes
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We just had our water heater repaired, but it wasn't the heating element. Our technician found that the electricity to power the heater was totally disconnected. He put the wires together properly and WA LA, working again. It may have been that way since we bought it because we always switched on both the gas and electric switches at the same time and left them on, until we learned how it was supposed to operate.
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Can anyone tell me where to order a heating element for our water heater? I've tried looking it up online and haven't had any luck. The Model # is listed as SW12DEL
Have you confirmed that the heating element has in fact failed. If you disconnect the wire leads from the terminals and measure the element with an ohm meter, the element resistance should measure 10 +/- 1 ohms.
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Yes it is the element. We thought the tank had filled but the bypass switch had been flipped so it was on for about an hour
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Ah, so in other words you have "Fried Element".
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Ah, so in other words you have "Fried Element".
Exactly! Another one of those "lessons learned" 😊
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Our electric side of the water heater recently quit working after almost 3 years of continuous use. We had noticed that the water was not as hot as when it was new and got to point of no hot water. We are running off the LP side for now until I can get a new element and the weather warms a bit. At least it's not expensive but may be fun replacing.
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