Reliance
Electric Water Heater

Model # 640DORS Official Reliance water heater

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Thermostat 183534-000
#21

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Thermostat

Part #183534-000

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2-way 042286-022
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2-way

Part #042286-022

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Thermostat 183532-000
#19

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Thermostat

Part #183532-000

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Anode Rod 183523-023
#13

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Anode rod

Part #183523-023

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Element 042286-021
#22

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Element

Part #042286-021

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Access Panel 181260-000
#1

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Access panel

Part #181260-000

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Cover 184659-000
#8

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Cover

Part #184659-000

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Box Cover 184660-000
#9

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Box cover

Part #184660-000

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Drain Pan 9002842
#23

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Drain pan

Part #9002842

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Dip Tube 183900-036
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Dip tube

Part #183900-036

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