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Water Heater Heating Element, 5,500-watt 9000396015

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Part #9000396015

Replaced by #100093526
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Manufacturer substitution
This part replaces 9000396015. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
Online Only Price
$51.90
9% OFF Phone Price : $56.90
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60-day return policy

Only ground shipment is available for this item.

Part Information

Helpful DIY instructions: Installation guide and video.

This heating element (part number 100093526) is for water heaters.

Heating element 100093526 supplies the heat needed to raise the water temperature to the desired setting.

Disconnect electrical power to the water heater and drain the tank before installing this part. Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

Reviews

Yes easy to install
September 25, 2021

Just follow the direction Nothing complicated It so easy

????, Los angeles

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Ease of Installation
Very Easy
Duration of Installation
Less than 30 minutes

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Wrong parts
October 30, 2020

Give the model # and still got the wrong parts .wrong size & watts

Even with model # got the wrong part !! Wrong Watts . Ridiculous !

Luc!, Maryland

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Ease of Installation
Moderate
Duration of Installation
30 minutes - 1 hour

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hard to install.
October 08, 2019

This is the part that was recommended. It did not work, so it will be returned.

DIY f, South Carolina

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Ease of Installation
Very Difficult
Duration of Installation
More than 2 hours
Sent the wrong part
July 10, 2019

The online chat associates suggested the wrong part in spite of the websites saying that's the wrong part

Moe., Raleigh, NC

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Ease of Installation
Very Difficult
Duration of Installation
More than 2 hours
good help in ordering and quick delivery
January 15, 2019

consider on how you are going to empty the hot water heater.The valve at the bottom is a very slow way.Make sure you have the correct size socket to remove the element

riverboat g, lancaster pa

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Ease of Installation
Very Easy
Duration of Installation
1 - 2 hours
Watch out for your parts
December 13, 2018

The 3800 watt element that is shown that was supposed to be able to work as the bottom element did not work. Online it shows that part for the top element could be also used on the bottom. THIS IS NOT THE CASE. The top element thread diameter size was 1 3/8" and the bottom element diameter is 1 1/4". First time I ordered the part, thought they sent me the wrong one, then received a second with the same issue. There was also a note in the manual that said that the bottom element that comes factory installed is an element that you can convert from 3800 watts to 5500 watts. It also says that if you need to replace it, you can't purchase a convertible element. So in the part listing, it shows an alternate 5500 watt element you can use. I thought I would take a risk and order the 5500 watt. When it came, I immediately compared it to the original element and found that it was indeed the correct size. The part listing that searspartsdirect shows is INCORRECT. That was even after they "researched" the part and told me that that 3800 watt element is the one that should fit. On the part listing, it shows that the 3800 watt replacement element can be used in both top and bottom. That is not the case!!! Beware!! Once I got going on the 5500 watt element, it was a snap!! Follow the instructions. We had a snafu that we were able to navigate through regarding a bad new upper thermostat that wouldn't allow electricity to go down to the bottom element. Ended up putting the old one back in (which worked) and now it works like a champ! When troubleshooting heating issues, I did all the electrical troubleshooting with trying to test to see if the element is good. What happened with my bottom element is that it had mineral buildup at the base which compromised the element. The current flow just arced at the base allowing electricity to pass through but would not engage the element. My readings were a false positive. I replaced both upper and lower thermostats because that was the cheapest way to go first. After I replaced the bottom element with the right part, it still didn't work like it should. The next day I performed tests with a voltmeter and found that the upper thermostat wasn't kicking off. It was bad. The original thermostat was still good because ultimately it was the bottom element that went bad. So after reinstalling the original thermostat, everything was good. When installing, the longest part is waiting for the water to drain out of the hot water tank. Make sure all the hot water faucets in the house are turned to full when doing this. The gravity drain takes a while. After that, using a special socket, I was able to quickly remove and install the new element.

Obiwanmitch, Washington

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Ease of Installation
Easy
Duration of Installation
Less than 30 minutes
Difficult To Install
January 30, 2018

Getting curved element through hole very difficult.

No D, Mississippi

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Ease of Installation
Difficult
Duration of Installation
1 - 2 hours