Sears water tank, replace element with Camco brand?

Old 08-31-13, 06:12 AM
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Sears water tank, replace element with Camco brand?

I have a Sears Model 153.316454 40 gallon electric water heater. The lower element has gone bad. I have been searching for a replacement and all I can find that is SPECIFIC to my model is the sears part that is pretty costly, 37 bucks. I have found "Camco 02292/02293 3800W 240V Screw-In Water Heater Element - High Watt Density" which is the correct wattage and it SAYS it will work in Sears tank but does not specifically say my model. Question is, will this element work in my model tank? Thanks for your help.
Old 08-31-13, 09:51 AM
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Other than the mounting method water heater elements are generic. You can probably get a replacement element for $25 or less at the local home improvement mega-mart. Be sure to match voltage and wattage and you will be fine.

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