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Replacing heating element in a Lowes hot water heater - ENVI-RO-TEMP.

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
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Expert:  Inactive replied 9 years ago.
can you tell me exactly what it is that you need to know? once you give me this information, I will be more than happy to help you out.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
husband bought a heating element for the bottom of the water heater. usally can fix anything but he can't get old one out to put new one in. Is there a special tool or is he just not doing something right?
Expert:  Inactive replied 9 years ago.

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as a matter of fact, there is a special tool to take out heating elements. you will find this tool in the plumbing section right next to the replacement heating elements for your waterheaters.

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This will cost you about 10 to 15 bucks at Home Depot or Lowe's.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
we have that tool but it will not budge. Got any ideas on what were doing wrong? he says it won't turn at all.
Expert:  Inactive replied 9 years ago.

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personally, I have never run into this problem. So in order for you to get the best answer possible using this site, I am going to opt out of this question to allow a more experienced expert deal with your specific problem. Good luck!

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
thanks
Expert:  Chuck G. replied 9 years ago.
Hi, Thank you for using justanswer for your appliance questions!


This element is super tight!

You will need a socket and a breaker bar to remove the element. Take the element to lowes , home depot, or sears and buy a socket that will fit. I use a 24" breaker bar to remove these. That little tool will not get it.

Hope this helps!

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