The SP213670 is a titanium plated lower Marathon water heater element for use in select 4500 watt Marathon water heaters. This lower Marathon water heater element (SP213670) can be used as replacement or upgrade for lower water heater elements for the following Rheem Marathon water heaters:
**Note that this part will NOT work with a tank smaller than 50 gallons. The 4500W upper element for 30 and 40 gallon tanks tanks is: SP213660.
It's very important to choose the correct model number when purchasing a replacement element for your water heater. There are distinct differences between upper and lower elements as well as the type of element being purchased. Here is a brief outline of the different types of Marathon elements available:
Please be sure to use only fused elements for the upper element on all Marathon water heater models. Fused elements provide the necessary protection against dry firing a Marathon water heater.
Do not forget to purchase a Marathon SP610070 element wrench with your replacement elements to provide easy installation of your new parts.