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Marathon Copper Upper Element 4500W


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SP610160 Copper Upper Element
SKU: SP610160


The SP610160 is a replacement copper fused upper Marathon water heater element. This Marathon water heater element is rated 4500 watt. This water heater element is a replacement upper water heater element for the following Marathon water heaters:

Element Selection

It is very important to choose the correct model number when purchasing a replacement Marathon water heater element for your Rheem Marathon water heater. There are distinct differences between upper and lower water heater elements as well as the type of element being purchased. Here is a brief outline of the different types of Marathon elements available:

  • Standard Copper Water Heater Elements - Standard Marathon water heater elements are made of copper and are the default for upper elements in all new Marathon water heaters. Copper Marathon water heater elements used to be standard in older Marathon water heaters. Rheem has now moved to using titanum plated lower water heater elements.
  • Upgraded Stainless Steel Water Heater Elements -  Stainless steel Marathon water heater elements provide better resistance from harsh water conditions than standard copper elements. Stainless steel Marathon water heater elements have been discontinued.
  • Premium Titanium Water Heater Elements - Titanium Marathon water heater elements provide the maximum protection from harsh water conditions. Titanium elements are factory standard in heavy duty Marathon water heaters. Lower titanium plated Marathon water heater elements can be purchased to replace or upgrade existing water heater elements in any Marathon water heater.

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.

Don't forget to purchase a Marathon PT49057 element wrench with your replacement elements to provide easy installation of your new parts.

Additional Information

Manufacturer Rheem
Wattage 4500W
Upper/Lower Upper
Material Copper
Fits Tank Size All