Replacement parts for Raritan water heaters, including pressure relief valve, ignition protected thermostat, and 120 volt replacement heating elements.
There are two different replacement elements available: One with a bolt, one with a screw. Check your Raritan heater to ensure the right application.
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Have a raritan water heater model R6 I think needs new element calls for 115 volts all I find are 120 volts. Can I use 120?
JD Tech Team
My rarity water heater doesn't work. There is power to the element and don't see anything wrong with the element what else could cause the problem?
If you have power to the element and the element does not get hot, it can only be the element.
No there's nothing else change the thermostat
Check the thermostat.
I recently had the same issue. I didn't bother digging too deep. I just replaced the element and thermostat. That solved the problem Good luck
If there is power to the element and there is water in the heater under pressure then the thermostat is probably the problem.Chris Rose
How do I know whether I have a bolt or screw type heating element? The unit is an R-6. The serial number is BU4979685.
I assume it bolts on (with four screws in a square mounting flange). The screw-in type has no visible fasteners, as the unit itself screws directly into the tank.
Thanks. I see four bolt heads so I assume it is a bolt type.
If you don't get an answer here, I found the technical support from the manufacturer to be very good. They helped me know what to buy when I wasn't sure. I believe I sent an inquiry via the web and they responded within 24 hours. We got the parts from Jamestown and were easily able to replace them and enjoy hot water once again.
I do not have any experience with this type heater.
The screw type looks like the ones in household units, only the marine units are half the rating.
I have a 20-gal, 120 volt water heater without the heat exchanger. It stopped working so I checked the voltage going to the element through the thermostat and got a reading of 120 volts. I replaced the element, but the unit is still not working. Any ideas?
I would check the thermostat that controls the element.
If you do have 120v at the element terminals, I would next measure the resistance of the element. It is possible the replacement element is open. With an immersed operating element, there has to be heat exchanged to the water.
Message the folks at Raritan support via their website. They are amazingly responsive. In our case we were overheating and replaced the thermostat which did the trick.
can a screw in heating element be replaced by a bolt on element ?
I do not think you could make the change. The hot water tank has threaded connections and the heater is inserted in the side. There would not be a place to have a gasketed connection.
Raritan heating element
Since the part didn't work for me, I should have taken it off and sent it back, however I just had it attached as I thru away the old water heater.
Ron the biker
Easy to install.
easy to install
Ahhhh... hot water again
Replaced a malfunctioning heater element. Be warned it requires a 1 1/2 inch socket wrench or "Element Changing" socket. A wrench will not cut it.It is recessed.