Disconnect the electric wires from the heating element
(Figure 12). Remove the screw-in elements by turning
the element counterclockwise with a 1-1/2 inch
socket wrench. Remove the existing gasket.
Make sure the replacement element has the correct
voltage and wattage rating. Position the new gasket
on the element and insert it into the water heater
tank (Figure 13). Tighten the element by turning it
clockwise until secure.