how long do electric water heater elements last?

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They last about as long as the anode rods do, or roughly 6-10 years. So if you change the anode(s) about every 6 years, you should get about 20 years from the heating elements. There are lifetime warranted elements and also elements that won't burn out if you accidentally turn on the electricity before the heater is completely full of water. http://www.waterheaterrescue.com/ has info about all this.
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