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How to replace heating element for InSinkErator W154 water heater

I need to replace heating element for InSinkErator W154 water heater.

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Take the front cover off, it is just snaped on, there you will see it, depending on the age of the unit insinkerator will replace it for free, you just have to install it, but for the most part it might be cheaper to change the unit

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My in sink erator does not produce hot water, do you think it is the element gone bad and if so where can i get replacement? Thank you, E Harding
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