This past year I started noticing some calcium deposits when I drained/flushed my HWH, so being 11 years old I figured it was time to replace the heating element (Atwood #92249).
My 2005 Eagle has the Atwood GC6AA-10E (6 gal) model HWH so the heating element is located on the "back" of the HWH, located inside the TT. The back of my HWH is accessed through a cabinet door below my range..., it didn't take long to see this was not going to be a plug-n-play job.
Removing the relay box on the back of the HWH was required to get access to the actual heating element which required disconnecting 5 wires including the two heating element wires. Now the problems begin.........., the HWH is supported by a wood platform that interferes with getting the Camco 5" long 1 1/2" element wrench square onto the heating element hex head. ISSUE: The Atwood heating element installs into the tank at an angle..., not straight-in
Well, I did manage to saw away (small hand saw tool) some of the wood platform so the Camco wrench seated properly on the element hex head. But, due to the limited work space there was no-way that element was coming out, just couldn't get any leverage on with the wrench.
Long story short, I had to remove the entire HWH......., wish I would have taken some pics before the removal, but I was on the verge of throwing things so having an expensive camera in hand might not have been a good idea
Once I had the HWH removed the Camco wrench still wouldn't even budge the element without rounding the element's hex head corners....., had to use a 14" pipe wrench to get it loose....., and the threads didn't show any signs of galvanic corrosion.
Anyway, I plan to reinstall the HWH tomorrow and will take some "install" pics that will provide some insight on what I was up against (post pics tomorrow).