Water Heater element stuck

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      Robert Owens

      I replaced one of the elements on my hot water heater, but the other will not come loose. I’m a bit leary about using a penetrating oil on the threads given the proximity to the electrical wiring. Is there another way or trade trick to loosen the element so I can replace it?

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      Retired plbg1

      You need a deep socket and hold tight againt it so it dont jump.Get somebody to push againt the socket and turn slow.
      Art retired plbg

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