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Kenmore  40 gal. 3-Year Electric Water Heater

  Item#  04231242000 | Model#  31242

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Tank Capacity: 40 gal.
Tank Diameter (In.): 20.5
Tank Height (In.): 44
Tank Insulation Thickness: 2 in.
General Features:
Altitude Rating (ft.): N/A
Control Type: Electromechanical
Heat Trap Fittings: Yes
Heavy Duty Anode Rod: Yes
Number of Anode Rods: 1
Number of Heating Elements: 1
Power Cord Included: No
Tank Lining: Glass
Tank Style: Medium
Total Connected Load: 15.83
Unit Location: Indoor
Parts Warranty: 3 year limited
Tank Warranty: 3 year limited
ENERGY STAR Compliant: No
Power and Performance:
First Hour Delivery (gal.): 52
Fuel Type: Electric
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year: 4773
Minimum Circuit Rating: 20 amps
Recovery at 90 Degree Rise (gph.): 17.3
Voltage: 220/240V


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Product Description

Kenmore — trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans.

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The Kenmore 31242 40-gallon electric water heater features energy-efficient foam insulation, a glass-lined tank to prevent corrosion and a factory-installed temperature and pressure relief valve for safety.

An electric 40-gallon water heater is the minimum recommended size for a 2- to 3-person household with typical water use.

  • Energy-efficient foam insulation prevents heat loss
  • The tank and parts have a 3-year limited warranty; labor has a 1-year warranty
  • Cobalt Blue Ultra Coat™ glass-lined tank with an anode maximizes tank life by protecting against corrosion
  • Lineguard™ element lasts longer and resists to lime buildup
  • Temperature and pressure (T&P) safety relief valve is factory installed

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Adelanto, CA

Jan 13 , 2012
Kenmore 40 gal. Elec Water Heater had a bad heating element.

Kenmore 40 gal. Electric Water Heater arrived a day late. Heating element was bad. Was a 4 day wait for service technician to come out, and be told two week wait for part. Went to ********** and bought a new element for $ 8.57. Original heating element was pitted, corroded, had a split and two burn spots. To long to be without hot water.

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