Kenmore 50 gal. 12-Year Natural Gas Water HeaterItem# 04233115000 | Model# 33115
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Specifications & Dimensions
|Capacity and Flow:_UP|
|First Hour Delivery (gal.):||88|
|Recovery at 90 Degree Rise (gph.):||40.9|
|Tank Capacity:||50 gal.|
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Height to Vent Hood (In.):||61|
|Required Vent Size:||3 in. or 4 in.|
|Tank Diameter (In.):||22|
|Tank Height (In.):||57.25|
|Tank Insulation Thickness:||2 in.|
|Altitude Rating (ft.):||10100|
|Heat Trap Fittings:||Yes|
|Heavy Duty Anode Rod:||Yes|
|Low NOx Burner:||No|
|Number of Anode Rods:||2|
|Tank Warranty:||12 year limited|
|ENERGY STAR Compliant:||No|
|Power and Performance:|
|Fuel Type:||Natural gas|
|Gas Input (btu/hr):||40000|
Ratings & Reviews
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The Kenmore 33115 50-gallon natural gas water heater is energy-efficient with foam insulation, and has a cobalt blue Ultra Coat™ glass-lined tank with a large anode rod to protect the tank from corrosion. It also includes the self-cleaning RotoSwirl cold water inlet tube which reduces and protects against mineral buildup in the tank.
A 50-gallon natural gas water heater is the minimum recommended size for a 5 or more person household with typical water use.
California residents: If you live in an air quality management district that requires a low-emission water heater, click to see all water heaters that meet local requirements. Districts include Bay Area, Sacramento Metro, San Joaquin Valley, Santa Barbara, South Coast (most of LA county), Ventura County and Yolo-Solano. Click for a searchable ZIP code list. For help, call 1-800-549-7853 .
- 1-year full warranty on tank, parts and labor
- 12-year limited warranty on tank and parts
- 2 inches of energy-efficient foam insulation
- Self-cleaning, RotoSwirl cold water inlet tube
- Cobalt Blue, ultra-Coat, glass-lined tank with dual anode rods for corrosion protection
- Factory-installed temperature and pressure relief valve
Added on April 15, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
I purchased and had installed on 6/14/12. It is 7/30/12 and the pilot will not stay lit and subsequently I have no hot water. I called to schedule service and the earliest available is 3 weeks! I asked to speak with a supervisor, answer....no. I called back and tried again. They said I could speak to a supervisor this time, but please hold. I was on hold for 10 minutes, and then I heard the dreaded sound like I left the phone off of the hook. They disconnected. Must I say more? Sears is aweful
Purchased this item from samples on the sales floor. I was impressed with the warranty and the final purchase price. The water heaters that are purchased at some of the big box stores are overpriced and frankly not a very good value according to my Plummer.
The water heater has 2" of insulation versus 1" on the old one, so more efficient. The hot water and cold water outlets were opposite the old heater so I had to use Shark Bites on 24" flexible lines. Worked great. I would have liked a more efficient heater but only available in California. Please make them available to everyone.
Saint Paul, MN
Downers Grove, IL
Does what a water heater is supposed to do - heats water well. A couple of negatives: 1) The thermostat setting is truly approximate. "HOT" is supposed to be 125 degrees but typically hits 140 degrees. "LOW" is perhaps 110 Degrees and really spoils the recovery time. Set to "HOT" and you'll be OK. 2) This is probably the noisiest water heater we've owned. The burner is LOUD. That said, it provides plenty of hot water and the electronic control cycles the burner on and off more frequently so the temperature is generally more constant than with older heaters. All in all a good unit.
Clinton Township, MI
Easy to install.Would like to know how red led light flashes without electricity or flame on-interesting.Great product and is working out well for the whole household.
Mc Lean, VA
The first unit we got was damaged, not the stores fault because the box and packaging was in perfect condition. No problem switching. The problem is that 30 days later, we can barely get a full 3 minute shower in moderately warm water. We're trying to get Sears to give us a replacement. If they do, and it works 30 days later we'll pull the negative response - until then - this hot water should be renamed 'barely warm for 3 minute water heater.
We just purchased this water heater early this week from Sears, let their home team install it....so far so good. We can really tell the difference from our old 13 year old Bradford White unit that only had a 6 year warranty. The water is hot fast where we used to wait atleast a min. or two before you could feel it!! Now we have the peace of mind for 12 more years!!!