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Kenmore  50 gal. 12-Year Natural Gas Water Heater

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Reg Price: $664.99
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Savings: $33.25
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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.
General Features:
Altitude Rating (ft.): 10100
Control Type: Mechanical
Heat Trap Fittings: Yes
Heavy Duty Anode Rod: Yes
Low NOx Burner: No
Number of Anode Rods: 2
Tank Lining: Glass
Tank Style: Tall
Venting:
Venting: Atmospheric (standard)
Warranty:
Tank Warranty: 12 year limited
Certifications:
ENERGY STAR Compliant: No
Power and Performance:
Fuel Type: Natural gas
Gas Input (btu/hr): 40000

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

Order by noon and get it installed TODAY! Call 1-800-549-7853.

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

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Added on April 15, 2011

 

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42 Reviewers (82.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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drh89
Feb 27 , 2014
Heats well but noisy
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.
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prettyeasytoplease
Jul 31 , 2012
Sears doesn't stand behind their product like i thought

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

 

jcrwv

Charleston, WV

Dec 9 , 2014
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Lots of hot

Replaced a 13 year old 40 gallon Kenmore with the 50 gallon. Works like a charm. Installed it in a few hours with help from a plumbing savy friend. The hardest part was get the right vent tubing. I have the heat setting below 'A' with D being "very hot". Even though it holds 10 extra gallons, we'll have to crank up the heat to fill up our Jacuzzi tub. Did the math, and compared to a professionally installed tankless water heater, this was the best value by far.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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WeekendProjectGuy1

Conroe, TX

Dec 4 , 2014
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The Best

Works excellent. Happy with the temperature settings. Perfect for a sports family of 4 that take way too long showers and run appliances constantly, you will never run out of hot water with this one set on the middle setting. Did extensive reasearch on all brands and Kenmore came out on top. Have been using for 6 months. Quiet running. I'm not sure why anyone would buy the other brands of gas heater that require a plug-in for 24 volt adapter. If you lose power with those you have no hot water. Seems silly. Also power adapters create heat which could lead to a fire potential especially when they fail. I installed in attic by attaching a nipple and T-fitting to the inlet and outlet on top, connected them with 2 ft strap, and used a chainfall connected to attic rafters to hoist up. I did have to remove attic ladder to fit. I took that opportunity to replace the old flimsey ladder (also an easy task).

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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texasphase5

San Antonio, TX

Nov 29 , 2014
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Working great so far

After almost 20 years my water heater died. Researched many brands and decided on the Kenmore 50 gallon model. Working great but anxious to see the first gas bill to see if the savings will be there. Minor complaint - there's a dull rumble when heating, not loud but is audible.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 15 , 2014
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50 gallon gas water heater - very happy with the service and product.

Excellent product.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pkoenig

Grosse Pointe, MI

Oct 31 , 2014
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50 Gallon Water heater

Our family of 5 with two teenagers couldn't be happier about finally having back to back hot showers!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rgd7

Rahway, NJ

Sep 9 , 2014
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Great water heater

Excellent water heater. Very efficient and heats up water very fast. Tank is well insulated and keeps water hot for long periods of time without having to constantly reheat.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ReviewedByDamo

Plainfield, NJ

Sep 2 , 2014
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Easy Install / So far so good

Easy to install. I have the temp control **** on the lower end of the temperature range (maybe 25%) and it's still really hot, meaning this thing can get to some pretty high temperatures if desired. The true test will be if it last 12 years.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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transam78

Plainfield, IL

Aug 15 , 2014
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cant beat the price anywhere

looked everywhere and could not beat the price anywhere. installed easy and works perfect. has an igniter, so you do not even need a match to light

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bikecolo74

Broomfield, CO

Jul 18 , 2014
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Good Value

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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snowmed

Detroit, MI

Jul 11 , 2014
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Good replacement

Love the ease of lighting the hot water tank

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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