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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
$631.74
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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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46 Reviews Write a review
37 Reviewers (80.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise24 found this helpful
fpleti2
Sep 22 , 2013
Watch the non-metal inserts in inlet and outlet ports on 50 gallon unit
A couple of things to consider. Water heaters have gotten better with higher capacity, smaller footprint and improved energy efficiency. This means even if you buy the "exact same unit" that you are replacing - some things will not be the same. For example, natural gas/propane inlet may be higher or lower than your old water heater. Water inlet and outlet ports may be male instead of female - meaning you will need to buy two unions (usually 3/4 inch galvanized). The newer units are wider (22 inches) than the older units and tend to be shorter - so watch your clearances carefully. New units have non-metal inserts in the inlet and outlet ports that you LEAVE IN PLACE, your fittings will go around them if they are threaded couplings. If you are sweat fitting, sweat the piece before you attach it to the coupling with the non-metal component. Finally, strip off all the hardware on your old unit, couplings, pipes and overflow before you let it out the door as you won't know what you may or may not need until you get the unit in place. Very good unit. Comes to heat capacity within 1 hour of start up. All in price without installation $792 includes tax and removal of old 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

 

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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gbissi

Novi, MI

Jul 1 , 2014
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Good value, ok efficiency, easy installation

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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joenagel

Saint Paul, MN

Jun 30 , 2014
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hot water heater

a hot water tank

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lawnsweeper

Fenton, MI

Jun 20 , 2014
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ohio lawn sweeper

very happy with this new ohio lawn sweeper

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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drh89

Downers Grove, IL

Feb 27 , 2014
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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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sandscot

Clinton Township, MI

Feb 27 , 2014
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Hot Water Again!

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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