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.
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- 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
Las Vegas, NV
replacing a 50 gal. gas water heater that was purchased from sears many years ago. high capacity of hot water and fast recovery is why I went to sears for the replacement. have installed several for family and friends and always recommend the sears heaters.
i bought my first one some 25 years ago it started leaking one night 12 days before the end of the warranty. i called the numbers on the water heater papers expecting some type of run around.like most company's they took my number and said someone would call me in the morning. when they called i thought here we go. it was the installer with a brand new heater. i gladly paid for the installation. so far this one is now going on 14 years. when this one goes guess where I'll buy my next one?
I purchased the 12 year, 50 gal water heater after my previous water heated died after 23 years. After countless hours of research, I came across this heater. It has high ratings from consumer report and other reviewers. Also the price isn't bad considering the 12 year warranty that comes with this model. I placed the order online and picked it up at my local Sears store. It installed very easy using the connection kit (sold separately). I had it installed, filled and fired up in less than 2 hours. I like that this heater has a built in igniter, so no more lighting the pilot manually. It delivers far more hot water than my aged previous unit. Not sure if it'll last as long as my old heater, but I'm very pleased, so far.
Works great! Fast recovery time and we never run out of hot water now! Some reviews said it was noisy when it fires up but i think it is not noisy and sounds as loud or soft as any other water heater. like the controls and the status light too.
Got this unit from Orchard Supply because it had low-nox and might not leak for 12 yr. No problems for 3 months. Now when every we use hot water which causes the heater to start burning there is for about 5 seconds a loud HUM sounds like a Fog Horn, throughout the house. I am in the process of learning why and what to do about it so would like to here from you in tech support?
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.
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).
San Antonio, TX
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.