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Kenmore  50 gal. 6-Year Tall Natural Gas Water Heater

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Reg Price: $484.99
Savings: $70.63
$414.36
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Specifications & Dimensions

Capacity and Flow:_UP
First Hour Delivery (gal.): 83
Recovery at 90 Degree Rise (gph.): 36.34
Tank Capacity: 50 gal.
Dimensions and Capacity:
Height to Vent Hood (In.): 61
Required Vent Size: 3 in. or 4 in.
Tank Diameter (In.): 20
Tank Height (In.): 57.25
Tank Insulation Thickness: 1 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: 1
Tank Lining: Glass
Tank Style: Tall
Venting:
Venting: Atmospheric (standard)
Warranty:
Tank Warranty: 6 year limited
Certifications:
ENERGY STAR Compliant: No
Power and Performance:
Fuel Type: Natural gas
Gas Input (btu/hr): 35500

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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 33168 50-gallon tall 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.

  • 6-year warranty on tank and parts
  • Energy efficient foam insulation
  • Self-cleaning, RotoSwirl cold water inlet tube
  • Cobalt Blue, Ultra-Coat, Glass-lined tank with anode rod for corrosion protection
  • Factory-installed Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve

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Added on April 15, 2011

 

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22 Reviewers (85.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Rgarland1
Aug 16 , 2012
ripped off by product installers

Product is great and dealing with Sears at the store was a good experience. The terms avaialble were favorable and the pricing was good. However, when the subcontractor arrived, I was presented with the $405 surprise that I need special hoses etc. to make sure everything meets the "new codes". I felt like a victim and mislead as I had no idea of potential extra charges since I paid Sears for installation services. I could have factored that information into my purchase decision, had I know ahead of time. Bought 2 of these hot water heaters that are good and left Sears feeling great about the experience. Two days later I felt bitter and taken advantage of!

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ItalianAmericn
Dec 13 , 2012
Open BEFORE you get it home.
Pretty disappointed, normally sears is great and so is the brand, but not this time. I purchased this product and chose store pickup only to find that when i unboxed and began to install it at home the drip tube for cold water intake that is glued in from the manufacturer was done so improperly. The plastic tube stuck so far out of the nipple that i was unable to complete my installation without modification. Had i opened the product in the store before i accepted it and given it a thorough inspection i may have been able to avoid this, but after i got it home it seemed too late and too much of a hassle to uninstall, repackage, lift, and drive it all the way back to the store for an exchange. Poor customer service on Sears part. After doing what i needed to to get the unit going it, the water heater itself is working properly and seems to be a good product other than the manufacturers defect.
 

Cleanascanbe

Plano, TX

Jun 25 , 2014
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Kenmore Gas Water Heater

The Kenmore Gas Water provides my family with all the hot water we need for our very busy lives. It is energy efficient, also. We are extremely happy we made this purchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JayM78

Lansing, MI

May 27 , 2014
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Excellent product at a great price

I purchased this water heater after reading consumer reviews outside of Sears website and couldn't be happier. The online price was over $100.00 cheaper than similar name brand comparables. Easy install, plenty of hot water and quality brand. Very satisfied.


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mscole6

East Hartford, CT

Feb 10 , 2014
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An Average Product

The product seems to work well, but it's noisey

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jmulhisen

Depew, NY

Jan 20 , 2014
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Must Consider!

I did comparison shopping for a new tank and came across this unit. One factor I really liked was that this tank is Made in the USA. Also I earned points on the purchase and used them on another purchase. After having installed this tank I am very pleased with it. Installation was straight forward. Dielectric inlet and outlet nipples will help longevity. The drain valve is plastic which will also help. The unit is filled with spray foam. All in all, an excellent water heater

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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paterra1

Lancaster, CA

Jan 15 , 2014
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water heater

super easy and works perfect!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product. The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product.
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Pat....75

Lake Dallas, TX

Jan 3 , 2014
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Hot water

Replacement of water tank..fast, keeps up with hat water needs.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 16 , 2013
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Sears is the greatest.

Cold showers are no fun, so purchased two hours after getting off fun cruise, installed next day. Thanks Sears.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ZONY

West Memphis, AR

Aug 9 , 2013
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50 GAL,hot water heater

very nice ,allways hot water .

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jtslj

Salt Lake City, UT

Jul 4 , 2013
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OK heater.. Lousy for replacement parts

Burner would blow out unless you kept the bottom cleaned out. Thermal Coupler failed $90 for parts.. when it is 2 months out of warranty. I like the swirl dip tube.. Hate the proprietary parts for what should be a $20 part at the "home improvement" store of your choice.


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somewhat-handy

Las Vegas, NV

Mar 22 , 2013
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Easy Instalation

I was afraid I might need additional parts or assistance from someone with experience swetting pipes to complete the install. Much to my delight, everything I needed was available (once the old water heater was disconnected and there was no pipe swetting required). In fact it all I needed was some teflon tape (which I already had) for ensuring the threaded fittings wouldn't leak. I don't know why anyone would use the pipe dope that was previously smeared all over the fittings, but I'm not a pro, just a somewhat handy person. Anyway, the only thing I needed help with, was lifting the new water heater up on the pedastal, way to heavy for a one man job (especially because I also purchased a 24 inch diameter leak pan and wanted to set the heater approximately in the center. My previous water heater didn't include an expansion tank and although some cIaim this is required by code, I suspect it's more of a way for a plumber to make a little extra dough. So I opted to not install one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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