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Kenmore  50 gal. Tall 9-Year Natural Gas Water Heater

  Item#  04233188000 | Model#  33188

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Reg Price: $559.99
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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.): 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
Power Cord Included: No
Tank Lining: Glass
Tank Style: Tall
Unit Location: Indoor
Venting: Atmospheric (standard)
Tank Warranty: 9 year limited
ENERGY STAR Compliant: No
Power and Performance:
Fuel Type: Natural gas
Gas Input (btu/hr): 40000


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Product Description

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 33188 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 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 .

  • 9-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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Albuquerque, NM

Jul 18 , 2014
Fantastic heater!

The staff at Sears are exception and very helpful! This is a fantastic water heater, works very well, and was easy to install.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sterling Heights, MI

Jun 3 , 2014
Water heater

I think this water heater was a good purchase. It was easy to install,and I like the electronic pilots. No using matches. It is easy to light.Water gets hot faster than other heaters I had

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Leesburg, VA

Feb 9 , 2014
Great water heater & installation!!!

The salesman that helped me was fantastic. I was going to buy the more expensive model so I would have a greater warranty period. He showed me how I could save money buying this model and adding the extended warranty. I was able to get the same day installation. I was extremely impressed with the knowledgeable, efficiency of the installer. Everything was done to code, and he even took the time and effort to check our outside faucets were properly shut off due to the extreme cold weather. I love how quickly the water heats! Great service, great installation, great warranty and GREAT product! I would highly recommend!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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El Paso, TX

Sep 28 , 2013
Works great

Nice quiet operation.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Lexington, MA

Sep 14 , 2013
Best ever

I love my new water heater. First, I am so glad it is not white! More importantly, the recovery time is excellent, and even when we use it first thing in the morning, there is plenty of hot water to go around. Not so with the Rheem I replaced this with, although it did last for 12 years. I was also pleased that the installer explained the need to drain it for regular protective maintenance!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Trumbull, CT

Feb 3 , 2013
Just Installed

Just replaced a Rheem with this unit. The installer explained how much safer this is than the old hot water heaters. About the same noise level as the Rheem. Heated all 50 gallons within an hour. Doesn't seem to run as much as the Rheem did. Probably has more and better insulation.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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