Kenmore 55 gal. Tall 12-Year Electric Water HeaterSears Exclusive. | Item# 04232154000 | Model# 32154
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Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Tank Capacity:||55 gal.|
|Tank Diameter (In.):||22.5|
|Tank Height (In.):||62|
|Tank Insulation Thickness:||3 in.|
|Altitude Rating (ft.):||N/A|
|Heavy Duty Anode Rod:||Yes|
|Number of Anode Rods:||2|
|Number of Heating Elements:||2|
|Power Cord Included:||No|
|Total Connected Load:||15.83/22.91|
|Parts Warranty:||12 year limited|
|Tank Warranty:||12 year limited|
|ENERGY STAR Compliant:||No|
|Power and Performance:|
|First Hour Delivery (gal.):||64|
|Kilowatt Hrs. per Year:||4622|
|Minimum Circuit Rating:||20 amps|
|Recovery at 90 Degree Rise (gph.):||25|
Ratings & Reviews
Kenmore — trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans.
Order by noon and get it installed TODAY! Call 1-800-549-7853.Three inches of foam insulation and a long-life baked enamel exterior finish contribute to the efficiency of the Kenmore 32154 55-gallon electric water heater. Designed for durability and efficiency, this Kenmore electric water heater has Super Lineguard™ elements for superior resistance to lime buildup, Everlast Pexan™ polymer dip tube, and a glass-lined steel electric water heater with two large anode rods for superior electric water heater protection.
A 55-gallon electric water heater is the minimum recommended size for a 3- to 4-person household with typical water use.
- 3 inches of energy-efficient foam insulation (R value 24.0) prevents heat loss
- The tank and parts have a 12-year limited warranty; labor has a 1-year warranty
- Cobalt Blue Ultra Coat™ glass-lined tank with two large anodes maximizes tank life by protecting against corrosion
- Super Lineguard™ element lasts longer and has superior resistance to lime buildup
- RotoSwirl™ self-cleaning cold-water inlet tube swirls water to prolong tank life and maintain energy efficiency by discouraging lime buildup
- Temperature and pressure (T&P) safety relief valve is factory installed
- DualWatt™ lower element easily converts from 3800 watt to 5500 watt to accommodate different wiring
Added on July 26, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
Mountain Top, PA
Great price on this 12 year electric water heater. Very happy with the price I got it for plus with my Shop Your Way Reward Program I earned points for purchasing at Sears. Water heater replaced a previous 12 year water heater that I also purchased at Sears. I am very pleased and would recommend the Kenmore 12 Year Electric Water Heater. It was more of a value then the 6 or 9 year water heaters.
I had this unit in my house for a little over 2 years. Sears serviced the thermostats and the tank started leaking 8 days later.When we contacted Sears for service under the protection agreement we were given nothing but a runaround. It's been 4 days and we still have no hot water. We may have a new water heater tomorrow or maybe the next day. Sears communication and customer service is poor at the best.
Bought this water heater 5 years and 3 months ago , has worked flawlessly up to now . Tank started leaking . Called sears , repair man came looked it over and warranted it for us . If you let sears install it they will put the 79 dollar service charge toward the installation . Ours is very simple install so we did it ourself . Very happy with the warranty service we received .
We had previously owned a short Kenmore water heater that lasted us more that 10 years, but unfortunately it broke down last month. Since we think it's an excellent brand, we couldn't have changed it for another one.
Pleasant Plains, IL
I installed it myself using flex hoses and the push on O-ring brass connectors for my water lines. No problems and is working fine. Adjustments are easy to make and its well insulated too.
I cannot advise strongly enough to potential buyers that they NOT purchase this product. I bought one, it leaked and had to replace under warrantee. Then that one leaked. Both times had a very bad experience with customer service - without going into too many details, I was not happy with how I was treated using their warrantee. I took their advice and purchased an $800 acid neutralizer, and a $500 water softener to protect the next water heater. I bought another one of these "12 year" heaters, and it lasted about 2.5 years before leaking again, with another extremely frustrating customer service experience. That was on 10/6/09. Now IT has blown a seam, too. Unfortunately, because the leaks start so slow, they are not noticed until the flood overcomes the drainage pool, and this time I had a quarter inch of water across the entire 800 square feet of brand new wall to wall carpet on that level. Needless to say, I will not be attempting to fight with Sears again to replace it.
The reason to buy this heater is the 12 yr warranty? Wrong! Tank leaked after 6-1/2 years. Treated like an idiot when initially trying to get warranty service. Why not allow customer to submit photos instead of stupid paper towel test? This heater was leaking out of every screw hole and on top and 1" water in drain pan. After 2 day wait, service tech came, took one look and confirmed tank leaking. Service good from this point onward. Tech provided a coupon to negate cost of service call. The 12 yr warranty only includes labor for initial year so you could pay nearly the cost of a new heater to have it installed if older than 1 year. Or you could do it yourself or use a plumber friend. Once tech phoned in the details, the authorization process for the replacement was quick and the people helpful on the phone and at store. TIP: Shut water off and relieve hot water pressure at night to preclude flooding if you have to wait for service as I did.