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Kenmore  55 gal. Tall 9-Year Electric Water Heater

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Reg Price: $449.99
Savings: $38.00
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Reg Price: $449.99
Savings: $38.00
$411.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Tank Capacity: 55 gal.
Tank Diameter (In.): 21.5
Tank Height (In.): 61
Tank Insulation Thickness: 2-1/2 in.
General Features:
Altitude Rating (ft.): N/A
Control Type: Electromechanical
Heavy Duty Anode Rod: Yes
Number of Anode Rods: 1
Number of Heating Elements: 2
Power Cord Included: No
Tank Lining: Glass
Tank Style: Tall
Total Connected Load: 15.83/22.91
Unit Location: Indoor
Warranty:
Parts Warranty: 9 year limited
Tank Warranty: 9 year limited
Certifications:
ENERGY STAR Compliant: No
Power and Performance:
First Hour Delivery (gal.): 62
Fuel Type: Electric
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year: 4721
Minimum Circuit Rating: 20 amps
Recovery at 90 Degree Rise (gph.): 25
Voltage: 220/240V

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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 32956 electric 55-gallon water heater includes a long-life baked enamel exterior finish and a factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve. It features the life-extending Everlast Pexan™ polymer dip tube, Super Lineguard™ elements and glass-lined steel electric water heater.

A 50-gallon electric water heater is the minimum recommended size for a 3- to 4-person household with typical water use.

  • 2.5 inches of energy-efficient foam insulation (R value 20.0) prevents heat loss
  • The tank and parts have a 9-year limited warranty; labor has a 1-year warranty
  • Cobalt Blue Ultra Coat™ glass-lined tank with a large anode 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

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Added on October 21, 2010

 

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9 Reviews Write a review
7 Reviewers (78.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Happy_Customer
Oct 18 , 2012
Excellent Customer Service
My previous water heater (same one) started leaking right below the hot water connection, and there was rust all over, just after 6 years of use. I called Sears and the lady who took my call insisted that my water heater was guarantee for 5 years only. I argued with her, but finally she transferred the call to someone who knew about water heaters. He asked for the serial number and told me that in fact it was still covered. I a short time I received a pick up number to go and get a brand new water heater. Exactly the same one. Thank you Sears!
Criticism5 found this helpful
Darlynnt4
Jul 29 , 2010
Kenmore Electric Power Miser 9 - 55 gal.

Bought two of these and they functioned great. The problem is they rust out from the bottom. The first one was within the warranty period so Sears provided a replacement. Now, the second one is only five years old and the same thing has happened. Sears will not replace it because it was already replaced. I contacted the manufacturer the first time and asked why they didn't provide legs on the bottom like the gas models. The tank sweats and not only is it ruined, but so is my floor. Never did get a reply from them. Did notice watching HGTV they are placing small blocks under this tank to raise it off the floor to prevent it from rusting out.

 

Happy_Customer

South Fallsburg, NY

Oct 18 , 2012
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Excellent Customer Service

My previous water heater (same one) started leaking right below the hot water connection, and there was rust all over, just after 6 years of use. I called Sears and the lady who took my call insisted that my water heater was guarantee for 5 years only. I argued with her, but finally she transferred the call to someone who knew about water heaters. He asked for the serial number and told me that in fact it was still covered. I a short time I received a pick up number to go and get a brand new water heater. Exactly the same one. Thank you Sears!

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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dhchurch53

Pearisburg, VA

Jun 4 , 2012
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Model 32956, 55 gal Electric Water Heater, Power Miser 9

This is a good unit with 9Y warranty. We had the precursor to this model, a model 32756, 50 gal Power Miser 9, purchased 10.2.03. It developed a tank leak today (6.3.12) @ 8Y, 8M service. Sears backed it's 9Y warranty, replaced it no cost. Their water heater customer care was excellent, handled our warranty exceptionally, enabled us to obtain replacement and self-install, back up and running. Thank-you Sears. We will return for future appliance needs.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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luvcampn

Columbus, NE

Sep 19 , 2011
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Kenmore 55 gal Electric Water Heater-What a joke!

We had our original hot water heater for 25 years and just decided to replace it when we installed our new softner and RO system. 25 years old and it was still working! Had our new Sears Kemore water heater professionally installed and less than 4 years later the tank blew out! Split the whole seam in the back! Not sure why the relief valve didn't do its job to prevent this. Unbelievable. Thankfully someone was home at the time or we would have had a flooded house!


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Marieb18

Plympton, MA

Jun 10 , 2011
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water miser 9 55 gal tall hot water heater

purchased (well a replacement 9/08, started leaking from the top 6/4/11, called Sears had a maintainance contract they replaced it with same unit today,after 156.00 in various charges, permits, valves etc not covered. In fairness we do have well water , but it is filtered. I dont think I will be getting service contract when they call again as it probably would have cost as much just to replace it. I want to try tankless next time.


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Kealani

Kamuela, HI

May 18 , 2011
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lots of warm water

had heater for 2 weeks. i noticed that my water is hot comming out of the faucets but just warm when comming out of the shower. I had this problem prior to this new water heater so maybe its just my house. I have a family of 6 and so far we have not ran out of warm water for showers.( i say warm because i like it super hot, the kids are happy with the current temp.) I might adjust it to a higher setting just for my preferences. Im not afraid to do that now that i know im under warranty. I researched installation costs and warranty services. sears is priced the best on this island for all you other locals looking for a new water heater.especially since I dont live in the vicinity and needed delivery and installation. I love this heater because i can wash dishes and do laundry in the afternoons with no worries about warm water running out for showers at night. I will adjust it & let you know how it turns out for me later. side note never buy a reliance water heater, it gave me so much problems. not worth it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Linda0718

Union Bridge, MD

Oct 30 , 2010
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waitin on a plumber

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mosby2

Gaithersburg, MD

Sep 6 , 2010
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Kenmore 55-gallon electric hot water heater was easily installed

I can't comment on the efficiency as of yet because it was just installed; however, it was delivered as promised and was easily installed. 

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Darlynnt4

Goodrich, MI

Jul 29 , 2010
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Kenmore Electric Power Miser 9 - 55 gal.

Bought two of these and they functioned great. The problem is they rust out from the bottom. The first one was within the warranty period so Sears provided a replacement. Now, the second one is only five years old and the same thing has happened. Sears will not replace it because it was already replaced. I contacted the manufacturer the first time and asked why they didn't provide legs on the bottom like the gas models. The tank sweats and not only is it ruined, but so is my floor. Never did get a reply from them. Did notice watching HGTV they are placing small blocks under this tank to raise it off the floor to prevent it from rusting out.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dean50

Little Rock, AR

Jun 16 , 2010
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Easy install. Some trouble with calibration on thermostat.

Did not like connectors for hot and cold water pipes. I had brass fittings on old water heater. The new ones were metal pipe fittings. (Rust?) 

Water was not hot at 140 degree setting had to turn up to 180 to get (hot) water.

Not any problems since install. Seems to heat and retain heater water very well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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