Kenmore 74 gal.12-Year Tall Natural Gas Water HeaterItem# 04233176000 | Model# 33176
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Specifications & Dimensions
|Capacity and Flow:_UP|
|First Hour Delivery (gal.):||N/A|
|Recovery at 90 Degree Rise (gph.):||81|
|Tank Capacity:||74 gal.|
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Height to Vent Hood (In.):||61|
|Required Vent Size:||4 in.|
|Tank Diameter (In.):||26.38|
|Tank Height (In.):||57|
|Tank Insulation Thickness:||2 in.|
|Altitude Rating (ft.):||7700|
|Heavy Duty Anode Rod:||Yes|
|Low NOx Burner:||No|
|Number of Anode Rods:||1|
|Power Cord Included:||No|
|Parts Warranty:||12 year limited|
|Tank Warranty:||12 year limited|
|ENERGY STAR Compliant:||No|
|Power and Performance:|
|Fuel Type:||Natural gas|
|Gas Input (btu/hr):||75100|
Ratings & Reviews
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The Kenmore 33176 74-gallon natural gas water heaterhas foam insulation that makes it energy efficient. It's 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 that reduces mineral buildup in the tank.
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- Factory-installed temperature and pressure safety valve
- Cobalt blue ultra-coat glass-lined tank with anode rod for tank protection
- Self-cleaning RotoSwirl cold water inlet tube
- Energy-efficient foam insulation
- 12-year limited tank warranty, 12-year limited parts warranty and 1-year limited labor warranty
Added on July 26, 2010
Overall, others give this:
The product you are buying is showing false specifications. The advertised specs are way different than the actual water heater. Specifically, it states there are 2 anode rods, yet there is only one. This means shorter life span. It also states the recovery rate is 81 GPH, yet it is only 72GPH. And it is also only a 74 gallon tank, not 75 gallons.
already 8 years since I had it installed. no problems always hot water. replaced it as the old one was already 15 years and did not want to take any chances. the roto twirl obviously works, as when I open the valve once a year to drain a cup or too, almost non existent sediment. must be well insulated as the outside is cool to touch but water is hot. I have it on the b setting in the winter and between a and b in the summer. would buy again
Called to order, had to cancel because they could not install in time, but sharing what I learned for DIyers. - 2 person job, tank weighs 240 lbs - 1 inch inlet and outlet, most homes have 3/4 so you'll need reducer. - 4 inch vent required. (most homes have a 3 inch vent) - Install is basic, meaning sears will only replace what's there. Got a 75 gallon water heater, no problem. Got a smaller than 75 gallon water heater, add $500 to the install quote. - Don't order online they will sale you out of stock items, call the 1-800 number to get in stock and faster install. - Don't expect fast install, will take at least 2-3 days. - Same price as ****** water heater quote with correct install. - Normally Sears will sell you an estimate, they will come out to spec the job and update quote. Expect a 2-3 day process from start to finish so not for emergency work.
Bought similar unit 13 years ago. Performed reliably for family of five with teenagers (long showers). So just replaced it with the same unit. Super fast/easy installation through Sears.
My 11 year old 74 gallon A.O. ***** water heater started leaking on Dec 21. Family of 5 so need that volume. Checked ********** & *******, but that size was special order. I needed it now! Sears had them in stock, and another review revealed that Sears and A.O. ***** are the same design. Great! Through Sears.com found the nearest store that had them in stock, ordered online at 8am on Saturday, Dec 22, got email alerting it was ready to pick-up. Drove through pick-up zone at Sears at noon, within 10 minutes it was in the back of my Suburban with the help of their warehouse guy. The hardest part was getting the Tank down the basement stairs. 1 man + 2 sixteen year-olds needed to ease it down the steps with refriderator dolly I rented at a hardware store (dolly with straps). Unit was an exact match to the A.O.*****, so no fit up changes required. I finished install by 8pm. Caution: Manual says 3/4" water fittings. Actual are 1". Very happy after 1 month.
Vernon Rockville, CT
Large and Heavy - I also had to change the vent line to the chimney to 4" from the existing 3" but i think it was worth the extra work.
Mine started leaking around the regulator area after 4 years. Sears service was great - it took the serviceman less than a minute to decide was getting a free replacement. More impressive, since I was arranging my own install, there was ZERO pressure to pay Sears for installation. I had the unit picked up directly from the local Sears - no charges, no extras, just a free replacement. The replacement is improved in that the drain valve is now brass rather than el-chepo plastic like the old ones. I'll figure the early failure was just a bit of bad luck. I have heard that some of the big box home improvement stores make you bring in the failed header to get a replacement, which gets pretty pricey at plumber's hourly rate.
Shopped hard for a replacement water heater for my 10 year old 75 gallon GE tank that had started to leak. Sears offered the longest tank warranty at 12 years and the Kenmore unit is manufactured by A.O. Smith which is a good company. Took advantage of the 12 months deferred interest on a Sears account so had to visit a Sears store to open the account. Next day install was available and the plumber was a contractor with a company called Precise Plumbing in Denver. The plumber was conscientious, knowledgeable, did a great job on the install and hauled away the old tank. Be aware that basic installation fee does not include a new gas line or water hookups which almost always need to be replaced at an additional cost of $80 for all three items. As others have pointed out, the new Kenmore water heater is not exactly like the one in the photo. Main difference is the thermostat and controls are not covered. Also noticed the recovery rate on the label affixed to the new tank says 71.87 GPH instead of the advertised 81 GPH in the specifications. Other than that it is a solid unit and is making hot water a lot better than our previous tank.