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Kenmore Elite  40 gal. 12-Year Natural Gas Water Heater  ENERGY STAR®

  Item#  04233262000 | Model#  33262
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Reg Price: $969.99
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$921.49
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Height to Vent Hood (In.): 61.75
Required Vent Size: 3 in. or 4 in.
Tank Diameter (In.): 20
Tank Height (In.): 58
Tank Insulation Thickness: 2 in.
Capacity and Flow:_UP
First Hour Delivery (gal.): 70
Recovery at 90 Degree Rise (gph.): 43
Tank Capacity: 40 gal.
General Features:
Altitude Rating (ft.): 10100
Color Family: Beige & Bisque
Control Type: Digital
Heat Trap Fittings: Yes
Heavy Duty Anode Rod: Yes
Low NOx Burner: No
Power Cord Included: Yes
Self Cleaning: Yes
Tank Lining: Glass
Tank Style: Tall
Unit Location: Indoor
Venting:
Venting: Atmospheric (standard)
Warranty:
Parts Warranty: 12 year limited
Tank Warranty: 12 year limited
Certifications:
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes
Power and Performance:
Energy Factor: .70
Fuel Type: Natural gas
Gas Input (btu/hr): 40000

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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 ENERGY STAR qualified Kenmore 33262 40-gallon natural gas water heater is equipped with a patented air intake system, which transfers more heat to the water while using less energy. This water heater is easy to install and includes an LCD control screen for easy temperature adjustment and diagnostics. This natural gas water heater has a powered anode rod, which protects the tank from mineral buildup and corrosion. It also has an energy-saving ignition system, so there’s no pilot light.

A 40-gallon natural gas water heater is the minimum recommended size for a 2- to 4-person household with typical water use.

See what local rebates are available for this water heater.

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 .

  • 7.0 energy factor (EF) can save 15% on water heating costs annually
  • Installs with the same gas, water and venting connections as a standard model
  • Exceeds ENERGY STAR certification, which can qualify for local rebates if available
  • The eye-level LCD controls are easy to adjust, for more precise temperature control
  • Electronic ignition eliminates the pilot light
  • Powered anode rod doesn’t deplete over time and provide exceptional performance in all types of water

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Added on October 21, 2010

 

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2 Reviewers (40.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise15 found this helpful
tylerpuckett
Aug 8 , 2011
Kenmore Elite 40 gal water heater - expensive but pretty cool!

Hello everybody:

I purchased the Kenmore Elite 40 gal water heater for my first house (which had a 20 yr old water heater). The best things about this water heater is that it is very efficient & once it heats up the water it rarely has to run again to keep the water warm. My old water heater ran all of the time. The digital display is also pretty cool. You can very easily adjust the water temperature from 70 - 160 degrees (I keep mine on 120). The only drawback is the price (about $1,000) and the cost to have it installed. My old gas water heather was not up to code, so I had to have Sears install a stand for the water heather, a drip pan, a gas shutoff value & water shutoff value. The total cost of the system (including another $120 charged by the Sears contracted that came out to install the heater) was $1,659. Outside of the price though, I am really happy with the heater & hope it lasts a long time!

Tyler Puckett

912 Venice St.

Hurst, TX 76053

Criticism19 found this helpful
yigael
Sep 20 , 2012
Buyer Beware
This water heater is designed with electronic gadgets, and so there are caveats to be aware of: (1) Even though this is a gas water heater, it will NOT work without electricity! We had to figure this out ourselves after it was installed and we happened to be perusing the User Guide. Would it have killed the engineers to include a manual override so that it could operate during a blackout?? (2) The description states it's "equipped with a patented air intake system, which transfers more heat to the water while using less energy." The long black device on the side does NOT transfer any heat to the water, but instead just sucks in air and channels it into the combustion chamber. (3) The fan is VERY LOUD, and sounds like a vacuum cleaner. This device was obviously designed with wealthy consumers in mind, who live in large houses where water heaters are in a basement far from living areas. Such people are mostly concerned with having an appliance that is simple to set and automatic.
 

rcinalabama

Greenville, AL

Feb 10 , 2013
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Don't Buy

I have had this water heater for 17 months & the FV Sensor has burned out twice & you have no hot water until they come & repair it. I didn't tell you it takes up to 3 weeks for them to repair it. Oh yes the fan is very loud.


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staudertj

Ypsilanti, MI

Oct 19 , 2012
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water heating cost is half!

Installed the water heater myself but did the work to code. Its next to my furnace so I added a outlet to the switchbox for the furnace so that there is power to run the combustion air fan. The gas cost for my water heating is about 1/2 of the 11 year old gas water heater I had. Its somewhat loud but not a problem.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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yigael

Tampa, FL

Sep 20 , 2012
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Buyer Beware

This water heater is designed with electronic gadgets, and so there are caveats to be aware of: (1) Even though this is a gas water heater, it will NOT work without electricity! We had to figure this out ourselves after it was installed and we happened to be perusing the User Guide. Would it have killed the engineers to include a manual override so that it could operate during a blackout?? (2) The description states it's "equipped with a patented air intake system, which transfers more heat to the water while using less energy." The long black device on the side does NOT transfer any heat to the water, but instead just sucks in air and channels it into the combustion chamber. (3) The fan is VERY LOUD, and sounds like a vacuum cleaner. This device was obviously designed with wealthy consumers in mind, who live in large houses where water heaters are in a basement far from living areas. Such people are mostly concerned with having an appliance that is simple to set and automatic.


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csul

Houston, TX

Jan 11 , 2012
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Very loud.

Ours is Installed in laundry room off the kitchen. If washer or dish washer is running you can't hear in the kitchen. Very sorry I had it installed.


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tylerpuckett

Hurst, TX

Aug 8 , 2011
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Kenmore Elite 40 gal water heater - expensive but pretty cool!

Hello everybody:

I purchased the Kenmore Elite 40 gal water heater for my first house (which had a 20 yr old water heater). The best things about this water heater is that it is very efficient & once it heats up the water it rarely has to run again to keep the water warm. My old water heater ran all of the time. The digital display is also pretty cool. You can very easily adjust the water temperature from 70 - 160 degrees (I keep mine on 120). The only drawback is the price (about $1,000) and the cost to have it installed. My old gas water heather was not up to code, so I had to have Sears install a stand for the water heather, a drip pan, a gas shutoff value & water shutoff value. The total cost of the system (including another $120 charged by the Sears contracted that came out to install the heater) was $1,659. Outside of the price though, I am really happy with the heater & hope it lasts a long time!

Tyler Puckett

912 Venice St.

Hurst, TX 76053

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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