40Gal/4500w Elec De Med 6Yr W/h

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Product Details

The GE 40-gal. 6 Year Medium Electric water heater provides an ample supply of hot water for a 1 - 2 bath home. This unit comes with two 4500 watt elements, a factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve and requires a 240 volt electrical connection for installation. The automatic thermostat keeps the water at desired temperature. This model has a 6 year tank and parts limited warranty.

Specifications

  • Amperage (amps) : 18.8 A
  • Application Type : Residential
  • Assembled Depth (in.) : 19.75 in
  • Assembled Height (in.) : 46.75 in
  • Assembled Width (in.) : 19.75 in
  • CSA Listed : No
  • Depth (in) : 20.5 in
  • ETL Listed : No
  • Element Wattage (watts) : 4500 W
  • Energy Star Compliant : No
  • Finish : Steel
  • Finish Family : White
  • First Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr) : 53
  • Fuel Type : Electric
  • Height (in) : 51.5 in
  • Indoor/Outdoor : Indoor
  • Item Package Type : Cardboard Container
  • Item Weight : 105 lb
  • Labor Warranty : 1 Year
  • Maximum temperature (F) : 150
  • Minimum Temperature (F) : 90 °F
  • Overheat Protection : Yes
  • Part Warranty : 6 Year
  • Product Depth (in.) : 19.75
  • Product Height (in.) : 46.75
  • Product Weight (lb.) : 105
  • Product Width (in.) : 19.75 in
  • Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour) : 53
  • Returnable : 90-Day
  • Self Cleaning : No
  • Tank Capacity (gallons) : 40 gal (US)
  • Tank Diameter (in.) : 19.75
  • Tank Valve Size (in.) : 0.75
  • Temperature Pressure Relief Valve (TPR) : Yes
  • UL Listed : 1-UL Listed
  • Voltage (volts) : 240 V
  • Water Connection Location : Top
  • Water Connection Size (in.) : 3/4
  • Water Heater Profile : Medium
  • Width (in) : 20.75 in

Reviews (53)

  • PAPAX2
    2 years, 1 month ago at Home Depot
    Long Island, New York

    5.0 / 5.0

    Very easy to install. Did electric myself, #10 wire, double pole 30 amp breaker. Great value. Made in U.S.A.

  • TruckinTerry
    2 years, 1 month ago at Home Depot
    Auburn, WA, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    I bought it on line and picked it up the same day. It was waiting for me at the customer service desk. I used a Sharkbite fitting for the expansion line outlet which made the install very easy. There was more room for the electrical connections than on the old water heater. Since it is now only 2 weeks old, time will tell if everything is still great but so far, it is a good product with an easy install.

  • CAPE
    2 years, 3 months ago at Home Depot

    4.0 / 5.0

    Too soon to judge, only installed a week ago, though it heated up very quickly.

  • Debra
    2 years, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    Wilmington, DE, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Water is very hot even set at a lower temp of 125. Also does not take long to heat back up. Haven't run out of hot water yet. It looks nice & clean too for a water heater.

  • John
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    West Milton Pa.

    4.0 / 5.0

    The only problem I had after the Water Heater was installed is that the Nipple that was installed at the Factory was not TIGHT. Very disappointed had to cut HOT Side and put a Coupling in line and resolder. Check all your connections first.

  • CarolB
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    St. Jacob

    5.0 / 5.0

    was easy to install once I got the right connection equipment - recommend you ask about this before taking it home (will save you a lot of time).

  • doug72
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot

    4.0 / 5.0

    easy to install,and provides more than enough hot water

  • AMPacific
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    Have been replacing the old water heaters in my rentals, with this heater for the past couple years. I believe it is a great unit so far so good.

  • Lily
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    West Chester, OH, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    This was an easy process. Ordered the hot water heater online and the plumber picked it up and the store for us.

  • texastweety
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Beaumont, TX, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Bought this product about 2 years ago. Had to re-route lines as I decided to install in a different location than old unit. Figured I might as well replace wiring and all. Read where some folks put in a cut off switch when the breaker is not in sight of unit...so I put that in as well. I live alone so I can flip the switch on in the morning while the coffe is brewing, let the dog out, have my coffee and it's heated the whole tank. Flip the switch off...I can use that tank for about 3 days in the summer, 2 in the winter. This includes bathing every day, doing hand washing dishes, giving the dog a bath and washing clothes. My electric bill is miniscule compared to before. No problems with the unit..glad I got it. Looking to get another one for another house. Bought this straight out of the store. I am almost 60 and female. You gotta do what you gotta do when you live alone. This heater was a good deal for me.

  • roundjoe
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Weatherford, TX, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Regardless of some negative reviews I decided to buy this Water heater. I was not wrong. This water heater is perfect, extremely easy to install considering I was replacing a 20 gal tank with this 40 gal tank. there were only minor changes which we made. Everything went together easily, the actual work taking no more than 30 minutes. We now have almost unending hot water. We can all 4 take a shower and still have hot water to spare. The smaller tank was full of sludge and was only good for about 1 minute of slightly warm water. I am really satisfied with this purchase. I have never bought a bad GE product.

  • Greg
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Locust Grove, VA 22508, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    I just purchased this product after reading all the reviews, and after looking at other products in different stores. So far I am very happy with it. No issues. I completed the installation by myself in 30 mins. The size and weight was easy to manage. The connections were simple. My water was hot after an hour. Make sure you follow all the directions. I am praying that it continues to work for many years to come. Don't forget to put a pan under the product. For $215.00, Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TimB
    2 years, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    Hamilton, OH, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    My wife and I recently purchased 130 year old Victorian home. The gas hot water heater went out and we wanted to convert it to electric.We purchased this hot water heater and brought it home. I carried it to the basement myself and started the install which took me about 45 minutes.30 minutes after the installation I was taking a nice very hot shower.Great product and a great price.Thanks

  • waterheaterinstaller
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot

    4.0 / 5.0

    I purchased the quick connect hoses with it it took longer to remove and drain the old one then to install this one. Makes hot water which is a plus since it is suppose to. Good deal for price on a 40 gallon tank

  • mike
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Hollywood, FL, USA

    3.0 / 5.0

    I bought this water heater in January 2009 and I have to replace unit January 2012 due to leak and corrosion in bottom panel. Warranty people were very helpful. Considering price, economy and warranty I will recommend this product with reservations.

  • Kvetch
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Sarasota, FL 34231, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Bought one of these and installed it easily with no problems at all, using the SharkBite connectors you can buy in Home Depot, too. As to the few negative reviews in here, I suspect that professional plumbers come in here and write bad reviews of these products in an attempt to scare home owners away from doing it themselves, but, don't worry, this is an excellent water heater and it's very easy for a do-it-yourselfer to install!

  • Drew
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Delta, CO, USA

    3.0 / 5.0

    the installation of the unit was simple and only took 25 to 30 minuts. The hot water takes 3 to 4 minutes to get to the far end of the house, but if you need to install the unit yourself I definitely recomend this unit.

  • cfnvster
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Boynton Beach, FL

    3.0 / 5.0

    Just as easy to install as any Hot Water Tank. Bought it as a replacement, needed a slender 40 gal tank for condo w/two bathrms. Not excited about the fact that it takes at least 45 minutes to heat water... W/2 heating elements, thats a long time, good thing I live in the South.One concern, a lot of POPPING noise when first heating unit up...due to expansion (read your manual BEFORE INSTALLATION).TIME will tell if this was really worth saving a few $$$'s on a less expensive unit @ $208.00.CF, Boynton Beach, FL

  • Wingnut
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    I was very pleased with the quality of the GE 40 Gallon water heater. i believe a cave woman could easily install if they followed all the safety guidelines.Had hot water in 40 minutes and incoming water was ice cold.

  • Daniel
    2 years, 7 months ago at Home Depot

    3.0 / 5.0

    I did not have any of the thread issues mentioned in other reviews. The installation was as easy as the last installation I did 7 years ago with a different brand. The warranty issues being reported may be due to the fact that GE has subcontracted the manufacture to Rheem. Rheem does have a fairly good commercial rep, so I'm a little surprised at the problems. It may be communication between the two companies but that shouldn't be the consumer's problem.One thing that should be in large print in the description is that this unit has a top mount pressure relief as opposed to the side mount relief seen on most water heaters. This will require additional piping if you are replacing a water heater with a side mount pressure relief. Wish I'd noticed that before ordering.

  • Frigate
    1 year, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    Cudjoe Key, FL 33042, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    Just bought this on Wednesday and installed it tonight. Box was pristine, no dents or anything. Went smooth, turned on the power and it heated the water up. Checked all the fittings - bone dryI went back a few hours later and there was water everywhere, coming from the top element cover :-(. I thought it might be a lose element, but that's dry too. I can only guess it's a crack in the tank somewhere (bad weld?). I would have thought they tested this before selling it to us....Back to HD tomorrow... bummer

  • Anonymous
    1 year, 11 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    I bought this one for my elderly parents. I bought this one because we have the same water heater, except for gas. We haven't had any problems with ours the past 2 years. And my father, who is 73, easily installed it himself. Very happy with this purchase!

  • Debbie
    1 year, 10 months ago at Home Depot
    Rural Missouri

    5.0 / 5.0

    It is very quiet and produces hot water quickly. I am impressed with the energy efficiency rating.

  • notpipefitter
    1 year, 10 months ago at Home Depot
    Chattanooga, TN

    5.0 / 5.0

    First, the bad. The water heater must have been dropped on the top corner. Big dent. It happens. I returned it. The damage was not obvious without opening the box. The staff brought a new one to the front. I opened the box. Pretty.I have a low overhead in the crawl space. It's standing room, but not full height. It took 3 trips to find the right flex pipes that fit the space. That was my learning curve. The right parts were on the shelf. I just had to measrure right.Now the good. Three trips to the parts section exposed me to Sharkbite connectors. They cost more than traditional solder T's and valves. But not that much more. You will never sweat a joint again after you make your first 3-way connection. Worth every penny.An hour after the wires were hooked up, I had hot water.The real value of a hot water heater comes when you need it. I caught a mild case of West Nile Virus. At times I was freezing. I stood under the shower and let that beautiful hot water heater downstairs warm me up. My old heater ran out in 5 minutes. This one just kept on cooking. Priceless.

  • skip1744
    1 year, 8 months ago at Home Depot
    Fenwick Island, DE, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    needed a water heater immediatly. ordered online and was ready for my pickup in 1 hour. saved time. Heater was the exact same model as the previous model which had a 9 year warranty. It lasted exactly 9 years and 1 month.

  • Tony
    1 year, 8 months ago at Home Depot
    Phoenix, AZ, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Installed this myself this morning, fist time with a water heater.. no problems. Quiet, could barely tell it was heating. Took a long shower within the hour and performed excellent with plenty of hot water to spare. I would recommend this WH for the price. For a two bathroom home and a 40 gallon tank my wife and I are pleased.

  • JR2012
    1 year, 8 months ago at Home Depot
    Bristol, CT, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    we call GE tech i told them we have no hot water.thay said we can send a tech out with in 2 days,or i can do the test and go to home depot and buy the parts and have there tech put it in,.we have a 6year war,i got it but in 9-27-12,,so we don't have any hot water now day 2.. next time i will buy from SEARS or LOWES.,and when we install the hotwater heat we got at home depot we hade to go to LOWES to get shark bites 3/4 to 1/2,because home depot don't sell that size,

  • Olivia
    1 year, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    Miami Gardens, FL, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    Simple features for optimum use. Ease of installation and short heating time. Ease of ordering online for in store pick up. It was at the counter, ready to go even though I was a day late picking it up.

  • fosterma
    1 year, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    Alden, NY 14004, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    I had a big boiler before it leaked, then it was a scramble to get a new one. this particular one was recommended to me. so far it seems to do the job as well as the boiler did.

  • debbie
    1 year, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    Bluewater Lake, New Mexico, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    works great, service is wonderful. Would recommend this heater to anyone.