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)

  • Frigate
    1 year, 2 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

  • Olivia
    1 year 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 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 ago at Home Depot
    Bluewater Lake, New Mexico, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

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

  • Lfours
    1 year, 2 months ago at Home Depot
    Indiana

    5.0 / 5.0

    Have to agree with some of the previous reviews. Good value for the money. I have 5 rental units with electric water heaters and it seems to be cheaper to replace them at $208.00 for the GE unit than to hire a plumber or electrician to repair them. The Shark bite connectors are a novice's dream!! Something VERY helpful; Home Depot, I am told, has a plumber working at each store. I spoke to the one at the store I got to and to some advice from; made the whole experience easier!

  • Louie
    1 year, 2 months ago at Home Depot
    Chesapeake, VA, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Easy to install, SharkBites are the way to go. No soldering. Installation easy for the DIY'er.

  • Justin
    1 year, 2 months ago at Home Depot
    NC

    1.0 / 5.0

    Product only last for 3 years, parts are very expensive and hard to find, also, service cost are too high. Don't waste your money.

  • dakjoan
    1 year, 2 months ago at Home Depot
    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    excellent, 6 years guaranties, you can save in the energy bill doing appropriate level. The costumer service was accurate, simple and professional

  • sljs
    1 year, 2 months ago at Home Depot
    Kirksville, MO 63501, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    leaking after 3 weeks will return it to hd for another one hope its not a hassle dont want it repaired want another one since the insides are soaked. Will see about recommending after I return leaker and how its handled.

  • skip1744
    1 year, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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,

  • SweetpeaNRockysMom
    1 year, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    St Petersburg, FL, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    Installed, worked great for 2 days, 3rd morning no hot water. Either thermostat or elements are bad. I either have to drain and remove them myself and return to home depot for new ones, or wait until GE schedules a tech to look at it. My neighbor bought the EXACT same unit and it would not heat water. His elements were bad. He replaced them himself, but Im a single woman and can not do myself. Lets see how long I can wait for GEs tech to show up....

  • will
    1 year, 4 months ago at Home Depot

    4.0 / 5.0

    very good customer service on line and in the gilbert, az store

  • Mr1dB
    1 year, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Sedona, AZ, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    It's been about a month, and my electric bill has already gone down. Easy to adjust dual thermostat. I cut 2 flaps in the insulation blanket (sold separately) to adjust when needed.

  • Menace
    1 year, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Brandon, FL, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    I shopped Home Depot and Lowes and this unit won out by far on both price and quality. It took about two hours to install only because it was taller than the unit replaced so we had to redo the pipes from the wall to the unit by hand. It works great and is efficient. After my 10% military discount, I paid $188.74 out the door...can't beat that deal!!!

  • Iritated
    1 year, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    Idaho, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    No power to lower element. Top element burned out in less than 1 week.

  • Tinman
    1 year, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    Salida, CO 81201, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Great little H20 heater. Super recovery time. Pleased. Would buy again.

  • Klm12
    1 year, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    Maryland, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    My unit was defective.had to pay a plumber again to take out and replace with a good unit

  • JimD
    1 year, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    Easton, PA, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    Ever since day one could not get any hot water out of it for more than 3 minutes . I called their help line and they have no one that can service my area . Never again will I purchase a GE product .

  • KathyV
    1 year, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    Schenectady, NY, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    If you are thinking about buying this water heater and installing it yourself, I recommend that you do. I am somewhat handy, but don't have much experience with plumbing and I replaced my old water heater with this one, no problem. The box even fit on the backseat of my midsize car so I didn't need to have it delivered.You can find step by step instructions on Home Depot or elsewhere that will walk you right through it. I took it slow, so it took me a couple hours (read and reread instructions, etc.). I used a Rigid small space pipe cutter ($15) to cut the old pipes and Shark bite flexible connectors to connect to the heater. Thank you to the reviews that mentioned them, they made the job so easy!I had a hot shower in an hour and washed dishes soon after that. So far working great!

  • fish
    1 year ago at Home Depot
    Monongahela, PA, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    It was time to replace my old tank. i read reviews on other tanks and decided to go with this one. So far so good. I also used shark bites to make the connections, they work great also saved a lot of time.Had hot water in about an hour. I bought the wrong connections and had to take them back, my fault! lesson learned measure the distance between the tank and the supply lines.

  • PAPAX2
    1 year, 10 months 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
    1 year, 10 months 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
    1 year, 12 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 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 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 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 ago at Home Depot

    4.0 / 5.0

    easy to install,and provides more than enough hot water

  • AMPacific
    2 years, 1 month 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.