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Performance Platinum XR90 29 Gal. Tall 12 Year 60,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater
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  • Model XG29T12XR60U0
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  • Store SO SKU #1000053211

Performance Platinum XR90 29 Gal. Tall 12 Year 60,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater

$66800 /each
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Model # 43V30-60 RE6

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Store SO SKU #1000894608

Rheem EcoSense XR90 29 gal. Tall 6 Year 60,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater
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Discontinued Rheem EcoSense

XR90 29 gal. Tall 6 Year 60,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater

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Designed for residential applications, this Rheem EcoSense XR90 is a 29-gal. 60,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater featuring an electronic self-diagnostic gas control system that monitors system performance and operation. This water heater delivers 90 gallons of hot water within the first hour, providing more hot water than most 50 gal. models. The small foot print of this water heater is ideal for installations in tight spaces.

  • Due to Ultra Low NOx requirements from Air Quality Management Districts in the State of California, please confirm that your shipping zip code is not restricted from the use of items that do not meet local qualifications
  • 29-gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with three to five people
  • Integrated self-diagnostic gas valve monitors water heater performance
  • Provides up to 90 gal. of hot water in the first hour
  • 6 year tank and parts warranty plus 1 year in home labor warranty
  • 0.70 energy factor exceeds Energy Star requirements
  • Factory-installed temperature and pressure relief valve
  • Eco-friendly burner with low-Nox design
  • Small foot print of 17-3/4 in. allows for installation in tight spaces
  • 110-volt fan-assisted draft inducer comes with an 8 ft. cord with a 3-prong plug
  • Maintenance free - no filters to clean or replace
  • CSA listed
  • California Residents - See if your county requires water heaters that meet Air Quality Management District Ultra Low NOx (ULN) requirements:

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Name Performance Platinum XR90 29 Gal. Tall 12 Year 60,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater Performance 40 Gal. Tall 6 Year 40,000 BTU Power Vent Natural Gas Water Heater Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 42,000 BTU Power Vent Natural Gas Water Heater XR90 29 gal. Tall 6 Year 60,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater
Brand Rheem Rheem Rheem Rheem EcoSense
Ratings (40) (386) (447) (12)
Eco Options Yes Yes Yes Yes
Part Warranty 12 Year 6 Year 6 Year 6 Year
Water Heater Features LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Product Height (in.) 65.50 59 58 65.5
Gas Type Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas
Tank Capacity (gallons) 29
Water Heater Profile Tall Tall Tall Tall
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Venting of this water heater

I have a power vent 50 gal water heater I want to replace with XR90 29 Gal. Will I be able to vent the exhaust gases thru the same vent which is PVC ang goes thru the side of the house. I do not have a chimney.
Asked by: Gupta
No you will not be able to use your existing PVC venting for the XR90. The XR90 is a vent assisted with blower on the top. This water heater is not a Powered Vented water heater. The XR90 requires the same double walled B venting as required by any atmospheric vented water heater.
Answered by: Rheem
Date published: 2016-01-20
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Customer Reviews

XR90 29 gal. Tall 6 Year 60,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Better think more that twice... I wish the 'very poor design' and 'Think Twice' reviews were available when we bought our unit in March. Within a week or so the unit shut off for no apparent reason. I went downstairs and looked for an error code or something but the unit was just dead, nothing but cold water. I unplugged the cord, plugged it back in and the loud fan motor started up again. This happened several more times and I contacted the company that installed the unit and was told that they had gotten several complaints about the same unit. I called Rheem and they told me that they had zero complaints about this model. I wanted to see if we could get a different unit but were told that a new fan motor would take care of the problem. A new motor was sent out and the installation company installed it with no problems...until 2 weeks later and the unit is doing the exact same thing, shutting off with no hot water available! I am hoping to try and go back to a good old-fashioned 50-gallon hot water heater with no fan motor that has to be plugged in. I would prefer not another Rheem but apparently that is all that Home Depot carries now. We are very unsatisfied with both this water heater and Rheem.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly efficient, replaced a 50-gallon heater with no let-down. I admit that I needed to be persuaded to replace a 50-gallon water heater with this 29-gallon unit. I am glad I listened to my wife and went along with this purchase! Don't be fooled by the low price and seemingly too-small capacity, this unit does what it says it does: heats the water rapidly and efficiently. We have had this unit for 3 months, and many of the reviews I read were mixed about this product. I also noticed that many of the reviews were from a few years ago when there were some supplier problems and a lot of bad units were shipped. If you're on the fence like I was, buy this unit and you'll be glad you did!
Date published: 2014-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Choice for Our Neeeds Had this 29 gallon storage water heater installed to meet the needs of a three bedroom 2 1/2 bath home. It is definitely more capable of meeting our needs than the 40 gallon appliance we replaced. The 60,000 btu burner is the key. When family came for the holidays we had no issues with hot water (though you must be reasonable on your simultaneous or successive demands). Exceeded the old water heater service capability. I am very satisfied.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Product Had this heater installed 14 months ago. Within the first 6 months a pressure switch for the blower went bad; unit would not fire at all. Spent 4 days without hot water while the part was shipped in. It was under warranty, yadda yadda. Now, the unit keeps going into a hard lock out; flashes an error code. 6, pause, 3 flash error code citing a flame loss. Had the service company out to check things over; after 5 hours of troubleshooting, they determined that the gas valve control unit (main part as far as I am concerned) is defective and needs replaced. Now I have to manually reset it each time I want hot water. Each time, for every thing. I have contacted Rheem, but have not received a return call to discuss these issues and my dissatisfaction with this unit. I wish I had never purchased this and I don't recommend it for anyone else. If you'd like to know what it is like to own this unit, turn off your water heater and get a shower.
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Think Twice Have had the unit for less than 3 months and continue to get error code after error code. Have to reset unit 6 times in less than 90 days. Wife does not like cold showers in the morning!!!!!!!! Great when it works, problem is keeping it working!
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very efficient water heater - excellent performance I took a chance on this heater with it's greater efficiency versus one with greater capacity. We have 4 kids so our hot water is in high demand. This water heater is extremely efficient and easily meets the demands of our family as long as we use water wisely (e.g. don't have two people taking showers at the same). It reheats water extremely quickly (fully reheated ~10 minutes or less after finishing a 15 min shower), which is critical for the use in our house. The electric start is a nice feature - no more pilot light worries.
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Water Heater, Don't Let Low Capacity Fool You I've been running it for a year or so. It's a great water heater, and it beats my old 50 gallon heater in first hour performance. I have a 4 bed, 2.5 bath house, and have put 6-8 adults through consecutive showers on several occasions and never got cold. I do run low flow shower heads, so be sure to look at first hour performance on any water heater you're looking to by. Also, be aware the vent height is taller than most heaters so it may require vent adjustments during installation.
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Water Heater This water heater is an excellent choice for a family of 5 individuals. Make sure you have a 110 outlet near and have it professionally installed and buy the extended warranty you should have no issues with it we have had ours for over 2 months and it heats up faster van our old 50 gallon hot water heater. The only downside is that three people cannot be taking a shower back to back. But the heater recovers quickly.
Date published: 2014-05-16
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