Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 261
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doodaa When to say no to technology
We have had nothing but problems with this water heater. It turns off and on so we don't know if we will have hot water or not. The machine gave us a variety of codes/ none of which solved the problem. The manufacture is more than happy to send parts to you and have you fix it. However, after promising to send a tech to our house, they told us if the tech did not find a problem that the bill would be on us. The tech. never called or showed. We believe there is a problem with the heater coupler and the computer on the water heater, which will not recognize when its time to heat. We are taking it back to Home depot today....
October 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JRob Super Hot Water!
We've had this water heater installed for just a few weeks now, and I must admit that I paid a plumber to install it, so the installation was super easy (for me)! Seriously, though, he didn't seem to encounter any issues, but then again, he does this all the time.
As for the Super Hot Water, he had left it on setting "B" which is 2 above "Hot", which I guess is the standard setting. Holy smokes that water was hot! I had to turn it down to settings, to Hot. Now, we were upgrading from an old water heater, so improvement is to be expected, but I didn't expect that much. Now, with our faucets on full hot, even on the Normal setting, I can leave my hands in it for more than a second without getting scalded.
I'm sure this is helping us save water, since you don't have to waste so much waiting for the hot water to travel through the pipes. Out here, in California, that's a big deal to me as we are in a severe drought.
I had no idea what rating to give for value, so I picked average. However, through PG&E, this unit is eligible for a $200 rebate, which is how I picked it, and justified the over $700 price tag.
One final note: Home Depot had it on sale, or at least was advertising a lower price, just days before I bought it at $729. It was previously listed at $649. This didn't make me think "value" either. I'm hoping the price drops again soon and I can get a price adjustment, but I'm not holding my breath.
Anyway, seems great so far! I'll let you know how it's doing in 10 years. ;-)
July 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SLM Do not purchase
We do not recommend purchasing any product made by rheem! We purchased this hot water heater and it did not work. We contacted the company who informed us that they would overnight the part. We waited and waited and eventually (after three different phone calls) found out that the part was unavailable! Our contractor had to reinstall our old tank while we returned this one and bought a new tank (of a different brand). The company refused to compensate us for the contractor cost. We filed a complaint with the BBB and they were unable to help. Rheem does not value its customers and we will never purchase another product that they make. We recommend you steer clear. Also- we recommend Bradford White brand- no problems at all and cheaper!
October 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by YooperMom Terrible experience.
I ordered on line. Picked up first water heater several weeks later, took it home and opened the box. It was damaged. Took it back to Home depot and they ordered another one. Several weeks later I picked up the second water heater. Took it home and opened the box. Damaged tank. The box was undamaged so it must have been damaged before it was boxed and shipped. Currently deciding what I will do next. I will say the help I received from the Home Depot staff was excellent. I wish they stocked the model I need.
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Junior Upgraded to a 50 gallon
I bought this unit because it was the only one Home Depot sold that was above .67 and they had it in the store. I could not wait. The other unit had a hole in the bottom. I got a 100 dollar rebate and it was a little more than the basic unit. This unit will pay for itself in a few years. My other unit was 17yrs old. I hope it lasts as long and does a good job. I will rate again it I have problems. I just got in installed today. Everything went great. It was a tall unit compared to a short. So I had to change a few things. Good thing I am handy. So far so good.
October 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Glenn Can't get Parts
Installed this water heater and it did not work. First diagnosis by Rheem was a new gas valve.... They sent that and the technician (professional plumber) installed it. NO go. Next trouble shooting done by Rheem was it was the plug in transformer. OK...guess what they don't have this part and have been waiting on it for over a month. Checker the entire internet and everyone out of stock...why, because this is a faulty part and everyone is replacing it. Technician said they don't usually install the ones with the electronic igniter and have seen better luck with the traditional.
So guess what, I have no hot water and can't get the needed part in the foreseeable future! So for a $20 part we have to remove the entire water heater and replace it. UGHH....will be replacing with the old style pilot I tell you that!! Not sure if it will be a Rheem or not?
October 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Catherine It is working great now
I gave a 1 star rating last month since the 1st one stopped working in couple days due to valve failure. I called whole day to home deport and asked them to fix it right away since we need hot water. They came in the 2nd day and replaced it with a new one. Now the new one is working great, can provide a lot hot water fast. Also it connect to my husband's cell phone through wifi so whenever it has any issue, my husband can be noticed. So far, it works great.
October 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by taberli Not happy so far
Purchased on Sept 23 and I am already getting valve failure notices. I replaced a 20 year old unit that was working fine to go to a brand new that fails. I hope to get a plumbing contractor to my home soon and hope the warranty goes smoothly.
October 2, 2016