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Gladiator 50 Gal. Medium 12 Year 5500/5500-Watt Smart Electric Water Heater with Leak Detection and Auto Shutoff

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  • Built-in leak detection and auto shutoff protects your home
  • Built-in EcoNet WiFi enables control & monitoring at home or away
  • Provides ample hot water for homes with 3-5 people
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The Rheem Gladiator 50 Gal. electric water heater provides an ample supply of hot water for households with 3 to 5 people. The Gladiator water heater is unlike any other water heater because it provides the Power to Know, the Power to Control, and the Power to Protect. The Power to Know: detect potential leaks with the 360° LeakSense Leak Detection system. The Power to Control: integrated EcoNet Wi-Fi enables management of water temperature, tracking of energy usage and monitoring from your phone. The Power to Protect: Features the LeakGuard Auto Shutoff Valve, which engages in the unlikely event a leak is detected, to protect your home from water damage. Its self-cleaning feature prolongs tank life and maintains the water heater's efficiency. As a Performance Platinum, the Gladiator has a 12-year limited tank and parts warranty plus a 3-year in home labor warranty. This model comes with 2 5500-Watt stainless steel heating elements.
  • 50 Gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Power to know: built-in LeakSense leak detection system alerts you of any leak large or small, internal or external
  • Power to control: built-in EcoNet Wi-Fi technology allows you to manage hot water, track energy usage, and set modes like vacation mode from your mobile device
  • Power to protect: protect your home from water damage with LeakGuard, the auto shut-off valve that shuts off incoming water and locks water in
  • Delivers 63 Gal. of hot water in the first hour
  • Self-cleaning: fights sediment build-up at the bottom of the tank to prolong tank life and maintain efficiency
  • Hot water availability indicator: know before hot water runs out via EcoNet Wi-Fi app
  • Vacation mode: save money on water heating costs while away by setting your water heater in vacation mode from your mobile device with the EcoNet Wi-Fi app
  • 12-year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 3-year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • 0.92 Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) means it's high efficiency, saving money on energy bills with low energy usage
  • Dual 5500-Watt stainless steel heating elements
  • Requires a 240-Volt connection for installation
  • Thick, premium sacrificial anode rod and Rheemglas tank lining combine to protect the tank from corrosive elements in the water
  • As with any WiFi connected device, for best performance use your phone or tablet to check the WiFi signal strength in the area where the water heater will be installed prior to purchase
  • Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day installation service in most areas, or visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information.



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Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)50 gal50 gal50 gal55 gal
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Water Heater ProfileMediumTallMediumTall
Required Volt Connection240 volt240 volt240 volt240 volt
Wattage (watts)4500 W5500 W5500 W4500 W
Household Size3-53-53-55+
Efficiency LevelSuper HighHighHighHigh
Water Heater FeaturesOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFiGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFiGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFi
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Specifications

Dimensions

Kilo Watt5.5Product Depth (in.)22.25 in
Product Height (in.)48 inProduct Width (in.)22.25 in
Tank Valve Size (in.)0.75 inWater Connection Size (in.)3/4 in

Details

Amperage (amps)22.92 AApplication TypeResidential
Efficiency LevelHighElectricity PhaseSingle Phase
Finish FamilyGrayFirst Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr)63
Fuel TypeElectricHousehold Size3-5
Indoor/OutdoorIndoorMaximum Temperature (F)150 °F
Minimum Temperature (F)90 °FNominal Tank Capacity (gallons)50 gal
Number of Elements2Pack Size1
Power OptionsHardwiredProduct Weight (lb.)129 lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)45 galRemote AccessRemote Access
Required Volt Connection240 voltRequires Hub?No Hub Required
Returnable90-DaySmart HomeSmart Home Enabled
Smart Home ProtocolWi-FiTank Lining MaterialGlass
Tank Warranty12 YearUniform Energy Factor0.92
Voice Control Hub RequiredNo Voice ControlWater Heater FeaturesGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFi
Water Heater ProfileMediumWattage (watts)5500 W
Works WithGoogle Assistant

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsUL ListedLabor Warranty3 Year
Part Warranty12 Year

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
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  • 69%recommend this product
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Another Do'er - Gettin' something done
This water heater is far better than the one I had. However, that one was gas, had a 5 year warranty, and may have been from 1991. I converted to electric and upped gallons from 40 to 50. Even though it took me a few days to convert to electric and install, I couldn't be happier.
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Do a search of reviews on "Leaks" this is junk
Barely 7 months old before it leaked at the top and shorted out the internal electronics. The Rheem warranty covers replacement with another Rheem unit which I will not do. Replacing it with another piece of junk is a waste of money for yet another installation.
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Response from RheemJun 3, 2022
Hi,

Thank you for this review. We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced because of the leak on your water heater and would like an opportunity to assist you. The water heater that you have reviewed includes a 9-year parts and tank warranty, as well as a 2-year full in-home labor warranty. Please call our Technical Support team at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST at your earliest convenience. One of our experienced analysts will be happy to help you with warranty, and labor service options for this issue.

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    2 found this review helpful
    Corroded and Leaks right out of box
    Do not recommend. Just bought and installed yesterday, under control Panel is very corroded straight from factory and leaking from the element. After spending over an hour on the phone with Rheem customer service, they deemed it necessary to drain tank and return back to Home Depot for replacement. They were very nice but No discount or anything For the now extra day of draining, hauling out and returning.
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    Response from RheemJun 3, 2022
    Hi,

    Thank you for this review. We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced because of the leak on your water heater. The water heater that you have reviewed includes a 9-year parts and tank warranty, and a 2-year full in-home labor warranty. Please call our Technical Support team at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST. One of our experienced analysts will be happy to help you with warranty coverage, warranty claims, and warranty questions for this issue.

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      3 found this review helpful
      Is a great hot water heater
      Installed this hot water heater my self and was so simple to do. My hot water lasts at least 2 or 3 times as long as my old one. Also if you install it yourself don't freak out like I did when all the lights don't come on. The power light comes on and only the top element for about 15 minutes then it switches to the bottom element. I thought both lights would be on at the same time but the don't as it would draw way too much power. I have had it for about a month and couldn't be happier!!!
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      2 found this review helpful
      Don’t buy it!
      Nothing but problems from day one. Just replaced Elements! Bought in Sept. 2021. Forget about the bells and whistles this. Ones with! Not worth it! No help at all from Rheem! 12 year warranty is crap!
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      Response from RheemMay 3, 2022
      Hi Chris,

      Thank you for your review. We apologize for any inconvenience you are experiencing. The water heater you have reviewed comes with a 12-year limited warranty for tank and parts and 3-year full in-home labor warranty. We would love an opportunity to better assist you with any issues you are having. Please give our Technical Support team a call at your earliest convenience at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST and one of our experienced analysts will be happy to answer any warranty questions you may have.

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        4 found this review helpful
        Hot water and no more problems
        30 days in and we're loving this unit. We did have an alert for the water sensor but it cleared after our dehumidifier ran in proximity. I love the Wi-Fi feature and ability to schedule hotter water for morning showers then turning down and saving $$. When I contacted Rheem, they dispatched a technician next day to check the sensor and also walked me through setting up the app so they do stand behind their product.
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          Rheem packages their product well, so the heater was in...
          Rheem packages their product well, so the heater was in great condition coming out of the box. As far as installation, with a small amount of plumbing and electrical knowledge, you'll be fine. A few items of surprise. The pressure relief spigot located on the top of the unit was facing towards the back. A call to Rheem - I was permitted to fix w/out voiding warranty. Secondly, the drain valve is plastic. Huge disappointment they cut corners here. As for durability, time will tell. 9 year warranty: first 2 years are full warranty and the last 7 are limited warranty.
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          3 found this review helpful
          Easy Pick-Up through Online Order
          Ordered this electric hot water heater online late one afternoon. Received a text message early the next morning that item was ready. Staff helped load into our truck. Plumber states easy install and so far, so good with operation.
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            HIGHLY RECOMMEND
            Having a 2 bedroom 2 bath house I believe this 40 gallon heater will be more efficient than a 50.
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            Multiple failures
            Purchased June 2020, August 2020 lower element failed, no alarm. Rheem replaced control panel. November 2021, upper element failed, no alarm. Smart feature is supposed to monitor elements and alert poor performance and failure.
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