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Marathon 50 Gal. Tall 4500/4500-Watt Elements Non Metallic Lifetime Electric Tank Water Heater

  • Plastic tank will not rust; ideal in hard water applications
  • Make sure it fits: measure your space to ensure dimensions fit
  • Provides ample hot water for homes with 3-5 people
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Product Overview

Never buy another water heater after the Rheem Marathon 50 Gal. Electric Water Heater. The non-metallic tank eliminates rust and corrosion that leads to leaks in typical tank water heaters. This tank is backed by a lifetime warranty (with registration) and eliminates the hassle of periodically replacing your water heater. Plus, it's lightweight and perfect for replacement of an existing water heater.
  • Great investment and value: lifetime tank warranty (registration required) equates to a savings of over USD 5,700
  • No leaks and longer lasting: the non-metallic tank is impervious to rust and corrosion that can lead to leaks in metallic tanks
  • Prevents smelly water: tank construction eliminates the need for an anode rod which can cause smelly water
  • Perfect for replacement: the tank's size and light weight makes it easy to get home and in position
  • Easy to maintain: longer-lasting titanium element prevents corrosion buildup, there's no anode rod to replace, the bowl-shaped bottom allows water to drain more completely and an oversized access panel makes it easier to remove sediment
  • Reliable hot water: provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people or homes with 3 plus bathrooms
  • Peace-of-mind: backed by a lifetime limited warranty on the tank and a 6-year limited warranty on parts (with registration)
  • A reliable hot water solution from rheem, the global leader in water heating
  • Designed for durability: choose a water heater that will las
  • Delivers saving and efficiency: consider both initial cost and lifetime savings
  • Built for simplicity: easy to install and easy to maintai
  • Enough hot water: choose a water heater that meets the highest demands of your household
  • 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.
  • California residents

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Ratings
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Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)50855050
Application TypeResidentialCommercialResidentialResidential
Water Heater ProfileTallTallShortTall
Product Height (in.)62.75 in70.2547.25 in62 in
Efficiency LevelHigh HighSuper High
Water Heater FeaturesOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFi
Product Width (in.)23.5 in28.25 in28.25 in22.25 in
Fuel TypeElectricElectricElectricElectric
Smart Home Smart Home Enabled
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Specifications

Dimensions

Kilo Watt
4.5
Product Depth (in.)
23.5 in
Product Height (in.)
62.75 in
Product Width (in.)
23.5 in
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
3/4

Details

Amperage (amps)
18.75 A
Application Type
Residential
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Efficiency Level
High
Electricity Phase
Single Phase
Finish Family
Gray
First Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr)
57
Fuel Type
Electric
Household Size
3-5
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
150
Minimum Temperature (F)
90
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Number of Elements
2
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
103 lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Required Volt Connection
240 volt
Returnable
180-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
Lifetime
Uniform Energy Factor
0.91
Water Heater Features
Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Tall
Wattage (watts)
4500

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Labor Warranty
No Warranty
Part Warranty
6 Year

Questions & Answers

70Questions13Answers

what is the age of my water heater? Model # MP 50245 S/# C96-25750

Asked by scarab42 February 4, 2021
1
Answer

Hi scarab42 and thank you for your question. It can not be determined with the information you have given. Please call 800-432-8373.

How can i talk to a live person

Asked by Stretch October 20, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for asking. For assistance with your water heater please contact us directly 866-279-4566.

In reference to my question from 9/17/20 (why do the short vs tall models of the Marathon 50 gall...

Asked by sben September 28, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Ben, Thank you for asking, I apologize you weren't able to get the insights you required. The only deduction that I was able to come to was that the geometry of the tank would effect the efficiency of the unit. Shorter but wider unit would have more surface area in which the heat is radiating into. a Taller but thinner vessel allows the hot water to rise up away from the cold water more efficiently as there is less surface area on a horizontal plane. I hope this helps.

Why does the energy guide for this unit indicate $428/year operating cost versus the short 50 gal...

Asked by sben September 15, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for asking. For assistance with this question please contact us directly 800-431-1549.

Can this unit be installed outside in an water heater enclosure?

Asked by tab July 20, 2020
2
Answers

Depending on how far north you live you may be able to install it outside but I don't think it is meant to be in subzero temperatures. You may also want to check your local housing/building codes to see if this is permitted where you live.

Where can I get upper and lower heat9ng elements for a Rheem Marathon Model MH50245 B 50 gallon u...

Asked by bip May 8, 2020
2
Answers

Contact the Rheem parts department. Make sure you have a Rheem certified plumber install it or you'll risk voiding the warranty

I have a Rheem Marathon 50gal. 10-12 yrs. old. It keeps popping the 30amp breaker. I replaced bre...

Asked by Whale April 28, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for asking, Whale. It is possible your water heater requires a new element. Please have someone contact us at 1-866-279-4566 with a Digital Multimeter to diagnose the unit. Thank you and have a great day.

How can I control temperature of water?

Asked by Hjp April 19, 2020
2
Answers

The temperature of the water in the heater is regulated by the adjustable surface mounted thermostat(s) located behind the jacket access panel(s). Dual element heaters have two thermostats. To comply with industry standards the thermostat(s) were set at 120°F before the water heater was shipped from the factory. Canadian models are set to 140°F (60°C). See page 15 of the Use and Care Manual which is a PDF file on the product page to the right of the "Product Overview"

What is the part number for the upper heating element

Asked by Scooter March 3, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for asking, Scooter. The part number for the upper heating element is SP610160, which can be purchased here on The Home Depot website. If you have any further questions, please contact us at 1-866-279-4566. Thank you and have a great day.

How long is this on sale for 999.00?

Asked by Frankie February 26, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for asking. Please contact your local Home Depot about the length of the sale.

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Customer Reviews

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This is the water heater model I had to have. From Magnesium to Aluminum to zinc Marathon. No one has a more potent water than what I have been dealing with. I was careful to take measurements because I knew it was going to be tight. I forgot to allow room for the thermostat covers. The plumber rotated it, so it was not a problem. I wanted this to look nice because it took a long time for me to save for this. I took out the top shelf. I glued some boards over the holes. Maybe I can buy some buy some poster board in the arts and crafts Section. I stayed with copper pipes and fittings-vertical installation. I wanted tees and pipes coming over and down. Everything is rigid and stationary so there is no lateral stress on the stub pipes. I thought it might keep the seals from leaking. I had the plumber install a ball valve. The expansion tank was an upgrade. The inspector will be coming out soon. Rheem states that it is necessary to have a drain no more than six inches in circumference under the relief valve discharge tube. I have a drain that is larger; and it could whisk away a lot of water. It is covered up right now though. The cat’s litter box is next to it. He prefers the drain. Overall, I think the plumber did a really nice job. I will have someone build new cabinets in the future.
by Alan
1 person found this helpful
Gushing water 5 days before parts warranty expires (almost 6 years)
I bought and installed this new in June 2014. It is May 2020 and the water heater is gushing water from the top. These are sealed and insulated so I can't tell what is wrong. Emergency plumber is $150 an hour so I'll wait till monday to call during normal hours. Also, Rheem is closed on saturday so I can't start the claim. Was trouble free for almost 6 years. Hope it doesn't take forever to get the new one/replacement parts so the family can take a warm shower.
by gushingheater
5 people found this helpful
Gushing water 5 days before parts warranty expires (almost 6 years)
I bought and installed this new in June 2014. It is May 2020 and the water heater is gushing water from the top. These are sealed and insulated so I can't tell what is wrong. Emergency plumber is $150 an hour so I'll wait till monday to call during normal hours. Also, Rheem is closed on saturday so I can't start the claim. Was trouble free for almost 6 years. Hope it doesn't take forever to get the new one/replacement parts so the family can take a warm shower.
by gushingheater
1 person found this helpful
Gushing water 5 days before parts warranty expires (almost 6 years)
I bought and installed this new in June 2014. It is May 2020 and the water heater is gushing water from the top. These are sealed and insulated so I can't tell what is wrong. Emergency plumber is $150 an hour so I'll wait till monday to call during normal hours. Also, Rheem is closed on saturday so I can't start the claim. Was trouble free for almost 6 years. Hope it doesn't take forever to get the new one/replacement parts so the family can take a warm shower.
by gushingheater
2 people found this helpful
Professionally installed , leaky valve from day one
Just had the 50 gallon Marathon installed. I love the idea of no anode rod, eliminating the sulfur smell and nonmetallic tank. As soon as it was installed it leaked from the top valve. I knew immediately from reading reviews it was a known issue from at least back in 2016 that Rheem indicated they would look into. I’m now stuck without a hot water heater til I can decide which to replace it with. Seems it’s the only one without the anode rod but I don’t want to take the chance replacing it from the same company. From my experience and reading reviews I wouldn’t purchase another one.
by Psychkoemt
Response from RheemApr 9, 2020
Hi,

We can certainly help you with your concern, please call Technical Support 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 assist you.


Jennifer rheem
4 people found this helpful
I ordered this water heater on 11-12-2018. Upon installing it, it leaked. I called Rheem in Montg...
I ordered this water heater on 11-12-2018. Upon installing it, it leaked. I called Rheem in Montgomery and they authorized a warranty replacement. They said they would make an appointment with one of their approved contractors to replace it. The earliest appointment they could make was a week and a half away. The day before their contractor was supposed to come replace it, Rheem warranty services in Dover, NJ called and told me that the warranty on this water heater did not cover onsite service. They said I would have to return it to Home Depot for them to process the warranty return. The replacement apparently got dropped off the truck into the middle of the road somewhere. It's now March 2019 and I'm still waiting for my water heater. If I could give this water heater a rating of negative 10 stars, I would
by Coldshowers
25 people found this helpful
Had to return. Box was torn open in multiple places and there was corrosion on the brass fittings...
Had to return. Box was torn open in multiple places and there was corrosion on the brass fittings. Also heater was 2 yrs 9 mos old so energy star rating was over $100 more per year than the one I purchased online. . I had to bring it back to the store myself. I did receive a full refund though including delivery fee.
by Mitch
Response from RheemJan 11, 2019
Hi Mitch,

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope your re now enjoying a new Rheem water heater, if you ever need assistance please call Technical Support 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 assist you.

Thank you,
Jennifer rheem
10 people found this helpful
We had one of these installed to solve the sulfur smell problem with the well water. We have not ...
We had one of these installed to solve the sulfur smell problem with the well water. We have not had any trouble with it. It is very efficient. We had electricity go out for a week once and the water inside was still lukewarm. The tank is plastic so pay special attention to the draining instructions!
by WildBill
7 people found this helpful
Working Great
I installed this water heater because our well water is acidic. With the plastic construction of this heater the issue of the water heater tank rotting out will now be a non-issue.
by Littlejack
10 people found this helpful
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