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Marathon 50 gal. Short 4500/4500-Watt Elements Non Metallic Lifetime Electric Tank Water Heater

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  • Plastic tank will not rust; ideal in hard water applications
  • Make sure it fits: measure your space to ensure dimensions fit
  • WA and OR Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
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Product Details
  • Plastic tank will not rust; ideal in hard water applications
  • Make sure it fits: measure your space to ensure dimensions fit
  • WA and OR Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
About This Product

Have plenty of hot water with this Marathon 50 gal. electric tank water heater. Perfect for hard water applications for homes with three to five people, the bowl-shaped tank bottom drains thoroughly, allowing convenient service and sediment elimination. The plastic design makes an anode rod unnecessary and stops smelly water.

  • Washington and Oregon Residents: THIS WATER HEATER DOES NOT MEET DEMAND RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS. REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THE SALE, SHIPMENT OR INSTALLATION OF THIS WATER HEATER IN A STATE THAT REQUIRES DEMAND RESPONSE WATER HEATERS.
  • If your home is in a state that requires Demand Response water heaters, please select an approved Demand Response model available on homedepot.com.
  • Lifetime limited warranty on the tank, plus a 6-year limited warranty on the parts for your convenience (registration required)
  • Marathon's lightweight tank is easier to maneuver and position
  • Bowl-shaped tank bottom drains completely for easy service and sediment removal
  • Perfect for replacement: the tank's size and light weight makes it easy to get home and in position
  • Non-metallic tank and jacket resist corrosion
  • High temperature polysulfide dip tube
  • Multiple layers of filament wound fiberglass give the tank unmatched strength
  • Peace-of-mind: backed by a lifetime limited warranty on the tank and a 6-year limited warranty on parts (with registration)
  • Full-flow, brass drain valve
  • Thermally-fused upper element protects against dry firing
  • High temperature polysulfide dip tube
  • 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.
  • Meets 2015 NAECA standards
  • Return Policy
  • California residents
     see Prop 65 WARNINGS
Product ID #: 202584260Internet #: 020352473369Model #: MSR50245
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 47.25 in, W 28.25 in, D 28.25 in

Dimensions

Kilowatt4.5Product Depth (in.)28.25 in
Product Height (in.)47.25 inProduct Width (in.)28.25 in
Tank Valve Size (in.)0.75 inWater Connection Size (in.)3/4 in

Details

Amperage (A)18.75 AApplication TypeResidential
Efficiency LevelHighElectricity PhaseSingle Phase
Finish FamilyGrayFirst Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr)41
Fuel TypeElectricHousehold Size3-5
Indoor/OutdoorIndoorMaximum Temperature (F)150 F
Minimum Temperature (F)90 FNominal Tank Capacity (gallons)50 gal
Number of Elements2Pack Size1
Product Weight (lb.)101 lbRated Tank Capacity (gallons)48 gal
Required Volt Connection240 voltReturnable90-Day
Tank Lining MaterialGlassTank WarrantyLifetime
Uniform Energy Factor0.9Water Heater FeaturesOverheat Protection, Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater ProfileShortWattage (watts)4500 W

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsUL ListedLabor WarrantyNo Warranty
Part Warranty6 Year
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Questions & Answers

43Questions
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Q:Is it safe to install the Marathon water heater in an attic.
by|Jan 26, 2024
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A:  Thank you for your question. Locate the water heater in a clean dry area as near as practical to the area of greatest heated water demand. Long un-insulated hot water lines can waste energy and water. Place the water heater in such a manner that the thermostat and element access panels can be removed to permit inspection and servicing such as removal of elements or checking controls. DalJ, The water heater and water lines should be protected from freezing temperatures. Do not install the water heater in outdoor, unprotected areas. Make certain the floor underneath the water heater is strong enough to sufficiently support the weight of the water heater once it is filled with water. The water heater should not be located in an area where leakage of the tank or connections will result in damage to the area adjacent to it or to lower floors of the structure. Where such areas cannot be avoided, it is recommended that a suitable catch pan, adequately drained, be installed under the water heater.

by|Jan 26, 2024
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    Q:What is the width in inches at the base?
    by|Jan 18, 2024
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    A:  ChrSN, Thank you for your question. The dimension of the water heater are H 47.25 in, W 28.25 in, D 28.25 in.

    by|Jan 18, 2024
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      Q:Is the marathon 50 short come with leak guard?
      by|Sep 20, 2023
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      A:  Hi SFUIII and thank you for your question. No it does not.

      by|Sep 21, 2023
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        Q:What is the expected annual electric cost in Tucson, z
        by|Aug 7, 2023
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        A:  Hi Dane and thank you for your question. The Estimated Yearly Energy Cost is $494.00.

        by|Aug 8, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.5 out of 5
          • 4.5 out of 268 reviews
          • 90% recommend this product
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          Up-grading
          Very nice unit, pleased with it. Works well
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          Response from RheemApr 11, 2023
          Hi Billy,

          Thank you for this 5-star review. If you need assistance with your water heater, please contact 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 assist you.

          Derius rheem
          • Verified Purchase
          • Recommended
          Worthy Investment!
          Even though it's 3 times the price of a 6 year tank, it's well worth it. I don't have to go through the hassle of changing out the water tank for the long foreseeable future. In the end, its value is much more than 5 regular tanks, if not 10. Also, since it's plastic, I don't have to worry about rust in my cooking water. It's also lighter than the metal tanks. I was able to move it and install it by myself.
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          Response from RheemJan 19, 2023
          Hi,

          Thank you for this 5-star review! We are glad that installation was simple and easy for you. If you need assistance with your water heater, please call our Technical Support team at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST.


          Derius rheem
          • Verified Purchase
          • Recommended
          3 found this review helpful
          Excellent Product so far
          All is going well so far thank you ~Cathedral Ledge Resort Intervale NH
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          • Verified Purchase
          • Recommended
          Silver Bullet
          We've beenin our house 11 years & have had to replace our 2nd tank. So our plumber recommended it as a life time option. Like the look, water is nice & HOT, looks good in the corner, the grey helps it fade away.
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          • Verified Purchase
          • Recommended
          Poor Product,Complex, Difficult to Install, Does Not Work
          Product is difficult to secure, since it must be ordered online for curbside delivery. When delivered, complex installation due to shape of tank. Tank that was to be worry free from leaking for my lifetime, leaked within 12 hours. Highly not recommended
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          Response from RheemOct 30, 2015
          Hello,

          Its been a while since your review, we just wanted to apologize for any bad experiences you've had with your unit or with Rheem and we hope that you were able to work out any of the issues that you were experiencing with your water heater. We would love to hear from you so we know your unit has been functioning like it should over the years. Thanks for your purchase!

          Thanks,
          Travis

          For water heater warranty information, parts and technical support
          Tank-type: 1-800-621-5622 (Mon-Fri - 7:30AM to 5PM, CST) rheem
          • Verified Purchase
          24 found this review helpful
          Energy Efficient Choice, Life Time Warranty
          In our area, propane is now more expensive than electricity, so it made sense for us to now convert some of our household appliances from propane to electric versions. Top of the list was our on demand propane water heater. We replaced it with this 50 gl. Super Insulated Water Heater. There is tank type electric water heater which has a better efficiency rating, but it has a fan on top which makes noise while gathering heat from the air in the space to elevate the temp of tap water. I liked this tank for many reasons... first, it is light weight when empty, so I did the installation by myself. The inside tank and exterior are non-corrosive polymer materials... the inside tank being reinforced with spun glass (I viewed the manufacturer's production video). Traditional tank heaters will eventually corrode, even with the cathodic protection that must be periodically replaced. This unit should never require replacement due to corrosion inside or out. The original purchaser given a life time warranty... as long as you own your home. That's a winner for me! We are on whole house solar, so cutting down on all our energy use is key. This water heater has proven to be a smart move, as it remains at temp longer due to super insulation. I have to say that the unit we received doesn't appear like the one in the photo for this listing. It's much larger in diameter and shorter in appearance... I will post a photo of our unit as installed. If you have a tight water heater closet, you may want to carefully measure the diameter of the unit you are purchasing, as this is larger than others I've seen... This unit is more than adequate for a family of four and is definitely the right choice for us being on solar and wanting something that truly conserves our electrical use. I would highly recommend it if you can get over the sticker shock... Figure out if you benefit from converting from propane to electric. Compare what you pay for 27 kwh of electricity with what you currently pay for 1 gl of propane If you are solar powered, electricity is the clean choice anyway... This tank will out last YOU get one
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          69 found this review helpful
          Very impressive so far.
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          Response from RheemFeb 14, 2024
          Hello,

          Thank you for the 5-star review! Glad to hear you are enjoying your new Rheem Water Heater!

          Isaiah rheem
          • Verified Purchase
          The water heater was packaged very well to prevent damage. Good quality brass fittings preinstalled and easily connected to. Prior to filling, light weight allowed for easy placement. Short height made connections on top easily accessed. Upon startup, no leaks and outlet water temperature about 127 degrees. Installation (after removal of old heater) only took about an hour using PEX tubing and sharkbite fittings.
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          Response from RheemJan 10, 2024
          Hello David,

          Thank you for choosing Rheem Water Heating for your home and we appreciate you taking time to write this 4-star review!

          Isaiah rheem
          • Verified Purchase
          A lifetime guarantee, compared to just six years on steel tank water heaters, was the deciding factor for me. I’d be very happy not to have to replace my water heater (and deal with the aftermath of a leak!) ever again.
          by
          Response from RheemNov 16, 2023
          Hello Ken,

          Thank you for the 5-star review and we hope you enjoy your Rheem Marathon water heater for many years to come!

          Isaiah rheem
          • Verified Purchase
          It is too early to provide review on the Rheem Marathon… I’ll attempt to return in upcoming years if any issue is encountered.
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          Response from RheemNov 2, 2023
          Hello,

          Thank you for choosing Rheem! If you ever need assistance or just have questions about your water heater, feel free to reach out to our Technical Support Team 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.

          Isaiah rheem
          • Verified Purchase
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