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Performance 40 Gal. Medium 6 Year 4500/4500-Watt Elements Electric Tank Water Heater

  • Inner tank design raises efficiency by lowering standby heat loss
  • Make sure it fits: measure your space to ensure dimensions fit
  • Provides ample hot water for homes with 2-4 people
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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance 40 Gal. Electric medium water heater provides an ample supply of hot water for households with 2 to 4 people. This unit comes with two 4500-Watt elements and an automatic thermostat which keeps the water at the desired temperature. A 240-Volt electrical connection is required for installation. A premium grade anode rod provides long lasting tank protection. Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve and 3/4 in. water connections are included with the water heater for easy installation. This model has a 6 year limited tank and parts warranty plus a 1 year in home labor warranty.
  • 40 Gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with 2 to 4 people
  • Electric water heater is easy to maintain
  • Delivers 53 Gal. of hot water in the first hour
  • 6 year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 1 year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • Dual 4500-Watt heating elements
  • Automatic thermostat keeps water at your desired temperature
  • Requires a 240-Volt connection for installation
  • Medium tank profile fits in a variety of indoor spaces
  • Uniform energy factor 0.93
  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
  • 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
  • California residents

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Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)40503050
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Water Heater ProfileMediumMediumTallTall
Efficiency LevelSuper HighSuper HighHighSuper High
Water Heater FeaturesOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Fuel TypeElectricElectricElectricElectric
Product Height (in.)48.5 in48 in47.625 in58.875 in
Commercial/ResidentialResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
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Specifications

Dimensions

Kilo Watt
4.5
Product Depth (in.)
20.25 in
Product Height (in.)
48.5 in
Product Width (in.)
20.25 in
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
18.75 A
Application Type
Residential
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Efficiency Level
Super High
Electricity Phase
Single Phase
Finish Family
Gray
First Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr)
53
Fuel Type
Electric
Household Size
2-4
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
150
Minimum Temperature (F)
90
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
40
Number of Elements
2
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
106 lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
36
Required Volt Connection
240 volt
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
6 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.93
Water Heater Features
Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Medium
Wattage (watts)
4500

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Labor Warranty
1 Year
Part Warranty
6 Year

Questions & Answers

842Questions21Answers

Approximayel what would it cost to insyall the rheem 50 gallon electric hot wayer heayer

Asked by Net April 16, 2021
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Answer

Hi Net and thank you for your question. You would need to check with the installers in your area.

Need to know if you have installers for the water heater we need to purchase. Our old one is leaking.

Asked by Net April 16, 2021
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Answer

Hi Net and thank you for your question. You would need to check for them through your local listings.

do you onstall

Asked by Net April 16, 2021
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Hi Net and thank you for your question. You would need to contact local installers.

is the temperature adjustable and how

Asked by George April 15, 2021
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Yes. Easy. Take the covers off each access to the two thermostats and turn the obvious screw adjustment. I suggest perhaps no.more than a ten degree change, then await a day to test the new hot water. Try again if needed.

Do you have this in stock in the albany or Schenectady store

Asked by Bud April 13, 2021
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I gave no idea as i am in Georga and bought this on line ffor a neice in Missouri.i

Can you remove the anode rod in this tank amd replace with a zinc rod?

Asked by JWilley April 8, 2021
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Answer

Hi JWilley and thank you for your question. This water heater is equipped with an anode rod designed to prolong the life of the glass lined tank. The anode rod is slowly consumed, thereby eliminating or minimizing corrosion of the glass lined tank. Different anode rods may have longer or shorter life spans and would need to be checked more often/

Please tell me how to interpret the uniform energy factor rating on your water heaters. Is closer...

Asked by tnt36 April 8, 2021
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Answer

Hi tnt36 and thank you for your question. The Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) is the DOE's newly developed metric for communicating the energy efficiency of water heaters. ... A higher UEF means a water heater is more energy efficient and will cost less to operate compared to other water heaters in the same bin.

What type of anode?

Asked by Bill April 5, 2021
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I don’t want to give a useless answer here, but the website is forcing me to I guess. (I don’t have well water , so I can’t say) but I have to submit an answer to this before the website will take my review. Sorry for the waste of time if you read this and are hoping for a solution, and I wish you the best! I hope the smell is gone for you, and that you have a better experience!

Is there a warranty if used for commercial use

Asked by Dan March 30, 2021
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I would imagine there may be a different one. Their warranty sucks anyway! They used to replace the unit if it leaked or failed with a new unit. Now they prorate the warranty and you don't get much. I had 5 heaters that failed in the first year from cheap Chinese elements. The fastest I could get Rheem to service them was 2-3 days. I could not let my tenants go without hot water that long so i replaced them myself. They did send me a new cheap element. I only by Stainless Steel elements now and they last as long as the water tank.

CAN YOU LAY THE ELECTIC WATER HEATER 40 GALLON LAY IT DOWN IN A TRUCK TO TRANSPORT IT

Asked by ROY March 29, 2021
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Yes you can. There is no fluids or anything other than a heating element

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Customer Reviews

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  • 87% recommend this product
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Easy to install. Has been working quite well. Recovers hot water almost unnoticeably. A great buy...
Easy to install. Has been working quite well. Recovers hot water almost unnoticeably. A great buy when I swap from gas to electric. Thanks Home Depot
by GT1066
Poor Quality
After 6.5 years, inside tank failed allowing water into electrical connection up top just in time to exceed the 6 year warranty. Save your time and money and buy a Bradford-White if you can. These things are junk .
by Brad
Response from RheemMar 26, 2021
Brad,

We are sorry to hear about your water heater and hope you were able to call technical support for assistance. Please call 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 help you with any warranty questions you may have.

Jennifer rheem
1 person found this helpful
Great water heater.
Good looking tank. Easy installation! Hot water immediately. No more leaks. So far I'm very happy with it.
by Miami
1 person found this helpful
leaking out of top (Day 1)
Installed same day as pickup and after completing fill up, water started pouring out of the cold water hookup. Returning two hours after pickup.
by Banks
Response from RheemMar 18, 2021
Hi,

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you are now enjoying a new water heater. If we can help answer any question about installation please call 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
3 people found this helpful
Leaked soon as water added
Purchased on 2/17 and installed on 2/17. Installation was easy enough. Started filling with water and the bottom element leaked, (see picture), no gasket. I understand why they say call their number and not return to Home Depot as they would have the back filled with defective product. I had not choice put to go purchase another element to complete the install. Calling a tech and waiting IS NOT CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR A WATER HEATER, maybe a lawnmower, but not a water heater. On the top place it stated "TESTED, OK", if air or water was run through this they would tell it leaked. Purchased from Home Depot (you guys rock). Home Depot may want to rethink the brand of water heaters they sell. Contacted Rheem have not heard back and did not expect to.
by Bob1975
Response from RheemApr 12, 2021
Hi Bob,

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. 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 with any questions or concerns you have about your water heater or any warranty claims that need to be filed.

Jennifer rheem
5 people found this helpful
Installation modification
This review is for the Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Medium tank. The installation was pretty straight forward other than the supply line connects. As Brooklyn56 mentioned in his/her review the thread length on the Home Depot SS 3/4" supply lines do not have enough I.D. thread length to get a good start on the tanks supply nipples. The nipples have plastic that line the insides and extend 3/16" or so past the beginning of the threads. Brooklyn56's fix is a good one but I instead used a hack saw to remove this plastic lip flush with the steel nipple, this allowed me to get the supply lines started and secured. I inserted a rubber glove into the nipples before sawing to prevent the debris from falling into the tank. I used emery cloth to smooth out the cut and remove any plastic burrs. There was no issues starting or tightening after this mod. Like Brooklyn56 stated, it's only about 1 1/2 threads but it made it impossible to get started trying to compress the washer to catch the first thread. Just a heads up to be aware of if using the exclusive Home Depot SS supply lines. Either fix works, just be aware and plan accordingly. The paper towel wraps on the connections are just a moisture indicator I keep on for a couple days to make sure there are no small leaks.
by MrKuppy
1 person found this helpful
Leaked immediately
Immediately began leaking where the threaded insert for the upper heating element should have been welded to the tank.
by
4 people found this helpful
I should have trusted the reviews that mentioned these units leak new. Brand new unit, manufactur...
I should have trusted the reviews that mentioned these units leak new. Brand new unit, manufactured December 2020, leaks from the bottom heating element.
by Nathan
5 people found this helpful
This is identical to the one that I had to...
This is identical to the one that I had to replace after only 5 years .. it was easy to replace and the the only real option at the home depot. I have used these water heaters several times for rental properties. I am hoping this one lasts longer that its predecessor which sprung a leak somewhere in the tank and ran down into the lower electrical area where the thermostat and element are causing it to stop working. Photo of old one is added to show the water leak. I think I might have been unlucky ...
by flyingbobh
My water stays nice and hot
I bought this water heater from home depot on 12/19/20 then took it home and installed it my self and I love it,the last one last me 20 years with no problem at all.this new water heater cost me about $500 total that's including new fitting pipes and some tools to help make the connections.i must say thanks to the homedepot workers who help me with my purchase.
by Cooljoeskb
3 people found this helpful
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