Model # XG40S06EC36U0

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Store SKU #1000034932

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Rheem

Performance 40 Gal. Short 6 Year 36,000 BTU Natural Gas Tank Water Heater

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 2-4 people
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
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Product Overview

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 2-4 people
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
The Rheem Performance 40 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 36,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Low-Nox burner that provides ample hot water for households with two to four people. The push button ignition system ensures safe and easy startup. Its maintenance free combustion air intake system means there are no filters to clean and replace. The self-diagnostic gas control valve monitors system performance. 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.
  • California & Utah Residents (Utah Effective 7/1/18): THIS WATER HEATER DOES NOT MEET ULTRA LOW NOX (ULN) EMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS. REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THE SALE, SHIPMENT OR INSTALLATION OF THIS WATER HEATER IN ANY AIR QUALITY DISTRICT THAT REQUIRES ULN WATER HEATERS. Please refer to the maps below to confirm if your home is in a district that requires ULN emission water heaters, and if so please select an approved ULN model.
  • 40 Gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with 2 to 4 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 67 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
  • Meets or exceeds NAECA requirements
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Push button ignition system simplifies the startup process
  • Self-diagnostic gas valve monitors system performance
  • Rated for installations up to 10,200 ft.
  • Short tank profile fits in a variety of indoor spaces
  • Energy factor 0.59
  • Want it installed? Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day service in most areas, or visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information."
  • California Residents - See if your county requires water heaters that meet Air Quality Management District Ultra Low NOx (ULN) requirements:


  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 2-4 people
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
Model #: XG40S06EC36U0
Sku #: 1000034932
Internet #: 204298977

The Rheem Performance 40 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 36,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Low-Nox burner that provides ample hot water for households with two to four people. The push button ignition system ensures safe and easy startup. Its maintenance free combustion air intake system means there are no filters to clean and replace. The self-diagnostic gas control valve monitors system performance. 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.

  • California & Utah Residents (Utah Effective 7/1/18): THIS WATER HEATER DOES NOT MEET ULTRA LOW NOX (ULN) EMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS. REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THE SALE, SHIPMENT OR INSTALLATION OF THIS WATER HEATER IN ANY AIR QUALITY DISTRICT THAT REQUIRES ULN WATER HEATERS. Please refer to the maps below to confirm if your home is in a district that requires ULN emission water heaters, and if so please select an approved ULN model.
  • 40 Gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with 2 to 4 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 67 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
  • Meets or exceeds NAECA requirements
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Push button ignition system simplifies the startup process
  • Self-diagnostic gas valve monitors system performance
  • Rated for installations up to 10,200 ft.
  • Short tank profile fits in a variety of indoor spaces
  • Energy factor 0.59
  • Want it installed? Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day service in most areas, or visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information."
  • California Residents - See if your county requires water heaters that meet Air Quality Management District Ultra Low NOx (ULN) requirements:


  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Price
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Ratings (2380) (557) (1764) (566)
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
20.25
Product Height (in.)
49.25
Product Width (in.)
20.25
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Application Type
Residential
Finish Family
Gray
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas Type
Natural Gas
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
160
Minimum Temperature (F)
45
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
40
Product Weight (lb.)
130lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
38
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
36.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
6 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.59
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Short

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,FVIR Certified
Labor Warranty
1 Year
Part Warranty
6 Year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
20.25
Product Height (in.)
49.25
Product Width (in.)
20.25
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Application Type
Residential
Finish Family
Gray
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas Type
Natural Gas
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
160
Minimum Temperature (F)
45
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
40
Product Weight (lb.)
130lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
38
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
36.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
6 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.59
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Short

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,FVIR Certified
Labor Warranty
1 Year
Part Warranty
6 Year

Questions & Answers

I need to replace the thermocouple on this model and the universal doesn't seem to fit correctly?

Asked by: Tracy
If this unit is under warranty, I would recommend you call us at (866)-279-4566, and we can send you the correct part for the issue you are having.
Answered by: Rheem
Date published: 2018-01-10

Will a water softener shorten the life of that water heater ?

Asked by: Yl
Water softeners should not effect your water heater life. Below is a link about hard water and water softeners. http://www.rheem.com/docs/FetchDocument.aspx?ID=9be6139a-8aa9-45b1-882b-ddfb56bfed3e
Answered by: Rheem
Date published: 2016-10-28

Has the issue with the pilot not staying lit been resolved on these tanks?

Asked by: Nikki
How many inches tall gas low boy.
Answered by: carol
Date published: 2017-11-28

How munch is the tall one

Asked by: Money
You will have to contact your local Home Depot for costing.
Answered by: Rheem
Date published: 2016-11-21
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Customer Reviews

Performance 40 Gal. Short 6 Year 36,000 BTU Natural Gas Tank Water Heater is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 566.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the product but had a recent issue I have installed several Rheem water heaters over several years. I like the product. If you drain 2-3 gallons occasionally and check/replace the anode, you can get well beyond the warranty period. I just bought this model on Friday. After completing the installation I had a small gas leak at the regulator/thermostat which could not be stopped, despite re-trying the connection with gas-resistant Teflon tape and/or sealing compound. I did not have time to call GE services as it was late and hot water was needed (sick person at home who had started treatments and we needed hot water), so I just went to Home Depot and picked up another of the same model. Hook-up was quick--just disconnect and connect at unions---The 2nd one went just fine. I suspect a hairline crack at the regulator in the first one. I will call GE Service on Monday to hopefully get approval to return it for credit. Rated as excellent based on 2nd unit performance and past history/experience. I'm hoping GE will make good on the first unit.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Water Heater incredible deal Just installed yesterday, Installation was straightforward and instructions comprehensive. Heater has quicker recovery and starts and stops with little variation in water temp at tap. New self diagnostic control is a great improvement over my old manually lit pilot water heater. Replaced 15 year old rheem heater that would not keep pilot lit. Paid $337 on friday and price is $429 on website today (sunday). Still an excellent price point for a rheem heater.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best water Heater Preformance of all 3 homes we owned. Just had it installed... we are impressed with the quite operation. The temperature is set 20* cooler than our old uni,t and the water is HOT! (Hotter than the old Whirlpool of 8 yrs.) The people at Home Depot really sell some great stuff. There installers are excellent. They cleaned up after themselves and made sure the unit was operating the right way. They must have checked for leaks a 1/2 a dozen times. So we are safe to say this purchase again was done right the first time. The product is working beyond expectations. We will continue to buy from our local Murfreesboro, TN Home Depot Store! Murfreesboro, Tn
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice tank this is the first rheem tank I have inst very happy with everything about the tank I have inst 3 tanks so far this year this is the best one at the best price cheaper than the wholesale house I trade with I would have it in my house
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great water heater unless it leaks... I purchase the Platinum top of the 40 gallon gas water heater group thinking that it would be trouble free. I had it installed by a professional plumber and all seemed fine until I walked by the water heater door a day later and noticed water coming out from underneath the door. The water was leaking from the water heater out of a pressurized leak somewhere. I verified this by turning off the cold water supply line to the water heater and within a couple of hours the water had dried up. All this could happen to anything you buy of course, but this is where it becomes interesting and very, very frustrating... On the side of the Rheem Platinum water heater it says to not return to Home Depot, but to call the Rheem diagnostic center. After being told by a recording to get the serial and model # I called the number again and, after giving all the registration information to the representative, I was told that the plumbing company that had to verify the defect would call me to set up a time. I received a call from a plumbing company that told me they would be out between 3:00 and 5:00, but then added that they were very busy and if they came after 5:00 they would have to charge $56 per hour because Rheem did not pay overtime. Naturally I did not want to pay the overtime charge so I went for the 3 to 5 time slot. I got a call from the plumbing company at 3:15 to say that they would not make it and being that it was Friday would not be able to arrange anything until Monday. I went for the 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM time slot. The prospect of no hot water over the weekend was not an appealing one so I called the Rheem diagnostic center to tell them about the situation and to let them know that if the plumbing company did not come out on Monday that I would have the defective water heater taken out by my plumber and return it to Home Depot. The Rheem representative told me that if I did that without the plumbing company authorizing it that it would void the warranty and that I should call them again if the plumbing company did not show up. Keep in mind the unit was purchased on a Friday installed on the following Monday and leaked immediately. I have used Rheem water heaters in the past and never had a problem, but then I have never used their warranty service or had one fail out of the box like this. To have a company this size with a long history tell a customer that essentially it is too bad, but you will just have to get by without hot water for a few days is very very disappointing to say the least.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst, Do not buy it. This is the worst experience I have with any water heater. The pilot does not hold and status goes off every 3-4 hrs which was the case 2-3 weeks back but now its not even lighting. I don't understand why they create such products which do not work. On top of it the Rheem support gives the same trouble shooting steps every time which is worthless. This is a worthless product I should have made a good decision. Rheem support is very hard to deal with.
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from don't buy I purchased this hot water tank after my 1990 started leaking. Went all week with no water!!. The pilot wouldn't light after many calls to tech support and dealing with rude customer service representatives . Followed the direction of tech support to try and solve the issue . No luck the technical support at Rheem said that my gas pressure was to low for the pilot to light . I knew this was not possible due to a family member working for the gas company. Read all the negative reviews on this product and lost all faith in them . Went to sears and bought a kenmore witch what my old heater was. Worked after 3clicks of the ignition. Thank god for home Depot and being understanding they took back the Rheem in my opinion "junk" the chances of getting a good unit is a Lottery
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick easy install Having never installed a water heater this was a breeze. DIY saved about $500-1000. The staff in plumbing helped me through any questions I had. The toughest part in removing the old heater and putting the new one in its place. The rest is just plug and play. Whole install took about 3-4hrs with breaks. Only problem I had was that the initial start up was difficult and I couldn't get it to light. So I decided to try again the next morning and sure enough the first starting cycle it lit up and I had hot water. Not sure if it was due to air in the gas line? Last water heater lasted 27yrs I hope this one will as well.
Date published: 2014-09-25
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