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Performance 50 Gal. 4500-Watt Residential Tall Electric Water Heater with 6-Year Tank Warranty and 240-Volt

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  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
  • 50-Gallon tank provides hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • Restricted in Demand Response States: See below before purchasing
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Product Details

About This Product

The Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Electric tall water heater provides an ample supply of hot water for households with 3-people to 5-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.

Highlights

  • Washington (Effective 1/1/23) and Oregon (Effective 7/1/23) 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
  • Your home is in a state that requires demand response water heaters, please select an approved demand response model available on homedepot.com
  • 50 Gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with 3-people to 5-people
  • Electric water heater is easy to maintain
  • Delivers 61 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
  • Adjustable thermostat to adjust water temperature to meet your hot water needs
  • Dual 4500-Watt heating elements
  • Automatic thermostat keeps water at your desired temperature
  • Requires a 240-Volt connection for installation
  • Uniform energy factor 0.93
  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
  • Now features a brass drain valve for added resiliency & durability
  • Call 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 Information

Internet # 326590448

Model # XE50T06ST45U1

Store SKU # 1001301801

Specifications

Dimensions: H 58.875 in, W 20.25 in, D 20.25 in

Dimensions

Kilowatt

4.5

Product Depth (in.)

20.25 in

Product Height (in.)

58.875 in

Product Width (in.)

20.25 in

Tank Valve Size (in.)

0.75 in

Water Connection Size (in.)

3/4 in

Details

Amperage (A)

18.75 A

Application Type

Residential

Efficiency Level

Super High

Electricity Phase

Single Phase

Finish Family

Gray

First Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr)

61

Fuel Type

Electric

Household Size

3-5

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor

Maximum Temperature (F)

150 F

Minimum Temperature (F)

90 F

Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)

50 gal

Number of Elements

2

Pack Size

1

Product Weight (lb.)

121 lb

Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)

50 gal

Required Volt Connection

240 volt

Returnable

90-Day

Tank Lining Material

Glass

Tank Warranty

6 Year

Uniform Energy Factor

0.93

Water Connection Location

Top

Water Heater Features

Overheat Protection, Temperature Pressure Relief Valve

Water Heater Profile

Tall

Wattage (watts)

4500 W

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Labor Warranty

1 Year

Part Warranty

6 Year

Questions & Answers

384Questions
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Q:Hi my name is Manny. My question is when I buy a electric tank do I have to buy the parts to it to add to it like the pipes the rod and stuff like that etc. or does it come with it? That’s my question cause my old one I’m gonna send a picture of my I want
by|Jul 16, 2024
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Answer This Question

A:  Hi Manny and thank you for your question. I am not sure I understand your question fully. The unit itself comes with the parts / wiring that your plumbing / wiring will get hooked into. You may want to speak with your installer to verify that all connections (electrical / plumbing) are in place to hook up to the unit when it is in.

by|Jul 17, 2024
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    Q:Dimensions with boxing?
    by|Jul 13, 2024
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    Answer This Question

    A:  Hi Heater, we would suggest to contact your local Home Depot location for the specs of the water heater's box.

    by|Jul 14, 2024
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      Q:what would be best for a two person home? A tankless water heater or a traditional water heater, we have a regular heater now?
      by|Jul 3, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hi CharlesRobb and thank you for your question. For product selection assistance, please contact your local outlet or call 800-432-8373.

      by|Jul 3, 2024
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        Q:Will you take the old water heater for disposal?
        by|Jun 26, 2024
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        Answer This Question

        A:  Hello, Removal/return/disposal of your original water heater would be the responsibility of the homeowner or employed contractor/installer. Isaiah

        by|Jun 26, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.4 out of 5

          • 4.4 out of 3,051 reviews
          • 76% recommend this product
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          Easy installation, but the unit has some scratch and dent on it. I would have returned it, but then I would have had to deal with no hot water for how long, as this unit was not in stock and had to be ordered. The unit is working fine.
          by
          Response from RheemJun 28, 2024
          Hello Mark,

          Thank you for the 4-star review! We apologize for the cosmetic damage on your water heater but we assure you it will not hinder the 9-year parts and tank, 2-year labor warranty. If you ever need assistance with your water heater or just have a question, do not hesitate to reach out to our Technical Support team at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST. Our experienced analysts will be happy to help you with warranty questions.

          Isaiah rheem
          • Verified Purchase
          After 2 weeks it was leaking
          This water heater may have issues. After installation both valves at the top were leaking. The plumber said the nipples inside may not have been tight from the factory.
          by
          Response from RheemJun 25, 2024
          Kelly,

          We’re hate to hear about the issues you’ve encountered with your water heater purchase. We appreciate your feedback and use this to help us improve our process. For additional assistance with your water heater, please call 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST.

          Derius rheem
            Biggest issue you will run into is the leak detection at the bottom of the tank in case it came in contact with any water during the install. It may take several days before the band is dry again and the ‘false’ positive alerts stop. The app allows you to override the alert for 24h at a time. This is a great help to support your installs remotely. I wish the override time period were adjustable.
            by
            Response from RheemApr 30, 2024
            Hi,

            Thank you for sharing your experience with the Gladiator 55 Gal. Tall 12 Year 4500/4500-Watt Smart Electric Water Heater. It sounds like the leak detection feature is sensitive and can be triggered during installation if it comes into contact with water.

            It’s good to know that the app allows you to override the alert for 24 hours at a time. This can indeed be helpful for remote support during installations. Your feedback about wishing for an adjustable override time period is valuable. It might be worth sharing this feedback directly with the manufacturer as well, as it could lead to improvements in future models.

            Remember to perform regular maintenance to ensure its longevity and efficiency. Enjoy your hot water!

            Derius rheem
            • Verified Purchase
            Works great and good price
            by
            Response from RheemApr 30, 2024
            Sandra,

            We are glad to hear that you’re satisfied with the Performance Plus 50 Gal. 4500-Watt Elements Tall Electric Water Heater. It’s great when a product meets our expectations, especially when it comes at a good price.

            Remember to perform regular maintenance to ensure its longevity and efficiency. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask. Enjoy your hot water!

            Derius rheem
            • Verified Purchase
            damaged product
            I ordered a water heater. It was shipped from Texas to North Dakota. I got it home and it was damaged. I called the Home Depot store in Minot. They said to bring it back. I said I didn’t want to because you’re taking another week to week and a half to get another one so I told them I would put it in to see if it leaked And they allow a discount and they said no you have to call the manufacturer not happy I did not want to be without water another week and a half. I believe I should get a discount on the product instead of replacing it.
            by
            Response from RheemApr 19, 2024
            Hello,

            We are sorry to hear about the issues you’ve encountered with your water heater. It’s certainly frustrating to receive a damaged product and then face delays in getting a replacement.

            In such situations, it’s important to communicate with both the retailer (The Home Depot in this case) and our Technical Support team. While The Home Depot handles the sales and shipping, Technical Support team is typically responsible for the product quality and warranty service.

            Here are a few steps you could consider:

            Reach out to the manufacturer’s customer service and explain the situation. They may be able to offer a solution or compensation for the damaged product.
            Take photos of the damage and keep all related documents. This can be helpful if you need to escalate the issue.
            If the store isn’t being helpful, try contacting The Home Depot’s corporate customer service or use their social media channels to raise the issue.
            Remember, it’s important to stay calm and patient throughout this process. We hope this helps, and we are sorry you’re having to deal with this. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST.

            Derius rheem
              • Recommended
              2 found this review helpful
              Was damaged by forklift at the store
              by
              Response from RheemApr 17, 2024
              Hi,

              We are really sorry to hear about your experience with the Performance Plus 40 Gal. 4500-Watt Elements Tall Electric Water Heater. It’s certainly frustrating to receive a damaged product.

              If you haven’t already, we would recommend reaching out to Home Depot’s customer service with your feedback. They may be able to offer some assistance or at least take your feedback into consideration for future inventory management improvements.

              Again, we are sorry for the trouble you’ve experienced, and we hope your situation gets resolved soon.

              Derius rheem
              • Verified Purchase
              first one leaked immediately
              replaced my old leaking water heater with this one. as soon as my dad finished installing, and started back the water, it began leaking at the thermostat panel like crazy. had to go back to the store. was required to buy a second water heater and bring the damaged one back for a refund. extremely frustrating. home depot should reconsider these. the second one is doing okay. only been connected about an hour. we will see.
              by
              Response from RheemApr 5, 2024
              Hello,

              Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are really sorry to hear about your experience. It’s certainly frustrating to encounter issues with a new product, especially when it’s something as essential as a water heater. We are glad to hear that the second water heater is working okay so far. Your feedback is valuable and could help others make informed decisions. If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact our Technical Support team at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST.

              Derius rheem
                1 found this review helpful
                Poor Craftmanship
                Dont know if this was out sourced to China or what, but the quality was terrible. Escutcheons were bowed as were the element doors. This was not the quality of the older model Rheem I had. Just like the other reviews, installed water heater. Got to temperature and pressure and started spewing out hot water at the element bushing as seen in the image. Customer service was good at Rheem and Home Depot is taking it back after a lengthy phone call. This issue seems common with these.
                by
                Response from RheemMar 18, 2024
                Hi,

                Thank you for writing this review. We are sorry to hear about the issues you’ve experienced with your new electric water heater. It’s unfortunate that the quality did not meet your expectations and that you encountered problems after installation.

                We are glad to hear that our Technical Support and Home Depot were responsive to your concerns. It’s important to us that we as a manufacturer and our retailer partner are able to stand by the product and provide excellent customer service.

                If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please contact 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST!

                Derius rheem
                  2 found this review helpful
                  I Do not recommend
                  3yr old water heater leaking from one of the face panels, where the electrical wiring is. Warranty company said it was covered. I had to uninstall, load & transport to Home Depot. Home Depot exchanged it, I loaded new one and had it installed. Turned it on, it leaked from the same front panel.The warranty company said they would replace it as well. I was told they would cover partial labor cost and the plumber would contact me within a day. Never heard from them.
                  by
                  Response from RheemMar 12, 2024
                  Hello Aaron,

                  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope the issue has been resolved. If it has not and you still need assistance, we would like the opportunity to help you. Please reach out to Rheem 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.
                   
                  Isaiah rheem
                    3 found this review helpful
                    returned leaked from heating element
                    Once installed and filled up started leaking from heating element all over the place shooting water everywhere. They almost wouldnt replace it saying i would get a new heating element in a couple days. I refused.
                    by
                    Response from RheemFeb 21, 2024
                    Hi,

                    Thank you for this review. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope the issue has been resolved. The water heater you have reviewed includes a 12-year parts and tank warranty. If you still 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.

                    Derius rheem
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                      3 found this review helpful
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