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Performance Platinum 40 Gal. Short 12-Year 36,000 BTU Liquid Propane ENERGY STAR Tank Water Heater

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  • Power Damper keeps more heat inside the tank, raising efficiency
  • Make sure it fits: measure your space to ensure dimensions fit
  • Provides ample hot water for households with 2-4 people
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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance Platinum 40 Gal. Liquid Propane Short Water Heater comes with a 36,000 BTU/hour burner that provides ample hot water for households with 2 to 4 people. The electronic ignition system eliminates the standing pilot light, saves energy and monitors system Performance. Its maintenance free combustion air intake system means there are no filters to clean and replace. A patented magnesium anode rod design incorporates a special resistor that protects the tanks from rust, providing longer tank life. Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve and 3/4 in. water connections are included with the water heater for easy installation. The water heater is ENERGY STAR qualified. This Rheem Performance Platinum model is Wi-Fi compatible allowing for remote monitoring of the water heater's operation (Wi-Fi Module REWRA631GWH sold separately).
  • Powered flu damper delivers higher efficiency by closing when burner is not operating, trapping more heat in the unit
  • Requires standard 110-Volt electrical outlet (3-prong grounded) for installation
  • Delivers 69 Gal. of hot water in the first hour
  • 12-year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 3-year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • Its powered flu damper traps more heat in the tank and saves you on energy costs--providing you with energy savings of over $500 over 12 years compared to non-damper 40 gallon models.
  • 0.65 uniform energy factor indicates an ENERGY STAR qualified water heater
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Electronic ignition system simplifies the startup process and eliminates the need for a pilot light
  • Electronic diagnostic gas valve monitors system performance
  • Rated for installations up to 10,100 ft.
  • Wi-Fi compatible with the purchase of Rheem EcoNet home comfort Wi-Fi module (sold separately) for gas water heaters (Wi-Fi model # REWRA631GWH)
  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater



  • Click here to learn more about Eco Options and Energy Efficiency
  • 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
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NamePerformance 40 Gal. Tall 6 Year 32,000 BTU Liquid Propane Tank Water HeaterPerformance Platinum 40 Gal. Short 12-Year 36,000 BTU Liquid Propane ENERGY STAR Tank Water HeaterPerformance Platinum 50 Gal. Tall 12 Year 36,000 BTU Liquid Propane Tank Water HeaterPerformance Platinum 50 Gal. Tall 12 Year 36,000 BTU Liquid Propane ENERGY STAR Tank Water Heater
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Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)40 gal40 gal50 gal50 gal
Water Heater ProfileTallShortTallTall
Vent TypeAtmosphericAtmosphericAtmosphericAtmospheric
Fuel TypeGasGasGasGas
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Household Size2-42-43-53-5
Gas TypeLiquid PropaneLiquid PropaneLiquid PropaneLiquid Propane
Water Heater FeaturesLoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveLoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveLoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveLoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)21.75 inProduct Height (in.)50.5 in
Product Width (in.)21.75 inTank Valve Size (in.)0.75 in
Water Connection Size (in.)3/4 in

Details

Application TypeResidentialBTU Rating36000
Efficiency LevelHighFinish FamilyGray
Fuel TypeGasGas TypeLiquid Propane
Household Size2-4Indoor/OutdoorIndoor
Maximum Temperature (F)160 °FMinimum Temperature (F)45 °F
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)40 galPack Size1
Product Weight (lb.)140 lbRated Tank Capacity (gallons)39 gal
Returnable90-DayTank Lining MaterialGlass
Tank Warranty12 YearUniform Energy Factor0.65
Vent TypeAtmosphericWater Heater FeaturesLoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater ProfileShortWattage (watts)0 W

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsCSA Certified,FVIR CertifiedLabor Warranty3 Year
Part Warranty12 Year

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Customer Reviews

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The Rheem 50 gallon short water heater was a perfect fit for the location and occupants in the ho...
The Rheem 50 gallon short water heater was a perfect fit for the location and occupants in the house. The original one was a tall model and it was extremely difficult to access the top of the heater for service. This model with its electronic igniter has worked perfectly. No more pilot light going out during the day. Installation was easy and has been providing hot water while using less gas. Great product.
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Excellent replacement for my 20 year old gas water heater. The Rheem water heater works great and...
Excellent replacement for my 20 year old gas water heater. The Rheem water heater works great and it has a very quick recovery. I really like the wifi module which allows you monitor and set the temperature with app on your phone. It comes in handy when you are going to be gone for a few days. Wifi module also has a water detector for the drain pan.
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The one problem I have is the smell of a propane gas leak. I called my plumber back and he checke...
The one problem I have is the smell of a propane gas leak. I called my plumber back and he checked for leak in the gas pipes, for the second time. He could not find a leak but he could smell gas. I called Rheem and they said to mix up soap and water and spray the gas valve. I don't think its a good idea due to the wires that are connected to the valve. I was asked if I felt it was a faint odor or something stronger. I told the man on the phone every gas water heater I have owned never had a smell of gas. He said if he sends someone to my home and it was an acceptable amount of gas leakage I may or may not have to pay for the service call. He emailed me a paper that implies some gas leaks are ok. I was thinking about having the water heater removed and returned for a different brand. You spend the extra money to get an efficient water heater and its allowed to waste fuel into the air. It sounds a bit crazy. When I get this resolved or removed I will update this review.
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Response from RheemApr 14, 2020
Hi RW,

We apologize for the inconvenience. I was able to locate and review your customer service request and a member of our escalation team will be reaching out to you to follow-up.

Jennifer rheem
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Very easy to install.
Very easy to install.
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Exceed my expectation
I bought it on Saturday, May 27 and get installed the same day. This unit replaced my 5 years old Bradford-White which had already changed gas control unit and had only 6 years warranty. The
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This water heater is an example of Craftsmanship of the highest level. It is State of the Art in ...
This water heater is an example of Craftsmanship of the highest level. It is State of the Art in all respects. With the automatic flue damper and pizo ignition system you are able to conserve heat loss as well as fuel. No more guessing when it comes to temperature settings. This gas valve has increment lines that tells you what the water temperature will be when set on that particular line. The manual has this information inside. This unit even is capable of using Wi-Fi for settings from your iPhone. I highly recommend this water heater!I
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Honest Review
We purchased this hot water just about a month ago and todate we are very pleased with this product. We hired a local plumbing company, not only to pick it up for us, but install at a very reasonable price.This hot water heater seems to be well designed and well put together. There is definitely a difference between this Energy Star model and our previous hot water heater. The Rheem is a little larger in diameter and slightly taller. I really like the automatic damper on the flue pipe, this really helps with keeping the heat in the tank. At no time can you ever feel any heat transfer from the hot water to the outside of the metal tank. The water heats very quickly and you seldom see or hear the heater reheating the water. I also like the electric gas valve on the Rheem, it automatically started the burner as soon as it was plugged in, when it was first put to use, rather trying to light the pilot and thermocouple. I would definitely recommend this unit to others. Lastly, our energy company offers a rebate when you purchase an Energy Star unit.
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Excellence in Design and Quality
This is the best water heater I ever purchased and installed! The engineering is state of the art and surpasses any water heater on the market by far! No pilot light to waste energy, the thermostat can actually be set to a specific temperature instead of the old fashioned, Warm, Hot, Very Hot settings. The flue damper is 24volt so it closes when the burner cuts off to keep the heat in the flue stack! The 12 year warranty is also a big plus that comes with this model.
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Don't know. After I got it home and set where it was going to be installed I went back to home De...
Don't know. After I got it home and set where it was going to be installed I went back to home Depot to purchase my gas line and water line adapters. After talking with a worker in the plumbing dept. We discovered that I had ordered the wrong water heater. I needed a direct vent heater and this is not one. So needless to say I had to return it to the store and purchase the correct one which is very similar to this one and works great. Its Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 42,000 BTU Power Vent Liquid Propane Gas Water Heater Model# XP50T06PV42U0
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1 found this review helpful
great heat supply for a family of 2-4
it has been working good for close to a year with no complaints
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