Internet #204321571

Model # XG50S12DM40U0

Store SO SKU #1000892302

0020352625812

Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Short 12 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas ENERGY STAR Tank Water Heater

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
$ 725 87
Loading Options
store icon Loading Buying Options...
package icon Loading Buying Options...
Sorry, but we ran into issues loading these options. Please try refreshing.

Frequently Bought Together

Frequently Bought Together

+
+

Product Overview

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 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 Platinum 50 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 40,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Low-NOx burner that provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 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).
  • 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.
  • Requires standard 110-Volt electrical outlet (3-prong grounded) for installation
  • 50 Gallon tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Its powered flu damper traps more heat in the tank and saves you on energy costs--providing you with energy savings of up to $200 over 12 years compared to non-damper 50 gallon models.
  • Delivers 79 Gallons 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
  • 0.66 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 Wifi Module (sold separately) for gas water heaters (Wi-Fi model # REWRA631GWH)
  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
  • Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day service in most areas, or Visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information.



  • Click here to learn more about Eco Options and Energy Efficiency
  • Meets 2015 NAECA Standards



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
Model #: XG50S12DM40U0
Internet #: 204321571

The Rheem Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 40,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Low-NOx burner that provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 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).

  • 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.
  • Requires standard 110-Volt electrical outlet (3-prong grounded) for installation
  • 50 Gallon tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Its powered flu damper traps more heat in the tank and saves you on energy costs--providing you with energy savings of up to $200 over 12 years compared to non-damper 50 gallon models.
  • Delivers 79 Gallons 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
  • 0.66 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 Wifi Module (sold separately) for gas water heaters (Wi-Fi model # REWRA631GWH)
  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
  • Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day service in most areas, or Visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information.



  • Click here to learn more about Eco Options and Energy Efficiency
  • Meets 2015 NAECA Standards



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 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 Platinum 50 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 40,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Low-NOx burner that provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 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).
  • 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.
  • Requires standard 110-Volt electrical outlet (3-prong grounded) for installation
  • 50 Gallon tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Its powered flu damper traps more heat in the tank and saves you on energy costs--providing you with energy savings of up to $200 over 12 years compared to non-damper 50 gallon models.
  • Delivers 79 Gallons 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
  • 0.66 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 Wifi Module (sold separately) for gas water heaters (Wi-Fi model # REWRA631GWH)
  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
  • Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day service in most areas, or Visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information.



  • Click here to learn more about Eco Options and Energy Efficiency
  • Meets 2015 NAECA Standards



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
Model #: XG50S12DM40U0
Internet #: 204321571

The Rheem Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 40,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Low-NOx burner that provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 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).

  • 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.
  • Requires standard 110-Volt electrical outlet (3-prong grounded) for installation
  • 50 Gallon tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Its powered flu damper traps more heat in the tank and saves you on energy costs--providing you with energy savings of up to $200 over 12 years compared to non-damper 50 gallon models.
  • Delivers 79 Gallons 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
  • 0.66 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 Wifi Module (sold separately) for gas water heaters (Wi-Fi model # REWRA631GWH)
  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
  • Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day service in most areas, or Visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information.



  • Click here to learn more about Eco Options and Energy Efficiency
  • Meets 2015 NAECA Standards



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Compare Similar

Compare Similar Products
Brand Rheem Rheem Rheem Rheem
Name Performance 40 Gal. Tall 6 Year 38,000 BTU Ultra Low NOx (ULN) Natural Gas Tank Water Heater Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Short 12 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas ENERGY STAR Tank Water Heater Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Tall 12 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas ENERGY STAR Tank Water Heater Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Tall 12 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas ENERGY STAR Tank Water Heater with WiFi Module Included
Price
$592.76
$725.87
$755.91
$864.00
Ratings (423) (646) (913) (82)
Water Heater Features Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Ultra LoNox LoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,WiFi
Gas Type Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas
Water Heater Profile Tall Short Tall Tall
View Product View Product View Product View Product

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
23.75
Product Height (in.)
50.5
Product Width (in.)
23.75
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)
50
Product Weight (lb.)
160lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
48
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
40.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
12 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.66
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Short
Wattage (watts)
0

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,FVIR Certified
Labor Warranty
3 Year
Part Warranty
12 Year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
23.75
Product Height (in.)
50.5
Product Width (in.)
23.75
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)
50
Product Weight (lb.)
160lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
48
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
40.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
12 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.66
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Short
Wattage (watts)
0

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,FVIR Certified
Labor Warranty
3 Year
Part Warranty
12 Year

Questions & Answers

Does this model XG40S12DM40U0 use the electronic ignition or does it have a standing pilot light...

Does this model XG40S12DM40U0 use the electronic ignition or does it have a standing pilot light? I seeing conflicting info. The User Manual uses the word 'pilot' somewhat ambiguously but the Home Depot description indicates electronic ignition. Which is it?
Asked by: Tim
I believe it does not have a pilot light as I did not see one at the bottom. There is an electronics ignition device (white box) in the front that also adjusts temperature. I do know the unit even though is a gas unit does need 120VAC outlet to power the damper at the top which opens and closes electrically. The unit comes with a cord about 15 ft long.
Answered by: pgreen
Date published: 2019-05-10

What is the height of this water heater?

What is the height of this water heater?
Asked by: Ted
height of unit.
Answered by: bob
Date published: 2019-02-28

does this qualifies for energy star rebate program?

does this qualifies for energy star rebate program?
Asked by: Rules
Yes.
Answered by: Peter
Date published: 2018-09-11

will this unit work without getting the wifi modular???

will this unit work without getting the wifi modular???
Asked by: djshb
I have this unit and do not have wifi attached to it.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2019-07-02
  • y_2019, m_10, d_22, h_5CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.13
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_113
  • loc_, sid_204321571, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=BEST_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 9ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT

Customer Reviews

Rheem Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Short 12 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas ENERGY STAR Tank Water Heater is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 646.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I ordered the water heater online to be shipped to the store. The heater was received almost 3 weeks later defective. Rheem customer service were friendly but the warranty was such a hassle to use. They asked to get my own plumber to fix the problem and get reimbursed later on . My plumber found out it was a problem with the transformer, so I had to call them with the diagnosis to get the defective part shipped to me, which I got overnight, Then my plumber installed it and I had to pay him out of my pocket. Later I emailed them for the reimbursement and they give me a really hard time with the paperwork to the point that I had to ask my plumber to call them directly to confirm my payment. I still didn't get my money yet. it has been almost 3 months since I ordered my heater, I took me a whole month to get the water heater working properly and still waiting for my reimbursement if i'm even getting it.. NOT A GREAT EXPERIENCE..LUCKILY IT WAS IN SUMMER TIME..
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't count on the WiFi working I like the water heater, and it has not given me any issues in the year I have owned it. I would have given higher marks were it not for the WiFi feature. The main reason I purchased this unit was for the WiFi and the WiFi has been a MAJOR disappointment. I travel and wanted the ability to manage the water heater remotely, as well as having the system to warn me if there was a water leak. The WiFi feature does NOT work. The smart phone app is finicky and has not worked on the last two times I needed it when I was traveling. Customer Service was not able to correct the issue, which was blamed on their servers, not on the WiFi unit itself. The WiFi was a bungled effort by Rheem and does not reflect the quality of the water heater units. I could have saved myself about $150 dollars by just purchasing the less expensive model without the WiFi, which is what I recommend. If Rheem couldn't do it right, they shouldn't have done it. It was a wasted extra $150 for me.
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Best description for this product is junk. Purchased the unit 3 years and 4 days ago (Home Depot... Best description for this product is junk. Purchased the unit 3 years and 4 days ago (Home Depot warranty is good for three years). The valve failed and the unit would not heat water. Rheem customer support provided little assistance, and said I needed to contact a local service representative. They said they would send me a list, but none was received. I contacted several distributors for a replacement valve, but none were available in Denver. Being the Friday before Labor Day weekend no local plumbers or Rheem service personnel were available for a visit for 5 days. The unit is too complicated to operate reliability, and customer support from Rheem is non-existent. To have hot water in the house within a week, the only alternative was to purchase a new hot water heater.
Date published: 2019-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rheemed I bought the Rheem Performance Platinum water heater expecting the best:. A 12 year warranty and a high quality product that lasts. At 8 months it died. Right now I'm getting the run-around from Rheem tech support phone line. I already tried everything a homeowner should (power on off, tweak all knobs, make sure there's electricity, gas, water and that ventilation is working, etc). Also I had a handy friend looking at it, and finally a plumber that observed leaking. But tech support needs more plumber time for more testing??? This customer is tired, would rather invest that $$$ into a different brand of working water heater. This product has a Platinum price without Platinum tech support, certainly not Platinum quality. The 12 year warranty is worth zero.
Date published: 2019-08-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't get this Heater! We bought this heater 3 months ago. First problem: It has a flammable vapor sensor that detects everything. I mean everything! Including cat litter, soap (if you clean the area near it, the soap vapors will shut off your machine), even dust!!. What happens is this: The thumb-sized sensor detects a vapor in the vicinity and overcharges itself, shutting off the machine. Once this happens, you need to get a new sensor (48 hours) and have it installed. Doing it yourself will void the warranty. If you want a machine that is constantly in need of a plumber to install a new uncharged vapor and want to have no hot water every 12 weeks for 2-3 days, this is your machine. The fact that you need to plug it in should be the first tip off. Even the technicians at Rheem admit that the vapor sensor is a problem. Why they haven't recalled them? Commerce maybe? I'm so sorry I got this heater!
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product arrived as advertised. Only issue is that it has a "vapor sensor" which was not indicate... Product arrived as advertised. Only issue is that it has a "vapor sensor" which was not indicated in the heater information. When the sensor fails causes the hot water heater to stop working. The last one I had, the sensor failed within 6 months. When operating the sensor provides a 12,000 ohm resistance; failed it is 2.000 ohms. If you remove the sensor and substitute a 12,000 ohm resistor, the hot water works just fine and never suffers a sensor failure. I can see no good reason for this sensor particular when it is so unreliable. If I could influence the manufacturer, I would tell them to take it out of the design. Short of that, when you buy this hot water heater, go to your local computer store and buy a 12,000 ohm resistor and connect it to the two slip-on wire leads for the vapor sensor. The vapor sensor is under the "gas cover" in a white plastic holder at the bottom front of the heater. I just "pops" out with a little effort.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an excellent quality gas water heater with no installation problems. The new type heater ... This is an excellent quality gas water heater with no installation problems. The new type heater was taller than my old problematic Kenmore so I had to do a little re-plumbing and raise the vent height. The dimensions are printed right on the carton with is helpful. One thing to remember when installing, is the dielectric unions. The Rheem comes with galvanized 3/4" nipples protruding from the heater but you must buy 3/4" pipe to 3/4" copper dielectric unions. The purpose of the unions is to prevent corrosion between the galvanized nipples and the copper tubing. Use a couple of layers of Teflon tape on the nipple threads. If you try pipe dope, the threads will seize and you will have a dribble leak. The Rheem fired right up, no problems, hot water immediately with no leaks. I have had this Rheem for a few months and am very pleased with it. It has a window, so you can see the pilot light and burner working.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty easy to install. I had it done in about... Pretty easy to install. I had it done in about three hours which included sweating the pipe feeds to the existing lines after getting it into place, and reinstalling the flue pipe. The price seemed a bit steep to me, but we’ll see if it makes that up with energy saving; time will tell.
Date published: 2019-08-13
  • y_2019, m_10, d_19, h_21
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.13
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_646
  • loc_, sid_204321571, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 50ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT