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Rheem

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

$ 755 91
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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Natural Gas Tall 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 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. 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
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 78 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
  • 0.68 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

Model #: XG50T12DM40U0
Sku #: 1000034939
Internet #: 204318411

The Rheem Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Natural Gas Tall 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 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. 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
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 78 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
  • 0.68 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

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
The Rheem Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Natural Gas Tall 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 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. 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
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 78 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
  • 0.68 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

Model #: XG50T12DM40U0
Sku #: 1000034939
Internet #: 204318411

The Rheem Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Natural Gas Tall 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 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. 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
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 78 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
  • 0.68 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.

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Price
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Ratings (2594) (1559) (907) (642)
Water Heater Features LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Gas Type Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas
Water Heater Profile Tall Tall Tall Short
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
21.75
Product Height (in.)
58.50
Product Width (in.)
21.75
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
0.68
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Tall
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.)
21.75
Product Height (in.)
58.50
Product Width (in.)
21.75
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
0.68
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Tall
Wattage (watts)
0

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

ELECTRICITY

Does this water heater need to be plugged into an electrical ooutlet?
Asked by: Bob
If you look at the answer by Rheem - they list a DIFFERENT water heater model than this one...that seems to be creating confusion for people.
Answered by: CA
Date published: 2017-05-20

if the power is down, can I ignite it myself?

Performance Platinum 50 gal. Tall 12 Year 40,000 BTU Energy Star Natural Gas Water Heater. I wanna buy this brand water heater. if the power is down for a few minutes, can I ignite it myself? Thanks Stella
Asked by: Stella
Yes you can. The "electronic igniter" is a piezo-electric device. No power ( electricity ) is needed to produce a spark. The spark is produced by pushing a button, which causes a spring-loaded hammer, to hit a crystal of PZT or quartz crystal. This produces a small electric spark. It is this spark that lights the pilot lite. So if you lose power to your house you are still able to light this water heater. Hope this helps.
Answered by: kerrylaw
Date published: 2019-02-24

Does this Rheem model require a 110v hook up?

I need to know if I need to provide an electrical outlet near the water heater location.
Asked by: Rich
Yes it does...it is energy star efficient because, in part, there is no pilot light as it is electronically ignited...when needed. This is not an always-on pilot light. One should keep in mind of local building codes in terms of the electrical, not just the plumbing as well. It has to be a grounded outlet or they won't install it. BTW, the width of the tank is 21.34" if close to the furnace. Verify the distance of the outlet distance as I was told the cable was about 19 feet long, but one could buy a couple of feet with a surge protector strip as the go-between.
Answered by: Scotto
Date published: 2017-11-28

This product possible installed in attic areas?

Asked by: Jindori
I would not recommending installing in an attic. It is a very big heavy unit. It requires gas and water lines and an expansion tank (required in most building codes). There is always the possibility of undetected a gas or water leak because of attic location. It also requires an exhaust vent to the outside.
Answered by: billiebob
Date published: 2019-05-20
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Customer Reviews

Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Tall 12 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas ENERGY STAR Tank Water Heater is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 906.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from We got this one installed in April 21 2017 and within 2 years we have water smell issue. We have ... We got this one installed in April 21 2017 and within 2 years we have water smell issue. We have well water, but have iron filter, softener before water gets to this heater. Installer, homedepot folks never told not to install this if we have well water,not even Rheem doesn't say that. Before installing this one, we had AO Smith and it lasted ~10 years in the same setup without any issues. I have had bad experience with Rheem water heaters in my condo where I stayed 10 years and had to replace 2 times with Rheem in 7 years (they covered tank as part of warranty) before I switched to Kenmoore brand and no issues for ~7 years (I am renting that place now, so still own it). I don't recommend this product for the people with the own well as this is not a good product and Anode rode issue seems to be not covered in warranty (their 3 years FULL warranty doesn't cover Anode rode as they say its sacrificial part, not covered)
Date published: 2019-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works good for a month the constantly shuts down I've installed 6 water heaters in the past 8 years in my parents houses, some rentals and finally this one in my own home. Never had an issue with any of them except this one. This has been the worse one I have owned! It worked great for the 1st month or so, and then it started shutting down. Calling Rheem, they try to blame everything from gas pressure to something about your house. Once you finally satisfy them that everything on your end is fine (had to purchase a $60 gas gauge and also call the gas company in to verify it) and then I had to send them pictures of how the heater was vented, etc...they finally try to work with you to fix it. They first sent me a new gas valve. I put that in and it worked again for about a month then started shutting down. They finally sent a plumber (after 2 weeks of cold water with a 4yr old in the house) and they had him replace the pilot assembly ...that worked for about 2 weeks and now it is shutting down again. Replacing it after 3 months of wasted time and cold water.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Energy savings understated The most important feature of this water heater, which is not explained here is that during periods of stand by the flu is entirely closed off by an electrically-operated vent damper that exactly fits the inside of the flu. That there is no pilot does NOT save money because in a normal gas water heater the pilot replaces some of the heat that is constantly escaping from the flu. The energy savings is in the electronic damper. When the water heater is not operating NO heat escapes up the flu (at a rate that would otherwise approximate 1,000 BTU per hour - thus the absence of need for a pilot light). In addition the tank is well insulated so it is like closing all openings to an ice box. The 10' cord is long enough to reach many plugs and though code would not recommend it, the heater uses little electricity so a 3-wire extension cord could be used. Otherwise the unit will likely replace exactly your own unit. While there are many variables, assuming a therm of natural gas costs the consumer $1.00, it is possible to recover the higher cost of this unit in two years.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rheem Customer service was terrible We bought the Wi-Fi unit so we could lower the water temp while we were away. Super excited about this convenient, money saving feature. The first time we tried it, the flammable vapor sensor and the gas control valve failed. We lowered the temp to 95, with the app, but the temperature would not go up again, then stopped working all together. After the better part of two days on the phone with Rheem, and a visit from the plumber, we were ready to call it quits. But Home Depot would not pay to have a replacement installed, so we had to press on. We showered at the gym while the parts from the east coast made their way to Montana. After 5 days of battling with the problem, the plumber installed two new components on a 6 month old heater. It works again. Three different customer service people at Rheem varied from just competent to rude. One guy accused us of lying. Nice. Should have given more weight to the other reviews about the flammable vapor sensor.
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We purchased this heater to replace our previous AO Smith water heaters. We chose this model ove... We purchased this heater to replace our previous AO Smith water heaters. We chose this model over other options available due to the Energy Star rating and passed up more feature-rich heaters because we didn't want or need the connectivity of the higher end models. This heater has a motorized two-flap damper at the top of the exhaust flue to trap heat in the burner compartment when the burner is off. The damper requires 120VAC to operate, and I suspect that the electric temperature control does as well, raising the question and concern about whether the heater will operate in a prolonged power outage. The damper and electronics draw relatively little power, like 16W or less, so powering it off of alternative power in a power outage should be relatively easy. The electronics plug into a conventional 120 VAC grounded wall outlet so no specialized wiring is required other than access to a nearby wall outlet. Water temperature control seems much better than the previous older heater. One noticeable difference in this heater is that when the burner is firing, the heater gives off a relatively noticeable rumbling noise that initially led me to believe that a neighbor was playing music with loud bass. This is not an issue as our heaters are in the garage but this should be considered if the heater will be located where a low rumble like this can be annoying.
Date published: 2019-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought the water heater on Friday, had it installed the following Tuesday, and discovered a leak ... Bought the water heater on Friday, had it installed the following Tuesday, and discovered a leak at the bottom of the tank on Wednesday. Yep, brand new and defective. I should have listened to the other reviews. Now for the worse part. Called Rheem, who told me they'll have a technician call within 24 hrs. 24 hrs came and went so called Rheem back. They informed me the technician they assigned the job declined it due to a "lifting" restriction and furthermore they can't find any technician in our area (we live in Westminster, CO. a major suburb of Denver. REALLY!). So now I must locate a plumber, pay $800+ out of my pocket to remove the defective unit, return it to Home Depot and install the new unit - AND HOPE ITS NOT ANOTHER LEMON, and then submit a warranty reimbursement claim. Yep, I should have listed to the other reviews. On the bright side, Home Depot was helpful finding a plumber and supposedly the work will be done tomorrow. But no one wanted to deal with the Rheem warranty process. Take it for what its worth.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy install, started right up We replaced our 14 year old 40 gallon unit before it crapped out just to be on the safe side and I'm not sure why we waited this long. This Rheem unit is priced well and was very simple to install. It was almost the same size so I had to cut the existing water pipes a little bit and trim the flue just a little to make it fit. Other than that it was practically plug and play. I used the sharkbite braided supply lines to make the connection from the water heater to the house water lines. It was so easy it almost seems too good to be true. The gas took just a few seconds to light and the thing was in service. No problems at all right from the get go. The electrical cord is about 10 feet long so I didn't even have to run a new electrical box to where my water heater sits. The supply stubs are already installed which makes the setup even easier. Just attach the gas, attach the pressure release tube (reused from my old water heater), attach the hot/cold lines, and plug it in.
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Installed 7 weeks ago, working fine - then 3 days ago, it stops working. Blinking LED plus troubl... Installed 7 weeks ago, working fine - then 3 days ago, it stops working. Blinking LED plus troubleshooting chart indicated vapor sensor lock out. Called Rheem, who helped me reset this sensor - easy to do, and the unit immediately turned on - cool! 5 minutes later, it stops working again. Per Rheem's questions - there are no paint or gas fumes of any kind our utility room. Repeated the reset process three times, and got the same result. Now the hard part - getting Rheem to answer questions on the warranty process. Rheem's online form does not function - one of the "required" fields does not accept an entry. Calling Rheem for warranty guidance - on hold forever - arghh!! Meanwhile, I have a cranky wife and kids, because there is no hot water and I don't know how to get this fixed under warranty. Rheem warranty support - a total loser.
Date published: 2019-05-02
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