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Performance Plus 40 gal. Medium 9-Year 4500/4500-Watt Elements Electric Tank Water Heater with LED Indicator

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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance Plus 40 Gal. Electric medium water heater provides an ample supply of hot water for households with 2 to 4 people. This unit comes with two 4500-Watt elements and an automatic thermostat which keeps the water at the desired temperature. An electronic LED system indicates element and thermostat operation. 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 9-year limited tank and parts warranty plus a 2-year in home labor warranty.
  • California residents
  • 40 Gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with 2 to 4 people
  • Electric water heater is easy to maintain
  • Delivers 54 Gal. s of hot water in the first hour
  • 9-year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 2-year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • Dual 4500-Watt heating elements
  • Automatic thermostat keeps water at your desired temperature
  • Electronic LED system indicates element and thermostat operation
  • Requires a 240-Volt connection for installation
  • Medium tank profile fits in a variety of indoor spaces
  • Uniform energy factor 0.93
  • 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.
  • Meets 2015 NAECA standards
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Ratings
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Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)30404750
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Water Heater ProfileTallMediumShortMedium
Product Height (in.)47.62548.532 in48
Product Width (in.)1920.2526.25 in22.25 in
Water Heater FeaturesOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFi
Indoor/OutdoorIndoorIndoorIndoorIndoor
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Specifications

Dimensions

Kilo Watt
4.5
Product Depth (in.)
20.25
Product Height (in.)
48.5
Product Width (in.)
20.25
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
18.75 A
Application Type
Residential
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Finish Family
Gray
First Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr)
54
Fuel Type
Electric
Household Size
2-4
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
150
Minimum Temperature (F)
90
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
40
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
106
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
36
Required Volt Connection
240 volt
Returnable
180-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
9 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.93
Water Heater Features
Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Medium
Wattage (watts)
4500

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Labor Warranty
2 Year
Part Warranty
9 Year

Questions & Answers

99Questions25Answers

what is the energy guide per year on this model?

Asked by gil October 2, 2020
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Hello Gil, thanks for asking, this heaters cost to run is 419 dollars per year.

Can this model replace the E40-1-RH95 I have in my mobile home?

Asked by Hotwater September 17, 2020
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Thank you for asking. Yes, you can use that model as long as it fits in the space you have the water heater in.

Does this heater have brass or plastic drain valve?

Asked by Louis September 15, 2020
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I would check with a sales associate at your local Home Depot and reference the specific model and sku #. Different models can have slight variations for similar units.

Is this heater compatible with a geothermal air conditioning system?

Asked by Kygeo June 27, 2020
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Thank you for asking, Kygeo. This unit is designed to run on a normal well or city water system. If you have any further questions, please contact us at 1-866-279-4566. Thank you and have a great day.

Do these ever go on sale? If so, can you tell me when?

Asked by Shopping2020 June 22, 2020
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Thank you for asking, Shopping2020. Please contact you local Home Depot for information about sales and their timing. If you have any questions about the water heaters, please contact us at 1-866-279-4566. Thank you and have a great day.

Converting gas water heater to electric water heater

Asked by Kang May 3, 2020
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Thank you for asking, Kang. To make sure we help you size your unit correctly, please contact us at 1-866-279-4566. Thank you and have a great day.

Can a recirculating pump be used with this model?

Asked by Kevin March 1, 2020
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yes

what size breaker for 4500 watt unit

Asked by tim February 12, 2020
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Depends on your local codes. Some require #10 wire + 25 amp breaker, some require #10 with 30 amp breaker. I would call a local contractor to find out what your local requirements are.

what year was this made

Asked by veronica January 14, 2020
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Mine says August of 2017

Does the self-cleaning function make noise? Water heater will be in closet of master bedroom.

Asked by Sarah January 13, 2020
4
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All water heaters make a noise.it sounds like low rumble while It is boiling the water..the self cleaning is done only when the Sensor is triggered but rust or dirt...

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This water heater seems to operate as advertised. No problem with enough hot water so far. Back t...
This water heater seems to operate as advertised. No problem with enough hot water so far. Back to back showers, whatever. I have not been able to photo my product in action but have submitted photos anyway. Maybe a motion sensor attached to the camera would solve the problem.
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Easy to install along with using shark bite fittings and connectors
Easy to install along with using shark bite fittings and connectors
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Quality item. Well built and packaged.
Quality item. Well built and packaged.
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The heater was installed May 25th, 2019 It has a leak, under the foamed insulation, at the top. ...
The heater was installed May 25th, 2019 It has a leak, under the foamed insulation, at the top. Not at a mechanical joint, probably at a welded joint. This heater will be returned for full cash refund. This heater replaced the same Rheem model heater that was purchased and installed Dec 2015, and that heater had both temperature switches fail on 2017, and developed a leak at the bottom early May 2019. I will never purchase another Rheem product. Their quality control seems non existent.
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Response from RheemJune 18, 2019
Hi Eric,

We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced and hope you were able to call technical support for assistance. If you have any question or concerns in the future, 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.

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After having our old water heater for almost 19 years we decided to replace it be for it broke. W...
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After having our old water heater for almost 19 years we decided to replace it be for it broke. Was going back and forth between the plus and the platinum models. After talking to a sales rep at Home Depot chose the plus which by the way the rep said was even more then I needed. But I wanted more then a 6 year warranty. And liked the idea of the self cleaning feature. Installation was a cake walk with shark bite lines. After the old heater was removed I had the unit installed in 10 minutes. It’s only a few days since installed but so far very happy with performance.
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Easy to install and looks very nice in my space for it!!! Really works great and lot of hot water...
Easy to install and looks very nice in my space for it!!! Really works great and lot of hot water now!!!
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Very easy to install. Couldnt have picked a better unit. Satisfied with this purchase and the 8...
Very easy to install. Couldnt have picked a better unit. Satisfied with this purchase and the 8 year warranty!
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Master Plumber and have been installing HWH's for over 30 years. We have installed well over 5000...
Master Plumber and have been installing HWH's for over 30 years. We have installed well over 5000 units and would put this 50 gallon electric 9yr warranty near the top regarding quality and price. Unit was packaged nicely but you will need to VERY carefully check the box before leaving the store. Many of the units we've seen at the stores have visible damage to the boxes. Possible Fork trucks an/or shipping mishandling? This is typically at most locations we visited. Not sure what's happening but would HIGHLY RECOMMEND checking for damage before you haul it to the job. You be sorry if you dont. Get help at the store, they are heavy. You may need to wait a few minutes to get help. Fyi, Most HWH's have a thin glass lining inside the water tank to protect the steel from decay. It can get damaged if it dropped etc. This unit came with a 9 yr warranty. Very impressive! Many other mfgs. only offer 5yr to 6yr. Our customers have had little to no issues after installation.
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Very easy to install by myself Thanks in part to using Jaws pipe connections. Manual was easy to ...
Very easy to install by myself Thanks in part to using Jaws pipe connections. Manual was easy to read and well written. So far so good.
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I had a basic GE 40 gallon 6 year warranty water heater that I bought and installed in December 2...
I had a basic GE 40 gallon 6 year warranty water heater that I bought and installed in December 2009 and began leaking a few months ago so I waited until Home Depot promotions began last week. This 50 gallon with 9 year warranty and monitoring LESs connected basically the same way with no modifications or other components so hoping to get 10 years like the original Bradford White that was high end because the location is an upstairs attic location that requires two people to get it in position. This model has lower yearly operating cost by over 20% even though it is 10 gallons larger capacity!
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