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Performance Plus 50 Gal. Medium 9 Year 4500/4500-Watt Elements Electric Tank Water Heater with LED Indicator

  • Electronic LED system indicates element and thermostat operation
  • Make sure it fits: measure your space to ensure dimensions fit
  • Provides ample hot water for homes with 3-5 people
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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance Plus 50 Gal. Medium 9-Year 4500/4500-Watt Elements Electric Water Heater with LED Indicator provides ample amount of hot water for households with 3 to 5 people. It provides more hot water and includes a self-cleaning feature for added convenience. Plus, it's perfect for replacement of an existing water heater and takes up less space than competing models.
  • California residents
  • Great investment and value: warranty lasts 3-years longer and the water heater includes added features
  • Reliable hot water: delivers 62 gallons of hot water in the first hour making it ideal for households with 3-5 people or homes with 3+ bathrooms
  • Perfect for replacement: this water takes up less space than competitive models making it a great choice for replacing an existing water heater
  • Easy to maintain: self-cleaning feature improves tank longevity and maintains efficiency by preventing sediment buildup
  • Easy to see status: simple LED system on the water heater makes it easy to ensure your water heater is performing at its best
  • Longer lasting: high-quality components backed by a 9-year warranty and a 2-year in-home labor warranty
  • A reliable hot water solution from Rheem, the global leader in water heating
  • Designed for durability: choose a water heater that will last


  • Delivers saving and efficiency: Consider both initial cost and lifetime savings
  • Built for simplicity : Easy to install and easy to maintain

    Rheem Performance Plus Electric Water Heater

  • Enough hot water: Choose a water heater that meets the highest demands of your household
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Price
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Ratings
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Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)30505050
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Product Height (in.)304858.87548
Water Heater ProfileShortMediumTallMedium
Product Width (in.)19.752320.2522.25 in
Efficiency LevelHighSuper HighSuper HighHigh
Water Heater FeaturesOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFi
Fuel TypeElectricElectricElectricElectric
Smart Home Smart Home Enabled
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Specifications

Dimensions

Kilo Watt
4.5
Product Depth (in.)
23
Product Height (in.)
48
Product Width (in.)
23
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
18.75 A
Application Type
Residential
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Efficiency Level
Super High
Electricity Phase
Single Phase
Finish Family
Gray
First Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr)
62
Fuel Type
Electric
Household Size
3-5
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
150
Minimum Temperature (F)
90
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Number of Elements
2
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
132
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
45
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

102Questions60Answers

Why is only the top heating element light on and not rhe bottom. Just hooked it up and turned power on

Asked by Raider April 22, 2018
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the elements heat up as needed and most of the time only led will come on the water heater is fine

How long after installation until we have hot water?

Asked by Coco January 15, 2019
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I’m sure it depends on the inlet water temperature. I’m in sout Florida it only took about 10 minutes till it was hot.

What is the diameter of this unit???

Asked by ps50 November 21, 2019
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Look at the specs in the Home Depot or Rheem web site

to get this home from the store can i lay it down in the bed of a truck... don't have space to st...

Asked by silverado June 8, 2017
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I also layer it down in my truck bed and everything was fine.

What size circuit breaker do I need to supply this

Asked by Eminem June 7, 2018
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Well Bob, the manufacture of the product answered. I'm pretty sure that would be considered "qualified support".

Is it supposed to smell like gas near the piolt light even when it lit

Asked by Che November 14, 2018
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No. This is an electric model.

Can someone tell me the distance between the cold and hot inlets on the top of this unit?

Asked by Hawkman May 28, 2018
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Its 7" between the outside of each and about 8" center to center.

SPECS indicate 18.75 amps. Installation guide recommends 25 amps for 4500 watt element. I am repl...

Asked by crf March 4, 2019
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Not for a long heating cycle. 30 amp #10 wire is the standard. It allows you to upgrade the elements to 5500 watt later if needed. I have only seen 20 amp breakers for water heaters in mobile homes, and the problem is that even though a 4500 watt element may only draw 18.75 amps it will, over a long heating cycle be able to warm the wire and breaker, increasing resistance and thereby increasing the amp load slightly. a 20 amp breaker does not allow for the that

what year was this made

Asked by veronica January 14, 2020
5
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Mine says August of 2017

how high is unit

Asked by shanga October 5, 2019
5
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This item is 48 inches high.

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Replacing a GE 50 Gallon Water Heater on Nov 1, 2020
As a lot of reviewers have already said that using Shark-bite fittings make the installation easy, all true! Once installed I did look at the manual for the led indicators and only saw the power and top heating elements on. Before calling service as suggested in the manual I did a little research and found that only one element would be on at any one time. Once a family member took a shower I went to the basement and saw the bottom indicator was on. All is working as should and hoping for a long life as the older one gave before leaking.
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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.

Jennifer rheem
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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