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

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  • 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.
  • 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

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  • Enough hot water: Choose a water heater that meets the highest demands of your household
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Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)50 gal40 gal40 gal50 gal
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Water Heater ProfileMediumMediumMediumTall
Required Volt Connection240 volt240 volt240 volt240 volt
Wattage (watts)4500 W4500 W5500 W4500 W
Household Size3-52-42-43-5
Efficiency LevelSuper HighSuper HighSuper HighHigh
Water Heater FeaturesOverheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFiGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFiOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
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Specifications

Dimensions

Kilo Watt
4.5
Product Depth (in.)
23 in
Product Height (in.)
48 in
Product Width (in.)
23 in
Tank Valve Size (in.)
0.75 in
Water Connection Size (in.)
3/4 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
18.75 A
Application Type
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 °F
Minimum Temperature (F)
90 °F
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
50 gal
Number of Elements
2
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
132 lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
45 gal
Required Volt Connection
240 volt
Returnable
90-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 W

Warranty / Certifications

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

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
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  • 81%recommend this product
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Worth every penny
Great purchase. Works well
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Upgraded After Reading Reviews
I was going to buy the less expensive water heater, but after reading the reviews I upgraded to the Performance Plus with LED indicators. A friend of mine helped me install this and he had to divert the copper pipes to get it to fit as the old one was a lot narrower than these. After installing and checking for leaks, he adjusted the temp up 5 degrees then turned the power back on. This thing is very efficient and quiet! I will be saving 1000kwh a year with this water heater.
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    1 found this review helpful
    90 days old and failed - RUN AWAY!
    Rheem customer support is horrible. Will NEVER buy another Rheem product EVER! The layera required to support, low resolution techs, onerous processes... Absolutely worst product support!
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      3 found this review helpful
      Beware of hidden gap in junction box insulation.
      Beware of hidden insulation gap in junction box insulation. Water discharged through this hole and made its way down to the drain pan with the outside of the water heater completely dry. I discovered this 1"+ insulation gap, and when I called Rheem about it, I was given a hard time and accused of improper installation, even though the hidden insulation gap has nothing to do with installation the water connections. Hopefully Rheem will pick up their appliance and deliver a new appliance.
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        • Recommended
        7 found this review helpful
        Cheaply made. Recommend change out the drain valve, The plastic...
        Cheaply made. Recommend change out the drain valve, The plastic will fail if u accidentally kick it lol
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        3 found this review helpful
        Nope
        Leaks, do not buy. Had my second one installed yesterday and it had the same problem. Talked to my plumber and he said this has become a common problem with this brand.
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          7 found this review helpful
          Tank leaks at anode rod and PRV.
          Bought on 2/14/2022, in 90 minutes began leaking. Customer support sent me a new anode rod. Before I could install the new rod, tank was leaking out the press relief valve. Requested another tank. Installed the next tank and it was also leaking out the PRV. I have the PRV dripping into a jug to see how much it leaks. Support at Home Depo was OK. Support at Rheem was just adequate. Should have read the reviews before making this purchase. Will not be buying any additional Rheem products ever.
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            6 found this review helpful
            Brand new, still in box - Flat/uncut Threads
            A company that just ships a product, and relies on the consumer to be the quality control. This water heater sits new in box, with partially uncut/mangled-from-the-factory threads on one of the nipples. Checking reviews on here, I see it's been going on for years (search reviews for "threads"). One nipple from the tank is also not centered in the outer housing, but a bezel was slapped on - sort of.
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              6 found this review helpful
              Purchase multiple
              I have purchased this water heater multiple time for multiple of my properties. 4 out of 5 times it always have issues. I would stay away from this brand.
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              Response from RheemFeb 17, 2022
              Hi Kevin,

              Thank you for being a loyal Rheem customer. We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced and would like to speak with you in greater detail about your customer service request. I will be reaching out to you the email address you have provided and look forward to speaking with you soon. rheem
                6 found this review helpful
                LEAKS DO NOT BUY
                Should have listen to the recent reviews. I took the heater home, brazed all joints and turned the water on. Temp was a little to low for me so I removed the covers to adjust the temp and the foam pads behind the covered were saturated in water. So I looked in the pan and sure enough water was beginning to pool up under the heater. All my connections are dry and good. DO NOT BUY. TERRIBLE QUALITY CONTROL.
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                Response from RheemFeb 18, 2022
                Hi Nick,

                We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced and hope you were able to call Rheem Technical Support for assistance. If you still need help with your water heater please call 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
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