Model # XE50M09EL55U1

Internet #205810460

Store SKU #1001301855

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Rheem Performance Plus 50 Gal. Medium 9 Year 5500/5500-Watt Elements Electric Tank Water Heater with LED Indicator
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Rheem

Performance Plus 50 Gal. Medium 9 Year 5500/5500-Watt Elements Electric Tank Water Heater with LED Indicator

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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance Plus 50 Gal. Electric medium water heater provides an ample supply of hot water for households with 3 to 5 people. This unit comes with two 5500-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.
  • Electric water heater is easy to maintain
  • Delivers 62 gallons 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
  • Uniform energy factor 0.93
  • Meets or exceeds NAECA requirements
  • Dual 5500-Watt heating elements
  • Automatic thermostat keeps water at your desired temperature
  • Medium tank profile fits in a variety of indoor spaces
  • Requires a 240-Volt connection for installation
  • 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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

Model #: XE50M09EL55U1
Sku #: 1001301855
Internet #: 205810460

The Rheem Performance Plus 50 Gal. Electric medium water heater provides an ample supply of hot water for households with 3 to 5 people. This unit comes with two 5500-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.

  • Electric water heater is easy to maintain
  • Delivers 62 gallons 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
  • Uniform energy factor 0.93
  • Meets or exceeds NAECA requirements
  • Dual 5500-Watt heating elements
  • Automatic thermostat keeps water at your desired temperature
  • Medium tank profile fits in a variety of indoor spaces
  • Requires a 240-Volt connection for installation
  • 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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Wattage (watts) 4500 4500 5500 5500
Product Width (in.) 23 23 23 22.25
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Specifications

Dimensions

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)
22.92 A
Application Type
Residential
Finish Family
Gray
First Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr)
62
Fuel Type
Electric
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
150
Minimum Temperature (F)
90
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Product Weight (lb.)
132lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
45
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)
5500
Wattage (watts)
5500

Warranty / Certifications

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

Specifications

Dimensions

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)
22.92 A
Application Type
Residential
Finish Family
Gray
First Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr)
62
Fuel Type
Electric
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
150
Minimum Temperature (F)
90
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Product Weight (lb.)
132lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
45
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)
5500
Wattage (watts)
5500

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

I have a Rheem 50 gal., 5500-watt Electric water heater needing replacement. I have always had p...

I have a Rheem 50 gal., 5500-watt Electric water heater needing replacement. I have always had problems obtaining hot water on the opposite side of my small 1,700 sqft home, thus having to run the faucets for 3-5 mins. before the water heats up. If I replace the water heater with another, what is suggested to get or use as an enhancement to obtain hot water sooner throughout the home?
Asked by: Girlblue
on demand water heater if space is an issue. Hot water when you need it. Good luck
Answered by: BAS
Date published: 2018-01-06

Does this unit have heat traps built in or do I have run lines to put in a heat trap?

Does it void warranty if heat trap not put in ?
Asked by: Sandy
Yes, Built in
Answered by: Leonard
Date published: 2019-01-08

what are the size dimensions of this water tank

what are the size dimensions of this water tank
Asked by: sally
It is of the newer design with more insulation so the diameter is a bit larger at 23"
Answered by: HomeMaster
Date published: 2018-12-27

Water heater trips the circuit breaker when there is a demand from 2 different sources ie dishwas...

Water heater trips the circuit breaker when there is a demand from 2 different sources ie dishwasher and the shower.
Asked by: loner21
Check your fuses. Maybe outdated or not the same voltage
Answered by: Brenda
Date published: 2019-01-30
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Customer Reviews

Performance Plus 50 Gal. Medium 9 Year 5500/5500-Watt Elements Electric Tank Water Heater with LED Indicator is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 664.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This new water heater replaced a 14 year old Rheem... This new water heater replaced a 14 year old Rheem that started leaking on the garage floor. One of my pet peeves about water heaters in general, is that they have shrunk in size and almost doubled in price in the last 8 years. The toughest part of this replacement was that I was going from an 80 gallon tank to a 50 gallon tank. Why would I do that you ask, well try and find an 80 gallon water heater and when you do, check the price! Crazy that is over $900. So, problem number two was that the only version of the 50 gallon available at the store was the medium size which was about a foot shorter than my original tank. This involved more plumbing and more hardware because I have copper and wanted to go without having to sweat the pipes. It was the first time using Shark Bite connectors and they are expensive but they appear to be working. As for the heater, I had hot water in 15 minutes of flipping the breaker. Installed about 2 weeks and all is well. Installation was a breeze.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Home Depot has been great, doing what they can to help me resolve this issue. Dripping Springs st... Home Depot has been great, doing what they can to help me resolve this issue. Dripping Springs store, Assistant Manager Sabrina, is trying to do everything in their power to help me, assure me it will be okay and that they stand behind the products they sell. I wish Rheem was like Sabrina. That being stated: I purchased (2) water heaters 4 weeks ago. On the third day, this water heater began leaking at the heating elements. On the fourth day, the 40 gallon water heater (performance plus) began leaking at the heating elements. This is a manufacture defect. Dealing with Rheem has been a nightmare. Rheem has scheduled for a technician to come out and then cancel...over and over again. I am now going on 4 weeks with no hot water and Rheem refuses to honor the Warranty. I have spent: $1,090 on Water Heaters (purchased 2) $1,000 on labor to install Home Depot has told me to bring water heaters back to the store for a refund or replacement. Which would cause me to spend an additional: $1,000 on labor to un-install AND then $1,000 to re-install Total: $4,090 + time and frustration Keep-in-mind...I may have to go through this allover again based on my current experience. Imagine: You buy a brand new car and the following week the transmission goes-out. You contact the Dealer, they state to remove the transmission from the car and bring back to dealership for a new one. That would never happen, but that is what is happening to me. Full Disclosure: I am a Building Inspector (last 8 years) and was a Home Builder (for 7 years). I have inspected thousands of buildings and built hundreds of homes. Just in the last month, I spent probably 30k at Home Depot.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 2 units both defective! Purchased the unit Friday night. Unpacked it, installed easily. Once wate... 2 units both defective! Purchased the unit Friday night. Unpacked it, installed easily. Once water was on it started to leak from upper element. Called Home Depot and they were great. Said we could drain it and return. We did and exchanged for another of the same model. Got it home and installed easily. No leaks, yea! However, 2 hours later no hot water. Bottom light is not on. Called the store again they continued their great customer service and are trying to help us, 3 days now no hot water. Rheem told us their tech do not carry replacements parts so they will have to come out at least twice. Which means longer w/o hot water and days out of work! I wish I would not have purchased this model.
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well, I was going to rate this product after a couple of Months, So Far, This Water Heater has wo... Well, I was going to rate this product after a couple of Months, So Far, This Water Heater has worked flawlessly, I made sure the correct Wire was going to this Water Heater. The Shark Bite Lines also made the Job easier . I didn't have to call a plumber.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replaced a 125 gallon Industrial that was inefficient and from 1989. It was easy to install and h... Replaced a 125 gallon Industrial that was inefficient and from 1989. It was easy to install and has had no issues, but only installed for a month. The directions in regards to start up are a little deceiving. All three lights do not need to be on and they will alternate when first starting up. The lower and upper will not be lit at same time. So relax, there is no need to worry and re-wire, tear apart, etc.. such as I did until I read more on a website online.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am glad the instructions mention that this unit is... I am glad the instructions mention that this unit is taller than previous units. The LED lights don't really tell much. However, this unit definitely holds the hot water in the tank for a longer time, and reheats the water more quickly... noticeably quicker.
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very easy replacement for my 14-year-old Rheemglas Fury that had... Very easy replacement for my 14-year-old Rheemglas Fury that had stopped working. I removed the old one and installed this one with no issue. I definitely recommend the Shark-Bite connectors for the water lines.
Date published: 2019-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Put this water heater in 2 weeks ago. Easy to set up. The only issue I had was during start-up, t... Put this water heater in 2 weeks ago. Easy to set up. The only issue I had was during start-up, the instructions stated if the power LED and element 1 LED lights came on but not element 2 LED, to contact tech service because it might have a bad element, but after talking to tech, I found out that is what was suppose to occur. Element 1 LED stayed lit for about 30 minutes and then went out and then element 2 LED lit and stayed on until water was completely heated. The tech advised that both element LED's should never be lit at the same time. The instruction/troubleshooting manual needs to be updated with this information. Other than that misunderstanding, this water heater is awesome.
Date published: 2017-02-14
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