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

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  • Electronic LED system indicates element and thermostat operation
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  • Provides ample hot water for homes with 3-5 people
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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 Gal. 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
  • Self-cleaning feature reduces sediment and mineral build-up to prolong tank life
  • 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 installation service in most areas, or visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information.
  • Meets 2015 NAECA standards
  • California residents

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Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)50 gal50 gal50 gal50 gal
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Water Heater ProfileTallMediumMediumTall
Required Volt Connection240 volt240 volt240 volt240 volt
Wattage (watts)4500 W4500 W5500 W4500 W
Household Size3-53-53-53-5
Efficiency LevelSuper HighSuper HighSuper HighHigh
Water Heater FeaturesOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
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Specifications

Dimensions

Kilo Watt
5.5
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)
22.92 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)
5500 W

Warranty / Certifications

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

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
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Is a great hot water heater
Installed this hot water heater my self and was so simple to do. My hot water lasts at least 2 or 3 times as long as my old one. Also if you install it yourself don't freak out like I did when all the lights don't come on. The power light comes on and only the top element for about 15 minutes then it switches to the bottom element. I thought both lights would be on at the same time but the don't as it would draw way too much power. I have had it for about a month and couldn't be happier!!!
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Don’t buy it!
Nothing but problems from day one. Just replaced Elements! Bought in Sept. 2021. Forget about the bells and whistles this. Ones with! Not worth it! No help at all from Rheem! 12 year warranty is crap!
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Response from RheemMay 3, 2022
Hi Chris,

Thank you for your review. We apologize for any inconvenience you are experiencing. The water heater you have reviewed comes with a 12-year limited warranty for tank and parts and 3-year full in-home labor warranty. We would love an opportunity to better assist you with any issues you are having. Please give our Technical Support team a call at your earliest convenience 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 answer any warranty questions you may have.

Derius rheem
    1 found this review helpful
    Hot water and no more problems
    30 days in and we're loving this unit. We did have an alert for the water sensor but it cleared after our dehumidifier ran in proximity. I love the Wi-Fi feature and ability to schedule hotter water for morning showers then turning down and saving $$. When I contacted Rheem, they dispatched a technician next day to check the sensor and also walked me through setting up the app so they do stand behind their product.
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      Rheem packages their product well, so the heater was in...
      Rheem packages their product well, so the heater was in great condition coming out of the box. As far as installation, with a small amount of plumbing and electrical knowledge, you'll be fine. A few items of surprise. The pressure relief spigot located on the top of the unit was facing towards the back. A call to Rheem - I was permitted to fix w/out voiding warranty. Secondly, the drain valve is plastic. Huge disappointment they cut corners here. As for durability, time will tell. 9 year warranty: first 2 years are full warranty and the last 7 are limited warranty.
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      2 found this review helpful
      Easy Pick-Up through Online Order
      Ordered this electric hot water heater online late one afternoon. Received a text message early the next morning that item was ready. Staff helped load into our truck. Plumber states easy install and so far, so good with operation.
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        HIGHLY RECOMMEND
        Having a 2 bedroom 2 bath house I believe this 40 gallon heater will be more efficient than a 50.
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        Multiple failures
        Purchased June 2020, August 2020 lower element failed, no alarm. Rheem replaced control panel. November 2021, upper element failed, no alarm. Smart feature is supposed to monitor elements and alert poor performance and failure.
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          13 found this review helpful
          I’ve had this for almost a month now and it’s...
          I’ve had this for almost a month now and it’s still working great! Helpful tip: there are a couple of different apps that are available to link with your water heater. I attached an image of the one that links up the best.
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            3 found this review helpful
            Quick hot water!
            I like the simple LED panel that shows 1) it has power and 2) which element is on. I almost got a fancier heater that had bluetooth when I realized that I didn't need that. A water heater is pretty much a "set and forget" appliance, so I didn't need to spring for the added technology. This heats real quick. We had hot water within minutes of installation! The shorter heighth made it easy to install as we had plenty of room above the water heater to make the connections.
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            3 found this review helpful
            Don’t buy one with a thermostat
            We had our thermostat water heater for 1 year, it burned out from the thermostat part. We ended up getting store credit and got a basic one. I don’t recommend these smart/thermostat ones.
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            Response from RheemSep 30, 2021
            Hi Celi,

            We are sorry to hear about your experience with the Rheem Gladiator. If we can be of any assistance 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 help you.

            Jennifer rheem
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