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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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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
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

Info & Guides

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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 692.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to setup. Only "issues" were pressure relief was mounted on top and pointed to rear. Would p... Easy to setup. Only "issues" were pressure relief was mounted on top and pointed to rear. Would prefer front or offset front. Was able to rotate slightly, but didnt like the idea of loosening this to align the downspout. The instructions on the lights are confusing, called install help to verify correct install.and they immediately admitted instructions were wrong on light sequencing. Minor stuff, overall happy.
Date published: 2019-08-27
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 4 out of 5 by from Working fine after first one leaked I choose this model because I wanted the 5500 watt element and a 50 gallon tank. After opening the box I saw a small dent, which alarmed me but the "expert" at HD said if it was just a small dent it should not affect the performance. I installed the water heater but water started dripping under the upper thermostat, and didn't get any hot water to flow. After calling the store again the "expert" said the dent may have caused more damage than appeared, and I would probably need to return it to the store. I also called the manufacturer, and they also said it should be returned. So naturally I was quite frustrated at this point, as I had lost several hours already and would lose at least another hour draining this one and returning it to the store. Thankfully they had another one in stock, and after installation it has worked perfectly. I definitely recommend checking for any signs of external damage, and I wouldn't accept it even with a scratch. BTW, HD had offered me a $25 credit for the dent before it was determined to be damaged, so be careful of the "scratch and dent" discount models!
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only purchased and installed for 2 weeks. The product element was defected and I had to call thei... Only purchased and installed for 2 weeks. The product element was defected and I had to call their customer services. They had me on hold for 1 hour and then sudden hang up. The plumber company they contacted did not come and didn't even bother to call. Took me 4 days for someone to actually come and take a look at a leak due to defected element in the water heater.
Date published: 2019-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Installed according to instructions (done it before)Upper element failedCalled Rheem... Installed according to instructions (done it before)Upper element failedCalled Rheem supportwas told they would get me service since it was less than a monthSent me email saying service was unavailable I could get a $125 toward a repairbut had to be by a professional not meBad policy/service
Date published: 2019-09-03
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great water heater. Great build quality n looks nice. Also has Blue LED lights that indicates whe... Great water heater. Great build quality n looks nice. Also has Blue LED lights that indicates when water is hot and ready to use, it also let's you know if one of the heating elements are going bad too.Overall I'm very happy with this water heater and I highly recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is the second one I got in a matter... This is the second one I got in a matter of a month. First one I got broke down the first 2weeks of installation. Then died 2 weeks later and had to be replaced. Now let’s see how long this one will last .
Date published: 2019-08-20
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