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80 Gal. Lifetime 4500-Watt Electric Water Heater with Durable 316 l Stainless Steel Tank

  • Offers plentiful hot water without excessive energy consumption
  • 240V connection required for installation
  • Laser-welded 316 l stainless steel tank resists corrosion
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Product Details

Get hot water for your space with this Westinghouse 80-gallon residential electric water heater. This energy-efficient water heater delivers 84 gallons of hot water in an hour. To minimize cold and hot water mixing, it directs cold water to the heating element near the bottom of the tank. Corrosion-resistant stainless steel construction allows lasting use.
  • Made with polyester braided reinforced PVC non-toxic material
  • Laser welded 316l stainless steel construction resists corrosion
  • 4500-Watt, 240V
  • Recovery at 90 degrees F is 20 GPH
  • First hour delivery of 84 Gal.
  • 98% thermal efficiency
  • 0.57 standby loss (% per hour)
  • No anode rods needed
  • Stainless steel Incoloy elements with low-watt density reduces chances of element burn out and provides longer service life versus conventional elements
  • Directs cold water to the heating element near the bottom of the tank and minimizing mixing of cold water providing long draws of hot water



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Questions & Answers

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Q:My water heater is a lifetime warranty is leaking again I would exchange it
by|Apr 24, 2022
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A:  I had it similar one it’s over a year I don’t have any problems it works very well

by|Apr 26, 2022

    A:  Yes, please contact Ariston US to file your warranty claim.

    by|Apr 25, 2022
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      Q:does this include the relief valve and drain valve or are separately purchased ones required?
      by|Jan 13, 2022
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      A:  yes it includes the drain and pressure releif valve.

      by|Jan 22, 2022

        A:  Included

        by|Jan 14, 2022

          A:  I think both are included. I had mine installed and the plumber didn’t mention needing anything except the pan it sits in. 

          by|Jan 17, 2022

            A:  Everything is included

            by|Jan 16, 2022

              A:  Mine came with both.

              by|Jan 14, 2022

                A:  It has both valves included

                by|Jan 19, 2022

                  A:  Yes

                  by|Jan 19, 2022
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                    Q:Can two of these be used in series?
                    by|Dec 18, 2021
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                    Q:What water quality is required for warranty - TDS? and chloride?
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                    Customer Reviews

                    4.4 out of 5
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                    We purchased this unit 2.5 years ago; was great for the FIRST YEAR
                    For the first year or two, this was a great unit, then we started experiencing times that the water wasn't hot, but it was sporadic. Two weeks ago we were totally without hot water. We ended up having to replace 2 thermostats and 2 heating elements! The heating elements were pitted and full of holes. Our plumber said that he had never seen a hot water heater less than 3 years old have heating elements in such poor condition; he felt that the elements had to be sub-standard in the first place to not last even 3 years. Westinghouse told us that the warranty on parts ends at 1 year - in spite of the "lifetime" wording in the overall description of the unit - the only part that is guaranteed to last 10 years is the tank itself. I was extremely disappointed that Westinghouse products have slipped to this degree of substandard quality and that their customer service is unable/unwilling to assist any more than they were. This experience has made me determined not to purchase anything from Westinghouse again.
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                      Product was delivered to the local store for me to pickup. Arrived as promised. Installed it myse...
                      Product was delivered to the local store for me to pickup. Arrived as promised. Installed it myself and is currently performing like it should.
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                      This is an 80 gallon water heater with a lifetime warranty for the tank!!! It is taller than my o...
                      This is an 80 gallon water heater with a lifetime warranty for the tank!!! It is taller than my old 80 gallon water heater but still fit.
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                      Install was easy. Buy a pan for bottom of water heater - glad I did. 2 years and 1 month after in...
                      Install was easy. Buy a pan for bottom of water heater - glad I did. 2 years and 1 month after install, there was a leak at the top electric element, where water was eating away the metal. There were no wires touching the metal, but that's what is looks like. Cheap parts. Removed the bottom element, and same thing was happening, so I needed to order 2 new elements. I called Westinghouse and they said since the unit warranty was never registered, parts are only guaranteed for 6 months - not sure how a company can only offer a 6 month guarantee on a $1,000 water heater? We have acidic water, however the neutralizer is well maintained.
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                        With a family of 6, and our current 50 gallon water heater in a failed state, we decided it was t...
                        With a family of 6, and our current 50 gallon water heater in a failed state, we decided it was time to not only replace, but upgrade as well. We chose this Westinghouse, 100 gallon, stainless steel tank water heater due to its size and long warranty coverage. This water heater was a special order because of its' size. The expected delivery date was 7 days post order. To my surprise it arrived in three days and we were able to have hot water once again. I went to my local Home Depot to pick it up and gather all the items I needed install it. The plumbing staff was extremely professional and helped me choose the most suitable option for my specific needs. I utilized pre-assembled hoses which were constructed of a 1/2" SharkBite fitting with 1/4 turn ball valve on one end, stainless braided hosing, and the appropriate fitting (3/4") to attach to my water heater on the other end (included in the attached picture). Not only was the water heater easy to move and place in position, the assembly of the unit and plumbing was a breeze with the hoses I purchased. The temperature adjustments on each of the heating elements are easily accessible and clearly marked for adjustment. I have roughly one hour of assembly/plumbing time in installing this unit. Since I installed this unit, about a month ago, we have yet to run out of hot water even after 6 consecutive showers. We are extremely pleased with our choice/purchase and all my expectations with this purchase have been met. I appreciate Home Depot having this heater as an option and having knowledgeable staff on hand to help me choose the best options for installation. I will end with a big thank you to Home Depot for their military pricing program. It is a little bit easier supporting my family through the discounts afforded to me for being a military veteran.
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                        Our water tanks usually last 5 years or so. Wanted to get water tank that lasted longer. Figured ...
                        Our water tanks usually last 5 years or so. Wanted to get water tank that lasted longer. Figured a stainless steel water tank would last longer. Terrible tank so far. First one lasted 6 months. Rust was leaking out of bottom. Customer service was great and they send us another hot water tank. Had this one professionally installed too. The next one started leaking at 6 months too. Costumer service was great again and sent us another water heater. We are on well water with water conditioner. Had water tested and it is fine.The base of the bottom thermostat had rusted out. Installed the third hot water tank. Praying this one will be a good one. Lifetime warranty is no good I’d keeps leaking.
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                          Bought this in February from Home Depot,this is only July and both heating elements went bad.They...
                          Bought this in February from Home Depot,this is only July and both heating elements went bad.They say they don’t need anode rods in these,I disagree. I’ve read other reviews that have the same problem.Replaced both elements and thermostat just to be safe.Have not contacted Home Depot or Westinghouse with issues because I installed it myself.I don’t want to go through the hassle of the telling me I should of had a licensed plumber do the work but I work in a electric utility for over 20 years and replacing a water heater isn’t brain surgery. We will see what happens in the next few months with this heater.Right now it is no stars.
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                            Installed to this water heater 11 days ago and everything has been perfect. Seems to be a well-bu...
                            Installed to this water heater 11 days ago and everything has been perfect. Seems to be a well-built unit and hope to get good service out of it.
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                            started leaking and bottom element burned up, literally, within 9 weeks of installation. Home De...
                            started leaking and bottom element burned up, literally, within 9 weeks of installation. Home Depot passes the buck to Westinghouse, who won't do a thing since home owner installed (not licensed plumber). Ironic though, since purchased at a store that markets to home owner. No accountability.
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                              26 found this review helpful
                              This water heater appears to be of high quality manufacture, and installation was not difficult. ...
                              This water heater appears to be of high quality manufacture, and installation was not difficult. The instruction manual is comprehensive, easy to follow, and it comes with parts needed to connect to existing plumbing (except for hot/cold flex lines). Due to the height of this heater, I relocated it to our basement requiring plumbing and electrical modifications. Even so, we had hot water restored in about 4 hours doing all work ourselves. At 115 gallons there has been zero issues with ample hot water supply, something we did experience with the 50 gallon unit this replaced. It's factory set around 125 degrees which we increased to 135 to meet dishwasher needs. The heater is well insulated as the housing remains close to room ambient temperature in operation. Being made of stainless steel, there is no sacrificial anode rod to periodically replace. However, this does make it important to follow the maintenance instructions which call for monthly draining of a few quarts of water to remove sediment. Therefore, I recommend installation in an area that accommodates easy access to the drain valve. Our heater has only been in service for a month, but we're very satisfied customers so far. Packaging of the heater is a negative. It arrived at Home Depot in a flimsy plastic-wrapped open crate with a square wood top and bottom with virtually no protection against dents. One of the thin wood corner braces was broken and it did have a few dents in the housing, small but noticeable. It needs to be shipped in a sturdy cardboard box to prevent damage from handling. To summarize: positives are design and quality construction, stainless steel tank, large capacity, and ease of installation (even though it is heavy); a negative is the poor shipping container. Overall, I highly recommend this heater.
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                              Response from THD Customer ServiceOct 9, 2018
                              Dear Valued HomeDepot Customer, Thank you so much for your very thorough review. We are so happy to hear you appreciate the design and quality construction we work so hard to provide. We are constantly looking for ways to improve customer experience and have escalated your concerns regarding our packaging with our quality assurance team. We welcome all feedback and thank you for taking the time to share your opinion with us.
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