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ADA Compliant

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Custom Panels Required

When shopping for products that accept custom panels, note that:

  • Stainless steel panels can be purchased from GE through the Parts and Accessories Store.
  • Panels to match your cabinetry must be purchased from your cabinetmaker.
  • Panel sizes and widths can vary; be sure to check the details of your model for the exact panel specifications.
  • For more information about custom panel options, contact the GE Answer Center by e-mail or at 1-800-626-2005.

GE® Electric Water Heater


This model is no longer being manufactured




  • Full 2-year in-home warranty; limited 6-year warranty on tank and functional parts (see written warranty for complete details)
  • Double 4500 Watt heating elements
    Deliver 18% faster recovery than Hotpoint® models
  • Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve
  • Patented resistor element
    Provides longer anode rod and tank life
  • Special porcelain lining
    Provides tank protection

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This model is no longer being manufactured



Fuel Type Electric
Height Description Medium


Unit Capacity 40 Gallons


Height to Water Connection 46 3/4 in
Tank Diameter 19 3/4 in
Tank Height 46 3/4 in
Approximate Shipping Weight 105 lb


Energy Factor 0.92
First Hour Delivery GPH 53.0 gal/h
Heating - Electric - Heater Watts 4500
Voltage (MAX) 240.0 V


Parts Warranty Limited 6-year tank and parts
Labor Warranty Full 2-year in-home warranty
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
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not recommendthis product I bought this product a month ago, and I reset two times because it stops working. Yesterday, the reset button doesn't work, and the manual and maintenece service doesn't work in this website. the paper manual is enough information. I have to find out the problem now. This is August 5, 2013
We have not owned this appliance long enough to give it a proper review We purchased this model because it was the least expensive water heater (that suited our family size) we could find. We do not recommend it, because it's not Energy Star Compliant. It installed quickly- done in 20 minutes. We were somewhat disappointed at factory quality control when we noticed the drain at the bottom dripped. We kept tightening it for 2 days until it finally stopped. I hope this drain does not become an issue in the future. I WISH ALL GE APPLIANCES ARE ENERGY STAR COMPLIANT. Just because we're financially challenged & had to buy by price shouldn't mean we must be punished & not have an Energy Star Compliant product available. That's simply not fair. Please, make ALL of your products Energy Star Compliant. Why not be an industry leader in this respect? Thank you for listening to this consumers' voice. July 20, 2013
So far so good Only had for 2 days so can not make honest appraisal of preformance. I will say installation was EXTREMELY EASY!!! May 23, 2013
GE is the reliable name GE Electric Water is an excellent product among water heaters in USA. The name GE itself is the proven household word for longer lasting appliances. We can count on GE because GE has been the industry leader for so many years. March 20, 2013
This product delivers! This was purchased to replace a rusted, sick-looking water heater. I smile every time I do laundry now, as it is placed beside washer/dryer. Plenty of hot water available, anytime I need it. October 6, 2012
Quality Water Heater/Great Price Point Always have purchased Rheem products and went with the GE because price was great. The water heater is also made by Rheem,,,number one reason for purchase. It replaced a Rheem that lasted for 23 years! August 7, 2012
A Refreshing Difference The water heater we had was made around 40 years ago. It was full of sludge and we couldn't drain it and it was leaking water. You only had about 2 minutes to take a shower before you ran out of hot water. This new water heater GE40M06AAG gives us plenty of hot water for a long refreshing shower and washing dishes and clothes. We did not encounter any problems with installation. The actual work only took about 45 minutes, easy. Thank you for a great product. I hope this one lasts as long as the old 30 gal Rheem did. "FANTASTIC". February 14, 2012
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