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ADA Compliant

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Custom Panels Required

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  • 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® Gas Water Heater


This model is no longer being manufactured




  • Full 2-year in-home warranty; limited 12-year warranty on tank and functional parts (see written warranty for complete details)
  • Higher BTU's and thicker insulation for efficiency
  • View window
    Offers easy operation inspection of burner and pilot light
  • Child-resistant brass drain valve
  • Self-cleaning system
    Fights lime and sediment build-up

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Fuel Type Natural Gas (factory set)
Height Description Tall
Sensor Smart Shield


Unit Capacity 50 Gallons


Tank Diameter 23 in
Tank Height 58 3/4 in
Vent Height 62 1/4 in
Vent Size 3 in.
Approximate Shipping Weight 165 lb


Energy Factor 0.62
First Hour Delivery GPH 83.0 gal/h
Gas (BTU/HR) 40
Recovery in GPH 40.4 gal/h


Parts Warranty Limited 12-year tank and parts
Labor Warranty Full 2-year in-home warranty
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
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Average Customer Ratings

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  1. 1 out of 5 stars.

    Failed after 3 years 9 months

    This water heater leaked after 3 years and 9 months

  2. 1 out of 5 stars.

    Don't Buy. Water tank start leak

    Worked well for about 2 years after that water tank start leak. Messed up my carpet in the basement. Out of full warranty; limited warranty does appear to cover much. May have to replace at my own cost. Don't buy.

  3. 2 out of 5 stars.

    Don't like the fact that its leaking!!!!

    Installed two weeks ago. Just started leaking. Not a happy camper. It's not condensation either.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Does what it should

    I heats the water just fine. The gas bills look nice too.

  5. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Works great!

    Our water heater is located in the attic so it was a challenge getting it up there. We had to remove the attic ladder and door and pull it up.  The relief valve wound up getting damaged and had to be replaced.  In hind sight, we should have removed it before going up.  Installation was easy and the pilot light started right up.  We had hot water within an hour. It is one of the most energy efficient models available. I wish it had a remote temperature setting so the temperature can be controlled without having to go up into the attic.

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