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Rheem MSR50245 Marathon Electric Water Heater 50 Gal.

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Product Description

Rheem MSR50245 Marathon Electric Water Heater 50 Gal.Rheem MSR50245 Marathon Electric Water Heater 50 Gal. Features: Seamless, blow-molded, polybutylene tank - impervious to rust and corrosion Multiple layers of filament wound fiberglass give the tank unmatched strength Polyurethane Envirofoam insulation helps reduce energy consumption The highest energy factors (EF) available! Pipe wrap energy saving kit included to achieve maximum energy savings Recessed drain valve is out of the way of brooms and scrubbers Tough molded polyethylene outer shell resists dents and scratches Bowl shaped bottom allows complete sediment draining High temperature polysulfone dip tubes Thermally fused upper element provides protection against "dry-firing" - stainless steel incoloy lower element for resistance to lime build-up Factory installed conduit between element control boxes All plastic tank eliminates the need for an anode rod Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve Factory installed vacuum relief valve

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Technical Details

Part Number MSR50245
Item model number MSR50245
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No

Additional Information

ASIN B0018277LO
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2.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

2.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #835,293 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#914 in Home Improvement > Rough Plumbing > Water Heaters & Parts > Water Heaters
Shipping Weight 101 pounds
Date First Available May 9, 2008

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By R. Lewis on March 12, 2009
I would have given this electric water heater 5 full stars except for one small problem. Apparently, the earlier models have a defective air check valve on the cold water input (outside/above) which leak (water). I have installed two of these: one in 2001 and the other in 2008. The 2008 installation has the new version of the check valve. It is brass, about 2" long, has air holes in the SIDES and not the end. IF YOU HAVE A MODEL THAT HAS THE OPENING/SCREEN AT THE END OF THE AIR CHECK VALVE, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU CONTACT RHEEM/MARATHON AND THEY WILL SEND YOU A REPLACEMENT OF THE NEW MODEL FOR FREE INCLUDING SHIPPING BEFORE IT BLOWS! Our 2001 air check valve failed which caused water and carpet damage. We purchased this model because it is not supposed to fail... Rheem customer service was great despite the opposite I have read on the web. This heater has a 6 year warranty on parts and the tank is lifetime. Even though the air check valve was 2 years out of warranty, they replaced it via Fed-x overnight at NO COST. I mentioned the ruined carpet to them, and they began a claim. All things considered, I am pleased with this. My plumber does not like anything with poly tanks, so I checked the web for recalls, class action lawsuits, etc., on this and found none. I am the only person I know of to mention the check valve problem above anywhere. They were so quick and friendly to replace the part, that I believe they know about it...
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I have a MR50238 Marathon water heater which needs a new element. Good luck finding one! They are completely different from any water heater elements you'll find at your local hardware/lumber store.
I'm out of hot water and now I'll need to wait for an element to show up in the mail! When I called Rheem customer service and asked where I could buy one locally, they said "How would I know...we don't make the elements"!
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Good idea but has some serious element problems. Elements are very expensive and last 2-3 years. Hard to find the right elements and usually takes days to get them while you have no hot water. Supply houses do not carry the parts and will tell you not to buy one. I agree.
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