|Item Weight||151 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||69 x 23.2 x 69 inches|
|Item model number||WEC080C2X045|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Westinghouse 80 Gal. 4500W Lifetime Warranty Electric Water Heater with durable 316L Stainless Steel Tank
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- Long lasting 316L stainless steel tank resists corrosion
- Limited lifetime warranty with online registration
- 20 gph recovery at 90-degree rise
- 98% thermal efficiency
- 84-Gallon first hour delivery
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From the manufacturer
Built To Last.
- Stainless Steel Tank
- Heavy Duty Insulation
- Electrical Connection Box
- Limited Lifetime Warranty for Residential Unit
Westinghouse Stainless Steel Electric Water Heater
The Westinghouse Light Duty Electric Water Heater is highly efficient with stainless steel construction to save you money and last a lifetime. This unit provides long draws of hot water without consuming large amounts of energy. Not only does our electric water heater provide adequate water heating for your household or business, its adjustable thermostat provides adequate temperature control so you’ll always be comfortable. The high limit control on the unit protects against overheating, so you never have to worry! Our tank it also light-weight with outlet connection on the top and sides of the tank for convenient and easy installation.
The Westinghouse Light Duty Electric Water Heater is manufactured with the highest quality materials to provide the most efficient heating experience. Its high grade stainless steel incoloy elements with low watt density are more durable and resistant to corrosion, making them the longest lasting elements in the industry. Its 316L stainless steel, laser welded tank lasts longer and eliminates the need for anode rods. Standard, coated tanks require anode rods to delay inevitable corrosion and tank failure. Our stainless steel tank eliminates this requirement, allowing for resistance against scale build up, easier maintenance, and a tank that lasts a lifetime!
- An industry best LIFETIME limited warranty, for your guaranteed satisfaction!
- Laser welded 316L stainless steel construction resists corrosion
- 4500-Watt, 240-Volt
- 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
|Storage Capacity (Gal.)||40 Gallons||52 Gallons||80 Gallons|
|Minimum Delivered Temperature||110 Degrees F||110 Degrees F||110 Degrees F|
|Maximum Delivered Temperature||150 Degrees F||150 Degrees F||150 Degrees F|
|High Temperature Limit||170 Degrees F||170 Degrees F||170 Degrees F|
|Dimensions||19.5 x 54.25 x 19.5 Inches||19.5 x 66.75 x 19.5 Inches||23.25 x 69 x 23.25 Inches|
The Westinghouse high-efficiency electric water heater has high recovery rates, low standby heat losses and features an aesthetically pleasing faux stainless steel exterior. The 316L stainless steel inner tank offers superior corrosion resistance, is laser welded for precision and has a limited lifetime warranty when registered online.
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Westinghouse refuses to acknowledge that they screwed up in the design of this water heater, and they keep blaming people's 'hard water' for the repeated heating element failures. Unless you are willing to modify this water heater to solve the design flaw, DO NOT BUY THIS WATER HEATER! Please read on to learn why.
The problem is that there is NO SACRIFICIAL ELEMENT in this water heater. The result is that the heating elements act as a sacrificial element, and they are eaten up and destroyed very quickly. In the first 9 months I owned it, it went through 8 heating elements, including some very expensive stainless steel elements that are considered the most resistant to failure. Those lasted 12 days.
By the way, this water heater replaced a 120 gallon non-stainless 'State Industries' brand of water heater that lasted over 30 years, with 2 heater element replacements in those 30 years, so when Westinghouse tried to blame my water for the series of failures, I knew that what they were saying was a bunch of Baloney.
Since I was heavily invested in this water heater, it was non-returnable (past Amazon's 30 day return window), and I didn't want to pay to have it replaced after just a few months, I had to come up with a fix. So I bought a sacrificial element from Amazon to install into the water heater through the hot water nipple. Turns out that the hot water exit was designed in such a way that this type of sacrificial anode can't be installed in this Water heater because of a flow restriction designed into the hot water exit.
My final solution was to remove the top heating element (which is actually in the middle of the water heater), install a 1" to 3/4" stainless reducer bushing, and insert a sacrificial anode into that bushing. I then had to re-wire the water heater so that only the lower heating element receives electrical power.
Since doing this, the water heater has stopped eating heating elements.
Here's clickable links to what you need to buy from Amazon to fix this water heater if you still decide to buy it, or if you already bought it and yours is eating heater elements like mine was (I have no connection to any of the companies in the links below):
SuperWhole 1" Male x 3/4" Female Thread Reducer Bushing Pipe Fitting SS 304 NPT NEW
Aqua Pro 69717 9 1/2" Long Lead Free Magnesium Anode Rod with 3/4" Male Pipe Thread
You will need to remove and examine this anode at least yearly, and when it is mostly eaten away, replace it. Otherwise, this water heater will start destroying your heating elements. This element is only 9 1/2" long, and will dissolve pretty quickly. If you can use a hacksaw, you can buy the anode below, which is 44" long, and cut it down to 20" long. It will last twice as long as the one I linked to above:
Rheem SP11526C R-Tech Magnesium Anode Rod
If you are not comfortable re-wiring the water heater to only use the lower heating element, or you can't do the plumbing described above, then you should hire a professional plumber to make the above modifications. Good luck finding one who will do this, some won't want to make this modification.
One more technical detail. Water heater elements use a 1" NST thread, while the bushing I recommend above is a 1" NPT thread. I couldn't find a 1" NST to 3/4" NPT bushing anywhere. However, the 1" NPT thread will seal up into a 1" NST thread just fine, and it won't strip or damage the 1" NST thread in the water heater. Just use Teflon Plumbers tape on the bushing when you install it, and it will work just fine.
In closing this review, I will say that I am happy with the tank, now that I have solved the design problem. Unless you are willing to do the above modification, I strongly advise that you don't buy this tank. You make these changes at your own risk, so don't blame me if something goes wrong, or this doesn't work for you. If you've already bought the tank, and you are reading this review, perhaps my suggestions will help you solve the problem you are having, since Westinghouse sure won't help you with this, as that would require that they acknowledge that they screwed up, which they will not do.
It's sad to see that Amazon continues selling this very expensive tank that has a major design flaw, and it's sad that Westinghouse continues supplying them to customers without fixing or even acknowledging that this tank has a major defect.
I hope someone finds this review helpful, and if you find it helpful, please vote it up, so that other prsopective buyers will see it, read it, and be able to make their own decision about whether to buy this water heater or not. I wrote this review specifically to help you as a prospective buyer, a troubled owner, and because it really upset me to see how Westinghouse is messing their customers over and misleading them as to the cause of this water heater eating heating elements. Shame on you Westinghouse!
Today I arrive home with the smell of an electrical fire permeating the garage where this the WH is installed.
History. Received by freight on time. Warranty stated it would not be honored unless installed by a licensed plumber. So I scheduled one. On 10/28/16 I was taken for $600 for less than 2 hours work and $40 worth of pipe fittings for the connection. I guess I should have been a plumber.
Things worked fine until today. Something in the lower heating element burned up - see pictures of electrical fire soot carbon scoring coming from under cover with heat damage to cover itself. Water was pouring out of the bottom into the drain pan and flowing outside.
Now we'll see about that lifetime warranty. If they replace the unit without a struggle, I'll post an update and raise the rating. We should have been able to reasonably expect at least to years out of this WH. Less than 6 months is the pits.
You can not use a standard water heater element in these tanks and the lifetime warranty is not for the parts, just the tank.
So you would need to wait a week and pay 106.00 for their special 100% stainless elements if one went bad.
Also will not cover the tank unless it is installed by a licensed plumber. Even if a simple DIY install.
Not only do they have strick rules about having to register the unit in a certain amount of time and have a copy of a confirmation email to be valid. Which they may take a month to send you.
Sounds like they are doing everything possiable to not actually have a warranty. Just to use to get you to buy.
Ordering was simple and the delivery date and time was selected. The truck pulled up at 0915 and the guys rolled it into my garage in its crate.
This thing a monster, just about 6 feet tall and fatter than my old unit. My water connections come out of the wall, so be prepared to raise them up at least 12-18 inches. Other than that it was a simple install. I spent about 2 hours start to finish. Yes, you will need a work platform or ladder to reach the top for your connections.
The initial heating took about 3 hours for the first shower but 12 hours to temperature stabilize. We also noticed that the flow rate seems to be faster as our farthest shower now seems to heat up faster.
I don't know how this will effect my electric bill (I think it will be a wash), but its so nice not to have to schedule my shower for an empty house.
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