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72 Reviews
45 Reviewers (70.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews26found this helpful

Positive Reviews Mon, Feb 16, 2009

Can't beat the heat.
This is a good economical water heater. Installed myself in 15 minutes and it was a breeze. I searched and read reviews of many heaters and found this to be the best bang for your buck. With regards to complaints about element problems I have not had any issues. If I did I'd buy a replacement element for $10 and be done with it, the complaint about special order and all that jazz makes me laugh. The elements are standard thread same as Rheem, AO Smith, Ruud, Reliance and the like. Go to your local hardware store they'll have a dozen of them hanging on a wall. The heater recovers quickly and tenperature settings are pretty accurate, I've run 2 showers and a dish washer at the same time and had hot water to spare. The heater even comes with 1/2" thick 3/4" dia. foam insulation for the entry and exit water supply lines (very nice touch).

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Negative Reviews Mon, Jul 30, 2012

Power Miser 12
<p>Wasn't satisfied with product or with sears warranty services. The water heater only lasted 8 years and when I tried to get sears to cover it under the warranty, they would not cover it. Ended up purchasing a water heater somewhere else. After over 40 years of purchasing alot of appliances, tools, etc. I will take my business elsewhere. I'm done with them. No wonder people don't shop there as much anymore.</p>
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"12 year tank failed at 8 years"
Nov 6, 2014

Grants Pass, OR
"good water heater"
Oct 3, 2014

Peoria, AZ
"12 year Electric Water Heater"
Jan 26, 2014

Mountain Top, PA
"Don't waste your time. Poor Quality"
Dec 23, 2013

Manchester, MD
"happy customer"
Nov 20, 2013

"Awesome Kenmore 55 gallon Tall Water Heater"
Nov 16, 2013

Mission, TX
"Seems OK"
May 31, 2013

Granger, IN
" works great"
Apr 17, 2013

Hampstead, NH
" Happy with Outcome "
Apr 7, 2013

" Kenmore 55 gallon Tall 12-year Electric Water Heater"
Mar 7, 2013

Pleasant Plains, IL