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16 Reviewers (80.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Positive Reviews Mon, Apr 16, 2012

Kenmore 50 gal Electric Water Heater working fine for 6 years
We got our first mini disaster in the basement when the previous heater started leaking profuesly and we ordered a new one from Sears. This one we upgraded from 40 to 50 Gallons size as previous one was often running cool water after someone taking longer showers. The installation was quick and smooth. We immediately noticed the great relief and constant hot water after getting this. Also being Energy star compliant and newer heater we noticed a great reduction in the power consumption. Six years and running we are not noticing any change in performance, though crossing our fingers as someone mentioned these heaters have not lasted them beyond the stipulated 6-7 years. Fully recommend from the experience so far with the heaters and with Sears

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Negative Reviews Thu, Feb 26, 2009

No hot water
The unit has been installed for one day, replacing a Kenmore that was still working after 22 yrs, still no hot water. Set the temps higher, water is hot, then cold within seconds. Very unhappy with this unit and Sears products.
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Water heater works great!.
Mar 5, 2014

Oakdale, CT
simple but effective.
Jan 11, 2013

Queensbury, NY
Kenmore 50 gal Electric Water Heater.
Sep 19, 2012

Bristol, PA

We priced self-cleaning water heaters at ***** & **********, thier was $100 more! The

self-cleaning models last a long time, like our old one that lasted 18yrs.

Kenmore 50 gal Electric Water Heater working fine for 6 years.
Apr 16, 2012

Farmington, MI
Kenmore Power Miser 6 32662.
Apr 16, 2012

Elkton, MD
Kenmore 50 Gallon Electric Water Heater is worth every penny.
Jun 30, 2011

Fairfield, CT
Kenmore 50 gal.Electric Hot Water Heater(32666)works perfectly..
Feb 15, 2011

Cincinnati, OH
Power Miser 6, 50 Gal. Trips breaker daily.
Jan 6, 2011

Lawrenceville, GA
Kenmore Power Miser 5.
Nov 14, 2010

Warsaw, KY

This heater was purchased a year before i bought the house. I know cause i helped put it in. I have owned the house for 14 years. I have replaced only 2 elements since i have been there. and leaks? None here. Not only that but no rust anywhere on the unit. I would recomend this water heater to anyone. It may not be the same one but it is close. But thinking of replaceing it because of age just in case. Garranttee it will be this one. 

it's hot.
Oct 14, 2010

Kapolei, HI

My model number may not match the one on the website, but I have the Kenmore Power Miser 12 (12 means it’s warranted for 12 years), 50 gallons, 320592, electric water heater which we have been using the past 9-1/2 years without problem. I was able to self-install this heater, a matter of connecting the power and the water inlet and outlet lines. I remember when I first connected it, we had hot water within about half hour of turning on the power. To prolong the life of the heater, I also installed a water filter to the inlet line. When I had removed the old water heater, I removed the heating element from the heater and found it full of crud and built-up particles, apparently the stuff that’s found in normal water straight from the water main. To save energy, I have also connected a water heater timer, but now the timer part doesn’t work, so I just turn the heater on and off with the manual override. Solar hot water is being promoted as one of the biggest energy savers for homeowners, but that’s still out of our reach right now. I would like to see manufacturers of electric water heaters put built-in timers on some of their models to encourage energy saving.