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4.0 | 8 Reviews

GE® Smart 40 Gallon Short Electric Water Heater

GE Appliances GE40S12BLM

Features

  • Real Capacity
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Leading Performance
  • Quick Recovery

Quick Specs

  • Type: Small Water Heater
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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  • Reviews (8)
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    Real Capacity

    Get the most hot showers from the only water heater that holds a true 40 gallons of water (Compared to 40 gallon electric steel tank water heaters per DOE rated gallon capacity)

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    Built-in WiFi

    Easily adjust temperatures, set vacation mode schedules and receive notifications with Built-in WiFi powered by SmartHQ

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    Leading Performance

    Live comfortably with this best in class unit that delivers 65 gallons of hot water in the first hour (Measured through DOE First Hour Rating)

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    Quick Recovery

    Two 5500W heating elements quickly increase water temperature for hot water when you need it

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    Household Size

    Provide hot water for the whole family of 2 to 4 persons

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    Anode Sensing

    Notifies you when your anode rod needs replacing to help extend the life of your tank

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    Stainless Steel Heating Elements

    Ultra-durable stainless-steel heating elements resist rust and corrosion

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    Inlet Tube

    Replenishes water from the bottom of the tank to maximize hot water delivery

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    Brass Drain Valve

    Rust-proof construction can be counted on to provide long-lasting service

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    Easy Set Up

    Replace your old water heater quickly and easily using standard water and electrical connections

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    Digital Display

    Make easy, accurate adjustments at the touch of a button

    Real Capacity Get the most hot showers from the only water heater that holds a true 40 gallons of water (Compared to 40 gallon electric steel tank water heaters per DOE rated gallon capacity)

    Built-in WiFi Easily adjust temperatures, set vacation mode schedules and receive notifications with Built-in WiFi powered by SmartHQ

    Leading Performance Live comfortably with this best in class unit that delivers 65 gallons of hot water in the first hour (Measured through DOE First Hour Rating)

    Quick Recovery Two 5500W heating elements quickly increase water temperature for hot water when you need it

    Household Size Provide hot water for the whole family of 2 to 4 persons

    Anode Sensing Notifies you when your anode rod needs replacing to help extend the life of your tank

    Stainless Steel Heating Elements Ultra-durable stainless-steel heating elements resist rust and corrosion

    Inlet Tube Replenishes water from the bottom of the tank to maximize hot water delivery

    Brass Drain Valve Rust-proof construction can be counted on to provide long-lasting service

    Easy Set Up Replace your old water heater quickly and easily using standard water and electrical connections

    Digital Display Make easy, accurate adjustments at the touch of a button

    Features

    • Real Capacity
    • Built-in WiFi
    • Leading Performance
    • Quick Recovery
    • Household Size
    • Anode Sensing
    • Stainless Steel Heating Elements
    • Inlet Tube
    • Brass Drain Valve
    • Easy Set Up
    • Digital Display
    CAPACITY
    Unit Capacity 40 Gallons
    FILTER
    App Filter - WiFi Connect Built-In
    App Filter - Product Type Water Heaters Electric Standard
    App Filter - Tank Diameter 18 1/4 in.-21 3/4 in.
    App Filter - Vacation Mode Yes
    App Filter - Capacity Water Heater 40-49 gallons
    APPEARANCE
    Color Appearance Gray
    POWER / RATINGS
    Integrated Energy Factor 0.92
    Heating - Electric - Heater Watts 5500/5500
    Electrical Connection Direct-Wire
    Operating Water Pressure 20-125 PSI
    Volts/Hertz 240V; 60Hz
    First Hour Rate (FHR) 65 Gallons
    Voltage (MAX) 240 V
    Electrical Circuit Required Dedicated 30 Amp Min.
    WARRANTY
    Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
    Parts Warranty 12-year limited
    Labor Warranty 1-year limited
    WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
    Product Height (to top of water inlet/outlet connections) 52.875 in
    Approximate Shipping Weight 133 lb
    Overall Width 22 in
    Overall Height 52.875 in
    Product Height (to top of unit) 51.375 in
    Net Weight 121 lb
    Product Diameter 22 in
    Overall Depth 22 in
    Connection Sizes - Water Inlet (MNPT) 3/4"
    Connection Sizes - Hot Water Outlet (MNPT) 3/4"
    FEATURES
    Control Type Electronic with Digital Display
    Height Description Short
    Fuel Type Electric
    Configuration Short
    Operating Modes Normal
    Vacation
    Drain Valve Type Brass
    Temperature Setting Factory Default 120° F
    Sensing Anode Yes
    Product Type Electric Electronic
    WiFi Connect Built-In
    Family Size 2-4 People
    Water Connection Location Top
    Overheat Protection Yes
    Vacation Setting Yes
    Diagnostic Feedback Yes
    Temperature Setting 100-140° F Range

    Quick Specs


    • Appearance

    • Type: Small Water Heater

    • Features

    • Energy Star Rated: No

    Energy Guide

    Installation Instructions

    Quick Reference Guide

    Quick Specs

    Service Manual

    Use and Care Manual

    Submittal Sheet

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    4.0 out of 5

    75% of reviewers recommend this product.

    5 Stars

    Love the Smart Feature

    Arlopear 5/4/2022

    I enjoy the ease of setting the temperature for times when we are not home or over night.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Easy to program

    Anthony1968 3/13/2022

    Easy to install and program! We have hot water again.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    3 Stars

    Not so smart. SmartHQ

    Pjm12 1/14/2022

    The water is good, the smart part is anything but!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    3 Stars

    Smart water heater?

    Don1Flogrown 5/23/2021

    I thought I was going to set a run/on daily schedule , Nope I can set a vacation schedule, Set temp & that's about it.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Could use real time temperature display

    Lucky_me 4/8/2021

    Like the app feature, however wish had real time temperature display. So know what current temp is
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    3 Stars

    Not a very smart water heater

    Boca Sports 3/3/2021

    The purpose of this heater was to use the wifi capability to control scheduling weekly so we can turn it off evenings and weekends. The smart capabilities on this unit have very limited functions. It can be turned on and off, set temperature and put on vacation mode, but it cannot be set on a schedule. Also, the set up to connect the wifi is very complicated.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great value and user friendly app!

    RacsolinaD 11/19/2020

    Very modern and sleek design, app is very user friendly and great for when going on vacation to set it for a less efficient usage and lower your bill.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Easy to read display.

    Brady3915 8/19/2020

    Unit has easy to read display. Have it connected to my internet for ease of checking temperature settings with App.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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