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4.3 | 6 Reviews

GE® 40 Gallon Tall Electric Water Heater

GE Appliances GE40T08BAM

Features

  • Real Capacity
  • Leading Performance
  • Household Size
  • Quick Recovery

Quick Specs

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

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  • Reviews (6)
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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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    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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    Household Size

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

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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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    Inlet Tube

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

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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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    Anode Rod

    Durable design offers long-lasting protection against corrosion

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    Drain Valve

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

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    Adjustable Thermostat

    Change temperature to your desired setting

    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)

    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)

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

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

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

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

    Anode Rod Durable design offers long-lasting protection against corrosion

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

    Adjustable Thermostat Change temperature to your desired setting

    Features

    • Real Capacity
    • Leading Performance
    • Household Size
    • Quick Recovery
    • Inlet Tube
    • Easy Set Up
    • Anode Rod
    • Drain Valve
    • Adjustable Thermostat
    CAPACITY
    Unit Capacity 40 Gallons
    FILTER
    App Filter - Vacation Mode No
    App Filter - Tank Diameter 18 1/4 in.-21 3/4 in.
    App Filter - Capacity Water Heater 40-49 gallons
    App Filter - Product Type Water Heaters Electric Standard
    App Filter - Tank Warranty 8 year limited
    APPEARANCE
    Color Appearance Gray
    POWER / RATINGS
    Integrated Energy Factor 0.92
    Volts/Hertz 240V; 60Hz
    Heating - Electric - Heater Watts 5500/5500
    Voltage (MAX) 240.0
    Electrical Circuit Required 208V/240V 60 Hz Dedicated 30 Amp Min.
    Electrical Connection Direct-Wire
    First Hour Rate (FHR) 65 Gallons
    Operating Water Pressure 20-125 PSI
    WARRANTY
    Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
    Parts Warranty 8-year limited
    Labor Warranty 1-year limited
    WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
    Net Weight 127.0
    Connection Sizes - Water Inlet (MNPT) 3/4"
    Product Height (to top of water inlet/outlet connections) 65.5
    Product Diameter 20.0
    Connection Sizes - Hot Water Outlet (MNPT) 3/4"
    Product Height (to top of unit) 64.0
    Approximate Shipping Weight 139.0
    FEATURES
    Heating Element Copper
    Foam Insulation Yes
    Fuel Type Electric
    Rated Storage Capacity 40
    Drain Valve Type Plastic
    Configuration Tall
    Temperature Setting Factory Default 120° F
    Operating Modes Standard Electric
    Water Connection Location Top
    Mobile Home Compatible No
    Control Type Thermostat
    Installation Location Indoor
    Point of Use No
    Temperature Setting 90-150° F Range
    Product Type Electric Thermostat
    Insulation Thickness 2.75
    GPH Recovery @ 90 Degrees F 25.1
    Family Size 2-4 People
    Height Description Tall
    Temp & Pressure Relief Valve Yes

    Quick Specs


    • Appearance

    • Type: Small Water Heater

    • Features

    • Energy Star Rated: No

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    Quick Specs

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    4.3 out of 5

    83% of reviewers recommend this product.

    3 Stars

    Not quite perfect

    MarieSolange 7/11/2022

    The brand new GE water heater unit was installed by Ameriflow. Four days later, there was still no hot water. Ameriflow diagnosed a faulty thermostat. I am told their replacing it does not void the 8-year warranty. I would have appreciated being able to contact GE by phone, but I could find no number for GE in the Owner's manual. Hopefully, the new thermostat will have fixed the problem.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    3 Stars

    Not great

    tjhowa 3/23/2022

    Water doesn't get really hot unless the adjustments are turned almost all of the way up. So no energy saving here.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Easy to install easy access to controls

    Daddydd 3/16/2022

    Good quality good price Conveniently purchased at local store probably a help to load hopefully this is enough
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Easy installation

    Selii 11/3/2021

    Bought directly from GE received in 2 days free shipping unbeatable price great features and I am a GE lifer . Great product !!!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Over all excellent

    Nadas 7/13/2021

    Overall excellent product , features. Size,and warranty.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Works good

    MamaBearPotato 7/1/2021

    Works good once you figure out how to turn up the heat. Now we have lovely hot water
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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