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3.0 | 2 Reviews

GE® Smart 40 Gallon Tall Electric Water Heater

GE Appliances GE40T12BLM

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 (2)
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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 66 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 66 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 - Vacation Mode Yes
    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 - WiFi Connect Built-In
    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 Dedicated 30 Amp Min.
    Electrical Connection Direct-Wire
    First Hour Rate (FHR) 66 Gallons
    Operating Water Pressure 20-125 PSI
    WARRANTY
    Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
    Parts Warranty 12-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
    Sensing Anode Yes
    Overheat Protection Yes
    Fuel Type Electric
    WiFi Connect Built-In
    Drain Valve Type Brass
    Configuration Tall
    Temperature Setting Factory Default 120° F
    Vacation Setting Yes
    Operating Modes Normal
    Vacation
    Water Connection Location Top
    Control Type Electronic with Digital Display
    Temperature Setting 100-140° F Range
    Product Type Electric Electronic
    Diagnostic Feedback Yes
    Family Size 2-4 People
    Height Description Tall

    Quick Specs


    • Appearance

    • Type: Small Water Heater

    • Features

    • Energy Star Rated: No

    Professional delivery and installation is available for every product we sell. We would be happy to coordinate delivery and installation for you.

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    3.0 out of 5

    50% of reviewers recommend this product.

    2 Stars

    What's the point of WiFi connectivity …

    Kdrisc57 12/26/2021

    What's the point of Wi-Fi connectivity when you can't schedule the water heater from your phone. Yes you can turn it off, you can turn it on, you can change the temperature, but you can't schedule it. I certainly thought when I purchased the water heater that Wi-Fi connectivity would allow me to schedule when the water heater operates… Disappointed
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    So far so good

    Kjlyut 10/10/2021

    There were couple of cosmetic dents on the body but whose fault is that I don't know, got it from Costco.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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