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4.5 | 17 Reviews

GE® 50 Gallon Short Electric Water Heater

GE Appliances GE50S10BAM

Features

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

Quick Specs

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

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  • Reviews (17)
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    Real Capacity

    Get the most hot showers from the only water heater that holds a true 50 gallons of water (Compared to 50 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 76 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 3 to 5 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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    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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    Adjustable Thermostat

    Change temperature to your desired setting

    Real Capacity Get the most hot showers from the only water heater that holds a true 50 gallons of water (Compared to 50 gallon electric steel tank water heaters per DOE rated gallon capacity)

    Leading Performance Live comfortably with this best in class unit that delivers 76 gallons of hot water in the first hour (Measured through DOE First Hour Rating)

    Household Size Provide hot water for the whole family of 3 to 5 persons

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

    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

    Adjustable Thermostat Change temperature to your desired setting

    Features

    • Real Capacity
    • Leading Performance
    • Household Size
    • Quick Recovery
    • Stainless Steel Heating Elements
    • Inlet Tube
    • Brass Drain Valve
    • Easy Set Up
    • Adjustable Thermostat
    CAPACITY
    Unit Capacity 50 Gallons
    FILTER
    App Filter - Vacation Mode No
    App Filter - Tank Diameter 22 in. and above
    App Filter - Capacity Water Heater 50-59 gallons
    App Filter - Product Type Water Heaters Electric Standard
    App Filter - Tank Warranty 10 year limited
    APPEARANCE
    Color Appearance Gray
    POWER / RATINGS
    Integrated Energy Factor 0.93
    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) 76 Gallons
    Operating Water Pressure 20-125 PSI
    WARRANTY
    Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
    Parts Warranty 10-year limited
    Labor Warranty 1-year limited
    WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
    Net Weight 150.0
    Connection Sizes - Water Inlet (MNPT) 3/4"
    Product Height (to top of water inlet/outlet connections) 53.0
    Product Diameter 24.0
    Connection Sizes - Hot Water Outlet (MNPT) 3/4"
    Product Height (to top of unit) 51.5
    Approximate Shipping Weight 161.0
    FEATURES
    Heating Element Stainless steel
    Foam Insulation Yes
    Fuel Type Electric
    Rated Storage Capacity 50
    Drain Valve Type Brass
    Configuration Short
    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 3-5 People
    Height Description Short
    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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    4.5 out of 5

    88% of reviewers recommend this product.

    5 Stars

    Energy effecient!

    Rachel68 8/31/2021

    I love my new water heater! GE is the best brand ever! My other water heater lasted 16years! It was also a GE
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Sleek and efficient

    Brick24 8/27/2021

    I never thought that a water heater could be sexy but this one is. Very some to install and delivers great amount of HOT water. So far so good.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Great Value!

    Val_S 7/13/2021

    I can't comment on longevity of this water heater because we purchased it only about a month ago, but so far so good! Great price, love the size of the short profile.. it allowed us to upgrade from a 40 gallon to a 50 gallon without any changes to the location of the connections. Easy to install -- took less than 2 hours. A little disappointed we couldn't find a drain pan large enough to put under it at our local homestore but it's located in the garage so it's ok. Just wish it was a little more energy efficient, but figure that's part of why the price is so low. Overall a great value! 4-stars!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great replacement

    DPrez 6/20/2021

    Seems to be made very well. Had a fairly straight forward install. Also needed to raise temperature up from factory setting and now it's just like what we are used to.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Lots of hot water

    Jerryinazmnt 6/13/2021

    Easy to install good price, fast recovery. This unit replaced a $1000.00, tankless heater, nothing but problems with tankless.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    GE water heater YES

    Hot water on demand 5/24/2021

    Easy install, hot ware was available within the hour of install. Water heater capacity is suitable for a household size of 5.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Absolute Solid Water Heater

    KFriday 5/14/2021

    This water heater has been great!! My backup (different brand) has had a service call every year or two... have had no problems with the GE
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Just what we needed

    azgirl14 4/7/2021

    Exactly what we needed to replace a 15 year old water heater
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Good value

    GE water heater 4/4/2021

    Easy install. Everything included. Like the stainless steel heating elements. Purchased from costco.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Built solid

    Vision Design Group 4/2/2021

    This tank is a well made GE product. Install is a breeze. Looks great works great.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Nice and simple

    kas21 3/28/2021

    Product was delivered quickly without damage. The classic, simple operation is appreciated. The only thing we didn't realize is that it is not made in the USA:(
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    1 Stars

    Energy hog

    Kholstomer 3/20/2021

    On-line you don't see the yellow "Energy Star" sticker. For this water heater it's at the max. I would never have bought it if I'd known this. I bought it from Costco's website. I am disappointed that Costco would carry this product.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Easy breezy installation

    Erzinger in Oregon 2/10/2021

    My last GE water heater lasted almost 20 years and i only had to replace the elements a couple of times. This type of quality is hard to find anymore these days. I hope the new one will work just as fine.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    easy install

    bobgestero 2/9/2021

    too early to tell, however happy with install. looks like a great value
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    2 Stars

    Not So Hor!

    Sacto BT 11/2/2020

    Water heater water temp is erratic. This "new" water heater performs more poorly than the almost 49 year old unit it replaced. I would request a return, but I cannot afford another $400 installation charge! I would not recommend this product.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Holds the heat

    SGFT223 8/5/2020

    My power went out and still had hot water the next day.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    I have a water heater?

    Gabe024 8/4/2020

    This thing runs great. I have had no issues with it and noticed that my electricity bill dropped when it was installed. It runs how I expect a water heater to run: silent, no complaining, and reliably.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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