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4.8 | 32 Reviews

GE® Smart 50 Gallon Electric Water Heater with Flexible Capacity

GE Appliances GE50S10BMM

Features

  • Flexible Capacity
  • Real Capacity
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Quick Recovery

Quick Specs

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

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  • Reviews (32)
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    Flexible Capacity

    Choose from three capacity settings to enjoy up to 60% additional hot water when you need it* *vs comparable water heaters without mixing valve at 120°F set and 58°F water temperature

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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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    Built-in WiFi

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

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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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    Leading Performance

    Live comfortably with this best in class unit that delivers 75 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 up to 6 persons on X-High setting

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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

    Flexible Capacity Choose from three capacity settings to enjoy up to 60% additional hot water when you need it* *vs comparable water heaters without mixing valve at 120°F set and 58°F water temperature

    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)

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

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

    Leading Performance Live comfortably with this best in class unit that delivers 75 gallons of hot water in the first hour (Measured through DOE First Hour Rating)

    Household Size Provide hot water for the whole family up to 6 persons on X-High setting

    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

    Features

    • Flexible Capacity
    • Real Capacity
    • Built-in WiFi
    • Quick Recovery
    • Leading Performance
    • Household Size
    • Anode Sensing
    • Stainless Steel Heating Elements
    • Inlet Tube
    • Brass Drain Valve
    • Easy Set Up
    CAPACITY
    Effective Capacity at X-High Setting (gallons) 80
    Unit Capacity 50 Gallons
    FILTER
    App Filter - Vacation Mode Yes
    App Filter - Product Type Water Heaters Electric Standard
    App Filter - WiFi Connect Built-In
    APPEARANCE
    Color Appearance Gray
    POWER / RATINGS
    Integrated Energy Factor 0.93
    Volts/Hertz 240V; 60Hz
    Element Type Stainless Steel
    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) 75 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 160.0
    Connection Sizes - Water Inlet (MNPT) 3/4"
    Product Height (to top of water inlet/outlet connections) 61.0
    Product Diameter 24.0
    Connection Sizes - Hot Water Outlet (MNPT) 3/4"
    Product Height (to top of unit) 59.5
    Approximate Shipping Weight 171.0
    FEATURES
    Sensing Anode Yes
    Overheat Protection Yes
    Fuel Type Electric
    WiFi Connect Built-In
    Effective Capacity Settings Flexible Capacity
    Normal/High/X-High
    Drain Valve Type Brass
    Configuration Short
    Temperature Setting Factory Default 120° F
    Vacation Setting Yes
    Operating Modes Normal
    Vacation
    Water Connection Location Top
    Electronic, Integrated Mixing Valve Yes
    Control Type Electronic with Digital Display
    Temperature Setting 100-140° F Range
    Product Type Electric Flexible Capacity
    Diagnostic Feedback Yes
    Family Size 3-5 People
    5-6 People

    Quick Specs


    • Appearance

    • Type: Small Water Heater

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    • Energy Star Rated: No

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    4.8 out of 5

    93% of reviewers recommend this product.

    5 Stars

    So far so good!

    apick75 7/8/2022

    The product is very simple to use. I haven't used the Wi-Fi Connection just yet. Within 20 minutes of installation, the water is already hot. Just note per the manual that the display goes dark after one minute. Just touch any button for it to come back on. Question, is it okay to always keep the flex capacity water always on (High, XHigh)? I assume it uses more energy but wanted to know. Delivery was awesome from GE Direct. Many Thanks
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    So far so good with my first smart water heater

    Ewok Chef 6/3/2022

    Easy to install and set up app for temperature and schedule adjustments. Plenty of hot water for our 3 person family. Would have rated a 5, but haven't had it long enough yet to rate durability/reliability.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Hot water flexibility

    SBB1 6/1/2022

    Easy to install. Quality and flexibility options available
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    Unit seems to be working just fine

    robinnva 5/31/2022

    The unit seems to be working just fine but the water is not as hot as the previous unit. Yes, it is turned all the way up to maximum 140 degrees
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Works as expected, no shortage of hot water for 5

    Zoinks66 5/25/2022

    I haven't delved into the settings yet other than establishing the 120F temperature. This was a part of a laundry room remodel, we moved from gas to electric to avoid having to vent gas from the room.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Looks great. Works great.

    Cain57 4/25/2022

    Love the features, quality, warranty, Wi-Fi, and bought at Costco.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    I like the wifi feautures

    Darwing00010110 4/18/2022

    Easy to install. Is currently working just like it should. I really want to see how it'll hold up for years to come. Love it until now.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great for large families

    Stew32 4/18/2022

    We love the extra capacity feature of this water heater and how it automatically adjusts based on schedule (using the app). The 50gal water heater can act like an 80gal one. We finally have a good supply of hot water at peak times!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great water heater

    Rrao1072 4/12/2022

    Great flexibility all around with capacity and usage. Switch to vacation mode to save power and flip capacity when more people are at home.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great performance

    L section 3/21/2022

    Heats water quickly; well insulated, lessensling standby losses, a great investment.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great Water Heater

    Steph248 2/23/2022

    I love the features of this water heater! I purchased the 50 gallon size tank. We never run out of hot water. Granted we only have 3 people living at our home, but we can all take showers or baths back to back without waiting for the water to heat back up. Highly recommended!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    GE is on a heater

    Bjingz 2/18/2022

    It's a beaut of a fine tuned machine. Wish I would have bought this the first time.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    It is swell!

    Best husband 2/16/2022

    Easy installation, arrived on time. No shipping damage. Had hot water in less than 2 hours. Nice quality.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Works as advertised

    Gartz 12/23/2021

    It's very good and clean, I don't know about electrical usage because there was not enough time since the review request email was sent to me. So far I have indeed benefit of that extra water volume heat, it did improved my life as I have a large bathtub that the previous 50 gallons unit would not be enough, now it can get enough for a comfortable use of that bathtub. The painel is super easy to use. Hopefully it won't get bad overtime. The app is… bad. Has a lot of bad practices in that app. It requires login to the app, what means that in the future GE might shutdown their servers and the app won't work further. It's very slow to open and will stay locked (you can't do anything with any appliance in the app) until it finishes loading all the appliance list. The app crash in the iOS often or not update the latest state of the appliance. It doesn't work with Google Home or Apple HomeKit. The app is a gimmick, GE doesn't take it seriously, but the physical painel for the smart version is helpful.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Easy WiFi connection

    Kimstjohn 7/6/2021

    I haven't had this water heater for long, so I am Not rating it's long term reliability. What I do like is that it was really easy to get connected to. I can set the water heater to vacation mode or use the feature that makes it more like a 75 galling water heater all from my phone.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Nice water heater

    FCtrains 5/20/2021

    Installed it myself - no problems. Like the features which provide extra hot water when we have guests.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Wow this is amazing

    AJ S 5/14/2021

    I needed a new electric water heater as I couldn't get gas, venting wasn't an option. Due to new emissions standards I couldn't find anything larger than 50 gal. Hybrid wasn't an option. I finally found this GE Flex capacity. Wow. This is amazing! It can handle up to 80 gallons and truly can do everything we need.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Works Perfect

    HVAC25 5/2/2021

    We purchased this water heater because we are a family of 7. With the increased output feature we haven't ran out of hot water when everyone is getting ready for bed.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Excellent water heater for a large home

    Kirkdk 4/28/2021

    Excellent water heater for a large home. I purchased this due to the flex capacity. We have a home that has faucets and fixtures a far distance from the water heater. This water heater lets me get hot water to the entire house and increase capacity when I need to. So far I have just had to use it in normal mode. I love the Wi-Fi features in the ability to change the temperature in the mode with my phone. I also installed a scaleRX device on the input side. This water heater replaced and 80 gallon water heater.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    3 Stars

    WiFi problem

    Epy211 3/28/2021

    I tried to used the wifi info to use smart features but it needs another part to plug into it and I didn't know this and the part is sold out. We also had a problem with install and GE sent us a new one that works. We reinstalled our old water heater for a week while they shipped it and then removed it and reinstalled the new one. Hopefully there are no more issues and we can learn to use all of the features.
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    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    All the bells and whistles

    DaveO59 3/21/2021

    Bluetooth enabled which allows adjustments to temp, volume and vacation mode from my phone.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great purchase

    smch 2/24/2021

    Easy delivery, easy installation. Endless hot water.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    2 Stars

    Wish I could return it

    Erinn3473 2/16/2021

    They keep asking me for my review so here it is - I completely regret this purchase. Our water heater that came with the house started leaking, so I thought "let's see what Costco has to offer since I always get quality stuff from them". Well this isn't one of them. Our bathroom faucet, right next to the water heater, would always get hot almost instantly with our basic water heater. Now it takes at least a full 60 seconds of running on full blast to get some warm water. The kitchen has to stay on for a good 5 minutes or so before it even gets hot water. The app is pretty pointless. It just lets you set the temperature, capacity, and vacation / away mode. But right now after one rolling blackout in below freezing weather, the panel shows F17 error code (which the manual and their app give different reasons). The app acts like everything is fine with the heater, but it won't heat any water. I had to search the self-help feature on the app, and the description in the app is different than the user manual. If this were any other Costco product, I would've taken it back after a week, but since it's such a pain to drain and install, we've just dealt with it. But I wouldn't recommend this water heater to anyone. Apparently everyone else in the neighborhood with their 15 year old, cheap basic water heater, all have hot water in this freezing cold. But not us with the one month old new heater.
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    No, I do not recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    great expansion feature when guests come

    ksr2020 1/15/2021

    recently installed, so can not tell much. Looks like i can control temperature setting from my phone app. installed but really not changed temp yet. I recommend based on my experience with other GE products
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Awesome capacity and abilities!!

    TiffanyW 12/28/2020

    The ability to adjust settings via WiFi, adjust capacity and use vacation mode are absolutely necessary. We are more than happy with our purchase. The hot water amounts are fantastic. We have yet to run out of hot water as a busy heavy water using family. We do dishes, run dishwasher, all take long hot showers and wash laundry on warm and have hot water to spare.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Good Water Heater

    JonathanFlowers 12/5/2020

    This is a solid water heater we bought it 3 weeks ago and have had no issues so far (frankly would be concerning if there were issues at this point). But the WiFi connection is cool and gives flexibility in adjusting the water heating settings should you need that remotely.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great water heater

    shsound 11/14/2020

    Great water heater so far we've had it for two days. The water heat it up extremely quickly! We replaced our gas water heater with an electric water heater so we had to run electrical line and also had a plumber install the water heater. Electron controls really really nice, I have not tried the Wi-Fi yet because the module is back ordered
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    LOTS of hot water!

    MikeCC 11/10/2020

    It went in where our 40 was, heats fast, lots of hot water, and even connects through an app!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    So far so good

    Timmy240 10/9/2020

    Easy install great smart features .provides hot water duh
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

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    OMGC 8/18/2020

    The unit produces more that enough hot water for our family of five . We really like the feature that we can adjust temp on the go so that if ewe decide to take a little longer on trips that we can conserve energy while we are away .
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Great product

    Shabna 8/17/2020

    We had very good experience with this product. Plenty of hot water for 5 people family even during the lock down. I highly recommend this product.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    gets along great with my solar panel

    avlisnhoj 8/1/2020

    works much better with new updates getting better all the time
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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