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4.9 | 8 Reviews

GE® Smart 50 Gallon Short Electric Water Heater

GE Appliances GE50S12BLM

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 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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    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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    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 3 to 5 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 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

    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)

    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 3 to 5 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 50 Gallons
    FILTER
    App Filter - Vacation Mode Yes
    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 - WiFi Connect Built-In
    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 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 12-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
    Sensing Anode Yes
    Overheat Protection Yes
    Fuel Type Electric
    WiFi Connect Built-In
    Drain Valve Type Brass
    Configuration Short
    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 3-5 People
    Height Description Short

    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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    4.9 out of 5

    100% of reviewers recommend this product.

    5 Stars

    Works as advertised

    Offshoremichael45 6/5/2022

    East to install and well designed with easy to use digital read-out.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    4 Stars

    It works.

    larnot 5/28/2022

    Fairly easy to install. Came with one slight ding on the back, that does not affect operation. App is probably worthless.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Simple and Easy

    Water hot 2/7/2022

    The product arrived promptly. The hot water heater was easy to install and the Wi-Fi was easy to connect and set up.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Heats like a Charm!

    ALB81 4/16/2021

    We were looking for a water heater to replace the one that barely was able to heat through one shower. To date we have been able to have multiple showers at one time, as well as wash dishes or run the washing machine while taking a shower & we still have enough hot water to go around!! This is a win win for us!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Dependable and great features!

    Charlie sunshine 2/12/2021

    Built to last the quality eAsy to use good features.Affordable price!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    High quality water heater with good smart features

    GJO21 1/27/2021

    This water heater is great. Easy to self install and it does it's job well. The only issue I had was getting the SmartHQ app connected to the water heater. The installatiin instructions don't indicate how to turn on the water heater wireless, but I downloaded the service instructions from ths GE website and those tell you how to turn on the wireless. After that the app leads you through the connection process. It all works great!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    Love this product

    LesWalton 1/24/2021

    The quality of this item was obvious at the unboxing. Then... The easy installation and activation.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    5 Stars

    A Very Easy Install for a DIYers!

    Orlando_Guy 10/25/2020

    This GE Smart 50 gal water heater is a very install for a do it yourself. I still need to connect to wifi though and will do it this week. It's suppose to give you a warning/notice if the anode needs to be replaced. It's able to heat up our water within an hour and seems to be running well so far. The water heater itself is a quality made product. It's solid, heavy and doesn't look cheap at all.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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