40 Gallon Tall Natural Gas Water Heater - 6 Year Warranty

40 Gallon Tall Natural Gas Water Heater - 6 Year Warranty

Model: N40T61-343    Lowe's Item* #: 333568


  • FLAME LOCK® Safety System Reduces the Risk of Accidental Fires Involving Flammable Vapors
  • Electronic Gas Valve has fewer moving parts than a conventional mechanical gas valve, for durability and long life-no external power source is needed
  • Self-Diagnostic Electronic Gas Control incorporates an LED status indicator that monitors and reports on system operational status
  • Piezo Electric Igniter makes lighting the pilot fast and easy
  • Environmentally friendly polyurethane foam insulation reduces heat loss for maximum efficiency, saves money
  • Ceramic tank lining and aluminum anode rod protects tank from corrosion, for long tank life
  • Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve ensures safe operation

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Product Dimensions
Height w/Draft Hood:62.00"
Weight:127 lbs.
Vent Type:Type B Double Wall
Vent Diameter:3"
Configuration and Overview
Capacity:40 Gallons
Family Size:4
Energy Star Certified:No
Energy Factor:0.59
Annual Cost of Operations:$277
LCD Display:No
Self Cleaning:No
Warranty Tank:6 Years
Warranty Parts:6 Years
Warranty Labor:1 Year
BTU Input:34,000 BTUs
Emissions Standards:Low NOx
Ignition Type:Pilot with Piezo Igniter
Foam Insulation:1 inch
Water Connection Location:Top
Water Connection Size:3/4 inch
T&P Relief Valve:Yes
Energy & Eco-Friendly
Energy Factor:0.59
40 Gallon Natural Gas Water Heater - N40T61-343 4.4 5 561 561
Outstanding Value Our old hot water heater was on its last legs and I was afraid of it failing. It was not a Whirlpool and it came with the house when I bought the house. I went to the store and bought a 40G natural gas water heater with a 6 year warranty on it from Whirlpool. I stand by Whirlpool products 100%. Upon bringing it home and getting ready to set it up I discovered that not only did Whirlpool include a user's manual they included a sort of "quick start" guide to cover the basics in full color. Outstanding! The install was so easy it was unbelievable. Attach the nipples and the new flexible water lines. Connect the exhaust and then the gas line. Fill the tank. Bleed the air from the line via the kitchen sink and then light the pilot. It was so easy that even a caveman could do it! Whirlpool had outstanding directions, hints, and things to look out for in the manual. Even the directions for lighting the pilot and adjusting the temps on the new 6th Sense controls was spot on. I love the peace of mind I now have from my new Whirlpool hot water heater. November 26, 2011
Easy to install, easy to light, good instruction manual. LED Status light is a nice feature, I installed the unit myself and found the installation to be very easy. All the connections lined up great. I really like the LED Status Light. This water heater replaced another Whirlpool water heater that did not last the six years that the warrantee covered. I was disappointed that it only lasted 5 of the 6 years it was guaranteed. Whirlpool did stand behind the guarantee and I did receive another water heater (of equal value) at no cost to me, only the inconveniece of getting the old water heater out of the basement and the new one down into the basement, which is not easy for someone who is 70 years old. Lowe's, where we bought the original water heater, were very nice to deal with. July 17, 2014
I like the features and price for a 6 year warranty unit The heater was easy to install. I like the electronic control and ignition. It is a good value for the type of heater. July 16, 2014
Good price and easy installation. After shopping around for a good price we found this Whirlpool water heater. We like to purchase name brand items and have always know Whirlpool to be exceptional. The easy installation was a bonus and it is great to have hot water again. July 14, 2014
Good value The product was at Lowe's and it was easy to find and decide what I wanted. The unit is a good value. Easy to install and use. July 14, 2014
This product have good value and appearance, love white color This is the second whirlpool water heater that we had purchased. We installed our first one on the second floor. This new one have a better starting feature than the old one. This time I choose the tall one instead of the wide one. The price is affordable for anyone to buy, based on the service that offer and the necessity of having hot water. July 12, 2014
N40T61-343 good for the price Everything was great except I had to go out and buy the 3/4 inch heat traps. I was expecting that those would have been included so that I could just connect it up. I had to go out to the local store and pay extra to install it. July 5, 2014
priced right easy to install got to replace old one priced right pilot lite a little different but has status light to let you know if problems July 3, 2014
This product has excellent features We are impressed with this model...easy to install and we love how it heats the water...temps are at a great setting. July 3, 2014

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Troubleshooting & Repair

IMPORTANT - Read and follow the printed Installation Instructions that came with your water heater. The printed Instructions and product labels contain model-specific information, important warnings and safety notices. If you lack the necessary skills to install, troubleshoot or repair the water heater, get help from a qualified person.

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