50 Gallon Tall Natural Gas Water Heater - 6 Year Warranty

50 Gallon Tall Natural Gas Water Heater - 6 Year Warranty

Model: N50T61-403    Lowe's Item* #: 333569


  • 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:57.50"
Weight:148 lbs.
Vent Type:Type B Double Wall
Vent Diameter:3"
Configuration and Overview
Capacity:50 Gallons
Family Size:5+
Energy Star Certified:No
Energy Factor:0.58
Annual Cost of Operations:$282
LCD Display:No
Self Cleaning:No
Warranty Tank:6 Years
Warranty Parts:6 Years
Warranty Labor:1 Year
BTU Input:40,000 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:0.58
50 Gallon Natural Gas Water Heater - N50T61-403 4.4 5 484 484
Gas water heater that is very easy to install... From the store to the job being completed it only took around 2 1/2 hours, and thats counting removing the old water heater. After filling the water heater with water I lite the pilot light and around an hour later we had HOT water. Thank you Whirlpool for making such a great product that is easy to install. ***** STARS November 10, 2012
Easy to install Easy to install, Nice features, easy to light pilot light, never installed one before and it was easy to read instructions. Very informative and I would recommend it to a freind or family. May 3, 2015
great product Would recommend to others and it didn't take long to install. April 29, 2015
Clean Installation New heater installed w/o issue and we had hot water again in no time. New controller is nice. April 26, 2015
The product is q good value Great unit. Just make sure you use sufficient amounts of teflon tape on the two dielectric nipples at the top of the tank. The deep threads required at least 6-7+ wraps... Difference between that and 2-3 is a wet shower :). Otherwise was an "easy" install for the "weekend warrior" in us all. Thanks. April 25, 2015
So far, So good. I bought this water heater at Lowes and it was very reasonably priced. It was easy to install, I did this by myself and it only took about 1-1/2 hrs. total, That included disconnecting and removing the old water heater. The new one fit right in place. The only thing I needed to do was shorten the incoming and outgoing lines because I went from a 40 gal to a 50 gal. tank. To make the job easier I used SharkBite connectors from Home Depot, Very easy to install. Seems to be a good product so far. April 13, 2015
Better then my 2 Rheem water heaters I had one Rheem Hot water heater in a brand new house that lasted only 3 years, without warning it dumped water into my living room from the garage platform, it was under warranty & was replaced but not before paying a plumbing company $680 for the install, the new one lasted 9 years then flooded out my garage again. Not sure why they can not put a warning signal when they start to go & leak. I have Whirlpool Washer & Dryer, a Whirlpool reverse osmosis water purification system & now this water heater I purchased from Lowes. My Whirlpool experience has been- The highest quality, dependable appliances & great customer service. Not taking anymore chances with another company's water heater. This water heater was professionally installed, works very efficient. I like the flashing blue light on the Honeywell controller as well. It runs very quiet. Buy it. April 10, 2015
I have only had it for a day, but this seems like a good value. I was disappointed that nobody seems to stock the 50 Gal with a 60000 BTU burner. It is really helpful for us and the price was only about $2 difference but they have to be ordered and take upwards of two weeks...we just can't be without hot water for that long. April 9, 2015
Repairs on getting the water heater to light Not being the installer of this water heater, its hard to talk about installation, the operation has been fine since July, 2013. The water heater went out on Good Friday; the pilot has quit working, a plumber cannot get the pilot to light so the water heater has not worked for 3 days and they are going to get a part replaced. Being 70 years old, I only know most water heaters work for years so I anticipated this would be my the last time to purchase a water heater. It does concern me that it is not easily repaired by a plumber familiar with all kinds of water heaters. I hope this problem is resolved as soon as possible. April 6, 2015

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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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