40 Gallon Natural Gas Water Heater - NU40T61-403
I narrowed my choice down to two, Home Depots GE 40 gal gas and Lowes Whirlpool 40 gal gas. The latter won because GE has, according to the reviews, igniter and thermal coupler failures. I experienced this on one I installed for a friend. Read the reviews. The Whirlpool installed and started up perfect. No problems after a week of use. Also the Whirlpool says made in the USA.
December 7, 2013
Electronic Thermstat Problems
Hello, I live in the desert SW, specifically El Paso, TX. I purchased this NT40T61343 / product #61343 / S/N #1205T451642 in Feb of 2012 from Lowe's. It was installed that day by a master plumber. May 2013 it's out of manufacturer warranty for labor but parts are under warranty through Whirlpool, order #693237. The electronic thermostat went out. Received the next day and installed. In August 2013 the electronic thermostat went out again, order #736843. Again the part came overnight and installed again. Then Nov 2013 comes around and the electronic thermostat shut down the hot water heater again. This time Whirlpool sent out the electronic thermostat and a anode rod, order #747715. Again a plumber installed the parts. The old anode rod looked new and in good shape. Okay this should be the last of the problems. Guess what!!!!! The first week of Dec 2013 the water heater had the same problem, order #777215. The master plumber felt sorry for me and only charged me $60.00 this time. He then told me he is encountering the same issues all over the city of El Paso. I have already spent more money on a plumber than the cost of the hot water heater. I do not recommend anyone who lives in hard water locations to purchase this product. AT ALL!!!!. Manny, El Paso.
December 4, 2013
easy to install
easy to install for permit of city. have had this brand before and it is my choice to replace old water heater
November 26, 2013
Fits nice in my small space
I like my nw waer heater very much. My old one was leaking.
My new one looks great. I am told it will lower my gas bill.
I especially like the electic pilot. I am 77 and I feel much safer.
I had hot water within an hour and very little inconvenince while it was being installed.
November 17, 2013
Needs a change
The water release valve needs to moved a little farther away from front where all electronics and pilot are. Had to release some pressure while installing and water went into ignitionarea.
November 12, 2013
Like safety features, apperance, Model information & instruments easy to find & read.
too soon to really write much more as only installed today.
November 11, 2013
This is the third water heater I have installed by myself. I was most impressed by the easy start-up. Pilot caught immediately and I had hot water in 45 min. Also this heater came with a relief valve installed. This not always the case. The burners are also very quiet which tells me the factory adjustment was right on and efficient..
November 4, 2013
This product was priced within my budget and easy to install.
This water heater was easy to install and I like the new design of the controls to light the pilot light. It have a 6 year warranty.
And the price is still within my budget.
I hope it will last longer than the 8 year old General Electric water heater I replaced
October 28, 2013
Poor Quality, Unreliable
Gas control valve needed replacing after less than 13 months of use.
October 12, 2013
Ease of installation
works great, plenty of hotwater..more clearer instruction on relief valve leaking and how tos
September 19, 2013