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4.4 | 11 Reviews

GE® 50 Gallon Short Electric Water Heater

GE Appliances GE50S10BAM

Features

  • Real Capacity
  • Leading Performance
  • Household Size
  • Quick Recovery

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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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Leading Performance

Live comfortably with this best in class unit that delivers 76 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 of 3 to 5 persons

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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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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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Adjustable Thermostat

Change temperature to your desired setting

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)

Leading Performance Live comfortably with this best in class unit that delivers 76 gallons of hot water in the first hour (Measured through DOE First Hour Rating)

Household Size Provide hot water for the whole family of 3 to 5 persons

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

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

Adjustable Thermostat Change temperature to your desired setting

Features

  • Real Capacity
  • Leading Performance
  • Household Size
  • Quick Recovery
  • Stainless Steel Heating Elements
  • Inlet Tube
  • Brass Drain Valve
  • Easy Set Up
  • Adjustable Thermostat
CAPACITY
Unit Capacity 50 Gallons
FILTER
App Filter - Vacation Mode No
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 - Tank Warranty 10 year limited
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 208V/240V 60 Hz Dedicated 30 Amp Min.
Electrical Connection Direct-Wire
First Hour Rate (FHR) 76 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 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
Heating Element Stainless steel
Foam Insulation Yes
Fuel Type Electric
Rated Storage Capacity 50
Drain Valve Type Brass
Configuration Short
Temperature Setting Factory Default 120° F
Operating Modes Standard Electric
Water Connection Location Top
Mobile Home Compatible No
Control Type Thermostat
Installation Location Indoor
Point of Use No
Temperature Setting 90-150° F Range
Product Type Electric Thermostat
Insulation Thickness 2.75
GPH Recovery @ 90 Degrees F 25.1
Family Size 3-5 People
Height Description Short
Temp & Pressure Relief Valve Yes

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4.4 out of 5

81% of reviewers recommend this product.

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Absolute Solid Water Heater

KFriday 5/14/2021

This water heater has been great!! My backup (different brand) has had a service call every year or two... have had no problems with the GE
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5 Stars

Just what we needed

azgirl14 4/7/2021

Exactly what we needed to replace a 15 year old water heater
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5 Stars

Good value

GE water heater 4/4/2021

Easy install. Everything included. Like the stainless steel heating elements. Purchased from costco.
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5 Stars

Built solid

Vision Design Group 4/2/2021

This tank is a well made GE product. Install is a breeze. Looks great works great.
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5 Stars

Nice and simple

kas21 3/28/2021

Product was delivered quickly without damage. The classic, simple operation is appreciated. The only thing we didn't realize is that it is not made in the USA:(
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1 Stars

Energy hog

Kholstomer 3/20/2021

On-line you don't see the yellow "Energy Star" sticker. For this water heater it's at the max. I would never have bought it if I'd known this. I bought it from Costco's website. I am disappointed that Costco would carry this product.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy breezy installation

Erzinger in Oregon 2/10/2021

My last GE water heater lasted almost 20 years and i only had to replace the elements a couple of times. This type of quality is hard to find anymore these days. I hope the new one will work just as fine.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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easy install

bobgestero 2/9/2021

too early to tell, however happy with install. looks like a great value
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2 Stars

Not So Hor!

Sacto BT 11/2/2020

Water heater water temp is erratic. This "new" water heater performs more poorly than the almost 49 year old unit it replaced. I would request a return, but I cannot afford another $400 installation charge! I would not recommend this product.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Holds the heat

SGFT223 8/5/2020

My power went out and still had hot water the next day.
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5 Stars

I have a water heater?

Gabe024 8/4/2020

This thing runs great. I have had no issues with it and noticed that my electricity bill dropped when it was installed. It runs how I expect a water heater to run: silent, no complaining, and reliably.
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