GE has seemingly discontinued its lines of most water heaters except the heat pump water heater. Please see our other review of the GE heat pump water heater. You can browse new water heaters and water heater prices here.
General Electric Water Heater Reviews - General Electric produces hot water heaters with capacities from 2.5 gallons to 80 gallons for residential and light commercial hot water heater applications. General Electric hot water heaters come in gas-fired and electric hot water heater models. Selected features of various General Electric hot water heaters are:
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- Self-cleaning system on selected General Electric hot water heaters
- Flammable vapor detection system on selected General Electric hot water heaters
- Pilot light ignition so no matches or lighters required to light the pilot light on selected General Electric hot water heaters
- Selected General Electric water heaters are designed to be installed in tight spaces
- Built-in temperature sensors to the cut-off water heater for excess temperatures in selected General Electric hot water heaters
- Temperature and pressure relief valves include General Electric hot water heaters
General Electric Water Heater Reviews - Water Heater Types Offered
GE has opted to only manufacture the heat pump water heater at this time. See our other review for the GE heat pump water heater details and reviews.
Here are a few comments from our old reviews site that were transferred to this new review site:
I am a property manager responsible for 20 residential properties. We have always used GE electric water heaters, which for the most part have worked perfectly fine. They have all been installed by an electrician/plumber. Several months ago one new 40-gallon burnt itself out, had to replace elements and thermostat. Then at a new property, a new 40-gallon tank springs a leak through the control panel. I replaced it with another one which, one whole month later, springs a leak through the control panel. I would stay away from GE heaters, their quality seems to have fallen off a cliff.
Reviewed by Admin Transfer September 05, 2011
GE Hot Water Heater Review
Reviewed by Doug Miller April 19, 2010
GE Hot Water Heater Review
This was a 20 gallon “personal” water heater that we used for our kitchen. The unit came with a faulty pressure relief valve, which had to be replaced. The water heater was generally noisy when heating but otherwise performed okay. After two years of use, the water heater developed a leak in the tank. I called the GE service number (since the warranty was five years) to see about getting the unit replaced.
The service representative took all of my information, then insisted that I get a plumber out to diagnose the problem. I explained that the unit was not leaking at any of the fittings or around the heating element, and calling a plumber would be a wasted exercise. I also explained that getting a plumber out to my house would cost as much as a new 20-gallon water heater and that I was perfectly capable of replacing the unit.
The rep became surly and just kept repeating that they would only deal with a plumber. I ended up buying a replacement Whirlpool water heater, which is much quieter. When I took out the GE unit, I discovered that the leak was coming from the bottom of the tank. I’ll never buy another GE appliance after that experience.
General Electric Water Heater Reviews - History
General Electric has a long history and a famous founder everyone knows as Thomas Edison. General Electric, in addition to producing hot water heaters, is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of electrical products and providing power solutions.
General Electric Water Heater Reviews