Whirlpool
AVERAGE LIFESPAN
12.1 Years out of 18 Checkins.
REVIEWS
3.6/5 Stars based on 11 customer reivews.
REPAIR
0 Repairs average age 0 years.
REASON FOR REPLACEMENT
  • 7 Leak
  • 6 Gas valve / pilot
  • 2 Pretentative maintenance
  • 1 Low hot water
  • 1 Basement flooded
  • 1 Water damage
Whirlpool water heater life
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WHIRLPOOL
Rating
Feedback
Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Whirlpool water heater
Water heater with expansion tank
A thermal expansion tank was installed for the new water heater. The house PRV was also bad which caused high water pressure. A new PRV was installed along with the Bradford White water heater.
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WHIRLPOOL
Rating
Feedback Water heater appeared to work fine until it suddenly failed. Installed by Lowe's who seems did a sub-standard indtall. Won't use Lowe's for anything now.
Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New Bradford White water heater installed and 4" flue put in. There was also a new expansion tank and PRV installed.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
Model
Rating
Feedback low water pressure. would not keep water hot and pilot light would not stay lit.
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith 40 gallon short gas water heater installed.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
Rating
Feedback Our old water heater wasn't bad, just old. After we had water in the basement we needed to have it replaced.
Age
7 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
water damage

bad slope
AO Smith short installed in Shawnee
A new AO Smith short 40 gallon was installed. The tank was elevated off the floor and a solid wood platform was used to ensure that intake did not bypass the air filter. The flue was also redone all the way back to the furnace in order to allow for more slope. A new shutoff was installed for both the gas and water.
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WHIRLPOOL
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Feedback For the first six years I owned my house, I experienced no trouble with this heater. About three months ago, the pilot light started going out intermittently. Service was performed and the intake and burner assembly was cleaned, with the assumption that it was a ventilation problem. After no problems for a few months, the pilot started going out again. This appeared to be a new issue, the pilot would go out specifically after each burner cycle. I was advised that it was likely an issue with the gas regulator, and given the cost to order parts and the age of the unit I elected to replace with a new unit. I know 12 years is a good run for this type of water heater, but it was frustrating that repair for such a simple issue was so expensive.
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Whirlpool tank with pilot issues
New AO Smith installed on this open system. Gas shutoff was replaced and installed above the flexible supply line for the gas.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
Rating
Feedback This water heater would generally run out of hot water after one person taking a shower. I struggled to find any parts for replacement after my pilot light had been flooded and became corroded.
Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
basement flooded

Whirlpool sucks
short hot water tank
The new water heater was installed on blocks to prevent damage from future possible floods.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
Rating
Feedback It was old and cheap. Previous owners.
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

leaking whirlpool water heater
water heater
Water heater warranty
New AO Smith GCR50400 water heater installed. New shutoff installed on gas line.
KC Water Heaters
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Water heater warranty
WHIRLPOOL
Model
Rating
Feedback Old, leaking water heater needed to be replaced
Age
26 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

thermal expansion tank supported by water heater
A new pressure reducing valve installed along with thermal expansion tank. New shutoffs also installed and pressure was reduced from high levels.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
Model
Rating
Feedback had calcium deposits on top and bottom and outter tank cover was rusting, wanted to get it replaced before it had major leaking issues
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith water heater installed with thermal expansion tank and new PRV.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
Rating
Feedback
Age
7 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith installed and the flexible gas supply line was also removed. The flue was also adjusted to have the proper connections and slope. The old flue had a 3\" pipe going into a 4\" flue with no reducer coupling.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
Model
Rating
Feedback
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
Rating
Feedback
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Installed new heater to replace a pilot issue.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
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Feedback
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
low hot water

Install a new 50 gallon tank, decided to switch to AO Smith 40,000 BTU burner which produced far more hot water.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
Model
Rating
Feedback
Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Installed two AO Smith energy efficient hot water heaters.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
Model
Rating
Feedback
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new AO Smith water heater.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
Rating
Feedback
Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Install short 40 gallon Bradford White hot water heater along with a 5\" flue liner for the chimney. The short tank created a much better draw.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
Model
Rating
Feedback
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Install new AO Smith GCG-50-400 water heater with new shutoff valve. Also replaced some shutoff valves for the upstairs washing machine.
KC Water Heaters
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WHIRLPOOL
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Feedback
Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Installed GCG 50 400 AO Smith. Installed new shutoff and drip leg on gas line.
KC Water Heaters
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