Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT)

Item no: 4200929 | 091193000144
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  • 40 gallon
  • 35,500 BTU
  • Draft diverter outlet size 3" with integrated adapter for 4" vent option
  • 1" foam insulator/R-Value 8.00
  • Unit dimensions: 61-3/4"Hx 18"D
  • .59 EF factory installed T&P valve
  • 68 first hour rating 36 gallon per hour recovery
  • Stainless steel flame arrestor
  • Standard thermocouple
  • Door mounted Manual reset
  • TCO factory installed filter in base ring
  • Meets flammable Vapor and NAECA codes
  • Rated up to 10,100 feet altitude
  • Not for mobile/manufactured home use
  • 6 year warranty tank/parts REPLACEMENT PARTS:
  • T & P valve: Part# 9000071045 Ace no. 44988


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Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT)
 
2.0

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Pros

  • Energy efficient (6)
  • Long-lasting (4)
  • Works quickly (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Homeowner (17), Avid do-it-yourselfer (4), Professional (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    this is the best water heater

    I read all the cons`s about your water heaters and there is one thing no one mentioned your water Quality, these tanks have to be flushed at least 1-2 times a year...Read complete review

    I read all the cons`s about your water heaters and there is one thing no one mentioned your water Quality, these tanks have to be flushed at least 1-2 times a year , I buy 5 or 6 a month It`s the lime scale covering the thermostat ,[...],just replaced two 40 gal units last month that where installed in 1987 boy that must have bin a real good year,go to [...] after 90-days on a wirlpool warranty lots a luck !

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    not worth the money!

    I have had a terrible time with this product. It will not stay lit and even though it is under warranty, the company has not helped. I have had two plumbers tell me...Read complete review

    I have had a terrible time with this product. It will not stay lit and even though it is under warranty, the company has not helped. I have had two plumbers tell me they cannot see any reason why it will not work, just they believe it is faulty in the inside of the tank.

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    1.0

    PROBLEMATIC-- WILL NOT BUY RELIANCE AGAI

    By WILLIE WILLIAMSON

    from WILLIAMSON, NY

    About Me Homeowner

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

        AFTER 6 YEARS OF DEPENDABLE SERVICE, THE PILOT LIGHT WILL NOT STAY LIT. WE WERE GOING TO TRY TO REPLACE EITHER THERMOCOUPLER OR ANOTHER PART ON IT,BUT AFTER READING HORRIBLE REVIEWS ON THIS PROPANE WATER HEATER, WE DECIDED TO JUST REPLACE IT SINCE WE ARE NOT SURE IF WE PAY FOR PARTS AND SERVICE CALL THAT IT WILL EVEN WORK. WE DID HAVE 6 YEARS WHEN IT WORKED OK FOR US THOUGH, BUT THAT SEEMS LIKE A SHORT LIFE FOR A $ 400.00 WATER HEATER. IT IS PAST WARRANTY AND EVIDENTLY RELIANCE DOES NOT EVEN CARE IF THEY ARE UNDER WARRANTY OR OUT OF WARRANTY FROM READING THE COMMENTS HERE. WE ARE TRYING WHIRLPOOL NEXT WHICH IS NOT RATED THAT MUCH BETTER. WHAT IS GOING ON??? HELP WE NEED RELIABLE, BETTER PROUDCTS FOR THIS MUCH MONEY!!!! IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK??

         
        1.0

        Run from Reliance 630GOMT

        By SAC

        from Edgewood NM

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Energy Efficient
        • Falsely Comforting Name

        Cons

        • Breaks After 4 Months

        Best Uses

        • Don't Use Anywhere

        Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

        This Reliance 630 replaced an 8 year old propane mobile home water heater that had worn out due to the excessively hard water we have in New Mexico. At first it seemed very much better than the old heater, having more insulation and switch to light the pilot. It worked great and used very little propane. Four months later the pilot won't stay lit. I've taken the burner assembly out expecting to find things needing to be cleaned, but it was fine. I'll see what else I can troubleshoot, but I won't be calling a plumber as we are moving in 8 weeks and boarding up our unsellable mobile home until the future gives us better options on what to do with it. If I were staying, I'd just buy a different brand of water heater and say lesson learned. Check online and you'll see many Reliance heaters have the same problem. I thought mine was a new model and therefore the problems would have been fixed by now. Since the rest of the family has already relocated, I'll just make do. Thankfully June and July are so warm that cold showers aren't that bad.

        Unless this is your plumber's choice and he is giving you full coverage on parts and labor, don't let anyone install a Reliance water heater in your home. I'm paying the price for supporting our local ACE store instead of a big box store which carries different brands for a bit better price.

         
        1.0

        failed in less than a year!

        By Bruce

        from Benbow, Ca

        About Me Homeowner

        Pros

          Cons

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              Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

              unit failed.buy anything but reliance!

               
              5.0

              Clean orifices on bottom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              By Dana the review reader expert

              from Big Timber, Mt.

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Awesome Unit
              • Energy Efficient
              • Long-Lasting
              • Precise Controls
              • Works Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Homes

                Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                I almost choked when I had to work on mine in 2011. I had replaced an older model of this in 2003. The 35 gallon one always sweated and you could always here what sounded like water dripping down on the burner when it was recovering. That one started to leak after a lot of hard use for a single person household after 8 years. I put it in in 1995, and it worked flawlessly until 2003! The new one was Awesome for about 8 years until it started to go out and needed to be relit all the time. I read the reviews and started doing the cleaning of the bottom where all the dust gets stuck to the underside of the burner. That helped for a while, but it was so starved for air, it still took forever to recover. It was only when I pushed the two rubber looking boots in towards the burner did it really come back to life! It now takes less than half the time to heat back up and the water is a lot hotter. I have now had this water heater for 2 more years and for all intents and purposes, it has operated flawlessly! This is an excellent water heater, but needs to have more airflow from the bottom. Ask your plumber or HVAC guy to do this for you if you don't understand why this would work. This is still a fine made in the U.S.A. product that has too many safety features made to make it WAY too airtight. Remember, this thing only stays lit if it can BREATHE!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Do Not Buy

                By Mike

                from Adirondacks, NY

                About Me Homeowner

                Pros

                • None

                Cons

                • Will not stay lit

                Best Uses

                • Scrap

                Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                Worked great for about one year and now can't keep the pilot lit. Spoke to Reliance and followed there cleaning steps and installed new parts that they sent me but still does not work. They will not replace the whole unit. Search the internet and you will see that many people are having the same problem. It's junk!

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                this is the best water heater

                By jake

                from rowland hieghts,ca

                About Me Handyman, Homeowner, Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Energy Efficient
                • Long-Lasting
                • Precise Controls
                • Works Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Small Homes

                  Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                  I read all the cons`s about your water heaters and there is one thing no one mentioned your water Quality, these tanks have to be flushed at least 1-2 times a year , I buy 5 or 6 a month It`s the lime scale covering the thermostat ,[...],just replaced two 40 gal units last month that where installed in 1987 boy that must have bin a real good year,go to [...] after 90-days on a wirlpool warranty lots a luck !

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Answer for all the cons!

                  By hydro

                  from Bethalto, Illinois

                  About Me Handyman, Homeowner

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Works Quickly

                  Cons

                  • Unit is to air tight

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                  I had the same issues with the pilot flame. With all the safety (ruber boots) in place, the pilot is starved for air and can't stay lit - so how safe is that? Try these two things first before trashing unit. It worked for me. Locate orange boot on large tube, pull it back from opening & up tube. This allows air to enter that may be needed. Also, take a tooth brush and tape it to something that will become an extended handle. Insert brush face up through opening at the very bottom of unit and scrub the center area to clean vent holes that also may have become cloged and restricting air flow. I did both of these and it lasted several more years with out a problem.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great water heater

                  By Lee

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  Pros

                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                      installed April 2006 still working strong. plan on replacing anode soon.
                      While it is hard to light the pilot. once it is lit keeps on going.

                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Worst ever!

                      By Mahlana

                      from Beaumont, CA

                      About Me Homeowner

                      Pros

                      • None

                      Cons

                      • Does not stay lit

                      Best Uses

                      • None

                      Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                      This hot water heater is the worst product we have ever purchased! It won't stay lit and has become very frustrating to us. We purchased it 3 years ago and less than 2 years after we purchased it, the pilot kept going out. We had to call a plumber to get it working again. Now going through the same thing again. We are now researching other brands and will have to buy a new one because we are out of patience now! Don't buy this brand!!! Very, very unreliable!!!

                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Buy with caution

                      By Jason

                      from Lincoln City, OR

                      About Me Homeowner

                      Pros

                      • Cheap

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't stay lit
                      • Poor support

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                      I bought the 2005 Reliance model and have been very disappointed. After three years of no problems, the pilot light wouldn't stay lit. After a plumber coming out and several calls to Reliance (while still under warranty), no solutions were found. It was very clear that Reliance had no intention in holding up the warranty. They kept asking us to try something different every time we called. They were also quite rude. I won't be buying a Reliance product again.

                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      DON'T BUY THIS WATER HEATER!

                      By Silvermoonbeams

                      from Alpine, TX

                      About Me Homeowner

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                            This is the worst water heater ever it turns off and impossible to ignite again then have to pay plumber to check it out before the company gets me another, this is now my second going on my third, VERY, VERY, FRUSTRATING!

                            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Save your money, don't buy this brand

                            By Frustrated by this product

                            from Somewhere over the rainbow, Kansas

                            About Me Homeowner, Professional

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Office

                                Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                                Save your money and don't buy the Reliance brand. Have replaced this unit twice in 4 years. Current one is only 1 year 3 months old and quit. Warranty is only for 1 year on the most important parts (ignitor and pilot assembly). Expensive. For the cost of installing replacements and repairs, would have been money ahead to have bought a different brand.

                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                One star is too much

                                By Lewis the Engineer

                                from Up Creek, no Paddle!

                                About Me Handyman, Homeowner, Professional

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Thermocouple is junk

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Lawn ornament
                                  • Paperweight
                                  • Target

                                  Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                                  Thermocouples fail, usually at most inopportune time (thanks, Murphy). Other than that its ok, but is big drawback.

                                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  "don't buy this waterheater"

                                  By Sabine

                                  from Los Angeles CA

                                  About Me Homeowner

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Not Hot Enough

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                                      the worst water heater ever, water is not very hot and after 4 years the pilot light light went out about twice a day. After a horrible experience with Reliance customer service, no hot water for weeks and replacing the pilot ignition we still have the same problems. I strongly recomend not to buy this product.

                                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Not that good

                                      By heatersare$$$

                                      from Los Angeles, CA

                                      Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                                      I bought this water heater perhaps about 5 years ago. It was guaranteed for 5 years. And it started leaking at 5 years and had to be replaced. So nothing special about this product. I want a water heater brand that guarantees 10 years and will last 15+ years. Anyone know of such a brand?

                                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Still Going Strong

                                      By Hank

                                      from Cincinnati Ohio

                                      About Me Homeowner

                                      Pros

                                      • Energy Efficient
                                      • Works Quickly

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home

                                        Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                                        I can't say if the newer ones are as good, but In 1988 (yes 21 yrs ago)I bought mine at (Furrows now out of business.)My Reliance 40 gal gas h20 heater has never let me down and I have done nothing to it or for it in all these years. I'm thinking of replacing it before it breaks, but nothing is wrong so far!

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        ABSOLUTE waste of money

                                        By Dave

                                        from Utah

                                        About Me Handyman, Homeowner

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Inaccurate Controls

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home

                                          Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                                          thermocoupler and igniter all one peice and expensive...replaced 3 in three years. if you wait on warranty and customer service you will not shower for a couple of weeks.

                                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Going strong after 17 years

                                          By Rich

                                          from Phoenix, AZ

                                          Pros

                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                                              I installed mine Sept 1991, paid [$] ! Never a problem in 17 years, it looks and works like new. I've been thinking of replacing it as it's well past normal life, but now I wonder if Reliance quality has gone down. Only 3 reviews isn't much to go by.

                                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              dont buy a reliance product

                                              By Rick

                                              from Wagoner Oklahoma

                                              Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                                              Installed a reliance water heater for 84 year old widow. The pilot light tube had no oriface for the gas to escape to lite the pilot light the heater would not work right out of the box and reliance refused to warrent the heater and it had never been lit. Their customer service was rude and looked for any reason not to honor their warrenty. If the warrenty is no good before you lite the heater imagin how good it is after you lite it. Dont but there products. Let me add my loacl Ace dealer is trying to rectify this problem

                                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              the buner came on al the time

                                              By rossey4

                                              from Aliquippa pa

                                              About Me Homeowner

                                              Pros

                                              • Energy Efficient

                                              Cons

                                              • Inaccurate Controls

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home

                                              Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                                              the worst water heater i ever bought bunner ccame on every time you turn the hot water on my gas bill went from $37.40 to $147.40 the compay said wouldreplace the part but they did not say the would give the me the $110.40 i had to pay the gas said should call se what would do

                                              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              not worth the money!

                                              By Barbara

                                              from Sapulpa, Ok.

                                              About Me Homeowner

                                              Pros

                                              • Nothing

                                              Cons

                                              • Not Hot Enough

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home

                                              Comments about Reliance® LP 40 Gal. Water Heater (6-40-LORT):

                                              I have had a terrible time with this product. It will not stay lit and even though it is under warranty, the company has not helped. I have had two plumbers tell me they cannot see any reason why it will not work, just they believe it is faulty in the inside of the tank.

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