40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (LP Gas) Zoom

40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (LP Gas)

SKU:M-4-403S6FSX

Brand: Bradford White

Bradford White
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$649.95
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Specs

Intended Household: 2-3 Person
Fuel Type: Propane
Capacity (Gallons): 40
BTU Input: 38000
1st Hour Delivery (Gallons): 74
Features: Energy Star Qualified
Venting: Atmospheric
Height (Inches): 50
Diameter (Inches): 22"
Weight (lbs): 133 lbs
Warranty: 6-Year Limited Tank/ 6-Year Limited on Component Parts
Energy Factor: 0.62
Energy Star Rated: No
Application: Plumbing
Water Connection: 3/4"
Vent Size: 3 x 4
Recovery Efficiency: 80%

Description for Bradford White M-4-403S6FSX

Bradford White's high efficiency, energy saver, atmospheric vent residential gas water heater features the Defender Safety System® and offers additional insulation and integral heat traps to reduce stand-by heat loss.

Features:

  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified - These models qualify for the January 1st, 2009 minimum ENERGY STAR® EF requirement, as well as most utility rebate programs. (All models are Energy Star qualified EXCEPT M-4-30T6FBN, M-4-30T6FSX, M-4-60T6FBN, and M-4-60T6FSX)
  • Bradford White ICON System - Intelligent gas control with proven millivolt powered technology and built-in piezo igniter. A standard, off the shelf thermopile converts heat energy from the pilot flame into electrical energy to operate the gas valve and microprocessor. No need for external electricity.
    • Enhanced Performance - Proprietary algorithms provide enhanced First Hour Delivery ratings and tighter temperature differentials.
    • Advanced Temperature Control System - Microprocessor constantly monitors and controls burner operation to maintain consistent and accurate water temperature levels.
    • Intelligent Diagnostics - An exclusive green LED light prompts the installer during start-up and provides ten different diagnostic codes to assist in troubleshooting.
    • Pilot On Indication - Flashing green LED provides positive indication that pilot is on.
    • Separate Immersed Thermowell - High strength advanced polymer composite thermowell provides isolation between electric temperature sensor and surrounding water. No need to drain the tank when removing gas valve.
  • Advanced ScreenLok® Technology Flame Arrestor Design - Flame arrestor is designed to prevent ignition of flammable vapor outside of the water heater.
  • Resettable Thermal Switch - Proven and reliable bimetallic switch prevents burner and pilot operation in case of ongoing flammable vapor burn inside of the combustion chamber or restricted air flow.
  • Maintenance Free - No regular cleaning of air inlet openings or flame arrestor is required under normal conditions.
  • Sight Window - Offers a view into the combustion chamber to observe the operation of the pilot and burner.
  • Factory Installed Hydrojet® Total Performance System - Cold water inlet sediment reducing device helps prevent sediment build up in tank. Increases first hour delivery of hot water while minimizing temperature build up in tank.
  • Vitraglas® Lining - Bradford White tanks are lined with a exclusively engineered enamel formula that provides superior protection from the highly corrosive effects of hot water. This formula (Vitraglas®) is fused to the steel surface by firing at a temperature of over 1600ºF.
  • 2" Non-CFC Foam Insulation - Covers the side and top, reducing the amount of heat loss. This results in less energy consumption, improved operation efficiencies and jacket rigidity.
  • Pedestal Base.
  • Water Connections -3/4" NPT factory installed true dielectric fittings.
  • Factory Installed Heat Traps.
  • Protective Magnesium Anode Rod.
  • 3x4 "Snap Lock" Draft Diverter - Allows either 3" or 4" vent connections with inputs of 40,000 BTU/Hr or less.
  • T&P Relief Valve - Included.
  • Brass Drain Valve - Tamper proof design.

Heater is a propane gas (LP) model and features a titanium stainless steel propane burner

PLEASE NOTE: The product weighs 133 lbs. and may require the use of a
lift gate.
If you do require a lift gate at your delivery, you'll have the option to add this FREE of charge when you checkout.

40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (LP Gas)

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Bradford White40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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4.0

PexSupply is good

By Mumtaz

from Queens, New York.

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

My two old AO Smith hot water tanks started leaking and then I started looking for good replacement. I found one on the net - PexSupply and compared prices with different suppliers. I found 50" high, Bradford White suitable for replacement. They gave me discount for my purchase two pieces. They are good, they have good insulation, and even at the lowest settings, the water is quite hot. I will reduce the thermostat even from "A" to "-A".
I recommend they are cheap and good.

 
5.0

Delivers on good reputation again...

By Dennis

from Hiram, GA.

Verified Reviewer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

After my AO Smith residential water heater failed finally after 19yrs, I needed a replacement and during my research I found Bradford White and noticed their great reputation amongst consumers. I decided to give it a try and purchased this model as the replacement for my old unit. PEX Supply shipped my order accurately and very quickly to me. I was able to remove the old unit and install the new one in about 3hrs and it fired up immediately and works like a champ. It's only been about a week since I installed it but so far so good and I couldn't be more pleased.

 
5.0

A great product for the price.

By Reggie

from Milford, NH

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (LP Gas):

The water heater arrived in only three days two days faster than they told me. Instulation was a fast and easy less than a hour. It started up first try and is working great.

 
5.0

Excellent product.

By jdlaska

from soap lake, wa

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (LP Gas):

Excellent product. Works great and if I ever need another one will buy again. I will be sure to recomend to a friend.

 
5.0

Highly Recommended

By LP

from Western Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (LP Gas):

This water heater delivers. It holds temperature very well; the burner fires only when in use. The mixing of the water with power jets during filling reduces the amount of time, and energy, it takes to recover. This is also aided by the unit's design which is more rounded (make sure you have room for a wider tank). The "atmospheric vent" does not require a fan so this unit uses no electricity. Highly recommended.

 
5.0

An Energy Star heater made in the USA

By At Least My Water's Hot

from Philadelphia, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

After researching a good many water heaters, I was happily surprised to find this model. It is a 40 gallon unit with first hour delivery comparable to many 50 gallon units, and quality brass fixtures and fittings. The added gas control safety features are reassuring, and the improved thermal qualifies it for Energy Star status. It has been easy to install and has delivered consistent hot water in my home. It's made in the USA as well. Pexsupply.com offers these at quite a good price, and with the free delivery you will save a good bit over anything comparable from a big box home center. Recommended!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So far so good

By hajimow

from Merrimack, NH

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (LP Gas):

I heard good things about Bradford White brand so I did some research online and I ordered it through PEXSupply. They shipped it fast and it was delivered in 4 days. The box was not damaged but when I opened the box, I saw some small bumps here and there on the body. I needed it ASAP so I did not want to return it. The big disappointment was when I found out this model is NOT an energy star anymore. It is about two weeks that it is running. So far so good but it is too early. I expect it to last for 10 years as the old Kenmore one did.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Quality high efficiency water heater

By Tazzz

from New Alsace, Indiana

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (LP Gas):

I have not yet had this product in use long enough to give a bonafide "actual operation" review, so therefore the "4" rating. However, [...]seems to be a quality product for a reasonable price, and has nice features.

 
5.0

Works As Expected, Would Purchase Again

By Mountain Mike

from Tabernash, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (LP Gas):

Given our specific environment (high altitude, cold inlet water and limited height of 50") we only had a couple of options to choose from for a replacement hot water heater. We chose the high efficiency Bradford & White model over the standard model as it will allow us use the cost towards the energy credit for our taxes next year. We also chose this model as we are on Liquid Propane which is very expensive so we are looking to use a little less on the LP with this unit too.[...] Installation went as expected with no real problems outside of having to remove our (30+ year) old existing water heater.Would definitely recommend the Bradford and White.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pex Supply and Bradford White= Top notch

By Homeowner Pete

from Twin Cities, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

The new water heaters often have their vents on the bottom where it is very difficult to clean. Bradford White's intelligent design places a large vent right where it is accessible. This model features 2 inches of insulation for good efficiency while avoiding the high cost and problems associated with power and direct vent heaters. The shorter design makes instalation easy. [...]

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  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    What is the piece called that is at the top of water heater?
    It looks like a house
    Asked on 6/21/2014 by penny from United States

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The part you are referring to is called the draft hood. It channels the exhaust gasses produced by the water heater and allows them to vent out the flue.

      Answered on 6/23/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (LP Gas)

    Q:

    could i have inches from bottom to gas valve. i have a m1140tsor5cx11 i want to replace ,thanks
    Asked on 9/27/2012 by mike from cin. ohio

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      This unit measures 13" from the floor to the gas connection.

      Answered on 10/25/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    What is the thermal efficiency of M-4-40S6FBN (40gal short) water heater?
    Asked on 5/31/2012 by Brian from Southern View, IL

    2 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      According to the manufacturer, the recovery efficiency is 80%, the first hour rating is 74 gallons per hour, and the energy factor is .62. It has heat traps and has an input of 40 MBtuh.

      Answered on 6/26/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I purchased one of these last year and love the quick recovery time. The
      unit is trouble free and costs less to run than my previous model.

      Answered on 6/1/2012 by Anonymous
  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    Can this heater be vented through a wall if it is next to the wall? How close does it have to be?
    Asked on 11/14/2011 by BusyBee

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      No, this unit is atmospheric vented.

      Answered on 11/23/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    Is this unit convertable to use with L.P. gas if not whats is the comparable model that is?
    Asked on 10/15/2011 by Bob A. from Wisconsin Rapids Wi.

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The propane version of this water heater is part number M-4-403S6FSX.

      Answered on 10/18/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    How can this model be converter to a 10 year warranty? Or is their a separate model number for a 10 year warranty tank?
    Asked on 2/8/2011 by dave from Greensburg pa

    1 answer

  • 40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System Energy Star High Efficiency Residential Water Heater (LP Gas)

    Q:

    can it vent into the chimney where the old heater did?
    Asked on 9/19/2010 by Anonymous

    2 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, this heater can be vented into a lined masonry chimney.

      Answered on 9/24/2010 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      yes

      Answered on 10/31/2011 by hajimow from Merrimack, NH
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