40 Gallon - 36,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (LP Gas) Zoom

40 Gallon - 36,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (LP Gas)

SKU:M-I-40T6FSX

Brand: Bradford White

Bradford White
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$599.95
/ each
$1,159.90 / box (2 units x $579.95)
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Specs

Intended Household: 2-3 Person
Fuel Type: Propane
Capacity (Gallons): 40
BTU Input: 36000
1st Hour Delivery (Gallons): 76
Vent Size: 3 x 4
Venting: Atmospheric
Height (Inches): 59.375
Diameter (Inches): 18"
Weight (lbs): 120 lbs
Energy Factor: 0.59
Energy Star Rated: No
Gas Connection: 1/2"
Water Connection: 3/4"
Recovery Efficiency: 79%
Warranty: 6-Year Limited Tank/ 6-Year Limited on Component Parts
Application: Plumbing

Description for Bradford White M-I-40T6FSX

This Bradford White water heater utilizes a draft diverter and is atmospherically vented. It is perfect for many standard water heating applications.

Features:

  • 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.
  • 1" Non-CFC Foam Insulation - Covers the sides and top of tank, 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. Over 40,000 BTU/Hr. has the 4" "Snap Lock" Draft Diverter.
  • 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 120 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 - 36,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (LP Gas)

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Bradford White40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

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97%

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Excellent water heater!!!

I purchased this water heater to replace an aging 15+ year old American heater. It was filled with sediment, flowed far less than 40 gallons before water became cold, and even at 160F...Read complete review

I purchased this water heater to replace an aging 15+ year old American heater. It was filled with sediment, flowed far less than 40 gallons before water became cold, and even at 160F on the thermostat, water was only 120-130 degrees max. This water heater is also faster for heating being a 40k BTU vs 36k BTU. There is no delay either in main burner ignition. The water heater will fire the burner after only a gallon or two has been used.The newer Honeywell gas valve is exceptionally accurate. If you set it to 140F, the water is indeed 140F. And the monitoring LED is a great aid if something should ever go wrong.Simply put, this is a great water heater that is more than competitively priced compared to units from big box stores. For exceptionally competent DIY homeowners, PEX Supply is great for making Bradford White heaters available[...]without them having to pay highly inflated prices[...]

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Bad choice

Had an AO Smith for 25 years no problems till it started leaking. Was talked in to this unit. First week experienced cold water intermittent then rotton egg smell. Ended up replacing anode...Read complete review

Had an AO Smith for 25 years no problems till it started leaking. Was talked in to this unit. First week experienced cold water intermittent then rotton egg smell. Ended up replacing anode rod with new one. Of course no warranty.

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4.0

Great product

By Poncho

from Yorkville IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

I purchased this unit because it was the same model as the one I was replacing, and replacing it with the same model saved time cutting pipe to make it fit. Be forewarned, this model is 1 1/4 inches taller than the same model manufactured just a few years ago. I did have to cut and solder pipe to make it fit, but after it was all done, it is a great heater.

 
5.0

Bradford and White 40 gallon

By Swiss Miss

from Quad Cities IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

My husband thoroughly researches whatever we purchase, so selected this particular water heater over our A O Smith. The latter was eight years old and leaking from its top, so replacing before the thing completely died seemed optimal. The new water heater operates at a much lower setting than the A O Smith ever did for the same "feel" of water temperature. Also, a small flashing light denotes proper function of the unit. We live in an area with particularly hard water so am hoping this Bradford lives up to its reputation.

 
5.0

I bought TWO

By JackITB

from San Francisco

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

My old water heater was starting to leak. So I went online to look for a Bradford White water heater. Of all the places I've looked, Supply House had the best deal and free shipping. So I took a chance. There was a deal to buy two and it was a little less in cost. So I decided to buy two and just keep one for storage. Upon getting the Water Heater, it was shipped on a pallet securely tied down by fright. They come on time and as stated. When I put the water heater together, everything worked out. The thread connections didn't match my old pipes, so I had to do some adjustments on it. It was also shorter then my older water heater so I had to make some height adjustment to raise it up to reach the pipes. After all is done, everything works perfectly.

 
5.0

Great Product and Customer Service

By Yankeedog

from Oakland, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

I needed to replace an old Bradford White 30 gallon heater in a hillside cottage. This product still fits easily in the rather cramped downstairs location and provides much more hot water with much better reheating time. I received the product quickly even though it was ordered during the recent severe snowstorms.

 
5.0

Excellent Value, Price and Service

By Rob

from Farmington, MI

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

The last water heater, same brand and equivalent model lasted 20 years. Shipping dent was handled overnight with a fair price credit adjustment to my credit card. I bought one for me and one for a neighbor to save us both money on shipping charges. Will order more for my business sales and installation. Four day shipping across 3 states to my door.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Bad choice

By Unhappy camper

from Elkhart, IN

Verified Reviewer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

Had an AO Smith for 25 years no problems till it started leaking. Was talked in to this unit. First week experienced cold water intermittent then rotton egg smell. Ended up replacing anode rod with new one. Of course no warranty.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good delivery, no issues

By home improvement enthusiast

from dallas, tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 36,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (LP Gas):

replaced an old water heater. delivery was timely, no dents or other damage.
straightforward installation, no surprises. typical water heater install.
piezo start pilot light feature is a nice improvement over the old one it replaced.
works as expected, h2o is hot.
i would order other products from pex supply in future.

 
4.0

good product

By YF

from Sebastopol, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

I bought this water heater in December 2012. It came in one piece without any damage. I hired a plumber to install it. The labor was almost as expensive as the water heater itself. Hopefully it will last for a long time.

 
5.0

A Great Buy!!

By Chunky

from Kensington,MD

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

This is a great hot water tank. If you want hot water,you got it, all the hot water you can handle!Love the electronic ignition, as well as the safety features. Great Price too!

 
4.0

Good customer support

By pat

from columbus, IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

I just put this water heater in yesterday it works fine and it appears to be good quality. The customer service from PexSupply is good. The shipping company delivered on the wrong day and my girlfriend was home by herself. She did not know that she is supposed to check the product and it ended up having a big dent on the top. I called PexSupply and they shipped a replacement a few days later. I am very pleased with the second water heater they sent everything works fine.
For everyone who is going to order this product, make sure you open the box before accepting it because it is not packaged very well and the chance for damage is high.

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  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    I have a Bradford MI40T6FBN4. Is this the same as the MI40T6FBN model? Mine has the 4 at the end of it. I'm not sure if anything is different because of the 4 at the end
    Asked on 5/6/2014 by K from MN

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The 4 at the end of the model number is an engineering series number. It is used internally by Bradford White and does not signify any differences on the unit itself.

      Answered on 5/8/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    I have a Bradford White model MI40T6FBN7. Are the specs the same as the above model MI40T6FBN? As far as the center of the gas inlet line and water lines?
    Asked on 3/6/2014 by piemin

    1 answer

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't see much if any change at all. I have attached the Spec sheet but just in case it doesn't get to you, here is the link to the same Specification sheet _http://www.bradfordwhite.com/sites/default/files/product_literature/101-B_ICON.pdf. Hope it helps to answer your question.

      Answered on 3/7/2014 by Anonymous
  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    Is there a way you can tell the year of your hot water tank by the s/n or model number?
    Asked on 2/11/2014 by Why Why from Canada

    1 answer

  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    How do you change the Anode Rod?

    I just bought a house with this water heater, connected to water well. The hot water smells badly because the water has been sitting in the tank for months. We drained the hot water, so most of the foul smell disappeared, only to come back after few days. I've drained the water heater 3 times already. I think this heater is less than 12 months old.
    Can I drop a cup of bleach in the tank to kill any bacteria and smell?
    Asked on 8/22/2012 by Anode Rod from Schaumburg, IL

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The anode rod can be replaced by unthreading it at the top of the water heater, puling it out, and replacing it with a new one. This may be difficult if the top of the water heater is close to a ceiling. You can also try to flush the tank with chlorine to eliminate the odor.

      Answered on 8/23/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    How do you drain off a gallon of water to remove silt and sediment for a M‑I‑40T6FBN water heater?
    Asked on 5/18/2012 by Irene

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      According to the manufacturer, the drain valve towards the bottom of the tank allows you to open and close it with a flat head screw driver. If there is not room to place a bucket under the valve a hose can be threaded onto it and placed into a bucket. Be cautious of the hot temperature of the water!

      Answered on 6/7/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    Does this water heater qualify as an energy star heater?
    Asked on 3/13/2012 by The Mailman from Kalamazoo MI

    4 answers

    • A:

      apparently not here in florida, teco gas, the supplier, requires .63 or higher for this rebate authorization however the regular rebate or $350 does apply versus $400

      Answered on 1/24/2014 by timstoy from panama city, fl
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      It does not. Please refer to the link below for a full list of Bradford White's Energy Star water heaters.

      http://www.bradfordwhite.com/hb_energystar.asp

      Answered on 3/13/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This water heater works very well for me. It does not make any noise and we
      always have hot water. It seems to be very efficient and I would recommend this
      unit to another customer. Also I felt the price was very good.

      Answered on 3/13/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's not labeled as Energy Star...so I would assume it is not. But
      then again, I'm not the pro.

      Answered on 3/13/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    What is the life expectancy of a MI40T6FBN2?
    My unit is 10 years old and located on the second floor,
    should I replace the unit? Please advise.
    Asked on 2/12/2012 by Bow from Central New Jersey

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Although this unit has a 6-year warranty, it can operate for up to 15 or 20 years. We see no reason to replace it unless you are having problems with the water heater.

      Answered on 2/13/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 40 Gallon - 36,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (LP Gas)

    Q:

    Is this water heater designed for high altitudes?
    Asked on 8/25/2011 by dirty hippie from taos, NM

    1 answer

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      A:

      You would need to use a high altitude version of this water heater for elevations more than 2,000 feet above sea level.

      Answered on 8/26/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    does this product qualify for a utility company rebate
    Asked on 8/1/2011 by Anonymous from detroit, mi

    1 answer

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      A:

      This unit has a .59 Energy Factor. We would recommend that you check with your local utility company to see whether this qualifies for any potential rebates.

      Answered on 8/2/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System Atmospheric Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    Install was a snap but I noticed that it did not have a base (feet) like my Kennmore did. Is it ok that it is sitting on the cement floor in the basement?
    Asked on 5/26/2011 by Jeff from Southgate, Michigan

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      There is no problem with your installation set-up.

      Answered on 5/27/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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