The Kenmore Power Miser 9 is a water heater available in both electric and gas models. The gas Power Miser 9 is available in capacities of 30, 40, 48, 50, and 65-gallons, while electric models are available in 30, 38, 40, 55, 66 and 80-gallon capacities. It features a self-cleaning Roto Swirl cold water inlet and energy efficient foam insulation. A large anode rod protects the unit from rust and corrosion. The Power Miser 9 also has a factory-installed temperature and pressure safety valve.
Lots of people on here have had problems with pilot going out. Mine is still under warranty, but they want to charge $150 labor to come and fix the 30.00 part that never lasts. Will never ever buy Kenmore again.
"After initial problem, a great water heater."
I bought this water heater about 2 years ago. My father installed it, and initially we could not get it to light. I ended up having to call customer service, and after walking me through a few steps they determined that the entire burner assembly was no good. I was able to get a technician out within 2 days and the faulty part was replaced with no charge. Ever since then it has been problem free! Not only have we not had any further issues, but it works much better than my old water heater. The water gets hotter (on the same setting), and we are able to have 5 showers one right after the other without running out of hot water.
"My Water Heater Isn't Good"
My water heater honestly sucks. I've had this water heater since I bought this house and haven't changed it yet but planning on it in the near future. What I really like about it is at first the water can get really hot. It gets so hot it actually kind of burns. And it really doesn't make my electric bill go up that much since we have to pay for water from the City of Tallahassee. Then all at once, right after one shower, the water turns ice cold. And I have a big family. We have to wait till the water gets cold again before one person can take a shower. And that takes about a hour each time and then the water doesn't last that long. Only the first shower it last the longest. We have to take 3 minute showers at times and I like long showers. That's my biggest dislike. Honestly I wouldn't recommend this brand to anyone nor would I buy the same brand again once I replace my water heater.
Other Power Miser 9 Reviews
Several reviewers of the Power Miser 9 on doityourself.com comment on a pilot that either will not light or will not stay lit. There are also comments on doityourself.com and thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com about a leaking relief valve and faulty elements on the electric models, but overall there aren't too many negative comments about the Power Miser 9.