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Whirlpool 6th Sense Water heater Overview

The Whirlpool 6th Sense line of water heaters is available in both gas and electric models. The 6th Sense technology combines advanced engineering and energy control systems to provide intelligent delivery of hot water. The Energy Smart electric models are feature an electronic touch screen interface and a choice of operating modes. The gas models have a self-powered electronic gas valve and an LED status indicator to monitor the system. The 80-gallon Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heater is Energy Star qualified, as are the Energy Efficient and High Efficiency gas water heaters.

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Consumer Reviews of Whirlpool 6th Sense


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  • 71.43% of customers recommended

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Whirlpool 6th Sense Water heater Reviews

Showing 6-7 of 7 reviews

"Satisfactory but nothing special"

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

I bought my current hot water heater, a whirlpool 50 gallon 6th sense, approximately 5 years ago when my older water heater stopped working. Compared to my older hot water heater, the Whirlpool works quite well. The water heats up quickly and even when a number of people repeatedly shower, the water heater keeps up and nobody winds up using cold water. I do not recall how much it cost when I bought it new, but I remember thinking it was neither the most expensive nor the least expensive. Overall I would say that I got what I paid for; I am not blown away by my water heater, but it performs well and I have no real complaints about it, and it was a reasonable price. If it continues to run for several more years without incident I would definitely consider the brand and model again when the time comes to replace it. I do not brag on my water heater, but if asked I would probably recommend it to a friend.

Columbia, TN

"My Whirlpool 6th Sense Water Heater is Pretty Good"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I had my Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology water heater installed in my house about a year after I moved in. So, it's been about 6 years. I've never had a problem with it. Thankfully, I've never had one of those nightmare scenarios where your water heater breaks and floods the house. Water heats up pretty quick. It's pretty easy to see where to adjust the temperature. Directions on how to adjust the pilot light for going on an extended vacation were stuck right to the side of it. I was pretty nervous about doing that, but I followed the direction there to turn it down and then turn it back up when I got back from Switzerland and everything went smoothly. No worries. Mine is white. I wish I could have gotten the super high tech looking frosty silver ones, but that's not what was on sale when I got mine at Lowes. Eh. What are ya gonna do? As long as I can take a hot shower, I'm good. This one gives me a nice long hot shower with no worries.

Atlanta, GA

Other 6th Sense Reviews

Online reviews of the 6th Sense water heaters are not generally positive. Reviewers at diychatroom.com discuss a problem with the electronic ignition. Comments on thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com also mention a problem with the ignition not working properly. The longer warranty that Whirlpool offers is discussed, with most reviewers favoring other brands with shorter warranties.

6th Sense Warranty

The 6th Sense electric water heater is covered by either a 9-year or 12-year tank and parts warranty, depending on the model. The Hybrid Heat Pump water heater has a 10-year tank and parts warranty. Gas model tank and parts warranties vary in length from 6, 9 and 12 years, depending on the model.


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