Consumer Reviews of BRADFORD-WHITE water heaters
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- CombiCor (3 reviews)
Date created: 2015-06-02
Location: Los Angeles
"Works perfectly fine!"
I've had my boiler for little over half a year now and it works absolutely great! Had no problems with it so far, and some of my other friends have said the same thing after I've recommended them to get it as well. Haven't had to repair it yet and I would definitely buy the same brand again and even recommend to anyone else in need of a boiler. The previous boiler we had was way too big and had to be repaired a lot more often which just made me and my whole family annoyed at the time. We're extremely glad we made the switch and we won't ever go back to the old boiler we had previously!
Date created: 2015-05-11
Name: Bill Houk
Location: United States
"Don't buy this brand!"
I purchased a Bradford White model # MI403S6FBN hot water tank on 1/21/09. It is 6 years and 4 months old. A plumber came to inspect it today because I detected a problem. The nipples were rusting and looked like they were going to fail. He said the center of the tank is rusting, causing the lines to bend inward. I called the manufacturer and spoke with 2 representatives. Both told me they will not cover the defect because this is caused from pressure. One rep said even if the tank was one month old it wouldn't have been covered. How does pressure cause the tank to rust? My house was built in 1974. We replaced the original tank in 1986. The second tank lasted 23 years. I wish I could remember the name of that tank. I will never buy another Bradford White tank again.
Date created: 2015-05-05
Location: Muscle Shoals, AL
"Very satisfied with my water heater"
I have owned my boiler for 3 years now. I like the capacity of hot water that is available at one time. I don't like that if we have 2 or 3 showers running at the same time as the washing machine, that the hot water will run out too quickly. Never had to repair/replace it. I would buy the same brand again as well as recommend it to my friends. I really cannot complain about the experience that I have personally had with my Bradford White water boiler. It does what it is supposed to do and I could not ask for more. Usually it doesn't take long to get hot, which is an added bonus as well. If I could find a good, new Bradford White at a good price to purchase for my cousin's upcoming wedding, I would buy it in a heartbeat! I hope that my boiler continues to work this good for a long time.
Date created: 2015-05-04
Name: Bill Bogan
Location: Knox, IN
My professionally installed 'Defender" started leaking today after 3 years of use. They are garbage. Don't buy a Bradford White. It's cheap because it's trash. Go to YouTube and type in Bradford White water heater, you will see what I mean. By the way, they will not back their junk up; you will hear that addressed on YouTube as well.
Date created: 2015-04-01
Name: S Willis
Location: Wainwright Alberta
"40 gallon hot water tank"
This hot water tank gave me excellent bang for my buck. I am thrilled that Bradford White actually makes and warranties a high altitude tank. I live in an area with poor water quality and my tank is already 8 years old. Not one of my neighbors can say that about their tanks.
Date created: 2015-03-31
Location: Northern Wisconsin
"Lives up to their slogan"
Great water heaters! People who complain about them leaking quickly should get their water tested or throw in a softener as well. Crappy water is the main cause of leaks, not the heater itself!
Date created: 2015-03-22
Name: alice kerian
Location: Los Angeles, CA
"High price, bad product, bad attitude."
We built a new house in 1994. In 2003 the water heater, 100 gallon, had to be replaced. 5 years later, December 2009, it was replaced again. Every time I paid full price for the heater and labor, over $1000. March 2015, the water heater broke down. No hot water. Two parts needed to be replaced. I live in Los Angeles, California. For 2 days my plumber could not find the parts locally. He ended up driving 40 miles each way to Corona to pick the parts. For 3 days, with small children and a disabled husband, we had no hot water. The company didn't do anything to help us, they did not care. It is obvious to me that realistically, the heater has a lifespan between 5-6 years. Shame on them. The price is high, quality 0, performance 0, attitude 0. I will never buy this product again.
Date created: 2015-03-20
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Our water heater came with the house when we bought it about 6 years ago. It does keep the water hot, and usually does pretty good. Sometimes, however; it will start getting boiling hot and eventually shuts itself off. We've figured out the pattern, so now when the water feels hotter than normal, we pull the breaker on it and let it cool down and reset. If it wasn't for this inconvenience, I would probably give the water heater a good review. I'm not sure of what is actually causing the problem, but it is highly annoying. I feel like we will be replacing it rather soon.
Date created: 2015-03-17
Name: steve buzz
"Terrible water heater"
This will probably sound like all the other negative reviews so I'll be brief. Newly constructed home, 5 and half years of service and the tank is leaking and it looks like I'll need a new one. Bradford White blames thermal expansion, I have a thermal expansion tank that does work. Then they blamed water pressure damage, but we cleared that hurdle. So I am 3 months away from the warranty ending; I am just going to call it a day and get a new one. Thanks Bradford White!
Date created: 2015-03-16
Name: J. Cotters
Location: Hampton, VA
"Doesn't get any better than this"
The unit was built in 1995 and installed in the attic of my new house in early 1998. This Bradford White has given me flawless service for 17 years. Recently it has failed to fill the jacuzzi with hot water above the jets. They replaced the thermocouple. If this fixes it, great. If not then I will replace it and feel I got my money's worth. I just wonder if the new Bradford White's are as good as the old ones?
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