As of March 2018, it appears that Kenmore may have discontinued their Elite hybrid and natural gas water heaters. After seeing that all "Elite" models were listed as "unavailable" on Sears.com we spoke with a Sears customer service representative who said that, although Kenmore representatives had told them that they were going to continue to sell the Elite series, they had been out of stock for several months.
The Kenmore Elite is a line of electric and gas water heaters which are energy efficient and Energy Star rated. The Kenmore Elite Hybrid Electric water heater is available in 60 and 80-gallon capacities and has an Energy Factor (EF) of up to 2.4. It has a touch pad with four operating modes and uses the environmentally-friendly R134a refrigerant. The natural gas unit has a 40 and 50-gallon model and has a 7.0 EF. It features adjustable LCD controls, electronic ignition and a powered anode rod.
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