A.O. Smith water heater sold by Lowe's

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Anka

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I recently heard that these A O Smith sold by Lowes are not orginal A O Smith heaters.
Does anyone could explain is it true and if yes,where to by orginal A O Smith?
thanks,Anna
 

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I recently heard that these A O Smith sold by Lowes are not orginal A O Smith heaters.
Does anyone could explain is it true and if yes,where to by orginal A O Smith?
thanks,Anna
Anna,
Do you really believe that a manufacturer would allow any other company to use their name on a product?

Do you think AO Smith (terrible company in my opinion) would bother to make one heater less reliable than another?

Whomever you "heard it from", what are their qualifications?

What is considered an "original heater"?

Did you also know there is a manufacturer who manufacturers a few water heaters under different brand names?>

Sears for example with Kenmore product line
 

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If memory serves, that rumor appeared on this site. Master Plumber Mark:


"According to this SMITH supplier , all that has happenned is they have put a WHIRLPOOL heater into a box that says Smith on it......its exactly the same Whirlpool heater and just the name has changed .. the parts are the same ... And they are sub standard parts compaired to what goes on a SMITH water heater"
 
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If memory serves, that rumor appeared on this site. Master Plumber Mark:


"According to this SMITH supplier , all that has happenned is they have put a WHIRLPOOL heater into a box that says Smith on it......its exactly the same Whirlpool heater and just the name has changed .. the parts are the same ... And they are sub standard parts compaired to what goes on a SMITH water heater"

Does it really make sense to knowingly use "substandard" parts and give a long warrantee or leave yourself open to lawsuits for product failure?
 

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Lowes carry the A.O. Smith Signature series heaters. Then I looked at Supplyhouse.com and they have A.O. Smith ProLine series.There must be a difference!I
There is a piece of truth in every rumor:)
 
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just because it has a different model name doesn't mean there is difference companies often market identical products under different names. that said it certainly doesn't mean that a company wouldn't manufacture a similar model with some different parts for a store or under a different name
 
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