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  1. #1
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    Unknown Compressor

    Really need your help identifing this compressor make. So far the numbers and letters on the data plate are not getting me anywhere. Pretty old Bev-Air slide top beer cooler.
    Bev-Air data:
    Model #DW49S-G
    Serial# SH508497
    R-12 system. 115V
    Compressor has a black, stamped data plate brazed to the side. Specs off the plate are:
    Top Numbers: 8237-17
    Bottom Letters and numbers: EC1175C265779
    115V, 60hz.
    Compressor has a 3/8 king valve type suction inlet and a 1/4 discharge.
    If at one point there was more data somewhere on the comp, it is long since gone.
    My gut says O.E.M Tecumseh, but thats just a guess.
    I will be calling Bev-Air tomorrow but in the mean time i thought i would put it out there.
    Thanks.

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    Plate on the side is probably a Tecumseh. Plate on top is a Copeland
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    The DW49 uses a 1/3 HP compressor.

    For R12, it would be a Tecumseh AEA3440YXA.

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    So it would not be the AEA3440AXA? I thought that the "Y" denoted R134a and the "A" was R12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiac View Post
    So it would not be the AEA3440AXA? I thought that the "Y" denoted R134a and the "A" was R12.
    You are correct.

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    Well i put the AXA comp in but icemeister said the correct comp was the YXA. So am i correct in my comp choice or just correct in the letter designation. And if i am wrong, please explain why.
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiac View Post
    Well i put the AXA comp in but icemeister said the correct comp was the YXA. So am i correct in my comp choice or just correct in the letter designation. And if i am wrong, please explain why.
    Thank you.
    If you used R-12 refrigerant, you're correct using the AEA3440AXA.

    If you used a R-12 service replacement refrigerant, you're fine with the AEA3440AXA.

    If you used R-134a, you need a AEA3440YXA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schoen View Post
    If you used R-12 refrigerant, you're correct using the AEA3440AXA.

    If you used a R-12 service replacement refrigerant, you're fine with the AEA3440AXA.

    If you used R-134a, you need a AEA3440YXA.
    Thank you for the concise response, I was starting to doubt myself for a moment.
    And I use 414-B as my R12 replacement.

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