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  1. #1
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    I believe these are made by Whirlpool but can someone tell me the age.

    Furnace Model 867-765822 Serial H2083 7312

    AC Model 769-816420 Serial 204-167487.... iffy on serial number as hard to read to close to house.


    Thanks

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    With Preston's guide can narrow it down to between 1972-75. My guess according to that serial # would be 1974 (condensing unit). None of those numbers came up under Whirlpool.

    [Edited by lonnirat on 03-19-2005 at 06:42 PM]
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    Age

    When age is needed on system, get the numbers off of compressor. Date is usually in serial number.

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    Talking dont laugh?

    Whats Prestons guide?

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    It is a book to look those numbers up.
    I think it is available online,but I dont know the address
    Do a search here or google it.

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    As I recall 867 indicates Heil/Quaker.

    769 indicates Addison.

    Back in the 70's and well into the 80's, there were only 2 sources of CAC (and furnaces) for Sears. Heil/Quaker was their first line. And Addison their second line. (although I don't remember Addison making any furnaces for Sears, just AC units)

    Actually us Sears techs always thought Sears had it backwards. Those Addison units were real tanks---much more solidly built than the Heil/Quakers.

    As further info--

    Sears had 2 sources for window shakers and refrigerators also.

    Whirlpool was their first line. ---indicated by 106.

    Gibson was their second line (the real Gibsons before bought out by White-Westinghouse and later on too)---indicated by 253. --

    --The old Gibsons were actually very well made--can you imagine using a copper evaporator on their reefers?----unfortunately Gibson did believe in using the first pass of their condenser act as a stile sweat heater, made of steel, which tended to rust out and leak shortly after the 5 year system warrantee was up. (you wonder why they didn't take some of that copper wasted on the evaporator and use it for the style heater?---but they never did)

    Back to the subject at hand. I used to be able to tell date of production from model and serial #'s on Sears Centrals. Maybe it will come back to me.

    I still remember how to do it on their reefers and window shakers, if that is of any interest.

    [Edited by ombre on 03-20-2005 at 03:41 AM]

  7. #7
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    Originally posted by tom bacurin
    I believe these are made by Whirlpool but can someone tell me the age.

    Furnace Model 867-765822 Serial H2083 7312

    AC Model 769-816420 Serial 204-167487.... iffy on serial number as hard to read to close to house.


    Thanks
    OK Here goes. My best guesses.

    Am almost certain about the model year of that Heil/Quaker. (867). Sears liked to use the 1st and 3rd digit (after the source #. ---as an indicator of model year on almost all their products. Therefore the Heil/Quaker is a 1975 model.

    That Addison (769) I'm not sure about. Using Sears usual way of doing it. ---would make it a 1986 model---and I don't think Sears was even still using Addison as a source in 1986. If so, it must have been one of the last of the Addison tanks.

    PS---going to hedge that almost certain part about the Heil/Quaker. That H2083 might just mean the 20th week of 1983 as production date. Sears liked to show date of production within serial #'s too.

    Now I've just confused the issue. ---Sorry, this old fart's memory ain't so good anymore.

    [Edited by ombre on 03-20-2005 at 03:47 AM]

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