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  1. #1
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    need help identifying ancient Whirlpool A/C model

    Greetings everyone.

    I am new to this forum, but I have a simple identification problem only people with a LOT more experience with old A/C systems than I have can solve. I have a 30+ year old Whirlpool A/C system that has died. The home warranty company is stalling me and will not budge on honoring the warranty unless I can produce a a manual from Whirlpool that shows that owners 'can' perform the maintenance. Whirlpool tries to be helpful, but cant do much without a model number. I have a few photos here of the unit, which is clearly tagged as a Whirlpool, but the model and serial tags are faded into uselessness. Can ANYONE help me identify what model or product line these may be, and the vintage? This is worth a reward from me (typically a case or bottle of something they like to drink shipped to where you live). If you can help, I would appreciate it.

    The unit sits on a pedestal outside the home in northern Florida. The unit feeds a plenum made of sheet metal inside a wall, and from there fans blow the cool air through ducts to 4 vents serving 3 rooms. Nothing amazing.

    Help.
    and, thanks.

    Doc














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    Hey.. I just submitted, but I dont see my 'pictures' anywhere... I was careful when I copied and pasted my URLs/Links from flickr..... so... I am sending the link to my flickr site and you can see the pics of the Whirlpool A/C there... if you want... thanks

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11547882@N04/

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    Sometimes the model number is inside on the electrical wiring print attached to the panel.
    Never give up; Never surrender!

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    Well the unit is old!
    The home warranty company will probably pro-rate it which means that you will probably owe them.
    When you get a new unit you could probably have about 50-60 foot of flex duct removed and it will run lots better.
    good luck

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    30+,you mean 30+++++!

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    I have that same unit, but it has the Heil-Quaker name on it. I installed it in 1989. I'll see if I can find the number somewhere. Mine is a 3 ton unit
    I'll be there when I get there and not a minute later

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    Old Villager, I'd guess late 70s, early 80s.

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    those are actually very effecient. I don't know how but all the ones i worked on the ho would comment on their low a/c bill was.

    dogboy

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    I cant get any numbers off my unit, the print is gone, the tag is not readable.


    Have you sent Whirlpool some pics ?

    As far as Home warranty regarding what you can do to fix a problem, tell them thats why you have insurance and (((they must come and fix it))). If it needs replacement, dont let them handle the job. Go elsewhere to a reputable company. Get 3 bids. You will need to change the evap coil/Air handler if you replace the outdoor compressor unit.

    If memory serves me right, Intercity Gas Products bought the Whirlpool line and branded it Heil-Quaker. Maybe give them a call.
    I'll be there when I get there and not a minute later

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Old Villager, I'd guess late 70s, early 80s.
    Thats the one. I've had very good luck with the system. Only had a bad start assist, and a bad evap blower motor. It owes me nothing.
    I'll be there when I get there and not a minute later

  11. #11
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    These Units were sold under the Whirlpool, Heil, And Dayton names. The model was the villager and was sold until the early 80's, 84-85. The model numbers started NCABA or NCABO. On the rail, or next to it, that the compressor is mountedto. They used to stamp the model #. If its not rusted away. The air handlers(if its matched were NEBF) The #'s after that were the tonnage. 24 2 ton 29/30 2.5t 34 3ton and so on

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    The front discharge units were around a long time. Stopped around 1989 when ICG bought Whirlpool and they went to the roundish design.
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