GE Heat Pump age

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GE Heat Pump age

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Robert Wills

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Posted: Dec 28, 2005 3:23 PM       Post Subject:
Does anyone have information on deciphering General Electric heat pumps? I have info on most models but can't find a thing on GE. The model and serial numbers to the one in question are:

M- BWV924G110D0
S- 388580816

I'm guessing that 85' or 92' would be mfg year. Thanks, Bob W
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Posted: Dec 28, 2005 4:29 PM       Post Subject:
Robert,

No such number in Prestons.

I see a lot of BW_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ but no match to your model number.

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Joseph Hagarty

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Posted: Dec 28, 2005 8:57 PM       Post Subject:
Bob:

My guess would be Week 38 of 1985 by the Serial number coding.

M- BWV924G110D0
S- 388580816

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Posted: Dec 28, 2005 9:16 PM       Post Subject:

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M- BWV924G110D0
S- 388580816



look for a BWV724G110D0


7= quick connect fittings
if it was BWV024

0= brazed connections
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David Valley

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 6:38 AM       Post Subject:
I just double checked. There is no such model number that contains the third letter V in BWV.

The closest number I can find is BWB924A-C and BWB924C. Both of these particular units were manufactured in 1980.

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Robert Wills

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 9:16 AM       Post Subject:
Thanks guys!
This is the trickiest one I have come across. Ironically, it's in my own house that I am about to purchase. BW
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Jae Williams

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 9:23 AM       Post Subject:
On almost all manufacturers the date is found in the serial number

the size and other information comes from the model number.

Joe Hagerty guessed, but he is correct.
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Robert Wills

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 2:04 PM       Post Subject:
I double checked and model # is definitely - M- BWV924G110D0. I too found it strange that the number doesn't show up anywhere. I have never had this much of a problem tracking a serial #
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David Valley

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 2:10 PM       Post Subject:
Jae Williams said...
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On almost all manufacturers the date is found in the serial number

the size and other information comes from the model number.


You are incorrect, my man.

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Michael Boyett

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 2:30 PM       Post Subject:
David,
Why do you say that? My experience and even my 'cheat sheets' all refer to the serial number for the date of mfg. The model number of an appliance might be built for several or even many years. What am I missing?
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David Valley

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 2:33 PM       Post Subject:
Mike,

Prestons utilizes the model number for the age and efficiency rating.

I'm simply stating that both numbers are utilized to check date of manufacture, depending on what heating component you are looking up.

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Jae Williams

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 4:13 PM       Post Subject:
David,

You'll notice in your first post that Prestons was of no help,

for whatever reason. Thirty years of experience with HVAC

taught me to rely mostly on the serial number for age and

model number for size. I've always been able to locate this

information and I don't use Prestons. Too frequently, in these

posts concerning equipment age, Prestons has been of no use...

...I've noticed that over the past year or so.
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Jae Williams

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 4:18 PM       Post Subject:
...and you were "simply stating that Prestons uses both "for

age and efficiency rating, which is exactly what I said.

Serial No = age

Model No = rating
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David Valley

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 4:19 PM       Post Subject:
Jae,

Prestons utilizes model numbers only. Not serial numbers...

This is the first time I've ran into this problem (not finding a model number) with Prestons.

For the most part, Prestons does assist in determining the age of manufacture, but I'm just now realizing that it's not a perfect system.

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 5:11 PM       Post Subject:

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I have been very disapointed with Prestons. So much so, that I rarely even bother to open the darn thing.

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 5:17 PM       Post Subject:
jwilliams4 wrote:
David,

You'll notice in your first post that Prestons was of no help,

for whatever reason. Thirty years of experience with HVAC

taught me to rely mostly on the serial number for age and

model number for size. I've always been able to locate this

information and I don't use Prestons. Too frequently, in these

posts concerning equipment age, Prestons has been of no use...

...I've noticed that over the past year or so.


Jae - what do you use besides your experience
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Jae Williams

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 5:33 PM       Post Subject:
Michael Boyett referred to them as "cheat-sheets",

but I never cheat so I call them my "supreme informational

indicator lists"

Besides, G/E was one of my most installed lines of equipment.
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Kevin Williams

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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 5:43 PM       Post Subject:
thanks
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Posted: Dec 29, 2005 6:50 PM       Post Subject:

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Or, you can call Nautons and have them look it up for you. icon_wink.gif
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