Based on other reviewers' experience with multiple failures, we have decided to replace the unit with a different make. So I wanted a new water made in America. My plumber called them scams. Each consequential letter represents the next year of the cycle, omitting letters I, O, U, Q and R. Over several months my plumber came out numerous time, plus a few other tradesmen. It started to leak at the bottom so I knew it was time to replace it. Original review: June 9, 2018 I purchased a 40 gallon Bradford White water heater and it was defective.
After that was installed, I looked at the info on the unit and found it was made in Mexico. Installation was done in 2015. Serial Number Date Code Reference 100 Bradford White. She said that's the policy, could not do anything. I called and was told that the Tech would return my call. But I only have receipt and installed label for 10 warranty info that prove I paid for it.
It was incorporated into the bottom stamp in 1980. . The first two digits are the month and the second two are the year. For a complete water heater dating chart visit If your Tucson water heater is 10 years or older you should consider replacing it before it fails and potentially could cause damage. Wish I had checked the reviews first.
Valuable information on the bottom of every Zippo windproof lighter can help you determine its date of manufacture. The reason is if the heater is only a year old but replaced a 5 year old heater under warranty, the new heater no longer has a valid warranty. Also our previous water heater lasted over 16 years. We take privacy seriously, please refer to our to learn more about how we keep you protected. Tru-Value, Whirpool and more brand names are all produced and decoded by the American Water Heater Age Decoder. In fact, two neighbors with exactly the same brand water heater installed on exactly the same day on the same street in identical houses can have completely different experiences.
By looking at and decoding data on the water heater's label. Sometime on or after the A. Craftsmaster Ace, American Hardware, America's Best, Apex, Aqua Temp, Aqua Therm, Aquamatic, Best, Best Deluxe, Craftmaster, De-Limer, Deluxe, Eagle, The Earl's Energy Conservation Water Heater, The Earl's Energy Saver Plus, Envirotemp, Four Most, Hotmaster, Hotstream, King-Kleen, King-Line, Master Plumber, Nationaline, Neptune, Penquin, Prestige, Pro-Line, Pro-Line Plus, Quaker, Quick-Flo, Raywall, Revere, Riviera, Sands, Sentinal, Servistar, Shamrock, Special Deluxe, Standard, Supereagle, Super-Flo, Supreme, Sure-Fire, Thoro-Clean, True-Test, Tru Value, U. How Old is that Water Heater? Column one lists all the various brands that manufacturer makes, column two shows sample serial numbers, and column three of each table acts as a serial number decoder. Current Date Code System The current date code system uses a letter and two-digit number to identify the month and year of manufacturer.
Built to be the best. We have no relationship with advertisers, products, or services discussed at this website. Determine the Age of Your Water Heater. Never will buy anything with this brand name! Smith acquired State Industries Inc. Water sometimes hot, sometimes cold for a while.
Bradford White uses a 20-year letter designation rotation in serial numbers. Rheem Corporation Rheem Corporation manufactures 20 different brands of water heaters and uses two different serial number series, one that is all numbers and the other which is both letters and numbers. Read below how to determine the age of your unit. No, that would be May of 1992. Cal-O-Rex Dura-Glas is another brand used by this company.
I purchased an infrared water tester, then tested the water different times during the day for a few weeks. The example rating plates is on a tank made in June 2002. Now 3 years past the manufacturer's stated warranty of 6 years and we are hearing popping when the heater is on, so we know the time is near to a tank failure. You can determine the age of the water heater by de-coding the serial number. Depending on where you live we could get a more accurate estimation of the year of installation of the water heater plumbing as presently shown even before finding the heater's data tag which I am betting is there somewhere.
Water started coming out of top side seam. So you are still out of pocket several hundred dollars to fix their faulty product. We will never purchase a Bradford White again or do business with the company that represented them. The information on our website is general in nature and is not intended as a substitute for competent legal advice. Elkhart, Indiana purchased Atwood Industries. The sticker is generally above the heater's warning labels and next to the energy guide.
Smith Corporation Until 2008, A. Unfortunately, a water heater doesn't last forever, so it's important to know the installation date to troubleshoot problems, find replacement parts or determine if it's time to replace it completely. If you are buying a Tankless buy a Rinnai. Month of manufacture can be determined by using the 1st letter digit. The Inspector's Journal states that there are six major water heater suppliers and each uses a similar method for reporting water heater installation dates. In this example, the tank was made in the 17th week of 1998. Sources: References regarding the Iowa case Myers v Reliance Water Heater, State Industries, A.