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[#1] Posted: 04/02/2009 - 8:34:01 PM
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I can't seem to find any information regarding manufacture dates or when the Wesco company went out of business. I've searched the site, however I can't locate any information. Any ideas?


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[#2] Posted: 04/02/2009 - 11:55:13 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by CHI2

I can't seem to find any information regarding manufacture dates or when the Wesco company went out of business. I've searched the site, however I can't locate any information. Any ideas?


In an effort to decode their serial number system, I kept a log of serial numbers and dates from Wesco furnaces. (Till I got bored with it.) The most recent one I ever found was from 1990. I suppose they went out of business shortly afterwards.

I was never able to decode their system -- heck, there may not have been a system; they might have just been consecutively numbered. If anyone's up for solving a puzzle, here's what I've got:

1972 - A-553166
1975 - B-474712
1978 - B-629503
1979 - B-668018
1979 - B-656649A
1980 - B-667591
1987 - B-802958
1988 - B-803857
1990 - B-805346

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[#3] Posted: 04/03/2009 - 9:37:11 PM
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Thanks Jim,

I looked everywhere online and I'm surprised there's not more information regarding the company. I appreciate the info and I'll just call it old!


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[#4] Posted: 04/03/2009 - 11:44:31 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by CHI

Thanks Jim,

I looked everywhere online and I'm surprised there's not more information regarding the company. I appreciate the info and I'll just call it old!


My impression is that Wesco and King were only distributed in our corner of the country.

Has anyone outside of the Pacific Northwest ever seen a Wesco or King furnace?

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[#5] Posted: 04/04/2009 - 04:19:40 AM
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Not in this neck of the woods.
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[#6] Posted: 04/04/2009 - 04:47:48 AM
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Not around the St. Louis area
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[#7] Posted: 09/24/2009 - 2:02:02 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by Jim Katen

Quote: Originally posted by CHI2

I can't seem to find any information regarding manufacture dates or when the Wesco company went out of business. I've searched the site, however I can't locate any information. Any ideas?


In an effort to decode their serial number system, I kept a log of serial numbers and dates from Wesco furnaces. (Till I got bored with it.) The most recent one I ever found was from 1990. I suppose they went out of business shortly afterwards.

I was never able to decode their system -- heck, there may not have been a system; they might have just been consecutively numbered. If anyone's up for solving a puzzle, here's what I've got:

1972 - A-553166
1975 - B-474712
1978 - B-629503
1979 - B-668018
1979 - B-656649A
1980 - B-667591
1987 - B-802958
1988 - B-803857
1990 - B-805346

- Jim Katen, Oregon
Found one today, serial # 616967, so that would make it 1977?

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[#8] Posted: 12/31/2010 - 11:40:01 PM
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[font=Georgia]Ours has a no. 945839 in a 1972 mobile home....the blower works only when it wants to....any suggestions on how to fix it?
That is, without owning a time machine!?

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[#9] Posted: 01/01/2011 - 01:47:41 AM
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[font=Georgia]Ours has a no. 945839 in a 1972 mobile home

Well, that completely messes up my numbering system. Are you certain about the number? Is there and A or B before it?

Quote: ....the blower works only when it wants to....any suggestions on how to fix it?
That is, without owning a time machine!?

It shouldn't be difficult. Those are exceedingly simple machines. The heating elements, relays, & blowers are all off-the-shelf parts. Any halfway competent HVAC tech ought to be able to fix it.

I never looked at the control circuits for them very carefully, but it sounds like you might have a sticky relay.

These furnaces never die.

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[#10] Posted: 01/02/2011 - 05:18:59 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by Jim Katen

Quote: Originally posted by CHI

Thanks Jim,

I looked everywhere online and I'm surprised there's not more information regarding the company. I appreciate the info and I'll just call it old!


My impression is that Wesco and King were only distributed in our corner of the country.

Has anyone outside of the Pacific Northwest ever seen a Wesco or King furnace?

- Jim Katen, Oregon


Haven't seen one dpwn here

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[#11] Posted: 01/03/2011 - 2:05:59 PM
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Here is what the plate on the front of the furnace says:

E-30609
Underwriter's Laboritories Inc.
Electric Central Heating Furnace
No. 945839-(in a little rectangle)

Mod 15BRUH-(this is down farther near electrical info)

I hope this helps! Val

   
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