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Old 07-22-2010, 03:59 PM   #1
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Determine water heater specs from S/N


There isn't very much information on the labels on my water heater. All I have are energy ratings, the serial number, and that's its a Kenmore Power Miser 9. There is no model number. The Power Miser 9 series has several sizes. I want to figure out how many gallon it is, aside from guessing by size, how can i figure out its exact specs?

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Page 5 of the attached pdf should clear it up for you. Just measure your tank, find the measurements on the product spec chart and you'll be good to go

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I want to figure out how many gallon it is, aside from guessing by size, how can i figure out its exact specs?
Measure the circumference and the height and post back. 50 gal. would fit in a 10" dia.[31.4" circum.], 47" high tank according to the formula for the volume of a cylinder. Tank insul. thickness adds to these numbers.

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So sorry. I forgot to add the link... I went ahead an just took a screen shot. This is not guessing, measure the water heater and you'll know exactly what you have.

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Typically there's a code in the serial number also. The first 4 numbers should indicate the month/year or week/year
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