Check out our online tech training courses at Master Samurai Tech…

Click here to check out our structured, online appliance repair training courses for rookies and experienced techs.

FAQs | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Podcast | Contact

Stay connected with us...

Samurai on Facebook - become a fan today! Sign up for our free newsletter and keep up with all things Appliantology. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for lots of appliance repair tips and help! Follow the Samurai on Twitter and get timely morsels of Appliantological Wisdom! Subscribe to our MST Radio podcast to learn secrets of the trade.
Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Who Made my Kenmore?

73 posts in this topic

Yeah, I know about those "breathers."

t_70292.jpg

Enjoy! :tokin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone know what Kenmore code: 693. is (Williams by anychance?)

It's a freestanding unvented gas heater: 693.358530

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[user=1]Samurai Appliance Repair Man[/user] wrote:

Yeah, I know about those "breathers."

Hmm... what do you reckon, what kind of breath fresheners did the guys use, who made the Toxic Avenger movies?:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[user=36]Budget Appliance Repair[/user] wrote:

Anyone know what Kenmore code: 693. is (Williams by anychance?)

I don't believe I've run across a 693 yet. Maybe I have but don't remember.:huh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thought could tell by the part numbers, but do not recognize the part numbers source either...on the Sears site....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

willie can you take a picture of this heater and post it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only picture I have is from the internet

CLICK HERE for the Ebay listing with a picture.

This auction seller is the same company that I orginally knew to have this heater, (without going thru the auction their normal price is only $110.00 + shipping).

This heater is unvented and uses the ODS, (oxygen depletion system), pilot. Only needs a gas line to hookup and operate.

Three postion gas valve, Off/Lo/Hi, 0/15000/30000btu - No t-stat.

I have a customer that is looking for a small cheap heater to heat just one room of the house, this is the best I could find so far.

Anyone here have any feedback on this??? $110.00 seems like a pretty good price, depending on how much shipping whould be to get it from Lebanon, IN to Eureka, CA.

I thought it appears to be a Williams, but like Pegi said, the part#'s on the Sears sites don't look like Williams part#'s, (I don't recognize them either).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

willie thats a good price and thats a nice heater. I have one and I also repair them

during the hotter months they tend to get dust in the pilot ods chamber which can be easily flushed with a little rust buster other than that they are fine heaters

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[user=4554]applianceman18007260692[/user] wrote:

willie thats a good price and thats a nice heater. I have one and I also repair them

during the hotter months they tend to get dust in the pilot ods chamber which can be easily flushed with a little rust buster other than that they are fine heaters

Thanks for the feedback ApplianceMan......

Do you know what kind of price these would have retailed for when new?????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

$350 or $400 or more depending on the BTU or gas type

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

one more thing... these heaters cant be converted from one gas to another without it costing plenty so if you are buying a heater like this you need to know exactly which gas you are gonna have and make sure the heater is compatible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks again, that's a good thing to know and keep in mind!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[user=36]Budget Appliance Repair[/user] wrote:

This heater is unvented and uses the ODS, (oxygen depletion system), pilot. Only needs a gas line to hookup and operate.

Three postion gas valve, Off/Lo/Hi, 0/15000/30000btu - No t-stat.

What does ODS mean?

An unvented gas heater will consume oxygen and give out its exhaused gas in that room.

Don't think that it is safe/legal to use unvented gas heater in an "air-tighted" and well-insulated house in US and Canada!?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ODS means( oxygen depletion system) when oxygen is thin in the room the ods reduces the pilot flame and the safety magnet cuts off the gas and the heater is turned off, this keeps ya from dying from no oxygen. now , how well does it work? some say its ok others have doubts . my opinion this is a fine heater

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[user=4554]applianceman18007260692[/user] wrote:

ODS means( oxygen depletion system) when oxygen is thin in the room the ods reduces the pilot flame and the safety magnet cuts off the gas and the heater is turned off, this keeps ya from dying from no oxygen. now , how well does it work? some say its ok others have doubts . my opinion this is a fine heater

 

Thanks for the explanation.

It still gives out combustion exhausted air which is mainly composed of carbon dioxide. If the combustion is poor, carbon monoxide will be generated and this is extremely dangerous. I think that it is not recommended to use unvented heaters in houses at all in Canada.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It isn't recommended to use un-vented fuel-burning heaters back here in northern Europe either, no matter what fuel... houses are quite tight. But, the ODS should shut the heater down before O2 will be depleted so that CO will form. If it is a catalytic heater, it should produce mainly CO2 on quite low oxygen. Some NOx of intake air will be used in the process too.

Don't remember where I read this, but some fire extinguishing gas mixture was designed to lower the O2 content of air down to some 11%... barely enough for human life for a short while, but non-catalyzed burning of most carbon compounds would require 16%... correct me if you find correct percentages somewhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[user=7]The Seven[/user] wrote:

[user=36]Budget Appliance Repair[/user] wrote:

This heater is unvented and uses the ODS, (oxygen depletion system), pilot. Only needs a gas line to hookup and operate.

Three postion gas valve, Off/Lo/Hi, 0/15000/30000btu - No t-stat.

What does ODS mean?

An unvented gas heater will consume oxygen and give out its exhaused gas in that room.

Don't think that it is safe/legal to use unvented gas heater in an "air-tighted" and well-insulated house in US and Canada!?

You could be very well correct on it not being legal to sale an unvented gas heater in some states in the US, (California , being one of them -- Johnstone Supply Co. has some unvented gas heaters listed in their book and it says:

"Suitability for installation in your area should be verified with the local code authority. These products are not approved for use or sale in all or part of the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New York and Utah.")

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[user=10234]Keinokuorma[/user] wrote:

Don't remember where I read this, but some fire extinguishing gas mixture was designed to lower the O2 content of air down to some 11%... barely enough for human life for a short while, but non-catalyzed burning of most carbon compounds would require 16%... correct me if you find correct percentages somewhere.

(Bows deeply) Please pardon my intrusion, Great Masters. I believe I may be able to offer some small bit of enlightenment on this subject.

These are the halon extinguishers. Humans can survive in a halon atmosphere long enough to exit a building, but not much more. They were initially designed as a stop gap type system to be installed in older movie, and theater houses, with inadiquate exits to bring them up to modern day building, and safety codes. Fortunatly they were never approved for that reason. They are however installed in many museums, art galleries, libraries, and other buildings that house important documents. Were it not for the halon systems the documents would be destroyed by the water, or even the Co2 units in use prior to halon.

Hope this helps.

Humbly offered to those who would accept my paltry tidbits of wisdom.

Apprentice"Smitty" (bows deeply)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Information humbly accepted.

That's just what I tried to remember.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I no longer (unfortunately) have my old Kenmore appliances, so I have no number to go by. 

It is time to yet again replace a Kenmore appliance (washing machine, not quite 6 years old...fridge is already in a landfill somewhere--didn't make it to 6 years)

Does anybody by chance know who built their appliances prior to say, oh about 1986 (when they were still good)?  I know that Kelvinator used to manufacture their refrigerators, but my knowledge ends there.

Any help would be appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[user=71311]Maggie61[/user] wrote:

It is time to yet again replace a Kenmore appliance (washing machine)

Does anybody by chance know who built their appliances prior to say, oh about 1986 (when they were still good)?  I know that Kelvinator used to manufacture their refrigerators, but my knowledge ends there.

Any help would be appreciated.

Good chance the washing machine was Whirlpool. Washing machines were the beginning of the Sears/Whirlpool courtship way back when...

(There's trouble in Paradise these days)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your reply.  Whirlpool...oh geez.  Trouble in paradise is right!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now