I bought a used viking fridge from someone on craigslist. I need to
replace several parts, but the label with the model number and serial
number is worn:
I need to replace a few parts in it, but the distributor will not do it
without the model number. They are unable to tell me the model number. I
cannot obtain the name of the person I bought it from, since he knows
that he sold me a lemon. So I can't check the warranty information.
Parts are not labeled so I am unable to order by part number.
What can I possibly do to determine the model number of this fridge?
Thanks in advance!
My recommendation is to take a good pic of the front, back and inside of the
fridge and put them on your webserver. Then google "appliance forum" and
post your question with links to pics to as many links that come up. You'll
get the widest range of users and repair pros. Someone will have a clue
which model it is.
Also, I'd check for a serial on the compressor. I'm sure there will be a few
models that use it but it will narrow down the search a bit.
First I would measure your fridge and then look at the Viking web site.
Armed with that information you can rule out models that are obviously not
the model you have.
Once you have an idea of what you might have, then use the contact
information and ask Viking how to determine the model you actually have.
I suspect that depending on what parts you might need, the parts might be
the same. For instance all 36 inch wide top freezer models might very well
use the same door gasket, or control knob.
You can also look at the compressor and it will have it's own data plate.
From this you might be able to determine the age of the compressor and work
out that the fridge can't be newer than a 1990 model for instance. This
will also narrow down the possible model numbers.
What is wrong with the unit?
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
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