I need to order a heating element but I want to be sure of the correct part number because of the considerable expense
If you contact american range (Americanrange Commercial )and describe the control panel and tell them the voltage they will be able to tell you the correct part numbers you need.
You can upload a few pictures of your oven and we can try to match it up.
For equipment lacking a data plate, I used to draw a stupid picture of equipment I needed to ID...as well as take some critical measurements - just so I could go back to the shop and peruse our VAST technical library of hardcopy manuals for a possible match.
Of course, that was contingent upon whether a manufacturer actually PUT pictures in their manuals. Some are very good at NOT doing that.
Entering into the smartphone era, I'd once imagined a time when I could simply snatch a digital image with my Blackberry, enter it into a search engine on-line..and then wait until the world-wide-web could match it up to a model number while I sat in my service van sipping my 7pm cup of coffee.
I think I musta dreamt that after a particularly rough day.
Honestly, I've found that perusing old specification sheets works the best. There are ALWAYS pictures of the equipment in those.
Of course, THAT just depends on whether the manufacturer makes them available. ITW (Hobart, Vulcan and others in that group) are the best at that. They have spec sheets dating back to the 1950s.
Here's a link to the American Range library of spec sheets. I don't know how far back they go, though:
Thank you. I'll get in touch with AR
Frank A. Vellozzi
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