Bradford White® Water Heater Age

The date of production/manufacture or age of Bradford White® Water Heater(s) can be determined from the serial number.

Serial number styles/formats found are:

→Style 1:  DG6322957

→Style 2:    OA822685 (Computer error serial number beginning with the letter “O” – manufactured in Jan 1997).

Legend:  Year is RED;  Month is GREEN; Week is BLUE

Style 1: DG6322957



Style 2: OA822685

Due to a computer error there were some Bradford White Unit Serial Numbers that began with the letter “O” which is not used as part of their serial number nomenclature system.  These units were manufactured in Jan. 1997.
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