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    Any tricks to reviving a worn-away serial and model number?

    I have what I believe is a Weber Genesis Silver B--that is how the Weber rep identified the grill when I spoke with them on the phone. The ID tag on the grill is so worn away that I cannot see any of the numbers on the model or serial number lines. Does anyone have any tips on how to see or revive the lettering?

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    If you can't see it after clearing away the grease and grime, then you likely won't be able to recover it. If it is "kinda" visible, I have had some success with taking a close up photo with a good high res camera and zooming in while viewing it on the computer. If you post some pictures, you will likely get some very good "estimates" of the age and model of the grill.

    Th serial number will be two letters followed by seven digits. This number will tell you the manufacturing date as well as the model if you can recover it.
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    You'd think Weber would make those tags better since they're so anal about knowing those things when you call them

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    Yup, I don't know about the most recent grills but they've been pretty much the same for the last 25 years. And it's been a problem all along

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMichaels View Post
    You'd think Weber would make those tags better since they're so anal about knowing those things when you call them
    True that !

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    Not sure which models this would apply to, but I believe some of them had SN's or model#'s on the manifolds. As Bruce said, if you post a pic or two, someone could identify the model for you. Probably even narrow down the year as well, at least to within 2 years.
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    Not sure if I'm doing this right, but here is the best (only) assembled photos I have of the grill. It is currently in pieces for a bit of restoration.

    The hood is what I would call maroon. The shelves are gray durawood. The handle is plastic.

    Last edited by Tom Richey; 04-25-2019 at 07:20 PM.

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    Late 1990's, Genesis 1000. If you are looking for parts, that is about all you would need to know to get the correct parts. It looks complete and in pretty decent shape. Check out the frame bar along the left side of the fire box. That is a common spot where the bolt connects the fire box to the frame that tends to rust out on many of the older grills. Other than that, clean that baby up and get to cooking.
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    That's good enough for me. I will post here if I find any marking on the manifold, but thank you for the information either way!

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    Could be grill model 210000

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