Year of Manufacture

Bruce

TVWBB Olympian
OK guys, I checked the Serial number web site to determine the age of this Genesis II grill I picked up. However, I can't find the DW date code anywhere on the site.

Serial number.jpg

I just registred the grill on Weber.com and it gives me the schematics for 2017. Can anyone explain what the deal is here?
 

Chris Allingham

Administrator
Staff member
It's probably a new date code scheme. The only way we find out about them is when we stumble upon them like this. Weber does not divulge them to the public. It's taken me a lot of work over the years to figure out the ones we DO know about.

So here's the start to unravel a new scheme:

1234567890
DW

Then you go to a pattern matching website and enter d??????w??? and you get this list of words:

dayflowers
decanewton
decinewton
dinnerware
disavowals
disavowers
disavowing
dishtowels
dragonwort

But it can't have any repeating letters, which leaves:

dayflowers

But it's probably not that. And they can manipulate words or phrases like BLAQKSMIXH or GIVEJOYNUW. So the only way to know is to wait 10 years for the whole sequence to cycle through OR find someone on the inside that will divulge the code. Sometimes a phone call and asking nicely is all that's needed. :D
 

Bruce

TVWBB Olympian
I used to work in Army Intelligence and that reminds me of cracking call signs in communications. hahahaha.

Thanks for the info Chris. If more post up valid serial numbers and year of manufacture, maybe we can crack it quicker.
 

Chris Allingham

Administrator
Staff member
I used to work in Army Intelligence and that reminds me of cracking call signs in communications. hahahaha.
Then you're the PERFECT guy to interrogate the Weber customer service rep. Call, give them your serial number, ask some question about the grill, and then casually ask about the DW code, "I understand these letters are a code for the year my grill was made. What does DW stand for? And what's the entire code word?" Then return to HQ and report your findings. :cool:
 

Chris Allingham

Administrator
Staff member
If you go to the support page on Weber.com there's a "Search by Serial Number" field that includes a drop-down list of all valid two-letter date codes.

Here's the list of codes starting with D. I've followed each with the code scheme they fall under. Your DW is the odd man out. Very curious.

DA - AUTHORIZED 01
DC - DECRYPTION 13
DD - AUTHORIZED 00 or DECRYPTION 11
DE - AUTHORIZED 09 or DECRYPTION 12
DH - AUTHORIZED 04
DI - AUTHORIZED 07 or DECRYPTION 18
DN - DECRYPTION 10
DO - AUTHORIZED 05
DP - DECRYPTION 16
DR - AUTHORIZED 06 or DECRYPTION 14
DT - AUTHORIZED 03 or DECRYPTION 17
DU - AUTHORIZED 02
DW - ??????????
DY - DECRYPTION 15
DZ - AUTHORIZED 08
 

Bruce

TVWBB Olympian
Chris: I actually called this evening. But, I got a message saying they were closed and gave their hours. Their hours go to 8pm Central. I looked at the clock and it was 8:02pm. Hahahaha.

I will try to remember to call tomorrow.
 

Chris in GA

TVWBB Pro
Bruce, let us know what they say.
Btw there was a cart only for sale for the E 310 II. I am not sure if it was here in classified or a regular post with link to facebook. Maybe it was a link in the ill just leave this here thread, but not 100% sure.
 

Bruce

TVWBB Olympian
Chris A: I tried a couple times today. I just keep getting "No support agents are available". They have a separate extension for the SmokeFire and I imagine all available agents are being shifted over to that support group right now. This is probably going to have to wait for a while yet.

Chris in GA: I wish I could find all of the parts for the cart part of an Gen II E310 near me, but it just wouldn't be cost effective to try to acquire one from Georgia.
 

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