Your Appliance Model Number
To order a repair part you need to know the model number of your appliance. Many
appliances have a model name and number on the front of the unit but this is not
the number the manufacturers use. Most manufacturer model numbers consist of letters,
numbers, dashes and dots.
It is important to take the exact numbers from the model tag on the appliance only.
Identification numbers on sales receipts, shipping boxes and energy guide stickers
usually contain partial model numbers and may cause you to order incorrect parts.
Do not use these sources to obtain your model number. Use and Care manuals are also
not a good way to find your model number. These booklets are produced to cover several
different models and there is no way of identifying which model number is for your
Here is an example of what your appliance model number tag may look like.
List of Appliance Types
Click on your type of appliance. We will show you the most common locations for a model number on each appliance.
Manufacturers often make changes to models throughout their production. This can
change the parts required for that model. Series numbers indicate if there was a
change in production from the original. For example, a switch may be changed mid-year,
which means if you have purchased the latest model the switch from the first production
run of the model wouldn't work.
You can use the first two digits of your serial number to tell it's series, or you
may have a revision number.
When figuring out which part your appliance uses according to the serial number,
you choose the closest series available without going over yours.
If your serial number is 2157437135R, your series number is 21. The series of parts
available for your model are 10, 15, 25 and 30. Since there isn't a 21 series to
choose from and series 25 would have been produced after your series of 21, the
latest series for your model and this part would be 15.
If you are still having trouble with your model and serial number you may
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