How to Identify the Manufacturer of Your Kenmore Appliance

Updated on January 4, 2017
Whirlpool Timer Panel
Whirlpool Timer Panel

Who Makes Kenmore?

You may not know this, but Kenmore does not manufacture its appliances. The appliances are manufactured by many other companies, like Whirlpool and GE. To figure out the manufacturer, you need look only to the model number. The first three digits followed by a dot (###.) reveal the manufacturer. In the case of "110." the manufacturer is Whirlpool.

These are the main code numbers that indicate which major makers made your Kenmore:

110, 106, 562, 665, 198 = Whirlpool

103 = Roper

119 = Frigidaire

362, 363 = GE

What Else Is Made by Whirlpool?

Surprisingly, many appliances are made by Whirlpool. Here are the main ones:

  • Kenmore,
  • Roper,
  • Estate,
  • Kirkland,
  • Kitchenaid.

These washer/dryer appliances are basically interchangeable. Once your remove the timer top and case, you have essentially the same mechanics.

Model Number Kenmore Dryer

Kenmore Dryer Model Number Location
Kenmore Dryer Model Number Location

How to Locate the Model Number

Model numbers may be located in several places: On the case under the lid, behind the door, on the back of the timer panel, or on the front lower front panel. The number will be printed on a metal tag or metallic-looking sticker. Other numbers are on the label, but you only need the model number both for identifying the manufacturer and ordering parts.

Appliances are identified by the model number, which indicates the appliances for a group that are all the same. The model number can usually be decoded to tell the date and place of manufacture. This number is applied to all parts that fit this group. Some parts are good for many different model numbers. For example, drum supports for a Whirlpool dyyer will fit many models of Whirlpool dryers spanning years of manufacture and even different brands, all having some of the same parts.

Kenmore Model Number Tag
Kenmore Model Number Tag

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


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      Bill Henry 

      4 months ago

      How can I tell if a refridgerator is manufactured in th USA ?

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      8 months ago

      @cynara stites

      Your appliance was made by lg

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      Cynara Stites 

      22 months ago

      I just found out that the model number on the receipt is different from the model number on the user's manual for myKenmore Elite Front-Loading Automatic Washer. So the real model number is 796.4147#. I can't find this number on any list of model numbers. I want to know who the manufacturer is.

      This washer has major mold problems.

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      8 years ago

      Unfortunately this time a lot of parts is manufacturing in Mexico or China.

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      Daddy Paul 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Nice reference.


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