Whirlpool Appliance Age – Serial Number Decoder
In order to find the age of a Whirlpool built appliance you will need the serial number from the appliance. Since Whirlpool manufactures appliances under many different names, this may work with some of these brand names also:
Whirlpool, Kenmore (Sears), Maytag (Newer models), Kitchen Aid, Estate, Inglis, Roper, Amana, Jenn Air, Crosley and more.
Please do not contact our company for assistance trying to determine the age of your appliance as we will be unable to help. If the information on this page does not answer your question please contact the manufacture directly for futher assistance.
Serial Number Example:
1st Digit: Where the appliance was manufactured. C = Clyde, OH.
2nd Digit: Year Manufactured. R = 2004
3rd & 4th Digit: Week the appliance was manufactured. 39 = 39th week of the year.
5th-9th Digit: Manufacture order that week
See the charts below for the year codes:
Whirlpool Model Number Codes
A letter in the model number indicates the year the model was introduced. Please note that the year the model was introduced to NOT indicate the production date. For models 1981 and older you will reference the 2nd character in the model number, and on models produced after 1981 you will reference the 8th character in the model number. Please reference the charts below for the year codes: