How to find your appliance model number
Finding the model number off of your appliance can be very simple if you have a new appliance. It does get a little more difficult if you have an older appliance. The model number could be worn off, or just difficult to find. Your model number will most likely appear on either a paper sticker or a metal plate in an easy-to find place.
Manufacturers have been more helpful recently in placing this model number in locations that are easily accessible to you, the customer.
Model numbers can be made up of numbers (101505400, for example) or a combination of letters and numbers (LAT1000AAE). Your appliance’s model number tag may look similar to the sample model number plate shown here:
A Model number can also be found on the manual/guide you received when you purchased your appliance. Be careful, as this sometimes can result in incorrect parts. Most often the manual/guide is produced to include several different models. It doesn’t tell you which one of these models is yours. There could be different parts for these different models. Model numbers on manuals/guides are often incomplete as well. You may not get accurate information about your appliance.
Handy Appliances suggests locating your model number off of your appliance to guarantee the correct parts.
We have compiled lists from the different manufacturers and the locations commonly found for a model number. We have identified them by appliance type.
Appliance Series Number
Manufacturers often make changes to models, throughout their production, which can sometimes result in different parts being used for a model. A series number would indicate if there was a change in production from the original appliance produced. For instance, a motor may be changed mid-year, which could mean that a different wiring harness has to be used.
If your revision # is not on your appliance tag. That is ok. You can use the first two digits of your serial number, as seen below:
The correct part for you is the part with a series number closest to your series number but not exceeding it.
If your serial number is 11493815AB. You have a series is 11. The parts available to choose from are series 10 and series 15. According to your individual appliance, you choose the part that has a series of 10.
If your serial number is 2157437135R. Your series number is 21. The parts to available choose from are series 10, 15, 25 and 30. According to your individual appliance, you choose the part that has a series of 15.
Example Series Numbering System
Part’s List Series Number: Serial Numbers it Applies To:
■ Series 10 1000000 … 1999999
■ Series 20 2000000 … 5999999
■ Series 60 6000000 …