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Brands of the Big Four Appliance Manufacturers

In 2006, Whirlpool purchased Maytag.

In 2014, Electrolux purchased the appliance division of GE.

On all major appliances, part of the serial number contains the date it was manufactured.

Date Codes:

Sears- Kenmore Brand

Sears doesn't manufacture any appliances. The first three digits of the model number specifies the manufacturer.

This list is in numerical order and more comprehensive and detailed: Detailed Kenmore List

Although the Kenmore model number is different than the manufacturer's, the code for the serial numbers is the same as the manufacturer's.