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Brands of the Big Four Appliance Manufacturers

In 1996, Whirlpool purchased Maytag.

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.