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How to Locate an Appliance Model Number

How to Locate an Appliance Model Number


Any do-it-yourself repair project starts by first finding the model number for a product or appliance. Unfortunately, the model number can be difficult to find, as it varies from product to product. Find out where to look first to see where a model number for a given product might be located.

The model number will be located somewhere where it can be seen, so you will not need to remove any pieces to find it.
 

Kitchen with stainless steel fridge, microwave and range

Garbage Disposals

Model number on garbage disposal

The model number for a garbage disposal is usually located on the side or the bottom of the unit.
 

Water Heaters

model number on a water heater

Look on the side of the outside of the tank near the bottom of the unit to locate the model number.

 

Washers and Dryers

For laundry units including washing machines and dryers, where the model number is located varies from model to model.
 

Front-Load Machines

Front load machine

The model number for front-loading washers and dryers can usually be found on the bottom of one side, on the inside of the door, or on the door jamb.
 

Top-Load Machines

Top load machine

For top-loading washing machines, look on the top above the buttons, on the back of the unit, underneath the lid, or on the side wall.


Stacked Top-Load Machines

Stacked top loading machine

For top-loading washer / dryer stacked combo units, look on the side, underneath the lid of the washing machine, inside the dryer door, on the top of the unit, or inside the door jamb of the dryer.

Stacked Front-Load Machines

Stacked front-load machine

For front-loading washer / dryer stacked combo units, look in all the same spaces as above, but note that the model number may also be located on the inside of the washer door or on the door jamb.


Microwaves

Microwave model number

Microwave model numbers can be located on the inside wall, on the door jamb, on the door itself, on the control panel near the buttons, or on the back of the unit.

Ovens

Oven model number

Oven model numbers are usually located on the door jamb.




Dishwashers

Dishwasher model number

Look on the door jamb, the side or the top of the door itself, or inside the tub of the unit.




Refrigerators

For a top-mount refrigerator, look on the ceiling of the inside of the refrigerator, on the side wall of the inside of the refrigerator, on the inside of the door, behind the crisper, or behind the kickplate. This is the same for a side-by-side refrigerator unit.

Top-Mount Fridge

Top-mount fridge model number

Side-By-Side Fridge

Side-by-side fridge model number