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Who Made my Kenmore?


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#1 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 05:24 AM

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Awwite now, Bubba, one thang you gotsta under-freakin'-stand is that Kenmore ain't no manufacturer of appliances. Nawsir, "Kenmore" represents nothin' more than a bunch of bureaucrats at Sears who sit around and write specifications of and haggle over the price for someone else to make their stuff for them. Period. There ain't no "Kenmore" factory somewhere in Malaysia or anywhere else.

So, who makes Kenmore stuff? Well, lots o' folks. You can tell by looking at the three digit number to the left of the decimal point in the model number. Did I slide that'n by y'too fast, Slick? Read it again: the three digit (that means individual numerals) number (that means sequence of digits) the left of (that means not to the right of) the complete model number (which is a big ol' hairly long ace number).

Still confoosed, Grasshopper? Let's take a ezzample. S'pose I gotsa Kenmore refrigerator (or "refirgerator" for the keyboard impaired) with a model number of 363.58097890 and I need to know who actually made that fridge. Well, using Figure 1, above, I look up the "363" portion of the model number and, lo, GE done made that fridge! It's just like FM (freakin' magic), ain't it?


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Posted 26 October 2005 - 04:27 AM

Samurai Of Greatness,

No disrespect intended.... just wanted to include Frigidaire in your Kenmore list. 

417 = laundry

587 = dishwasher

628 = cooking

253 = refrigeration

I think that's all the industries....

With great respect I submit :notworthy:

 

 


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Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:33 AM

That's sweet, an' all, but they're already listed. You can probably see it better if you click the picture for the larger view.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 12:52 AM

And here's an even better and more detailed list, in numerical order so much easier to find what your looking for.

CLICK HERE to see
William Burk (Willie)
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Posted 01 December 2005 - 06:57 PM

i did ask about this before but it may be worth repeating here ...

if memory serves, all but the last 5 digits of a VIN are codes for lots of information

can the numbers on kenmore appliance tags (incl but not ltd to model & serial) be completely decoded?

what does the model number indicate besides the mfrs prefix?

does the entire serial number identify the unit its attached to or only part of it? if part, which part & what do the remaining digits indicate?

is or will there be code evidencing energy star compliance?

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:56 AM

Model number - AFAIK, no significant info other than manufacturer.

Serial number - varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but will normally indicate age and plant of manufacture. Example:

Kenmore washer, Whirlpool-built with serial number CD 1234567

C - Manufactured in Clyde, OH

D - 1994

12 - week 12 of that year

34567 - 34, 567th to roll off the line that week.

Any of the current Sears people on here should be able to expand on the list (it was in the Process Manual...if it still exists).

Mad Mac....Pray to God he's out there....somewhere.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:22 AM

you da man!

mind breakin this down?
Kenmore (GE) b/i dw
m# 363.15179000
s# F2338266R

inherited this one (sans papers)

anyone happening to know this models specs/features, etc & cares to share would also REALLY be appreciated

THANKS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:58 AM

Here is the complete breakdown pages and part numbers to match....
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:01 PM

:notworthy:

pegi rules!

ty ma'am

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 12:37 PM

I need the date of manufacture of a Kenmore range model:911.7168710 with serial: 6Z61849.  Any help is appreciated

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 12:55 PM

The Sears film card has a date of 4-28-1986 for the date the card came out, this might not be close to when the range was made however...
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 01:07 PM

Thank you for your reply. What is a film card?

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 01:17 PM

Micro fishe, the film cards we buy from the people who make appliances and insert into a viewer to read them, much like you can read old newspapers in a library when they are stored on film, however these 4X6 film cards.  Look up breakdowns and part numbers, they are going the way of the gas guzzlers since most of the information is available on line or on CD's now for the newer stuff, however the older stuff can only be found on the old film cards.  Your range breakdown is available still on the Sears site but it did not give any date when it was put in their data base online.
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 12:04 PM

here are kenmore 3 digit mfg codes|

100 roper,101 roper,103 roper,106 whlp, 110 whlp, 119 athens range,123  thermador,126 absocold,154 whlp range ,whlp=whirlpool by the way,155 preway,159 loth stove,174 caloric,196 brown stove,198 whlp freezer,253 gibson,267 knox stove,362 ge range,363 ge ref and dishw,417 frif stack w/d,562 whlp range,587 d&m dishwasher,596 amana,628 kel,647 roper,665 whlpcompactors and dishwashers,747 litton m/ws,769 addison,790 frig range,791 frig range,850 chambers,911 roper,960 caloric.   now gimme a beer man lol!:D

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 01:14 PM

Here is a more complete list...

http://www.appliance...rts/sears.shtml

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 11:22 AM

pegi thats a nicer list than I had,I got my list from my head
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Posted 16 December 2005 - 02:40 PM

I have a kenmore model number 63016303400 and lost the manual. I'm trying to find it on line but so far no luck. Who makes this? I don't see 630 on your chart. Thanks.

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 05:01 PM

Sounds like you are looking at the numbers wrong or are not in the USA...
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 05:16 AM

Does anyone know who makes dishwashers in Canada for Kenmore with the prefix 223?

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:00 PM

Hi Steve,

Sears Canada uses two different numbers to describe Kenmore appliances.  For example the Kenmore Dishwasher listed on sears.ca as "223 616 052" is actually model number "665.16052402" which according to this thread is a Whirlpool, and based on a recent recon, it appears to be a Kitchen Aid variety of Whirlpool becuase the Turbo-Zone feature only appears on Kitchen-Aids.

So, you ask, where can you cross reference the 223 number to the 665 number?  The only place I could find the 665 number was inside the door of the actual unit.  So looks like you will need to go back to the Sears show room.  The US Sears website lists the same model as "Sears item #02216052000 Mfr. model #16052" so that is no big help either.

One other thing.  Effective now Sears is reducing the warranty period on all non-premium appliance brands to ONE-YEAR.  Jenn-Air and Kitchen-Aid are not affected, but Maytag and Whirlpool are (for example).

 

 

 

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