Sears debuted the Kenmore washing machine in 1927 in its mail-order catalog. The first Kenmore washing machine was a wringer model. Today, Kenmore washing machines come in conventional top-load or modern front-load styles. Although buying parts and accessories for your Kenmore washing machine is a straightforward process, you will need the model number to do so.
Check the product manual for your Kenmore washing machine. All Kenmore product manuals feature the product's model number on both the front cover and inside the manual.
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Find the model number for your Kenmore top-load washer by checking on the washer itself. Model number stickers can be in several different locations. Check the back of the washer's control panel, the upper left-hand corner of the back of the washer or the lower left-hand corner on the front of the washer. The model number might also be on a sticker under the lid or on the inside right back corner -- open the lid to check this location. In addition, look for it on a main side panel, near the bottom.
Look for your Kenmore model number on front-load washers in a few spots. Most model number stickers are on the back of the door or on the doorjamb.