Are you wondering how old your washer is before you consider getting a new one? Or you are probably interested in knowing the age of the washer you are picking up at a garage sale or eBay.
Washing machines have special codes that help you determine the age of any washer, and it’s not rocket science as you will discover in this article.
You can tell how old your washing machine is by looking at the serial number that is imprinted on the washer at the time of its manufacturing. These serial numbers are a string of numbers and letters starting with FD, C, etc, depending on the washer brand. You can then deduce the age of your washer from the character combination.
In this article, we will show you how to easily tell how old the following popular washers are:
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How old is my Whirlpool washer
To check the age of your Whirlpool washing machine, locate the serial number on the washer’s nameplate.
On a front-load Whirlpool washer, the serial number may be found inside the door or close to the bottom of the right or left side of the cabinet.
On a top-load Whirlpool washer, the serial number can be found by opening the tub and checking the top rear side.
If the serial number cannot be found in any of these locations, check the backside of the washer.
Depending on the Whirlpool washer, the serial number and model number may appear slightly different based on the label design.
Whirlpool washer Model Number
- MODEL NO
- MODEL NUMBER
Whirlpool Washer Serial Number
- SERIAL NO
- SERIAL NUMBER
The serial numbers begin with two letters followed by six numbers. The 2 letters at the beginning of the serial number tell you the month and year it was made.
After getting the serial number simply plug the serial number and the model number into this Appliance 411 form to detect the date the washer was manufactured.
How old is my Samsung washer
In order to check how old your Samsung washing machine is, you should locate the nameplate which contains some technical information including the model and serial numbers.
The nameplate is often located at the rear of your Samsung washer which can be seen by pulling the washer away from the wall.
Some Samsung washers indicate the month and year of production so you don’t need to decipher any codes.
However, you could also decipher the age of your Samsung washer from the serial number by simply plugging the information into a site like Appliance 411.
How old is my LG washer
The age of LG washing machine can be determined by the serial number which can be located at the top rear of the inner tub or the backside.
The first digit is the year and the second and third digits are the month.
Let’s say your LG serial number is 602tagh22222.
The date of manufacture is February of the year 2006.
How old is my Hotpoint washer
The serial number is used to determine the age of a Hotpoint washing machine. The serial numbers start with two letters followed by 6 numbers and a last letter at the end.
The two letters that start the serial number indicate the month and year it was manufactured, the first letter being the month, and the second letter being the year.
To determine the age of your washer quickly, simply use the online appliance date detector at Appliance 411.
How old is my Bosch washer
Bosch has serial numbers starting with FD which is a German abbreviation for the Manufacturing date.
So to determine how old your washer is, you should first locate the serial number.
The serial number on a Hotpoint washing machine can be found either on the door’s inner rim, or the backside of the washer.
After you find the serial number, input the details into Appliance 411 date detector, and you are sorted.
How old is my Kenmore washer
The serial number is used to indicate the age of a Kenmore washer and begins with two letters followed by six numbers. The 2 letters at the beginning of the serial number tell you the month and year it was made.
The second letter of the serial number indicates the year the washer was manufactured. For example, “L” represents 2001, “M” means 2002, and, continuing through the alphabet, “Y” means 2009.
The two numbers following the letter identify the week of the year that the washer was manufactured.
You can also plug the serial number into Appliance 411 to automatically get the age of your Kenmore washer.
How old is my Maytag washer
Knowing the age of your Maytag washer isn’t difficult and can be determined using the serial number.
The serial number can be found on the back side of your washer or around the inner door rim.
The last two digits of the 10-digit long serial number identify the year and month of manufacture, the first letter indicating the year, and the second the month of manufacture.
How old is my GE washer
Your serial number (not the model) can help you identify how old your appliance is. The serial number has two letters at the beginning, followed by six numbers, followed by an ending letter. The day of the month and the year your appliance was made are the two letters at the start of the serial number.
- The first letter indicates the month.
- The second letter, the year.
For instance, if the serial number begins with the letters “GA,” the appliance was manufactured in April of 2001 or April of 2013.
The funny thing is that the serial numbers may identify as different years so it helps to confirm the date in the user manual.
You may find the date of manufacture on the front page or back of the manual and is usually printed looking like 03-19 (March of 2019), 04-20 (April of 2020) or 03/17 (March of 2017) next to a publication number.
Whiles, the print date may not match the date exactly, as long as it is near the serial number it can help you validate the age of your washer.
The corresponding letters and their months have been tabled below:
|Letter||Month (first letter)||Years (second letter)|
|A||January||2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1944|
|D||February||2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1947|
|F||March||2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1949|
|G||April||2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1950|
|H||May||2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1951|
|L||June||2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1954|
|M||July||2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1955|
|R||August||2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1958|
|S||September||2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1959|
|T||October||2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1960|
|V||November||2011, 1999, 1987, 1975|
|Z||December||2012, 2000, 1988, 1976|
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