When repairing Sears Kenmore appliances it is important to know that Sears is a
department store not a manufacture. Sears never has and probably never will
manufacture Kenmore appliances. Typically, this is only important to consumers
when it comes time for a repair. Because this is information you need to know
before you begin a repair. As a repairman I know there is not such thing as
Kenmore appliance repair so to speak. When I get a call for a Sears Kenmore
appliance I don’t know what to expect until I arrive at the customers house
unless however, they give me the model number.
The first three numbers of the model number on any Kenmore appliance tells the
brand which also gives away the appliance manufacture who manufactured it. This
is called the prefix of the model number. On the model number tag the prefix
looks different from the rest of the model number so people often leave out the
prefix when obtaining the model number. Do not make this mistake for the prefix
is the most important part of the model number for Sears Kenmore appliances.
This is an example of a Kenmore model number 110.29422800. The prefix of this
model number is 110. This tells that the appliance brand is Whirlpool so the
manufacture is Whirlpool. It is also important to know the difference between
the brand and the manufacture. For example, Roper is a brand that is
manufactured by Whirlpool. This means you repair Roper appliances as if you were
repairing a Whirlpool appliance. Below is a list of prefixes, the appliance
brand it stands for along with the manufacture that made it. Remember the most
important part is the manufacture.
|362||General Electric||General Electric|
|363||General Electric||General Electric|
Note that Maytag was bought out by Whirlpool around 2006 so any Sears Kenmore
appliance with a prefix for Maytag purchased after this time may have been
manufactured by Whirlpool.
Here is a list of brands and manufactures. Note that either the manufacture or the current owned company may have manufactured each brand.
|Brand|| Manufacture|| Currently Owned By |
|GE||General Electric||General Electric|
|Hotpoint||General Electric||General Electric|
|Monogram||General Electric||General Electric|
|RCA||General Electric||General Electric|
Note that all of the information on this page is subject to change at
any time and company buyout, merges and shut downs can make this information
inaccurate. I will update this page as information becomes available but it can
be hard to keep up with big company moves. Also note that not all brands and
manufactures are listed on this page. Some of the brands may not be manufactured
My source for the information on this page was the Armstrong Value Parts Catalog for Cashwell Appliance Parts INC.