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Is the 'Year mfg.' on all i.d. tags?

Posted by housefairy (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 13, 10 at 19:52

My son is going to purchase a used set. However, it would be nice to verify the age of the machine.

I can plainly see the manufacture date on my set. However, is the year manufactured on all the model/serial number tags on all washers/dryers? Or is it encrypted in the numbers and you need a "play" book to figure it out?

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RE: Is the 'Year mfg.' on all i.d. tags?

Model numbers are usually coded with the year of introduction to the market.

Serial numbers are coded with the date of manufacture, typically either year & month or year & week.

Each manufacturer uses a different coding syntax. Some are fairly easy to figure out, others require a decoding chart.

Some manufacturer coding methods are outlined here: How old is my appliance?

RE: Is the 'Year mfg.' on all i.d. tags?

Thanks for the info Dadoes.

Duh...I should have googled. I was hoping that maybe the first number in the serial number would be the clue. But it looks like I need to take a chart to figure out the letters.

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