Locating Your Appliance Model Number
The model number is very important when parts are required for your appliance. Always have the full model number on hand when ordering parts and always include any *# and numbers or letters following. Always include the “PNC” or “ART” number if there is one on the model label
Most refrigerator model numbers are located inside the refrigerator on either the left or right wall of the refrigerate compartment in an easy to see location.
Westinghouse – Most older models of Westinghouse refrigerators and freezers had the model number behind the kick plate but these would be a very old unit.
Model number is usually on the front of the cabinet behind the door. If after opening the dryer door, you don’t see the model label, it is more than likely on the back panel or one of the side panels of the dryer. Also if there is f/c (stands for Factory Code) after the model number, the following letter, * and numbers must also be quoted.
Open the dishwasher door and you should find the model on the edge of the stainless steel door liner, either on the top or side edge. Always include the “PNC” or “ART” number if there is one on the model label
Remove your range-hoods filters and the model number label is in the cavity above
The model number label is usually stuck on the metal base of the cook-top, either on the bottom or the side and is quite often on the back edge, facing the wall where you will need a mirror to read it.
Also on some gas cook-tops, if you can lift out the spill bowls, sometimes the model number can be found below.
The model labels are seen without moving the cooker.
Open the doors and check the front flat surfaces around and below the oven
Look on the inside of the griller door or in some older chef cookers on the side wall inside the griller compartment
If your cooker has a storage drawer, remove the drawer and look on the bottom of the drawer and also check the framework inside cavity, where the drawer came out of
Most model labels are seen without removing the oven from the wall.
Open the doors and check the front facing flat surfaces around and below the oven
Look on the inside of the griller door or in some older chef wall ovens on the side wall, inside the grill compartment
HINT: It’s good idea when you buy a new appliance to write the model and serial number in the back of the operating book and in most cases, there is a specially printed page all set for you to do so. Always include the “PNC” or “ART” number if there is one on the model label. Store the opening book in a safe location. The main reason for doing this is that quite often the model label gets damaged by heat, water or even from regular cleaning of the appliance.
By writing the model number in the back of your book when the time comes that you need parts for your appliance, you will be able to get your model number from your operating book where it will be easy to find.