Kenmore model numbers indicate a specific appliance. Appliances with the same model number use the same parts. Kenmore is a brand name owned by Sears, not a manufacturer, and the first three digits of the model number indicate which company made the appliance.
A Kenmore appliance starting with 106 or 110 was manufactured by Whirlpool, which is Kenmore's most common manufacturer. The first three digits may be a different size or font than the rest of the model number. Since manufacturers' codes rarely change, manufacturers often purchase large amounts of labels and print the rest of the model number on the label at a later date.