The model number of a Maytag dryer is a code assigned by the company to refer to that specific type, size and style of dryer. Since Maytag produces a large number of appliances the design of which changes over time, model numbers are assigned to differentiate them.
User manuals, diagnostic schematics, repair manuals and parts are all organized by the appliance's model number. The model number will be printed on the appliance and is often printed next to the serial number, a unique number that refers to the specific unit. Maytag prints the model numbers on dryers either on the upper left portion of the rear cabinet, inside the unit on the back frame, inside the door or behind the access panel on gas-powered dryers.