To find the age of Kenmore dryer, it is necessary to know the model and serial numbers of the appliance. Kenmore is a department store brand owned by Sears and determining the age of an appliance purchased there can be challenging because their appliances are made by several different manufacturers.
Appliance Aid recommends contacting Sears with the appliance's serial and model numbers and asking them to help determine the appliance's manufacturer and age. If the manufacturer but not the age can be determined, Appliance Aid has a list of possible manufacturers. If the designated manufacturer is on the list, the website has a chart that can help determine the appliance's manufacture date. The Appliance Factory Parts website also has a list of several manufacturers that have made Kenmore appliances.
Appliance 411 has an appliance date generator form on its website. Users simply fill out the details, including brand name, serial number and model number, and a manufacture date is generated online.
The website notes that it is possible to find the model number and serial number on the appliance. They offer diagrams for many different manufacturers that indicates exactly where the serial and model numbers can be found on each appliance. Appliance 411 cannot generate manufacture dates for appliances made before the 1970s. They recommend checking with a product knowledge specialist for help with dating older or antique appliances.