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What is a Whirlpool serial number?

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A Whirlpool serial number is a set of alpha-numeric characters that appears on a Whirlpool appliance. It is typically used to determine the manufacturing date of the appliance.

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Whirlpool serial numbers are broken down into several sections. The first alpha-character denotes the manufacturing division code. The second alpha-character expresses the year that the appliance was manufactured. The first and second digits denote the week of the year that the appliance was manufactured. The third through seventh digits share the order of manufacturing for that week.

Appliance serial numbers are useful for a number of reasons, and are of particular importance to investigators in insurance claims for being able to determine when an appliance was manufactured to process claims for damaged or destroyed appliances.

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