You need the model number of a dryer for a variety of reasons. If you have to have a technician come to your house to service your dryer, they may want to know your dryer's model number and possibly serial number as well. This is so they have the correct equipment to perform troubleshooting or repairs. Also, if you need to order replacement parts, you will need the exact model number so you know what parts to purchase.
Look over the front, back and sides first to determine if the model number of your dryer is in any of those locations. It may be a sticker or metal plate, depending on the model of your dryer.
Open your dryer door if you have not been able to locate the model number on the exterior. Inspect the inside of the door. This should be the only other place that the model number is located. The model number will be a long string of letters and numbers and will say "Model Number" either on top, below or in front of the characters.
Copy this number down for future reference. If you have to speak to someone over the phone about your dryer, and they require you to give them the model number, you will have it on hand already.
Tips & Warnings
- Be sure to copy the model number exactly. If you have to, have another person read to you the number and read it back after you have copied it. This will help so you do not record a wrong letter or number.
- Do not attempt to move the sticker with the model number if it's in a place you cannot easily see or access. If you have problems with it, consult with the manufacturer of the dryer.
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