The process for determining the age of a Kenmore water heater from its serial number is easy. Usually, the first two digits represent the year the unit was manufactured. In this post, we came up with a handy guide to help you identify your Kenmore water heater’s age from the serial number.
Here are some general steps you can follow to determine the age of your Kenmore water heater:
- Locate the serial number: The serial number is usually located on the sticker label, which is often found on the side or back of the water heater.
- Decode the serial number: The serial number includes a code that indicates the month and year of manufacture.
How to read Kenmore water heater serial number
Kenmore serial number is similar to State. The first two numbers in the serial number represent the year of manufacture.
There are two different styles of Kenmore water heater serial numbers. There may or may not be a letter before numbers. When there is a letter before the number, it represents the month. A is for January, B is for February, C is for March, and so on. Look for examples below:
Serial number #1295C12345
12 = 2012
The above serial number indicates that the Kenmore water heater was manufactured in 2012.
Serial number #A05123456
A = January
05 = 2005
The above serial number indicates that the Kenmore water heater was manufactured in 2005.
Keep in mind that it may not always be possible to determine the exact age of a Kenmore water heater from the serial number, especially if the unit is very old or if the serial number has been damaged or erased. In these cases, you may need to rely on other methods to determine the age of the water heater. You may want to consider hiring a professional to inspect the unit and provide an estimate of its age.