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How to Find Your Dishwasher Model Number

Your dishwasher model number will come in handy when trying to diagnose a problem with your appliance or replace parts. Having this to hand will ensure you are able to access the correct information faster and get the correct replacement parts to fit your machine. Read on to find out where to find a dishwasher model number and what to do if the model number has rubbed off.

Why is it important to know my dishwasher model number?

If your dishwasher has developed a fault and you need to replace a part, knowing your model number information will help you find the correct spare to fit your appliance. Many spare parts look very similar but they do vary in size and shape so although a part may look like it will fit your appliance, it might not actually be suitable.

Your model number is also important for the safety of your dishwasher. Manufacturers sometimes recall appliances due to safety concerns. When they do this, they will release a series of model numbers so you can check if yours has been recalled. Having your model number to hand will mean you can check if yours has been affected and find out what to do next. Our video on appliance recalls explains more about safety issues, where you can find appliance recalls and what it means for those affected.

How to find a dishwasher model number step by step

For a guide on how to locate your dishwasher model number, take a look at our video or follow the step by step guide below. You can also find out what specific information you need for each dishwasher manufacturer.

What you're looking for

Your appliance model number will be located on a rating plate or a sticker that contains information about your appliance.

Where to find it

Door frame

First, you'll need to open the dishwasher door and check inside the door frame and around the door itself.

Side and back

If you can't find it here, check the side and back of the appliance.

Built in dishwashers

If your dishwasher is built-in, you may need to remove the cupboard door to find the model number. This is because the model number is sometimes placed on the front of the machine before the cupboard door is added so it's worth giving this a try.

Model number out of view

If your model number is tucked away or out of view, try taking a photo of it with your phone with the flash on or shining a torch so you can see the information you need. This will save you having to pull the machine out.

How to interpret the data plate

When you have located your dishwasher model number, you'll then need to know what to look for. The format of the model number and the product or serial number varies depending on the manufacturer of the appliance. The model number will typically be a combination of letters and numbers and also contain special characters such as a dash or a slash. The model number will often be indicated with "Model" or "Mod" at front of it.

Different appliance model numbers

As well as model numbers being located in different places on different models, the information you need may also vary. Here's our guide to help you find the details you need for specific dishwasher manufacturers.

AEG, Electrolux, Zanussi, Tricity Bendix & John Lewis

For AEG, Electrolux, Zanussi, Tricity Bendix and John Lewis dishwashers, you will need to take note of the model number and the specific product number too. The product number usually consists of 11 digits, starts with the number 9 and has a space or a slash before the last two digits.

Hoover, Candy & Baumatic

For Hoover, Candy & Baumatic dishwashers, you will need the model number and the serial number which is usually 16 digits long and starts with the number 3.

Whirlpool, Ignis KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana & Bauknecht

For Whirlpool, Ignis, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana and Bauknecht dishwashers, you will need to take note of the model number as well as the service number which is usually 12 digits long and starts with the numbers 85.

Bosch, Neff & Siemens

For Bosch, Neff and Siemens dishwashers, you will need to take note of the model number, also known as (E-Nr) number, which is usually located on the left side of the door.

Miele

For Miele dishwasher models, you will need the model number which always begins with a letter and the serial number too.

Model number rubbed off or faded

If the model number on your dishwasher has rubbed off or become faded, don't worry, we can still help you to find the information you need. Take a look at our video below which shows you what to do if your appliance model number cannot be easily viewed or if you can't seem to find it.

We hope this has helped you locate the model number and the other important information you need for your dishwasher. Make sure to take note of these and use them if you need to replace parts on your dishwasher or find out if it has been recalled. If you are looking to purchase spares for your dishwasher, you can find these for a range of makes and models on our website.

We hope this has helped you locate the model number and the other important information you need for your dishwasher. Make sure to take note of these and use them if you need to replace parts on your dishwasher or find out if it has been recalled. If you are looking to purchase spares for your dishwasher, you can find these for a range of makes and models on our website.

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