Where to Find the Model and Serial Number on a Whirlpool Dishwasher

October 10, 2019
Dishwasher Repair

Maintaining your home appliances, you will often need to know specific details about the “make and model” of your machines. This information is vital to know, whether you’re hunting up a replacement part or trying to download the user’s manual for instructions on installation or DIY repairs. In the appliance world, “make and model” is actually your model number and serial number. Each of these may be necessary for different things and, usually, you will only need your model number to find information relevant to the care and setup of your appliance.

Today, we’re here to talk about how to find the model and serial number for a whirlpool dishwasher. Fortunately, no matter what model you have, the model and serial number for whirlpool dishwashers are always in the same place. Brand consistency is the reason you can count on this whether your washer is brand new or fifteen years old. Whirlpool is a reliable brand that does many things the same way for every single appliance they produce.

Without further ado, here’s your quick guide to finding that all-important set of numbers and letter: 

Locating the Model and Serial Number of a Whirlpool Dishwasher

If you’ve just unpacked your dishwasher, you’ll need to remove enough packaging to get your dishwasher open. For anyone investigating an already installed dishwasher, this process will be much easier to accomplish. You can find a Whirlpool dishwasher model and serial number with three easy steps.

  • Step 1) Open Your Dishwasher Door

The model and serial numbers are actually located inside the dishwasher. Therefore, your first step is to fully open the door of your dishwasher. Release the latch and lower the door until it is parallel with the ground. 

  • Step 2) Look Along the Inner Door Pocket

The door pocket on an appliance is essentially the smooth plastic ‘doorway’ formed by a ridge around where the dishwasher door sets and seals when closed. Look around or run your hand along with the inner door pocket of your dishwasher. You may have already noticed the location of the model and serial number.

  • Step 3) The Model and Serial Number Plaque is On the Inner Right-Hand Edge

Inside the door pocket on the right-hand side should be a small narrow metal plaque or panel. This is slender and pointing vertically, so the plaque is much taller than it is wide. Here is where the information you need is located.

Carefully read what it says on the plaque. You should find both the model number and the serial number clearly labeled right where you need them. Grab a pen and paper or your phone and quickly write down the two numbers separately from each other.  Common Whirlpool Dishwasher ModelsIf you can’t find your model number because the plaque fell off, was damaged, or you don’t yet have a dishwasher to reference yet, we’ve got you covered. The following is a list of common Whirlpool model numbers you can use to better explore the Whirlpool website and resources available.

  • Whirlpool Dishwasher model wdta50sahz
  • Whirlpool dishwasher model wdt750sahz0
  • Whirlpool Dishwasher model wdt970sahz1
  • Whirlpool Dishwasher model wdf520padm2
  • Whirlpool Dishwasher model wdf520padm7
  • Whirlpool Dishwasher model wdt720padm2
  • Whirlpool Dishwasher model wdt730pahz

Uses for the Model and Serial Number

Now that you have the model and serial number written down, you can save them in your files so as to never look up the numbers manually again. Double-check to make sure you’re correct. When you’re certain, there are a number of things that you can do with these numbers based on your goals and current situation.

  • Buy Replacement Parts

When your Whirlpool dishwasher malfunctions, often the repair is something you can handle DIY by buying a new part and installing it yourself.  Many appliance owners also benefit from buying their own replacement parts online and calling a repair service to do the actual tinkering to get your dishwasher back into shape. Your model number is absolutely necessary to ensure that the part you buy is the right size, configuration, and sturdiness to replace the broken dishwasher piece coming out.

  • Get Instructions for Setup or Moving Your Appliance

The first-time setup of your dishwasher or the effort of moving your Whirlpool dishwasher from one home to the next is much more comfortably done with the user’s manual open next to you. Of course, few people manage to keep track of their user’s manuals during the exciting appliance unpack. Fortunately, Whirlpool keeps all or most user’s manuals available online. You just need to enter your appliance’s model number to pull up the right pdf.

  • Let a Repair Service Know What to Expect

When calling for service to repair your Whirlpool dishwasher, the technician on the phone may ask you to read off the model number. This is an important question when it is asked because it can tell repair professionals what to expect from your machine. Given the right model number before a service, your repair technician is far more likely to arrive with the correct tools and replacement parts to get your dishwasher back into ship-shape.

  • File a Warranty Claim on Your Whirlpool Appliance

If your Whirlpool dishwasher is still under warranty and something breaks, you can and should file a claim for a discount, replacement parts, or discounted repairs. To do this, of course, you’ll need both your model number and your specific serial number to assure the company that you are a rightful Whirlpool buyer with the appliance at hand. With these numbers, you can gain all the benefit of an appliance manufacturer warranty. 

—Repairing your Whirlpool dishwasher doesn’t have to be a guessing game of shuffling through various online manuals. Having access to the model and serial number significantly widens your options for arranging repairs, filing warranty claims, or handling your dishwasher troubles DIY. For more appliance insights or help with your current technical challenges, contact us today!


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