Who Makes Sears Kenmore?
Seems like a simple answer to a simple question ... Right?
Who makes Kenmore? Sears!... WRONG!
Surprise! Sears doesn't actually make any of the Kenmore appliances they sell in the Sears stores.
It's all advertising and marketing. Kind of like a shell game or slight of hand. Sears Kenmore appliances are actually created by any one of many different appliance manufacturers... Actually let me clarify that... There are actually very few appliance manufacturers left today, most have been gobbled up by the dominant few appliance producers over time. Who Makes That Brand
So when it comes to Sears Kenmore major home appliances, and who made yours there are really only 5 possibilities...
Sears Kenmore appliances are made by one of the following appliance manufacturers.
NOTE:Some of the smaller Kenmore appliances like air conditioners, microwaves, and vent hoods branded as Sears Kenmore may be created by other manufacturers than the main brands listed above.
Also many of the brands listed below have been purchased by larger companies through time eg. Electrolix now controls Frigidaire, Tappan, Kelvinator, Gibson, and others. Who Makes That Brand
Sears manufacturers by Kenmore model number Prefix "Kenmore 80" or "Oasis" is not the model number!
And that's over simplifying things, here's the rest of the facts...
||Kenmore cooktops, wall ovens
||Kenmore refrigerators, air conditioners
||Kenmore washers, dryers, dishwashers
||119.||”Athens, Royal Chef (Electrolux), Roper (Whirlpool)||cooktops, ranges
||126.||Absocold?||refrigerators, ice makers
||253.||Gibson (Electrolux)||ac, refrigerators
||278.||Roper (Whirlpool)||wall oven, microwaves
||363.||GE, LG||refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves
||417.||Kelvinator (Electrolux)||washers, dryers
||501.||Goldstar (LG)||washers, dryers, refrigerators
||592.||Samsung||washers, dryers, microwaves
||664.||Whirlpool||cooktops, wall oven
||665.||Whirlpool||dishwashers, ranges, wall ovens
||675.||WC Wood Co.||refrigerators, freezers
||850.||Preway (Whirlpool)||wall ovens
||911.||GE||wall ovens, cooktops
||917.||”Roper (Whirlpool), GE, Electrolux||ranges
- Whirlpool appliances in years past had a reputation for great quality and functionality. However, if you get a Sears Kenmore appliance today that's built by Whirlpool bookmark this website because your probably going to need it.
- Samsung and LG produce much of the newer Frigidaire and Whirlpool appliance designs.
- GE's appliance division was just purchased by Haire
- So in a round about way if you buy a Kenmore appliance that, by the model number appears to be produced by GE, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Maytag, etc. There is an increasingly good chance your Kenmore appliance was actually produced by LG, Samsung, or Haire.
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So if you are having trouble finding repair help for your appliance problem try finding a Samsung or LG appliance that has a very similar appearance and the troubleshooting and diagnostics for your Kenmore appliance may be the same