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Post# 617522   8/16/2012 at 11:34 (2,227 days old) by easy (Boston, Mass)        

I know this has been discussed in the past, but I forgot how one determines the manufacture date based on the letters at the end of the appliance's serial number. Can someone help?

My A806 serial number ends in OM, the DE806 ends in KW.

Thanks a lot in advance,


Post# 617532 , Reply# 1   8/16/2012 at 11:54 (2,227 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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Are you sure it's an "O"? According to my charts, Maytag never used "O" in the dating codes (I assume because it looks too much like a zero). My guess is that it's a "Q". In that case your washer was "born" in June of 1972 and your dryer is from October of 1970.

Charts such as the one below have been posted before but I wasn't having an easy time finding one so here it is again:

Post# 617868 , Reply# 2   8/17/2012 at 12:50 (2,226 days old) by 2packs4sure (houston)        
My A-308 ends with AX

My A-308 washer that i bought used in 1986 and still use ends in AX.

That chart blows my mind. I think there is something missing.

Post# 617882 , Reply# 3   8/17/2012 at 13:55 (2,226 days old) by revvinkevin (So. Cal.)        
That chart blows my mind. I think there is something missing

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No it's pretty complete.   What do you think is missing?



Post# 617883 , Reply# 4   8/17/2012 at 14:08 (2,226 days old) by 2packs4sure (houston)        
That chart blows my mind.

There is no X on the list for the 1966 thru 2013 . and mine is an AX.

It's possible i misread it but i don't think so.

A-308 907206 AX


Post# 617888 , Reply# 5   8/17/2012 at 14:24 (2,226 days old) by 2packs4sure (houston)        
pdf link I hope


AX = December 1978

CLICK HERE TO GO TO 2packs4sure's LINK

Post# 617910 , Reply# 6   8/17/2012 at 16:36 (2,226 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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2packs you are correct. December of 1978 would be a very credible production date for an A308. I think the 08 series washers superceded the 06 & 07 models in either 1976 or 1977 and were produced until 1980.

Post# 989419 , Reply# 7   4/4/2018 at 10:52 by americana4 (East Greenwich RI)        

Did Maytag use the same letter codes for dishwashers? Mine has 8 digits, followed by two letters.
Seems likely, but that puts it at 97, newer than I expected.

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