How to Find the Serial Number on Your Bosch Kitchen Appliance

If you own a Bosch kitchen appliance, there may come a time when you need to provide its serial number, perhaps for a warranty claim, servicing, or for obtaining spare parts. The serial number is a unique identifier for your appliance, which ensures that you receive the correct parts and service specific to your product. But how do you go about locating this number? This blog post will guide you through the process. 


What is a Serial Number?

A serial number is a unique string of numbers and sometimes letters assigned to each Bosch appliance. It's different from the model number, which only identifies the model series, not the specific unit. The serial number enables the manufacturer and service providers to confirm the exact specifications, production details, and warranty status of your appliance. This ensures that any service or repair work is carried out effectively and with the correct components.


What is a Rating Plate?

The serial number can usually be found on a sticker or metal plate, often called the "Rating Plate". This plate contains various details about the appliance, including its model number, manufacturing date, and of course, the serial number. 


Where to Find the Serial Number

The location of the rating plate varies depending on the type of appliance you own.

  • Dishwashers: The serial number can be located on the side of the opened door.

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  • Washing Machines: Open the door, and you will find the serial number on the back of the door.

  • Tumble Dryers: Open the door, and the serial number will be situated just below the porthole.

Tumble Dryer Serial Number Location

  • American Fridge Freezers: The serial number is found on the right-hand wall of the fridge compartment.


  • Freezers: To find the serial number, remove the bottom freezer drawer. It will be located on the left-hand side.

  • Fridges: Similarly, remove the bottom fridge drawer, and you will find the serial number on the left-hand side.

  • Built-in Ovens: Open the door (or the bottom door for double ovens), and the serial number will be on the left-hand side of the cavity lining.


  • Hobs: For these, the serial number can be found on the underside of the appliance, usually at the front.


  • Freestanding Microwaves: Open the door, and the serial number will either be to the left of the control panel or at the base of the door opening.











  • Warming Drawers: Open the drawer, and you will find the serial number on the right-hand side of the base.


Knowing the serial number of your Bosch kitchen appliance is crucial for warranty claims, servicing, and obtaining spare parts. Always keep a record of this number for easy reference when needed. If you have any further questions or difficulties in locating your serial number, don't hesitate to reach out to Bosch customer service for assistance.