Knowing the year manufactures for your appliance can come in handy for many different reasons. I researched your question and found a link that may assist you. The second question you had about the capacity will be answered by an expert. I have provided the link below. I hope this helps!
Your washer's capacity is 3.2 cubic ft. The date of manufacture is embedded in the serial number of the washer. The washer was manufactured in 1997. You can use the chart below to help with the exact date of manufacture.