What Samsung washing machine serial number means
The serial number of your Samsung washing machine is not just a set of numbers and letters. Samsung indicates in the serial number the information about where the washing machine was assembled, the date of manufacture. The serial number can be deciphered to find out where and when the washing machine was produced.
A little bit about the model number and serial number. The model number of washing machines indicates the year when the model was developed and began production, since washing machines do not evolve so much, a washing machine model can be produced for several years. And it is quite possible that in the store, you will find a washing machine model that was developed three or even five years ago, the serial number indicates the date of manufacture with detail to the month and you can see when the washing machine came off the assembly line.
How to find the model number and serial number of your Samsung washing machine
Samsung washer serial number lookup. Samsung places one sticker on the back of the washing machine, less often on the side, and another information sticker under the laundry loading hatch. Stickers may vary in shape and content. The form of the sticker varies depending on the factory where the washing machine is produced. The information sticker under the door is placed for the user’s convenience, you can easily see the model number and serial number of the washing machine.
Samsung washing machine serial number decode explained
The serial number of the washing machine, like other Samsung products, consists of 15 characters. Example serial number in the figure 0FF95AEH403442K
Samsung washing machine serial number structure
The structure of the serial number consists of several main parts. The washing machine code, information about the washing machine and the serial production number.
- OFF9 is the first part of the serial number, the washing machine code, it contains information about which factories supplied the washing machine parts to assemble the finished product. It is used only by the service centers or quality department.
- 5AEH4 is the next part of the serial number, the information part
- 5 is the fifth digit of 5 and indicates that it is a laundry appliance. Samsung’s number 5 refers to washing machines and clothes dryers.
- A – sixth character, plant code
- E – factory assembly line number
- H – year of manufacture
- 4 – month of production
- 03442K – serial number, the last 6 characters, this is information about the number of the washing machine produced on the assembly line. This number of characters is enough.
How to find out what country your Samsung washing machine is made in
The fifth digit is the code of the factory where the washing machine was assembled, this number can be determined by the country of assembly, although Samsung usually writes the country of origin of the washing machine on the label.
- A – China
- B – Thailand
- 4 – Korea
- L – Russia
- W- China
- B – Mexico
- E – Poland
How to find out the production date of a Samsung washing machine
8 and 9 numbers are the year and month in which the washing machine came off the assembly line. The year of manufacture of the Samsung washing machine is indicated only by a letter, the list of correspondence of the letter to the year of manufacture is given below.
- R — 2001
- T — 2002
- W — 2003
- X — 2004
- Y — 2005
- A, L – 2006
- P — 2007
- Q — 2008
- S — 2009
- Z — 2010
- B — 2011
- C — 2012
- D — 2013
- E — 2014
- G — 2015
- H — 2016
- J — 2017
- K — 2018
- M – 2019
- N – 2020
Since there are 12 months in a year, not only numbers but also letters are used to denote
- 1 – January
- 2 – February
- 3 – March
- 4 – April
- 5 – May
- 6 – June
- 7 – July
- 8 – August
- 9 – September
- A – October
- B – November
- C – December
You may wonder why I need to know what year my washing machine was made. If the washing machine works fine, of course you are not interested in this information, but if you need to contact the service center. Information about the date of manufacture will be necessary to prepare an appeal. Also, you should know that the life of modern washing machines 7-10 years, if your washing machine is more than 10 years, the cost of repairs can be very high and it is economically viable to buy a new one.
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