Knowing when your appliances were manufactured is very helpful in several cases. Of course, in most situations you don’t need to know this and most people don’t pay attention to it, but that’s only up to the point where your appliance doesn’t stop working. If this has happened, you have several options. The first is to spend $100 to $200 to repair it, and the second is to just buy a new refrigerator. These are the cases where you need to know the manufacturing date of your refrigerator.
How to find a manufacturing date of a Samsung refrigerator
You can find out the manufacturing date of your Samsung refrigerator from the refrigerator’s serial number. As a rule, Samsung does not indicate the manufacturing date in an easy-to-read format. This can be explained by the fact that large appliances can be sold for quite a long time. And for example in the store can be represented refrigerators that came off the assembly line more than a year ago. This can scare away a potential customer.
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Where to find a Samsung refrigerator serial number
You can find the serial number of your refrigerator in several ways. If you have saved the documents you received when you bought your refrigerator, you can find the refrigerator’s serial number in them.
But usually, these documents are lost, so it is not the best option. You can also find the refrigerator’s serial number on the stickers on your refrigerator. There are usually two such stickers, one placed inside the refrigerator, on the side of the wall. The second sticker is glued on the outside, on the side of the fridge at the bottom. This sticker is technical, it has bar codes and is designed to be read by scanners during transportation and storage in the warehouse.
Samsung refrigerator manufacturing date explained
Once you have found the serial number of your refrigerator. Determining the date of manufacture is very easy. Let’s take our picture B11343CBB00158A as an example. The 8th and 9th character in the Samsung refrigerator serial number is the date when the refrigerator was made. In our case, it is CB (B11343BCB00158A). Now we are left to find out the meaning of these symbols. The 8th symbol tells us the year when the refrigerator was made and the 9th tells us the month.
Where to find the year your Samsung refrigerator was made?
The year the Samsung refrigerator was made is the eighth letter in the serial number of your Samsung refrigerator. Once you have found it, just use the table below to understand the year of your Samsung refrigerator.
- 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
- R – 2021
- Т – 2022
Where to find the month when your Samsung refrigerator was made?
The month the Samsung refrigerator was made is the ninth letter or number in the serial number of your Samsung refrigerator. Once you have found it, just use the table below to find your month.
Since there are 12 months in the year, not only numbers but also letters are used.
- 1 – January
- 2 – February
- 3 – March
- 4 – April
- 5 – May
- 6 – June
- 7 – July
- 8 – August
- 9 – September
- A – October
- B – November
- C – December
So, our refrigerator (which we took as an example) with the number CB was manufactured in November 2012.
When was refrigerator made: serial number codes
You can use the table to easily determine the date when the refrigerator was manufactured. In the table, you can easily determine the manufacturing date of your Samsung refrigerator using two letters from the serial number.
Data Code Samsung
|year / month||January||February||March||April||May||June||july||August||September||October||November||December|
|code; year / month||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||A||B||C|
|1990||M||M 1||M 2||M 3||M 4||M5||M6||M7||M8||M9||MA||MB||MC|