Samsung fridge model number means explained
Samsung refrigerator model number is not just a set of numbers and letters, the model number contains a lot of information, this information will help the buyer to make a choice when buying a refrigerator, and if you have decided to buy a Samsung refrigerator from hand, then knowing the model number will help to know the age of your refrigerator. Now I will tell you what information you can find out from the serial number of your Samsung refrigerator, from the model number you can find out the following information, the type of refrigerator, in what year the refrigerator model was developed, for what country the refrigerator was manufactured, the refrigerator volume, the refrigerator color.
Samsung refrigerator model number lookup
Of course, if you are interested in the model number of your Samsung refrigerator, you should know where to find it. Since the refrigerator is a household appliance, you will have to look for the model number on the refrigerator itself, and I will tell you where to find it.
Search Samsung refrigerator model number
You can always find a sticker on the wall inside your refrigerator, regardless of its model. Look in the refrigerator compartment, not the freezer compartment. This is the main information sticker, it has all the information about your refrigerator, in addition to the model number you can find the serial number and revision number of your refrigerator, this is important when buying parts to repair your refrigerator.
The second place to find information about your refrigerator is on the side outer wall of the refrigerator, usually at the bottom, closer to the door. But there the information is in the form of a barcode that encodes the model number and serial number. This information is also duplicated in numbers and letters we can understand. You can install a barcode scanner on your phone and read the information. In case there is no information there that a person can understand. This sticker is not made for the customer, but for the factory, when the refrigerator moves along the conveyor belt periodically you need to read the information about the refrigerator, that’s what this sticker is for.
Well, and the third place where there is information is the packing box, it always has information about the refrigerator on it, it’s needed for logistical accounting when the refrigerator is delivered from the factory to the end consumer. I would recommend keeping the information sheet from the box the refrigerator was packed in, it can be cut right from the cardboard, it’s not too big and can be stored in a small box. So it might come in handy just in case. If you threw away the box, alas, the information on it about your refrigerator is lost.
Types of Samsung fridge
Samsung offers several types of refrigerators, as do other manufacturers. Sometimes they come up with their own names for refrigerator models, but for the most part you can determine that there are the following types of refrigerators.
With a freezer compartment at the bottom,
with a freezer on top, but these refrigerators are not sold in all countries.
Refrigerators with the freezer compartment on the side (in some countries) these refrigerators are called, American-type refrigerators or family refrigerators.
Multi-door refrigerators, these refrigerators have more than two doors, also called French Door refrigerators.
Decode model number Samsung refrigerators 2012-2022
There are two types of model numbers of Samsung refrigerators, although they are similar, but there are some differences, I have prepared a visualization of the explanation of the model number of the refrigerator, for easier perception.
In the model number of the refrigerator, the Samsung manufacturer indicates information about the type of refrigerator, its volume, series, type of control (although this information is of no practical use), the color of the refrigerator and the country for which this refrigerator is manufactured.
Samsung refrigerator model number decoding example
- В – first letter, indicates that the refrigerator is built-in
- R – refrigerator, means that this product is a refrigerator
- S – type of refrigerator,
- S-Side-by-Side freezer on the side;
- B, L-freezer from below;
- T-freezer from above;
- H-Side-by-Side freezer on the side and a double door (an additional door with glass, lets you see that in the refrigerator without letting out the cold;
- F-four-door refrigerator;
- R-refrigerator with one door.
- 68 – Approximate refrigerator volume (for countries using the metric system in liters, in the United States, Canada, and some other countries using the English system in cubic feet). Keep in mind that you will never fill your refrigerator completely, the volume shown is a visualization of how much food you can store in your refrigerator, and some rating of refrigerators by capacity.
How to know the year of manufacture of my refrigerator
You should know that the letter indicating the year in the model number is not the year of the refrigerator’s assembly at the factory. It is the year of development of the model, some refrigerator models can be assembled for up to 5 years, undergoing several modifications (revisions). I, for example, have seen refrigerator models with 5 revisions. A revision means that the refrigerator has been modified and some components are no longer interchangeable. This should be taken into account when buying parts, if you decide to buy the part yourself, which in principle is quite realistic, for example, you broke a shelf in your refrigerator, you can easily replace it yourself.
And yes, you can get the answer to the question (how old is my Samsung refrigerator) in this case, how old is the refrigerator model. If you want to know the production date of your refrigerator, you need to refer to the serial number and you can find out the date of assembly. Use this article How to know the manufacturing date of a Samsung refrigerator
Samsung refrigerator model numbers by year will contain the following information.
Samsung refrigerator models by year
- N – year of development,
- J -2015
- D – 2011
- С – 2010
- B – 2009
- A – 2008
- 8 – series
- 670 – indicates the type of control and design of the refrigerator (the presence of handles, dispenser)
- S9 – color of refrigerator
- EU – the last two letters, the country for which the refrigerator is made. Since a compressor is installed in the refrigerator for a certain voltage, it is important that the refrigerator gets to the country for which it was made.
There were also several models which did not specify the volume, e.g. RSA1SHVB1, RF24HSESBSR or RSG5UUMH1, which were marketed as A1, G5, 24 series. In the refrigerators of these series, one function was elevated to an advantage, although the refrigerators of other series also had this function, (a marketing ploy).
The color range of refrigerators is very diverse, every year there are new shades, for familiarity in the table are the most common colors of refrigerators.
How to find out what color the refrigerator
|RS, SR, US||Stainless steel||RL63GABRS|
|BG, 2C||Black glass||RSH5SLBG|
|WG, 1L||White glass||RL55TTE1L|
|SW, WW, WP||White||RL59GYBSW|
|PS, TS, SA, SH||Silver||RB38J7761SA|
|PN, IH, IS, SS, S8||INOX (imitates stainless steel)||RSH5SBPN|
|SL||INOX 2 (imitates stainless steel)||RL55TEBSL|
|5K||Steel under glass||RL57TTE5K|
|1J||White under glass||RS552NRUA1J|
|5H||Steel under glass with engraving||RS844CRPC5H|
|XW||Stainless steel with engraving||RF905QBLAXW|
|2B||Black glass with rhinestones||RS844CRPC2B|
Now you know how to understand the model number of your refrigerator and apply what you have learned. If you have any questions, ask them in the comments, I will try to help you.