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 2012-2023

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,
    • С-2023
    • B-2022
    • A-2021
    • T-2020
    • R-2019,
    • N-2018
    • M-2017
    • K-2016
    • J -2015
    • H-2014
    • F-2013
    • E-2012
    • 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

designation Color 
RS, SR, USStainless steelRL63GABRS
BG, 2CBlack glassRSH5SLBG
MR, 2AspecularRSH5ZLMR
WG, 1LWhite glassRL55TTE1L
PS, TS, SA, SHSilverRB38J7761SA
PN, IH, IS, SS, S8INOX (imitates stainless steel)RSH5SBPN
SLINOX 2 (imitates stainless steel)RL55TEBSL
X4Elegant steelRL52TEBX4
7FElegant steelRH60H90207F
Noble bronzeRH60H90203L
5KSteel under glassRL57TTE5K
1JWhite under glassRS552NRUA1J
5HSteel under glass with engravingRS844CRPC5H
XWStainless steel with engravingRF905QBLAXW
2BBlack glass with rhinestonesRS844CRPC2B

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.

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  1. Hi there.
    Following what I have read above am I right in thinking these two appliances will be the same colour?
    Samsung RZ32M7125SA/EU Frost Free Tall Freezer
    Samsung RR7000 RR39M7140SA Tall Larder Fridge
    The website states that the freezer is silver (which makes sense per your information) but that the fridge is metal graphite. I want two that match but don’t want to order the wrong thing.

    • Should be the same color, although they are different product lines, there may be a difference in shade. especially if assembled in different factories.

  2. What does the acronyn “PJT” mean on a Samsung refrigerator model RT32FARLDSL/AP. I read the following on the cover of a Samsung refrigerator Service Manual: “3050 TMF-PJT Training Manual”

    • You have found the service manual for repair shops. 3050 TMF-PJT e technical name of the component series (main board, display unit). The name is useless to the average user.

  3. Hi, I have a Samsung RB217ABPN/XAA
    my door opens left to right, I need to reverse the door. Can you tell me the model with the door opens right to left so I can order hinges?

    Thank you for your help!!

      • Hello, refrigerators usually have universal door hinges. Look carefully at the door and refrigerator on the left side. There should be plastic plugs, if you take them off, you will see mounting holes – this is where the door hinges are attached. You need to unscrew the mounting screws and move the hinges to the left side of the door and, of course, the left side of the refrigerator. Install the plugs that you removed from the left side to the other side. The refrigerator will now open from right to left.
        The door hinges should be universal.

  4. What is the year, country manufactured, and capacity of RF217ACWP/XAA samsung fridge please.

  5. Hi, would it be possible to decode

    Model: – RL39THCTS
    Serial No:- 81924EAZC00101 E

    Particularly interested in year of manufacture.


  6. I have refrigerator RF28HMEDBSR/AA. There are no double numbers after this model number. Trying to purchase a replacement part and all sites seem to have two digits following the “AA”. Can you tell me what model to choose if I have no numbers?

  7. Hi, would you be able to advise where my Samsung fridge was made? And in which year? The model number is RT43K6057B1/SS. Thank you!

  8. Hi, can you please explain the following model:
    R- Frig: T: Top Freezer:
    39 : 390 lit;
    R- 2019 Model:
    5 – ??
    45 E – ??
    SL – Color

  9. Why HL is mentioned in all Samsung Refrigerator Models which are available online in India? what is the meaning of HL in the same?

  10. Rt56T6378BS – can you help decode the manufacturing year and the color of this refrigerator as well… thanks in advance!

  11. Hi. What is the meaning of the 2 digits after the country code? In my case:
    rf26hfendsr/aa 04
    I see some parts listed for 01, 02 and 03 but not 04.

    • 04 is a modification. In this case it means that you have a 4th generation refrigerator in this model. The manufacturer eliminates shortcomings in the process of production, improves something, if after the changes the components are changed (do not fit to earlier versions) the refrigerator is assigned a new code.

    • The exact date of manufacture can be obtained from the serial number. This 2011 model year

  12. I am trying to find the year of manufacture for a Samsung Refrigerator whose model number is RS263BBSH/XAA … would you have any info? Thank you, Sandy Jordan

  13. Hi,
    Do you have idea which manufacture date/year is year code “DH” or DB” or “DF”?
    However these aren’t Samsung refrigerators (Linde) but I don’t find anything about this type of codes.
    Thanks in advance

    • D – 2011 is not the year of manufacture, it is the year of development of the Samsung appliance model.
      The exact date of manufacture can be obtained from the serial number
      Samsung TV serial numbers decoder 2001-2020

  14. Samsung model RS72R5011B4
    S/N: 0UNR47SNA00190X
    Can you please tell me manufacturing year/month and country of origin?

    • This refrigerator model has been manufactured since 2012. In the serial number F6, it is F year and month 6 of production. But Samsung does not use the letter F to indicate the year.
      Z — 2010
      B — 2011
      C — 2012
      D — 2013
      E — 2014
      G — 2015
      Check the serial number again, it does not match the samsung standard.

    • 2190 – code, it contains information about which factories supplied parts for the assembly
      4 – Samsung product, refrigerator
      2 – the country of assembly of the refrigerator
      2 – assembly line number at the factory
      L – 2006
      7 – July month
      00279 – serial number

      Your refrigerator was made in July 2006.

  15. Hi can you please tell me what colour is the S9, you have S8 on your list but not the S9.

    Thank you

    • Unfortunately, Samsung says that
      S9 – just Silver
      We recommend to look at the color of the fridge in the store.

      • Thanks for the info. You are correct, SL is sold in Indonesia, but only sold by very few sellers, while most sellers sold SE series. I am curious why in Samsung Indonesia website only mentioned SE series instead.

  16. Hello, Can I know about bellow model numbers which I found in Sri Lanka.

    • RT – fridge-freezer model with freezer on top
      340, 370 – total refrigerator volume in liters, useful less.
      M – model 2017
      5 – series of refrigerators
      532 – model
      S8, S9 – color and design

  17. hello,

    I can see below codes in Iran market ,
    would you please help me to understand them ?

    thank you

    • R – refrigerator
      S – model side by side
      72 – refrigerator capacity of 730 litres
      G5 – special series of refrigerators, reduced wall thickness, to increase the internal volume.
      51 – refrigerator capacity of 510 litres
      K – model 2016 year
      P.S. Read the reviews of these models, the refrigerators of 2016 used an ice maker for which there were many complaints.

  18. i’m also interested if you have more info on the following:
    670 – indicates the type of control and design of the refrigerator (the presence of handles, dispenser)

    because i see models with 030, 035, 535 and i don’t really know what they mean.

    thanks in advance!

      • for example:

        For example the first two are almost the same code except the “030” and “035” difference.
        The 3rd one is a big larger (RT38 vs RT32) and has the “530” code after the year code (K) and generation code (5).

        • 030-035 Different designs, possibly different shelves in the refrigerator or shelves for different purposes.
          530 – The fridge has a display on the doors inside is the same as the 030

          • Thanks a lot for you info!
            I’ve also just noticed that the power class differs on the first 2 codes, or at least in my country:
            RT32K5030S9/EO – power class A+
            RT32K5035S9/EO – power class A++

            • Energy efficiency index A+ and A++
              it’s very tentative, it’s calculated by formulas when averaged. Under real conditions, it never corresponds to the calculated one.

  19. Hello,
    Do you have more data of below?
    670 – indicates the type of control and design of the refrigerator (the presence of handles, dispenser)


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