What year is my LG fridge
LG refrigerator has a unique serial number, this number is assigned to the refrigerator at the factory and identifies the unit. You may need the serial number to register your LG refrigerator on the LG website. You can also use the serial number to find out the year of manufacture. Here’s how you can do it.
LG refrigerator serial number lookup
LG refrigerator serial number location. Finding the serial number of LG refrigerator is quite easy, I talked about it in detail in the article How to find the model number and serial number of LG refrigerator. But to briefly repeat, you can find the LG refrigerator serial number inside the refrigerator compartment, not in the freezer compartment, the sticker with the refrigerator information will be on the side wall closer to the door, in the US and Canada the information sheet is on the left wall, in Europe on the right wall. Either way, look for it on the side wall at the top.
When you find the information sheet, you need to read the serial number which is under the bar code, it looks like this SER.No,S/N, S/No, Serial/N, depending on how the serial number is abbreviated in the country for which your refrigerator is made, write it down. If you have trouble seeing the serial number, you can install a barcode reader on your phone, the software will read the code and tell you the serial number. You can also just take a picture of the serial number and then enlarge it on your phone.
Decoding the serial number of LG refrigerator
You have the serial number, now you can read the information on the serial number. For the average user, only a small part of the information contained in the serial number is of interest. However, if you want to know when your refrigerator was manufactured, or if you are buying your refrigerator by hand, this information is very important to you. For example, the seller of a used refrigerator may honestly say that he bought it in 2016. But the refrigerator may have been manufactured in 2012. And such a refrigerator is older than 10 years, buying such a refrigerator may not be justified because there may be problems with spare parts. Now I will answer the question how to read the serial number of LG refrigerator.
Structure of LG refrigerator serial number
The serial number consists of 3 components: the date of manufacture, the factory code, the assembly line number and the refrigerator number. Together, these components make up the serial number. From the serial number, the manufacturer can determine when and on which assembly line the refrigerator was assembled. This allows you to track the quality of production and monitor the quality of the parts.
What year is my lg refrigerator manufactured?
You should know that LG uses a ten-year cycle of assigning a production date to a serial number. This means that no LG product is manufactured longer than 10 years. Therefore, you need to know the model number and serial number to determine the exact production date. By combining this information, you can find out the assembly date of your refrigerator. Why this is important, for example, you have determined that your refrigerator was assembled in 2010 or 2020, you can determine the exact date by knowing, for example, that the refrigerator model has been manufactured since 2008, which means that the refrigerator was manufactured in 2010. If you need help, feel free to ask, I’ll do my best to help you.
Example explanation of LG serial number
As an example, let’s look at the actual serial number, 410KRSB08294, taken from the refrigerator information sheet.
- 410 – means the date of manufacture of your refrigerator
- 4 – means the year of manufacture
- 0 – 1990, 2000, 2010, 2020
- 1 – 1991, 2001, 2011, 2021
- 2 – 1992, 2002, 2012, 2022
- 3 – 1993, 2003, 2013, 2023
- 4 – 1994, 2004, 2014, 2024
- 5 – 1995, 2005, 2015, 2025
- 6 – 1996, 2006, 2016, 2026
- 7 – 1997, 2007, 2017, 2027
- 8 – 1998, 2008, 2018, 2028
- 9 – 1999, 2009, 2019, 2029
- 4 – means the year of manufacture
- 10 – month of refrigerator production
- 01 – January
- 02 – February
- 03 – March
- 04 – April
- 05 – May
- 06 – June
- 07 – July
- 08 – August
- 09 – September
- 10 – October
- 11 – November
- 12 – December
From our example, it follows that the refrigerator was manufactured in October 2014, as the LG LFXC24726S refrigerator model began to be manufactured in 2011.
- KR – code of the factory where the refrigerator was assembled
- KW – Korea
- PW – Poland
- RA – Russia
- RV – Russia
- PN – China
- MR – Mexico
- B08294 – information about the refrigerator serial number
- B0 – number of production line where the fridge was assembled
- 8294 – number of the fridge.
So you can find out how old your LG refrigerator is. And knowing the age of your refrigerator, you will be able to orientate the expediency of repair in case of malfunction. Yes and you should know that the service life of LG refrigerator is up to 20 years, under the condition of timely replacement of worn-out parts. On average refrigerators can serve for about 12-13 years. All this is rather conditional, as depends on the intensity of using the refrigerator, the more often you open the door or load the products, the longer the compressor should work, of course the wear and tear increases.