Ever asked yourself ‘How old is my Frigidaire refrigerator?’ This article is for you. It will tell you where to find the date code in your appliance and how to decode it.
How to Tell How Old a Frigidaire Refrigerator Is
To tell the correct age of a Frigidaire refrigerator, check the serial number on your refrigerator. The serial number of a Frigidaire refrigerator has 10 characters.
The first two characters are letters, while the rest are numbers. The first letter connotes the manufacturer’s location, and the second is the product identification.
However, the first three numbers are what you need to determine the actual age of your refrigerator. The others are the position the appliance was produced.
While the first number tells the year of production, the second and third numbers tell the week of production. For instance, V A 5 18 12345 mean thus:
V – Manufacturer Location
A – Product Identification
5 – Year of production (2005)
18 – Week of production, (18th week – May)
12345 – Position produced
So, in this instance, the serial number shows the refrigerator was produced in May 2005. But note that the number 5 can mean either 2005 or 1995. Therefore, you need to tell from the look of the appliance if it is from the 2000s or 1990s.
On a second note, you need to find the serial number first before thinking of how to decode it. If you are not sure where to find the serial number, check any of these places:
- The refrigerator’s ceiling
- The side walls
- The door
- Behind the crisper drawer
- The kickplate in front of the appliance at the bottom
See the video below for clarification
If you are still unsure how to determine the age of your Frigidaire refrigerator, contact Frigidaire customer service. They will provide the information you seek.
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