LG serial numbers typically include a series of letters and numbers that can be used to identify the manufacturing date, model number, type of appliance, and other important information about the appliance. Here are the steps to decode a LG serial number:
Step 1: Locate the Serial Number
The serial number is usually located on a metal plate or sticker somewhere on the appliance.
The location of the serial number may vary depending on the type of appliance you are working with.
Some common places to look for the serial number include:
- On the back or side of a refrigerator
- On the rim or base of a dishwasher
- On the door jamb or control panel of a washing machine or dryer
- On the control panel of an oven or range
Step 2: Identify the Serial Number Format
LG serial numbers typically follow a universal convention:
- 12 characters in length consisting of both alpha and numberical characters.
- This first character of the LG serial number should always be numerical.
- This second and third characters of the LG serial number should always be numerical.
Step 3: Decode the Serial Number
Once you have identified the serial number, you can use the following table to decode the information:
- This first character of the LG serial number should be numerical. This characters denotes the last digit of the manufacture year.
- The decade of production is not present in LG appliances. This makes it difficult to fully determine the year of manufacturing.
- The second and third characters represent the month of manufacture, in a mm format.