How to Find out How Old a Refrigerator Is

Many times when you move into a new home or apartment, you are left with the appliances already in the house. Sometimes this is a good thing, especially if they are new, but what do you do if the fridge in your new home doesn't have any paperwork with it? How can you tell how old your fridge is? This can be important, especially for service and parts. Here is how to check the age of your fridge.

How Old Is That Fridge?

Step 1

Open the door to the fridge and look for the serial number. It will be on a sticker, generally on the inside of the door. If it is not there, look inside the freezer. Write down the full serial number.

Step 2

Go to the website of the brand of your fridge. Many will have an option to check online for the manufacture date using the serial number.

Step 3

You can also go online to a general appliance website (see Resource below) to search for the year and month your unit was made.

Step 4

As a last resort, you can call the manufacturer of the refrigerator, give them the serial number and they will be able to tell you exactly when it was made.