Marking of LG washing machine models

When purchasing a washing machine from the Korean company LG, you need to pay attention to its labeling. In an alphanumeric combination, the manufacturer indicates the main parameters of the unit. When deciphering the designation, you need to take into account the country in which the washing machine was manufactured.

  • Where can I find the markings?
  • How to decrypt
  • What designations do European manufacturers of SMA LG use?
  • Features of marking washing machines made in the USA
  • Conclusion

Where can I find the markings?

The model description is indicated on a special sticker, which may be present in the following places:

  • outer side of the door;
  • back wall;
  • Often the manufacturer indicates markings on the body below the hatch.

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Advice! If you have any difficulties finding a sticker, you can use the passport, which indicates the model type.






How to decrypt

In order not to make a mistake when choosing a product, you need to understand the marking features of LG washing machines. Front loading is indicated by the letter F, which is indicated immediately after the company name. After the Latin characters there is a numerical combination by which you can determine the spin speed. Direct drive products are identified by the D symbol.

lg washing machine labeling

Most models are equipped with a device designed to generate steam. Thanks to this option, the user can achieve better quality washing. The marking determines the capacity of the unit. For small apartments, it is better to buy a washing machine that can wash up to 4 kg of laundry. The marking of such products contains the letter S.

More capacious SMAs are marked with the L sign and allow you to wash up to 5 kg of items. The most productive devices have the letter T on their label. If necessary, a housewife can simultaneously wash up to 8 kg of laundry. To use the drying function, pay attention to the presence of the letter H.

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For example, the buyer purchased a model with the inscription F1096LDSH on it.

To understand the characteristics of the unit, you need to decipher the designation on the label:

  1. LG is the name of the company that released the product.
  2. F indicates front loading order.
  3. Using the following number you can determine the spin speed of things. The number 10 means the machine supports 1000 rpm.
  4. Users are interested in the depth of the device, which can be determined by the letters S and W. The letter S is indicated on super-narrow products that are 35 cm wide. However, this model is not suitable for a family of 4 people. In this case, it is best to pay attention to washing machines with a width of 45 cm. The letter W is present on the label of such machines.
  5. The device is equipped with a steaming function, which allows you not only to clean, but also to disinfect things.
  6. H indicates that the unit is equipped with additional options. It is necessary to study the list of device capabilities before purchasing.

Features of LG washing machines: pros and cons

Domestic production allows you to significantly reduce the price of models, but the reverse of the issue is the quality of the products: LG washing machines produced in South Korea undergo a more stringent quality control procedure.

Assembling washing machines in the Russian Federation, unfortunately, although it reduces the cost, does not reduce it in comparison with models from other companies. This is explained by the high cost of installed parts and the complexity of installing and setting up various technological features of LG brand washing machines.

A possible drawback in some cases may be the complete absence of top-loading washing machines in LG’s lineup. However, this need is more of an exclusive request than a permanent one: front-loading washing machines are much more convenient to use due to the space savings and convenience when removing washed laundry.

Although LG does not have “vertical” washing machines, we still suggest you read our article in which we compared front-loading and top-loading washing machines.

What designations do European manufacturers of SMA LG use?

European designations are practically no different from the markings of the CIS countries. First, let's look at the order of decoding LG F14U2QCN2:

  1. The product has a fountain loading method (F).
  2. The number 14 after F indicates the spin speed (1400 rpm).
  3. European models may have a mechanical (U2) or touch (U) control system. This product uses a mechanical control system, as U2 is present in the marking.

The QCN combination can be deciphered as follows:

  1. Q indicates maximum load.
  2. C denotes the design type of the machine that the user purchased.
  3. There is no spin option in the device, since the letter N is on the label.

By the last number you can find out about the appearance of the unit. The number 2 is applied to washing machines that have a white body and chrome doors.

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Coding of Indesit washing machine models

The production of washing machines is one of the key activities of the Indesit brand. Decoding the labeling of household appliances from this company has its own nuances.

The first letter in the encoded code is the designation of the series to which the selected model belongs. Indesit produces devices of the Innex (N), Eco Time (I) and Prime (P) series. The second letter (W) determines the type of household appliance - washing machine.

The third designation in the letter code indicates the type of machine - narrow (S) or top-loading (T). If there is no symbol at this place, then the device has standard dimensions and front loading.

Indesit washing machine panel

The last letter indicates the type of control - electrical or mechanical.

The alphabetic code is followed by a digital encoding. The first number is the size of the maximum load of laundry into the drum in kilograms.

The next two digits determine the spin speed. The numerical value indicated on the label must be multiplied by 100 to obtain information about the number of spin revolutions per minute.

The last digit in the marking determines the type of design that is characteristic of Indesit.

At the very end of the marking there is information about the country in which the device was assembled. The letter L means Russian assembly, EU - European.

Washing machine panel

When choosing a technique, it is useful to know information about the decoding of markings. Knowing the encoding will help you not only decide on a purchase, but also quickly learn about the functions of a particular model. Please note that when purchasing parts for a washing machine, you need to know not only the markings of the device itself, but also the markings on the part (for example, a bearing or belt).

Features of marking washing machines made in the USA

Americans prefer to use units that are equipped with additional options. The compactness of the device is not of key importance, since people live in spacious houses. Washing machines are equipped with a large drum. In the American LG CMAs there is no brand name.

The owner of the WM3370HVA unit can take advantage of the following benefits:

  1. First there is the letter W, which indicates the type of household appliance.
  2. American consumers most often use side-by-side (M) machines.
  3. Products that operate on the vertical loading principle are marked with the letter T.
  4. The numbers 3370 indicate the series of the machine.
  5. The unit supports steam mode (H) and is made in silver color (V).
  6. The last letter A means that the device must be mounted on a pedestal. It comes with the washing machine.

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General description of different models

Deciphering the markings can reveal much more to us than just the country of origin of the Bosch machine. If we correctly decipher the marking designation, we will learn about the main parameters of a particular model without even looking at its instructions. Let's start with the designations indicating whether the washing machine belongs to a particular series. Today, Bosch produces several lines of washing machines: 2 Classixx, 4 Maxx, 6 Avantixx, 8 Logixx, etc.

There are rulers that are designated by a group of letter symbols. We decided to focus your attention on them.

  1. WAE - this code designates the standard Maxx 6 with or without a display.
  2. WLX – with this code the manufacturer designates a Maxx 5 with a narrow body and a display (in some cases there is no display).
  3. WFR - this three-digit code indicates a full-sized Bosch Maxx Comfort washing machine with front loading and a good display.
  4. WAA - having seen this code, we should know that this is a Classixx 5 washing machine with a display.
  5. The WFX is a standard Maxx Advantage with an excellent display.
  6. WOT, WOR - and these codes, as you may have guessed, designate Bosch top-loading washing machines.
  7. WFCX - This rare four-digit code points us to the Maxx Advantage with a custom narrow body and screen.

We have given quite a few examples, but have not yet fully disclosed any marking designation. The time has come to move on from scattered examples to practical decoding. Let's take a closer look at the Bosch WLT20271OE washing machine.

SM Bosch marking

The first letter of the marking designation is constantly repeated. Whatever model you take, it will start with W. Why is this so? Yes, because W is a washing machine. The second letter will depend on the type of washing unit we have to deal with. In our case it is the letter L, but the letters O, A, K or I can be used:

  • L – washing machine with a narrow body 45 cm with horizontal loading;
  • I – built-in machine with horizontal loading;
  • O – vertical loading washing machine;
  • A – a machine that has a depth of 60 cm and horizontal loading;
  • K – this washing machine is capable of drying clothes.

The third letter of the marking designation indicates the series to which a particular model belongs. To help you understand what this means, let's give specific examples. In our case it is the letter T, but it could be K, G, H, S, W or Y.

  1. The letters K or T indicate that the model belongs to the 6 series.
  2. The letters G or H indicate that the machine belongs to the 4th series.
  3. The letters S or W tell us that the washer is from the 8th series.
  4. The letter Y identifies the machine as a Home Professional appliance.

We continue to decipher the marking designation. After the third letter we have the number 20. It indicates the maximum spin speed. What options are there: 20 – 1000 rpm, 24 – 1200 rpm, 28 – 1400 rpm, 32 – 1600 rpm, 36 – 1800 rpm, 40 – 2000 rpm.

The next two digits indicate the control type of the Bosch washing machine. In our example, the numbers are 27, they mean electronic control. There is also mechanical control, but it is almost never found nowadays. The last number indicates the design of the machine, in our case 1 – classic design. Most models are produced only in the classic design, so the number 1 is invariably present in all markings.

The last two characters, as you may have guessed, are a letter index that determines the origin of the washing machine. In our example, this is OE, which means that the machine was made in Russia, Belarus or Ukraine. Most likely, we are talking about the Russian model.

Buyers do not like Russian-made Bosch cars. The warranty on them is only a year, their assembly is disgusting and they do not last long, although they are cheaper than the “Europeans”.


In order to “get the hang of it” and learn to immediately decipher any marking designation of one or another Bosch washing machine, you need to practice as much as possible. We will do this, along the way giving interesting examples for you, our readers. Let's take a closer look at the Bosch WM16S740 machine.

Everything is clear with the first letter, but we have not yet encountered the second letter - M. What does it mean in this context? Everything is very simple: the letter M indicates that this washing machine has front loading. The first digit of our marking designation is 16. This is the speed of the drum; in this model, the spin speed reaches 1600 rpm.

In our example, the number series is broken by the letter S. It indicates the type of platform on which a specific model is made. There are several platforms: A, E, S, F, T and X. S stands for the new F20 platform.

  1. A is the FX 60 cm Entry base platform.
  2. E is one of the oldest FV 60 cm base platforms.
  3. F – narrow platform SX 44 cm Entry.
  4. T – vertical PV platform.
  5. X – narrow advanced platform SV 44 cm.

The last three digits of the WM16S740 marking are no longer so interesting. They indicate to us the type of control of the washing machine and its design.


Another interesting example is the Bosch WLG2416MOE marking. Let's decipher it. W - everyone understands that this is a washing machine. L – model with a narrow body. G – belonging to the old line of narrow cars. 24 is, as you may have guessed, the speed of the drum – 1200 rpm. Next we have the number 1, which indicates not the design, but the generation of the control system. In this case, we are dealing with the younger (rather primitive) generation.

What's next? Next comes number 6. This number indicates to us the type of leakage protection. There are machines with complete protection against leaks, which is designated by the number 4; in our case, partial protection is number 6.

The numbers are over and we have three letters left. Let's start with the letter M. It tells us that the model has been modified. The last two letters are the manufacturer's index. OE - the car was made in Russia, Belarus or Ukraine.


The full model name is Bosch Logixx 8 VarioPerfect WAS20443OE, but we are interested in the second alphanumeric part of the marking. A – the machine is front loading. The letter S identifies the machine as a premium class equipment with a load of up to 8 kg. 20 is the rotation speed of the drum, in this case 1000 rpm. Next, the number 4 indicates that the machine has a digital display.

What's next, and then we have the number 4, which indicates that the machine has complete protection against water leaks. The number 3 indicates the type of housing design. There remain two letters of the manufacturer's index OE, but we already know what they mean.


To consolidate our success, let’s decipher another marking designation Bosch WAE24460OE. Now we can do this relatively easily. So let's get started. The letter A tells us that the hatch of this washing machine is not on the top, but in the front - front loading. The next letter E tells us that this is not a simple free-standing machine, but a built-in one, and you can even hang a door on it, since there are fastenings for hinges on the front wall of the case.

Further, everything is simpler. 24 - means that the machine is capable of spinning clothes at speeds up to 1200 rpm. 4 is the most complete protection against water leaks. 6 – modern digital display. 0 – standard design. OE – produced in the Russian Federation, Belarus, or Ukraine.

That's the whole decryption. If you have good instructions, you can quickly understand what certain symbols mean in the marking of a particular Bosch washing machine. All that remains is to go to the store and buy the best “home assistant”. But keep in mind that buying a good machine is only half the battle; you need to learn how to use a Bosch washing machine, and this is a topic for a separate publication.


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2 reader comments

  1. 08/13/2020 at 19:33


    WAN280L8SN - decrypt.


  2. 01/01/2021 at 21:34


    We have been using WFCX2460OE for 18 years. So where do you think it was collected?


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