How to Read a Scotsman Serial Number

/ Ice Machines, Preventative Maintenance & Cleaning / September 12

Reading a Scotsman Ice Machine Serial Number

If your ice machine needs a new part or repairs, having the right information on hand is key. When you contact a service technician or parts distributor, make sure to always have the model number and serial numbers readily available.

Scotsman ice machines have a plate on the back of their equipment featuring model and serial numbers. We already broke down how to find and read a Scotsman model number, which explain certain specifications for your model.

But what do those string of numbers and letters stand for on the serial number? They include codes indicating the production date and manufacturing location of your unit. The production date of your machine not only is important when it comes to part identification, but it also lets you know if certain components are obsolete.

Below is a quick and easy breakdown of how to read a Scotsman serial number.

How to Read a Scotsman Serial Number

Serial Number Date Codes Through May 2004

Scotsman ice machines manufactured through May 2004 feature date codes in the last three digits of the serial number. The final three digits feature two numbers representing the month and a letter representing the year.

Month Codes 



  • January – 07

  • February – 08

  • March – 09

  • April – 10

  • May – 11

  • June – 12

  • July – 01

  • August – 02

  • September – 03

  • October – 04

  • November – 05

  • December – 06


Year Codes




  • 1972 – N

  • 1973 – A

  • 1974 – P

  • 1975 – B

  • 1976 – Q

  • 1977 – C

  • 1978 – R

  • 1979 – D

  • 1980 – S

  • 1981 – E

  • 1982 – T

  • 1983 – F

  • 1984 – U

  • 1985 – G

  • 1986 – V

  • 1987 – H

  • 1988 – W





  • 1989 – J

  • 1990 – X

  • 1991 – K

  • 1992 – Y

  • 1993 – L

  • 1994 – Z

  • 1995 – M

  • 1996 – A

  • 1997 – N

  • 1998 – B

  • 1999 – P

  • 2000 – C

  • 2001 – R

  • 2002 – D

  • 2003 – S

  • 2004 – E

















Example of Date Code Through May 2004

If you own a Scotsman ice machine manufactured through May 2004, it could have a serial number that reads 123456-09D. Based off the last three digits we know that this model was produced in March 2002.

Serial Number Date Codes After May 2004

Scotsman units made after May 2004 feature have different serial number layouts and date codes. The date code is featured in the first four digits of the serial number. Of those four digits, the first two signify the production year while the third and fourth digits note the month it was manufactured.

For example, if your machine has the serial number 07111320123456, the first four digits indicate that the machine was made in November 2007.

Serial Number Site IDs After May 2004

The serial numbers on machines made after May 2004 also have a four-digit site ID number following the date code. In our example above (07111320123456), “1320” is the site ID in the serial number.

Want to learn more about your specific model? We have a large library of Scotsman manuals to help you find and read your serial number.


Comments

  1. This is helpful info for when Scotsman Ice online serial number reader is down. You should make a master list of any MFG that has serial numbers that show age.