One of the first things you need when you start working on an appliance is the model number. Otherwise, unless there's a tech sheet with the machine, there's no way to find technical info on it. But what do you do when the model number tag has been damaged or removed? It's a rare occurrence, but one that can cause a major roadblock in a repair. Here's an example of one such situation:
As you can see, both the model and serial numbers are almost entirely illegible. Fortunately, there's a simple and easy trick thought up by the clever @Art4corners to circumvent this problem -- scan the barcode!
For anyone with a smartphone, this is simple enough to do. Just download a free smartphone app, such as this one that Art4corners used, and show it the barcode. That will show your model number plain as day.
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