GE Appliance - How to Determine the Age or Manufacture Date

Knowing the date your appliance was manufactured can be useful. You might need it to determine your appliance's warranty status, or you might need it to help you decide whether it is time to replace your appliance.

 

To determine the age of your appliance, use your serial number (not the model number) to identify the date it was manufactured. Our serial numbers begin with two letters, followed by six numbers, with a letter at the end. The two letters at the beginning of the serial number tell you the month and year it was made. Where is my model and serial number located?

  • The first letter identifies the month.

  • The second letter is the year.

 

The corresponding letters for months and years are in the chart below. For example, if the serial number begins with the letters "GA," the appliance was manufactured in April of 2001 or April of 2013.

  • The letter that corresponds with the year (2nd letter) rotates approximately every 12 years, so some serial numbers may point to different years. For example, a serial number of "AD" could indicate the appliance was manufactured in January of 2002 or January of 2014.

  • Since serial numbers may identify different years, the owner's manual can often be used to help pinpoint the date of manufacture. Most owner's manuals have a date listed on the front page or back page of the manual. This is usually printed next to a publication number on the manual and looks something like 02-20 (February of 2020), 01-21 (January of 2021) or 04/17 (April of 2017). The print date may not exactly match the month and year from your serial number. As long as it is close to the serial number, it will verify that you have determined the correct age. Check the owner's manual for the print date.

  • If you are still unsure of the year of manufacture after checking the age finder chart below, please Contact Us with your model and serial number for further assistance.

 

Appliance Manufacture Date Code Chart:

 

Letter

Month (first letter)

Years (second letter)

A

January

2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1944

B

--

1945

C

--

1946

D

February

2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1947

E

--

1969, 1948

F

March

2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1949

G

April

2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1950

H

May

2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1951

J

--

1952

K

--

1953

L

June

2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1954

M

July

2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1955

N

--

1972, 1956

P

--

1973, 1957

R

August

2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1958

S

September

2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1959

T

October

2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1960

V

November

2011, 1999, 1987, 1975

Z

December

2012, 2000, 1988, 1976

AY

--

1965

BZ

--

1966

CA

--

1967

DB

--

1968

VU

--

1961

WV

--

1962

XW

--

1963

YX

--

1964

Knowing the date your appliance was manufactured doesn't give you a complete picture of your appliance. If you need additional assistance with your appliance, visit our Owner Support Library