How to Determine the Age or Manufacture Date of a GE Appliance

To determine the age of your appliance, use your serial number (not model number) to find date of manufacture. Our serial numbers begin with two letters followed by six numbers. The 2 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 identifies 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 age is April of 2001.

  • The letter that corresponds with the year (2nd digit) rotates approximately every 10 years, so some serial numbers may correspond with different years. For example, a serial number of AD could be January 2002 or January 2014.

  • If you are still unsure of the year of manufacture, Contact Us with your model and serial number for further assistance.

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

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

For information on old RCA appliances, see RCA Appliance Age or Manufacture Date.