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

The manufacturing date is coded into the serial number (not the model number) of each appliance. Our serial numbers begin with two letters followed by six numbers. The first letter identifies the month and the second letter identifies the year it was manufactured. 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.

Note: Every ten years or so, we run through the alphabet, and start over at letter A. So, some serial numbers may be duplicated, but correspond with different years. (i.e., 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.


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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
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.