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

The manufacturing date and year is coded into the serial number (not the model number) of the appliance. Our serial numbers begin with two letters. The first letter identifies the month and the second letter identifies the year. The corresponding letters, months, and years are below. For example, if the serial number begins with the letters "FJ," the appliance was made in March of 1952.

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
2003, 1991, 1979, 1949
G
April
2004, 1992, 1980, 1950
H
May
2005, 1993, 1981, 1951
J
--
1952
K
--
1953
L
June
2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1954
M
July
2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1955
N
--
1972, 1956
P
--
1973, 1957
R
August
2008, 1996, 1984, 1958
S
September
2009, 1997, 1985, 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