General Electric Date Codes

The breakdown for General Electric Serial Numbers is:

1st Alpha Character = Month Manufactured
2nd Alpha Character = Year Manufactured

GE (USA) - Month Code
Code Month
A January
D February
F March
G April
H May
L June
M July
R August
S September
T October
V November
Z December
GE (USA) - 12 Year Cycling Code
Code Year Year Year
F   1991 2003
G 1980 1992 2004
H 1981 1993 2005
L 1982 1994 2006
M 1983 1995 2007
R 1984 1996 2008
S 1985 1997 2009
T 1986 1998 2010
V 1987 1999 2011
Z 1988 2000 2012
A 1989 2001 2013
D 1990 2002 2014

Examples of GE / Hotpoint Date Codes:

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GE Refrigerator Tag
For Example, GE Refrigerator Model No.: TBX22PAYARBB with
SN: ZR525322 Was Manufactured in December 1996 (F06-013).
GE Dishwasher Tag
For Example, GE Dishwasher Model No.: GSD700T-62BA with
SN: RL778860B Was Manufactured in August 1994 (F06-013).
Hotpoint Dryer Tag
For Example, Hotpoint Dryer Model No.: NVLR333EV0WW with
SN: LV227019H Was Manufactured in June 1999 (F06-010).
HotPoint Ranger Tag
For Example, Hotpoint Range Model No.: R B526 C3WW with
SN: RD166115R Was Manufactured in August 2002.

GE Insurance Claims

For Insurance claims, it is important that forensic engineers be able to determine the date that an appliance was manufactured. Fires often destroy paper or metal foil tags. Most major appliance manufacturers (Whirlpool and Electrolux) stamp hidden date codes into the metal of their appliances. If anyone knows where GE's hidden date codes are, please contact me.