The breakdown for General Electric Serial Numbers is:
1st Alpha Character = Month Manufactured
2nd Alpha Character = Year Manufactured
|GE (USA) - Month Code|
|GE (USA) - 12 Year Cycling Code|
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.