To determine the age of your appliance, use your serial number (not the model number) to identify the date it was manufactured. Our serial numbers begin with two letters, followed by six numbers, with a letter at the end. The two 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 corresponding letters for months and years are in the chart below. For example, if the serial number begins with the letters "GA," the appliance was manufactured in April of 2001 or April of 2013.
The letter that corresponds with the year (2nd letter) rotates approximately every 12 years, so some serial numbers may point to different years. For example, a serial number of "AD" could indicate the appliance was manufactured in January of 2002 or January of 2014.
Since serial numbers may identify different years, the owner's manual can often be used to help pinpoint the date of manufacture. Most owner's manuals have a date listed on the front page or back page of the manual. This is usually printed next to a publication number on the manual and looks something like 02-20 (February of 2020), 01-21 (January of 2021) or 04/17 (April of 2017). The print date may not exactly match the month and year from your serial number. As long as it is close to the serial number, it will verify that you have determined the correct age. Check the owner's manual for the print date.
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 an appliance 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 was manufactured in April of 2001 or April of 2013.
Note: Every twelve years we run through the alphabet letters listed in the chart and start over at letter A. So, some serial numbers may be duplicated and correspond with different years. For example, a serial number of AD could be January 2002 or January 2014.
Since serial numbers may identify different years, the Owner's Manual can often be used to help pinpoint the date of manufacture. Most Owner's Manuals have a date listed on the front page or back page of the manual. This is usually printed next to a publication number on the manual and looks something like 02-20 (February of 2020), 01-21 (January of 2021) or 04/17 (April of 2017). The print date may not exactly match the month and year from your serial number. As long as it is close to the serial number, it will verify that you have determined the correct age. You can check the Owner's Manual for the specific model you own for a publication date.
The serial number of your GE washer/dryer can be found in the following location. This information can also be used to find the serial number of your washer/dryer. You should know that there are always at least two places on your washer/dryer where the serial number is located. One sticker is in an easily accessible location and is designed so that the consumer can easily find information about their washer/dryer. The second sticker is technical and is used at the factory to control the washer movement during assembly and is always placed on the outside to identify the washer during production and packaging, it is a bar code. There is also an information sticker on the packing box, of course the box is likely to be disposed of, but you can cut out the sticker and keep it.
You will need to find your serial/model tag and record the numbers and letters on this, then looking at the first four numbers you should be able to work out the manufacture date. The format is yyww For example:
This recall involves six models of GE-brand French Door Refrigerators with bottom freezers in fingerprint resistant stainless steel, which were manufactured from February 2020 through August 2021. The brand name, model, and serial number for each unit are printed on a label located on the top of the left side of the interior of the refrigerator compartment. The refrigerators are 36 inches wide.
One of the most important steps in any repair is getting the right replacement parts. You need parts that fit into your appliance with all the same connections and ratings as the original components. To do this, the best way is to know the model and the serial number of your appliance. These numbers will help you track down the appliance manual and replacement parts catalog and identify the exact part-numbers you need for the repair.
GE microwaves are among the most popular brands and many people will find that swooping GE logo on their microwaves at home. GE has three different places where you might find a serial number depending on the type of microwave you have. Check all three in order of ease with your microwave setup.
The easiest place to look for a serial number is on the inside walls. Most microwave brands print the serial number on the inside of some microwave models. GE microwaves tend to print the serial number and model number on the left-hand wall. Open your microwave door and look left to the left-hand wall. It is usually right in the center or toward the door.
For microwaves designed to be mounted above your stove or counter, GE prints the model and serial number on the underside. This makes it easier to look at the serial number for above-the-range microwaves without opening or flipping it around. If you have a GE mounted microwave that was intended to be mounted, then check the underside.
The Whirlpool family of appliances includes many popular and common brands like KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, and more. If your microwave is made by a Whirlpool brand, then it will follow the same model production and labeling outline as Whirlpool because the same company is building the standard. There are three places to look for a serial number on a Whirlpool family microwave.
The first place to look is behind the microwave door. Most microwaves have some amount of door pocket, which is the inset that the door fit into. In this door pocket, on the front-facing frame, you might find the printed model number and serial number of your microwave. This is most often on the upper frame, but may also be found on the vertical frames.
The next place to look is underneath the vent. Over-the-range microwave designs often include a vent so that they can act as an oven/stove vent as well as a microwave. Remove the vent cover housing beneath the control panel. The serial number and model number should be printed on the front-facing surface revealed by removing the vent.
Of course, there are brands of microwaves other than GE and those in the Whirlpool family. Panasonic, for example, also makes microwaves and you may have one. If so, you can find the model and serial number by looking around the microwave door.
Open your Panasonic microwave door and look to the right. The control panel extends forward to create a door pocket and on that inner door-frame surface is the model and serial number. It is on the door-facing side of the control panel housing.
Samsung also makes microwaves and they occasionally need repair. If you are shopping for spare parts for a Samsung microwave, it helps to know where this brand leaves its serial number on the appliances.
Once you've found a match for these model numbers, the next step is to check out the serial number. Affected models will have a serial number that starts with one of the following letter combinations: DR, FR, GR, HR, LR, MR, RR, SR, TR, VR, ZR, AS, DS, FS, GS, HS, LS, MS.
If you do have a fridge affected by this recall, keep your model and serial numbers handy and call GE's recall hotline at 1-888-345-4671 (available weekdays, 8 am through 5 pm EST). You should be able to speak to a representative who will set up an appointment to get the issue fixed free of charge.
Are you looking for a Whirlpool appliance age serial number decoder? Whirlpool explains that in most cases, the code follows this pattern: The first alphabetic character represents the manufacturing division code. The second alphabetic character represents the year of manufacture, which you can look up online. The first and second digits represent the week of the year the product was manufactured. The remaining numbers represent a manufacturing order.
According to LG, the first numeric character in the serial number represents the last digit of the year in which it was made. The second and third numeric characters indicate the month when the appliance was manufactured. 2b1af7f3a8