What General Electric appliance serial number means

One of the largest and oldest appliance manufacturers in the U.S., General Electric, sold its appliance business to China’s Hier along with its plants in 2016. Traditionally, General Electric does not indicate the year of manufacture on washing machines, refrigerators, and other types of appliances. Sometimes the year of manufacture may be listed on a sticker along with the serial number. You should know that the assembly date of your GE washing machine is listed on the serial number, and you can tell the age of your washing machine from the serial number. In this article, I will tell you how to find out the assembly date of your GE brand washing machine

The information sticker can have different shapes, it depends on when the washing machine was assembled and in which factory. I have shown you what stickers are, and now about where you can find information about your washer or dryer.

Washer GE serial number lookup

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.

Finding the serial number of GE top-loading washing machines

On top-loading washing machines the serial number can be found under the top cover at the attachment point, look at the photo, the sticker will be attached either in the center or on the side. Open the lid and look, you will see a safety sticker and next to it a sticker with information. The second sticker will be on the side at the bottom, closer to the front of the washer. There may be a third sticker, but not necessarily, in most cases the washing machine only has two stickers, if you don’t find a sticker on the wall of the washing machine, then it is on the back. In any case, moving your washing machine is not the best idea, but alas, you will have to move it if necessary.

Finding the serial number in GE front-loading washing machines

In front-loading washers and dryers, the sticker is under the loading door, you can see it if you open the hatch and look at the washer case under the hatch. The second sticker is usually on the right side wall closer to the front of the washing machine. The third sticker may be on the back of the washing machine, but like I said, it may not be there, if the sticker is on the side wall, it’s probably not on the back wall, and vice versa.

Structure of General Electric washing machine serial numbers, explained

You will need the serial number of your GE washer when you register on the GE website. You’ll also need the serial number when you contact a service center, and you’ll also need the model number. If you need to know how old your washing machine is, the serial number can help you, you can use the serial number to determine the year and month the washing machine was built. The structure of the serial number is very simple and usually has the format LD640857. Sometimes the serial number may have a suffix as a letter at the end of the serial number LD640857 B.

Example of decoding a GE washer serial number

Let’s take a look at the serial number of your LD640857 B washing machine. The serial number has two parts, the first part is the date of manufacture and the second part is the serial number of the washing machine. This number encodes the information on which assembly line the washing machine was assembled.

What year is my General Electric washing machine

How old is my GE washing machine, GE appliance age by serial number, the assembly date month and year are the first two letters of the serial number. You should know that the GE manufacturing date is repeated with a 12-year cycle. When this designation was adopted, it was decided that a 12-year cycle was sufficient. A GE washing machine model is usually manufactured for 3 to 5 years. So if you need to orient your washer’s production date to the 12-year cycle, you need to match the model number to the serial number.

A washing machine or refrigerator and other appliances have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Ten years after the last model of the product, or even less, the production of spare parts ceases, and service centers may well refuse to repair, because the life of the appliance has already expired and the washing machine is considered obsolete. GE implies that it is necessary to replace the washing machine with a new one.

GE date codes

Month/Year 1977 1989 2001 2013 20251978 1990 2002 2014 20261979 1991 2003 2015 20271980 1992 2004 2016 20281981 1993 2005 2017 20301982 1994 2006 2018 2031 1983 1995 2007 2019 20321984 1996 2008 2020 20331985 1997 2009 2021 20341986 1998 2010 2022 20351987 1999 2011 2023 20361988 2000 2012 2024 2037

General Electric Home Appliances Production Date Code

GE – 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 -12 Year Cycling Code
Code Year Year Year Year
A 1977 1989 2001 2013
D 1978 1990 2002 2014
F 1979 1991 2003 2015
G 1980 1992 2004 2016
H 1981 1993 2005 2017
L 1982 1994 2006 2018
M 1983 1995 2007 2019
R 1984 1996 2008 2020
S 1985 1997 2009 2021
T 1986 1998 2010 2022
V 1987 1999 2011 2023
Z 1988 2000 2012 2024
  • 640857 – The serial number also contains service information, but it is intended for service centers and quality control departments. This number can contain information about the assembly line number, suppliers of components. For the consumer, we will assume that it is just the serial number of the manufactured device.
  • B – or another letter, usually A, B, C. The assembly line code. Why is this letter not on all serial numbers? It’s very simple, for example there are two assembly lines in a factory. On these lines, which assemble the same model of washing machine. If you do not add an additional symbol, the factory will produce equipment with duplicate serial numbers, and also knowing the line code can easily identify the place of manufacture of the washing machine.
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