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How Old is that Appliance?
« on: October 19, 2008, 08:08:52 AM »


Appliance manufacturers often use a date code as part the of the units serial number to signify when it was manufactured. We technicians use these date codes daily to assist in determining whether an appliance is still covered by a factory warranty in the absence of a purchase receipt. These codes and how to read them change from company to company, but I have put this list together covering how to break down the codes, and some examples of how to read them. This list will work for most newer appliances as long as you are reading from the correct format. Often times, appliances are made by one manufacturer for another so the format may not always look the same from appliance to appliance. I will update this list as I find changes, omissions, and corrections. If you need to know when an appliance was made, this list should help.



Amana
1st and 2nd Numeric Character = Year Manufactured
3rd and 4th Numeric Character = Week Manufactured
Example - 9605123456 was manufactured in the 5th Week (February) of 1996
*New products use Maytag or Whirlpool serial number format

Asko
1st - 4th Numeric Characters = Year Manufactured
5th and 6th Numeric Character = Week of Year Manufactured
Example - 20042800001 was manufactured in the 28th week (July) of 2004

Bosch
1st and 2nd Numeric Character + 20 = Year Manufactured
3rd and 4th Numeric Character = Month Manufactured
Example - FD821100067 was manufactured November of 82+20=102 or 2002
Example - FD730400030 was manufactured April of 73+20= 93 or 1993

Dacor
1st and 2nd Numeric Character = Year Manufactured
3rd and 4th Numeric Character = Month Manufactured
Example - DA06131246 was manufactured in the 13th week (March) of 2006

DCS
See Fisher&Paykel

Electrolux
1st Numeric Character = Last Digit of Year Manufactured
2nd and 3rd Numeric Characters = Week of Year Manufactured
Example - LA71503430 was manufactured in the 15th week (April) of 2007.

Estate
See Whirlpool

Eurotech
See Asko

Fisher&Paykel
1st Alpha Character = Year Manufactured
2nd Alpha Character = Month Manufactured
Example - RUM771495 was manufactured in November 2006.

F&P Year Codes
C=1 U=2 M=3 B=4 E=5 R=6 L=7 A=8 N=9 D=0
F&P Month Codes
F=1 I=2 S=3 H=4 E=5 R=6 P=7 A=8 Y=9 K=10 U=11 L=12

Frigidaire
See Electrolux

Gaggenau
See Bosch

General Electric
1st Alpha Character = Month Manufactured
2nd Alpha Character = Year Manufactured
Example - SF070596 was manufactured in September 2003.

GE Month Codes
A=Jan D=Feb F=Mar G=Apr H=May L=Jun M=Jul R=Aug S=Sep T=Oct V=Nov Z=Dec
GE Year Codes
F=1991/2003 G=1992/2004 H=1993/2005 L=1994/2006 M=1995/2007 R=1996/2008
S=1997/2009 T=1998/2010 V=1999/2011 Z=2000/2012 A=2001/2013 D=2002/2014

Gladiator
See Whirlpool

Hotpoint
See General Electric

ICON
See Electrolux

Ikea
See Whirlpool

Inglis
See Whirlpool

Jenn-Air
See Maytag

Kirkland
See Whirlpool

Kitchenaid
See Whirlpool

LG
1st Numeric Character = Last Digit of Year Manufactured
2nd and 3rd Numeric Characters = Month Manufactured
Example - 705KWSB01654 was manufactured May of 2007.

MagicChef
See Maytag

Maytag
1st Alpha Character = Year Manufactured
2nd Alpha Character = Month Manufactured
Example - 10270591EP was manufactured in August 2004.

Maytag Year Codes
B=1990 D=1991 F=1992 H=1993 K=1994 M=1995 Q=1996 S=1997 U=1998 W=1999 Y=2000 Z=2001
A=2002 C=2003 E=2004 G=2005 J=2006 L=2007 N=2008 P=2009 R=2010 T=2011 V=2012 X=2013
Maytag Month Codes
A/B=Jan C/D=Feb E/F=Mar G/H=Apr J/K=May L/M=Jun
N/Q=Jul P/S=Aug R/U=Sep T/W=Oct V/Y=Nov X/Z=Dec

Monogram
See General Electric

Roper
See Whirlpool

Sharp
Production month and year will be printed on the serial tag.

Thermador
See Bosch

U-line
1st and 2nd Numeric Characters = Year Manufactured
7th and 8th Numeric Characters = Month Manufactured
Example - 079469-01-1234 was manufactured January of 2007.

Viking
1st and 2nd Numeric Characters = Month Manufactured
3rd and 4th Numeric Characters = Day Manufactured
5th and 6th Numeric Characters = Year Manufactured
Example - 021508R00001234 was manufactured February 15th 2008.
*Some Viking refrigerators are manufactured by Amana and will reflect Amana date codes

Whirlpool
2nd or 3rd Alpha Character = Year Manufactured (Prior to 1990 1st Numeric = Last Digit of Year Manufactured)
1st and 2nd Numeric Character = Week Manufactured
Example - CSR2817974 was manufactured in the 28th week (July) of 2004.

Whirlpool Year Codes (after 1989)
X=1990 A=1991 B=1992 C=1993 D=1994 E=1995 F=1996 G=1997 H=1998 J=1999
K=2000 L=2001 M=2002 P=2003 R=2004 S=2005 T=2006 U=2007 W=2008 X=2009

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