RECALL: Dishwashers for Fire Hazard
There have been 7 reports of fires due to the heating element in these dishwashers failing.
GE is recalling five lines of their dishwashers due to fire hazard. An electrical failure in the dishwasher's heating element can pose a fire hazard.
There have been 15 reports of failures in the heating elements, including seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage.
The recall includes GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint brand dishwashers.
Model Number Begins With (except Hotpoint): GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61, GSD62, GSD63, GSD66, GSD67, GSD69, GLDL, PDW7, PDWF7, EDW4, EDW5, EDW6, GHD4, GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6Model Number Begins With (Hotpoint): HLD4Serial Number Begins With: FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL, AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM, MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM, AR, DR, FR, GR.
The dishwashers were sold at appliance dealers nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, "Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire. For all dishwashers, contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $75 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control plastic tub dishwasher, or a rebate of $100 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control stainless tub dishwasher or GE Profile top control dishwasher. Consumers should not return the recalled dishwashers to the retailer where they purchased as retailers are not prepared to take the units back."
Consumers can contact GE at 866-918-8760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at www.geappliances.com/recall.