GE Appliances Recalls Top-Loading Clothes Washers Due to Fire Hazard

The recall involves three models of GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers. The washers come in gold, gray and white and measure about four cubic feet. “GE Profile” is printed on the front of the washers. The model number is located on the rear cover of the washer’s backsplash, above the water valve connections. Recalled washers have the following model and serial number ranges:

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    An electrical component in the washers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
  • Remedy
    Repair
  • Incidents
    GE Appliances has received 71 reports of internal washer components burning or catching fire, including three reports of fires resulting in about $129,000 in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled washers and contact GE Appliances for a free repair.
  • Sold At
    Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sears, The Home Depot and other stores nationwide from June 2003 through October 2011 for between $900 and $1,400.
 
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