GE recalls 1.3 million dishwashers due to a fire hazard

    An electrical failure in the heating element is to blame for a recent recall of over 1.3 million GE dishwashers sold in the United States under the brand names GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile, and Hotpoint between March 2006 and August 2009.

    “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.”

    The model and serial numbers can be found on a metallic plate located on the left wall of the dishwasher. Models, brands and serial numbers are as follows:

    Brands: GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile, Hotpoint

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    Modal numbers begin with: GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61, GSD62, GSD63, GSD66, GSD67, GSD69, GLDL, PDW7, PDWF7, EDW4, EDW5, EDW6,GHD4, GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6, HLD4

    Serial numbers begin with: FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL, AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM, MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM, AR, DR, FR, GR

    Visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website for more information.

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