Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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

GE Profile™ top-loading clothes washer (gray)
Recall date: September 15, 2016
Recall number: 16-265

Recall Summary

Name of product: GE Profile™ top-loading clothes washers
An electrical component in the washers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: GE Appliances toll-free at 877-830-9732 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.geappliances.com and click “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.
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Recall Details

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About 222,000 (in addition, about 450 were sold in Canada)
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:

Brand Model Serial Number
GE Profile WPGT9350
All serial numbers included
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.
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.
GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.
GEA Products, L.P., of Louisville, Ky.
Manufactured in
South Korea

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