GE announces dishwasher recall because of fire hazard

The GE Profile dishwasher shown in this kitchen is one of those units subject to the new GE dishwasher recall.

Some GE Profile dishwashers have been recalled. (Photo: CC BY-ND/Kricket/Flickr)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that GE is recalling 174,000 dishwashers because of a manufacturer’s defect that can cause a fire. GE Profile and GE Monogram dishwashers are under scrutiny in this recall.

GE dishwasher recall subjects

According to the CPSC, a manufacturer’s defect exists that makes certain GE Profile and GE Monogram dishwashers unsafe. Water condensation can drip into the electronic control board, which can create a short circuit that results in an overheated connector. Fire can be the result.

GE Profile dishwashers made between July 2002 and December 2005 are subject to the GE dishwasher recall, as are GE Monograms manufactured from January 2004 through December 2006.

BrandModel Number PrefixSerial Number Prefix
GE ProfilePDW9200J, PDW9280JMF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG,
VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH
PDW9800J, PDW9880JMF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG,
VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH
PDW9700JMF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG,
VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH
GE MonogramZBD6800K00, ZBD6800K01, ZBD6800K03, ZBD6800K10AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH,
HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL
ZBD6880K00, ZBD6880K01, ZBD6880K03, ZBD6880K10AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH,
HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL,
TL, VL, ZL
ZBD6890K00, ZBD6890K01, ZBD6890K03, ZBD6890K10DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH,
LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL
ZBD0700K00, ZBD0700K01, ZBD0700K03, ZBD0700K10VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL,
GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL
ZBD0710K00, ZBD0710K01, ZBD0710K03, ZBD0710K10RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH,
ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL, TL, VL

Owners of affected models

Consumers are advised to stop using GE dishwasher recall products, disconnect them from the electric supply and contact GE for free in-home repair. Alternatively, a $200 rebate for a new GE Profile or $400 for a new GE Monogram is available. More info is available from GE at 877-275-6840 between 8 a.m. And 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Also visit www.geappliances.com/recall for details.

Sources

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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