Dishwashers Recalled for Electrical Short

By WBNG News

Dishwashers Recalled for Electrical Short

October 26, 2010 Updated Oct 26, 2010 at 5:42 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) General Electric is recalling almost 175.000 GE Profile and GE Monogram Dishwashers.

Water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board, causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector.

This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

GE has received five reports of fires, four of which caused minor damage to the kitchen countertops where the dishwashers were installed and one caused minor damage to adjacent cabinets and smoke damage to the home.

This recall involves the GE Profile dishwashers manufactured between July 2003 and December 2005 and GE Monogram dishwashers manufactured between January 2004 and December 2006.

They were sold in white, black, bisque, stainless steel and with custom panels.

The recalled model and serial numbers listed below are located on the inside on the front left side of the dishwasher tubs.

GE Profile Brand Model Number Begins With:

PDW9200J, PDW9280J, PDW9800J, PDW9880J, PDW9700J

Serial Number Begins With:
MF, 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
MF, 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, MF, 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.

For the GE Monogram, model numbers start with:

ZBD6800K00, ZBD6800K01, ZBD6800K03, ZBD6800K10, ZBD6880K00, ZBD6880K01, ZBD6880K03, ZBD6880K10, ZBD6890K00, ZBD6890K01, ZBD6890K03, ZBD6890K10 , ZBD0700K00, ZBD0700K01, ZBD0700K03, ZBD0700K10,
ZBD0710K00, ZBD0710K01, ZBD0710K03, ZBD0710K10

And Serial Numbers begin with:
AG, 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
AG, 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, 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
VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL,
GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL
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

The dishwashers were sold at retail stores nationwide, appliance dealers and authorized builder distributors from July 2003 through December 2006 for between $750 and $1,400.

If you have one of these models, you should 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.

Contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $200 for the purchase of a new GE Profile dishwasher and a GE rebate of $400 for purchase of a new GE Monogram dishwasher.

For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (877) 275-6840 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.geappliances.com/recall

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