Aug. 10, 2012—GE recalled certain dishwashers, because an electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element could pose a fire hazard to consumers.
The following brands are involved in this recall: GE, GE Adora: GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint. The recalled dishwashers have a model number that begins with the following: EDW4, EDW5, EDW6, GHD4, GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6, GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GLDL, GSD61, GSD62, GSD63, GSD66, GSD67, GSD69, HLD4, PDW7 or PDWF7. The recalled dishwashers have a serial number that begins with the following: AM, AR, DM, DR, FL, FM, FR, GL, GM, GR, HL, HM, LL, LM, ML, MM, RM, SM, TM, VL, VM, ZL or ZM. The model and serial numbers can be found on a metallic plate that’s on the left-tub wall and are visible when the door is open.
The recalled dishwashers were sold at appliance dealers, authorized builder distributors and other stores nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009. GE received 15 reports of dishwasher heating-element failures, which include seven reports of fires and three that caused extensive property damage. No injuries were reported.
Consumers should stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electricity supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker that controls the dishwasher and inform all users about the risk of fire. Consumers also should contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a $75 rebate towards the purchase of a new GE front-control plastic-tub dishwasher, or a $100 rebate towards the purchase of a new GE front-control stainless-tub dishwasher or a GE Profile top-control dishwasher.
For more information, call GE at 866/918-8760 Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET or go to geappliances.com/recall.