GE Recalls Profile and Monogram Dishwashers

A large recall of about 174,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">GE Profile™ and GE Monogram® Dishwashers have been issued by GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Kentucky, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled dishwashers immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board, causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector, which poses a fire hazard to consumers. To date, 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. No injuries have been reported.

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:

• Model Number begins with: PDW9200J, PDW9280J; 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

• Model Number begins with: PDW9800J, PDW9880J; 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

• Model Number begins with: 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

GE Monogram

• Model Number begins with: ZBD6800K00, ZBD6800K01, ZBD6800K03, ZBD6800K10; Serial Number begins 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

• Model Number begins with: ZBD6880K00, ZBD6880K01, ZBD6880K03, ZBD6880K10; 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, SL, TL, VL, ZL

• Model Numbers begin with: ZBD6890K00, ZBD6890K01, ZBD6890K03, ZBD6890K10; Serial Numbers begin with: 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

• Model Numbers begin with: ZBD0700K00, ZBD0700K01, ZBD0700K03, ZBD0700K10; Serial Numbers begin with: VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL

• Model Numbers begin with: ZBD0710K00, ZBD0710K01, ZBD0710K03, ZBD0710K10; Serial Numbers begin with: 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

GE Profile™ and GE Monogram® Dishwashers, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold at retail stores nationwide, appliance dealers, and authorized builder distributors from July 2003 through December 2006 for between $750 and $1,400.

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. 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. GE can be reached, toll-free, at (877) 275-6840 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the company’s website at www.geappliances.com/recall.

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