GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky. announced a voluntary recall of GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint Dishwashers because an electrical failure in the dishwasher's heating element can pose a fire hazard. The affected dishwashers were sold in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel exterior colors and finishes. All affected model and series numbers are listed here and can be found on a metallic plate located on the left tub wall visible when the door is opened. The recalled dishwashers were sold at appliance dealers, authorized builder distributors and other stores nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009 for between $350 and $850.
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. For all dishwashers, contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $75 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control plastic tub dishwasher, or a rebate of $100 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control stainless tub dishwasher or GE Profile top control dishwasher. Consumers should not return the recalled dishwashers to the retailer where they purchased as retailers are not prepared to take the units back. For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (866) 918-8760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.