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181,000 Front loading washers recalled

181,000 Front loading washers recalled

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on June 10, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 11 at 9:30 AM

GE is recalling 181,000 front-loading washing machines.

A wire can break in the machine and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing a fire and shock hazard.

GE is aware of seven incidents in which flames caused minor smoke damage. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves GE front-load washing machines without auxiliary water heating. Model and serial numbers are listed below.

Recalled washing machines were manufactured between December 2006 and February 2010. The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom right side and on the bottom door frame of the washers.

 

Brand      

Model Number Begins With:       

Serial Number Begins With:    

GE

WBVH5

AM, AR, AS, AT, DM, DR, DS, FM,
FR, FS, GM, GS, HM, HR, HS, LM,
LR, LS, MM, MR, MS, RM, RR, RS,
SM, SR, SS, TM, TR, TS, VM, VR,
VS, ZL, ZM, ZR, ZS

Department and various retail stores nationwide sold the washers from December 2006 through May 2010 for about $700.

If you have one of these unplug it from the electrical outlet and contact GE for a free repair. Consumers should not operate the washer until it has been repaired.

For more information, contact GE toll-free at (888) 345-4124 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's web site.

 

 

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