GE Recalls 174,000 Dishwashers Because You Don't Need Flames To Clean Plates

It’s been a bad week for kitchen appliances. First Frigidaire recalls a ton of cooktops and ranges and now GE has issued a substantial recall on 174,000 of its Profile and Monogram dishwashers after learning of a potential fire hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “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. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the GE Profile dishwashers manufactured between July 2002 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.

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These washers were sold at retail stores nationwide from July 2003 through December 2006 for between $750 and $1,400.

The CPSC advises that owners of these recalled washers should immediately stop using them, 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 — (877) 275-6840 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to www.geappliances.com/recall — 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 Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard [CPSC]

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  1. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    You don’t NEEd flames to clean your dishes…. but it helps.

  2. samonela says:

    “You don’t need flames to clean plates”

    GE obviously hasn’t eaten any of my wife’s cooking.

  3. duxup says:

    I am pretty messy…

  4. kdui says:

    I want a picture. :(

  5. Consumeristing says:

    Fire is a known disinfectant. FYI.

  6. obits3 says:

    I blame the OP for not predicting the future… flame on!

  7. momtimestwo says:

    $1400 for a dishwasher? I could only dream about spending that much on one.

  8. BurtReynolds says:

    I hope mine isn’t on this list, it is probably the beginning of a great deal of hassle. The $200 credit towards a replacement is real weak considering how much the replacement would cost. The repair probably costs more than $200 if you were actually charge for it.

    • Tuuurd_Ferguson says:

      Ya, i never understood why companies were permitted to only offer a small fraction of the original price toward a replacement. It clearly is designed to push you toward the cheaper (for them) “repair,” but I don’t have the highest confidence in appliance technicians. Also, try and get a repair man out to fix your dishwasher for less than $200 any other time – never going to happen.

      Love the username.