GE And Midea Recall Fire-Prone Dehumidifiers Sold At Walmart

GE And Midea Recall Fire-Prone Dehumidifiers Sold At Walmart

Were you relieved to learn that your GE-branded dehumidifier wasn’t part of the massive recall of fire-prone units made by Gree Electrics? Yeah, about that. You’re going to have to check that model number again, because 15,000 dehumidifiers from a different manufacturer have been recalled because they might overheat and cause fires, too. [More]

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Should A $800 Dryer Last Longer Than 2 Years?

When we talk about electronics and home appliances on this site, the question that frequently crops up is how long consumers can expect an item to work before it needs expensive repairs or dies altogether. Reader Karen spent $800 on a General Electric dryer for her then-new home waaaay back in 2011. Less than two years later, the plastic power button on the appliance’s front broke. The repair cost? $485. [More]

Yeah, about that dryer.

Should GE Make My Matching Washer And Dryer Match Again?

Mary’s GE washing machine began to dance around the room, but not in a lighthearted, anthropomorphic-appliance sort of way. It was more of an irritating, the-washer-is-broken situation. Fortunately, the solution was simple. All the technician had to do was take the washer off the pedestal that’s meant to raise the appliance and make loading and unloading easier. Great, but, um…what about the dryer? [More]

Also, it has four doors for some reason.

Perhaps You Would Like A Fridge With A Built-In Sodastream Or Hot Water Dispenser

Many of our friends and readers are big fans of the Sodastream, a device that lets you make your own sweet (or not-so-sweet) fizzy beverages at home. What if you could combine a refrigerator water/ice dispenser with the at-home carbonation technology of the Sodastream? Don’t rush to the patent office: Samsung has already introduced that product. It hits stores in April. [More]

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Are Over-The-Stove Microwaves Just For Decoration?

Maybe, when it comes to over-the-stove microwaves, you have two choices: you can use your stove a lot, or you can have a working microwave. Or, as reader Kyle’s wife puts it, you can have a kitchen built for looks or a kitchen built for cooks, but not both. Kyle wrote in about yesterday’s post regarding GE over-the-stove microwaves, and agrees with tipster JLP that perhaps the real problem is that over-the-stove microwaves aren’t designed to actually be used over stoves. [More]

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How Long Can I Expect A Fancy $700 Microwave To Last?

The GE Café Series of appliances is very nice-looking: sleek and covered with stainless steel. JLP renovated his kitchen a few years ago, and bought this lovely suite of appliances. There’s a problem, though: the over-the-range microwave. The touchpad has stopped working, and will cost $450 to replace. The real question is this: is it unreasonable to expect a microwave with a one-year warranty to last for five years? What about a microwave that costs as up to $1,000 to replace with the same model? [More]

Over 1 Million GE Dishwashers Recalled As Flames Shouldn't Be Part Of The Rinse Cycle

Over 1 Million GE Dishwashers Recalled As Flames Shouldn't Be Part Of The Rinse Cycle

If it’s too hot, sure, you need to get out of the kitchen. But it shouldn’t be literally too hot because your dishwasher is on fire. To that end, GE is recalling around 1.3 million of its dishwashers due to a possibility for the heating elements to fail and cause fires. [More]

GE Makes Customer Happy By Actually Responding To, And Resolving, Problem

GE Makes Customer Happy By Actually Responding To, And Resolving, Problem

GE may not have the best public image — and it’s certainly no help that it was portrayed on 30 Rock as a lumbering dinosaur left over from a bygone age — but one Consumerist reader says he was pleasantly surprised by how well the company responded to his problem. [More]

Own GE Appliances? Get To Work On Your Upper Body Strength

Own GE Appliances? Get To Work On Your Upper Body Strength

With the approval of your physician, there’s no time like the present to start a rigorous exercise program. Doubly so if you own any General Electric appliances. See, Jack owns a stackable General Electric washer and dryer. GE was happy to sell him a 5-year extended service plan, but balked at actually sending a repair person to his house. Once he finally talked them into sending someone to fix his washer, he learned that he and his wife would have to move the dryer from on top of the washer themselves. What’s the problem? It only weighs 150 pounds. [More]

Will Smart Appliances Save Me Money While Saving The World?

Will Smart Appliances Save Me Money While Saving The World?

Here at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, companies like GE and LG are showing off appliances that should be able to cut into your electric bill. But before you run out and pick one up, there are some things you’ll need to know first. [More]

Does GE Owe Her For The Icemaker?

Does GE Owe Her For The Icemaker?

Reader Cinnamon has specifically requested Consumerist reader opinions on whether GE should pay her back for the icemaker that broke twice in her refrigerator. [More]

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

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. [More]

General Electric Responds To Twitter Distress Call, Fixes Shattered Stove

General Electric Responds To Twitter Distress Call, Fixes Shattered Stove

Mike writes that his parents came home one day to discover that the pretty black decorative glass on their oven door had broken into thousands of tiny black decorative glass shards. The stove was out of warranty, but they tried to contact GE anyway. After Mike learned about the situation, he posted to Twitter about it, hoping that GE might have some kind of special social media team scouring the Internet for dissatisfied customers. They did. [More]