Recall GE Front Load Washing Machine (Non-Heater)

Product Name
GE Front Load Washing Machine (Non-Heater)

Full Product Description
This recall involves certain models of GE front load washing machines without auxiliary water heating. The units are white, have a round door, and a control panel that is unique to the recalled models.

Information on the recalled washing machines is as follows:
 

Brand Model Number BEGINS with Serial Number BEGINS with
GE GBVH5 AM, AR, AS, AT, DM, DR, DS, FM, FR, FS, GM, GR, 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

The model and serial number can be found on the bottom right side of the washing machine, above the rating plate, or on the inside of the door frame.

The recalled machines were manufactured between December 2006 and February 2010.


Hazard Identified
A wire can break in the washing machine and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing fire and shock hazards to users.

In Canada, GE has received one report of flames escaping the unit and causing minor smoke damage, with no reported injuries. GE has received 6 other reports of incidents related to these washing machines.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these washing machines.


Corrective Action

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled washing machine, unplug it from the electrical outlet, and contact Mabe Canada for a free repair. Consumers should not operate the washer until the unit has been repaired.

For more information, consumers may visit the Next link will take you to another Web site GE recalls website or contact Mabe Canada toll-free at 1-877-861-1315 between 7:30AM and 7:30PM ET Monday through Friday, or by e-mail at servicerequest@mabe.ca.

Consumers may also view the release on the Next link will take you to another Web site Electrical Safety Authority’s website.


Number Sold
Approximately 32 960 of the recalled units were sold at department and retail stores across Canada.

Time Period Sold
The recalled products were sold from December 2006 to May 2010.

Manufactured in China.


Companies

Manufacturer 

GE Appliances & Lighting of Louisville, Kentucky

Images

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GE Front Load Washing Machine  Non Heater
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Location of serial and model numbers
GE Front Load Washing Machine  Non Heater
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Top: Control panel on recalled washing machines.
Bottom: Models that are NOT included in the recall have a different control panel.
GE Front Load Washing Machine  Non Heater
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