WASHINGTON, D.C. - GE is recalling 181,000 of its front-load washing machines after receiving several reports that the machines caught fire. A wire can break in the machine and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers. No one has been injured.
This recall involves GE front-load washing machines without auxiliary water heating 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.
The recalled machines were sold at national retailers from December 2006 through May 2010 for about $700.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled washers, unplug it from the electrical outlet and contact GE for a free repair. Consumers should not operate the washer until it has been repaired.