The washer’s basket can separate during use and break the washer’s top panel, posing an injury hazard to consumers. GE has received 19 reports of washer baskets separating, including 10 reports of top panel breakage. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves GE Profile frontload washing machines, manufactured in China, with model numbers beginning with WPDH8800, WPDH8900 and WPDH8910. All serial numbers with these models are included in this recall. The model number is located on the washer’s right side near the bottom and behind the door near the door frame visible when the door is opened.
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The washers were sold in gold, red and white at Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sears, The Home Depot and other department and retail stores nationwide, from July 2008 to August 2011 for between $1,199 and $1,599.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled washers and contact GE for a free repair.
For additional information, consumers should contact GE Appliances at (888) 641-9739 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.