MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is issuing a recall for the GE Profile™ top-loading clothes washers due to an electrical component in the washers that can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The recall involves three models of GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers. The washers come in gold, gray and white and measure about four cubic feet. They were sold at Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sears, The Home Depot and other stores nationwide from June 2003 through October 2011.
GE Appliances has received 71 reports of internal washer components burning or catching fire, including three reports of fires resulting in about $129,000 in property damage. No injuries were reported, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
It is recommended that consumers immediately unplug and stop using the washers and contact GE Appliances for a free repair.
Recalled washers have the following model and serial number ranges:
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