GE Recalls 3 Front Load Washer Models

1:17 PM, Oct 3, 2012   |    comments
The G.E. Profile Front Load Washers being recalled(images provided)
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Washington, DC (WLTX) -- General Electric, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling three models of their G.E. Profile Front Load washing machines.

The washers are being recalled, about 62,000, because the washer's basket can separate during use and break the washer's top panel, posing potential injury.

GE has received 19 reports of washer baskets separating, including 10 reports of top panel breakage. No injuries have been reported.

This recall is for:

GE Profile™ frontload washing machines 

Brand Model Number Begins With:
GE Profile™ WPDH8800

The washers were sold in gold, red and white colors.

Sold 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.

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.

Picture of recalled white washer showing location of model and serial number

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled washers and contact GE for a free repair.

For additional information, contact GE Appliances at (888) 641-9739 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at

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