GE recalls front load washers due to fire and shock hazardsBy Eric Anders • Jun 22nd, 2010 • Category: *RELOCATION NEWS UPDATES*, Appliance Service
As if relocating homeowners didn't have enough problems, those who plan to move a GE brand front loading washer, GE Model# WBVH5, manufactured between December 2006 and February 2010, should read the voluntary recall notice issued by the manufacturer and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission before they pay someone to disconnect, service, transport and then reconnect one of the defective units.
The manufacturer, GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, KY, advises that a wire in the machine can break and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing both a fire and shock hazards to the 181,000 consumers who currently own one of the units involved in the recall.
If you're searching for a shipping bolts for your GE front loading washer, suggest you read the entire recall notice posted by the CPSC Office of Information and Public Affairs at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10259.html
If you currently own one of the recalled washers, you should immediately stop using it, unplug it from the electrical outlet and contact GE for a free repair. Consumers should not operate the washer until it has been repaired.
Due the electrocution danger and potential liability, some moving and storage employees, van line contractors, and third party appliance technicians will not disconnect or reconnect machines affected by this recall.
Moving a front loading washer – RELORoundtable