At least once a week, I run across an appliance that is on a recall list from some major appliance manufacturer. This week, I ran across 2 GE dishwashers that are on the Consumer Product Safety Commissions (CPSC) list of recalled appliances. With about 2.5 million of these manufactured, there are still bound to be several of them out there.
If you have a GE dishwasher check the serial number see below. The serial number will start with a three letter sequence followed by numbers. The serial number starts with two letters. First check to see if your model number is in the recall series. Then check the first two letters of the serial number. If you have a match on both then contact General Electric toll-free at (877) 607-6395 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday. They are offering $150.00 towards the replacement of the unit.
The money that will be saved avoiding potential fire damages, will more than pay for the cost of the home inspection. I urge you to forward this on to your favorite home inspector and request that you have them check for this units. Your buyer will thank you for it.
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