GE clothes washers recalled

GE Profile Front-Load Washers Recalled: Injury Hazard

GE Front Load Washers have been recalled because their baskets can separate and break the washer’s top panel.

The basket on these washers can separate, causing a breakage hazard. Image: CPSC

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 62,000 GE Profile Front Load Washers that pose an injury hazard to consumers. The washer’s basket can separate during use and break the machine’s top panel.

GE has received 19 reports of baskets separating, including 10 reports of top panels breaking: No injuries have been reported.

The recalled machines were sold nationwide by Best Buy, Lowes, Sears, Home Depot, and other retailers from July 2008 to August 2011 for between $1,199 and $1,599.

If you own a recalled machine with model numbers beginning with WPDH8800, WPDH8900 and WPDH8910, stop using it and contact GE for a free repair.