CPSC, Whirlpool Announce Recall of Washer and Gas Dryer Units

RELEASE DATE July 02 2002
MANUFACTURER Whirlpool
BRANDS General Electric, Kenmore, Whirlpool
UNITS About 17,000
HAZARD The gas dryer can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
DESCRIPTION The recalled 24-inch washer and gas dryer units were sold under the Whirlpool®, Kenmore® and General Electric® brand names, which is written on the control panel of the units. They are white or light tan. Washer and dryer units with electric dryers are not involved in the recall. \nThe recalled 24-inch washer and gas dryer units were sold under the Whirlpool®, Kenmore® and General Electric® brand names, which is written on the control panel of the units. They are white or light tan.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been two reports of the unit overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
SOLD AT Home improvement and department stores, new construction builders and remodelers sold these units nationwide.
SOLD DATES January 2000 through May 2002
REMEDY Consumers should stop using these washer and gas dryer units and unplug them immediately. Do not attempt to shut off the gas supply.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (866) 251-1607
Contact Site: www.repair.whirlpool.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
WhirlpoolWasher and Gas Dryer Combination LTG5243DZ2 Any beginning with MM, ML or MK
WhirlpoolWasher and Gas Dryer Combination WSM2480TBAWW Has Z, A or D as the second character
WhirlpoolCombination Washer and Gas Dryer LTG5243DZ2, LTG5243DT2, LTG5243DQ2, LTG5243DQ3, LTG5243DT3 Any beginning with Begins with MM, ML or MK
KenmoreCombination Washer and Gas Dryer 110.98752792, 110.98752793 Any beginning with Begins with MM, ML or MK
General ElectricCombination Washer and Gas Dryer WSM2480TBAWW, WSM2480TCAWW Any with Z, A or D as the second character
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