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CPSC, Whirlpool Corporation Announce Recall of Dishwashers

RELEASE DATE May 25 2005
BRANDS Kenmore, Whirlpool
UNITS About 162,000
HAZARD An electrical defect within the dishwashers' wash motor wiring poses a risk of the motor overheating and possibly catching fire.
DESCRIPTION Under-the-counter plastic tall tub dishwashers.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been three reports of overheated wash motors. There are no reports of personal injury or property damage.
SOLD AT Department and appliance stores and through homebuilders nationwide.
SOLD DATES June 2004 through January 2005
REMEDY Consumers with one of these dishwashers should immediately stop using it, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it, and inform all users of the dishwasher not to use it due to the risk of fire. Consumers should call Whirlpool to determine if their dishwasher is included in this recall. If it is included, Whirlpool Corporation will schedule a free in-home repair. Please do not return the dishwasher to the retailer where it was purchased, as retailers are not prepared to take them back. If you own a Whirlpool® brand and Kenmore® brand under-the-counter plastic tall tub dishwasher and have had service on your wash motor between August 2004 and January 2005, please call Whirlpool Corporation to determine if your unit is included in this recall and to schedule a free, in-home inspection.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (866) 769-7260
Contact Site: repair.whirlpool.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
WhirlpoolDishwasher Any beginning with DU1, DUL, GU1, GU2, GU6 Any from FR2200000 to FR2499999
KenmoreDishwasher Any beginning with 665.143, 665.160, 665.163, 665.170, 665.173 Any from FR2200000 to FR4599999
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