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Author: JPLenny Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 86543  
Subject: Re: Dishwasher Recall Date: 10/24/1999 4:17 PM
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I would recommend that if any of you have a GE dishwasher, please visit the website www.ge.com and type recall in the search field to see if your dishwasher is on the list. They are not offering to fix the problem, but will give you a rebate toward the purchase of a new one. Not a real generous rebate, but at least its something.

Personally I don't like the sound of this recall...

GE tells everyone that your appliance may cause a fire, stop using it, and you need to buy a new one right away.

This dishwasher may cause a fire, but GE won't fix it. But, if you want to lay out more cash, they'll GLADLY sell you a new one with a rebate attached.

On further research, I guess since these dishwasher are so old (10+ years at least), they won't offer repairs, but they will give you between a $25 (for a non GE dishwasher purchase) and $125 for thier top of the line GE dishwasher.

Here is some of the info:

"The slide-type switch for the "heated dry/energy saver" function can melt or ignite, presenting a fire hazard. GE and the CPSC have received reports of 50 incidents with seven cases of fire escaping the dishwasher. In three cases, the structure of the house or apartment was damaged. No injuries have been reported.

Only certain GE and Hotpoint dishwashers that were manufactured between April 1983 and January 1989 were affected.

If the model and serial number matches the above description, then your dishwasher is affected by this recall. Please write your model and serial number down. You will need this information for the on-line rebate form. General Electric offers several options for dishwashers impacted by this recall."


Lenny,

...thinking that if my wife short circuited and caused a fire while doing dishes, could I get a rebate for a new one <SLAP>

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