General Electric is recalling 181,000 front-load washing machines due to a faulty wire that poses a fire and shock risk. There have been no injuries reported, but there have been seven reports of flames and smoke damage.
According to the Consumer Product and Safety Commission, the recalled washing machines were manufactured between December 2006 and February 2010.
The serial number of the recalled machines begins with: AM, AR, AS, AT, DM, DR, DS, FM, FR, FS, GM, GS, HM, HR, HS, LM, LR, LS, MM, MR, MS, RM, RR, RS, SM, SR, SS, TM, TR, TS, VM, VR, VS, ZL, ZM, ZR, ZS
The model number begins with: WBVH5
If you own one of these machines, stop using it immediately. Unplug it from the electrical outlet and contact GE for a free repair. Contact GE at: (888) 345-4124