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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2005
Release # 05-123 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 769-7260
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Whirlpool Corporation Announce Recall of Dishwashers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
Name of product: Whirlpool(r) and Kenmore(r) brand dishwashers
Units: About 162,000
Manufacturer: Whirlpool Corporation, of Benton Harbor, Mich.
Hazard: An electrical defect within the dishwashers' wash motor wiring
poses a risk of the motor overheating and possibly catching fire.
Incidents/Injuries: Whirlpool Corporation has received three reports of
overheated wash motors. There are no reports of personal injury or
Description: The recalled products are Whirlpool(r) brand and Kenmore(r)
brand (made by Whirlpool Corporation) under-the-counter, plastic tall
tub dishwashers. The dishwashers come with black, white, biscuit, or
stainless front panels. They have the following model and serial numbers
located inside the tub on a tag near the left side of the door opening:
Brand : Whirlpool(r)
Product : Under-the-counter plastic tall tub dishwashers
Model Number Begins With : DU1, DUL, GU1, GU2, GU6
Serial Number Range : FR2200000 to FR2499999
Brand : Kenmore(r)
Product : Under-the-counter plastic tall tub dishwashers 665.143
Model Number Begins With : 665.160, 665.163, 665.170, 665.173
Serial Number Range : FR2200000 to FR4599999
Sold at: Department and appliance stores and through homebuilders
nationwide from June 2004 through January 2005 for between $350 and
Manufactured in: The dishwashers were manufactured in Findlay, Ohio, and
the motors were manufactured in China.
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. Call Whirlpool Corporation to
schedule a free, in-home repair. Please have the serial number and model
number of the dishwasher available for the call. 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(r) brand and
Kenmore(r) 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: Call Whirlpool Corporation toll free at (866) 769-7260
anytime, or go to the firm's Web site at repair.whirlpool.com
To view this recall online, go to our website at:
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