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GE Dishwasher, Stainless steel tub
Model: PDW8280N00SS
Kitchen
Appliances
Dishwashers (214)
GE Appliances & Lighting    
General Electric
PDW8280N00SS
AR860951B
 
 
Came with new home
Unspecified
2/1/2008
We started our dishwasher this morning, like we would any other time. I decided to work from home today and thankfully I did. As I passed near the kitchen, I noticed an odd smell, which burned my eyes. I noticed the odor was coming from our dishwasher. I went to open the dishwasher and immediately noticed that the area near the dishwasher was extremely warm and the door itself was hot to the touch. Once open, the fumes of burning plastic screamed out of the dishwasher along with a wall of heat. I ran to shut the break off at the panel and turned the wall switch off as well.

All my plastic cups had melted as well as some parts on the dishwasher. This is extremely upsetting as a neighbor in our development had recently offered the residents a GE Dishwasher recall website for Dishwasher heating element failures which resulted in some fires.

http://www.geappliances.com/products/recall/dishwasher_2012/

https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12244.html

I referenced this site and my dishwasher was not impacted so I assumed I was clear.

GE has some obvious issues with their dishwashers that almost cost me my home. Had I not been here, this would have eventually turned into a fire, evident by the amount of damage to my dishwasher safe cups and the unit itself.

Model: PDW8280200SS
SN: AR860951B

Thank God I was home as we may have lost it all.

GE NEEDS TO FIX THIS ASAP.

Please issue a warning to ALL GE DISHWASHER owners.

This is bigger than they think.

8/17/2012
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
35 years
Yes
No
No
I have contacted GE who has a repair technician arriving 8/18.
Yes
N/A

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