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GE dishwasher model PDW9280N00SS serial number VL759547B, stainless steel front and tub.
Kitchen
Appliances
Dishwashers (214)
GE Appliances & Lighting    
GE
PDW9280N00SS
VL759547B
 
 
GE dishwasher model PDW9280N00SS overheated while we were out of the house. Upon our return the kitchen was filled with smoke. Apparently the heater element failed to shut off, melting the dishwasher's lower wash arm onto the heater element. Enough heat was generated to melt the dishwasher's plastic utensil basket causing utensils to fall down onto the heater element. Please see photos attached to this report.
7/11/2013
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received
Self
Male
38 years

Injury→Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received
My Spouse
Female
38 years
Yes
No
No
The dishwasher is still installed in our kitchen and I will contact the company for a remedy.
No
Yes
File NameDescription
photo(7).JPG Interior showing melted wash arm and utensils on the element
photo(6).JPG Close up of wash arm melted onto element
photo(5).JPG Product label with model and serial numbers
photo(4).JPG Close up of wash arm melted onto element
photo(3).JPG Close up of melted utensil basket and roller wheel
photo(2).JPG Utensils that fell from the melted utensil basket onto the element
photo(1).JPG Melted utensil basket
photo.JPG Melted utensil basket and roller wheel

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