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GE Front Load Washing Machine WCVH6260
WCVH 6260
Home Maintenance and Structures
Laundry, Fabric Care & Sewing
Washing Machines, Other or Not Specified (140)
GE Appliances & Lighting    
GE Front Load Washing Machine WCVH6260
WCVH 6260
fm201203t
 
 
Oberg Lindquist
Unspecified
4/26/2007
Today our washing machine, GE Front Load Washing Machine WCVH6260, started smoking during normal use. Luckily I was close enough to the machine to hear that something was wrong, and when I paused the machine smoke billowed out.

I saw here that there are many others with similar complaints about the WCVH washers:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/739/633/604/recall-ge-wcvh-front-loading-washing-machines-due-to-smoking-fire-hazard/

And that a similar model was recalled:

http://www.geappliances.com/products/recall/washer_2010/

If the components that caused the other model to be recalled are also in my WCVH 6260 machine (I don't know if they are), it would seem that my model should also be recalled so I would really appreciate your looking into this issue on its own account and on account of the possibility of the same issue being in my model as in the recalled product.

While no immediate injuries happened during our use, I'm not sure what that smoke's long term effects will be on those in the house at the time and I am lucky to have stopped the machine quickly so as to avoid further issues, which based on the other model's reports might have been actual fire in my home.
2/26/2015
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received
Self
Male
47 years

Injury→Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received
Self
Unspecified
48 years
Yes
No
No
to find out if this is a common issue
No
Yes

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