GE Appliance & Lighting of Louisville, KY is recalling about 174,000 of its GE Profile and GE Monogram-brand dishwashers manufactured in the United States.
GE reports that water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board, causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The company says that it has received five reports of fires, resulting in minor property damage to kitchen countertops and adjacent kitchen cabinetry. However, there have been no reports of injuries.
The recalled dishwashers were sold at retail stores nationwide, appliance dealers and authorized builder distributors from July 2003 through December 2006 for between $750 and $1400.