GE has recalled 62,000 of its GE Profile front-loading washers because the washer's basket seam can separate during the final spin cycle and break the machine's top panel posing a hazard. GE has received 19 reports of baskets separating, including 10 that resulted in top panel breakage. No injuries have been reported.
The recall, announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, involves GE Profile front loaders with model numbers beginning with WPDH8800, WPDH8900, and WPDH8910. All serial numbers from those models are included. The model number can be found on the washer's right side near the bottom and behind the door near the door frame visible when the door is opened.
The recalled washers were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe's, Sears, and other retail stores nationwide from July 2008 to August 2011 for between $1,199 and $1,599. The units came in gold, red, and white. If you have one, stop using it and contact GE for a free in-home repair by calling 888-641-9739 or visit the company's website at www.geappliances.com/products/recall for details.