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I received a letter in the mail this afternoon saying that my front load washer, which I purchased last year, was on recall. Apparently there have been seven incidents in North America where flames have escaped the unit and caused minor smoke damage. 32,955 washers are part of the recall. They were manufactured between December 2006 and February 2010.
If your model number begins with: GBVH5
and your serial number begins with: AM, AR, AS, AT, DM, DR, DS, FM, FR, FS, GM, GR, GS, HM, HR, HS, LM, LR, LS, MM, MR, MS, RM, RR, RS, SM, SR, SS, TM, TR, TS, VM, VR, VS, ZL, ZM, ZR, ZS
Then you should unplug your washer and stop use, then call 877-861-1315 (Mon-Fri 7:30am - 7:30pm) to get your name in for a free repair. I just figured I'd let people know since I have received the letter but my Mom, who purchased the same washer at the same time as myself, is still waiting for hers!
Also, if you're looking to purchase a washer, I still wouldn't hesitate to buy a GE, just make sure it doesn't match the criteria above, although I am sure they are on top of the ones not yet sold. The washer and dryer have been excellent...and I would definitely recommend them.