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Investigator: List of dishwashers that caught fire

4:36 PM, Feb 7, 2012   |    comments
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class-action lawsuit claims that hundreds of homeowners have had dishwashers that spontaneously caught fire because of a defective design that the manufacturers have ignored for at least four years.

The lawsuit specifically accuses Whirlpool and Sears, Roebuck & Co. of designing and selling dishwashers that the companies knew were defective as early as 2008.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is currently investigating, while the manufacturers have yet to issue a recall involving those dishwashers.

Channel 3 News has combed through the lawsuit to identify the models specifically mentioned. Here's the list by brand and model number:

KitchenAid

  • Model No. KUDS01DJSS0
  • Model No. KUDP01
  • Model No. KUDS01FLSS
  • Model No. KUDP02CRBS2
  • Model No. KUDP01LWH2  

Kenmore

  • Model No. 665.17584200
  • Model No. 665.16279400  

Whirlpool

  • Model No. GU1500XTLQ3

To file a complaint with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, you can either call (800) 638-2772  or visit SaferProducts.gov. Complaints for Whirlpool products can be made by calling the company at (800) 422-1230.

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