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July 2, 2002

Whirlpool Has Recalled Washer and Gas Dryer Units

Benton Harbor, MI (SafetyAlerts) - Whirlpool Corp. has recalled about 17,000 combination washer and gas dryer units. The gas dryer can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Whirlpool has received two reports of the unit overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The recalled 24-inch washer and gas dryer units were sold under the Whirlpool®, Kenmore® and General Electric® brand names, which is written on the control panel of the units. They are white or light tan. The model and serial number are located behind the dryer door at the top of the opening. Model and serial numbers of units covered by this recall are as follows:

Model Numbers
Serial Number
Whirlpool Compact Thin Twin
Begins with MM, ML or MK
Kenmore Laundry Center 110.98752792
Begins with MM, ML or MK
General Electric Unitized Spacemaker
Has Z, A or D as the second character

Home improvement and department stores, new construction builders and remodelers sold these units nationwide from January 2000 through May 2002 for between $800 and $960.

Consumers should stop using these washer and gas dryer units and unplug them immediately. Do not attempt to shut off the gas supply. Call toll free at (866) 251-1607 anytime to arrange a free in-home service and repair. For more information, consumers can visit Whirlpool's recall web site at Consumers should have the model and serial numbers of their washer and gas dryer units available when they call.

Washer and dryer units with electric dryers are not involved in the recall

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Did you know?
During 2000 there were over
1050 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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