ge dishwashers

Information about the problems and breakdowns of GE dishwashers that were reported from 1999 to 2021.

Common problems: burning, drain, electrical, fire, leaking, melting, mold, noise, overheating, sharp edges, short circuit, smell, smoke.

Faulty modules: buttons, control board, dispenser, door, heating element, motor, pump, rack, regulator, valve.


7 safety recalls announced

BSH Home Appliances Expands Recall of Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

  • Date: 10/20/2017

This recall expansion involves Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air and Thermador brand dishwashers sold in stainless steel, black, white and custom panel. The model and serial numbers are printed inside the dishwasher either on the top of the dishwasher inner door panel or on the side of the dishwasher panel.

BSH Home Appliances Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

  • Date: 10/1/2015

This recall involves power cords supplied with certain Bosch, Gaggenau, Kenmore Elite and Thermador brand dishwashers that were manufactured from January 2008 through December 2013.

CPSC, GE Announce Recall of Built-In Dishwashers

  • Date: 2/18/2005

Name of product: General Electric Built-in Dishwashers. These dishwashers have a connector that can short-circuit and overheat during normal use, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

General Electric Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

  • Date: 5/16/2007

Liquid rinse-aid can leak from its dispenser onto the dishwasher's internal wiring which can cause an electrical short and overheating, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

GE Dishwasher Recall and Repair

  • Date: 12/14/2000

Voluntarily offering a free repair option in the form of a rewiring for its recalled GE and Hotpoint dishwashers. With the free rewire option, a GE-authorized technician will rewire the slide switch at no cost to consumers. This supplements the original rebate program announced October 19, 1999. The dishwashers have a slide switch that can melt and ignite, presenting a fire hazard.

Dishwashers Recalled by GE

  • Date: 10/18/1999

The dishwashers have a slide switch that allows consumers to choose between heat drying and energy saver functions. Over time, the slide switch can melt and ignite, presenting a fire hazard.

GE Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

  • Date: 8/9/2012

This recall involves GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint brand dishwashers. They were sold in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and Clean Steel exterior colors and finishes.

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215 issues reported

GE Profile Series PDW8980N00SS

  • Date: 9/28/2017

35 YOM reports that the dishwasher was turned off in the closed position at home. Consumer woke in the middle of the night to something burning. The unit was filled with smoke and the plastic items inside had melted. The heating element had malfunctioned.


  • Date: 4/2/2011

Repairman repaired a dark circuit board on dishwasher. Within 30 days, the circuit board caught fire & flamed up. Fire department came & tripped the breakers & secured the electrical connections to make them safe.


  • Date: 6/5/2011

While using the dishwasher it kept flipping the breaker switch off and it would smell hot. consumer noticed that the front silver box that holds all the electrical wires had a hole burned through it & burnt a hold in the insulation.


  • Date: 6/27/2011

Consumer reports that she loaded the dishwasher before noon and in the evening when she went to unload the dishes, they were extremely hot and her plastic dishes had melted. She realized that there was problem with the dishwasher and she had to turn it off from the breaker.


  • Date: 9/15/2011

55 YOM experienced fire in dishwasher door. Smell was everywhere in house. He inhaled smoke. Consumer shut off power & removed door. Controller wire harness connector fried & 2 inch diameter melted spot on controller surface.

GE Profile Series PDW8280N00SS

  • Date: 11/11/2011

Dishwasher was used before consumers went to bed. Several hours later they awoke to find smell and smoke in the house, noticed counter above dish washer very hot to touch, opened unit to find mess of melted plastic. Heating element seems to have come on again during night.

GE Profile Series

  • Date: 1/27/2012

Heating cycle on dishwasher didn't turn off. Counter top was too hot to touch. Tableware inside the unit melted & the only way to turn off dishwasher was by shutting off circuit breaker.

GE Monogram ZBD6880N20SS

  • Date: 4/22/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher overheated and most internal parts melted into a pool of plastic on the bottom of the dishwasher. The house was filled with burnt plastic fumes.

GE PDW9700L0011

  • Date: 5/16/2012

Consumer started dishwasher on normal cycle, later returned & noticed that counter top above unit was hot. She burnt pointer finger on her right hand when opening dishwasher. Plastic dishes & cutting board were melted. Later smoke emitted from unit. She received no first aid.


  • Date: 8/17/2012

35 YOM stated that while dishwasher was in use he noticed odd smell. Odor was coming from dishwasher. Area near unit was extremely warm & door to it was hot to touch. Once he opened door fumes of burning plastic screamed out. He turned wall switch off.


  • Date: 8/20/2012

Dishwasher tripped circuit breaker. Consumer reset breaker and started unit again. Consumer saw a puff of smoke & a spark come from the dishwasher.


  • Date: 9/4/2012

Dishwasher heating unit remained on over 24 hours after wash cycle was completed. 21 MOF touched outside of dishwasher door & complained that it was hot. Consumer & her husband confirmed that it & outside wooden frame were hot. They turned off circuit breaker.


  • Date: 9/12/2012

A 50 YOF started the dishwasher. It proceeded to wash the dishes. After the wash cycle, it went into the heated cycle & the consumer began to smell something burning. When opened the unit, she noticed that everything that could melt had melted to the point of being unusable.

GE Profile Series PDW8600N20BB

  • Date: 9/29/2012

Consumer says he awoke in the night and smelled a burning odor. He came to the kitchen and saw that the dishwasher's control panel was illuminated as during an operational cycle. He says the unit would not turn off from the OFF button and he had to use the breaker.


  • Date: 10/15/2012

Consumer reports that heating element stayed on for hours & melted plastic contents in dishwasher.


  • Date: 11/5/2012

Consumer reports the dishwasher was in use when he noticed a plastic burning odor. He saw that the dishwasher was emitting smoke from the top of the door. He opened the door to stop the unit and tuned off the circuit breaker. The control panel's plastic was melted.


  • Date: 11/8/2012

consumer reported that while in service dishwasher began to smell like burning electrics. after big pop the unit no longer functions at all. fire hazard.


  • Date: 11/21/2012

Consumer reports that dishwasher was deemed defecteive & returned to manufacturer. Technician was dispatched & determined that it had caught on fire inside the door. Consumer is concerned that neither moder nor serial number of the unit is included in recall site.


  • Date: 11/21/2012

53 YOM stated that dishwasher was deemed defective. Service technician was dispatched and determined it had caught on fire inside the door. Unit was returned to manufacture.

GE Monogram ZBD0700N0011

  • Date: 12/13/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher heating element failed to turn off at the end of the washing cycle causing overheating and destruction of internal components of the dishwasher and dishes.

GE Profile Triton XL PDW7880J1555

  • Date: 1/21/2013

Dishwasher was incredibly hot in the morning. Opening unit's door did not turn heater off. Plastic dishes in unit were melted & ruined. Turning unit off & on & then turning off "heated dry" control disabled heating element.


  • Date: 4/3/2013

Approximately 30 min after consumer set dishwasher to start before they come in from work, she noticed that counter was hot & found inside of unit was extremely hot as if heating element had been "on" by itself. She was able to turn it off just by unplugging unit from outlet.


  • Date: 7/3/2013

Wife called consumer to tell him house was filled with smoke. Dishwasher caught fire 20 minutes after she did dishes. 10 YO & 4 YO smelled smoke, got fire extinguisher, yelled to consumer's wife, ran out of house & called fire department. She turned off circuit breaker.

GE Profile Series PDW9280J00SS

  • Date: 7/13/2013

Consumer reports that about five minutes into the normal cycle, smoke started to stream heavily from the top of the dishwasher door. The control touchpad quit working and was replaced about 8 months before the incident.


  • Date: 9/23/2013

Consumer's wife was using dishwasher & smelled burning plastic odor. She opened it & it turned off cycle. He came in, closed door & notced smoke was being emitted from right side of door. He immediately disconnected dishwasher..

GE GSD4320200BB

  • Date: 10/30/2013

The consumer stated that when she turned on the dishwasher she heard a pop and saw a spark fly out. She saw a lot of smoke coming out of the dishwasher. When she opend the door, she saw a fire on the bottom of the dishwasher. She switched off the breaker and called fire dept.


  • Date: 1/9/2014

Dishwasher burned harness & other electronics. It also melted the water blade in the bottom of unit to the heating element. It caused smoke to be emitted into the kitchen. All wiring was completely melted.

GE Profile Series PDW7880J10SS

  • Date: 1/28/2014

Dishwasher heating element on 40 YOM's dishwasher overheated and melted bottom of the plastic tab. Technician confirmed that heating element overheats to the point of melting/burning plastic.

GE Profile Series PDW9280L00SS

  • Date: 2/18/2014

Consumer ran dishwasher during the day. He stated that the heating element never turned off. He smelled burned plastic later on in the night. Most of plastic parts inside of unit has melted. The utensils, tubs & plates in unit are also damaged. He shut off the circuit breaker

GE Profile Series PDW8280N20SS

  • Date: 2/25/2014

Consumer reported that dishwasher overheated, melted plastic ware into molten platic puddles, unit coninued to overheat with door closed until the power was shut off to dishwasher. No injuries.

GE Nautilus GSD2200G02WW

  • Date: 5/26/2014

The 51-YOF consumer stated that her dishwasher was running when it just quit and smoke started coming out of the vent. She smelled a hot burning wire smell. She went to open the latch and hot smoke burned her hand.

GE Triton XL GSD6900J10BB

  • Date: 10/6/2014

Consumer ran dishwasher in evening & in morning dishwasher was still hot. Dishwasher was so hot that consumer's husband couldn't touch any of items & smelled like something was burning. Consumer stated that they turned off circuit breaker to dishwasher.


  • Date: 10/10/2014

Consumer reported that while dishwasher was running, unit stopped in cycle & appliance smelled like something was hot, so consumer unplugged it. Repairman found that connector that connected power cable to dishwasher wiring harness had gotten hot & burned wires.


  • Date: 12/5/2014

Consumer stated that her dishwasher caught on fire. The consumer noticed that the front (control) panel of the dishwasher is melted. The smoke was coming out of the control panel. The unit was still running. They unplugged the unit & called the fire department.


  • Date: 12/8/2014

The consumer stated that the dishwasher's lower spray arm was found to be melted to the heater element. The consumer is concerned this is a possible fire hazard.


  • Date: 3/24/2015

Consumer ran the cycle for the dishwasher & during the heating cycle, she started smelling smoke. She noticed gray smoke coming out from the bottom of the unit. She saw flame from the bottom of the door on the outside as well. The consumer opened the door & saw more flames.


  • Date: 6/19/2015

53 YOF started dishwasher and left for work. She came home to melted cups in top rack. Appliance repairman told her that she could have had a fire.

GE ZBD710K10

  • Date: 9/28/2015

This consumer turned dishwasher on and smelled smoke one hour later. The counter and dishwasher were scorched. The person's dishes were not damaged. The consumer has turned off the unit and not moved it since. The smell of the burning wires was still detectable.


  • Date: 10/16/2015

The dishwasher was running. During drying cycle, black smoke came out of the top, front vent of the dishwasher. Turned it off. Husband unplugged dishwasher. Smoke had come from within the door itself. He unscrewed the front panel from door & saw wiring had started to melt.


  • Date: 10/30/2015

Consumer stated that a dishwasher she purchased had a recall on it. She started having issues with the replacement unit. Smoke is being emitted from the back of the unit when it is on “heated dry” cycle. The heating element is black & discolored. The racks are melting.


  • Date: 12/7/2015

Consumer turned off dishwasher & left home. He smelled burning plastic when came back. Dishwasher was hot to touch. He noticed that inside unit spray-arm melted to plastic & one cutting board was melting down through grate. He assumes coil didn't turn off when it should.


  • Date: 4/20/2016

My wife was in the kitchen & saw black smoke coming from the dishwasher. She opens the door & saw flames inside. She closed the door & tried to use the dishwasher controls to shut down the machine, but it did not work. She shut off the electrical power supply to the unit.

GE Profile Series PDW9700J0011

  • Date: 5/28/2016

We turned dishwasher on to wash dishes. About halfway through the cycle, smoke started coming out of the top of the unit, with a burning plastic/electric smell. We stopped the unit cycle by opening the door & the smoke continued coming out. Had to turn the breaker off.


  • Date: 6/8/2016

Few hours after dishwasher was loaded & turned on consumers started to smell burning. They opened dishwasher & noticed several items & sprayer arm melted. Dishes were hot. When they shut door, heating element started to get hot without been turn on. 53 YOF received 1st aid.


  • Date: 6/14/2016

The consumer stated that water started pouring out of the top of her dishwasher (through the electrical lines, down the walls etc. where there is electrical).

GE Profile Series PDW998OLOOSS

  • Date: 7/22/2016

The consumer stated that the dishwasher was running when the smoke alarm went off. Their house was filled smoke and smoke was coming out of the dishwasher with a flame coming from the top control panel. The fire dept pulled the wood above the dishwasher off which was charred.

GE Profile Series PDW9280J10SS

  • Date: 7/31/2016

29 YOM entered home to smoke and noxious odor. He identified source as dishwasher & immediately cut power to the dishwasher. He opened dishwasher door to large quantities of noxious smoke. Electrical fire was observed at dishwasher control board.

GE ZBD6890K0311

  • Date: 12/20/2016

60 YOM reports that the dishwasher was in use when the he smelled smoke. He went downstairs and saw that smoke was coming from the unit. He had to shut the unit off with the circuit breaker. The inside of the door was hot. The controller board and wiring were melted.


  • Date: 4/9/2017

55 YOM consumer's dishwasher emitted smoky odor & it appeared to be working fine. Next time, it stopped working. A small fire on PC board had occurred, and case plastic was melted. Fire self-extinguished. Breaker did not trip. PC board had no fuses. No injuries reported.


  • Date: 4/27/2017

Dishwasher at rental house caught fire. Renters were at home and were able to put out the fire.

GE Profile Series PDW9280N20SS

  • Date: 6/8/2017

Dishwasher failed to turn off the heating element at the end of wash cycle. Consumer reported that 66 YOF was involved in incident.

GE Monogram ZBD6880N00S

  • Date: 9/12/2017

The consumer stated that she smelled burning plastic in her home and located the source to the dishwasher. The entire corner metal lining of the dishwasher was caved inward, the rack wheels were melted, and the spinning device at the bottom was melted.


  • Date: 10/21/2017

Dishwasher was started and soon after started emitting smoke which smells like electrical fire. Opened up the door to access electronics and see serious damage to main control board including charring and melted components/wire connector.


  • Date: 11/8/2017

I ran the dishwasher & I went to work. On my return, when I went to unload the dishwasher which was extremely hot & smelled melting. I discovered that the heater was still on, had melted the silverware basket & warped melted some plastic cutting boards & storage containers.


  • Date: 11/14/2017

The consumer stated that when they pulled the dishwasher out from the cabinet to investigate a water leak, they discovered that the rubber thermal insulation of the exterior walls of the dishwasher had melted, deformed and detached from the back and sides of the dishwasher.

GE Monogram ZBD6880K10SS

  • Date: 12/23/2017

The consumer stated that their dishwasher was stuck running and was burning up, emitting a burning smell in the entire 1st floor of their house. They learned that there was a recall on the unit in 2010 but were not notified by the dealer.

GE Monogram ZBD6890N00II

  • Date: 1/4/2018

Recently consumer unloaded dishwasher & went to bed. Later consumer awoke to strange smell & found that dishwasher was on heat cycle that melted upper & lower plastic spray mechanisms in stainless steel case of unit as well as plastic silverware holder.


  • Date: 1/7/2018

Dishwasher was running when 33 YOF smelled smoke. Kitchen was full of smoke & more smoke poured out as she opened unit. Silver wear was so hot that when she grabbed piece, it burned her causing blister, no 1st aid. Plastic melted into bottom. Heating fragment overheated.


  • Date: 1/29/2018

[32 YOM] We were washing a load of dishes when dishwasher began to smell really bad & then smoke & ash started pouring out of top. I immediately stopped it & the metal front was extremely hot. I opened the unit & there was a fire that started on the motherboard.


  • Date: 8/27/2018

The dishwasher came with the new house when it was built. We started smelling something like hot wires and a few months ago the machine started arching out of underneath the door. I unplugged the unit and found online about the recall.

GE GSD Series

  • Date: 8/30/2018

Consumer set the dishwasher for delayed start of 4 hours at night. Consumer was alerted by smoke alarms to the kitchen. Unit was on fire. Consumer extinguished fire with water and FD responded; they removed the unit. It was totaled and cabinet to left was also damaged.

GE Profile Series PDW8980L00SS

  • Date: 9/28/2018

I placed my hand on the dishwasher panel. It was so hot it burned my hand. I knew something was wrong as the dishwasher had not been run since yesterday afternoon. I grabbed a potholder to open it up. the heat kept coming out of it. Turn the breaker off.


  • Date: 7/12/2019

Consumer reports that a sparsely used dishwasher started arcing and they could stand in front of it and could see t he arc come from underneath it.

GE GSD3300k55BB

  • Date: 11/17/2020

The submitter reported, that the family was using a dishwasher under normal conditions and the dishwasher began to smoke and flames were seen from the under side of the dishwasher. The fire was extinguished. 27 YO person was assessed for smoke inhalation.


  • Date: 3/5/2021

34 YOF got finger caught under top lip of dishwasher door, where is gap in plastic with sharp edges. 1st time finger got caught resulting in break & deep cut. It was treated by doctor. Other fingers were caught twice resulting in nail pulling slightly off & cut with bruise.


  • Date: 3/19/2021

Female consumer's dishwasher was on fire even though it was not on. Dishes inside were burned and smoke came out. FD responded. Heating element was presumably the cause of fire. Two techs stated it was inoperable. Manufacturer offered a discount to newer models.


  • Date: 4/19/2021

Consumer reports that while dishwasher in use, he smelled smoke in his home. He checked the dishwasher & found a small flame. He extinguished the fire with extinguisher & switched off the circuit breaker. He burned his right index finger when he touched the On/ Off switch.

GE Profile Series PDW9980N00SS

  • Date: 4/30/2021

Consumer reports that they set the dishwasher to run overnight. They awoke the next morning to the smell of smoke and found that the dishwasher had malfunctioned. The dishes inside were all melted along with parts of the unit. The countertop was hot. Fire hazard.

GE Profile Series PDW 9700J11

  • Date: 9/19/2021

79 YO consumer reports that the dishwasher was in the off position and not being used when it was discovered that it would not turn on. A repair technician came out and discovered that the internal wires were burned. Condensation is entering the door panel. Fire hazard.

GE Café Series

  • Date: 11/29/2011

Consumer's dishwasher was in dry mode for 7 hours without turning off. The plastic components of the washer were melted. The temperature inside was over 400 degrees. Consumer believes if they didn't smell the plastic burning it could have caused a fire.


  • Date: 12/5/2011

A 45 YOM stated that he woke up to find that his dishwasher turned on spontaneously without being switched on & the inner components melted. The unit was emitting a burning odor. The consumer’s wife could not open the unit because the handle was hot. He unplugged the circuit.


  • Date: 3/11/2013

Consumer heard when the dishwasher turns on by itself. After it turned on he started to smell a burning plastic odor. He opened the door to the unit & the cycle stopped. The burning odor was coming from the control panel. He turned on the breaker to reset the dishwasher.

GE Profile Series PDW9880N00SS

  • Date: 10/21/2013

Consumer stated that there was smoke coming out from the top part of the dishwasher. There was burning smell associated with the smoke. The door was hot to the touch. The consumer has unplugged the unit. The unit was running on normal cycle.

GE Profile Series GSD4320Z04BB

  • Date: 6/27/2014

Consumer saw about 4 inch of burn scar across the lower part of the door that melted the dishwasher door. The technician informed that the damage in the unit was caused by some thermal event. The Consumer Relations informed that there was malfunction due computer panel.

GE Profile Series PDW9800L00WW

  • Date: 12/9/2014

A 54 YOM reports that dishwasher heating element will not turn off after completing cycle almost causing a fire. Internal plastic dishwasher components melted. This appears to be the identical failure in shown on your website for other recalled dishwashers:

GE Profile Series PDW9980N20SS

  • Date: 3/6/2018

53 YOM consumer awoke of burning plastic smell. Smell originated from dishwasher. He opened it and smoke rolled out and activated smoke detectors. Anything inside plastic (including dishwasher parts) was destroyed. Heating element was turned on by itself. He shut off breaker.

GE Triton GSD5560G01SS

  • Date: 4/11/2013

Heating element in dishwasher burnt the plastic inlet cover. Consumer states it is a potentioal fire hazard.


  • Date: 2/17/2018

We were running our dishwasher and noticed tremendous smoke coming out of the front of the dishwasher. We unplugged it so no further damage was done. When company representative came out and opened the dishwasher you could see that the control panel had caught fire.

GE Profile Series PDW9280J10SS

  • Date: 1/11/2021

Fire came from circuit board inside door of dishwasher under normal use. 41 YO, 36 YO, 8 YO & 4 YO consumers smelled burning smell. Unit was unplugged & fire was put out. Wires & top button panel of unit melted, handle disconnected from melting. Underside of counter was black


  • Date: 7/5/2018

Consumer reports that the dishwasher was running and did not clean the dishes. This occurred twice. Consumer found melted a thermal protector substance all over the components and a melted electrical wire. Consumer disconnected the unit.

GE Profile Series PDW9800L00WW

  • Date: 8/8/2011

Dishwasher was smoking while his family was asleep. 49 YOF notice that it was unusually hot after it rans normal cycle day befor incedent. Consumer believes that product started a cycle on its own. Dishwasher has melted plastic throughout inside.

GE Profile Series PDW8680N00SS

  • Date: 9/6/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher had been used earlier in the day and was in the off position for several hours when a burning odor was noticed. Consumer says the spray arm, portions of the racks and some of the washed items had melted.

GE Profile Series PWD9980N00SS

  • Date: 3/8/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher almost started a fire. He says the heating element either overheated or never turned off and melted the platic components in the unit. The plastic lower spray arm and the silverware bin melted. There was a burning smell in the kitchen.

GE Profile Series PDW998ON20SS

  • Date: 7/26/2012

Dishwasher's heating element turned on by itself. Consumer's husband smelled plastic burning odor. When he touched counter above dishwasher it was extremely hot. He shut off circuit breaker, opened dishwasher door, & removed unit. Plastic inside melted & dishes were damaged.

GE Profile Series TDW7880J01SS

  • Date: 8/7/2012

Consumer washed a load of dishes. The next morning the dishwasher & the counter top above it was extremely hot, the door of the unit was hot, & the dishes inside were hot. She stated that the unit appeared to be off & it was still heating up. She turned off from the breaker.

GE Profile Series PDW9280N20SS

  • Date: 8/18/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher overheated to the point that it melted contents and components of the dishwasher. Consumer says even after the cycle completed, the heating coil continued to operate as though the cycle had never completed until unpowered from the source.

GE Profile Series PDW9700J00II

  • Date: 4/13/2015

When turned on Dishwasher emmitted smoke. Consumer's husband opened the door to stop it. Items inside the dishwasher were not damaged. Counter top underneath the dishwasher was damaged & there was discoloration to underside of the counter lid above it. No Injuries.

GE Profile Series PDW9980N20SS

  • Date: 2/12/2016

Consumer's dishwasher has melted both the dishware and itself. The dishwasher was set on delayed start. It was very hot, even the granite countertop was hot. Consumer had to trip the breaker to shut it off because the start button did not work.

GE Profile Series PDW8980N00SS

  • Date: 9/5/2018

46 YOM reported that dishwasher began producing smoke from top of front panel & created plastic/electrical burning smell, most likely near start of drying cycle. Part of inner side of door remained hot enough to burn hand/fingers for nearly hour after unit was unplugged.

GE Profile Series PDW888OJO3SS

  • Date: 8/21/2019

The consumer reported that their 15 year old dishwasher started smoking from the door during a normal wash cycle. It also emitted a strong odor of burned plastic. The consumer, at this point, stopped the dishwasher, disconnected the power, and shut off the water.

GE Profile Series PDW9980L00SS

  • Date: 7/18/2016

The consumer stated that the dishwasher was off with some washed dishes inside it. In the morning, the counter above the unit was hot to the touch. She opened it and a plume of smoke filled her kitchen. Everything inside the unit had melted, incl all plastic parts of the unit

GE Profile Series PDW8680N00SS

  • Date: 8/4/2016

Dishwasher was on & towards end of cycle consumers smelled smoke & noticed it was coming out of top of unit. Inside of dishwasher's door was hot to touch. Smoke was coming from opening at top middle of door directly under handle. Smell was of burning plastic/wire.

GE Profile Series PDW8680N20SS

  • Date: 8/31/2016

The consumer stated that the dishwasher while operating got stuck in the Heat Drying mode causing melting of a plastic microwave dish cover that was on the lower rack and several dishwasher items. The only way to stop the cycle was to open the door or switch off the breaker.

GE Profile Series PDW9980N00SS

  • Date: 9/29/2016

59 YOF noticed an electrical burning smell. Her 65 YOM husband later noticed the smell and discovered that the countertop above the dishwasher was too hot to touch. The unit was not on. They turned off the circuit breaker. The bottom rack of the unit had melted.

GE Profile Series PDW9980N00SS

  • Date: 10/6/2016

Electronic panel on top of dishwasher went on fire and melted.


  • Date: 10/25/2016

The consumer reported that the dishwasher caught fire.

GE Profile Series PDW9880J03SS

  • Date: 10/30/2016

68 YOM consumer's dishwasher caught fire.

GE Profile Series PDW8400J10WW

  • Date: 11/13/2016

52 YOF & husband returned home & found house full of electrical type smoke.Eire department found that dishwasher door had fire & it caused smoke damage & minor kitchen damage. 52 YOF turned dishwasher on to run while they were out. She was injured, no 1st aid.

GE Profile Series PDW9280N20SS

  • Date: 11/15/2016

Consumer reported that recently dishwasher overheated for 2nd time this year. After shutting it off, consumer closed door & dishwasher heated up again. Unit was turned off.

GE Profile Series PDW9880N00SS

  • Date: 11/20/2016

During routine dishwashing cycle the dishwasher began to smoke & fill the kitchen & lower area of the home with electronic smoldering smoke. No flames were observed, but control panel area of dishwasher was very hot. There is burnt residue all over the top of unit door.


  • Date: 12/3/2016

The dishwasher was set to run a normal cycle and the consumer woke up 3hrs later to the smell of plastic burning. The lower spray arm was out of place and resting on top of the heating coil with plastic dripping into the bottom. The unit never ran a wash cycle.

GE Profile Series PDW8680N20SS

  • Date: 12/16/2016

Dishwasher heating element did not turn off, melted all my dishes, and nearly caught my kitchen counter on fire. The only way to turn off the heating element was to turn off the breaker.

GE Profile Series PDW8400J10BB

  • Date: 1/5/2017

when dishwasher was started, after about 15 mins, thick smoke started pouring from dishwasher door. There was a strong smell of burning electrical wire & lights on control panel began flashing. We turned off circuit breaker, if not when dishwasher door closes, smoke returns.

GE Profile Series PDW9280N0SS

  • Date: 1/4/2017

The consumer reported that their dishwasher caught fire. it was not running at the time. All the plastic items melted and dripped and fused everything together. The following day she bumped into the dishwasher and closed the door and it started smoking again and burning.

GE Monogram ZBD6880K03SS

  • Date: 1/10/2017

The consumer stated that her dishwasher would sometime come on by itself making beeping noises like it was making selections for cycles and eventually the touchpad stopped working. The touchpad was replaced, but one week later it stopped working again.

GE Profile Series PDW9980N20SS

  • Date: 1/24/2017

The consumer stated that the dishwasher caught on fire to the point that many of the parts and dishes inside were melted and he couldn't open the door or pull out the rack because of melting.

GE Profile Series 4PDW9280N00SS

  • Date: 2/5/2017

The consumer stated that a fire inside the dishwasher during heated dry cycle in the middle of the night caused extensive damage to the unit and rendering it completely inoperable. Many items had to be trashed. Rancid melted plastic smoke stayed in the house for a long time.

GE Profile Series PDW9280N00SS

  • Date: 3/6/2017

The consumer stated that their dishwasher caught on fire causing smoke and water damage.

GE Profile Series PDW9280J03SS

  • Date: 3/15/2017

For few weeks dishwasher had been making rumbling sound after it finished washed & rinse cycles & moved into drying cycle. One day, after unit went into dry cycle, it began smoking. Unit & breaker were turned off. Consumers believe motor or motherboard possibly caught fire.


  • Date: 3/20/2017

Residential structure fire started inside dishwasher. Victim/tenant reports that the dishwasher had not been used in about four days.

GE Profile Series PDW8280N20SS

  • Date: 3/23/2017

Consumers smelled burnt plastic smell. Dishwasher heater element stayed on after cycle completed (malfunction in controller circuit) & has melted sprayer, around filter mesh, & silverware holder. 47 YOM also had to replace control board on refrigerator,

GE Profile Series PDW8880L00SS

  • Date: 3/26/2017

The consumer, 50, stated that 3x the heating element/panel on her dishwasher has malfuctioned causing dishes and other items to melt or catch fire. Twice the they were replaced within the first 5 years under extended warranty, and now's the 3rd time. Reported injury to self.

GE Adora GHDA676N00SS

  • Date: 4/3/2017

The consumer stated that they started the dishwasher like normal and started smelling burnt plastic. When they checked the kitchen, smoke was coming from the dishwasher. She stated that upon opening, it seemed as though the inside of the door was burning.

GE Profile Series PDWT380R10SS

  • Date: 4/5/2017

Normal use of dishwasher caused spark near bottom left of it on outside upon closing door. It happened twice. While unloading unit consumers noticed water in bottom, it didn't drain after wash cycle. They tried to reset unit & can’t get it to run full cycle. They unplugged it

GE Triton XL GSD6660G03SS

  • Date: 4/20/2017

Consumer's dishwasher smells of fire when running the heat cycle. The heat cycle will not shut off, causing any plastic to melt. Consumer states that fire would start if not noticed in time.

GE Profile Series PDW9280J10SS

  • Date: 5/6/2017

The consumer stated that he started the dishwasher and went out. When his wife came home, smoke was billowing from the top of the door and the breaker was off.


  • Date: 5/21/2017

The consumer stated that the dishwasher was running for about 20 min when it caught on fire. The consumer stated that the smoke and fire comes from the door, not the inside.

GE Monogram ZBD6880K03SS

  • Date: 5/30/2017

Dishwasher was started & as cycle continued, smell of burning plastic & smoke was noticed. Unit was stopped & FD was called. Unit electrical panel melted & caught fire. Smoke & strong odor made 1 YOM, 4 YOF 37 YOF & 68 YOF nauseous & light headed, no 1st aid received.


  • Date: 5/31/2017

Dishwasher wash cycle ended. Unit appeared to be off. Consumer woke up to strong burn odor coming from dishwasher. Lights on unit were off, but its exterior & countertop around were hot to touch. She shut off circuit breaker. Silverware tray & some dishes were melted.

GE Profile Series PDW7900N10BB

  • Date: 6/8/2017

Consumer started dishwasher & went to bed. Following morning counter above unit was very warm. Consumer opened unit & discovered that heated drying cycle was still active. Consumer had to turned off circuit breaker. Silverware melted through plastic basket.

GE Profile Series PDW9280J00SS

  • Date: 6/9/2017

Dishwasher was loaded with dishes & was activated. Consumer smelled burnt plastics & saw smoke coming from door of unit. It wouldn't turn off, so electrical plug had to be disconnected. Wiring connected to module control & keypad was melted down.

GE Adora

  • Date: 6/10/2017

The consumer reported having 6-8 incidents of the dishwasher heater staying on long past the dry cycle. The consumer stated the dishwasher might be on the recall list.


  • Date: 6/18/2017

Smoke was coming from the dishwasher after it had been on for about a half hour. The consumer opened the unit to shut it off. He stated the plastic inside door cover had a crack in it which may have allowed water into the control board. Reported injury to wife, 60.

GE Profile Series PDW7700G00WW

  • Date: 6/17/2017

Approx 2 hrs after completing the cycle, burning plastic smell was coming from the dishwasher. The unit indicated it was off but the front panel was extremely hot. When the cons, 35, opened the door, he received burn from the escaping heat. Wouldn't turn off from the controls

GE Monogram ZBD6880N00SS

  • Date: 6/20/2017

The dishwasher caught on fire and melted the bottom rack and spray bar; and damaged the items in the dishwasher. The consumer, 42, stated that apparently the heating element functioned at a much higher temp, and then it again came on by itself. He reported injury to self.

GE Profile Series PDW9700N2011

  • Date: 6/23/2017

Our dishwasher had recently finished a full cycle & was off. My son unloaded the dishwasher & then left the house. When he returned the unit heating cycle had turned on (there were no dishes in it at the time) because he could smell burning plastic & the unit was very hot.

GE Monogram ZBD0710N20SS

  • Date: 7/7/2017

Our dishwasher completed a cycle. The unit was opened. The clean dishes removed. Dirty dishes were placed in the unit. The heating element did not turn off. We awoke in the night to the smell of burning. The plastic & glass dishes had melted as had the hard plastic racks.

GE Monogram ZBD6880K00SS

  • Date: 7/7/2017

We turned our dishwasher on and stepped out of the house. When we returned two hours after, the house smelled of burning rubber. When I opened the dishwasher, we saw the control panel was severely burnt and was not operatable.

GE Profile Series

  • Date: 7/12/2017

48 YOF stated that during regular use of dishwasher unit heated up hot enough to melt many plastic items within. Plastic dripped onto heating element & filled house with smoke. Next day washer door was inadvertently closed & it began to heat up. They had to turn off breaker.

GE Profile Series PDWF880R10SS

  • Date: 7/19/2017

Dishwasher heating element continues to heat after cycle is complete when door is closed, but not running. It is heating as long as there is power to appliance. This resulted in melting plastic inside dishwasher. Consumers smelled melting plastic, and disconnected power.

GE Profile Series GLD4500N

  • Date: 7/27/2017

Consumer reported that dishwasher has always seemed to be extremely hot -burning up plastics that were supposed to be dishwasher safe & upper rack burned up many of posts until they fall off -black. This dishwasher has had overheating issue from beginning.

GE Profile Series PDW9280J00SS

  • Date: 8/1/2017

The consumer stated that while the dishwasher was running a normal cycle, it began to smell like burning rubber/plastic. They found the smell coming from the control panel which was hot to touch. The consumer turned off power to the dishwasher.

GE Profile Series PDW9280N20SS

  • Date: 8/2/2017

Dishwasher heating element didn't turn off after cycle finished running. Silverware was beginning to melt silverware container, plastic container lid melted. Plastic silverware, dishes, & cups were misshapen. Consumer had to turn off circuit breaker.

GE Profile Series PDW7880N00SS

  • Date: 8/2/2017

Consumer ran dishwasher. They left & returned later to find burning plastic odor in their house. They noticed smell came from dishwasher & observed top of dishwasher had scorched mark & had burned underside of cabinet. Wiring harness burned through & component melted.

GE GLD6700N20 BB

  • Date: 9/5/2017

The consumer, 52, stated that the dishwasher was in drying mode when he noticed extreme heat. He opened the unit and noticed the utensil basket had melted. He emptied the dishwasher and closed it and the heat was back on again. Injury to self reported.

GE Profile Series GLD6560L00SS

  • Date: 9/5/2017

The consumer stated that they woke up to smell of smoke. The dishwasher had black 'burns' coming out from the top of the door, soot all over, and smoke in the air. There was smell of burnt plastic from the heating element and the unit did not drain completely.

GE Profile Series PDW9880N20SS

  • Date: 9/12/2017

Consumer set dishwasher on normal cycle & it completed the cycle. 8 hours later consumer's wife smelled a burn odor & noticed smoke emitting from the dishwasher. She then unplugged the dishwasher & opened the dishwasher & noticed white smoke and burn damages inside.

GE Profile Series PDW9280NSS

  • Date: 9/21/2017

The consumer ran the dishwasher and family left home. When they returned the following day, the house was filled with a light smoke and heavy odor of plastic burning. The dishwasher lights were still on and the countertop was very hot. Most of the plastic inside was melted.

GE Profile Series PDW7880J15SS

  • Date: 10/2/2017

The Submitter reported smoke and fire from the dishwasher while in use. The door and the control panel were very hot, untouchable. They pulled the plug to reduce and eventually stop smoke.

GE Monogram ZBD0710K10SS

  • Date: 11/15/2017

Dishwasher caught fire. There was extensive smoke damage, but consumers were home & were able to prevent it from further damage. Consumer reported injury, no 1st aid. Later consumer found that there was recall (Water can drip onto control board, causing short circuit).

GE Profile Series PDW9980N20SS

  • Date: 12/11/2017

The consumer stated that her dishwasher got so hot that it melted the bottom of her utensil rack. The element would not shut off. There was a terrible plastic chemical smell. Had she not noticed the smell and shut off power to the dishwasher, there could have been a fire.

GE Profile Series PDW9280N00SS

  • Date: 12/18/2017

Consumer indicated that this dishwasher would activate heating element without starting unit and being to melt anything that is plastic and loading trays. Consumer reported that 36 YOF was involved in incident.

GE Profile Series PDW9700N2011

  • Date: 12/25/2017

Dishwasher heating element came on without user interaction while off, heating to point that fire alarm sounded & melted internal components & objects placed inside unit. Consumer nearly burned in face when unit was opened. 64 YOF was involved in incident.

GE Profile Series PDW9700JOOH

  • Date: 12/26/2017

The consumer stated that there was an electrical fire that started in the door of the dishwasher that was extinguished. Prior to that they had no issues with the dishwasher.

GE Profile Series PDW9700JOOII

  • Date: 12/27/2017

The Submitter stated that an electrical fire started in the door of the dishwasher. The renters were able to extinguish the fire before it was spread to the rest of the kitchen. The Submitter stated this is an update to a previously submitted report correcting the model #.

GE Profile Series PDW8680N00SS

  • Date: 1/2/2018

Consumers smelt something burning while washing dishes. They opened dishwasher & found plastic bowl warped & removed it. Odor grew stronger & later they found lights on door out. Door was hot to touch. Bottom of silverware rack was melted to bottom rack. Unit was turned off.

GE Profile Series PDW9980N00SS

  • Date: 1/2/2018

Consumer reports that the dishwasher was in use when it produced a plastic smell. Consumer opened the dishwasher and saw that some spoons inside had melted. Consumer turned off the unit but it kept heating. When it was opened again, it produced chemical smoke.

GE Profile Series

  • Date: 1/21/2018

We noticed an odor of electrical fire smoke & found smoke coming from the top of dishwasher. We disconnected the power & removed the unit. The counter top also suffered minor damage The smoke was very irritating to myself & one of my children, enough to wake him from sleep.

GE Profile Series PDW9280N00SS

  • Date: 2/19/2018

Consumer reported that they woke up to the smell of smoke & smoke alarm set off. They found smoke billowing out of their dishwasher. They opened the dishwasher & found that all plastic parts of the dishwasher had melted. Consumer switched off the circuit. Fire Hazard.

GE Monogram ZBD6880K10SS

  • Date: 2/27/2018

The consumer started a load in the dishwasher and three hours later her house was filled with a horrible smell and smoke. It was still full of water and had apparently been running the entire time. The bottom spinner was melted and the control panel showed signs of fire.

GE Profile Series PDW7880N10SS

  • Date: 3/7/2018

Dishwasher's heating element will not turn off when in the Heated Dry mode & we actually had some plastic items begin to melt. We operated the dishwasher several times to make sure it was not some fluke, but it continues to heat to the point you cannot even touch the dishes.


  • Date: 4/23/2018

Dishwasher started smelling like electrical fire. Smoke was pouring out of front ride side of panel. Lights were no longer working on panel but unit was running. 40 YOF opened door to stop unit & they turned off power at breaker. 4 YOM & 4 YOF were involved in incident.

GE Profile Series GDWT260R30SS

  • Date: 5/1/2018

Consumer reported that they smelled smoke & discovered that smoke was coming from dishwasher's door. They unplugged dishwasher & took door apart. They found black box/motherboard inside door with all wires going to it was black with soot & melted.

GE Monogram ZBD6880k10SS

  • Date: 5/6/2018

47 YOF reported that they were using the dishwasher and smoke started coming out of the its control panel. She indicated that whole house smelled. She reported that she was injured & received 1st aid. She discovered that there was recall but they were not notified.

GE Profile Series PDW8200J03BB

  • Date: 5/30/2018

Dishwasher had thermal/fire incident that caused smoke & water damage to home. Consumer reported they awoke to smoke & flooded kitchen/basement. Smoke was escaping from top of dishwasher door. Unit was supplying continuous water supply d/t discharge pump was inoperative.


  • Date: 6/25/2018

[63 YOM] Last evening 24 June 2018 my dishwasher started to smoke apparently from the door. There was a strong smell of burning plastic. I checked on the manufacturer's website to see if this model had been recalled and it had been. This morning I called th recall hotline.

GE Profile Series PDWT480P00SS

  • Date: 7/11/2018

[41 YOF] My dishwasher ran overnight as usual. When I went to empty it this morning, it was superheated and had melted much of the plastic (including dishes & parts of the dishwasher itself) that was inside of it. It also superheated the countertop above it. [No Injury]

GE Profile Series PDW9280J10SS

  • Date: 8/6/2018

70 YOF & 72 YOM smelled burning smell like electrical or like plastic was melting on heating coil. It was dishwasher that was running. They turned it off & turned off power to unit at fuse box. Metal housing of motherboard was melting. They were injured, got no 1st aid.


  • Date: 8/18/2018

The consumer reported that the dishwasher overheated over the night. It was so hot to the touch that it needed a towel to open it.

GE Profile Series PDW7880J15SS

  • Date: 9/14/2018

Consumer came home & noticed heat coming from the dishwasher. When consumer opened the dishwasher a blast of very hot air came out. Consumer flipped the circuit breaker controlling the unit. There were numerous items inside dishwasher that were cracked & melted.

GE Profile Series PDW9280N20SS

  • Date: 10/3/2018

51 YOM & 46 YOF came home to find smoke alarms going off & smoke filled rooms. Smoke was coming from inside of dishwasher. They found plastic utensil compartments completely melted on bottom along with some plastic internal parts & other plastic items.

GE Monogram ZBD6880N20SS

  • Date: 11/5/2018

Consumer's dishwasher overheated and heating element melted several parts of tray and silverware rack and even items on top and bottom rack. There was smell of burning and a hot countertop. Manufacturer deemed unit inoperable and all they did was offer another dishwasher.

GE Monogram ZBD0700N2011

  • Date: 11/7/2018

Consumer reported that the dishwasher overheated, and melted most everything inside.

GE Profile Series

  • Date: 11/9/2018

Dishwasher was running when consumer smelled smoke & found that smoke was pouring from door of dishwasher. She opened its door & turned fuse off on circuit breaker. They unscrewed door & found wires & plastic melted. She, husband & children had difficulty breathing.

GE Café Series CDW9380N20SS

  • Date: 11/27/2018

Consumer ran dishwasher before go to sleep. Consumer was woke up by Burn smell. Dishwasher lights were saying done. Consumer's husband burned hand by granite, which was hot. They unplugged unit & open its door. Lot of smoke came out, everything inside unit was melted.


  • Date: 12/18/2018

During a normal wash cycle, our dishwasher started smoking and burning. The entire first floor was filled with smoke in minutes. The smell was a burnt, electrical type smell.

GE Profile Series PDW8700J03BB

  • Date: 1/17/2019

Consumer turned dishwasher on overnight. Dishwasher was running and smoke was coming from top. It was discovered that control board overheated and was significantly burned. Wires attached to control board were also burned and melted.

GE Profile Series PDW8200J03BB

  • Date: 1/18/2019

A dishwasher caught on fire while washing dishes. While washing dishes my wife & daughters were upstairs & smelled smoke. Smoke was coming out to the top of the dishwasher & it smelled like an electrical fire. I shut off the power to the unit at the wall switch & at breaker.

GE Profile Series PDW9700N00II

  • Date: 1/19/2019

Consumer's wife thought something was burning inside house. They discovered dishwasher heating element was still on & melted most plastic items inside including both racks. Consumer unplugged unit to stop heating elements. Granite counter top was too hot to keep hand on it.


  • Date: 1/31/2019

A 41 YOF started dishwasher & smelled burnt rubber & noticed smoke. She pulled the handle of the dishwasher to stop the running cycle & observed black smoke from the door handle & turned the power off. She suffered an unspecified injury, no first aid.

GE Monogram ZBD6880K10SS

  • Date: 1/31/2019

The consumer reported that the dishwasher control panel caught fire.


  • Date: 2/4/2019

Circuit board on Dishwasher caught on fire during operation. The incident occurred in the middle of the night & mid-cycle for the dishwasher. Smoke from the burning plastic was billowing out of the machine. The unit could not be stopped or reset without cutting the power.

GE Profile Series PDW9200J10BB

  • Date: 3/8/2019

Dishwasher has a delay cycle feature of up to 8 hours. I set the feature for 8 hours to start. When I returned, the dishwasher did not turn on as expected. The unit did not cycle. I pushed the start button. Later, I noticed smoke coming from the top of the unit & it was hot.

GE Profile Series PDW9280N20SS

  • Date: 6/9/2019

Dishwasher was running on normal cycle. The heating elements to dry dishes never stopped and melted any plastics in the dishwasher and the baskets and racks melted also. It was close to catching fire and it filled house with acrid plastic smoke.

GE Café Series CDW9380N20SS

  • Date: 6/16/2019

52 YOF indicated that the heat regulator on the dishwasher failed nearly catching her house on fire. It was reported that she and 15YOM were involved in incident.

GE Profile Series PDW8680N20SS

  • Date: 7/13/2019

53 YOF consumer had a dishwasher which started smoking after it was on for the night. She found that control panel and wires were badly burned. In dry cycle, heating element did not shut off. Countertops were hot to touch. Consumer Implies this is a fire hazard.

GE Monogram ZBD0710N00SS

  • Date: 9/11/2019

43 YOF indicated that they ran dishwasher as usual & woke up to find smoke & smell of burning plastic in kitchen. Dishwasher was overheating & drying cycle seemed to just not shut off. Plastic in unit melted, including bottom of silverware basket, onto heating element.

GE Monogram ZBD0710K10SS

  • Date: 10/5/2019

The consumer reported that while the dishwasher was operating, he noticed an acrid smell. He ran to the kitchen and observed acrid smoke emanating from the dishwasher. He immediately turned off breaker to the appliance and opened doors and windows to remove the odor and smoke

GE Monogram ZBD0700K15II

  • Date: 10/12/2019

The consumer stated that the dishwasher went on while they were away and totally melted the plastic silverware baskets, and other plastic and nylon parts inside the dishwasher.


  • Date: 10/14/2019

The consumer reported that the relay on the control panel of the dishwasher failed causing an electrical fire. Consumer indicated that turning breaker off solved the problem. Fire department aired out the house.


  • Date: 11/4/2019

The consumer stated that his dishwasher (which likely has a recall for the heating element) almost started a fire. This originated in the door of the unit and was coming from the control panel. It caused black soot-filled smoke to fill the house. He cut the power just in time

GE GDT 680

  • Date: 11/13/2019

The dishwasher was in use at home when it produced an odor. Consumer opened the dishwasher door and found that multiple plastic dishes had melted. The plastic rotating water sprayer at the bottom was also melted. The heating element had overheated.


  • Date: 12/1/2019

The dishwasher circuit board started fire. I caught it in time. I noticed an electrical burning smell after the dishwasher started. I then removed the inside panel & noticed that the board and connector were melted together. There is a hole straight through the control board.


  • Date: 12/1/2019

The consumer reported that their dishwasher caught fire after the electronics in the door caught fire. The consumer, 66, reported injury to himself.

GE Profile Series PDW7880J15SS

  • Date: 12/17/2019

Consumer reports that the dishwasher was in us for about 15 minutes when they smelled smoke. After unplugging the unit their husband removed the panel and found melted wires and plastic. The smell of burnt plastic remains in their home.

GE Adora GHDA674N00BG

  • Date: 1/11/2020

Dishwasher was running as usual when consumers started to smell plastic burning & saw smoke. They shut unit down & checked heating element, & found no obstructions. Unit was restarted & they noticed smoke seeping from control panel. Dishwasher was shutoff & disconnected.


  • Date: 2/18/2020

Dishwasher is a fire hazard. Awoken by burning smell. Entire kitchen countertop hot. Opened dishwasher, terrible heat from heating element, terrible smoke. Shut off power to dishwasher. The heating element did not shut off when dishwasher finished cycle.

GE Monogram ZBD0700K10II

  • Date: 4/6/2020

31 YOF loaded her dishwasher and shortly after starting, she saw smoke billowing out. She opened the unit & a smoke poured into the kitchen. There was a strong burning smell in her kitchen. She reported injuries to her & 36 YO person, they were seen by medical professional.

GE Profile Series CDW9380N00S

  • Date: 4/19/2020

Consumer report sthat while running the dishwasher on a normal cycle they smelled burning plastic. When they opened the door they discovered the inside was extremely hot and hall the plastic products were melted into lquid form. The unit started running when door closed.

GE Monogram ZBD6880K03SS

  • Date: 5/10/2020

The Consumer reported that the dishwasher started smoking, pouring smoke into the kitchen. The right side inside of the door panel was extremely hot and smoke was coming from the door panel.

GE Profile Series PDW8280J10SS

  • Date: 5/16/2020

The Consumer stated that the dishwasher was started before they went for sleep and they awoke at 4:30 a.m. to a small fire from the dishwasher heating element not shutting off.


  • Date: 6/5/2020

Dishwasher overheated causing plastic utensils & tumblers to melt. Unit was smoking with puddle of water on floor, 26 YOF opened it & she was burned by steam. She got 1st aid. Consumer stated this was 2nd time, 1st time same thing happened when unit was less than one year old

GE Profile Series PDW7880P00SS

  • Date: 6/16/2020

48 YOF reported that the dishwasher overheated and ruined some of their dishes. The heating element would not turn off. They did not have the heated dry selected on the cycle. She indicated that they were trying to run a cleaning cycle.

GE Profile Series PDW7880N15SS

  • Date: 7/18/2020

Consumer came to kitchen & smelled something burning & saw that the dishwasher was extremely hot as well as the counter top. Consumer said the element burnt the inside cavity of the dishwasher. Consumer's husband & consumer immediately turned off the breaker.


  • Date: 7/28/2020

28 YOM consumer reports that a known defect with the dishwasher was repaired and and about a week later an electrical fire started inside the door of the dishwasher. Fumes and smoke came from the unit. This is a fire hazard. Unsafe.

GE Profile Series PDW8600N00WW

  • Date: 8/7/2020

Smoke & burning smell woke up female consumer. It was coming from kitchen, where dishwasher wash cycle was started previous night. Dishwasher & counter top were hot. Circuit breaker of unit was turned off. 60 YOM reported injury & that he got 1st aid.


  • Date: 8/14/2020

The Consumer stated that their dishwasher started smelling like an electrical burning smell. They shut it off and stopped using it. The Consumer stated that they did an online search and discovered that this is a recalled item.


  • Date: 9/2/2020

42 YOF consumer reports that after running a normal washing cycle the dishwasher remained on for over 24 hours. The fire department was called after the home filled with smoke. They found that the heating element had burned the rack and rubber parts inside. Fire hazard.


  • Date: 9/13/2020

The Consumer reported that the bottom rack of their dishwasher melted due to overheating of the heating element.

GE Monogram ZDB0710K15SS

  • Date: 9/14/2020

Smoke was coming from door of dishwasher & consumer shut it off at circuit breaker & thought it was cut off. When unit started smoking again, consumer discovered that it was connected to different breaker box. Unit & counter on top of unit were extremely hot.


  • Date: 11/2/2020

Consumer reports that the control board of the dishwasher caught fire and melted.


  • Date: 1/25/2021

The Consumer, 67, stated that the latch broke on the dishwasher door causing it to drop on foot. No injury reported.


  • Date: 1/25/2021

The consumer's tenant, 38 YOF, reported, that she started the dishwasher and noticed an unusual smell. She ran it on the shortest setting, but it never drained the water. Her husband discovered that the dishwasher pump melted, which explained the odd smell.

GE Monogram ZBD0710K10SS

  • Date: 3/10/2021

Consumer reports that the dishwasher door caught on fire at home. A service rep came to the home and stated that the unit was not repairable and should be replaced. Another service rep took photos. The unit has not yet been fixed/replaced. The dishwasher is under recall.

GE Profile Series PDW9700J0011

  • Date: 3/18/2021

The Consumer reported that black smoke started coming from the dishwasher. They turned it off and shut the breaker off. The technician came the following day and reported that the control and the wiring from the control were melted from fire.

GE Triton XL

  • Date: 4/11/2021

The Consumer reports that their dishwasher smokes and trips breaker.

GE Profile Series PDWT180R30SS

  • Date: 5/26/2021

The Consumer stated that the dishwasher stopped running in the middle of a cycle and they smelled an electrical burning odor. When they opened the door panel, the electrical control panel in the door was just hanging and not secured. The wires on the control panel were burnt.

GE Profile Series GLD 6800N10BB

  • Date: 6/1/2021

The Consumer reported that the control panel on the front of the dishwasher began smoking and smelled like it was catching on fire.

GE Profile Series PDW7880J10SS

  • Date: 6/3/2021

The consumer indicated that the control panel and wiring harness of the dishwasher caught on fire and melted, generating smoke and burning plastic odor.

GE Profile Series PDW8680NSS

  • Date: 7/6/2021

The Consumer reported that their dishwasher overheated and melted the plastic inside. The Consumer stated that they were home and smelled the plastic burning. They had to turn off the breaker.

GE Profile Series PDW9980N00SS

  • Date: 7/6/2021

The Consumer reported that their dishwasher caught on fire. The Consumer stated that they smelled something burning and after searching several places in the home, they found the electrical panel of the dishwasher in flames. They put out the fire with a fire extinguisher.


  • Date: 9/23/2021

Dishwasher did not shut off and flooded kitchen causing damage to floor walls, cupboards, behind walls, insulation, island resulting in mold, mildew and rust. It was a defective water valve and missing parts. The consumer was out of state when it happened.


  • Date: 10/5/2021

52 YOF consumer reports that while the dishwasher was in a normal wash cycle black smoke started coming from the unit. The smoke was coming from the vent and near the control panel. After opening windows and venting the home the toxic fumes remained 4 hours later.

GE Profile Series PDW8280JO3SS

  • Date: 11/1/2021

29 YO consumer reports that their home filled with smoke and a plastic burning smell. The fire department was called and determined that the source was the dishwasher that had overheated. This product is unsafe and a fire hazard.

GE Café Series CDT845P2NS1

  • Date: 12/28/2021

Consumer reports that their dishwasher's plastic wheels came off & came into contact with the heating coil. They then melted, burned & started smoking. The melted plastic burned their dishes. When consumer's 46 YO wife opened the dishwasher, the steam burned her face & eyes.

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