ge ventilation

Information about the problems and breakdowns of GE ventilation that were reported from 1983 to 2021.

Common problems: electric shock, fire, smoke.

Faulty modules: control board, fan, motor.


3 safety recalls announced

Nine Inch Fans Warned by GE

  • Date: 11/30/1983

Fan overheating could result from a defective speed control switch, and warned that some fans could present a potential fire hazard.

Lasko Recalls Box and Pivoting Floor Fans Posing Fire Hazard

  • Date: 2/8/2006

Name of Product: Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy, and Air King Brand Box and Pivoting Floor Fans. An electrical failure in the motor can pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Nine Inch Fans Recalled by GE

  • Date: 7/28/1983

The General Electric Company (GE) advises owners of the GE 1983 nine inch portable 2 speed oscillating fan, model Fl-OF-9A, that a potential overheating problem may be present. As with any electrical product that overheats, GE warns owners that a potential fire hazard may exist for some units. GE's analysis shows that the problem may occur when the speed control switch fails to function as intended, causing the fan to overheat.

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3 issues reported

GE Zoneline AZ61H12DAB

  • Date: 2/11/2018

Female consumer had a heating/cooling unit installed in apartment. Reportedly, unit popped and started smoking. It was inspected and tech stated that the control panel was burned. Cause was most likely moisture, accumulated near unit's heater.

GE Profile Series PVM1870SM3SS

  • Date: 7/8/2016

Microwave has vent flap that opens when in use. While microwave was running in fan mode, whole flap assembly separated and fell on glass oven below it.

GE Profile Series PVX7300

  • Date: 11/1/2021

70 YOM consumer reports that after purchasing the hooded vent it started tripping the GFCI breaker and shocked him.. The GFCI was replaced.. Upon inspection it was determined the wire was being stripped and contacting the housing. Shock hazard.

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