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The DRSNews
March 2005
(Happy Easter!)

In this issue:
1) Whirlpool Dishwasher Recall #1 - Motors Overheating
2) Let Ebay Find it For You - Then Send You an Email!
3)
Whirlpool Dishwasher Recall #2 - Heating Elements

1)  I hate to devote this much space to recalls, but Whirlpool has just announced two that are significant and I need to share them with you.

This first one's a little scary, even though there haven't been many problems (3 reported to date) yet. As of this writing, we're 'only' talking about some 162,620 units with faulty motors, but I have a feeling that number may climb - they often do. Wash motors in these machines have an electrical defect that can cause them to overheat and catch fire (whenever a manufacturer mentions the word 'fire', we sit up and pay close attention!)

If you own one of these, Whirlpool recommends that you immediately stop using it due to the fire risk. Call Whirlpool (t/f) at 866-769-7260 or visit http://repair.whirlpool.com to schedule a free, in-home repair. 

You'll want to have your model and serial numbers available for the call. Open the dishwasher door and you'll see those numbers on a tag on the left side of the tank, just in front of the door gasket.

Currently affected machines, listed below by model and serial numbers, were made under both the Whirlpool and Kenmore brand names. Only plastic tank 'tall tub' models are involved in this recall. 

Brand

Product

Model Number Begins With:

Serial Number Range

Whirlpool Under-counter plastic tall tub dishwashers DU1
DUL
GU1
GU2
GU6
FR2200000 to 
FR2499999
Kenmore Under-counter plastic tall tub dishwashers 665.143
665.160
665.163
665.170
665.173
FR2200000 to 
FR4599999

These were sold from June 2004 through January 2005, for between $350 and $600. They were manufactured in Findlay, Ohio, and their motors were manufactured in China. 

For more details, including color photos of the affected models, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website: www.cpsc.gov

Again, Whirlpool's recall hotline (t/f) is 866-769-7260. If I can be of any help, please feel free to contact me about this. 

2)  Tired of searching Ebay every day to see if that old Billy Joel LP you want is up for auction? Have Ebay email you instead! Set up a free 'My Ebay' home page. Then type the item you want into the search box and click 'search'. Next, click 'add to favorites', check the 'email me daily' box, and click 'save search'. Now when '52nd Street' is for sale, you'll get the word! 

Speaking of Ebay, did you know that you can sell (anything!) on Ebay and deduct all their fees as advertising costs? And that Ebay is the best source of advertising you can use to generate 'traffic' to your business? 

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3) This second rework's not as intense, but is a quality issue, and we need to find and correct these ASAP. On the Whirlpool and Inglis dishwasher models listed below, if the heating element is round in shape, no problem exists. An angular, 'opened pentagon' type element has been used in many of these units, and has reliability issues. This element should be replaced as soon as possible. 

Whirlpool Model Numbers

DU1050XTP DU1145XTP DUL240XTP GU2548XTP
DU1100XTP DU1148XTP GU2400XTP GU2600XTP
DU1101XTP DUC600XTP GU2500XTP
Whirlpool Serial Number Code Date Range: FR32 to FR50

Inglis Model Numbers

IPU98660
Inglis Serial Number Code Date Range: FR34 to FR45

 (serial date codes are the first digits of the number)

Again, if yours is one of those listed, contact Whirlpool ASAP. While the company hasn't 'officially' recommended these units not be used until they're repaired, I do. It appears there may be some tank damage issues caused by this element, so we need to find and correct these units promptly too.

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