The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in cooperation with Whirlpool(R) and Kenmore(R) brand dishwashers. Whirlpool recalled about 162,000 due to an electrical defect within the dishwashers' wash motor wiring. It poses a risk of the motor overheating and possibly catching fire. Whirlpool has received three reports of overheated wash motors. There are no reports of personal injury or property damage.
The recalled products are under-the-counter, plastic tall tub dishwashers. The Whirlpool dishwashers include model numbers DU1, DUL, GU1, GU2, and GU6. The Kenmore dishwashers include model numbers 665.143, 665.160, 665.163, 665.170, and 665.173.
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