If you have been following appliance recalls in recent years, you will likely already know that Viking Range, a manufacturer of high-end kitchen appliances, has had several recalls recently including a major recall of their gas ranges in May 2015. What you might have missed is that Viking Range expanded a recall of their dishwashers that was initially announced in April of 2012. The updated recall was announced on August 6, 2015, and it affects an additional 17,000 units. Here is a quick overview of everything you need to know about this recall.
The Recalled Units
The recall affects Viking Range Professional, Designer, and Custom Panel dishwashers manufactured by Viking Range LLC before April 1, 2011. The recalled dishwashers are 24 inches wide and came in stainless steel, wood panel, and 26 other colors. The recall includes model numbers starting with: DDB200, FDB200, VDB200, DFB450, VDB450, VDB325, and DDB325. The dishwashers were sold nationwide from July 2008 through March 2012 for between $1,225 and $2,000.
About The Recall
If you have a Viking Range dishwasher, you may be wondering what the cause of the recall was, and what your next steps should be. These dishwashers have been recalled due to the fact that one of their electric components can overheat, posing a fire risk. As of the time the expanded recall was announced there had been 157 reports of overheating dishwashers including 26 fires that resulted in property damage. Fortunately, there have not been any injuries reported as a result of this problem.
If you believe that you have one of these recalled dishwashers it is vital that you stop using it immediately as it could pose a serious fire risk. You will then want to contact Viking at 800-241-7239 to find out about the steps you should take regarding this recall. While our repair specialists can easily repair these dishwashers, it is crucial that you work with the manufacturer in the event of a recall as they will provide a free inspection and repair. However, feel free to contact us should you encounter any other issues with your appliances.