Before something catches on fire, read this to find out if your dishwasher has been recalled.
Do you own a Bosch dishwasher that was manufactured between September 2012 and January 2017? Are you now or have you ever had problems with the power cord overheating? Did you know that there is a high probability that your dishwasher has been recalled?
The original recall began in 2015 when 194,000 dishwashers were recalled by BSH Home Appliances.
On October 20, 2017, Bosch and Siemens Hausgerate Home Appliances, which manufactures such brands as Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau, and Jenn-Air recalled another 470,000 dishwashers in response to a power cord that continued to overheat.
Fortunately, the power cord issue only overheated when the dishwasher was in use. Nevertheless, it would be wise to unplug your machine until you figure out if your dishwasher is on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall list.
While there have been no injuries reported, a few consumers reported that the power cord overheated and either caused damage to the dishwasher or fire damage to their home.
What You Should Do Now
Unplug the dishwasher from the wall and stop using it until you determine if your model is on the recall list.
Since the model of the dishwasher varies, it is impractical in this brief to note every model affected by this recall. For your convenience, we have noted exactly where you can look to see if your dishwasher is on any recall list.
Each site will include a safety recall hotline where you will find out if your dishwasher is on the recall list and explain what you should do next.
You may also call their hotline at (888) 965-5813.
In the case of this particular recall, BSH Home Appliances will send out a new power cord. If you are unsure of how to proceed, let them know and they will provide a free inspection and service to repair the faulty power cord.
Check out this instructional video if you would rather do-it-yourself.