An electrical component in the washers can overheat.
Source: GE Appliances Recalls Top-Loading Clothes Washers Due to Fire Hazard
GE Appliances toll-free at 877-830-9732 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online http://www.geappliances.com/ge/recall/washer_2016/
About 222,000 (in addition, about 450 were sold in Canada)
The recall involves three models of GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers. The washers come in gold, gray and white and measure about four cubic feet. “GE Profile” is printed on the front of the washers. The model number is located on the rear cover of the washer’s backsplash, above the water valve connections. Recalled washers have the following model and serial number ranges:
GE Profile Model Numbers
All serial numbers included