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GE Top loading washing machine
Home Maintenance and Structures
Laundry, Fabric Care & Sewing
Washing Machines, Other or Not Specified (140)
GE Appliances, a Haier company    
GE
GTW680BSJ3WS
RG939813G
29001003P001
 
 
HH Greg
Florida
11/14/2017 This date is an estimate
Washing machine was in operation when my wife heard an explosion coming from the laundry room. She went into the laundry room to find parts of the washing machine, water and dirt all over the walls and clothes, the knob to the washing mashing missing and the top of the tumbler housing on the floor. When she opened the washing machine, she saw that the tumbler housing was completely broken off. Thankfully no one was in the laundry room at the time so no one was hurt.
We contacted GE and there response was that since this is not a known issue and that they don't have a recall on this particular model, there is nothing they can do. This machine is about 2 years old and it doesn't seem like a reasonable expectation or an acceptable risk for a washing machine to explode.
4/26/2019
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
My Spouse
Female
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
Yes
N/A
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Incident Description: Caller is reporting that the top load washer exploded while in spin cycle. She stated that a part inside the drum flew out , knob fell off and the entire washer shook violently moving out of its location. The manufacturer was contacted and she was informed ... (More)
Product: Washing Machines, Other or Not Specified (140)
Product Description: Top load Washer
Injury Info: Incident, No Injury
Manufacturer / Importer / Private Labeler: GE Appliances, a Haier company

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