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Bosch dishwasher model number SHU43C05UC/17
Kitchen
Appliances
Dishwashers (214)
BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION    
Bosch
Bosch
SHU43C05UC/17
unknown
 
 
This date is an estimate
Bosch dishwasher model SHU43C05UC installed in 2004. Machine was running through wash cycles when area behind cycle selection buttons on front of machine apparently shorted out and caused a fire. I turned off the electricity and the fire continued to burn and grow. Tried to blow out the fire with breath, When that didn't work tried to smother fire with a wet cloth. When that didn't kill the fire I had to use a dry chemical fire extinguisher to put out the fire. The selection buttons and the surrounding plastic enclosure were melted and burned. The flames went up and under the wood counter base. Had we not been near the dishwasher the flames would have ignited the counter and then the wood cabinets on both sides resulting in a major fire.
9/27/2019
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Unspecified
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
Bought new one not delivered yet.
N/A
N/A
Comment from BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION 11/8/2019
The dishwasher in this report is one of those recalled in 2009 (CPSC Release #09-100) and the incident involved is that which led to the recall. BSH takes product safety issues very seriously. Customers are encouraged to visit our website at http://www.bosch-home.com/us/service/safety-notices to determine if your dishwasher is affected by a recall.

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