There is a recall of almost 200,000 GE dehumidifiers because of a short circuit that poses a potential fire hazard. These GE dehumidifiers were sold at, among other retailers, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, and Menards between February of 2007 and July of 2009.
The recall includes the 30 and 40 pint portable dehumidifiers that were made between November 2006 and August 2007, and during April of 2008. They are white and the water bucket is front-loading. “GE” or “Professional Series” and the digital controls are on the top of the dehumidifier. (You can find the model and serial numbers on the back of the dehumidifier.)
If you have a dehumidifier subject to his recall, you can call Midea at 877-593-8721. They will send you to an authorized service center for a free repair.