Product Recall Information


24-inch Washer and Gas Dryer 2002 - United States

Date: January 1, 2002

Name of Product:


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Whirlpool Corp., of Benton Harbor, Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 17,000 24-inch combination washer and gas dryer units. The gas dryer can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Whirlpool has received two reports of the unit overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The recalled 24-inch washer and gas dryer units were sold under the Whirlpool®, Kenmore® and General Electric® brand names, which can be located on the control panel of the unit. The unit is produced in white or light tan. The model and serial number are located behind the dryer door at the top of the opening. Model and serial numbers of units covered by this recall are as follows:

(Note: Washer and dryer units with electric dryers are not involved in the recall. )

Brand Model Numbers Serial Number
Whirlpool® Compact Thin Twin LTG5243DZ2
Begins with MM, ML or MK.
Kenmore® Laundry Center 98752792
Begins with MM, ML or MK.
General Electric®
Unitized Spacemaker
WSM2480TBAWW WSM2480TCAWW Has Z, A or D as the second character

Sold At: Home improvement and department stores, new construction builders and remodelers nationwide sold these units from January 2000 through May 2002 for approximately $800 - $960.


Consumers should stop using these washer and gas dryer units and unplug them immediately. Do not attempt to shut off the gas supply. Consumers may call 24 hours a day, seven days a week toll free at
(866) 251-1607
to arrange free in-home service and repair. Consumers should have the model and serial number of their washer and gas dryer unit when they call.


Representative Models:

Washer and dryer units with electric dryers are not involved in the recall.