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Recall alert: Cove recalls 42,000 dishwashers amid fire hazard

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MADISON, Wis. — Cove Appliance has recalled 42,000 built-in dishwashers due to potentially faulty heating elements that pose a fire hazard.

According to the recall notice, issued Wednesday, if the heating element fails to properly shut off, the appliance can overheat and cause a fire.

The Madison, Wisconsin-based company has received no injury reports linked to the recall, but it has fielded five reports of burning smells, flames and smoking inside the dishwashers.

The recall applies specifically to 24-inch built-in residential dishwashers with model numbers DW2450 and DW2450WS and serial numbers 20000100 through 20044445.

The affected dishwashers were sold at home appliance stores nationwide between February 2018 and May 2021 for between $2,400 and $2,500, the company stated.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled dishwashers immediately, unplug them from their power source and contact Cove Appliance to schedule a free repair. Cove Appliance will install a second thermal protection device and replace the dishwasher’s heating element, the recall notice stated.

Cove Appliance can be reached by calling 888-651-9376 from 8:30 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday; via e-mail at; or at; or at and click “learn more” in the safety recall section for more information.

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