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Maytag Dishwasher Recall

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Maytag and Jenn-Air dishwasher reacallThe US Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Maytag Corp. has voluntarily recalled 2.3 million Maytag and Jenn-Air brand dishwashers due to fire hazard. Liquid rinse-aid can leak from its dispenser and come into contact with the dishwasher's internal wiring, which can short-circuit and ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Maytag has received 135 reports of dishwasher fires, resulting in product and/or property damage. Four injuries have been reported, including three reports of smoke inhalation and one serious hand laceration.

The recall involves Maytag and Jenn-Air under counter or portable plastic tub dishwashers. The dishwashers have black, white, almond, bisque and stainless steel front panels. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label located on the dishwasher's plastic frame on top of or to the left of the door opening.

The dishwashers were manufactured in the US and sold at department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide from July 1997 through June 2001. Consumers should immediately stop using these dishwashers.

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Maytag Dishwasher Recall Articles

Has the Maytag Man left the Building?
"My impression of the Maytag commercials is that they are not entirely accurate," says John Jordan. "Maytag is not interested in helping their customers: I have a dishwasher that can start my house on fire at any given moment and I don't have the money to replace it so essentially I have a $500 dangerous paperweight."

Maytag Dishwasher Fires: Customers Left Waiting
Consumers have been left frustrated by the recent Maytag dishwasher recall that occurred after reports of fire associated with the appliance. Some customers waited for weeks after the recall before their Maytag dishwashers were fixed or before they received their rebates.

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Maytag Dishwasher Recall in the News

Maytag Dishwasher Complaint

If you purchased any of the above listed Maytag or Jenn-Air dishwashers, and subsequently had a fire involving the machine, you may qualify for damages or remedies that may be awarded in a possible class action or lawsuit. Please fill in our form on the right to submit your Maytag complaint to a lawyer for a free evaluation.
Last updated June 25 2014

Reader Comments

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On January 1st at about 12:15 am our dishwasher sparked and completely melted the control pane. The fumes penetrated the condo for weeks. When this happened we shut off the circuit breaker and disconnected the wiring. We have been without a dishwasher since January 1st.

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Maytag control panel caught fire while we were out of the house. Caused smoke damage to the outside of the unit. Completely melted all of the internal operating components and smoke/fire damage. Caused smoke fumes in the house, terrible smell in house for weeks. Unit completely unusuable right now.

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The dishwasher was repaired by a Maytag authorized repairman sent by Maytag several months ago to correct the recall related problem. The dishwasher caught fire August 4; the house filled with an awful smell which caused nausea. We were panicked and considered calling the fire dept. then realized the fire was out now. Called Maytag: they were very rude and questioned whether there was a fire. They sent a repairman who told us 1) he "would not touch it" as "this has lawsuit written all over it" and 2) it was "the worst one he had ever seen" as the fires are usually contained but this one had charred the outside of the dishwasher. Maytag continued to be very rude.

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In February, I call in to get my 75$ dishwasher voucher, and they promise to send it to me in the mail.

Now in June, I still have not received it.

I try to call, but calls to their line are being hung up, and several retries to call end up the same way.

I am sure I am not the only person that is being put to the TEST by MayTag, so I suggest a new class action suit to kill the company off completely.

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