Washington, DC: A defective products class action lawsuit has been filed against Whirlpool, the manufacturer of Kitchenaid, Sears Kenmore, Maytag and Whirlpool dishwashers, alleging that certain models of dishwashers have a design flaw that can cause the control circuit board to fail. Greg Adams, who filed the suit, alleges this happened to him.
Adams claims that on December 8, 2011, he started his dishwasher only to smell burning plastic and see smoke coming from his dishwasher, sometime shortly afterward. To stop the dishwasher, he tried to pull on the door handle, but said he burned his hand on the front panel, which had become extremely hot. In the end, Adams was forced to shut the power off, to prevent prevent further catastrophe, and protect his family.
According to NBCnews.com, research suggests more than 600 people across the country have come forward on kitchenaid.com. Their products were manufactured by whirlpool, which produces Kitchenaid, Sears Kenmore, Maytag and Whirlpool dishwashers.
Chuck Fax, the lawyer representing Adams, wants Whirlpool to issue a recall to correct the alleged design defect. He filed the class action lawsuit with 13 names including Greg Adams.
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cost of repairs and having someone else to do it is not worth it. You can buy a brand new dishwasher for the cost. We as consumers work hard for our money and trust others to do the right thing. Maytag doesn't want to do that. I wish I would have read about them before I purchased one. Again as consumers we put our trust and hard earned money into a billion dollar company. Please stop this before machine actually hurts someone.