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Whirlpool Faces Defective Dishwasher Class Action
May 10 2012
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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Purchased Maytag dishwasher Dec 2011 from Lowe's and have had to replace control panel three times. Now the water is not draining and the control panel is not working. How much more money do I need to put into this piece of garbage?
Posted by Phair, Tom
Maytag dishwasher is 5 years old. The circuit board failed. Repair costs are too great so I need to buy a new dishwasher. What has happened to the quality of the products we buy. My first maytag was great lasting 12 years. The second lasted less than 3 years while this one made it to 5. What a racket they have going.
Posted by Darryl Mcmillian
Purchased this Maytag in February 2015, its now November 5th 2015. The control board went completely out.
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.
Posted by Jacqueline Hehli
Purchased Maytag dishwasher in August of 2013. Today I needed to have the circuit board replaced because the steam from the drying cycle caused corrosion. The cost was $251.00. This was due to a defect in the design and I do not feel I should have had to pay for this problem. Keep in mind that in 2014 and 2015, this dishwasher was not used for 5 month of the each year. I want Maytag to pay me back for this repair. What happened to the Maytag products we use to be able to depend on? I will not be buying Maytag products again unless they improve their products.
Posted by Massachusetts
Dishwasher control board is melted need new dishwasher cost for a new one $800 plus installation
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