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Nearly 2 Million Dishwashers Recalled as Fire Hazards

June 03, 2010

Looks like the Maytag man has his work cut out for him.

On Thursday, Maytag and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of close to 1.7 million dishwashers because they pose a fire hazard.

The recall was sparked by 12 reports of heating electrical failures in the appliances that led to fires and dishwasher damage. No one has been injured, but one consumer’s kitchen suffered extensive damage due to the malfunction.

The recall includes Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand dishwashers with specific serial numbers. The affected dishwashers have black, bisque, white, silver and stainless steel front panels.

Maytag dishwasher recall

This is where you can find the serial number on your dishwasher. Hope your's isn't part of the recall!

The appliances in question were sold between February 2006 and April 2010. To figure out if your dishwasher is part of the recall, locate the brand name on the front of the dishwasher. Then look inside to find the model and serial numbers.

Click here to see if your serial number is listed and to report possession of the recalled appliance.

If you indeed have one of these defective products, stop using it immediately and disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it.

Affected consumers can either schedule a free in-home repair or receive a rebate of $150 or $250 on the purchase of certain new Maytag brand dishwashers. The web site lists which units warrant which rebate.

Maytag says not to return your recalled dishwasher to the place where you bought it because retailers are not prepared to take them back.

For more information, call Maytag at (800) 544-5513 or visit www.repair.maytag.com.

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