1.7 Million Maytag Dishwashers Recalled
Early today, Whirlpool Corp. announced a recall involving some 1.7 million Maytag dishwashers. An electrical failure in the dishwashers’ heating elements can pose a serious fire hazard. 12 incidents of fires resulting from this failure have been reported, but no injuries have been reported thus far.
This recall includes Maytag®, Amana®, Jenn-Air®, Admiral®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand dishwashers with plastic tubs and certain serial numbers. The affected dishwashers were manufactured with black, bisque, white, silver and stainless steel front panels. The brand name is printed on the front of the dishwasher. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label located inside the plastic tub on a tag near the left side of the door opening. Serial numbers will start or end with one of the following sequences:
Maytag owners who suspect their product may be affected can check here. According to Maytag, customers with affected models should immediately stop using their dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it, inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire and contact Maytag to verify if their dishwasher is included in the recall. If their dishwasher is included, owners can either schedule a free in-home repair, or receive a rebate of $150 to $250 following the purchase of certain new Maytag models.