Maytag is recalling 1.7 million dishwashers due to an electrical failure in the heating element that can cause fires.
The Maytag dishwasher recall is going into effect after dozens of reports involving fires possibly caused by heating element failures in Maytag dishwashers. Although no injuries have been reported, some cases include major fire damage to homes.
The recall includes Maytag®, Amana®, Crosley®, Jenn-Air®, Magic Chef ® and Performa by Maytag® brand dishwashers with plastic tubs and certain serial numbers listed below.
The recalled dishwashers were made with black, bisque, white, silver and stainless steel front panels with the brand name printed on the front of the unit.
Model and serious numbers can be found on a label inside the plastic tub near the left of the door opening. All serial numbers for the recalled dishwashers should start or end with one of the sequences below:
|SERIAL NUMBER STARTING WITH||OR||SERIAL NUMBER ENDING WITH|
|NW39, NW40, NW41, NW42, NW43, NW44, NW45, NW46, NW47, NW48, NW49, NW50, NW51, NW52, NY01, NY02, NY03, NY04, NY05, NY06, NY07, NY08, NY09, NY10, NY11, NY12, NY13, NY14, NY15, NY16, NY17, NY18, NY19||&NBSP;||JC, JE, JG, JJ, JL, JN, JP, JR, JT, JV, JX, LA, LC, LE, LG, LJ, LL, LN, LP, LR, LT, LV, LX, NA, NC, NE, NG, NJ, NL, NN, NP, NR|
These Maytag dishwashers were sold at department stores, appliances stores and by home-builders nationally between February 2006 and April 2010. The price range was between $250 and $900. They were made in the USA.
What You Should Do if You Have a Recalled Maytag Dishwasher:
Consumers who own a recalled Maytag Dishwasher (or related brands listed above) should stop using the unit immediately and disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it. Also inform everyone in the household not to use the dishwasher. Contact Maytag (information supplied below) to verify that your dishwasher has been included in the recall. Once verified, you should either schedule a free in-home repair or receive a $150 rebate in some cases.
A statement released by the CPSC in conjunction with Maytag advises consumers NOT to return their recalled dishwasher to the retailer where the unit was purchased. Instead, you are advised to contact Maytag at (800) 544-5513 for more information.