Maytag recalling almost 2 million dishwashers over fire concerns

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Including 160,000 units in Canada

Washington -

Maytag Corp. is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers because of a fire hazard, including about 160,000 units in Canada.
Canadian and American officials say the company has received 12 reports of electrical failures in the heating element that led to fires. No injuries have been reported.
The recall includes Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand dishwashers with plastic tubs.
The recalled dishwashers were sold at department and appliance stores from February 2006 through April 2010.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled dishwashers and disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it.
Consumers can schedule a free in-home repair or receive a rebate of toward the purchase of select new Maytag dishwashers. For additional information, visit the Maytag website at www.repair.maytag.com.

Organizations: Maytag Corp.

Geographic location: Canada, Washington

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  • Willie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    When I was growing up we never had those machines. Everything was done in the sink with a drop of jaysfluid.
    If you don't want to bother with recalls you are better off marrying a good dishwasher.

    Willie Hunt
    Pouch Cove NL

  • Pierre
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Maytag are showing a lot of leadership by stepping up and fixing whats wrong with their lineup. Good on the scouts for pointing this out to management.

    Nobody wants to see injuries, and if it means putting some dishwashers on the bench, then so be it.

    I have a maytag myself and it is special machine. Real dependable down the stretch for me. It has a big body presense in my kitchen that I love.

  • Willie
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    When I was growing up we never had those machines. Everything was done in the sink with a drop of jaysfluid.
    If you don't want to bother with recalls you are better off marrying a good dishwasher.

    Willie Hunt
    Pouch Cove NL

  • Pierre
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    Maytag are showing a lot of leadership by stepping up and fixing whats wrong with their lineup. Good on the scouts for pointing this out to management.

    Nobody wants to see injuries, and if it means putting some dishwashers on the bench, then so be it.

    I have a maytag myself and it is special machine. Real dependable down the stretch for me. It has a big body presense in my kitchen that I love.