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Maytag Recalls 1.7 Million Dishwashers

submitted on June 3, 2010 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
(CNN) -- This ought to keep the Maytag repairman busy for a while.

The appliance manufacturer, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced on Thursday the recall of about 1.7 million dishwashers made by the company between February 2006 and April 2010.

"An electrical failure in the dishwasher's heating element can pose a serious fire hazard," said the recall notice issued by the CPSC.

"Maytag has received 12 reports of dishwasher heating element fires that have resulted in fires and dishwasher damage, including one report of extensive kitchen damage from a fire," the CPSC said. There have been no reports of injuries.

The recall includes select Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa and Crosley brands manufactured by Maytag.

The company has set up a website where customers can check their unit's serial number to see if it is included in the recall -- Consumers will be able to choose between having their dishwasher repaired or accepting a rebate toward the purchase of a new dishwasher.

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    Posted by busant20 on June 3, 2010
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    Thanks for the info, pablos17 Wink
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    Posted by HouTex on June 3, 2010
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    The reputation and good quality control of the original Maytag Corporation is unfortunately not what it used to be. They've had some class action lawsuits and reported a loss of $9 million in 2004. The company was in a takeover battle the following year, and was ultimately acquired by Whirlpool Corporation.
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      Posted by pablos17 on June 3, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Interesting. I'm glad that all my appliances are GE.

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