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Maytag Recalls 2.3 Million Dishwashers; Fire Hazard
02-01-07
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The affected units were shipped between July 1997 through June 2001. See table for model and serial numbers.

Brand Model numbers MUST
begin with…
AND serial numbers MUST end
with…
Maytag MDB3, MDB4, MDB5,
MDB6, MDB7, MDB8,
MDB9, MDBD, MDC3,
MDC4, MDC5, DWU9
SM, SQ, SS, SU, SW, SY, SZ, UB,
UD, UF, UH, UK, UM, UQ, US, UU,
UW, UY, UZ, WB, WD, WF, WH, WK,
WM, WQ, WS, WU, WW, WY, WZ,
YB, YD, YF, YH, YK, YM, YQ, YS, YU,
YW, YY, YZ
Jenn-Air JDB3, JDB4, JDB5,
JDB6,JDB7
UB, UD, UF, UH, UK, UM, UQ, US,
UU, UW, UY, UZ, WB, WD, WF, WH,
WK, WM, WQ, WS, WU, WW, WY,
WZ, YB, YD, YF, YH, YK, YM, YQ,
YS, YU, YW, YY, YZ

Maytag announced a recall of 2.3 million Maytag and Jenn-Air portable and built in dishwashers.

Maytag says the liquid rinse-aid can leak from its dispenser and come into contact with the dishwasher’s internal wiring which can short-circuit and ignite, posing a fire hazard.

The affected units were shipped between July 1997 through June 2001. See table for model and serial numbers.

Maytag has received 135 reports of dishwasher fires, resulting in product and/or property damage. Four injuries have been reported, including three reports of smoke inhalation and one serious hand laceration when operating a fire extinguisher to put out a fire in the dishwasher.

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The recall involves Maytag and Jenn-Air under counter or portable plastic tub dishwashers. The dishwashers have black, white, almond, bisque and stainless steel front panels. The following model and serial numbers are printed on a label located on the dishwasher’s plastic frame on top of or to the left of the door opening.

For more information, contact Maytag Corporation at (800) 675-0535 anytime, or visit www.repair.maytag.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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