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1.7 million dishwashers recalled

1.7 million dishwashers recalled

Credit: CPSC

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on June 3, 2010 at 10:28 AM

If you’ve bought a dishwasher in the last four years you want to make sure you don’t have one of the 1.7 million being recalled because they pose a fire hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received reports of 12 heating element failures that resulted in fires and dishwasher damaging including one kitchen which received extensive damage.

The recall involves various dishwashers including 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.

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

 

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

Department and appliance stores and by home builders nationwide sold or installed these from February 2006 through April 2010 for between $250 and $900.

If you have one of these dishwashers you should stop using it immediately, 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 the dishwasher is included in the recall, consumers can either schedule a free in-home repair or receive a rebate following the purchase of certain new Maytag brand stainless-steel tub dishwashers.

The rebate is $150 if the consumer purchases new dishwasher models MDB7759, MDB7609 or MDBH979; or $250 if the consumer purchases new dishwasher models MDB8959, MDB8859, MDB7809 or MDB7709. Do not return the recalled dishwashers to the retailer where purchased because retailers are not prepared to take the units back.

For additional information, contact Maytag at (800) 544-5513 anytime, or visit the company’s website.

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