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135 Fires Reported Involving Maytag Dishwashers Resulted in Massive Recall

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water cooler         logoThe big news today is that Maytag Corporation is recalling 1.7 million dishwashers produced between 2006 and April 2010.

Just what was the impetus for this massive recall? An electrical issue with the wiring in the Maytag dishwashers rendered them vulnerable to starting fires.

According to the website Lawyersandsettlements.com there were 135 reports of fires caused by Maytag dishwashers.

Also, according to the legal website Lawyersandsettlements.com four injuries were reported including three for smoke inhalation.  No deaths have been reported though.

Maytag stated that the following Models affected by the recall will have serial numbers BEGINNING with one of these sequences: 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.

Or they will have serial numbers ENDING with one of these sequences: 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.

If your dishwasher's serial number has either of these sequences, you should contact Maytag at (800) 544-5513 anytime or visit the company’s website at www.repair.maytag.com.