Maytag Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

Maytag Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard.

Maytag Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Dishwashers

Units: About 1.7 million in the United States

Manufacturer: Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa or Maytag Corp. of Benton Harbor, Mich.

Hazard: An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a serious fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received 12 reports of dishwasher heating element failures that resulted in fires and dishwasher damage, including one report of extensive kitchen damage from a fire. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall includes 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

Sold at: Department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide from February 2006 through April 2010 for between $250 and $900.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, 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. Consumers should not return the recalled dishwashers to the retailer where purchased as retailers are not prepared to take the units back.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Maytag at (800) 544-5513 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.repair.maytag.com

Maytag Refrigerator Condenser Motor

Maytag Refrigerator(model#MTB1955GRW) Not cooling properly, and the middle metal divider between the freezer and refrigerator doors was very hot to the touch. Whenever this happens its usually either something stuck in the condenser fan motor blade or a bad condenser fan motor.

The condenser fan motor is located in the back of the refrigerator near the compressor. So you need to pull the refrigerator out from the wall, then take off the lower back access panel. Remember always unplug the refrigerator before servicing it.

Here’s the condenser fan motor for this model:
Manufacturer part number 61002038 is RepairClinic item number 663991
Condenser fan motor

Maytag Refrigerator Adaptive Defrost Board

Maytag Side by Side Refrigerator(model#MSD2756GEW): Not cooling properly. The evaporator coil inside the freezer was completely frosted-up, couldn’t even see the coil at all.

 I did a ohm check for continuity on both the defrost thermostat(showed 0 ohms) and defrost heater(showed 14 ohms) which both check good. So that indicates the Adaptive Defrost Board is bad. Installed a new one, worked great!

Here’s the Adaptive Defrost Board for this model:
Manufacturer’s Number: 61005988
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We have a thread in our forum all about this here:
http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/maytag-magic-chef-admiral-jenn-air/223-fixed-maytag-refrigerator-model-msd2756deb-not-cooling-properly.html

Maytag Dryer Heating Element

Maytag Dryer(model#LDE4000ACL): The dryer is running but not heating at all. Unplugged the dryer and did a continuity test on the heating element with my ohm meter, it showed no continuity. Installed new heating element, worked great!

Here is the heating element assembly for this model:
Manufacturer’s Number: 307178
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