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Maytag Dishwasher Recall.

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Maytag issued a voluntary recall for nearly two millions dishwashers after getting a number of reports of dishwasher heating element failures that resulted in fires and dishwasher damage.

Check your dishwasher model number, then give Maytag a call to find out if your appliance is listed in the recall notice.

The recall is affecting all models with number starting 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

And models with number ending in:

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

You can also click here to check if your appliance is affected.

Click here for a video showing how to locate your serial number

If your model is affected contact Maytag or visit their website at www.repair.maytag.com.

To report an incident go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.





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Some dishwashers like your model number are under recall for a potential fire hazard due to water leaking through the heating element posts onto the wiring.
Your serial number must begin with the 2 letters listed . Below is the list of recall serial numbers: FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL, AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM, MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM, AR, DR, FR, GR
Call the phone # below or check out GE recall website. What GE does is replace the element and gaskets, unless there is burnt or arcing visible on the wires, they may replace the dishwasher.

www.geappliances.com/products/recall
GE has determined that an electrical failure in the dishwasher's heating element can pose a fire hazard. GE will provide a free repair to all consumers with units affected by the recall. We ask that you not use your dishwasher until it is repaired and to disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire.
Consumers who instead wish to replace their dishwasher with a new model can receive a rebate towards the purchase of certain new GE and Profile brand dishwashers. Consumers can use a rebate of $75 for the purchase of certain GE front-control plastic tub dishwashers, or a GE rebate of $100 for the purchase of certain GE front-control stainless tub dishwashers or GE Profile top control dishwashers. See the rebate form for eligible models.
GE is aware of 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, seven of which resulted in fire and smoke damage beyond the unit. No injuries have been reported.
The model and serial numbers are important, as not all dishwashers are included in the recall. Look at the inside on the front left side of the dishwasher tub to find the model and serial number.
This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which will also monitor the effectiveness of the recall program.
Recall Hotline
866-918-8760
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET.
Before calling, have the model and serial numbers on hand.

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Maytag dishwasher #33323190JG Many of the dishes come out with a white-ish coating. I usually end up using an SOS pad to scrub it off. Three weeks ago a repair man replaced the heating element due to the recall but that didn't help it. He suggested trying "Dishwasher Magic." I've used Dishwasher Magic a couple of times within the last two weeks but the problem remains


Hi,

I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things...

Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new...

However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad...

So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working...


Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...

How to Buy Appliance Parts Online


A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

Dishwasher Problems The Heating Element not Working

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