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Refrigerator caught on fire.

It sparked and caught fire at start device combination relay and overload.
Can it be fixed or are there other problems that may have caused this to occur.
Im a little reluctant to fix it, thinking the problem my reoccur when I am no
not at home and cause a major house fire. I had the same problem. Luckily the fire was contained to the fridge. Mine is six years old. I can't decide to fix it or replace the whole thing. I am waiting to hear from Maytag. Has this been recalled? I have read that this has happened to many people.

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  • berubejjt Jan 11, 2009

    Our Maytag Model # msd2754grw Serial #21656578c9 Refrigerator caught on fire this morning. We were home, with kids. Unfortunately kitchen wall is black, and the house was filled with a bad electrical smoke smell. The bottom of the refrigerator had flames spewing from underneath and was minutes from burning down the wall behind it. Is this normal for a 4 1/2 year old appliance?

  • dawsoncrash Feb 25, 2009

    I woke up late this evening to the smell of electrical smoke in the hosue. I traced it to my Maytag MSD2754GRW fridge. Although I could see faint smoke in the air witha flashlight, there appeared to be no flames. I checked the motor and connections and found nothing hot or burned.

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Tough call but. the entire start relay kit and cap can be replaced. it is usually surrounded by metal and if it does fail is not a major source of concern as far as a fire. stink yes, but nothing around it to flame up and cause a major fire. performance can be checked immediately after parts are replaced, and if it starts ok then you are as safe as you would be with a brand new unit if it had the same problem!good luck

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

  • bob7rob7 Nov 18, 2010

    There is a recall in the relay for this fridge. Call Maytag and they will replace!

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