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Control Board burned up started electrical fire.

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  • lola65 Apr 28, 2009

    Had a fire last night.  Burned a hole clear through the cabinet.  Even though it was on a different circuit, it caused the lights in the house to flicker, the TV to power off, and blew a couple of bulbs in the hallway outside the laundry room.  Scary Stuff!



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Electrical short. Call Maytag and see if there is a recall of the system first before you do anything else even repairing it to be on the safe side. If there is nothing as in a recall, then let the warranty repair it if you have a waqrranty and get it fixed by a professional to be safe

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