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Stove popped and fire shot across kitchen

Had fiirework show then it died. Nothing works. My home electrical panel did not trip breaker. This leads me to believe the problem is within the range.

I was just wondering if anyone had experience in dealing with Maytag on this type of issue with the range.

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I contacted Maytag. Even though it was out of warranty, they were concerned about the fire hazard, so they paid for service call and labor, and I'm still negotating with them on the part since repair guy feels it was a manufacturer problem.

Thanks for your interest.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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