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Greetings my Maytag dishwasher started smelling like and electric fire and smoke came from the electronics panel - is this something that can be fixed

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  • 90shilling May 21, 2008

    Same problem with a Hotpoint HDA100X-66WH. Not sure where the smell is coming from, but it was a fried electronics smell.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Dishwasher has smoke coming out from top at the back. Don't know if it's electrical, or motor smell, can it be repair or do l buy new one

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I have a MAYTAG MDB7100AWW dishwasher and the same electric smell you describe.
Shut off your breaker and contact Maytag with the model number, you may have a model covered by the wiring harness recall that I found about thru Consumer Reports.

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Everything is fixable, you just need to weigh the cost of repair against a new dishwasher. To help solve your problem, I would need the brand and model number of your dishwasher. Plus, you say it's from the electronics panel? Is this a board in the dishwasher itself or did you mean the electrical panel on the wall?

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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