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Concerning recall due to fire hazard. Kenmore model # 36315561790 serial # AT313271R

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Go to the GE web site and look. If your model and serial # are listed they will send you a rebate form. This is good for up to $300 off a new dishwasher. If a fairly new model they will send a repair person to fix it for you at no charge. The fire hazare is caused by rinse agent leaking onto the wiring. If you have never used Jet dry or a similar product don't worry. It won't affect you. You can still get the dishwasher fixed free.

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Leaking around heating element posts that protrude through dishwasher body


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 recalls dishwasher/fires feared from heating element


Maytag is recalling dishwashers for fire hazards including Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand dishwashers with plastic tubs and certain serial numbers.


Check these serial numbers to see if you have the dishwasher in question.
Call 1-800-544-5513 if you think you have one.

on Jun 04, 2010 | Dishwashers

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Last nigh my Maytag dishwasher model # MDB7100Aww serial # 15666931YM caught fire. Luckily I heard it and was able to put the fire out before my house caught fire. Has there been a recall on this model...


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Yes, there was a product recall for your Dishwasher due to fire hazard. Please visit the following pages for further information:

https://repair.maytag.com/repair/dishwasher.jsp?siteCd=MT_EN_US

https://repair.maytag.com/repair/dish_faq.jsp?siteCd=MT_EN_US


The list includes model numbers beginning MDB7 with serial numbers ending in YM, so yours is one of the units affected.

With regard to repair / replacement / compensation, Maytag state the following:

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these dishwashers, 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. Contact Maytag for either a free in-home repair, or a $75 cash back reimbursement following the purchase of a new Maytag®, Jenn-Air®, Whirlpool® or KitchenAid® dishwasher. Consumers should not return the dishwasher to the retailer where it was purchased, as retailers are not prepared to take units back.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Maytag Corporation at (800) 675-0535 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.repair.maytag.com.

Hope this helps - I would advise phoning them on the number above to find out what your exact position is as this recall was issued in 2007. However, there should not be any time limitations on claims and this still appears to be an active recall. They have admitted the dishwashers are dangerous and thereby accepted liability.

Regards,
BElectric

Dec 09, 2010 | Dishwashers

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Dishwasher started smelling funny like electrical smoke. I opened up the top by the digital read out and noticed one of the wires was charred and had been smoking. worth it to call repairman? or buy a new...


I would call a repairman or just cut out the bad spot in the wire and use a **** connector and splice in some new wire. Maybe a new connector because it may have been caused by a loose connection drawing heat due to arching. I doubt its a major issue however it may be worth it to call a repairman just in case because it could potentially be a fire hazard. It may even be a recall on the dishwasher I would check your model number through MFG to see if there were any recalls.

Hope this helps _MJ_

Feb 07, 2010 | Kenmore 24 in. 15079 Built-in Dishwasher

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Our Kenmore Dishwasher caught fire.


You may want to contact Sears to see if there was a recall on your model dishwasher. There were problems with the door assemblies on some model dishwashers that were caused by the rinse agent leaking into the wire harness of the door. Over time the rinse agent would corrode the wire insulation causing the units to catch fire in some cases. The fix was a free inner door and wiring harness upgrade kit from the manufacturer. Here is a link you can refer to that may offer some assistance:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07190.html

Although I did not see your model number listed, you may want to call the Consumer Product Safety Commission number listed at the bottom of the page and report this incident.

I hope this offers some assistance to you.

Sep 17, 2009 | Kenmore 24 in. 17462 / 17464 / 17469...

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Won't dispense dishwashing detergent


There is a recall on these that has to do with the rinse dispenser and fires. Go to the manufacturer's site with model and serial number to see if yours is recalled. Rinse agent drips on the wiring inside the door and can cause a fire.

Apr 13, 2009 | Maytag 24 in. MDB4000 Built-in Dishwasher

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Kenmore Elite 17483 Dishwasher Caught Fire!


Had the exact same problem (Control panel burning up, sparking, and smoking during wash cycle) last night with our Kenmore Elite DW model 665.16293400 purchased Nov. 2004. I have reported it to the CPSC and www.kitchenaidfire.com and will be contacting Sears first thing tomorrow. It is outrageous that this problem is apparently so widespread with nothing being done about it! I have no doubt my kitchen would have been in flames if I had not been sitting right here to shut off power to the D/W.

Feb 04, 2009 | Kenmore 24 in. 17483 Built-in Dishwasher

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Strange odour from dishwasher.


There was a recall of this model for fire hazard - the recall is still in effect

Dec 17, 2008 | Asko 1375 Dishwasher

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Dishwasher Non functioning


Disconnect power immediately! Several brands of dishwashers have had safety recalls over the past few years with bad switches or the rinse aid liquid leaking inside doors or inner insulation reacting with the wirering's insulation, in some cases causing fires. If you google dishwasher recall you will see GE, Maytag, Whirlpool/ Kenmore...... When you search or enter model numbers make sure you use complete model and serial numbers. If you leave off a letter or get one wrong the sites might tell you your model is not involved in the recall. I wish I was on my work computer now,... I'd include some photos of dishwashers which I serviced which did burn. Please leave a comment with your model and serial number.

Aug 31, 2008 | Dishwashers

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May Tag Dishwasher


http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07094.html

I think you should review this webpageThere have been over 2 million maytag dishwasher recalls due to them being a fire hazard. The chart below came from the site and Im not sure what your serial number is but your model number is on there.

Brand Model numbers MUST
begin with… AND serial numbers MUST end
with… Maytag® MDB3, MDB4, MDB5,
MDB6, MDB7, MDB8,
MDB9, MDBD, MDC3,
MDC4, MDC5, DWU9 SM, SQ, SS, SU, SW, SY, SZ, UB,
UD, UF, UH, UK, UM, UQ, US, UU,
UW, UY, UZ, WB, WD, WF, WH, WK,
WM, WQ, WS, WU, WW, WY, WZ,
YB, YD, YF, YH, YK, YM, YQ, YS, YU,
YW, YY, YZ Jenn-Air® JDB3, JDB4, JDB5,
JDB6, JDB7 UB, UD, UF, UH, UK, UM, UQ, US,
UU, UW, UY, UZ, WB, WD, WF, WH,
WK, WM, WQ, WS, WU, WW, WY,
WZ, YB, YD, YF, YH, YK, YM, YQ,
YS, YU, YW, YY, YZ

Mar 30, 2008 | Maytag 24 in. MDB3700 Built-in Dishwasher

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