We recently informed you that there is a Maytag dishwasher recall; we now have an update on this story. Whirlpool who own Maytag has commented on how much this recall will cost them — the 1.7 million recalls will cost the company $75 million and is the largest dishwasher recall in three years.
Jeff Plungis from Business Week states that the heating element inside could short-circuit and could then ignite, which poses a fire hazard. Consumer are advised to stop using the product — if you are unsure if your Maytag dishwasher is affected by this latest recall, then our previous post gives you a list of those models.
Whirlpool is now in the process of investigating this problem; they now aim to repair all faulty products, but as you may be aware will take some time to do. Maytag will come to your home and then repair the dishwasher, if you prefer you can have $150 or $250 rebate towards a new dishwasher.
For more details phone 1-800-544-5513 or visit Maytag.com
Would you rather the repair or rebate?