Spontaneous Dishwasher Combustion?


We just got a letter in the mail to the previous owner “or current resident” from Maytag / Jenn-Air. It states that if your dishwasher falls within certain serial number ranges:

Liquid rinse-aid can leak from the dispenser of certain Maytag brand and Jenn-Air brand dishwashers and come into contact with the dishwasher’s internal wiring which can short circuit and ignite, posing a fire hazard. Maytag Corporation has received 135 reports of dishwasher fires resulting in product and/or property damage. Four injuries have been reported, including three reports of smoke inhalation and ne serious hand laceration when operating a fire extinguisher to put out a dishwasher fire.

There’s a voluntary recall. Steve’s emptying the dishwasher now.

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