Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Samurai Kicks Ass…

According to my latest fan babe, Suzanne:

From: Suzanne
Subject: When you were offline (via LivePerson)

I just want to take a moment to thank you for running this site. It has been an awesome source of information and home appliance repair!! You kick ass! Thanks to your page I will no longer be slaving over the dishes washing them by hand. Hope you’re having a great weekend!
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Asko Dishwashers in Recall

In mid-June, Asko Cylinda AB of Vara, Sweden, recalled about 130,000 dishwashers that contain an electrical component, which can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The firm has received 21 reports of dishwasher fires. Product or property damage have been reported. No injuries had been reported.

The recalled dishwashers include the Asko model series DW95 with model numbers 1355, 1375, 1385, 1475, 1485, 1555, 1585, 1595, 1655, 1805, 1885, or 1895 manufactured from January 1995 through April 2000. The model number, serial numbers and manufacture date are printed on the name plate on the right interior side of the dishwasher door. Asko dishwashers manufactured after April 2000 are not included in the recall. The products were sold for between $750 and $1,300.

Made in Sweden and imported/distributed by AM Appliance Group Inc., of Richardson, TX, consumers are advised to contact Asko at (866) 309-9921 to arrange for a free inspection and repair or to participate in a rebate program. More information: or

As we say in the trade, “Asko? Oh NO!”

To learn more about your dishwasher, or to order parts, click here.

Diagnosing Clutch Problems with the Maytag Neptune Top Loading Washer

These machines have model numbers like FAV6800AWW. It can be tricky to diagnose clutch problems and not confuse them with the dreaded (but, unfortunately, all too common) transmission problems or relatively easy control problems. But this topic in the Samurai Appliance Repair Forum will illumine your footsteps on this slippery path.