Maytag recalls 1.6 Million Refrigerators

by Samurai Appliance Repair Man on March 10, 2009

in General Appliance Wisdom, Refrigerator Repair

Maytag (owned by Whirlpool) is recalling 1.6 million refrigerators because of a potential fire hazard. Apparently, “.. an electrical failure in the (Start) relay (Overload) component that turns on the refrigerator’s compressor can cause overheating and pose a serious fire hazard.”

From the recall notice at the CPSC site:

The recall includes certain Maytag®, Jenn-Air®, Amana®, Admiral®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand side by side and top freezer refrigerators. The affected refrigerators were manufactured in black, bisque, white and stainless steel. They have model and serial numbers printed on a label located on the top middle or left upper side of the refrigerator liner and have the following model and serial number combinations:

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Read the full recall notice.


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katesgrandma August 5, 2010 at 11:46 pm

There are many of us who have had the same problem with the relay on Kenmore Coldspot side-by-sides. I have model 106.53669300 Manufacture date: 2003.10
Some people lost their homes to fire because of this but Sears has not done a recall!
http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/kenmore-refrigerator-c48843.html
I was lucky that the refrigerator tripped the breaker (the refrigerator plug was improperly wired into a GFI circuit that controlled one whole wall of kitchen plugs).

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