WASHINGTON – The Maytag repair man has a lot of work ahead of him.
The safety commission says liquid rinse-aid can leak from its dispenser and come in contact with the dishwasher's internal wiring, causing a short circuit and fire. Maytag says it's had 135 reports of dishwasher fires.
The machines were sold at stores nationwide between July 1997 and June 2001.
Maytag is offering either a free in-home repair or a $75 cash-back reimbursement with the purchase of a new Maytag-brand dishwasher.