12 March 2009

Maytag recalls 1.6 million refrigerators

I got a heads up from Ann Porter's KitchAnn Style a couple of days ago and it bears repeating.

The Maytag Corporation is recalling about 1.6 million refrigerators due to an electrical failure in the compressor relay that can cause overheating and pose a serious fire threat.

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 sold in Department Stores and Appliance Stores in the US and Canada between January 2001 and January 2004.  If your refrigerator is part of the recall, Maytag will provide a free in-home repair.

For more information, contact Maytag toll-free at  (866) 533-9817 anytime, or visit Maytag's repair web site. If you own a Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Magic Chef, Performa or Crosley refrigerator, please go to the repair website and compare you model number against those on the recall list. With 1.6 million of these things being recalled, I guess this means that the Maytag Repairman won't be so lonely after all.


  1. Hopefully that won't extend to its other appliances - I just ordered a Maytag Neptune washer and dryer for my stepson.

    Paul, do you have a photo of your bath for me?

  2. So far as I've heard, this doesn't include anything other than refrigerators. And I'm sure I have a photo of my bathroom somewhere, let me dig one up.

  3. We have a Maytag wide-by-side fridge that we bought around 2002/2003. I better get my butt in gear and look into this!!


  4. Ouch. All of the affected model numbers are on that Maytag Repair website.


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