Steve thinks he may be getting a new dishwasher. Steve’s old dishwasher was part of Feburary’s potentially flammable dishwasher recall. He called for the repair kit, and never received anything. Someone from Maytag called to follow up and was shocked to hear the dishwasher was still out of commission. So they’re sending Steve a new one.
Hazard: Water leakage onto the electrical connections to the washing machine’s thermal sensor could cause an electrical short and ignite a circuit board, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Do you have a Maytag or Jenn-air dishwasher? Did you buy it from July 1997 through June 2001? If so, you need to check the model number against the CPSC’s website and if it matches… stop using the dishwasher immediately, as “liquid rinse-aid can leak from its dispenser and come into contact with the dishwasher’s internal wiring which can short-circuit and ignite, posing a fire hazard.” It’s supposed to be jet dry, not jet burn the damn house down, so taking steps to prevent your dishwasher from igniting are, uh, strongly recommended.
We recall hearing that a couple of you folks bought the Maytag Neptune front-loading washer and were less than enthused about the product. Well, we’ve got some good and bad news for you.
1). Maytag Neptune front loading washer. They oughta call this the TwistMaster. Even on the hand-wash cycle, a garment with any length to it–pant legs, shirt sleeves–comes out twisted and knotted. The twisting also stretches the item. Further, even drying on a gentle cycle doesn’t always relax the wrinkles that the twisting imparts. Oh, and another thing: the rubber gasket around the door opening surpasses agar in a Petrie Dish as the perfect medium for growing mold. A real piece of shit, purchased at a premium price. Good for greasy shop towels, though!