Maytag Recall

Maytag Recall: Is Your Refrigerator Affected?

Maytag is recalling 1.6 million of its refrigerators because of a fire danger discovered within the units. The recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Tuesday.

Maytag Recall: The Details

The Maytag Recall affects particular models of refrigerators released under the names Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag, and Crosley. Because of an electrical failure in the refrigerators’ relay — the part that switches the compressor on — the units can overheat and catch fire.

So far, Maytag knows of 41 incidents where the refrigerators have ignited. Sixteen of those cases resulted in damage to the owners’ homes.

Is Your Refrigerator Affected?

The models affected by the Maytag recall include only side-by-side and top-freezer refrigerators, not models with freezers on the bottom. They are black, bisque, white, or stainless steel and have model and serial numbers printed on a label on the top middle or left upper-side of the fridge liner. The models have the following combinations of model and serial numbers:

Serial Numbers ENDING with AND Model Numbers BEGINNING with
Side by Side
Refrigerators
AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,
AT, AV, AX, CA, CC, CE, CG, CJ, CL,
ZB, ZD, ZF, ZH, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU,
ZW, ZY, ZZ
ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS
Top Freezer
Refrigerators
AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,
AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW,
ZY, ZZ
AT, CT, MT, PT

All of the recalled refrigerators were sold between January of 2001 and January of 2004, with prices typically ranging from $350 to $1600.

If you think you might have one of them, call Maytag directly to confirm and set up a free in-home repair: 1-866-533-9817. You can also find more information on the Maytag repair site here.

Refrigerator Recall: More Photos

In addition to the model shown in the photo above, the following two images depict refrigerator types affected by today’s recall:

Maytag Recall

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