NOTE: If you live in Brampton, Ontario and are concerned that your fridge might be affected, please do not hesitate to contact me to chat about it.
An electrical failure in the relay, the component that turns on the refrigerator’s compressor, can cause overheating and pose a serious fire hazard.Two incidents and no injuries have been reported in Canada. Outside of Canada, Maytag has received 41 reports of refrigerator relay ignition, including 16 reports of property damage ranging from smoke damage to extensive kitchen damage.
Consumers should immediately contact Maytag to determine if their refrigerator is included in the recall and to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should not return the refrigerator to the retailer where it was purchased.For more information, contact Maytag toll-free at (866) 533-9817 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.repair.maytag.com. Click Here to see if your fridge is affected.
Approximately 193,500 units were sold at department and appliance stores and by homebuilders in Canada.
Time Period Sold
The recalled products were sold from January 2001 through January 2004.
Breakdown of Model Affected
Side by Side Refrigerators with Serial Numbers ending in: 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 AND Model Numbers beginning with: ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS
Top Mount Refrigerators with Serial Numbers ending in: AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR, AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW, ZY, ZZ AND Model Numbers beginning with: AT, CT, MT, PT.