maytag dishwashers

Information about the problems and breakdowns of Maytag dishwashers that were reported from 1995 to 2021.

Common problems: blowing up, burning, drain, dripping water, electric shock, fire, glass shattering, leaking, melting, moisture, mold, overheating, short circuit, smoke, sparks.

Faulty modules: buttons, control board, dispenser, display, door, door latch, gasket, glass, heating element, motor, rack, valve.


3 safety recalls announced

Maytag Announce Recall To Inspect And Repair Dishwashers

  • Date: 10/17/1995

Small electrical component, located in the base of the unit, can malfunction, overheat, and in rare circumstances, cause a fire.

Maytag Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

  • Date: 2/1/2007

Name of product: Maytag and JennAir brand dishwashers. 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. The recall involves Maytag and JennAir under counter or portable plastic tub dishwashers. The dishwashers have black, white, almond, bisque and stainless steel front panels.

Maytag Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

  • Date: 6/3/2010

An electrical failure in the dishwasher\'s heating element can pose a serious fire hazard. The recall includes Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand dishwashers with plastic tubs and certain serial numbers. The affected dishwashers were manufactured with black, bisque, white, silver and stainless steel front panels. Sold at department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide from February 2006 through April 2010 for between $250 and $900.

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226 issues reported

Maytag MDBD880AWB

  • Date: 3/14/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher produced popping sounds and smoke. The dishwasher was unusable afterwards.

Maytag PDB3600AWE

  • Date: 3/14/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher motor smoked and caught fire. Consumer says was able to turn off the unit before any serious damage occurred to the kitchen/house.

Maytag MDB9150

  • Date: 3/31/2011

Consumer's dishwasher began smoking at front of the door which released a strong electric smell in the kitchen. Consumer says the drying agent or dish liquid dripped through the door onto the wiring causing it to ignite.

Maytag QuietSeries 300

  • Date: 3/30/2011

Consumer burned her hand on a metal knife & on the counter above the dishwasher. Consumer stated that the dishwasher was extremely hot. They noticed that the washer was on a recall due to an issue with the heater. Consumer turned off the breaker to the washer.

Maytag MDB5601AWQ

  • Date: 4/4/2011

Consumer states that almost one year after the recall required repair on the dishwasher, even though there was no problem with the heating element at that time, the unit is now having the exact same issue of the heating element continuing to run.

Maytag MDBH975AWB

  • Date: 5/2/2011

Dishwasher heating element overheated, melted plastic dishes and racks.

Maytag MDBH968AWSO

  • Date: 5/2/2011

Consumer discovered that the dishwasher's electric wiring burned through both sides of the power, melting the electrical caps & burn open both sides of the power. The wires were completely burned through. Unit was on recall & had been repaired at the time of the incident.

Maytag MDB9100

  • Date: 5/9/2011

Consumer reports she set the dishwasher on the delay feature and went to bed. The consumer got up the next morning to a burn smell in the air. The unit was black on top and there were 4 black spots under the control panel, along with water pooled on the bottom.

Maytag MDB9100

  • Date: 5/10/2011

The dishwasher caught on fire while no one was home. The unit was not turned on when owner left the house. Owner came home to smell acrid smoke in the house & evidence of smoke & fire on the front panel of the dishwasher.

Maytag MDBH965AWW

  • Date: 5/10/2011

After running dishwasher in the evening, consumer discovered that it was still hot inside 8 hours later. consumer closed it & About 5 hours later noticed that it was still very hot inside. heating coil appears to be putting out heat despite front panel indicates unit is off.

Maytag MDBD820AWW

  • Date: 5/15/2011

consumer is having many problems with drainage of the Dishwasher. Water drains on the floor not thru hoses. The motor also sparks when in use and it has a burning smell.

Maytag MDB7809

  • Date: 5/16/2011

Consumer reports that every two months the dishwasher stops working. Consumer found a point where the wires meet and are connected with s-wirenut, they are overheating and melting the wirenut off.

Maytag MDB5100AWW

  • Date: 5/16/2011

Consumer reports that there was a fire in the electronic component area on the inside panel of the door for the dishwasher. There was a small amount of melted plastic. Fire did not leave the inside of the panel.

Maytag E71195 Type 776-0

  • Date: 5/18/2011

34 YOF reports that the dishwasher was turned on at night and when they woke up in the morning to empty it, all the items were hot to the touch and there was a burnt smell. Plastic on the racks and the cutlery basket were melted. Consumer thinks the heater was on all night.


  • Date: 6/5/2011

consumer's dishwasher was included in a heating element recall. When service technician came to replace the heating element he noticed that the dishwasher tub was melted & the utensil basket had a hole melted through it by a malfunctioning heating elememt.


  • Date: 6/9/2011

A 49 YOF reports that the dishwasher had caught fire in her home. The consumer smelled a strong odor of smoke & plastic. When the smell persisted they discovered that the dishwasher had caught fire. The consumer said the product was burned and badly melted.

Maytag DWU7402AAE

  • Date: 6/20/2011

Consumer reports that he had reset the circuit breaker and the dishwasher was running in the wash cycle approximately 20 minutes when smoke started emitting from the unit and sparks were emitting from the lower portion near the floor. Found the wires were charred and melted.

Maytag MDB7100AWB

  • Date: 6/20/2011

It was odd noise in the kitchen & black smoke poring out of the top of dishwasher. Fire came from control panel of dishwasher. It seems like it shorted out. It left scorch marks on counter. House has strong smell of toxic. 42YOM got uncontrollable cough & burned his hand

Maytag MDBH945AWB3

  • Date: 6/25/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher burned out and will no longer work. Consumer says she noticed burnt wiring smell and the unit stopped working in mid cycle.

Maytag MDB7650AWQ

  • Date: 7/5/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher was in use when it produced a loud pop and smoke. This triggered the circuit breaker. There were metallic particles over the dishes inside. The heat element was broken and exposed. Unit is not usable.

Maytag DWU9200BAB

  • Date: 7/6/2011

Consumer reports that while the dishwasher was in use, a large flash appeared beside the base and the circuit breaker tripped. Consumer says a tech found an electrical wiring bundle in the base of the unit had shorted, causing the wiring insulation to blacken and melt.

Maytag MDB9150AWW

  • Date: 7/12/2011

While using dishwasher, smoke, burning smell & sound of electrical sparks came out from bottom of front door panel. Consumer discovered that main wiring harness have shorted out with burnt marks & with couple of wires severed. Consumer is concerned about fire hazard.

Maytag MDBH968AWB0

  • Date: 7/21/2011

Dishwasher started by itself, no one was near it, or touched it. When consumer opened it and hit CANCEL button it stopped and drained. After that, the START/RESUME button would not start the dishwasher - no light. Defective item was circuit board.

Maytag QuietSeries 300

  • Date: 7/27/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher has water inlet on the left side of the unit that is open at the top allowing water to splash out when the unit runs, soaking the insulation cloth outside the unit which transfers to and damages the sorrounding furnishings and causes mold.

Maytag MDBH955AWW

  • Date: 8/2/2011

Consumer's dishwasher has burned through several of metal rods on the lower bin just above the heating element.

Maytag MDB4D4040AWB

  • Date: 8/6/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher overheated, melting its own rotor and some dishes.

Maytag MDB4651AWW3

  • Date: 8/10/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher's control panel has burned out. Consumer believes the control panel is moisture sensitive and a hazard.

Maytag MDBH750AWS

  • Date: 8/10/2011

55 YOF, 56 YOM, and 35 YOF turned on the dishwasher to wash dishes overnight. The next morning they noticed the heating element was still on and the diswasher would not turn off. 55 YOM turned off the unit using the circuit breaker. Heating element had failed.

Maytag MDB4040AWW

  • Date: 8/11/2011

39 YOF heard popping noises & witnessed flames coming from dishwasher which was in beginning of its cycle. She quickly opened door to stop dishwasher & thick, putrid smelling smoke poured out from below. It took about an hour for the smoke to clear.

Maytag MDB9150AWW

  • Date: 8/21/2011

Consumer reports that smoke appeared from the lower right side of the dishwasher door. Consumer says shut the power off an removed the inner door panel and noticed the wiring harness had shorted out, with one wire completely cut and others shorted and burning through.


  • Date: 8/29/2011

consumer smelled something burning when the dishwasher was running and when he went to unplug it a big electrical arc occured.

Maytag MDB7130AWB

  • Date: 9/6/2011

Consumer noticed an odor of burnt plastic while the dishwasher was in use & discovered that there was black smoke emitting from the unit. When consumer opened the dishwasher door, she noticed that the plastic casing around the control panel had melted. Fire hazard.

Maytag MDB8859AWB2

  • Date: 9/21/2011

Cons says that while the dishwasher was running on a normal cycle, two hours later it was still running, and then it powered off by itself but the contents were not dried. He noticed the heating element overheated, charred a small portion & control panel lights were blinking.

Maytag MDBD880AWW

  • Date: 9/26/2011

Dishwasher was not running. 52 YOF heard popping noises, then thick, dark, black smoke started coming out of upper right corner of it. It smelled like electrical fire/electrical components burning. Smoke dissipated after a bit, & dishwasher no longer works.

Maytag MDB5100AWW

  • Date: 9/28/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught fire emitting smoke, soot and heat out the top of the door. Consumer says his unit is not part of the recall as the serial number is out of the range.

Maytag MDB5130AWW

  • Date: 10/6/2011

A 63 YOM report that the dishwasher caught fire while in use. The load was the usual size. Consumer heard a crackling & popping & saw flames shooting from the lower right of the unit & smelled smoke. Later, consumer found out that the circuit breaker had tripped.

Maytag MDBM601AWQ

  • Date: 10/6/2011

consumer participated in the dishwasher recall & heating coil at the bottom of unit was replaced. after consumer began using the Sanitizing & Heat Dry functions of dishwasher he noticed that 2 spots on dish rack directly above the heating coil were melted/burned through.

Maytag MDBH975AWS

  • Date: 10/15/2011

45 YOF's dishwasher had a lot of water coming out from underneath, connnection port area for heating element, which itself had exploded. Indicator lights for sanitary option was no longer lighting up.45 YOF believes this may have lead to a fire.

Maytag DWU8860BAB

  • Date: 10/18/2011

Consumer noticed the burning smell. Built-in dishwasher began to smolder while in drying mode. Electrical short ignited some insulating material. Firefighters removed burning piece of insulation from lower front area. It was still glowing when they extinguished it.

Maytag 4170368NJ

  • Date: 11/13/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher heating element shorted causing plastic dish to catch on fire.

Maytag MDB7100AWQ

  • Date: 11/14/2011

56 YOF reports that the dishwasher produced an electrical odor and it began to produce smoke. Consumer turned off the circuit breaker to stop the smoking. Consumer states that the product felt warm but there was no black residue and she is unsure if anything melted.

Maytag MDBM601AWB3

  • Date: 11/22/2011

Dishwasher did not work. Both control panel & wiring harness was totally melted. After long negotiations manufacturer agreed to replace the parts. Consumer's concerned that unit itself might be defective.

Maytag QuietSeries 300 E71195 Type 777-0

  • Date: 11/27/2011

After 5 days consumer came home & noticed that dishwasher was extremely hot. Heating element had been going entire time consumer had been gone. Consumer still is trying to figure out how to turn dishwasher off.

Maytag MDB6701AWS3

  • Date: 12/9/2011

43 YOM reports that the digital display of the dishwasher sparked. Now only a partial display is shown.

Maytag QuietSeries 100 MDB5600AWB

  • Date: 12/11/2011

Dishwasher overheated & heating element would not stop causing excessive heat & smoke. Daughter almost got burned. Even after turning the dishwasher off, after 5 hours, heating element would not stop causing excessive heating inside dishwasher.


  • Date: 12/27/2011

Consumer reports that the heating element of the dishwasher does not turn off at the end of cycle and turns on any time the dishwasher is closed. Consumer says the unit was repaired for the recall on it about a year ago and is now having a recurrence.


  • Date: 1/2/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher door would not seal all of the time correctly and would cause a flood on the kitchen floor unexpectedly. Consumer also reports that the heating coil inside the plastic tub popped and appears to have broken/melted while in the heating mode.

Maytag MDB6600AWS

  • Date: 1/9/2012

Consumer reported that dishwasher's heating element is staying on until opened and then will sometimes stay on after that.

Maytag MDB7609AWW1

  • Date: 1/18/2012

Consumer smelled burning plastic smell from her dishwasher, but it went away when unit's door was opened. While unit was washing dishes, it shut off & she couldn't turn it back on. Husband took inside panel off & saw charred & burned through wires connected to circuit board.

Maytag MDB7749AWM2

  • Date: 1/23/2012

Before leaving house consumer placed dishwasher on normal cycle & when she returned she noticed odor of electrical fire. She discovered that dishwasher was inoperable & it had tripped circuit breaker. Electrical component melted inside of dishwasher.

Maytag MDB7100AWW

  • Date: 1/26/2012

A 41 YOF report that when she started a dishwasher & selected the wash cycle, flames shot out of the top of the unit from behind the control panel. The consumer immediately turned off the electrical breaker & the flames went out. Then, she unplugged the dishwasher.

Maytag MDB5130AWQ

  • Date: 2/4/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher started sparking and caught fire while running cycle.

Maytag QuiteSeries 300 MDBS561AWB

  • Date: 2/6/2012

Consumer reports that while the dishwasher was running there was a loud pop, the dishwasher never stoped running, but the heating element on the bottom of the machine had popped open and wires were hanging out, and there was damage to the machine itself.

Maytag MDB6650AWS

  • Date: 2/7/2012

Consumers turned dishwasher on before going to bed & early next morning, it was emitting smoke & had blown breaker.

Maytag MDBH980AWS1

  • Date: 2/9/2012

Consumer found that vent was located in rear of built in dishwasher. Steam & moisture generated from dishwasher has nowhere to go. Thus it is never dry, walls & cabinets are damp & wet causing mold & mildew to grow. 50 YOF was seen by medical professional.

Maytag MDB8951BWS

  • Date: 2/13/2012

The consumer report that his dishwasher has the exact same problem that has been identified in recall. The heating element is broken. The case around the element is cracked. The unit would cause the circuit breaker to trip. He believes that the unit poses a fire hazard.

Maytag MDB7100AWB

  • Date: 2/14/2012

Consumer reports that an electrical fire occurred in the door of the dishwasher. Consumer says this seems to be the same as those subject to a recall, but her serial number is not in that list.

Maytag MDB7000AWW

  • Date: 2/19/2012

Consumer reports that having been repaired twice for electrical problems because of recall issues, the dishwasher experienced yet another electrical fire. Consumer says there is a safety issue with this brand of dishwasher electrical wiring.

Maytag MDB6100AWQ

  • Date: 2/20/2012

Dishwasher emitted smoke odor. It had shut down during the wash cycle and the top of the door was had black soot & a strong smell of burning electronics. Consumer believes there was an electrical fire inside the door. Unit had previouslyl been serviced for a recall.

Maytag MDB8951AWS

  • Date: 2/21/2012

63 YOF opened dishwasher & had her face burned by heat coming from device. Internal temperature was over 275 degrees. Plastic items were melted & heating element was still hot. Breaker was turned off. She received no first aid or medical attention.

Maytag MDBD850AWX

  • Date: 2/21/2012

Consumer loaded dishwasher, started it up & it began expelling smoke out the front of the unit. Unit was opened & quickly filled house with electrical burning smell. Water spinners moved easily. Black smoke marks were located at top right of door mounted control panel.

Maytag MDBH975AWW

  • Date: 2/23/2012

Heating element did not shut down & melted several of dishwasher’s internal parts along with some plastic containers shrinking/melting & cracking a couple of plastic knife handles. It wouldn't stop heating till breaker was shut down.

Maytag MDB9100AWQ

  • Date: 2/26/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher sustained circuitry fire.

Maytag MDC4650AWW

  • Date: 3/1/2012

33 YOM smelled something burning. He noticed in kitchen that floor was covered in hot water. Water dripped through floor into basement, ruining ceiling. He unplugged dishwasher & opened door to it & steam/smoke escaped. Smell of burning rubber was really intense.

Maytag MDB6650AW

  • Date: 3/3/2012

After dishwasher was in use, consumer noticed smell of burnt plastic & black smoke was coming from top of dishwasher door. Black soot was on top edge & inside of door. Repairman took panel off & found that coating on wires was melted & there was exposed wiring.

Maytag MDB9100AWQ

  • Date: 3/8/2012

Consumer reports that black smoke came out of the dishwasher during the drying cycle. As a result, the upper right hand area of the door is sooty and blackened.

Maytag MDB6759AWS0

  • Date: 3/12/2012

Dishwasher was not being used, was sitting in kitchen island & began spewing out gray smoke, & odor of burning electrical wires or components. Consumer unplugged dishwasher.

Maytag JetClean MBD5999AWW

  • Date: 3/13/2012

Dishwasher was running & smelled like burning plastic. When it was finished there was 2 inches of water on bottom. Consumer tried to run quick rinse & hold cycle, but it broke circuit breaker. Repair technician found that all dishwasher wires had melted.

Maytag MDBF550AWQ

  • Date: 3/14/2012

53 YOF smelled something burning one evening & told her husband about it. Dishwasher wasn't running at this time. They decided to replace dishwasher. When installing new unit, installer showed her burnt neural wire & melted scorched wire nut

Maytag MDB66101AWW

  • Date: 3/17/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught fire during operation. Consumer states that the recall on the dishwasher was not notified to him.

Maytag MDB9150AWW

  • Date: 3/20/2012

Dishwasher was running when it started to arc internally, & then 66 YOM smelled burning material. He turned off circuit breaker, opened door, & found several bare wires, which have shorted against metal & burned insulation.

Maytag MDBH980AWW

  • Date: 4/4/2012

Consumer reports that she ran the dishwasher in the evening and the following morning, more than 12 hours after it was run, it was still piping hot and had melted everything plastic. She says the spatula became completely liquid with parts of it still being stuck to the tray.

Maytag QuietSeries 300 MDB6601AWW

  • Date: 4/10/2012

A 58 YOM reports that the dishwasher heating element has been staying on & also stay on when the door is open. The consumer believes that this can be a potential fire hazard. The element gets very hot & sometimes it will stay hot even when the door is opened.

Maytag MDB4651AWB

  • Date: 4/11/2012

Consumer reports that the heating element of the dishwasher doesn't shut off.

Maytag MDB5100AWB

  • Date: 4/18/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught on fire after it completed the washing cycle and went into the drying cycle. Black smoke came out of the door steam vent. Consumer states that the wiring caught on fire.

Maytag MDB7100AWB

  • Date: 4/24/2012

Consumer reports that when they turned on the dishwasher on the light wash cycle, it began the cycle then stopped flipping the breaker. Consumer reset the breaker and pushed the cycle again. This time it went on then black smoke was seen coming out of the top of the unit.

Maytag MDB9150AWQ

  • Date: 4/26/2012

consumer stated that the dishwasher was placed in wash cycle. Approximately 30 minutes later she smelled an odor of burning wires & then she open the unit & noticed smoke emitting from it. She immediately switched off power from outlet switch to prevent further damages.

Maytag MDB7601AWS

  • Date: 5/15/2012

The consumer stated that she went to use the dishwasher & it would not turn on at all. consumer's husband opened the control panel & saw that the “blue plug” inside was melted & burnt on left side. consumer stated that she was not injured & there were no damages to her home.

Maytag MDB7851AWB

  • Date: 6/1/2012

consumer noticed that dishwasher had burnt the dishes after the cycle was completed. The surface of the counter top remained extremely hot & circuit breaker was switched off to prevent a house fire. incident caused burning of dishes & melting of plastic on dishwasher racks.

Maytag QuietSeries 200 MDBTT50AWW

  • Date: 6/4/2012

A 43-YOF reports that she awoke at 1:45 a.m. to a burning smell and found all the green lights on the dishwasher were unexpedly on. The unit was very hot, some of the dishes were broken and extremely hot. The unit would not go off. She burned her fingers from the hot dishes.

Maytag QuietSeries 200 MDBH945AWW3

  • Date: 6/12/2012

Owner began experiencing electrical problems with the dishwasher. Problems include the electronic control panel lights not working & the control panel not responding when making selections. Now the unit does not function at all. The main wiring harness is severed & burned.

Maytag MDB7000AWW

  • Date: 6/16/2012

During rinse cycle circuit board on 51 YOF's dishwasher got very hot, melted front panel and made lots of black smoke. It quit smoking when circuit breaker was turned off. Digital display was off & unit had stopped running.

Maytag QuietSeries 300

  • Date: 6/23/2012

Consumer found that the heating element of dishwasher didn't shut off. They ran it again to see if same thing would happen & it did - after three hours heating element was still on & thing inside got very hot. Consumer disconnected dishwasher after that.

Maytag MDB6000AWW

  • Date: 6/28/2012

Dishwasher began smoking and it appeared as if the motor was burning.

Maytag MDB7100AWB

  • Date: 6/29/2012

Front electronic dishwasher panel burned hole through front plastic covering. Unit emitted black smoke throughout consumer's kitchen. She called fire department, who shut off dishwasher by disconnecting circuit breaker. Unit was deemed total loss.

Maytag MDB5600AWB

  • Date: 7/6/2012

Consumer says she has been having to turn off the dishwasher and unplug it because the heating coil stays very hot, which also heats up the countertop. She says the heating coil looks different now that when it was originally purchased.

Maytag MDB7751AWS

  • Date: 7/7/2012

Consumer reports that the heating element in the dishwasher did not shut off. He says it was so hot the paint burned off of the plates and warped a very heat durable plastic piece from their espresso maker. Even when the unit was turned off, the element kept heating.

Maytag MDB5601AWW

  • Date: 7/11/2012

The caller stated that she started experiencing problems with her dishwasher. Whenever the unit completes its cycle, it is extremely hot, which causes melting of her dishes & utensils & cracked her glasses. The detergent would dry on the dishes, the handle would be stuck.

Maytag MDB7160AWW

  • Date: 7/13/2012

Consumer reports that while the dishwasher was running on normal wash cycle for approx 5 minutes, smoke and flames were seen coming from the top of the unit. They opened the door and saw flames. Consumer says the fire seems to have started in the area near the control panel.

Maytag MDBTT53AWW1

  • Date: 7/23/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher's control panel shorted out because the manufacturer failed to install a rubber grommet around the inlet holed in the power box. This resulted when the wire insulation was cut due to the sharp metal in the junction box.

Maytag MDB5601AWB

  • Date: 7/31/2012

57 YOM reports that his dishwasher burner never shuts off.

Maytag MDB5130AWW

  • Date: 8/1/2012

Consumer stated that dishwasher caught on fire at point where wiring connected to dishwasher. It was in use when consumer noticed burning odor. Fire was contained within machine. Unit also had leak prior to fire occurring.

Maytag MDB6601AWW

  • Date: 8/13/2012

Dishwasher emitted a strong electrical burning odor. Inspection of the unit revealed burned parts. Since owning the unit, consumer has had to replace the handle & door latch and have a recall kit installed. Consumer states dishwasher could have caused a fire in the home.

Maytag MDB9100AWW

  • Date: 8/22/2012

consumer's wife started the dishwasher on the “auto clean" setting & after 40 minutes daughter smelled a burning plastic odor. consumer found a hole of approximately 3/8 of an inched on the lower right hand corner of the control panel. no damages. no injuries.

Maytag MDBH980AWQO

  • Date: 8/27/2012

53 YOF started dishwasher at night. She notced dishwasher was warm when she got up in the morning. 2 light indicating it was done were lit. She opened it & hot air hit her in face. Plastic smell was overwhelming. Coffee cup on top shelf was melted & baby bottles ruined.

Maytag MDB7600AWQ

  • Date: 8/29/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher heating coil stayed on overnight and was extremely hot in the morning. Opening the door did not shut it off immediately. However, closing and opening the door a second time got it to shut off.

Maytag MDB4100AWW

  • Date: 8/30/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher smelled burned. He found that the unit was under a recall and says the manufacturer never contacted him about recall despite registration at purchase. He says they offered to send repair parts, weeks over they never arrived.


  • Date: 9/6/2012

Consumer reports that he had to replace the heating element after smelling an electrical fire in the dishwasher. He says the element had faulted and the plastic where the element was connected to the unit was melted so bad that the connecting grommet had to be cut off.

Maytag DWU8260BAX

  • Date: 9/9/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher was running when it filled the kitchen with smoke.

Maytag MDB7130AWB

  • Date: 9/11/2012

After starting the dishwasher, consumer heard popping coming from kitchen. consumer ran in &d saw flames coming from the top close to where the handle is. consumer opened the door which turned off the unit. The flame extinguished itself due to turning off power. no injuries.

Maytag MDB5100AWB

  • Date: 9/24/2012

consumer noticed dishwasher was extremely hot. It had not been manually started but appeared to be in a cycle having started by itself. It was not responsive to turning off & took some time to do so. Water & wash cycles had not run in machine. no injury.

Maytag MDB7160AWQ

  • Date: 10/4/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher control panel had an electrical fire in the midle of the cycle. The unit is inoperable. A service rep advised that the control panel was burnt. It is reported that the unit had a recall repair 5 years ago.

Maytag MDB7130AWQ

  • Date: 10/5/2012

Consumer says he put the dishwasher in auto-clean cycle and about an hour later he heard a loud explosion. He says it caused a hole approx. 1/4" on the right top side of the door. Smoke was emitting from the front top area of the unit and there was a plastic burning smell.

Maytag MDB7600AWQ

  • Date: 10/23/2012

Consumer reports that the heating element on his dishwasher does not shut off and says he has to use the circuit breaker. Consumer says there is recall on 1.7 million dishwashers of this brand for this issue, but his serial number is not within the range.

Maytag MDBH750AWS

  • Date: 11/5/2012

Consumer ran dishwasher as he normally would. Heating element remained on for 3 days melting plastic silverware container. This plastic had burned in places, which consumer believes is fire hazard. He also reports being concerned with heating element being on for so long.

Maytag MDB4100AWW

  • Date: 11/18/2012

38 YOF reports that the dishwasher gets stuck. She reports that unit runs all night and becomes super hot.

Maytag MD89100AWW

  • Date: 11/23/2012

Consumer says while the dishwasher was on the rinse cycle, his wife smelled an unusual odor and traced it to the unit. They opened the door and noticed smoke coming from a crack on the right side of the door with black ash. A technicial reported the control board was burnt.

Maytag MDB9100AWB

  • Date: 11/26/2012

Consumer stated that he noticed strong electrical burning smell & smoke emitting from front of dishwasher after unit was on for 15 minutes. He shut it off immediately by turning off circuit breaker.

Maytag JetClean MDB6100AWW

  • Date: 12/8/2012

Consumer stated that dishwasher started to smoke heavy black smoke & was beginning to catch fire. It appears to be in control panel area inside door. Consumer discontinued use it, as it started again when door was closed again.

Maytag MDB5100AWW

  • Date: 12/10/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught on fire.

Maytag QuietSeries 300 MDBTT70AWB

  • Date: 12/29/2012

A 47-YOM reports that the heating element in the dishwasher stays on when machine is not running. He says there is a burning smell and the dishwasher cabinet heats up including plates and other contents. Consumer reports injury to himself.

Maytag Legacy Series QuietSeries 300 MDBH975AWW

  • Date: 12/30/2012

Consumer opened dishwasher after it had run to get a bowl and it was burning hot. There was a burning odor. Later, dishes were still hot & there was a burning/melting plastic odor. The heating element would not shut off & had to be turned off at the circuit breaker.

Maytag MDB9150AWW

  • Date: 1/11/2013

Consumer says the dishwasher suddenly stopped working - no lights, completely unresponsive. He says he took the door apart and found no current at the door switch. The point where the wires exit the door and go under the tub, 4 of them were worn through, exposing bare wire.

Maytag MDB7851AWB

  • Date: 1/14/2013

Consumer reported that his dishwasher overheated, which made his countertops hot. Dishwaser was placed in wash cycle & approximately 9 hours later when it was opened, he couldn't touch anything due to heat. He believes elements were on longer than they should have been.

Maytag JetClean MDB9150AWQ

  • Date: 1/16/2013

Consumer reported that dishwasher's electronic panel started smoking. Consumer's husband took it apart & discovered that panel had started to melt.

Maytag Legacy Series QuietSeries 300 MDBH965AWS

  • Date: 1/28/2013

Consumer reported that every time when dishwasher is in use, power to whole house goes out.

Maytag MDB9150AWS

  • Date: 2/7/2013

The consumer reports that the electrical circuit board of her dishwasher started popping loudly and emitting a dark, black smoke. She says she turned off the machine and called 911.

Maytag QuietSeries 400 MDB9601AWW

  • Date: 2/10/2013

Consumer noticed that her countertop was warm as if the dishwasher was in the drying stage. She opened the dishwasher door & noticed the heating element was still going from the night before. The dishes almost burned her hand getting silverware out. She unplugged the unit.

Maytag 10697705LT

  • Date: 2/13/2013

The dishwasher turned itself on over the night and heated uncontrollably, destroying plastic utensils, plates, and inner workings inside the dishwasher.

Maytag MDB6

  • Date: 4/22/2013

The consumer stated that the dishwasher was not working. It would turn on and then right back off. A technician informed her that water is leaking down to the dispenser. He says one of the wires are burned completely in half.

Maytag MDB7759AWB2

  • Date: 6/2/2013

The consumer stated that the last two times, while the dishwasher was running a normal cleaning cycle, a burning smell was noticed. The consumer pulled the dishwasher out and found a shorted heating element and a burnt red wire/connector.

Maytag MDBH969AWW1

  • Date: 6/4/2013

The control panel on the dishwasher caught on fire & burned the control card & the 2 wire harness that plug into the control card. The consumer tried to wash a new load of dishes & there were no lights on the outside controls. When opened up, saw it was burned.

Maytag MDB4100AWB

  • Date: 6/17/2013

Dishwasher door with controls has been replaced due to recall. Machine failed again. Neither detergent door, nor water valve opened. Timer advanced & turned on heater. Heater light illuminated until it was discovered. Unit was hot with odor of overheated metal & plastic.

Maytag MDB7749AWW2

  • Date: 6/29/2013

Consumer reported that dishwasher stopped working. They opened the panel to investigate and found the wires have melted through their insulation and into the door of the dishwasher.

Maytag MDB8959AWS6

  • Date: 7/10/2013

The dishwasher failed, upon performance diagnosis to determine part failure; the thermal fuse was blown. The power plug on the wire harness connecting to the control board was melted. There was heat damage around power blade terminals of plug on control circuit board.

Maytag MDB7130AWW

  • Date: 7/23/2013

Consumer saw sparks in front of the dishwasher while it was off. Upon removing the lower panel he observed that the wires going up into the door were unprotected and were rubbing against a sharp piece of metal. They had a bare spot, with burn marks around one wire.

Maytag MDB9150AWS

  • Date: 7/22/2013

Consumer's dishwasher started on fire during the first ten minutes of a wash cycle.

Maytag MDB7851AWS

  • Date: 7/28/2013

Consumer reports that while emptying the dishwasher they noticed that everything was very hot. Investigating further revealed that the heating element was not shutting off when the cycle ended which caused the rubber gasket to melt. The unit wouldn't shut off until unpowered.

Maytag MDBH965AWB

  • Date: 8/8/2013

45 YO was walking by during last few minutes of dishwasher drying cycle & smelled something like plastic burning. Heating element burned hole into bottom of dishwasher. A lot of water has now leaked under unit.

Maytag MDBH945

  • Date: 9/29/2013

The consumer reports that the heating element in their dishwasher will not shut off when the washer [cycle or load] is finished.. He says they've learnt that the unit is already on recall.

Maytag MDBH975AWW

  • Date: 1/6/2014

Consumer stated that there was small fire in dishwasher. Consumer stated that dishwasher was stuck in dry mode. The components melted & the item that sprays water melted down into heating element. The utensil holder also melted, exposing metal utensils to heating element.

Maytag MDB4630AWW5

  • Date: 1/28/2014

Consumer stated that he noticed that the heat was not working in the dishwasher. He inspected the product & noticed the heating element had completely separated. A part of the element has disintegrated from the rest. He did not notice any melting around the area.

Maytag MDB7100AWB

  • Date: 1/29/2014

Consumer loaded his dishwasher, began wash cycle & about 5 minutes into wash cycle while he was still in kitchen, he heard crackling or sparking type of noises coming from dishwasher; then he opened the door to cut the unit off. There was a lot of smoke. No injuries.

Maytag MDB7851AWS

  • Date: 2/3/2014

The dishwasher became incredibly hot even though it was not running and it melted all of our plastic cups. It also melted the black gasket at the bottom of the tub. It appears that the heating element did not shut off after the last cycle ended.

Maytag MDB9150AWS

  • Date: 2/5/2014

The consumer stated that the dishwasher exploded while running. They found the dishwasher door had blown open, the inside was covered in white residue, and the heating element was all bent and twisted out of shape. The room was full of smoke and a strong burnt electric smell.

Maytag MDB6601AWB

  • Date: 2/18/2014

When consumer opened the dishwasher to take the dishes out, the dishes were extremely hot. He left the door open. Then he removed the dishes & closed the door. Later, the inside was hot. It seems as if the heating element would go off if the door remained open.

Maytag MDB9150AWB

  • Date: 2/26/2014

Consumer reported that dishwasher started smoking and making noises like electrical arching. The dishwasher was off & had not been run but the wall switch was on. Consumer turned off the wall switch and the smoke soon stopped. Fire hazard.

Maytag MDB7600AWW

  • Date: 3/11/2014

The consumer stated that his dishwasher is leaking water on it's power lines which could potentially be a fire hazard. He says his dishwasher is the same model that is in the recall, but the serial number is out of the range.

Maytag MDB9150AWQ

  • Date: 4/1/2014

The consumer stated that the dishwasher began to throw serious sparks, smoke, and stink. He took the panel off and found live wires exposed at bottom of door.

Maytag MDB8951BWS

  • Date: 4/15/2014

43 YOM ran a load of dishes and the heating element was still on 12 hours later. The interior of the dishwasher was extremely hot with plastic items having started to melt.

Maytag MDB8951BWS

  • Date: 4/28/2014

54 YOM's dishwasher's heating element ruptured & showed signs of smoke on nearby drain area plastic. He was informed that his unit was not on the recall based on serial number. He believes that unit should be part of recall. Recall is due to fires caused by heating element.

Maytag MDBH985AWS

  • Date: 4/29/2014

The consumer started her dishwasher & then went to bed. Next day she woke up, went to her kitchen & was met with a lot of gray smoke. She could see that the smoke was coming from the dishwasher. Her husband turned the breaker off. No injuries.

Maytag MDB7100AWW

  • Date: 5/13/2014

Consumer loaded dishwasher. Lights in house were going dim. Consumer's son told him that dishwasher was on fire. Small flames were coming from top panel, and black smoke was pouring from top of unit. He ipened unit and cut off power at circuit breaker.

Maytag MDB5000AWB

  • Date: 7/30/2014

Consumer stated that the dishwasher was operating with a normal load. His wife heard a popping sound & saw smoke emitting from the bottom of the unit. He powered off the unit. When he turned the unit back on, heard cracking sounds again. The technician found burnt motor.

Maytag MDB9750AWB

  • Date: 11/3/2014

The consumer stated that his dishwasher caught fire. They were home and were volunteer firefighters. After shutting off the electrical breaker, they disconnected the dishwasher and moved it outside. A technician inspected the unit. It was deemed unrepairable.

Maytag MDB7851AWS

  • Date: 12/3/2014

Dishwasher malfunctioned. Unit became incredibly hot even though it was not running & it melted inside components. Kitchen smelled like melting plastic. 50 YOM took back panel of door. Wires were slightly melted & he was shocked by wires, he didn't receive 1st aid.

Maytag MDB5100AWB

  • Date: 12/24/2014

53 YOF stated that during cleaning cycle electronic panel of dishwasher began to pop, sizzle & acrid smoke poured from front. Circuit breaker immediately tripped, & but acrid smoke filled house. This dishwasher was on recall list, & panel was replaced about 2 years ago.

Maytag MDBH980AWW

  • Date: 1/5/2015

The heating element will not turn off and melted all of the plastic utensils that were in the dishwasher. As soon as the door is closed the heating elements heats up and only turns off if the door remains open.


  • Date: 1/16/2015

The consumer stated that the dishwasher element stayed on after cycle completed. Plastic dishes melted. The consumer stated that the serial number matches a recall for a problem that is almost exactly what happened but was told since it's not exactly the same it's not covered

Maytag MDBD880AWB

  • Date: 1/23/2015

Fire in upper portion of Dishwasher Door by electronic Controls, Flames, smoke, melted top portion of door. Fire damage on counter top, minor smoke damage in home. A 71 YOM burned 4 finger tips, 2 degree burns about one inch from finger tip to first joint, self medicated.

Maytag MDB6650AWB

  • Date: 1/27/2015

The consumer stated that the dishwasher caught on fire inside the front panel. Black smoke was emitting into the kitchen. He stated that he found recall on the dishwasher but has been told by the firm that there is no recall on this model.

Maytag MDB4651AWB

  • Date: 1/28/2015

Counter above Dishwasher was hot & plates/glasses in the washer were scalding hot. Tech came & noted that heating element was not turning off & was extremely hot. He shut off Dishwasher at Breaker. Heating unit had previously been replaced per recall.

Maytag MDBH950AWS

  • Date: 1/28/2015

Dishwasher overheated at some point during cycle. When door was opened following morning. dishes were clean, but dishwasher contents had melted, even silverware baskets.

Maytag MDB8951BWS

  • Date: 2/16/2015

Twice consumers' dishwasher damaged dishes & melted silverware basked & lower rack wheel. First time, unit was repaired at no charge. Second incident happened within week & 1/2 of first repair & again damages occurred.

Maytag QuietSeries 300 MDB6601AWQ

  • Date: 2/15/2015

Consumer had dishwasher heating element replaced due to recall. Consumer noticed dishes were extremely hot. Heating element remained hot. Consumer turned off circuit breaker & element has cooled down. Consumer believes defect has reoccurred with replacement element.

Maytag MDB7100AWQ

  • Date: 2/17/2015

Consumer set dishwasher to normal wash cycle. Approximately 30 minutes later he noticed burn odor & discovered flames & lot of smoke coming from unit. Unit was still running & he pushed "Off" button & shut off circuit breaker. Circuit board of dishwasher had burn damages.

Maytag MDB7100AWW

  • Date: 3/12/2015

Consumer stated that the dishwasher was running through the wash cycle. The consumer stated that the flames came out from the control panel area at the top of the door. The consumer was able to open the door to shut off the unit. The flames died out after opening the door.

Maytag MDB67598AWB

  • Date: 3/24/2015

Caller stated that the dishwasher while in use caught fire. He stated that his spouse had placed the dishwasher to run & towards the end of the cycle, they smelled a burning odor & discovered that the unit was emitting smoke from the control panel. He switched off the power.

Maytag MDB4651AWW

  • Date: 5/8/2015

Dishes in dishwasher were so hot she had to use oven mitts to take them out. When she started to load dishwasher again, it was still hot on inside. Her husband turned unit off at breaker. When he turned it on again next day, it immediately became hot inside,

Maytag MDB7600AWB

  • Date: 5/12/2015

While dishwasher was in use consumer noticed burn odor. She opened door to stop cycle & discovered burn damages on bottom near heating element. Control panel stopped working since then. She stated that control panel never worked properly & had issues since installation.

Maytag MDB7709AWW1

  • Date: 5/19/2015

The 59-YOF consumer stated that the dishwasher was stuck on for hours with the door locked and the panel board indicating it was in dry heat cycle until the electronic pad burnt out. The consumer reported sustaining injury.

Maytag MDBH979SAM1

  • Date: 8/27/2015

Dishwasher has a design flaw. One effect is that dishwasher stops working, but sometimes flexible circuit, which connects external control panel and internal control panel in door corrodes in way that it heats up and can cause fires. Part is on national backorder.

Maytag MDB9100AWG

  • Date: 9/14/2015

I smelled an electrical fire, opened the panel on the dishwasher, & the main board was on fire. The capacitors c301 & c302 burned through black. There are also black burn marks on the board around r301 and r302. If I had not been home to stop it, we could have lost the house.

Maytag MDB9100AWG

  • Date: 9/15/2015

I smelled an electrical fire, opened the panel on the dishwasher, and the main board was on fire. The capacitors c301 & c302 burned through black. There are also black burn marks on the board around r301 and r302.

Maytag MDB5969SDM0

  • Date: 11/7/2015

The consumer stated that their one year old dishwasher is overheating and melted the inside of their undersink cabinet. It gets the wall very hot. She stated that there is no moisture present, still a very large bubble is now sticking out.

Maytag MDB7600AWB

  • Date: 11/15/2015

The consumer stated that the dishwasher racks burned (melted, blackened & partially disintegrated) in the front and along the bottom of the tub. The consumer stated that a nearly identical model number was recalled for starting fires, but but her serial number is not included

Maytag MDB9100AWQ

  • Date: 11/24/2015

The consumer reported that the dishwasher control panel burned up emitting black smoke into kitchen. The consumer was in the kitchen at the time and ran to the electrical panel and flipped off the circuit breaker. Did not open the door of the dishwasher and the fire went out.

Maytag MDB8969SDM0

  • Date: 12/4/2015

All of the plastic tabs broke off of the dishwasher's top rack. Each time a tab broke off, the top rack came crashing down while full of glasses. This is a safety hazard for many reasons. 36 YOF's hand was jammed onto the silverware below.

Maytag QuietSeries 200 MDB4651AWS

  • Date: 12/5/2015

The consumer stated that they start the dishwasher before heading to bed, and in the morning the heat cycle is still running. Plastics have started to melt, there's a strong smell of baked plastics. The consumer believes that the heat cycle is not shutting off.

Maytag MDB7749SBQ0

  • Date: 12/23/2015

A 57 YOM's dishwasher had faulty control panel which was replaced many times. The wiring caught on fire. The circuit breaker tripped. The dishwasher was removed in order to prevent odor inhalation.

Maytag MDBH979SAM0

  • Date: 1/28/2016

44 YOM reported that during operation, dishwasher started to smoke and pop & a burning electrical smell filled the kitchen. When he opened the dishwasher's door, black smoke poured out. He found that the controller board in the door melted.

Maytag MDB7749SAM

  • Date: 2/4/2016

A 39 YOM consumer's dishwasher malfunctioned. The electronic panel and related components were burned. Consumer stated that it started smoking when he pushed start button. Consumer tripped breaker and moved the unit outside. No injuries reported.

Maytag MDB8959SBS3

  • Date: 4/5/2016

Dishwasher (purchased less than 2 years ago) caught fire. Once electricity to appliance was cut fire stopped. Technician believes wire harness to control board came loose & that caused it to overheat. Consumer stated that it appeared that fire started at connector.

Maytag Legacy Series QuietSeries 200 MDBH945AWW

  • Date: 4/11/2016

Consumer noticed that counter top above dishwasher was warm, interior of dishwasher & its contents was hot. According to indicator lights cycle had completed, but heating element was hot. Consumer opened & then closed circuit breaker & heating element started to get hot again

Maytag MDB7759AW51

  • Date: 5/19/2016

Consumers ran dishwasher on light load & it melted plastic bowl on top rack & plastic coffee cup & plastic lid of metal coffee cup. Plastic bowl melted & dripped off top rack & all plastic cup melted and distorted & so did lid of metal cup.

Maytag MDBD880AWW

  • Date: 5/29/2016

The consumer stated that the dishwasher lit on fire while washing dishes. The consumer stated that he shut off the main breaker to the house and then disconnected power from the fried dishwasher

Maytag MDB7749SBW3

  • Date: 8/28/2016

The consumer stated that the dishwasher running when all of a sudden the panel lights started flashing and the unit made a loud buzzing noise. After that, the unit stopped working and made even louder buzzing noises and then flames and smoke shot out of the door handle.

Maytag MDB7130AWW

  • Date: 10/3/2016

The consumer stated that their dishwasher caught on fire while in operation causing heavy black smoke. The fire was in the door - wiring harness and control board were consumed as well as the front plastic on the door. There was damage to the cabinet top above the dishwasher.

Maytag MD88959AWWW4

  • Date: 10/19/2016

The consumer stated that the heating element on the dishwasher does not shut off creating fire hazard.

Maytag MDB8959SPS3

  • Date: 12/5/2016

The consumer reported that that their dishwasher had an electrical fire inside the door.

Maytag MBD8951BWB

  • Date: 1/14/2017

Consumer's heating element of a dishwasher remained on even though wash function was completed. Dishwasher was off, but heating element was still on. Consumer pulled fuse to turn off dishwasher. It was restarted & heating element damaged lower spray arm. Potent fire hazard.

Maytag MDB4709PAB4

  • Date: 2/4/2017

The consumer stated that their dishwasher door caught fire and black smoke began to fill the kitchen. It was stopped by shutting off the circuit breaker in the basement. The dishwasher had to be removed from the house due to the smell.

Maytag KUDE 40CVBL2

  • Date: 3/14/2017

Consumer noticed that a long piece of plastic that runs under the dishwasher door has become brittle & is twisting & breaking off in small pieces d/t high heat. The wiring that goes into plastic junction box is melting & there is black coloring on junction box. Fire Hazard.

Maytag MDBH969AWW3

  • Date: 3/17/2017

The consumer reported that dishwasher caught on fire. The consumer was told by the repairman that the motor inside the dishwasher was the cause of the fire.

Maytag MDB8959SBS3

  • Date: 3/24/2017

the consumer stated that when she started her less than 3 years old dishwasher as usual, they heard 2 pops, and then the dishwasher started smoking. The unit was on fire. After it cooled down, found the brain of the unit was burned, and the wires were melted together.

Maytag MDB7100AWW

  • Date: 6/17/2017

The consumer stated that the dishwasher caught on fire with the control board smoking. The unit was on recall in 2007.

Maytag MDB8959SFH

  • Date: 8/24/2017

Consumer reports that the dishwasher's latch does not function properly. This allows water to escape out the door and run down to the floor. This creates a fall hazard and a shock hazard.

Maytag MDB4949SDZ

  • Date: 8/28/2017

During the third or fourth use of dishwasher, we noticed an electrical smell coming from the unit. Upon opening the door, there was a two to three inch section of the lower heating element that had burned & melted.

Maytag MDB89595BW3

  • Date: 8/31/2017

Consumer reports that the dishwasher was running when she heard a loud popping noise and saw smoke coming from the top of the door. She opened the door and shut off the dishwasher. Her husband removed the dishwasher door. The wires inside were melted.

Maytag MDB4409PAW0

  • Date: 10/1/2017

The dishwasher stopped working and blew a fuse in the fuse box. There was a strong smell of burning plastics and other materials in the home. The consumer shut the fuse off completely, inspected the control board and wiring harness, and found fire damage within the dishwasher

Maytag MDB8959SBS2

  • Date: 10/23/2017

Dishwasher did 3/4 of a cycle & then tripped the breaker. A burning odor was coming from the machine. We opened the front of the machine and discovered burned power wires (black and white), melted electrical connections & a burned spot on the control panel.

Maytag MDB8959SBS1

  • Date: 11/17/2017

The consumer stated that the controller on the dishwasher burned up and melted, and toxic chemical smoke was inhaled by the household (injury reported).

Maytag MDB9100AWW

  • Date: 11/27/2017

Caller stated that they were awakened by a burring odor & discovered that the dishwasher never turned off itself, it caused a fire inside the door which melted the control panel. They had placed the unit in use before going to bed & the unit stayed on for 8 hrs.

Maytag MDB7749SAM1

  • Date: 12/18/2017

Consumer stated that the dishwasher came on by itself, completed the cycle & started allover again. He had to turn the unit off at circuit breaker. He discovered that wire harness in the panel was scorched. Consumer replaced control panel. The unit is now working properly.

Maytag MDB7749SBM2

  • Date: 12/20/2017

The consumer stated that the dishwasher wiring and controls burned and smoked, melted plastic parts, and charred wires.


  • Date: 12/27/2017

The consumer stated that the control box on the dishwasher shorted out and caught fire. The consumer believes that if he hadn't been there, his house would have been on fire.

Maytag MDB6100AWQ

  • Date: 2/20/2018

Consumer stated that dishwasher had been in use when he smelled smoke. He thinks that unit was in drying mode. He saw smoke coming form top of dishwasher. When he opened the door, he saw sparks. The plastic tub was on fire. He disconnected the dishwasher at circuit breaker.

Maytag MDBH975AWB

  • Date: 4/25/2018

[66 YOF] I ran the dishwasher last night on normal cycle. This morning the dishwasher was extremely hot. I burned my fingers on the drinking glass I was taking out of the upper rack. I could not touch the glassware with my bare hands. The water bottle was misshapen & shrunk.

Maytag MDB7130AWW

  • Date: 7/12/2018

Dishwasher was in heated/dry cycle when consumer's husband noticed smoke was being emitted from it. He opened unit & flames went out. When 71 YOF got to kitchen unit caught into flames. She switched breaker that supplies power to unit. Unit's exterior plastic had heat damage.

Maytag MDB6769PAS1

  • Date: 2/20/2019

Consumer's dishwasher failed. Consumer smelled burning and when consumer inspected control panel and wires of dishwasher, consumer found a burned part of control panel and burned/melted wires. These were on backside of dishwasher.

Maytag MDB4949SDM2

  • Date: 5/13/2019

A 58 YOM Consumer said they ran the dishwasher earlier & noticed a burning plastic smell. After dinner, when they started the dishwasher, there was a burning plastic smell & black smoke. They heard several pops & sizzles & the circuit breaker tripped.

Maytag MDBM601AWS

  • Date: 5/17/2019

The consumer smelled burning in his kitchen. He looked under the sink and saw a flame coming from the cord of the dishwasher. He put the flame out and unplugged the product.

Maytag MDB7851AWW

  • Date: 6/18/2019

Consumer reports that the dishwasher did not turn off the heating element when the cycle was complete. All the plastic ware in the dishwasher was melted. The heating element didn't turn off until the circuit breaker was turned off.

Maytag MDB7100AWB

  • Date: 7/28/2019

Consumer indicated that the dishwasher door was replaced as part of recall in 2007. Recently the dishwasher stopped working. Consumer's husband disassembled its door & fount that the control panel had burn marks on it.

Maytag MDB8959SBB1

  • Date: 9/16/2019

[50 YOM] Dishwasher was running during cleaning cycle & started smoking & producing an acrid smell. The smoke was coming from behind control panel in the door. There was no sign of water penetration at that location in unit. No visible flames were evident outside of the unit.

Maytag MDB4409PAW0

  • Date: 10/18/2019

Dishwasher was running washing cycle when smoke & electrical burning smell started billowing from top of door. Several pops were heard. Door was hot to touch. Breaker was turned off & FD called. Controls/wiring were singed & scorched. 10 YOF, 14 YOF & 37 YOF were involved.

Maytag MDB8989SHZ

  • Date: 12/12/2019

32 YOM indicated that dishwasher caught fire within home. Fire was caused by exposed metal heating element at bottom of dishwasher igniting a piece of plastic. He discovered smoke at time. He reported that 14 MOF & 4 YOM were involved in incident.

Maytag MDB8949SSB3

  • Date: 2/27/2020

Consumer reConsumer reports that their dishwasher ignited and was smoking. There was a strong electrical burning smell. They discovered that the control panel had burnt wires. This is a fire hazard.

Maytag MDB8959SBS0

  • Date: 3/24/2020

39 YOF consumer reports that the dishwasher started making a loud clicking noise in the middle of the wash cycyle. She discovered a large amount f white smoke coming from the unit and a burned electrical smell. The unit caught on fire on it's own without cause. Dangerous haz

Maytag MDB7749SBM2

  • Date: 4/10/2020

The Consumer stated that the control board and harness [on the dishwasher] started smoking and burning.

Maytag MDB7749SBW3

  • Date: 5/6/2020

Consumer's wife turned out dishwasher on & few minutes late, house began to fill with smoke coming from dishwasher. Some of electronics behind control panel of unit had burned, but unit apparently stopped when it threw breaker in electrical panel.

Maytag MDB7749SAM1

  • Date: 5/7/2020

Dishwasher was in use when consumer heard noise & found that smoke was pouring out of closed door of dishwasher. Door was spewing smoke & hot. Electricity to unit was turned off, but it continued to smoke & house reeks of burnt plastic type smell.

Maytag MDB8959AWB6

  • Date: 6/24/2020

The Consumer stated that the dishwasher made a burning smell. Upon investigation found that a power connector on the main logic board had burnt a hole through the board. The Consumer found no evidence of circuit protection in the design to prevent this kind of scenario.

Maytag MDB9100AWW

  • Date: 7/13/2020

83 YOM reports that the dishwasher at home had completed its wash cycle when it exploded. A 2 inch diameter hole was blown out the front of the unit, and the top and front were black with soot from a fire.

Maytag MDB8959SBS3

  • Date: 9/5/2020

Consumer reports that the dishwasher was sparking and smoking. Upon inspection they found that the wiring had melted to the control panel. This unit is unsafe and a dangerous fire hazard to consumers.

Maytag MDB8959SbS3

  • Date: 10/14/2020

Consumer reports that their dishwasher started smoking while running. Consumer noticed the strong smoke smell and pushed the light switch down to cut the power. After investigating, they found that the control box has melted spots and is charred.

Maytag MDB8959SBW2

  • Date: 10/17/2020

The Consumer reported that while their dishwasher was running, smoke, sparks, and flames came out of the top of the door.

Maytag MDB7749SBM3

  • Date: 12/14/2020

(57 YOM) My dishwasher was running, and sparks started shooting out of the control panel. After a few seconds, the sparks became flames. Fortunately, I was in the kitchen, so I turned off the dishwasher & disconnected the breaker before the fire could get worse. No Injuries.

Maytag MDB8969SDM1

  • Date: 1/15/2021

The Consumer stated that the dishwasher heater panel remained on until the breaker was turned off to prevent fire from overheating. The Consumer, 46, reported injury to self.

Maytag MDB8959SBB2

  • Date: 3/2/2021

Consumer smelled burning odor & noticed black smoke emitting from dishwasher door, while unit was in use about an hour. Incident caused circuit breaker to trip. He ventilated house & put unit outside. He discovered melted wiring in dishwasher's door.

Maytag MDB7600AWS

  • Date: 4/23/2021

The Consumer stated that the dishwasher front door control panel sparked, flamed, smoked ...[it] was on fire.

Maytag MDB4709PAM3

  • Date: 6/4/2021

The Consumer reported that their dishwasher had been running perfectly fine and all of a sudden it started popping and smoking and then it started shooting sparks and fire out of the front of the panel. No one was injured.

Maytag MDB7759AWS1

  • Date: 7/6/2021

The Consumer reported that their dishwasher had a minor fire. It had sanitize option engaged. Thermal fuse blew. No damage occurred other than to the dishwasher.

Maytag MDB5100AWW

  • Date: 8/25/2021

Dishwasher was on for about 45 min. & in rinse cycle consumer heard loud pops & smelled smoke. Black smoke was emitting from top right corner of unit. She switched off circuit breaker. Unit was too hot to touch, black soot was at top right & plastic was melted on outside.

Maytag MDB9959SKZ0

  • Date: 10/4/2021

The Consumer stated that their dishwasher leaked water inside the door panel where electrical wiring is located.

Maytag MDB8969SDH0

  • Date: 12/9/2021

The consumer reported, that the dishwasher overheated; its drying element was staying on after cycle completion.

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