Maytag (Amana, Iowa, U.S.) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall on about 5,000 front-loading washing machines that were manufactured for Maytag by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (South Korea).
According to the CPSC, if the washer is operated at maximum load capacity there is a chance of a spinner malfunction and breakages, posing a safety risk to consumers. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
The recall involves white Maytag front-load washers with model number MAH9700 and a serial number from 10188468GA through 11683946GJ. The model and serial numbers are located inside the door opening and below the rubber boot. The models were sold at major department and appliance stores from April 2005 through May 2005 for about U.S. $1,300.
Maytag will provide free in-home service to replace the washer's control board. Consumers can contact Maytag at 800-462-9267.
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