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Dishwasher Fire, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Sears Kenmore, Maytag, KitchenAidFire.com

 
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CBS 47 Eyewitness News Investigates: Dishwasher Danger?
June 17, 2014

 
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Class Action filed in United States on November 3, 2011 (see "Solutions" below)
 
 
Class Action filed in Canada on September 9, 2013
 
On September 9, 2013, Klein Lyons together with Alberta law firm James H. Brown & Associates filed a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool Corporation, Sears Holdings Management Corporation, Sears Roebuck and Co., Inc., Sears Canada Inc., Whirlpool Canada Co. and Whirlpool Canada LP, for manufacturing and selling defective dishwashers that can have serious failings including spontaneous fires from a defective control panel.

The lawsuit has been brought on behalf of Canadian consumers who purchased Whirlpool, KitchenAide and Kenmore branded dishwashers. The lawsuit alleges that the dishwashers are dangerously defective. Specifically, the electronic control board on the dishwashers may overheat, causing a fire.

The complaint in that action alleges that the dishwashers contain a dangerous defect and the product is a fire hazard. Each dishwasher is equipped with an electronic control board and has a unreasonable propensity to over-heat. The Defendants have known about this product defect for years, and yet have failed to take appropriate corrective action, including warning consumers, recalling or repairing the product and is in breach of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and the Sale of Goods Act.

 
www.kleinlyons.com/class/whirlpool/news-sep13-whirlpool.pdf
 
 
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Have you had a fire, flood or injury with a toaster oven, coffee maker, clothes washer, clothes dryer, refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier, range hood, food processor, mixer, grill, slow cooker, cooktop, trash compactor, stove, disposer, microwave, oven, air conditioner, water heater, made by Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Kenmore, Maytag, Jenn-air, Amana?

Please submit your safety incident report here: WhirlpoolSafetyDefects.com

 
 
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"Is your dishwasher one of the models at risk? Well unfortunately its kind of a complicated answer. The lawsuit only names 6 models. But since that they have received on KitchenAidFire.com information on over 350 other (Whirlpool) models."
-- Penn Holderness, NBC News

 
 
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Did your Whirlpool manufactured dishwasher catch your house on fire?
Do you have video of your Whirlpool manufactured dishwasher on fire?

Please email steve@kitchenaidfire.com

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Problem:

Dishwasher fires - affecting millions of KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Sears Kenmore, and Maytag dishwashers (all manufactured by Whirlpool). Product design/defect causes predictable opportunity for control circuit board failure leading to fire.

 
 
 
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NBC 17 News Anchor's Sears Kenmore (Whirlpool) dishwasher catches fire.
 
 
 
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NBC News 3 Cleveland: Dishwasher Fires
 
 
View article here:
http://www.wkyc.com/news/article/228162/45/Investigator-Latest-dishwasher-fire-suspected-in-Geauga

 
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CBS Chicago Channel 2: Dishwasher Danger
 
 
View article here:
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/11/21/2-investigators-dishwasher-danger

 
 
SEE MORE TV NEWS COVERAGE
 
 
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Dishwasher Fire Incident Reports
(US & Canada)

 
Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJSP1
Serial number: FM2601428
Full Name: David
Address:
Town/City: Andover
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01810
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Appliance Corner
Purchase date: 11-11-2002
How much did you pay for it? 999.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control Board and wiring melted and burnt. Has set 4 hour delay that started at 1AM. Woke to electronic burning smell. Shut off circuit. Control panel was burnt and wiring was melted. We had no idea there was a known control panel problem with this dishwasher. This could have caused a fire with everyone sleeping. Why wasn't there a recall if they knew this was a potential problem. I have documented pictures of the damage.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/11/2014

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: WDF310PCAB0
Serial number: F21605484
Full Name: Matt
Address:
Town/City: Tucson
State/Province: Arizona
Postcode: 85742
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Installed by builder in new home
Purchase date: 05/31/2012
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Smoke and flames coming from electronic component in the lower right front of dishwasher.  Left burn mark on the cabinet in which it was installed.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/11/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
Circuit board caught fire
Model number: 665.17033400
Serial number: FR4102148
Full Name: David
Address:
Town/City: Dublin
State/Province: CA - California
Postcode:
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 9/1/2006 (approx)
Date of the incident? 10/1/2014
How much did you pay for it? $550 (approx)

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
Heard a loud pop and then a strong burning rubber smell. There was a small flame and then nothing. The whole house smelled like burning rubber. The machine died.
Model number: KUDS01DLSS2
Serial number: FP4307898
Full Name: Ronnie
Address:
Town/City: Bryn mawr
State/Province: pa
Postcode:
Country: U.S.A.
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 9/7/04
Date of the incident? 9/29/14
How much did you pay for it? 1118.73

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
Started dishwasher and went to bed, wife woke up to let cat outside and smelled something burning coming out of control panel.
Model number: 665.16389300
Serial number: FR2507084
Full Name: Randy
Address:
Town/City:
State/Province:
Postcode:
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
Date of the incident? 9/23/2014

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Brand: Whirlpool
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
On 9/21/14 thank god we were home, our dishwasher was running for about a 1/2 hour and we heard a popping sound coming  from the kitchen and the smell of smoke. A fire had started in between the door panel. I unlashed the door and turned the breaker to the off position.
Model number: DUL240XTPT1
Serial number: FR3901070
Full Name: Ronald
Address:
Town/City: Grosse Pointe Woods
State/Province: MI
Postcode: 48236
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: ABC Warehouse
Purchase date:
Date of the incident? 9/21/2014
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Other
Other issue: High limit thermostate keeps blowing
Explain incident in detail:
Board wires have melted in to insulation surrounding the control board.  There is evidense of high heat and a dangerous condition may exist
Model number: 665.13213K901
Serial number: F11039408
Full Name: Mario
Address:
Town/City: Toronto
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: M4L 3R8
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears Canada - Eaton Center
Purchase date: Sept 2012
Date of the incident? Sept 1 amd Sept 15 - 2014
How much did you pay for it? Approx $500

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
Model number: 665.17599202
Serial number: FP3301966
Full Name: Todd
Address:
Town/City: Olympia
State/Province: Wa
Postcode: 98512
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2003
Date of the incident? 9/9/2014
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: Whirlpool
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
smoke rolling out of the front keypad
Model number: GE Adora
Serial number:
Full Name: Michelle
Address:
Town/City: Colleyville
State/Province: tx
Postcode: 76034
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
Date of the incident?
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
Smoke came out of top of dishwasher. Had shut power off at electrical panel. circuit board was on fire, and caused wires to over heat
Model number: KUDS01FLSS6
Serial number: FR3802554
Full Name: Todd
Address:
Town/City: Crofton
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 21114
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
Date of the incident? 17 August 2014
How much did you pay for it? $899

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Other brand: kenmore elite
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Other
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
I came home and notice tons off steam and a melting/burning  plastic smell coming from the kitchen.i opened the door and plastic cups were melting the door was and insides were very hot. I shut the breaker off because the buttons wouldnt respond. Later I turned it back on and the normal light was barely on. About an hour later I noticed it was really hot opened the door and the heating element was on. I shut yhe breaker off.
Model number: 665.13979k010
Serial number: f03501139
Full Name: Brandon
Address:
Town/City: Anderson
State/Province: Sc
Postcode: 29626
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: sears outlet greenville Sc
Purchase date: 6/18/2011?
Date of the incident? 8/25/2014
How much did you pay for it? $400

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
In the middle of the cycle, there was a large plume of smoke from the dishwasher door. Opening the door did not stop the burning.  Had to disconnect the breaker to stop it.  After removing the top door cover, I saw the circuit board had over heated and melted the plastic case.
Model number: KUDIO1ILWHS
Serial number: FR3208442
Full Name: Mark
Address:
Town/City: LaPorte
State/Province: IN
Postcode: 46350
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: unknown
Date of the incident? 8/23/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
Approximately 10 minutes after starting wash cycle, large amount of black smoke started coming out around door and vent.  I saw a small flame near upper right side of door.  Theer was then a loud popping sound and dishwasher shut off.
Model number: 665.16029400
Serial number: FR4606306
Full Name: Mary
Address:
Town/City: Pittsburgh
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 15205
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
Date of the incident? 08/24/2014

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Brand: Whirlpool
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
A fire started where the wire harness connects to the control board. Luckily it went out by itself  when we turned the dishwasher off.
Model number: GU3200XPTS3
Serial number: FS4906908
Full Name: James
Address:
Town/City: Guelph
State/Province: ON
Postcode: N1H4Y3
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: January 2006
Date of the incident? August 16 2014
How much did you pay for it? 950.00

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
While dishwasher was cycling black smoke and flames appeared to be coming from the control panel.  My wife tried to turn the machine off but the controls would not respond.  She then attempted to shut the machine off by opening the door, but the machine continued to run, even with the door open. We turned off the circuit breaker supplying the dishwasher, after which the smoke and flames subsided, but not before filling the house with toxic smoke and chemicals.
Model number: KUDS-01-IJBL
Serial number: LABEL UNREADABLE
Full Name: RONNIE
Address:
Town/City: TWIN FALLS
State/Province: IDAHO
Postcode: 83301
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Bozzuto Furniture
Purchase date: 12-26-2002
Date of the incident? 8-17-2014
How much did you pay for it? $799.00

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
We returned home to a strong burning plastic smell, and the d/w had turned off midcycle. Strong burnt plastic odor coming from the door.
Model number: KUDI01ILBL2
Serial number: FP4018760
Full Name: Laura
Address:
Town/City: Phoenixville
State/Province: Pennsylvania
Postcode: 19460
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Contractor purchased it through Prizers Appliances (no longer in business)
Purchase date: 2004
Date of the incident? August 13, 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
Control panel caught on fire!
Model number: KUDI01ILBL2
Serial number: FP3514559
Full Name: Ed
Address:
Town/City:
State/Province:
Postcode:
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: N/A
Purchase date: N/A
Date of the incident? 8/6/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 655-17039401
Serial number: FS2615614
Full Name: Leo
Address:
Town/City: Redford
State/Province: Michigan
Postcode: 48240
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 7/30/2005
How much did you pay for it? $529.99
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The control board burned up and dishwasher stopped working. Replaced board and it happened again.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/30/2014 and 10/04/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS1
Serial number: FP1208778
Full Name: William
Address:
Town/City: Spring Hill
State/Province: Kansas
Postcode: 66083
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Factory Direct Appliance
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? $900
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Smell of burning electrical in kitchen.  Found it was coming from the dishwasher.  Removed front door  panel and examined control board.  Control board is burnt and a wire has gotten hot enough to melt the plastic on the inside of panel of the door.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/1/2014

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MDB9150AWB
Serial number: 27903915CR
Full Name: David
Address:
Town/City: Stockbridge
State/Province: Vermont
Postcode: 05772
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Not sure
How much did you pay for it? $600.00-@$800.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control Board caught fire and smoked up the house setting smoke detectors off.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17463
Serial number: FR2507413
Full Name: Jean
Address:
Town/City: Saint Paul
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55116
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears - St. Paul, MN
Purchase date: August, 2004
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board burst into flames.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 25, 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDC031VBL3
Serial number: FY3901099
Full Name: Timothy
Address:
Town/City: Smithfield
State/Province: Rhode Island
Postcode: 02917
Country: -- choose ---
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
No fire yet, but a burning electrical smell.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/15/14

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.170124QO
Serial number: FR4303586
Full Name: Terry
Address:
Town/City: Kingsville
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: N9Y4G5
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears Windsor
Purchase date: 10/2004
How much did you pay for it? $400-600
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Started cycle and my son noticed black smoke coming out of the right side of it.  Turned the power off and the smoke cleared.  Took the front control off and the control board and the wiring harness connecting to the board are burned black.  There is a black burned hole in the control board.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/21/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS03FTSS2
Serial number: FW1215452
Full Name: Kevork
Address:
Town/City: Irvine
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 92617
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: in home when purchased
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
I'm smelling burning plastic coming from control board area. I googled to find if there are issues, and found this page.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/16/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS2
Serial number: FP3914931
Full Name: Riyaz
Address:
Town/City: Richmond Hill
State/Province: On
Postcode: L4C 9W7
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Glad we were home when this happened. Heard Sparks and saw smoke come from the dishwasher. Quickly opened and shut it off. Smell of burning wires etc.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Sept 13th, 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2604859
Full Name: Gene
Address:
Town/City: Irvine
State/Province: California
Postcode: 92603
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Came with new home
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? N/A, but it cost $1,100.00 at store
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
We started the machine and getting ready to taking kid to the park, we notice the dish washer started to smoking, Heavy smoke rushed out of vents on dishwasher door, burning rubber smell, elec. wire burning smell.   Fortunately that burning smokes started before we leave the house . First we tried to push the off bottom and no response at all, open the door and water was still filling the machine, we end up unplug the machine under the sink and it finally stop.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 09/04/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17029400
Serial number: FR5006140
Full Name:
Address:
Town/City: St. Paul
State/Province: mn
Postcode: 55125
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? 500
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Started dishwasher, and within 10 minutes, heard a popping sound when I went to look I could see the smoke coming from upper left side of unit.  The dishwasher would not turn off, needed to turn off at the breaker.  took apart the control panel and you can see the burns.  I guess that is why it would not turn off my using the cancel button.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/4/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17483300
Serial number: FR2303728
Full Name: Andrew
Address:
Town/City: New York
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 10019
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $1000
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/7/14

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516293400
Serial number: FR4203385
Full Name: Neil
Address:
Town/City: Anacortes
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98221
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control panel caught fire, filled house with noxious smoke.  Wouldn't turn off, had to flip the circuit breaker to make it stop.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/29/14

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66292400
Serial number: FS1102298
Full Name:
Address:
Town/City: Waterloo
State/Province: ON
Postcode: N2K 2N1
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: July 23, 2005
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Smoke coming out of side of dishwasher door. Electrical fire smell.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 26, 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 665.17469300
Serial number: FR2711720
Full Name: Amy
Address:
Town/City: Villa Hills
State/Province: KY
Postcode: 41017
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sear Florence KY
Purchase date: 7/7/04
How much did you pay for it? $676.88
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The board caught fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/25/14

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2275XTVB1
Serial number: FO1409189
Full Name: Armand
Address:
Town/City: Suffolk
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 23434
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? $600.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Smoke instead of steam came pouring out of the door of the dishwasher.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/23/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kuds30fxss
Serial number: fo5106455
Full Name: Steve
Address:
Town/City: Andover
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55304
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
While the dishwasher was running, sparks ignited, smoke started coming out of the dishwasher, electricity shorted, lights in the house flickered, dishwasher no longer works and the house has a strong burning odor.  
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8-17-14

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILWH5
Serial number: FR30006608
Full Name: Fred
Address:
Town/City: Harrison
State/Province: Arkansas
Postcode: 72601
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: N/A
Purchase date: N/A
How much did you pay for it? N/A
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Turned the machine on as usual within 5 minutes smelled smoke, returned to kitchen. Smoke was billowing out the right front fascia. the power button was inoperable had to open the door and then pull the power plug to get it to stop.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/15/2014

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: gu1200xtkbo
Serial number: fm0222144
Full Name: Angela
Address:
Town/City: Acworth
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 30101
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it? $600
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control  Board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/5/2014

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2400XTPB3
Serial number: FS1312256
Full Name: Ronald
Address:
Town/City: Flowery Branch
State/Province: Georgia
Postcode: 30542
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: not known
Purchase date: approx June 2005
How much did you pay for it? Came with new home
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Aug 10th,2014

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU 1200
Serial number: MI624020
Full Name: Maire
Address:
Town/City: Murrysville
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 15668
Country: -- choose ---
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: unknown (came with house)
Purchase date: 2001 or 2002
How much did you pay for it? unknown
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Contol board caught fire approx 20 min. after dishwasher turned on, horrible smoke & fumes coming from control board, no burning, i.e. plastic, item inside of diswasher. Dishwasher would not turn off, door had to be left open til electricial supply turned off at fuse box & dishwasher could be removed from house.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/10/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDKO1TKWHO
Serial number: FL2501743
Full Name: Judy
Address:
Town/City: Lafe
State/Province: Arkansas
Postcode: 72436
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 08/17/02
How much did you pay for it? $530.14
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The dishwasher made a knocking sound and then the control board caught fire.Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 08/05/14

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517373301
Serial number: Fr3407420
Full Name: John
Address:
Town/City: Everett
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98201
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: August 2004
How much did you pay for it? $400-500?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Loud pop sound, followed by smoke billowing  out, soon after starting. Horrible burning plastic smell. We opened the door, and sparks/flame came out of control panel. It is 12 hours later, and there is still a horrible plastic/electrical smoke smell in our home. If our daughter had not noticed what was happening, we could all be dead.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 5, 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: FF4422942
Serial number: KUDS24SEWH1
Full Name: Linda
Address:
Town/City: Claremont
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 28610
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Caught fire about 5 minutes after starting, smoke coming from top of door, turned breaker off, called KitchenAid, repair person to come Monday.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 08/05/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIOFLSS6
Serial number: FS0716735
Full Name: Allan
Address:
Town/City: Port Moody, B.C.
State/Province: British Columbia
Postcode: V3H 2A4
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Direct Buy
Purchase date: March 2005
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control panel inside front door started smoking badly. Fortunately I was sitting in the kitchen when this happened because it would have turned into flames.I was able to turn it off before it caught fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 5, 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILWH6
Serial number: FR4709553
Full Name: Joseph
Address:
Town/City: Glenside
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 19038
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Gerhard's Appliance
Purchase date: 05/01/05
How much did you pay for it? 674.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Burning electrical smell coming from door area when running.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. first noticed about one month ago (beginning July 2014)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTKS0
Serial number: FM0317290
Full Name: Gerard
Address:
Town/City: Renton
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98057
Country: -- choose ---
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 01/31/2002
How much did you pay for it? $567
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Electronic control board caught fire melting the board, main wiring harness and inside of control panel with touchpad.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07/31/2014

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MDB9100AWW
Serial number: 25391261ZF
Full Name: Jody
Address:
Town/City: White Bear Lake
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55110
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: April 2001
How much did you pay for it? 600.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
control board caught on fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07/31/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
10-15 minutes into the wash cycle, there was a loud "pop" and smoke started coming out of the dishwasher.  Flames also came out of the dishwasher from the top right side of the door (as you face the diswasher.)
Model number: KUDIO1ILWH5
Serial number: FR3106917
Full Name: Gabriella
Address:
Town/City: LaGrange
State/Province: Illinois
Postcode: 60525
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 10 years ago
Date of the incident? 08-03-2014

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Brand: Whirlpool
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue: sparks too....

Explain incident in detail:

   When my daughter opened the dishwasher door there were sparks and a small fire in the bottom right inside corner of the door. This has happened twice that we know of...we have not used it since.

Model number: WDFS10PAYB6
Serial number: F30728638
Full Name: Dan
Address:
Town/City: Liverpool
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 13090
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Venesky Appliance
Purchase date: 4/1/2013
Date of the incident? 7/20/2014
How much did you pay for it? 405.00

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Started dishwasher this morning....thankfully I was home.  
I was sitting in my office about 15 feet from kitchen.  
Thought what I heard was the faint sound of a coffee grinder being used in the kitchen.  
Went to see what the noise was and saw smoke coming from around the top of the dishwasher door.  
Proceeded to open the dishwasher door, kitchen filled with smoke.
After the smoke cleared I looked at the bottom inside of the dishwasher thinking a piece of plastic may have fallen on the element.  
That was not the case.  Door was extremely hot and could see the smoke coming out from INSIDE the door.  
Shut off the circuit breaker to the dishwasher then proceeded to removed the screws on the panel of the inside of door to see if in fact the cause of the smoke was in the door.  
Upon removing panel could plainly see the circuit panel caught fire and was burning at the time I first saw the smoke.  
We purchased this home 1.5 years ago with this dishwasher and we also have a Kitchen Aid flat-top Oven/Range which we have also had nothing but what appears to be electrical issues.  
I will never buy another Kitchen Aid appliance....EVER.  
I am taking photos of everything and keeping the dishwasher for documentation purposes as well.

Model number: KUDP01FLBL0
Serial number: FM4201561
Full Name: Mike
Address:
Town/City:
State/Province:
Postcode:
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: N/A
Purchase date: N/A
Date of the incident? July 21, 2014
How much did you pay for it? N/A

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Other
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Started dishwasher. Within 10 mins i heard a strange noise, ran into my kitchen and saw smoke coming out the upper right side. I immediately stopped the dishwasher. Upon opening I smelled burning smell and the control panel had burned up and melted

Model number: Kudio1ilwh6
Serial number: Fs0113557
Full Name: Karen
Address:
Town/City: Leo
State/Province: In
Postcode: 46765
Country: Usa
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: Aug 2005
Date of the incident? 7/24/2014
How much did you pay for it? 600

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   After unit was placed in operation the Control panel was found smoking and the machine would not turn off. Had to manually trip the breaker in order to cut power and prevent worsening fire.

Model number: KUDlO1ILBT5
Serial number: FR2501497
Full Name: Clyde
Address:
Town/City: Acworth
State/Province: Georgia
Postcode:
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
Date of the incident? 7/18/14
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: Whirlpool
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Caught on fire after being on for approx. 5 minutes.  Filled kitchen with smoke.  

Model number: du1055xtps3
Serial number: fs3405231
Full Name: anita
Address:
Town/City:
State/Province:
Postcode:
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
Date of the incident?
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   control panel in door caught fire spontaneously.  Used a fire extinguisher to put it out.

Model number: KUDP01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2904645
Full Name: Andrew
Address:
Town/City: Folsom
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 95630
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: ca,e with new home
Purchase date: September 2004
Date of the incident? July 13, 2014
How much did you pay for it? $860

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Brand: Whirlpool
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Dishwasher was in drying cycle. Steam started coming out the top right corner. The steam usually comes out the top left corner during drying cycle. Approximately thirty seconds later black smoke and strong sweet odor was released. At that point, I turned off the breaker for the dishwasher.

Model number: GU1200XLBO
Serial number: FM4010606
Full Name: Phillip
Address:
Town/City: Braselton
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 30517
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: New Home- builder bought
Purchase date: Winter 2003
Date of the incident? July 9 ,2014
How much did you pay for it? $5-600.00 ?

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   During the beginning of the Cycle the dishwasher startered Smoking , the House smelled like burnt wires. My husband took the panel Off and found the control Panel had caught on Fire. Unit was melted along
with all wires that are attached to the Control Panel.It is now 8 hours later and my House still smells like burnt plastic and wires.

Model number: KUDI01ILBL0
Serial number: FM4509564
Full Name: Celina
Address:
Town/City: Castro Valley
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94546
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears Pleasanton, Ca. 01019
Purchase date: 01/06/01
Date of the incident? 07/07/14
How much did you pay for it? $549.99

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Unit was loaded and in less that 20 minutes started smoking and needed power to be shut off to stop burning.  Opon furthur inspection, smoke comming from door  was traced to the control board which was charred in one location.

Model number: FR5006021
Serial number: 665.17029400
Full Name: Mark
Address:
Town/City:
State/Province:
Postcode:
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2004
Date of the incident? June 22 2014
How much did you pay for it? $350-$400

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: Dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Started the dishwasher last night - and 10-15' later started smelling an awful odor.  I walked into the kitchen and realized the dishwasher was starting on fire from the upper right hand corner of the unit.  I immediately turned it off - and saw that the upper right hand corner of the washer was melted.

Model number: KUD101IL
Serial number: 4624087
Full Name: Jim
Address:
Town/City:
State/Province:
Postcode:
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date:
Date of the incident? June 27, 2014
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: Dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Control Panel started on fire while machine was running

Model number: kud1011l
Serial number: fp4624087
Full Name: Jim
Address:
Town/City:
State/Province:
Postcode:
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: home depot
Purchase date:
Date of the incident? 26 June 2014
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16483300
Serial number: fr1807663
Full Name: Wayne
Address:
Town/City: Surrey
State/Province: B.C.
Postcode: V4N4L2
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: June 2004
How much did you pay for it? $900.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Very bad burning smell coming from dishwasher vent in front door. My wife called me and I immediately shut down breaker to prevent any problem. After checking obvious wire connections etc, I went on the internet to see if anyone else had experienced the problem and I found all this information. Our dishwasher has been used minimally over the years and thank goodness my wife was nearby and called me when she did. Now I have to go out and buy a new washer as we sure do not want to chance this one being in our house. What a waste of money!!!!!!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16463300
Serial number: FR3511912
Full Name: Caroline
Address:
Town/City: Wilder,
State/Province: Vermont
Postcode: 05088
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears west lebanon, NH
Purchase date: Novermber 2004
How much did you pay for it? 800?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   control board caught fire.  We had just started dishwasher, left room heard a POP then when we walked back into room noxious black smoke was coming out of from of unit. We cut power and when hissing stopped we opened up control panel, to find it was all melted.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 23, 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLBL0
Serial number: FM4201561
Full Name: Mike
Address:
Town/City: Kalispell
State/Province: MT
Postcode: 59901
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: N/A
Purchase date: N/A
How much did you pay for it? N/A

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Started dishwasher this morning....thankfully I was home.  I was sitting in my office about 15 feet from kitchen.  Thought what I heard was the faint sound of a coffee grinder being used in the kitchen.  Went to see what the noise was and saw smoke coming from around the top of the dishwasher door.  Proceeded to open the dishwasher door, kitchen filled with smoke. After the smoke cleared I looked at the bottom inside of the dishwasher thinking a piece of plastic may have fallen on the element.  That was not the case.  Door was extremely hot and could see the smoke coming out from INSIDE the door.  Shut off the circuit breaker to the dishwasher then proceeded to removed the screws on the panel of the inside of door to see if in fact the cause of the smoke was in the door.  Upon removing panel could plainly see the circuit panel caught fire and was burning at the time I first saw the smoke.  We purchased this home 1.5 years ago with this dishwasher and we also have a Kitchen Aid flat-top Oven/Range which we have also had nothing but what appears to be electrical issues.  I will never buy another Kitchen Aid appliance....EVER.  I am taking photos of everything and keeping the dishwasher for documentation purposes as well.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 21, 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBS2
Serial number: FP3806409
Full Name: Jefferson
Address:
Town/City: Batavia
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 45103
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: came with house
Purchase date: Pre 2006
How much did you pay for it? N/A

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   While running produced smoke that smelled like burt electronics.  Must be control board as it now now longer turns on.  It died mid-cycle.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/18/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01TJBL0
Serial number: FM1547321
Full Name: David
Address:
Town/City: Bristol
State/Province: CT
Postcode: 06010-5115
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Closed -- a local outlet store
Purchase date: 2002 or so
How much did you pay for it? $500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Woke from sleep, smelled something unusual, rose and dishwasher was running very hot, saw smoke coming from side, was able to turn it off.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07 17 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: Silent Partner 2
Serial number: 3385820
Full Name: CHRISTOPHER
Address:
Town/City: ROCKY HILL
State/Province: Connecticut
Postcode: 06067-2717
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: previous owner
Purchase date: previous owner
How much did you pay for it? previous owner

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Seems to be the control board. Was watching TV and heard snapping sound, went to kitchen and saw sparks, smoke from top of washer near handle.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/16/14
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: du1345xtvb2
Serial number: fo4725402
Full Name: Carl
Address:
Town/City: Grand Blanc
State/Province: Michigan
Postcode: 48439
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: lowes
Purchase date: 4/14
How much did you pay for it? about 500.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Capacitor in control board blew with sparksand chard board.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/24/14
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16483300
Serial number: FP3902195
Full Name: Eric
Address:
Town/City: Arlington
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 22205
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control board caught fire burning through two plastic connector ribbons and the hard plastic control board cover. Opening dishwasher door did not stop unit - had to cut power from the corresponding circuit breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/15/2014
How did you find us? Blog
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS03ftBLO
Serial number: Fu2402130
Full Name: Brad
Address:
Town/City: Milton
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: L9t0g6
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Goes and
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? July 2007

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Wife hear a fizzing cracking sign then immediately hear a loud noise and black smoke rising from the steam vent.  Unit was not even running at the time.  The fire was in the control board and it is al melted, charred and burned out.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 15 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS03FTSS0
Serial number: FU3413320
Full Name: Scott
Address:
Town/City: Stoughton
State/Province: MA - Massachusetts
Postcode: 02072
Country: -- choose ---
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Yale Electric
Purchase date: approx 2005
How much did you pay for it? $1000.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Have replaced 2 control boards with scorching on them and melted wiring harness.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/12/14
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILWH6
Serial number: FR4001723
Full Name: Don
Address:
Town/City: Matthews
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 28105
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Queen City Appliances
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? $598

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   After approx 20 minutes of the unit on and operating, smoke and smelly burned electronics smell filled the air in my kitchen.  Black marks appeared on the white door, near the operation controls of the unit.  When opening the door the dishwasher still ran, spraying water on the floor.  Wall electrical switch turned off the unit.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 10, 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 8531654
Serial number: 846051196
Full Name: Deepak
Address:
Town/City: New Westminster
State/Province: BC
Postcode: V3L 5P2
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 7 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16039401
Serial number: FS1409486
Full Name: Shawn
Address:
Town/City: goshen
State/Province: in
Postcode: 46526
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: sears contract sales
Purchase date: 06/07
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Ran a load like always anf was headed for bed when smoke was noticed rilling out of the unit. Had to turn the breaker off and clear the house of smoke. Upon further examining by taking the cover off the control board and housing had started to melt and catch fire. No doubt had I not turned of the breaker right then it was going up fully in flames. Im very thankful I wasnt in bed as 3 of my 4 kids already were asleep.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/3/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16463300
Serial number: 16463
Full Name: Tim
Address:
Town/City: south lyon
State/Province: mi
Postcode: 48178
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Smelled smoke and saw flames coming from the right upper side.   Turned off immediately.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 6 2014
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudIo1ilwh1
Serial number: FP0204912
Full Name: Robert
Address:
Town/City: Lloydminster
State/Province: Alberta
Postcode: T9V 1Z1
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control Board Caught Fire less then 5 min into clean cycle, lucky I was still in kitchen, tried to press cancel, then just ended up opening and blowing out flames through control board backing.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 30/06/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665 16352301
Serial number: fr3517002
Full Name: John
Address:
Town/City: Seymour
State/Province: CT
Postcode: 06483
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 9/16/2004
How much did you pay for it? $370.87

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 28, 2014
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1500XLT2
Serial number: FP4305903
Full Name: Donald
Address:
Town/City: Wheaton
State/Province: Il
Postcode: 60189
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears Fox Valley Il
Purchase date: ~ May, 2004
How much did you pay for it? don't recall

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Circuit board caught fire.
Started the dishwasher just before going to bed. Some time later a loud bang woke me up from the other end of the house. Ran into the kitchen and  saw smoke pouring out of the dishwasher control panel. Cancel button did not work; opened the door to cut it off but it kept running, spraying water everywhere.  I ran downstairs and shut off at the circuit breaker. The fire then died out.Sears repair man claimed the dw was not grounded (it is) and said if this happened again the warranty would not cover. Also said they wont replace the parts that now stink from the fire; just the ones actually burned.  

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 25, 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2500XTPS1
Serial number: FR3902494
Full Name: Brodie
Address:
Town/City: Fort Worth
State/Province: TX
Postcode: 76107
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/17/2014
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.13689k602
Serial number: FU1801959
Full Name: Jaime
Address:
Town/City: El Paso
State/Province: Tx
Postcode: 79912
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2007
How much did you pay for it? 450 used 150 from previous recall

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   We were getting out of bed when we heard sizzling and saw a glow in the kitchen.  By the time we got to the kitchen we had to look for the cause.  There was no fire or smell but we noticed dishwasher did not turn on.  The last time we had used it was a few days before.  We unplugged it and moved it out of the house to be on the safe side.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/22/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DUL300XTKQ0
Serial number: FL2501039
Full Name: Marian
Address:
Town/City: Somersville
State/Province: CT
Postcode: 06072
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? Around $500.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Circuit board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 19, 2014
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: gu1200xtlq3
Serial number: fp4905911
Full Name: Mark
Address:
Town/City: Fair Grove
State/Province: Mo
Postcode: 65648
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Gets very hot and smokes

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/19/14
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665 13443K900
Serial number: FY4113764
Full Name: Claudia
Address:
Town/City: North Charleston
State/Province: SC
Postcode: 29406
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: Brand new when we bought the house in 2010
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Started washing a load and noticed that no water was running. Opened it up and a burning smell filled the room along with gray/white smoke.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 06/24/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1050xtp83
Serial number: FS1206280
Full Name: Jerry
Address:
Town/City: Peoria
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 61615
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: American Furniture and Appliances
Purchase date: May 1, 2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 9, 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Dishwasher
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Mu wife turned dishwasher on starting a cleaning cycle before going to bed. By the grace of G*D, she had to go downstairs a few minutes later. The kitchen was filled with smoke coming from the control panel of the dishwasher. House still smells like burning plastic. Dishwasher is destroyed!

Model number: 665.17033400
Serial number: FR5105080
Full Name: Gary
Address:
Town/City: Lyndhurst
State/Province: OH
Postcode: 44124
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 8/27/05
Date of the incident? 7/26/14
How much did you pay for it? $599.99

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17593202
Serial number: FP2401029
Full Name: Mike
Address:
Town/City: Chester Springs
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 19425
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Unknown
How much did you pay for it? Unknown

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Started the dishwasher cycle and within first 5 minutes heard popping and saw smoke (not steam) coming from DW. Rushed to open the latch to stop the cycle. Control panel was hot to the touch on the outside of the DW. Subsequently removed the panel from the door and saw smoke damage on control board. Was able to energize the circuit while detached from DW and take video of the unit heating up and catching fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/24/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance:
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Smoke and fire melted wires and plastic components. If I was not home and did not put out the fire and shut the electricity the kitchen counter would catch on fire and then the whole house.

Model number: KUDS01FLSS6
Serial number: FS0324280
Full Name:
Address:
Town/City: Burlington
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: L7L3W3
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Dont remember
Date of the incident? May7 2014
How much did you pay for it? 500 -700

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Brand: Whirlpool
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   When in use, started making loud noises then caught on fire.

Model number: DU940QWDZ3
Serial number: FF1307051
Full Name: Nick
Address:
Town/City: Albert Lea
State/Province: Minnesota
Postcode: 56007
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Was here in 1999 when we purchased home.
Purchase date: unknown
Date of the incident? 5/4/2014
How much did you pay for it? n/a

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Circuit board caught on fire as the unit was running.

Model number: 665.16059400
Serial number: FR3701006
Full Name: Bill
Address:
Town/City:
State/Province:
Postcode:
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
Date of the incident?
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   My wife was in kitchen.....dishwasher just started.....she heard a noise and then saw smoke rising from dishwasher control panel.....there was a strong smell of burning plastic......we immediately pressed the "Cancel, drain" button and switched off the power.

Model number: 665
Serial number: 16034402
Full Name: andrew
Address:
Town/City: brookline
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 02445
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: approx 2008
Date of the incident? February 13th 2014
How much did you pay for it? unknown

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Brand: Whirlpool
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   I started the dishwasher and came back in to a room full of smoke. Smoke is coming from control panel.

Model number: GU1100XTLQ1
Serial number: FR0547571
Full Name: HEATHER
Address:
Town/City: Pretty Prairie
State/Province: Kansas
Postcode: 67570
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
Date of the incident? 06/14/2014
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: Dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

    My less-than-three-year-old high-end KitchenAid dishwasher was running on a 1hour wash/heat dry cycle when it made several loud pops that sounded like explosions, followed by a crackling/fizzling sound.  My daughter and husband were nearby and raced to the dishwasher.  My husband immediately cut off power to the appliance using the power switch on the wall.  Then, he opened the dishwasher door and the kitchen and 1st floor rooms filled with smoke.  Thank goodness my husband was home, as my daughter would not have known to cut the power.  The damage could have been much worse.  The sizzling sound got increasingly louder until my husband turned off the power.

On June 10, when the certified KitchenAid service technician examined the inside of the dishwasher door, he found charred parts and smoke damage. The parts that must be replaced include: control panel, control board, inline fuse, and complete wiring harness - only some of these parts are covered by warranty.  He said that he had never seen anything like this.  Of course, if my husband had not switched off the power immediately, this could have caused a fire and the technician would not have been the one to examine the remains of the dishwasher. If the replacement control board & panel contain the same defect as the original, the risk of fire will be just as great as before.

Model number: KUDS35FXSS3
Serial number: F13608716
Full Name: Anne
Address:
Town/City:
State/Province: MA
Postcode:
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 9/15/11
Date of the incident? 6/8/2014
How much did you pay for it? around $1000.00

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Other brand:
Type of appliance: -- choose --
Other appliance: Dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   May 27/2014  I noticed the smell of wires burning so I unplugged various things around the kitchen then took my kids out to the bus.  I came in and went downstairs for 5 minutes and came up and the house was full of smoke.  There was flames shooting out of the front door  about 3 inches below the start button.  I opened  the dishwasher and the inside was full of smoke and pushed cancell to try to get it to stop unsuccessfully.  Thank god my neighbour is a fireman because I ran and got him.  He turned the power off at the electrical panel.  I usually run the dishwasher at night but forgot to turn it on the previous night-thank god!!!

Model number: 665.16462300
Serial number: FR2514495
Full Name: Gail
Address:
Town/City: Grand Bend
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: N0M1T0
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears, Masonville Place, London, ON
Purchase date: August/2004
Date of the incident? May 27/2014
How much did you pay for it? ? Around $1000.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: Dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Front panel started spewing smoke.  Hitting the "cancel" button had no effect.  Had to kill operation via circuit breaker.  Front panel was already browning from the internal fire and very hot to the touch.

Model number: 665.16262400
Serial number: FS0403718
Full Name: Alex
Address:
Town/City: Essex Fells
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 07021
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005?
Date of the incident? 5/28/14
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: dishwasher
What happened: Other
Other issue: overheated electrical

Explain incident in detail:

   Dishwasher emitted a strong overheating electrical smell.  It came from outside the dish compartment.

Model number: KUDS01ILWH1
Serial number: SM5001582
Full Name: Dianne
Address:
Town/City: St. Paul
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55116
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Warner Stellian
Purchase date: ???2004
Date of the incident? May 30, 2014
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: DISHWASHER
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   The circuit board caught fire and shorted out the unit, we had to turn off the circuit breaker. If we turn it back on it smells like buring wires, the counter top was damaged by heat and flame.

Model number: KUDP01LBS5
Serial number: FR2601942
Full Name: RICHARD
Address:
Town/City: Owings Mills
State/Province: Maryland
Postcode: 21117
Country: usa
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: cUMMINS APPLIANCE
Purchase date: 2005
Date of the incident?
How much did you pay for it? 985

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Dishwasher was running and was in mid cycle, then started to smoke and emit common plastic melted/burning odor grey/white smoke was also emitted from upper right of washer. Washer would not stop on opening, indicating damage to control system. Upper right corner of the door where was warm to touch. Smoke stopped when circuit breaker for washer was turned off. I am a volunteer firefighter with some years of experience and signs clearly indicate to me that there was an electrical fire starting inside the dishwasher.

Model number: KUD501FLSS5
Serial number: FR3514009
Full Name: Peter
Address:
Town/City: Lewisburg
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 17837
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: AJ Madison
Purchase date: 2003
Date of the incident? 5/24/2014
How much did you pay for it? 800

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Brand: Whirlpool
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: Dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Circuit board fire. Lucky enough to be home during incident. Repair technician said if we didn't catch it the fire would've continued on and water would've flooded the kitchen. Unit would not shut off during incident, had to kill the water and electrical supply in order to do so.

Model number: DU1050XTPS1
Serial number: FR4103370
Full Name: Jay
Address:
Town/City:
State/Province:
Postcode:
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
Date of the incident?
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Dishwasher stopped mid cycle, shorted out--but did not pop fuse. Smoke and very acrid electrical smell emitted. Manually had to turn off breaker. Inside the control panel the wiring had completely melted and flame and soot marks were visable

Model number: KUDS301XBL4
Serial number: F13608030
Full Name: Patricia
Address:
Town/City:
State/Province:
Postcode:
Country:
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
Date of the incident?
How much did you pay for it?

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Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: Dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:

Explain incident in detail:

   Control board fire

Model number: KUDIO1TJWHO
Serial number: FM0241008
Full Name: Michael
Address:
Town/City: Hayward
State/Province: Wisconsin
Postcode: 54843
Country: USA
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: July 2002
Date of the incident? June 1st 2014
How much did you pay for it? 600.00

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16032-400
Serial number: FR3602355
Full Name: Stephen
Address:
Town/City: Philadelphia
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 19118-3907
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears, King of Prussia, PA
Purchase date: 10/10/2006
How much did you pay for it? $555.92

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   The control board caught fire, while the machine was running. We were not in the kitchen at the time, but noticed a strong smoke odor when coming upstairs, towards the kitchen. The fire had already burned itself out. There is still water in the bottom of the dishwasher. The control panel in the top of the dishwasher door is melted and charred, and there is some smoke damage to the kitchen shelving near the dishwasher.  The house circuit breaker did not go off.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 05/06/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 451 14352
Serial number: 223 614 432
Full Name: William
Address:
Town/City: Kamloops
State/Province: British Columbia
Postcode: V2B 5N9
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears Kamloops B.C.
Purchase date: July 14, 2005
How much did you pay for it? $500.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control board overheated and caught fire during the drying cycle

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 04, 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDLO1ILBS6
Serial number: FR4101766
Full Name: Kevin
Address:
Town/City: Walnut Creek
State/Province: California
Postcode: 94598
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Electric buring smell coming from dishwasher while it was running.  Now doesn't work and control board makes clicking noisies.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/1/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 17584200
Serial number: fm3701918
Full Name: Tammy
Address:
Town/City: New Lenox
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60451
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   White and gray smoke.   Sparks.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 2, 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS301XSSO
Serial number: F04602186
Full Name: Mary
Address:
Town/City: Sterling
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01564
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Percy's
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   while running -heard a "pop" shut down circuit board could REALLY smell electrical fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4-30-2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 655.17013401
Serial number: FS1502146
Full Name: Raymond
Address:
Town/City: Snohomish
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98290
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Came with House
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   The control board caught fire. Smoke started pouring out of the top of the door while it was running. I turned off breaker and disassemble door enough to put out the fire. Once disassembled it was clearly the the control board that burnt and melted.Glad I was home and it was during the day.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/15/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17462300
Serial number: FR2814961
Full Name: Alan
Address:
Town/City: Farley
State/Province: Missouri
Postcode: 64028
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 07/16/2004
How much did you pay for it? 676.96

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 06/10/2014
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILBL2
Serial number: FP3312810
Full Name: Edward
Address:
Town/City: New York
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 10014
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: PC Richard
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it? about 800.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Smoke and foul smell or burning plastic came from the door.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/10/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS35FXSS3
Serial number: F13608716
Full Name: Anne
Address:
Town/City: Hopkinton
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01748
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 9/15/11
How much did you pay for it? about $1000

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   control board/panel caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/8/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16572202
Serial number: FP2301076
Full Name: Lonnie
Address:
Town/City: Guthrie
State/Province: OK
Postcode: 73044
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 5/03
How much did you pay for it? 600.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control board caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/5/14
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01DLBL0
Serial number: FM3902041
Full Name: Lisa
Address:
Town/City: Arvada
State/Province: CO
Postcode: 80004`
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: The Great Indoors (Sears)
Purchase date: 7/21/03
How much did you pay for it? 561.85

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Started full dishwasher. Within 4 minutes or so heard electrical buzz sound. Went to kitchen noticed white smoke coming from front right control panel area and noticed burning smell. Shut off breaker. Called 911. Dishwasher removed from house by firefighters. Technician later removed control panel cover and noticed black, burned, charred area on control board.

Had I not been home, my house could have caught fire!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/5/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16483300
Serial number: FR0705642
Full Name: Tiffani
Address:
Town/City: Miami
State/Province: OK
Postcode: 74354
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/3/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDE20IXSS
Serial number: F11505794
Full Name: john
Address:
Town/City: Vero beach
State/Province: Florida
Postcode: 32966
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Jetsons
Purchase date: December 2011
How much did you pay for it? 1000.00 dollars

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   IT WAS SMOKING SO WE SHUT THE BREAKER OFF

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 15, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1TJWHO
Serial number: FM0241008
Full Name: Michael
Address:
Town/City: Hayward
State/Province: WISCONSIN
Postcode: 54843
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: July 2002
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control board fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 1st 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJBTO
Serial number: FK4001720
Full Name: Richard
Address:
Town/City: Narragansett
State/Province: RI
Postcode: 02882
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Morrone Electric, Westerly, RI
Purchase date: 2/8/02
How much did you pay for it? $830.30

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Heard popping noise and black acrid smoke was pouring out of door shortly after it started.  Have pictures of control board.  Lucky I was home. Pulled circuit breaker. House still smells.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 31,2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16262400
Serial number: FS0403718
Full Name: Alex
Address:
Town/City: Essex Fells
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 07021
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005?
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/28/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU850SWP
Serial number: W10073650
Full Name: James
Address:
Town/City: Surrey
State/Province: BC
Postcode: V4N6K8
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Trail Appliances
Purchase date: August 2010
How much did you pay for it? included in purchase of townhouse

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Smoke coming from Dishwasher

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 10, 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kudp01ilbs6
Serial number: Fr4102222
Full Name: Alex
Address:
Town/City: Uxbridge
State/Province: Ma
Postcode: 01569
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Builders appliance
Purchase date: 12/2004
How much did you pay for it? 2000

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Wife turned on dishwasher and smelled burning several minutes later from another room. Luckily she came back in time to turn it off as it caught fire. 1st floor was filling with smoke, she screamed up to the kids in bed and got them out of the house in case things went very wrong. Luckily turning off the dishwasher stopped the fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/27/14
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2500XTPB6
Serial number: FS3402527
Full Name: Aaron
Address:
Town/City: Waukesha
State/Province: WI
Postcode: 53188
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Our dishwasher started on fire this week.  There was a noise, followed by a burning smell from the door.  Shortly thereafter, there was a small flame visible from the top of the door briefly.  Luckily we were home, near the dishwasher and were able to put it out immediately.  I hesitate to think what would have happened otherwise.  

Our dishwasher (model #GU2500XTPB6, serial, FS3402527) shows a manufacturing date of 8/19/05 on the back.  This appears similar (or identical) to a recall you had the same year regarding the control panel.  However, our serial number is not on the recall list, although other GU2500 units were.


Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/21/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudi01lbs2
Serial number: fp4007214
Full Name: Laura
Address:
Town/City: Pacifica
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94044
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   My daughter happened to be at the sink when dark gray smoke started pouring out of the upper right corner of the dishwasher

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 26th 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16292400
Serial number: FR4201471
Full Name: Paul
Address:
Town/City: Watertown
State/Province: Connecticut
Postcode: 06795-2426
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/26/2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control board caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 26, 2014
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17379301
Serial number: FR2609330
Full Name: Kenneth
Address:
Town/City: Stittsville
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: K2S 2A5
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Unknown (Sears Canada I assume)
Purchase date: Unknown.  Was in the house when we bought it
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   On May 22, I started the d/w.  A few minutes later I smelled smoke.  I came into the kitchen and saw smoke billowing out of the control panel area of the d/w.  I could not shut off the d/w from the panel and rushed to the breaker panel to disconnect power to the d/w.  I phoned Sears Canada today (May 25, 2014) and was told they had no information about any recall; referred me to Kenmore at 1-800-349-4358.  I have yet to call them.   

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 22, 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17473300
Serial number: FR2602314
Full Name: Steven
Address:
Town/City: Sacramento
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 95819
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 12/23/2005
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   The dishwasher had been running for just a few minutes when smoke began to come from the control panel.  The dishwasher would not turn off when opened.  

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/24/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1050XTPS1
Serial number: FR4103370
Full Name: Jay
Address:
Town/City: Omaha
State/Province: NE
Postcode: 68136
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Fire burned and melted control board. Lucky to catch the problem mid-fire. Unit would not shut off, had to kill water and electricity to do so.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 05/21/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDC10IXWHO
Serial number: F04308205
Full Name: jared
Address:
Town/City: Troy
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 45373
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 12/2011
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   some smoke in kitchen, melted wiring harness and control board, still waiting for them to repair it. (this happened last friday 5/16/14)

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5-16-14
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1646
Serial number: FR3511378
Full Name: Debra
Address:
Town/City: Prince George
State/Province: BC
Postcode: V2K 4N7
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 1000

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control board located on the top right of the door caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 16, 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLBL2
Serial number: FP3101799
Full Name: Robert
Address:
Town/City: Kingwood
State/Province: TX
Postcode: 77345
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Champagne's Appliances
Purchase date: 09/26/2003
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Shortly after starting a load of dishes my wife smelled smoke and walked in to the kitchen to see flames and smoke coming out of the dishwasher.  She shut off the power to the dishwasher, then grabbed a fire extinguisher and was able to extinguish the fire.  Fortunately we had not left the home or gone to bed after starting the dishwasher.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 05/13/2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17262400
Serial number: FR4202482
Full Name: Kevin
Address:
Town/City: Gatineau
State/Province: Quebec
Postcode: J9H 6L4
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? 799

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Periodic burning smell over the past couple of years. Finally dishwasher would not complete cycle - flashing clean. Checked heater element and thermistor. Then checked control board and can see visually that part of the board around one of the relay's was so badly burned that it broke the copper connections. Also the plastic housing in that area was burned/melted.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FL SS1
Serial number: FP1214753
Full Name: Wayne
Address:
Town/City: Phoenix
State/Province: AZ
Postcode: 850113
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Mario's Appliance
Purchase date: March 2011
How much did you pay for it? $525

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Smoke poured out of top.
Electrical smell

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 9, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDE70FXSS3
Serial number: F14006631
Full Name: Janet
Address:
Town/City: Waterloo
State/Province: ON
Postcode: N2K 2R6
Country: Canada
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: October 2011
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Control panel caught on fire at night while we were sleeping in bed. The electrical panel, wiring harness, motor, and insulation were all damaged beyond repair.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 27, 2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1145XTPQ3
Serial number: FS0302440
Full Name: Rebecca
Address:
Town/City: Delmar
State/Province: Ny
Postcode: 13054
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Not sure
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? Not sure

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   Machine shut down. Strong odor of melted plastic thruout the house. Found black soot surrounding control panel. And inside the dishwasher. Melted bits of plastic fell from inside control panel. Base was still filled with water. Because of the strong odor emitted from the machine we had to remove it. The floor was full of water which damaged the floor and side cabinet.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/29/14
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.13852k601
Serial number: FT3603101
Full Name: Brett
Address:
Town/City: Manhattan
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60442
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from: Sears- Orland Park, IL
Purchase date: approx. Sept. 2006
How much did you pay for it? not sure

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

   My wife woke me up because she smelled something burning. Ran downstairs and saw dishwasher smoking. I ran to basement and turned off circuit breaker.(surprised that it didn't trip). Next day I took off top control panel and was amazed how bad circuit board had burned. TOOK PICTURES FOR NEWS,WHIRLPOOL, AND LAWSUIT. SMELL WAS HORRIBLE= TOOK DAYS TO GO AWAY= MAKES YOU FEEL SICK. THESE COMPANIES SHOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEFECTS. !!! WARN EVERYONE YOU KNOW BECAUSE WHIRLPOOL MAKES MANY OTHER BRAND NAMES AND THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR MANY YEARS!!!!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04-25-2014
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? kitchenaidfire.com

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16029401
Serial number: FS0904974
Full Name: Paul S.
Town/City: Davis
State/Province: Ca
Postcode: 95616
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 3/05
How much did you pay for it? 450
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire at 3am during time delay washing cycle while family was sleeping.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/21/14

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1100XTLB0
Serial number: FP1605784
Full Name: Judith G.
Town/City: Pasadena
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 21122
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Stiller Appliance
Purchase date: 4/21/2003
How much did you pay for it? $399
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/29/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBL0
Serial number: FM4504833
Full Name: Taigon W.
Town/City: Kamas
State/Province: Utah
Postcode: 84036
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Mountainland Appliance
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? 500.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The control board caught fire while the machine was cleaning a load of dishes.  It was billowing smoke and smelled of burnt electronics.  Lucky we were home.  It could have burned the entire house down.  When we caught it on fire we ran down and shut off the breaker.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/29/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILWH2
Serial number: FP4416734
Full Name: Jeff R.
Town/City: Vicksburg
State/Province: Michigan
Postcode: 49097
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: March  2004
How much did you pay for it? $550.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Circuit board caught fire when not on
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 29 2014

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: KUDPO1ILBT5
Serial number: FR2301130
Full Name: Jerilinn R.
Town/City: Ste Genevieve
State/Province: Mo
Postcode: 63670
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Marzuco Electric
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? ?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Black smoke started pouring out of vents
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/23/2014s

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01IJBSO
Serial number: FK4202706
Full Name: WILLIAM H.
Town/City: SHIP BOTTOM
State/Province: NEW JERSEY
Postcode: 08008-4532
Country: United States
Store purchased from: ANCHOR APPLIANCE
Purchase date: 05/05/2001
How much did you pay for it? 899.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
CONTROL BOARD CAUGHT FIRE
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/26/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01DLBL3
Serial number: FR1702417
Full Name: Robert S.
Town/City: Canfield
State/Province:  OH
Postcode: 44406
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sheelys
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? $800-$900
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Diwhwasher was running for 20 minutes or so and I started to smell something.  Eventually I noticed the dw had smoke coming from the right side of the control panel.  I opened the door to shut dw off and the dw kept running and smoking. I quickly ran down to shut circuit breaker off.  Smoke filled home and was very noxious electrical fire smell.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/24/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudpqo1ilwh6
Serial number: fr5204690
Full Name: annette v.
Town/City: minerva
State/Province: Texas
Postcode: 44657
Country: United States
Store purchased from: d&d tv and appliance
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
wire started to melt in control board
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 24, 2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517032401
Serial number: FS0706984
Full Name: Janet K.
Town/City: Middleton
State/Province: N.S.
Postcode: B0S 1P0
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: Sears Halifax NS
Purchase date: Feb. 26, 2005
How much did you pay for it? $600.
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Turned on dishwasher in evening, went to sleep.  Woke up next morning and water in the bottom of dishwasher.  Drained it using turkey baster, nothing caught in drain.  Opened control panel and the plastic housing is melted due to fire within control panel. Wires are fried to a crisp.  Cannot operate.  Breaker panel was not tripped.  
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 23, 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FL
Serial number: FR0306782
Full Name: Paul S.
Town/City: Highland Village
State/Province: TX
Postcode: 75077
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Great Indoors
Purchase date: 3/27/2004
How much did you pay for it? 1000.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Controller board caught fire while not in use. What the hell????
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/15/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLSS5
Serial number: FR3207042
Full Name: Jennifer C.
Town/City: Del mar
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 92014
Country: United States
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/10/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16463300
Serial number: fr2408496
Full Name: Abdo A.
Town/City: LACHINE
State/Province: Quebec - QC
Postcode: H8S4M1
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board get on fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/6/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 565.16029400
Serial number: fr4001832
Full Name: Stacey
Town/City: Mason
State/Province: OH
Postcode: 45040
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Smoke came pouring out of the right hand corner of the dishwasher.  It smelled like burnt plastic.  The room filled with smoke.  
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/18/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516033401
Serial number: FSO502756
Full Name: Stephanie T.
Town/City: Monument
State/Province: CO
Postcode: 80132
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 699.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Started the washer, heard a loud noise, then thick black smoke, sparks out of the front. Would not turn off until husband came and turned off circuit breaker.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 19th, 2014

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: mdb6650awd
Serial number: 27822942zs
Full Name: John M.
Town/City: Clinton
State/Province: Ma
Postcode: 01510
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 08/2001
How much did you pay for it? 400.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Wiring harness shorted out 3 time since 2001.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. sparks and burning harness

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDC03FVSS3
Serial number: FY4505188
Full Name: Todd M.
Town/City: St. Augustine
State/Province: FL
Postcode: 32092
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 07/2010
How much did you pay for it? $600
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Strong electrical burning smell, smoke. Unit now dead
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 03/16/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01IL
Serial number: FM4510110
Full Name: Mark E.
Town/City: Brunswick
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44212
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 1/25/03
How much did you pay for it? 537.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire, opened door and unit would not stop. Killed braker in basement to stop it.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/15/14

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516462300
Serial number: FR3417024
Full Name: C Bruce H.
Town/City: Pfafftown
State/Province: nc
Postcode: 27040
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $712.76
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Wiring harness and control board burned, caught fire. Dishwasher inoperable after that.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/27- 2/28 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK02CRBS1
Serial number: FT2105637
Full Name: Jimmy F.
Town/City: Lake Forest
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60045
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: August 2006
How much did you pay for it? too much apparently!!
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
strong smell of burning nylon ( plastic ).  shut it off.  threw it out.  
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/13/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDk02CRBL4
Serial number: FU1001174
Full Name: David D.
Town/City: Gaithersburg
State/Province: Maryland
Postcode: 20882
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2007
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Wires in the wire harness inside door burned and melted into the black plastic protective covering on the inside of the door.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 03/15/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17362301
Serial number: FR2616100
Full Name: Kimberly L.
Town/City: Mount Airy
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 21771
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The control board caught on fire and at the same time the inside heating element overheated and made a burnt brown make on the inside of the tub on the lower left side.  When the repairman person came to fix the dishwasher he said the burnt make inside the tub was only cosmetic now it had started leaking from that place and sears wont do anything about it.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. october 2009

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01TJBL1
Serial number: FM4610793
Full Name: Ross G.
Town/City: Ogden
State/Province: UT
Postcode: 84414
Country: United States
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 11 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KudMo1TJWHO
Serial number: fk3604422
Full Name: donald s.
Town/City: babylon
State/Province: ny
Postcode: 11702
Country: United States
Store purchased from: pc richards
Purchase date: approx 2003
How much did you pay for it? 875.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
after numerous repairs wires and thermo cutoffs .I think this unit is a safety hazard during use the unit started to smoke and smelt burnt plastic
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/10/2014

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MDB7749SBW2
Serial number: F33003800
Full Name: Patrick R.
Town/City: Vancouver
State/Province: Washington
Postcode: 98685
Country: United States
Store purchased from: 78th St Appliance store
Purchase date: 2/2014
How much did you pay for it? 600.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The dish washer is only a month old and has a very strong electric burning smell, causing all the dishes to smell and taste like the nasty smell. Store and maytag say that they will charge a service call to look at it even though we purchased an extended warranty and the fact its only a month old. After finding this web site. when door is open and smell around the control board area and the door latch area the smell is so strong. What do I do wait to burn my kitchen down.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3-3-14

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 1674991
Serial number: fd3811488
Full Name: Jill S.
Town/City: Bellevue
State/Province: ohio
Postcode: 44811
Country: United States
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
control board caught on fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. march 7, 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudp01ilbs6
Serial number: fr3601117
Full Name: Mike V
Town/City: Salmon Arm
State/Province: BC
Postcode: V1E4N6
Country: Canada
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: DECEMBER 19 2004
How much did you pay for it? $1020
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Flames and smoke from upper right hand corner of door
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 8 2014

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1500XTLQ2
Serial number: FP3406753
Full Name: Paul A.
Town/City: Newport News
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 23608
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: September 2003
How much did you pay for it? Contractor Paid for it,
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire.
Noticed small flames flickering out the door handle and thick smoke pouring out the top right of the dishwasher.  Was able to get the door open and noticed rolling flames on the top right on the inside of the door.  Put the fire out. Turned the circuit breaker off for the dishwasher.  No other issues.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 03/06/2014

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MDB7100AWW
Serial number: 27777891ZS
Full Name: Yu GG.
Town/City: Waterloo
State/Province: ON
Postcode: N2T 2V9
Country: Canada
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Front control board caught fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 5, 2014

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU940SCGB1
Serial number: FJ0605060
Full Name: Eric B.
Town/City: Bellingham
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98229
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Not sure (bought home with it)
Purchase date: Unsure
How much did you pay for it? Unsure
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
We heard a loud pop (like a circuit breaker going off) and went to the kitchen and the dishwasher was smoking and it had a terrible smell.  The wires underneath are burnt and I suspect the control panel is a well.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/5/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17032400
Serial number: FR3701505
Full Name: Susan A.
Town/City: Albany
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94706
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? Around $650
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The control panel caught fire while running the dishwasher.
Other parts of my dishwasher were recalled which I did not know. But Sears claims the control panel was not recalled and for this reason they will not replace the dishwasher. My house could have burnt down along with me, my sons, and dog. The dishwasher caught fire after I went to bed  Unbelievable how may hours I spent on the phone with Sears and the most patronizing and unintelligent people I have ever dealt with in my life.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 3rd, 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD1O1TJBLO
Serial number: FK4106608
Full Name: Paulette F.
Town/City: Mountain Home
State/Province: ID
Postcode: 83647
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Mountain Home Sears
Purchase date: 2007
How much did you pay for it? $800
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Dish washer was running. I was in the kitchen. I heard an awful noise looked at the dishwasher saw black smoke coming out of the top. Opened it and I could see arcing in were the door latch was. Went to breaker shut off power. Black smoke all in my house.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. February 17 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS301XSS0
Serial number: F05103874
Full Name: T. G.
Town/City: Deerpark
State/Province: Il
Postcode: 60010
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2011
How much did you pay for it? $1,100
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
2 1/2 years old.  Circuit board caught fire and burned circuit board components, melted connectors shorted wires and burned the insulation from white to black.  Kitchenaid service inspected and declared wiring harness, connectors all circuit boards, and tub  unrepairable and advised to  keep power off from circuit breaker, do  NOT use because  the defective electrical components will cause a FIRE.  Kitchenaid Warranty refused to replace with comparable model nor to reimburse 100%.  Please fully replace or refund.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Feb 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudp01flss5
Serial number: fr3005707
Full Name: Maria R.
Town/City: Scottsdale
State/Province: AZ
Postcode: 85255
Country: United States
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Dishwasher had been on for 10 minutes and was washing a load. The dishwasher then began shooting out sparks of fire and a horrible smell of burning wires and plastic was oozing out of the dishwasher, this was on the right hand side.  My husband immediately opened the dishwasher from the left side and the washer was still washing!  The washer wouldn't stop and our home was filling up with smoke.  My husband had to unplug the electrical cords from under the sink to get the washer to stop washing.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/25/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01ilbl2
Serial number: FP2701559
Full Name: Raven T.
Town/City: mississauga
State/Province: ontario
Postcode: L5M7E3
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: The Brick
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? $800
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The control board over heated, smoke and an awful smell came from the dishwasher. I turned off the circuit breaker. The connectors, circuit board and a few components including wiring are burnt and melted. I consider myself lucky.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. February 15, 2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517463300
Serial number: FR2707811
Full Name: Paula D.
Town/City: St Paul
State/Province: Mn
Postcode: 55105
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears St Paul
Purchase date: 7/17/04
How much did you pay for it? 750.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Started dishwasher and left the room for 10 minutes, came back and room was filled with smoke.  The only way to turn it off was to unplug it.  Control panel started on fire.   Sears service man verified that that was the cause of the fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/21/13

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTKB0
Serial number: FM2544215
Full Name: Dawn S.
Town/City: Yakima
State/Province: Washington
Postcode: 98908
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Bemis Appliance TV & Video
Purchase date: 02/02/2002
How much did you pay for it? $459.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Was washing for about 20 minutes when we heard a loud pop (explosion).  Went to take a look and the front was billowing white electrical smelling smoke. pressed "cancel" it wouldn't stop, had to "run" to the garage and shut the breaker off. If we weren't home, there definitely would have been a fire!!
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/16/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16493300
Serial number: fr3310624
Full Name: william
Town/City: carlsbad
State/Province: ca
Postcode: 92008
Country: United States
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: uncertain
How much did you pay for it? $900
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Circuit board popped, smoke came out of vents in door, machine kept working, circuit breaker did not cut off circuit. Called fire department. 2/17/14.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. california

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudi02crbs1
Serial number: FS5102557
Full Name: David F.
Town/City: Charlotte
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 28269
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: Jan 2006
How much did you pay for it? 850
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
During cycle, smelled strange smell and saw smoke.  Dishwasher would no longer function or turn on.  Resulted in the control board overheating/burning in several locations, and wiring harness to the board was completely charred and burned.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/10/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudp01dlbs6
Serial number: fr4501822
Full Name: Ron M.
Town/City: Portland
State/Province: Or
Postcode: 97232
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Standard TV and Appliance
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? $600
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Noticed a burning plastic smell, then an arcing sound and smoke.  Unplugged the unit and the main control board was partially charred.  The area of the circuit board around one of the blade type connectors, I think "P8", is where the damage is most severe.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/16/2013

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: Gu1200xtkb0
Serial number: Fm0626708
Full Name: Norma L.
Town/City: Cypress
State/Province: Tx
Postcode: 77429
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Came with new house
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/13/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 58716072201
Serial number: th332221022
Full Name: carolyn c.
Town/City: springville
State/Province: tennesee
Postcode: 38256
Country: United States
Store purchased from: sears store in murray ky.
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 300.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
control board caught fire. heater stays on.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2004

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516032401
Serial number: FS1413582
Full Name: John D.
Town/City: Berkley
State/Province: Ma
Postcode: 02779
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? $850  est.
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
lots of smoke coming from the machine during use.  burn mark an inch in diameter on the front right panel near the start button
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/10/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16263400
Serial number: FR4703816
Full Name: Tom S.
Town/City: Wells
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 56097
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Made strange noise (gurgling?) and then smoke was pouring out of the the control panel, then the dishwasher stopped working. House smelled for 2 days.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/2/14

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FL
Serial number: FR3303502
Full Name: Natalie C.
Town/City: Toronto
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: M6R2E1
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: Caplan's Appliances
Purchase date: November 2004
How much did you pay for it? $800
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. February 6, 2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587.15269900a
Serial number: th21444015
Full Name: Josh E.
Town/City: Pearl City
State/Province: Illinois
Postcode: 61062
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 4/10/12
How much did you pay for it? 317.78
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Filled the kitchen with smoke, looked like coil overheated
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/6/14

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDMO1TJ  / 8269906C
Serial number: FM0628322
Full Name: Ricardo F.
Town/City: miami
State/Province: Florida (FL)
Postcode: 33175
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Brandsmart USA
Purchase date: Do not recall.
How much did you pay for it? Do not recall.
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Had just set the dishwasher to clean. My sister & I were in the kitchen. Next thing we know, there is smoke coming out of the top interior of our Kitchen Aid dishwasher. I dashed to the circuit breaker to turn it off. Our presence in the kitchen/quick action saved us from a fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/27/2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kuds01FLSS5
Serial number: 8531579
Full Name: patti b.
Town/City: laguna niguel
State/Province: California
Postcode: 92677
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Howards
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? $1300.00 ?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
dish washer running on wash cycle and burning smell with black smoke pouring out of control sensors. we have the burnt control board for proof. bar code #RH00EZZB on control board. called kitchen aid reps and they said "too bad it's not under warranty anymore," then hung up.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/26/14

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: WDF530PAYW3
Serial number: P23208725
Full Name: Miguel B.
Town/City: Dacula
State/Province: Georgia
Postcode: 30019
Country: United States
Store purchased from: BrandsMart USA
Purchase date: 8/25/2012
How much did you pay for it? 403.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The control board caugth fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 17th, 2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17059400
Serial number: fso405550
Full Name: jeni b.
Town/City: loveland
State/Province: co
Postcode: 80538
Country: United States
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 2004-2005
How much did you pay for it? 600
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The control board started smoking and the dishwasher would not turn off.  We had to turn the breaker off for the dishwasher to stop smoking.  Control board was shot all burnt.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. jan 31st 2014  

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2400XTPB1
Serial number: FR3803282
Full Name: Kimberly K.
Town/City: Kenosha
State/Province: WI
Postcode: 53142
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 09/07/2004
How much did you pay for it? 606.49
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
We saw a bright flash and then heard a loud pop then smoke started piling out of the vent. We turned the dishwasher off via a shut-off switch on our wall. After inspection, the motherboard had started on fire and melted wires and plastic.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 01/28/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDA03CTBS3
Serial number: FW1901455
Full Name: Bobby M.
Town/City: League City
State/Province: Tx
Postcode: 77573
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it? 800
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Wiring going into connection box caught.   fire and melted wires and connectors.  None of the breakers had blown so they are not safe. So i will be replacing it with a different manufacturer.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1-16-2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDA0
Serial number: FU4101689
Full Name: Sandi J.
Town/City: Sequim
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98382
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: May 2009
How much did you pay for it? 1200.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Tried to start dishwasher, didn't start, so we opened it up and discovered burnt wires!
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/8/14

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Subject: Form response: Whirpool Safety Defects
Brand: KitchenAid
Other brand:
Type of appliance: Other
Other appliance: dishwasher
What happened: Fire
Other issue:
Explain incident in detail:
Dishwasher stopped mid cycle, shorted out--but did not pop fuse. Smoke and very acrid electrical smell emitted. Manually had to turn off breaker. Inside the control panel the wiring had completely melted and flame and soot marks were visable
Model number: KUDS301XBL4
Serial number: F13608030
Full Name: Patricia R.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: FR3401364
Serial number: KUDPOLFLBT5
Full Name: Edward R.
Town/City: Spotswood
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 08884
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Better Living
Purchase date: 2009
How much did you pay for it? $900.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Turned it on, and smoke started pouring out of the top and a terrible burning plastic smell filled my kitchen.  It wouldn't turn off until I turned the breaker off.  
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/18/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16462300
Serial number: FR3519210
Full Name: Luc L.
Town/City: Gatineau
State/Province: Quebec
Postcode: J9J 3H7
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: August 2004
How much did you pay for it? $700
What went wrong?
control board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December 30, 2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516262401
Serial number: fs1701183
Full Name: Everitt B.
Town/City: Wolcottville
State/Province: In
Postcode: 46795
Country: United States
Store purchased from: sears dealer store kendallville, in
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 500
What went wrong?
The control board caught fire,  smoke and an awful smell emitted from the dishwasher vent.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/27/2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS2
Serial number: FP3611649
Full Name: Scott G.
Town/City: Shawnee
State/Province: KS
Postcode: 66218
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Direct from Whirlpool
Purchase date: 7/26/2003
How much did you pay for it? $707.00
What went wrong?
Smoke started coming out the vents on the right side of the door.  Sparks were shooting out.  I immediately unplugged the unit.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/30/2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 655.16052400
Serial number: FR3802684
Full Name: Jeff A.
Town/City: Ardsley
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 10502
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: October 2, 2004
How much did you pay for it? $855.98 including tax and installation
What went wrong?
At 11:00PM on Sunday, December 22nd, I started our Kenmore Elite dishwasher before going to bed.  This is when I usually would run the dishwasher.  I happened to go back to the kitchen about 15 minutes later, which is not my normal practice, heard a sparking/sizzling sound coming from the dishwasher and saw black smoke eminating from the right side of the control panel.  While I was lucky to have caught this before flames began, there was the distinct smell of a fire in our home. The local fire department was not called.  I made sure there was no fire and turned off the power supply.  I hate to think what could have happened if I did not go back to the kitchen that night. I had never heard of any problems involving fires with dishwashers.  When I checked on the internet the next day to see if others incurred such problems, I was astonished at the number of incidents involving dishwashers sold by Sears and other which were made by Whirlpool.  My home and family were put in potential peril and nobody from these companies informed us of a possible problem.  I never received a recall or repair notice from Sears.  When I did call Sears Corporate Headquarters last week and spoke with someone in their Customer Solutions area (not regular Customer Service) I was told that nothing would be done on my behalf other than them generating a report of my call as our dishwasher was no longer under warranty.  Frankly, I found that answer outrageous.  What if our home was damaged, or worse, my wife or I hurt because of this fire, would that still be their answer?
I have since purchased a Bosch dishwasher which was installed in my home yesterday.  It was not purchased at Sears where I have no intention of ever shopping again.  I have retained my old Sears Elite dishwasher in case it is required by you or someone else connected with this case.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December 22, 2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL5
Serial number: FR3209949
Full Name: John B.
Town/City: Pomaria
State/Province: SC
Postcode: 29126
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 11-11-2004
How much did you pay for it? $518.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Smoke started coming out of the control panel. Luckily, we were able to turn off circuit breaker before flames erupted.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 10, 2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01IL
Serial number: FP2902852
Full Name: David C.
Town/City: Barberton
State/Province: OH
Postcode: 44203
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Interstate Kitchen Supply
Purchase date: 06/26/2003
How much did you pay for it? $580
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
My wife turned the unit on. Shortly after starting she heard what she called a loud "scratching" noise. She then saw and smelled smoke coming out of control panel. She turned off the breaker. A few minutes later I returned home from work and could smell that something electrical had been burning.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/29/2013


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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16024401
Serial number: FSO402118
Full Name: Angelia R.
Town/City: Stanleytown
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 24168
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Bought house with it
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
a flash of light occurred about 5 minutes after staring it, and smoke, burning appeared on right side of the panel.  We had to cut the breaker to cut power to get it to stop.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December 28 2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16059400
Serial number: FS1106717
Full Name: David L.
Town/City: South Hill
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 23970
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
control board fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/25/2013

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: F12150975
Serial number: DU850SWPS4
Full Name: Dejan P.
Town/City: Waterloo
State/Province: On
Postcode: N2T0A5
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: Builder
Purchase date: 2011
How much did you pay for it? unsure
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Worked fine for a year. All of a sudden I turned it on and smoke started coming out of it. Started to smell really bad, heard cracking, sparks, I turned it off and ran downstairs and pulled the breaker off.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. dec 24, 2013

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: DWU7500AAX
Serial number: A1249870KF
Full Name: Russ D.
Town/City: Frederick
State/Province: MD Maryland
Postcode: 21702
Country: United States
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Flames and smoke from upper right hand side of front door while dishwasher was running in the rinse cycle
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/24/2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517052402
Serial number: FS4603981
Full Name: Albert G.
Town/City: New Ipswich
State/Province: NH
Postcode: 03071
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: November 16,2005$5
How much did you pay for it? $529.88
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control Board caught fire and quit working
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12-19-2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66513773K601
Serial number: FT4002831
Full Name: Donald G.
Town/City: Friday Harbor
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98250
Country: United States
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 12/01/2008
How much did you pay for it? $1000.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The wiring around the control board are blackened.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/10/2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1ILBS5
Serial number: FR2301146
Full Name: William B.
Town/City: Playa Vista
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 90094
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 9/15/2005
How much did you pay for it? $799
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/23/2013

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU 2500 XTPSO
Serial number: FR2801371
Full Name: Luke S.
Address: 123 Old Monroe Ln
Town/City: Columbus
State/Province: nc
Postcode: 28722
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 12/06
How much did you pay for it? 699
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control Board Caught Fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 01/27/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.13743K601
Serial number: FU3104322
Full Name: Heather M.
Town/City: Calgary
State/Province: AB
Postcode: T2N 0S3
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2007
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
electrical burning smell, smoke coming from control panel
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 19, 2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516369301
Serial number: FR1809038
Full Name: Troy L.
Town/City: Adairsville
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 30103
Country: United States
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10-20-2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudl01ilb55
Serial number: fr3001654
Full Name: Paul
Town/City: Brenham
State/Province: Texas
Postcode: 77833
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board burnt melted plastic, dishwasher nonfunctioning now.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 20, 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS2
Serial number: FP3006973
Full Name: Eric B.
Town/City: Prior Lake
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55372
Country: United States
Store purchased from: ?
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? ?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire while in use
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/25/2014

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2500XTPQ
Serial number: FT0604183
Full Name: John S.
Town/City: Lakewood
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44107
Country: United States
Store purchased from: B&B Appliance
Purchase date: 02/26/2006
How much did you pay for it? $529.90
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 01/23/2014

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2400XTPS3
Serial number: FS1211630
Full Name: Michael B.
Town/City: Lake Stevens
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98258
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Washington
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
We were running the dishwasher while eating dinner.   The control board stated popping and hissing when sparks, flames and black smoke started coming out of it.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/20/14

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUPD01FLSS5
Serial number: FR3207187
Full Name: Margaret H.
Town/City: Westfield
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 07090
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Elm Radio and Television
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? $800
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
I heard a pop and a few minutes later smoke was coming out of the machine.  I opened the door and the control board was extremely hot .
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/18/2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBL2
Serial number: FP3003300
Full Name: Jason D.
Town/City: Rensselaer
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 12144
Country: United States
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
My wife started the dishwasher and then left the kitchen. Luckily I was sitting two rooms away and heard what sounded like something electrical shorting out. I jumped up and went into the kitchen to find smoke pouring out of the corner of the dishwasher. I hit the cancel button and opened the dishwasher to find a flame coming out of the back side of the door. I grabbed my tools and opened up the top of the door to find that the control panel had caught fire and had melted through multiple connectors and wires by the time I got to it. Thankfully someone was there to hear this happen or lord only knows what kind of fire this may have started.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/18/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16029400
Serial number: FR4605664
Full Name: Brian C.
Town/City: Apex
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 27523
Country: United States
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
I initially smelled smoke. I then heard a loud pop and witnessed large amounts of smoke coming out of handle area of dishwasher door.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 01/16/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUd01Flss5
Serial number: FR3207187
Full Name: John H.
Town/City: Westfield
State/Province: No
Postcode: 07090
Country: -- choose ---
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Jan 18 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDR02FSSS2
Serial number: FT3503253
Full Name: Michael L.
Town/City: Albuquerque
State/Province: NM
Postcode: 87111
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Circuit board very nearly caught fire. Wire connector block to the circuit board is partially melted.  Insulation on the inside of the door also shows evidence of melting due to hot wires laying against the insulation.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/14/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS03FTSS2
Serial number: FW0208379
Full Name: Darragh D.
Town/City: Pacific Palisades
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 90272
Country: United States
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: 1/7/2009
How much did you pay for it? $1,000+
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Not only did the control board catch fire, but a month prior the fire, the main valve leaked and wrecked the flooring around the dishwasher.  I was standing in the kitchen, on my phone, when within 15 minutes of after starting the dishwasher, smoke started to pour from the door and vents. I immediately unplugged the unit, Thank goodness I was in the kitchen!!
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/22/13

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ICBTO
Serial number: FM4303791
Full Name: Anne N.
Town/City: East Granby
State/Province: CT
Postcode: 06026
Country: United States
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 11/30/2002
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/15/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-16052400
Serial number: FR4403574
Full Name: Virginia P.
Town/City: Wright City
State/Province: MO
Postcode: 63390
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2/2005
How much did you pay for it? 500
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Turned dishwasher on before bed.  Had to return to kitchen for something I had forgotten and smoke was billows out of dishwasher and flame.  Tried to open door to stop but machine would not stop.  Flipped the breaker. Took off control panel and the circuit board had fried.  House smelled horrible from the smothering plastic.  Thankful I had not gone to sleep.  It could have been disaster.  Fortunately, damage was confined to dishwasher, but had I not discovered it house could have burned.  Machine is a safety hazard!!!
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/14/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS03FTWH2
Serial number: FW1102161
Full Name: Chad M.
Town/City: Windsor
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: N8S2V2
Country: Canada
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
popping sound, then smoke and melting wires smell.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 12, 2014

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2300XTLS3
Serial number: FR2606104
Full Name: CHARLES W.
Town/City: SURREY
State/Province: BC
Postcode: V3W8W6
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: TRAIL APPLIANCES  SURREY
Purchase date: approx mid 2009
How much did you pay for it? approx $650
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board fire.  My wife started the dishwasher and left the room for  few moments. She then heard a loud bang and went to the kitchen to see lots of sparks and lots of black smoke blowing out of the upper right side of the door. Fortunately, she immediately opened the door and the cycle stopped and eventually the smoke stopped coming out of the unit. Of course the unit was out of warrantee (not that would likely to have made any difference). A very worrisome aspect to this fire is that as with others who have had this fire situation, the main power breaker did not blow nor did the thermal fuse!  I turned off the power breaker and removed the access panel to the control board to find that the fire had burned much of the relay end of the board and melted the pins and the cable connector  on one of the multi-conductor connection harnesses. I am a certified Electronics Technician and as a rule, one does not replace a damage part without understanding why the failure occurred in the first place.  As there was no apparent reason why the board should catch fire, I was very hesitant to simply replace the control board ($130), with no indication that the new board would not also go up in flames.  Since then, we now only run the dishwasher when we are in the room ...very annoying!..... and keep out fingers crossed that it won't catch fire again. Oddly enough, the thermal fuse failed January 11, 2014 (yesterday) ... I will be replacing that item shortly but again, no indication as to why it failed. Are we about to have ANOTHER FIRE?  Whirlpool is rightly earning lots of bad word-of-mouth publicity by not acknowledging the serious fire hazard of these machines!
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Sept 20 2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS3
Serial number: FR1724339
Full Name: Monica R.
Town/City: Calabasas
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 91302
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Came with House
Purchase date: 2009
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Not sure yet, started smoking during a normal wash cycle.  Thankfully it was during the day and I was the only one home.  Unplugged the unit and placed a call with KitchenAid/Whirlpool.  They offered to have someone come and assess the issue and then we will decide what to do from their.  Found this site to be very interesting.  Had never heard of such a thing.  
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/8/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS6
Serial number: FR4714767
Full Name: Terry U.
Town/City: Sechelt
State/Province: BC
Postcode: V0N3A7
Country: Canada
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Upon selecting wash cycle anbd closing door, within seconds smoke started coming out of the side of the door.  Opened the door but the dishwasher would not stop.  Ran to hose circuit breaker panel and turned off the power to the dishwasher.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07Jan2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSo1FLSS6
Serial number: FS1538505
Full Name: Courtney A.
Town/City: Atlanta
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 30345
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sewell Appliance
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? $800 (est)
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Black smoke coming from the dishwasher.  Horrible smell of burning. Main board, ribbon and interface all burned, wires burned as well.  
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December 20, 2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS30FXSSO
Serial number: F03901475
Full Name: Shelly G.
Town/City: Saint Johns
State/Province: Florida
Postcode: 32259
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 1/29/2011
How much did you pay for it? 919.99
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board burned up and MELTED.It has caused serious  safety concerns. It has also effected other components inside electrical panel.This high end dishwasher has been the worst purchase we have ever had. We thought buying a high end product and paying that much  would be enough but not this time. You get what you paid for this time didn't seem to equate with what we thought Kitchenaid  represents.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. November 23, 2013

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2400XTPB7
Serial number: FT0709062
Full Name: William S.
Town/City: Garner
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 27529
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Purchased with new home
Purchase date: April 2006
How much did you pay for it? N/A
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Electrical burning smell from dishwasher while running
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. No fire as of yet, burning smell began 11/2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665
Serial number: 16979200
Full Name: Christy P.
Town/City: Spring Lake
State/Province: MI
Postcode: 49456
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears-new home builders
Purchase date: Oct. 2002
How much did you pay for it? $520
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Heard weird sounds so looked backwards and saw darker grey smoke coming from the control panel. So, I stood up and started walking over. As I was walking I heard a loud pop and then there were flames coming out of the control panel. I opened the door to turn it off and my husband unplugged the unit.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 5, 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101ILWH6
Serial number: FR4205439
Full Name: Joseph H.
Town/City: Yardley
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 19067
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/01/04
How much did you pay for it? 579.99
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Smoke coming out Control Panel. Fire Co visited the premises and identified the dishwasher as a suspect.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/18/13

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MDB7130AWQ
Serial number: 10264416ZD
Full Name: Ron M.
Town/City: Merrimack
State/Province: New Hampshire
Postcode: 03054
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Fletcher's Applaiance, Nashua NH
Purchase date: 3-24-01
How much did you pay for it? $529.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
During wash cycle control board started making crackling sounds and smoke poured out from inside panel. Stopped machine asap before major fire erupted.Electical firesmoke filled house.   
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1-01-14

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILBT3
Serial number: FRO404219
Full Name: John W.
Town/City: Lancaster
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 43130
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears/Lancaster, Ohio
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? ariybd 900.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The dishwasher was running and flames shot out of the vent on the front of the dishwasher panel.  I hit the cancel button but the dishwasher turned itself on again and additional flames shot out of control panel.  We opened the door to break the circuit and have called Sears several times.  Their first available appointment time is nine days from now.  
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Ohio

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDi01iLBL0
Serial number: FM3805471
Full Name: Joseph F.
Town/City: Canandaigua
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 14424
Country: United States
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire.  Electrical popping noise.  Smoke coming from panel.  Dishwasher would not shut off.  Had to turn power off at the electric box in basement.  Filled kitchen with smoke.  Whole house smells like an electrical fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12-30-13

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudp01flss0
Serial number: fm4505748
Full Name: Keith K.
Town/City: Groton
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01450
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Hunter Appliance, Littleton, MA, USA
Purchase date: Dec 2003
How much did you pay for it? $800.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire burned out sensor pad as well
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December, 18, 2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01IJBLO
Serial number: FL1613954
Full Name: Shirley E.
Town/City: Tiffin
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44883
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Burns Electric
Purchase date: 2001
What went wrong
5 to 10 minutes after starting it, we heard a popping sound.  Smoke was pouring out of the top and upper sides of the door.  A second later flames started shooting out of the top and right upper side of the door.  Smoke filled the kitchen along with an extremely noxious odor.  Thank god we were home!  
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/8/2014

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTK30
Serial number: FM1321417
Full Name: Ken G.
Town/City: Spring Grove
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 17362
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it? $375
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire, breaker tripped, kitchen filled with smoke.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/29/14

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1145XTPQ7
Serial number: FT1204015
Full Name: michael l.
Town/City: charlottesville
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 22902
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 6/10/2006
How much did you pay for it? 398.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire halfway through cleaning cycle - smoke billowing out of control panel - had to throw breaker to stop fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/19/2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudko1ilbso
Serial number: fm3301372
Full Name: Sonja D.
Town/City: Raleigh
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 27614
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 4-6 years
How much did you pay for it? $700.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The control panel is burnt on the back side and blew fuse, I called a certified repair company and they recommended I contact Kitchen Aid for replacement of either components or unit itself turned off breaker to unit.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/12/14

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2400XTPS1
Serial number: FR3703064
Full Name: paula d.
Town/City: raymore
State/Province: mo
Postcode: 64083
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Appliance Direct Lee's Summit MO
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? $600
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
control board burned- couldn't fall asleep that night, smelled a strong plastic/electrical/burning smell upstairs; heard dishwasher stop running with a clunk (breaker had tripped thank god) came downstairs to investigate & house was full of that same electrical burn smell. could not believe smoke alarms had not gone off! next day husband took apart the panel and we saw the burned smoke damage on the panel
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04/10/2014

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 3K013
Serial number: F13802183
Full Name: Robin P.
Town/City: Dwight
State/Province: Illinois
Postcode: 60420
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/26/2011
How much did you pay for it? 829.66
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Smoke in the dishwasher
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK03FTSS3
Serial number: FW4315784
Full Name: Tim A.
Town/City: Sandy
State/Province: Oregon
Postcode: 97055
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Dec 2007
How much did you pay for it? 700.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Dishwasher started having a burning wire smell.  Started researching the problem and found this website. Also found others that have the same model as mine.  Mine has not caught fire yet but we have stopped using it.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04/04/14

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.13793K600
Serial number: FT1001885
Full Name: David M.
Town/City: Beavercreek
State/Province: OHIO
Postcode: 45434
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: On or about 2008
How much did you pay for it? $700
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire, burned wiring harness, dishwasher won't function
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/10/14

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBS6
Serial number: Fr4403555
Full Name: Patrick L.
Town/City: Chico
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 95926
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Lowe's
Purchase date: Jan 2005
How much did you pay for it? $800
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Dishwasher stopped mid cycle,  the clean light  started blinking and there was a burnt plastic smell. I immediately unplugged the dishwasher. Later I discovered the control board was burnt and the plastic tray for the control board was melted.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04/05/2014

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: gu2548xtps3
Serial number: fs0201400
Full Name: Wesley K.
Town/City: Plano
State/Province: TX
Postcode: 75025
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 600+
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board shorted and was on its way to fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04/04/2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS03CTBL2
Serial number: FW 0903592
Full Name: Eric W.
Town/City: Lynnwood
State/Province: Wa
Postcode: 98036
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Conklin appliance
Purchase date: 07/04/2008
How much did you pay for it? 700.00 + tax
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
This dishwasher still works control board good, however the board to the left is a little brown.  The wires are melted together and stiff and brittle and melted into the insulation in multiple places. So I'm sure mine was real close to a complete meltdown and fire. I had to find out if mine was part of this problem. My wife at times did smell burning plastic. Now it makes more sence we did not run the dish dryer much.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Starting in 2011 but I took apart 04/05/2014 to see damage

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17052400
Serial number: fr5006063
Full Name: Joseph F.
Town/City: Perkasie
State/Province: Pa
Postcode: 18944
Country: United States
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 700
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control panel caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Jan 2014

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDT03FTSS0
Serial number: FU2404761
Full Name: Rita R.
Town/City: Terrell
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 28682
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Queen City Appliance
Purchase date: 06-27-2007
How much did you pay for it? $1012.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
control board, dispenser motor and touch pad all replaced 3-6-13. $591.87  Now 3-30-2014 wires all melted.  Detergent dispenser melted cover -
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3-30-2014 - no fire just melted wires

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI0
Serial number: FP2901281
Full Name: Lori S.
Town/City: Calabash
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 28467
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 6/04
How much did you pay for it? $824
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Dishwasher was running & burning smell started. Wouldn't start next time- pulled control panel & control board was burned & melted along with wires & harness
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/20/14

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MDB7749AWB2
Serial number: F12705186
Full Name: Gary S.
Town/City: Wakefield
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01880
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: June 2011
How much did you pay for it? 700.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board wiring harness caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 26, 2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17372300
Serial number: FP4004857
Full Name: Robert C.
Town/City: St. Albert
State/Province: Alberta
Postcode: T8N-3R2
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Don't recall
How much did you pay for it? Don't recall
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Dishwasher was set to run on a delayed cycle overnight. Control board caught fire during the cycle (which did not complete) and filled house with smoke and burning plastic smell. Control board is burnt completely through and the dishwasher is essentially a write off. Just in time for Christmas
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December 25, 2013

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MDB7709AWS2
Serial number: F04304453
Full Name: George M.
Town/City: Lockport
State/Province: Il
Postcode: 60441
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Menards
Purchase date: Dec 2010
How much did you pay for it? $400
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Started smoking and horrible smell like wires burning
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/07/2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17469300  
Serial number: fr3313910
Full Name: Michael K.
Town/City: Manassas
State/Province: Va
Postcode: 20111
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: August 26, 2004
How much did you pay for it? 595.52
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Spontaneously caught fire in middle of day when not in use. Filled house with electrical and plastic burning smell.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December 7, 2013

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU850DWGBO
Serial number: FH3005824
Full Name: Jen F.
Town/City: Newtown
State/Province: CT
Postcode: 06470
Country: United States
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Burning plastic smell when running, shut off power and board inside and wires melted.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/5/2003

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL5
Serial number: FR3209852
Full Name: CARMELA T.
Town/City: JAMESTOWN
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 27282
Country: United States
Store purchased from: LOWES
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
CONTROL PANEL BURNED AND MELTED
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11-25-2013

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2500XTPT1
Serial number: FR1303228
Full Name: James S.
Town/City: Loma Linda
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 92354
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Harlowe's Appliances
Purchase date: Spring 2008
How much did you pay for it? about $500.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control panel caught fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. November 22, 2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLSS5
Serial number: FR3408196
Full Name: Jason C.
Town/City: London
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 43140
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Jacks Appliance
Purchase date: 9/2004
How much did you pay for it? dont recall
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Crackling sound and smoke rolling out upper right hand side of door.  I was lucky I was right next to it.  I opened the door then turned the power off.  Found control board near relays burnt and melted plastic housing behind it.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/24/13

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16464300
Serial number: FR2310180
Full Name: Nancy H.
Town/City: Elkridge
State/Province: Maryland
Postcode: 21075
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 6/16/04
How much did you pay for it? 599.99
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Five minutes after turning on, we heard popping sound.  Smoke, then black smoke was coming out of top rt panel of door. Sparks and more black smoke continued until breaker switch was turned off.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/24/13

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16592202
Serial number: FP2901540
Full Name: Andrew T.
Town/City: Calgary
State/Province: Alberta
Postcode: T2J3N6
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: Unknown
Purchase date: Unknown
How much did you pay for it? Unknown
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Nov 22, 2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: HUDIO1IL
Serial number: FP0302227
Full Name: Aaron K.
Town/City: Ann Arbor
State/Province: MI
Postcode: 38105
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Big George Home Appliance
Purchase date: 1/25/2003
How much did you pay for it? $539.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Smoked while running, filled kitchen with smoke, through circuit breaker, inventigated.  Melted plastic and charred parts in electrical panel in top of door.  Luckily we were home and smeeled it imediately.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/22/2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KDPU02SRBT3
Serial number: FU0201006
Full Name: Lonny S.
Town/City: Northfield
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55057
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Appliance Smart
Purchase date: ?  2009
How much did you pay for it? Somewhere around $800.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
I started smelling something plastic burning and traced it back to the dishwasher. I noticed smoke coming out of the door panel and shut it off. I opened the unit and the stainless steel inside panel was very hot. I took the front door panel apart to find that a plug that goes into the main electronic panel had melted significantly.I was lucky and I was home.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11-22-13

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS40FVSS-S
Serial number: 8573025B
Full Name: Andrew V.
Town/City: Oakland Park
State/Province: Florida
Postcode: 33309
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Brandsmart USA
Purchase date: 04-19-10
How much did you pay for it? 898.88
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
I heard two loud popping sounds and then saw flashes of light coming from the machine.I pulled the plug and the machine shut down I opened the door and smelled a strong odor of burnt wiring.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12-12-13

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU3200XTPB0
Serial number: FS1503366
Full Name: Mark M.
Town/City: Mount Vernon
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98274
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Anderson Appliance
Purchase date: 8/25/2005
How much did you pay for it? ?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Got up from bed because I felt something was wrong and found large amount of smoke coming from door. Attemped to shut off at on/off switch and then by opening door without success.  finally shut off at breaker.  The upper right corner of the door (basically the control panel was hot) I have not attempted to dismantle.  Called whirlpool and they are sending out a repair tech free of charge on Dec 26.  Babs with whirlpool safety was helpful although I was irritated with a difference she was willing to argue about smoke vs fire.  I've been a professional firefighter for 28years and, its simple, where there's smoke there's fire.  Besides most often its the smoke that kills.   I'm sure this is being stressed by the legal team for them to make this point.  But thats just stupid.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12-11-2013

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1055XTss2
Serial number: FW0201312
Full Name: Robin B.
Town/City: Rochester
State/Province: NH
Postcode: 03867
Country: United States
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
The unit had never worked very well.  After a series of (5) repairs (and me insisting it was the control panel) the unit was up and running and a fireball shot out form the bottom (almost hitting my kid) as the unit short circuited.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 2013/ unit down almost hurt child

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16592201
Serial number: fm4401637
Full Name: michael w.
Address: 17  frazee  avenue
Town/City: south amboy
State/Province: new jersey
Postcode: 08879
Country: United States
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: ?
How much did you pay for it? ?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
while washing dishes   black smoke and flames started shooting out of right side of front panel
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/11/2013

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: Gu1100xtlb1
Serial number: Fr2745510
Full Name: Steve P.
Address: 176 Westchester Dr.
Town/City: Macon
State/Province: Ga
Postcode: 31210
Country: United States
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Dishwasher running control board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/10/13

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds01ilbs0
Serial number: FM3501511
Full Name: Byron W.
Address: 12308 Staunton Court
Town/City: Raleigh
State/Province: North Carolina
Postcode: 27613
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Jeffery's Appliance
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board burnt melting the wiring harness.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/2/2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLSS6
Serial number: FR5010712
Full Name: Kelle S.
Address: 971 Rock Gap Rd
Town/City: Berkeley Springs
State/Province: WV
Postcode: 25411
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? 750.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Started dishwasher and took dog out to bathroom came back in few minutes to find smoke coming from right corner and smell of burning plastic.  Had no idea of the Kitchen aid problem  
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/9/2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16262400
Serial number: FR4602589
Full Name: AC B.
Town/City: Berkeley Springs
State/Province: WV
Postcode: 25411
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 29 Jan 2005
How much did you pay for it? $800 plus
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Obvious signs of fire in control board with scorching and burnt smell occurred during operation.  Wash cycle was unable to finish and dishwasher is inoperable.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07 October 2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Superba
Serial number: KUDS01ILWH3
Full Name: Sarah B.
Town/City: Channahon
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60410
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Grants Appliances
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
I turned the dishwasher on and it had been running for about 10 mins on regular cycle. My husband came downstairs to find smoke coming pooring out of the top of the dishwasher.  Thank the lord we were home at the time! My husband discovered that the mother board "fried" and melted the connectors and wires that were attached to it. Never, ever thought that my dishwasher door would start on fire!  
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/2/2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudp01dl
Serial number: fs1403199
Full Name: Peter J.
Town/City: St. Eustache
State/Province: QC
Postcode: j7p5p5
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: Kitchenaid warehouse
Purchase date: September 2006
How much did you pay for it? 600.00
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Not sure what went wrong but the kids were in the kitchen and came upstairs screaming  the dishwasher was smoking. My wife and I ran downstairs to see the dishwasher was on fire on the bottom . It was not on nor had it been used in a few days. Thank god we were home, the way it caught fire we would have lost our whole house.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. dishwasher and cabinet burned, smoke damage

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kuds01flss3
Serial number: Fr1925568
Full Name: Kate K.
Town/City: Eugene
State/Province: Oregon
Postcode: 97401
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Appliance and tv center
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? 650.00 (about)
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
I started a wash cycle and within about 5 minutes an odd noise. Started and dark smoke came out of the door.  Luckily, I was home and in the kitchen to stop the machine and flip the circuit breaker.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. November 30, 2013

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2200XTSB2
Serial number: FU2002506
Full Name: Kevin F.
Town/City: Marietta
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 17547
Country: United States
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? 500+
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/20/13

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-17514202
Serial number: FP3104175
Full Name: William R.
Town/City: Tallahassee
State/Province: Florida
Postcode: 32312
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears   Tallahassee, FL
Purchase date: August, 2003
How much did you pay for it? ?  I don't recall
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
I believe that the control board caught fire.  Very soon after starting the washer, smoke came pouring out of the washer, filling the kitchen with smoke.  I could find no way to turn the unit off except for going to the electrical "breaker box" and switching it to the "Off" position.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. November 25, 2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-16033401
Serial number: Fs0101641
Full Name: Maria o.
Town/City: Valley stream
State/Province: Ny
Postcode: 11580
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 700
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught on fire.  It started smoking and wouldn't turn off when we opened it.  Smoking profusely until we cut off the power. Kids crying and we all had headaches !   Very scary!!!!
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/24/13

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665 17369300
Serial number: FP4506411
Full Name: Roger H.
Town/City: Wellington
State/Province: Oh
Postcode: 44090
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 400
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught on fire while my son was home alone. He cannot smell and didn't know it had happened. When I came home I immediately smelled the burnt smell and discovered that it had caught on fire. Luckily it did not spread.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/24/13

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17039402
Serial number: FS4708214
Full Name: Wynter N.
Town/City: Mulino
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97042
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/28/2005
How much did you pay for it? 499.99
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
One and a half y6ears ago, circuit board melted in spots, blew the fuse hooked to the side of the board and melted through the plastic cover.  Was told the new replacement model of the board fixed the "overheating" problem.  On 11/15/2013 I smelled horrible smoke and the dishwasher stopped.  No lights, nothing.  Took the washer apart.  Wires going to the control board burnt and melted. Control board burnt and melted in place. The wires that hook the washer to the house wiring burnt and melted. The wire nut melted also.  I don't feel safe even trying to repair this washer again.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/15/2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1IJBSO
Serial number: FL2415127
Full Name: Charles L.
Town/City: Kingston
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: K7M-8K5
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: June, 2001
How much did you pay for it? $1300.00 +
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Near end of cycle,still water in tub. No response from control panel but lights still on. We were in bed at the time, discovered this next morning, funny electrical smell in kitchen. I called Whirlpool, explained the situation and customer service knew right away it must be the control module so I ordered one for $217.00 including tax & shipping.  After I installed the new one and checked that it works. I examined the faulty one and saw melted and burned components.  Our house could have caught fire. That's when my wife began a possible recall search and came across this site. I am shocked by all of these reports, yet, still got charged for the repair part.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/14/2013

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds02frss2
Serial number: ft4818671
Full Name: norman p.
Town/City: north kingstown
State/Province: ri
Postcode: 02852
Country: -- choose ---
Store purchased from: wickford appliance
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
flames and smoke from top of door (control panel) while dishwasher running. had to turn off breaker to dishwasher. very dangerous, thankfully everyone was ok.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12-12-13

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS2
Serial number: FP3005036
Full Name: Steven M.
Town/City: Livermore
State/Province: Ca
Postcode: 94550
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Home Expo
Purchase date: 7/27/2003
How much did you pay for it? 1,000
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control unit in Dishwasher caught fire. Heard popping noises and smelled burning from Dishwasher. Turned off circuit breaker to unit.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/12/13

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU3200XTPQ0
Serial number: 3801535
Full Name: Kelley-Anne B.
Town/City: Huntsville
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: P1H 1G5
Country: Canada
Store purchased from: Leons
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control panel caught fire while wash cycle was on.  Only way to get it out was to turn off breaker.  The smell is horrible in our house.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Dec 10, 2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16469300
Serial number: FP4903865
Full Name: Timothy H.
Town/City: Sturetvant
State/Province: WI
Postcode: 53177
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Bought with house
Purchase date: 10/2006
How much did you pay for it? ?
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Loaded the dishwasher at 8:30 pm and went to bed at 9:30 pm.  Woke up with a house full of smoke at 1:50 am.  Breifly looked for the cause of the smoke and could not find it. Got everybody (6 kids) out of the house and called the fire dept.
 I will never EVER by anything from Whirlpool / Sears.
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/3/2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 58715072201
Serial number: TH33464153
Full Name: Tom
Town/City: Rockford
State/Province: Illlinois
Postcode: 61109
Country: United States
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: approx. Nov. 2005
How much did you pay for it? about 500.
What went wrong (control board caught fire)?
Control board caught fire
Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/27/2013

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17464300
Serial number: FR3110886
Full Name: Gary Sellner
Address: 12736 Verdin St. NW
Town/City: Coon Rapids
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55448-1293
Country: United States
Phone: 612-281-6064
Email: gbsellner1@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 12/05/2003
How much did you pay for it? 685.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Circuit board started smoking then popping noises like firecrackers, then I turned off the breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/20/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.113.147.165)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17262400
Serial number: FR4903447
Full Name: Roger
Address: Cormier
Town/City: Dieppe
State/Province: New Brunswick
Postcode: E1A 8A1
Country: Canada
Phone: 506-852-1005
Email: roger.cormier@philips.com
Store purchased from: Sears Canada
Purchase date: November 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The control board over heated, smoke and an awful smell emitted from the dishwasher vent, I ran into the garage and shut of the circuit breaker. The connectors, circuit board and a few componenets are burnt and melted. A few more minutes could have caused a full fledge fire in the house. We got lucky.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. November 18th, 2013.
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 156.34.2.223)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17462300
Serial number: fr3117070
Full Name: Dana Britt
Address: 172 North Main St.
Town/City: Newport
State/Province: NH
Postcode: 03773
Country: United States
Phone: 6038633958
Email: cathy.britt@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 7/1/2004
How much did you pay for it? 599.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/17/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.62.128.112)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU110XTPBA
Serial number: fu4203695
Full Name: Edward S. Hinson
Address: 31204 N. Chipmonk Road
Town/City: Chattaroy
State/Province: Washington
Postcode: 99003
Country: United States
Phone: 50-92922256
Email: edhinson1@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/03/07
How much did you pay for it? $518.38

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.165.173.220)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK03CTSS1
Serial number: FU4001106
Full Name: Shannon Wiedey
Address: 1854 NE 170th St.
Town/City: Shoreline
State/Province: WASHINGTON
Postcode: 98155
Country: United States
Phone: 2062955897
Email: shanweedley@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: Around 2006
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire/melted and melted wires

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/29/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.22.240.117)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDA03CTBS0
Serial number: FU3304310
Full Name: Anthony Carniglia
Address: 42072 Shadow Ln.
Town/City: Hemet
State/Province: California
Postcode: 9544
Country: United States
Phone: 951-652-8372
Email: anthony.carniglia@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 08/06/2007
How much did you pay for it? 899.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board burned up. I noticed the cycle from the night before hadn't finished. There was still water in the bottom of the unit. When I tried to re start the unit, there was no power to the controls. I took the control board out and noticed 1/4 of the control board melted and burned. Additionally some wires below the control board had melted into the insulation. I have pictures of the damage.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/09/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.38.210.4)

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MDB9150AWS
Serial number: 10096558YY
Full Name: John Ray
Address: 444 Spruce St.
Town/City: Riverside
State/Province: California
Postcode: 92507
Country: United States
Phone: 9515000313
Email: packhwk58@msn.com
Store purchased from: Home Depot
Purchase date: early 2001
How much did you pay for it? over $800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Started loud electrical buzzing sound and black/brown smoke came out of door. I found some components of the control board are loose due to poor soldering

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/13/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 66.215.158.219)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1145XTPQ3
Serial number: FS1206935
Full Name: Thomas Thompson
Address: 6400 S. Cedarwood Rd.
Town/City: Mentor
State/Province: OH
Postcode: 44060
Country: United States
Phone: 440-953-5253
Email:
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: unsure
How much did you pay for it? $400.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control panel started smoking.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/14/2013
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.13.41.56)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1ILBS1
Serial number: FP0502987
Full Name: Theresa Kubiak
Address: 1623 Cherokee Rd
Town/City: Ann Arbor
State/Province: MI
Postcode: 48104
Country: United States
Phone: 734-332-0815
Email: a2tkubiak@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Big George Appliances
Purchase date: 03/21/2003
How much did you pay for it? $849

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

After starting dishwasher, heard popping noises, we smelled smoke, smoke was coming out of corner of control panel, dishwasher would not and will not shut off unless circuit breaker turned off

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/13/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 107.221.196.141)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDE70FXSS3
Serial number: F13403858
Full Name: Anthony
Address: Nikischer
Town/City: Keswick
State/Province: Virginia
Postcode: 22947
Country: United States
Phone: 4342022803
Email: nikischergroup@comcast.net
Store purchased from: from Builder in new house
Purchase date: 2012
How much did you pay for it? included with house

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

fused wires, tripped breakers, completely dead. Kitchenaid certified repair person refused to attempt repair once he saw fused wiring, then refused to provide anything in writing re: the problem.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. about 10/25/3
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.249.11.24)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16469300
Serial number: FR3412420
Full Name: Patricia Duell
Address: 58 Forest Ave.
Town/City: Princeton
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 08540
Country: United States
Phone: 9089044339
Email: rodish@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2/2004
How much did you pay for it? $719

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire at the end of the washing cycle/during drying cycle.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/6/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.142.103.21)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK01ILBS0
Serial number: FM3601848
Full Name: Philip J. Porter
Address: 63 Port Tack
Town/City: Hilton Head Island
State/Province: SC
Postcode: 29928
Country: United States
Phone: 843-842-5050
Email: phil@philporter.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher became hot, made a bad sound, and started emitting a strong, noxious, electrical odor. Quickly went to turn power off at the electrical panel. Later unscrewed control panel and revealed burnt wires and circuit board (same wires as shown in the video).

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11-9-13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 64.203.238.158)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: gu2300xtls
Serial number: 10018343
Full Name: Michael Kelly
Address: 35 Pinware Crescent
Town/City: Mount Pearl
State/Province: Newfoundland
Postcode: A1N5K3
Country: Canada
Phone: 7097474252
Email: mickeyk@nf.sympatico.ca
Store purchased from: Future Shop
Purchase date: 16/11/2004
How much did you pay for it? 749.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Caught on fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/11/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 47.55.87.29)

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MBD9100AWW
Serial number: 27928501ZW
Full Name: Lori Tegen
Address: 6619 Eastside Dr NE
Town/City: Tacoma
State/Province: Washington
Postcode: 98422
Country: United States
Phone: 2539275886
Email: lstegen@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I went into the kitchen and the dishwasher started to put out thick black smoke in the upper right corner. I opened it right away to see if something plastic fell on the element. There was nothing. I called my husband to see what was wrong. When he closed the dishwasher door it started popping and crackling with more thick black smoke. My husband turned off the breaker to the dishwasher. He said his nose hurt (felt burned) for a day or two. I already have compromised lungs but since this happened I'm having breathing problems. I will see my doctor as soon as I can get an appointment.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/9/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.237.131.223)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DUL300XTLQ3
Serial number: FR1802689
Full Name: Andrea Binnebose
Address: 805 S Carroll St
Town/City: Slater
State/Province: IA
Postcode: 50244
Country: United States
Phone: 2623841086
Email: ambinne@iastate.edu
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Came home house was full of smoke. Smoke coming from the handle part of the dishwasher. Had to shut breaker off to stop it from smoking.Front panel was very hot. Opened front panel and the control board burned a hole through the plastic cover.everything that is plastic is melted.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/09/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 216.51.199.126)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDM25SH
Serial number: FK1127444
Full Name: Sanford Garfunkel
Address: 7724 Fontaine Street
Town/City: Potomac
State/Province: Maryland
Postcode: 20854
Country: United States
Phone: 202 494 2027
Email: sandygarf@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Circuit City
Purchase date: July 6, 2000
How much did you pay for it? $574

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Three times since purchased, the dishwasher lost all power. Each time the problem was burnt wires in the connection box. We are just lucky that we did not have a major fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2008, 2011, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.79.249.173)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kudso1flss6
Serial number: fr5118572
Full Name: Sandeep Mehta
Address: 1611 Hunter Place
Town/City: Columbus
State/Province: IN
Postcode: 47203
Country: United States
Phone: 812-699-2070
Email: Kashmi@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board had caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 31-OCT-2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.246.200.180)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS6
Serial number: FR4204693
Full Name: Susan Fox
Address: 6 Roan Lane
Town/City: Saint Louis
State/Province: MO
Postcode: 63124
Country: United States
Phone: 314-993-8845
Email: csfoxes@charter.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? $1200

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

White smoke pouring out of right side of top panel. Noxious smell (worse than plastic melting on coil) and would not turn off. Killed breaker to stop. Unfortunately, we own two of them and are no longer using either.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/02/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.107.203.152)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1101XTPQ
Serial number: FR4201948
Full Name: BARBARA DOYLE
Address: 2925 BRANSON ROAD WEST
Town/City: MOBILE
State/Province: AL
Postcode: 36695
Country: United States
Phone: 251 633-9753
Email: JUDITHD106@AOL.COM
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

CIRCUIT BOARD WOULD NOT SHUT OFF, CONTROL PANEL FIRE

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. OCT 26, 2012
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 4.30.49.142)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517039401
Serial number: FS0503620
Full Name: Paul J. Hansen
Address: 57 Higgins Rd
Town/City: Kingston
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 02364
Country: United States
Phone: 3398322707
Email: paul1964@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 3/16/2006
How much did you pay for it? 460.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board overheated and caught fire during evening. House filled with smoke frm burning plastic and wiring. Sears has offered nothing as far as a reasonable solution.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 31-Oct-2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 96.237.62.165)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLBT1
Serial number: FP1401865
Full Name: William Baborsky
Address: 61 Blue Hill Rd.
Town/City: Bozrah
State/Province: CT
Postcode: 06334
Country: United States
Phone: 1-860-889-1587
Email: bbaborsky@snet.net
Store purchased from: Keith's Appliance, Norwich, CT
Purchase date: 10/24/2003
How much did you pay for it? $1276.24(delivered price)

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caugt fire while running,fortunately we were in the house and were able to break the electrical circuit and stop the noxious smell and smoke from filling the house within minutes. Today (10/31/2013) we were informed by an appliance repairman the machine would cost more to repair than buying a new one. Damage extended to components in addition to the circuit board

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/24/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.183.64.235)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1FLSS5
Serial number: FR3005789
Full Name: RD Wilson
Address: 1723 NW Vine St
Town/City: Roseburg
State/Province: Oregon
Postcode: 97470
Country: United States
Phone: 5416737828
Email: russ@nlccroseburg.org
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: Oct 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smoke alarm alerted us at 11:30 pm. Entire downstairs filled with smoke. Fire department arrived to find dishwasher door melted and still hot.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/20/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.92.156.89)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1FLSS2
Serial number: FP2704802
Full Name: Brent Bachmann
Address: 1231 Mountainview street
Town/City: Kelowna
State/Province: BC
Postcode: V1Y 4M9
Country: Canada
Phone: 250-763-6288
Email: vanbach@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2006/2007
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

White smoke pouring out of top right side of control panel. Plastic melted before I could get to the breaker an kill power.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. October 27 2013
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.4.160.205)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.13592K600
Serial number: FW5057772
Full Name: Cynthia Collins
Address: 7332 Cumberland Circle
Town/City: Florence
State/Province: Kentucky
Postcode: 41042-8282
Country: United States
Phone: 859-647-1274
Email: CindiCollins@kycourts.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: November 1, 2007
How much did you pay for it? $400.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board replaced. 2nd board malfunction. Board is shorting out and smelled smoke.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. October 27, 2013
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 74.136.15.233)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66515932000
Serial number: FLO406854
Full Name: James and Margaret Johnson
Address: 6298 sequoia circle
Town/City: Eden prairie
State/Province: Minnesota
Postcode: 55346
Country: United States
Phone: 952-934-8231
Email: pegandjim67@icloud.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2001
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board fire. Fuse did not work either. Had emergency repair today and confirmation made of fire in control board. Also that fuse did not shut down. All Sears will do is a coupon for 10%. Submitted yesterday but ga e incorrect model. TheyWon't even pay for service call. Do not feel safe using it.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. oct. 27, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.73.155.53)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU3200XTXQ
Serial number: F11603211
Full Name: Steven Boisvenu
Address: 5801 (37) Mile Road
Town/City: Romeo
State/Province: MI
Postcode: 48065
Country: United States
Phone: 734-838-3410
Email: Steven@QuestServ.Org
Store purchased from: Sargent Appliance & Video
Purchase date: 07/22/2011
How much did you pay for it? 479.95

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Electrical circuity started smoking and noticed flamed. Fire Department called and put fire out, and drag dishwasher on to front lawn.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/26/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 97.78.174.194)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: FLO406854
Serial number: 16515932000
Full Name: James and Margaret Johnson
Address: 6298 Sequoia Circle
Town/City: Eden Prairie
State/Province: Minnesota
Postcode: 55346
Country: United States
Phone: 952-934-8231
Email: Pegandjim67@icloud.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Approximately 2000-2002
How much did you pay for it? Already in home

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Hissing, popping sound and then black smoke came billowing from machine. Already have had control panel replaced since living here. Opened door and caught before flames erupted.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10-27-13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.73.155.53)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17263400
Serial number: FS1307102
Full Name: Jeff Sebring
Address: 2855 Dublin Rd
Town/City: Street
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 21154
Country: United States
Phone: (443) 243-6374
Email: Jeffasebring@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 12/15/05
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

White smoke pouring out of top right side of control panel. Plastic melted before I could get to the breaker an kill power.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/27/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 70.192.220.3)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDMOITJBSI
Serial number: FM2705913
Full Name: J Parrot
Address: 4805 Woods Rd
Town/City: Fort Wayne
State/Province: IN
Postcode: 46818
Country: United States
Phone: 2606373643
Email: info@shilohhall.com
Store purchased from: HHGregg
Purchase date: August 2002
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire. Fortunately we just went to bed and weren't asleep before smelling the smoke

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/23/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 184.18.68.41)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kudi01ilwh6
Serial number: Fr45081989
Full Name: Jim wallace
Address: 3133independence ave
Town/City: New hope
State/Province: Mn
Postcode: 55427
Country: United States
Phone: 763-512-1588
Email: Jtw3133@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Appliancemart
Purchase date: About7 years ago ?
How much did you pay for it? 450

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Contol board caught fire. Looks to be on the bottom and moved up. Luckely the fire stopped there shorted itself out. Control board and wires connecting are charred.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/22/2013
How did you find us? Google
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(Visitor IP address: 71.220.76.199)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: whirlpool gold
Serial number: 388011261
Full Name: Carmela Di Girolamo
Address: 2374 place de bienne
Town/City: Laval
State/Province: Quebec
Postcode: h7k 3z5
Country: Canada
Phone: 4506682259
Email: carmiedg@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Corbeil Electrique
Purchase date: October 2003
How much did you pay for it? 900.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I heard a pop and then there was smoke and fire from the control board.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/23/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 184.144.205.87)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17362300
Serial number: FP4305078
Full Name: Michael Levesque
Address: 4 Sunland Dr
Town/City: Hudson
State/Province: NH
Postcode: 03051
Country: United States
Phone: 603-401-0900
Email: fixermike@juno.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board burned up.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/24/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.168.66.7)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLBL5
Serial number: FR2501552
Full Name: Anna Chambers
Address: 428 Green View court
Town/City: Walnut Creek
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94596
Country: United States
Phone: 925-577-6078
Email: anlochambers@hotmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire/smoke

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Oct 21/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.204.131.21)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDL01ILBS2
Serial number: FP2801338
Full Name: Torrence Anderson
Address: 12220 Connell Dr
Town/City: Overland Park
State/Province: KS
Postcode: 66213
Country: United States
Phone: 9138972335
Email: betha@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/23/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 208.35.133.11)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS011JBSO
Serial number: FM1429279
Full Name: Mark Flesher
Address: 4013 Stonebridge
Town/City: Eagan
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55123
Country: United States
Phone: 651-688-6549
Email: msflesher@msn.com
Store purchased from: Warner Stellion Appliance
Purchase date: appx. 2004
How much did you pay for it? Appx. $600

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher tripped circuit breaker. Reset breaker and control board started smoking and popping. Removed control panel and board is fried. Evidence of wires and connectors starting to melt.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/23/2013
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 97.116.61.145)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kUDM01TJBL1
Serial number: FM1601427
Full Name: Craig
Address: Melofchik
Town/City: Belvidere
State/Province: New Jersey
Postcode: 07823
Country: United States
Phone: 908-453-3511
Email: mfmelofchik@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Home improvement store
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it? $600.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Within 15 minutes of starting the dishwasher, heard a pop, walked into kitchen saw smoke and smelled something burning. Could not turn off dishwasher by either hitting cancel or by opening the door. Called fire department and they said that I was lucky that I was home when this occurred or otherwise house would have caught on fire. They also said that they are seeing this a lot.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/22/2013
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.248.117.110)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1101XTOBA
Serial number: fu4203695
Full Name: Edward S. Hinson
Address: 31204 N. Chipmonk Road
Town/City: Chattaroy
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 99003
Country: United States
Phone: 509-435-2756
Email: edhinson1@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/03/07
How much did you pay for it? $518,38

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The circuit board on my dishwasher started smoking and caught on fire. It destroyed the control board and some of the wiring. Luckily we were at home and tripped the breaker to cut power to the dishwasher.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/07/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.165.185.10)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILWH2
Serial number: FP4009171
Full Name: Tony Schlimmer
Address: 614 Fulton st
Town/City: Grand Mound
State/Province: Iowa
Postcode: 52751
Country: United States
Phone: 563 210 2800
Email: tsschlimmer@gmtel.net
Store purchased from: American Tv &Appliance
Purchase date: 02/03/2004
How much did you pay for it? $693

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Started the wash cycle and whan my daughtrr walked I to the kitchen it was smoking real bad so I opened the dishwasher door and ran to vet my tools managed to open the door up and put out the small fire the started. I'm a vol fireman and I'm glad I was home!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. October, 19, 2013
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 199.120.99.46)

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: mDC5100AWB
Serial number: 27401027AE
Full Name: Lisa doyle
Address: 1901 Tustin ave
Town/City: Philadelphia
State/Province: Pa
Postcode: 19152
Country: United States
Phone: 2157220304
Email: Ladoyle123@aol.com
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 6/18/2009
How much did you pay for it? 350.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Black smoke control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/11/2013 dishwasher non functioning no other damage we were in the kitchen at the time
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.83.128.100)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO11JBSO
Serial number: FL1913287
Full Name: Bill Bierbower
Address: 775 Owens Lake Rd
Town/City: Alpharetta
State/Province: Georgia
Postcode: 30004
Country: United States
Phone: 770-740-1883
Email: bbierbower@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Purchased with home
Purchase date: Do not know
How much did you pay for it? Purchased with home

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Strong burning smell coming from the top of the door behind the control panel

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Sept 18 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.167.162.22)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01IJ
Serial number: 543793025
Full Name: Jonathan Soar
Address: 4954 Gardiners Bay Circle
Town/City: Sarasota
State/Province: Florida
Postcode: 34238
Country: United States
Phone: 941 323 4886
Email: jonathansoar@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: unknown
How much did you pay for it? UNKNOWN

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

black smoke billowed from the door, acrid smell, turned off unit at master switch board, machine now dead

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/16/2013
How did you find us? Google
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(Visitor IP address: 98.244.206.113)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KU0I01ILWH0
Serial number: MSC8
Full Name: Duane MacEwen
Address: 115 Darrach Road
Town/City: New Dominion
State/Province: PE
Postcode: C0A 1H6
Country: Canada
Phone: 1-902-675-3410
Email: duane.macewen@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears Canada Inc
Purchase date: Nov 22, 2006
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

There was a lot of smoke coming from the door and a very acrid smell of burning plastic or wires. Had to switch off the circuit breaker to keep it from going on fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Oct. 14, 2013
How did you find us? Google
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(Visitor IP address: 142.177.19.186)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudl01f
Serial number: fr2904749
Full Name: Peter Wellinghoff
Address: 4976 S. 25th St.
Town/City: Milwaukee
State/Province: WI
Postcode: 53221
Country: United States
Phone: 4142487609
Email: dianelwell@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: affordable bath & kitchen
Purchase date: 6/2004
How much did you pay for it? 826.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Was running dishwasher when i noticed black smoke pouring out of the dishwasher. I then unplugged the dishwasher. If i was not home i believe it would have started on fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/14/2013
How did you find us? Google
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(Visitor IP address: 75.11.29.122)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS2
Serial number: FP4319683
Full Name: Casey Curtis
Address: 10158 Charissglen Lane
Town/City: Highlands Ranch
State/Province: CO
Postcode: 81026
Country: United States
Phone: 3034715077
Email: casey.curtis@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Oakwood Homes
Purchase date: 2001
How much did you pay for it? Around $800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Heard a fizzing in the dishwasher followed by electrical smoke coming from the control panel. Unplugged unit.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Oct 13, 2013
How did you find us? Google
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(Visitor IP address: 174.51.220.5)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.110739121
Serial number: FP2701202
Full Name: Richard Armbruster
Address: 1050 Simcoe St
Town/City: Moose Jaw
State/Province: Saskatchewan
Postcode: S6H 3J2
Country: Canada
Phone: 306-694-0803
Email: rarmbruster@sasktel.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: TBD
How much did you pay for it? TBD

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

My wife and family were watching tv in the evening, dishwasher was running when they heard a shorting noise and there was smoke pouring out of the door and flame. She opened the door and the dishwasher would not shut off. She shut the door and hit the control cancel switch and the machine stopped. The electrical breaker did not trip. When I returned home shortly after I immediately recognized the smell of burned wiring and possibly plastic.
I have not yet opened the control panel to inspect; will likely do that tomorrow after contacting the Electical Safety Authority. Very lucky we were home and/or not sleeping at the time as we usually run it at night.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Oct 10 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 204.83.124.51)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16029401
Serial number: FS0101595
Full Name: casey sweeney
Address: 10426 white oak drive
Town/City: carmel
State/Province: IN
Postcode: 46033
Country: United States
Phone: 317-679-5838
Email: casey.sweeney@indy.gov
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher was started before taking kids upstairs to get ready for bed. Approximately 15 minutes later, smell of smoke came upstairs. Entire kitchen was full of smoke and fire was coming out of panel. Tried to open to cancel, but it kept running. Finally shut off power at fuse box and disconnected.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. october 4, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.90.74.24)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1DLSS1
Serial number: FM5202320
Full Name: Cindy Braddy
Address: 11832 Utica Way
Town/City: Westminster, Co. 80031
State/Province: Colorado
Postcode: 80031
Country: United States
Phone: (303) 421-2309
Email: ckbraddy@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Oakwood Home Builder
Purchase date: August 5, 2003
How much did you pay for it? $450.00 upgrade above standard unit

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board panel caught fire. Heavy black smoke billowing out. Husband ran over and unplugged unit.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 24, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.8.144.34)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16882000
Serial number: FL2505139
Full Name: John G Scarpa
Address: 451 Oder Avenue
Town/City: Staten Island
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 10304
Country: United States
Phone: 646-226-2341
Email: js14412@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? 400.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

My wife turned the dishwasher on and while it was operating she heard a noise and then smelled smoke. I ran down and found the circuit breaker had tripped. I investigated and found the circuit board had severely burned up causing the incident to happen. We did not incur any damage other than the lose of our dishwasher and the expense of having to buy a new one because of it. The new dishwasher cost us $750 and feel we should be reimbursed somewhat for having to buy a new dishwasher due to this incident.
Thank you,
John G Scarpa
646-226-2341

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/27/2013
How did you find us? Google
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(Visitor IP address: 96.250.214.71)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 655.17352301
Serial number: Fr2708132
Full Name: Georgia Martin
Address: 2012 Passaic Way
Town/City: Apex
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 27523
Country: United States
Phone: 9108931890
Email: marting@campbell.edu
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 07/30/2004
How much did you pay for it? 349.88 + Tax+ Installment

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The Control board started smoking and popped. It wouldn't turn off, so I had to flip the circuit breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/2/2013
How did you find us? Google
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(Visitor IP address: 75.182.79.228)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 17589200
Serial number: FM2501900
Full Name: William Esler
Address: 819 N Damen
Town/City: Chicago
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60622
Country: United States
Phone: 7732525969
Email: wcesler@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears Silverdale WA
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? $450

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control panel caught on fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Sept 25 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.64.157.185)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLWH3
Serial number: FP4601095
Full Name: ROBERT K. MORTON
Address: 305 OAKDALE
Town/City: ROYAL OAK
State/Province: MICHIGAN
Postcode: 48067
Country: United States
Phone: 248 797 8156
Email: BOBREEB@AOL.COM
Store purchased from: WITBECK APPLIANCE
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

CONTROL BOARD CAUGHT FIRE, BURNED THROUGH PANEL, MELTED WIRING HARNESS ETC. BURNED OAK CABINET COVER, SMOKE DAMAGE TO HOUSE.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. OCTOBER 1, 2013
How did you find us? Google
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(Visitor IP address: 69.14.124.61)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD1021RBL0
Serial number: FS3101049
Full Name: Les Scheer
Address: 3788 W 4875 S
Town/City: Roy
State/Province: Utah
Postcode: 84067
Country: United States
Phone: 435-279-0138
Email: Lessheer@comcast.net
Store purchased from: RC Willey
Purchase date: Have to look it up
How much did you pay for it? Have to look it up

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Bad smell then smoke

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 20, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.10.181.26)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDR01TJBL0
Serial number: FK3401071
Full Name: Colleen Reynolds
Address: 2625 46th Ave NW
Town/City: Olympia
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98502
Country: United States
Phone: 360 866-8730
Email: reynolds88@comcast.net
Store purchased from: McKinneys Appliance
Purchase date: will have to look up
How much did you pay for it? will have to look up

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control panel caught on fire. Popping noise, then extreme smoke.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 29,2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.168.7.6)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2600XTPSO
Serial number: FR3501715
Full Name: MARY P SKALKO
Address: 19 WELLSPRING DR
Town/City: Cranston
State/Province: RI
Postcode: 02920
Country: United States
Phone: 401 480-2073
Email: maryskal1@verizon.net
Store purchased from: WICKFORD APPLIANCE
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/25/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 96.233.152.168)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLSP
Serial number: FR4601238
Full Name: Edward Fox
Address: 41 landing meadow road
Town/City: smithtown
State/Province: new york
Postcode: 11787
Country: United States
Phone: 631-361-3496
Email: edjfox@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Smithtown Appliance
Purchase date: 08/30/05
How much did you pay for it? 900

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

After 20 minutes of operation, dishwasher started to smoke and make buzzing noise. I was unable to shut off. I ran to basement and shut off at the circut breaker panel. Terrible lingering smoke smell.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 09/27/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.56.93.12)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1604
Serial number: FS1204916
Full Name: Ruthelyn B Turner
Address: 408 Flowers Drive
Town/City: Hinesville
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 31313
Country: United States
Phone: 912-877-7132
Email: cissy.turner@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears, Hinesville
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 549.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire
I loaded and turned on the dishwasher. Approximately 20 minutes into the cycle I heard a loud pop, went into the kitchen and smoke was pouring out of the vent on the door. The machine would not turn off, the cancel button would not work, so I had to turn the circuit breaker off. Thank God I was home when this happened.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 28 September 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.51.191.107)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD03FVSS4
Serial number: F02102149
Full Name: Daniel Jerome Brown
Address: 8110 S.W. Mapleleaf St.
Town/City: Portland
State/Province: Oregon
Postcode: 97223
Country: United States
Phone: 503-293-3833
Email: dannstacy@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Loewes
Purchase date: 2010
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

My husband turned on the dishwasher then went off to work. Thank goodness he had to return to the house. The house was filled with a terrible burnt electric smell. The dishwasher was making a noise as if it wanted to keep running although the cycle was over. It would not turn off and we have to keep the breaker off or it will continue to run and burn. It would most probably have burned the house down had he not come home!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 09-23-13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 207.145.152.194)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17372301
Serial number: FR3225280
Full Name: Charles Ludwig
Address: 85 Tuscarora Place NW
Town/City: Calgary
State/Province: Alberta
Postcode: T3L 2G2
Country: Canada
Phone: 403-547-4691
Email: Charles.ludwig@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: November 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Yesterday afternoon I loaded up the dishwasher and turned it on per usual. Approximately 15 mins later, a strange sound came from the unit and then small flames and white smoke came from the upper left vent hole. The smoke filled the room. I opened the door and the dishwasher wouldn't turn off. I ran downstairs and flipped off the breaker. It appears that the control panel caught fire. Luckily I was home at the time and also didn't happen at night while we were sleeping!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 25, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 184.64.34.44)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudio1flss3
Serial number: fp4601055
Full Name: scott
Address: huerter
Town/City: rochester
State/Province: mn
Postcode: 55902
Country: United States
Phone: 5072723236
Email: scohuert@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 11/16/03
How much did you pay for it? 897.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught on fir filled house with smoke and threw water on floor reallly bad smell from panel. heard a crackle sound and smoke was coming from side of panel .

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/25/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 66.188.207.151)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.13849k601
Serial number: FUG20-1669
Full Name: Gina Galagher
Address: 163 Hillside Road
Town/City: Poughquag
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 12570
Country: United States
Phone: 845-724-4445
Email: winddance38@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

White smoke began to come out of the left hand steam vent located on top of door.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 20,2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.189.164.23)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01DLBS5
Serial number: FR3602213
Full Name: Derek Jennings
Address: 991 John Bruce Road E
Town/City: Winnipeg
State/Province: Manitoba
Postcode: R3X1Y8
Country: Canada
Phone: 2049997075
Email: derek.jennings@mts.net
Store purchased from: The Brick
Purchase date: 08/30/2004
How much did you pay for it? $1048.95

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board Caught Fire. Was unable to turn off. Had to turn of breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 09/21/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? N/A

(Visitor IP address: 207.161.124.17)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLSS5
Serial number: FR3005583
Full Name: Gareth Richards
Address: 7721Brockway Drive
Town/City: Boulder
State/Province: Colorado
Postcode: 80301
Country: United States
Phone: 3036690535
Email: gareth@outdoorprolink.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board overheated and started smoking - turned the unit off (unplugged) prior to any flames.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 16th, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.176.79.86)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2602877
Full Name: Jodi Lewis
Address: 1503 Marsh Pointe
Town/City: Morehead City
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 28557
Country: United States
Phone: 2522413450
Email: jbeitz@ec.rr.com
Store purchased from: Hamiltons
Purchase date: 6/2004
How much did you pay for it? 1250

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Popping sound, followed ny smoke and fire smell. Luckily husband was nearby. Wouldn't shut off, had to cut the power. So angry they knew of this hazard and have not issued a warning or recall!!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/10/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.106.182.152)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665. 15953000
Serial number: FL1810344
Full Name: Ted A. Fuhrer
Address: 1291 Skye Drive
Town/City: Pisgah Forest
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 28768
Country: United States
Phone: 828-877-5998
Email: skyeking@citcom.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: approx. 2001
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

smoke then fire from control panel on upper right portion of door

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 09/09/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 208.104.141.20)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudk03ftss3
Serial number: fw2406468
Full Name: Joseph Collins
Address: 77 Hamilton St
Town/City: Sayville
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 11782
Country: United States
Phone: 6315630929
Email: u119jc@optonline.net
Store purchased from: PC Richards
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it? 600.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

unit control board became charred, causing dishwasher to stop working.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 09/10/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.188.42.255)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16574201
Serial number: FP0902380
Full Name: George A Hehner
Address: 1351 Coral Reef Street
Town/City: Port St Lucie
State/Province: FL
Postcode: 34983
Country: United States
Phone: 7728797919
Email: Uhehner@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smoke, flames and fire from the circuit board while DW was operating. No fuse blew or circuit breaker tripped. WE had to find and trip the main breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. FL
How did you find us? -- choose --
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.68.178.58)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16469300
Serial number: FP 4201569
Full Name: Ted Susu-Mago
Address: 785 Palmer Road
Town/City: Ashland
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97520
Country: United States
Phone: 541 488-2711
Email: sumago@ashlandhome.net
Store purchased from: Sears, Medford, OR
Purchase date: Approx 2007 (?)
How much did you pay for it? Approx. $800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

At 1:10 AM on September 6th, in mid-cycle (Normal Wash)the Kenmore Elite control board caught fire, filling kitchen with smoke. Fire extinguished with fire extinguisher and circuit breaker turned off. Unit removed and control panel cut away. Pictures available upon request.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1:10 AM, September 6, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 66.241.74.84)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kud101flss6
Serial number: fr4003202
Full Name: danniel liukonen
Address: 14024 whiterock rd.
Town/City: burnsville
State/Province: mn
Postcode: 55337
Country: United States
Phone: 9524315296
Email: dliukonen@aol.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 800.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. sep 3 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 74.36.111.212)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 6651374
Serial number: W10041450
Full Name: Erika Ross
Address: Yarmouth Rd.
Town/City: Toronto
State/Province: ON
Postcode: M6G1X4
Country: Canada
Phone: 6472627677
Email: lisiblac@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board had minor malfunctions for several weeks before entire dishwasher began running extremely hot. Our plastic ware melted in the racks. There was a burning plastic smell and the heat from the motor burned through the supply hose. Supply hose is charred and black. We were sitting at the table right next to it when it began to melt down, so thankfully could shut it down immediately.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 8, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.43.142.1)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2400XTPQ3
Serial number: FS0303566
Full Name: Sandy gernert
Address: 16 north st. Po box. 82
Town/City: Bloomville
State/Province: Oh
Postcode: 44818
Country: United States
Phone: 419 983-3415
Email: Sgernert@woh.rr.com
Store purchased from: Phillips electric
Purchase date: Summer of 2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Left the room for five minutes. Came back and smoke was shooting out of the control panel and making a popping hissing noise. We tried to shut it off but it wouldn't so we had to turn off the breaker

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9-1-13
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.102.50.181)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI02FRSS1
Serial number: FS4701535
Full Name: Julie Paeltz
Address: 5130 Chukker Point Lane
Town/City: Cincinnati
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 45244
Country: United States
Phone: 513-248-1136
Email: julieap5@aol.com
Store purchased from: Drees Zaring Builders
Purchase date: closed January 2006
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Noticed plastic smell at times while dishwasher running. Dishwasher stopped running, while water in bottom of tub. Removed door and looked at control board/thermal fuse. control board halfway covered with soot and wires/electronic components melted.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 1,2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 184.57.205.196)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILBS5
Serial number: FR3404240
Full Name: Frank
Address: Schmidlap
Town/City: Spokane
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 99212
Country: United States
Phone: 509-921-2000
Email: smearyweary@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Home Depot?
Purchase date: 2005?
How much did you pay for it? $500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Upper right hand corner control board caught fire and sprayed soot onto countertop and melted front panel

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/30/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.132.51.163)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLBL1
Serial number: FM5201755
Full Name: Jeannine Kreider
Address: 940 Mount Pleasant Road
Town/City: Quarryville
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 17566
Country: United States
Phone: 7177863978
Email: jk02@epix.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? $800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smoke was coming from upper right corner of unit; plastic/electronic smell; unit was still running; loud hissing/popping noise; called fire department

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 23, 2013
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.32.15.8)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01FKSS0
Serial number: EM0604546
Full Name: Mark Miller
Address: 80 Marjoram Drive
Town/City: Ajax
State/Province: ON
Postcode: L1S7P4
Country: Canada
Phone: 905-426-1716
Email: mark_miller@bell.net
Store purchased from: Faulkner Electric Ltd.
Purchase date: Sept 2, 2001
How much did you pay for it? $1078

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Turned on dishwasher. Left home and returned 30 minutes later. House was filled with burnt plastic smell (electrical). Fortunately no damage other than the Dishwasher no longer functioning. Will call Kitchenaid.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 30, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 65.94.102.89)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17262400
Serial number: FS1307841
Full Name: Nathalie Couture
Address: 134 Cloverbrae
Town/City: North Bay
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: P1A 4J4
Country: Canada
Phone: 705-476-3235
Email: natcouturermt@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

At 2am, we were woken up by a strong smell of burnt plastic. We discovered that there was smoke from the front of our dishwasher's control panel. The front right side was melting.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 1st, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 64.25.179.36)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore
Model number: 60517282401
Serial number: FS1601183
Full Name: Todd Green
Address: 2816 36 St SW
Town/City: Calgary
State/Province: AB
Postcode: T3E 3A1
Country: Canada
Phone: 403-686-4939
Email: toddfwgreen@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I haven't disassembled it yet, but there is a smoke streak on the front from the control panel

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. We were lucky. Just the dishwasher is damaged. House stinks of plastic / burnt electrical.
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.146.32.198)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudk03ctwh2
Serial number: fw1405945
Full Name: vivian purchase
Address: box 698
Town/City: lewisporte
State/Province: newfoundland
Postcode: a0g 3a0
Country: Canada
Phone: 709 535 6701
Email: m.purchase@nf.sympatico.ca
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: jan 2009
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

dishwasher not being used or turned on, smelled smoke, saw flames, floor and wall burnt.wires and water hose melted, everything around dishwasher covered in soot.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. august 30, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 47.54.133.246)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS5
Serial number: FR3312463
Full Name: Richard Pitt
Address: 5630 S Ashley Drive
Town/City: Chandler
State/Province: AZ
Postcode: 85249
Country: United States
Phone: 480-332-4172
Email: rickpitt@cox.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

With dishwasher running, a puff of smoke came from the right top of the unit. It smelled strongly of burned plastic. After removing the front panel and board cover, we discovered soot covering the circuit boards and some wires had their insulation melted off.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8-27-2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 70.176.202.155)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDLO1ILBS6
Serial number: FR4602495
Full Name: Dennis Nash
Address: 220 Edgewood dr.
Town/City: Seneca
State/Province: SC
Postcode: 29678
Country: United States
Phone: 864-247-1332
Email: dnash@clemson.edu
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire smoked out the house!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/18/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 130.127.254.243)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 6651647300
Serial number: FR3003073
Full Name: ROB
Address: URBAN
Town/City: THUNDER BAY
State/Province: ONTARIO
Postcode: P7E2T2
Country: Canada
Phone: 8074738261
Email: urbanr@tbaytel.net
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: sept 2004
How much did you pay for it? 1000

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

circuit board caught fire, melted wires

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. aug 26,2013
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 216.211.45.249)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: KUDS011JWHO
Serial number: FL2517314
Full Name: TERENCE HARE
Address: 322 W 32ND PLACE
Town/City: SAND SPRINGS
State/Province: OK
Postcode: 74063
Country: United States
Phone: 9186718277
Email: tghare@cox.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? 1100

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

My wife pressed the begin cycle and it sounded like an arc-welder. I ran and shut off the breaker and found the stainless inside the door had soot on it. I disconnected the power and unscrewed the control panel and found the circuit board had melted the ribbon wires and connectors. would have kept burning if I had not turned off the breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. OK
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 72.192.88.129)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17053400
Serial number: FR3801285
Full Name: Melissa Pruett
Address: 7202 9th Ct SE
Town/City: Olympia
State/Province: Washington
Postcode: 98503
Country: United States
Phone: 3602808240
Email: m_pruett@comcast.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I started the dishwasher then went to store to get some dog food. When I came home, the house had a burnt plastic/burnt electric smell and a white haze. The only appliance on was the dishwasher. Checked the circuit breakers, nothing had popped. Once husband came home, he took off cover and discovered that the control panel had probably caught on fire - most definitely was partially melted along with the pins that connect to the control board. I'm glad my house didn't catch fire while I was gone - very lucky!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 08/24/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.185.49.176)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01lLBL2
Serial number: FP4106521
Full Name: Bonnie Tipton
Address: 42780 Berrong Ave
Town/City: Winthrop Harbor
State/Province: Illinois
Postcode: 60096
Country: United States
Phone: 847-872-4820
Email: sbsdtipton@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Grand Appliance
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

We noticed a very strong odor of burning plastic in the house. Upon investigation we located it coming from our KitchenAid dishwasher which was in the Sani-Rinse Cycle. We tried to cancel and stop the dishwasher but it did not respond to the control panel command so we turned it off at the wall switch. If we had not been right there in the house I am afraid of what would have happened.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 24, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.239.184.120)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17059400
Serial number: FRA4703230
Full Name: Yan Reznik
Address: 20947 Sherman dr
Town/City: Castro Valley
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94552
Country: United States
Phone: 510-5370857
Email: yanreznik@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 12/2004
How much did you pay for it? 670

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds25shbs1
Serial number: fk0715436
Full Name: Joshua Archibald
Address: 304 Tracy Lane
Town/City: Apollo
State/Province: Pennsylvania
Postcode: 15613
Country: United States
Phone: 724-420-1217
Email: ranger135xp@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Came with house
Purchase date: possibly 2000
How much did you pay for it? N/A

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Washer completed cycle but appeared dead for next use. After checking that the unit had power, I found some suggestions about the thermal fuse and followed a guide from repairclinic.com. After getting to the control board, I discovered a severe electrical burn on the board on and around a rather large resistor. The resistor itself has evidentally burst from overheating.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/9/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.236.114.85)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.13773K601
Serial number: FT3301885
Full Name: Gregg Antworth
Address: 2376 Arnold Crescent
Town/City: Burlington
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: L7P 4G3
Country: Canada
Phone: 905.484.3953
Email: gregg.antworth@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears Canada
Purchase date: August 2006
How much did you pay for it? $1200

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire, board destroyed, also damaged wiring harness and vent motor harness

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 159.33.10.155)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 655.17032400
Serial number: FR3601375
Full Name: Elizabeth Kempinski
Address: 47 Orchard Way
Town/City: Novato
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94947
Country: United States
Phone: 4158975168
Email: aorjock@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears/San Rafael, CA
Purchase date: 10/2004
How much did you pay for it? 461.16

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire 8/7/2013.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/7/2013.
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.102.182.146)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17795791
Serial number: FH 4413429
Full Name: Michael G. Kerns
Address: 17450 Crews Rd
Town/City: Wellsvlle
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 43968
Country: United States
Phone: 330-532-2096
Email: mikernz@comcast.net
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher started smoking and as we entered kitchen it was still running. It would not shut off as we open the door so I had to run to the basement and shut off breaker. Everything inside the dishwasher that was plastic melted and the racks in places had turned brown from overheating. I don't think the control board caught fire but Iam sure it wasn't far from it

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/10/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.163.223.139)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK01TKBT0
Serial number: FM0203073
Full Name: Lorie Dold
Address: 1044 Sandhurst Drive
Town/City: Sandwich
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60548
Country: United States
Phone: 815-786-2615
Email: inhim25@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 03/07/2003
How much did you pay for it? Sears credit cart

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07/10/2013
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.220.192.26)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101TJBL0
Serial number: FM0440236
Full Name: Chad Elumbaugh
Address: 463 S Chestnut
Town/City: Chebanse
State/Province: Il
Postcode: 60922
Country: United States
Phone: 8159225971
Email: elumbaugh00@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher was running for about a minute then it popped and black smoke started rolling out of the vents.I opened the door to shut it off and unplugged it. I'm guessing by the sound of it the controlled board is shot

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/6/13 no fire damage
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.206.20.127)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds30
Serial number: fy2409602
Full Name: C Brown
Address: 205 Quail Run
Town/City: Hoschton
State/Province: Georgia
Postcode: 30548
Country: United States
Phone: 404-944-0752
Email: fivebrowns@windstream.net
Store purchased from: Appliance Smart
Purchase date: 6/2010
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board smoked profusely, filling the house with smoke. Son was home and pulled door open to cut power.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/3/2013
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.28.195.106)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17462300
Serial number: FR3116820
Full Name: albert scherer
Address: 1743 woods drive
Town/City: beavercreek
State/Province: ohio
Postcode: 45432
Country: United States
Phone: 9374290080
Email: xmarine1743@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? 660 plus

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Was sitting in kitchen with wife and dishwasher is running and all of a
sudden black smoke and fire is coming out the top right side of our Kenmore
Elite dishwasher, the control panel is on fire! She pulled the door open and
it quit smoking. Had her close it to turn it off and the right upper corner
started to glow red! Opened door quickly to break the electric connection.


Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 08/01/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 132.3.33.80)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17034400
Serial number: FR5105011
Full Name: Charlotte Henschel
Address: 7 Crag Lane
Town/City: Boyertown
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 19512
Country: United States
Phone: 610)845-2378
Email: mchenschel@dejazzd.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smoke started coming out of the control board while it was running. I had set it on time wash, 6 hour delay since we were going out and I like to use our electric time of day rates. I was back and working at the kitchen table when I heard a popping like sound. About a minute later I looked and noticed smoke coming from the dishwasher. I opened the door and it kept running. I closed it and hit the cancel drain button, not sure if it would work. Fortunately it turned the dishwasher off and the smoke gradually subsided. This was really frightening since we often run our dishwasher when we are sleeping or when we leave the house. The kitchen still has the odor lingering 16 hours later.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 1,2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.214.24.129)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517269400
Serial number: FR5204221
Full Name: Doug Babcock
Address: 944 Marshall Court
Town/City: Dexter
State/Province: MI
Postcode: 48130
Country: United States
Phone: 7344261349
Email: babs17@provide.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Electronic Control Unit got so hot it melted wiring, scorched circuit board, melted through its tray and began melting black front fascia.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 31, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 152.160.37.120)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS1
Serial number: FP1114076
Full Name: James Stallcup
Address: 601 Comal Court
Town/City: Keller
State/Province: Texas
Postcode: 76248
Country: United States
Phone: 862-214-1427
Email: stallcupfamily@mac.com
Store purchased from: Texas Appliance
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? maybe around $600

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Turned dishwasher on and went to water flowers... Came back in about 20 minutes and there was burning electrical smell and smoke from dishwasher!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 28, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.170.88.76)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: Elite
Serial number: Will have to look up old records
Full Name: Nita Werner
Address: 22600 SW Riggs Road
Town/City: Beaverton
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97007
Country: United States
Phone: 5038808627
Email: nita@oeiassembly.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? $600?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher running when smoke and flames started to shoot out the top. Breaker did not kick off, couldn't shut off machine, even continued to run when the door was pulled open. Have pics of the melted motherboard before it was taken away.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Thanksgiving Day 2011
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? KATU

(Visitor IP address: 173.164.69.141)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517354301
Serial number: SR2805267
Full Name: Eric Walther
Address: 289 Buttonwood Drive
Town/City: Elizabethtown
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 17022
Country: United States
Phone: 717-367-5790
Email: dwaltman1@comcast.net
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: 7/22/2004
How much did you pay for it? $550.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

after starting the dishwasher on 10/15/12 8:00 at 8:15 my wife went to the kitchen and noticed smoke coming out of the dishwasher control panel. she tried to shut off and it was clicking, buzzing and you could see flames. I quickly found the breaker and shut if off as it did not trip. the house filled with smoke and we were so lucky we were home and awake or someone could have been killed an the house distroyed. as others no one will even talk to me either from Sears or Whirlpool.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/15/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.161.188.33)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 655.17462300
Serial number: FR 261402
Full Name: Andrew Virsik
Address: 13212 Shutter
Town/City: Lowell
State/Province: Michigan
Postcode: 49331
Country: United States
Phone: 616-987-9367
Email: avirsik@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Aug. 15, 2004
How much did you pay for it? $600- don't remember exact; amount

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

strange clicking noise and then flames and black smoke and soot coming out in the upper right corner of dishwasher door. Strong electrical burning smell in kitchen

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Sep. 8, 2012- minimal damage because we were in kitchen when it happened
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.112.117.214)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17469300
Serial number: FR3013046
Full Name: Lisa VanMansum
Address: 4204 E 40th Ave
Town/City: Spokane
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 99223
Country: United States
Phone: 509-835-5351
Email: lisamikev@earthlink.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire. Luckily I was home.The strong burning smell was instant. I went to open the door, water sprayed everywhere. Closed door, and hit cancel- did not work. Then turned off breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 8, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.10.121.185)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kupdo1ilb52
Serial number: fp4407189
Full Name: Joy Vanderzanden
Address: 6201 sw 192nd ave
Town/City: Aloha
State/Province: Or
Postcode: 97007
Country: United States
Phone: 503 649 5230
Email: jvander794@comcast.net
Store purchased from: standard tv and appliance
Purchase date: Feb 2004
How much did you pay for it? ?????

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control panel caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. aug 30 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.246.178.79)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLBL6
Serial number: FR5004761
Full Name: Tamera Venzke
Address: 4605 Pin Oak Lane
Town/City: Bellaire
State/Province: Texas
Postcode: 77401
Country: United States
Phone: 713-299-1779
Email: tvenzke@comcast.net
Store purchased from: not sure we are renters
Purchase date: 5 -6 years ago
How much did you pay for it? approx 1,000

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Notice electrical burning smell and saw smoke coming out of the vent on the side of the dishwasher. Had to turn off the circuit and dishwasher.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/19/2012 no fire just smoke and now need a new dishwasher
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.197.31.38)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI02CRL3
Serial number: FU0601436
Full Name: KIP VIRK
Address: 8367 - 141 STREET
Town/City: SURREY
State/Province: BRITISH COLUMBIA
Postcode: V3W0V5
Country: Canada
Phone: 604-618-0072
Email: kfm4002012@gmail.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? $800.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Badly Buned connector, plus Harness and board.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 18, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 207.6.94.2)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-16473300
Serial number: FR 2802961
Full Name: David Vale
Address: 4880 SE Aldercrest Rd
Town/City: Milwaukie
State/Province: Oregon
Postcode: 97222
Country: United States
Phone: 503-786-0807
Email: Djpdx1@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The door spewed white smoke from the top, the panel began to melt, and the motor locked into a very screeching noise. I could not turn it off and I burned my hand when I opened it. My first floor filled with smoke and I turned it off from the circuit breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/25/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.27.204.81)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: KUDI01ILBL1
Serial number: FP0105902
Full Name: ROBERT YORK
Address: 17 POPLAR STREET
Town/City: WEST HEMPSTEAD
State/Province: NEW YORK
Postcode: 11552
Country: United States
Phone: (516)481-3498
Email: capecod82@optonline.net
Store purchased from: P. C. Richard & Sons
Purchase date: 02/01/2003
How much did you pay for it? $618.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board Caught Fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 09/17/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.120.231.109)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01F1WH2
Serial number: FP2801312
Full Name: THOMAS R. ZEICHMAN
Address: 111 BARBERTON RD.
Town/City: LAKE WORTH
State/Province: FLORIDA
Postcode: 33467
Country: United States
Phone: 561-313-1049
Email: TZEICHMAN@YAHOO.COM
Store purchased from: BRANDS MART
Purchase date: 9/16/2003
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

CONTROL BOARD SHORTED OUT.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/17/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.38.89.84)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16052400
Serial number: FR4504422
Full Name: Christine Zura
Address: 401 Center Street
Town/City: Forked River
State/Province: New Jersey
Postcode: 08731
Country: United States
Phone: 609-548-9526
Email: oweezie609@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears - Ocean County Mall
Purchase date: July 2007
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught fire and destroyed wire harness and all electrical connections in the control panel.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 14 April 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 208.74.117.9)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1ILBS5
Serial number: FR3102835
Full Name: Dyanne Zutter-Worrick
Address: 12620 Crabtree Falls Dr.
Town/City: Bristow
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 20136
Country: United States
Phone: 703-314-0515
Email: darlingdy@gmail.com
Store purchased from: provided by buildre
Purchase date: Dec 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

We smelled smoke and the kitchen and sunroom were filled with white smoke. I pulled the circuit on the home electric panel.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Oct. 22, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.255.170.239)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kudioilbl5
Serial number: Fr2704151
Full Name: Thomas zwolinski
Address: 16 Abilene lane
Town/City: Manalapan
State/Province: New jersey
Postcode: 07726
Country: United States
Phone: None
Email: 732 5472553
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The smell of something burning

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/15/2012
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 74.105.199.116)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1ILBS5
Serial number: FR3102835
Full Name: Dyanne Zutter-Worrick
Address: 12620 Crabtree Falls Dr.
Town/City: Bristow
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 20136
Country: United States
Phone: 703-314-0515
Email: darlingdy@gmail.com
Store purchased from: provided by buildre
Purchase date: Dec 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

We smelled smoke and the kitchen and sunroom were filled with white smoke. I pulled the circuit on the home electric panel.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Oct. 22, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.255.170.239)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILWH6
Serial number: FR3901385
Full Name: Michael R. Wuestefeld
Address: 4 Morningview Place
Town/City: Lake Oswego
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97035
Country: United States
Phone: 5036757060
Email: wuestemi@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Standard Applicance & TV
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? unknown

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher failed 10/9/2012. during PST evening operation about mid-cycle. We first smelled the presence of an electrical fire and went to the kitchen, turned off the dish washer and tripped the supply breaker at the home power panel. We contacted Whirlpool to report the fire the next morning. They responded as if pre-prepared and transferred the call to the Product Safety department. They secured a service call for the next morning and authorized the expenses to investigate extent of damage.
Repairman found heater element failed, board melted under the three clumped relays, one melted-missing spade terminal, melted board tray that also melted the ribbon cable and initially reported that the fuse did not open. He later changed his view on re-inspection during a call to prepare the failure report for Whirlpool. I checked the fuse after the repairman left and found it had not opened to interrupt the failure.
Three follow up calls were not returned and we are left with a burned out dishwasher in the back yard pending our actions to resolve. We will save the failed parts for future examination. We doubt we will ever hear from Whirlpool since we purchased the unit in 2004, seven years after the warranty period ended and they have a report that the fuse terminated the event.
My view is that their design is flawed and leads to high heat failures consistently beyond the warranty period, enabling them to walk away from any responsibility. Water intrusion is present in the power cabinet and could be a contributing factor. The repairman stated that the unit draws 9 amps which is 1.08 kilowatts. A board of this size and configuration should not be expected to last long and is more likely to fail electrically. An un-noticed fire in an appliance most often put to use prior to going to sleep to take care of the dinner dishes or prior to leaving for work to fire up with no one home is a home or life loss waiting to happen. How dare they knowingly not inform a customer of a known fire hazard created by them.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/19/2012
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? KGW-Portland Oregon

(Visitor IP address: 71.237.135.69)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17019400
Serial number: FR5104070
Full Name: Dawn Williams
Address: 3816 Nations Way
Town/City: Berthoud
State/Province: Colorado
Postcode: 80513
Country: United States
Phone: 970-532-3695
Email: jdawnwilliams@skybeam.com
Store purchased from: Sears/new home construction
Purchase date: December 2004
How much did you pay for it? $342.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire, could not turn off without tripping circuit breaker

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 25, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 208.68.49.130)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI02CRBS0
Serial number: FS4304908
Full Name: James E Wilson
Address: 3908 Bosque
Town/City: Plano
State/Province: TX
Postcode: 75074
Country: United States
Phone: 972-423-8155
Email: je_wilson@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Best BUY
Purchase date: 6 years ago
How much did you pay for it? 900

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher started smoking and stopped after being unplugged. The unit was opened and the control board wiring had been melting. This dishwasher has been a serious hazard and KitchenAid should be shamed of themselves for making such crap.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Texas
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 96.226.27.14)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KU0SO1LBTO
Serial number: FM3401048
Full Name: Mark Weaver
Address: 570 Marion Dr.
Town/City: Womelsdorf
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 19567
Country: United States
Phone: 6105895014
Email: marklo@emypeople.net
Store purchased from: Martin Appliance Myerstown store
Purchase date: Jan 13 03
How much did you pay for it? 600-800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

We had a smokey blow out of the circut board, and thankfully we were home, to shut the breaker off!
Thankfully we did not have a house fire over it, we are very concerned about replacing it with a safe one!!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 30, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 198.228.201.156)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16032401
Serial number: FS1615232
Full Name: Stanley Walker
Address: 3213 Paddock Circle
Town/City: Flower Mound
State/Province: TX
Postcode: 75022
Country: United States
Phone: 972 533 6114
Email: swalkerr@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: no info yet
How much did you pay for it? no info yet

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I believe the control board caught file. There was black smoke pouring out of the upper-right corner of the door. The unit was running at the time. I could not turn it off. I had to throw the circuit breaker to stop the smoke.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/25/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.57.121.152)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17019400
Serial number: FR5104070
Full Name: Dawn Williams
Address: 3816 Nations Way
Town/City: Berthoud
State/Province: Colorado
Postcode: 80513
Country: United States
Phone: 970-532-3695
Email: jdawnwilliams@skybeam.com
Store purchased from: Sears/new home construction
Purchase date: December 2004
How much did you pay for it? $342.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire, could not turn off without tripping circuit breaker

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 25, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 208.68.49.130)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 655.16273402
Serial number: FS3901612
Full Name: Christian Wilson
Address: 1127 Calla Glen Ln
Town/City: Green Cove Springs
State/Province: FL
Postcode: 32043
Country: United States
Phone: 9042919229
Email: stimified@msn.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Jan 06
How much did you pay for it? 1000 Dollars.

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Panel caught on fire while it was running, luckly no other damage besides a total loss on the dishwasher.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December 31, 2012
How did you find us? Blog
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 66.177.82.21)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17389300
Serial number: FR2505531
Full Name: Todd Walker
Address: 13398 N Ferndale Dr.
Town/City: Hayden
State/Province: ID
Postcode: 83835
Country: United States
Phone: 2086998964
Email: tdub88@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board fire, had to shut off breaker to stop cycle. Control panel no longer works/responds.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11-12-2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.145.80.20)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01TJWH1
Serial number: FM2707506
Full Name: J. D. Warthen
Address: 4413 Rendale Ct.
Town/City: Olney
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 20832
Country: United States
Phone: 301-774-2653
Email: jdwjr4413@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 7/23/2002
How much did you pay for it? $494.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Faulty ballast smell like something electrical was burning. Continued washing after normal time. Machine kept running on opening door. Had to turn circuit breaker off to turn machine off.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/9/2012
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.28.78.162)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17372301
Serial number: 3123265
Full Name: Dale F. Wight
Address: PO Box 903
Town/City: Joseph
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97846
Country: United States
Phone: 541-432-5465
Email: dmwight@eoni.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/05
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught fire. Electrical wires and connections melted and char

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 8, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.38.12.62)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16023400
Serial number: FR4602569
Full Name: Elester Williams
Address: 251 Pine St
Town/City: Beecher
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60401
Country: United States
Phone: 708-946-9646
Email: williamse@worldkitchen.com
Store purchased from: New Home
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? came with new home

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Service technician analysis revealed damage to control board; damage to heater assembly and clean light blinks 7 times then pause, 7 times again and pause continuously which indicates a heater problem; dishwasher does not cycle; observed burn marks in control panel.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September, 13, 2012
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.155.234.87)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2500
Serial number: 8535034
Full Name: Kai Whitney
Address: 8131 Carlisle Way
Town/City: Vallejo
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94591
Country: United States
Phone: 707 553 8122
Email: kaiwhitney@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/28/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.23.141.215)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16463300
Serial number: FR2006859
Full Name: Sharon Williams
Address: 20110 68th Street
Town/City: Live Oak
State/Province: Florida
Postcode: 32060
Country: United States
Phone: 386-330-2275
Email: tmel012305@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 06-05-2004
How much did you pay for it? $1200.00 ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I started the dishwasher before going to bed. I went into my livingroom to finish watching the last few minutes of the news. I started to smell a smell of burning plastic. I followed the smell to my kitchen and turned on the lights and seen black smoke had filled my kitchen coming out of my dishwasher.There was sparks and flames shooting out the right hand side of the top of the dishwasher. My husband ran and open the door to stop the dishwasher from running and shut of the breaker to the dishwasher. Thank god I stayed up to watch the news a few minutes more. This all took place in about 5-10 minutes from when I started the dishwasher.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04-15-13
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.88.126.227)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS2
Serial number: FP3105920
Full Name: Jason R Tavares
Address: 2120 Barbeau
Town/City: Longueuil
State/Province: Quebec
Postcode: J4M2T3
Country: Canada
Phone: 450-674-0960
Email: jason.tavares@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003/05/12
How much did you pay for it? approx. 1200$

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I heard a loud rattling noise for a few minutes while the dishwasher was running, late in the evening. I opened to check if anything had fallen into the basin. Noticing nothing, I allowed the washing cycle to continue. The rattling noise remained, though with varying intensity. A few minutes later, a strong "burning plastic" smell was apparent and getting stronger. As I approached the unit, wisps of black smoke were coming out of the unit, in the top right corner of the door. I immediately hit cancel on the control panel and rushed to the breaker panel in the basement to cut power to the unit. The burning plastic smell took more than a day to dissipate.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2013/05/29
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 132.207.57.237)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17032400
Serial number: FR5112961
Full Name: Kathryn Tammen
Address: 6343 NE Oregon St
Town/City: Portland
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97213
Country: United States
Phone: 503-703-9700
Email: kaity_tammen@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 12/27/2004
How much did you pay for it? 449.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher was running, and the control board/electric panel caught fire and was smoking badly.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/25/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.105.190.178)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17572202
Serial number: FP3103960
Full Name: Ryan Taylor
Address: 2915 Paron ln
Town/City: Idaho Falls
State/Province: ID
Postcode: 83402
Country: United States
Phone: 2085212807
Email: ryguy166@msn.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? 450

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/5/13
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.167.155.71)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16059400
Serial number: FR3701006
Full Name: William Tate
Address: 2110 Foxfire Ln
Town/City: DeLand
State/Province: FL
Postcode: 32720
Country: United States
Phone: 3867473429
Email: bltate@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears dealer FL 03745
Purchase date: 03/01/06
How much did you pay for it? 505.85

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I was in the kitchen setting the coffee pot for the next morning. The dishwasher was running at the time. I heard a pop and crackling, looked over at the dishwasher and observed sparks/fire and acrid smoke coming from right side of control panel. I shut off the breaker and the flames subsided. The home was filled with smoke. I am very thankful that I was in the kitchen at the time and I firmly believe I stopped what could have been a disaster. Upon the next day I examined the dishwasher and found the control board and surrounding area burned. In searching for replacement parts came upon this article. I have bought a new dishwasher out of fear of the same problem occurring if I choose to repair this one.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04/03/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 184.90.253.58)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01ILBL5
Serial number: ?
Full Name: JANET TORGERSON
Address: 20505 104TH ST SE
Town/City: SNOHOMISH
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98290
Country: United States
Phone: 3607944049
Email: JANIT53@MSN.COM
Store purchased from: Judd and Black
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught fire and destroyed wire harness and all electrical connections in the control panel. Turned dishwasher on before going to bed but decided to stay up a little longer. Sitting there I heard a strange gurrgling sound from dw but it stopped. Didn't think much of it. 10 minutes later there was a loud pop and flames came out of the top of dw from the control panel. Then toxic smoke came billowing out. Flipped circuit breaker but smoke stunk up the house for days. To repair would have been $600. Because we are selling home, we purchased a new one..would feel really guilty passing on problem to new owner.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 1, 2012
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.170.69.52)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLSS5
Serial number: FR3312111
Full Name: Jasmine Tan
Address: 20749 E. Alpine Meadows Cir.
Town/City: Walnut
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 91789
Country: United States
Phone: 626-2531453
Email: jst22197@aol.com
Store purchased from: Dirksen's Appliance
Purchase date: 8/22/2004
How much did you pay for it? 1,082.42 (include tax)

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Flame came out from the control panel then smoke. Everything happen same time. No warning at all. Almost cause fire if nobody was around that time.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 13, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.23.123.8)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD01ISBL5
Serial number: FR2401206
Full Name: Patrice Trottier
Address: 2081 Montarville
Town/City: St-Bruno-de-Montarville
State/Province: Quebec
Postcode: J3V 3V8
Country: Canada
Phone: 450 653 7915
Email: patrice.trottier@videotron.ca
Store purchased from: Corbeil
Purchase date: 2004-06-11
How much did you pay for it? 1289.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire in 2006 had replace it. Never work well after

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. dont recall
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 66.130.178.203)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17373301
Serial number: FR2704981
Full Name: Jeff Tripp
Address: 11555 SW Denfield St.
Town/City: Beaverton
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 07005
Country: United States
Phone: 503-643-4987
Email: jmtripp1@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 1200

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board got extremely hot and started melting until power was shutoff.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/2010
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 134.134.139.72)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17032400
Serial number: FR5112961
Full Name: Kathryn Tammen
Address: 6343 NE Oregon St
Town/City: Portland
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97213
Country: United States
Phone: 503-703-9700
Email: kaity_tammen@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 12/27/2004
How much did you pay for it? 449.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher was running, and the control board/electric panel caught fire and was smoking badly.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/25/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.105.190.178)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS2
Serial number: FP319369
Full Name: Michael Tierney
Address: 23 Wagon Rd
Town/City: Glastonbury
State/Province: CT
Postcode: 06033
Country: United States
Phone: 860 633 9052
Email: Setierney@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: March 2004
How much did you pay for it? 1345.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Strong burning smell, shut off dishwasher smoke coming from control board.
Had control board replaced for 227.00 in 2011 by Appliance Repair.



Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2011
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where? NBC

(Visitor IP address: 69.182.135.242)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLBL6
Serial number: FR4402697
Full Name: Kevin Stolle
Address: 6701 Foster Slough Rd
Town/City: Snohomish
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98290
Country: United States
Phone: 425-377-0887
Email: k2stolle@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Direct Buy
Purchase date: 10/23/2004
How much did you pay for it? $762

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire, smoke and flames from the top of the unit. Wire connectors and both control boards are burned/melted.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04/10/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.22.114.163)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 666KUDS01FLSS6
Serial number: FR5119729
Full Name: Ryan Sarin
Address: 1685 Steele St #1
Town/City: Denver
State/Province: CO
Postcode: 80206
Country: United States
Phone: 303 860 9110
Email: Ryan@SerenePropertyMgmt.com
Store purchased from: The Great Indoors
Purchase date: 2005-01-06
How much did you pay for it? 1200.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control panel in door caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2012-05-31
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.177.203.208)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 17372301
Serial number: FR2718701
Full Name: Corey Smith
Address: 390 Carter Moir Drive
Town/City: Lancaster
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 17601
Country: United States
Phone: 7174648770
Email: csmith@cpmgsite.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 7/15/04
How much did you pay for it? 544.88

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

black soot/smoke from upper right corner. wouldn't turn off. had to shut off circuit breaker. took apart - circuit board black.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/2/13
How did you find us? -- choose --
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 72.95.57.186)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: KUDIO1FLSS3
Serial number: FR1213024
Full Name: Chris Savell
Address: 129Chadwyck Place
Town/City: Madison
State/Province: Ms
Postcode: 39110
Country: United States
Phone: 601-856-7913
Email: tsavell1@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Cowboy Maloney
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $900

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.107.81.189)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kud1011lbss4
Serial number: Fr20003307
Full Name: Allan smith
Address: 116 Livingston ave
Town/City: Babylon
State/Province: Ny
Postcode: 11702
Country: United States
Phone: 3477236907
Email: Agsmith@optonline.net
Store purchased from: Sears?
Purchase date: 2 to 3 years
How much did you pay for it? .

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board started smoking ( white smoke) then a really bad wire plastic
Smell that lasted about 8 hours.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 25. 2013
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.45.177.233)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66513753K602
Serial number: FU2005580
Full Name: David Svedman
Address: 1625 Pine Dr
Town/City: Grove
State/Province: Ok
Postcode: 74344
Country: United States
Phone: 918-944-0252
Email: dsvedy@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 5/25/07
How much did you pay for it? 815.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

heard a couple of loud pops, saw smoke and small flame coming from the the kick plate near the floor on the right side. Had to use fire extinguisher. Removed kick plate and saw wires and sound proof material smoking and melting after flames were put out.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/19/2012 limited to dishwasher
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 72.215.18.146)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS301XBT4
Serial number: F13703543
Full Name: Richard J. Sherry
Address: 211 Deumant Terrace
Town/City: Buffalo
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 14223-2306
Country: United States
Phone: 716-874-5472
Email: dicksherry@roadrunner.com
Store purchased from: Orville's Appliance
Purchase date: 10/24/2011
How much did you pay for it? 866.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher overheated and thermal fuse blew.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/28/2012
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 74.77.106.227)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.15892100
Serial number: FM0514857
Full Name: Mary Ann Sgroi
Address: 3750 24th Ave.
Town/City: Marion
State/Province: IA
Postcode: 52302
Country: United States
Phone: 319 377-9635
Email: mfsgroi@q.com
Store purchased from: Sears, Cedar Rapids, IA
Purchase date: 1/25/2002
How much did you pay for it? $520

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Less than 15 minutes after being started, the dishwasher made a couple of popping sounds and then smoked started coming out of the top of the door. As my husband opened the door, two flames came out of the top of the door and then the control panel died. The flames stopped, but smoke continued to pour out and there was a strong smell of burned plastic.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/5/2013
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 63.152.90.115)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLBL5
Serial number: FR3403588
Full Name: Marci Stifter
Address: 3130 Parkland Dr
Town/City: West Bloomfield
State/Province: MI
Postcode: 48322
Country: United States
Phone: 2488843310
Email: marcistifter@gmail.com
Store purchased from: ABC Wharehouse
Purchase date: September 15, 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught on fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/17/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.185.60.113)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17512200
Serial number: FM 2102451
Full Name: Tom Swoish
Address: 24 park st
Town/City: Coldwater
State/Province: Mi
Postcode: 49036
Country: United States
Phone: 517-677 -1939
Email: tswoish@smb-t.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: June 2002
How much did you pay for it? $500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control panel caught fire. We noticed smoke and were able put out fire and un plug unit. Sears recall department does not have serial number on its recall list. They offer repair with same defective part and deny that there is a problem. I can assure you the risk and fire were real. Rather than have the fire risk in our home, I will be buying a new dishwasher brand with safe control panel technology.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/09/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 66.231.37.205)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587.15149402
Serial number: TH6461550
Full Name: Laquita Steward
Address: 100 whispering oak trail
Town/City: mabelvale
State/Province: ar
Postcode: 72103
Country: United States
Phone: 5013668944
Email: laquitaallen18@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2007
How much did you pay for it? 947

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Plastic melted the inside parts

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2009
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 166.147.72.27)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 668.13839K600
Serial number: FT4002168
Full Name: John M. Simon, Jr
Address: 1718 Wilson Ave P.O. Box 245
Town/City: North Apollo
State/Province: Pennsylvania
Postcode: 15673
Country: United States
Phone: 724-448-4325
Email: simonj@apolloridge.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 12/2005
How much did you pay for it? $500-$600

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher started grinding and getting loud. Smelled of smoke and shut it down. Unhooked electrical and water with drainage. Checked bottom of dishwasher and engine was blackened with burn mark on subfloor.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2010
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? WTAE channel 4 news

(Visitor IP address: 174.130.26.119)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS02FRSS
Serial number: FT 4617577
Full Name: Colleen Sammond
Address: 240 Country Club Blvd
Town/City: Little Egg Harbor
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 08087
Country: United States
Phone: 609-432-8000
Email: csammond@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Art Handlers Pleasantville NJ
Purchase date: 02/07/08
How much did you pay for it? $1209.95

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board burned
heavy smoke


Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 0710/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.0.44.232)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK01ILBS5
Serial number: FR2702362
Full Name: Kyle Surgent
Address: PO box 1216
Town/City: Wall
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 07719
Country: United States
Phone: 7324491100
Email: fastc5@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Doing a regular load of dishes when we saw smoke from dishwasher. Thought it was just steam from dry cycle until we smelled a bad burnt plastic smell. Opened dishwasher, it would not stop wash cycle. Ran to electrical panel to shut down main electrical switch which stopped cycle. Smoke continued to come from control panel. Terrible smell of burnt wires and plastic throughout house which set off alarms. Very thankful we were in kitchen when this happened because this happened within seconds. If left unattended, there would have been a significant fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.112.123.188)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66513753K602
Serial number: FU2005580
Full Name: David Svedman
Address: 1625 Pine Dr
Town/City: Grove
State/Province: Ok
Postcode: 74344
Country: United States
Phone: 918-944-0252
Email: dsvedy@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 5/25/07
How much did you pay for it? 815.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

heard a couple of loud pops, saw smoke and small flame coming from the the kick plate near the floor on the right side. Had to use fire extinguisher. Removed kick plate and saw wires and sound proof material smoking and melting after flames were put out.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/19/2012 limited to dishwasher
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 72.215.18.146)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1FLSS6
Serial number: FS1220198
Full Name: Mark Shannan
Address: 4709 Lookout Mtn. Cv.
Town/City: Austin
State/Province: Tx.
Postcode: 78731
Country: United States
Phone: 512-626-3777
Email: markshannan@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Factory Builder Stores
Purchase date: 05/06/05
How much did you pay for it? $757

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

My daughter told me she saw smoke coming from the dishwasher and ran to the other end of the house. I went in and saw it happening and had my iphone in my hand. I took video, but just missed a burst of flames,when I turned it on. Still got footage of smoke coming out of the unit. The odor was a terrible electrical fire smell. Found this website immediately after googling "Kitchenaid dishwasher smoke and fire" This has got to be stopped. What if we had been gone or asleep?

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Texas
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.210.42.37)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO2FRSS2
Serial number: FT4617107
Full Name: Charmian Stewart
Address: 15 Hazel Ave
Town/City: San Anselmo
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94960
Country: -- choose ---
Phone: 415 458-1793
Email: charmian@aol.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Toxic smelling smoke was coming from it. I opened it up and unplugged it.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 26, 2012.
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.103.158.254)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1646.3300
Serial number: FR1906487
Full Name: Greg Steves
Address: 4970 LA Quinta Pl
Town/City: Victoria
State/Province: british Columbia
Postcode: v8y3g9
Country: Canada
Phone: 250-595-1044
Email: steveshouse@telus.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Ran the dishwasher afterdinner, we were all in the kitchen when my wife noticed black smoke coming from the control panel. We immediately opened the door and turned off the breaker. THANK GOD WE WERE HOME

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 9, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.92.220.83)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1703
Serial number: FR3901471
Full Name: Janet Scuorzo
Address: 769 1st Street
Town/City: Westfield
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 07090
Country: United States
Phone: 908-232-4372
Email: j_at_home@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? 500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught on fire while operating

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/2/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.45.85.229)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 58716252401
Serial number: NoTH63253979
Full Name: Kim Smith
Address: 4180 Blair Street
Town/City: Hudsonville
State/Province: Michigan
Postcode: 49426
Country: United States
Phone: 616 669-7234
Email: sron@att.net
Store purchased from: Sears-Grandville, MI
Purchase date: 08/16/06
How much did you pay for it? $300.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I had a local repairman come to fix it, because it hadn't worked in quite some time. Upon removal of the key pad and control board, it was discovered both had been charred!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. unknown (had not worked for quite some time)
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.235.165.95)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587.15149402
Serial number: TH6461550
Full Name: Laquita Steward
Address: 100 whispering oak trail
Town/City: mabelvale
State/Province: ar
Postcode: 72103
Country: United States
Phone: 5013668944
Email: laquitaallen18@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2007
How much did you pay for it? 947

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Plastic melted the inside parts

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2009
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 166.147.72.27)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-16359301
Serial number: FR2206681
Full Name: Cynthia Spatafora
Address: 15 Minden Cir
Town/City: Colorado Springs
State/Province: CO
Postcode: 80906
Country: United States
Phone: 7196510948
Email: cindyspatafora@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire. The thing that really concerns me is that im 99% positive that I had a tech come out in 2005/2006 to check this dishwasher because of the recall and it STILL caught fire!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07/03/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.9.52.2)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudio1ilbl4
Serial number: fr2206621
Full Name: jason a short
Address: 1172 trotwood blvd
Town/City: winter springs
State/Province: florida
Postcode: 32708
Country: United States
Phone: 908 875 6640
Email: jshort56@mac.com
Store purchased from: lowes
Purchase date: don't know exact date
How much did you pay for it? 600 - 700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 05/17/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.232.38.213)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDR01TJBT
Serial number: FM1214821
Full Name: Margaret Seyler
Address: 32 Birch Street
Town/City: Islip
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 11751
Country: United States
Phone: 631-277-3533
Email: wseyler@optonline.net
Store purchased from: P C Richard
Purchase date: 4/21/2002
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04/01/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.119.17.194)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudm01tjbl0
Serial number: Fm0733586
Full Name: Vicky Sprouse
Address: 9426 Birchwood rd
Town/City: Garfield Hts
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44125
Country: United States
Phone: /16-429-0930
Email: vicrenee@att.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smelled hot and burnt and just stopped. No power to it anymore

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 01/17/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.76.11.77)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 9743814
Serial number: FH3402227
Full Name: Terri Snell
Address: 210 W. Grant, #318
Town/City: Minneapolis
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55403
Country: United States
Phone: 763-227-8520
Email: tasnell@gmail.com
Store purchased from: ?
Purchase date: ?
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The control board on top of the door caught fire, when the machine wasn't running.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/14/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.113.215.213)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16469300
Serial number: fp4502396
Full Name: R. Scott Snape
Address: 578 Old Six Mile Rd
Town/City: Central
State/Province: SC
Postcode: 29630
Country: United States
Phone: 864-444-6412
Email: rssnape@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 01/20/2004
How much did you pay for it? ???

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The control panel caught fire after what appeared to be arcing.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/13/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.71.149.224)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH1
Serial number: FP1111266
Full Name: George Somogyi
Address: 4119 S Nolan Dr
Town/City: Pearland
State/Province: Texas
Postcode: 77584
Country: United States
Phone: 8329222861
Email: somog2@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Conn's
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? between $500-and 600

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Electric sparks came out at the upper right part of the control panel. Fortunately I was present and immediately shut off the equipment. The Dishwasher is unusable.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/30/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.195.211.39)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.13793k600
Serial number: FT2104615
Full Name: Grant Seibold
Address: 15101 SW Sapphire Dr.
Town/City: Beaverton
State/Province: Or
Postcode: 97007
Country: United States
Phone: 503-524-8218
Email: gtrh@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 6/9/06
How much did you pay for it? 750

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smelled burning plastic. Dispenser door stopped working.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/6/11
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.236.160.237)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudi02crbs1
Serial number: fs5102784
Full Name: Annette Smith
Address: 15049 Woodland Loop
Town/City: Penn Valley
State/Province: Calif
Postcode: 95946
Country: United States
Phone: 530-913-5090
Email: netster_00@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: jan o6
How much did you pay for it? 850

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

smelled something burning, had someone look at it they said wires melted in control panel and it is not safe to run.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. ca
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.137.196.149)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: Kudso2srsso
Serial number: F33402402
Full Name: Eric Scofield
Address: 1987 newport ave
Town/City: Santa Cruz
State/Province: Ca
Postcode: 95062
Country: United States
Phone: 831 462 6826
Email: Ericscofield@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 06/11/05
How much did you pay for it? 999.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The control board had a meltdown. The thermal fuse took a little too long too blow!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 06/29/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.131.174.63)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kud101tjwh0
Serial number: fm0643052
Full Name: Jesse Sell
Address: 3634
Town/City: Eugene
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97401
Country: United States
Phone: 734 709 5627
Email: jessesell@hotmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5-23-12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.22.3.69)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1500XTL03
Serial number: FRO509538
Full Name: Delores Sweetser
Address: 11420 E 36th Ave
Town/City: Spokane Valley
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 99206
Country: United States
Phone: 509.993.4516
Email: dsweets@earthlink.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Heard a loud pop. Ran into the kitchen and smelled burnt electric. Opened the door to stop the sparks/pops, but the washer wouldn't stop. My son ran downstairs and shutoff at the circuit breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11-28-2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.185.215.76)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01ILBT2
Serial number: FP2901363
Full Name: Steven
Address: Clifford
Town/City: Park Ridge
State/Pr

 
Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2600XTPQO
Serial number: FR3102061
Full Name: Robert Maloney
Address: 275 Garfield Ave
Town/City: Mineola
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 11501
Country: United States
Phone: 516 974-5494
Email: rmalone2@optonline.net
Store purchased from: BestBuy
Purchase date: 10/03/2005
How much did you pay for it? 571.89

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

We ran a load right after Christmas dinner and smoke started coming out from under the control board. The smoke became heavy, sparks shot out followed by flames.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/25/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.80.187.180)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDMO1TJWHO
Serial number: FL1O16728
Full Name: Garry Melville
Address: 32 Althea RD
Town/City: Toronto
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: M6S2P2
Country: Canada
Phone: 416-762-8970
Email: garry.melville@sympatico.ca
Store purchased from: Leons
Purchase date: 04/16/2001
How much did you pay for it? 899.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 9 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 65.93.217.60)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kudk02crbs1
Serial number: Ft0703810
Full Name: Donald Morrison
Address: 6564 lupine court
Town/City: Placerville
State/Province: Ca
Postcode: 95667
Country: United States
Phone: 916 420-4930
Email: Morrisond@saccounty.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/2/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.35.195.50)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: kud101fkss0
Serial number: fm0701073
Full Name: John MARIAN
Address: 3349 via la selva
Town/City: Palos Verdes Estates
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 90274
Country: -- choose ---
Phone: 310.266.3742
Email: jmarianphoto@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: pacific sales
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it? 750

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board overheated while running with really strong smelling smoke

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. april 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 107.196.44.122)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH1
Serial number: fp1514689
Full Name: November Merzlock
Address: 2010 douglas
Town/City: pocatello
State/Province: id
Postcode: 83201
Country: United States
Phone: 2082519108
Email: novmerz@aol.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught on fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/18/2012
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 63.155.35.77)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587.15173400
Serial number: TH51323222
Full Name: Debra Moss
Address: 24999 Unnerstall Dr
Town/City: Wright City
State/Province: Mo.
Postcode: 63390
Country: United States
Phone: 6362628626
Email: mossdebb@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 05-06-05
How much did you pay for it? 330.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

My dishwasher was not even in use and it started smoking we ran and shut off breaker and still smoking my husband had to take off the cover then the control board we unplugged the wires while it was still smoking the inside of the control board all melted, smelled so bad we had to take outside. Sounds just like everyone else, can not believe I get on to see if anyone else had problems and I find everyone had a problem. If I was not home this would of burnt down my house!!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1-17-13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.179.151.210)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16469300
Serial number: FR3513532
Full Name: Douglas G McKenzie
Address: 11 Leamington Gate
Town/City: Winnipeg
State/Province: Manitoba
Postcode: R3Y1C1
Country: Canada
Phone: 204-489-1235
Email: dgmckenz@mymts.net
Store purchased from: Sears Canada Winnipeg
Purchase date: fall of 2004
How much did you pay for it? ??

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Turned on for regular wash. A few minutes into wash cycle started to smell strong electrical burning/fire smell through out house. Immediately focused onto DISHWASHER. Smoking out of front panel near START switch. Opened door to stop machine. Turned off breaker manually, and took apart front panel. Electronic control module was burned/melted on right end through plastic cover and started to melt the actual back surface of dishwasher front panel. Many pictured taken. Local Sears floor staff refused to state ANY knowledge of Kenmore dishwasher fires. Called Sears Canada Safety Line and a statement was taken. They said a supervisor would read report and get back to me.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 28/01/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 207.161.216.254)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1IL
Serial number: FM3401032
Full Name: Manharjit
Address: Keighley Circle
Town/City: Kanata
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: K2K 3H8
Country: Canada
Phone: 613-591-066
Email: 42mani@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Fire sparks and smoke on front electronic display

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Sep 11,2010
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? NBC

(Visitor IP address: 173.206.35.102)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17033400
Serial number: FR3901342
Full Name: Jared Medlen
Address: 1808 MACQUEEN LN
Town/City: KNOXVILLE
State/Province: TN
Postcode: 37909
Country: United States
Phone: 6154775983
Email: jbmedlen@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

dish washer was running. Was in bed herd a pop went to see what it was didnt find anything went into kitchen to get a glass of water and found smoke bellowing out of front of unit. opened it up to see if something fell on the heating coil. not it kept getting worse burnt burnt finger (not bad at all) on hot spot on the top front of the dish washer. at this point i knew it was an electrical fire so i pulled out an extinguisher and ran to turn off the breaker. i cam back and it started to go away. this was very dangerous. if i would not have wanted a glass of water i do not want to think of the danger my family would have been in and the damage that would have been cause to my house.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 31.2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.70.104.161)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDp01flss5
Serial number: FR3005564
Full Name: Kirk Macnider
Address: 2125 Fieldcrest Drive
Town/City: Bartlett
State/Province: Illinois
Postcode: 60103
Country: United States
Phone: 847-431-1097
Email: kirkvw72@comcast.net
Store purchased from: ABT
Purchase date: 08/2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher was running. Smoke started to pour out the side and filled the kitchen with smoke.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/18/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.57.245.237)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS6
Serial number: FR5018167
Full Name: Norman Morse
Address: 214 Scotch Plains Avenue
Town/City: Westfield
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 07090
Country: United States
Phone: 9082331647
Email: nojmo@aol.com
Store purchased from: PC Richards
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? I guess too much!

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

On Sunday morning Feb. 26 the dishwasher started to smoke with a burning smell that filled the kitchen. I immediately turned off the circuit breaker for the dishwasher. I called Kitchenaid customer service and they stated, your one year warranty is expired and you can call any service repair company. In essence, she implied "it's your problem"!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/26/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.35.116.218)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILWH1
Serial number: FP0102040
Full Name: Kathleen May
Address: 301 Washington St
Town/City: Cumberland
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 21502
Country: United States
Phone: 301-777-3300 (business/prefer email)
Email: krmaymd@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Was replacement for prior model under warranty (tub leak)
Purchase date: ~2003
How much did you pay for it? N/A

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Heard clicking/popping sound several minutes after dishwasher cycle started. From next room saw orange glow and ran in to kitchen to find R side of control panel on fire/smoking. Fire extinguished and circuit to unit turned off.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 22, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 207.255.212.125)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: unknown
Serial number: unknown
Full Name: Elena Mills
Address: 3033 Lessiter Dr.
Town/City: Lake Orion
State/Province: MI
Postcode: 48360
Country: United States
Phone: 2486229007
Email: emills000@att.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005?
How much did you pay for it? unknown

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher was running. Black smoke started coming out of it along with a strong/plastic electronic smell. Would not turn off when it was opened. Had to hit cancel button

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/27/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.59.35.43)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: kud101fkss0
Serial number: fm0701073
Full Name: John MARIAN
Address: 3349 via la selva
Town/City: Palos Verdes Estates
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 90274
Country: -- choose ---
Phone: 310.266.3742
Email: jmarianphoto@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: pacific sales
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it? 750

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board overheated while running with really strong smelling smoke

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. april 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 107.196.44.122)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1IL
Serial number: SP4601318
Full Name: Craig Morgan
Address: 12255 Oak Rd. NW
Town/City: Salem
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97304
Country: United States
Phone: 503-868-7834
Email: craig@salempaint.net
Store purchased from: Kelly's Home Center
Purchase date: 12/12/03
How much did you pay for it? 800 or so

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Noticed a burning smell and found smoke coming from the door in the area of the control board

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/04/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.20.250.160)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587.16109801
Serial number: TH83324595
Full Name: Dennis Midkiff
Address: 923 Red Oak Tree Drive
Town/City: Fuquay Varina
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 27526
Country: United States
Phone: 9192550565
Email: dmidkiff@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 8/1/2008
How much did you pay for it? $399

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Started dishwasher just before leaving for work in the morning. Noticed it wasn't going through the cycles as normal, then thick smoke started coming out of the front vents. I immediately stopped the dishwasher and turned the power off at the light switch in the kitchen. The smoke smelled really bad, like burnt plastic.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/15/2012
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? NBC17 / Raleigh NC

(Visitor IP address: 66.57.1.106)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-16572201
Serial number: FP1705930
Full Name: Alison Mosimann
Address: 119 Poplar Rd
Town/City: Ridgefield
State/Province: CT
Postcode: 06877
Country: United States
Phone: 8604597133
Email: alisonm2008@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Don't remember
How much did you pay for it? Don't remember

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

While doing a load of dishes one evening the dishwasher started spewing out a terrible smelling smoke and then just stopped washing. The control panel was burning up. Power was cut and we haven't turned it back on since.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/13/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.51.160.76)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.173.72301
Serial number: FR26.16.731
Full Name: Clayman Myers
Address: 22571 BULL RD
Town/City: LEONARDTOWN
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 20650
Country: United States
Phone: 3014757020
Email: claymyers@earthlink.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 07/15/2004
How much did you pay for it? 449.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board was smoking; could not stop dishwasher cycle

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 01/14/2013
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 216.36.19.147)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH1
Serial number: fp1514689
Full Name: November Merzlock
Address: 2010 douglas
Town/City: pocatello
State/Province: id
Postcode: 83201
Country: United States
Phone: 2082519108
Email: novmerz@aol.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught on fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/18/2012
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 63.155.35.77)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK02CRBS2
Serial number: FT3602969
Full Name: Randall Michelson
Address: 4009 Somers Ave
Town/City: Los Angeles
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 90065
Country: United States
Phone: 323-465-3232
Email: rmpix@me.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 5-18-2007
How much did you pay for it? $649.88

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board smoking and on fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9-24-2012
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? CBS Chicago

(Visitor IP address: 76.173.75.40)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kudp01ilbl2
Serial number: Fp2902926
Full Name: Frances Martin
Address: 2590 curry loop
Town/City: Belton
State/Province: Texas
Postcode: 76513
Country: United States
Phone: 254 939 0355
Email: Martinsrblessed@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: ?
How much did you pay for it? 299

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught on fire and completely melted in a clump

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/12/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.0.79.94)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01TJWH0
Serial number: FL5138124
Full Name: Karla Miller
Address: 604 Hooker Road
Town/City: West Sunbury
State/Province: Pa
Postcode: 16061
Country: United States
Phone: 7248940109
Email: karla2982@aol.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

circuit- control board on door caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/27/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.144.232.91)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudk01tkblo
Serial number: fl2601251
Full Name: steve mccoy
Address: 828 250th
Town/City: ogden
State/Province: iowa
Postcode: 50212
Country: United States
Phone: 5152332627
Email: sjm@netins.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control panel caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 05/01 2012
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 216.51.237.188)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDD03DTSS2
Serial number: FY0918170
Full Name: SYAM MANNAVA
Address: 2240 NW 164TH STREET
Town/City: EDMOND
State/Province: OK
Postcode: 73013
Country: United States
Phone: 4053232853
Email: S_b_mann@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Metro Builders supply
Purchase date: 2009
How much did you pay for it? Dishwasher was installed when we build the house

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I did not start the dishwasher yesterday evening and wanted to start the dishwasher and it would not start. The control panel is very hot and is still burning hot even this morning. I am afraid to start the dishwasher.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/11/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.229.233.119)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLSS3
Serial number: FP5207868
Full Name: Nathalie Mainland
Address: 7 Mark Place
Town/City: Greenbrae
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94904
Country: United States
Phone: 415-461-5596
Email: nmainland@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The control board caught fire. We had to turn off the circuit breaker to turn the machine off and stop the fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/18/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.126.111.89)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: KUDS30IVWH0
Serial number: FY1201684
Full Name: Todd Murphy
Address: 18641 Inglewood Ave.
Town/City: Rocky River
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44116
Country: United States
Phone: 4403313726
Email: Toddemurph@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Stewart's Appliance
Purchase date: 8/27/2009
How much did you pay for it? $650.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Our dishwasher gave off a hot wire smell while running and then quit. We tried to reset the breaker but now it doesn't work. The dishwasher is almost new.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/22/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.118.44.8)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTLQ3
Serial number: FR0413683
Full Name: Daniel H. Morris III
Address: 1402 Milkweed Ct
Town/City: Frederick
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 21703
Country: United States
Phone: 301-698-2728
Email: derdan@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Lowes Home Improvement
Purchase date: 03-01-2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board overheated and caught fire destroying the control board, wire harness, touch control circuits and the surrounding plastics. Dishwasher uneconomical to repair.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Oct 18, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.26.138.5)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudm01tjbl0
Serial number: fm1035363
Full Name: Dianna Meloche
Address: 7478 Bingham
Town/City: Brighton
State/Province: Michigan
Postcode: 48116
Country: United States
Phone: 2484461757
Email: drmeloche@aol.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

10 minutes after starting dishwasher heard popping noises then saw black smoke coming out of dishwasher. Opened the door and more popping and sparks came out the top.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/2/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.82.107.74)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1IL
Serial number: SP4601318
Full Name: Craig Morgan
Address: 12255 Oak Rd. NW
Town/City: Salem
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97304
Country: United States
Phone: 503-868-7834
Email: craig@salempaint.net
Store purchased from: Kelly's Home Center
Purchase date: 12/12/03
How much did you pay for it? 800 or so

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Noticed a burning smell and found smoke coming from the door in the area of the control board

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/04/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.20.250.160)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01TJ
Serial number: not sure
Full Name: Brian Miller
Address: 102 Woodpecker Trail
Town/City: Guyton
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 31312
Country: United States
Phone: 912-682-5265
Email: sublimer1981@gmail.com
Store purchased from: In the house I purchased
Purchase date: previous owner has booklets dating to 2001
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher was finished its process and as it was drying my step son noticed a burning smell. I saw smoke coming from the panel and I removed the panel to find the circuit board smoking with a hot spot burning where a connector plugs into it. I unplugged the connectors and put panel in my garage and now I have to air out my kitchen because it smells like burning plastic. I have cut off the circuit breaker for the unit. I went online and found this website. This happened to me roughly an hour ago. Guess I'm hand washing dishes. This thing could of burned my dang house down!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/11/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.244.163.154)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds02sass1
Serial number: fs4901875
Full Name: James M. Moody
Address: 14272 Trailtop Dr
Town/City: Chesterfield
State/Province: Missouri
Postcode: 63017
Country: United States
Phone: 314-368-3412
Email: jmmoody@earthlink.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Nov 2008
How much did you pay for it? 950

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smoke coming from upper right door area along with burning plastic smell. I opened the circuit breaker to stop the fire and smoke. Now the unit will not turn on after resetting the breaker, I suspect the circuit board or fuse in dead now.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 9, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 97.91.146.174)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587.16109801
Serial number: TH83324595
Full Name: Dennis Midkiff
Address: 923 Red Oak Tree Drive
Town/City: Fuquay Varina
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 27526
Country: United States
Phone: 9192550565
Email: dmidkiff@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 8/1/2008
How much did you pay for it? $399

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Started dishwasher just before leaving for work in the morning. Noticed it wasn't going through the cycles as normal, then thick smoke started coming out of the front vents. I immediately stopped the dishwasher and turned the power off at the light switch in the kitchen. The smoke smelled really bad, like burnt plastic.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/15/2012
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? NBC17 / Raleigh NC

(Visitor IP address: 66.57.1.106)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-16572201
Serial number: FP1705930
Full Name: Alison Mosimann
Address: 119 Poplar Rd
Town/City: Ridgefield
State/Province: CT
Postcode: 06877
Country: United States
Phone: 8604597133
Email: alisonm2008@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Don't remember
How much did you pay for it? Don't remember

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

While doing a load of dishes one evening the dishwasher started spewing out a terrible smelling smoke and then just stopped washing. The control panel was burning up. Power was cut and we haven't turned it back on since.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/13/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.51.160.76)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS6
Serial number: FR5018167
Full Name: Norman Morse
Address: 214 Scotch Plains Avenue
Town/City: Westfield
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 07090
Country: United States
Phone: 9082331647
Email: nojmo@aol.com
Store purchased from: PC Richards
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? I guess too much!

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

On Sunday morning Feb. 26 the dishwasher started to smoke with a burning smell that filled the kitchen. I immediately turned off the circuit breaker for the dishwasher. I called Kitchenaid customer service and they stated, your one year warranty is expired and you can call any service repair company. In essence, she implied "it's your problem"!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/26/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.35.116.218)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02FRSS1
Serial number: FT0806240
Full Name: Jeff Dunko
Address: 2518 Constitution Way
Town/City: New Windsor
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 12553
Country: United States
Phone: 8455670414
Email: adunko@hvc.rr.com
Store purchased from: Michaels Appliance Center
Purchase date: April 2006
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Strong burning plastic smell coming from dishwasher just as cycle started. Took door off to find circuit board and wires burnt. Same damage as shown online. Breaker did not trip and washer remained on.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 21, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.15.206.75)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.15914001
Serial number: fk4903056
Full Name: Jeffrey Liebert
Address: 1001 HILLMAN RD
Town/City: YAKIMA
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98908
Country: United States
Phone: 509-945-2289
Email: QUIETTIME@LIVE.COM
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: 02/15/2001
How much did you pay for it? $725.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

SPARKS ANG FLAMES SHOT OUT OF CONTROL PANEL.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 05/16/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.93.19.34)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 6665.17462300
Serial number: FR3116690
Full Name: Angie Lehman
Address: 3321 royal oak court
Town/City: Ellicott city
State/Province: Maryland
Postcode: 21043
Country: United States
Phone: 4436950764
Email: attalehman@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Yesterday my dishwasher caught on fire with flames shooting out of the front panel. Luckily I was home. I have no idea which portion of the machine triggered the fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. October 22, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.40.32.136)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587.15173400
Serial number: TH50739804
Full Name: Brian Lewis
Address: 41 Wedgewood Circle
Town/City: Taylorsville
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 28681
Country: United States
Phone: 8282446690
Email: spiceylew@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? approximately $500?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Something caught fire as smoke was pouring out of the front handle---the unit was NOT on or running and had just been emptied.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. North Carolina
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 152.26.230.50)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 6651605400
Serial number: FR4403818
Full Name: Lisa L Laidler
Address: 2484 Carrington Road, NE
Town/City: Grand Rapids
State/Province: Michigan
Postcode: 49525
Country: United States
Phone: 6164479055
Email: pllaidler@gmail.com
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: 1/2005
How much did you pay for it? $700+

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

CONTROL BOARD CAUGHT FIRE. UNIT IS FRIED.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 01/16/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.39.105.70)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1FLSS5
Serial number: FR3408082
Full Name: Kerry Locks
Address: 494 Charles Avenue
Town/City: Massapequa Park
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 11762
Country: United States
Phone: 516798-2863
Email: klocks11@verizon.net
Store purchased from: The Appliance Home Center
Purchase date: 04/25/04
How much did you pay for it? 815.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught on fire!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/6/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.77.152.140)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudl02frss2
Serial number: ft4201929
Full Name: Hong Lee
Address: 2345 Ballard Way
Town/City: Ellicott City
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 21042
Country: United States
Phone: 410-696-2870
Email: rayhlee@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 10/2006
How much did you pay for it? 900

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

It was running a regular cycle and all of a sudden it started smoking and burning plastic smell. Smoke was coming from the door. The circuit breaker did not trip. The lights went dead and the smoke stopped. I turned off the breaker and took apart the door and found the area where the larger harnesses were melted and charred and burned the whole area of the circuit board. The harness had melted and the wires had also burned in sections and melted the plastic type liner in the door.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 08/09/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 65.205.57.66)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1500XTLT1
Serial number: FP1606466
Full Name: GEIL LEE
Address: 100 BUFFALO STAGE
Town/City: KALISPELL
State/Province: MT
Postcode: 59901
Country: United States
Phone: 4067568727
Email: jimandgeil@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Unknown
Purchase date: Unknown
How much did you pay for it? Unknown

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher was in the house when we bought it. The house was built in 2003 so it must have been bought about that time. The dishwasher was running and I was sitting in the front room. There was a couple funny noises and then they stopped. I started smelling electrical smoke and went in to see what was going on. The dishwasher would not stop so we had to flip the breaker. I was glad it had its own switch. Called a repairman who said it was the circuit board. He did some research to see if he could find a replacement. Instead he called and told me about these fire problems.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 12, 2012
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 184.166.177.100)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02CRBLO
Serial number: FS3803865
Full Name: MICHAEL LUCAS
Address: 1259 SUMMIT PL
Town/City: ESCONDIDO
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 92025
Country: United States
Phone: 760 741 5050
Email: mlempire5@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 5/2/06
How much did you pay for it? 698.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Kitchen filled with smoke and plastic burning smell, We pulled door open to stop the cycle and turned off the circuit breaker. Opened window and turned on exhaust fan over kitchenAid range to clear smoke and odor. Called Kitchenaid to report event. They are sending a tech out to investigate on Monday May 7,2012

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 4, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.111.201.53)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: `KUDS01DJBL
Serial number: FK3601398
Full Name: Lawrence W Lehman
Address: 5 Bayberry Hill rd
Town/City: Townsend
State/Province: Massachusetts
Postcode: 01469
Country: United States
Phone: 1 978 597 3556
Email: lwlehman@comcast.net
Store purchased from: EXPO design center
Purchase date: October 2000
How much did you pay for it? 830.00 Dollars

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Three time s micro switch and handle melted nad a thermo switch. Now it is staerting to smell again.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/30/02 &10/6 04 & 8/05/07
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? Channel seven

(Visitor IP address: 24.63.183.189)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDMO1TJBLO
Serial number: FK5108763
Full Name: Penny Leonard
Address: 114 Family St.
Town/City: Pierre Part
State/Province: Louisiana
Postcode: 70339
Country: United States
Phone: 985-252-6196
Email: penny_leonard93@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Graugnard , Donaldsonville La.
Purchase date: Sept. 18,2001
How much did you pay for it? $649.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire and burned all the wires house smelled the smoke for about 3 weeks we were lucky it was on an island because may have done damage to cabinets above

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 25,2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 209.240.61.22)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16022401
Serial number: FS0807931
Full Name: Edward and Dayna Liska
Address: 1710 SW 43rd Lane
Town/City: Cape Coral
State/Province: FL
Postcode: 33914
Country: United States
Phone: 2395493078
Email: tecbal@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears - Fort Myers FL
Purchase date: Around 2006
How much did you pay for it? About $450

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

After loading the washer and turning it on, in about 10 to 15 minutes we notice a electrical smell and noticed small flames and smoke coming out from the Control Panel of the dishwasher. Could not turn off the machine from the control panel but did turn it off from the circuit breaker box.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/25/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.54.197.212)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665 170 12401
Serial number: FS 050 1762
Full Name: Lexi
Address: Clark
Town/City: Kelowna
State/Province: BC
Postcode: V4T 2R5
Country: Canada
Phone: 250-862-3052
Email: lexiclark@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Black smoke coming from the door. Dishwasher wouldn't shut off when it caught fire. Thankfully we were home in the kitchen when it caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 30, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.4.5.230)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17369301
Serial number: FR3418019
Full Name: Phil Laplante
Address: 203 Village Close
Town/City: Sherwood Park
State/Province: Alberta
Postcode: T8A 4Y2
Country: Canada
Phone: 780-467-3164
Email: jr.mediaprod@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? Approx. $500.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control panel smoking and melted. Dishwasher destroyed.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. February 15, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.149.127.146)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01DLBT0
Serial number: FM3901551
Full Name: JAMES G. LOPARIC H
Address: 4011 SHELLEY DRIVE
Town/City: NORTH OLMSTED
State/Province: OHIO
Postcode: 44070
Country: United States
Phone: 440-777-2544
Email: jim.loparich@pinnaclesales-ohio.com
Store purchased from: SEARS NORTH OLMSTED
Purchase date: 9/24/2002
How much did you pay for it? 679.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/27/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.65.173.186)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: dv1100xtpq1
Serial number: fr3601210
Full Name: betty lynn
Address: 5633 hwy115
Town/City: Pocahontas
State/Province: Arkansas
Postcode: 72455
Country: United States
Phone: 8707389400
Email: betty.s.lynn@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

smells like electeical fire



Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. aug 3rd
How did you find us? Radio News
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 184.156.234.109)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: unknown
Serial number: unknown
Full Name: Marianne Lepp
Address: 19 St. James Ave.
Town/City: Somerville
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 02144
Country: United States
Phone: 617-666-0640
Email: ebisop931@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Best Buy?
Purchase date: 2000
How much did you pay for it? $500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/21/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 206.83.89.210)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTLQ1
Serial number: FPO411301
Full Name: Tammy Longoria
Address: 3201 Milford St.
Town/City: Midland
State/Province: MI
Postcode: 48642
Country: United States
Phone: 9898397431
Email: TammyK@rocketmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2/22/03
How much did you pay for it? $450

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I just started it and it was running, heard a loud bang noise and went to check the kitchen. Smoke was rolling out of the left hand corner opposite the steam vent. Smell was awful, stunk up the house. Opened it but water was still spraying. Had to turn off the circuit breaker to shut it off. Black marks on outside of control panel. It was scary to think I almost went to bed after starting it.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/28/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.247.215.82)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665 170 12401
Serial number: FS 050 1762
Full Name: Lexi
Address: Clark
Town/City: Kelowna
State/Province: BC
Postcode: V4T 2R5
Country: Canada
Phone: 250-862-3052
Email: lexiclark@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Black smoke coming from the door. Dishwasher wouldn't shut off when it caught fire. Thankfully we were home in the kitchen when it caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. September 30, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.4.5.230)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1ILWH2
Serial number: FP2703666
Full Name: Andrew Lycans
Address: 2607 Summit Street
Town/City: Columbus
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 43202
Country: United States
Phone: 614-419-2094
Email: davelycans@hotmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board sparked, smoked and caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 16, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.165.68.32)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17369301
Serial number: FR3317099
Full Name: Brian Hinson
Address: 20 Lawrence Landing
Town/City: Conway
State/Province: Arkansas
Postcode: 72032
Country: United States
Phone: 501-628-6874
Email: hinsonbd@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 03?
How much did you pay for it? 600+

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Was sleeping in the bedroom when my girlfriend came over to wake me up by yelling something is on fire! Woke up and found the dishwasher control panel was on fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Arkansas
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.214.179.176)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS1
Serial number: FP0810350
Full Name: JOHN LANGAKER
Address: 5121 GABLE RIDGE LANE
Town/City: HOLLY SPRINGS
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 27540
Country: United States
Phone: 913-620-4156
Email: MDLSHOPPER@EARTHLINK.NET
Store purchased from: WITH HOME BOUGHT IN 5/2012
Purchase date: WITH HOME BOUGHT IN 5/2012
How much did you pay for it? INCLUDED IN HOME PRICE

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

BAD SMELL EMANTED FROM UNIT WHEN RUN YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, WITH HI-TEMP RINSE FEATURE TURNED ON FIRST TIME SINCE IN THIS HOUSE OVER 3 WEEKS. OPENED INSIDE AND CHECKED FOR ANY PLASTICS ON HEATING ELEMENTS, NONE FOUND, AND RESTARTED TO SEE WHITE SMOKE COME FROM TOP OF DOOR, SMELLING LIKE A CONTROL BOARD ON A FURNACE WE HAD YEARS AGO THAT BURNED IT'S BOARD.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/12/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.97.152.145)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02CRBLO
Serial number: FS3803865
Full Name: MICHAEL LUCAS
Address: 1259 SUMMIT PL
Town/City: ESCONDIDO
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 92025
Country: United States
Phone: 760 741 5050
Email: mlempire5@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 5/2/06
How much did you pay for it? 698.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Kitchen filled with smoke and plastic burning smell, We pulled door open to stop the cycle and turned off the circuit breaker. Opened window and turned on exhaust fan over kitchenAid range to clear smoke and odor. Called Kitchenaid to report event. They are sending a tech out to investigate on Monday May 7,2012

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 4, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.111.201.53)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516054400
Serial number: FR4501465
Full Name: Mitchell Feld
Address: 1518 Addie Street
Town/City: Sebastian
State/Province: Florida
Postcode: 32958
Country: United States
Phone: 772-581-2789
Email: lewzinit@comcast.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

While the dishwasher was running I heard a crackling noise and smelled smoke in my kitchen. I then saw flames coming out from the front top of my dishwasher.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 20th, 2013 charred front top panel of dishwasher.
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.254.27.0)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUPDO1ILBL
Serial number: FR3102769
Full Name: Markeeta Koch
Address: 12825 S W Glenhaven St
Town/City: Portland
State/Province: Or
Postcode: 97225
Country: United States
Phone: 503-646-8481
Email: markeeta@frontier.com
Store purchased from: Standard TV and Appliance
Purchase date: 7-19-05
How much did you pay for it? $629

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

While the dishwasher waqs running I heard an explosion followed by a large plume of flame shooting out of the control panel. This was followed by smoke and a burning wire smell. Oddly, the dishwasher continued to run. I unplugged it to stop the dishwasher fearing a full house fire if it continued to run. Thank goodness no one was standing in front of it!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12-25-12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.53.99.130)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILWH5
Serial number: FR2705119
Full Name: Karen
Address: Richardson
Town/City: Squamish
State/Province: British Columbia
Postcode: V0N1H0
Country: Canada
Phone: 604-898-5335
Email: karen.richardson@telus.net
Store purchased from: Sears Canada
Purchase date: 2007
How much did you pay for it? $850 approx

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Fire in front Control board caught fire melted multiple electrical connections and melted plastic case which holds circuit board.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 18, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.156.126.129)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02FR
Serial number: 314161280
Full Name: Toni Ketrenos
Address: 6035 SE Stephens St
Town/City: Portland
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97215
Country: United States
Phone: 503-750-3753
Email: tonik@newseasonsmarket.com
Store purchased from: Standard TV & Appliance
Purchase date: Dec. 2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Door became so hot it melted and warped the soap dish lid.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/05/12
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where? KGW.com

(Visitor IP address: 67.189.88.13)

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MDB7100AWW
Serial number: 15723642YQ
Full Name: Barbara Kastning
Address: 71 Joysan Terrace
Town/City: Freehold
State/Province: New Jersey
Postcode: 07728
Country: United States
Phone: 732-780-1750
Email: BGardengal@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Approx. 8 years ago
How much did you pay for it? Can't recall

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control panel started to make a popping sound; then back smoke started coming out the top of the door panel. Suddenly burst into flames. Husband put it out with a fire extinguisher.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Nov. 30, 2012
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where? ------------

(Visitor IP address: 173.63.42.205)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILBT5
Serial number: FR2802225
Full Name: Roger Kochan
Address: 6680 Sunset Ave.
Town/City: Independence
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44131
Country: United States
Phone: 216-642-0735
Email: roger6680@wowway.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire, I think
Smoke & Flames came out of the right top side

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2-10-2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.4.144.80)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDR01TJWH0
Serial number: FL3119113
Full Name: Kerem Korunmus
Address: 904W Hintz Rd
Town/City: Arlington Heights
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60004
Country: -- choose ---
Phone: 847-400-7339
Email: murrkerem@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Don't know
Purchase date: Don't know
How much did you pay for it? Don't know

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

My wife yelled at me that there was black smoke coming out out the diswasher from the top front where the start switch is located. She turned the dishwasher off. When I checked the dishwasher and opened the lid there was a horrific smell like something burned. I saw that the main line connectors had black soot. I also checked that the circuit breaker was tripped off.
(As a side note, service company changed the same connector about 2 months ago when we called because we had no power to the dishwasher. Now I think it probably was the same problem. The service contractor told my wife that we should not use the Sani Cycle often, because the steam will get into the lid with electronics) I am now getting new dishwasher which is not a Whirlpool brand.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02-10-13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? -

(Visitor IP address: 67.149.143.105)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01IL
Serial number: FM3401032
Full Name: Mani Kooner
Address: Keighley Circle
Town/City: Kanata
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: K2K 3H8
Country: Canada
Phone: 613-591-0000
Email: 42mani@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Nov 2003
How much did you pay for it? 1200

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board cought fire/smoke/steam/smell

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Sep 11, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.206.35.102)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516582200
Serial number: fm3104456
Full Name: Kenneth Koswener
Address: 11 Jodi Beth Drive
Town/City: Mahopac
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 10541
Country: United States
Phone: 845 621 4766
Email: bigbird_ny@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears Yorktown NY
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 850

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board burned, smoke and flames. Out before other damage. Under service contract, but Sears won't replace, only repair.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/3/2012
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 170.146.225.4)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLss
Serial number: FS1739162
Full Name: Angela Kostelecky
Address: 5010 Del Ray Ave
Town/City: Bethesda
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 20814
Country: United States
Phone: 301.657.2953
Email: kostel3@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Bray and Scarf
Purchase date: 5/5/2005
How much did you pay for it? 1000

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

dishwasher emitted strong electrical smell and was billowing smoke

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5.9.12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 74.96.96.227)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1500xtkq0
Serial number: FL2305075
Full Name: John J Kapitany
Address: 337 Fletcher ST
Town/City: Tonawanda
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 14150
Country: United States
Phone: 716-693-3448
Email: jkappy1@roadrunner.com
Store purchased from: Orvilles
Purchase date: 2001-2002
How much did you pay for it? 500.00- 600.00 dollars

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

My wife did a load of dishes at around 4:00 pm and 10-15 minutes later the dishwasher started smoking.I was at work at the time it happened,my wife had to call the fire department and they made a report and took make model and serial number.She usually does the dishes before we go out or go to bed,were just lucky the house did not catch fire or worse,with us sleeping in bed.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 26,2012
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 74.77.39.233)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudwo3ctblo
Serial number: fu3305286
Full Name: scott keene
Address: 11027 n 64 lane
Town/City: glendale
State/Province: az
Postcode: 85304
Country: United States
Phone: 6236926029
Email: scottkeene28@msn.com
Store purchased from: lowes
Purchase date: 042708
How much did you pay for it? 779.80

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 05132012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 74.82.68.160)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS1
Serial number: FP0709688
Full Name: Tricia Killam
Address: 2732 Route 106
Town/City: Boundary Creek
State/Province: NB
Postcode: E1G 4M6
Country: Canada
Phone: 506 372-9736
Email: todd10@nb.sympatico.ca
Store purchased from: Lounsbury
Purchase date: March 14, 2003
How much did you pay for it? 1805.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 6, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 142.167.63.52)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJSS0
Serial number: FL4138946
Full Name: CINDA KLAGES-MCKENZIE
Address: 78718 ECHOLS RD
Town/City: HERMISTON
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97838
Country: United States
Phone: 541 567 8614
Email: MCKENZIE.TEAMMC@GMAIL.COM
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: 09/05/2002
How much did you pay for it? $1,236.97

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

My dishwasher started out getting very hot then one day smoke (electrical smelling) started streaming out of the door of the dishwasher. We didn't see flames but we did have to open up the entire house to remove the smoke. The dishwasher has worked since.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04/28/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? nbc

(Visitor IP address: 75.141.70.5)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS30IXSS2
Serial number: F11702601
Full Name: Pamela Kresse
Address: 6250 Sand Hills Cir
Town/City: Lake Worth
State/Province: FL
Postcode: 33463
Country: United States
Phone: 561 358-6230
Email: pkresse@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: June 2011
How much did you pay for it? $750

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

It has been 3 times I have had to replace my dishwasher since Dec 2010 due to an electrical short in the door panel. I was told by the repairman that there have been numerous repairs with the same problem with this type of dishwasher that he has personally had to repair himself. I called Whirlpool and they told me that they understand, but there has never been a fire on this type of unit...REALLY? Because I smelled smoke and where there is smoke there is fire, right?

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. FL
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.139.228.103)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1603340
Serial number: FS1305652
Full Name: Mark Kwiatkowski
Address: 2375 Lancaster Lane
Town/City: Round Lake Beach
State/Province: Illinois
Postcode: 60073
Country: United States
Phone: 8477728373
Email: markskirlb@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 4/25/2005
How much did you pay for it? 579.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

We smelled something burning and discovered that it was coming from the dishwasher, and that the control panel was starting to smoke and I had to shut off the dishwasher at the fuse panel.

I took apart the control panel and the board and housing were fried.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/25/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.174.23.30)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1148XTP63
Serial number: FS0201653
Full Name: Jennifer
Address: Silver
Town/City: Troy
State/Province: Michigan
Postcode: 48083
Country: United States
Phone: 2486800147
Email: nsilver@comcast.com
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 4/8/05
How much did you pay for it? $476.79

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Loud bomb. Fire and smoke coming out of dishwasher. Unit would not turn off had to manually shut off water and hit circuit breaker. Was so bad I thought we had an electrical fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/17/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.205.2.53)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1108XTLB0
Serial number: FP2004239
Full Name: G D Joiner
Address: 961 Jackson Rd
Town/City: Roberta
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 31078
Country: United States
Phone: 478 836 4412
Email: 1oldgaredneck@pstel.net
Store purchased from: unknown - installed by builder
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? came with house

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Wife started unit - in just a few minutes noticed a VERY strong burning plastic smell - she opened the dishwasher and it would not stop - she screamed for my assistance - I flipped the circuit breaker off - we opened several windows to get rid of the acrid smoke and kept observing the dishwasher for quite a few minutes with fire extinguisher at the ready....The next morning we discovered that the control panel circuit board had actually caught fire - by the grace of God we were home....

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Saturday, June 08 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 72.29.33.96)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16052400
Serial number: FS1508282
Full Name: Vinod Joshi
Address: 2724 NW 160th Terrace
Town/City: Edmond
State/Province: OK
Postcode: 73013
Country: United States
Phone: 405-285-1686
Email: vinodkjoshi@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

My six year old came running out of the kitchen yelling that the dishwasher had smoke. I was able to shut it off and unplug it before it ignited.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 01/07/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 70.184.152.104)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBT3
Serial number: FR2005312
Full Name: Alison Joseph
Address: 108 Bradley Hill Road
Town/City: Milton
State/Province: Vermont
Postcode: 05468
Country: United States
Phone: 802-524-4655
Email: davidalison01@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Thibault Appliances ?
Purchase date: ?2004?
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Black smoke which is coming from the circuit board and the lights keep blinking and making a zapping sound. Thankfully, I was home when it happened to turn it off!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 18, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.137.90.20)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17032400
Serial number: FR3901937
Full Name: Vivian Jung
Address: 43 Erin Lane
Town/City: Setauket
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 11733
Country: United States
Phone: 16314744563
Email: vjung@optonline.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/18/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.190.9.201)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBS6
Serial number: FR4703787
Full Name: Kurt Johnson
Address: 2362 BINLEY DR
Town/City: HOUSTON
State/Province: Texas
Postcode: 770775511
Country: -- choose ---
Phone: 2815007860
Email: kujotx@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smelled plastic burning near dishwasher, which was running. Turned it off at the switch. Disassembled it and found that that control board was burnt.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 09/03/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 70.140.190.80)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU3200XTPQD
Serial number: FR4102827
Full Name: Wendy Isert
Address: P.O. Box 60
Town/City: Dewberry
State/Province: Alberta
Postcode: T0B1G0
Country: Canada
Phone: 780847-2638
Email: wisert@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Midwest Home Furnishing
Purchase date: Feb.12/2005
How much did you pay for it? $800.

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Yes a COntrol Board Fire. THe washing cycle finished and then did not shut off. Made some odd noise then started to smoke.and sparks coming out of the front. The cycle showed that it was done, so I tried to shut if off with the cancel button. I then pulled the plug. THe smoke was getting to grow fast. We took it apart and all the wires are melted and so are alot of the other components. THANKFUL that I was home and in the kitchen at the time.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December 12, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 66.112.182.89)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudpo2crbs2
Serial number: ft4610793
Full Name: Cynthia Ingersoll
Address: 10514 Woodhollow Rd
Town/City: Charlotte
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 28227
Country: United States
Phone: 704-545-0785
Email: 77cing66@bellsouth.net
Store purchased from: hh gregg
Purchase date: 2007
How much did you pay for it? 900.00 +

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

wiring harness and receptor switch burned / melted control panel malfunctioned because of it

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04/20/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 74.183.215.131)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2804423
Full Name: Robert Siefermann
Address: 3 Cloverdale Pl
Town/City: Wappingers Falls
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 12590
Country: United States
Phone: 845 489-2603
Email: Siefer@optonline.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: August 2004
How much did you pay for it? 1200.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7-18-2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.125.233.216)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTLB1
Serial number: FP1419699
Full Name: Michael Robert White
Address: 2360 Salt Springs Road
Town/City: McDonald
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44437
Country: United States
Phone: 330-530-6650
Email: mrwhite1957@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sheely's Furniture and Appliances
Purchase date: 10/06/2006
How much did you pay for it? $473.93

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire. Sparks and flames.Kitchen filled with smoke.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/17/2013
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 72.23.219.19)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16482300
Serial number: FR3406698
Full Name: Lee Win Liu
Address: 8116 Hunters Place
Town/City: Indianapolis
State/Province: Indiana
Postcode: 46236
Country: United States
Phone: 317-826-0505
Email: Lwliu01@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 8/28/04
How much did you pay for it? $960.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Halfway thru a cycle, I could smell something burning. The machine shut off completely. I suspect the control board has overheated and may have even burned. Luckily I was srill awake

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07/17/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.253.198.201)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01DLBS0
Serial number: FM4003161
Full Name: Randy Wolf
Address: 107 Sands dr
Town/City: Hebron
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 43025
Country: United States
Phone: 740-928-8755
Email: prwolf@centurylink.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 4/21/2003
How much did you pay for it? $897.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/17/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 130.76.96.151)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17369301
Serial number: FR3317099
Full Name: Brian Hinson
Address: 20 Lawrence Landing
Town/City: Conway
State/Province: Arkansas
Postcode: 72032
Country: United States
Phone: 501-628-6874
Email: hinsonbd@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 03?
How much did you pay for it? 600+

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Was sleeping in the bedroom when my girlfriend came over to wake me up by yelling something is on fire! Woke up and found the dishwasher control panel was on fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Arkansas
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.214.179.176)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS6
Serial number: FR4607949
Full Name: Daniel Heinle
Address: 6073 Queens River Drive
Town/City: Mableton
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 30126
Country: United States
Phone: 7703171679
Email: djheinle@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Kitchen Aid direct
Purchase date: 4/2005
How much did you pay for it? 1200

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

20 minutes into the cycle, the dishwasher made a hissing sound, then flames shot out of the side of the front door. It wouldn't shut off or stop until I turned off the fuse.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/23/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.243.28.146)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH1
Serial number: FP1212001
Full Name: Edward J. Howie
Address: 35 Fontana Lane
Town/City: Rochester
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 14612-2973
Country: United States
Phone: 585-227-9607
Email: tedhowie@juno.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 4/15/2003
How much did you pay for it? $527.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher caught fire last night (9/7). It was shooting water out of it and there was a strong burning smell. Smoke and sparks were coming thru the top of the door. The Fire Dept. came and shut the breaker down and secured the smoke and sparks.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/6/2012
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 66.66.126.195)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kudto3ftwh2
Serial number: Fw0701987
Full Name: Mike Harvey
Address: 2040 beranger way
Town/City: Oakley
State/Province: Ca
Postcode: 94561
Country: United States
Phone: 9253820987
Email: Fordmmanharveyz@aol.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board burnt

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 1 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.234.25.127)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2200XTSB3
Serial number: FU4203728
Full Name: Michelle houart
Address: 3210 state highway 153
Town/City: Gideon
State/Province: Mo
Postcode: 63848
Country: United States
Phone: 573-576-1192
Email: mhouart@semonetwork.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: May/2007
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Started fire middle bottom underneath and spread to the wiring on the side.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 2 2013
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 166.147.104.36)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17029400
Serial number: FR3701781
Full Name: Tony Heward
Address: 727 Lincoln Street
Town/City: Osage City
State/Province: Kansas
Postcode: 66523
Country: United States
Phone: (785)230-2138
Email: hewardfam4@mchsi.com
Store purchased from: Sears Topeka, Kansas
Purchase date: November 2004
How much did you pay for it? $350

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

WARNING: Please spread the word! Don't start the dishwasher and leave it unattended. A couple of weeks ago, my wife started our Kenmore dishwasher when she left for her school day, and when my teenage daughter came home from school, she entered through our kitchen which was full of toxic fumes. We soon discovered that the severe toxic odor was coming from the front of the dishwasher. Inside, the dishes were still wet and the panel would not work. My first call to Sears led to their customer service technician telling us that the control panel went out and simply needed to be replaced and explained the ease of installing their do-it-yourself replacement control panel which we purchased at the cost of $134. Their directions followed with how to open the machines panel to get to the internal controls. Once taken apart, I found the truth behind the non-operable external control panel and the cause of toxic odor there were obvious signs that a fire had taken place and the melted components were beyond repair with the new panel box.
Since then, I have spent hours in requesting for a safety recall of dishwashers from Sears/Kenmore (made by Whirlpool) after discovering that our dishwashers internal panel caught on fire and that this is a very common hazard as you will find by doing an online search of dishwasher fire hazards. These companies will take no responsibility and deny the existence of faulty components. Sears claims that there would be no problem for us if we had purchased the extended warranty. This extended warranty does NOTHING to prevent the fire hazards; it would simply cover the repair or replacement of the machine AFTER a hazardous fire. Their suggestion of what we should have done ($$$ for more service) DOES NOT cover our concerns of the hazards that exist. Sears/Kenmore says to call Whirlpool, and Whirlpool says it is not their dishwasher (once sold to Sears, it is theirs) and you have to deal with Sears. We feel frustrated about the poor customer service (it's obviously a financial rip-off) and fear for the safety and consumer protection of others that are unaware. The consumer must spread the word since these companies are not doing a voluntary recall. Take a moment to do an online search on dishwasher panel fires and see if your brand is one that has had hundreds of reports of fires. I can promise you, I will never make a purchase from Sears department store ever again!


Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 5, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.16.99.48)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1055XTVQ1
Serial number: F02063638
Full Name: John L. Hill
Address: 1009 Creek Haven Dr.
Town/City: Holly Springs
State/Province: North Carolina
Postcode: 27540
Country: United States
Phone: 9192676781
Email: jlhill1097@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: 5/15/2011
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

March in 2013 slight smell,shut off
have to restart.April 5,burn smell,shut off/restart,off restart.
April 6 start slight smell shut off. Wont restart.Try again on morning of April 7,wont start.Shut off breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Shut off befor
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where? Wral2 in Raligh NC

(Visitor IP address: 71.20.205.79)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17054402
Serial number: FS5101886
Full Name: Jared Hull
Address: 325 Cardinal Glen Cir
Town/City: Sterling
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 20164
Country: United States
Phone: 703-421-2219
Email: hull.va@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Sears in Sterling VA (Dulles Mall)
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/9/2013
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.127.43.228)

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: mdb6650awb
Serial number: 27830736cp
Full Name: james hunter
Address: 398 riverdale ave
Town/City: ottawa
State/Province: on
Postcode: k1s1r9
Country: Canada
Phone: 8199341280
Email: thehunters@rogers.com
Store purchased from: Colonial
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

On our Maytag dishwasher, I noticed electrical hissing sound and arcing when closing the door.
I then noticed sparks coming out of the unit.
I turned off the power and took it apart to investigate.
There is a design flaw. The wires leading from the bottom of the unit to the control panel on the door have been completely cut through by a piece of metal that is placed such that the wires cut against it each time the door closes.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 24 Feb 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.241.36.235)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS02FRSSO
Serial number: FS4409726
Full Name: ROGER M. HIGHCOVE SR.
Address: 2334 JANET DRIVE
Town/City: JACKSONVILLE
State/Province: FLORIDA
Postcode: 32259
Country: United States
Phone: 904-3349306
Email: RHIGHCOVE@BELLSOUTH.NET
Store purchased from: SETZLER'S
Purchase date: 12/2005
How much did you pay for it? UK

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

THE SOAP DISH KEEPS MELTING AND THEN NOTHING WORKS. ALL THE LED LIGHTS BLINK.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 01-2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.18.204.85)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLSS3
Serial number: FR0209947
Full Name: DAVID HARVEY
Address: 3661 HOWELL WOOD TRAIL
Town/City: DULUTH
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 30096
Country: United States
Phone: 678-410-9209
Email: HARVEYDJ@BELLSOUTH.NET
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/25/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.201.130.26)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66515899100
Serial number: FM0923647
Full Name: Martin F Halupka Jr
Address: 508 Trailridge Dr
Town/City: Richardson
State/Province: Texas
Postcode: 75081
Country: United States
Phone: 972-783-2417
Email: mbhalupka@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 02/16/2002
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Nov 20, 2012
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.184.244.105)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL3
Serial number: FP5007110
Full Name: Steven Hell
Address: 22727 104th Street
Town/City: Live Oak
State/Province: FL
Postcode: 32060
Country: United States
Phone: (386)658-2683
Email: windstream.net
Store purchased from: builder
Purchase date: May 2004
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Inside of dishwasher caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2006ish
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.131.122.245)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517052400
Serial number: fr4805602
Full Name: Keith Hall
Address: 1921 Sunburst Place
Town/City: Sierra Vista
State/Province: AZ
Postcode: 85635
Country: United States
Phone: 5204597072
Email: keithrichardhall@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? $?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board ignited.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4-16-2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.1.95.91)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: 665.17462300
Serial number: FR2513641
Full Name: Bruce Hayden
Address: 6040 Cytisus Ct.
Town/City: Garden Valley
State/Province: California
Postcode: 95633
Country: United States
Phone: 530-333-4186
Email: Folkmuse@thefolkmuse.com
Store purchased from: Sears, Placerville, CA
Purchase date: 6-8 years ago
How much did you pay for it? I have forgotten.

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire. Failure of the printed Circuit Board

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/9/2013
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.19.14.21)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16362301
Serial number: FR3518877
Full Name: Kenneth Hall
Address: 30978 Elm Drive
Town/City: Lewes
State/Province: DE
Postcode: 19958
Country: United States
Phone: 302-644-0520
Email: HiCarolina@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 9/16/04
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Heard an electical sound like a short. Went to investigate found smoke billowing from dishwasher door near control panel. Acrid smell. Had to turn off at breaker because it didn't trip. Entire control panel charred.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/12/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 64.12.116.71)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517262400
Serial number: FR4702980
Full Name: Timothy Hughes
Address: 114 Claremont Dr
Town/City: Naperville
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60540
Country: United States
Phone: 630-369-2504
Email: thughes411@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Aurora IL - Fox Valley Store
Purchase date: Approx 2004
How much did you pay for it? Approx $750

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Heard a pop and smoke starting to come out from the top of dishwasher by control panel....opened unit as if I were going loan or unload it and it stopped. I then disconnected the unit.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. None
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.5.74.65)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS
Serial number: 8531654
Full Name: Deborah Harkness
Address: 415 Coral St.
Town/City: Beach Haven
State/Province: New Jersey
Postcode: 08008
Country: United States
Phone: 609-492-6953
Email: DHarkin1@aol.com
Store purchased from: January 8, 2005
Purchase date: January 8, 2005
How much did you pay for it? $1,029

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Shorted out motor and smelled like an electrical fire. Door was closed. I wasn't home. Repairman said he had never seen anything like that before.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. October 9, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.83.37.157)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU810SWPU2
Serial number: FT2039466
Full Name: Melissa Joy Howell
Address: 4054 Potomac Walk Court
Town/City: Loganville
State/Province: Georgia
Postcode: 30052
Country: United States
Phone: 7703170476
Email: melizardjoy@bellsouth.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I turned on my dishwasher on the evening of March 20 and I noticed it was making a terrible noise. When I opened the door, smoke was coming out of it and there was a intense burning smell.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/20/2012
How did you find us? Friend/Family
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.88.232.13)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: KUDIO2FRBL1
Serial number: FS4701264
Full Name: STEVE & DEBORAH HANSKA
Address: 2701 SUMMIT DRIVE
Town/City: EDMOND
State/Province: OK
Postcode: 73034
Country: United States
Phone: 405 330-1964
Email: GJBROOK@ATT.NET
Store purchased from: METRO BUILDERS SUPPLY
Purchase date: 12/13/06
How much did you pay for it? $699.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

STEVE NOTICED A BURNING SMELL AND IT LED TO THE DISHWASHER. HE PULLED THE DOOR OPEN TO STOP THE CYCLE. OPENED IT UP AND WIRES WERE BURNED AND MELTED INTO THE BOARD. THANKFULLY HE SMELLED IT BEFORE HE CAME TO BED FOR THE NIGHT. OUR HOUSE COULD HAVE BURNED DOWN INCLUDING POSSIBLE INJURY OR DEATH TO US AND OUR CHILDREN.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. JUNE 22, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.16.206.49)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1500XTLT2
Serial number: FP2902478
Full Name: Vicky J. Hayes
Address: 33 Brookside Drive
Town/City: Williamsville
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 14221
Country: United States
Phone: 716-308-8200
Email: vjh@jmichaelhayes.com
Store purchased from: Kitchen World
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? About $650

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Started cycle, within 5 minutes thick white, acrid smoke came pouring out of control panel, was on fire. Had to turn off circuit breaker in cellar to stop electric! Luckily we were home, otherwise could have burned down house!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 18, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.180.168.146)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: KUDSO1ILBT2
Serial number: FP3401770
Full Name: Carol J. Haas
Address: 2363 Castleton Dr.
Town/City: Troy
State/Province: MI
Postcode: 48083
Country: United States
Phone: 248-689-5076
Email: carolhintroy@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sargent Appliance
Purchase date: 8/19/2003
How much did you pay for it? 895.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Circuit board caught fire and smoke poured out of top & sides of dishwasher. Fire department was called.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/1/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.14.62.31)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU980SCGQ3
Serial number: FK3301706
Full Name: Mark Clark Hamer
Address: 71 Ashlin Court
Town/City: Batesville
State/Province: In
Postcode: 47006
Country: United States
Phone: 812-212-1908
Email: hamermarkc@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Gehrings Appliance Batesville
Purchase date: 11/02
How much did you pay for it? $500?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Unit quit working, called for repair the technician pulled the cover off & told us the circuit board had gotten really hot at one time. Told us to start looking for a new unit.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.253.25.137)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kuds011jwh0
Serial number: fl1916158
Full Name: Becky Girling
Address: 21416 vesper
Town/City: macomb
State/Province: mi
Postcode: 48044
Country: United States
Phone: 586-9 4 8-0659
Email: bgirling@Comcast.net
Store purchased from: sargent appliances
Purchase date: july 2001
How much did you pay for it? 650

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

While it was running flames and smoke were coming out of the top control handle.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2-18-2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.205.148.102)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17593202
Serial number: fp3102660
Full Name: James Louis Gregorec Jr
Address: 1781 Charles Waite Street
Town/City: Sycamore
State/Province: Illinois
Postcode: 60178
Country: United States
Phone: 8158993006
Email: jtgregorec@msn.com
Store purchased from: Sears Hardware
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? $

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

White smoke started billowing out of the control panel. Panel was extremely hot and would not shut off. Luckily, my wife was home and smelled the nasty smoke and killed the breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 06/11/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.44.50.62)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO2FRSS2
Serial number: FT3707257
Full Name: DAVID GRIFFEY
Address: 195 HOMESTEAD DRIVE
Town/City: SPARTA
State/Province: KY
Postcode: 41086
Country: United States
Phone: 8596432128
Email: david.griffey@zoomtown.com
Store purchased from: HHGregg
Purchase date: December 2006
How much did you pay for it? $950

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire 2 years ago. Replaced it and it just caught fire again!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2011 and 5/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 208.102.111.51)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01TJBL
Serial number: FM094816
Full Name: Ellen Goldammer
Address: 760 Clearbrook Lane
Town/City: Vadnais Heights
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55127
Country: United States
Phone: 6514299399
Email: egoldammer@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Appliance Mart
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? $500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Fire in electrical control board.
We had the identical failure/fire in a Whirlpool in our last house, with more severe damage!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.53.158.211)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2400XTP86
Serial number: FS4015591
Full Name: David Goldfarb
Address: 10110 Vestal Court
Town/City: Coral Springs
State/Province: Florida`
Postcode: 33071
Country: United States
Phone: 954-344-7326
Email: dwgoldfarb@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Whirlpool Quiet Partner III Dishwasher failed mid cycle with the "CLEAN" light flashing 7 times. The service repair sheet found underneath the dishwasher stated that this indicates there is a fault in the heater system.

I disassembled the dishwasher and found a catastrophic failure of the Heater Relay on the Electronic control board.

This failure seems to be consistent with all the actual combustion events that have been documented. I think we were lucky...

Photos at: http://goldfarbs.net/photos/20121111whirlpool_diswasher_failure

Note that the area where the charring occurred is intended to carry 120volt AC current directly to the heating element. The Relay is rated for 12A 120V according to the markings.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2012/11/08
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 74.233.87.184)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16293400
Serial number: FR4203390
Full Name: Glen B. Grierson
Address: 3229 West 27th Avenue
Town/City: Vancouver
State/Province: British Columbia
Postcode: V6L 1W8
Country: Canada
Phone: 604-681-9942
Email: ggrierson@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: November 6, 2004
How much did you pay for it? CDN $1,099.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dense white smoke escaped the upper right side of the dishwasher door which I believe is the result of a control board fire. Fortunately, we were in the kitchen when it occurred so shut down power in time.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. November 27, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 96.53.47.234)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDKO3CTSSO
Serial number: FU2102979
Full Name: James Green
Address: 8045 Portico
Town/City: Orange
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 92867
Country: United States
Phone: 714-906-1022
Email: m.light@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Installed in New Home - Centex
Purchase date: Sept 2004
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

While running a cycle I smelled something burning, like an electrical fire or plastic burning. We opened the dishwasher and the smell was quite noxious. This dishwasher no longer turns on. Holidays so no repair yet.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/20/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.208.104.113)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK03ITBT2
Serial number: FU4801997
Full Name: Elizabeth Gladding
Address: 571 Paradise Park
Town/City: Santa Cruz
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 95060
Country: United States
Phone: 8314266932
Email: elizabethgladding@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Western Appliance
Purchase date: 12/14/2007
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Wires caught fire and shorted out

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 01/24/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.251.105.101)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: 63516293400
Serial number: Fr4704200
Full Name: Glenn
Address: Buffie
Town/City: Winnipeg
State/Province: Mb
Postcode: R2k4m1
Country: Canada
Phone: 2042284666
Email: Thebuffies@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: Feb 2005
How much did you pay for it? $1200

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Wires heated up and control board and plastic around it melted and smoked

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 1st,2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.72.220.86)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBS2
Serial number: FP3003367
Full Name: Ken Greff
Address: 906 3rd St
Town/City: Mukilteo
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98275
Country: United States
Phone: 425-353-0945
Email: kgreff@w-link.net
Store purchased from: Conklin Appliance World
Purchase date: 11/21/2003
How much did you pay for it? $749.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board and wire plugs, caught fire ad melted at plug contacts, fuse at control board did not protect the circuit.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/15/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.47.156.222)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLWH2
Serial number: FP4403211
Full Name: David Garabedian
Address: 240 Mendon Road
Town/City: Sutton
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01590
Country: United States
Phone: 508-865-5409
Email: DGarab@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: August 2004
How much did you pay for it? $800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Today, 8/11/2012, heavy black smoke came out of door. Luckily we were home. Six year old son saw smoke coming out of top electrical panel.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/11/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.10.243.64)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: Du840SWLQ0
Serial number: FR1328544
Full Name: Gdovin
Address: 114 Briarcliff dr
Town/City: Branson
State/Province: MO
Postcode: 65616
Country: United States
Phone:
Email:
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

rinsed a 1/2 load of dishes. we were sitting in another room and noticed the smell of burnt plastic. Very heavy. Found it to be comming from the dishwasher. Shut off breaker immediatly. opened it up to see were the smell was comming from because there was nothing inside on the element.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/19/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS230BWHO
Serial number: FE3842015
Full Name: Angine Garibyan
Address: 18515 ENTRADA CT
Town/City: NORTHRIDGE
State/Province: CALIFORNIA
Postcode: 91326
Country: United States
Phone: (818) 599-5224
Email: angie@socalreservices.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Total control panel failure
There was a horrible smell coming from the kitchen dishwasher.
Technician changed control board about 5 years ago.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2004
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.104.222.128)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01IJBT0
Serial number: FM0211130
Full Name: Regina Gerbi
Address: 183 Roosevelt Ave.
Town/City: Torrington
State/Province: Ct.
Postcode: 06790
Country: United States
Phone: 860-4825339
Email: tvl@snet.net
Store purchased from: TV Lab
Purchase date: 06/05/02
How much did you pay for it? $799.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

part# 8269140 front panel
8530909 control board
also melted plastic isolator for thermal fuse.


Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/4/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.199.4.105)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17592200
Serial number: FM20012224
Full Name: Harold Gilliam
Address: 15807 Polk Circle
Town/City: Omaha
State/Province: NE
Postcode: 68135
Country: United States
Phone: 4022012084
Email: mujibur@mac.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: don't remember
How much did you pay for it? don't remember

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

fire in control panel area

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7-26-2012
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? abc2news.com

(Visitor IP address: 70.171.184.31)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: DU1050XTPS
Serial number: FR3601520
Full Name: sheri gracey
Address: 26911 lost woods cir
Town/City: bonita springs
State/Province: fl
Postcode: 34135
Country: United States
Phone: 2399493111
Email: jgracey8@comcast.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Loud sound smoke sparks coming out. Would not cancel, stop so needed to go to circuit breaker to shut down the dishwasher

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 08/05/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.238.68.81)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBS0
Serial number: FM3702251
Full Name: Jimmy Fiola
Address: 6072 Pierre De Coubertin
Town/City: Montreal
State/Province: Quebec
Postcode: H1N1S4
Country: Canada
Phone: 514-251-9627
Email: jimmy.fiola@videotron.ca
Store purchased from: Leon
Purchase date: 2003-2004
How much did you pay for it? 1000$

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Started the dishwasher and left the house 20mins later received a call from my neighbor that my smoke detector is on and unable to walk into the house entire apartment full with heavy smoke. Firefighter came closed the entire street broke my bay window
and find the source of the fire. Obvious that my dishwasher control board caught on fire. Fire destroy half of my kitchen, smoke damage to all my stainless appliance. Only material lost no human lost cat and dog save by firefighter in extremism. Firefighter agree that 5 more minutes and the fire would have been very hard to control. Have to re-do my kitchen, window to replace, stove and microwave to replace, many kitchen equipment to replace ( toaster, kettle etc), cleaning of the entire house including the central air and painting of the house to remove the smoke smell. Estimate damage cost between 10000$-15000$ damage so far if not more.


Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 14th 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.202.113.98)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16034401
Serial number: FS1104260
Full Name: Marta Fisher
Address: 8860 W Bradbury Dr
Town/City: Boise
State/Province: Id
Postcode: 83704
Country: United States
Phone: 208-376-1883
Email: mfis@msn.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 4-3-2005
How much did you pay for it? 650

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Something caught fire. A pop, then black smoke upper right portion of front.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5-27-2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.167.135.64)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILWH3
Serial number: FP 500 5410
Full Name: John Fiksdal
Address: 48010 Acorn Ct
Town/City: Sioux Falls
State/Province: SD
Postcode: 57108
Country: United States
Phone: 605.366-0838
Email: john_fiksdal@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Karl's Appliance
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $600?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Burnt, charred control board in 2010. Replaced it (unfortunately) and it again started smelling and smoking last night. Shut it down and then discovered your web site.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/8/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 65.102.90.30)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17282401
Serial number: FS1701233
Full Name: Christine Fitzsimons
Address: 4 Huget Crescent
Town/City: Red Deer
State/Province: Alberta
Postcode: T4N 6P4
Country: Canada
Phone: 403-391-7919
Email: mrsfitz@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: S
Purchase date: Sears
How much did you pay for it? $950 approx.

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher was running for about 10 minutes when I smelled a burning wire smell. Went back into the kitchen to find a cloud of awful smoke billowing from the top right hand corner of the diswasher. Pulled the door open thinking maybe some plastic had fallen on the element, but soon realized the smoke was coming from the door itself. Opening all the doors & windows and turned on the exhaust fan to try & clear the smoke/smell. 2 hours later when visitors were over my husband was telling them what happened and happened to close the dishwasher tight (it was off). Smoke immediately started again (even though dishwasher was off - no lights at all). He then ran downstairs to the breaker panel and turned off the breaker. In taking the door apart to see what the issue was we found that there was black soot on the control board and the board itself was melted in a section approx 2" x 1". Normally I run the dishwasher at night - with all bedrooms upstairs (two-storey home). Scary!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Sunday, January 27, 2013
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 70.65.207.240)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 13963k012
Serial number: F11401494
Full Name: Gerald E Ford
Address: 8563 Sherwood
Town/City: Grosse Ile
State/Province: Michigan
Postcode: 48138
Country: United States
Phone: 7345582755
Email: gford75@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears lincoln Park Mich
Purchase date: 4/11/2011
How much did you pay for it? $1025.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

We opened the door on the dishwasher and smoke began billowing out of the unit

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 30, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.43.92.235)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD10111LBL0
Serial number: FM3301238
Full Name: John Finocchiaro
Address: 385 Sorrento Dr.
Town/City: Ballwin
State/Province: MO
Postcode: 63021
Country: United States
Phone: 636-227-5532
Email: johnfino@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: May 2001
How much did you pay for it? $800.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire and melted the front and flames scorched my counter top.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Feb 4, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.196.176.187)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS
Serial number: FSD1018832
Full Name: Dick Folk
Address: 167 Douglas Shore Cl. S.E.
Town/City: Calgary
State/Province: Alberta
Postcode: T2Z 2K8
Country: Chile
Phone: 403-720-5556
Email: folkd@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Trail Appliances Calgary
Purchase date: 11/Jul/2005
How much did you pay for it? Enough

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Since purchase have replaced thermal breaker at control panel 4 times ( kitchenaid has kit for this. Maybe they know they have a thermal problem at their control panel???). Finally relaced with aftermarket thermo-coupler and dishwasher functioned well for 2 years. This week it failed again showing a code that the heating element was not funtional. Tested heating element and found it to be OK (Yes, I am A technician) Acsessed the control panel and found wiring had been hot enough to melt insulation inside door of dishwasher and adhere to the wiring harness. Tested all cicuitry and found all to be ok. Reset panel as per instructions found on internet and dishasher is functioning, but am afraid to leave dishwasher running unattended as heat inside door may cause fire and I sure as hell want to be there if it does.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May `16 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.0.190.99)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILB6
Serial number: FS11224693
Full Name: christina fink
Address: 2055 richard rd
Town/City: Willow grove
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 19090
Country: United States
Phone: 2674467717
Email: csummer13@msn.com
Store purchased from: Gerhard's appliance
Purchase date: 4/1/05
How much did you pay for it? $800.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

look like the control board caught on fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/29/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.49.215.103)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 17589200
Serial number: fm420324
Full Name: Anastacia Fosi
Address: 4015 Iona Cir
Town/City: anchorage
State/Province: ak
Postcode: 99507
Country: United States
Phone: 9072324815
Email: anastacia_@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/2002
How much did you pay for it? 600

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The control board started smoking and caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/6/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 66.58.156.230)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLBL2
Serial number: FP4405579
Full Name: Betty Foreman
Address: 16781 Phelps Lane
Town/City: Huntington Beach
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 92649
Country: United States
Phone: 714-840-6469
Email: bettyforeman@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Standards of Excellence
Purchase date: 02/07/04
How much did you pay for it? 658.35

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I ran the dishwasher and at the end of the cycle a terrible burning odor filled the kitchen. I opened the dishwasher and the stench of burning rubber or electrical wire filled the dishwasher and all the dishes inside smelled of the same odor. Luckily I did not see any smoke or flames. After reading about all the other incidents, I immediately unplugged the unit.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/11/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 72.67.44.136)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17462300
Serial number: FR3116967
Full Name: Anthony Foote
Address: 815 Cox Rd
Town/City: Independence
State/Province: Kentucky
Postcode: 41051
Country: United States
Phone: 859-363-1575
Email: footestepp@fuse.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The control board burnt up and melted the wiring harness.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/23/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 74.215.153.71)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01TJWH0
Serial number: FM0841219
Full Name: Alan Flum
Address: 1286 Rockinghorse Ln
Town/City: Lake Oswego
State/Province: OREGON
Postcode: 97034
Country: United States
Phone: 3607188555
Email: alanflum@bellsouth.net
Store purchased from: Came with House
Purchase date: NA
How much did you pay for it? NA

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smoke poured out of unit. I had cut power by the controls and breaker. I had the fire department come out and confirm that the hazard was removed. I opened the unit and found significant damage to the control board. All the power connectors had significant damage including charing and melting.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/11/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.246.37.62)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16539
Serial number: FM3208557
Full Name: MaryKay Kratz
Address: 706 Clearview Road
Town/City: Dravosburg
State/Province: Pennsylvania
Postcode: 15034
Country: United States
Phone: 4124665385
Email: qcandco@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears West Mifflin, PA
Purchase date: 01-04-03
How much did you pay for it? 500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire, filled home with white smoke and melted attached wire connecting plugs.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07/16/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.236.33.88)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS3
Serial number: FR0411973
Full Name: Monica Hibdon
Address: 1845 Oak Trail
Town/City: Oxford
State/Province: Mi
Postcode: 48370
Country: United States
Phone: 249.379.4132
Email: hibdonmonica@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? Don't recall

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire while it was running and flames were shooting out of the door. Thank God I was close by.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07/01/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.226.15.188)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILWH2
Serial number: FP2805069
Full Name: Richard Terrell
Address: 708 Dewberry Dr.
Town/City: Monroeville
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 15146
Country: United States
Phone: 4128562289
Email: terrellzoo@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Lowe's
Purchase date: 01/2003
How much did you pay for it? ~800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board appears to have caught fire when dishwasher was running in the middle of the night. Very fortunate my wife smelled it and we found the problem.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07/16/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 72.22.15.10)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17469300
Serial number: FR2812047
Full Name: Nejat Demir
Address: 1075 VInebrook Lane
Town/City: Alpharetta
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 30005
Country: United States
Phone: 7707401480
Email: demir_nejat@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 7/2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/1/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.30.62.198)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665160224C1
Serial number: FS1510501
Full Name: Doreen
Address: Horan
Town/City: Sicklerville
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 08081
Country: United States
Phone: 856-346-2707
Email: mikedor5500@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears - Deptford Mall
Purchase date: May 6, 2005
How much did you pay for it? $476.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

There was black smoke coming from the front door panel and when I opened the door it started to spark. There was a horrible burnt smell, I tried to turn it off by hitting cancel/drain and it started shooting out water, my husband shut the breaker off. Called Sears and they told me it is not under warranty and charged me $229 to have a service man come out to take a look. They said that would cover repairs for one year up to $500. I asked if they could not repair it, would it be replaced and she told me up to $500. I searched the Internet after I got off the phone and found this site.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 5, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.57.169.60)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 16572200
Serial number: PM4506482
Full Name: Tom Dean
Address: 7 windcrest
Town/City: oswego
State/Province: il
Postcode: 60543
Country: United States
Phone: 6305511212
Email: tomdean99@hotmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Sparking and smoke until I shut down the power. Luckly I wqas near by.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/23/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.173.129.208)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 8537787
Serial number: unknown
Full Name: Greg DePratt
Address: 6658 County Lane 276
Town/City: Carl Junction
State/Province: Missouri
Postcode: 64834
Country: United States
Phone: 4172912442
Email: gdepratt@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? 400

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The control board was partially burned. house filled with smoke. Just started a load of dishes 10 minutes before.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/25/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 206.109.32.146)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU 3600XTVY2
Serial number: FO3508466
Full Name: Tom Donnelly
Address: 6514 Harness Circle NE
Town/City: Canton
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44721
Country: United States
Phone: 330 526-6515
Email: tdonnelly1@neo.rr.com
Store purchased from: hhgregg
Purchase date: 10/31/10
How much did you pay for it? 749.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Flames and smoke poured out of the area where the control board is housed.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/19/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.165.132.10)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1ILBT5
Serial number: FR3401494
Full Name: JOANN DAY
Address: 424 MORIAS AVENUE
Town/City: MILLVILLE
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 08332
Country: United States
Phone: 8563278660
Email: jodi2755@aol.com
Store purchased from: Lowe's
Purchase date: 10/01/2004
How much did you pay for it? 850.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I heard strange noises coming from running dishwasher and flames and smokes were gushing out. We stopped the dishwasher. Took the panel off and everything is burned up inside total burned.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. NJ
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 68.44.140.254)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL5
Serial number: FR3210022
Full Name: Karen Daily
Address: 52 Oxford Place
Town/City: Concord
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 24538
Country: United States
Phone: 434 444-4775
Email: kvonbaron@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: ?
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

We smelled something electrical burning and then smoke started pouring out through the right top of the dishwasher. We opened the door and it kept running. After repeatedly opening and closing the door to shut it off, and it would not, we cut the circuit breaker. The control panel was charred black and had melted all the plug connections.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Sat. May 20, 2012
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? NBC News 3, Cleveland

(Visitor IP address: 24.56.112.121)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17462300
Serial number: FR2714565
Full Name: mildred dejesus
Address: 187 croton ave
Town/City: ossining
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 10562
Country: United States
Phone: 9149441673
Email: millyskeeze@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: july 2004
How much did you pay for it? ??

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

the control board caught fire and it shut itself off and opened the door

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/13/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 96.232.101.216)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2548XTPS
Serial number: FR3901800
Full Name: Carolyn Dries
Address: 320 Homestead Ave
Town/City: Bernville
State/Province: Pa
Postcode: 19506
Country: United States
Phone: 6104889110
Email: carolyndries@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 12/28/04
How much did you pay for it? 649

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04/08/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.60.15.62)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16493300
Serial number: FR2608887
Full Name: JENNIFER DUNHAM
Address: TOO PERSONAL
Town/City: TOO PERSONAL
State/Province: TOO PERSONAL
Postcode: TOO PERSONAL
Country: -- choose ---
Phone: 971-321-8275
Email: jennifer.dunham@standard.com
Store purchased from: Sears at Lloyd Center
Purchase date: 8/2004
How much did you pay for it? 500-800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

smoke and flames came out of control panel

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/20/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.92.159.212)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1FLSS2
Serial number: FP2704696
Full Name: Mark Dillard
Address: 3598 Hounds Crossing
Town/City: Carmel
State/Province: IN
Postcode: 46032
Country: United States
Phone: 317 4405602
Email: mdill2121@aol.com
Store purchased from: HH Gregg Indianapolis
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? approx . $800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

while running, fire and smoke started to shoot out the sides of the door. Luckily, we were home and were able to extinguish and shut off the power. Kitchenaid was contacted and is paying for our replacement which is NOT a Kitchenaid!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/16/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.90.117.133)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL3
Serial number: FP4905671
Full Name: PAUL DATTELLAS
Address: 12 HAWKSTONE COURT NE
Town/City: RYDAL
State/Province: GEORGIA
Postcode: 30171
Country: United States
Phone: 770-842-5259
Email: pnldatt@comcast.net
Store purchased from: LOWE'S
Purchase date: 12-19-2003
How much did you pay for it? $498.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

DISHWASHER IN MIDDLE OF WASH CYCLE, STARTED TO SMOKE IN THE CONTROL PANEL OF DISHWASHER, WE WERE HOME AT THE TIME, SO I WAS ABLE TO PUSH THE CIRCUIT BREAKER SWITCH IN THE ELECTRICAL BOX.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. JULY 11, 2012
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where? CONSUMER REPORTS

(Visitor IP address: 24.99.114.58)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 655-15052-400
Serial number: FR38026-42
Full Name: Carol Deibel
Address: 3845 Jarrettsville Pike
Town/City: Jarrettsville
State/Province: Maryland
Postcode: 21084
Country: United States
Phone: 410-557-4543
Email: caroldeibel@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Bel Air Sears
Purchase date: 01/08/05
How much did you pay for it? $799.97

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher was operating when smoke started pouring from the control panel and the dishwasher's wires burned up.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 25, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.179.144.211)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.13793k603
Serial number: FU2102123
Full Name: David Eames
Address: 3303 29th Ave NE
Town/City: Olympia
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98506
Country: United States
Phone: 360 915 8440
Email: dejen2@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 06/13/2007
How much did you pay for it? $1019.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board burned at 3 pin connector and thermal fuse blew. Replaced board, 3 pin connector and fuse.
No smoke or discernible odor in house.
Unit is hardwired and house breaker did not trip.
Board/unit failed during a wash cycle.
I did the repairs myself at a cost of about $125.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 01/09/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.170.90.207)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS6
Serial number: FR4715107
Full Name: carol elkind
Address: 5 Hill Lane
Town/City: E#ast Northport
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 11731
Country: United States
Phone: 631-662-7663
Email: wildestbear@aol.com
Store purchased from: Appliance Home Center
Purchase date: 11/21/2004
How much did you pay for it? 999.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Motor went on fire on wash cycle, when opened it would not shut off, and never tripped the breaker

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/9/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.83.203.18)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2907521
Full Name: William Eirish
Address: 1086 Mobile St
Town/City: Aurora
State/Province: Colorado
Postcode: 80011
Country: United States
Phone: 303 341 4816
Email: eirish1@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Appliance Factory
Purchase date: Jan 2006?????
How much did you pay for it? ???

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board melted, wires melted, connector melted. Noxious odor before the melt down. Too many instances of fires with Whirlpool, dishwasher will go to junk yard.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 5th 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.245.56.192)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS3
Serial number: FP5107228
Full Name: Christine Curnow
Address: 2490 Ridgewood Road NW
Town/City: Atlanta
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 30318
Country: United States
Phone: 404-355-4685
Email: thecurnows@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: unknown, came with house
Purchase date: unknown--ca 2004?
How much did you pay for it? unknown

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Heard strange electrical sound coming from dishwasher mid-cycle and found smoke coming from both vents and foot high flames coming from right side of door panel. Panicked and decided to open door to shut off, then called 911--was so glad I was home or else could've been devastating! Firemen shut off at control panel. Strong smell of burnt electronics in house.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/20/2013
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.172.125.144)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17489300
Serial number: FR340734
Full Name: Scott Clegg
Address: 86
Town/City: Scottsdale
State/Province: AZ
Postcode: 85258
Country: United States
Phone: +1 (480) 348-0264
Email: scott.c@cox.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Dec 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. AZ
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.251.126.209)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 655 . 15874000
Serial number: FM0212121 Type 575-0/15874
Full Name: theresa clarke
Address: 81 walnut street
Town/City: lynbrook
State/Province: ny
Postcode: 11563
Country: United States
Phone: 516 887-6714
Email: theresa@graphic3studios.com
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: 01/14/2001
How much did you pay for it? $578.87

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Put dishwasher on and shortly after, smelled a burning plastic odor. Returned to kitchen to find thick smoke pouring out of the dishwasher door vent. Electrical control board fire continued to burn itself out, filling kitchen with acrid smoke. Upon disassembling the dishwasher door, we discovered black soot, burned electrical wiring, melted plastic and capacitor.
Immediately Googled make/model and found this website.
Called Kenmore Customer Service and was nastily told machine was not on recall list and since it was beyond warranty period all they could do was send a repair technician at full cost to us. Received same reply from Sears Customer Service. Dis-satisfied with both parties' suggestion that because the machine was beyond the "9 year life expectancy" that it was completely OK that the machine caught fire, a second call to Sears resulted in being connected to Sedgewick CMS (a 3rd party company that handles property damage claims for Sears) Unfortunately, because our only "Loss" was the dishwasher (no damage to walls, counter, cabinets because we were home at the time of the fire and tended to it immediately) they were unable to help us. Sedgewick CMS escalated the incident to Sears Customer Solutions Department which deemed a 25% discount off another dishwasher purchased from Sears was sufficient compensation. I disagree. An appliance catching fire is NOT EVER ACCEPTABLE! Product defect IS MOST CERTAINLY the manufacturer's/seller's responsibility - but neither company will take ownership. Will be notifying CPSC of incident.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/28/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 96.250.170.164)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH5
Serial number: FR24202475
Full Name: Kim crowder
Address: P.o. Box 1013
Town/City: Decatur
State/Province: Tn
Postcode: 37322
Country: United States
Phone: 423-618-8616
Email: Crowderk466@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 11/2002
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher was running & heard noise. Then saw smoke and smelled burning wires/plastic. Can see black soot on upper right side of door. Had to cut off all power to dishwasher to stop burning.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Tennessee
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.68.183.46)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDs02FRWH1
Serial number: FS4901181
Full Name: Antonello Cotugno
Address: 7829 Glenwood Circle
Town/City: Broadview Hts.
State/Province: OH
Postcode: 44147
Country: United States
Phone: 4407835039
Email: acotugno@att.net
Store purchased from: B & B Appliance
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it? $1000

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher was running-we smelled a burning plastic smell then the dishwasher stopped in mid-cycle.
I was going to try to repair it. When I took the door apart, the wires leading to the circuit board and part of the circuit board were melted.
After seeing your site, I am not going to rpair. Will now have to replace.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Feb 3, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? NBC News 3 Clevealnd

(Visitor IP address: 99.155.81.180)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLSS2
Serial number: FP4218308
Full Name: Renae Click
Address: 1600 Westend Place
Town/City: Round Rock
State/Province: Texas
Postcode: 78681
Country: United States
Phone: 512-203-3207
Email: rclick@me.com
Store purchased from: Builder supplied
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? don't know

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught on fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 11, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 72.182.8.178)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 666KUDS01DLWH
Serial number: FR1002487
Full Name: JO ANN CALLIGORI
Address: 289 DEL MAR AVENUE # A
Town/City: COSTA MESA
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 92627
Country: United States
Phone: 949/631-6355
Email: jcalligori@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 05/09/04
How much did you pay for it? $1068.77 total bill

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught on fire. Luckily, I was in the room and able to contain the fire before any damage was done to anything other than the dishwasher itself. Very very lucky.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/4/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.200.231.214)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO!DLBL2
Serial number: FP2601372
Full Name: Carey Clarkson
Address: po box 785
Town/City: Peterstown
State/Province: WV
Postcode: 24963
Country: United States
Phone: 3047536251
Email: carey.clarkson@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 10/2004
How much did you pay for it? 600.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

In the kitchen and heard arching noise coming from dishwasher that was in an active wash cycle. Soon after I heard the arching noise a large amount of black smoke arose from the upper right corner of the control panel where the digital readout is displayed. Smoke had a strong smell of electrical insulation around wires burning. Went over to the dishwasher to turn it off however, dishwasher would not turn off. I had to disconnect power from circuit breaker box in order for the arching/smoke to stop. Dishwasher continued to smoke approx. 5mins after circuit was deenergized. Called Kitchenaid customer service and they tranferred me to the safety department and talked to BABS(1-866-640-7146) ext.7092. Technician coming out by end of day.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 06/22/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.121.194.34)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILWH
Serial number: FR2702023
Full Name: Eric Chang
Address: 22823 West Tamarack Lane
Town/City: Saugus
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 91390
Country: United States
Phone: 6615134284
Email: eric@ucla.edu
Store purchased from: Serv-Well
Purchase date: 11/20/2004
How much did you pay for it? $578

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

After starting the dishwasher, my wife smelled plastic burning. She opened the door to see what was happening. She thought there might have been something on the heating element. She opened the door and found black smoke coming out from the control panel. I pulled the plug and the smoking eventually stopped. We were about to go out to church and wouldn't have come back until the evening. I can only imaging what would have happened had we started the washer 10 minutes later...

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6/17/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.238.173.12)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: 665.17482300
Serial number: FR2502690
Full Name: Julie Chalfant
Address: 80 S. Mill River Road
Town/City: South Deerfield
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01373
Country: United States
Phone: 413-665-6634
Email: chalfant123@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears, Hadley, MA
Purchase date: Summer 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire. Heard buzzing/popping sound from door of dishwasher, then black smoke poured out of vents and catch. Inside control panel is burned.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/31/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.69.117.234)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBL3
Serial number: FR0504806
Full Name: Angela Covo
Address: 2103 OAK WILD
Town/City: San Antonio
State/Province: TX
Postcode: 78232
Country: United States
Phone: 210-274-6572
Email: angela.covo@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? about $900

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Turned it on and smelled electrical burning. Turned it off and on again. Same thing. Did not want to take chance it would go on fire.
Burning smell very strong and electrical.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 3 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.173.116.178)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTLB2
Serial number: FP3509378
Full Name: Eve Cerna
Address: 1115 Maple Ave
Town/City: Rockville
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 20851
Country: United States
Phone: 301-762-5225
Email: evern@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 12/18/2003
How much did you pay for it? 428.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control panel caught fire and didn't trip off.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Tuesday April 24, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.143.113.160)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: du920gwdg3
Serial number: ff1023651
Full Name: shane cooper
Address: 3721 8th street place
Town/City: hickory
State/Province: nc
Postcode: 26801
Country: United States
Phone: 828-244-2558
Email: scoop@defeet.com
Store purchased from: with house
Purchase date: 1996
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/7/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.76.137.47)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01DLBS0
Serial number: FM3301013
Full Name: Robert Cosci
Address: 4312 Glencoe Ave. #1
Town/City: Marina del Rey
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 90292
Country: United States
Phone: 3108214254
Email: zontal@mac.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

My wife and I smelled an awful burning plastic smell about 15 minutes after starting it. We had just gotten into bed, as well. After running all through the house to see what was burning, I realized the dishwasher was off. Thinking the motor had burned out, I unplugged it and then checked the circuit breaker, which had not tripped. Within minutes of doing research online, I found this website. The next day I took the front panel off and removed the logic board which was partially melted. We're lucky we smelled it before it developed into a fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10-27-12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.90.10.19)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudso1ilwh2
Serial number: Fp2701596
Full Name: Michael J Casey
Address: 3617 Birdsville Rd
Town/City: Davidsonville
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 21035
Country: United States
Phone: 442-203-0008
Email: Mpcasey@verizon.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught on fire during use. This unit had been installed by previous owner of my house.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. October 18, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.227.129.46)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01TJWHO
Serial number: FLI318174
Full Name: Amy Costa
Address: 3209 Monte Vista Avenue
Town/City: Alameda
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94501
Country: United States
Phone: 916-384-6948
Email: pierceamymichelle@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: unknown
Purchase date: 2001
How much did you pay for it? unknown

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Horrible sound, bad smell and then control panel started flaming.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/27/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 65.208.210.98)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.15899100
Serial number: FM0520578
Full Name: Elvira Carey
Address: 500 Willeo Creek Court
Town/City: Roswell
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 30075
Country: United States
Phone: 770-518-0534
Email: rvcarey@mindspring.com
Store purchased from: Sears Roebuck & Co.
Purchase date: 2/9/02
How much did you pay for it? aprox. $500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/19/12
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.139.130.116)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kud601flss5
Serial number: fr2604531
Full Name: mike covello
Address: 36 ashley circle
Town/City: manorville
State/Province: new york
Postcode: 11949
Country: United States
Phone: 6313272411
Email: mwcovello@aol.com
Store purchased from: PC Richards
Purchase date: 8/2004
How much did you pay for it? 1,900

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board burnt up

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/23/2012
How did you find us? -- choose --
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.114.174.204)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS02FRSS1
Serial number: FT0111147
Full Name: John Coyne
Address: 1300 Voorhees Ave
Town/City: Manhattan Beach
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 90266
Country: United States
Phone: 310 318 3356
Email: johnandpipcoyne@me.com
Store purchased from: Dishwasher was in the house - house was purchased new
Purchase date: March 2010
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

We noticed a burning acrid small in the kitchen
We traced the smell to the dishwasher which we noticed had stopped its cycle
We turned off the fuse to the dishwasher

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 8th 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.60.203.150)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DL
Serial number: FP0402234
Full Name: Cheryl Crow
Address: 503 Bayberry Drive
Town/City: Severna Park
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 21146
Country: United States
Phone: 4104215051
Email: cncrow@aol.com
Store purchased from: The Appliance Store
Purchase date: 2/26/2003
How much did you pay for it? 824.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire. Started dishwasher on quick wash cycle, within a few minutes heard noise, white flash came out of power button, smoke and yellow flame out of front, turned breaker off. Acrid electrical and plastic smell and smoke required us to open windows and doors to air house out. Fortunately I was there and not away from house or asleep when this occurred.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/22/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 64.12.117.8)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101ILBL6
Serial number: FR4204683
Full Name: Carole Ann Cost
Address: 20 Holly Hill Rd
Town/City: Richboro
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 18954
Country: United States
Phone: 215-322-4727
Email: menjo1@comcast.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 10-31-0-2004
How much did you pay for it? 550.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught on fire, House full of smoke

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12-06-20012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.225.157.160)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16032400
Serial number: FR4303737
Full Name: Melisa Crosby
Address: 4645 NE 105th Avenue
Town/City: Portland
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97220
Country: United States
Phone: 503-282-5426
Email: melcro@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: November 2004
How much did you pay for it? around $700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

A week before the fire, the clean light wouldn't turn off. Searched the internet for info, did a reset, all was fine until smoke and flames started pouring out of the upper right hand corner. Thank goodness I was home to see it and turn off the power!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. November 17, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 207.55.29.201)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: KUDS01DJSS0
Serial number: FK5313802
Full Name: Frank Campagna
Address: 8 Park Avenue
Town/City: Red Hook
State/Province: NEW YORK
Postcode: 12571
Country: United States
Phone: 8457580404
Email: pagna758@earthlink.net
Store purchased from: Rhinebeck Whirlpool (no Longer in Existence)
Purchase date: Sept 2001
How much did you pay for it? $1140

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

In middle of wash cycle to drying cycle began to smoke and then sparks then flame. Melted control board and plugs. Immediately went to fuse box and shut system down. Ordered a new Kitchenaid machine from Lowes

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 23, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 76.15.31.148)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIOlILBTO
Serial number: FM3501411
Full Name: Ellen Apicco
Address: 91 Chamberlain Road
Town/City: Westford
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01886
Country: United States
Phone: 978-692-1985
Email: apicco91e@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Hunter Appliance
Purchase date: unknown
How much did you pay for it? unknown

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board on door of dishwasher caught on fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 1, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.63.224.69)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: 587.15072201
Serial number: TH33342044
Full Name: Francois Au
Address: New York
Town/City: New York
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 10025
Country: United States
Phone: 212-349-1246
Email: fau212@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: About 2003
How much did you pay for it? $500?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

After cleaning the kitchen counter and the dishwasher, the control panel lights kept flashing. Smelt burning plastic and wire. Turned off the circuit breaker immediately.
Opened the panel and saw the red (hot) terminal on the electronic control panel was melted and the electronic control panel was charred. See photos at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/754gdm8xie7vfbs/n5NmeovP1W

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 05/20/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.113.168.150)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16059401
Serial number: FS1701169
Full Name: Tony Anderson
Address: 46158 Tutuilla Church Rd.
Town/City: Pendelton
State/Province: oregon
Postcode: 97801
Country: United States
Phone: 5419696440
Email: taanderson@wtechlink.us
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire while running and would not shutdown

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/15/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 70.199.230.32)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17462300
Serial number: FR2112587
Full Name: Richard Ashleman
Address: 19803 15 Ave. NW
Town/City: Shoreine
State/Province: Washington
Postcode: 98177
Country: United States
Phone: 206.542.9147
Email: RASHLEMAN@COMCAST.NET
Store purchased from: Sears, Shoreline
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 03/21/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.227.238.126)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLSS5
Serial number: FR3311815
Full Name: Stan Anderson
Address: 3560
Town/City: Portland
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97219
Country: United States
Phone: 503 901-1009
Email: stanandersonbuilders@msn.com
Store purchased from: Standard TV & Appliance
Purchase date: October 2004
How much did you pay for it? Approx. $900.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire, turned black. I paid approx. $350.00 to have a repairman replace it.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 2012
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? KGW, NBC

(Visitor IP address: 71.237.194.194)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17463300
Serial number: fr2067563
Full Name: David S. Aaronson
Address: 2060 Sutter St.
Town/City: San Francisco
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94115
Country: United States
Phone: (415) 425-8890
Email: david.s.aaronson@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 7/2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

It caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/25/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.198.35.24)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01DLBL1
Serial number: FM4901021
Full Name: Alex
Address: not disclosing
Town/City: Markham
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: not disclosing
Country: Canada
Phone: not disclosing
Email: redcowcan@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Appliance Canada
Purchase date: May 25, 2003
How much did you pay for it? $950

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher was running not a full load. After the wash cycle's running for about 10-15 minutes, strange noise started to sound and shortly after black smoke appeared. I immediately opened the dishwasher door to pause the cycle. Thank God that I was around along with the family during the day. It will be disastrous if it was running on delay or at night when no one is aware of the burning.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Mar. 10m 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.237.156.72)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTKT
Serial number: FM2804660
Full Name: Jeff Angle
Address: 13694 Rockhaven Rd
Town/City: Newbury
State/Province: OH
Postcode: 44065
Country: United States
Phone: 440-564-5912
Email: fblack67@roadrunner.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 8-19-02
How much did you pay for it? Don't remember

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/15/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 184.56.241.240)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH6
Serial number: FR5112194
Full Name: RICKEY ADAMS
Address: 1546 THOMAS LANE
Town/City: SHUQUALAK
State/Province: MS
Postcode: 39361
Country: United States
Phone: (662)570-5996
Email: ratzcg@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Came with house.
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire. Horrible plastic burning smell.
Circuit board, plugs, fuse relay burnt to a crisp.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 08/12/12
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 98.95.151.41)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIOlILBTO
Serial number: FM3501411
Full Name: Ellen Apicco
Address: 91 Chamberlain Road
Town/City: Westford
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01886
Country: United States
Phone: 978-692-1985
Email: apicco91e@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Hunter Appliance
Purchase date: unknown
How much did you pay for it? unknown

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board on door of dishwasher caught on fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May 1, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.63.224.69)

Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDC2OCVSSO
Serial number: FY2106330
Full Name: Kenny Bosch
Address: 5755 Golden Rain Lane
Town/City: New Berlin
State/Province: Wisconsin
Postcode: 53151
Country: United States
Phone: 4144184976
Email: kennybosch@hotmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?a

Almost since the beginning of operation the dishwasher would have a burning smell while operating. Date of incident, there was a strong burning smell and then smoke came out of the front. Fuse did not blowout. Lights and system no longer operate.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6-13-13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.2.200.195)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517053300
Serial number: FR0603580
Full Name: Karen Boekschoten
Address: 114 Kenilworth Road
Town/City: Asheville
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 28803
Country: United States
Phone: 8282585329
Email: kljboekschoten@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/31/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 97.95.234.127)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516462300
Serial number: FP4703196
Full Name: Cheryl Beermann
Address: 2931 Twin Oaks Drive
Town/City: Highland Park
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60035
Country: United States
Phone: (847) 926-0866
Email: c.beer@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: June, 2003
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Something in the door started smoking and flames started shooting out from the upper right hand part of the control panel.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 23, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.13.228.106)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudmoitjjwhi
Serial number: em2504883
Full Name: wilbert black lll
Address: 809 harang ave
Town/City: metairie
State/Province: la
Postcode: 70001
Country: United States
Phone: 504 888 5292
Email: ironwheelblack@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: louisiana
Purchase date: sept.4,2002
How much did you pay for it? 649.99control board cau

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. jan. 11,2013
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 174.69.105.8)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDC20CVSS0
Serial number: FY1201795
Full Name: Carey Bedard
Address: 11514 Foxford Dr
Town/City: Knoxville
State/Province: TN
Postcode: 37934
Country: United States
Phone: 8658989891
Email: careyb24@charter.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 12-6-2010
How much did you pay for it? about $600

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Feburary8,2013 my dishwasher had no power to it. After doing all the commen thing to insure it wasn't a power issue I started to investicate how to fix it. When taking off the front of the dishwasher you instantly saw eight or so wires that had started to melt. I called kitchenaid on 2-11-13 and was told that I did not have an extended warrenty on it, which I knew but that there was a covered warrenty for the control panel and two prices for labor options for me to choose to have it fixed. My husband and I refuse to pay an additional $300 for smething that could have caught fire so therefore we are looking at a new company. We are very lucky that the dishwasher didn't catch fire and I hope this is resolved for everyone's safety!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2-8-2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.158.118.62)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16373301
Serial number: FR031194
Full Name: Jason Brink
Address: 893 Hanlon way
Town/City: Benicia
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94510
Country: United States
Phone: 925-580-7508
Email: Jason.c.brink@jci.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Burning plastic smell. Glad not to be asleep and was able to shut down before further damage. Found smell coming from door area controls,took apart and found burnt terminal on board and connection. Wanted to order another board and wire harness, but after reading all stories on line I don't think that is a good idea. I have children in this house.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 9, 2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.18.178.171)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66515932000
Serial number: FK3501890
Full Name: Kellie Byrne Burke
Address: 174 Dark Hollow Road
Town/City: Jonesborough
State/Province: Tennessee
Postcode: 37659
Country: United States
Phone: 4238636501
Email: bbstrait1@me.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2001
How much did you pay for it? 750.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smelled burning smell and looked over and saw smoke coming out by the buttons on the front of the door. Opened it up to get it to stop running and it wouldn't quit running so I hit cancel/drain and then turn the breaker off.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 03/12/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? channel 8

(Visitor IP address: 76.7.124.42)

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: du920pwq
Serial number: fm1036361
Full Name: john Bayne
Address: 1818#2 canyon rd.
Town/City: Wenatchee
State/Province: Wa.
Postcode: 98801
Country: United States
Phone: 5096635676
Email: johnbayne@nwi.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: Jan. 2005
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

controls froze in heat position
went all night melted plastic in dish washer

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3-16 2013
How did you find us? Bing
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 206.130.134.51)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2301497
Full Name: JOHN BARRER
Address: 1323 OBERON WAY
Town/City: MCLEAN
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 22102
Country: United States
Phone: 7038931521
Email: JB@THEBARRERS.COM
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 12/2005
How much did you pay for it? ~$1,000

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

CONTROL BOARD CAUGHT FIRE, SHORTED OUT CIRCUITRY SO THAT OPENING DOOR DID NOT STOP MACHINE. HAD TO TURN OFF BREAKER AT THE MAIN ELECTRICAL PANEL.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/23/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.73.8.232)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILBT5
Serial number: FR3504036
Full Name: Scott Brueske
Address: 11868 River Vista Drive
Town/City: Baxter, MN
State/Province: Minnesota
Postcode: 56425
Country: United States
Phone: 218-820-0512
Email: sbrueske@charter.net
Store purchased from: Schroeders
Purchase date: 11-1-2004
How much did you pay for it? $800

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Circuit board in the door melted down and caught fire. If I didn't hsppen to be in the kitchen the house would have burned down.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4-24-13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 97.92.65.118)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kud101tjbt1
Serial number: fm2902963
Full Name: Hans Blaschek
Address: 4012 Riverknoll Dr.
Town/City: Champaign
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 61822
Country: United States
Phone: 2176218499
Email: hansblaschek@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Dick vandyke appliances
Purchase date: April, 2003
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught on fire and melted the circuit board

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/18/13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.13.88.229)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 655.16293400
Serial number: FR4503932
Full Name: Rick Bachmeyer
Address: 1373 Chestnut Grove Road
Town/City: King
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 27021
Country: United States
Phone: 3369830708
Email: rero773@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 1/08/05
How much did you pay for it? $1,178.53

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught on fire and burned up.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/30/2013
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 75.183.1.86)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: FL0503332
Serial number: 665 16914001
Full Name: Laura and Robert Bengtson
Address: 217 Lexington Rd.
Town/City: Glastonbury
State/Province: CT
Postcode: 06033-1289
Country: United States
Phone: 860-659-2900
Email: rlbengtson@cox.net
Store purchased from: Sears-Manchester, CT
Purchase date: 02/12/01
How much did you pay for it? 784.38 incl tax and setup

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Had started the dishwasher up and was standing next to it washing up additional pots and pans. Heard a loud noise (popping and clunking). I continued washing dishes and noticed black smoke was coming out the top of the dishwasher. I immediately pulled open the dishwasher. The unit had been running less than two minutes. As a former professional safety engineer, I shudder to think what could have happened if I had turned this on and gone to bed as I sometimes do or if my teenage girls had been home alone when it happened. The local Sears store claimed no knowledge of any incidents.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/31/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 72.200.164.47)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1500XTLQ3
Serial number: FR3624483
Full Name: Rick Blair
Address: 2620 Stout Street
Town/City: Denver
State/Province: CO
Postcode: 80205
Country: United States
Phone: 3033160697
Email: rick.blair@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Appliance Factory Outlet
Purchase date: 3/20/2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher running, heard a strange popping noise, blackish soot and sparks in upper right corner of the dishwasher door. Strong smell of burnt electronics/plastic.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 12, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 206.124.10.104)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS3
Serial number: FR2228181
Full Name: Natalia Balabanova
Address: 380 Cottonwood Lane
Town/City: Naperville
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60540
Country: United States
Phone: 630-369-0245
Email: balabanovanatalia@gmail.com
Store purchased from: purchased with the house
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

During the washing cycle, black smoke and fire flames started coming out from the side vent of the dishwasher's front door. Fortunately, I was near the kitchen (and awake) at the time, so I was alerted early by the smoke odor. My husband opened the dishwasher's front door in order to stop the operation of the dishwasher, but it continued the washing cycle and the front door continued burning. My husband ran to the fuse box on the lower level of the house and switched off the power supply of the dishwaher. After that I used a wet cloth to seal the vent in order to extinguish the smoldering combustion inside the dishwasher's door.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/13/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.57.54.168)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1100XTPQ3
Serial number: FS1107898
Full Name: Michael Burman
Address: 110 Ravenway Dr
Town/City: Seffner
State/Province: FL
Postcode: 33584
Country: United States
Phone: 813-404-9037
Email: mburman23@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 599

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher kept stopping mid cycle and flashing "clean". Internet search said to take the lower panel off and use the troubleshooting chart to determine the problem. It said it was a heater circut problem. I took the control panel apart to troubleshoot the heater and found the Main Power supply connecter melted with substantial circut board burn marks. Mine didn't burst into flames but it obviously was not far from it! The house circut breaker never tripped and the internal fuse has never opened.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/25/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 96.243.136.11)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.13213K901
Serial number: F11248649
Full Name: Brian Bennett
Address: 3927 sw 40th Ter
Town/City: Topeka
State/Province: Kansas
Postcode: 66610
Country: United States
Phone: 785-231-7961
Email: defensestrategies@att.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11-30-11
How much did you pay for it? $659

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board, wiring harness, and soap dispenser solenoid caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11-27-12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 99.179.126.185)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17582200
Serial number: FM3402758
Full Name: Jim Backer
Address: 8938 Sycamore Lane
Town/City: Maple Grove
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55369
Country: United States
Phone: 763-420-9408
Email: JBacker763@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 10-04-02
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board burnt up.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. MN
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.48.127.250)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17583200
Serial number: FM3802338
Full Name: Mark Brositz
Address: 148 Robinson Hwy
Town/City: McDonald
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 15057
Country: United States
Phone: 412-216-4985
Email: Brositz@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 09/26/02
How much did you pay for it? $650

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07/20/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 96.235.5.72)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLSS2
Serial number: FP4218567
Full Name: Brenda Boland
Address: 4240 Bear Creek Ct
Town/City: Naperville
State/Province: il
Postcode: 60564
Country: United States
Phone: (630) 800-2005
Email: gbols@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Came with the house
Purchase date: 6-7 years old?
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

10 minutes into turning on dishwasher, heard funny noise, looked in kitchen and saw a flash and heard a pop. Dishwasher began smoking and emitting horrible acrid smell. Opened door and heard crackling noises coming out of door. Afraid to go to bed now.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/17/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 50.129.196.119)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17059400
Serial number: FR4703168
Full Name: Scott J. Bacon
Address: 12315 Tall Pines Way
Town/City: Lakewood Ranch
State/Province: Florida
Postcode: 34202
Country: United States
Phone: 941-753-9477
Email: justdiveit@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Sears - Sarasota
Purchase date: May 2006
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire. Classic burn pattern as with the other failures

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 5/5/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 108.33.63.67)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2301497
Full Name: JOHN BARRER
Address: 1323 OBERON WAY
Town/City: MCLEAN
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 22102
Country: United States
Phone: 7038931521
Email: JB@THEBARRERS.COM
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 12/2005
How much did you pay for it? ~$1,000

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

CONTROL BOARD CAUGHT FIRE, SHORTED OUT CIRCUITRY SO THAT OPENING DOOR DID NOT STOP MACHINE. HAD TO TURN OFF BREAKER AT THE MAIN ELECTRICAL PANEL.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/23/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 173.73.8.232)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK03FTSS2
Serial number: FU4402456
Full Name: Jim Bergeron
Address: 220 Old Boston Post Rd
Town/City: Old Saybrook
State/Province: CT
Postcode: 06475
Country: United States
Phone: 860-575-9977
Email: jim@mcnarybergeron.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 5 years ago
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board and wire harness caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/27/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 107.3.39.96)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17019400
Serial number: FR3601071
Full Name: Lloyd Evan Bradow
Address: 4614 Fey Road
Town/City: Port Angeles
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98363-5832
Country: United States
Phone: 3609122371
Email: evanbradow@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears Port Angeles
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? $500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Very strong electrical burning smell. So strong I was afraid to use this machine anymore

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Removed before it caught on fire
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 70.199.224.121)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66513562k700
Serial number: fw5008794
Full Name: jennifer bjugan
Address: 19004 ne halsey st
Town/City: portland
State/Province: or
Postcode: 97230
Country: United States
Phone: 5036667474
Email: havocbju@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 2009
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control panel/board started switching to whatever it wanted i was lucky enough to osee this happen over and over it was clear it was shorting out and removed it and bought a new one before my house caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2012
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? kgw

(Visitor IP address: 50.43.28.51)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLBL5
Serial number: FR3303514
Full Name: Scott Budoff
Address: 61 Brundige Drive
Town/City: Goldens Bridge
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 10526
Country: United States
Phone: 9144148899
Email: sab1@budoffonline.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Loud pop and then fire/smoke came out of door

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/24/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 74.89.149.125)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDROITJWH
Serial number: FL1012252
Full Name: Anne Bingham
Address: 1942 Church Street
Town/City: Wauwatosa
State/Province: WI
Postcode: 53213-2130
Country: United States
Phone: 4144539404
Email: anne@AnneBingham.com
Store purchased from: Milwaukee Washing Machine
Purchase date: 4/14/2003
How much did you pay for it? $631.69 (incl tax)

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Heard two or three loud pops shortly after it was turned on; saw smoke pouring from vent holes. Firefighters said control panel shorted out.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 6, 2012
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.217.166.250)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS24SEWH4
Serial number: FH2603646
Full Name: Dorothy Burns
Address: 13 Higate Rd.
Town/City: Chelmsford
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01824
Country: United States
Phone: 978 256 7829
Email: burnsan@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Hunter Appliance Littleton,MA
Purchase date: 8-10 years ago
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

After turning it on it stopped mid cycle, made a strange noise, then started to smoke. It exuded a horrid odor. We opened it and deployed the fire extinguisher for fear of the house catching on fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 20, 2012
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.63.186.15)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101DLWH
Serial number: FM3602131
Full Name: ROGER BOTTO
Address: 6 BRANCH DRIVE
Town/City: SMITHTOWN
State/Province: NEW YORK
Postcode: 11787
Country: United States
Phone: 5169352908
Email: ROGER@BOTTOBROS.COM
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 799.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

CONTROL BOARD CAUGHT FIRE FLAMES FROM TOP

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 05/15/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 69.112.207.77)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665 1587900
Serial number: FM03 15687
Full Name: Sandra Brecht
Address: 3291 McKinley Ave
Town/City: Warren
State/Province: Michigan
Postcode: 48091
Country: United States
Phone: 586-756-9348
Email: sandra.brecht@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

It was running just fine then all the sudden smoke and sparks from the control board.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 04/25/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 24.192.172.221)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16509200
Serial number: FP0611853
Full Name: Wayne Becker
Address: 2122 County Road 2400
Town/City: Salem
State/Province: MO
Postcode: 65560
Country: United States
Phone: 573-72-2639
Email: whbecker55@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Heard a pop and smoke started coming out if the door. Buttons didn't do anything. Flames appeared before I cut the circuit breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 29, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.0.215.172)

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: mdb7100aww
Serial number: 25654658zm
Full Name: Drew Brooks
Address: 2315 Mcgraw
Town/City: Penticton
State/Province: B.C
Postcode: v2a 3p7
Country: Canada
Phone: 250 492-6634
Email: drewbrooks123@live.ca
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? 1200.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire filled whole hose with smoke and fumes

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 06042012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 216.251.156.139)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTL
Serial number: 8533704
Full Name: Troy W Bomar III
Address: 7505 Ranch Ct
Town/City: Benbrook
State/Province: TX
Postcode: 76126
Country: United States
Phone: 817-249-5833
Email: tnt123@charter.net
Store purchased from: Texas Appliance
Purchase date: 08/28/2002
How much did you pay for it? 469.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board Caught Fire while running-could not cancel or turn off-had to shut circuit breaker

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6 April 2012/possible heat damage
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 71.8.119.138)

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1500XTLB1
Serial number: FP1513477
Full Name: Robert Brown
Address: 9 Pinetree Dr
Town/City: Lancaster
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 14086-3415
Country: United States
Phone: 716-683-7001
Email: thebrowns7@roadrunner.com
Store purchased from: Edwards Appliance
Purchase date: 6/23/2003
How much did you pay for it? 486.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher was running and I noticed smoke than flames. I opened the door to shut it off but the dishwasher did not shut off. I attempted the Cancel button and still nothing. I tried the door a few more times yet the dishwasher keep running. I finally flipped the circuit breaker to turn the dishwasher off.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/13/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

(Visitor IP address: 67.246.184.203)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17023400
Serial number: FR5003123
Full Name: Bob Bryant
Address: 16616 NE 192nd Ct
Town/City: Brush Prairie
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98606
Country: United States
Phone: 360 944 5106
Email: bbryant@surewest.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: March 2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

fire in control board; unit was hot and smoked; stopped working.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/6/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? KGW Portland, OR

(Visitor IP address: 71.32.243.212)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDG255HWH1
Serial number: FJ1803156
Full Name: Richard Buczkowski
Address: 16 Yale Place
Town/City: Farmingdale
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 11735
Country: United States
Phone: 516 249-2498
Email: bibibuc@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 1999
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

smoke from control panel would not start after shutting circuit breaker

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 06/16/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1FLSS6
Serial number: FS1120749
Full Name: Denise Hopkins
Address: 4224 89th Ave SE
Town/City: Mercer Island
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98040
Country: United States
Phone: 206.232.3649
Email: denisehopkins2@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Arnold's Appliance, Bellevue, WA
Purchase date: 2005, approx
How much did you pay for it? unknown, installed in home I purchased

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I started a cycle, went outside to water the plants after a hot day, came back in to find smoke pouring out of a side vent in the door panel and a horrible smell of burning plastic. When the door accidentally closed again as we were unloading the dishes in it, the smoking started again immediately. Thank goodness I was home.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 3, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS30IXSS1
Serial number: F10805858
Full Name: Matthew R Hafley
Address: 2103 Natchez Tr
Town/City: Union
State/Province: KY
Postcode: 41091
Country: United States
Phone: 513-252-6532
Email: hafleymaintenance@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught fire at wiring harness connection.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 7/7/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJBL0
Serial number: FL2806877
Full Name: Kim Thwaits
Address: 61830 Dobbin Rd
Town/City: BEND
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97702
Country: United States
Phone: 541-389-7904
Email: rthwaits@bendcable.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 05/16/2002
How much did you pay for it? 500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Turned on dishwasher and control board caught fire. Came in house and put out before flames and anything spread.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07/07/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17469300
Serial number: fr2610919
Full Name: Randy W. Reynolds
Address: 4129 Pond Rd.
Town/City: Sheldon
State/Province: Vermont
Postcode: 05483
Country: United States
Phone: 802 524 5999
Email: rwreynol@us.ibm.com
Store purchased from: Sears, St. Albans, VT
Purchase date: Aug. ,2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07-05-2013
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517289400
Serial number: FR4501196
Full Name: Denis Pare
Address: 145-G du Coutelier
Town/City: St-Augustin-de-Desmaures
State/Province: Quebec
Postcode: G3A 2J7
Country: Canada
Phone: 418-878-4020
Email: denis_pare@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears Decor Ste-Foy
Purchase date: 12/24/2004
How much did you pay for it? 1000$

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught burned out on 10/13/2009 and was replaced by Sears.
This control board burned again on 07/02/2013.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 07/02/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17482300
Serial number: FR2602777
Full Name: Neil Weir
Address: 606 13th ave se
Town/City: Minneapolis
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55414
Country: United States
Phone: (612) 203-3861
Email: neil@theoldblackberryway.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire while dishwasher was running.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. MN
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MBD7749AWB
Serial number: F12319362
Full Name: Lawrence Rapp
Address: 243 WEST 406 NORTH
Town/City: VALPARAISO
State/Province: IN
Postcode: 46385
Country: United States
Phone: 773-418-1836
Email: lawrence_rapp@kindermorgan.com
Store purchased from: HOME DEPOT
Purchase date: 08/27/2011
How much did you pay for it? 510.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

this is the second time this has happened. i believe it is the control circuit board again. maytag said the warranty has expired and will not repair. i was in the room when it happened this time and there was a lot of smoke. i turned off the power. lucky i was there i feel it would have caught fire. i am contacting CBS news in chicago to try and get this story out. what does it take, someone to get killed by fire before they do anything?

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 06/2802013
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? CBS chicago

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517059400
Serial number: FR5104717
Full Name: Andrew Marze
Address: 922 Beth Lane
Town/City: Allentown
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 18103
Country: United States
Phone: 610-434-1304
Email: amarze@ptd.net
Store purchased from: Sears, Whitehall, PA
Purchase date: 9/18/2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught on fire 06/28/2013. Dishwasher was burning and smoking, front panel logo is burned off. Steam was spewing out of unit when opened. Had to cut circuit breaker.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 06/28/2013
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL5
Serial number: FR3108217
Full Name: Peter C Timpson Jr
Address: 118 Valley View Dr
Town/City: Newburgh
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 12550
Country: United States
Phone: 8455512562
Email: lowrider4898@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 2009
How much did you pay for it? $350.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Turned on dishwasher and about 10 minutes into the cleaning cycle, there was smoke coming out of the door. When I opened the door, The machine wouldn't shut off and water squirted all over the place!!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. NY
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 665.16572201
Serial number: FP0802734
Full Name: John Riegel
Address: 5404 N. Vista Grande
Town/City: Otis Orchards
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 99027
Country: United States
Phone: 5098693735
Email: riegel.john@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2000 or 2001
How much did you pay for it? about 700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board melted, melted case, and was hot enough to discolor the metal tub. We were lucky and stopped it before it burned.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Washington
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDO1ILBS6
Serial number: FR4703852
Full Name: Peter Heneghan
Address: 7229 w farwell
Town/City: Chicago
State/Province: Il
Postcode: 60631
Country: United States
Phone: 7738820656
Email: peterose22@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Abt
Purchase date: Jan. 2005
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Contol board melted and began smoldering.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. June 23,2013 Burning smell throughout the house dishwasher is out of service.
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587.15173400
Serial number: th50739629
Full Name: jeff kapitanski
Address: w7060 fox dr
Town/City: fond du lac
State/Province: wi
Postcode: 54937
Country: United States
Phone: 9209212721
Email: personal_account_1@hotmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

circuit board fried

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 6-27-13
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17483300
Serial number: FP4402110
Full Name: Larry A Holliday
Address: 131 Burkeshire Drive
Town/City: Horseheads
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 14845
Country: United States
Phone: 607-739-2691
Email: lholliday131@att.net
Store purchased from: Sears, Arnot Mall, Big Flats, NY
Purchase date: 3/13/2004
How much did you pay for it? 986.43

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board & related components caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/13/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudm01tjsb0
Serial number: fk4704079
Full Name: Joel Hish
Address: 14 Rose Virginia Rd.
Town/City: Oley
State/Province: PA - Pennsylvania
Postcode: 19547
Country: United States
Phone: 610-987-3671
Email: kellyhish@dejazzd.com
Store purchased from: Maiden Creek Appliances
Purchase date: 2000 or 2001
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/19/12

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16609300
Serial number: FP1706821
Full Name: David Kennedy
Address: 10140 Highbury Drive
Town/City: Mechancisville
State/Province: Virginia
Postcode: 23116
Country: United States
Phone: (804)730-2075
Email: kvmi71@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: March 2002
How much did you pay for it? $500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught fire and destroyed wire harness and all electrical connections in the control panel.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 17 March 2012

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU940QWDZ5
Serial number: FG3302924
Full Name: Dave Torres
Address: 13395 Basswood Ln
Town/City: Rogers
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55374
Country: United States
Phone: 763-528-8362
Email: dstorres2003@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: Late 1997- Early 1998
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher running, heard a strange noise, crackle, pop, blackish soot on upper right corner of the dishwasher door. Strong smell of burnt electronics/plastic in kitchen.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 18, 2012

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MDB5000AWA
Serial number: 15712554UB
Full Name: Peter Asma
Address: 539 S 3rd Ave
Town/City: West Bend
State/Province: Wi
Postcode: 53095
Country: United States
Phone: 2623533450
Email: peterasma@charter.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I heard a strange sound coming from the kitchen when I ran to it flames where shooting out from the bottom of the dishwasher. I quickly shut it down.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/14/2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: FJ4002153
Serial number: 17772990
Full Name: ROCH ERIE
Address: 900 ST Charles Place, Apt 203F
Town/City: PEMBROKE PINES
State/Province: FL
Postcode: 33028
Country: United States
Phone: 9545544550
Email: nedge@tillberg.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Light stays on all the time and afraid could catch fire so have unplugged since I saw on TV some instances where the dishwasher caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2.8.12
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? NBC news

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16363301
Serial number: FR2302982
Full Name: Dennis Findley
Address: 8985 Forest Path Drive
Town/City: Gainesville
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 30506
Country: United States
Phone: 770-888-8708
Email: dusty1767@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Oct 2004
How much did you pay for it? Unknown... Installed by builder

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Flames came out from the control panel then smoke. I opened the door and the machine continued to run. I killed the circuit breaker and it was out. No damage to the home just stunk. Not sure what would have happened if we had not been at home.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/11/2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1443K010
Serial number: F05001977
Full Name: Donna Brinker
Address: 3917 Hilltop Dr
Town/City: Huron
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44839
Country: United States
Phone: 749 398 8937
Email: djbrink99@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Nov. 2010, installed 32012
How much did you pay for it? aprox. $1,600

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Opened door at end of cycle and acrid smell was over bearing. Tried it again next day and more of the same.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/7/12 and 3/10/12

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16299400
Serial number: FR4201097
Full Name: Bruce E VanZee
Address: 2668 Oak View Circle
Town/City: MEDFORD
State/Province: OREGON
Postcode: 97504
Country: United States
Phone: 5418571887
Email: bvz@charter.net
Store purchased from: Sears, Medford, oregon
Purchase date: 9/25/04
How much did you pay for it? 1070

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

During cycle, smoke starting billowing from the front of dishwasher, control panel was inoperative, had to turn off circuit breaker. When I took front panel off, the circuit board and wiring harness were fried.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 11, , 2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01ILBL5
Serial number: FR2801595
Full Name: Stephen Foerster
Address: 27380 W. Cuba Rd.
Town/City: Barrington
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60010
Country: United States
Phone: 8473811664
Email: safoerster@comcast.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire, fried board, thermal fuse and wiring harness.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 3, 2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17464300
Serial number: FR3010629
Full Name: Robert Sharpe
Address: 2333 Shreve Ave
Town/City: Simi Valley
State/Province: California
Postcode: 93063
Country: United States
Phone: 8055830957
Email: sparx0326@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire. Shortly after running a load of dishes, there was a horrible smell coming from the kitchen - smoke/soot coming from front of dishwasher.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 11, 2012

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1050XTPT3
Serial number: FS1303991
Full Name: Trevor J. Ogi
Address: 4826 CR 22
Town/City: Glenmont
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44628
Country: United States
Phone: 3302315024
Email: ashleyogi1@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Lowe's
Purchase date: Spring 2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

While dishwahser was in the middle of a cycle, it made a strange sound and started smoking. I opened the door to see if something was on the heating element. It smelled awful. I shut the door to see what would happen. It started smoking immediately so I opened the door back up and flames came from the back of the front panel. I immediately shut off the breaker (which had not kicked off). Glad I was standing beside it at the time.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 03/10/12

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2400XTPT3
Serial number: FS0201176
Full Name: Brian Shetler
Address: 2769 Heckman Rd
Town/City: Uniontown
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44685
Country: United States
Phone: 330-699-3691
Email: bkshetler@netzero.net
Store purchased from: HH Gregg
Purchase date: Jan. 2005
How much did you pay for it? $430

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board flame out. Large black area under board and plastic housing melted.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 4, 2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDR01JWH0
Serial number: FM0730746
Full Name: GENE MILCZARSKI
Address: 35595 COURT RIDGE CT
Town/City: FARMINGTON HILLS
State/Province: MI
Postcode: 48335
Country: United States
Phone: 248-615-7544
Email: LEGATO.JOE@GMAIL.COM
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smelled burning then started to see smoke from the control panel.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 03/08/2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? ABC

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILBS4
Serial number: FR1701966
Full Name: Kate Conway
Address: 287 Highland Ave
Town/City: Arlington
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 02476
Country: United States
Phone: 617-899-0140
Email: soup287@rcn.com
Store purchased from: Yale Electric
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 800.

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Doing a regular load of dishes. Two load pops, then smoke coming from dishwasher. Thought it was just steam from dry cycle until I smelled an acrid burnt plastic smell. Opened dishwasher, it would not stop wash cycle. Ran to basement to electrical panel to shut down main electrical switch which stopped cycle. Smoke continued to come from control panel. Terrible smell of burnt wires and plastic throughout house which set off alarms. Very thankful I was in kitchen when this happened because this happened within seconds. If left unattended, there would have been a significant fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/7/2012

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2400XTPB3
Serial number: FS1007852
Full Name: Brian McLearn
Address: PO BOX 394
Town/City: Dundee
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97115
Country: United States
Phone: 503-706-9923
Email: mclearn@frontier.com
Store purchased from: Lowe's
Purchase date: 03/14/2005
How much did you pay for it? 459.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Stopped working lights flashing,smelled smoke (electrical) Shut off power to the unit and investigated source. Found the controller and switch panel wiring were melted.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/29/2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17269400
Serial number: FR5103002
Full Name: David Oh
Address: 164 Lamour Dr
Town/City: La Canada
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 91011
Country: United States
Phone: email me
Email: bamfnojunk@techsuperpowers.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Jan 2005 (approximate)
How much did you pay for it? $900 (approx)

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

On 1/29/2012 at ~8:00pm pacific time, our dishwasher was running a load of dishes. Smoke came out of the control panel area of the washer, and then orange flames burst out as well. The smoke and flames disappeared after the dishwasher door was opened (which halts the wash cycle).

this was a Kenmore Elite Ultra Wash dishwasher model 665.17269400. Serial number FR5103002, stock number 17269, type number 577-D (or 577-0. Hard to distinguish on the label).

The dishwasher was running a "smart wash" cycle with the "sani-rinse" option on and the heated dry option off. It had been running for about 20 minutes when the flames appeared. The dishwasher was still full of water when the door was opened. We use cascade powered dishwasher detergent and jet-dry rinse aid.

This dishwasher was originally purchased new from Sears in January 2005. We are the original owners of the dishwasher and operate it approximately once a day.

This incident occurred with five people in the room, three of whom saw the flames.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/29/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDR01TJBT0
Serial number: FM0312979
Full Name: Paulene Psomas
Address: 204 Fisk Place
Town/City: Massapequa
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 11758
Country: United States
Phone: 5165412822
Email: teddy213@optonline.net
Store purchased from: Marlin TV & Appliance
Purchase date: April 27, 2002
How much did you pay for it? $629.

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

My 7 year old grandson was staying with my husband & I as his mom was hospitalized. I made my grandson breakfast, put the dishwasher on and went upstairs to get ready to take him to school. He (my grandson) started screaming for me. I ran downstairs to see black smoke pouring out of the top of the dishwasher. My husband jumped out of bed ran down as he knew by the panicked screams that something was wrong. My husband went to the breaker box and shut off the dishwasher. Not knowing that this was an issue we purchased another Kitchenaid.
I called for a repair as I thought the dishwasher was rather noisy. In conversation I mention that our previous dishwasher had black smoke pouring out of it. The repairman mentioned that he had seen something on-line. My husband called Kitchenaid, a supervisor called him on back on Monday, February 27, 2012. They replied that the life expectancy was about 10 years so there is nothing they will do, and that was the end of that.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 11, 2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516032402
Serial number: FS3604991
Full Name: Jim Vining
Address: 2931 Harlinsdale Drive
Town/City: Rock Hill
State/Province: SC
Postcode: 29732
Country: United States
Phone: 803-366-2806
Email: viningjb@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: ?
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board Overheated and smoked

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3/2/2012

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU943PWKQ0
Serial number: FM3750580
Full Name: Joanna Romito
Address: 527 W Woodlawn Dr.
Town/City: Oro Valley
State/Province: AZ
Postcode: 85755
Country: United States
Phone: 520-742-8508
Email: jromito8@msn.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I was upstairs and smelled something burning. I ran downstairs to find dark smoke pouring out of the front vent of the dishwasher. It was in the drying cycle at the time. Immediately we stopped it from running and unplugged it. We are waiting for a repairman to come out and identify the problem, but there was definitely something burning. We feel fortunate that we were at home when this happened!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 3-1-2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1FLSS6
Serial number: FR3902314
Full Name: kathryn l shipley
Address: 13108 Berlin Turnpike
Town/City: Lovettsville
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 20180
Country: United States
Phone: 5408225123
Email: kathyshipleyremax@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Bray and Scarf
Purchase date: 11/04/2004
How much did you pay for it? 850.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control panel caught on fire. Replaced control board, user interface, control panel and overload fuse.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11-2011
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? channel 4

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1761590
Serial number: FA4122707
Full Name: Jas Cooper
Address: not secrecsite
Town/City: anytotn
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 18036
Country: United States
Phone: 610-346-0000
Email: jasel@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire flames came out top front. Almost killed my parrots!!!!! Toxic plastic smoke.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/28/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1DLBS1
Serial number: FP1102875
Full Name: Carolynn Moy
Address: 75 Snyderwoods Ct
Town/City: Amherst
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 14226
Country: United States
Phone: 716-812-9936
Email: moyhouse@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Orville's
Purchase date: August 2003
How much did you pay for it? 1200.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Started operation of light load cycle. Dishwasher never filled with water, instead starting smoking and smelled of burning wires/plastic. Responded same to normal cycle as well. Immediately called warranty company (Extended Service Plans, Chicago. IL)...Told it was out of warranty and that they would file a history of damage which could not be claimed with any new warranty as this would now be a "per-existing" condition and would never be covered.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December 2011
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? Local station WIVB

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-17022402
Serial number: FS4703826
Full Name: Amy Lee
Address: 1904 East Fremont Street
Town/City: Appleton
State/Province: WI
Postcode: 54915
Country: United States
Phone: 920-954-6388
Email: ahelee@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Sears, Appleton WI
Purchase date: 11/20/2005
How much did you pay for it? 400.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher was in wash cycle. Walked into the kitchen to find smoke coming from around the door handle, flashing lights behind the control panel, and a clicking/grinding noise. Opened the door immediately and smoke came out of the dishwasher. There was a strong burnt plastic smell that remained for several hours. Took apart the door/control panel and discovered burnt areas and melted plastic. Took photos. Contacted Sears, they stated no recall on our unit, and only offered to send a repair technician at our expense to repair the unit. Also reported to the CPSC.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/19/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1ILBS6
Serial number: FR4302815
Full Name: Christopher David Horak
Address: 4956 Hwy 101
Town/City: Newport
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 28570
Country: United States
Phone: 410-474-2872
Email: chorak@ec.rr.com
Store purchased from: Tidewater Appliance
Purchase date: 7/05
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Under parts warranty, the control board smoked and failed and was replaced.Smoked fuse and wires before and after board replacement. 4 fuses later, we turn off breaker when away from house.Repairman found no frayed wires to short out.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 4/10
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? WRC 4, Wash, DC

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66515919001
Serial number: FK4805100
Full Name: Steven C. Owen
Address: 409 Chelsea Ln.
Town/City: Bremerton
State/Province: WA
Postcode: 98310
Country: United States
Phone: 360-542-3052
Email: fyrezout@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: not sure
How much did you pay for it? 600?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire started washer after dinner while watching TV smelled smoke from kitchen went to kitchen smoke rising from control board secured power at panel. Opened door looked inside and there is still water inside looks to be full.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/23/2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16463300
Serial number: FR3510754
Full Name: Nancy Povlock
Address: 509 Westmoreland Lane
Town/City: Saunderstown
State/Province: RI
Postcode: 02874
Country: United States
Phone: 401-294-4125
Email: ndpov@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: July 2004
How much did you pay for it? 699.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher was running when my family had retired for the evening. Fortunately, my son smelled a terrible odor, went downstairs to the kitchen and saw flames shooting out of the dishwasher control panel area. He alerted my husband who shut off the main circuit breaker and put out the fire. The control panel was melted and the door and surrounding area charred. The smell was terrible. If we were not home, my house would have burned down; it was that bad. After days of frustrating communications to Whirlpool and Sears (each said the other was responsible), a Sears technician came out. He was very thorough and helpful. All of the damaged parts were replaced. Sears took the burned parts, but I have photos. I filed a report with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 2009

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: gu2400xtpt3
Serial number: fs1406...
Full Name: Leonardo Rojas
Address: 12280 greenleaf ave
Town/City: Potomac
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 20854
Country: United States
Phone: 301-3152684
Email: mvrestre@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: june 2005
How much did you pay for it? Don't remember

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The whole house filled with a strong smell like a short. We turned the power off and luckily we were home and awake and the fire didn't spread.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. February 19, 2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kude03ftss1
Serial number: fw1901800
Full Name: scott bruett
Address: 5 lewis court
Town/City: millstone
State/Province: New Jersey
Postcode: 08510
Country: United States
Phone: 732 947-2826
Email: scottbruett@msn.com
Store purchased from: Gabowitz Appliance
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it? Credit card

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher stopped working, we called a KitchenAid certified repair company, they came. We identified the circuit board failed and caused the wire harnesses to catch on fire and melt wires.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2-9-12

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: Du840SWLQ0
Serial number: FR1328544
Full Name: Gdovin
Address: 114 Briarcliff dr
Town/City: Branson
State/Province: MO
Postcode: 65616
Country: United States
Phone: 4175270546
Email: gdovint@hotmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

rinsed a 1/2 load of dishes. we were sitting in another room and noticed the smell of burnt plastic. Very heavy. Found it to be comming from the dishwasher. Shut off breaker immediatly. opened it up to see were the smell was comming from because there was nothing inside on the element.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/19/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1ILWH2
Serial number: FP3803520
Full Name: James P. Mills
Address: 2785 Wise RD
Town/City: North Canton
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44720
Country: United States
Phone: 330 933-1367
Email: jpmills@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Interstate Kitchens
Purchase date: will have to dig out receipt
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Black noxious smoke rolled out of the door vents mid cycle. My son ran outside to get me. My wife had turned it off, but the electric was still live to the unit. The breaker in the house panel did not trip! After a few minutes the dishwasher no longer had electric power. The control board had caught fire. Fortunately, this happened during the day when we were around. This could have cost our home and our lives had it been at night while we were sleeping.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Feb. 18, 2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1ILBS6
Serial number: FR4503303
Full Name: Beth Degen
Address: 921 Clayton ave
Town/City: Point Pleasant
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 08742
Country: United States
Phone: 732-892-6006
Email: BDegen@Verizon.net
Store purchased from: Palumbos Appliance Center
Purchase date: 12/04
How much did you pay for it? ???

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Exactly what happened!!! CONTROL BOARD CAUGHT ON FIRE!!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/18/12

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL2
Serial number: FP3715624
Full Name: Raymond Valente
Address: 902 Riverview Place
Town/City: St. Marys
State/Province: GA
Postcode: 31558
Country: United States
Phone: 9127291019
Email: rvalente@tds.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 1/4/2004
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher stopped suddenly and I noticed smoke coming from control panel. Luckily I was there and immediately unplugged the machine. I took the control panel out and noticed a large black spot where there had been a burn out or short.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/11/2012

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2400XTPS3
Serial number: FS1212163
Full Name: Prashant Khandke
Address: 120 Old savannah drive
Town/City: Morrisville
State/Province: NC
Postcode: 27560
Country: United States
Phone: 919-465-0650
Email: Prk27558@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Builder installed
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? Came with house

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The control panel burnt and about to catch fire. We turned off electrical supply. Then black smoke covered the control panel.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 18th February, 2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds01dlss5
Serial number: fr3403567
Full Name: Jim Hillwig
Address: 18224 Bertschy Road
Town/City: Meadville
State/Province: PA
Postcode: 16335
Country: United States
Phone: 814-337-0130
Email: jhillwig@zoominternet.net
Store purchased from: Direct Buy
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 1200

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smelled Like something was real hot, smoke, and won't work now, when you take the kick plate off it smells like something melted

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/14/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD122XXO
Serial number: FA3811766
Full Name: JOHN BRIGGS
Address: 387 CASTELLO
Town/City: LAFAYETTE
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94549
Country: United States
Phone: 9252849147
Email: SUEBRIGGS9@COMCAST.NET
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

SMOKE CAME FROM CONTROL PANEL. WE UNPLUGGED THE DISHWASHER AND HAVE NOT USED SINCE FEB 9, 2012

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. FEB 9, 2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLSS5
Serial number: FR3203082
Full Name: CYNTHIA SIMON
Address: 2 ALEXANDER COURT
Town/City: JERSEY CITY
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 07305
Country: United States
Phone: 2014348892
Email: THE_SIMONS@COMCAST.NET
Store purchased from: purchased from home builder
Purchase date: October 2004
How much did you pay for it? @1000

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

the motor underneath the unit caught fire tonight.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. today, feb 16, 2012

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1100XTLB1
Serial number: FR2745834
Full Name: James Baker
Address: 1029 Gray Squirrel Dr.
Town/City: Pendleton
State/Province: IN
Postcode: 46064
Country: United States
Phone: 765-278-3810
Email: finchbaker@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

In the middle of dishwashing cycle, our kitchen was overcome by the smell of burning plastic. I stopped the dishwasher and opened the door.
The smell was stronger. No lights were working and I opened up the control panel and found it scorched. Just happy we were home when it happened.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2-13-12

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1015XTXSO
Serial number: F02189113
Full Name: TRACY HACKNEY
Address: 1113 JASMINE DR
Town/City: INDIAN LAND
State/Province: SC
Postcode: 29707
Country: United States
Phone: 803-577-4007
Email: tracy_hackney@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: NOT AVAILABLE
Purchase date: NOT AVAILABLE
How much did you pay for it? INCLUDED IN HOME PRICE

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

IN FEB 2011 THE DISHWASHER STOPPED WORKING THE REPAIR MAN SAID IT WAS A THERMAL FUSE. NOW IN JAN 2012 WE TOOK OFF THE COVER OF CONTROL PANAL AND IT WAS BURNED INSIDE BY THE THERMAL FUSE

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/4/12

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH3
Serial number: FP4904567
Full Name: Denise Ward
Address: 4651 Saluda Rd.
Town/City: Rock Hill
State/Province: SC
Postcode: 29730
Country: United States
Phone: 803-329-4912
Email: dward@oraclexperts.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 12/5/2003
How much did you pay for it? 4-500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

we had issues with the machine not starting when we pushed the buttons. if we kept trying it would work. one day we came into the kitchen smelling burning wire. black smoke was rolling out of the right side of the dishwasher door. I ran to the door and opened it. I guess that motion fanned the flames, because the flames started leaping out of the door panel. My husband ran to shut off the main breaker. we later completely disengaged the dishwasher from the electricity so we could turn power to the house back on. we still have the dishwasher in our kitchen,because we can't afford to replace it. We also have another dishwasher exactly the same model on the other side of the sink. It still works for now, but it's starting to be hard to start like the first one.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/20/11
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? WSOC- Charlotte, NC

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16364301
Serial number: FR2307541
Full Name: Ed Paknis
Address: 132 Seameadow Dr
Town/City: LITTLE EGG HARBOR TWP
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 08087
Country: United States
Phone: 6092962311
Email: jpaknis132@comcast.net
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Black acrid smoke started coming from the dishwasher about halfway through the cycle. Control panel appeared to be lighting up. Shut off the water and circuit breaker.
Waiting for a service tech to determine the cause.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/14/12

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16522000
Serial number: FP3344036
Full Name: Pamela Lemke
Address: 5530 Sandpiper Dr.
Town/City: Parma
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 44134
Country: United States
Phone: 216 661-2692
Email: pamallama@cox.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 8/16/2003
How much did you pay for it? 269.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Wash cycle had just finished and was about to expel the water when the dishwasher made 2 popping noises and there was a flash from behind the control dial. Thank God I was in the kitchen at the time so I opened the door, turned the dial to off, and unplugged it under the sink immediately. I believe if I was not there in the kitchen to do what I did, it probably would have caught on fire. Also smelled like wires burning.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/12/12

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIo1ILBL3
Serial number: FP4601463
Full Name: Holly Salegna
Address: 31 Joseph Perkins rd
Town/City: Norwich
State/Province: ct
Postcode: 06360
Country: United States
Phone: 860-213-0121
Email: teamsam09@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: March 2004
How much did you pay for it? 600.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smelled burning..flames shot out the front with smoke.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. February 12

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLSS5
Serial number: FR2301132
Full Name: Christine Galeucia
Address: 7 Gibbon Road
Town/City: Hopkinton
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01748
Country: United States
Phone: 508-435-0574
Email: christine.galeucia@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Percy's
Purchase date: I think 7 years old
How much did you pay for it? not quite sure

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I put setting on "baked on cookware" and then hit the start button. I saw sparks coming out and fire. I instally shut off the electric switch to stop the fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/12/12

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLBLO
Serial number: FM3801211
Full Name: RAYMOND WERTH
Address: 3301 St. Andrews Dr.
Town/City: Port huron,
State/Province: MI
Postcode: 48060
Country: United States
Phone: 810-985-4331
Email: werthr@dteenergy.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smelled smoke after trying to start the unit. Shut the power down to the unit and contacted a repairmen. Found that the control board had failed and was physically burned in several areas. A new control board was installed at a cost of $355.00 and we still have issues? I highly recommend that a recall be issued in order to keep people safe!!


Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/5/2011
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? WXYZ channel 7

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kud101dlbs2
Serial number: Fp4201988
Full Name: Grant Kissel
Address: Provide later
Town/City: Baltimore
State/Province: MD
Postcode: 21209
Country: United States
Phone: 4107642645
Email: G_kissel@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 8/2006
How much did you pay for it? 850

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smelled burning, dishwasher not working. Disassembled front panel, electronic Control board connector melted and scorched, melted wires. I replaced the board with a new one at a cost of around $100. Now concerned that it will burn the house down.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 8/2009
How did you find us? Other
If by TV News, which station, where? Consumer Reports

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101ilbl5
Serial number: FR3006878
Full Name: Debra Kane Bobilin
Address: 51 Custer Drive
Town/City: Ringwood
State/Province: NJ
Postcode: 07456
Country: United States
Phone: 862-200-5308
Email: Bobilin@me.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 9/05/05
How much did you pay for it? 449.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher running, heard a strange noise, crackle, pop, blackish smoke pouring from the bottom and side of the dishwasher door.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/12/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FL
Serial number: 8531529
Full Name: Joe Youngs
Address: Provide Later
Town/City: Provide Later
State/Province: Provide Later
Postcode: Provide Later
Country: United States
Phone: Provide Later
Email: jayoungs@bellsouth.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 1/2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Wife home and heard odd sound from kitchen and then confirmed as dishwasher. Large amount of smoke billowing from dishwasher. Flipped main breaker switch to cut power. I removed control panel to find inside completely charred (control and circuit boards blackened and partially melted, wiring harness plugs and wire insulation melted, etc.) Am completely frustrated and definitely want to join class action due to the disregard of Whirlpool to the safety of our families.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/8/2012

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU840DWGG1
Serial number: FJ3718062
Full Name: Sandra Haskins
Address: 31D coldspring drive
Town/City: Sutton
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01590
Country: United States
Phone: 508-736-6151
Email: sandysemail@ymail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I was at home and smelled a burnt plastic smell coming from the kitchen. When I went to check, there was smoke coming from the dishwasher. Dishwasher stopped running at start of rinse cycle.
Tech replaced all wire connections, burnt wires. Also replaced metal box which was melted and covered in soot.
I ran one full wash with no dishes but upon next full load of dishes the machine stopped at the start of the rinse cycle again. Another tech came out. He turned on dishwasher and you could see sparks coming from the wires underneath. He replaced the burnt wires, repaired wire connection and junction box.
Tech says wires all tested OK.
I haven't tried running a full load again because it is still giving off a nasty burnt plastic/wires smell when running. I don't want to use it now and after hearing about everyone else's issues, I'm not comfortable replacing it at this time.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. First incident 1/24/2012

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1100XTL
Serial number: FR2722111
Full Name: Hans Peter Elmer
Address: PO Box 428
Town/City: Victor
State/Province: MT
Postcode: 59875
Country: United States
Phone: 406-363-8056
Email: kickingassranch@wildblue.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Started dishwasher at 9am, we usually wash dishes at night, but we had house guests and needed washed plates. About 1 min into running suddenly I hear crackling and turn to see sparks and smoke emitting from the control panel near the top middle. I quickly turned off the circuit breaker, and dosed the small fire. It had melted the plastic at the top of the door. Replaced with a new dishwasher two days later.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 06-14-10

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16289400
Serial number: FR4601460
Full Name: Anthony Ciotola
Address: 8 Meadowbrook Lane
Town/City: Newark
State/Province: DE
Postcode: 19711
Country: United States
Phone: 302-235-2131
Email: delpercon@verizon.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board melted and was smoking heavily. Dishwasher could not be shut off. Had to open the breaker. Thermal Limit switch failed after new board was installed.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 31, 2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kud101ilbs5
Serial number: fr3203708
Full Name: phyllis endicott
Address: 8220 Hermosa Ave.
Town/City: Ben Lomond
State/Province: Ca.
Postcode: 95005
Country: -- choose ---
Phone: 831-234-7912
Email: phyllisendicott@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Built in Distributors
Purchase date: 8/04
How much did you pay for it? $622.44

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smoke was pouring out of machine and would not turn off. I had to turn off the power at the main box.


Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. October 30, 2011

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDR01TJT
Serial number: (did not record)
Full Name: Monica Glumm
Address: 2920 Grafton Lane
Town/City: Churchville
State/Province: Maryland
Postcode: 21028
Country: United States
Phone: 410-734-6358
Email: monica2920@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Clifton's Economy Appliance
Purchase date: 25 January 2002
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 17 January 2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16372301
Serial number: FR3318508
Full Name: Don Wilson / Debbie Jacobsen
Address: 4923 Old Redwood Hwy.
Town/City: SANTA ROSA
State/Province: California
Postcode: 95403
Country: -- choose ---
Phone: 7072913685
Email: wilsondonw@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 8/13/2004
How much did you pay for it? $500.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Caught it just in time before a fire. Smelled a terrible burning plastic smell in the kitchen. I had turned on the dishwasher just 2-3 before the smell. Smoke coming from the right side of the dishwasher. It stopped in its cycle. Two red panel lights still on. The D/W has its own circuit breaker which did not trip. I turned off the breaker. Looked on the internet concerning smoking Kenmore D/W's. I opened up the control panel and the right side of the circuit board is charred black & smells! I run this D/W when I am not home. I WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN! I am lucky. Sears what are you doing??

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/07/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJSS0
Serial number: FL5044328
Full Name: Dean Swanson
Address: 12485 Anthony Ln
Town/City: Cologne
State/Province: MN
Postcode: 55322
Country: United States
Phone: 952-466-9890
Email: furlofoder@aol.com
Store purchased from: Guyers
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board burnt and melted with black smoke marks on the inside of the door

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/2011

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516012401
Serial number: FS1909956
Full Name: Laura Grucza
Address: 590 Inverlane Drive
Town/City: Sagamore Hills
State/Province: OH
Postcode: 44067
Country: United States
Phone: 3307301378
Email: LM7777@windstream.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 7-11-05
How much did you pay for it? $399.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Noticed vent on left side had built up some type of black soot. Some type of black ball formed inside panel. Left it alone. Also, front electronic panel was very warm in one area only that is in front of circuit board. The rest of panel was cold. The dishwasher had not been used for days, yet one area of panel was very warm without it being on! Turned off circuit breaker since plug is behind unit. Cannot risk a possible fire. Resorting to hand washing dishes.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Jan/Feb 2012
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? 19 Action News Cleveland, ABC News Net 5 Cleveland

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16263400
Serial number: FS 1206559
Full Name: Carolyn Troxel
Address: 90623 Sunderman Rd
Town/City: Springfield
State/Province: OR
Postcode: 97478
Country: United States
Phone: 541-726-9353
Email: troxc@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 4/2005
How much did you pay for it? $850

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire approximatley 20 min. after starting

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/30/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudpo1dlbl6
Serial number: fr4501596
Full Name: doug mcgoldrick
Address: 746 forest ave
Town/City: River forest
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 60305
Country: United States
Phone: 773-368-0168
Email: doug@dougphoto.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2-7-2012
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? indy news

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17462300
Serial number: FR1811409
Full Name: Brad Richelson
Address: 48 Juniper Lane
Town/City: Framingham
State/Province: MA
Postcode: 01701
Country: United States
Phone: 781-255-8400
Email: brichelson@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smoke coming out of the top front panel. Upon inspection found the control board 8534963 CON2 tan wire connector to be melted completely through the plastic female side of the wire harness. Also found overheating of the wire insulation itself. Also found existence of overheating at on the other end of the tan wire at the microswitch as well. Also noticed the 470uf Electrolytic capacitors C6 and C7 on the control board are bulging. Not a good sign, plus they are only rated at 10v @ 85c. Probably should have higher voltage @ 105c.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17604301
Serial number: FP2602598
Full Name: Gary Chambers
Address: 4317 State Rt. 155
Town/City: Ruma
State/Province: IL
Postcode: 62278
Country: United States
Phone: 618-282-4848
Email: chambrs3@htc.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? 400

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/7/2012

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: du915pwss0
Serial number: fw094831
Full Name: Debra Kasniak
Address: 90 Morris Crescent
Town/City: West Seneca
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 14224
Country: United States
Phone: 716-771-1741
Email: dkasniak@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control panel burned

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Nov 2011
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? wivb

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587.16074201
Serial number: th2478753
Full Name: joseph ramsay
Address: 10918 east goss school road
Town/City: pekin
State/Province: indiana
Postcode: 47165
Country: United States
Phone: 812-967-2026
Email: latenighthour@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

smelled something burning. smoke was coming from the front of the dishwasher. shut power off to dishwasherand took the front panel off. circuit board had caught on fire and melted one of the relays. the dihwasher had not been used in over 3 days

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02-07-2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudko1ilbs5
Serial number: fr27o2233
Full Name: jeffrey turner
Address: 12 wayne ave
Town/City: ipswich
State/Province: mass
Postcode: 01938
Country: United States
Phone: 9783563534
Email: jjtt157@aol.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 600.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

cotrol board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/1/2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17369301
Serial number: FR2411247
Full Name: NICOLE ANDERSON
Address: 18 BIRCH TREE LANE
Town/City: CENTER OSSIPEE
State/Province: NEW HAMPSHIRE
Postcode: 03814
Country: United States
Phone: 6035395221
Email: libmomwith2boys@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 6/2004
How much did you pay for it? $350?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher had been in wash cycle for about 30 minutes. I heard a strange noise, almost like something was caught, so I opened the door and didn't find anything stuck. I closed the door to resume the cycle and listened to it, when I noticed that there was smoke coming out of the control panel. I tried to hit the cancel button, but when I did, flames shot out at me. I opened the door, hoping to cancel the cycle briefly that way, but the arms were spinning, spraying water everywhere, and there was still smoke and flames coming out of the panel. I unplugged it (thankfully had installed an outlet next to the dishwasher and not behind it).

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/6/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK031TWH
Serial number: FW1221726
Full Name: John Moslow
Address: 612 Bauman Crt
Town/City: Amherst
State/Province: NY
Postcode: 14221
Country: United States
Phone: 716 689-7858
Email: jmoslow@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Orville's
Purchase date: 04/08/08
How much did you pay for it? $646.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire, smoke coming from the control board. Circuit panel completely blacken from fire. Had to purchase a new dishwasher as a result. KitchenAid not quite 4 years old!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 01/19/12
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? WIVB, Buffalo, NY

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16269400
Serial number: fr4301858
Full Name: glenn kondziolka
Address: 13852 maple
Town/City: orland park
State/Province: il.
Postcode: 60462-1628
Country: United States
Phone: 708-403-3263
Email: glennkondz@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears Outlet
Purchase date: 11/17/04
How much did you pay for it? 538.74

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The control board caught fire in the middle of a cycle and shorted out the dishwasher.The house stills stinks.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/4/12
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? cbs

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudio1tjwh1
Serial number: fm4611178
Full Name: Herbert Davis
Address: 9526 Marine Mem. Dr.
Town/City: Niagara Falls
State/Province: New York
Postcode: 14304
Country: United States
Phone: 716-297-5875
Email: hdavis5274@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Al Pawlak Appliance
Purchase date: December 2003
How much did you pay for it? $650.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

started dishwasher. 20 minutes into cycle,heard a very loud popping sound. When I looked,there was smoke coming out of dishwasher.Control panel and wiring harness burned.Estimated cost to replace control panel and wiring harness is $250.00 plus labor,which is not recommended.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/25/2011
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? WIVB channel 4 news,Buffalo, N.Y.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: Ultra Wash Quite Guard Standard
Serial number: W10082280
Full Name: Saffron Camacho
Address: 3547 Normount Road
Town/City: Oceanside
State/Province: Ca
Postcode: 92056
Country: United States
Phone: 7602015909
Email: mcamacho28@msn.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/08/2008
How much did you pay for it? 341.33

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught Fire and Sears will not replace

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/01/2011

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DUL40PPTO
Serial number: FR3801887
Full Name: karen colligan
Address: 4806A/ sunny palm cir
Town/City: wpb
State/Province: florida
Postcode: 33415
Country: United States
Phone: 561-602-7565
Email: karencolligan 2bellsouth.net
Store purchased from: Brandsmart
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? do not remember

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

started dishwasher before I left the house.my son was home,he heard a noise from it and saw smoke sparks and flames.He opened it to stop power and it was full of smoke.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 9/10/11
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? wptv in wpb. Florida

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1392K011
Serial number: W10290437A
Full Name: Shirl Mederlet
Address: 72 Fox Fire
Town/City: Cloverdale
State/Province: VA
Postcode: 24077
Country: United States
Phone: 540-589-7700
Email: shirl@ibsllp.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 10/11/10
How much did you pay for it? 700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher was running it's cycle then smelled smoke then the breaker tripped. Thought it was the control board until we saw the control panel and that it was fried.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/02/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kud501dj550
Serial number: fl3132045
Full Name: Dave Siegele
Address: 451 dorset st
Town/City: Cambria
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 93428
Country: United States
Phone: 805-927-4720
Email: dsiegele@aol.com
Store purchased from: Pacific Sales
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? 900.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Have Blown on control panel and one board and three fuses in the past months smelt smoke last night and it was blown again. This is the second kitchenaid product to malfunction what happened they used to be the best. I will never buy another product from them.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 02/03/2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16469300
Serial number: FP4301998
Full Name: Michael Kaneshige
Address: 712 Monroe St NE
Town/City: Albuquerque
State/Province: NM
Postcode: 87110
Country: United States
Phone: 505-291-0447
Email: mjkanes@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/02/2003
How much did you pay for it? 730.08

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher was running for about 10 minutes when it started making odd noises. When I came into the kitchen, black smoke was pouring out at the top of the door. The circuit breaker tripped and the noise stopped and the smoke eventually stopped. The top right part of the door was partially melted and there were scorch marks on the inside of the door at the top right.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/29/2012

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTKS0
Serial number: FM1220059
Full Name: Shad Gough
Address: 536 E. Spring St.
Town/City: Jefferson
State/Province: WI
Postcode: 53549
Country: United States
Phone: 608-617-4705
Email: brengough@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: April 2003
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

I heard a pop, saw sparks from the right-hand corner, and smoke. Clear burning smell coming from the door.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2//3/2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16482300
Serial number: FR2805153
Full Name: Laura W. Lee
Address: 639 Hillside
Town/City: Glen Ellyn
State/Province: Illinois
Postcode: 60137
Country: United States
Phone: 630 858 9728
Email: Lwlee@earthlink.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 7/26/2004
How much did you pay for it? 949.87

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 2/2/2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665
Serial number: FH0818365
Full Name: SCOTT HOFSTETTER
Address: 135 STURBRIDGE DR
Town/City: MEDINA
State/Province: OHIO
Postcode: 44256
Country: United States
Phone: 330-722-1478
Email: hofstetter247@msn.com
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: 4/31/2009
How much did you pay for it? 450.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

IT WAS RUNNING, STOPPED DEAD IN THE MIDDLE OF A RINSE CYCLE. WENT TO SEE WHAT WAS WRONG AND THE FRONT PANEL WAS DEAD BUT HOT, STILL FILLED WITH WATER FROM CYCLE AND HAD A PLASTIC / ELECTRICAL BURNING SMELL FROM INSIDE UNIT. UNPLUGGED TO STAY SAFE. SPARKS, BUT RESPONDED QUICK ENOUGH TO GET REALLY BAD.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/15/2012
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? WEWS channel 5; Cleveland, Oh

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1IJ
Serial number: FL0209956
Full Name: Calvin Miller
Address: 9430 Cape Charles Ave
Town/City: New Port Richey
State/Province: FL
Postcode: 34655
Country: United States
Phone: 727-375-1037
Email: caldee@juno.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

There was an electrical smell and smole. We haven't used it since because we're scared to use it

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 10/27/2011
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? ABC, Tampa, FL

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516053402
Serial number: FT0303383
Full Name: Juan garcia
Address: 414 mallard lane
Town/City: Weston
State/Province: Fl
Postcode: 33327
Country: United States
Phone: 954 6408469
Email: alina_montes@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears broward mall
Purchase date: Feb 2006
How much did you pay for it? 450

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smoke started coming out a few minutes after cycle started it smelled like burned plastic. I immediately disconected it and a few minutes after it cooled down i emptied it. It has not worked ever since the incident. The controls are locked. A dishwasher mechanic attempted to repair it. After a few hours and a new board said that something went terribly wrong with the machine and could not repair it.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11/2009

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH2
Serial number: FP2907318
Full Name: GREGORY L. ADAMS
Address: 61 DOUGLAS DRIVE
Town/City: BLOOMFIELD HILLS
State/Province: MICHIGAN
Postcode: 48304
Country: United States
Phone: 248-332-5617
Email: greg@ilearnsystems.com
Store purchased from: Lowe's
Purchase date: 07/28/2003
How much did you pay for it? $618.64

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

About 10-15 minutes after starting a load of dishes, I heard a noise in the kitchen, glanced quickly in there but didn't see anything amiss. Within about 2 minutes I could smell burning plastic from the family room where we were watching TV. By then we could see smoke seeping out from the control panel on the dishwasher. I grabbed the handle to pull it open but the plastic was too hot to touch...and I could still hear arcing sounds inside. I ran to our electrical box and shut off that circuit to stop the damage. But, by then the entire control board, connectors and wiring harness were burned beyond repair. Phil's Appliance Repair came the next day (www.phils.com) and told us the control board, thermal fuse and wiring harness were beyond repair, and probably the pump as well, and that the wiring harness is no longer available through Kitchenaid/Whirlpool part supply. We paid $61.50 to get this news. But, had we left the house after turning on the dishwasher, which we often do, we may not even have a house to come home to.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/18/2011

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517032401
Serial number: FS1209838
Full Name: Tammy Stricklin
Address: 819 W. Liberty St
Town/City: Florence
State/Province: AZ
Postcode: 85132
Country: United States
Phone: 520-705-2342
Email: Tammybob22@msn.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: March 2005
How much did you pay for it? $600.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

On 1/31/2012 I loaded the dishwasher and turned it on and left the room. Sometime after the soap had dispensed (I heard the release) I heard a strange noise coming from the kitchen. I went into the kitchen to see black smoke rolling out of the top right hand side of the dishwasher. I could also visually see an orange flame behind the control panel on the right hand side. I opened the dishwasher and as I did I heard arcing noises and water kept shooting out of the dishwasher would not turn off even after hitting the cancel button. I ran outside and turned off the breaker and ran back inside and slipped and fell on the water on the floor and bruised my foot. The house was filled with a terrible burnt plastic/electric smell. I am an asthmatic and I had issues with my asthma the entire day/night even after trying to air out the house. There is still a faint smell in my house today. I called Whirlpool they state that my dishwasher is not under recall. I called Sears they state my dishwasher is not under recall. I called Safety Commission and filed a new report...who knows how long they will take to look into this. It is a miracle I didn't leave the home after starting this load as I had planned previously. This could have caught my house on fire.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/31/2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01TJWHO
Serial number: FK4505863
Full Name: Greg Poulin
Address: 13 Jamestown Dr
Town/City: Michigan City
State/Province: Indiana
Postcode: 46360
Country: United States
Phone: 219-874-3163
Email: gpoulin@comcast.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 11/2000
How much did you pay for it? $650

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

After 10 min of dishwasher running, started smelling burning wires. Circuit breaker tripped. Attempted to reset breaker but it continued to trip. Took off top panel and found that 1/2 the control board was melted and burnt. This is the second control board that has melted in this unit. The first one occured in 2006.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/30/12

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS5
Serial number: FR3106037
Full Name: Robert W Marks
Address: 2377 Treadwell Street
Town/City: Livermore
State/Province: CA
Postcode: 94550
Country: United States
Phone: 925-960-9587
Email: rwmarks@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Purchase new with home
Purchase date: 9/2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher had been running for 10 minutes. Heard a pop and smoke began to emit from the right hand side vent, smell of electrical material melting. Went to push cancel button and open the door, dishwasher did not stop running. Continue to produce heavier smoke and popping sounds. Went to the breaker box and shut down the diswasher circuit. Finally had to use the kitchen fire extinguisher in the vent to make sure their was not fire. Will not repair based on repair experience from this website. Will buy a replacement but not kitchenAid, Whirlpool or Kenmore

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 1/29/12


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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK03FTSS3
Serial number: FW2305430
Full Name: Susan Bathon
Address: 2277 Pointe Place
Town/City: Cincinnati
State/Province: Ohio
Postcode: 45244
Country: United States
Phone: 5134073403
Email: mbathon@cinci.rr.com
Store purchased from: distributor
Purchase date: Dec 2008
How much did you pay for it? 900

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire and wiring harness melted onto control board

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 28 2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16059400
Serial number: FR4503650
Full Name: Dykes Lynn Pruitt
Address: 142 Heritage Lane
Town/City: Shelburne
State/Province: Vermont
Postcode: 05482
Country: United States
Phone: 802-598-0172
Email: lpruittvt@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Jan. 8, 2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (c

 
Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MDB9150AWB
Serial number: 27745255AP
Full Name: Ellen Freudenheim
Address: 149 Berkeley Place
Town/City: Brooklyn
State: NY
Postcode: 11217
Country: United States
Phone: 7186369811
Email: Ellenfreud@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Lights flickering, running intermittently, then smell of burning plastic. No fire but definitely something is burned out inside

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Dec 3 2011
How did you find us? Google

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTLQ3
Serial number: FM4015894
Name: Mark Ramer
Address: P.O. box 15044
City: Salem
State: Oregon
Zipcode: 97309
Phone: 5035081082
Email: Mark@salemaircenter.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $400

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Microcomputer caught fire. Thank GOD I was only a few feet away and was able to put the fire out. Otherwise I'm SURE my house would have burned to the ground. I got nowhere with Whirlpool. Just a big runaround. I hope you can help

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December 1, 2011
How did you find us? Google

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: 665.16382300
Serial number: FP5104601
Name: Brian Sullivan
Address: 17 Wset Oak Street
City: Lake in the Hills
State: IL
Zipcode: 60156
Phone: 847-207-2272
Email: aranthorn@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2007-2008, not exactly sure
How much did you pay for it? Over $700

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control panel caught fire, electrical fire in the control panel area

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Ocober 15th, 2011
How did you find us? Google

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudp01ilbl5
Serial number: fr2802308
Name: Mike Garrett
Address: 21 Mary Catherine Lane
City: Sudbury
State: MA
Zipcode: 01776
Phone: 978 579-5992
Email: 6.garrett@gmail.com
Store purchased from: New England Appl Sales and Service
Purchase date: 7/14/2004
How much did you pay for it? $649

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board caught fire while running.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 12/2/2011
How did you find us? Google

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK01ILBS5
Serial number: FR3303361
Name: Mike Regli
Address: 1670 lori
City: Cutten
State: ca
Zipcode: 95503
Phone: 7074421892
Email: reglimj@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 9-15-04
How much did you pay for it? $750

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

short in control board. Lots of black smoke and enough heat to melt the plastic face. House was smokey for hours. The burned area is just on inch form a wood frame counter. If the plastic did not contain the heat, a fire would have started in the counter frame.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 11-20-11
How did you find us? Google

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS02SRSS2
Serial number: FT3102348
Name: Elizabeth Loboa
Address:
City:
State: NC
Zipcode: 27518
Phone:
Email: egloboa@gmail.com
Store purchased from: part of complete home remodel
Purchase date: ~Nov 2008
How much did you pay for it? ~$800 (?)

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire, melted plastic smell throughout house. Wire harness- w10083745, control- w10084141, fuse- w10258275 all completely burned and melted. Repairman says he has never seen anything like it and will not repair it without release of liability signed from me as he believes it is a dangerous fire hazard to have in my home. I have photos of burned and melted components.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Nov 26, 2011

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudI01lBs6
Serial number: fr3601510
Name: Tracey Galloway
Address: 2041 Roswell Avenue
City: Charlotte
State: NC
Zipcode: 28207
Phone: 7043475186
Email: tracey.c.galloway@accenture.com
Store purchased from: plaza appliance
Purchase date: October 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire)?

smelled electrical burning and turned the dishwasher off before it caught fire. when the serviceman came, he showed me the burned wires and said i was lucky to have caught it and turned it off.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1500XTLQ3
Serial number: FR3625065
Name: George Bliss
Address: 514 DeWitt Park Rd
City: Yreka
State: CA
Zipcode: 96097
Phone: 530 842-6608
Email: bngbliss@nctv.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 1/1/05
How much did you pay for it? $478

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire)?

Smelled hot wires/insulation, getting progressively worse. Examined circuit board and noted burnt connections.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds011jbso
Serial number: Fk5005862
Name: K. Rabidoux
Address: 72 S 350 West
City: Valparaiso
State: Indiana
Zipcode: 46385
Phone: 219-531-9413/219-363-9471
Email: krisie1@att.net
Store purchased from: Grants/Merrillville, In.
Purchase date: 2001
How much did you pay for it? $625.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire)?

Melted plastic unit on door of dishwasher. Not sure if there was any fire but obviously it was hot enough to melt.

How did you find us? Channel 2 News

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101TJWH0
Serial number: FM0845077
Name: Matt Mathias
Address: 11755 E Grant Rd
City: Franktown
State: CO
Zipcode: 80116
Phone: 303-840-7601
Email: mcm@damfine.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire)?

The dishwasher was operating and just started to smoke one morning. Fortunately we were at home at the time and turned off the power. We called KitchenAid who begrudgingly arranged for a technician to investigate. He confirmed the fire was control board related. The service call was supposed to be covered by KitchenAid but we paid for the service call and were never reimbursed.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS02SRSS0
Serial number: FS3903667
Name: Dennis
Address: 10326 Bristol CT.
City: Mokena
State: IL
Zipcode: 60448
Phone: 708-656-9785
Email: dennis@chicagotwoway.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire)?

Smelled burning of plastic over 2 or 3 days and then dishwasher lost all power and would not light up or turn on. Water was left in the bottom of unit and when panel was pulled for repair burn wiring etc was noticed. This unit has been repaired many times over the last 4 or 5 years for Dishwashing liquid dispenser board problmes, door sela and control board. Was looking to fix this unit AGAIN my self but after reading these accounts of fires, I will replace and look forward to recovering my costs over the years from a class action law suit.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.13599k600
Serial number: f12443637
Name: paul deangelis
Address: 2704 harbison street
City: natrona heights
State: pennsylvania
Zipcode: 15065
Phone: 724 224 1369
Email: elpasadc@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 6/29/09
How much did you pay for it? $400.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire)?

I was in the kitchen cooking dinner while running a load of dishes. Wife smelled plastic burning. Opened dishwasher and found the source of the smell. Dishwasher is cooked. I will not replace control panel for obvious reasons.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK03FTSS2
Serial number: FW0110913
Name: Allen & Stacey Friend (purchased under Stacey's maiden name of Cook)
Address: 6514 NE 163rd Ave
City: Vancouver
State: WA
Zipcode: 98682
Phone: 3603268842
Email: alpfri@msn.com
Store purchased from: US Appliance (online website)
Purchase date: June 23, 2008
How much did you pay for it? around $400 (bought all new appliances as a set)

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire)?

Smelled burning plastic/wiring insulation. Shut machine off and upon inspection noted the wiring harness on the control board was partially melted, with the wires burned, insulation melted off revealing bare wires. The control board itself was burned on the back of the board (in the control housing), the housing itself was discolored and partially melted. I took photos of all the damage.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLBL2
Serial number: FP3101682
Name: Ann Gelinas
Address: 469 Fern Street
City: West Hartford
State: CT
Zipcode: 06107
Phone: 860-521-7201
Email: amgelinas06@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Contractor's Home Appliance
Purchase date: 02/01/2004
How much did you pay for it? Approx. $900.

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire)?

2007 - Horrible electric burning smell coming from upper right control board area primarily during the heating cycle. Called for service after fuse burned and dishwasher was inoperable. Serviceman told me Whirlpool knew about problem but the company did not have a recall on the part. He replaced the circuit board. The exact same problem with the board burning has happened two more times although this last time was the worst when my entire house was filled with smoke and a wretched electrical burn smell for days. I won't call for a repair a third time.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101FLSS6
Serial number: FS2730675
Name: LARRY ACKERMANN
Address: 3516 TOWNSHIP AVE
City: SIMI VALLEY
State: CA
Zipcode: 93063
Phone: 8055015212
Email: heymoe55@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: WAREHOUSE DISCOUNT CENTER
Purchase date: 12/02/2005
How much did you pay for it? 879.99

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

WATCHING TV SMELLED SMOKE NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM TOP PANEL TRIED TO SHUT OFF DISHWASHER HAD TO SHUT OFF BREAKER TO SHUT DOWN DISHWASHER

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1DL553
Serial number: FR1715796
Name: Jerry/Rita Jones
Address: 109 Victoria Place
City: Madison
State: MS
Zipcode: 39110
Phone: 6019551391
Email: jerryandritajones@gmail.com
Store purchased from: new home
Purchase date: 13 August 2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board caught fire

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: FM1118830
Serial number: 665.15892100
Name: John
Address: Leno
City: Schaumburg
State: IL
Zipcode: 60193
Phone: 8478953092
Email: johnleno@comcast.net
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 2001
How much did you pay for it? it was a gift

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

smokes when running and smells like it is burning.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17462300
Serial number: FR2815231
Name: Sheryl Wilson
Address: 296 Quail Hollow Drive
City: Beecher
State: IL
Zipcode: 60401
Phone: 7089695773
Email: Wilson939799@att.net
Store purchased from: New home installed
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Woke up to the smell of an electrical fire..called fire department and they found it came from the dishwasher. Black soot was coming from the vent. We removed the dishwasher from the house but the smell lingered for days!

How did you find us? CBS 2 Chicago


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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2804443
Name: Bradley Henning
Address: 2408 Fabish Ct.
City: Schaumburg
State: IL
Zipcode: 60193
Phone: 847-220-0292
Email: bhenningcc@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smelled of fire and stopped using the dishwasher

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01LBS5
Serial number: 8531654
Name: Kathleen Hine
Address: 1987 Kimball Street
City: Binghamton
State: New York
Zipcode: 13903
Phone: 607-725
Email: kathiehine@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Olums
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught on fire and kitchen filled with smoke - day before Thanksgiving. Had to shut off circuit breaker to get sparks and smoke to stop.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD1021RBLO
Serial number: FS4313299
Name: Donald Parrish
Address: 1577 Kenewa St
City: Ojai
State: CA
Zipcode: 93023
Phone: 805 649-8604
Email: mlparrish@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 4/18/06
How much did you pay for it? $578 + $109 to install

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Wire burning smell when we run it. Pops our breaker when we run it. Saw flash and heard loud pop when we turned it on. Afraid to use it for fear of a fire.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

$578 + $109 to install + $100 for a service call.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK03ITBS
Serial number: FW1107923
Name: Maureen Meneghetti
Address: 16618 Charnswood Court
City: Tinley Park
State: IL
Zipcode: 60477
Phone: 7086336487
Email: mmeneghetti@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Plass Appliance
Purchase date: 4/1/08
How much did you pay for it? 640.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

On Nov 11th, 2011; The control panel started smoking during a wash cycle. We had to cut the power off at the circuit breaker. Smoke and electrical smell through out the house. Very scary situation. As this was happening, my 14 yrs old son received a shock through the refrigerator as the ordeal was happening.

AE Service has replaced the control panel. Service technician stated they never seen anything like this before. I am very concerned to use this appliance at this time.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

$129 for service and labor
$640 to replace dishwasher.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2400XTPQ3
Serial number: FS1108601
Name: Warren Terpstrea
Address: 106 5th St.
City: Sully
State: IA
Zipcode: 50251
Phone: 641-891-0851
Email: terp1113@netins.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: May 2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

My wife was finishing a load of dishes when she heard a popping sound. She tried to shut off the dishwasher but couldn't-not even by opening the door. Then the unit started to smoke badly in the area of the control board. We tripped the breaker which did stop the smoking. We had a local repairman look at it and he said the control board and the wiring harness were badly burned. So far Whirlpool has said they were not aware of a problem but will pay for the parts if I pay for the labor. A supervisor is supposed to call me tomorrow. This happened yesterday 11/23/11.

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MBD7749AWB
Serial number: F12319362
Name: LAWRENCE RAPP
Address: 243 WEST 406 NORTH
City: VALPARAISO
State: IN
Zipcode: 46385
Phone: 773-418-1836
Email: lawrence_rapp@kindermorgan.com
Store purchased from: HOME DEPOT
Purchase date: 08/27/2011
How much did you pay for it? 510.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

CONTROL BOARD FRIED. TECH SAID PLASTIC WAS MELTED, ALMOST CAUGHT FIRE. VERY LUCKY?

What is the extent of your financial damages?

ZERO RIGHT NOW. MAYTAG WILL REPAIR. BUT WILL IT BE SAFE?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS03CTBL2
Serial number: FU4201137
Name: Patti Hurtt
Address: 298 Hubbard Lane
City: Crete
State: IL
Zipcode: 60417
Phone: 708-367-0187
Email: khurtt0609@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Abt Appliance
Purchase date: 12/7/07
How much did you pay for it? 713.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

After reading some of the stories in the class action lawsuit we were very lucky. I had started the dishwasher like normal on 11/14/11 at about 9pm, I went downstairs to watch tv and when I came back upstairs and went into the kitchen I noticed that the lights were off on the dishwasher and there was a smell of something burning. I opened the dishwasher and noticed the water was still in the dishwasher and was hot. I closed the dishwasher and tried to restart it but had no luck. I told my husband about it and he thought it was another blown fuse inside. Once he opened it up we noticed blackened wires and melted insulation. I am very thankful that a fire did not start. I often will put the dishwasher on 4 hour delay and it runs at night while we are asleep.

How did you find us? CBS 2 Chicago

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kudp01FLss3
Serial number: FP5104518
Name: leanne toumajian
Address: 709 Redwood Ave
City: El Segundo
State: CA
Zipcode: 90245
Phone: 3103330613
Email: ltoumaj@me.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board smoked and i turned it off before it caight fire on the outside.
May be burnt on inside
Was smoking on the outside where the panel is.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS011JBT0
Serial number: FM0611729
Name: Michael Hayden
Address: 8178 N. Dilcrest Cirlce
City: Florence
State: KY
Zipcode: 41042
Phone: 859-525-6633
Email: snmhayden@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

November 20, 2011 the dishwasher had been on for approximately 10 minutes. I was standing next to it, heard it make an unusual noise. I turned to look at it and saw black smoke and a flame coming from the top right of the appliance. I immediately opened the door to turn it off and ran down stairs to secure power at the breaker which had not been tripped. I no longer have a functional dishwasher. I was fortunate I was home and in the kitchen when it failed.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS02SRBLI
Serial number: FS471171
Name: Lamont Kelly
Address: 2109 Carol Lane
City: Norristown
State: PA
Zipcode: 19401
Phone: 610-279-8162
Email: lgkelly@voicenet.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 01/19/2006
How much did you pay for it? $1199.99

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control and wiring harness burnt out (no fire)

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Being Repaired. Estimated cost at $450

How did you find us? CBS-3 Philadelphia

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL2
Serial number: FP3211228
Name: Matt Thomas
Address: 115 N. Forest Ave.
City: Palatine
State: IL.
Zipcode: 60074
Phone: 773-793-8634
Email: mtsky76@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Not sure
Purchase date: Not sure
How much did you pay for it? Came with house

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We suddenly smelled a strong burning smell and it there was smoke coming from the dishwasher vent. It was still running but I shut the power off to it and opened it up the front panel and found the board burnt up and the plastic enclosure for it melted. One of the line wires going to a connector to the board was burnt up and exposed the bare wire.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Whirlpool sent out a service man and offered to pay for labor if we paid $400 for new parts which the service man had with him when he came to look at it. Eventualy we aggred to buy a new one from Whirlpool at the discounted rate of $275. Still waiting on it though.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1101XPB3
Serial number: FS030-1265
Name: Anthony Hoeflich
Address: 2502 Haymond
City: River Grove
State: IL
Zipcode: 60171
Phone: 708-452-1847
Email: thoe11@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 4/27/2005
How much did you pay for it? APPROX $400

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Wife seen smoke coming from control panel and immediately turned main power switch off before any major damage could happen.

How did you find us? CBS 2 Chicago

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: mdbm601awb3
Serial number: ny2618152
Name: Leslie Smith
Address: 806 Cornell Ln.
City: Schaumburg
State: Il.
Zipcode: 60193
Phone: 847 584 7407
Email: ricksmith50@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Advanced Maytag
Purchase date: 10/8/09
How much did you pay for it? 479.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We were lucky,the control panel just burnt up

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Maytag first refused to do anything,because it was 6 months out of warentee, and wanted 300 in parts alone to fix.After many calls to coporate, we got them to replace the control panel and wiring harness for the 99 dollar service call.

How did you find us? CBS 2 cHICAGO

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1FLSS6
Serial number: FR5211681
Name: Wendy and Keith Fodness
Address: 5350 Mount Drive
City: Schererville
State: Indiana
Zipcode: 46375
Phone: 2193226091
Email: Wendyfodness@att.net
Store purchased from: Whirlpool Direct
Purchase date: 2007
How much did you pay for it? $900

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The first incident we had was a worn out control panel which was repaired in July or August at the cost of over $300.00. The control panel again failed and was replaced by Schererville Appliance at the cost of $326.12. The appliance repair told us that since the warranty was over 90 days we had to replace it again. So now, we have spent over $650 on repairing two control panels. A few weeks later after the second control panel was replaced, I was home and my son came home from school screaming that the dishwasher was on fire. After calling the repair shop again and Whirlpool, we got absolutely no resolution whatsoever! All I can say is thank God someone was home and that our home did not burn down or somebody get killed. This is a serious issue that needs to be addresed and I am terribly disappointed at the nonchalance and lack of safety concerns that Whirlpool expressed when we called them. I was so happy to see this special on CBS news in Chicago. Whirlpool is fortunate that nobody has been killed by their faulty equipment and shame on them for not acting or caring for people's safety.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Over $650.00 for two control panels and a new dishwasher costing approximately $800.00. I also burned my hand while trying to put the fire out and have suffered much psychological issues relating to this incident.

How did you find us? CBS Channel 2 in Chicago, Illinois

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 587.15192401
Serial number: th64343159
Name: Mark Lagestee
Address: 8268 N 400 W
City: Wheatfield
State: Indiana
Zipcode: 46392
Phone: 219 956-4585
Email: spankys56@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

smoke from control panel when the machine was on dry.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

It was cought in time. Just pissed bc they know about it and nothing has beed said or done about it. It is not in use now and I shut the power of to it.

How did you find us? Ch 2 chicago

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01TJWH
Serial number: 8269906C
Name: Mark Mattozzi
Address: 1300 N. Astor
City: Chicago
State: IL
Zipcode: 60610
Phone: 312-933-4610
Email: m2mattozzi@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: PLASS Appliances
Purchase date: 4/16/2002
How much did you pay for it? $634.51

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

NOV 13, 2011

The front panel started to smoke with a heavy plastic smell

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Purchased new part on Nov. 17 2011 for $145.64. Will this happen again??? Just saw on Channel 2 news a story on this machine on Nov. 21 2011

How did you find us? Channel 2 News Chicago

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBT2
Serial number: FP2702091
Name: HEGHINE MOVSISYAN
Address: 11941 DARBY AVE
City: NORTHRIDGE
State: CALIFORNIA
Zipcode: 91326
Phone: 8188328328
Email: CHRAGIAN@MSN.COM
Store purchased from: WAREHOUSE DISCOUNT CENTER
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? 1,100

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smoke and fire came out of control board. I called technician and he replaced with new one

What is the extent of your financial damages?

How did you find us? KCLA

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: DU900PCDQ4
Serial number: FF3508427
Name: Elizabeth Moreno
Address: 13866 Carrotwood ct.
City: Chino
State: Ca
Zipcode: 91710
Phone: 323-717-3707
Email: Usctrojan2005@hotmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smoke started coming out from the top of the machine. I just happened to come downstairs to throw some trash away when I smelled a horrible burning smell that filled the kitchen area. Luckily I came down when I did otherwise my kids and I would have been upstairs with a fire downstairs!

How did you find us? Channel 9

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16052400
Serial number: FR4905728
Name: Peter Grivers
Address: 17 Sherman Avenue
City: North Providence
State: RI
Zipcode: 02911
Phone: 4012702591
Email: pmgrivers@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 500-600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

With no advance warning signs, the dishwasher made a strange buzzing/zapping sound soon after the start button was pressed. Then black, acrid smoke came pouring out of the top right corner of the door where the control panel is located. Stopped the internal burning by shutting off the power to the unit at the circuit breaker. Took off the door assembly and there is clear evidence of fire (black burn marks and melted plastic).

How did you find us? Channel 4 Boston

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1LBL0
Serial number: FM3401579
Name: F. X. Chavez
Address: 1703 Helmick St.
City: Carson
State: Ca.
Zipcode: 90746
Phone: 310-537-3597
Email: francisco6113@att.net
Store purchased from: Lowe's
Purchase date: Dec.2005?
How much did you pay for it? $900-&1,000

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

It was on a Sunday, my Wife and I were getting ready to visit my mother who lives about an hours drive from us.My wife loaded the machine and had turned it on while we were getting ready. My wife smelled smoke and made me aware of the smell. When I got to the machine there was fire coming from the panel, but, not just fire it looked like a blow torch flame coming from the panel. I opened the door and smothered the fire. I immediately went outside and threw the circuit braker to "off" cutting the electrical power to the dishwasher machine.
Our plan (like many Sundays) was to leave it running while we went to visit my mother. Had we done that and not noticed the fire we would have come home to a "a burned down home".

What is the extent of your financial damages?

The extent of our financial damage is the cost of the machine which I have not replaced, but, to "you" Whirlpool. I have a Kitchenaid refrigerator, kitchen tools, mixer, ready to buy a new electrical cook top and ovens, Realy?! I believe we are going to be forced to look to other brands like Borsh or Samsung-sad they are not labeled "Made in America.

How did you find us? Special report on KCBS2 Los Angeles, Ca.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK03FTSS2
Serial number: FW09166995
Name: Larry Enos
Address: 9974 Victor Ave
City: Hesperia
State: Ca
Zipcode: 92345
Phone: 760-956-2449
Email: LarGizMo@aol.com
Store purchased from: Midway Appliances, Victorville Ca
Purchase date: 06-27-08
How much did you pay for it? $ 875.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Fried the board two times, Changed fuses on board three times, Heating element once, Resealed the door because of leaks and stil not working. All service work performed by Midway Appliance of Victorville Ca. Called Kitchen Aid and we were told they had received no complaints about this model. Yea OK

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Smoke damage and the cost of the machine Apx 875.00

How did you find us? CBS News Los Angeles 11-21-2011

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 16771
Serial number: FF0526269
Name: Carly Franz
Address: 841 S. Ardmore Ave.
City: Villa Park
State: IL
Zipcode: 60181
Phone: 773-442-2759
Email: cehengels@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Already installed when we moved in
Purchase date: Already installed when we moved in
How much did you pay for it? Already installed when we moved in

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Fire investigator could not determine cause. It caught fire at some point in the early afternoon while I was at work. I found it 12 hours later when I returned from work.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

We're still working with the insurance company (this happened 8 days ago). It's billed as a "total loss," and we have to essentially tear down and replace everything inside the house - furniture, clothes, appliances, wall, etc.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS1
Serial number: FM4701141
Name: Lisa Sparks
Address: 196 South Street
City: Elmhurst
State: IL
Zipcode: 60126
Phone: 630 993-1996
Email: sparks196@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Drury Design Kitchen + Bath
Purchase date: Feb 2003
How much did you pay for it? 1110.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Unit was 6 yrs old. I normally used the delay feature to cause the dishwasher to run after everyone had gone to sleep. For whatever reason, this paricular night I started the dishwasher right after dinner. Within 5-10 minutes black smoke statred billowing out of the door panel along with the smell of burning plastic. Sparks started shooting out of the top edge of the door. We quickly cut off power from the circuit breaker panel. Thankfully I did not use the delay or the house would have burned down as we slept.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Originally Kitchenaid refused to pay anything because the unit was "out of warranty". Eventuall they offered 50% off the price of parts and I was to pay all labor. After several conversations and explaining that my family could have perished due to this fire , I was held responsible for $185.00 in labor charges. Kitchenaid replaced parts; computer board, control panel, wiring harness, control lights, ribbon, thermal fuse, a total of $641.28. Service technician was shocked at the extent of damage and the number of parts which needed replacing. Dishwasher has never been the same, noisy, cycles differently, smelled like smoke for a long time afterward. I complained to Kitchenaid. They refused to replace it. I have recently installed a new Bosch dishwasher because I am afraid to use the Kitchenaid any longer.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDL01ILBS5
Serial number: FR3102096
Name: Donna
Address: 25812 S. Geranium Lane
City: Monee
State: IL
Zipcode: 60449
Phone: 708-743-8760
Email: danirik2847@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears-Orland Park
Purchase date: August 2004
How much did you pay for it? Contractor sale-paid the difference

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We smelled something burning and noticed the dishwasher was billowing out smoke.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17373301
Serial number: FR2704960
Name: Susan Simpson
Address: 61774 Wickiup Road
City: Bend
State: Oregon
Zipcode: 97702
Phone: 5414109439
Email: 1simpson@bendbroadband.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2001
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Fire in control board

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTKTQ
Serial number: FM0817555
Name: Judy Corain
Address: 11 Morra Way
City: Rumford
State: RI
Zipcode: 02916
Phone: 4014311783
Email: jcorain@cox.net
Store purchased from: S & W Television & Appliance Co.
Purchase date: 7/10/02
How much did you pay for it? Purchased 2 other Whirlpool and 1 KitchenAid Appliance and received a "package" deal

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Board Fire. During normal cycle, sparks came out from the control panel. In seconds, dark smoke with a strong odor was coming from the top of the dishwasher. The kitchen was filled with the strong odor. The dishes, cups, utensils, etc. that were in the dishwasher absorbed the burning odor and needed to be re-washed.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD10FLSS
Serial number: FR4507414
Name: Jennifer
Address: Dexter
City: Acushnet
State: MA
Zipcode: 02745
Phone: 774-202-1997
Email: jennydex@comcast.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: 8/13/05
How much did you pay for it? $750.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

While running a cycle of dishes, my husband smelled something burning, like plastic melting or burning. We could not figure out where it was coming from at first but when we opened the dishwasher it had a burning smell. My dishwasher is no longer operable.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

We have not moved froward with repair. I called the service department but they were closed. I saw this issue on the news and became aware of the hazards with these washers. This is unfortunate it is happening at the Holidays but I am glad we were home to catch it in time.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: Quiet Partner II
Serial number: 8575637
Name: Helen Fish
Address: 3905 Lake Villa Dr.
City: Metairie
State: LA
Zipcode: 70002
Phone: 5048897713
Email: helenfish@bellsouth.net
Store purchased from: Unsure
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? unsure

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We smelled electical smoke, and saw the control panel smoking and sparking flames out of the buttons.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

I think only the actual machine is harmed. I stopped the maching from running immediately upon finding the smoke fire.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD1011L
Serial number: FP4601451
Name: ROBERT D. WHALEY
Address: 33 ASHTON RD.
City: ATTLEBORO
State: MA
Zipcode: 02703
Phone: 508-222-5751
Email: bobwhal@verizon.net
Store purchased from: LAMBCO
Purchase date: 12/26/2003
How much did you pay for it? 576.45

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

SMELLED SMOKE & DISHWASHER STOPPED RUNNING

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDRO1TJBLO
Serial number: FM1029943
Name: Calvin H Brown Jr
Address: 613 Budlong Road
City: Cranston
State: RI
Zipcode: 02920
Phone: 401-275-2308
Email: joey220@cox.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 06/23/02
How much did you pay for it? 938.98

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The circut board either caught fire or melted during a run we smelled and seen smoke so we shut down our circut breaker to cut the power and called Sears.They came out and ordered a replacement panel,Now we are afraid of it happening again.
I see where people have replaced it 3 times.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS301XBLO
Serial number: FO4307951
Name: David Martin
Address: 37 Sunrise ave
City: West Warwick
State: RI
Zipcode: 02893
Phone: 401-823-8558
Email: dmartin155@msn.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 11-19-10
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smelt burning smell. Wash stops midway through wash. A couple of lites stay on at all times. Shut off at breaker. Repairman came month ago said it needed a new controller, Didn't even need to open it!!! Haven't heard from him since. When I called they said it was back ordered.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL5
Serial number: FR3107803
Name: Charles Marchiondo
Address: 15400 W 64th Ave Suite 9E52
City: Arvada
State: CO
Zipcode: 80007
Phone: 303-569-8247
Email: charlie@qpmcolorado.com
Store purchased from: in home when we moved in
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 0

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Wife was in the kitchen when the smell of burning plastic pulled us over to the dishwasher which was sparking and shooting flames out the side. Opening the door did not stop the wash cycle or the fire. Unplugging the unit did seem to solve the problem. KitchenAid sent a repairman within a few days, covered the cost of the diagnosis, and verified what happened. They would not authorize the repair as it is 7 years old and outside warranty. After about an hour of bouncing around in their calling system, finally got to a safety rep who stated the fire was due to "normal wear and tear". I would love to send a recording of what I said, but bottom line, they authorized the repair and all costs and should be done in a couple of days when the part arrives.

Wife is wondering if we should plug it back in or if it will come alive and burn the house down at will. Appliances should not burst into flame at any point. Imagine if your fridge that runs 24hrs/day were to burst into flames in the middle of the night. Geez.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDi01TJWH0
Serial number: FM1046177
Name: Gail E. Aliotta
Address: 429 Kissel Ave
City: Staten Island
State: New York
Zipcode: 10301
Phone: 718-273-7841
Email: hollyotta@aol.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

After turning dishwasher on smelled electrical plastic burning smell with smoke coming out. The house breaker popped. Inside of control panel black in fuse area.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02CRBS2
Serial number: FT4409511
Name: Susan Manley
Address: 6000 Renwick
City: Richmond
State: VA
Zipcode: 23059
Phone: (804) 986-6319
Email: sstjmanley@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 11/25/06
How much did you pay for it? $848

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I have now replaced my melted control board for the 3rd time. No fire yet, but Whirlpool is unwilling to replace the unit despite its obvious defect.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2451XTSS2
Serial number: FU3901132
Name: Brady Lambert
Address: 7 Banbury Lane
City: Chapel Hill
State: NC
Zipcode: 27517
Phone: 919 323-0884
Email: cdtyphoonsr@earthlink.net
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: Oct 23 2007
How much did you pay for it? $475.93

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smelled electrical smoke on 3 straight runs and dissembled the control panel and determined that the smell was coming from the control board. I did a Google search to this site, now I am fearful to use it again.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudpolflwhs
Serial number: fr3601677
Name: justin craft
Address: 75 powers mill rd
City: phillipston
State: ma
Zipcode: 01331
Phone: 9782497420
Email: justincraft@comcast.net
Store purchased from: stasukelis 287 main st gardner ma
Purchase date: 7/7/05
How much did you pay for it? 937.95

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board shorted out creating a burnt smell in kitchen...repairman replaced control board,pump and motor.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudc03fvwh4
Serial number: f03401753
Name: jacqueline boudreau
Address: 37 otis road
City: scituate
State: ma
Zipcode: 02066
Phone: 508-989-4700
Email: chuck@blackrockcc.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 9/06/10
How much did you pay for it? 738.72

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Twice when the dishwasher was running I smelled a faint smoke smell in our kitchen area, but I was never able to figure out where it was coming from. Never suspected it might be the dishwasher because it's so new. But after looking at the list of people with dishwashers of all ages catching fire and after the report on WBZ I'm going to assume that it was coming from the dishwasher.
Since we've had it the dishwasher has never done a good job cleaning dishes, so we use it occasionally. We've tried it on normal, high temp scrub, etc. and the dishes never come out clean. What's scary is that we've turned it on and left for work, turned it on and gone to bed.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1055XTSQ2
Serial number: FU4247058
Name: Jeffrey Lee
Address: 12208 Orkney Lane
City: Austin
State: TX
Zipcode: 78754
Phone: 512.278.0914
Email: jeffalanlee@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board became warm, exhibiting heat blisters on plastic. Smoke, and burning smell.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDC10FXss1
Serial number: S10104468
Name: Alisyn Dickson
Address: 9616 South Chylene Drive
City: Sandy
State: UT
Zipcode: 84092
Phone: 8017125178
Email: smittydickson@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 8-27-2011
How much did you pay for it? 650.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Within 1 month the soap dispenser did not open and the machine flooded. We had a service company sent by Kitchenaid come out. They said it was a faulty control panel and replaced it. The dishwasher is still having the same problem. They are scheduled to come back out in a few days.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1LWH5
Serial number: FR3106918
Name: James Nelson
Address: 1441 Airport Ave.
City: Wis. Rapids
State: WI
Zipcode: 54494
Phone: 715-213-2917
Email: jwnelson50@netscape.net
Store purchased from: Sears @ Wis. Rapids, WI
Purchase date: 8/3/2004
How much did you pay for it? 699.99

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I have pictures. The wires melted & the control panel started smoking before I cut the power

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Needed to replace dishwasher: $699.00

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: don't recall
Serial number: don't recall
Name: David Miller
Address: 82 Londonderry Road
City: Framingham
State: MA
Zipcode: 01701
Phone: 5085320078
Email: dmiller_tiac@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Jarvis Appliance
Purchase date: April 2003
How much did you pay for it? $650

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smelled burning plastic/rubber smell, determined it to be from Dishwasher. Turned power off to unit and opened front panel to find power short on circuit board. This was discovered in 2009 and unit was trashed.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Damages limited to circuit board, but if not found could have led to significant worst consequences.
$650 (cost of machine)

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66513139k701
Serial number: fu4301005
Name: dwayne cavey
Address: 120 northridge dr
City: mcdonald
State: pa
Zipcode: 15057
Phone: 4122202489
Email: centurypha@aol.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? 1400.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

drain hose causing flood fuse under controll panel replaced shows signs of wire over heating

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02CRBL2
Serial number: FT2801917
Name: Vincent Sardo
Address: 11670 Spoonbill Lane
City: Fort Myers
State: Florida
Zipcode: 33913
Phone: 239-768-6440
Email: Vinces314@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 7/29/06
How much did you pay for it? $650.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

During use of the Dishwasher my wife and I noticed a slight burning odor; we were not sure where the burning odor was coming from. After a week or so we found that the dishwasher had over flowed all over the kitchen floor. After cleaning up the flood we used it again and thats when the burning odor was discovered coming from the dishwasher itself.

I contacted Kitchen Aid / Whirlpool customer service and explained the problem. (They told me that they had no problem reports of burning odors.) I was told that the Dishwasher was out of warranty and they would not do anything except to have their service agency come to my home to repair it at very high cost to me.

Being an electronic engineer and owner of National Electronics I decided to investigate the cause of this strong burning odor. I found that the circuit board was the cause of the odor, and it was only burning when the dishwasher was being used with high temperature settings. I also noticed that the wiring that went to the main power connections from the internal circuitry had melted.

Kitchen Aid / Whirlpool did nothing to address this reported problem and just said that it was out of warranty. Knowing that reports of their dishwashers going on fire, they should have investigated this problem to prevent possible house fires and injury to occupants, but they just ignored the problem.


What is the extent of your financial damages?

Since the Dishwasher is unsafe and the cost of repairs would almost exceed the cost to replace, my damages are $650.00. The refund of my purchase would be a fair settlement. I do not feel comfortable having it repaired considering the fire risk, since reports of fires after repairs were reported.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBS5
Serial number: FR3403690
Name: Richard Malinowski
Address: 1204 W. Lonnquist Blvd.
City: Mount Prospect
State: IL
Zipcode: 60056
Phone: 847 259 8213
Email: richmal@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Plass Appliance
Purchase date: 11/26/2004
How much did you pay for it? $687.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire minutes after starting. Melted plastic button panel, ribbon cable & connectors. Burned thru PC board.
Smoke filled our kitchen.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Cannot be fixed, needs total replacement.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDD01DPPA0
Serial number: FPR5142796
Name: Antonio Marotta
Address: 3916 orchard ave
City: san diego
State: ca
Zipcode: 92107
Phone: 619-293-3741
Email: drmarotta@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Aztec Applainces
Purchase date: 8/3/2008
How much did you pay for it? $1,179.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Turned self on at 5:30 in morning, woke up to smoke and burning smell.
Technician pulled drawers out and found circuit board and wiring in rear of dishwasher had shorted out and caught on fire.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Caught it in time
but machine is toast, plastic burning and bubbling
All wires and boards in back schorched
kitchenaid says I have to pay for parts

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDC10FXss1
Serial number: S10104468
Name: Alisyn Dickson
Address: 9616 South Chylene Drive
City: Sandy
State: UT
Zipcode: 84092
Phone: 8017125178
Email: smittydickson@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 8-27-2011
How much did you pay for it? 650.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Within 1 month the soap dispenser did not open and the machine flooded. We had a service company sent by Kitchenaid come out. They said it was a faulty control panel and replaced it. The dishwasher is still having the same problem. They are scheduled to come back out in a few days.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJSS0
Serial number: FL5044328
Name: Dean Swanson
Address: 12485 Anthony Ln
City: Cologne
State: MN
Zipcode: 55322
Phone: 952-466-9890
Email: furlofoder@aol.com
Store purchased from: Guyers
Purchase date: Spring 2002
How much did you pay for it? $1,000

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Melted control Board, slight water leak with wood floor warping

What is the extent of your financial damages?

New dishwasher and possible refinish of wood floor or replacement of wood floor in front of dishwasher.

Approximate damages New dishwasher $1,000 and flooring repair?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FL
Serial number: 8531535
Name: pam racevicius
Address: 25 orton lane
City: woodbury
State: ct
Zipcode: 06798
Phone: 2035868869
Email: pamrace@charter.net
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? 1100

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The control panel ignited and started a fire in my dishwasher. I was in the shower and smelled the fire. I had to call the fire department to extinguish the fire. It has been a long year without dishwasher

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds23hy2 f
Serial number: fc5001433
Name: james harrison
Address: 101 hilliard dr
City: pittsburgh pa
State: pa
Zipcode: 15212
Phone: 412 734 4575
Email: mrmack314@juno.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 1 8 1994
How much did you pay for it? $ 649.99

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

it quit running and filled kitchen with smoke ,i went to basement and turned off 15 amp decated circuit

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK03CTBL2
Serial number: FW0704294
Name: JEAN FRANCIS
Address: 122 HOFFMAN RD
City: GLENSHAW
State: PA
Zipcode: 15116
Phone: 412-486-3649
Email: CHUKIE@VERIZON.NET
Store purchased from: DORMONT APPLIANCE CT
Purchase date: 02/25/2008
How much did you pay for it? $593.71

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

ELECTICAL SMELL LIKE BURNING WIRES FILLED THE WHOLE HOUSE AND WHEN DISHWASHER DOOR WAS OPENED SMOKE FILLED HOUSE & SMELL WAS WORSE.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587.1517
Serial number: TH51447213
Name: Malea sampsel
Address: 1506 Irene st
City: Jojnson city
State: Tn
Zipcode: 37604
Phone: 423-794-6274
Email: Sampsels@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 500

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

In 2007, power supply board caught fire while running. After much argument and cpsc complaint, sears honored 2-year warranty and replaced power supply board. THEN: in 2011, the power supply board caught fire again while unit was not running. Sears refused any assistance and peer supply board was older than 2 years. Damage limited to interior of dishwasher door as we were fortunately home and were able to cut power within minutes.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds301xbl2
Serial number: f12307997
Name: Susan Aul
Address: 1461 Greenbriar Ct
City: South Park
State: PA
Zipcode: 15129
Phone: 412-595-8115
Email: Auls1461@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Lowe's
Purchase date: June 2011
How much did you pay for it? $800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Second time we ran it we heard a pop and smelled burning. It quit mid cycle. Had installer look at it and wiring was burned.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.174693000
Serial number: FR3313798
Name: Audrey Plassio
Address: 9 Northern Dancer Drive
City: Dillsburg
State: PA
Zipcode: 17019
Phone: 717-903-9469
Email: aplassio@wssd.k12.pa.us
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board shorted out, small flames flew out of the top of the unit. Horrible burning plastic smoke smell lingered through the next day. We were home and heard it happen. It lasted less than 2 min, it would have been tragic had we not been home- I'm certain of that.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 655,16052400
Serial number: FR3702473
Name: Debra Larimore
Address: 2110 MAIDEN LN
City: SPRINGFIELD
State: OH
Zipcode: 45504
Phone: 9373241139
Email: zipcodedebbiez@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? 800.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught on fire while washing dishes. Smoke just starting pouring out and front of dishwasher was sparking and flames started shooting out.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLOSS
Serial number: FM4307667
Name: Joseph Zubko
Address: 16 Ellis Drive
City: Basking Ridge
State: N.J.
Zipcode: 07920
Phone: 908 221 1525
Email: jzubko5120@aol.com
Store purchased from: Hy's LW Appliance
Purchase date: !/31/2003
How much did you pay for it? $950.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

bad plastic burning smell filled house....water did not completely drain but no flood happened at end of cleaning cycle

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLSS0
Serial number: FM 4408134
Name: Michael
Address: Mikishko
City: Shelby Township
State: Michigan
Zipcode: 48315
Phone: 586-992-2441
Email: coolpop50@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Essex Appliance
Purchase date: Jan. 2002
How much did you pay for it? $985.

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Had started to run a load on normal cycle and went in the den to watch t.v. Noticed a burning smell coming from the kitchen as i went to find out where it was coming from. the dishwasher was the culprit, ran downstairs to turn off the circuit breaker. when i was able to open up the inside of the door, control panel, wiring harness panel control were all melted and smelled badly.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDl02CRBL0
Serial number: FS3201235
Name: Kurt Wagner
Address: 3434 Mulberry Creek Drive
City: Austin
State: Texas
Zipcode: 78732
Phone: 512-567-7677
Email: kurtwagner22@gmail.com
Store purchased from: McNairs Appliance
Purchase date: 5-26-06
How much did you pay for it? $629

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I just cleaned the kitchen and loaded the dishwasher. When I proceeded to start the cycle, I heard the pump start for a few seconds and then stop. After a few seconds passed, I smelled smoke emitting from the dishwasher so I immediatley opened it up to make sure it wasnt on fire.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 665.1629
Serial number: FS 1608581
Name: Bill Mariano
Address: 2656 Circle Drive
City: Escondido
State: CA
Zipcode: 92029
Phone: 760-233-8866
Email: bmar@cox.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 3/3/06
How much did you pay for it? $900

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Investigated burning plastic smell and found wires from the control board melted into other plastic around the door. Searched online and found this site, thank god. Called Sears and they said they can't do anything until Whirlpool recalls them. Called Whirlpool and they denied they make Kenmore products, just some parts, so it's not their problem. Incredible! This, despite the fact inside the dishwasher it says "proudly assembled in Findlay, OH", where Whirlpool makes products, and it's not a secret they, like other manufacturers, make Kenmore products for Sears. Whirlpool denies any responsibility. We need to get this class action lawsuit going before my house burns down.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16033400
Serial number: FR4502762
Name: Jessica Donehoo
Address: 219 Julia Lynn Lane
City: Acworth
State: Georgia
Zipcode: 30102
Phone: 6782555788
Email: gtjdonehoo@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Came with my house
Purchase date: Came with my house
How much did you pay for it? Came with my house

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control panel caught fire, melted a hole in the front

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1DLSS5
Serial number: FR 3403606
Name: karen miller
Address: 6113 Elizabethan Drive
City: nashville
State: TN
Zipcode: 37205
Phone: 615 3546322
Email: ksm558@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Cenwood Appliance
Purchase date: July 2004
How much did you pay for it? $972.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire 10/20/11

What is the extent of your financial damages?

we fortunately caught the fire early (kitchen filled up with smoke....plastic burning smell was very strong) We need new control panel but we are afraid to use the dishwasher now...there should be a recall!!

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLSS1
Serial number: FP1306717
Name: William Dadio
Address: 4031 Lantern Pl. W.
City: Easton
State: PA
Zipcode: 18045
Phone: 6105597809
Email: wpdjr@ptd.net
Store purchased from: Morris Black
Purchase date: 05/2003
How much did you pay for it? $800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board on top of dishwasher door started smoking and burning, causing severe electrical fire smell throughout the house.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kudso1flbt6
Serial number: fr4601373
Name: Gerald Rickelman
Address: 8885 N 1565th
City: Effingham
State: IL
Zipcode: 62401
Phone: 217-536-5138/ Cell 217273-5138
Email: Rislandfour@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Dick Van Dyke / Champaign,IL
Purchase date: Dec 05 or 06
How much did you pay for it? 900 estimate

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Main circuit panel failed and cause fire in dishwasher and the push buuton panel on top of the door is burnt

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02CRBS1
Serial number: FT1204326
Name: W. Farrell
Address: 296 Wentworth Road
City: Bolton Valley
State: Vermont
Zipcode: 05477
Phone: 802-434-6693
Email: wendyinvt@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Cocoplum
Purchase date: ?
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

For the 2nd time the control panel appeared to have gone (lights blinking warning code, dishwasher stopped working.) Opened panel to find melted wires and plastic around control panel We feel lucky that it shut down before catching fire.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01FKSS1
Serial number: FM2303399
Name: Sands
Address: 39 Grand Regency
City: Spring
State: TX
Zipcode: 77382
Phone: 281-863-3001
Email: bethsands@pol.net
Store purchased from: Bayne Appliance
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it? $838

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Today, (10/20/11) heard popping noises and then saw smoke coming from d/w. Opened door and flames shot out, from control board.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDC03FVSS
Serial number: F01520709
Name: Tim Moore
Address: 7010 Woodlake Trail
City: Montgomery
State: Texas
Zipcode: 77316
Phone: 2818905581
Email: moorelures@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Factory Builder Stores
Purchase date: May 2010
How much did you pay for it? 600.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We bought a KitchenAide package so I am not sure of the price. The heating element caught on fire today.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01TJWH1
Serial number: FM2405731
Name: SALTER
Address: 8611 S. KEELER
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS
Zipcode: 60652
Phone: 773-457-9039
Email: RGRSLTR1@GMAIL.COM
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: 8/02
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Panel caught fire

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517462300
Serial number: FR3116588
Name: eric tochner
Address: 6206 newcastle avenue
City: encino
State: ca
Zipcode: 91316
Phone: 818-344-4536
Email: tochner@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

dont know - came home and house was filled with smoke

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101TJWH0
Serial number: FL4835967
Name: Jim MacKay
Address: 27 Woodcrest Rd
City: Cape Elizabeth
State: ME
Zipcode: 04107
Phone: 207 799-1737
Email: jbmackay@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it? 600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

my wife heard a popping noise and smelled a burning chemical smell. Opened up the dishwasher and the heating element was bright red with some flames. Tried to turn off via the control panel on the front, and smoke came out of the door vents on the side. Smell still in house 24 hours later

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL2
Serial number: FP2806688
Name: Alan Ewing
Address: Sundance Cir
City: Irving
State: TX
Zipcode: 75063
Phone: N/A
Email: ewingtx@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? $500

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board fire, was able to stop dishwasher before extensive damage.


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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudk01tkwh0
Serial number: fl2502835
Name: Justin Walker
Address: 14912 Walnut Be
City: Midlothian
State: VA
Zipcode: 23112-2385
Phone: 804 6395114
Email: walkers005@verizon.net
Store purchased from: came with house
Purchase date: 4/30/2010
How much did you pay for it? came with house

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control panel caught fire and tripped breaker.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLSS6
Serial number: FR4503243
Name: Ed McClain
Address: 7632 Owens Street
City: Arvada
State: CO
Zipcode: 80005
Phone: 303-420-2252
Email: jetmteam@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Appliance Factory Outlet
Purchase date: March 24, 2005
How much did you pay for it? $1,000.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

October 5, 2011 - it was late evening when we heard a strange noise coming from the kitchen. When we investigated, there was smoke coming from the dishwasher and spreading into the room. We tried to turn it off but without success, so we had to shut down the power to stop it. By then the burning smell permeated the area and we had to air out the house for hours to even make it breathable. When the repairman came the next day, he discovered the circuit board and associated wiring were completely burned, he took photos as he had never seen such severe damage (he could use them to train new technicians). He didn't know how far the damage would reach, his advice, put the money into a new dishwasher. We are contacting Kitchenaid as we loved the design and features of this dishwasher, however, the fire concern is real.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101FLSS1
Serial number: FP1708072
Name: Shawn Lamoureux
Address: 1433 NW 112th Way
City: Coral Springs
State: FL
Zipcode: 33071
Phone: 954-757-6599
Email: peyco@bellsouth.net
Store purchased from: BrandsMart
Purchase date: 06/01/2003
How much did you pay for it? $700-$800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FL SS1
Serial number: FP2011799
Name: Rich Elkouri
Address: 7272 Andover Drive
City: Canton
State: MI
Zipcode: 48187
Phone: 734-748-4143
Email: relkouri@senco.com
Store purchased from: Builder
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 1200

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Caught Fire

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBS5
Serial number: FR3303477
Name: Christopher Grech
Address: 1009 Arlington Ave
City: La Grange
State: IL
Zipcode: 60525
Phone: 708-352-2006
Email: CGrech2626@aol.com
Store purchased from: Unknown
Purchase date: 2006 or 2007
How much did you pay for it? Unknown

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101FLSS2
Serial number: FP2704617
Name: JOSEPH WILHELM
Address: 11 STOWE DR
City: SHAMONG
State: NJ
Zipcode: 08088
Phone: 609.714.3268
Email: jmwilhelm@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 9/05
How much did you pay for it? over $500.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Very smokey and terrible burning smell lingered. We have fans running in the house due to the fumes. We were lucky we weren't asleep.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-17029400
Serial number: FR3601310
Name: CARL PLASS
Address: 11902 NW TUALATIN AVE.
City: PORTLAND
State: OR
Zipcode: 97229
Phone: 503-203-1133
Email: stoneguy@comcast.net
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: 9/1/04
How much did you pay for it? $500?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

CONTROL BOARD CAUGHT FIRE

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1646330
Serial number: FR2408534
Name: Jason McKay
Address: 575 Sandy Flat Mtn. Rd
City: Fletcher
State: NC
Zipcode: 28732
Phone: 828-551-5453
Email: jason@aqf.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 04/03
How much did you pay for it? $790

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control panel caught fire and melted. Black smoke pouring from the front.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBT2
Serial number: FP2701969
Name: Timothy Bowen
Address: 4251 Sheva Lane
City: Hamburg
State: New York
Zipcode: 14075
Phone: (716) 823-1980
Email: TimDianeB@aol.com
Store purchased from: Orvilles Appliance
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? Estimated $700

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

On 9/22/11, Toward the end of its cycle the machine began chattering very loud and had a strong burning smell, the door was extremly hot. Upon inspection smoke was coming out of the front control panel. Machine did shut off when I opened the door and then I turned the breaker off.I took the control panel off the door and found the control board, wiring harness and ribbon cable completly burned. First floor of the house was very smokey and terrible burning smell lingered for days. We have fans running for 36 hours exhausting the house of the fumes. We were lucky we weren't asleep at the time since that is when we normally operate the machine. There is no telling how much damage could have happened to the house and more impotantly to our family of 5.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516354301
Serial number: FR2406763
Name: Thomas Albert
Address: 105 Marah Lane
City: Greer
State: SC
Zipcode: 29651
Phone: 864-895-8486
Email: turbinetom@charter.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: June 2004
How much did you pay for it? Don't Recall (~$400?)

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire during wash cycle.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI0FLBL
Serial number: FR2203481
Name: Roger C. Erbe
Address: 11800 Hunters Run Drive
City: Hunt Valley
State: MD
Zipcode: 21030
Phone: 410-785-0411
Email: erbe_marybeth@allergan.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 7/17/2004
How much did you pay for it? 664.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

flames were shooting out of the dishwasher and smoke billowing out of the front of the dishwasher. Melted black rubber on the inside.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS03FTBT3
Serial number: FYO802263
Name: Timothy Shuey
Address: 24 Deerfield Lane
City: YORK
State: PA
Zipcode: 17403
Phone: 7173329626
Email: margaretshuey1@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Romberger's Appliance
Purchase date: 10/06/09
How much did you pay for it? 995.

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board failure

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS301XBT
Serial number: F05301535
Name: John Bianchi
Address: 91 Walnut West
City: Mahwah
State: New Jersey
Zipcode: 07430
Phone: 201-401-7926
Email: jbianch@optonline.net
Store purchased from: All American Appliance Service
Purchase date: 1-26-11
How much did you pay for it? $748.00+Tax+Labor

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Board Fire/Failure

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDR01TJ
Serial number: FM1032407
Name: Patricia Ferreira
Address: 6131 East Sandra Terrace
City: Scottsdale
State: AZ
Zipcode: 85254
Phone: 480-368-1655
Email: patricia.ferreira@cox.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 05/24/02
How much did you pay for it? $972.56

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I smelled something burning in the house. As I entered my kitchen, I noticed black smoke coming out of the handle of the dishwasher, a lot of black smoke! I immediately pressed the cancel button as I dialed 911 on my cellphone to call the fire department. My heart was racing as I was sure my house was about to go up in flames. Luckily it did not, though the fire department checked the cabinetry around the dishwasher unit and they immediately unplugged the dishwasher. They said they hadn't seen anything like it. Luckily I happened to be up that night at 10:30PM when the incident occurred. I usually set the delayed start on the dishwasher and run it in the evening while I'm asleep. If I'd been asleep that night, on the other side of the house, I probably wouldn't have notice until it was too late, and the house was on fire.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FlwH2
Serial number: FP4202810
Name: Janet Wilson
Address: 1015 Clear Creek Dr
City: Buhl
State: ID
Zipcode: 83316
Phone: 208-543-4346
Email: jewilso1@gmail.com
Store purchased from: US Appliance
Purchase date: 12/2003
How much did you pay for it? $900

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire first replaced then within a month quit working and then thermal fuse replaced. Now wire to latch burned. Do not plan on repairing. Will wait to get a new dishwasher. Nothing made by same manufacturer.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds01ilbl
Serial number: FR4301721
Name: Paul Luskey
Address: 6919 S Carlinda Ave
City: Columbia
State: MD
Zipcode: 21046
Phone: 4109971329
Email: pluskey@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Bray & Scarff
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smelled burning plastic from Dishwasher. Turned off breaker. Called extended service contract. Diagnosed as burned control board and harnass.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBL6
Serial number: FR5204865
Name: Gail Dopp
Address: 2 Saint Helaine Place
City: Greer
State: SC
Zipcode: 29650
Phone: 8648011080
Email: gbdopp@aol.com
Store purchased from: Jeff Lynch Appliance, Greenville SC
Purchase date: January 2005
How much did you pay for it? 748.88

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The evening of August 23rd, we had just started the dishwasher and after about 10 minutes, smoke filled the kitchen, and the dishwasher panel would not light up. We did not see flames or sparks, but only white smoke. Since we couldn't shut it off by using the front touch pad, we had to switch the cirucit breaker off to make sure that the power was not going to the unit anymore. The front and top of the door was quite hot and it smelled like burnt plastic. The repair man came out and said that the control panel on the inside was completely burned up and that the touch panel was melted on the inside. A small portion of the top of the door was also melted. The house smelled like burned plastic for about 3 days. Have already contacted the Consumer Protection Agency. Don't want another KitchenAid product in my house!

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.13122K703
Serial number: F00104174
Name: Mark Svenjak
Address: 570 Dewey Ave
City: Cliffside Park
State: NJ
Zipcode: 07010
Phone: 201-913-1318
Email: svenjakm@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 5January 2010
How much did you pay for it? $830.31

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The Kenmore Elite stack # 13122K, after normal use for 1.5 years, control just stops working. The only "cancel" button works to drain the machine. Trying to schedule the service but the service has no clue when they will get the new control board. It appears that they cannot keep up with making the spare parts for this type dishwasher. With so many having same problem this must be a lemon. Is the Whirlpool become, as the some automobile industries of the 80 are such a shame for the American company? I am fortunate that my dishwasher just stop working unlike to others catching on fire.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS1
Serial number: FM4801991
Name: Bruce Lee
Address: 6827 Bugle Ct
City: Anchorage
State: AK
Zipcode: 99508
Phone: 907-244-4380
Email: Bruce.Lee@Alaska.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? 1250

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control bourd caught fire, melted wiring loom, front panal and damaged counter top-
Caught fire 10 min into start cycle

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516462300
Serial number: FR2011614
Name: Mike Tayek
Address: 2605 Rio Lindo ave
City: healdsburg
State: ca
Zipcode: 95448
Phone: 707 431 1080
Email: mtayek@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears Santa rosa CA
Purchase date: 6/082004
How much did you pay for it? $638

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Kenmore Elite Control board caught on fire while washing dishes. Flames were visible at side of washer door.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kuds301xwh1
Serial number: f10605606
Name: Jill Sturtz
Address: 1392 Parker Blvd
City: Buffalo
State: New York
Zipcode: 14223
Phone: 7168376758
Email: JSTURTZ93@YAHOO.COM
Store purchased from: Orvilles
Purchase date: 03-21-2011
How much did you pay for it? 697.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I have had it for 4 months service 3 times control panel replaced on July 29,2011 and it is sept 1 and doesnt work again this dishwasher def is the worse dishwasher i have ever owned for the most money. If i dont get it replaced i will be leaving it on the curb of orvilles in buffalo and they can deal with it JUNK

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS03FTWH3
Serial number: FW2901578
Name: Lisa Patrick
Address: 255 E. Imperial Hwy., Suite E
City: Brea
State: CA
Zipcode: 92821
Phone: 714-990-3693
Email: lolmp3@earthlink.net
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: early 2008
How much did you pay for it? 850.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Board just failed yesterday. Assume it's out of warranty as this wasa warranty exchange for a terribly failed LG unit. Everything dead now. Tub had water in it. Husband pulled the board and it clearly is burnt inside right near the thermal fuse which also is spent. We thought about replacing the PC Board but wonder what made it burn in the first place. Feel luck we aren't like many of you whose unit actually caught fire. WHAT DO TO THESE DAYS WITH JUST GARBAGE APPLIANCES BEING MADE BY ALMOST EVERYBODY!!!! WHO MAKES A WORTHY UNIT ANYMORE? (Waiting for Maytag repairman to fix new fridge 2009....since 8/12/11..living out of a cooler still.)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kud101tjbt0
Serial number: fl5012658
Name: Amanda Morgan
Address: 5575 E Evergreen Blvd. #4104
City: Vancouver
State: WA
Zipcode: 98661
Phone: (503)860-7876
Email: bakergirl01@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Came with unit
Purchase date: N/A
How much did you pay for it? N/A

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Panel burned out had it replaced along with the float stop, and now we hear arcing under the unit so we have stopped using it altogether.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds01flss6
Serial number: fs0120768
Name: Joseph Chuan
Address: 851 Via Marquesa
City: Camarillo
State: CA
Zipcode: 93012
Phone: 8052006865
Email: joedaman88@roadrunner.com
Store purchased from: Warehouse Discount Center
Purchase date: 02/2005
How much did you pay for it? 1400

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Door counterweight broke without warning and door opened with tremendous force. Had my child been standing next to the dishwasher, she would have been critically injured.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS6
Serial number: FR4614215
Name: Steven Clary
Address: 203 Webster Street
City: Petaluma
State: CA
Zipcode: 94952
Phone: 707-773-2836
Email: steveclary@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 4/19/05
How much did you pay for it? $1241.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We heard a popping noise from the kitchen on 8/31/2010. It happened again and we smelled smoke. We rushed into the kitchen to find smoke billowing out of the dishwasher. I opened the door and the smoke was coming out of the right-side door vent. I pushed the Cancel button, left the door open, and aired out the kitchen.
We had a repairman come out and give us a $400 estimate to replace the control panel and accompanying fuse. I bought the parts online, instead, for $80 and installed them myself. The dishwasher tries to work now, but stops mid-cycle with the 7 blinking lights, showing a heat sensor malfunction. Another repairman came out twice (for $85) to fix it and left shrugging his shoulders. He said there's nothing wrong with it...just doesn't work. Nice

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudp01lwh3
Serial number: fp4602729
Name: Rebecka Friedmann
Address: 18252 SW 94 Court
City: Miami
State: FL
Zipcode: 33157
Phone: 305-588-1145
Email: rebecka@imagepro.biz
Store purchased from: Brandsmart USA
Purchase date: January 2004
How much did you pay for it? $659 ?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Turned on machine and a bit after we heard a loud noise then black smoke came of of the front panel and we could see fire inside.


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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILWH2
Serial number: FP2602517
Name: James Heyman
Address: 5177 SE 16th drive
City: Gresham
State: Or
Zipcode: 97080
Phone: 503-669-8834
Email: HEY__MAN@MSN.COM
Store purchased from: Came with house but I believe Home Depot
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? @750

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board burnt out. Machine wouldn't work, took off the front panel to find the control board had burnt out which tripped the circuit breaker. Luckily there was no fire, only the burnt elictrical smell.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILWH2
Serial number: FP2703355
Name: Mark
Address: Riekert
City: Pickerington
State: OH
Zipcode: 43147
Phone: 740-964-6930
Email: mwriekert@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: Spetember 6, 2004
How much did you pay for it? $547.98

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire and melted in the area of the thermal overload on August 27, 2011. Have had to replace the thermal overload 3 times since I have owned the unit, which I attributed to trying to run the heated dry cycle. I finally just quit trying to run the heated dry. I have been very dissatisfied with this dishwasher. We were not home when this happened.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101TJWH0
Serial number: FM0240391
Name: RHONDA YENNEY
Address: CASTLEROCK
City: WENATCHEE
State: WA
Zipcode: 98801
Phone: N/A
Email: CREMYENN@NWI.NET
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: NOVEMBER 2001
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The control board caught on fire, we smelled the burnt electrical, dishwasher stopped working. I was troubleshooting, and found this!! Now what?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 665.13129K702
Serial number: FY2601084
Name: DC Bailey
Address: 9036 Denne St
City: Livonia
State: MI
Zipcode: 48150
Phone: 734-425-4549
Email: polish.diane@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 07-01-09
How much did you pay for it? 944.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board overheated.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL6
Serial number: FS0721480
Name: JOSEPH M. SMITH
Address: 9302 BAHIA LOOP
City: LAND O LAKES
State: FL
Zipcode: 34639
Phone: 813-996-6147
Email: bahia@ix.netcom.com
Store purchased from: HOME DEPOT, I THINK
Purchase date: 2009
How much did you pay for it? 650.00 (?)

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

STARTED A LOAD OF DISHES AND ABOUT 10 MINUTES IN IT MADE A CLICKING SOUND THEN WHITE SMOKE STARTED POURING OUT OF THE TOP OF THE DOOR.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds01ilb53
Serial number: fro202666
Name: Dan Ogurek
Address: 600 N. Deerpath Drive
City: Vernon Hills
State: IL
Zipcode: 60061
Phone: 847-367-5511
Email: doger183@gmail.com
Store purchased from: unknown
Purchase date: unknown
How much did you pay for it? unknown

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control panel caught fire on 2 of these units.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

We replaced one dishwasher that burnt up about 8 months ago. The second one(same model) started fire about 5 days ago and I am trying to advise Kitchen Aid of the hazard. They dont seem to be very responsive even though we had this happen to 2 different dishwashers

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLBT6
Serial number: FR4101151
Name: Jeff Fisher
Address: 310 Haynie Road
City: Moreland
State: Ga
Zipcode: 30259
Phone: 770-328-4620
Email: jeff@fisherdesigns.com
Store purchased from: Applience Smart
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? about $1000

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Heating Element Melted. Replaced 2 times 2007 & 2009. The Heating element wires melted. The 8/18/11 the control board computer caught fire. The unit was removed from home as it was unsafe.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Cost of washer ($1000), Parts for numbers repairs ($150) and cost of replacement washer ($750) = $1900.00 This is only due to the fact that we were home when all fires including the last one, if not it would be the cost of the house ($400K)

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDC03FUSS5
Serial number: F10102670
Name: Lance Wilson
Address: 211 W. Porter Run Dr.
City: Collierville
State: TN
Zipcode: 38017
Phone: 901-853-0542
Email: lancelamar340@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: BEST BUY
Purchase date: 1/31/2011
How much did you pay for it? 499

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

heating element burned/broke

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01IJBL0
Serial number: FM0323853
Name: Carol Anne Everett
Address: 2409 Jacks View Ct
City: Snellville
State: United States
Zipcode: 30078
Phone: 770 985 1316
Email: carolaeverett@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: approx 2006?
How much did you pay for it? about $700

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

About 10 minutes after turning the dishwasher on I heard some ticking-type sound and then a loud pop. I went over to see what it was and a bright spark jumped between the door and underside of the cabinet and then flames and smoke started shooting up at the top of the door. I opened the door to make it cut off, then thick black smoke started pouring out of it on the top right edge of the door and about 2-3 inches to the left of the "start" button. My son ran down to the control panel and shut the power off to it and I doused the flames with a box of baking soda. It still smoked some and eventually stopped, but my entire downstairs still has an overwhelming stench of an electrical fire. This happened so quickly and I'm sure that my house would have been severely damaged by fire had I not been in the same room at the time of the incident.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Because I was literally across the room and heard it immediately, I am only out the cost of the dishwasher. I always cut it on before bed or when we leave to go out. Never again. This is what nightmares are made of!

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101FLBL2
Serial number: FR4202266
Name: SUE Hogan
Address: 136 Davenport Road
City: Kennett Square
State: PA
Zipcode: 19348
Phone: 484 732-8013
Email: dhogan1000@verizon.net
Store purchased from: unknown
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? unknown

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Dishwasher filled the house with smoke, burnt rubber smell, had the fire department come out. Opened the front door and found that the wires, plastic was melted and there was black soot all over the inside of the door. The cabinet that surrounds the dishwasher also had black smoke soot on it

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLWH6
Serial number: FR4501399
Name: Sharon Martinez
Address: 3041 Waters Meadow Trail
City: Ann Arbor
State: MI
Zipcode: 48103
Phone: 734-474-1443
Email: 2smart4U2@SBCGLOBAL.net
Store purchased from: George's
Purchase date: June 2006
How much did you pay for it? $800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control panel stopped working and hardly used. Water back up and leakage.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kudc03fvss4
Serial number: F01901587
Name: Jennifer Van Lear
Address: 17423 203rd St. E.
City: Hastings
State: MN
Zipcode: 55033
Phone: 6514378784
Email: Vanlear001@aol.com
Store purchased from: Warners Stellian
Purchase date: 5-13-10
How much did you pay for it? 799.95

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Bottom plastic is burned and fell off while we were sleeping!!

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudi01tjwh0
Serial number: fm1548640
Name: Jody Myers
Address: 441 S MISSISSIPPI AVE
City: Morton
State: IL
Zipcode: 61550
Phone: 3093230302
Email: jodyamyers@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: ?
Purchase date: ?
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught on fire

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDX01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2806783
Name: Tammy Miceli
Address: 101 Roxborough Pl
City: Inverness
State: IL
Zipcode: 60010
Phone: 630-774-6919
Email: miceli5@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: ABT Electronics
Purchase date: 03/2004
How much did you pay for it? $750.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

on 8/3/11 I started my dishwasher. Around 15 minutes later, I smelled melting plastic. I saw black smoke coming from the vents of the diswasher. I pressed cancel and nothing happened. I opened the diswasher door and the water did not stop spraying. I tried to cancel several times and nothing happened. Finally I unplugged the dishwasher to stop it. It still smells of burnt plastic five days later.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1IL
Serial number: FP1103324
Name: Frank cerauli
Address: 3503cardinal lane
City: Spring grove
State: Illinois
Zipcode: 60081
Phone: 815 678 4604
Email: F.Cerauli@frontier.com
Store purchased from: Purchased with new house from builder
Purchase date: April 2003
How much did you pay for it? $533.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

WAsher was operating last evening, August 8, 2011 when suddenly smoke came out of the front right panel area. This was followed by a loud popping sound and flames. After this came a lot more smoke and a very strong odor of electrics burning up.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01IJWH0
Serial number: FM0526687
Name: Sherri Taggart
Address: 24616 Emerald Ln.
City: Lakeville
State: MN
Zipcode: 55044
Phone: 952-469-4559
Email: lstaggart@aol.com
Store purchased from: Warner's Stellian
Purchase date: 2/26/02
How much did you pay for it? $749.95

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

On 8/5/11, dishwasher made a funny sound and smoke started pouring out the top on each side. Control board had caught fire.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

dishwasher is destroyed ($750). Was able to turn off circuit breaker before any more damage was done.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDL01FLSS6
Serial number: FR5010531
Name: Joanie Schulte
Address: 2003 390th St
City: Westside
State: IA
Zipcode: 51467
Phone: 712 663 4413
Email: scangal@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART
Purchase date: 7/2/05
How much did you pay for it? 744.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

8-2-2011 @ 15min after starting the dishwasher, smelled electrical fire saw smoke - opened the dishwasher, it continued to run...pressed the cancel button, would not turn off-- had to flip the breaker to get it to shut off & it eventually stopped smoking. The control board is what caught fire.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS
Serial number: FR4513044
Name: Paulette Gerry
Address: 36 Evergreen
City: Stoneham
State: ma
Zipcode: 02180
Phone: 781 438-7305
Email: paulette88@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Doyon's
Purchase date: Jan 4, 2005
How much did you pay for it? 1009.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I have been smelling burning for the last month. However this LAST time I ran the dishwasher the house filled with a very strong smell electric burning. I have since shut the electricity off and am contacting the manufacture. I am POSITIVE the same issue has happend. THis would be the second time my electronics have been replace.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDR01TJBLO
Serial number: FM0829059
Name: Lori Mullin
Address: 201 River Inlet Rd
City: Suffolk
State: VA
Zipcode: 23434
Phone: 7579233737
Email: mullin5@verizon.net
Store purchased from: unknown
Purchase date: 1/2003
How much did you pay for it? 650.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

aprox. 10 min into cycle popping noises, smoke, flames from control board. Had to turn off circuit breaker. Board totally fried, burned through to back. Kitchenaid offer is for us to buy replacement from them for 600.00 (I can buy that model cheaper online myself!!!) or will give us $75.00 if we give them the old one.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kud1011lbl1
Serial number: fpo307255
Name: shelby appleton
Address: 122 foxtail pass
City: acworth
State: GA
Zipcode: 30101
Phone: 6785745059
Email: sgappleton1@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 4-21-03
How much did you pay for it? 627.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

very bad smell..stop at once...and unplug


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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBS6
Serial number: ?????????
Name: Zito
Address: 1 Steere Road
City: Cumberland
State: RI
Zipcode: 02864
Phone: 4012251778
Email: russ.zito@cox.net
Store purchased from: Wickford Appliance
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Board is charred and burnt, burning smell of melted plastic in the house.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587-1517
Serial number: TH51446755
Name: Gina Stadler
Address: 28496 Lakeside Drive
City: Lindstrom
State: MN
Zipcode: 55045
Phone: 651 257-6494
Email: gstadler@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? $500

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Started my dishwasher and went into another room. My son came upstairs and said he smelled something burning. The smell was coming from the dishwasher so I opened the door to stop the cycle. When I closed the door again, the control boards lights all lit up and it started to smoke. I quickly went and shut off the breaker. When I took apart the control panel and cover, I saw a black, burnt spot on the control board along with burnt connectors on the wire harness and a charred spot on the front top of the stainless steel door just below the control panel. I am going to contact Sears for a replacement as this should not have happened. I'm also contacting ESA and anybody else I can to report this and get it fixed.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KudP01ILBL1
Serial number: 8531530
Name: Jeff Kitzer
Address: 3316 SW 141st ST
City: Ellendale
State: MN
Zipcode: 56026
Phone: 507-381-1114
Email: jkitzer@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sorensons Appliance
Purchase date: 2-21-03
How much did you pay for it? 650

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Board Caught Fire

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02CRB52
Serial number: FT3604891
Name: John Rolf
Address: 1402 Oakwood Dr.
City: Polk City
State: IA
Zipcode: 50226
Phone: 515-491-8582
Email: JC2.ROLF@GMAIL.COM
Store purchased from: Came with new house
Purchase date: 2007
How much did you pay for it? Est. 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

On two occasions the circuit board has failed. Many weeks of downtime on unit. Can not get part since June 2nd.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1DLSSO
Serial number: FM4004833
Name: RADA NIKOLICH
Address: 315 APPLETON DR
City: VERNON HILLS
State: IL
Zipcode: 60061
Phone: 847 549 7972
Email: NIKORADA@YAHOO.COM
Store purchased from: HOME DEPOT EXPO
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? 900.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

CONTROL BOARD SMELL ELECTRICAL BURN AND BLACK SMOKE

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILBL6
Serial number: FS0721321
Name: Roger and Debra Brick
Address: 11979 LIV 2355
City: Chillicothe
State: MO
Zipcode: 64601
Phone: 660-646-3064
Email: rbrick@greenhills.net
Store purchased from: Livingston County TV and Appliance
Purchase date: April 1, 2005
How much did you pay for it? approximately $650.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Ten minutes after starting the dishwasher smoke and flames came out of the right side of control panel. Fortunately I was only a few feet away and turned it off.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17023403
Serial number: FT1702542
Name: Joe Ceretti
Address: 47 Strachan St E
City: Hamilton
State: ON
Zipcode: L8L 3M3
Phone: 905-741-6933
Email: joe@ceretti.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The heating element burned a hole clear through the tub in the bottom. I am just glad it didn't burn my house down!

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds01djwh0
Serial number: fm1010172
Name: S. Webster
Address: 2614 Calle Onice
City: San Clemente
State: CA
Zipcode: 92673
Phone: 949-492-8097
Email: swebster1000@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Pacific Sales
Purchase date: 2006?
How much did you pay for it? 1050

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire and flames came out of front. The house was filled with smoke and a horrible smell of burn electronics.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL1
Serial number: FP1919210
Name: R.M. Cox
Address: 103 Wensley Corner
City: Peachtree City
State: GA
Zipcode: 30269
Phone: 770-632-6221
Email: raycox.cox@gmail.com
Store purchased from: ---
Purchase date: 6/10/2003
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire, smoke filled kitchen, had to call 911 and fire department to pull dishwasher out of house.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK02CRBS1
Serial number: FT0101563
Name: KATHY AND DANA RAPP
Address: 714 SHIPPEE RD
City: READSBORO
State: VT
Zipcode: 05350
Phone: 802-423-5069
Email: 714shippee@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: January 2006
How much did you pay for it? $750.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

After 10 minutes into cycle, i smelled a burning smell and turned off machine. i found your website and called Whirlpool. Eva said they would pay for a technian. technian said the control panel melted and could've started a fire. he also said not to replace the panel as it may happen again.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI0FLSS5
Serial number: FR3207063
Name: Elizabeth Jett
Address: 7962 SE Osprey Street
City: Hobe Sound
State: FL
Zipcode: 33455
Phone: 772-323-9278
Email: lizjett@bellsouth.net
Store purchased from: Jetson
Purchase date: 3-16-05
How much did you pay for it? 715.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Burning smell after dishwasher was turned on. Not involing element, since water was in bottom. waher would not shut off. pulled plug. Burning smell from inside door, smelled door vent to determine.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2807424
Name: Liley
Address:
City:
State: NC
Zipcode: 27619
Phone:
Email: lileypads@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Appliance store in Durham NC
Purchase date: 9/2004
How much did you pay for it? --------

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Turned on the dishwasher before I left the house for over four hours. When I arrived home the house smelled like something was burning and the dishwasher was still on. I opened the door and it continued to run until I turned off the breaker. KitchenAid sent someone out to look at it. He had me turn on the breaker and it started again - now more bad smoke smell in the house.The control board inside was burned (I do have pictures).

After almost a week of waiting to hear back from KitchenAid they said they would give me 15% off another KitchenAid dishwasher. Ha! I don't think so! I'd buy a GE or some other brand who actually does a recall and will notify people of a danger. Very sad they will allow this to continue.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLSP5
Serial number: FR3401366
Name: Paula Harris
Address: 554 Seventh Street West
City: Sonoma
State: CA
Zipcode: 95476
Phone: (707) 935-1903
Email: Pkvella@yahoo.es
Store purchased from: McPhails
Purchase date: October, 2004
How much did you pay for it? $1,074

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I very recently suffered two substantial ELECTRIC SHOCKS from my 2004 KitchenAid dishwasher when I opened the door handle.

I called KichenAid and they arranged for a local technician to come and inspect the appliance. He had a meter which made a beeping sound, which meant it detected electrical problems in the front control panel.

As a special option, I had purchased the dishwasher with a cobalt blue door panel, which has a metal strip at the controls. The technician that when I opened the door, my thumb had touched the metal part and caused a circuit that had given me the electric shocks.

Next, when he attempted to start the dishwasher, it began to spew out FOUL-SMELLING BLACK SMOKE, and then suddenly TWO LARGE FLAMES shot out of the right side of the control panel. The technician had to put out the fire.

Thank heavens he was here, and that I wasnt asleep or out when the fire started.

The inspector technician told me to immediately turn off the power to the dishwasher and not to use appliance again as the control panel was burned out he said the dishwasher was completely unsafe and if used, it would - in his words - TORCH THE HOUSE.

I have lost all faith in KitchenAid - they have done nothing more so far except to maybe reimburse a small amount for hauling costs as they said the appliance need to go to scrap and no recycling as it was a hazard. I faxed all the information to the company's safety department but so far haven't heard back.

I have had to purchase a new dishwasher (different brand).

It's terrifying to realize that so many people have such dangerous appliances in their homes.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02CRBL2
Serial number: FT3904610
Name: Marcia Abbott
Address: 26003 Tourelle Pl.
City: Valencia
State: CA
Zipcode: 91355
Phone: 661-254-2649
Email: abbott_marcia@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Warehouse Discount Center
Purchase date: 10/2006
How much did you pay for it? $829.98

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board component burned, but did not catch fire. Unit would not operate. Replacement had no effect; serviceman determined control panel overlay also defective. Numerous defective replacements. Dead dishwasher since 01/27/2011. Many unfilled promises about waiting for investigation and/or backordered parts.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01TJBT0
Serial number: FL2617102
Name: Virginia O'Beirne
Address: 16848 Arbor Creek Dr
City: Plainfield
State: Il
Zipcode: 60586
Phone: 815 577-7775
Email: mikeob@ameritech.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 7/2001
How much did you pay for it? 799.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Panel made a loud pop and circuit board & ribbon caught on fire. Everything inside the control panel is charred! Had we not been alerted by the loud noise our house would have probably burned down because the fire was right next to a wood cabinet. Thank God we have a granite counter top--although it too is charred!!!!

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101TJBL0
Serial number: FL4835466
Name: Kathleen
Address: Velez
City: Queens Village
State: NY
Zipcode: 11427
Phone: 718-776-2805
Email: kathleenavelez@gmail.com
Store purchased from: PC Richard
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $500

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Without any notice this dishwasher went on fire at the Control Panel on the right side of the dishwashwer. There were blue/white flames, and popping noises followed by heavy black thick smoke that smelled like plastic burning. Would have burned the house down had we not been home.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01TJWH0
Serial number: FL3930951
Name: Barbara K Granickas
Address: 157-24 100th street
City: Howard Beach
State: new york
Zipcode: 11414
Phone: 7188356553
Email: robinhood61@att.net
Store purchased from: PC Richards and sons
Purchase date: sept 2001
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control panel on front of dishwasher burned and melted counter top. We were lucky it didn't burn house down

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS011JBS1
Serial number: FM2504350
Name: David A. Jordan
Address: 437Fieldstone Dr.
City: Burlington
State: NC
Zipcode: 27215
Phone: 336.584.0185
Email: wmj@triad.rr.com
Store purchased from: Wooten Appliance, Burlington, NC
Purchase date: 24 July, 2002
How much did you pay for it? $899.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire at beginning of wash cycle. Smoke and flames came from right side of control panel. Flames and smoke finally stopped after dishwasher was opened to interrupt the power. Smell of burned plastic lingers. Just thankful that my daughter was in the kitchen, saw the smoke and flames, and notified me. Husband has removed the front panel and the entire circuit board is burned, some parts melted.
Also needed to pump out water in bottom of dishwasher after removing dishes.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17389300
Serial number: FR2805940
Name: Douglas Fowler
Address: 1416 Kipling Lane
City: Ponte Vedra
State: FL
Zipcode: 32081
Phone: 904-687-4406
Email: wdfowler3@bellsouth.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: June 2004
How much did you pay for it? 500

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Pump failure caused flood 2006...repaired
Control Board fire...July 2011

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-1719000
Serial number: FK3801347
Name: James Ihde
Address: 1002 Ferndale Ln
City: Richmond
State: Texas
Zipcode: 77406
Phone: 832-228-8971
Email: ArmitageID@gmail.com
Store purchased from: In Home
Purchase date: In Home
How much did you pay for it? In Home

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Went to run a load of dishes and started smelling an electrical burning smell. Went back into the kitchen and there was white smoke coming out of the dishwasher. Opened the dishwasher and there is pooled water in the tub than wont drain away. Control board is no longer responsive.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01DLBT5
Serial number: FR3201424
Name: David Golda
Address: 137 Baldwin Rd
City: Warwick
State: RI
Zipcode: 02886
Phone: 401-823-1147
Email: dgolda7@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Wickford Appliance
Purchase date: November 2004
How much did you pay for it? $699.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Dishwasher would not shut off even after hitting the cancel button, still ran also opened up door and would continue to run. Had to shut dishwasher from the circuit breaker.


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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01IJWH0
Serial number: FL4824441
Name: Loren B
Address: call me
City: Battle Ground
State: WA
Zipcode: 98604
Phone: 360843onetwothreefive
Email: call me
Store purchased from: don't recall
Purchase date: July 2002
How much did you pay for it? at least $650

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board burned at K2 relay. Luckily I was home and standing in the kitchen when I smelled hot electronics. Opened dishwasher, motor stopped. Closed door and motor started but smoke immediately started pouring out the upper dishwasher door. I opened door and quickly went to turn off curcuit breaker.

Took dishwasher door apart and discovered the suspected burnt circuit board.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1FLSS5
Serial number: FR2603031
Name: Tom Packard
Address: 771 West Shore Drive
City: Somerset
State: WI
Zipcode: 54025
Phone: 612-247-8924
Email: tjpackard@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: don't remember
Purchase date: approx. 2003
How much did you pay for it? don't remember

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

3 times I have had to stop the machine after smoke appeared from the back of the dishwasher. The heater element seals leak and this leads to corrosion of the terminals which generates heat and burns and melts the plastic nuts holding it in place. Luckily we were home when this happened or a fire would have started. The circuit board may not be the only design defect in this machine. Now our dishwasher has stopped with the same problem, but after replacing the burnt terminal nuts the maching will not run. Repair service to be made next week. I may just replace the unit because of the defective design and never buy or recommend a Sears, Kitchenaid or Whirlpool unit again. If they won't recall their defective products, then we can't rely on them.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.174623000
Serial number: FR3318038
Name: Rich Ryan
Address: 5507 Silver Birch Ln
City: Midlothian
State: VA
Zipcode: 23112
Phone: 804 378-6722
Email: tmshokie@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 8/2004
How much did you pay for it? Around $600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smoke filled the room, front of the dishwasher has significant burn marks, unit stopped working mid cycle and the control board is burned and melted.


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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01DLBS6
Serial number: FR4301623
Name: W. Elder
Address: 67 Spring Hill Dr.
City: Woolwich Twp.
State: New Jersey
Zipcode: 08085
Phone: 6093139971
Email: stzomah@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Sept 2003
How much did you pay for it? 850.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board fire. Unit was running and white smoke began coming from the top right side of the door. We attempted to shut down the unit by opening the door but it would not stop and water was spraying. We closed the door and watched as the smoke became black. Soon after the black smoke, a blue arc flash came from the top right hand side of the door. I immediately ran to the basement and located the breaker. Opening the breaker was the only way to shut the unit down. I am an electrical engineer so I opened the unit to see if I could fix the board. The board is badly burn with burnt components dislodged from the board. The power connector is burnt and melted. I used a shop vac to draw the water out of the bottom of the unit. The house still smell of burnt electronics. We have a pet bird that could have been killed by the smoke. I will remove and replace with another brand. This definitely could have been a disaster and Whirlpool should be held responsible.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU925QWDQ3
Serial number: FE4702626
Name: Mark Morra
Address: 5650 Sally Rd
City: Clarkston
State: MI
Zipcode: 48348
Phone: 248-396-8039
Email: m.a.morra@comcast.net
Store purchased from: came with home
Purchase date: unknown
How much did you pay for it? came with house

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board overheated, burned, melted plastic and left soot on front of dishwasher. Fire did not spread beyond this. Damage in area of what appears to be relays and, ironically, the fuse.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS25SH
Serial number: FK2316074
Name: Theresa
Address: ------
City: -------
State: Ohio
Zipcode: -------
Phone: 614-332-9936
Email: theresa_o@att.net
Store purchased from: ApplianceSmart
Purchase date: 04/14/2001
How much did you pay for it? $549.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

In January 2011 approximately 20 minutes into the cycle we heard a loud pop and my husband saw a blue spark shoot out from the control board. The dishwasher completely stopped with no power. Luckily we were in the kitchen when it happened and my husband immediately opened the door. After letting the dishwasher cool down my husband removed the control panel and the control panel was fried, looking pretty much like the pictures on this site. Since it was no longer under warranty we putchased the control board and installed it, ran perfect for 6 months and then on 6/20/2011 it happened again and luckily we were home again. We were going to just purchase another Kitchenaid dishwasher because I really loved this model but after coming across this site I'm sort of afraid to purchase anything by Whirlpool.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP0
Serial number: FR2202734
Name: Karen Peterson
Address: 10 Togus Rd.
City: Chelsea
State: Maine
Zipcode: 04330
Phone: 582-1305
Email: cony108@roadrunner.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: August, 2004
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Electrical smell started coming from the control panal. Thankfully we noticed the smell and turned it off, but know we have to wash our dishes by hand.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI02IR
Serial number: FT0605466
Name: Elisa Margolis
Address: 4422 Bagley Ave #309
City: Seattle
State: WA
Zipcode: 98103
Phone: 404 7864407
Email: Elisa_Margolis@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: came with condo
Purchase date: came with condo
How much did you pay for it? came with condo

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught on fire. Smell of electrical smoke filled condo.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587.1517
Serial number: TH51770266
Name: Christine Livingston
Address: 124th St E
City: Boney Lake
State: Washington
Zipcode: 98391
Phone: 2533212178
Email: Ecco416@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: May 31, 2005
How much did you pay for it? about $500

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Board caught on fire.
We were leaving for the evening, and getting in the car when my son ran out to the car to say the dishwasher was smoking. It hadn't run since 11 am, and it was smoking. We ran in the house to see. The control Panel was smoking through the front. My husband shut the breaker and disassembled the diswasher to get inside the control panel. It was melting the plastic. He snuffed out the fire. Had we left the whole house would have burnt down, and the unit wasn't even running. I called Sears, and Kenmore to get the run around. They want to charge a fee of $109 just to come and look at the unit then determine what needs to be done. But as I've seen with other peoples testimonies, I don't want to go that route. It looks like they aren't taking responsibility for this. I filed a claim with their Claim dept.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66517052400
Serial number: FR4004116
Name: D & S Feuling
Address: S78 W20553 Monterey
City: Muskego
State: WI
Zipcode: 53150
Phone: 262-501-8258
Email: lartuen@wi.rr.com
Store purchased from: Sears - Southridge
Purchase date: 9/2005
How much did you pay for it? $850

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Board caught fire, melted front and small flames from vent before power switch was shut off

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLSP5
Serial number: FR3401366
Name: Paula Harris
Address: 554 Seventh Street West
City: Sonoma
State: CA
Zipcode: 95476
Phone: 707 935 1903
Email: Pkvella@yahoo.es
Store purchased from: McPhails
Purchase date: 10/09/2004
How much did you pay for it? 1,074

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I very recently suffered two substantial ELECTRIC SHOCKS from my 2004 KitchenAid dishwasher when I opened the door handle. I called KichenAid and they arranged for a local technician to come and inspect the appliance. He had a meter which made a beeping sound, which meant it detected electrical problems in the front control panel. As a special option, I had purchased the dishwasher with a cobalt blue door panel, which has a metal strip at the controls. The technician that when I opened the door, my thumb had touched the metal part and caused a circuit that had given me the electric shocks. Next, when he attempted to start the dishwasher, it began to spew out FOUL-SMELLING BLACK SMOKE, and then suddenly TWO LARGE FLAMES shot out of the right side of the control panel. The technician had to put out the fire. Thank heavens he was here, and that I wasn't asleep or out when the fire started. The inspector technician told me to immediately turn off the power to the dishwasher and not to use appliance again as the control panel was burned out he said the dishwasher was completely unsafe and if used. it would - in his words - "torch the house." It's terrifying to realize that so many people have such dangerous appliances in their homes.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLBLO
Serial number: FM4301813
Name: John Mendel
Address: 4 Locksley Court
City: Phoenix
State: MD
Zipcode: 21131
Phone: 410-667-6441
Email: kathbrennan@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Came with home
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? Came with home

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

About 1/2 hour after starting the dishwasher we smelled the control panel melting. We turned off the circuit breaker and took off the front panel to find the panel was black/burned.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17512201
Serial number: FP1711534
Name: Fred
Address: Hellrich
City: Annapolis
State: MD
Zipcode: 21403
Phone: 703-696-5117
Email: fvh42@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Sears, Annapolis, MD
Purchase date: 06/11/2003
How much did you pay for it? 449.99

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire. I was in the kitchen and heard loud pop and saw smoke coming from the diswasher door. I tried to shut off the dishwasher by opening the door, but it would not shut off. The only way to cut off the power and stop the burning was to shut off he power at the house breaker panel. Luckily I was home at the time to shut off the power before the wood counter caught fire. The circuit board was significantly burned and melted.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1ILWH6
Serial number: FR4502963
Name: ED BRESNAHAN
Address: 15 WILLARD AVE
City: WORCESTER
State: MA
Zipcode: 01602
Phone: 508 7570052
Email: ORHTHRIFTY@AOL.COM
Store purchased from: ACOIN'S
Purchase date: 2003??
How much did you pay for it? 600??

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

HEAVY SMOKE AND UNCONTROLLED UNTIL CIRCUIT BEAKER WAS SHUT OFF. STILL SMOKES WHEN BREAKER IS TURNED BACK ON.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILW6
Serial number: FSI522987
Name: Katharine D Wood
Address: 1118 Bluestone River Way
City: Bakersfield
State: California
Zipcode: 93311
Phone: 661-431-7536
Email: ddwoodand4@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it? about $500

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I heard a pop and then smoke was coming from the right side of the control pad. It burnt through the plastic on the outside front of the dishwasher.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLWh6
Serial number: FS1302991
Name: Serena Burns
Address: 6805 77th Ave NE
City: Marysville
State: WA
Zipcode: 98270
Phone: 360-659-9032
Email: coltandserenab@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Judd and Black
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 850.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The control board caught fire and the wires melted the interior black casing. Also on 2 occasions I have had to have a repair man out to fix the door hinge as the door hinge would just stop working and he had to replace.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDW02FRSS1
Serial number: FT2103212
Name: Gil Russell
Address: 31282 Oakhill Way
City: Hayward
State: CA
Zipcode: 94544
Phone: 1(510) 489-1701
Email: g8russ@pacbell.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 15 August 2006
How much did you pay for it? $1249.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire nearly burning through external plastic mounting fixture.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17462300
Serial number: fp3801108
Name: William Craig
Address: 6448 S. Tibet St.
City: Aurora
State: CO
Zipcode: 80016
Phone: 303
Email: billy
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 500.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The control board caught fire and burned through the plastic housing while the dishwasher was running. The unit did not shut off until I pulled the AC power cord.
I called Kenmore and they refused any help. I called Sears and they refused any help. i sent a leter to the Consumer Protection Board and they 'lost' my letter.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds01dlwh5
Serial number: FR3201435
Name: Norman Marfice
Address: 8715 N 54th Ave Cir
City: Omaha
State: NE
Zipcode: 68152
Phone: 402-571-1227
Email: nmarfice@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Nebraska Furniture Mart
Purchase date: 10/01/04
How much did you pay for it? $885.95

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smoke and fire came out of control board. Would not shut off when door was open. Breaker did not trip. I tripped the breaker by hand to stop the fire. We were right next to it so it did not do any other damage.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-17482300
Serial number: FR 1802461
Name: Wayne Carpenter
Address: 5900 Greenwalt Lane
City: Fort Collins
State: CO
Zipcode: 80524
Phone: 970-493-4563
Email: waynelcarpenter@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2007
How much did you pay for it? $700

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Unit smelled of electrical overheating, then we notice arcing under the plastic cover and overheating. Unit began to emit electrical fires smoke and odor. Fortunately, we were watching the unit after the odor.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS30IVSS3
Serial number: FY4302466
Name: Bob Shamy
Address: 3 Richard Road
City: EAST BRUNSWICK
State: NJ
Zipcode: 08816
Phone: 732 239-8688
Email: rshamy@verizon.net
Store purchased from: GABOWITZ APPLIANCE IN EAST BRUNSWICK NJ
Purchase date: 2009
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

SMOKE CAME OUT OF THE PANEL AND IT DOES NOT WORK. DEAD.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD01ILBS6
Serial number: FS1305533
Name: Brian Krapf
Address: 272 Lambertville HQ Rd.
City: Stockton
State: NJ
Zipcode: 08559
Phone: 201-910-2232
Email: brianekrapf@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? $650

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We smelled something burning coming from the dishwasher so we turned it off. Called repair service. He pulled it out and it was burned. He advised that we disconnect the wiring harness.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLWH2
Serial number: FP3301869
Name: Matthew and Deanna Williams
Address: 1530 king George Ct
City: Ann Arbor
State: Michigan
Zipcode: 48104
Phone: 734-973-6889
Email: deannawms@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 9/2003
How much did you pay for it? $1000

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board melted and wiring harness melted and wires melted grooves into door rubber.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDMO1TJBT
Serial number: FL0113765
Name: DENNIS JAMES
Address: 11811 CARAWAY LANE #124
City: FORT MYERS
State: FL
Zipcode: 33908
Phone: 239 454-1775
Email: ENGINE307@YAHOO.COM
Store purchased from: GOOD DEALS
Purchase date: 2003 APPROX
How much did you pay for it? $629 PLUS TAX

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

NO DAMAGE EXCEPT DISH WASHER. LUCKILY WE WOKE UP AND HEARD POPPING ELECTRICAL SOUND. WE THEN SAW BLUE FLASHES COMING FROM DISH WASHER CONTROL PANEL AND SMELLED BURNING WIRES AND PLASTIC.
BREAKER DID NOT POP, BUT I OPENED DOOR OF APPLIANCE AND UNPLUGGED IT.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS5
Serial number: FR3210334
Name: Edward Dering
Address: 518 Cedar lane
City: Swarthmore
State: PA
Zipcode: 19081
Phone: 610-544-1428
Email: edering@att.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 11/2004
How much did you pay for it? $1,200

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Board caught fire and circuit breaker did not trip. Kitchenaid sent a repairman out who determined that machine needed $750 repair. He indicated that he found no external reason for the malfunction and fire. Fire occurred at approx. 7:00 when the machine was running. Kitchenaid has apparently set up a specific fire report section which tells customers that they only cover fires occurring during the warranty period.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJSS0
Serial number: FM1550709
Name: Barbara Heinrich
Address: 460 red Rock Road
City: Durango
State: CO
Zipcode: 81301
Phone: 970-382-0232
Email: bhenrich@mac.com
Store purchased from: Western Appliance and Electronics
Purchase date: 6/4/02
How much did you pay for it? $1024.73

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire at the beginning of a wash cycle.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDC03IVBLO
Serial number: FY1204267
Name: Tobin meyer
Address: 2179 Gardiner Dr
City: Ferndale
State: Wa
Zipcode: 98248
Phone: 360-510-3529
Email: Tobinmeyer@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Deward and Bode
Purchase date: 3/2009
How much did you pay for it? ~500

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Plastic discoloration above directly above vent. Black plastic has turned grayish white from obvious over heating.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUIO1ILBS6
Serial number: FR4905166
Name: Johanna Bonnell
Address: 1345 S Monterey St.
City: Gilbert
State: AZ
Zipcode: 85233
Phone: 480-855-1500
Email: jobo3743@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: Jan. 2005
How much did you pay for it? 500

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Began smoking from door, electrical fire smell. Wires. melted in control panel. Had to cut power at breaker to stop fire from breaking out.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS3
Serial number: FR1715698
Name: Jackie Schanz
Address: 4549 Sterlingridge Ct.
City: Cincinnati
State: OHIO
Zipcode: 45247
Phone: 513-385-1975
Email: jackieschanz@fuse.net
Store purchased from: Custom Distributors
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The control panel started smoking in the door. Fortunately, I was in the kitchen while this happened. My husband turned off the circuit to the dishwasher immediately. He disassembled the circuit board for the dishwasher thinking he could repair it. Inside the circuit board he saw many burned wires and connecters (he was an electrician by trade). This was beyond repair. After researching parts for replacement, he found this website and became aware that this is a common occurance.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudi01flss6
Serial number: fr4910225
Name: robert little
Address: 4072 floral dr
City: boynton beach
State: florida
Zipcode: 33436
Phone: 5615776012
Email: flrentman@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: brand mart
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it? 1085

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

caught fire board

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL5
Serial number: FR2402208
Name: Melanie Hutchinson
Address: 13 Baker Drive
City: Bella Vista
State: Arkansas
Zipcode: 72715
Phone: 479-619-9642
Email: hutchfamilyx5@cox.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 7-10-04
How much did you pay for it? $518.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire....lots of smoke coming out. Very scary. Could have caught the house on fire and injured or killed someone. Kitchenaid should be ashamed for not taking this seriously, right now, before someone gets hurt.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Luckily I was in the kitchen when it started smoking. So, we turned it off very quickly (by the braker - the unit wouldn't turn off from the control panel). So, my only damage is the fact that now I don't have a dishwasher now. $518 plus tax is what I paid for it. Kitchenaid will not do anything and so I will be having to pay for a service call and parts to fix it. Don't know how much that will cost yet.


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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO11JB1
Serial number: FM2403986
Name: Debby Burns
Address: 3104 Pleasant Run Place
City: Austin
State: Tx
Zipcode: 78703
Phone: 512-452-7897
Email: dburns3104@austin.rr.com
Store purchased from: A & A Appliances
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it? 600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The control panel burnd up. Kitchenaid told me it was not a fire if I did not see flames! It is out of warranty and they will not do anything about it. I am saving my parts so if I hear of anyone hurt or killed from this I will have the parts. I will never buy anything from KitchenAid again.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01IJBS0
Serial number: FL5125021
Name: Kirstin Craciun
Address: 17407 Clifton Blvd
City: Lakewood
State: OH
Zipcode: 44107
Phone: 216-228-4695
Email: kirstin_craciun@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Unsure - was in house we purchased
Purchase date: 1998
How much did you pay for it? $579

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Fire from bottom right hand side of dishwasher.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILBL2
Serial number: FP2503090
Name: Ted Kirby
Address: 214 RIDGEFIELD AVENUE
City: SOUTH SALEM
State: NY
Zipcode: 10590
Phone: 914-763-0841
Email: CJKIST@YAHOO.COM
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: 8/2003
How much did you pay for it? ORIGINALLY $530

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board fried, melted,and charred part of the control board. The fire burned through through the control board shorted it out and went out before doing serious damage to the surrounding GRANITE counter. WHIRLPOOL/ KITCHENAID WILL NOT ASIST IN REPAIR COSTS/ DISCOUNTS, EXTREMELY UNCOOPERATIVE AND DID NOT AKNOWLEDGE THEY HAVE A FAULTY CARD THAT IS DANGEROUS. So much for made in the USA products.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 665.16482300
Serial number: FR3205647
Name: Mark Knipfer
Address: 10 W Forest Run Ct.
City: Spartanburg
State: SC
Zipcode: 29301
Phone: 864-576-9201
Email: mknipfer@pol.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 8/16/2004
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

4/2011 control board fried, melted,and charred part of the control board. The fire burned through through the control board shorted it out and went out before doing serious damage to the surrounding counter but it may have gone out due to the above counter being made of granite. This is a dangerous appliance around wood and combustable material.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO3FTSS3
Serial number: FW1903004
Name: Lisa Grupe
Address: 506 Hampton Dr
City: Birmingham
State: AL
Zipcode: 35209
Phone: 2059999965
Email: lgrupephd@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 4/2009
How much did you pay for it? don't remember

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

burning smell when running

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: GU1500XTKB0
Serial number: FM0412529
Name: Brian Erard
Address: 2350 Swaps Court
City: Reston
State: VA
Zipcode: 20191
Phone: 7033909368
Email: brerard@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: around 2004
How much did you pay for it? about $600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire while our family was sleeping. The thermal fuse in the control board failed to blow. Fortunately, the circuit breaker tripped. Otherwise, we may have had a serious fire in the house while we were asleep. This control board (part no. 8258172)is no longer available; perhaps this is an indication that Whirlpool is aware of a problem with this part. An alternative control board is available as a replacement. Similarly, the thermal fuse (part no. 8269213) is not available. Rather, Whirlpool now has a replacement kit that includes both the fuse and a connected wire, reportedly because there have been problems with the wiring to the fuse causing it to malfunction.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBS2
Serial number: unknown
Name: Mitch Turner
Address: 2867 Salena St.
City: St. Louis
State: MO
Zipcode: 63118
Phone: 314-221-3880
Email: luxturner@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? $800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We were away from the house and got a call from the alarm company. We had left the dishwasher running. By the time we got home, the fire department had put out a major fire in our kitchen. Investigators traced the cause directly to the dishwasher.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Close to $100,000 of damage and loss of many personal belongings. We've been living in a hotel because all of the fire, smoke, and water damage made our house inhabitable. Thank goodness we were not home.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16283400
Serial number: fs1503537
Name: Adrienne Markus
Address: 220 Avalon Drive
City: Rochester
State: New York
Zipcode: 14618
Phone: 585-244-6149
Email: carol14@frontiernet.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 3/13/05
How much did you pay for it? $1069.99 USD

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Three different times my circuit board failed. The last time it made a strange sound and smoke started coming out of the dishwasher. It then smelled like burnt plastic or wiring. Thankfully I noticed it before I left the house.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudp01flss3
Serial number: fr1917320
Name: Glenn Weller
Address: 12557 Equine Lane
City: Wellington
State: fl
Zipcode: 33414
Phone: 5617937975
Email: glennweller@comcast.net
Store purchased from: installed by builder
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? unknown

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Ran dishwasher and house filled with smell of burnt wires. Narrowed source of odor to front control panel of dishwasher. Removed front panel and discovered wires were melting the insulation. The melted insulation was coating the wire casing.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01LH6
Serial number: FSO113337
Name: Polly Kreisberg
Address: 51 NE Fargo St
City: Portland
State: Oregon
Zipcode: 97212
Phone: 503-335-3376
Email: pkreisberg@spiritone.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: March 28,2005
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

While I was standing at the sink washing dishes I started to smell burning electric wires. I looked over and saw black smoke pouring out of the dishwasher. Then flames started shooting out of the control panel. I couldn't turn the dishwasher off, but my husband was able to cut the electricity at the electric panel. Luckily we were all right and no major damage except the dishwasher. We often run the dishwasher at night and it could have been a real disaster if my husband, son and I were all in bed!!

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Replacement of the dishwasher. I am not sure what other damage yet as it has just happened!! Also we had just repainted the interior of our house and now it reeks of electrical fire smoke

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS011JWH1
Serial number: FM2302735
Name: Margaret DeLacy
Address: 7356 SE 30th. Av
City: Portland
State: OR
Zipcode: 97202
Phone: 503-774-7017
Email: margaretdelacy@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Standard Applicance
Purchase date: about 2002
How much did you pay for it? don't remember

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

apparently there was a fire--smoke poured out of the top. dishwasher continued to run. When we opened the door, hot water and steam spurted out. We turned off the circuit. the door top has smoke marks.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLSS3
Serial number: FP4602360
Name: John Deeds
Address: 1670 lacey lane
City: Nipomo
State: California
Zipcode: 93444
Phone: 805.710.1157
Email: jdaudio1@msn.com
Store purchased from: Fergusons
Purchase date: 03/2004
How much did you pay for it? $825.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The house filled with a very strong burnt electrical smell. There was a layer of smoke and ash throughout the house.I unplugged the washer and turned off the water when I saw what was happening.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01DL 8531133
Serial number: FM3902056
Name: Mark Wolf
Address: P.O. Box 4505
City: Upper Marlboro
State: Md
Zipcode: 20775
Phone: unlisted
Email: not-to-publish@email.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: November 21, 2003
How much did you pay for it? $1000

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Started dishwasher about 5 mins into operation I heard sizzling, I went into the kitchen and a flame was coming from the upper right of the dishwasher. The fire stopped once I was able to open the dishwasher. The repair man showed me the entire circuit board is fried as are parts surrounding and underneath. It has not been repaired.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS011JWH0
Serial number: FK4707150
Name: A Boggs
Address: 326 Weatherbee Rd
City: Towson
State: MD
Zipcode: 21286
Phone: 410-960-3168
Email: jboggs326@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears - Hunt Valley
Purchase date: 2006?
How much did you pay for it? 900

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

In the middle of a cycle, smoke filled the house. Front panel singed. When I took off the front panel, the circuit board had caught fire, melting cables. Black singe on circuit board. Machine dead.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Dishwasher is a total loss. Replacement will be required. Minor kitchen damage.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16269402
Serial number: FT0205032
Name: Keith Parrish
Address: 153 Riverview Trail
City: Sykesville
State: MD
Zipcode: 21784
Phone: 410-795-4292
Email: curlyrip@msn.com
Store purchased from: Sears - Columbia, MD
Purchase date: January 2006
How much did you pay for it? ~ 600 $US

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Started dishwasher, immediately smelled smoke.
Stopped and tried to restart it, but it was dead. Took the control panel off and found a very charred inside.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1DLBL1
Serial number: FP1901957
Name: A. Austin
Address: 19690 Sweetwater Curve
City: Excelsior
State: MN
Zipcode: 55331
Phone: 952-470-1831
Email: ajtaustin@aol.com
Store purchased from: Warners' Stellian
Purchase date: 06/15/2003
How much did you pay for it? $974.42

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

10 minutes into wash cycle, sparks and hissing noises began and thick black smoke started pouring up from the control panel. Melted control circuit board.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH6
Serial number: FR4407258
Name: Julie Landreth
Address: 80 Kates Bridge
City: Newnan
State: GA
Zipcode: 30263
Phone: 3347445852
Email: julala@numail.org
Store purchased from: Paid for with home purchase
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $1,000

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught on fire during a normal cycle and thankfully the smoke alarms could be heard over my blowdryer! I went into the kitchen which was FULL of smoke and ran back out to call 911 and get the extinguisher in the garage. I went back in with extinguisher and opened the dishwasher to extinguish the fire which had gone out by then. The fire department was called and 6 firemen removed my washer and checked out the wall and wires behind washer to make sure there was nothing else burning. The fire investigator came in and looked the washer over said that the mother board was the cause of the fire and the fire caused the breaker to trip, which is obvious since the front top right portion of the machine is melted inside and out! I will be calling an attorney if KitchenAid doesn't make this right.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Loss of product, cosmetic repair costs to counter top and overhead cabinets.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FL-SS
Serial number: FR4004872
Name: Steven Moss
Address: 1026 E. Cypress Dr.
City: Pompano Beach
State: Fl
Zipcode: 33069
Phone: 954-695-0581
Email: stevenmoss@comcast.net
Store purchased from: brandsmart
Purchase date: 10/10/04
How much did you pay for it? 1038.

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board smoking

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1603940
Serial number: FR4503868
Name: Jim Kraft
Address: 2146 Red Oak Drive
City: Round Lake
State: IL
Zipcode: 60073
Phone: 847-962-6643
Email: Jimssilverbullet@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? approx. $600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Dishwasher cylce started at about 1am and heard loud "pop" sound from bedroom. Bad smell. Ran downstairs to see white smoke billowing out of the top right corner of the dishwasher. Opened door but the dishwasher did not shut off. Pulled plug. Part of front control panel is melted. TERRIBLE electrical fire smell in house for couple of days, which is not good with child with asthma.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1100XTLQ1
Serial number: FP 361 4055
Name: Gary Morgan
Address: PO Box 703
City: Waxahachie
State: TX
Zipcode: 75168
Phone: 972-921-5985
Email: gmorgan.ccec@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 479

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Ran dishwasher as we went to bed. Woke up to strong burning electrical smell. Traced fire to dishwasher panel (no longer functional). Upon opening, fuse partially melted, MOBO severely charred, two plugs melted, and plastic housings near MOBO brown from heat.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 666KUD101lLWH
Serial number: FR3106918
Name: Jim Nelson
Address: 1441 Airport Ave.
City: Wis. Rapids
State: WI
Zipcode: 54494
Phone: 715-423-1917
Email: marplespcat@netscape.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 8/3/2004
How much did you pay for it? 699.99

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Wires on inside the control panel melting creating smoke and almost a fire but I caught it in time. Neither Sears nor Kitchenaid would offer me anything off the purchase of a new dishwasher from them even though it wasn't that old.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16472300
Serial number: fp4801554
Name: David Wessel
Address: 653 se lakeway blvd
City: Port Orchard
State: WA
Zipcode: 98367
Phone: 360-874-1828
Email: dnawessel@msn.com
Store purchased from: came with new home
Purchase date: 1997
How much did you pay for it? 1200

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

pump motor and pump went out and the thing started smoking. un pluged and preped for removal. fourth time it has broke.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

1200 + 600 in repairs

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516382300
Serial number: FP4403519
Name: Christine Anderson
Address: 2123 MANCHESTER AV
City: ESCONDIDO
State: CA
Zipcode: 92027
Phone: 7608558098
Email: auberloisl@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears Escondido
Purchase date: July 2002
How much did you pay for it? $800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Board caught fire, smoked wires and upper door.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Dishwasher stopped working, unable to replace or repair because of Financial hardship. Also home alone and worried that electrical fire continues, have shut off all power to kitchen and fridge/freezer. Some one could have died, because normally I ran dishewasher at night or when I go to work.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudo31twho
Serial number: fu2711227
Name: dorothy sexton
Address: 13 mitchell ave
City: morton
State: pa
Zipcode: 1970
Phone: 610-543-5984
Email: dsexton420@aol.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it? 500.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

drain hose flood

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS02FRBLI
Serial number: FT1907706
Name: Gary Brandle
Address: 1048 B Long Beach Island
City: Beach Haven
State: NJ
Zipcode: 08008
Phone: 609-494-0519
Email: nancy_brandle@Hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Dave's Applicances
Purchase date: 11/10/06
How much did you pay for it? $999.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board did not catch fire. At end of cycle, power to touch pad stopped. In process of service call, and circuit braker next to the mother board needs to be replaced.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS24SEWH2
Serial number: FHO434253
Name: Karen Zashut
Address: 43 Paula Joy lane
City: Tolland
State: CT
Zipcode: 06084
Phone: 860 926-4562
Email: RZASHUT@COMCAST.NET
Store purchased from: aLREADY IN HOME THAT I PURCHASED
Purchase date: 2010
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

HEATING ELEMENT WILL NOT SHUT OFF. SMELL OF PLASTIC AND SMOKE

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 587
Serial number: 15458201
Name: Barbara Quintana
Address: 150 Pointer Place
City: Colorado Springs
State: CO
Zipcode: 80911
Phone: 719-464-4274
Email: barbarajquintana@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003?
How much did you pay for it? 350ish

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Contol board caught fire

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds02frbl1
Serial number: ft1807314
Name: Susan Porter
Address: 19197 Wild Mustang Ct
City: Apple Valley
State: CA
Zipcode: 92307
Phone: 760-242-5801
Email: aclassyride4u@aol.com
Store purchased from: dont know
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Electrical cord cuaght on fire and this could caused a severe explosion, hurt my family, etc

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16469300
Serial number: fr281****
Name: Gary Braman
Address: 3616 Swoboda Road
City: Verona
State: WI
Zipcode: 53593
Phone: 608-827-0629
Email: mrgb@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 7/18/2004
How much did you pay for it? $650

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We ran the dishwasher as normal. Fortunately, we were home and awake. We noticed a bad smell and smoke in the kitchen. Saw it was the dishwasher. I opened the door and my hand was covered with black soot. I noticed the right side control panel at top of the door was melted and also covered with black soot. I killed the circuit breaker.(it had not flipped).
The tub was full of water which I later vacuumed out.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

I need to buy a new dishwasher. I bought an ASKO. I will never buy another product from Kitchenaid aka whirpool aka Maytag aka Kenmore.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17469300
Serial number: FR2812165
Name: B. Gary McKinnie
Address: 261 Columbia Rd 10 West
City: Magnolia
State: AR
Zipcode: 71753
Phone: 870-696-3142
Email: mckinbg@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: about 2003
How much did you pay for it? $800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We smelled smoke and saw smoke coming from the vent. I stopped the washer by opening the door. I then closed the door and fire shot out of top right of door. The fire stopped when I opened the door again. The circuit breaker never tripped.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBL2
Serial number: FP2902804
Name: Robert
Address: Davis
City: Bossier City
State: LA
Zipcode: 71111
Phone: 318-741-2115
Email: bobcat2159@aol.com
Store purchased from: Barretts Appliance
Purchase date: 09/01/2003
How much did you pay for it? $750.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire, had circuit board replaced and now heater element failed.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kuds01flss2
Serial number: fp428843
Name: Warren Pierce
Address: 6308 Bluebell St.
City: Corona
State: Ca
Zipcode: 92880
Phone: 9517350765
Email: warrenpjr@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Came with new home
Purchase date: 12/15/2006
How much did you pay for it? $1000

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Replaced pump/motor assembly,door switch, door springs and pulleys,two control boards,and one fire. My wife and daughter called me at work to say the dishwasher was smoking with flames visible throught steam vent. I removed the front panel to find a partially fried control board, and a burn mark that looked like a metal weld mark on the inner stainless steel door. Kitchen aid said the life expectancy was about six years and things like this will happen after the warranty expires. They really didn't care about the fire aspect. I asked the representative several times if she would have this dishwasher in her home. She refused to answer. Then i asked for her professional opinion on whether this dishwasher would be safe for my family to keep in our home. She said only i could answer that question. Not exactly a glowing endorsement for thier product. Thank you for this website. there is strength in numbers. What Kitchenaid is doing, is stalling for as long as possible until many of these machines have been replaced before issuing a recall so as to minimize thier financial exposure. That is just shameful.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS011JBS1
Serial number: FM2805162
Name: Terry Botkin
Address: 3 Dartmouth Circle.
City: Longmont.
State: CO
Zipcode: 80503.
Phone: 3033173314.
Email: tbweb@comcast.net.
Store purchased from: Purchased with house in Dec. 2009
Purchase date: Purchased with house in Dec. 2009
How much did you pay for it? Purchased with house in Dec. 2009

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

March 14, 2011

About 2 hours ago my wife went into our kitchen and yelled, "something's on fire!"

We have a KitchenAid dishwasher model # KUDS011JBS1

The smoke was billowing out of the control panel, top right corner of the dishwasher. My wife ran to turn off the curcuit breaker. After making sure the fire was not continuing to smolder, I took the front panel off and discovered the remains of the circuit board.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudp02crwh2
Serial number: ft3902941
Name: Karen Stahl
Address: 10353 Franlo Road
City: Eden PRairie
State: MN
Zipcode: 55347
Phone: 612-384-1175
Email: stahlkaren@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Applicesmart
Purchase date: 1/2008
How much did you pay for it? 450.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire and smoke/melting plastic smell filled the kitchen. The diswasher was being run at night luckily we were home.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

It is a little discerning to think that the entire house could have caught on fire. Also to be told by KitchenAide that there have been no incidences reported. 450.00 for replacement...service calls occuring after supposive fix of control panel 200.00.

After further investigation...this unit had another fire break out in the control panel...Wires are fried. Kitchenaide could care less.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: DU1148XTPFA
Serial number: FW1705113
Name: Lori Lauer
Address: 6883 S. Prescott St.
City: Littleton
State: CO
Zipcode: 80120
Phone: 303-798-1050
Email: loriwitteco@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: 7/2009
How much did you pay for it? $350

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board caught fire

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJSS1
Serial number: FM2605117
Name: ROBERT ACKERBERG
Address: 1 HIGHLAND ST W
City: MASSAPEQUA
State: NY
Zipcode: 11758-7405
Phone: 516-795-4071
Email: ackerberg@att.net
Store purchased from: PC RICHARDS
Purchase date: 08/06/2002
How much did you pay for it? $918.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I started the dishwasher and after about 15 minutes, smoke started to come out of the control panel and the dishwasher stopped running. The fuse must have blown because there was no power at all.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1603.2401
Serial number: FS1617501
Name: James Miller
Address: 9955 Capperton Drive
City: Oakton
State: VA
Zipcode: 22124
Phone: 703-966-7609
Email: jimmillersemail@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? NA, New dishwasher came with the house in 06

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control panel / board caught fire, burned right through plastic and would not shut off.
Kitchen filled with smoke, had to shut off the dedicated circuit breaker to stop the fire.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Loss of dishwasher, wife's emotional trauma and my emotional trauma due to the potential loss of 9 month old baby just one floor upstairs. We were just about to go to bed, and aught it moments before.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1200XTLB0
Serial number: FM4213362
Name: James T. Scott
Address: 3706 Dogwook Lane, SW
City: Roanoke
State: VA
Zipcode: 24015
Phone: 540.342.6332
Email: ThomasScott57@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Appliance Warehouse
Purchase date: March2003
How much did you pay for it? $375

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Board caught on fire during rinse cycle...

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01TJBT0
Serial number: FM0225274
Name: Jimmy Wilson
Address: 1180 Mauldin Rd.
City: Sycamore
State: Georgia
Zipcode: 31790
Phone: 229 567 4910
Email: jandpwilson@windstream.net
Store purchased from: LOWES , Tifton, GA
Purchase date: Jan. 21, 2002
How much did you pay for it? $ 638.79

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Date of fire---Mar. 3, 2011, About 8:PM
It was a routine dish washing session. The unit was running and approximately 5 minutes into the cycle. The detergent had been dispensed and the water was warm. There was no spillage or leaking hoses. A loud electrical arc sound came from the dishwasher and the circuit breaker in the main electrical panel was tripped off. Smoke was coming from the control panel on top of the door and a strong smell of burning plastic filled the kitchen.


What is the extent of your financial damages?

Removal of the control panel cover revealed that connector plug P2 had melted and plastic insulation on several wires also melted. Specificly the wire on plug P2-pin 6. The P2 connector Was destroyed beyond repair as was the wiring leading down through the dishwasher door. Removal of the control circuit printed circuit board revealed that the card had had been extremely hot and had not only burned it on both sides and had burned the circuit boards plastic housing and burned the ribbon wire cable into, which is located on the rear side of the plastic housing.
The extent of damages is, The entire door complete with wiring and connectors, Control panel buttons, and the associated ribbon connector cable, and the control panel printed circuit board and the associated plastic housing. The dishwasher is not economically repairable and the entire unit must be replaced.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL2
Serial number: FP3211076
Name: Tom & Jeannette
Address: 26 Claude Rd
City: Yardville
State: NJ
Zipcode: 08620
Phone: 6095853135
Email: jlclugsten@aol.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? $600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I was up late last night doing bills, folding laundry, watching TV etc while my husband and 3 children were fast asleep. I figured since I was going to be awake I would run the dishwasher. I was in the living room and started smelling this god awful smell of burnt plastic. I assumed something plastic hit one of those heat coils at the bottom. I went into the kitchen to find think smoke billowing out from the top right corner of the dishwasher and hearing the sound of sizzling/popping. Not sure what to do I open the door figuring it would turn off the unit. When I opened it water came shooting out (normally it stops once you open the door). More smoke poured out still sizzling and under the control panel on the right side it was so hot it started to melt and bubble out. Then the unit must have ceased, the sizzling stopped as did the smoke. As for the nasty burnt plastic smell it's still here! I can't imagine what could have happened had I went to sleep or even just went downstairs to do laundry and didn't smell it right away. Thank god my family is safe and it was only the dishwasher that was damaged. Who's to say everyone is going to be that lucky. Something needs to be done about this issue!!!

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01-FL-SS
Serial number: ?????????
Name: Rich Steffer
Address: 6985 NE 7th Ave
City: Boca Raton
State: FL
Zipcode: 33487
Phone: 561-241-5288
Email: rsteffer@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Brandsmart
Purchase date: 12/30/02
How much did you pay for it? $968

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Electrical fire in the control panel. Smoke pouring from the right side of the panel. Spoke with Latisha in the saftey department of Kitchen Aid. She was only willing to send out a service company at my cost with no assurance that they acknoledge or have solved the problem.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLSSO
Serial number: FM4306096
Name: Sonia Kanak
Address: 28W635 Warrenville Rd
City: Warrenville
State: IL
Zipcode: 60555
Phone: 630-393-8820
Email: Sonia.Kanak@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Grant's Appliances
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it? 1300.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

2/27/2011 noticed a horrible burning smell coming out of the control panel. The next day on 2/28 I started it up in the morning and then a huge electrical flare/fire started shooting out of the top right side of the control panel, black smoke starting coming out. It was horrible. Thank God my husband was home to run down stairs shut off the panel, and save the house from a horrible disaster.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudp01flbt2
Serial number: FP2401073
Name: E. S. Battista
Address: 6 Andrea Lane
City: Absecon
State: NJ
Zipcode: 08201
Phone: 609-641-7734
Email: battista@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Art Handlers
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? 750.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

No smoke or fire, just a very strong odor of electrical burning.
Located source it was coming from dishwasher, opened door of dishwasher odor was originating from dishwasher.
Rushed to circuit breaker to turn off. breaker.
Before it got anything worst and the worst happening.
Called for repair $210.00 control board had a burn.
I saved the control board for the future if anything comes from this site.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 665.16462300
Serial number: FP4301797
Name: Jill Picone
Address: POB 861826
City: Tuscaloosa
State: AL
Zipcode: 35486
Phone: 205-345-8790
Email: jillpicone@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/17/05
How much did you pay for it? 599.99

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

15 minutes into the wash cycle I heard crackling noises, then just as I entered the kitchen there was a flash of light and a whooshing noise and black smoke started pouring from the upper right side. I opened the door to stop the cycle, but the crackling noises continued until I was able to turn off power at the circuit box.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01IJBS0
Serial number: FL3217384
Name: W Mills
Address:
City:
State: IL
Zipcode:
Phone: 847 899-0974
Email: wmills1@msn.com
Store purchased from: Abt
Purchase date: 2001
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Luckily, my son was in the next room when he heard loud popping sounds coming from the kitchen. He ran in to see smoke billowing from the dishwasher. The smell of burning plastic filled the room and the house. He turned the unit off by opening the door. I wasn't aware of this problem until I found this site. I opened my control panel and sure enough the circuit board was burned black. KitchenAid was of no help, in fact they were downright rude. The woman, a manager, said we had little complaint since our home didn't actually start on fire. I think she missed the point.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02CRBL2
Serial number: FT3402960
Name: Laura Katzmark
Address: 60 Crestwood Rd
City: Bethany
State: CT
Zipcode: 06524
Phone: 203-393-9504
Email: laura.katzmark@kofc.org
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/11/06
How much did you pay for it? $879.79

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Noticed a terrible smell of burning wires/plastic during cycle over Thanksgiving weekend, 2010. The first time I assumed that something plastic had fallen onto coil and melted, but did not find anything. After it happened a second time, we stopped using the machine and called Kitchen Aid. They told us that we were no longer under warranty, that there was no recall for this, and suggested we have a repairman replace the circuit board. My husband said then that he felt that replacing the circuit board would not prevent this from occurring again and we have been unable to decide what to do about it, since I did not feel we should have to buy a new dishwasher when this one was only 4 years old. I decided to check back to see if there had been a recall since I last checked, and am glad that we have not pursued a repair now that I see that he was actually correct about the repair not correcting the problem.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH6
Serial number: FS1422239
Name: Doug Guth
Address: 1029 Thousand Oaks Blvd
City: Greenville
State: SC
Zipcode: 29607
Phone: (864) 907-8904
Email: dougg@mmsav.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 06/03/05
How much did you pay for it? 597.88

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

My wife started the unit after supper and we went to another room. She heard an unusual popping and went to investigate. She found smoke pouring from the control panel. She killed the power and we opened the house up immediately. The unit smelled so bad that we disconnected the power and water lines and took it out to the garage! I saw that the control board had caught fire. The dedicated 15A circuit breaker did not trip. I am an Electronics Engineer so I did some forensic investigation. The way that the circuit board had a hole burned through it indicated that there must have been a lot of current flowing. What I was shocked to see was the ribbon cable the goes to the front panel membrane switches and LEDs was totally burned in half! There was a thermal fuse installed above the control PCB. It looked like they almost knew that the circuit board could burst into flames!

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS21MS1
Serial number: FE 82451835
Name: Russell and Teresa Lalicker
Address: 9944 Glade Ave
City: Chatsworth
State: Ca
Zipcode: 91311
Phone: 818-590-2935
Email: rlalicker@socal.rr.com
Store purchased from: Unk
Purchase date: Unk
How much did you pay for it? Unk - came with purchased home

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Our daughter smelled something burning and came downstairs to find the dishwasher on fire in the control panel with smoke pouring out of it. It was not running at the time. She had to turn it off at the circut breaker. When removing the control panel cover, the whole inside wiring had burned.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLSS2
Serial number: FP2704537
Name: Kyle Griffin
Address: 5610 S Lake Rdg
City: Springfield
State: MO
Zipcode: 65804
Phone: 417 888-0324
Email: griffinkw_2000@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: unknown-came in new constrction home
Purchase date: August 03
How much did you pay for it? unknown-came in new construction home

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Electrical fire in the door about 15 minutes into cycle - smoke pouring out all over the kitchen, door hot to the touch. Did not stop when door opened (which usually pauses or stops the cycle). Had to trip the circuit breaker myself. Continued smoldering for quite a while.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FL
Serial number: FR3303457
Name: marie wayne
Address: 181 broad st
City: hawthorne
State: NY
Zipcode: 10532
Phone: 9147695917
Email: getbywayne@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Berger Appliances
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? 786.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The control panel started to smell like burning plastic. We called for service under warranty and found burnt harness wires. the entire dishwasher had to be replaced and somehow some of the cost came out of our pocket!

What is the extent of your financial damages?

The new dishwasher was not fully covered even though we were under warranty so i would say around $300.00

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDRO1TJBTO
Serial number: FM0613763
Name: Vern Breitenstein
Address: 7309 N. e. 63rd Street
City: Vancouver
State: Washington
Zipcode: 98662
Phone: 360 256 1857
Email: VerBre@comcast.net
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: February 20 2002
How much did you pay for it? $ 786.20

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I started the dishwasher and headed for bed a few minutes in to the cycle I heared a sizzling sound coming from the kitchen.When I got there smoke was comming from the right side of the door. I opened the door and the smoke finally stopped. It didn't trip the breaker so I shup off the power at the electrical panel.
the next morning I removed the top door panel and found the control panel had melted almost through the back side.
Needless to say this dosen't make me very happy!

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1DLSS2
Serial number: FP2802267
Name: Kaleen Kelly
Address: 3231 St. Albans Drive
City: Los Alamitos
State: CA
Zipcode: 90720
Phone: 562-594-0007
Email: kakelly7@msn.com
Store purchased from: Pacific Sales
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? $960

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Ten minutes into the beginning of the wash cycle I heard a loud noise. I went into the kitchen and smoke was coming out of the right side of the control panel, followed by flames. I opened the door and shut off the machine. This stopped the flames and reduced the smoke. Then I flipped the breaker. Luckily, I caught it right away and the only effect was excessive electrical-smelling smoke. The panel is still giving off a strong electrical burning smell. No response from Kitchenaid b/c of weekend; will call on Monday.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS3
Serial number: FR1917503
Name: Mark
Address: Michniewicz
City: Holly
State: Mi
Zipcode: 48442
Phone: 2488870911
Email: mark@play-data.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Delivered in 04 with improper assembly, 05 motor/pump failure '05, door springs broken in 05: didn't bother to repair. 2/04/11 control board fire. Damaged wiring harness, insulation and control board. Also numerous probs (fire) in microwave.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FKSS0
Serial number: FM1414778
Name: Peter Fatyga
Address: 18170 W Banbury Dr
City: Gurnee
State: IL
Zipcode: 60031
Phone: 847 855-5915
Email: janklos1@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it? 1200

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

drain hose failure caused flood,heard loud "pop"and triped circuit breaker several times.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.17032402
Serial number: FS4915933
Name: Susan Clay
Address: PO Box 157
City: Rockbridge
State: Ohio
Zipcode: 43149
Phone: 740 385-3584
Email: lilymudland@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears Lancaster, Ohio
Purchase date: 1/20/ 2006
How much did you pay for it? $509.99

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The control panel started to smell like burning plastic in November, 2007. Tech came out and found burnt harness wires. A rebuilt control was installed. In May of 2010, I started noticing the burning plastic smell, again. The tech came out and worked on the unit. In the fall of 2010 I noticed the burning smell returned while the dishwasher was running. The tech came out and while he was working on it, the control panel caught on fire. He put in another control panel. It is now February 5, 2011 and today I noticed the burning smell was back when I ran the dishwasher.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS6
Serial number: FR3802511
Name: Audrey Eller
Address: 6665 Dellwood Dr
City: Kannapolis
State: NC
Zipcode: 28081
Phone: 704-938-5296
Email: missaudrey@carolina.rr.com
Store purchased from: Queen City
Purchase date: August 2004
How much did you pay for it? 850.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board burned up twice - smoked up kitchen once - have also had numerous problems with Kitchen microwave, stove and refrigerator - have contacted Kitchenaid but they were no help.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16053400
Serial number: FR460
Name: Mike Cogan
Address: 11947 Bates Court
City: Orland Park
State: IL
Zipcode: 60467
Phone: 708-349-0430
Email: mcogan17@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/20/04
How much did you pay for it? 550

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smelled electrical burning, unit made a squelching noise, suddenly stopped and smoke erupted from unit. Luckily I was in the kitchen at the time. The unit never tripped the breaker.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1FLSS6
Serial number: FR5010636
Name: ALEX
Address: TOTTENVILLE
City: STATEN ISLAND
State: NY
Zipcode: 10307
Phone: 917-939-9030
Email: gr8wall988@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Richmond appliances
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? 1,000.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

My Wife ran dishwasher during the afternoon, and noticed during the end of the cycle the " burning smell" as described by everyone else on here. Like most others, she and I assumed that a plastic lid touched the drying element. When the dishwasher was unloaded, we noticed nothing had melted and that all the dishes had that burnt electrical smell. Now the dishwasher will not cycle, although the panel lights all seem to be working. Just a humming sound now. Did the research online and found this website. Thank you for starting this website to inform people. Called KitchenAid Customer service first, told me " out of warranty" and only possible solution was to have an A&E technician come out at a cost of $ 129.00 to me. Then they went ahead a scheduled a service call when I specifically said I wanted to wait and do more research. BTW, the operator " Brad " said to me " you can't believe everything on the internet," sarcastically when I informed him about this website. Anyway, called Whirlpool direct and after explaining the situation and answering a few question, there sending the same Tech company out, fees waived. Unbelievable, isn't it. He'll be here Tuesday, and I will let you guys know outcome. I hope something come out of all this, it isn't about the money for all of us, it's the fact that my Family could have been injured.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLZBL
Serial number: FR4402910
Name: David J. Lappin
Address: 10225 Scott Gate Court
City: Charlotte
State: NC (USA)
Zipcode: 28277-9543
Phone: 704-846-3776
Email: DLappin@carolina.rr.com
Store purchased from: Queen City TV & Appliance
Purchase date: 11/10/2004
How much did you pay for it? 903.85 out the door

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Circuit board and electrical connections to circuit board caught fire on Thursday 02/03/2011 @ approximately 11:30 PM ET. D/W worked perfectly up until that point.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

None, other than I need to buy a new dishwasher, which I can assure you will NOT be a KitchenAid! The reason there is no financial damage is because I cut the power to the d/w in the early stages of the fire. Just a VERY acrid "electrical" type smell and some smoke, which I was quickly able to disperse by opening a back door. I took the d/w door apart this morning, and a number of electrical connectors and the circuit board are completely fried.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 58715142400
Serial number: TH53428725
Name: Marie Nyland
Address: Nylund
City: Sundre
State: Alberta
Zipcode: T0M 1X0
Phone: (403) 638-1284
Email: jmnylund@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: November 23, 2005
How much did you pay for it? 408.73

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

IN April 2010 a fire occurred in the wiring. Called Sears who sent 2&27 Appliance Repair to fix the wires.
This dishwasher was used only about 2x per month since purchase (approx 65 times) before the fire occurred.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

$94.45. It is important to note that the repair man did not trust this dishwasher and recommended not leaving it unattended during future use. I DO NOT TRUST THIS DISHWASHER AFTER HEARING THE NIGHTMARE STORES ON CTV ABOUT THE FIRES.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16482300
Serial number: FR3005287
Name: Howard Gabert
Address: 7039 Fielding Court
City: Burnaby
State: BC
Zipcode: V5A 1Y4
Phone: 604-420-5979
Email: gabert@sfu.ca
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Approx May 2004
How much did you pay for it? Approx $800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

A few weeks ago we began to smell something burning. The smell usually started part way through the wash cycle. Now unit smells almost immediately and have discontinued use as we have read about others having fires.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Cannot use washer. Phoned Whirlpool after finding our serial number on their recall website. No one called back. Also called Sears and reported serial number on Whirlpool website, and no on also phoned back from Sears. Needs to be repaired before continuing to use.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01DLBS5
Serial number: FR3301897
Name: Jeff Barnes
Address: 8011 Oakland Lane
City: Alpharetta
State: GA
Zipcode: 30009
Phone: 678-372-4031
Email: jeff@twomutts.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 9-4-2004
How much did you pay for it? $886

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

My wife walked into the kitchen while the dishwasher was running, not sure where it was in the cycle. She heard a funny noise and noticed sparks and then flames coming out of the top right side of the dishwasher. She turned off the breaker the the fire went out.

I opened the unit a couple of days later and found where the control board had been burnt, it was obvious it was from some sort of a short and surge from either the motor or heating element would be my guess. My control board and wiring connectors look a lot like the photos you have posted on your site.

The date of the "event" was Jan 27, 2011

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSQ1FLSSF
Serial number: FR3210832
Name: MAUREEN SUTHERLAND
Address: 331 ANGLIN BAY
City: SASKATOON
State: SASKATCHEWAN
Zipcode: S7J 5G1
Phone: 306-477-2478
Email: mo.sutherland@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: APPLIANCE WORLD
Purchase date: JUNE 2006
How much did you pay for it? 1100.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Very large bang after 10 minutes of operation. Ran to DW - smoke pouring out of front right door. Opened it and could not get it to cancel. Ran to breaker and shut DW off at breaker. Smoke and flames from front of DW - dumped water and baking soda into DW.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Smoke damage. Will not have this DW in my house. Am going out to buy new DW. Have reported it to the Electrical Protection Agency.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665 13122K703
Serial number: FY4101510
Name: Marion Stone
Address: 13 Burroughs Pl NE
City: Calgary
State: Alberta
Zipcode: T1Y 6K5
Phone: 403 280 4788
Email: rmstone2@telus.net
Store purchased from: Sunridge Furniture and Appliance
Purchase date: Aug 22 2010
How much did you pay for it? $1171. 67

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Melted plastic dripping from bottom of door due to extreme heat . Plus smoke turnning dishes brown.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDCO3CT
Serial number: FU4101233
Name: Jerry & Colleen Zilligen
Address: 668 Old Mill Rd
City: Ball Ground
State: Ga
Zipcode: 30107
Phone: 404-304-6655
Email: kzilligen@gmail.com
Store purchased from: BrandsMart
Purchase date: 12-09-07
How much did you pay for it? $561.69

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Week of 1-29-11 I started smelling smoke faintly, then on 1-27-11 I was in the kitchen when the dishwasher was running and saw smoke coming from the front top of the machine near the vent. I immediately opened the door & canceled the wash cycle.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS6
Serial number: FS0222255
Name: Steve
Address: FairHaven
City: Fair Haven
State: NJ
Zipcode: 07704
Phone: 732-530-9275
Email: slnpm1@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Eatontown Appliance
Purchase date: 9/15/2005
How much did you pay for it? 750

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Acrid black smoke with popping noise. Control board caught fire. Would not shut off, had to switch breaker off. Whirlpool Safety Dept contacted 3 weeks ago,their repair company confirmed circuit board fire. May have caused more damage, but cannot test everything until part replaced. Want us to purchase another one of their fire boxes and they will offer settlement amt. Said no, don't trust the equipment, still waiting for a promised call from Supervisor.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2400XTPS3
Serial number: FS0707135
Name: Tyler Balkwill
Address: 115 Tuscany Ridge CM NW
City: Calgary
State: Alberta
Zipcode: T3L 3E2
Phone: Not stated
Email: lithium_saitathotmaildotcom
Store purchased from: Trail Appliances Calgary South
Purchase date: Oct. 2005
How much did you pay for it? approx. $600

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Circuit board failed and caused an electrical short that did not trip the breaker. Luckily I was home during operation, heard a loud grinding noise and toxic electrical smoke came out from the control panel. Only way to shut the unit down was to trip the breaker manually. Part of the internal circuit board was completely melted and black. Contacted Whirlpool and they did not indicate this was a known problem. They did offer to arrange for a pre-approved Whirlpool contractor to attend to the repairs. Took two weeks for the replacement parts to be installed. No problems since, but still don't fully trust the dishwasher.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLBT5
Serial number: FR3201256
Name: Eileen McFadden
Address: 5531 Downs Run
City: Pipersville
State: Pa.
Zipcode: 18947
Phone: 215-262-1809
Email: eileenmcf@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: unknown
Purchase date: unknown
How much did you pay for it? unknown

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The control panel and wiring harness burned.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDC03IVBL4
Serial number: F02001328
Name: Robert E. Bowen
Address: 1079 Redfield Terrace
City: Dunwoody
State: Georgia
Zipcode: 30338
Phone: (770) 393-0373
Email: re.bowen@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 06/23/2010
How much did you pay for it? $525.

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The product failed 1 week after it was installed. The clean light was blinking 7 times which says the control board is bad. The control board was replaced on August 17, 2010. We told the service person that the unit was also not cleaning the dishes. Recommendation was to: 1)not use liquid soap, use powder 2)Turn up the heat on the water heater 3)Run the water in the kitchen sink until it was HOT and then turn on the dishwasher. This is suppose to be an Energy Star appliance, but it has to be costing way more then the 18 year old Kitchen Aid that it replaced. We are going to check on Georgia's lemon laws and hopefully get a buyback on an appliance that appears to lack quality. We are very disappointed with this dishwasher and Whirlpool's management and engineers.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

$525. in six months, but extremely concerned with what the future holds for this dishwasher.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLWH6
Serial number: FR4401326
Name: Rhonda Ungericht
Address: 305 Kendall Dr
City: Winter Haven
State: Fl
Zipcode: 33884
Phone: 863-324-8560
Email: rdu@iwoncom
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: Dec 2005
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Stopped it before it caught fire. Smelled rubber burning and saw smoke coming out. Had to turn it off at the circuit breaker in the garage.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK03FTSS
Serial number: can't tell - was illegible after damage but still have receipt
Name: Marcelo Rosa
Address: 16337 S. Burch St
City: Olathe
State: KS
Zipcode: 66062-7017
Phone: 913-780-2736
Email: m.rosa@att.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 06/27/2008
How much did you pay for it? 928.16

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board and or wiring harness caught fire within the dishwasher door.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665,1561591
Serial number: FC0232022
Name: Michael Case
Address: 53 Pearl Street
City: Grand Isle
State: Vermont
Zipcode: 05458
Phone: 802-372-5667
Email: Ivartshiva9@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: March 1993
How much did you pay for it? $500+/-

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smoke from door handle controls, began heating up, melted plastic and burst into flame. Fire Dept. extinguished fire. Would have burned house down if I had not smelled the smoke - smell of elctrical fire. rubber/plastic burning. Breaker never tripped.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Ins. co. doing estimate - damage to kitchen floor, damage from fire suppression, loss of dishwsher, probably $4000 total - NOTE - the door switch burnt out 8 years ago, after about 8 years of use - ans was replaced by Sears - 8 years later it started a fire that could have killed my family

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01ILBS6
Serial number: FR4301B68
Name: Denise Caffrey
Address: 3232 Ridgewood Rd NW
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Zipcode: 30327
Phone: 404 352 1669
Email: consulaw@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sewell Appliance
Purchase date: 11/02
How much did you pay for it? $849 plus tax, install of $165.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board melted--poured foul smoke from melting plastic. lucky to be home and awake in time to notice it or might have been a catastrophe.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516293400
Serial number: FR4704274
Name: Lisa Durgin
Address: 605 Tranquil Drive
City: Sparks
State: NV
Zipcode: 89441
Phone: 775-225-0320
Email: labsnabys@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Nov. 2004
How much did you pay for it? about $1000

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

DW was running and made a slight buzzing sound just before a loud "POP!" and sparks and smoke shot out of the upper right corner of the unit. Smoke poured out and the DW would not shut off when I opened the door and hit Cancel. Continued to buzz and spray until I unplugged it. Smoke poured out for several minutes and finally slowed. The upper right quadrant of the door was very hot to the touch inside and out. If I had not been sitting right here, I imagine a full-blown fire would have started!

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kud101ILBL5
Serial number: fr2804844
Name: JOHN RICCIUTI
Address: 2533 SYMPHONY LANE
City: GAMBRILLS
State: MARYLAND
Zipcode: 21054
Phone: 301-621-7278
Email: JVRICCI@MSN.COM
Store purchased from: SEARS
Purchase date: JULY 2004
How much did you pay for it? 579.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

CIRCUIT BOARD STARTED TO SMOKE. HAD TO DISCONNECT POWER. BOARD FUSE DID NOT BLOW. REMOVED CIRCUIT BOARD AND FOUND COMPONENTS NEXT TO CONNECTOR CON2 BURNED UP. ONE COMPONENT W-R TOTALLY BURNED UP AND LEFT A HOLE. UNDER SIDE OF CASE MELTED (PATH) FROM RELAY K2 TO W-R

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDK01TKWHO
Serial number: FL2502273
Name: Jaye B. Baldwin
Address: 15123 Highlands Parkway
City: Whitetop
State: Virginia
Zipcode: 24292
Phone: 276-388-3218
Email: jayewhitetop@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 3-17-02
How much did you pay for it? $657.99

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire. Smoke started pouring out front of door abound handle. opened door. It continued to smoke, diconected power supply, opened window, turned on exaust fan. Smoke finally subsided, but the smell which was sickening stayed for hours.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 655.17032401
Serial number: FS0504155
Name: Fred Miller
Address: 1650 Mayfield Lane
City: Madison
State: Wisconsin
Zipcode: 53704
Phone: 6086619495
Email: csmfwm@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears - Eastgate Mall Madison, WI
Purchase date: Spring 2004
How much did you pay for it? 600.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Saw dark smoke pouring from around control panel and smelled electronics burning. Pulled door open to stop washer but it CONTINUED to run and SMOKE. Ran downstairs and turned off circuit breaker. Luckily no visible fire. Just putrid burnt electronic smell.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1S48300
Serial number: FR3406500
Name: Chris Fager
Address: 420 S. Lorraine Blvd.
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Zipcode: 90020
Phone: 3236331337
Email: cfager@univision.net
Store purchased from: Sears Roebuck
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $500

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We started the dishwasher and shortly thereafter black smoke started coming out of the machine near the top of the door. We immediately opened the door which shut down the unit. The smoke smelled in the house of days afterwards. A repairman told us the control panel had caught on fire. We believe we were fortunate to have been at home at the time to turn off the unit and prevent a major fire.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2503171
Name: Kelly Spirer
Address: 1531 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Zipcode: 90046
Phone: 3238487727
Email: kbspirer@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Pacific Sales
Purchase date: 06/15/2004
How much did you pay for it? $1017 + tax!

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Since installing our dishwasher in September of 2004 (it was purchased earlier and delivered when our kitchen remodel finished - along with all our other appliances), we have had to have repairs at least once per year. In June of 2010 we had it repaired twice at a cost each time of $250. Our repair man, who has the same dishwasher, said there is an inherent problem with it. The wires get too hot, melt the circuitry and cause fire or the unit to stop working. We are now sitting here a third time this year with a non-working dishwasher. Right before Christmas, heard popping, and smelled something burning, during a wash cycle, and fortunately the unit turned off. It is completely unworking now. My queries to KitchenAid have gone unanswered. After spending more on fixing the dishwasher over the last five years, we are planning to replace it with a model other than one made by KitchenAid as dishwashers should not be a disposable appliance. When you spend over $1000 on an appliance, it should last well past the warranty period before it needs anything replaced. It should also not have an inherent problem that will never be fixed, no matter how many repairs you have made.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Financial damages for 2010 alone $500. For five years previous at $250 a visit, another $1250. We will be purchasing a new machine and are researching one that might last longer than a year. Considering a Bosch or Miele in $1500 range.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1FLSS5
Serial number: FR3206413
Name: Kevin Childs
Address: 837 Greenfield Turn
City: Yorkville
State: IL
Zipcode: 60560
Phone: 6305532837
Email: jenchilds@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Abt
Purchase date: 8/27/2004
How much did you pay for it? $719.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Christmas Eve 2010 we were running the dishwasher in the middle of the afternoon (usually we run it at night while sleeping) and I smelled something burning (like plastic) from upstairs. We realized it was the dishwasher and opened it (which usually would cause the unit to stop running). The unit kept running with the door open and water was squirting everywhere. We pressed cancel but it didn't stop. We had to turn the circuit breaker off to get it to stop. It wasn't until we returned from a trip days later that we opened up the panel and found the main circuit board burned and the plastic from the front panel melted. We are replacing this unit within the next week.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILWH5
Serial number: FR3106911
Name: John Jarvis
Address: 1010 Rainy Lake Court
City: Lake Villa
State: Illinois
Zipcode: 60046
Phone: 847 3565233
Email: johnjarvis@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 07/31/2004
How much did you pay for it? 607.53

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Unit just started smoking.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDD01DPPA1
Serial number: FPS5017920
Name: Jennifer Hall
Address: Parkridge Drive
City: Clayton
State: NC
Zipcode: 27527
Phone: 9195502368
Email: jehall16@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Kitchen and Bath Designs, Raleigh NC
Purchase date: 11/11/06
How much did you pay for it? $1400

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Have had problems with bottom and top drawer not draining properly since install and have had repair person out. He on instructions from Kitchen Aid support told us to let the unit dry out for 10 days and try again. We have had intermittent problems with it until 12/15/10 when I ran it and went to bed. Woke up to the posessed unit running and beeping. Turned it off, but smelled burning plastic. On 12/20/10, we turned it on again and smoke and burning plastic smell started again. Turned unit off and called Kitchen Aid. After replacement, we found the main circuit board halfway burned and the burning had begun to melt the cover over the board. We are lucky that we were home or our house would have been toast!

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1ILWH5
Serial number: 3402180
Name: Martin Willemsen
Address: box 947
City: ross
State: ca.
Zipcode: 94957
Phone: 415 454 5310
Email: martin@thecedarsofmarin.org
Store purchased from: on line
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? +- 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

smoke filled the kitchen, flames came out of the left upper front of the dishwasher. Photos available

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILBL5
Serial number: FR3107087
Name: Tamer (Tom) Okay
Address: 2084 Arrowhead Trail
City: Marietta
State: GA
Zipcode: 30062
Phone: 770-977-3282
Email: okaytom@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: hhgregg
Purchase date: 10/1/2004
How much did you pay for it? 584.15

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Started the dishwasher. Left the kitchen. Came back to kitchen about 10 min. later. Heard popping/hissing sound in the kitchen and smelled eletrical smoke and identified it that the smell was coming from the electrical panel of the dishwasher. Openned the door but it didn't stop, there was no fire or smoke inside the dishwasher, but smoke was escaping from the panel. Pushed the Cancel button, it stopped but smoke was still coming. Turned off the circuit breaker.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLBL
Serial number: FP702734
Name: Dean Murray
Address: 1 Springbrook Lane
City: Newark
State: DE
Zipcode: 19711
Phone: 302-234-1817
Email: Dean.Murray@usa.dupont.com
Store purchased from: ABC Sales and Service
Purchase date: 2/5/2003
How much did you pay for it? 790

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire !! Luckily I was in the kitchen at the time

What is the extent of your financial damages?

923. new dishwasher plus emergency installation ... 2 days before Christmas.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS5
Serial number: FR3005550
Name: Roger Fowler
Address: Lorraine
City: Allen
State: TX
Zipcode: 75002
Phone: 469-229-2279
Email: rfowler70@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Installed in new home
Purchase date: Oct. 2005
How much did you pay for it? came with home

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Unit has been shutting off for no reason recently during wash cycles. Last night, we heard a strange noise coming from the dishwasher. When we went to investigate, we smelled something buring. Upon opening the door, the dishwasher did not shut off, the water jets sprayed all over our kitchen, and smoke started coming out of the control panel. Luckily we got the breaker shut off before a fire could start. Very fortunate that we weren't asleep yet.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDWO2FRSS1
Serial number: FS4901371
Name: Randall Allen
Address: 1162 Wrack Road
City: Meadowbrook
State: PA
Zipcode: 19046
Phone: 267-535-1531
Email: rallen1162@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 06/2006
How much did you pay for it? $1597.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We had smoke coming from the front door panel and unit shutdown without tripping breaker. I have had this dishwasher,s fuse and control panel replaced twice already. So, with replaced and updated electrical parts in place this unit still catches fire !! I am not going down without a fight. This dishwasher has failed over and over and its time for KitchenAid to step up and remove this dangerous product from our homes before they killing somebody. After the A&E Factory Service tech exposed the melted black wires. He couldn't get out of the house fast enough.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDKO3FTSS3
Serial number: FW2708286
Name: Bonnie Keough
Address: 1242 Starboard Key
City: Tarpon Springs
State: FL
Zipcode: 34689
Phone: 727-935-5274
Email: bwkeyo@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 9/14/2008
How much did you pay for it? $750

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Kitchen filled with nasty smelling smoke, something in dishwasher burned, control board or electrical unit, dishwasher got very hot. If we had not been at home to shut it off, I'm sure it would have started a fire. This unit worked for less than a year. I could have gone with a less expensive dishwasher and gotten much better results. So disappointed with KitchenAid.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Dishes in unit were stained from smoke.
We've been without dishwasher for months. I
don't feel confident about paying for repairs
to this unit, can't trust it will be reliable. I can't afford to junk this one, but would
really like a replacement, no confidence in
KitchenAid.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01flss5
Serial number: FR2402727
Name: Kathy & Eric Hamaker
Address: 23510 14th Dr SE
City: Bothell
State: WA
Zipcode: 98021
Phone: 4254873800
Email: pacificapprl@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: July, 2004
How much did you pay for it? 700?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We had the same situation as most other people. Fortunately, we were home when it happened. The unit started smoking out of the top and there was a TERRIBLE smell of burnt plastic. My son was in the kitchen and luckily we were able to deal with it right away ~ otherwise I really think it would have caught fire and burned our house down. Shame on Kitchen Aid for not recalling this dangerous product. My husband opened the door which normally shuts it down. It did not shut off and it spurted out a bunch of water since it was still running. We had to turn it off at the breaker. My husband pulled out the control panel and it did show signs of burning. Very, very dangerous!

 
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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO2CRBL2
Serial number: FT2801917
Name: Vincent Sardo
Address: 11670 Spoonbill Lane
City: Fort Myers
State: Florida
Zipcode: 33913
Phone: 239-768-6440
Email: Vinces314@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: 09-18-2008
How much did you pay for it? $764.10

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

At this point, I have a strong burning smell coming from the unit. I have not seen a fire yet. I will call the manufacture and see what they say. If they refuse to acknowledge the defect, I will file a complaint in the court to make them replace the unit or provide a full refund.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: DU920QWDQ3
Serial number: FE5112440
Name: Steve Adams
Address: 2426 Wesford
City: Maryland Hgts.
State: Mo
Zipcode: 63043
Phone: 314-878-0782
Email: Steve Adams2424@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Cohen's Appliance& TV Centers
Purchase date: 11/24/95
How much did you pay for it? $393.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board caught fire

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILWH1
Serial number: FM5002946
Name: W Hammonds
Address: 1455 Briarcliff Road
City: Macon
State: GA
Zipcode: 31211
Phone: 4787874751
Email: .
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003-2005
How much did you pay for it? $500+

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board caught fire

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 16509200
Serial number: fm5008513
Name: jennifer buckbee
Address: 7738 clarion dr
City: chagrin falls
State: ohio
Zipcode: 44022
Phone: 440-247-1615
Email: buckbee@ameritech.net
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 2004?
How much did you pay for it? $400-500

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

the control board caught fire this am. smoke with sparks, i managed to cut the power before it caused any damage elsewhere.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUPDPOFLSS2
Serial number: F92904573
Name: tessa mccall
Address: 1709 biltmore drive
City: roanoke
State: TX
Zipcode: 76262
Phone: 817-337-0852
Email: mccall1709@verizon.net
Store purchased from: dont know came with custom home
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? not sure of cost

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Started dishwasher and was in our master bedroom when I smelled horrible smell of smoke ran into kitchen to discover our family room and kitchen was filled with smoke. The smoke smelled horrible. I didnt try to turn off I just immediately opened the door to see where the fire was and went to garage and turned off circuit breaker. Thank God I was home.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: DU2000B
Serial number: 17226755UM
Name: Angie Simpson
Address: 1040 Wards Chapel Road
City: Farmerville
State: Louisiana
Zipcode: 71241
Phone: 3183812142
Email: angie.simpson@farmcreditbank.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: ?????
How much did you pay for it? ?????

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Last night the dishwasher was loaded and turned on - within 2-3 minutes my kitched filled with smoke and we had to call the fire department - the electrical connection was disconnected and the electrical fire was put out

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Dishwasher burnt up

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: Kudp01flss6
Serial number: Fr4507393
Name: bobbi jo bridges
Address: 105 white oak ct
City: covington
State: la
Zipcode: 70435
Phone: 9859661213
Email: bobbibridges@bellsouth.net
Store purchased from: eagle distributors
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 900

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Began to overheat during cycle, wouldn't stop running. Replaced the control board, still doesnt work but it ran long enough to catch the heating element on fire.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

900 / 75 / 60 / 60 / 200


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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1IJWHO
Serial number: FK4203577
Name: Mark Plunkett
Address: 2509 Spring Lane
City: Austin
State: TX
Zipcode: 78703
Phone: 512 478-9198
Email: plunkett66vw@gmail.com
Store purchased from: A&A Appliance
Purchase date: 2001
How much did you pay for it? $750

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board caught fire

What is the extent of your financial damages?

repair over $550 including new control board,thermal fuse, and new wire harness.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDMO1TJWHO
Serial number: FM0941609
Name: Anna Stratton
Address: 1333 41st Street
City: Des Moines
State: Iowa
Zipcode: 50311
Phone: 515-868-1383
Email: orphanani56@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Not sure-gift.
Purchase date: few years ago.
How much did you pay for it? not sure gift. about $1000.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

On 12/4/10 After about 30 minutes into wash cycle noticed steamy water smell, then electrical burning smell. Went to dishwasher, all lights off and not running. Opened door, water still in bottom interior warn, inside off door hotter that wash compartment and remained hot for about an hour. Feel very fortunate we did not have flames like others.

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Dishwasher is not operational. Does not turn on. Off White foamy residue on door sea and edges of door l. Smokey smell in kitchen . Replacement of dishwasher of same or better quality, one that will not catch on fire. This is our 4th Kitchen aid. I am outraged this product has not been recalled.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU1100XTLB1
Serial number: FR0324867
Name: Steve Marks
Address: 5588 Gene Carr Road
City: Meridian
State: MS
Zipcode: 39301
Phone: 6016440003
Email: stevematwork@gmail.com
Store purchased from: REX TV
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 400

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Tan wire on control board blackened. Melted connector housing and loose spade terminal in pcb assy. Thermal fuse blown. My pcb isn't as blackened as the photos, but is blackened in the spade terminal P8 area. The other areas that are blackened in your photos are darkened on my pcb. I guess mine just didn't get far enough into the burning as others before the thermal fuse blew. The solder on the spade terminal obviously melted on mine since the spade is loose. However there is a lack of solder on the spade terminal. I surmise that there was a cold solder joint or lack of solder (or both) to begin with. The pcb copper traces seem to be small for carrying the current that is required by the system through P8.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16489300
Serial number: FR2303720
Name: James Long
Address: 535 Lancaster Ave
City: Lunenburg
State: MA
Zipcode: 01462
Phone: 978-790-9264
Email: thegoaltender@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005/06
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board caught fire. I replaced the heater and circuit board with the recommended parts (Dishwasher Heating Element Kit - 8194200 (Whirlpool)) and the same thing happened within a week.


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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FL
Serial number: FP2904525
Name: Chad Hightower
Address: 2115 Mount Lebanon Rd
City: Campobello
State: SC
Zipcode: 29322
Phone: 864-895-6246
Email: adhightower@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 9/2004
How much did you pay for it? $700-$900?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Nov 2010 Control board burned melting the plastic case holding it, damaging the user interface, melting the plugs on the end of the wiring harness,and the insulation around the wires and the lining of the dishwasher door. Thankfully I turned the breaker off as soon as I smelled the burning.
Already replaced the impeller twice on this model and the door hinge.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101LBL6
Serial number: FR5113369
Name: Leo Haeger
Address: 1 Dollys Way
City: Scarborugh
State: ME
Zipcode: 04074
Phone: 207 232 7689
Email: leolion40@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Best Buy
Purchase date: not sure 2007/8
How much did you pay for it? credit card

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Panel caught on fire

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Dishwasher destroyed, kitchen counter moulding had to be replaced. Adjoining built in book case had to be repaired. Whole house had to be cleaned for smoke damage.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudso1flbl2
Serial number: fp3102828
Name: KS Vogel
Address: PO BOX 1481
City: Maple Grove
State: MN
Zipcode: 55311
Phone: 6129106555
Email: rsgps1@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Carlson appliance
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it? $1k +-

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The start button started smoking and smelling NASTY SMOKE NOT STEAM (the inside had no burning smell....it was coming from the panel.
Happy Thanksgiving smell it was not!


What is the extent of your financial damages?

washer, install and smell
I am unsure at this time but replacement is certain
Dishes are toast from the years of Nasty washing

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO11JBLO
Serial number: FM1126473
Name: Robert Howard
Address: 563 Ashdown cir
City: West Linn
State: Oregon
Zipcode: 97068
Phone: 503 655 9963
Email: bhoward64@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 5/25/02
How much did you pay for it? 1057.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control panel caught fire..flames and smoke

What is the extent of your financial damages?

This machine has been aproblem.. Many times we have to re-wash dishes..The machine is 100% loss

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: PKUDIO1ILBL0
Serial number: FR2805032
Name: William Dreskin
Address: 10 East Court
City: San Anselmo
State: CA
Zipcode: 94960
Phone: 415-457-3949
Email: bdreskin@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Martin and Harris
Purchase date: 9/13/04
How much did you pay for it? 769

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

COMNTROL BOARD FIRE, SMOKING, MACHINE WOULD NOT STOP WORKING

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.2216469300
Serial number: FR1707714
Name: Diane M. Ward
Address: 5478 Acorn Drive
City: Emmaus
State: PA
Zipcode: 18049
Phone: 6109663161
Email: cyclepsa@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 6/21/04
How much did you pay for it? $629.

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control panel caught fire, after smoke was discovered eminating from right side of top of dishwasher. Opened door, washer did not stop, hit cancel button, washer kept running, hat to trip circuit breaker for washer to stop running.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudsolij
Serial number: flo310588
Name: Peter A. Burke
Address: 42 Heritage Way
City: Naples
State: Fl
Zipcode: 341110
Phone: 239-593 1930
Email: dpburke@embarqmail.com
Store purchased from: Bill Smith Appliances
Purchase date: 04-20-01
How much did you pay for it? 956.99

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Board Caught fire

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Destroyed dishwasher

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO 1 DL SS 5
Serial number: FR3002523
Name: Jane and Timothy Morgan
Address: 1801 Orchard Rd
City: Wheaton
State: IL
Zipcode: 60189
Phone: 630-668-6989
Email: jsenjamorgan@aol.com
Store purchased from: Plass Appliances Geneva, IL
Purchase date: Nov. 2004
How much did you pay for it? too much since it is useless now

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Wow- a similar story to all the others. My husband had started the unit, and then went down for a nap. I had just gotten back from walking the dog when I heard a loud buzzing noise in the kitchen, and found a thin curl of black smoke coming out of the top right corner of the unit. Also, a terrible smell. It was early in the first rinse cycle; I opened the door to stop the unit and a flame shot out towards me. The unit did not stop, and so fortunately the spraying water doused the flame. I closed the door again to stop the water, but the smoke started up again. So I called out my husband and he pressed the button to turn it off (my mind had blanked!), then he had to go to the basement to cut the power and the water. Like many of the other stories, there must be an angel watching over all of us owners, because it could have been a lot worse. I was very glad that we both happened to be home on a school morning and that our children weren't home; something kind of rare for us. We had used the delay start several times to run it during the night, and I shudder to think... We have been handwashing dishes ever since...

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FKSS0
Serial number: FL2901559
Name: Kevin Corp
Address: 9036 36th Ave SW
City: Seattle
State: WA
Zipcode: 98126
Phone: 206-662-2005
Email: kevincorp123@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Wiseman Appliance
Purchase date: 2002
How much did you pay for it? ~$1200.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Very good description from others, early in the wash cycle electrical fire, started in the electronic control module. Maybe a relay failure but without cutting electrical power would have been signiicantly more damage to device.
If left unattended (leave your house after turning machine on) I cannot imagine the smoke damage that would have occured. Has been several days and the product is still smelling up the house (electrical fire smell).

What is the extent of your financial damages?

No damages per say to the home, only graces, was that present at the time this occured.
My damages are the replacement cost of a new dishwasher.
I wonder how home owners insurance will be effected by having a known fire hazard in my house?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16024401
Serial number: FS1203156
Name: Jeff Holtman
Address: 161 Annandale Drive
City: Fairfield
State: OH
Zipcode: 45014
Phone: 513-860-2143
Email: jeffholtman@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears Cincinnati Tri-County
Purchase date: approx Jan 2005
How much did you pay for it? approx $500

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

dark smoke and heat coming from control panel 11/13/2010

What is the extent of your financial damages?

Luckily we were sitting nearby the unit and immediately stopped it, so there was really no damage to the kitchen or cabinets. I don't trust fixing this unit, so I am buying a new one.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS6
Serial number: FR4204491
Name: Pam Krinsky
Address: 781 Marston Court
City: Millersville
State: MD
Zipcode: 21108
Phone: 410-729-4005
Email: pamkrinsky@msn.com
Store purchased from: unknown
Purchase date: unknown
How much did you pay for it? unknown

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Approximately 5-10 minutes into the wash cycle, I heard a sizzling noise and smoke started to pour out of the upper right side vents of the dishwasher. I opened it to shut it off, hit the CANCEL button and the washer just kept going with smoke still billowing out. My husband ran downstairs to switch off the power to the washer and then it finally stopped.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: 66517019400
Serial number: FR4702923
Name: Mike Coffman
Address: 8906 Green Castle Way
City: Houston
State: Tx
Zipcode: 77095
Phone: 281-345-1074
Email: mike-coffman@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 11/22/04
How much did you pay for it? $455

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smoke started pouring out of the top of the door; my daughter was in the kitchen and called me, I was in another room, fortunately we were at home. I ran into the kitchen & opened the door to turn the unit off a couple times & it wouldn't turn off; water would fly everywhere & the smoke continued. I had to unplug the unit and the smoke stopped, so it seamed to be an electical related incident.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16489300
Serial number: FR2303720
Name: James Long
Address: 535 Lancaster Ave
City: Lunenburg
State: MA
Zipcode: 01462
Phone: 978-790-9264
Email: thegoaltender@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005/06
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Scorched the circuit board and melted the blade connectors

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILBLO
Serial number: FM3402086
Name: MRS ALEXANDER WASHBURN
Address: 9 ELM STREET
City: WELLESLEY HILLS
State: MA
Zipcode: 02481
Phone: 781-235-7137
Email: SWASHBURN9@NETSCAPE.NET
Store purchased from: JARVIS APPLIANCE,WELLESLEY,MA
Purchase date: 2002/3
How much did you pay for it? $700.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Started dishwasher and after 5 minutes, it started to smell like an electrical fire. Stopped it, took the board apart. Smell coming from right side under start button. Some wires are discolored, tape melted. Started again and smoke came out so we stopped it and turned off the power switch.
Glad we were home as it usually runs after we go to work and two golden retrievers are left in kitchen.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1DL553
Serial number: FR1706377
Name: Laurie Keyeski
Address: 310 East Clark Street
City: Albert Lea
State: MN
Zipcode: 56007
Phone: 5073731961
Email: lkeyeski@justlikehomeplace.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 07/27/2004
How much did you pay for it? $1088

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Loud noise followed by flames shooting out of top right side along with a lot of black smoke. Terrible burnt plastic smell. This dishwasher is in our assisted living facility-staff happened to be in kitchen when it started. She called fire department; The fire dept is a block away-the firemen were there immediately, the y went right to breaker box and threw the switch as it had not tripped. This could have been an extremely dangerous situation had it not been caught when it started. Our facility has 10 elderly residents with oxygen in use.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01ILBL5
Serial number: FR3402170
Name: William J. Miller
Address: 2488 Dakota Trail SW
City: Lilburn
State: GA
Zipcode: 30047-5771
Phone: 770 879-1475
Email: 96_karch@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears Outlet
Purchase date: December 29, 2004
How much did you pay for it? Don't remember

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

November 9, 2010 My wife turned on dishwasher and went to bed, I stayed up to watch TV. I went to the kitchen to get something to drink and then I smelled the acrid stench of burning plastic. There was smoke billowing out of the vents and I went to open the door, that usually shuts off the machine, but it continued to spray water. I then hit the cancel button, by then the smoke had become thick, when I hit the cancel button I saw sparks fly from the dishwasher and immediately ran to breaker box and threw the switch. WHY HAVE WE NOT HEARD OF THIS PROBLEM?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLSS6
Serial number: FR4305359
Name: Richard Ponseti
Address: 1096 Scarlet Oak Ln
City: Mandeville
State: LA
Zipcode: 70448
Phone: 9856249213
Email: rponseti@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Bought with new house
Purchase date: December 2004
How much did you pay for it? $1000

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Started dishwasher and then went to the bedroom to watch tv. Starting smelling the burning plastic. The dishwasher had already shut down. The control board was burned just like all the pictures on here.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS0!FLBL6
Serial number: FR4302535
Name: Jeanine campbell
Address: 157 forest valley rd
City: pleasant valley
State: ny
Zipcode: 12569
Phone: 845 635 3116
Email: jeaninecampbell@ymail.com
Store purchased from: PCRichards
Purchase date: 2005?
How much did you pay for it? $1,000+ ?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control board stopped working - smelled smoke

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Brand: KitchenAid
Model number: KUDS02FRSS1
Serial number: FS5108555
Name: Alexis Gatto
Address: 112 Park Drive
City: Catonsville
State: MD
Zipcode: 21228
Phone: 410-744-1089
Email: alexisgatto@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Bray & Scarf Appliances (410-992-4122)
Purchase date: Spring 2006 (need to check exact date)

Detailed description of the issue:

Same story as others...Fire in door area/control panel. Smelled something burning; identified quickly it was dishwasher; we turned off breaker. Control panel had plastic burned; melted electrical wires/components. No telling what could have happened if we were not home or turned on before bed as we often did. Repairman replaced/worked on control panel; I still don't feel this is safe. THIS IS INSANE THAT THERE HASN'T BEEN A RECALL. Where is Kitchen Aid's moral responsibility???

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Brand: KitchenAid
Model number: KUDMO1TJBL0
Serial number: FM0432144
Name: Betty Hopkins
Address: 3542 SE Brooklyn St
City: Portland
State: OR
Zipcode: 97202
Phone: 5032304820
Email: shabu82@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Standard TV & Appliance
Purchase date: cannot recall

Detailed description of the issue:

Dishwasher started cycle. Ran for about 25-30 minutes. Made a funny noise (like a pop), blew the circuit breaker and the smell of burning electrical components very strong in house. Wisp of smoke from underneath. Water in machine started to drain across floor.

Are you interested in participating in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool or Sears? Yes

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Sears Kenmore
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 66516059400
Serial number: fr 4804761
Name: Stephen McAndrew
Address: 241 Overbrook Rd
City: Dallas
State: Pa
Zipcode: 18612
Phone: 570 674-7999
Email: Steve@playitagainwb.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

Circuit board caught on fire and burnt the front of the machine lucky we were home.

Are you interested in participating in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool or Sears? Yes

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH
Serial number:
Name: RICHARD
Address: SOCKOL
City: CHICAGO
State: IL
Zipcode: 60634
Phone: 773-282-2458
Email: STKHANDLE@AOL.COM
Store purchased from: ABT
Purchase date: 12-18-2002

Detailed description of the issue:

CIRCUIT BOARD FIRE IN TOP PANEL DOOR LUCKY WIFE WAS UP AT MIDNIGHT NOTICE BLACK SMOKE AND SPARKS COMING FROM DOOR CALLED OUT TO ME SAW THE SMOKE RAN DOWN STAIRS AND KILLED BREAKER. ADD INSULT TO INJURY NEXT DAY WENT TO APPLAINCE REPAIR SHOP THEY WANTED 118.57 FOR NEW CIRCUIT BOARD PART NO. 8564542 AND 168.93 FOR NEW PLASTIC CONTROL PANEL PART NO.8270233 FOR A TOTAL OF 287.50 SO WENT OUT AND BOUGHT A NEW GE DISHWASHER FOR 350.00

Are you interested in participating in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool or Sears? Yes

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02CRB52
Serial number: FT202840
Name: Jeff Silvers
Address: 45 W. Honeysuckle Road
City: Lake Forest
State: Illinois
Zipcode: 60045
Phone: 8476158835
Email: jsilvers@ameritech.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

After smelling smoke and then enteringo our kitchen, it was apparent that the dishwasher was not functioning properly. Thanksfully, we were home and much to our surprise, the top right corner of the dishwater was extremely warm to the touch and the inside sticker melted a bit. I can't explain what happened, other than to say that I'm thankful we didn't run the dishwasher at night as we were going to sleep. The smell is absolutely overbearing and the smoke is just looming in the house.

What are our options, in terms of pursuing a safe repair and who's willing to pay the costs associated with this problem?

Are you interested in participating in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool or Sears? Yes

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUD101ILBS5
Serial number: FR3102088
Name: Greg P
Address:
City:
State: WA
Zipcode: 98221
Phone: 360-770-1523
Email: joypesaturo@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: August 2004

Detailed description of the issue:

Fire in door area. Electrical burned wires. Turned off breaker. Lots of smoke and smell. Home was safe. No telling what could have happened if we were not home.

Are you interested in participating in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool or Sears? Yes

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: kudso1flbls
Serial number: fr3303285
Name: Lynette
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 949-215-7223
Email: brinkis@cox.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

Black smoke spewing from inside of the door. Dishwasher did not turn off even though the door was open. Shut door and black smoke came out again.

Are you interested in participating in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool or Sears? Yes

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUD01-1
Serial number: FM4601049
Name: John Michael Wyatt
Address: 6805 HWY 213
City: Mars Hill
State: NC
Zipcode: 28754
Phone: 8283809571
Email: mikewyatt8@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears Asheville Mall, NC
Purchase date: 12-16-2006

Detailed description of the issue:

Unit caught on fire in the upper control panel, inside the tub, possibly the heating element. Smoke and some flames appeared from under the unit just as the breaker tripped, cutting electricity to the dishwasher. Burned dishwasher will be returned to Sears Asheville Mall by Wednesday, October 20, 2010.

Are you interested in participating in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool or Sears? Yes

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Sears Kenmore
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 587.16253400
Serial number: TH61949803
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 310-699-4764
Email: d12wilkesk@yahoo.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

Connections in the power box are burnt.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Sears Kenmore
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665.175.79202
Serial number: FP2903433
Name: Jefferson Preston
Address: 638 Meadowcrest Drive
City: Highland Village
State: Texas
Zipcode: 75077
Phone: 214-769-7489
Email: otyce1@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 05/2004

Detailed description of the issue:

Unit was in mid cycle. Started smoking, arcing, then flaming. Would not turn off, had to open breaker. Took panel off and board was cooked, cables and connector housings were melted. Lucky I was home..

Are you interested in participating in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool Corporation? Yes

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDW03CTBL0
Serial number: FU3405723
Name: Edward Frye
Address: 829 Lion Hope Road
City: Clayton
State: DE
Zipcode: 19938
Phone: 302-653-1844
Email: sales@electricmotorwholesale.com
Store purchased from: LOWES
Purchase date: 05/23/2008

Detailed description of the issue:

Smelled electrical fire in the kitchen about a week before dishwasher stopped working and could not locate it. Thinking it was something burning in the oven I dismissed the issue. After removing front cover of the dishwasher to diagnose the failure. I found a melted connector on control board and the large blue wire coming out of the connector was also melted and had stuck to the dishwashers insulation.

Are you interested in participating in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool Corporation? Yes

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJSS0
Serial number: Fl4340151
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode: 80108
Phone: 720 231 6497
Email: ritvahsm@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Through Builder Genesee Now Lennar
Purchase date: December, 2001
Circuit board manufacturer:

Detailed description of the issue:

Dishwasher made a big crack and as I went toward it large bright yellow flames shot out of the top right hand corner. I opened it and the machine would not turn off and now it was raining water in the kitchen. I closed the door and hit the drain button twice to shut it off. Somewhere during this time the flames stopped and now black billowing smoke that smelled awful came out of the corner. It smoked and smoldered for an hour or so. In the meantime, checked the electrical panel of the house and it had "not" tripped. Had I not been home, I don t know how long it would have run and smoldered and probably overheated or worse.

KitchenAid sent a tech to see it and wants the machine, but says it could take up to 3 or 4 weeks and gosh darnit, they will give me $100. Since I am out the door to buy a new machine they are out of luck. They are useless. I suggested they get ahold of the company they want and I will work with that company to arrange to have it picked up at my convenience. They don t do it that way, so no go. They cannot go off script and work with me at all. I think they should replace the machine and race to pick this up to make sure it does not go back into circulation. They don t seem very concerned at all.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665.17054400
Serial number: FR4801379
Name: Jason Maples
Address: 733 W 7th St
City: Seymour
State: IN
Zipcode: 47274
Phone: 812.523.1302
Email: indiana.mapes@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2/18/2005

Detailed description of the issue:

washer made a noise, then smoke started rolling out of the door.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLBL6
Serial number: FS0807358
Name: Scott Wittrock
Address: 2201 College Pkwy
City: Flower Mound
State: TX
Zipcode: 75028
Phone: 469-835-7490
Email: d.s.wittrock@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: July 2004

Detailed description of the issue:

Just after starting the unit, smoke and white sparks started coming out of the side of the front panel. Had to shut off the house circuit breaker to stop the short circuit and the unit. Inspection showed the control board blackened around the main wire harness connector. Several wires running from the control panel had melted into the insulation in the door. Just like a lot of others, the unit is a little over 6 years old.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLWH6
Serial number: FR4602005
Name: Mark Pearl
Address: 103 Greene Ln
City: Summerville
State: SC
Zipcode: 29485
Phone: 843-851-1330
Email: mpearl@2gems.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

After approximately 10 minutes after starting dishwasher in the morning, it started smoking from the top right of the door. Threw the breaker to disconnect power. Opening the door would not stop the dishwasher. Removed door and top module panel to see that all the modules were scorched and most of the wires' insulation were melted. The black panel itself had started to melt.


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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: kud124sebl1
Serial number: ff3918016
Name: leighton arthur
Address: 58160 E. Marmot Rd.
City: Sandy
State: Or.
Zipcode: 97055
Phone: 503-622-3067
Email: leighton 5@frontier.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

smoke coming out of unit during drying cycle


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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS5
Serial number: FR 3307433
Name: Andrea Gale
Address: 120 East Pomello Drive
City: Claremont
State: CA
Zipcode: 91711-1866
Phone: 909 626-5656
Email: charles909@me.com
Store purchased from: Pacific Sales
Purchase date: October 1994

Detailed description of the issue:

Our kitchenAid dishwasher caught on fire. We believe it was an electrical related fire from the smell of the smoke coming from the inside of the door. We could not get the Dishwasher to stop running. We had to clime under our kitchen counter to un-plug it from the wall outlet.

We had just started the dishwasher and were upstairs putting our kids to bed when we smelt the smoke.

Do you know if KitchenAid will replace our Dishwasher? Also, we have two of the ktichenAid Dishwasher in our home.

Thank goodness my husband was home to stop the Dishwasher before it catch the house on fire!

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBT3
Serial number: FR2205608
Name: Dale Wynkoop
Address: 2711 Walnut Ridge Dr.
City: Troy
State: OH
Zipcode: 45373
Phone: 937-339-9706
Email: dwynkoop@woh.rr.com
Store purchased from: HH Gregg
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

While the dishwasher was running, a fire started in the control panel. Luckily, we were in the home and heard the unusual noise and saw the smoke. We opened the front door in order to stop the dishwasher.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01ILWH1
Serial number: FM5001638
Name: Anthony F.
Address:
City: Sterling Heights
State: Michigan
Zipcode:
Phone: 248-377-7763
Email: neinspam@wideopenwest.com
Store purchased from: ABC WareHouse
Purchase date: Dec 2001

Detailed description of the issue:

I was not home when the dishwasher finally quit. I tried to start a new load and the OP was dead so I took the door apart expecting a fuse or door switch problem.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILB52
Serial number: FP2902984
Name: John Power
Address: 333 kansas st.
City: ElSegundo
State: Cal
Zipcode: 90245
Phone: 310-748-3704
Email: jpower@live.com
Store purchased from: JCC Homes [builder]
Purchase date: September, 2003

Detailed description of the issue:

7 years after I bought my home 9/2003, a fire started out of the electrical control panel in my Kitchenaid dishwasher while it was "working". It continued working in spite of the smoke and fire. I turned it off by on hitching the door. It could have started a home fire if I wasn't home to turn it off!!!

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01IJBSO
Serial number: FL231413
Name: Peter Moskaluk
Address: 12 Blair Lane
City: Dearborn
State: MI
Zipcode: 48120
Phone: 313 336 2746
Email: moskaluk@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Contractor
Purchase date: 8/15/2001

Detailed description of the issue:

Burning odor came from front door.
Stopped using dishwasher
Disassembled and found that the circuit board had burnt.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01IL
Serial number: FM3401032
Full Name: Mani Kooner
Address: Keighley Circle
Town/City: Kanata
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: K2K 3H8
Country: Canada
Phone: 613-591-0000
Email: 42mani@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Nov 2003
How much did you pay for it? 1200

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control Board cought fire/smoke/steam/smell

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Sep 11, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1IL
Serial number: FM3401032
Full Name: Manharjit
Address: Keighley Circle
Town/City: Kanata
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: K2K 3H8
Country: Canada
Phone: 613-591-066
Email: 42mani@gmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Fire sparks and smoke on front electronic display

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Sep 11,2010
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where? NBC

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBS0
Serial number: FM3702251
Full Name: Jimmy Fiola
Address: 6072 Pierre De Coubertin
Town/City: Montreal
State/Province: Quebec
Postcode: H1N1S4
Country: Canada
Phone: 514-251-9627
Email: jimmy.fiola@videotron.ca
Store purchased from: Leon
Purchase date: 2003-2004
How much did you pay for it? 1000$

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Started the dishwasher and left the house 20mins later received a call from my neighbor that my smoke detector is on and unable to walk into the house entire apartment full with heavy smoke. Firefighter came closed the entire street broke my bay window
and find the source of the fire. Obvious that my dishwasher control board caught on fire.Fire destroy half of my kitchen, smoke damage to all my stainless appliance.Only material lost no human lost cat and dog save by firefighter in extremism. Firefighter agree that 5 more minutes and the fire would have been very hard to control.Have to re-do my kitchen, window to replace, stove and microwave to replace, many kitchen equipment to replace ( toaster, kettle etc), cleaning of the entire house including the central air and painting of the house to remove the smoke smell. Estimate damage cost between 10000$-15000$ damage so far if not more.


Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. August 14th 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS02SRWH1
Serial number: FT0402279
Full Name: John Seckel
Address: 11220 Paterson Road
Town/City: Delta
State/Province: British Columbia
Postcode: V4E 2H2
Country: Canada
Phone: 604 594 1316
Email: seckel@dccnet.com
Store purchased from: Trail Appliances
Purchase date: 1995
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

smoke from unit, burning electrical smell

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Aug 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-16482300
Serial number: FR0703063
Full Name: Lucie Lefebvre
Address: 248 Viau
Town/City: Chateauguay
State/Province: Quebec
Postcode: J6K2M7
Country: Canada
Phone: 4506929549
Email: lucie.lef@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears,Lasalle
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? 1149.95

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

MotherBoard control panel exploded made a hole and caught fire in the wiring harness,black toxic smoke came out,turned breaker off and evacuated house with the kids

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 13 march 2012

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: DWU9200ABX
Serial number: A1474083HF
Full Name: Alan Gray
Address: 11 Kelso Crescent
Town/City: Kamloops
State/Province: B. C.
Postcode: V2C 5A1
Country: Canada
Phone: 250-573-7671
Email: BlueBlazer49@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: ?
Purchase date: ?
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Just 5 minutes into the cycle, smoke started coming from the vent in the door. I immediately shut the dishwasher off and the smoke stopped.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 2, 2012

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: Kenmore
Serial number: 685749620
Full Name: Larry O'Hallarn
Address: 8 Donaldson Rd.
Town/City: Holland Landing
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: L9N1J2
Country: Canada
Phone: 905-836-4986
Email: larryo@highlandgm.com
Store purchased from: Sears- Upper Canada Mall
Purchase date: June 2004
How much did you pay for it? Approx $750 + taxes

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board started smoking and sparking. Did not burst into flames because we got to the breaker and shut it off in time. It would definetly have burst into flames had we not caught it in time.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. March 5/12

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Brand: -- choose --
Model number: du915pwpq2
Serial number: ft2923038
Full Name: Mitchel Rauhala
Address: Box 1905
Town/City: Didsbury
State/Province: Ab
Postcode: T0M 0W0
Country: Canada
Phone: 403-335-9520
Email: mrauhala@telus.net
Store purchased from: Trail Appliance
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? 500

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

No fire, melted wires, burnt fuse on control board

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Feb 25 2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDM0ITJBSI
Serial number: FM2203884
Full Name: Melba Oliveira
Address: 17 Sawston Circle
Town/City: Brampton
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: L7A 2N8
Country: Canada
Phone: 9054955622
Email: melba.minakakis@sympatico.ca
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: July 2002
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught on fire through mid cycle. Started with black smoke coming from the panel with sparks. Strong burnt rubber smell filled my home. Lucky we were home and were able to avoid any serious damage. Usually we turn the machine on over night.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. February 18, 2012
How did you find us? TV News (please explain below)
If by TV News, which station, where? CTV

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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: MDB8750AWW
Serial number: 25039818ET
Full Name: Gail Michalenko
Address: 4414 Rebeck Road
Town/City: Narol
State/Province: Manitoba
Postcode: R1C 0C2
Country: Canada
Phone: 204 661 4519
Email: michalenkosurveys@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Home Depot
Purchase date: October 08 2004
How much did you pay for it? 639.00 + taxes

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Overheated inside causing melting of interior and products inside. Cupboards surrounding appliance were burning hot, but no damage as caught in time. Dishwasher is unusable.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 25th 2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDU02FRSS2
Serial number: FT3901547
Full Name: Michael Clark
Address: 9 Slayton Court
Town/City: Moncton
State/Province: New Brunswick
Postcode: E1G 5L6
Country: Canada
Phone: 506-850-0385
Email: mikecclark@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Lounsburry
Purchase date: Sept 11, 2007
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board burnt, and all electrical wires melted.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 17th, 2012
How did you find us? Google

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBS2
Serial number: FP2802428
Full Name: Robin Wells
Address: 786 Markham St
Town/City: Toronto
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: M6G 2B5
Country: Canada
Phone: 647 9610760
Email: robinwells@rogers.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? 1000.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. January 15 2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD101FLSS3
Serial number: FL1514505
Full Name: H Dysarsz
Address: 1234 Main street
Town/City: Vancouver
State/Province: British Columbia
Postcode: v6r4r6
Country: Canada
Phone: 604 228-0300
Email: sentrydata@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Trail appliciance
Purchase date: May 22, 2004
How much did you pay for it? $1217.14

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Smoke from Dishwasher started to fill the kitchen, no one was in kitchen at the time. Smoke was coming from the front of the unit and I immediately opened the door but it had already stopped running. Turns out the control board caught fire and burnt up, including, all the plug ins on the board, the back of board and through board to holder box etc and sound insulation. It also went up into another circuit board which situated above the one that caught fire. The thermal breaker did NOT blow so the overheated circuit kept the fire going !! The house breaker also did not blow!!!! This could easily have caused our house to burn down. If this had not happened right after dinner, say when we went to bed, we could have all died!!!!!!!

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Jan 7, 2012

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02FR
Serial number: FS4712527
Full Name: Michael
Address: 32 Reilly's Run RR#3
Town/City: Minesing
State/Province: Ontario
Postcode: L0L1Y3
Country: Canada
Phone: 705 7286284
Email: price-family@sympatico.ca
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2008
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Dishwasher stopped working no lights. Took the door off checked the control panel and noticed wires were burnt and burn spot on circuit board

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December 2011

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILBS2
Serial number: FP2902773
Full Name: Brenda Wrona
Address: 1000 Carolwood Dr.
Town/City: Victoria
State/Province: British Columbia
Postcode: V8X 3V2
Country: Canada
Phone: 250-721-4871
Email: wrona@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: August 2004
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Came home from walking our dogs and the whole kitchen smelled like burning electrical

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. December 31/11

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516462300
Serial number: FR3519106
Full Name: Robert Abbott
Address: 8 Laxford Drive
Town/City: Kanata
State/Province: ontario
Postcode: k2k 3e2
Country: Canada
Phone: 614-592-3014
Email: robertadrianabbott@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2004
How much did you pay for it? $650

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

A short in the control board caused a small fire. I happened to be in the kitchen at the time and was able to turn off the electricity.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. Dec 4, 2011
How did you find us? Google

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudio1ilbl1
Serial number: .FM5003497
Name: George La Prairie
Address: 4142 Virginia crs
City: North Vancouver BC
State: British Columbia
Zipcode: V7R 3Z6
Phone: 604 980 1868
Email: roselaprairie@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Colony Home Furnishings
Purchase date: March 27 2003
How much did you pay for it? $770

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire)?

Nov.28/11 smelled wires burning. Nov 29th,checked dedicated fuse breaker, removed the control panel which was burnt and the gang connectors at end of wires had melted. It could have been much worse as we usually turn the dishwasher on just before bedtime. Lives could have been lost and house destroyed. If you experience this problem, suggest you call your local fire department.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665
Serial number: 15952000
Name: JMDearing
Address: c/o 399 The West Mall, 4th Floor
City: Etobicoke
State: Ontario Canada
Zipcode: M9C 2Y2
Phone: 416 338 1753
Email: jdearing@toronto.ca
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

About 10-15 minutes into the wash, I heard a noise, I looked at the machine - fire coming out (same level as my child's head) followed by thick black smoke. Called 911
Fire Fighters showed me the melted control board and the wiring. Advised that if I hadn't been right there, the fire may likely have spread.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.16469300
Serial number: FR3713779
Name: Craig Barr
Address: 3330 Timeless Drive
City: Oakville
State: Ontario
Zipcode: L6L 6V4
Phone: 905-465-3229
Email: craig.barr@autodesk.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Fall 2004
How much did you pay for it? $1100.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

loud sizzling sound and thick black smoke pouring from front panel of dishwasher. Opened the door (HOT!) to turn it off but the cycle was still going and spraying hotwater around. Ran down to turn off the breaker. I shudder to think what would have happened if we were not home or if it was in the middle of the night. Horrible smell as well.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 66516462300
Serial number: fr3517478
Name: Terry Fenton
Address: 10606 Santa Monica Drive
City: Delta
State: B.C.
Zipcode: V4C 1P7
Phone: 604-596-9435
Email: ramtruck123@eastlink.ca
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2003
How much did you pay for it? 900.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

just after the warranty ran out I had to replace the ribbon between the circut boards and a relay.(225.00)Recently heard crackling sounds and smoke coming from the control area and found the Chinese made board burned up. Luckily I was close by and was able to shut off the power as there appeared to be no fuse in the machine.The machine is not repairable and is unsafe even if it was.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: kudio1ilbl2
Serial number: fp4522818
Name: claude gauthier
Address: 1640 lunebourg
City: laval
State: quebec
Zipcode: h7m 4v4
Phone: 450-663-5002
Email: claude.j.gauthier@videotron.ca
Store purchased from: corbeil electrique
Purchase date: april 24th 2004
How much did you pay for it? 795.99

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

during the wash cycle a burned smell was noticeable..the dishwasher stopped working and wont start anymore. There is a huge bubble of melted plastic right under the location were the clean light appears.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD10 11LBL0
Serial number: FM3402210
Name: David Brabyn
Address: 6470 Berkley Place
City: Burnaby
State: BC
Zipcode: V5E 4G5
Phone: (604) 525-1051
Email: dbrabyn@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Edmonds Appliance
Purchase date: approx 2007
How much did you pay for it? $850

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Running dish washer. Smoke started poring out Vent. Opened machine to stop nothing happened and it kept washing. Ran to central power panel to turn off. Smell of electrical fire still in kitchen

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: KUDS02SRBLO
Serial number: FS4601656
Name: John
Address: Millar
City: Ucluelet
State: British Columbia
Zipcode: V0R3A0
Phone: 250-726-2425
Email: jmillar8@telus.net
Store purchased from: Sears Canada
Purchase date: Jan. 2006
How much did you pay for it? $1180

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Started smoking from area of control board. I believe I caught the smell and saw the smoke prior to a fire developing. We usually put the dishwasher on prior to going to bed!!!

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-16462300
Serial number: FR3216057
Name: Michael Belsey
Address: 938 Ottawa street
City: Midland
State: Ontario
Zipcode: L4R5E5
Phone: 7055267910
Email: mbelsey@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: December, 2003
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Sparks, smoke and a terrible smell that didnt go away for hours.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU 2300
Serial number: FM 3601838
Name: Philip Bedard
Address: 81 Corley Ave.
City: Toronto
State: Ontario
Zipcode: M4E 1T8
Phone: 416=694-7588
Email: philipbedard@rogers.com
Store purchased from: Sears Canada
Purchase date: Sept 9, 2002
How much did you pay for it? $829.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Dishwasher was running. I was in the basement and smelled a very acrid odour. Went into the kitchen and saw that there was a black burn mark on the dishwasher just above the control panel. I cut the power to the dishwasher. So far Whirlpool has only offered a %20 reduction on a new purchase. A neighbor with a 2001 Maytag dishwasher experienced the same sitaution. She was given a new dishwasher for $150. I don't understand the discrepancy.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665-16483300
Serial number: FR3410688
Name: B. Adams
Address: 7 Gavril
City: Fulford
State: Quebec
Zipcode: J0E1S0
Phone: 450-539-1078
Email: bonita.32@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears Granby, Quebec
Purchase date: Sept 2004
How much did you pay for it? $1093.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control board panel caught fire. Could of burnt the house down as it is an under-counter model Sears Kenmore Elite. I guess they make them to break. So much for reducing enviromental waste!??

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: GU2300XTLS3
Serial number: FP4601290
Name: Dale Luko
Address: 27783 96th Avenue
City: Maple Ridge
State: B.C.
Zipcode: V2W 1L4
Phone: 604-462-8097
Email: theloghouse@telus.net
Store purchased from: Haney Sewing and Sound
Purchase date: November 2003
How much did you pay for it? approx 600.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

the control board caught fire

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLSS3
Serial number: FR2117609
Name: DOUG MCDOUGALL
Address: 2024 WOODVILLE ROAD
City: WOODVILLE
State: NOVA SCOTIA
Zipcode: B0P 1G0
Phone: 902 678 6351
Email: douglasmcdougall@belliant.net
Store purchased from: Stage Two
Purchase date: Oct. 2004
How much did you pay for it? 1150.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

loaded unit pushed start within a couple of minutes there was smoke coming out the vents pushed cancel nothing happened ran and pulled breaker, if I had been going out there would have been tragic results we trusted that Kitchen Aid made a safe product thats why we went for the more higher end dishwasher.

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Brand: Whirlpool dishwasher
Model number: gu2300xtlq1
Serial number: fp1403921
Name: Bill Bacher
Address: 203 Hilltop dr
City: ayr
State: Ontario
Zipcode: N0B1E0
Phone: 5195726776
Email: wmcb777@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Not Sure
Purchase date: Not Sure
How much did you pay for it? Not Sure

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Control Board caught fire

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDKO3FTSSO
Serial number: FU2607291
Name: Gerry Chatelain
Address: 720 2nd Ave NE
City: Salmon Arm
State: BC
Zipcode: V1E1H2
Phone: 250-832-5457
Email: gerry720@telus.net
Store purchased from: Crown
Purchase date: 2007
How much did you pay for it? 800

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Burned plastic smell-thought it was something on the coils but couldn't see anything. Repair person found that the selenoid switch that opens the detergent door was burned out-control panel replaced-but didn't solve the problem-door still doesn't work but can use dishwasher-don't know if we want to after reading all these comments.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.739121
Serial number: FP2901367
Name: Brenda Morris
Address: 1403 Leonard Avenue
City: Cornwall
State: Ontario
Zipcode: K6J1M9
Phone: 613-937-0588
Email: ridals@cogeco.ca
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? 800.00

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

I was right by the machine when it made a loud crackling sound and I saw smoke coming from the machine. It was in the early stages of its cycle. I opened the door to the machine to cut the power. My husband joined me at that point and we both saw lots of smoke and some flames in the area of the control panel. The fire left an acrid, burnt plastic odour that lingered for most of the day.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.7797K703
Serial number: F03803659
Name: Glenn Warkentin
Address: 9408 Almond Cres. SE
City: Calgary
State: Alberta
Zipcode: T2J 1B6
Phone: 403-813-2568
Email: howiegw@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Dec27, 2010
How much did you pay for it? $682.49 CDN

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Although I purchased this appliance in December, due to numerous plumbing issues in my residence, I was only able to install it on January 22nd, 2011. I have used it 3 times now, and thus far there have been no problems. However, in light of the amount of postings I have read on the internet; as well as TV reports, I have absolutely zero confidence in this dishwasher, and will be contacting Sears about a replacement. I can report that in the 3 instances in which I have used it, there has been a noticeable "electrical" odour in my kitchen, which I'm sure will be attributed to the the "newness" of the appliance. Note, that the install conformed with all instructions and building codes.

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO2SRWH2
Serial number: FT3101240
Name: Robert Pfefferle
Address: 212 46 ave West Box 721
City: Claresholm
State: Alberta
Zipcode: T0L 0T0
Phone: 403-625-2496
Email: 1robert@telus.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2006
How much did you pay for it? $ 1200

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Thermal fuse has blown twice, the last time with a hot electrical smell. luckily it didnt catch on fire. The Sears tech openly admitted that there was no repair that would fix the problem. I took it out and replaced it with a Bosch

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLBL3
Serial number: FP4902058
Name: Diane Sandbrand
Address: 146 West Springs Pl SW
City: Calgary
State: AB
Zipcode: T3H 4W2
Phone: 403-228-9423
Email: dsandbrand@gmail.com
Store purchased from: The Brick
Purchase date: don't recall
How much did you pay for it? don't recall

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The dishwasher was running, and i smelled smoke. We investigated and found smoke pouring out the exhaust of the dishwasher on the front. When we opened the door, billows of horrible smelling smoke was pouring out of the dishwasher. The dishwasher lights wouldn't go out, so we had to flip the breaker. When we finally took the dishes out of the dishwasher, they had an oily smoke film on them. The smoke from the dishwasher was horrible - you could taste it and it smelled electrical in nature.

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665 16482300
Serial number: FR 1804232
Name: Greg Mooney
Address: 28 Sienna Hills View S.W.
City: Calgary
State: Alberta
Zipcode: T3H 2Y9
Phone: 403 244 6890
Email: gregmooney@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 5 yrs ago approx
How much did you pay for it? $600 or $700 approx

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

We were standing beside it so we had to blow it out a couple of times and it caused slight smoke damage. I moved quickly to shut off the water and trip the 110 circuit at the main house electric box

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1DJWHO
Serial number: FM0609889
Name: SHARON LEIPERT
Address: 7475 KILREA CRESCENT
City: BURNABY
State: BRITISH COLUMBIA
Zipcode: V5A 3N8
Phone: 604-420-3253
Email: sharon.fiander@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: February 2002
How much did you pay for it? Approximately $1,000.00 +

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

The control panel caught fire. There was a loud bang and a foot high flame shot out of the panel. The smell of burning electrical circuitry was very strong. Fortunately, I was standing by the cupboard when it happened. I had been upstairs sewing and came down for something. This just happened today (Jan. 23/11).

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665
Serial number: fl3011494
Name: Candice & Ric Locke
Address: 2562 Burian Drive
City: Coquitlam
State: BC
Zipcode: V3K5W9
Phone: 604 7850364
Email: candiceb@shaw.ca
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it?

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

control panel caught fire

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDSOLOLWH5
Serial number: FR3101323
Name: MARY PELLEGRINO
Address: 33 ELENA CRST
City: TORONTO
State: ONTARIO
Zipcode: L6A 2J4
Phone: 4168325443
Email: GREENS333@ROGERS.COM
Store purchased from: SEARS CANADA
Purchase date: OCT 2004
How much did you pay for it? 1000+

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

CONTROL PANEL CAUGHT FIRE

What is the extent of your financial damages?

DISHWASHER DISTROYED, ALMOST COUNTER TOP

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJ
Serial number: FL4944267
Name: Artur S.
Address:
City: Windsor
State: Ontario
Zipcode:
Phone:
Email: artben@cogeco.ca
Store purchased from: The Brick
Purchase date: December 2001
How much did you pay for it? Over $1000

What went wrong and when (control board caught fire, drain hose failure caused flood, etc)?

Smoke and burning plastic smell came from the control panel of the dishwasher. Pressed Cancel button, and disconnected circuit breaker. Lucky to be at home and awake or the house could have caught the fire.

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Brand: KitchenAid
Model number: KUDSO1ILBL5
Serial number: FR3101924
Name: Rima
Address: 355 hwy77
City: leamington
State: ontario
Zipcode: n8h3v5
Phone: 5193222438
Email: rimamast@sympatico.ca
Store purchased from: Duncan's
Purchase date: cannot recall

Detailed description of the issue:

Sparks came out of the dishwasher as it was running a normal load followed by smoke. Pressing the cancel button did nothing as water continued to fly around and smoke continued to escalate. The only solution (luckily my husband was home as I would have never known what to do) was to shut the breaker. A very dangerous situation as the smoke was quit thick in the kitchen and the children were right in front of the dishwasher when sparks began.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLSS6
Serial number: FR471573
Name: Kenmore
Address: 60 Gatcombe Circle
City: Richmond Hill
State: Ontario
Zipcode: l4c 9p5
Phone: 416 624 9876
Email: emarom@rogers.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: July 05

Detailed description of the issue:

Circuit board on door caught fire

Are you interested in participating in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool or Sears? Yes

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJWH1
Serial number: FM2702034
Name: Lisa Gardner
Address: 456 West Puce Road, RR1
City: Belle River
State: Ontario
Zipcode: N0R1A0
Phone: 519-727-4479
Email: lisa.gardner@hp.com
Store purchased from: Essex Appliance
Purchase date: not sure

Detailed description of the issue:

Dishwasher control panel caught fire shortly after it was started. Kitchen began to fill with smoke before I noticed it. Thank God I did not start it before bed as I normally do.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665.16489300
Serial number: FR3304657
Name: Michael
Address: Kalyniak
City: Durham
State: Ontario
Zipcode: N0G 1R0
Phone: 519-3.69-6786
Email: kalyniak@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: October 2004

Detailed description of the issue:

This Kenmore "Elite" dishwasher caught fire inside the control panel Sept 1, 2010. The circuit board was destroyed, with soot all over, the ribbon cables inside were burned through, and plastic was melted on the front panel and the plastic case that held the control circuit. It fizzed, smoke came out the top curling under the countertop, and arcing was seen as the door was opened. It is obviously unusable. Sears wanted to charge me for a service tech to have a look. I insisted that since it was a fire hazard they should pay for a service tech to have a look and assess. I insisted the complete an electrical safety issue form which they did over the phone. Not sure what it means, but I won't use this dishwasher again, nor any Whirpool manucfactured product. Could have burned down the house for heavens sake.

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Detailed description of the issue:
5 year old dishwasher was started by our babysitter while looking after my 4 year old during the day. Soon after the dishwasher was started smoke and flames started flying out the door. Luckily a neighbor was home and she shut off the breaker. Upon personally removing the door panel noticed it is the control panel that caught fire and melted all the wiring. Kitchenaid will rush someone here within 7-10 days to diagnose the problem. Now that's service???

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLSS6
Serial number: FR4310493
Name: Steve
Address:
City: Ontario
State: Canada
Zipcode:
Phone: 905-484-1846
Email: sdixon16@gmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
I purchased my Kitchenaid dishwasher in 2003. The original control panel was replaced a few months ago due to it being damaged by a repair technician that was fixing a different problem on the dishwasher. I had not had a problem with the control panel previously and didn't expect a problem with the new one that was installed by the Whirlpool authorized technician. On May 24, 2010, we started the dishwasher and soon smelled burning plastic which we detected was coming from the dishwasher. Smoke started pouring out from the vent holes in the upper right-side door panel. The smoke was toxic and it gave both my wife and I headaches right away. We opened the door to the dishwasher to shut it off. The burning plastic smell in the kitchen remained very strong for a couple of days. We usually start the dishwaher at night just before we go to sleep. It was sheer luck that this happened during the day while we were home and awake, otherwise it may have started a fire and we may not have been alive to recount our experience. A Whirlpool authorized technician came out and diagnosed the exact same issue as shown in the pictures on this website, which I saw first-hand myself. Now I have been waiting for the technician to come back and do the repair. He has to change boards and the whole wiring harness on the machine since it was damaged too. The wiring harness will not be delivered until June 18, 2010 and they cannot schedule a repair appointment until they receive all the parts. So in all likelihood it will be a month that I'll have been washing all our pots/pans and dishes by hand, however I feel lucky that a fire didn't break out while we were sleeping!!!

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS
Serial number: FP1510427
Name:
Address:
City: OAKVILLE
State: ONTARIO
Zipcode:
Phone: 416-568-4443
Email: mr.feltrin@gmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Burning smell when using the unit over the last two weeks. Finally decided to investigate and opened up the door to access the control panel. Found the SAME wires and connections as in the pictures below had begun to blacken and melt. These are the WHITE/Red wire from the CON1 P6 Terminal and also the TAN-Brown wire from the CON2 P8 terminal. I got this before any serious damage was done. Called Whirlpool and they are sending a tech over tomorrow..the mention of FIRE seemd to get their attention.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH2
Serial number: FP2906405
Name: Alan
Address:
City:
State: BC
Zipcode:
Phone: 250-768 two eight seven nine
Email: A10ThunderboltII@hotmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Dishwasher was installed in home we purchased. After a few days, the dishwasher emitted burnt plastic/electronic smell. A day later the dishwasher stopped working. Pulled circuit board to find burns marks on it. Ordered replacement circuit board and fuse and replaced. Dishwasher worked fine. It has now 4 months later -- and again, burning smell from the circuit board area. Fully expect the board to burn out again. Was surprised to find this web site this time around (it wasn't available in Dec 09 as far as all my Googling showed). This suggests that now there will many others whose dishwashers are reaching a threshold where this will be a problem.
Surprised that the replacement circuit board also is failing. Does this mean the circuit board is faulty, or that another part of the dishwasher is causing the circuit board to be faulty?

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLSS2
Serial number: FP2702114
Name:
Address:
City:
State: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Zipcode:
Phone: 613-225-5886
Email: castlebrooklane@gmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue: Last night putrid smoke started pouring out of our 7 year old dishwasher, during the wash cycle. Luckily we were in the living room when we smelled burning plastic, and immediately opened the dishwasher door to shut off the unit. Our first thought was that something had dropped onto the heating element, and was melting, but there was nothing out of place! The dishwasher had worked fine up until this point. Luckily we caught it, and limited the damage.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01FK
Serial number: 8531051
Name: Susan Stevens
Address: PO Box 1262
City: Bragg Creek
State: Alberta, Canada
Zipcode: T0L0K0
Phone: 403 949-8489
Email: stevens1@xplornet.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Control panel and wires got fire. Black and toxic smoke was all over house. Bad quality and dangerous dishwasher

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01TJ
Serial number: 8524569
Name: Seokhee Kim
Address: 65 Evanshen Crescent
City: Kanata
State: Ontario
Zipcode: K2K 2Z7
Phone: (613)254-5632
Email: seokheekim@gmail.com

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Brand: Sears Kenmore dishwasher
Model number: 665.1646.3300
Serial number: FR1906487
Full Name: Greg Steves
Address: 4970 LA Quinta Pl
Town/City: Victoria
State/Province: british Columbia
Postcode: v8y3g9
Country: Canada
Phone: 250-595-1044
Email: steveshouse@telus.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2005
How much did you pay for it? ?

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Ran the dishwasher afterdinner, we were all in the kitchen when my wife noticed black smoke coming from the control panel. We immediately opened the door and turned off the breaker. THANK GOD WE WERE HOME

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. April 9, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?


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Brand: Maytag dishwasher
Model number: mdb7100aww
Serial number: 25654658zm
Full Name: Drew Brooks
Address: 2315 Mcgraw
Town/City: Penticton
State/Province: B.C
Postcode: v2a 3p7
Country: Canada
Phone: 250 492-6634
Email: drewbrooks123@live.ca
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:
How much did you pay for it? 1200.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

control board caught fire filled whole hose with smoke and fumes

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. 06042012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUD01ISBL5
Serial number: FR2401206
Full Name: Patrice Trottier
Address: 2081 Montarville
Town/City: St-Bruno-de-Montarville
State/Province: Quebec
Postcode: J3V 3V8
Country: Canada
Phone: 450 653 7915
Email: patrice.trottier@videotron.ca
Store purchased from: Corbeil
Purchase date: 2004-06-11
How much did you pay for it? 1289.99

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire in 2006 had replace it. Never work well after

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. dont recall
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS
Serial number: FSD1018832
Full Name: Dick Folk
Address: 167 Douglas Shore Cl. S.E.
Town/City: Calgary
State/Province: Alberta
Postcode: T2Z 2K8
Country: Chile
Phone: 403-720-5556
Email: folkd@shaw.ca
Store purchased from: Trail Appliances Calgary
Purchase date: 11/Jul/2005
How much did you pay for it? Enough

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Since purchase have replaced thermal breaker at control panel 4 times ( kitchenaid has kit for this. Maybe they know they have a thermal problem at their control panel???). Finally relaced with aftermarket thermo-coupler and dishwasher functioned well for 2 years. This week it failed again showing a code that the heating element was not funtional. Tested heating element and found it to be OK (Yes, I am A technician) Acsessed the control panel and found wiring had been hot enough to melt insulation inside door of dishwasher and adhere to the wiring harness. Tested all cicuitry and found all to be ok. Reset panel as per instructions found on internet and dishasher is functioning, but am afraid to leave dishwasher running unattended as heat inside door may cause fire and I sure as hell want to be there if it does.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. May `16 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS1
Serial number: FP0709688
Full Name: Tricia Killam
Address: 2732 Route 106
Town/City: Boundary Creek
State/Province: NB
Postcode: E1G 4M6
Country: Canada
Phone: 506 372-9736
Email: todd10@nb.sympatico.ca
Store purchased from: Lounsbury
Purchase date: March 14, 2003
How much did you pay for it? 1805.00

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

Control board caught fire

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. July 6, 2012
How did you find us? Google
If by TV News, which station, where?

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Brand: KitchenAid dishwasher
Model number: KUDC30CXSS
Serial number: F21310666
Full Name: aida fahoum
Address: 11 barfield avenue
Town/City: east york
State/Province: ontario
Postcode: m4j4n4
Country: Canada
Phone: 4169887401
Email: aida@rogers.com
Store purchased from: tasco
Purchase date: 2012
How much did you pay for it? unsure - it was installed when we bought our home

What went wrong (control board caught fire)?

leaking water at base of unit.

Please state the date of the incident/fire/damage. thick white smoke filled entire home
How did you find us? Yahoo
If by TV News, which station, where?


 
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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2402766
Name: A. Elisa Bakker
Address: 523 8th Ave
City: Kirkland
State: WA
Zipcode: 98033
Phone: 425 828 1473
Email: e.bakker@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Albert Lee Appliances Seattle
Purchase date: 4/14/2005

Detailed description of the issue:

While hosting a party about 1/2 hour into the wash cycle we smelled an electrical fire. Smoke was spewing out of the dishwasher while it continued the wash cycle. We could not turn it off with the control panel. Opening the dishwasher caused smoke from the electrical fire to engulf the kitchen. We had to shut off the electricity at the breaker box. I am shocked there is not a fuse in the dishwasher. The short will not cause your breaker to trip.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: kuds0flss5
Serial number: fr3311902
Name: Todd Marchant
Address: 537 Tulip Lane
City: Vero Beach
State: Florida
Zipcode: 32963
Phone: 772-234-1232
Email: todd@veroinsurance.com
Store purchased from: Jetson
Purchase date: 2006

Detailed description of the issue:

Flames shot out of the top right side on to our cabnets. This happend right after my wife turned the dishwasher on.I went to the breaker box and killed the power to it. The unit is cooked all the wires and circuit boards are melted.


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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: kuds01flbt3
Serial number: fr1401967
Name: Roger Byers
Address: p.o. box 5127
City: Hendersonville
State: N.C.
Zipcode: 28792
Phone: 828 685 8607
Email: rogerbyers@byersprecision.com
Store purchased from: Haywood Appliance
Purchase date: 2005

Detailed description of the issue:

Wife will not use from fear of fire. Last 2 times used there was a hot wire type smell.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665
Serial number: FK2322099
Name: David Budnick
Address: 5115 Greenfield
City: Brighton
State: Mi
Zipcode: 48114
Phone: 810-229-7720
Email: ddbudnick@msn.com
Store purchased from: Sears/ 12 Oaks Mall
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

while dishwasher was running it stopped and began to smell like an electrical fire. Opened door to stop cycle and awaiting your reply.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665-16483300
Serial number: FR3410911
Name: G. Charney
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 973.476.3818
Email: pbcharney@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: August 2004

Detailed description of the issue:

We loaded up the dishwasher after dinner and started the usual normal wash cycle. After about 10-15 minutes our son started screaming that something wasn't right with the dishwasher. I ran into the kitchen and there was smoke pouring out the top; coming from the control panel. I opened up the front and the cycle did not shut off like it usually would, they water kept running. At this point the smoke turned into 6-12 inch flames coming out the side of the control panel. The "cancel" button would not turn anything off. My wife ran down to our basement and flipped the circuit breaker and it finally shut off and stopped the flames. The smell was horrible, noxious fumes of burnt plastic. Sears said that this machine is not under recall

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUD011JBTO
Serial number: FM0411381
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 219-762-8641
Email: p.madison1@verizon.net
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

Heard loud noise from dishwasher....ran to see what problem was....smoke pouring from unit, I opened door and flame shot out.....
of course, unit no longer works....currently waiting on Kitchen-Aid to get back to me

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FKSS0
Serial number: KM0510724
Name: George & Tina Vasu
Address: 31151 Doral Place
City: Laguna Niguel
State: CA
Zipcode: 92677
Phone: 949-363-8715
Email: tina@tinavasu.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

Dishwasher literally caught on fire. Fire was coming through the right side of the door panel.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS2
Serial number: FP3612058
Name: Steven
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 905-929-2123
Email: steven.jurincic@ic.gc.ca
Store purchased from: Sears Canada
Purchase date: 2003

Detailed description of the issue:

My wife started the dishwasher and heard a pop almost immediately. Smoke started billowing out of the right side of the washer. She opened the door to stop the cycle. Kitchenaid is going to replace the control board and all the wires going to board for free. A similar replacement would cost me $800. Are you kidding me! They should be paying me $800. Im going to fix the dishwasher and sell it to someone who wants to burn their house down intentionally. Horrible products! I asked the customer service rep if they would like to install my repaired dishwasher in their home. Apparantly that was a personal attack. Go figure. I guess in a round about way I was threatening to burn her house down.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665.16053400
Serial number: fr5103345
Name: mg
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 973 736 5599
Email: scoopy89@hotmail.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

The dishwasher was set to a delayed cycle and caught fire during the early morning hours. The burn marks are over the Kenmore Elite log.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01TJBL0
Serial number: FK3702922
Name: L. O. BASS
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 615-752-3044
Email: checkerman2001@comcast.net
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

We had family over for the weekend and after dinner the dishwasher was loaded and we started to smell electrical smoke, the breaker did not trip had to manualy flip it. Smoke came out of the right upper corner of the door,the circut board and the flat ribbon wire were fried

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01ILBLZ
Serial number: FP2901731
Name: Dave Waller
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 781-704-6897
Email: firewaller@aol.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

We loaded the washer which had had a circuit board and wiring harness repair about a year earlier. The repair was done by a local firm. Very early into the cycle, a steady flame shot out of the near the latch opening - the flame was about ten inches long and very intense. Fortunately for us, my wife was in the kitchen, yelled "dishwasher fire" and I ran to the breaker panel and cut power to the unit. I did manage to find some parts online and get the machine running again, because I was sick of calling the repairman and pouring money into the unit. It has since developed a new problem; water cannot enter the machine.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665 17389300
Serial number: FR3106273
Name: Alex Malaguti
Address:
City: fredericksburg
State: va
Zipcode: 22408
Phone: 540-710-0093
Email: asebay@verizon.net
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 10/2004

Detailed description of the issue:

Kenmore Elite, made electrical noise for a few seconds and smoke started coming out of control panel, within seconds I opened it and electrical flames were coming out of seam at top of inside wall, dishwasher was still running spraying water on arching flames. Ran down to circuit breaker and de-energized breaker. Whirlpool and sears say that my model is not part of the recall even though my model number is listed and my serial number is in between the units "effected" AND the failure was the same that was detailed in the RECALL. People are going to die because of this problem!

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665 15912001
Serial number: FL0608048
Name: Scott Breier
Address:
City: Huntington
State: NY
Zipcode: 11743
Phone: 516-241-5779
Email: shbmets@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 12/2000

Detailed description of the issue:

Kenmore Elite dishwasher began making noise and smell of smoke came from front panel. Suddenly flames were shooting out of one of the openings on the panel. Soot all over the front panel.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLSS3
Serial number: FP4701616
Name: Ronald Davis
Address: 3711 Woodlake rd
City: Bellingham
State: WA
Zipcode: 98226
Phone: 1 360 708-9561
Email: imoutru!hotmail.com
Store purchased from: LOWES
Purchase date: 7-17-2005

Detailed description of the issue:

Came upstairs to The Acrid Smell of Electrical Wires Melting and saw the Smoke. I opened the door assuming a plastic lid fell on the heating element only to find there wasn't any and the Integrated console was no longer functioning. I shut off the Breaker and searched for the source of the fire. Called for Service. They Scheduled an appointment for me two weeks out and when asked Mary, EX 7877, said she had never heard anything about this type of issue before. I told her of this site and informed her she wouldn't be able to say she never heard about it to anyone else from here on out. I truly believe this is a case of Planned Obsolescence.!

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS6
Serial number: FR4614215
Name: Steven Clary
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 1-707-773-2836
Email: claryspm@sonic.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 4/19/05

Detailed description of the issue:

We heard a popping noise from the kitchen tonight (8/31/2010). It happened again and we smelled smoke. We rushed into the kitchen to find smoke billowing out of the dishwasher. I opened the door and the smoke was coming out of the right-side door vent. I pushed the Cancel button, left the door open, and aired out the kitchen.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: kudi01flss5
Serial number: fr3207220
Name: James Kampschroeder
Address: 4418 Orchard Rd.
City: New Haven
State: Mo.
Zipcode: 63068
Phone: 573 459 2357
Email: jimndeb@fidnet.com
Store purchased from: Roettering Appliance
Purchase date: 11/04

Detailed description of the issue:

Control pannel ciccuit board burned up.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJ
Serial number: 8269908B
Name: Wilson
Address: 3278 Yorktown Drive
City: Roswell
State: GA
Zipcode: 30075
Phone: 4049360650
Email: sherrae.girlscouts@live.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date:

Detailed description of the issue:

Dishwasher began smoking while in the wash cycle. White upward whitesmoke was seen coming from the door of the unit. It smells like burning rubber. Unit will not come on. It appears as though the panel has burned out.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDM01TJ
Serial number: FK4907450
Name: D Fitzsimmons
Address: 1570 Badger Cyn
City: Arroyo Grande
State: CA
Zipcode: 93420
Phone: 8054892597
Email: denfitzs@hotmail.com
Store purchased from: Local appliance retailer - non-big box
Purchase date: Jan 2001

Detailed description of the issue:

Like most everyone else - I was running the washer - about 1/2 hr into cycle when we smelled burning electrical. I could smell the right side of the control panel was the source. Luckily was able to turn the unit off before any further damage occurred.
I expect mine will look very similar to the pictures Steve Chambers posted. Failures like this usually occur when overloaded connector contacts oxidize then burn up taking the rest of the control panel with it. If I were the manufacturing engineer for this product, I would consider this a serious design flaw issue.


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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDD03DTBL2
Serial number: FO0801223
Name: Kathrena Franks
Address: 31303 US 69 S
City: Big Cabin
State: OK
Zipcode: 74332
Phone: 9187835550
Email: bigcabin@aol.com
Store purchased from: Sears Tulsa OK
Purchase date: 03-18-2010

Detailed description of the issue:

lights on console flashing. Opened drawer and console so hot it blistered my fingers. Neither Sears nor Kitchenaid willing to do anything. I am afraid to plug the thing back up. Too dangerous.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJSS1
Serial number: FM3307964
Name: Ken Henke
Address: 23807 Se 248th PL
City: Maple Valley
State: WA
Zipcode: 98038
Phone: 425-413-6003
Email: kenhenke@comcast.net
Store purchased from: Southtouwns Appliance
Purchase date: Sept. 2003

Detailed description of the issue:

On 8/12 after the diswasher was running for 4-5 minutes, it began to smoke in the upper right corner. The smell wa electrical and go progressively worse over a 10-15 sec. period. I had to but the fire out with a fire extinguisher. After taking apart, the controler board had melted along with several of the connectors. The parts alone are $770.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665.15919001
Serial number: fm0324619
Name: Mike Strutton
Address: 8975 Meadow Walk
City: Villa Rica
State: GA
Zipcode: 30180
Phone: 770-456-5700
Email: strutton1@mac.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 2/26/2002

Detailed description of the issue:

The control borad caught on fire. Filled the kitchen with smoke and flames were shooting out of the front corner of the unit. If we weren't present in the kitchen, the house could have easily gone up in flames.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: fm4403779
Serial number: kudp01dlwh0
Name: kristy heinrichs
Address: 7448 samuel dr
City: indianapolis
State: in
Zipcode: 46259
Phone: 3174145431
Email: kheinrichs6@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: sears
Purchase date: 2005

Detailed description of the issue:

on 7/25/10 i started my dishwasher and went to back of house to get baby out of bed. i smelled smoke so went to front of house and saw smoke coming out of the dishwasher. i opened it to see if something had melted. saw nothing and then looked at control panel where smoke was still coming out. have not been able to use dishwasher since and i have 6 children. the purpose of having a dishwasher was to make life easier. please help!!!


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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FL
Serial number: FP3005938
Name: Gerald Osgood
Address: 95 Stewart Dr. NE
City: Atlanta
State: Ga
Zipcode: 30342
Phone: 4047877633
Email: ogerald@bellsouth.net
Store purchased from: RCS
Purchase date: Oct. 2004+-

Detailed description of the issue:

On 8/14/10, approx. 4-5 min after starting dishwasher, smoke and fire began coming out of top right of door. We opened the door and shut off the breaker. Luckily we were in the kitchen when this happened and hadn't left the house. Have called KitchenAid but have not yet received a return call yet.

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Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665.15919001
Serial number: fm0324619
Name: Mike Strutton
Address: 8975 Meadow Walk
City: Villa Rica
State: GA
Zipcode: 30180
Phone: 770-456-5700
Email: strutton1@mac.com
Store purchased from: Mitchell Appliance
Purchase date: Feb 2001

Detailed description of the issue:

Circuit board in door caught on fire. Luckily we were home an present in the room at the time. Wire harnesses and circuit board and casing is melted and burned up.

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Detailed description of the issue:
Kenmore Elite SS dishwasher. Burnt control panel. Part is a whirlpool 8534963 / rn00nj9b

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665.17463300
Serial number: FR3309763
Name: Mark Bland
Address: 1500 Crowntree Ct
City: Raleigh
State: nc
Zipcode: 27614
Phone: 919 845 8858
Email: mbland@nc.rr.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date:

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Detailed description of the issue:
I was closing up the kitchen, ready to go upstairs for the night, when my dishwasher began making a very odd grinding sound. As I walked closer to investigate, black smoke began billowing out from the top of the dishwasher. I opened the dishwasher door to peek inside; nothing looked out of place. At that moment I realized that the smoke was only coming out of the top right corner of the dishwasher door. I stepped back just in time to see FLAMES exiting the top right panel of my dishwasher door. I was in shock; I could not believe what I was seeing. I immediately woke up my husband and he turned off the power source to the dishwasher.

I can't help but wonder....What If I had not been downstairs when smoke began pouring out of the dishwasher moments before bursting into flames? That fire would have immediately set my wood cabinets up in flames, quickly spreading to our hardwood floors. Our home & family could have been destroyed last night from this major malfunction. KitchenAid's product flaw is putting lives at risk; they must take responsibility for their unsafe product!

I find it interesting (& disturbing) how many similar KitchenAid fire incidents there are. I also find it interesting that many of us have similar Models beginning with KUD. This should make it so simple for KitchenAid to connect the dots and realize that they need to begin a major RECALL! How many more incidents does there need to be before KitchenAid takes action???!!!

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDIO1ILBL2
Serial number: FP4522582
Name: Erin Bassi
Address:
City: Reno
State: NV
Zipcode: 89519
Phone: 775-828-9754
Email: bassifam@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Lowes
Purchase date: Fall 2003/2004

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Detailed description of the issue:
The dishwasher made a strange gringing noice and then we saw smoke coming out the door. We tried to turn it off, but it would not stop running. When we opened it water went everywhere. The power supply was wired into a light switch, so we were able to flip the switch to get it to turn off.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665.16023401
Serial number: FS0802791
Name: Beth McAndrew
Address:
City: Apex
State: NC
Zipcode:
Phone: 919-363-3752
Email: mcandrewmb@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Feb 2005 or 2006

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Detailed description of the issue:
Started Dishwasher shortly before leaving for work. Was in the process of making lunch when I smelled an electric burning smell. As I was searching for the source of the smell the dishwasher began to make a slight grinding noise. At the moment I was looking at it due to the noise a small flame came out from the top right side (as your facing it) of the door. I quickly unplugged the dishwasher from under the sink. I then poured water in the area where I had seen the flame. The unit is under sears extended warranty . They are to come out and replace door, motor, and electrical components

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: Kuds01dlbl1
Serial number: FP0903217
Name: D Porter
Address: 332 Soo Line road
City: Hudson
State: WI
Zipcode: 54016
Phone: 6125968220
Email: porter2525@usfamily.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: 5/2003

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Detailed description of the issue:
July 24, 2010 -I was getting ready to leave the house with the kids when my youngest son said " I smell something burning". Upon going into the kitchen black smoke was billowing into the kitchen from the upper right side control panel vent of our running Kitchen Aide dishwasher. Turning the dishwasher off did not stop the problem, only after running downstairs to turn off the circuit breaker stopped the burning smoke from spewing into the kitchen. Thank God my youngest smelled something burning or our house could have burnt down! I later tried to run the dishwaher again to finish the cycle, turned the dishwasher circuit breaker back on, and black burning smoke started spewing out again.I called Kitchen Aide and asked if there has been a recall on these dishwashers and he acted as if this was the first time he had heard about it. He did offer to send someone out for free to figure how much it would cost to fix it - or if we wanted a new dishwasher he offered a 20% off voucher off any new Kitchen Aide, Maytag, Jen-Air or Whirlpool.
I told him "How many houses have to burn down before you do a recall?" He also said there is a difference between smoke and fire - what about the saying "Where there's smoke there is fire?" After reading all of these reports we are going to stay away from this line of garbage, after all, when you spend over $1000 for a dishwasher you expect it to last at least 10 years! Other problems with this diswasher are 8-24 2009 the door cables failed and the latch as well, cables were replaced on that day and the repair man had to come out again 9-2-2009 to put on another door latch that would work. On 9-08 2009 the dishwasher stopped working, they came out for a third time to replace a Bad Thermal Fuse - the repairman said he'd heard that after you replace the latch the Thermal Fuse often goes out shortly after. How many houses have to burn down before they do a recall????

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLSS5
Serial number: FR2503817
Name: Kevin Brown
Address: PO BOX 695
City: Newberg
State: Oregon
Zipcode: 97132
Phone: 503 537 9210
Email: Vindobona3@aol.com
Store purchased from: Standard Appliance - Portland OR
Purchase date: 6-17-2004

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Detailed description of the issue:
Run down of problems: Aug 2007 Stopped working during cycle - drain motor and fuse replaced. Sept 2007 door screeching noise when opening - door link replaced. Dec 2007 Stopped working, clean light blinking - Technician reset control. June 2008 shut off midcycle - replaced control fuse. Feb 2009 faint burnt smell and pinging noise before stopped working - replaced board fuse and wiring. Jan 2010 faint burnt smell before stopped working - replaced entire fuse kit with "new design" type. July 2010 turned off machine after an extreme burnt smell - tech came out and said control board wiring was melted. Now trying to get back in touch with Safety Dept. at Kichenaid to explain latest findings. They took down my statements twice and I have to see what they are going to do about this as obviously we have moved into the big league of potential fire hazzard.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02CRBS2
Serial number: FT4107404
Name: Susan
Address:
City:
State: NJ
Zipcode:
Phone: 856-435-4423
Email: jc4smm@aol.com
Store purchased from:
Purchase date: October 2007

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Detailed description of the issue:
Unit caught fire.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLBL6
Serial number: FR4402824
Name: Carolyn C
Address:
City:
State: CA
Zipcode:
Phone: 951-243-0947
Email: misttrail@msn.com
Store purchased from: Pacific Sales
Purchase date: 2005

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Detailed description of the issue:
MACHINE CAUGHT FIRE TWICE. DOOR LATCHES FAILED TWICE AND BUTTON PANEL ON TOP HAD TO BE REPLACED DUE TO BUTTONS FALLING OFF.
FIRST FIRE WAS ON 05/23/08. THE CONTROL PANEL MELTED DOWN AND SMOKE WAS COMING OUT OF THE MACHINE. CONTROL PANEL WAS REPLACED DUE TO AN EXTENDED WARRANTY. SECOND FIRE HAPPENED ON 07/24/10. HH GREGG SAID "SORRY, OUT OF WARRANTY". KITCHENAID SAID ITS OUT OF WARRANTY, BUT WOULD WORK A LITTLE WITH US. WANTS TO GIVE A PRORATED AMOUNT FOR DISHWASHER. THIS IS A FIRE HAZARD, SAFETY ISSUE AND SHOULD BE REPLACED.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS
Serial number: FR3312380
Name: KEVIN O'DONNELL
Address: 443 SUMMIT CLUB DRIVE
City: MARIETTA
State: GA
Zipcode: 30068
Phone: 770-335-6699
Email: odonnell4037@comcast.net
Store purchased from: H. H. GREGG
Purchase date: 09/25/04

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Detailed description of the issue:
Control Panel fire.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDI021RBT-1
Serial number: FT2006601
Name: Gus Monteverde
Address: 1118 W. Linden ST.
City: Allentown
State: PA.
Zipcode: 18102
Phone: 610-437-1316
Email: gustrucks285@msn.com
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: Within 5 Years

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Detailed description of the issue:
Smoke and then flames came out of the side of the control panel. Power stayed to the dishwasher but the control panel is fried.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: kudp01flbl5
Serial number: fr3201949
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 7322957752
Email: legreidek@yahoo.com
Store purchased from: Tom Philips Appliance, Toms River, NJ
Purchase date:

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Detailed description of the issue:
Loaded the dishwasher before going to bed, as usual. Left the kitchen and went upstairs to bed. The dogs started acting strangely, and started barking and I ran downstairs. Followed them and saw the dishwasher belching black smoke, popping noises, blue sparks, and buzzing sounds. Ran down the basement to trip the breaker, since the dishwasher did not trip the breaker when the fire started. Five days later, the smell is still in the house (electrical fire). Called Whirlpool, they said that the dishwasher was at the end of its life expectancy. They only expect the appliance to last 9 years. I know that I purchased this less than 9 years ago!!! Evidently, it is not part of the recall, even though all of these models are wired the same with the same defective motors from China! I am so glad the dogs were alert, the house could have burned down around us! A dishwasher is something you turn on and go to bed or leave the house while it's running! I suppose a certain number of people have to die before the government intercedes about these sub-standard appliances these companies are allowed to sell to an unsuspecting public.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: GU1500XTKQ0
Serial number: FL2505505
Name: Kim Whitaker
Address:
City: Limerick
State: PA
Zipcode: 19468
Phone: 610 2876316
Email: kymw@verizon.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: don't remember, receipt in files

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Detailed description of the issue:
My Kenmore dishwasher went up in smoke on 7/7/10. Same as many others and fortunate that I didn't go to bed right after starting it. Not far into the cycle, smelled and saw smoke. Smell is still strong the morning after. Tried to cancel the cycle and open the door, but the front panel must have shorted out because it would not shut off. When I opened the door, the spray arm continued to spray, so I had to cut the power at the breaker and later unplugged it. My model/serial# combination is not listed on any recalls.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665.17372300
Serial number: FP3802009
Name: Mary Smith
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 714 871-4073
Email: smith5437@sbcglobal.net
Store purchased from: Sears
Purchase date: ? Manual is dated 2003

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Detailed description of the issue:
My story is incredibly similar to most others. 10pm, set washer before going to bed. Heard grinding, electrical type noise. House filled with smoke, electrical fire stench. Within a few minutes located source as disherwasher - opened hot door and saw black smoke puff out from side door vent. Made sure unit was turned off.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2502646
Name: James Petet
Address: 712 NE Shoreline Drive
City: Lees Summit
State: MO
Zipcode: 64064
Phone: 816-478-6345
Email: jpetet1@comcast.net
Store purchased from: builder
Purchase date: 2004

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Detailed description of the issue:
I had replaced the sump about a year ago and recently started hearing a noise when unit went in to drain cycle. last night my wife turned the unit on and later heard a grinding noise and then smelled smoke and opened the door and saw sparks and flames of some sort .this morning i opened the door and saw the control panel and wiring harness completely melted about a 350.00 repair plus labor for me to do myself and i still dont know what the grinding noise was and i believe that this part had put some kind of electrical overload on control module and why there isnt a safty aspect to shut down the unit i dont know

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: kudsoflss5
Serial number: fr3009291
Name: brian
Address: hagstrom
City:
State: nevada
Zipcode:
Phone: 7023364339
Email: brianh265@aol.com
Store purchased from: rc willey
Purchase date:

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Detailed description of the issue:
Guess I got "lucky." Like another reporter I usually run the dishwasher late at night as I go to bed, but today I finished loading and started the dishwasher around noon. Awhile later closer to the beginning of the cycle than the end I must have smelled smoke because I turned around to see smoke coming out from around my dishwasher. I must have stared at it for a second judged it to be getting worse, hit cancel on the front panel, picked up a small fire extinguisher that was in the kitchen and called 911. While the electrical was shutting down I heard a popping noise and perhaps a flash as something probably burned out. 911 put me through to FD which asked a few questions and came out shortly (within 15 min or so), but not as a true emergency since there was no apparent fire. FD checked area including pulling dishwasher away from wall slightly and shut off circuit breaker. Had I not been in the kitchen this could have been a lot worse. A day or so earlier my husband was in the kitchen and said he smelled something that he thought was a motor overheating but I can't recall whether dishwasher was on at the time. There had be no previous mechanical problems with the dishwasher before this event.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01ILBS0
Serial number: FM3401245
Name: Dorothy Hoffman
Address:
City: Northridge
State: CA
Zipcode: 91324
Phone: 818-349-0949
Email: dhoffman10@socal.rr.com
Store purchased from: Pacific Sales
Purchase date: 2002

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Detailed description of the issue:
We installed a Kitchenaid Dishwasher model KUDP01 when we remodeled the kitchen of our home in Playa del Rey in 2006. Since 2007, we have lived in Vietnam and the house has been rented. On April 4, 2010 our tenants reported that they were awakened by the stench of smoke from an electrical fire originating in the dishwasher. Their description of the event and photos all tally perfectly with the other reports we have seen at www.kitchenaidfire.com. Our property insurer is paying $70,000 to get the house cleaned up and the damage repaired; that sum doesn't cover the aggravation. Our insurer has had a forensics report done and has provided a detailed report to the effect that the dishwasher circuits failed. I am willing to share this with others. If Kitchenaid doesn't step up to this problem, and quickly, it seems there is ample basis for a class action suit. db

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: Kitchen KUDP01
Serial number: unknown (fried in fire)
Name: David Brown
Address: 8225 Calabar Avenue
City: Playa del Rey
State: CA
Zipcode: 90243
Phone: (84) 91 535 3921 (vietnam)
Email: muddstufn@gmail.com
Store purchased from: Pacific Sales, Torrance CA
Purchase date: 09 2008

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Detailed description of the issue:
I work at a fire district and I was not waiting for a fire break out from the dishwasher before I stopped using. A very strong electrical smell and light smoke when dishwasher was running!! Calling repair but may just replace, not with Kitchen Aid

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDPO1FLS85
Serial number: FR3O7776
Name: Lynn Davignon
Address: 11 Wagon Road
City: Cumberland
State: RI
Zipcode: 02864
Phone: 401 333 5960
Email: tigerthebichon@cox.net
Store purchased from: Wickford Appliance
Purchase date: 2004

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Detailed description of the issue:
Started dishwasher as usual and left the room. A friend came in from outside to get a drink of water and noticed smoke coming from the top right side and called for assistance. I opened the door but didn't see any scorch marks or feel any hot spots so I closed the door again thinking maybe something was caught in the door. Within 10 seconds of closing the door flames began shooting out from the same area. I hit the breakers and called the repair man.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01DLBS2
Serial number: FP3102124
Name: Beth Ogden
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 972-921-5244
Email: betsy2816@yahoo.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
I was sitting in the kitchen and happened to be looking at the dishwasher. The dishwasher was running and I was a flash of light come from under the handle. Black smoke and flames poured out of the door. I opened the door and the fire continued for several seconds. I purchased the unit in the fall of 2002 and have had no other problems with it. Usually I run the dishwasher at night when we are sleeping so I feel very lucky this happened while I was in the kitchen.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1DLBT0
Serial number: FM4301512
Name: Rachelle
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 715-842-0704
Email: rrmelms@hotmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Turned dishwasher on and about five minutes later observed smoke coming from vent. Opened dishwasher and determined smoke was coming from control panel. Pulled plug and haven't used since. I still have unit for inspection.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDKO1ILVS5
Serial number: FR2601663
Name: James
Address: Miller
City: Springfield
State: OH
Zipcode: 45502
Phone: 937-322-1334
Email: JJMillerSGH@gmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
I ran the dishwasher at night and began to smell a burning smell. I went down stairs and saw black smoke coming out of the side vent. The smoke had spread throughout my kitchen and living room. I opened the door to check if something had fallen on the heating element and was burning. There was nothing there so I shut the door. Then the dishwasher began to make a terribly loud cracking noise. After this, I opened the door again and cancelled the cycle then closed the door. I immediately went and shut off the breaker to the dishwasher. I have had this Kitchenaid dishwasher for 5 years.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDSO1FLBL6
Serial number: FR5004623
Name: Carol Taylor
Address: 595 brightwood road
City: millersville
State: mD
Zipcode: 21108
Phone: 443-324-4224
Email: taylor.carol1729@yahoo.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
The dishwasher was installed in 2003.
The control panel was replaced 3 months later. It was replaced again in 2005.
This year the entire control panel, the control board, the ribbons, the wire harnesses - all of them- totally fried while it was running. Everything was black when the authorized repair man came to fix it. I got rid of it and got a new one. I am lucky I was home to turn it off when it started smelling like burning wires while it was running. It could have started a fire in my kitchen.
The original pricetag was over $900. I think there should be some compensation for this from Kitchenaid.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLSS0
Serial number: FR73803547
Name: Marlene Robinson
Address: 2190 Anderson Lane
City: Charlottesville
State: VA
Zipcode: 22911
Phone: 434-245-0291
Email: marbob1144@embarqmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Started the dishwasher late at night and woke up in the morning to a horrible stench, couldn't figure out where it was coming from until we tried to use the dishwasher later the same night. Called the Kitchenaid support line and they sent out a gentleman from A&E services. Estimate to repair is $724.96. It basically needs the entire door replaced, thats how bad it is. As well as the wire harness. He said that Whirlpool (guess kitckenaid is owned by them) would contact me to let me know what they are going to do. This machine is 5 years old, I was expecting 12-15 years out of it. This thing was right around $1100 new. Lucky the house didn't burn down. For $700+ to repair, they should just replace it....

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLBL6
Serial number: FR5202964
Name: Kaab S.
Address: 11967 Heathcote Ct
City: Reston
State: VA
Zipcode: 20191
Phone: 7033007501
Email: kaab.salama@gmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Fire shooting out of the side of the appliance catching the wood cabinets on fire.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: kudso1flss
Serial number: fr5219875
Name: Kurt
Address: Himler
City: Tustin
State: Ca
Zipcode: 92782
Phone: 714-474-7977
Email: himlerfamily@hotmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: kudk031tbl3
Serial number: fw2909026
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 2174408888
Email: nick_electricity3@yahoo.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Control Panel Fire. Kids had sense to call 911. House smelled awful for several hours. Definitely a defect. Could have killed my kids.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDR01TJ
Serial number: 8269907A
Name:
Address:
City: San Jose
State: CA
Zipcode: 95117
Phone: 408-507-1528
Email: barab.pan@gmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
My Kenmore dishwasher Model 665... Ser # FS070... went up in smoke on Monday (2/15/10). The front panel shorted out, it would not shut off when I opened the door, so I had to cut the power at the breaker. Upon inspection the electrical panel had melted at one of the connectors

I too looked through all the recalls and there is an identical recall for the same model, same problem - but different serial numbers. (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml96/96133.html). I can't believe the CPSC has not expanded the recall yet.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665...
Serial number: FS070...
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 8283186942
Email: daniel.wunder@noaa.gov

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Detailed description of the issue:
Saturday night (May 29th 2010) at approx. 10:00 pm my Kenmore Elite dishwasher (mfg. by Whirlpool) nearly burst into flames. Fortunately I hadnt gone to bed yet and smelled burning electrical wires and traced the smell to the dishwasher. Upon opening the dishwasher door, smoke started coming out of the door side vent. I also noticed that the dishwasher wouldn't shut off with the door open. Normally its suppose to shut off when you open the door. So, I immediately went to the basement to turn off the breaker for the dishwasher (it is on its own circuit). After that I took the door apart to find the burnt wires and circuit board. The same two wires (white with red stripe on one plug and tan on the other plug) they burned the knife terminals right off the circuit board and melted a hole through the plastic housing the board sits in. I also noticed that the wiring harness had many wires which heated up enough to start melting into the rubber insulation on the inside door backing. My circuit board looks just a bit worse than Steve's does. I estimate that the circuit board, the wiring harness and what ever failed part caused this wiring over heating would need to be replaced. However, because of the poor design of this product in allowing a wiring short to continue to feed power to the point of causing a fire and not tripping the electrical breaker, I have no interest in putting this dishwasher back into service. Had I not discovered this prior to going to bed, it could have burned down my entire home and killed my entire family. This dishwasher was purchased in Nov. 2004 from Sears. I have called both Sears and Whirlpool and of course neither of them admits there is any problem and are not willing to take any action. I also open a case with the CPSC(Consumer Product Safety Commission). I am very concerned that Whirlpool is not taking this issue more seriously, people have been killed from what I read on the internet.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665.16279400
Serial number: FR4201316
Name: Gary LeBlanc
Address: 7 Serena Terrace
City: Peabody
State: MS
Zipcode: 01960
Phone: 978-977-0487
Email: gary@gleblanc.us

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Detailed description of the issue:
As so many others have experienced, my Kenmore brand dishwasher experienced a small fire coming from the control panel back in November 2009. Luckily, the damage was mostly limited to the dishwasher. The problem was due to a faulty fuse within the dishwasher that didn't blow even though it completely destroyed the electronic control unit it was connected to, in addition to destroying much the wiring in in the main wiring harness. This control panel, I believe, is shared by most of the dishwashers that are listed in this post. I've given my complaint to CPSC, and hopefully something will be done before something terrible happens.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 17372
Serial number: 665.17372301
Name: Patrick McCarty
Address: 1373 Cornwall Place
City: Norfolk
State: VA
Zipcode: 23508
Phone: 757 423-1998
Email: pmccarty@evolv-design.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
On Sunday 5/30/10 at approximately 1:30 PM - the dishwasher made a snapping sound for about 10 seconds then smoke began pouring from the control panel. After about 30 seconds flames approximately 8 inches high appeared from the area of the control panel. Using two standard fire extinguishers and turning off the circuit breaker seemed to stop the fire. The fire department came out and was very concerned about the situation. They turned off all power to the house and carefully removed the dishwasher from the house. They inspected the outlets and determined the fire and damage was contained within the front panel of the dishwasher. They originally suspected the fire was as a result of an item in contact with the lower heating element but quickly determined that was not the case as the unit was full of water at the time.

Since this fire could easily have killed my family and/or destroyed my house it won't be coming back into the house. I plan to turn it over to my insurance company for inspection.

Thank god this happened while we were awake and a few feet from the unit.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS2
Serial number: FP3915578
Name: David Simpson
Address: 7223 Gold Creek Court
City: San Jose
State: CA
Zipcode: 95120
Phone: (408) 927-5967
Email: dsimpson53@mindpring.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
On Tuesday night 25-May-10 the dishwasher experienced a complete "fail-on" scenario. I was upstairs and smelled an electrical fire. I went downstairs to witness smoke pouring from the front panel of the dishwasher. I opened the door to stop the unit from running and it did not stop. I pressed the cancel button repeatedly and nothing happened. I went under the sink to disconnect the power only to learn that the power cord is obstructed. I ran to the garage and flipped all of the circuit breakers off in the house. The smoking stopped after several minutes. The front panel was heated. The unit is a complete loss. The dishwasher was in fine condition and estimated to have been manufactured in 2002 or 2003 and installed in a new home. There is no doubt that the entire house would have been involved in a fire had I not been home to turn the unit off.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS1
Serial number: FP1710597
Name: Todd Mathewson
Address: 8400 SW Cedarcrest St.
City: Portland
State: OR
Zipcode: 97223
Phone: 503 719 6780
Email: Todd.Mathewson@comcast.net


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Detailed description of the issue:
Same as all the other reports. . .during operation, my wife smelled an electrical fire and saw smoke coming out of the dishwasher. I called Kitchen Aid and was referred to Brenda in the Safety Department who has scheduled a service call for today. I'm certainly glad I found this web site before the service call.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: kudso1dlwh5
Serial number: fr3401458
Name: bob schellenberg
Address:
City: laguna niguel
State: ca
Zipcode:
Phone: 949 496-6127
Email: backstopbob@cox.net

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Detailed description of the issue:
On the night of 5/10/10, my wife and I were in the family room watching TV when we noticed a odd smell coming from the kitchen. When we got there, there was smoke and a very strong burning plastic smell coming from our Kitchen Aid Dishwasher. We looked in the unit, which was mid-wash, and didn't see anything touching the heating element. The smell was actually not even inside the dishwasher tub, so we were confused as to what was causing it.
We had never had any problem with the machine in the 3 1/2 years we've lived in our home. It was purchased in 2003 by the people who we bought the house from. Which makes the dishwasher exactly 7 years old.
The next day, we called Kitchen Aid to inform them of the problem. They claimed to not know anything about a problem that might be causing it and gave me a list of authorized repair people in my area. Since the service call fees for their repairmen were a bit high, I called a different company. The technician came out and when he opened up the front cover of the door, you could see that the plastic connector from the harness had melted to the control board. There we burn marks on the panel and the plastic connector was destroyed. The technician said that that connector controlled the power to the hearing element. He informed me that it would be about $300 for a new board.
At this point I started searching for information about fires and these machines and I came across this site. I was very alarmed to read about this recurring problem with 7 year old machines.
I called Kitchen Aid again, and since I had more info than I did before, I got transfered to someone named Brenda in the Safety Department. She was very nice and helpful, but claimed to not know anything about anyone having a problem like this with these washers. I told her I had read more than 20 incident reports about it, so I don't think that's true. She told me that she would need to send out one of their authorized technicians before anything could be done about it. This time they offered to pay for the service call.
The next week, an official Kitchen Aid / Maytag / Whirpool / Jenn-Air / Magic Chef / Kenmore / Amana repair person came out (I had know idea that they were really all the same products in different packages). He looked at the problem, and came to the same conclusion that the first guy did. Need a new board, and connector. He said his company would let Kitchen Aid know.
The next day, Brenda from Kitchen Aid called back to tell me that they don't recommend fixing the unit, but replacing it. They offered me a 30% discount on a new one that was the equivalent of my model, or 15% off any other machine in the Whirlpool family. I asked if they could give me any assurance that the new washers don't have this same defect. Beyond saying "My family use these machines, they're safe", she couldn't really. But I guess if they don't acknowledge that there is a defect, they can't assure you that they've fixed it.
So we decided to decline their offer and pay full price for a BOSCH. Even with the discount they offered, it didn't make sense to me to buy another expensive appliance (that I have no reason to believe won't catch fire in 7 years) from the same company that sold me a defective one the first time. That would be pretty foolish on my part, and I'm disappointed that Whirlpool is choosing to ignore and deny this problem, and not even try make it up to their customers. I know that products get old and break down, but I think that 7 years is not a long time for a high end dishwasher to last. And catching on fire, and risking death and property destruction, is not an acceptable way for a product to break down. We're very grateful that we weren't asleep or away from home when the problem happened.
I hope the Consumer Product Safety Commission is really investigating these claims before more people aren't as lucky as we were.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01ILWH2
Serial number: FP2502015
Name: Jim Cashman
Address:
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Zipcode:
Phone: (818)205-9530
Email: jcash4@sbcglobal.net

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Detailed description of the issue:
Door droping down w/no holding.
Smell a strong (like plastic melting) odor
when the dishwasher was ON.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS
Serial number: FS1436446
Name: Maria Glodz
Address: 2038 Clover RD.
City: Northbrook
State: IL
Zipcode: 60062
Phone: 847-312-3660
Email: MariolaG@msn.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Smell and smoke started coming from the dishwasher during the dry cycle. opened to find bad smell and flame coming from side vent by control panel. Fire dept opened door inside and saw charred control panel area. Lucky to be home.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLBL5
Serial number: FR3602556
Name: Melissa Entzion
Address: 315 48th Ave SW
City: Moorhead
State: Minnesota
Zipcode: 56560
Phone: 218-359-0495
Email: mattmelissa@cableone.net

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Detailed description of the issue:
Machine started smoking, opened door and flames shot out. Same thing as many others who have posted on this site. Dishwasher was purchased 12/2003. Reported to Kitchenaid, they claim no recall, and will not respond to this site. Rep claims will only address websites ending in .gov or .org. To file a complaint with the CPSC (consumer products safety commission), go to https://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. The more complaints there, with the better business bureau and other consumer watch groups, the better.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DLSP2
Serial number: FP4201703
Name: M
Address:
City: Paradise Valley
State: Arizona
Zipcode: 85253
Phone: 4802067588
Email: Macdoo5@aol.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Short circuit in heating element. After 4 years of use and many replacement parts on other issues with our brand new dishwasher, it stopped working. We had smelled burning for a couple of nights cycles before it completely melted the wire.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLBT6
Serial number: FR4101151
Name: Jeffrey Fisher
Address:
City:
State: GA
Zipcode:
Phone: 770-304-4358
Email: jeff@fisherdesigns.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Dishwasher had smoke coming from it and a plastic/electrical burning smell. Turned the dishwasher off before it caught on fire.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS011JBL0
Serial number: FK3401580
Name: T. Fletcher
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 5015809554
Email: tfletcher0707@yahoo.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
control panel started burning. pulled plug to stop

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01ILWH6
Serial number: FR4407795
Name: Jeff Flint
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 772-340-3749
Email: jeff@yournetworkadministrator.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Diswasher stopped working during an operating cycle. The door panel was opened up to access the control unit. Inspection of the wiring leading into control unit showed signs of severe over heating to the point of melted insulation and scorching on the inside of the door panel. This was obviously very close to starting an electrical fire. Lucky for us that we still have a house.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP02FRSS0
Serial number: FS4612177
Name: Matthew Morris
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 619 222-8420
Email: mmkmorris@att.net

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Detailed description of the issue:
Started the dishwasher and left the house. When we returned the dishwasher would not operate. Pulled the control panel to discover the melt down just like in the pictures on the website. It melted the housing, scorched the user interface, thermal fuse (which did not blow), and the plastic control panel. The dedicated breaker did not trip. Mighty lucky to have a house to come back to.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01FLSS5
Serial number: FR2904604
Name: Steve Ainsworth
Address: 10 Old Bath Hwy
City: Washington
State: NC
Zipcode: 27889
Phone: 252-944-6732
Email: drains@suddenlink.net

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Detailed description of the issue:
We purchased a KitchenAid dishwasher, tall stainless steel tub model KUDS01FLBL3 serial number FP4601349. We also had a custom front panel made to match our kitchen and had it installed December 2003. The dishwasher is run about 2 times a week. We had several small problems with it but no big deal until we first noticed an electrical burning odor and the dishwasher ceased to function during the final drain cycle summer of 2009. We pulled the unit and used an OHM meter but found all was in working order so we replaced the thermal fuse switch which seemed to solve the working problem for several months but the smell continued. In addition to the electrial odor emitted from the side vent panel of the circut board, we now had a wood burning odor. The dishwasher again continued to stop during the same drain cycle. When we pulled the unit from under the counter we saw that the entire side of the osk cabinet on the drain hose side of the washer was completely burned black and the wooden grain is severely warped and was evident of a near fire. This time the tan wire from the heater in the circut board was burned in the circut board. We replaced the heater, thermostat, thermister, circut board, and fuse switch. This solved the problem for 3 runs then the unit shut down at the same drain cycle. We replaced the parts again and this time the unit lasted 4 washes and quit. We will no longer take the chance of burning our house down and are going to replace the dishwasher. The cost of a new model of the same make and front panel ready is $1149.00.
We are at a delima, our wooden panel and handle was costly so how much money do we want to swollow?

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLBL3
Serial number: FP4601349
Name: Jane Park
Address: 360 Beechnut Hill Drive
City: Akron
State: Ohio
Zipcode: 44333
Phone: 3306661520
Email: dzpark@roadrunner.com

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Detailed description of the issue: My unit is manufactured by Whirlpool and sold under the Sears Kenmore Elite brand. After my incident, I found that these units, while having different names on the faceplate, are all manufacture by Whirlpool. My unit was installed on July 2, 2002 and has been run at least once a day and frequently, twice a day since installation. When running a second load after Easter dinner, April 4, 2010, the unit began to hiss and spark from the control panel. It began to send out acrid, sooty smoke from a vent hole under the time display window and door handle opening. Opening the door did not stop the cycle. It continued to spray the water out of the unit and hiss. I closed the door and ran to the electrical panel and threw the dedicated breaker, shutting the unit down. Disassembly exposed the burned out control panel circuit board and smoke damaged control panel cover. The pictures on this site might have been shot from my board as well. The same tab melted off of the board but didnt cause as much damage to its connector. Does anyone know where that tab goes? I havent been able to see a schematic and because the damage was limited to this area, I didnt need to do any additional disassembly.
To repair the unit, I installed a new circuit board and thermal fuse kit (just to be sure). Unlike the tab plug in the picture, there was little melting of the plastic on my plug. I had to just pull the tab out of the plug and wipe the plug clean. I ran the dishwasher through two full cycles so far with no additional problems. I also will not put the unit on and go to bed. That had been the procedure before and will not trust it again.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: 665.17584200
Serial number: FM2401353
Name: Joe Cicchelli
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 201-487-6546
Email: cicchel@aol.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Heard a popping/hissing sound come from the kitchen. Smelled eletrical smoke but couldn't identify it. Inspected entire kitchen and realized the smell was coming from the electrical panel of the dishwasher. There was no fire or smoke inside the dishwasher, but smoke was escaping from the panel. The dishwasher was just over 4 years old.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: DU1100XTPQ6
Serial number: FS4410248
Name: A Mangrum
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone:
Email: allisonmangrum@yahoo.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
I picked out this model in Lowes but purchased it from PC Richards on Long Island NY around November 15, 2009. It was first used the first week in December in 2009. Since my husband and I sold our home and downsized into this new apt., we hardly used it, maybe once a week. On Wed. March 10, 2010, I ran it for the first time in maybe 2 weeks. It started to smell of burning plastic and then started to fill the apartment with smoke. The cycle was just finishing up, so the dishes were already cleaned and dried when I opened the dishwasher. I thought maybe something fell to the bottom, but no, nothing was there. After going on line to see if this has been a problem, I came across absolutely frightening encounters of disasterous, dangerous encounters of other dishwasher owners of all brands under the Whirlpool family of dishwashers including Sears and Kitchenaid. Fires!
I will NOT use this appliance again and I'm calling a lawyer. It is incredulous and horrendous that no recall has been issued and no warnings. I cannot believe this, are they waiting for someone to die? My dishwasher is barely months old, used less than hald a dozen times!

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: Whirlpool
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: DU1300xTVQ0
Serial number: FY4314463
Name: Rochelle Saunders
Address: 246 Dwight St
City: Oceanside
State: NY
Zipcode: 11572
Phone: (516) 764-1144
Email: rsnysom@aol.com

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Detailed description of the issue: A couple of Sundays ago, our 4 year-old Kitchenaid dishwasher stopped at the end of a wash cycle. I smelled burnt plastic, but the odor didn't last long. The lights on the control panel would not light at all. Upon further inspection, I discovered the breaker had tripped. I removed the control panel to see if any wires were disconnected. Everything looked fine, but nothing was working. I tried to reset it (as per the owner's manual) to no avail. So, I called Kitchenaid. I found out I could pay $70 for a repairman to come out to give me an estimate. I decided instead to have Kitchenaid send me a new control panel (which nullified my warranty from that point forward). After plugging in the new control panel, there were still no lights, but I did hear a strange sound. A couple of days later I decided to try it again. Same as before, except when I closed the door, it made a popping sound. I did it a second time, and sparks flew out from under the front of the dishwasher. Upon unplugging and pulling out the dishwasher, I discovered that the ground wire had been burned in two (including the melting of a wire nut). There was evidence of a small fire all around the area where the cord connects to the dishwasher wires. We're very thankful that the fire didn't spread, but now we're frightened at the thought of plugging in another Kitchenaid dishwasher. Plus, we're extremely disappointed that we paid more for an appliance that we thought would last 10-12 years, and now it's dead after 4.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDI02IRWHOO
Serial number: FS3101865
Name: Barry Dunlap
Address:
City: Walker
State: LA
Zipcode:
Phone: (225)664-1216
Email: abdunlap@netzero.net

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Detailed description of the issue: On 3-8-10 started the dishwasher and left the room. Five minutes later my wife was yelling for me to help her. Dishwasher was pooring smoke from door--unable to stop cycle-opening door did nothing as dishwasher continued to run. Pushing the stop cycle did nothing. Finally turned off power to unit at a switch and the dishwasher stopped. Fire then went out. If you look at the pictures on this site, the blue resistor in the second photo I found charred black on the bottom of my dishwasher washtub. I agree with all the other posts on this site; this machine is a hazard and someone or some family is going to be killed by Kitchenaid / Whirlpool Corporation. My dishwasher is almost exactly seven years old also.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: Superba
Serial number: 663613140
Name: Douglas Petersen
Address: 10322 Toledo Circle
City: Bloomington
State: MN
Zipcode: 55437
Phone: 9528850834
Email: dpetersen10322@q.com

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Detailed description of the issue: Started dishwasher at night went upstairs on computer about 20 minutes into cycle heard popping sounds, ran downstairs to see flames shooting from the top of the control panel. Pulled the door unlatched, ran downstairs to shut off circuit breaker. Dishwasher ruined, floor ruined. The dishwasher is almost 7 years old to the date! Had a fuse kit replaced in the control panel 2 years ago due to the control acting funny. Again, had we not been home could have burned the house down. Contacted KitchenAid and insurance company, waiting to hear resolution. This machine seems to be a very dangerous unit around the 7 year mark based on every one elses comments! Don't know if we'll ever run a dishwasher again unless we are present.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDP01DLWH0
Serial number: FM002716
Name: S
Address: Cowan
City:
State: UT
Zipcode:
Phone: 000-000-000
Email: dscowan@gmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue: THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO OUR DISHWASHER AS ALL THE OTHERS LISTED. WE TURNED IT ON AND WENT TO BED.I WOKE UP 30 MINS LATER TO THE SMELL OF SOMETING BURNING. WALKED IN THE KITCHEN AND THE ODOR GOT STRONGER AND THE KITCHEN WAS FILLED WITH SMOKE.IMMEDIATELY I COULD SEE THAT IT WAS THE DISHWASHER THAT WAS CAUSING THE SMOKE. THE GREEN LIGHT IN THE FRONT PANEL WAS NOT ON.ITS ALWAYS ON. SO I WENT TO THE FUSE PANEL TO SEE IF THE FUSE WAS TRIPPED. IT WASN'T. THE NEXT MORNIG I OPENED THE FRONT PANEL AND SAW THAT THE CIRCUIT BOARD WAS FRIED AND ALL THE CONNECTIONS TO IT. I WOULD REPLACE THE CIRCUIT BOARD AND THE WIRE HARNESS BUT WHATS TO KEEP THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDL01ILBS2
Serial number: FP3401586
Name: JAMES G LEBO
Address: 9318 CHESTNUT LN
City: MUNSTER
State: INDIANA
Zipcode: 46321
Phone: 2198382769
Email: obel4@sbcglobal.net

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Detailed description of the issue: Exactly the same as everyone else here. We were upstairs getting ready for bed and we smelled smoke that seemed like it was coming from an electrical fire. We traced it to the dishwasher, which had stopped part way through the cycle. No flames or damage were visible from the outside, but when you take off the front panel, you can see a burnt circuit board and power supply (just like the pictures on the website).

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FL
Serial number: FR2127335
Name: Craig Martell
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: 831-623-1797
Email: craig dot martell at gmail dot com

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Detailed description of the issue: Dishwasher was running when smoke and flames started coming out of the door. We were home at the time and was able to extinguish the fire before it spread, but I do not understand why it did not trip the breaker.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: kud1011lblo
Serial number: fm3301341
Name: jeff gruber
Address: 718 cr 30 east
City: west liberty
State: oh
Zipcode: 43357
Phone: 937 465 6990
Email: jtgruber@embarqmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue: Started the washer. Went back to the kitchen and smoke was coming from the dishwasher. Fire was contained in the washer, but I caught it early. If I had not caught it when I did, can't say if it would have spread.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUD801FLWHD
Serial number: FM3901307
Name: Ken Crain
Address:
City: Atlanta
State: Georgia
Zipcode:
Phone: 404-299-3400
Email: kencrain@crainatlanta.com

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Detailed description of the issue: Dishwasher, when not running and being loaded with dirty dishes, suddenly went into an all lights on condition and overheated, all wash lights on, could not shut off using key pad. Top of door panel too hot to touch--at both ends, plastic hot and soft. Left bubble in plastic after it cooled down. Immediately shut off breaker to stop condition. Now I wish I had had let it burn, because now that it has been assessed as working "fine" by two repairman.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDD03DTBL2
Serial number: FY3501108
Name: Carla Panetta
Address: 10 Hilltop Drive
City: Bayville
State: New York
Zipcode: 11709
Phone: 516-628-2293
Email: cpanetta@optonine.net

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Detailed description of the issue: Running the washer and started to smell burning rubber/electrical components. Localized the worsening smell to the dishwasher. Shut it off drained the water and pulled it out. The under carriage looked ok. Sniffing around the water vapor vent on top of the door gave a strong smell of burnt electrical material. I suspect the control panel and or wiring in the door as the cause.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDI01FLSS2
Serial number: FP2805096
Name: Janice Romanosky
Phone: 410.544.2644
Email: Janice.Romanosky@verizon.net

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Detailed description of the issue:
Flames, Sparks and Black Smoke shot out of the front of the dishwasher. Circuit board and wiring connectors burnt.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01FLSS3
Serial number: FP4602207
Name: Michael Schaller
Address: 104 Gallogly Rd
City: Lake Angelus
State: Michigan
Zipcode: 48326
Phone: 248 333-2595
Email: schallem@mc-mc.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Dishwasher main control board and wiring harness meltdown - filled house with toxic smoke. Looks just like the pictures shown on this website. Does someones home burn down before they recall?

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDV24SEWH1
Serial number: FF2201115
Name: John Repp
Address: 3075 Tatonka Dr
City: Hastings
State: Michigan
Zipcode: 49058
Phone: 269-948-8835
Email: jarepp@iserv.net

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Detailed description of the issue:
Flames and dark smoke shot out from dishwasher door while running. We were SO fortunate to have been in the kitchen at the time and sprayed it immediately with a fire extinguisher. Any other evening, we would have been in bed at that time (we always start it right before we go to bed)and the consequences could have been disasterous. (Thank God we were up late doing Christmas cards that evening!) There was no indication that the appliance was going bad. It was 7 years old and worked fine until the fire.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJSS0
Serial number: FM0948400
Name: Karin Peterson
Address: 32 Falcon Hills Drive
City: Littleton
State: CO
Zipcode: 80126
Phone: 303-777-2494
Email: jkccpeterson@yahoo.com

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Detailed description of the issue:
Total control panel failure Dec. 25, 2009. Near fire, except for my husband's quick actions to run to the basement and turn off the breaker. Thankfully I was in the kitchen at the time of the incident and was able to call out to him. We were astonished that this incident did not trip the electrical breaker.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDMO1FKSS
Serial number: FM050446
Name: Deborah Cagley
Address: 10430 Oxley Road
City: La Porte City
State: Iowa
Zipcode: 50651
Phone:
Email: dcagley@netins.net

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Detailed description of the issue:

I had same experience panel over heated ,actually burning hot and the plug in wall was hotbut didnt trip. I smelled burning and panel lights were blinking but didnt stop running. If I wasnt in same roomit woud have burned up and caused a fire. I am so mad .I also had a leak before that to the tune of $220.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDCO1TM series
Serial number: 8531778A
Name: Joyce Dexter
Address: 20647 Carousel Circle West
City: boca Raton
State: Fla.
Zipcode: 33434
Phone: 561-482-8132
Email: dexter.joyce@gmail.com

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Detailed description of the issue: Flames shot out of top front of our Superba dishwasher 5 to 10 minutes into normal wash cycle on 3/22/09. (fire did NOT trip the circuit breaker) Note: dishwasher on its own breaker. Breaker box inspected approx. 5 years ago during subpanel upgrade, and inspected again after fire. It checked out fine with no problems with the breaker. Our insurance company, State Farm, picked up our dishwasher and took it back to their lab for analysis.

Loss Incurred: Product loss
Brand: KitchenAid
Type of appliance Dishwasher
Model number: KUDS01DJSS0
Serial number: FL0618828
Name: Steve C.
Address:
City: Frederick
State: Maryland
Zipcode:
Phone:
Email:

 
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