Appliance Company Sued for Spontaneous Combustion of Dishwashers


Multiple home-installed dishwashers proved to be prone to overheating switchboards and spontaneous combustion, prompting a class action against the manufacturing company. Previous users claimed the machines were a fire hazard, as evident overheating caused them to emit fumes, smoke, and flames. Many also noted that the dishwashers had caused personal injury, property damage, and death of family members. Seeking a more thorough investigation into the electrical control board of the defective washing machines, someone with experience repairing defunct washers was needed to testify in the case.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Do you have extensive experience repairing dishwashers?
  • 2. Have you seen or repaired dishwashers where the electrical control board overheated or melted?

Expert Witness Response E-009896

I have extensive experience repairing dishwashers, and I have seen and repaired each of the major brands. I have additionally worked on a number of dishwashers where the electrical board overheated and began to spark, smoke and flame. In order to comment on this specific case, I would need to know the make, model, and serial number of each dishwasher.

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