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Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves Due to Fire Hazard

Stop using the microwave and unplug the unit. The unit should be replaced.

Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves Due to Fire Hazard

Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations have been recalled due to internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.

Whirlpool recommends that consumers immediately stop using the microwave and unplug the unit. The unit should be replaced.

This recall involves about 15,200 Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations. The microwave ovens were sold in stainless steel, black and white. Model numbers and serial numbers are located on the inside of the unit, above the oven cavity on the left hand side. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:

 

Model Numbers Serial Numbers
WMH53520CS TR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH53520CW TR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH53520CB TR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH53520CE TR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH53520CH TR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH73521CS TR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH73521CW TR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH73521CB TR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH73521CE TR33500000 to TR34899999
WMH73521CH TR33500000 to TR34899999

 

Whirlpool has received five reports of incidents, including one home fire, two fires involving the surrounding cabinets, one report of smoke, and one report of a burning odor.

These units were sold at:
Best Buy, HH Gregg, Lowes, Sears and other home improvement, home appliance and retail stores and by homebuilders nationwide from January 2014 through April 2016 for between $370 and $470.

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