If you find yourself heating up popcorn for movie night, make sure to be
extra careful if you own a Whirpool microwave. In late August, Whirpool
announced a recall on one of their hooded combination microwaves. The
reason for the recall was because of a possible fire hazard. The company
reported that if there is an electric arc while being used, then that
could be a fire hazard due to the burst of an internal plastic component.
Over 15,000 microwaves have been affected, and the company has reported
five incidents that include a home fire, the cabinetry around the microwave,
smoke, and a burning odor. The effected microwaves come in stainless steel,
black, and white colors; and could be found at Best Buy, Lowes, Sears,
HH Gregg, and other various retailers and homebuilders. The time of manufacturing
was from January 2014 to April 2016, and retailed any where between $370 and $470.
Please remember to not try and fix the problem if this applies to you,
but immediately unplug the unit and call Whirpool for a replacement. If
you feel that you own a microwave that could be affected, please visit
http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com for a complete list of model and serial numbers that are included in the
recall. The model and serial numbers on the microwaves are located on
the inside and on the left hand side. You can reach Whirpool’s customer
service anytime Mon-Fri between 8am-5pm at 800-990-6254.
If you or someone you know has been affected by this recall, please call
Jones & Swanson at 770-427-5498 for a free consultation.