Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves Due to Fire Hazard

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Whirlpool microwave hood combination

Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.
Recall date: August 25, 2016
Recall number: 16-253

Recall Summary

Name of product: Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations

Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:
Whirlpool Corporation at 800-990-6254 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com. Consumers can also visit www.whirlpool.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.
Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details


About 15,200


This recall involves 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

A complete list of model and serial numbers included in this recall is posted on the firm’s website at http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com.


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.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled microwaves, unplug the units and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement product.

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.


Whirlpool Corporation, of Benton Harbor, Mich.

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