The Whirlpool company is recalling microwave hood combinations for a possible fire hazard. Internal arcing during use can ignite a plastic internal component, causing a fire hazard. Arcing is a spark inside the microwave, usually caused by metal.
About 15,200 units are being recalled nationwide. The microwave hood combinations were sold in stainless steel, black, and white. The model numbers and serial numbers are located on the inside of the unit, above the oven cavity on the left hand side.
These are the model and serial numbers included in the recall. The serial numbers are all TR33500000 to TR34899999. The model numbers are WMH53520CS, WMH53520CW, WMH53520CB, WMH53520CE, WMH53520CH, WMH73521CS, WMH73521CW, WMH73521CB, WMH73521CE, and WMH73521CH.
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. If you have this microwave oven in your home, stop using it immediately. Unplug the unit and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement.
These microwave units were sold at Best Buy, HH Gregg, Sears, Lowes, and other home improvement, home appliance, and retail stores, and by homebuilders nationwide from January 2014 through April 2016. They cost between $370 and $470. The microwaves were manufactured in China.