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KitchenAid Microwave
Serial TR T 19 24182
Model KHMS155LSS-4

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Kitchen
Appliances
Microwave Ovens (264)
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION    
KitchenAid
KHMS155LSS-4
TR T 19 24182
5/30/2012  
 
Bouche Appliances, Miami FL
Unspecified
6/13/2007 This date is an estimate
KitchenAid Microwave/Hood caught fire.
Model: KHMS155LSS-4
Serial: TR T 19 24182
Manufactured May 2006

I was using only the timer and the fan at the time. The microwave itself was not on at the time.
There were flames inside the right back corner of the unit. Fortunately, I was home at the time. Smelled the smoke and was able to extinguish the fire.

This is the SECOND time the unit caught fire. The last time the unit was off and somehow turned itself on.

I researched this issue on the internet and saw that it is a common problem.

I am surprised that these units have not been recalled.
5/27/2012
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Unspecified
Unknown
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
KitchenAid is sending a service technician. This is the 2nd repair by their authorized service technician for the same problem (catching fire when not in use)
Yes
N/A

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