ELECTROLUX MICROWAVE OVENS PROBLEMS
Information about the problems and breakdowns of Electrolux microwave ovens that were reported from 2012 to 2016.
Common problems: electrical, fire, sharp edges, smoke.
Faulty modules: door, fan, motor, rack.
7 issues reported
58 YOF reports that she put a microwaveable heating pad in the microwave and set it for two minutes. When she returned 10 minutes later the microwave was still running and had caught on fire. On a later incident the microwave continued to run after the alotted time.
34 YOM was using microwave to prepare vegetables. After hitting start button, he heard popping sounds from lower right side of unit & smelled motor overheating. He removed food & tried again. Same thing happened, with gray smoke coming from between door & control panel.
Consumers were using convection function of microwave to bake tow casseroles that weighed maybe 4lbs. each. The supplied rack bowed so badly consumers were afraid it would pop out of support clips in side of oven.
The consumer stated that while the over-the-range microwave oven was being used, it made a loud electrical arcing noise. Thereafter, sometimes it would make a noise, others not. The service technicians found that the metal enclosures were melting due to the electrical arc.
Consumer says that the inside metal edges of their microwave oven sorrounding the opening mechanism are razor sharp. He says both he and his wife have cut their fingers open. His 9-MO son reached out and grabbed the same edge and sliced two of his fingers open significantly.
This caller is contacting on behalf of his parents regarding their microwave. The microwave kept running past the time set with fan & light going off but heat continuing. This incident would repeat occasionally. It began running, would run with no fan.
The consumer's wife was removing food from the microwave oven when the plastic vent/grill affixed directly above the oven's door fell onto her arm, then onto the stove top below. Found the 2 plastic screws and 2 plastic tabs attaching the vent/grill had deteriorated and fell.
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