kenmore dryers

Information about the problems and breakdowns of Kenmore dryers that were reported from 2002 to 2012.

Common problems: fire.

Faulty modules: control board, drum.


2 safety recalls announced

Whirlpool Recalls Washer and Gas Dryer Units

  • Date: 7/2/2002

The gas dryer can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The recalled 24-inch washer and gas dryer units were sold under the Whirlpool, Kenmore and General Electric brand names, which is written on the control panel of the units. They are white or light tan.

LG Electronics and Sears Recall Gas Dryers For Repair Due to Fire Hazard

  • Date: 8/21/2012

LG Electronics and Sears' Kenmore Elite brand gas dryers come in the following colors: LG models in white; Kenmore Elite in red, white and ginger (gold). Model and serial numbers: DLG0452W, DLG1320W, DLG2051W, 796.90512900, 796.90518900, 796.91022900, 796.91028900, 796.91029900, 796.92192900, 796.92198900, 796.92199900.

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1 issues reported

Kenmore 417.64182300

  • Date: 12/10/2012

Consumer reports that two of these electric dryers have caught fire in separate incidents during use. He says the fire appeared to originate in the drum area and spread to the exhaust.

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