whirlpool freezers

Information about the problems and breakdowns of Whirlpool freezers that were reported from 1996 to 2017.

Common problems: fire.

Faulty modules: motor.


1 safety recalls announced

W.C. Wood Co. Announce Recall Of 345,775 Freezers

  • Date: 2/14/1996

Voluntary recall to repair 345,775 chest freezers. The freezer's lock mechanism can be forced open without a key. Therefore, if a child opens the freezer and climbs or falls in, the lock could re-latch, trapping the child inside. The freezers were sold from January 1991 through February 1996 in five different sizes: 7, 10, 12, 15, and 22 cubic feet. All of the freezers are white or almond. The freezers were sold nationwide through the following brand names: Woods, Quickfrez, Danby, Crosley, Whirlpool, Roper, Estate.

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3 issues reported

Whirlpool EV201NZTQ03

  • Date: 6/14/2013

The consumer reports that the freezer began giving off an off smell. When the repairman took off the panel inside the freezer, he found the liner behind the panel was completely burned/melted. The consumer believes that it would have eventually caught fire.

Whirlpool EV250NXTQ

  • Date: 6/16/2017

Our freezer caught fire on the inside. Someone was home and unplugged it. We believe that the freezer has a defect that represents a fire danger.

Whirlpool EV161NZRQ05

  • Date: 6/15/2011

Consumer believes the upright freezer could pose a fire hazard. Consumer says he heard the freezer making a hitting or bumping noise and thought that could hit the motor. Consumer says that the motor can overheat and may catch on fire.

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