whirlpool microwave-ovens

Information about the problems and breakdowns of Whirlpool microwave ovens that were reported from 2001 to 2022.

Common problems: blowing up, burning, dripping water, electrical, explosion, fire, glass shattering, melting, overheating, sharp edges, short circuit, smoke, sparks, turning on/off, vibration.

Faulty modules: buttons, control board, display, door, fan, glass, motor, rack, timer.


3 safety recalls announced

Whirlpool Recall of Cooking Products

  • Date: 8/26/2004

Name of product: Freestanding ranges, double ovens, and oven-microwave combinations. All of the appliances use faulty wiring, which can overheat, melt through the insulation and cause a short circuit. They may pose a shock hazard to consumers if the appliance is not properly grounded. The recall involves Whirlpool and KitchenAid brand freestanding ranges, double ovens, and oven-microwave combination products: Whirlpool GSC XR15 - XR25, RBD XR15 - XR25; KitchenAid KEHC KEMC XR15 - XR25 KERA2 KERI2 RR15 - RR25.

Whirlpool Recalls Microwave-Hood Combination

  • Date: 10/16/2001

Voluntarily recalling about 1.8 million microwave-hood combinations. These units can overheat and catch fire. Whirlpool has received seven reports of fires involving these microwave- hood combinations. These are microwave oven and exhaust fan hood combination units that are installed above ranges. They were sold under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Kenmore brand names. They have serial numbers that begin with XC. Sold the microwave-hood combinations nationwide from January 1998 through September 2001.

Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves Due to Fire Hazard

  • Date: 8/25/2016

This recall involves Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations. The microwave ovens were sold in stainless steel, black and white. Model numbers and serial numbers are located on the inside of the unit, above the oven cavity on the left hand side. A complete list of model and serial numbers included in this recall is posted on the firm's website.

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137 issues reported

Whirlpool RMC275PVS

  • Date: 1/3/2012

The consumer stated that his wall oven/microwave combo was smoking profusely after being off for 4 hours. His home was not damaged & he was not injured. The consumer had to power off the circuit breaker to make the smoking stop. He was told the magnetron started while off.

Whirlpool Velos GH7208XRB-2

  • Date: 3/17/2014

Handle from the microwave shattered from opening the microwave. Because the microwave is an over-the-range model, the bottom piece that broke fell into food that was being prepared by 37 YOM, posing choking hazard.

Whirlpool GH9176XMT-1

  • Date: 2/1/2013

Microwave sparked flames. It was determined door was defective & door was replaced. It has since added time or changed way it was originally started. It started sparking flames, has shown error code F7 & turned itself off. It did same thing after being restarted.

Whirlpool GH8155XJT-0

  • Date: 4/4/2011

Consumer was baking some potatoes in the microwave oven setting high power temperature for 10 to 15 minutes when she heard a loud noise & microwave oven caught fire. The fire had damaged floor and walls around the microwave oven.

Whirlpool WMH1162XVQ2

  • Date: 4/7/2011

Consumer reports that technician found that the microwave's connectors are crimped, resulting in a loose connection. The technician then installed the connections incorrectly, resulting in a second failure of the unit. This can cause arcing and overheating.

Whirlpool Velos Speedcook GH7208XR-1

  • Date: 4/12/2011

consumer set timer on the Microwave Oven, but Instead it turned on convection oven with nothing in the oven. An hour later, the microwave was glowing red inside. Turntable plastic support mechanism melted/ fused to unit. Glass turntable cracked & exploded.

Whirlpool MH115OXMB-1

  • Date: 5/9/2011

The circular unit in the top center of the microwave oven caught on fire while in use. The microwave oven had been on less than a minute. The circular unit melted on the right side, dripping the plastic onto the bottom of the microwave oven.

Whirlpool MH7130XEZ-2

  • Date: 8/10/2011

Paper towel caught fire in microwave oven, while cooking item was wrapped in it. Frozen dinner also caught fire while cooking. Small hole burned in wall of microwave. Also burn marks on side of oven where rack attaches.

Whirlpool WMH3205XVS

  • Date: 9/2/2011

Door handle is connected to door at each end of handle by plastic blocks. Both blocks crumbled. Door was replaced, but after while same thing started happening again. Consumer's believes that handle on door poses choking hazard. Consumer believes the blocks should be metal.

Whirlpool WMH1162XVQ-2

  • Date: 9/6/2011

Interior oven compartment beneath turntable, wheeled turntable rack becomes blistering hot when stove light is on. Plastic wheel track in microwave has become discolored,Design flaw lay in close proximity of bulb to oven compartment.Injury was treated with first-aid.

Whirlpool MH7140XFB

  • Date: 10/17/2011

microwave-hood combination oven caught on fire while in use. the smoke detector went off & consumer saw & smelled smoke.The oven is now inoperable. There is extensive smoke damage throughout the house. It smells burned & there is black soot on the walls and ceilings.

Whirlpool MH1150XMB

  • Date: 10/23/2011

A 43 YOF report that the microwave was not running. She noticed a burning smell & noticed a fire inside the microwave. It was the small gasket under the turntable plate was burning. When consumer opened the microwave door, the plate was black & cracked. The gasket was burnt.

Whirlpool RM280PXBQ-C

  • Date: 11/15/2011

Microwave/oven combination wall unit fails to shut down.

Whirlpool MH7140FZ

  • Date: 12/23/2011

Microwave was involved in a fire at consumer's home. It is believed that microwave was the cause of fire. Unit was not in use at the time. There is damage to microwave and to cabinet that was located about it.

Whirlpool MH1150XMQ-0

  • Date: 2/2/2012

The front right rack holder / hook charred. It caught fire and left burn marks on the wall of the microwave.

Whirlpool WMC200051W

  • Date: 2/6/2012

Consumer's microwave was on for 50 seconds when it began to smoke. Her microwave smokes at the closing mechanism. It is also blackening at connector that secures it shut.

Whirlpool GH8155XMQ0

  • Date: 3/7/2012

Consumer reports that the over-the-range microwave oven hood combination started by itself twice and couldn't be stopped by pressing the cancel button on the control panel. They had to unplug it for it to stop running.

Whirlpool MH3184XPS-2

  • Date: 3/21/2012

Consumer reported that the microwave oven had an internal explosion and filled the whole house up with smoke.

Whirlpool RMC305 PVS

  • Date: 3/22/2012

78 YOF was steps away from entering her kitchen when she heard noise & falling glass. Microwave's inner door had blown shards of glass onto kitchen floor & into lower oven. Neither oven was turned on at the time. Outer door stayed inact.

Whirlpool WMH2175VX

  • Date: 4/1/2012

Microwave oven was used to automatically cook baked potato. Potato caught fire & microwave continued to run causing extensive smoke & fire.

Whirlpool GT4185SKS-2

  • Date: 4/19/2012

Consumer reports that the microwave oven caught fire during normal use.

Whirlpool MH3184XPS-0

  • Date: 4/30/2012

Over past few years 42 YOM & his wife had several incidents involving microhood unit. They removed metal rack from inside unit due to it arcing against wall. They heard sounds of arcing from control panel area. He observed arcing damage inside door of microwave.

Whirlpool GH7208XR

  • Date: 5/21/2012

While food was re-heating in microwave consumer noticed something looked like fire in oven. Two lights in ceiling of unit were bright orange & they were smoking. After door was opened oven kept running. Consumer pushed cancel button & it turned off.

Whirlpool WMH2175X-VB-1

  • Date: 6/7/2012

83 YOF cooked bag of microwavable vegetables in the microwave. The microwave burst into a fire & blew a hole on the left side of the microwave. Fumes came from the microwave & caused her severe headaches.

Whirlpool GH5184XPS0

  • Date: 8/13/2012

CONSUMER REPORTED THAT When the metal door OF THE Microwave Oven contacts plastic of the oven, it's causing it to burn in 2 places. This has happened at least twice that has been noticeable from a burn smell.

Whirlpool GM8155XJQ 0

  • Date: 8/15/2012

A 57 YOF heard noises & found the microwave door was slightly ajar, & the control panel was leaning out at the top. She could see the inside was sparking, arcing & burning. In the process of putting out the fire, she & a 25 YOM inhaled smoke & extinguisher material.

Whirlpool MH1150XMQ-0

  • Date: 10/17/2012

Consumer was cooking a bag of popcorn when smelled something burning & smoke coming from microwave oven. She found that the plastic clips that hold the metal rack caught fire. The rack was not in the microwave when clips caught fire. she stopped unit & have not used it again.

Whirlpool MH2155XPQ-0

  • Date: 1/30/2013

Consumer reports that the microwave sarted running on its own while the consumer was asleep. The appliance was heating and the controls were locked and did not respond. Consumer opened the door to shut it off and unplugged the unit.

Whirlpool MH6150XLS

  • Date: 2/5/2013

Consumer reported that microwave was in use earlier in day. Later her husband noticed that unit was on fire. Flames were on left side of microwave. Fire was put out. She stated that metal on inside of unit was charred & turntable melted, key pad & fan worked.

Whirlpool MH8150XMB-0

  • Date: 2/6/2013

Consumer reported that this microwave turns itself on & it happens often, at least every other day.

Whirlpool Gold Series GM8155XJT

  • Date: 2/11/2013

Consumer reported that microwave/convection oven self-started. Consumer stated they were sitting only few feet away when it started smoking.

Whirlpool MH1160XS

  • Date: 5/10/2013

Consumer stated that she started the over-the-stove microwave hood combination and after about 3 mins a bad smell started coming from the upper right corner of the unit. She quickly opened the door to stop the cycle. Smoke continued to pour from the unit for several minutes.

Whirlpool WMH3205XVS-2

  • Date: 5/21/2013

Consumer stated that a piece of plastic that connects the handle to the above-the-range microwave oven has started to break and flake off. He says this would be a fire hazard if the pieces fell on the elements while he is cooking and a choking hazard if they fell into food.

Whirlpool GT4175SPQ

  • Date: 6/25/2013

Consumer reports that when the microwave was not in use, the upstairs filled with smoke. The circuit breaker tripped. The consumer stated that the next day there was a lingering smell in the kitchen & she noticed that the clock on the microwave was not working.

Whirlpool MH1150XMS-2

  • Date: 7/30/2013

The consumer reports that their over-the-range microwave oven caught fire during use.

Whirlpool WMH76718AB

  • Date: 8/5/2013

58 YOM reports that on numerous occassions when using microwave, unit fills with steam & he is unable to see inside unit due to condensation on glass. When door is opened steam billows out. Condensation covers inside unit walls & floor & in one case puddle in corner of unit.

Whirlpool WMH53520AW-1

  • Date: 11/1/2013

The consumer stated that while baking a potato for approximately 2 mins, she noticed that a large flame erupted in the microwave oven. She canceled the operation and used a dish towel to contain the flames. The potato was charred. She feels that this unit poses a fire hazard.

Whirlpool RMC305PVS01

  • Date: 3/24/2014

Consumer has a microwave/oven combination unit where the mirowave is located above the oven. She turned on the oven on self clean mode. The oven was set to self clean for about 2 hours when the microwave glass exploded. The shattered glass went all over the kitchen. No injury

Whirlpool MH1150XMS-3

  • Date: 5/27/2014

The consumer stated that the microwave oven caught fire. It was being used for 10 seconds when a pop was heard and she saw a fire thru the window. She stated that the fire appeared to be coming from the opening where the plastic hook holds the rack, and not from the food/dish


  • Date: 6/12/2014

The consumer stated that the corners of the microwave oven cause cause lacerations with even the slightest of contact. It is reported that a 42-YOF was injured.

Whirlpool WMC30516AB

  • Date: 10/22/2014

Consumer's husband turned on microwave, & big flames & sparks came out from inner side of microwave. Flames were coming from plate on inner right side. He pressed cancel button & turned off microwave.

Whirlpool GH7208XRY-4

  • Date: 1/5/2015

A 69 YOM reports that Microwave/Convection oven electronic control panel failed & was replaced. Later, the unit would occasionally beep & the screen would change/freeze. His wife set the timer for 1 minute for reheating food. About 20 minutes later found unit still running.

Whirlpool WMC30516AS

  • Date: 1/9/2015

Consumer was using microwave & after finished she removed item from unit & shut unit's door. Microwave turned on, digital panel was blank, but light was on & fan was running. She opened unit's door & unit turned off. She shut door & unit remained off. It happened few times.

Whirlpool MH3184XPB-0

  • Date: 2/5/2015

65yom's microwave begins to run when door is opened.

Whirlpool WMH31017AS-2

  • Date: 4/29/2015

The consumer stated that the microwave oven self-started and could not be turned off. It did not trip the circuit breaker. They had to unplug it.

Whirlpool WMH32519CTI

  • Date: 7/6/2015

The consumer reports that there is arcing within the microwave oven when the rack is in place. The consumer is concerned that the user may be out of the kitchen when the arcing occurs which may cause a fire and or electrical failure.

Whirlpool GH5184XP

  • Date: 7/20/2015

Caller stated that the over the range microwave came on spontaneously by itself and became extremely hot within seconds. He switched off the power to the unit from the circuit breaker then unplugged it.


  • Date: 7/31/2015

The consumer stated that their microwave hood combination was not being used, but was plugged in over the gas range with the oven and two of the stove burners on with pots on them when the microwave fan turned on by itself and could only be turned off by unplugging the unit.

Whirlpool WMH2205XVB-0

  • Date: 11/14/2015

The consumer was reheating some zucchini in a ceramic dish (the one he had used in this microwave oven for 5 years without incident) covered with a paper towel. Within a few seconds, he smelled something burning and saw that the paper towel was on fire in the microwave oven.

Whirlpool MH7140XFB

  • Date: 1/18/2016

The consumer, 63, stated that her microwave caught on fire. She was cooking sliced beets on a microwave safe plate and Within the first minute, she smelled smoke and burning. Flames were coming from the top of the unit at the inlet cover. Reported injury to self.

Whirlpool GH7155XHS-1

  • Date: 6/2/2016

Microwave starts on its own and continues to run. Consumer had to unplug it to turn it off. It seems to generate heat inside of the microwave intermittently. Consumer is concerned about a fire hazard.

Whirlpool WMH32519CS

  • Date: 8/4/2016

Consumer was putting rack in microwave oven when he touched wall accidentally, & it began arching & sparking, causing burn marks where holes for rack are located as well as to hooks that rack sits on. Technicians painted over marks left by arching and sparking.

Whirlpool WMH75520A (S)

  • Date: 8/26/2016

Microwave Range caught fire while warming a bowl of soup. The plastic (on the right side) of the microwave caught fire rendering the appliance unusable. The flame burned through the side of the appliance. We were able to tamp out the flames without any further damage.

Whirlpool WMH32L19AS-1

  • Date: 8/31/2016

Consumer reported that microwave sparks & four prongs that hold shelf spark as well when unit is in use. She stated that contractor inspected microwave & said everything was plugged in correctly however when he used unit he noticed this issue as well.

Whirlpool WMH32519CW-1

  • Date: 9/2/2016

Consumer reported that tenant informed him microwave in her unit has sparked three or four different times. Consumer indicated that there is metal shelf in microwave & this is where sparking was coming from. When consumer removed metal shelf, unit didn't spark.

Whirlpool WMH31017AB-1

  • Date: 10/7/2016

If you happen to open the microwave door while the oven is running, the oven will not turn off. After finishes its cooking cycle; when I open the door the light will not turn on. If try to start another cooking cycle, it will no run & displays the door is not closed.

Whirlpool WMC30516AW0

  • Date: 10/12/2016

The consumer, 34, stated that her microwave began throwing blue sparks when turned on. It was replaced but the 2nd microwave stopped cooking food. It didn't heat bag of streamable broccoli, but when she touched the sparking areas of her previous unit, it burnt her fingertips.

Whirlpool WMH32519CS-1

  • Date: 11/5/2016

[45 YOM] Microwave oven was installed in our house. This unit came with a metal rack - the rack has sparked and burned the interior of the microwave. We removed the rack to prevent a house fire.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS-0

  • Date: 11/18/2016

Consumer reported that the microwave caught on fire. 56 YOF used a fire extinguisher to extinguished fire. She checked and the circuit breaker did open up. Consumer found that this unit was recalled (Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component).

Whirlpool WMC30516AS

  • Date: 11/25/2016

The consumer stated that sparks out of the right side on the inside of the microwave oven whenever it is turned on making it a fire hazard.

Whirlpool Gold Series GMH6185XVS - 2

  • Date: 11/26/2016

The consumer stated that the microwave oven was being used to heat three sausage patties on a microwave-safe plate when the panel on the inside right side of the microwave oven caught on fire.

Whirlpool WMH32517AT-0

  • Date: 11/28/2016

Microwave will start on by itself at least once, or twice monthly after she shuts door. Once she opens & closes its door, unit will shut off. Unit turns on only once after use & never more. Also unit starts beeping approximately two minutes after she has removed food.

Whirlpool WMC20005YDTR

  • Date: 1/11/2017

Consumer reported that when they were using microwave to pop bag of popcorn, suddenly they heard loud sound & there was flame inside unit on cardboard panel wall. There was no metal in microwave to create spark. Incident occurred during completely normal use.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS-1

  • Date: 1/13/2017

[44 YOF] My microwave is turning on by itself, I had to unplug the unit for it to stop. Created a smoke smell during this process.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS-2

  • Date: 1/24/2017

The Microwave Oven was arcing/sparking & a repairman told consumer that it was a factory defect and is dangerous to continue using. It needs to be replaced. Consumer believes his unit should be included in the current recall due to serious fire and safety concerns.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS

  • Date: 4/8/2017

Consumer reported that sparking occurs when using microwave. Source of spark can be seen through the door. It is occurring by the plastic piece on the front left of the microwave; one of the pieces that holds up the metal grill.

Whirlpool WMH53520AH-0

  • Date: 6/6/2017

Used the sensor button on microwave for a potato. Microwave did not stop, potato caught on fire causing glass plate to crack and plastic motor drive to be damaged. Control panel needs to be replaced. This model was already involved in a recall just not my serial number.

Whirlpool RMC305PVS01

  • Date: 9/11/2017

Consumer reported that microwave started by itself. They heard buzzing vibration coming from it & when they opened its door, buzzing stopped & turntable was hot to touch. They placed cold water in glass dish in unit & few minutes of buzzing later, water raised to 150°F.

Whirlpool MT1120SLQ

  • Date: 11/19/2017

House almost burned down. I had fallen asleep & my wife heard a beeping coming from the kitchen. She realized it was coming from our microwave. She saw that the clock display was blank & went to check, finding that the top of the microwave & the plate on top was all red hot.

Whirlpool WDF320PADS

  • Date: 1/4/2018

The consumer stated that their microwave oven is not listed in the recall but had same issue as recall. Sparking of microwave at central hole caused initial smoking then burning of center plastic piece. Undercurrent recall 2 fires started. Urging to extend the recall.

Whirlpool WMC50522AS

  • Date: 1/22/2018

When microwave ends a cycle, the turntable & fan stop, but the microwave heater is still operating. A simple 10-second cycle could turn into hours if someone gets distracted & doesn't notice. This could cause the internal circuits or the food to catch fire.

Whirlpool TR64713790

  • Date: 2/13/2018

A 50 YOF Consumer reported that the interior lower door of the microwave cut her left hand. Consumer was seen by a medical professional.

Whirlpool WT10746528

  • Date: 4/30/2018

Microwave was not in use. 7 YOM informed consumer that something is on fire. Smoke detectors were going off. It was smoky & smelt as if something was burning. Consumer saw that inside of microwave engulfed in flames. Consumer opened its door & used fire extinguisher.

Whirlpool WHM53520cs

  • Date: 6/5/2018

The consumer reported that their microwave oven displayed a door close notice then blew fuse and tripped breaker in home fuse box. They replaced fuse and it failed again. They researched and found this model is on recall list for possible fire hazard.

Whirlpool WMH7351CB

  • Date: 7/12/2018

Consumer's spouse placed timer on microwave & walked away. About few minutes later she heard loud pop & noticed smoke which developed in flames inside wall of unit. 80 YOM used fire extinguisher to contain flames. Unit was removed & stored outside.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS-5

  • Date: 9/14/2018

The consumer reported their microwave oven to be sparking inside due to the original microwave rack rubbing in two places on the back inside of the unit. Also light intermittently not coming on and microwave starting upon close/open door.


  • Date: 9/20/2018

Consumer's under-the-hood microwave started up by itself. No controls worked to shut it off, even door. Consumer had to trip breaker to get it stopped. Consumer states this is a fire hazard and could have burned house down. Microwave was replaced with another brand.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS

  • Date: 10/16/2018

56 YOM reported that the microwave door glass shattered while unit was not in use. Nobody was in front of the over oven wall mounted microwave at the time. Exploding glass shards went 10' out. After the glass shattered the unit continued dropping glass on the oven top.

Whirlpool WMH-31017HW-2

  • Date: 11/26/2018

Rotating plate of microwave explode when unit was in use. It was used with microwave dish that has been used many times in previous microwave. 64 YOF opened microwave door & part of glass plate exploded off, & its part lodged itself in her face. She didn't receive 1st aid.

Whirlpool MT4155SPB-2

  • Date: 3/19/2019

Female consumer states her microwave has arced on several occasions beginning just after purchased; then around one week ago it caught fire after arcing with flames which were around six inches high and there were flames contained inside. No injuries.

Whirlpool WML550118S

  • Date: 3/20/2019

74 YOM placed beef roast in microwave to defrost. Timing system failed & unit didn't automatically turn off causing contents to burn. Unit eventually stopped, but they were unable to open door. Finally after opening door plastic lining was melted & there was soot all over.

Whirlpool WMH73521CS-6

  • Date: 5/5/2019

Microwave oven melted the plastic cover located in the inside roof of microwave while popping popcorn. The hot plastic melted & caused a string of melted plastic to get on to the popcorn bag. When 42 YOF grabbed the bag she suffered a burn on her hand from the melted plastic.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS

  • Date: 5/17/2019

Microwave melted hole on interior rectangular plastic piece on top of unit. Consumer indicated that if this plastic piece gets hot enough it could possibly catch fire. Consumer stated that this model was included in recall, but serial # wasn't part of recall.

Whirlpool WMH31017AS-3

  • Date: 7/11/2019

32 YOF, 31 YOM and 3 YOM were in the kitchen while microwave was running. It emitted a strange noise but they did not think of it. Then smoke billowed out and they sensed an electrical fire. Unit was stopped and shut off from power. FD responded and helped with issue.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS

  • Date: 11/13/2019

Consumer reported that a piece of the plastic within the microwave began dripping slowly and eventually, the piece of plastic that was hanging fell to the floor of the microwave. This has created a hole in the ceiling of the microwave.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS

  • Date: 12/23/2019

Microwave oven caught fire while baking a potato. Later discovered that the unit was recalled but the serial number was out of the range of the recall.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS

  • Date: 1/9/2020

The microwave exploded, which blew out the lights in the hood and scattered glass from the explosion and made a loud humming sound. Consumer reported that 37 YOF was involved in incident.


  • Date: 2/23/2020

The consumer stated that the microwave oven sparked and caught the card board frozen pizza container on fire. The consumer stated that they did not know there was a recall at the time. The consumer reported injury to her 15-year-old son.

Whirlpool WMH53521HZ-4

  • Date: 7/10/2020

Microwave was being used w/ plate to dry herbs w/ paper towel covering it. Smelled smoke & microwave shut off. Unplugged microwave & opened microwave to find burnt paper towel, melted grey plastic dripped on plate. Plugged microwave back in & microwave would not turn on.

Whirlpool WMH31017AS-5

  • Date: 7/20/2020

46 YOF reports that when she used the microwave at home, it causes items inside to catch on fire. A paper towel and a paper plate have caught on fire on two separate occasions. Consumer noticed the fires and extinguished them.

Whirlpool WMH32519FS-0

  • Date: 8/4/2020

35 YO consumer reports that the wire rack in the microwave is getting too hot and leaving burn marks on the rack itself and the sides of the unit that it touches. Consumer also reports suffering 2nd degree burns after touching the rack after 3 minutes of heating.

Whirlpool WMH32519HV-3

  • Date: 12/18/2020

The Consumer stated that the microwave oven was making popping electrical sound when turned on. Per a licensed electrician, all connections are ok, the problem is in the microwave. The Consumer, 58, reported injury to self.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS-5

  • Date: 12/28/2020

The Consumer stated that a piece of plastic melted at the top of their microwave oven and dripped down. The Consumer stated that now there's a small hole in the top.

Whirlpool WMH53520AH-1

  • Date: 1/22/2021

Consumer reports that the micrwave was being used normally when it started emitting blue lights and a loud buzzing noise. This unit is unsafe and a potential fire hazard.

Whirlpool WMH53521HZ

  • Date: 3/7/2021

Consumer reports that while using the microwave to cook food on a microwave plate it caught on fire. The unit to continued to run while it was smoking and there were flames. The inside cover plate melted as well.

Whirlpool WMH53520CB

  • Date: 4/3/2021

The Consumer reported that the microwave oven was started and within 2 minutes the plastic piece at the top of the microwave started melting and flame shot down through the hole.

Whirlpool WMH32519HB

  • Date: 5/17/2021

46 YOF consumer reports that the microwave caught on fire after less than 4 months. She smelled a burning smell while heating coffee in a mug but nothing was visibly wrong. Later she used the microwave and it was pouring smoke and you could see flames inside. Fire hazard.

Whirlpool WMH73521CS

  • Date: 5/22/2021

37 OF reported, that they noticed smell of burning plastic while using microwave. Smell continued to get stronger even when microwave was not in use and they shut off breaker that goes to it. Smell slowly subsided. Later they learned, that unit was on recall.

Whirlpool WMH31017HS-2

  • Date: 5/29/2021

The Consumer reported that the microwave oven was sparking and generated a burning smell. The manufacturer replaced a defective part but the issue has re-occurred. The Consumer stated that once again, the unit is sparking and it emanates a burning insulation smell.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS - 2

  • Date: 7/6/2021

The Consumer reported that the top inside cover in the microwave oven is melting.

Whirlpool WMH78019HZ

  • Date: 10/18/2021

63 YOM consumer's microwave failed to turn on automatic vent hood while water was boiling on a gas range. Unit was damaged, consumer opened the door to the microwave oven and chunks of plastic dropped into pots below. The door is broken and warped. Motherboard failed.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS

  • Date: 11/16/2021

The Consumer stated that while cooking food, their microwave oven began to make strange noises. A few minutes later, smoke was pouring out of the unit and the food was in flames. The Consumer mentioned this seems similar to the recall posted in 2016.

Whirlpool W10918339A

  • Date: 11/28/2021

The Consumer reported that the cover on the integrated light on the underside of their over-the-range microwave oven spontaneously shattered leaving glass all over.

Whirlpool WMH53521HZ06

  • Date: 2/1/2022

Consumer reported that frozen microwaveable package was heating on metal rack in microwave for 30 sec. when it began to arc & caught fire. He opened door to turn off unite & fire expanded & then blew itself out. Plastic clip that holds rack in microwave was burned.

Whirlpool WMC50522HZ

  • Date: 3/8/2022

36 YOM reported, the microwave got on fire when microwaving re cooked food on ceramic bowl within 30 seconds of use.

Whirlpool GH 5184 XPQ-3

  • Date: 5/14/2011

Consumer reports that the microwave oven sparked inside, smelled of burning wire and stopped to work/heat.

Whirlpool MH7140XFB-1

  • Date: 11/22/2011

Consumer reports microwave caught fire & emitted smoke while not being used. Consumer was packing for a trip when the incident occurred & is concerned that the house could have burnt down if the incident had occurred while they were away.

Whirlpool MT4155SPB4

  • Date: 3/2/2012

The consumer stated that the microwave came on spontaneously by itself. The manufacturer's service rep advised that there was a relay problem. The consumer feels that this microwave is a safety hazard and a potential fire hazard.

Whirlpool GMH6185XVS2

  • Date: 10/22/2012

The consumer says his wife placed a potato in the microwave & placed paper towel under potato. She stepped away and came back affter a few minutes and found the microwave unit was engulfed in flames. Consumer reports that it is completely scorched.

Whirlpool WMH1162XVB1

  • Date: 2/11/2013

Consumer used the microwave several times and each time it sparked. The consumer notices later the bottom of the door and frame of the microwave has burn like damage on it.

Whirlpool WMC20005YD-0

  • Date: 9/3/2014

The consumer stated that her counter top microwave oven adds its own time to settings. She had an incidence when it came close to causing a full on fire.

Whirlpool WHM 53520 CS 5

  • Date: 10/25/2016

The consumer reported that their microwave oven has faulty electrical panel. It freezes and is unable to be canceled. Also, cannot control the microwave settings.

Whirlpool MH1150XM

  • Date: 1/30/2017

55 YOM reports that the microwave was in use when it caught on fire at the vent on the top right. Some electrical arcing occurred. Consumer turned off the microwave and shut off the circuit breaker. The fire flames out after the unit was turned off.

Whirlpool WMH 76719CS-1

  • Date: 2/3/2017

Microwave was shooting fire out it. Really feel had I walked away from it, my house would have caught on fire causing harm to property and possibly life.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS

  • Date: 1/22/2018

The consumer indicated that this microwave oven has been audibly arcing internally and usually trips the circuit breaker it is plugged into. Consumer stated that this model has been recalled for similar problems, but the recall doesn't include consumer's serial number.

Whirlpool WMH73521CE-1

  • Date: 12/3/2019

The consumer, 35, stated that the microwave latch kit refused and their microwave sparks and smokes. The consumer believes there is no reason for it to do this. The consumer reported injury to herself.

Whirlpool WMH53520CS-0

  • Date: 12/12/2020

39 YOF indicated that they heard crackling and then their microwave caught fire.

Whirlpool Velos GH7208XRS-3

  • Date: 4/9/2015

While 43 YOF was heating small cup of water in microwave safe container, microwave door burst open shooting contents across kitchen. Event fractured latches that keep door secure while in use. Unit showed no signs of power.

Whirlpool AccuWave GMH5205XVS-0

  • Date: 5/14/2012

consumer stated that Microwave oven began to operate by itself. consumer could not stop it using the stop button. consumer had to unplug it. It is permanently unplugged.

Whirlpool WMC30516AB

  • Date: 5/27/2016

Outer glass of microwave spontaneously exploded. Unit was not in use, no one was in the room, and the unit had not been used in a week. Unit was plugged in.

Whirlpool WMH32519HZ-3

  • Date: 12/15/2020

42 YOM consumer reports that the microwave nearly caught fire after being used normally. The internal manufacturer supplied shelf was the reason, but there are no obvious warning signs not to use the shelf while using the microwave. Unsafe product and a fire hazard.

Whirlpool Gold Series GMH6185XVS-0

  • Date: 8/16/2011

While consumer heated something up in microwave, she noticed weird electrical zap kind of noise. She put food on paper plate & tried again. It was no more noise, but food didn't heat up. Same happened again next day. Consumer unplugged microwave.

Whirlpool Gold Series GMH5205XVS - 1

  • Date: 9/14/2014

The plastic spacer between the door handle & the door to the microwave fractured resulting in a jagged edge. The door handle causes the jagged edge to catch on the side of a 35 YOM users hand on the pinky finger near the first knuckle, resulting in a minor laceration.

Whirlpool Gold Series GT4185SKS-2

  • Date: 3/6/2015

After consumers heated up glass of milk in microwave & closed door, unit began making humming sound. When they opened door, sound stopped & light came on. They placed glass of water inside & closed door & within 60 seconds it was boiling. They flipped fuse.

Whirlpool Gold Series GH7208XRS-1

  • Date: 9/25/2017

Consumer was using microwave to heat food. About minute after she heated one plated & removed it, there was smoke coming from left vent on inside of unit. Husband unplugged unit & turned off circuit breaker. Inside of oven was damaged & cabinet closest to vent was scorched.

Whirlpool Gold Series GH5184XPS-6

  • Date: 6/10/2013

Microwave started coming on by itself. Turntable would be going around & it would be hot on inside. Repair technician was sent out three times. She was advised that there was enough electricity stored in microwave for it to come on even after being unplugged.

Whirlpool Gold Series GH7155XHS-1

  • Date: 10/18/2013

Consumer reports that his microwave oven automatically starts when the door is closed and generates energy (heat is produced). Consumer stated that he is seriously concerned about a fire hazard should the unit start on its own in the middle of the night or when he's not home.

Whirlpool WMH31017AS-2

  • Date: 3/13/2021

The Consumer reports that sparks emit from the upper part of the door when their tenant uses the microwave oven to reheat food. No injuries reported.

Whirlpool Gold Series GT4175SPS

  • Date: 6/28/2012

Consumer reports that the microwave oven began to burn without cause, emitting smoke via the stainless sorround. An electrical melting smell was left lingering. Consumer is concerned that had there been no one home, their house could have been destroyed by the fire.

Whirlpool WMH76719CS-3

  • Date: 1/12/2018

[52 YOF Consumer] While attempting to use my microwave, the interior top started to spark and caught fire. We were able to put it out as soon as we saw what was occurring. Consumer suffered an unspecified injury. [No First Aid or Medical Attention]

Whirlpool Gold Series GT4185SKB-2

  • Date: 4/2/2019

The consumer stated that the microwave oven was accidentally run for 10 minutes empty. The microwave oven's internal plastic roof melted and caught on fire. The electricity was still on. No fuse tripped - internal or at the junction box.

Whirlpool MH1150XMT-0

  • Date: 4/14/2011

Consumer reports that a fire occurred in the built-in microwave oven. Consumer stated that the plastic clip that holds the wire rack caught on fire and was burning inside the unit. With no current recall and the warranty expired, manufacturer offered no assistance.

Whirlpool RM770PXBQO

  • Date: 11/22/2011

Consumer reports microwave contines running when the door is closed and unit is off.

Whirlpool MH2175XSQ3

  • Date: 6/20/2012

Consumer reports that his microwave exploded while being used. It was set at 45 minutes. No one was injured.

Whirlpool WFGS20S0ABO

  • Date: 8/17/2012

Consumers attempted to use 2-layer microwave to reheat food. Microwave arced/sparked off on the corner and left a burn mark on both the lining of the microwave and the corner of the grill/ rack. Technician advised that consumers have to pursue this as "warranty" issue.

Whirlpool MH1170XSB-3

  • Date: 2/18/2013

A 64 YOF reports that the microwave sparked and had black soot near the area of where the shelf bracket ties into the wall of the oven.

Whirlpool MCO160UW

  • Date: 6/3/2013

When consumer & wife retuned home, they noticed that microwave was running by itself. It was hot & couldn't be touched. Alarms were going off but there was no visible smoke. He unplugged microwave immediately. He stated that unit had not been used at all that morning.

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