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Fridgadair Informative - Fires - Appliances

Review by Burnt out on 2007-08-19
The Fridgadaire automatic defrost cycle will hang up and burn the interior of the freezer. I own rental property and have purchased several of the cheaper lines. I have had two fires, both due to the appliance, both Fridgadaire refrigerators both defrost cycles. The first time I contacted the rep and was told it was not uncommon, three years later the same thing. Travelers Insurance company is looking into claims involving Fridgadaire products. I WILL NOT sleep in a house, apartment or hotel where these units are installed.

I even ask when booking rooms and will change plans if these products are installed.

Use extreme caution. Unplug and replace appliance NOW.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-08-19
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-19:
This is something I haven't heard of.
Posted by firengine103 on 2007-08-19:
Did you tell your insurance co. about it? Did you file a fire report with the local fire department with request to investigate? Your responsibility to report this condition. How would you feel if a family died from this. Step up to the plate man, get pro active, get involved!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-19:
Jenn Air had a problem a few years back where the refrigerator would get stuck in defrost,allowing the heaters to stay on.
They would eventually melt into the liner,and burn a huge hole in the freezer.No Repair Possible!

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