Fridgadair Informative - Fires
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.