In a recent post, we discussed a recall from May of 2015 involving Kenmore Elite ranges distributed by Electrolux and sold at Sears. Unfortunately, this was not the only range recall to plague Kenmore that year. Earlier in 2015, Electrolux also recalled about 3,000 electric ranges sold under the Kenmore brand as they posed a shock hazard. Here is a quick overview of everything you need to know about this recall.
The Appliances Recalled
The recall was announced on February 24, 2015, by Electrolux and affects Kenmore 24-inch freestanding electric ranges. The recall affects model number 790.90152 with serial numbers from NF408 through NF424, as well as model number 790.90153 with serial numbers NF408-NF427. The ranges were sold in white or black with stainless steel accents, and they have smooth cooktops. These models were sold at Sears and Kmart locations nationwide from April 2014 through October 2014 for between $650 and $860.
The Reason for The Recall
If you own one of the ranges affected by the recall, you may be wondering at this point why these appliances have been recalled. Electrolux decided to recall these ranges in 2015 due to the fact that the heating element can fail to properly adhere to the cooktop, which poses an electric shock risk to consumers. Fortunately, no injuries or incidents involving these appliances have been reported.
Your Next Steps
If you determine that your range is one of the recalled units, it is vital that you stop using it immediately. You will also want to unplug the unit in order to ensure that no one injures themselves before you have the recalled unit fixed. Your next step would then be to contact Sears regarding the recall. While an appliance repair specialist would be able to help you with this repair, Sears will be happy to provide a free inspection and repair of your recalled product. However, feel free to contact us with any other appliance repair needs you may have.