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Kenmore dryer model #88042
Home Maintenance and Structures
Laundry, Fabric Care & Sewing
Electric Clothes Dryers Without Washers (106)
Sears Holdings Management Corporation    
Kenmore
417.88042700
XD84511387
11/1/2008  
 
Sears
Unspecified
12/12/2009
While standing at the backdoor, I saw a fire explosion in my dryer towards the top of the dryer. It did a fire like explosion there and then towards the front of the dryer door. The lights flicked and then smoke began pouring out of the dryer. My husband pulled the dryer out of the laundry room and onto the backporch. He unscrewed the top lid and smoke came pouring out of it. We have found the source of the fire, a faulty plastic box, where all the wires connect to it If we were not home, the house would have caught on fire. The house smelt so bad and we had to air it out.
12/28/2012
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Female
36 years
Yes
No
No
I have gotten the runaround and have not effectively reported it because no one can direct me to the right department.
No
Yes
Comment from Sears Holdings Management Corporation 1/16/2013
Sears Holdings takes product safety issues very seriously. We investigate each CPSC database incident report. We encourage our customers to provide additional information about incidents to our Customer Care Network, by calling 800-549-4505.

CPSC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database on SaferProducts.gov, particularly with respect to information submitted by people outside of CPSC.