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FRIGIDAIRE SIDE BY SIDE WITH ICE MAKER AND COLD WATER DISPENSAR
Kitchen
Appliances
Refrigerators (276)
ELECTROLUX/WHITE CONSOLIDATED    
FRIGIDAIRE
FFHS2611LBLA
4A43333545
 
 
LOWES
Unspecified
8/14/2014
August 16, 2015 my Frigidaire refrigerator caught on fire in my kitchen. I awoke to the sound of crackling, fearing I had left something on the stove top I entered the kitchen quickly. The room was already full of smoke but there was nothing on the stove top. I began checking my small appliances (toaster, coffee maker, microwave) Seeing nothing wrong I began checking the outlets. When my husband began helping me I had an opportunity to listen for the noise again which to my surprise started again from the rear of the refrigerator. Along with the noise the smoke began again.
This came as a complete shock to me as this identical thing occurred August 14, 2014 to the Frigidaire I had purchased 14 months earlier. According to the technician that fire began with the compressor. A new Frigidaire Model FFHS2611LBLA was delivered to my home in September of 2014. Therefore that unit has been in my kitchen just shy of 1 year.
August 16, 2015 it appears that the fire began from the same location as the first fire however when a technician can visit (delay because of the rural location I live in) that will be confirmed.
I am grateful I was home each occasion because the outcome could have been entirely different. The model of refrigerator is FFHS2611LBLA. I am at a loss to understand how the identical unit has self-ignited twice. I cannot come away with any other explanation other than design defect?

8/16/2015
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
My Spouse
Male
49 years

Incident, No Injury
Self
Female
49 years

Incident, No Injury
My Child
Male
22 years
Yes
N/A
N/A
REPORTED INCIDENT AUGUST 17,15
Yes
N/A

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