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Frigidaire dehumidifier model FDL50S1
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Dehumidifiers (306)
ELECTROLUX/WHITE CONSOLIDATED    
Frigidair
FDL50S1
KN91513124
4/13/2009  
04/09 
Lowes
Pennsylvania
6/17/2009
The dehumidifier was operating normally in our basement but began to emit an odor normally associated with an electrical fire. We unplugged the unit immediately and placed it outside in our driveway.

Unit sold under Frigidaire name.
Unit purchased from Lowes.
Purchase date June 17, 2009
Model number FDL50S1
Serial number KN91513124
Production date code: 04/09

This exact same model unit with manufacturing dates codes between 01/07 and 09/08 was the subject of a recall for this exact electrical problem, and for actually initiating a fire.

5/1/2016
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Unspecified
Unknown
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
Gree stated unit not covered by recall that covering units built a year earlier.
Yes
N/A

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