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dehumidifier
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Dehumidifiers (306)
Soleus International Inc    
soleus air
SG-DEH-45-1A
66170000320
4756856183
 
MD000042811000 
Not sure
Wisconsin
I had not used the dehumidifier for awhile (6mo or so). I was in the basement, noted that it smelled musty and turned on the unit about 2pm. At 4pm the smoke detectors in the house went off. I went downstairs and saw flames shooting about a foot or so out of the dehumidifier. 911 was called. I grabbed a bucket and filled with some water to pour over flames. I repeated this 3 times. Then unplugged the unit. FD came to assess situation and ventilate basement. Fumes were quite bad. We were informed from FD that we may need to have our furniture and carpet cleaned by a restoration company to get smell out. Prior to this incident, the unit frequently tripped our gfi (at least we attributed it to the dehumidifier)
8/19/2018
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Unknown
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
Just submitted info to recall notice
Yes
N/A
File NameDescription
2018-08-19 16.44.17.jpg fire damage to unit
2018-08-20 06.10.38.jpg fire damage to unit front view
2018-08-20 06.10.42.jpg fire damage top view
2018-08-20 06.10.46.jpg unit side view
2018-08-20 06.10.53.jpg fire damamage side view
2018-08-20 06.10.57.jpg fire damage back view
2018-08-20 06.11.02.jpg label on unit

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