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Kenmore Electric Clothes dryer
Home Maintenance and Structures
Laundry, Fabric Care & Sewing
Electric Clothes Dryers Without Washers (106)
Sears Holdings Management Corporation    
Kenmore
417,88042700
XD84302570
 
10/2008 
Sears
Pennsylvania
12/3/2008 This date is an estimate
The clothes dryer was running. My wife smelled something funny. When she looked at the dryer there were flames coming out of the top of the dryer. She called the fire company who came very quickly.
After the fire was put out they looked at the dryer to determine fire cause. When they looked at the dryer, it was discovered that the most likely cause of the fire was that a wire behind the top front control plastic panel was against the back metal housing wall. The wire looked like the insulation had rubbed through and started to arc then started the fire. The dryer is just about 10yrs old. Luckily there was not any combustibles on or around the top of the dryer.
This could have resulted in a house fire.
5/13/2019
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
My Spouse
Female
55 years
Yes
No
No
Fire company filed a report and said their agency would notify whomever.
No
Yes
File NameDescription
IMG_3859.JPG Dryer Identification tag
IMG_6356.JPG cavity with arc area
IMG_6357.JPG burnt wiring

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