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Kenmore Elite gas dryers

Kenmore Elite gas dryers

Thousands of Kenmore and LG Electronics gas dryers were voluntarily recalled Wednesday so they can be repaired to eliminate a potential fire hazard.

The problem is the gas valve can fail to shut off properly, continuing to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle is finished. See more information here.

The LG dryers were sold at various appliance stores including Sears from November 2009 through August 2010. The Kenmore Elite dryers were built by LG and sold at Sears stores.

Brand Model Numbers Serial Numbers
LG Electronics DLG0452W 001KW**00001 through 001KW**00090
911KW**00271 through 911KW**00630
  DLG1320W 001KW**00001 through 001KW**01518
002KW**00001 through 002KW**00450
911KW**00184 through 911KW**00561
912KW**00001 through 912KW**00090
  DLG2051W 001KW**00001 through 001KW**03150
002KW**00001 through 002KW**01620
911KW**00061 through 911KW**01860
912KW**00001 through 912KW**02520
Kenmore Elite® 796.90512900 001KW**00001~001KW**00180
911KW**00091~911KW**00450
912KW**00001~912KW**00450
  796.90518900 001KW**00001~001KW**00540
002KW**00001~002KW**00090
911KW**00001~911KW**00450
912KW**00001~912KW**00270
  796.91022900 001KW**00001~001KW**00360
002KW**00001~002KW**00042
911KW**00001~911KW**00315
912KW**00001~912KW**00540
  796.91028900 001KW**00001~001KW**00270
002KW**00001~002KW**00090
911KW**00001~911KW**00171
912KW**00001~912KW**00539
  796.91029900 001KW**00001~001KW**00270
911KW**00271~911KW**00402
912KW**00001~912KW**00450
  796.92192900 001KW**00001~001KW**00270
911KW**00181~911KW**00542
912KW**00001~912KW**00270
  796.92198900 001KW**00001~001KW**00360
911KW**00001~911KW**00440
912KW**00001~912KW**00270
  796.92199900 001KW**00001~001KW**00084
911KW**00091~911KW**00361
912KW**00001~912KW**00270

Consumers who own a dryer that’s under recall should turn off the gas supply and stop using it until it’s repaired.

Customers who bought their dryer at Sears should call (888) 375-9741.
Customers who bought their dryer elsewhere should call LG Electronics (866) 223-5355.

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