January 28, 2015

Recall:Frigidaire and Kenmore Smoothtop Electric Ranges Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product: Certain Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite Smoothtop Electric Ranges

Units: About 200,000

Manufacturer: Frigidaire, a division of Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Augusta, Ga.

Hazard: Depending on the model, the surface heating elements can: 1) turn on spontaneously without being switched on; 2) fail to turn off after being switched off; or, 3) heat to different temperatures than selected. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Frigidaire has received 126 reports of incidents, including four reports of minor burns and two reports of minor property damage.

Description: This recall involves Frigidaire, Frigidaire Gallery, Frigidaire Professional and Kenmore Elite smoothtop electric ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:

Frigidaire (Serial Number Range VF122xxxxx – VF831xxxxx) and Models Beginning with


Kenmore Elite (Serial Number Range VF122xxxxx – VF334xxxxx) and Models Beginning with
790.99012 790.99013 790.99014 790.99019

The model and serial number can be found by opening the range drawer at the base of the unit.

Sold at: Sears and other national chain and independent retailers nationwide from June 2001 through August 2009 for between $1,000 and $2,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled ranges immediately and contact Frigidaire or Sears to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Frigidaire at (800) 449-9812 between 8 a.m. and midnight ET Monday through Saturday or visit the firm’s recall Web site at www.smoothtoprangerecall.com. Consumers who purchased their products at Sears should call Sears at (800) 449-9810 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday.


  1. I have had same problem with kenmore 79096009601, burner comes on when turned off. Sears was no help. Won’t help since it was not on recall list. Never again from sears or kenmore

  2. A lot of your stuff might be made by Whirlpool. Try them.As to your icemaker pberlom (leaking water), many icemakers get stuck on the water refill cycle because of ice buildup in the icemaker. Mine has done it twice and there is nothing wrong with the thing. Both times I had gallons of water to clean up. You can buy small water detectors that use a 9V battery. They are less than $ 20 and an alarm sounds when water on the floor is detected. I have rigged mine to shut the water off to the icemaker if the alarm goes off, but that might be too involved for you. Was this answer helpful?

  3. I have a Kenmore electric Range model 790-9602 worked fine for 6 yrs recently the stove took a spell and would not turn on then the power came on by it self and worked fine but the top burners would not come on then the problem disapeared , now my wife was gonna cook something and was preheating the oven and about 5 min later the bottom element made a spark and burned through and the breaker kicked off . I reset the breaker and now nothing works the top doesnt come on , no power in the push button panel this also needs to be recalled , consumer beware