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UNIT CAUGHT FIRE... OUT OF THE EXHAUST FAN .... WARRANTY?

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First of all, I hope there was no injury or property damage!

Second, be sure to unplug the oven until it is repaired or replaced.

Your owner's manual will give you details of your warranty.

If for some reason you don't have yours, you can download Whirlpool owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

If there was property damage or injury, you would be entitled to compensation and should preserve the microwave "as-is" for evidence.

Then I would advise you not to discuss the situation with anyone other than a consultant or legal representative.

In addition to repairing microwaves and their controllers, I provide expert technical witness and consulting services for attorneys in cases like this, and I would be happy to work with your attorneys to analyze this or give a deposition, etc., if you decide to assert your rights to compensation. Let me know if I can help you further.

Typically they do not charge you unless you receive a settlement or award.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on May 25, 2011

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