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LG Electronics and Kenmore Elite® Gas Dryers

Description: LG Electronics and Sears' Kenmore Elite brand gas dryers come in the following colors: LG models in white; Kenmore Elite® in red, white and ginger (gold). Model and serial numbers can be found on a label fixed to the front of the dryer above the opened door, which can be viewed only when the dryer door is open. To confirm if your dryer is part of this recall, identify both model and serial numbers, since not all dryers with the listed models are recalled. BrandModel NumbersSerial Numbers LG Electronics DLG0452WDLG1320WDLG2051W 001KW**00001 through 001KW**00090911KW**00271 through 911KW**00630001KW**00001 through 001KW**01518002KW**00001 through 002KW**00450911KW**00184 through 911KW**00561912KW**00001 through 912KW**00090001KW**00001 through 001KW**03150002KW**00001 through 002KW**01620911KW**00061 through 911KW**01860912KW**00001 through 912KW**02520 Kenmore Elite® 796.90512900796.90518900796.91022900796.91028900796.91029900796.92192900796.92198900796.92199900 001KW**00001~001KW**00180911KW**00091~911KW**00450912KW**00001~912KW**00450001KW**00001~001KW**00540002KW**00001~002KW**00090911KW**00001~911KW**00450912KW**00001~912KW**00270001KW**00001~001KW**00360002KW**00001~002KW**00042911KW**00001~911KW**00315912KW**00001~912KW**00540001KW**00001~001KW**00270002KW**00001~002KW**00090911KW**00001~911KW**00171912KW**00001~912KW**00539001KW**00001~001KW**00270911KW**00271~911KW**00402912KW**00001~912KW**00450001KW**00001~001KW**00270911KW**00181~911KW**00542912KW**00001~912KW**00270001KW**00001~001KW**00360911KW**00001~911KW**00440912KW**00001~912KW**00270001KW**00001~001KW**00084911KW**00091~911KW**00361912KW**00001~912KW**00270 [Learn More]

About 21,000 units were affected by this recall.

LG Electronics and Kenmore Elite® Gas Dryers
LG Electronics and Sears Recall Gas Dryers For Repair Due to Fire Hazard

DLG0452W. DLG1320W

LG Electronics and Kenmore Elite® Gas Dryers Recall Information

Country of OriginSouth Korea
Recall Date08/21/2012
Recall ID1117
Recall Number12251
Product TypeGas Clothes Dryers
HazardThe gas valve in the recalled dryers can fail to shut off properly, continuing to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle is complete. High temperatures inside and on the exterior surface of the dryers can scorch the drum, as well as burn or damage the dryer contents, posing a risk of burn, fire and smoke inhalation.
InjuriesLG Electronics and Sears have received 141 consumer complaints about dryers continuing to heat after the drying cycle is complete. There were three reports of minor burns to hands or arms. Burnt or scorched clothing was reported in more than 50 incidents.
RemedyConsumers should turn off the gas supply and stop using the dryers until repaired. LG brand owners who purchased their dryer at retailers other than Sears should contact LG customer service to arrange for a free gas valve replacement. Customers who purchased Kenmore or LG brand dryers from Sears should contact Sears' customer service to schedule a free repair to replace the gas valve. Some consumers have already been notified and have received the repair service. ATTENTION: Dryers that have a colored sticker on the back, top, or a colored sticker or a plus sign ("+") on the back, bottom, near the gas valve assembly, have already been repaired. If accessible, consumers can check for these stickers or sign. If not accessible, contact LG or Sears as detailed below.
Remedy OptionRepair
ContactLG Consumer Contact: For additional information about the recall and to schedule a repair, contact LG toll free at (866) 223-5355 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT on Saturday, or visit the firm's website at and click on Public Notices. Sears Consumer Contact: For additional information and to schedule a repair, contact Sears toll-free at (888) 375-9741 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and between 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Saturday, or visit the firm's website at and click on Product Recalls under Customer Service.
Last Updated04/21/2016
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