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Kenmore microwave ovens recalled

The microwave’s exterior could reach excessively high temperatures

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Sears Holdings Management Corporation of Hoffman Estates, Ill., is recalling about 700 Kenmore Elite microwave ovens.

Incorrect wiring causes the microwave’s exterior to reach temperatures exceeding 183 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves 1,000-watt countertop convection microwave ovens manufactured under the Kenmore Elite brand name on April 27, 2017. This manufacturing date of the recalled microwave ovens is identifiable by the first six digits of their serial numbers, each of which begins with the numerals “170427”.

The model number of the recalled microwaves is “204.77603610”. The brand name, model number and serial number can be found on the data plate on the back of the microwave ovens.

The brand name is printed near the bottom of the door.

Model Number

    Serial Number Range



and 17042700684

The microwave ovens, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Sears and Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores nationwide from May 2017, through July 2018, for about $350.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled microwave ovens and contact Sears for a free in-home repair.

Consumers may contact Sears at (800) 659-7026 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or online at and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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