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Fridge problem turns it into an oven

4:41 PM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
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HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) - Your refrigerator is supposed to keep your food cold, but a Houston woman said her fridge got so hot it turned into an oven.

It's a problem the manufacturer has known about for years. The defect has been documented in LG and Kenmore French-door refrigerators made since 2005.

The flaw prevents the lights inside the refrigerators from turning off when the door is closed, essentially turning the refrigerator into an Easy Bake Oven.

"It cooked the milk, melted some other stuff ... and it was a blast of heat when he opened the door," explained Sorcha Hysmith of when her husband opened the refrigerator door one morning.

When they closed the door to their LG refrigerator the night before, the lights inside never shut off. The sockets started burning, causing charring and the plastic housing actually melted.

KPRC

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